I was absolutely definite about it. 5 euro per poem maximum. 6 euro absolute maximum. No way was I shelling out any more. Sorry Wigtown. Sorry David Burland. If I had a decent chance of winning something, perhaps it might be worth a shot, but with my talent, I couldn't justify the expense.
But there's something about the Poetry on the Lake competition. Its probably the setting. On an island on a north Italian lake. Wouldn't you just sell your granny to win the competition and be invited over?
So I entered. Of course, if I'd have entered in March or April, it would have been 7 euro. But because I procrastinated, its now 10 euro. But non, je ne regrette rien.
So if anybody else is tempted by the setting, details are here
Closing date is 15th May which is Sunday, so get your skates (or water-skis) on.