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Offline eric

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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 — Something Old, Something New
« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2010, 04:22:38 PM »
Daryl is exactly right.  You've got plenty of talent, Gray, so let's not be hearin' stuff like that.

I think that poem by PScott right down there (pointing), "The Sad Violin," could have been submitted for this comp, it fits the theme well enough.  Of course there are others ...

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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 — Something Old, Something New
« Reply #31 on: January 20, 2010, 05:02:58 PM »
Alright y'all.

I've got one marinating in a secret saucy love potion of bourbon and beer. I may have to braze it a bit before serving, though.

So, I expect a big turn out from all you poets for eric.

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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 — Something Old, Something New
« Reply #32 on: January 20, 2010, 05:42:42 PM »
Forget the meat, I'll take a big glass of that sauce please.  Oh and heh, looking forward to your meaty poem too!

I tweaked my (heh, and Emma's) ghazal effort (in this thread, up above here a page back I think), to clean it up some and to stick in a vampire!  Also substituted Neptune for the slightly less well known Roscoe.  But remember, that is just fun, the example for poetic form is the one by Ali, on the Wiki page which is cited repeatedly above.

Thanks a lot for your support Gray!  You are definitely an officer and a gentleman!  Well, a gentleman anyway!  Well, okay, a pretty good guy at least!  Maybe even a baron ...
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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 — Something Old, Something New
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2010, 07:22:59 PM »
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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 — Something Old, Something New
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2010, 12:27:24 PM »
ok folks TEN DAYS LEFT in the comp

DON'T FORGET TO REMEMBER TO DO YOUR PIECES

either ghazals or regular free verse making fun of unrequited love or looking at it from a new angle .... heh, even including "why unrequited love is a good thing" or "how unrequited love is leading to the downfall of society"

Maybe Julius Caesar at the Forum ... maybe Amelia Earhart in the south seas

I'll be giving specific hints once a day for the next week

Tomorrow:  dog love
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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 — Something Old, Something New
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2010, 02:02:49 PM »
:-[ :( I really wish I had time to enter this competition! It's so interesting! But maybe next time... :-\

Anyway, good luck to everyone who has entered! I'm sure there are some really good poems. :)
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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 — Something Old, Something New
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2010, 10:23:21 AM »
NINE DAYS LEFT

finish em up and sub now!  gives you plenty of time to fix glitches between now and then!

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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 — Something Old, Something New
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2010, 06:45:44 PM »
TWO

one on each side

they win if you don't sub, and then you'll have to wander in the wilderness forty years

like whoever that was

oh I forgot no similes

sorry

like Wally the Whale

("sorry like Wally the Whale?  Is Eric off his medication again?")
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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 — Something Old, Something New
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2010, 08:28:43 AM »
EIGHT DAYS LEFT, THREE POEMS IN SO FAR (BUT IT'S EARLY YET, I FEEL FIVE MORE ON THEIR WAY THIS MORNING)  i feeeeeel them coming .... heeeeere poemmsies, heeeeere poemmsies
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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 — Something Old, Something New
« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2010, 09:23:44 AM »
Honestly, you are making ME nervous with the counting of days! I can barely hear myself think.
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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 — Something Old, Something New
« Reply #40 on: January 23, 2010, 09:32:53 AM »
HAH!   :D  it's supposed to increase the drama, dear, that way the stragglers might be more motivated to get theirs in!
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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 — Something Old, Something New
« Reply #41 on: January 24, 2010, 09:10:22 AM »
OK, SEVEN DAYS LEFT AND WE HAVE FIVE, COUNT THEM 5!, ENTRIES ALREADY.  GREAT ONES TOO. HARLEQUIN AND MILLS & BOONE, EAT YOUR HEART OUT!

Work work work, one more week to get yours in!  Do I havta get my whip out again?  This is gonna be a cool contest, so be sure to give it your best shot and take part!

Not to be pushy or anything.


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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 — Something Old, Something New
« Reply #42 on: January 24, 2010, 12:45:07 PM »
 :)  :D  ;D   eric with a whip! who knew?  ;)

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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 — Something Old, Something New
« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2010, 02:11:51 PM »
Here's another effort to keep you amused while you do yours.  It's by me and Emma.


more than the stars and moon

My BF said he loved me more than the stars and moon, and his dog.
he’d go anywhere for me like Mab in a swoon, and his dog.

My BF picked his nose. His flea-bit mutt could do no wrong. 
It slept on pillows in our bed and snored a tune, his dog.

It howled each night at the neighbors’ fright and horses passing by;
I wondered, could I make pup stew with a spoon out of his dog.

It looked at me querelously and edged all around the yard
but I bribed it with a treat and praise, that awful loon, his dog.

That night we ate soup, a kind of goop thicker than I had intended.
Bosco fetched stew from the store this noon, he said, petting his dog.

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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 — Something Old, Something New
« Reply #44 on: January 24, 2010, 04:04:14 PM »
Actually, Eric wrote this. He just asked my opinion and I helped to edit only one couplet. He's just being nice. :-*
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us - Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)