TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE 5-11-10 & 5-18-10

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TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE 5-11-10 & 5-18-10

Postby Mlou » Tue May 11, 2010 9:07 pm

Here we go again!
A few days ago I splurged at a greenhouse and came home loaded with plants. I planted out Impatiens and NOW the Vermont weather has changed...Low 30's and chances of frost for the next several nights. Finally gave up, dug them out and brought them inside. If frost doesn't kill them, I probably will. Anyway...

1. What thought does the idea of frost generate in you? And if it's a non-starter, you can try frosting...a whole 'nother thing. :)

2. From my never ending supply of word lists, the following for a poem please:
boat, wheel, ornament, milk/y, coil, quarter, fold, slip/per, handle, final

3. For a change, try a senryu. Similar to haiku in structure but about human foibles rather than nature. Often cynical or darkly humorous, according to one definition.
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Postby Mlou » Sat May 15, 2010 7:34 pm

word list...sorry, handle just didn't fit in. :)

TWILIGHT

Morning glories,
tendrils coiling
the veranda columns,
fold incandescent petals
into pleated fingers,
their brief hours of beauty
ended.
A quarter moon
hangs like an ornament
from the tip of a maple branch,
whose leaves slip free
in a sudden gust. Small boats,
they sail the milky sky,
finally to capsize
in an unseen whirlpool
and vanish from sight.

The wheel of heaven
turns toward night.
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Postby mslover » Sun May 16, 2010 3:28 pm

senryu

perfection pursued
will meet savage resistance
in reality.

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

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Postby JillStar » Tue May 18, 2010 5:23 pm

In hateful chaos
They pillage my castle walls
Making me a slave
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Postby Mlou » Wed May 19, 2010 9:20 pm

Guess we'll hold this one over for another week. Looks like almost everyone is busy elsewhere. Thanks for your efforts ms and jill! :)
I've been asking for a "guest word list"...any one up for creating a 10-word list??
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Postby pengwenn » Thu May 20, 2010 11:34 am

I've been trying to think of something but my mind is blank at the moment. The "frost" idea might come into play with the day I'm having (and it's only 9:30am) :roll:
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Postby Mlou » Thu May 20, 2010 9:22 pm

You could always make a poem on what a blank mind feels like. :D
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Postby mae » Wed May 26, 2010 12:55 am

#1

Raining - Again!


Snow in May
and frost in June.
I'm hoping summer
will be here soon.

February's Pussy willows
with their soft yellow down
froze their little ears off
when a cold front came to town.

The tulips of March
bloomed kissed by the sun.
What gives around here?
Answers? Anyone?

April's lilacs gave up in despair
but the dogwoods toughed it out.
Peonies felt safe in May,
which shows how much they know about

Spring Weather!!!


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Postby mae » Wed May 26, 2010 2:37 am

#2

The Sternwheeler



Well, I took a little trip
just awhile ago.
on a boat with a wheel
that moved nice and slow.

The Pretty Mississip.
Yeah, I took a little trip
'long the pretty Missisip.

The stack belched black
and the wheel splashed in back
as we sailed like an ornamental show
On a boat with a wheel
that moved nice and slow.

The Mississip. Yeah the pretty Mississip.

The wheel churned up a milky froth
that coiled from the back to the fro.
A quarter of the day had folded away
in this trip through the archipelago,

on a boat with a wheel
that moved nice and slow.

The Pretty Mississip. Yeah the Mississip.

As we slipped from cove to cove
and gripped the handles of tomorrow,
I relaxed once more
for a final tour
on a boat with a wheel,
that moved nice and slow

a boat that moved nice and slow,

down the pretty
Mississip, yeah the pretty Mississip.



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Postby Mlou » Wed May 26, 2010 7:55 am

Nice job, mae. Was about to send out a posse looking for you. :)
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Postby mslover » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:22 pm

i like this! now... more poetry please!

"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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