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Offline Tom 10

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Runoff Vote --- Poetry Challenge #124 Poll
« on: August 12, 2015, 10:48:15 PM »
Vote Poetry Challenge #124

Tie in regulation voting , which means:

Runoff Vote!!

The two top vote-getters in PoChal #124 appear below - vote for one.  8)


Three Days to Vote!

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Thunderclap

So we spent summer lying by the river,
beneath a tree for shade when it was hot
and sporadic heavy showers when it was not.
Though I s'pose the clammy heat
suffocating, saturating and wilting flowers
still on stems or threaded into chains
was as much to blame for our nakedness
as the desire to explore lust, love and hunger
 -- all limbered up like the anvil clouds
waiting to applaud our performance.  


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Modern Thoreau

A human dichotomy,
he reads poetry driving
a pick-up, hooks bream
on a line of dialog, skins
novels to their skeletons.
  
A misplaced metaphor,
he sears alligator on a fire
of imaginings, shoots dove
with arrows of prose,
carves venison
with a poet’s pen.
  
A surprise in darkness,
eyes in the woods, he casts
to the depths, reels up
a modern Thoreau.


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Re: Runoff Vote --- Poetry Challenge #124 Poll
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2015, 12:08:38 AM »
You run the most interesting challenges, Tom :)

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Re: Runoff Vote --- Poetry Challenge #124 Poll
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2015, 08:13:28 AM »
Deadline is when?

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Re: Runoff Vote --- Poetry Challenge #124 Poll
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2015, 08:35:29 AM »
This is really tough, these were the two I voted for and I am having a very hard time deciding as I like them both so much.

I need 2 votes,  ;D

Maybe they could share?

How many days do we have to decide? It might come down to eenie meenie...

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Re: Runoff Vote --- Poetry Challenge #124 Poll
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2015, 09:37:45 AM »
How long does it run?  I may have been a little fuzz-headed (maybe?) when I set this Runoff Vote thread.  I thought I clicked '3' in the how many days box.    That would then run 3 days from approximately 2:00 a.m. the 13th, on the MWC clock, which I believe is GMT.  So best I can figure, voting closes about 2:00 am on the 16th, MWC Time.  I think that would be about 10:00 p.m. my time - CDT. 

If it doesn't close on its own, I will declare it closed sometime thereafter.  We'll have a winner by Sunday morning. ;D

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Re: Runoff Vote --- Poetry Challenge #124 Poll
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2015, 09:39:19 AM »
This is really tough, these were the two I voted for and I am having a very hard time deciding as I like them both so much.

I need 2 votes,  ;D

Maybe they could share?

How many days do we have to decide? It might come down to eenie meenie...

Agreed about the top-shelf & close opinions.  There were other poems that I thought were fabulous as well.

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Re: Runoff Vote --- Poetry Challenge #124 Poll
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2015, 10:13:41 AM »
Tom, as far as I know you should be able to edit/modify the poll. If not, let me know and I'll add the time for you.
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Re: Runoff Vote --- Poetry Challenge #124 Poll
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2015, 01:25:36 PM »
Alice - My controls allow me to edit the poll but not change the time for voting.  I would have done this in the original voting thread if I could have reopened the time for voting.  I could remove 11 of the poem title voting options and remove 11 of the poems from the text, and I could reset the vote totals to zero, but I could not reopen the time for voting.  So I did this in a new thread. 

Thanks for the offer,  but I don't think there is a problem.  I intend to close the voting at the times stated.  I expect everyone who wants to vote will have done so before then.   

And as always, folks can take the elevator to to the complaint department. 8)     

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Re: Runoff Vote --- Poetry Challenge #124 Poll
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2015, 09:23:15 AM »