Poetry Challenge...6-4-11

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Poetry Challenge...6-4-11

Postby Mlou » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:26 pm

Well, let's see if anyone is interested in a few poetic challenges???

1. Your prompt is "Seagull"...take it where you will.

2. A poem in 35 words or less on a "Hummingbird".

3. Write a poem using the following wordbank:
view, airy, somewhere, wings, fog, footprints, amethyst, melody
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...


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Postby charlesp » Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:57 pm

How about a crappy Haiku in less than 35 words on a Hummingbird?

grandparents long gone
ruby throat and green feathers
still evoke grandma

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C Clarke
"Coffee is sufficiently advanced technology" - Merlin Mann
One day I realized that sadness is just another word for not enough coffee." - Wally (Dilbert)
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Postby Mlou » Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:38 am

Hey, nice job CP, with a little bit of wistfulness in there too. Hummingbirds, bleeding hearts in the garden, lots of little things like that, do the same for me too. Memories are wonderful things to have.
Now how about a seagull?? :D
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Postby charlesp » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:20 am

I didn't like using both grandparents and grandma in the haiku...

Seagull
oh crap!

(sorry, that was even worse than the first one)

generations past
ruby throat with green feathers
wigs and music lost

Not perfect either...

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C Clarke
"Coffee is sufficiently advanced technology" - Merlin Mann
One day I realized that sadness is just another word for not enough coffee." - Wally (Dilbert)
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Postby Mlou » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:27 am

How about:

grandparents long gone...
yet ruby throat, green feathers
evoke their mem'ry

seagull poem? Short and to the point! hahaha Seagulls and pigeons are the champs at human target practice!
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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Postby LilacWine » Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:09 pm

# 1 & # 3

Not So Sunny Shores

Somewhere along a sandy lakeshore stroll
our airy view was smothered by the fog.
We turned around, followed fading footprints
to find our way back home when suddenly
a shrieking song without a melody
split the sky and sent shivers down our spines.
A rush of wings quivered the amethyst air.
What water spawned evil had come our way?
An errant breeze rose up and swept away
the fog, in its wispy remnants we saw
it was merely a flock of ring-billed gulls.
"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." -- Joan Didion (1934 - )

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Postby LilacWine » Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:54 pm

#2

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The garden
visitor’s
wings
were a blur,
nearly invisible,
shifting
the tiny creature's
darting
flight.
The delicate
green bird,
unaware
of its status
flitted
above a crumpled
watering can.
"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear." -- Joan Didion (1934 - )



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Postby Mlou » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:13 pm

1 & # 3

Not So Sunny Shores

Very nicely done! They sure are a noisy bird but I still kind of like them. Just something raffish and independent about them...:)

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I love word banks...this one filled in so nicely to your hummingbird. Yesterday one came right to this window while I was on the computer and just hovered there looking at me. Beautiful! That was my gift for the day. I look for something special like that every day. :)
nothing is ever simply Yes or No. There's always a But...





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