Round III will be a little different than what you have all been used to. Instead of pairing each of you up, the five of you will be in direct competition.
Judges will choose their first, second, and third choices, assigning 3, 2, and 1 points. The two poets with the most points will move into the Final Round.
Your challenge this round will test your talent with description.
You must describe a person, object, situation, etc. without using a single form of sight. You can describe thought, sound, texture, taste, smell, and emotions, but consider yourselves blind. Your poem can be on any subject, use any form, etc. but realize that you cannot describe someone or something’s movement [jerky, languid, pained] or appearance [blank-eyed, grinning, ruffled] or anything else using what would be revealed purely by sight.
Imagine your poem is a kiss. The most consuming and emotive don’t happen with your eyes open ;)
Your poems are due midnight GMT Monday.