Top Three – Yeahwrite.Me #217 Award
★ I was given the Top Three – Yeahwrite.Me #217 Award by the Yeahwrite.me on June 12, 2015 for a story that I entered in the fiction/poetry challenge: “Pandora’s Box.” This poem is based on the ancient Greek myth about Pandora, who, upon opening a box, unleashed all the evil into the world, but left one thing in the box, and that was: Hope. The poem is written in a fairly new form called a monetetra which was developed by Michal Walker. Each stanza contains four lines in monorhyme. Each line is in tetrameter (four metrical feet) for a total of eight syllables. What makes the monotetra so powerful as a poetic form, is that the last line contains two metrical feet, repeated. It can have as few as one or two stanzas, or as many as desired. Two of the yeahwrite.me editors did make comments on my poem. Editor Christine wrote: This sounds almost like a folk song – like something sung on a dark winter’s day. Or maybe a children’s circle game. Your iambic tetrameter is flawless! And Editor Nate wrote: Imagine being to blame for all of the world’s problems. I think it’s because of opening that jar that no one remembers she was Eve in Greek mythology. As Christine said, your rhyme and meter are perfect. Good work! As far as the vote is concerned, I came in third, with first place receiving 9 votes, second place receiving 8 votes, and I received 7 votes. It was a close race, and I was thrilled to place in the top three.
I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me. It is a thrill to receive this award, and I am proud to display it on my blog.