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    Quote Originally Posted by tailor STATELY View Post
    Thanx I trimmed the poem of the last two lines since you last read.

    Beautiful African tableau: "one perceives
    the lonely profile of a giraffe
    lit to perfection by the starlight.
    In it´s stillnes.
    might be a figure made out of bronze
    or stone."

    I liked that the roller put in but a brief appearance before flying away as if not to spoil the mood

    Challenge accepted !

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    re: Thanks!

    I don´t remember the two other lines but anyway the effect is good, because the emphasis is now all on the Nativity!

    re 2: I had a problem with the meaning of "roller". I thought first it was a scooter, in German they are called Rollers and I intended to insert a child on a nightly visit to the giraffe on the roller. But when I checked on the word I found it as part of a
    machine or, slang, a drug, possibly a rolled cigarette. I didn´t know what to do with this roller, so it had to appear and disappear in the poem
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
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    Quote Originally Posted by tailor STATELY View Post
    Challenge: vernacular, sweetness, raccoons, spring, gnomes, jumping

    by the light of the moon

    natty was one of a family of garden gnome
    ofttimes left her manicured garden home
    to visit with friendly har-rento unescos
    in gnomic vernacular, or raccoons - those
    masked old-agile souls; as agile in solving
    puzzles as with clever-handedness in washing
    food in nearby springs, that just amazed natty

    jumping together in play natty and tattie
    (her har-rento unesco best friend) would
    annoy the færies who misunderstood
    their nightly frivolity in the woods as they
    searched for plump berries by the way
    the divine sweetness they vastly coveted
    when an alarm went out, loudly trumpeted

    the færies hearing from fervid fireflies that
    the two had wandered too far whereat
    har-rento unescos and færies and gnomes
    hurriedly assembled from out of their homes
    to search fen, bog, and the odd hollowed log
    when they were found at the home of a frog
    playing at skittles by the light of the moon

    6/30/2023

    Next: mood, decline, voyage, sacrifice, whisper, Mars

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    Very cute!
    "har-rento unesco"?

    Challenge accepted!
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    Thanx

    Roller: https://a-z-animals.com/blog/lilac-b...bird-of-kenya/
    Song (cute bird but not very melodic): https://www.google.com/search?q=afri...id:jXTpaAVZcyo

    re: "har-rento unesco"? - Had to find some kind of vernacular: taken from a Gnome Dictionary (old-agile soul)... https://www.runehq.com/item/translation-book

    natty: well dressed / tattie: potato

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    Now that was very helpful, tailor, thanks. I expected a lot of things called roller, but not this beautiful multicolored bird. Inserting a line to correct the poem. The Gnome Dictionary has also been very helpful!

    Giraffe in starlight

    A closed zoo
    Ah but they forgot to lock the door,
    Of this sleeping zoo.

    On one of the enclosures
    one perceives
    the lonely profile of a giraffe
    lit to perfection by the starlight.
    In it´s stillness.
    it might be a figure made out of bronze
    or stone.

    Under the first rays of the upcoming day,
    a gentle roller appears
    and disappears.
    Last edited by Danik 2016; 07-01-2023 at 09:42 AM.
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    After the cute gnome poem!

    Next: mood, decline, voyage, sacrifice, whisper, Mars

    Transit

    So now he was on Mars.
    The voyage had been
    much less of a sacrifice
    than he expected.
    The last thing he remembered
    were those little voices
    whispering "ko umesco, ko umesco."

    He found he could breath normally,
    stretch himself, move, walk
    His mood improved with every step.
    Nothing had changed so much after all.
    There was even a declining sun
    in the horizon (there was a horizon),
    preceding the shadows of the night.
    Or was the receding ball
    mother earth?

    New challenge: universe, synchronous, unsurpassed, thirst, gentle, omnivorous.
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    "Giraffe in starlight" - Yes, your ending is more balanced

    Love your "Transit" poem... "whispering "ko umesco, ko umesco."" ! Wonderful utilization of the gnome language

    Challenge accepted !

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    Challenge: universe, synchronous, unsurpassed, thirst, gentle, omnivorous

    it's five o'clock somewhere

    the universe is omnivorous -
    and when it thirsts it creates
    stars and subsequently syn-
    chronous planets where hydrogen
    and oxygen may combine, and
    liquid water is formed for a time,
    sometimes being stored as ice
    in the cold reaches of space
    only to be collected later in un-
    surpassed methane cocktails
    and gently slurped at 5:00 pm

    7/1/2023

    Next: twilight, abandon, sitar, frequency, harbinger, asylum

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    tailor

    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    Lol! Enjoyed the poem in spite of it´s cosmic pessimism.

    Next: twilight, abandon, sitar, frequency, harbinger, asylum

    Challenge accepted!
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    The harbinger of truth

    He came from nowhere,
    the young man with his sitar
    He arrived in the asylum
    at twilight.

    And he played
    his music
    for them
    frequently,
    passionately.

    One day he went away
    abandoning his sitar.
    They never saw him again,
    but each twilight
    the sitar played for them
    passionately,
    plaintively.

    Next challenge: sublime, word, evolution, android, groping, energy.
    Last edited by Danik 2016; 07-03-2023 at 08:22 AM.
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    Ah, the harbinger of truth... enjoyed very much

    "cosmic pessimism" - lol, more a tragic comedy perhaps

    Challenge: sublime, word, evolution, android, groping, energy

    Rapid AI Mnemosyne

    Groping for energy
    AI's androids
    are evolutionary sublime -
    word

    7/2/2023

    Next: disco, spell, tetrahedron, display, iguana, rainforest

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    Last edited by tailor STATELY; 07-03-2023 at 01:21 AM. Reason: indent
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    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    re: Changed the title of the poem to include the forgotten word. Thanks for calling my attention to it.

    Enjoyed the compact energetic poem

    Challenge accepted!

    Next: disco, spell, tetrahedron, display, iguana, rainforest
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    Nonsensical
    A disco with tetrahedron floor.
    On the walls rainforest motives.
    On the floor an iguana as if under a spell
    displays her dancing art.

    Next challenge: horizon, awakening,sledge, antlers, handkerchief, dreams.
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    Enjoyed the surrealistic poem

    Challenge accepted !

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    tailor

    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    Challenge: horizon, awakening, sledge, antlers, handkerchief, dreams

    monday morning

    dismantlers of dreams never slaking bare their
    sledges upon the awakening while the conscious
    groggily become horizontal seeking drink and
    a crumb after a spent penny to avoid mischief
    surrenders to the day waving a white handkerchief

    7/4/2023

    Next: morning, zenith, meadowlark, waterfall, ring, pendulum

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
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    Last edited by tailor STATELY; 07-04-2023 at 09:10 AM. Reason: format / on > upon
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    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    Original take! Only the poor "antlers" remained in solitude (unless they are hidden somewhere).

    Next: morning, zenith, meadowlark, waterfall, ring, pendulum

    Accident
    But what happened to the ring
    dropped by the sanguine fiancee,
    the gentle meadowlark
    found in the waterfall?
    No even a pendulum
    could locate it.
    It was past morning.
    The sun was nearing its zenith.

    New Challenge: entrancing, figs, leaves, introduction, ode, endeavor.
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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