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Sticky: Poetry Challenge #151 The Response!
« on: December 08, 2017, 02:07:48 PM »
Response Poem There is a long tradition of poets writing in response to a poem previously written by a different poet a poem which has inspired them, provoked them, or irritated them.    A response poem may continue a previous poem, or take issue with its message, or borrowing a line from one poem to begin or end a new poem.

Response poems allow a writer to re-contextualize a particularly vivid line or phrase or thought, while essentially having a conversation with poets they have never met, sometimes reaching across culture, language, and even centuries to connect with those whose work they admire, or not.  Ever want to tell off Shakespeare?  Or write additional verses to a Yeats poem? Or flirt with Emily Dickinson, or finish Robert Creely's sentences?  Here's your chance.

Sometimes a previous poem may simply be a launching pad for a poem going in a different direction. 

So, pick a poem which moves you, tickles you or offends you and off you go!  It can be any poem, even a poem found in MWCs Review My Poetry. :) 

Here's the skinny:


30 lines maximum, no minimum.  Any genre, any language (as long as you realize the voters are English speakers). 


Quick turn around on this one PM them to me by Friday, December 15 one week to write. 


The Title of your poem should be prefaced by A Response to ____________ by ________. 

For example:
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A Response to The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe:

Raven Stew for Christmas

As soup-strainers generally go
the mustache of Edward A. Poe
fitting as such in kind
as at Christmas chosen to dine
a preference for Raven than crow.
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Crappy, yes, but you get the idea.  Now get to writing.   ;D ;D

Direct questions to CorneliusPoe, and as always, the complaint department is in the basement. 

So . . .  why aren't you writing yet??   ;D ;D


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Re: Poetry Challenge #151 The Response!
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 03:59:43 PM »
What a fun idea Tom! Should we join the original poem to the post?

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Re: Poetry Challenge #151 The Response!
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 04:07:10 PM »
No, don't include the poem to which you are responding -- just the title and author.  There's a MWC rule against posting other people's poems, and besides, this is about your poem, as a response.  With the poem title and author, readers / voters can look the poem up.




So glad you are interested.   :)
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Re: Sticky: Poetry Challenge #151 The Response!
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2017, 12:06:50 AM »
Fantastic, Tom. I like it!


Thank you for taking the initiative and starting this right up. What a relief! I was worried about the poetry challenge momentum. [/size]I'm sorry about not being available to announce your victory.[/size][size=78%] [/size] :-* [/size] [size=78%]







It'll be a challenge to mellow myself enough to write something [/size]intelligible for your challenge but I'll give it a go. [/color]
[/size]Now, to find that irksome poem that I used to love to hate so I can respond to the writer and the poem.[/color] ;D  It'll be fun.


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Re: Sticky: Poetry Challenge #151 The Response!
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2017, 03:15:41 AM »
 Happy to see you Deb 😊

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Re: Sticky: Poetry Challenge #151 The Response!
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2017, 12:27:40 AM »
Ho Ho Ho!  First poem is in ;D ;D


Keep writing, folks, time is limited.


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Re: Sticky: Poetry Challenge #151 The Response!
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 03:15:58 PM »
Alrighty!!!  Second poem is in, we have a contest!


The closing time is locked -- Friday December 15th -- get your poems in by the or you're screwed.


You know you want to be part of this one -- all of the cool kids are doing it. 8) 8)
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Re: Sticky: Poetry Challenge #151 The Response!
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2017, 10:25:28 PM »



Third Poem has arrived! 


Now -- gear it up folks, roughly 36 hours left. 


The good thing is that it takes less than 30 minutes to find the send key.  Trust me, I know.   ;D


Keep them coming!  :)


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Re: Sticky: Poetry Challenge #151 The Response!
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2017, 05:07:53 PM »
Fourth Poem is in, and the Fifth Poem has arrived as well!!  Yahoosee!


Scamper now, writers - time draws short - pitter-patter your fingers over the keyboard, the hit "send"   8) 8)
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Re: Sticky: Poetry Challenge #151 The Response!
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2017, 10:22:12 AM »
With about 5 hours to go another wonderful contestant has arrived!!
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Re: Sticky: Poetry Challenge #151 The Response!
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2017, 11:18:41 AM »
We have SEVEN POEMS so far, with a few hours to go. 




Get them in, writers -- last call!
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