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    Exclamation Form Poem Contest

    Much like our other contest, except instead of a picture to go by, we are using form poetry: Whatever form the judge wants the poem written in, say sonnet, villianelle, free verse, minimalism. limerick, etc. the writers must follow suit. A subject may be given, but doesn't have to be. A sample poem would be a good idea, to hrlp others see the form. I'll start with this form: The Perfect Reversible. Nine lines, then the same nine lines in perfect reverse, i.e. no shifting of words. The trick to to try to tell a poem from two different viewpoints by reversing perspective. You may play with punctuation to form new combinations of words, not word order. As this is the first contest, if anyone is interested, due date is by April 27. I will post the winner on April 30. They can chose the next form. If no one is interested, OK, I had to try...


    The Hit

    Gasping spirit leaves.
    Crimson spurts, wounds mortal.
    Covered knife. Slashed torso.
    Blood-filled lungs gurgle.
    Not enough time. Not enough time.
    Sometimes help never comes…
    Strikes are made quickly.
    Alone: Wolf and Prey—
    Cold killer cleans sharp blade…

    Blade sharp cleans killer: cold—
    Prey and Wolf: Alone…
    Quickly made are strikes—
    Comes never help—sometimes…
    Time enough—not! … Time enough—not!
    Gurgle lungs, blood-filled.
    Torso slashed—knife covered
    Mortal wounds—spurts crimson…
    Leaves spirit, gasping…

    Pendragon
    © 3/26/07

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    Edited by Logos 4 April 2007 to add:

    This topic is started and participated in on a purely voluntary basis by members of The Literature Network and does not entail any prizes of any sort to be given by The Literature Network.

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    Last edited by Pendragon; 04-03-2007 at 09:32 PM.
    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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    Hey, that's a great idea Pen. I hope I have time with it all.
    LET THERE BE LIGHT

    "Love follows knowledge." St. Catherine of Siena

    My literature blog: http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/

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    okay, I'll give it a shot. first is supposed to be end of love, second, hope for love. Do I have the right idea Pen?

    Now, even
    days require nights
    separate we are, alone, divided,
    still, sky and sea are attached
    horizons pink and green
    clouds and water
    You and I;
    The way our marked
    eyes mirrored love.

    Love mirrored eyes
    marked our way, the
    I and You;
    clouds and water,
    green and pink horizons,
    attached are sea and sky still.
    Divided, alone, are we separate?
    Nights require days,
    even now.
    Last edited by Riesa; 04-03-2007 at 03:22 PM. Reason: a slightly 'imperfect' reversal, again
    "Don't matter who they are, anybody sets foot in this house, they are company and don't let me catch you remarking on their ways like you were so high and mighty."

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    Indeed, Riesa! The right idea, and a well written poem! My example is first the victim, then the killer or vice-versa, it can be read either way, although I think the second verse shows the killer lying in wait, cleaning his knife, waiting to strike. The first after the strike. Well done! I hope you inspire others!
    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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    looks like a great idea pen! and what an interesting style of poem to start with, ive got a good idea for one already!
    I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.


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    great Idea..give me a minuet so I can write sth good...

    oo... no insperation!!

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    Is Reisa going to be my only entry?
    Last edited by Pendragon; 04-03-2007 at 09:15 PM.
    Some of us laugh
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    Some of us smoke
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendragon View Post
    Is Petra going to be my only entry?
    Oh Pen you'll have to give me a few days. I'm not an on-the-spot poet.
    LET THERE BE LIGHT

    "Love follows knowledge." St. Catherine of Siena

    My literature blog: http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/

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    who is Petra??

    ah, there are weeks left yet. Patience, dear friend.
    "Don't matter who they are, anybody sets foot in this house, they are company and don't let me catch you remarking on their ways like you were so high and mighty."

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    I'll try, if I can get some time, but I'm not much of a foresight poet, hence my preference for free-verse poems without a point.
    and somehow a dog
    has taken itself & its tail considerably away
    into the mountains or sea or sky, leaving
    behind: me, wag.
    - John Berryman

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    awwwwww, come on.....lovely for lovely's sake, remember?
    "Don't matter who they are, anybody sets foot in this house, they are company and don't let me catch you remarking on their ways like you were so high and mighty."

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    Wow.. I've never done anything like this in my life so this will naturally be terrible for a start. I won't edit this or give it much thought so I'll just write it in this quick reply. Here goes:..

    The Perfect Reversible. Nine lines, then the same nine lines in perfect reverse, i.e. no shifting of words.

    I tried to provoke some meaning in this. I hope some of you can discern it..

    The Jekyll and Hyde in Mankind

    Us in all,
    perfect is the divide,
    happiness to rapacity,
    chide ourselves, we do
    endless is grief
    money is want,
    love makes envy,
    flaunting lives
    please those who needn't be pleased
    on it goes on and on...

    all in us,
    perfect is the divide,
    rapacity to happines,
    do we chide ourselves?
    grief is endless,
    want is money
    envy makes love,
    lives flaunting
    please be needn't, those who are pleased,
    on and on, goes it on.

    This is extremely difficult to do... It's very hard and nearly impossible to make any sense at all writing a poem in this form. I like it because it is challenging though.
    Last edited by Adolescent09; 04-02-2007 at 01:02 PM.
    My hide hides the heart inside

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    Boy and Girl

    Action toys,
    attraction and
    repulsion ploys,
    death beams and stardust,
    statue boys
    without play
    and secret tissues,
    flaws fatal
    in the end.

    Toys action
    and attraction,
    ploys repulsion stars,
    dust and beams deathboys,
    statues,
    play without
    tissues, secret and
    fatal flaws
    in the end.



    That was tough.
    and somehow a dog
    has taken itself & its tail considerably away
    into the mountains or sea or sky, leaving
    behind: me, wag.
    - John Berryman

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    so how many days are left?

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    Until the due date April 27. I will post the winner on April 30. IP, um, yours is done wrong... Absolute reversible, which means you start the second stanza with the last line of the first in perfect reverse.
    Some of us laugh
    Some of us cry
    Some of us smoke
    Some of us lie
    But it's all just the way
    that we cope with our lives...

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