View Poll Results: Poetry Contest: Don't Know Much About History

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  • The Dole of the Dane

    2 7.69%
  • Niels Bohr and Quantum Physics

    2 7.69%
  • Victoria by Starlight

    5 19.23%
  • A King's Lament

    5 19.23%
  • Mother of War

    2 7.69%
  • On the Danube (About Marcus Aurelius)

    1 3.85%
  • I never knew you

    9 34.62%
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    All are at the crossroads qimissung's Avatar
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    Don't know much about history...

    Vote for the poem you like the best.
    "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'm really pleased that the LitNetters have come up with such a variety of historical figures! I'm going to take a few days to mull my decision over, as at the minute I'm torn between three of them - yet again, the competition is very close.
    "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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    Now you see I find I'm judging them on what I think of the historical figure. Must stop doing that!
    ay up

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    I voted for the Keats-like Victoria, they all have something good in them though.
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    Right, decision made - albeit after much rumination. All of these have something to recommend them - but in the end the vivid imagery of 'Mother of War' appealed to my inter antiquarian.
    "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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    No one seems to have voted for a while. Are we just waiting for someone to break the tie to close the voting?

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    I'm giving it another week, cause I have things I do to wrap it up to my satisfaction, and I'm too busy to do that this week.
    "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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    Enjoyed and voted!

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    All are at the crossroads qimissung's Avatar
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    The last day of voting will be at 10:00 Thursday, May 9, 2013.
    "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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    voted.

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    I voted too, really enjoyed the poem I voted for. It's exceptional.
    While the truncheon may be used
    in lieu of conversation,
    words will always retain their power.
    Words offer the means to meaning,
    and for those who will listen,
    the enunciation of truth.

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    Hi Qimi. It was a hard choice for me between "Mother of War" and "I never Knew You". I enjoyed them all, and I will return when I have little more time to meditate on them. (I've been working 80+ hrs a week lately)

    Thanks for sharing these with me.

    For grievous war these arms don't ask,
    No armor, save this joyous flask

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    All incredible!
    Thanks for grabbing my ear and pulling me over here qimissung.
    I was struggling with three submissions, but the lighter mood of a Friday night coupled with vodka aided my decision process.
    Well done to all and thanks for the efforts!
    "Mongo only pawn in game of life" - Mongo

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    All are at the crossroads qimissung's Avatar
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    Thanks for voting, 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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    Don't know much about history, but who didn't love Sam Cooke?

    Didn't know anything about this contest, till Qimissung asked me about voting.

    Had it narrowed down to three and went with the stand-out!

    Thanks,

    Auntie

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