Submit Poetry The Society April 29, 2013 Featured, From the Society 2 Comments We suggest, but do not absolutely require, that poetry be metered in some fashion or have a similar number of syllables per line. We generally only accept poetry on five themes: Beauty: Beauty in human nature, culture, the natural world, classical art forms, and the divine. Great Culture: Good figures, stories, and other elements from classical (pre-1900) history and literature. Falun Dafa: Today, this upright practice faces the worst spiritual persecution in history perpetrated by the Chinese communist regime, which is propped up by foreign investment and exports. Science: Technological and scientific achievements both ancient and modern. Narratives on scientific topics, including the questioning and expanding of the modern scientific paradigm. Humor: Clean humor only please. Also includes riddles and children’s poetry. On the above five themes, we also accept short stories, essays, art, news, and videos. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org Featured Image: “The School of Athens” fresco by Raffaello Sanzio (Wikimedia Commons) Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 2 Responses Bruce Dale Wise July 7, 2013 AT THE MIDDLE OF THE SCHOOL OF ATHENS If one looks only at the middle part of Raphael’s The School of Athens, one discovers in the open central arch that Plato’s old and Aristotle’s young. Draped in a pale red, Plato, on the left, points skyward, while he clasps a book close in. At right is Aristotle, who extends his hand, and holds his book edge next to him. Gray-headed Plato’s slightly shorter than is Aristotle, who’s dressed in subdued blue; both seem they’re walking forward, so each man ‘s par-a-pa-tet-i-ca-lly straight and true. Brown-bearded Aristotle is in front of broader-shouldered Plato slightly back, as they survey the earth and firmament, one touched in gold, the other lined in black. Beneath them, sprawled on large white steps, at ease on his right elbow, reading, Socrates. Reply tvanjoolen June 14, 2014 Hello Poets, I just signed up. What happens to a submitted poem? Is it posted? Is it considered for the next poetry contest? Thanks & Regards, Theo Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.