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    Lightbulb LitNet Blank Verse Epic

    Here starts the LitNet Blank Verse Epic poem.
    It isn't much; just something I thought up
    Just now, awaiting Toni's newest post
    Upon the "Compliment the PAM" game thread.
    To add, one simply writes a line or so -
    No need to rhyme, if one would rather not -
    In dear old iambic pentameter.
    Perhaps begin a story, as is done
    In the "Complete the thought" thread most often,
    Or even make a joke with one's own verse,
    Like Swift did in "The Lady's Dressing Room"
    Or Wilmot in those vulgar lines of his.
    Or simply pen a couplet heroique,
    Or even - do I even dare suggest? -
    If 'tisn't too much "dorkiness" for you,
    Write out a sonnet, or even, maybe, two.
    Wow, that last line was kind of stupid, huh?
    As likely this whole thread will be, if't starts
    And people really add stuff to this tripe.
    Enjoy, I rather hope you like it, folks.

    Canto the First...

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    A good idea Jamesian made for thread,
    A significant 500th post indeed
    I hope I am doing it right,
    For I wouldn't want to be the first to ruin
    A wonderful rhyme
    Pardon the Lame writing,
    As I have listed in my profile,
    I am a student and a frustrated writer.
    So expect this, and a lame
    sonnet or two,
    from me dedicated to you,
    Now that line is the one that sucks truly
    Im deeply sorry
    Burn my soul behind a guillotine
    now my spelling is just plain terrible,
    For I failed to mention,
    I am dyslexic!
    I guess I have to post this now,
    As my friend Jamesian is waiting,
    I hope not to keep him long,
    As I compose this song,
    While listening to the Killers and eating a roll.
    Post quick reply it says,
    before too long
    So let me, merrily, roll along!

    ( please tell me I did it right..)
    Last edited by toni; 12-07-2006 at 05:16 AM. Reason: I do endless editing, sorry!
    Dreams! adorations! illuminations! religions!
    the whole boatload of sensitive !

    Allen Ginsberg, Howl II.

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    Well, close enough, I'd say, was your reply.
    With words ten times as colorful as my
    Old, stale verse; Oft I rather think
    I'm rolling Pope and Byron back and forth
    Within their hallowed, venerated tombs
    With the poor rambling dryness on my tongue.
    (No pun intended, but I am thirsty.)
    Oh well, too bad, I made the bloody thread.
    They'll live with it (or perhaps not, being dead).

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    Well, that was fun. Good night, LitNet. Much love.
    And Toni, I suspect next time I'm here
    You'll be a thousand posts above the nil -
    Congratulations in advance from James.

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    Why, deepest thanks, James.
    This alien was glad to have met a new friend to-day.
    But now, she too, must flee,
    To the torturous Chambers of Secrets.
    I bid you goodnight, my good friend,
    I hope you'll be here,
    on the morrow,
    same time
    posting, rhyming, replying
    On this epic thread!
    Dreams! adorations! illuminations! religions!
    the whole boatload of sensitive !

    Allen Ginsberg, Howl II.

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    Well, having nothing too substantial
    To add here, I just thought I rather might
    Go on about how joyous I've become
    At being out of school for three whole weeks.
    The finals still are looming there on high
    And casting forth their shadowed likenesses,
    But no more waking up at 6 for me!
    And no more sleepless nights of studying
    For bloody Western Civ and English Comp!
    I'm free, but I suppose that all I've done
    Is rub it in your faces, so I'll stop.

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    Saving my face, before I fall from grace
    I just had a little mix-up regarding
    the date of birth of James
    For, I, in all my stupidity,
    Had a queer mind to greet
    The guy from Missouri
    A happy birthday, eleven days
    before the real date,
    Shame and incredulity passed on her face,
    So she's making up
    By rhyming on this thread.
    hope she doesn't mess up once more
    Like she did the day before
    And now, she decides to stop and pop and flop
    Before things gets mopped.
    But what an absurd ending the last line above,
    Got to think of something better
    Before things have to cease hither
    Now that one was just plain bad
    A whole load of crap
    I hope this one doesn't sound like a rap
    So Ill end it now if you please,
    End it now so i could flee!
    Dreams! adorations! illuminations! religions!
    the whole boatload of sensitive !

    Allen Ginsberg, Howl II.

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    Has it been three years?
    Perhaps more,
    perhaps less.
    If this thread addresses the life of the waking,
    then
    we have been contributing in our slumber.
    Lit-net awake!
    Recount thy dreams:
    of games, readings and discourse.

    "Do you mind if I reel in this fish?" - Dale Harris

    "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." - Ernest Hemingway


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    It little profits that an idle kink
    Should work itself out on a wine-dark sea
    But this is Lit-net and the cry goes up
    That calls the penmen to the inky fray...
    se non e vero, e molto ben'trovato

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    of lines and rhymes and blanks and rimelessnesses,
    of timeliness of times ran through and off--
    the epic stands on esurient heroes
    with a penchant for a pugnacious pen.
    .
    ...the smell of flowers through metal labyrinths.

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    This thread sat idle for a coupla weeks,
    I wonder why? Perhaps the single word
    'Esurient' was too much to digest?
    It was for me, I'm ready to admit,
    But off I went to google it... and found...
    It just means 'hungry'. Pity I forgot
    The context. Ah well never mind let's try
    To make this epic, epic. But I first
    Need to escape enjambement and caesur-
    a. Oh, I have. OK. Thank god. Let's start:
    The heros were assembled on the beach
    Their boats behind them and their swords aglint
    Their shields assembled and their women - well -
    The honest truth is I don't really know
    What happened to their women - anyway -
    They made some headway up the sand, as when
    The tide comes in at Blackpool, and the hordes
    Of reddened folk back up the golden sands
    Haul their impedimenta and their kids.
    Well something like that - anyway - the guys
    Walked up the beach with fierce expressions grim
    And clearly were expecting something more
    Upraised against then than mere sticks of rock.
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    Send up the hue and cry to rally all
    And in our discourse add to this great call
    Creating, as it were, collectively
    To thy immortal words respectively
    Ok, so all these lines writ not in gold
    But from the heart where all true story ‘s told

    ~L
    I'd rather have questions that I can't answer than answers that I can't question.

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    Detract did I from from the chosen meter
    To taste what's left of the iambic foot
    It doth seem as if this epic has lost
    Itself in rallying more arms than forms
    But often do we these forums frequent
    And with ours may we volunteer tongues abs'nt.

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    Well, hey everybody let's toss that scoff
    Take all our frowns and pitch them away
    Let's jump into happy, and fall into joy
    And let a little love brighten up every day
    Avoid the traffic on Having Trouble Boulevard
    Taking the exit at the corner of Laughter and Grief
    Taking the right even if it is so very hard
    Everyone knows that everything is more fun,
    If you can get more people to wake up, be involved
    And you certainly can get a hell of lot more done!
    Closing my contribution with a little couplet:
    "If you ain't where it is, then go where it's at!"

    Pendragon
    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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    I guess i don't really know what to say
    On a thread quite like this, but I'll do my
    Best and give it a shot
    Secretly hoping that this little jot
    Will not be totally disregarded as worthless
    Seeing as I have pondered over what
    To write for a long long time now and
    Finally concluded that nothing sums up
    What I really want to say so much as
    How I am sick of wondering what is
    Correct to right and merely written what is
    Above these few words of .... Farewell!
    Check out my music blog! <http://lilac-skies.blogspot.com/>

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