POETRY CHALLENGE - Nov. 29

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POETRY CHALLENGE - Nov. 29

Postby Mlou » Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:33 pm

Is it me, or does Tues. seem to be coming twice a week? Anyway, here are THIS Tuesday's challenges.

1. Are you a morning person or an evening one? Write a poem about one or the other and how you feel about it.

2. Another list for devotees of this particular challenge.
deep, bent, ahead, things, stretch, returned, sorrow, raised

3. Give us a poem about eating a peach. Let us really experience it.
(Or another fruit, if you prefer.)
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Postby Anblick » Mon Nov 28, 2005 9:47 pm

Hey, you only have to come up with one a week! lol!
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Postby Mlou » Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:15 pm

Yeah, but the week goes so fast, it seems like two!
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Postby wrathofpengy » Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:14 pm

Oooh, I like the first one. In fact, I'm forming one in my head as I type this. Thanks much for posting!
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Postby Anblick » Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:16 pm

And hey where's the challenge to write a poem about Anblick's birthday?!?!?!?!?!
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Postby wrathofpengy » Tue Nov 29, 2005 10:24 pm

Ok, I'm giving you fair warning - my poetry skills are lacking, but I'm really interested in improving, so any constructive criticism is appreciated.

Night's Song

And so my celestial friends shine
with a shimmering familiarity
on a velvet blanket as old
as Father Time himself.

Listen, little one, to the silence
and the many songs it sings,
whispering its secrets on
a cricket's tiny legs.
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Postby Mlou » Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:09 pm

Hi, W.O.P.....Nice job. If you wish it to glide trippingly from the tongue, leave off the 's on Night's. Try enunciating that s just ahead of the s in song. See what I mean. Either they run together into one 2 anyway, or it's an awkward stop to make the both heard.
(Actually...don't hit me for this bit of info...it's not the cricket's legs but its wings that make their famous night music. They clash the edges of the two wings together and vibrate them. I know because *sigh* my daughter once kept a bowl of live crickets in her room for weeks!)
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Postby Mlou » Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:17 pm

Waiting for more...doesn't anyone eat peaches?? And a list poem...Oh, maaaeee!
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temptation

Postby mslover » Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:14 pm

temptation

held lightly in my hands
firm and round, lush,
my head bends as
lips meet velvet skin
unable to resist
nibbling, as sweet juice
drips down my chin
where my tongue finds it,
savoring the flavor
of every drop.


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Postby Mlou » Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:29 pm

We ARE talking about a peach here, right? As opposed to, um, oh an orange or something?
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Postby mslover » Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:34 pm

well that WAS the challenge, was it not? you had to know it was perfect for, umm... all sort of fruit...

"Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories - we've already missed the spring"

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Postby Mlou » Fri Dec 02, 2005 4:35 pm

Uh-huh. Ayeh. Yup.
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