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Winner Announced - 510bhan - of the Poetry Challage # 129
« on: November 27, 2015, 08:54:33 PM »
Skylan knew he might be unable to log on this evening, so he gave me the names and ask that I announce them at the proper time.


510bhan, or Sio as some call her, won with her poem . . .


Fahrenheit 451

It’ll burn, draw gray-winged night flitters
to orange blades slicing the darkness,
while fascination and curiosity flickers
in the saucered eyes of mesmerised onlookers.

No wood required, just a match, a hot coal,
or a flick of a Bic throw-away lighter will suffice,
leather bound paper is tinder enough
to create smoke and flames, to ignite and incense
academics, the literati, intelligentsia and the common man
whose words and learning leave pages in wispy coils.

They’ll burn, draw headlines in history again
until opinions smoulder in sooty blood or crinkled ink
and frightened realisation settles like ashen clumps.
Fire glints in their horrified gaze as another bonfire is made.


A Big Congratulation Sio. Good writing.
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Re: Winner Announced of the Poetry Challage # 129
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2015, 09:40:25 PM »
Congrats Siobhan! :)


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Re: Winner Announced of the Poetry Challage # 129
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2015, 10:02:23 PM »
Way to go, Sio!
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Re: Winner Announced of the Poetry Challage # 129
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2015, 10:31:15 PM »
Well done 510.
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Re: Winner Announced of the Poetry Challage # 129
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2015, 10:51:15 PM »
Well done Sio. Congratulations !

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Re: Winner Announced - 510bhan - of the Poetry Challage # 129
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2015, 05:32:43 AM »
Thank you. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D I even disguised my spelling -- did you see gray instead of grey?

As per the mods suggestions, I'll hold off setting a new challenge until after the New Year. BUT it will have something to do with change/turning of the year . . . so start thinking now. ;)

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Re: Winner Announced - 510bhan - of the Poetry Challage # 129
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2015, 08:28:34 AM »
Congratulations! Nice to have you back.  :)

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Re: Winner Announced - 510bhan - of the Poetry Challage # 129
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2015, 11:04:47 AM »
Somebody please summarize Fahrenheit 451 in a sentence.

What does it make you think about?

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Re: Winner Announced - 510bhan - of the Poetry Challage # 129
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2015, 11:26:19 AM »
Somebody please summarize Fahrenheit 451 in a sentence.

What does it make you think about?



In this case, it makes me thing Sio won the poetry challenge with a well written poem.

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Re: Winner Announced - 510bhan - of the Poetry Challage # 129
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2015, 11:27:23 AM »
Congrats Sio!!!!

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Re: Winner Announced - 510bhan - of the Poetry Challage # 129
« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2015, 12:05:58 PM »
Somebody please summarize Fahrenheit 451 in a sentence.

What does it make you think about?

Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel by Ray Bradbury published in 1953. ;)

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Re: Winner Announced - 510bhan - of the Poetry Challage # 129
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2015, 12:20:48 PM »
The novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found. The title refers to the temperature that Bradbury asserted to be the auto-ignition temperature of paper (In reality, scientists place the autoignition temperature of paper anywhere from high 440 degrees Fahrenheit to some 30 degrees hotter, depending on the study and type of paper). ;)

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Re: Winner Announced - 510bhan - of the Poetry Challage # 129
« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2015, 12:45:51 PM »
Farenheit 440-470 just doesn't have the same effect.  ;)