Competition | 6 November 2010

Lucy Vickery presents this week's competition

In Competition No. 2671 you were invited to submit a poem in which the rhymed ending of each line is a truncated word.

This challenge invites you to follow in the footsteps of that master of light verse and lover of word-play Harry Graham, who, in his poem ‘Poetical Economy’, ‘found a simple plan/ Which makes the lamest lyric scan!’:

When I’ve a syllable de trop,
I cut it off, without apol.

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