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FromTheAsh
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Poetry Contest

Poems using specific not so daily used words
Write a poem using the following words in their proper context. No rules on subject matter, just that all of the required words be used in the poem. Here are the words to be used:

aquiver: (adj.) quivering, trembling
ethereal: (adj.) extremely delicate, light, not of this world
ineffable: (adj.) too great to be expressed in words
petrichor: (n) the pleasant earthy smell after rain
serendipity: (n) the chance occurrence of events in a beneficial way
sonder: (n) the realization that each passerby has a life as vivid & complex as your own
sonorous: (adj.) an imposingly deep & full sound
supine: (adj.) lying face upwards

*1 entry only
*3 weeks
*New writes only
*No epic sagas please – keep it to 30 lines or less
*Post your poem & then link it here

Have fun!  

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ElrondSirfalas
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Carrion Destiny

These forgotten remnants of expression,
Have transpired into a self prophecy , a serendipitous ruin
Stacks of lined paper regrets , lying in a supine , sacramental way
Foretelling the inevitable completion of ignorance that has plagued my now-a-days, for a seemingly unending duration of personal despondence
Dis-associated commitments of progression reverberating their invigorating chorus of profound worthlessness

What have I achieved through this exemplary theme ?
Naught but a vain attempt at conceiving an organic excuse to pursue the ineffable wanderings of my own futile attempt at reconciliation
Trembling unwaveringly to the brutal and ruthless condemnation of judgement itself

What I have perceived as ethereal serenity , could just as easily be contorted into another's like-minded acceptance of apparent sondererance
This constitution of probable outcome leaves me feeling faintly useless and left aquiver to the incomprehensible extremities of what we cannot adhere to
Nervously existing within the sonorous landscape of laugh-track normalities
Becoming intoxicated by the aftermath of fumes bellowing out from the potent petrichor of what has descended through fate's imminent mandate
Written by ElrondSirfalas
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ElrondSirfalas said:

Awesome, ElrondSirfalas! That was fast! Thanks for kicking it off with such a great entry!  

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eswaller
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Angel Next to Me

Your kisses and luscious lips that leave me
All aquiver in the aftermath of the pleasure  
Storm. Your porcelain and ethereal skin that  
Makes you look like an angel that comes  
Down from the heavens. Your soft and  
Petrichor hair that fans and spreads out  
Across the satin pillowcases. Your presence  
That is ineffable. Your usually supine body  
Twists away from me so I cannot always  
Read or see the expression that crosses  
Your face. This is our serendipity that plays  
Out right before us. Sonorous sleep and  
Dreaming of everyone else’s sonder.
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eswaller said:

Thank you for joining in with your entry, eswaller! We're off to a great start already!

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cloventongue89
Nathaniel Peter
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Resolving The Aftermath

Where do I begin? Homeless as I feel within
Despite the shelter to cultivate a habitat for belonging
No place is home, when even as I rest I face this wilderness alone
If there is a paradise to be found I yearn for just a sliver
In this place where every dream is an empty promise
My heart seeks its meaning in beating, as my insides aquiver
Born of a being as ethereal as He is divine
The ineffable reality of something greater than I
Oh, life storm, what is the destruction for?
But a renovation of the past as a new breath blooms amidst the petrichor
There is something more behind all that seems as chance
When salvation is the consummation of faith like a blind romance
Where one man’s sense of happenstance and serendipity
Is another’s hope in the blueprints of destiny
What is love, but as much choice as it is something meant to be
Prone have I been, in search of self-significance, to wander
Till it dawns on me the reality, the make up of us all is a web in which we sonder
Consideration, my sonorous meditation
Whispers echo in silence the heart’s manifestation
Custom prayers, vocalized from the prostrate or supine
Reaching towards the heavens, to touch the sky or something divine…
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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cloventongue89 said:

Excellent, cloventoungue89! What a fabulous entry to bring to the table. Thank you for joining in!  

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slipalong
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Eight Amalgamate

#Ethereal #hush, the birds have all flown
the pretension measured and know whats to come
the world wakes #aquiver# and trembles and heaves
the earthquake dust masks all #petrichor# the morning dew leaves
the mountain shouts with a #sonorous# roar
the volcano spits an #ineffable# discharge out poured
a #serendipity# day lies broken and torn
brimstone and fire the wrath of the Gods
brimming majesty in the midst of chaos
in tangle and panic and fearing their last
humanity down, the #sonder# of their lives running out fast
as we lie on the beach in the glorious sunshine
with the ash raining down on our bodies #supine#
!and KIM JONG UN looked out in disgust
His rocket facility had just lost its thrust!
Written by slipalong
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slipalong said:

Very nice, slipalong! Thank you for joining in!

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Blackwolf
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The Library Ethereal Of Faery

It Was When She Discovered The Library Ethereal
 
She Found Ancient Texts , Scrolls Of Sign And Seal
 
Setting Mundane Earthly Consciousness Aquiver  
 
Until Her Hands Shook And Her Whole Body Shivered  
 
Tomes Filled With The Wafts In Drafts Of Petrichor  
 
Scripted With Old Spells And Wisdom Of Faery Lore
 
Her Heart Spilling Over With Untold Joy Ineffable
 
That All Within , Page After Page Was Still Legible
 
And She Thanked All The Gods For The Serendipity  
 
Which Led Her To This Very Moment Of Synchronicity
 
Leading Her Mind , Not To Be Blind , And Deep Ponder
 
The Awesome Workings Of A Multiverse And Her Sonder
 
And Then Glorious In Her Deepest Voice So Sonorous
 
And Echoed By Library Walls , And Halls So Thunderous
 
She Read Words Long Unheard Since All Was Long Lost
 
And What Great The Sorrow Was From What Terrible Cost  
 
When All The  Realms Divided Where The Faery Abided
 
And So Overwhelmed , She Fell , Laying On Back Supine
 
And Saw , Etched On A Dome Above The Ancient Seals And Signs !
Written by Blackwolf (I.M.Blackwolf)
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Blackwolf said:

What a great entry, Blackwolf! I'm happy you joined us!  

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slipalong
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Mention of the ASH no attempt too Suck UP  just coincidence !

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FromTheAsh
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slipalong said:Mention of the ASH no attempt too Suck UP  just coincidence !

It hasn't even occurred to me. No worries

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Taryn
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Counter Clockwise

supine I get lost in the embossed swirls
blanketed in flat white

echoes of connection
heard in sonorous tones
had come simultaneously
just hours before; mind wanders,
curious & questioning
the existence of others
who too, could verify
the happenstance of such encounters

having collided within serendipity
after being bathed as tears fell
re-entering a world filled with scamper
only to be bumped when stopping to inhale
that destinctive petrichor scent

lost within ethereal gateways;
a feeling so ineffable
as if tumbling down a rabbit hole
confused & disorientated
because of the undeniable &
unfathomable likenesses

I’m found aquiver
suddenly registering what
I’d expect to be coming from me
yet being hit with it
broadside from you

I’m rendered mute
taken over by thoughts
enveloped by sonder as lashes drape
wishing it was again

yesterday
Written by Taryn
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Taryn said:

What a surprise to see the beautiful Taryn in my comp! Thank you for joining in with your lovely poem. Almost to the end now!  

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