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POETRY CHALLENGE DEC. 27

Postby Mlou » Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:13 pm

Okay everyone, Christmas is over! Back to business. I think the old challenge has worn out its welcome, so here are a rew new thoughts.

1. For a change of pace, write a haiku about what you see when you look out your window. Traditional haiku 5-7-5 or modern.
2. List poem created from these:
listen, bleak, longer,words, beyond, raise, never, filled
3. Finally, let's all THINK SPRING! Any style poem that supposes spring will return...or thinks spring.
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Postby mslover » Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:05 pm

seattle's skyline
shrouded mysteriously
in its foggy cloak

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

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
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Postby ariel680 » Tue Dec 27, 2005 3:29 pm

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The sun beat upon his back
feeling and unfeeling
the touch of one
who has devotion
unlike any other
for now
forever
and a day
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Postby Mlou » Tue Dec 27, 2005 4:56 pm

Ah, ms, good one. Hear you get LOTS of fog up there.

Ariel...NH, not far from me, MA. You've posted your #1, :) , now try one of the challenges (above).
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Postby HelenBuckley » Tue Dec 27, 2005 5:14 pm

Promise of the Wind

Listen to the winter wind
As it blows through the trees
Bare branches sketch bleak
Skeletons against the sky

Longer, pause and listen
To the wind through the trees
Hear the muted words
Whispered on a sigh

Beyond the range of hearing
Speaks the wind in the trees
Hopes the promise raise
The passing of winter nigh

Never that promise broken
By the wind through the trees
Again shall be filled
And the spring will come by

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Postby mslover » Tue Dec 27, 2005 5:21 pm

welcome, ariel. :) nice to have some newbies.

nicely done, helen! out of curiousity...what style is it in?

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

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Postby HelenBuckley » Tue Dec 27, 2005 5:23 pm

Absolutely no idea, I just made it up as I went along!
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Postby wrathofpengy » Tue Dec 27, 2005 6:06 pm

Gently, the sun's rays
play on new chartreuse grasses
as birds sing their praises.
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Postby Mlou » Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:49 pm

Glad to see the challenges aren't languishing this week! :-D
Welcome newbies, hope you'll enjoy the activity here, the daily challenges and ongoing stuff.

Style? We'll have to call it a "Buckley"...every 4th line rhymes, with repeat theme on 2nd line of each stanza. Nice thought...love poems about the wind.

W.O.P...good spring haiku. Would be perfect 5-7-5, if you said praise instead of praises.

Keep it up, everyone!
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Postby mae » Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:23 am

Wind runs across fields
on its way to somewhere else
throwing leaves aside.
My heart beats in poetry. I think in rhythm and dream in rhyme.

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Postby mae » Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:42 am

listen, bleak, longer,words, beyond, raise, never, filled

Listen to the song,
Floating on the moonlight,
Across the bleak landscape.
First one voice,
Then another holding its single note ever longer
Until it disappears behind a cloud.
A melody without words,
A symphony beyond expression.

The chorus joins the song,
Raising the anthem to the heavens,
Where the heart of the Creator hears,
never tiring of the song,
never filled with its lonely beauty.

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Postby HelenBuckley » Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:43 am

Ooh evocative. Puts me in mind of a really windy day.

And Mlou? I guess you could call it "creative poetry" :-D
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Postby Mlou » Wed Dec 28, 2005 1:02 pm

Love the "list poem", mae! Great wind haiku too.
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Postby mae » Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:30 pm

Thank you, ladies. Mlou, do you know what I'm writing about in the list poem? mae
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Postby Mlou » Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:08 pm

It could be many things. My first thought was of the wild things...wolves, coyotes...and in other ways, it reminds me of one of mine that was published in the Christmas Annual put out by Augsberg Press...The Angel's Anthem. But the lonely beauty makes me think of wolves.
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Postby mae » Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:43 am

Coyotes. I'm glad you could tell. mae
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Postby Mlou » Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:25 am

Well, I hear them too. We never used to have coyotes here when I was a child but now we have "Eastern" coyotes. Bold as brass. Come right up into the yard and stare you down. I wrote a poem about a coyote I met at a blueberry bush and it was published in ByLine. You should submit your poem somewhere.
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Postby mslover » Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:27 pm

in despair

i listened to your words
so bleak,
expectations never filled,
no longer hopeful,
saw your face
tinged in despair,
downcast and empty,
and I wondered,
were you to raise your eyes
beyond painful yesterdays
letting go the memories
that hold you back,
would the breath of new dawn
change your heart?

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

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Postby Mlou » Fri Dec 30, 2005 4:51 pm

Excellent, ms! And can be so true when people refuse to let go of failures and look toward tomorrow.
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Postby UnCoolDuck » Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:12 am

Cold drops from above
Form rivers in the street and
Promise vernal green
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Postby tigerlily » Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:49 pm

View From the Library Window

Tinsel Christmas train
leashed with traffic tape, below
the water tower.

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Postby Mlou » Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:09 pm

Nice ones, Uncool and Tigerlily. Lots to see out a window, right? I see

Cold, foggy drizzle...
I could be in London when
Jack the Ripper stalked.

Yeah, I know...weird!
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