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Re: Poetry Competition # 46
« Reply #45 on: April 05, 2011, 06:57:31 PM »
Yes, the oppressive silence in my inbox makes me ill for sure.
MANY THANKS ERIC.
To your pens, folks!
Is the subject so confusing? I thought it would, in the contrary, give you matter for thought, inspiration and much freedom... Was I wrong?

Best to you all and - eric - thanks again for your devoted help!!! please continue. I'll help you pay THEM.  :D

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Re: Poetry Competition # 46
« Reply #46 on: April 05, 2011, 07:29:39 PM »
fowf!  (*fanning self*) you make it sound like a bribe!  OK, what the heck, I will pay 50,000 Uranian dollars to the first 3 persons who submit a poem (that's 16,667 U.D. each), so dig deep!

in reality though bar, it is too early to expect massive entries.  give them all another week or so.  but the early bird captures the worm!  or in this case your share of an outlandish Uranian entry prize!

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Re: Poetry Competition # 46
« Reply #47 on: April 06, 2011, 04:09:12 AM »
He, he,  ;D

and I HAVE THE THIRD!!! (and as good as the other two!)
see, "blackmail" and prize do work!
alright eric, I should be patient. but just notice how advantageous my lack of patience is for you!
Now --- I wait for more - PATIENTLY.

IMPORTANT: you can still tinker your sent poems! just deliver the revision before April 20!!

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Re: Poetry Competition # 46
« Reply #48 on: April 06, 2011, 11:03:57 AM »
I am doubling the prize for the fourth and fifth entries.  33,400 Uranrian dollars for the next two.  In the interests of full disclosure, that is about 3 cents for each, which is far less than a quid.  I have no idea what a quid is anyway.  You may have to accept a three cent poem for payment.  Transmission costs and all that, you know.

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Re: Poetry Competition # 46
« Reply #49 on: April 09, 2011, 06:27:48 PM »
We have the FOURTH now! thank you!

Eagerly waiting for MOOOOORRRREEE!!!! Time's running! Deadline is April 20th!!

Best to you all,

Bar
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Re: Poetry Competition # 46
« Reply #50 on: April 12, 2011, 05:39:47 PM »
A week to go... and I have only FOUR.... candle? do you remember your promise? others? please don't overlook the deadline!!!!
Or else I must send eric on you all again! ???  ;D
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Re: Poetry Competition # 46
« Reply #51 on: April 12, 2011, 05:41:18 PM »
bugger! i forgot  ;D

i'll have a go in a minute.  ::)

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Re: Poetry Competition # 46
« Reply #52 on: April 12, 2011, 05:43:10 PM »
take your time, ride an inspiration wave, then tinker, and - send me a beauty of a poem!!!  :D
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Re: Poetry Competition # 46
« Reply #53 on: April 13, 2011, 06:22:36 AM »
We now have    F I V E    poems for the competition! waiting for more.... but glad we reached five!

be all well, warmest regards,

busy Bar
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Re: Poetry Competition # 46
« Reply #54 on: April 15, 2011, 10:11:00 AM »
The Uranian dollar has been devalued to .0000000000001 $USD.  This is good news and bad news.  It will help the tourist industry on Uranus.  But all the lucky prize winners in this promotion will be out the window. 

The last prize winner will be #6, which has yet to be submitted.  I can offer a consolation prize of one fish.  But I don't have any fish, so the lucky winner will have to go out and get one on their own with their own fishing line or money.  Sorry for the inconvenience, but keep those poems coming!  Bar lives for successful comps, and we don't want to disappoint her now do we?

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Re: Poetry Competition # 46
« Reply #55 on: April 17, 2011, 01:33:45 PM »
Less than three days to the deadline!

Please hurry, girls and guys!!! I'm waiting for your pms!

Best of all!

Candle, you have promised!!!!!

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Re: Poetry Competition # 46
« Reply #56 on: April 18, 2011, 12:42:47 PM »
LAST MINUTE's call, folks! Do make an effort and pm your efforts! disconsolate --- Bar
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Re: Poetry Competition # 46
« Reply #57 on: April 18, 2011, 12:51:51 PM »
You see, you hurt her feelings by not submitting a poem.  I told you so!  But there is still time.  Spend an hour on your best and send it in.  She'll be so ever grateful!

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Re: Poetry Competition # 46
« Reply #58 on: April 19, 2011, 08:04:57 AM »
... and she IS grateful to the poet who has just sent her his contribution!

So we now have  
S I X  
poems for the Challenge and the deadline is Paris midnight April 20th
(i.e. when April 21st is born).

It means, still plenty of time to take care of my hurt  :D !

Best to all,

Bar
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Re: Poetry Competition # 46
« Reply #59 on: April 19, 2011, 10:20:01 AM »
Probably you'll get one or two more.  That's respectable.   :)