View Poll Results: Beginnings and Endings

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  • A Recital

    1 5.00%
  • It's Time to Get Up!

    0 0%
  • Between

    5 25.00%
  • Signs

    4 20.00%
  • Laura

    2 10.00%
  • Don't Sweat It-Just Dim the Lights

    0 0%
  • She

    3 15.00%
  • Gastric Beginnings

    5 25.00%
  • 23 and Parting

    0 0%
  • The Window

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    All are at the crossroads qimissung's Avatar
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    Beginnings and Endings: Vote Now

    Please vote for the poem you like best by April 15, 2012.

    Please note that those who submit an entry agree not to reveal their identities until the end of the competition.
    Good Luck!
    "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its' own reason for existing." ~ Albert Einstein
    "Remember, no matter where you go, there you are." Buckaroo Bonzai
    "Some people say I done alright for a girl." Melanie Safka

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    Those are some really excellent poems, and picking just one out of them is a difficult task, but i've thought about it for a while and made my choice - but everyone who submitted should be proud of their work!
    "I should only believe in a God that would know how to dance. And when I saw my devil, I found him serious, thorough, profound, solemn: he was the spirit of gravity- through him all things fall. Not by wrath, but by laughter, do we slay. Come, let us slay the spirit of gravity!" - Nietzsche

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lokasenna View Post
    Those are some really excellent poems, and picking just one out of them is a difficult task, but i've thought about it for a while and made my choice - but everyone who submitted should be proud of their work!
    Agreed: very difficult to pick one.
    I wrote a poem on a leaf and it blew away...

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    I agree, they're all very good indeed. I had a few I was particularly torn between but I have cast my vote. Good luck everyone
    "...You are not wrong, who deem
    That my days have been a dream;
    Yet if hope has flown away
    In a night, or in a day,
    In a vision, or in none,
    Is it therefore the less gone?..." E. A. Poe

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    I enjoyed them all as well.

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    Amazing turn-out with these poems, incredible talents.
    There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written. ~Oscar Wilde.

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    All are at the crossroads qimissung's Avatar
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    I haven't forgotten this contest, but let's keep it open until the weekend.
    "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its' own reason for existing." ~ Albert Einstein
    "Remember, no matter where you go, there you are." Buckaroo Bonzai
    "Some people say I done alright for a girl." Melanie Safka

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    I agree with the others that there are some very good poems here. None that I would call perfect, as there a few errant lines and forced rhymes, but the variety of tones and voices and styles is wonderful. It was hard narrowing it down, and it took several rereadings to decide, but in the end I voted for the one that struck me most on the first reading.
    "As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being." --Carl Gustav Jung

    "To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due." --Neil Gaiman; The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists

    "I'm on my way, from misery to happiness today. Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh" --The Proclaimers

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    Quote Originally Posted by MorpheusSandman View Post
    I agree with the others that there are some very good poems here. None that I would call perfect )
    Robert Graves once said in an interview:
    "A perfect poem is impossible. Once it had been written the world would end."

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    All are at the crossroads qimissung's Avatar
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    I would like to thank everyone who has turned out to vote. Since there is a tie I will keep the contest open til Wednesday at 8.pm., at which time, regardless of the voting, it will be closed.

    Again, thanks, y'all, for your interest and perusal, which is meat and drink to every writer.
    Last edited by qimissung; 04-24-2012 at 11:26 PM.
    "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its' own reason for existing." ~ Albert Einstein
    "Remember, no matter where you go, there you are." Buckaroo Bonzai
    "Some people say I done alright for a girl." Melanie Safka

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    Quote Originally Posted by AuntShecky View Post
    Robert Graves once said in an interview:
    "A perfect poem is impossible. Once it had been written the world would end."
    It would depend entirely on what one means by "perfection". My rather simplistic definition of a perfect poem would be one in which I can't imagine any change that would make it better. I actually think there are a lot of poems that fall under that heading. Individual standards would vary, of course.
    Last edited by MorpheusSandman; 04-25-2012 at 08:10 AM.
    "As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being." --Carl Gustav Jung

    "To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due." --Neil Gaiman; The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists

    "I'm on my way, from misery to happiness today. Uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh, uh-huh" --The Proclaimers

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    Quote Originally Posted by MorpheusSandman View Post
    It would depend entirely on what one means by "perfection". My rather simplistic definition of a perfect poem would be one in which I can't imagine any change that would make it better. I actually think there are a lot of poems that fall under that heading. Individual standards would vary, of course.
    Agree for what is perfection where none is perfect.
    That is one dream that does not come true.
    One can achieve balance and harmony but for one to seek perfection one needs to grow wings and fly and even that would not be perfect.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    This poll is now closed.
    "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its' own reason for existing." ~ Albert Einstein
    "Remember, no matter where you go, there you are." Buckaroo Bonzai
    "Some people say I done alright for a girl." Melanie Safka

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    Congratulations to the winners of The Beginnings and Endings poetry contest:

    Between, by PrinceMyshkin AND Gastric Beginnings by Delta40.


    Between

    Between the beginning and the end
    is the part we cannot bend:
    the living and the loving,
    the being and becoming.

    Picture yesterday;
    picture tomorrow:
    one has hope,
    the other...



    Gastric Beginnings

    Autumn leaves
    might sweep across
    the old jarrah floors
    of tumble down houses
    while chickens get blown
    around the yard
    but we still cluck, clack and
    laugh together
    through the seasons,
    as each new,
    fresh laid egg
    is brought to the table.
    Last edited by qimissung; 04-26-2012 at 10:17 PM. Reason: fixed the last line of Delta's poem
    "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its' own reason for existing." ~ Albert Einstein
    "Remember, no matter where you go, there you are." Buckaroo Bonzai
    "Some people say I done alright for a girl." Melanie Safka

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    I would like to thank everyone who participated, either by writing a poem, and submitting it or by voting. It is this interest and participation that keeps this site active, alive, and growing.
    "The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its' own reason for existing." ~ Albert Einstein
    "Remember, no matter where you go, there you are." Buckaroo Bonzai
    "Some people say I done alright for a girl." Melanie Safka

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