POETRY CHALLENGE Aug. 16

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POETRY CHALLENGE Aug. 16

Postby Mlou » Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:21 am

Is there more than one Tuesday in a week? Seems that way sometimes. :-D
1. This week something easy and fun that I devised. I call it "Four in Three". Write 3 lines with 4 words in each. ex:

Five kittens gathered around
a saucerful of milk,
tails raised like flags.

2. Would like to see more attempts at the WT poetry word list. Because they're often so wildly incongruous, we'll make the rule that you may substitute another word for ONE that you don't like. Let's give it a try!
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Re: POETRY CHALLENGE Aug. 16

Postby luminosity » Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:03 pm

Mlou wrote:

2. Would like to see more attempts at the WT poetry word list. Because they're often so wildly incongruous, we'll make the rule that you may substitute another word for ONE that you don't like. Let's give it a try!


:clap: Great idea!! Those lists have been frustrating the heck out of me ](*,) I've written down so many of them, and wrestled with them over and over...only to come up with "stuff" that I would be embarrassed to have anyone else read... maybe being able to change a word will help :-D

So...i guess we would choose the word we're going to substitute BEFORE we actually begin writing the poem..?
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Postby funkywriter3 » Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:46 pm

Yeah my word list attempts are terrible, but that's why I don't post them.
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Postby Mlou » Tue Aug 16, 2005 3:18 pm

Anyway that works for you!
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Postby pengwenn » Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:44 pm

tired eyes droop slowly
head resting on desk
I'm falling fast asleep


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Postby Mlou » Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:53 pm

Yawwwnnnn! Wish people wouldn't fall asleep in front of me!
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Postby Mlou » Tue Aug 16, 2005 5:56 pm

Sky blue berries hanging
Tongue and fingers stained...
Angry birds scolding me
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Postby JillStar » Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:24 pm

Eastern mountains rise high
Western ocean's great tide
North and South collide.

Hmmm... errr... maybe not.
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Postby bard_of_life » Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:35 pm

Splash of my paddle
Wake of my boat
Kayaking on gramma's pond

Hmm... Not much body to it...
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Postby Mlou » Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:04 pm

Who needs body? It's the spirit of the thing that counts, bard! :D
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Postby Anblick » Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:51 pm

Lovely long flowing hair
Tossed about with flair
Flirtatiously through the air
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Postby Mlou » Fri Aug 19, 2005 12:06 pm

Good going, blick. They don't have to rhyme, though, so...everyone...don't let that stop you. Let's see some more efforts on this easy one! *does cheerleader flip* Ouch! Too old for that!
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Postby Mlou » Fri Aug 19, 2005 12:11 pm

Mailman at the box
giving thumbs-up signal...
heart leaps with hope.

(I created a problem. Should thumbs-up be counted as 1 or 2? Oh, well...i made the rules :-D so it's 2.)
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Postby Anblick » Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:27 pm

Mlou wrote:Good going, blick. They don't have to rhyme, though, so...everyone...don't let that stop you.


Yeah, I knew that, but I couldn't resist making it tougher on myself...
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Postby Mlou » Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:52 pm

masochist!
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Postby Anblick » Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:57 pm

There was no pain involved! Trust me, if there was, I'd have run away fast!
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Postby Dionysus » Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:46 pm

I obliterate pain with
booze and inspired imagination
but stubbornly it returns
We can never know about tomorrow.
Still we have to choose which way to go.

He not busy being born is busy dying.

Speak these words when I die: "Either hell just got more cheerful or heaven got more fun."
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Postby Dionysus » Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:48 pm

Lies deceit broken promises
eyes open to reality
tears are no defense
We can never know about tomorrow.

Still we have to choose which way to go.



He not busy being born is busy dying.



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Postby Dionysus » Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:51 pm

Soft love and lips
deep eyes and compassion
keep me alive gently
We can never know about tomorrow.

Still we have to choose which way to go.



He not busy being born is busy dying.



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Postby Dionysus » Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:52 pm

She's mine I'm hers
but we can't touch
a marriage separates us
We can never know about tomorrow.

Still we have to choose which way to go.



He not busy being born is busy dying.



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Postby Dionysus » Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:55 pm

My words are passion
wild energy and abandon
your words kill mine
We can never know about tomorrow.

Still we have to choose which way to go.



He not busy being born is busy dying.



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Postby Dionysus » Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:00 pm

Mask pain at work
no evidence lingers except
tears on the keyboard
We can never know about tomorrow.

Still we have to choose which way to go.



He not busy being born is busy dying.



Speak these words when I die: "Either hell just got more cheerful or heaven got more fun."
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Postby Dionysus » Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:04 pm

My sons fire my
life I love them
with all consuming intensity
We can never know about tomorrow.

Still we have to choose which way to go.



He not busy being born is busy dying.



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Postby Dionysus » Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:05 pm

Woman I long for
you give me honesty
sweet safety and poetry
We can never know about tomorrow.

Still we have to choose which way to go.



He not busy being born is busy dying.



Speak these words when I die: "Either hell just got more cheerful or heaven got more fun."
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Postby Dionysus » Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:08 pm

Tears fall blood drips
sad eyes look upward
please one second of peace
We can never know about tomorrow.

Still we have to choose which way to go.



He not busy being born is busy dying.



Speak these words when I die: "Either hell just got more cheerful or heaven got more fun."

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