Friday, June 01, 2007

Second Annual Ironic Catholic Poetry Contest!

Have a wry, funny, amusing twist on the Catholic life? And a hankering for poetry?

Get creative and submit your poem(s) to me at ironiccatholic at yahoo dot com .

I will post finalists here on June 22nd. We will put them to a blog vote.

A few oddball rules:
1. No making fun of the heart of the faith. Obviously.
2. No liturgical music comments. It's been done. Besides, I like "Shepherd Me, O God."
3. No Vatican II jokes. It's a council, people.
4. No Council of Trent jokes (in the interests of fair play).
5. Absolutely no ad hominem attacks.

Gee, I'm a riot of good cheer, hmm? I'm just trying to keep your virtue intact. Let's laugh at ourselves a bit and have some fun. Haiku, limericks, sonnets, free verse--everything is possible. Have fun, tell others, and good luck!

p.s. Since I've been asked, you do not have to be Catholic to play...although in your case I think the poetry would be about Christian life and culture in general. A Protestant poking at Catholic culture seems a bit off, don't you think?

(Winners and finalists will get a lousy looking button and link, besides the fame and glory.)



The Ironic Catholic said...

Don't leave any poems here
Lest they be thrown out the rear

(Really, email them to ironiccatholic at yahoo dot com )

Paul Cat said...

Can we do more than one submission?

The Ironic Catholic said...

Yep, you can do as many submissions as you like.

KaleJ said...

Gee, with all those rules, how are we supposed to be funny?

The Ironic Catholic said...

I know, KaleJ.

Think of the challenge, though. Isn't it like Everest...just waiting to be scaled?