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Spring has sprung and perl love is in the air!
The most famous love of all is, of course, Romeo and Juliet, so I'd like to see what kind of perl poetry we can write based on the play.
The rulesPost as many poems as you care to
All poems must compile, but I don't care if they do anything useful
Contest ends on May 1st, meaning that entries from now to April 30th are considered valid
The winner will be determined by the node with the highest reputation
In the case of a 2 way tie, both recipients win. Anything above a 2 way tie, I'll use xp a guide for winners. (I can't rain down prizes upon a lot of people.)
No whining about anything. This is coming out of my own pocket, and if it ceases to be fun, the deal's off.
The PrizeA beautiful perlmonks t-shirt and mug! Winner agrees to furnish name & address to me so I can deliver the goods.
The Update!Someone suggests that earlier entries to the contest will have an advantage, which I don't think is true. I think that because the number of voting monks will remain relatively constant, and because there's one vote per monk per node.
So if people vote for things they like (or downvote ones they dont) they still only get one vote a node. It should all even out.
Another Updatere ChemBoy's concern : I don't care if you use map in void context, as long as it passes perl -c, you're ok.
re "how will you know?" : I will be upvoting all poetry nodes so I can see the reputations of the nodes. Don't construe this as meaning one thing or another.
THE WINNER!Ladies and gentlemen! I present you with the new poet laureate of perlmonks, Chmrr!
His stirring rendition of Juliet's forlorn soliloquy garnered a final reputation of 43, edging out his closest competitor, lemming, by 7 rep!