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Offline Mark T

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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #420 on: February 15, 2016, 03:44:17 PM »

Thanks for adjudicating, Marc.   :)

It was interesting - one never knows how these exercises will turn out. Let's see if Kate comes with anything.




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« Reply #421 on: February 15, 2016, 05:35:48 PM »
Oh, you guys just threw me a bone because I included the opossum.  ;D

Going back to the original post, looking for clues, I find no guidance here. Any parameters for the exercise?

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« Reply #422 on: February 15, 2016, 05:51:55 PM »

no parameters, few rules, make it up as you see fit - the idea though is to challenge and improve writing skills in interesting ways. You don't have to participate by posting anything because you can't win but sometimes the host does so anyway just to play along. When you consider the exercise complete you select the best effort and that person then gets the fun/chore of devising the next exercise. 

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« Reply #423 on: February 15, 2016, 07:03:54 PM »
OK, this is kind of weird, and who knows how it popped into my head, but here it is:

You inherited a house that came with a cat. Auntie Now-Dead left instructions that the cat came with your "new" inherited house and was NOT to be taken to a shelter or euthanized, but supplied a good home. Before long, the cat is unbearable. The cat comes and goes at all hours, is prone to biting company, sprays the insides and outsides of the structure, moans at night, raids the kitchen, etc.

You read Auntie Now-Dead's will and realize that there is no mention of moving the cat to a new (good) home. You decide to write a "free-to-a-good-home" ad in the classifieds. Your conscience doesn't want to lie outright, so you must write an ad that explains this cat's despicable characteristics as charmingly as possible. It's an artsy town and poetics will go far.

Write a charming poem about this "highly desirable" cat in no more than 75 words (classifieds cost per word!). "Poem" is a subjective term. It can rhyme or not, be metered or not, short line breaks or not, but you must sort of accurately describe its nature.

It seems 24 hours turn-around is the norm, so at 7 p.m. EST tomorrow, Tuesday, I will read them and declare the best IMHO. Meeeeowww!!!!!

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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #424 on: February 16, 2016, 12:28:52 AM »

Free Pussy

This one will purr
as you stroke its fur
It will nibble and bite
you in delight
as it moans in the night
Best of all, when you're done,
it'll go and raid the kitchen.   


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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #425 on: February 16, 2016, 05:32:25 AM »
Nice challenge, Kate. Count me in. Got my first draft going already. Fun, fun!

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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #426 on: February 16, 2016, 07:26:03 AM »
Virile Ginger

attractive and strong
who loves the outdoors
offers free love bites and
daily kitchen cleanup
in return for a place
in front of your hearth

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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #427 on: February 16, 2016, 11:06:08 AM »
Do you lust for adventure
but lack enough courage?
Would you wrestle wild creatures
if your guts could endure it?
Then call me, don't worry
Not a shoulder to cry on
I'll gladly donate you
this miniature lion.


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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #428 on: February 16, 2016, 11:08:14 AM »
Free to a Good Home

A cat
independent
free feline caterwauler
ideal as home security
territory marked
'mine'
can be yours,
gratis.
Thank you.
Miaow.

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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #429 on: February 16, 2016, 07:22:00 PM »
Gosh, these are all so good, I can hardly decide (I mean, free pussy, c'mon!). But something tugged at me with the "miniature lion," so Ian takes the prize. Congrats! Looking for a new exercise post!

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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #430 on: February 17, 2016, 12:36:25 AM »

Nice one, Kate.

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« Reply #431 on: February 17, 2016, 12:38:08 AM »
Yay!  Ok busy day today but I should be able to get to the new challenge in the afternoon.  Meow!
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« Reply #432 on: February 17, 2016, 12:43:08 AM »

Pussy  ;D

Looking forward to your exercise, Ian.

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« Reply #433 on: February 18, 2016, 01:04:47 PM »
Ok. Took me a bit to think it up but here it is:

In the tradition of graveyard poetry present us with a sad, melancholy epitaph of someone who died in a really stupid, hilarious way.  Try to keep a straight poetic face all the way through. 
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Re: Poetry exercise, anyone? (profanity)
« Reply #434 on: February 18, 2016, 02:56:24 PM »
deadline?