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    Don't know much about history...

    Or maybe you do. But either way, this is your chance to write a poem that is inspired by your favorite historical character. Real, not imaginary. But beyond that, this is poetry, and hopefully you will also be inspired to let your imagination take reign. Or rule.Whether they are themselves inspiring the masses or whispering a soliloquy to themselves in their darkest hour, beheading the peasants or wandering as ghosts down through drafty towers, let your own eloquence shine with the crown jewels of metaphor, simile, and other shiny literary devices.

    Please PM your contest entries to me. The fact of your entry should not be revealed elsewhere on the forum. The contest, which is open now, will close one month from today, March 28, 2013.

    Have fun, and long live the king or queen-of poetry, that is.
    "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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    Ah...otis reading one of my favourite back in the days haha. Good theme qimissung and thank you for taking yet again time and effort to post a new contest.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    All are at the crossroads qimissung's Avatar
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    Thank you, Cacian. But, is anybody interested in this?
    "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 am interested, though unsure if I'll be able to contribute... yet another inbound academic year and about to hit hard. However, I'll see if I can make it.

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    YES we are.
    Oh mine is done.
    Last edited by cacian; 03-07-2013 at 11:50 AM.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    I'm interested, and about eight lines into my poem already...
    "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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    Alright, let's go forward then! Looking forward to your entries, guys!
    "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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    There's no poll up, so I am assuming the deadline for submission has been extended. Am I right?
    Last edited by Lykren; 03-30-2013 at 01:14 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lykren View Post
    There's no poll up, so I am assuming the deadline for submission has been extended. Am I right?
    It has probably been extended.
    it may never try
    but when it does it sigh
    it is just that
    good
    it fly

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    I'd been wondering that myself.
    "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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    Only for today. Unless there is someone out there frantically trying to finish one, then let me know. Otherwise, as a formality, the contest will close at midnight tonight (US Central Standard time) and I will put the poll up in the morning. I apologize for the slight delay. My weekend was unexpectedly busy.
    "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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    No problem, Qimi! I don't think anyone was getting at you or anything - these things happen!
    "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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    Thanks, Lokasenna. I didn't think so, but it is an indisputable fact that I was late (which is sort of par for the course, really).
    "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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    This contest is now closed. I'll put the poll up in the morning.
    "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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    Lol.... way late for the contest, but this poem seems appropriate for this thread:

    How Farest Thou Nineveh ?

    Your poet has left us
    and I wonder as the
    fickle cycle of news
    has strayed from thy
    embrace to wars
    more fashionable and
    I ponder Jonah's vine

    6/4/2024

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor
    Last edited by tailor STATELY; 06-04-2024 at 04:25 AM. Reason: indent / Ninevah>Nineveh
    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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