TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE 5/25/10 & 06/01/2010

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TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE 5/25/10 & 06/01/2010

Postby Mlou » Wed May 26, 2010 8:05 am

Okay! Haven't had a suggested word list or other ideas from poets, so here goes...

1. Word list from which to craft a poem:
unexpected, green, stump, wire, pat, shade, effort, contrary, cling, swift

2. You bought a very old house and in the course of repairs discovered a secret room. What would you find in it? A verse please.

3. A poem about a trip you once took, or one you would like to take.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...


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Postby mslover » Thu May 27, 2010 9:42 pm

escape

it beckons me, with siren's song
ebb and flow of oceans roar
sand, fine and warm beneath my toes
with tranquil peace i can't ignore.

though anchored here, my mind escapes
to walk along that placid shore
the vision of this placid scape
haunts my dreams with such implore.

"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 mslover » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:08 am

hmmm... slow week... i am changing this one to go for another week. hopefully someone can add to my pathetic effort above. :D

"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 Mlou » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:10 pm

Very tranquil appealing poem, ms. I have just one thought...the closing line seems a little awkward. I like the thought of the vision haunting and begging for your attention, yet is implore ever used as a noun?
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby Mlou » Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:41 pm

unexpected, green, stump, wire,pat,shade, effort, contrary, cling, swift (Forget pat...just didn't seem to fit unless I patted the stump. lol)

RENEWAL
Rusted wire
clings to an old stump,
where once a tree
grew proudly and a fence
zig-zagged past.
I used to pause
in its green shade
and watch swifts in their
never-ending, effortless flight
riding contrary winds
across the deeps
of sky.
But nature is tenacious.
I smile at the unexpected gift
of a new sprout lifting from the stump
like a spear of hope.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby mslover » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:59 pm

Mlou wrote:Very tranquil appealing poem, ms. I have just one thought...the closing line seems a little awkward. I like the thought of the vision haunting and begging for your attention, yet is implore ever used as a noun?


Ummmm no... hence the reason i don't do rhyme well. any ideas on how to make implore verbal? :D

"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 Mlou » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:02 pm

Imploring me through haunting dreams,
"Come back, come back, and yearn no more!"

:) or something like that.
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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