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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 Something Old, Something New
« Reply #45 on: January 24, 2010, 07:07:22 PM »
ergh.  caught again!   :D

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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 Something Old, Something New
« Reply #46 on: January 24, 2010, 08:50:12 PM »
We're at 7/6 tonight.  These are going to be some fine entries.
Ah tell you Gray, they'll be fine ones, sah.

We're evenly balanced between ghazals and non-ghazals at the moment.  Funny and interesting work by experienced writers, by those still getting their feet wet, and by those somewhere in between.  So far we're represented by four or five continents, that is, depending on whether England is really part of Europe. 

Like the question about whether Santa Fe is really located on earth, but we don't have any Santa Feans competing this time.  No Aussies either, used to have a very droll acolyte from down under, but he left for some reason, probably looking for more beer.   
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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 Something Old, Something New
« Reply #47 on: January 25, 2010, 08:35:39 AM »
6/6

"the turning point"

sounds like a potboiler title

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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 Something Old, Something New
« Reply #48 on: January 25, 2010, 11:03:15 AM »
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)

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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 Something Old, Something New
« Reply #49 on: January 25, 2010, 07:36:18 PM »
It's five days to go in London now, and with six hours and change left in the day here in cowboy country, we're holding steady at 6 entries.  Hoping for more the rest of this week.

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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 Something Old, Something New
« Reply #50 on: January 26, 2010, 09:32:45 AM »
seven!  five and seven!

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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 Something Old, Something New
« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2010, 02:13:05 PM »
Took me 3 days to figure out what you meant by the numbers like 6/6 and 5/7.

God I'm so blonde sometimes...
Laziness has settled in, so no... it isn't purple.

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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 Something Old, Something New
« Reply #52 on: January 26, 2010, 02:25:34 PM »
you're the only one that's said anything about it!  you might be the only one that's figured it out!

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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 Something Old, Something New
« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2010, 05:37:01 AM »
Seriously Eric, I have been meaning to go to Egypt and consult with the Sphinx on your mysterious numbers!  ??? There was no flight from my universe.
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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 Something Old, Something New
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2010, 09:58:12 AM »
4 and 7 today.

The Sphinx would tell you I'm too slow to engage in numerology.

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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 Something Old, Something New
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2010, 01:52:49 PM »
I was so confused about the numbers too... But I figured it out eventually. :D
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)

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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 Something Old, Something New
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2010, 07:45:44 PM »
maybe I am too slow or even slower than you. the penny is having a looooonnng way to drop!  ;D ohhhhh! got it...I think?  ???
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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 Something Old, Something New
« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2010, 07:49:09 PM »
 ;D

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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 Something Old, Something New
« Reply #58 on: January 27, 2010, 08:41:26 PM »
At first when I saw the numbers it was right after I submitted mine.

I saw 6/7 and my first response was "Oh that must mean 6 good poems out of 7.", then I thought "Wait up pessimist, the people here aren't that mean." and just went on confused for a few days till I got it.

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Re: STICKY: Poetry Challenge #34 Something Old, Something New
« Reply #59 on: January 28, 2010, 09:21:01 AM »
okay, this morning there seem to be 3 days left in the comp, and still 7 poems in.  that is ...... 3/7