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Jade-Pandora
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The Archer Celeste🏹

( a Sonnet )  

🏹A view aquiver curves the coiled bow,  
Supine, my catch o’breath, the raw on edge.  
The keen of aim unraveled by its flow,  
Yet too, sustained by guiding willow’s fledge.  
 
🏹Ineffable, the message on the wing,  
In silence as it flirts through distance’ tell.  
A billion suns sonorous rise and sing  
To greet this archer’s send by heart’s compel.  
 
🏹I seek the serendipity of Life,  
With humble missive probe my love to reap.  
To find the mate that ends my lonely strife,  
And brings to me my soul by sonder keep.  
 
🏹Ethereal, the hand when first to stain,  
Petrichor fills me with the scent of rain.  
 
 
 
 
Copyright©️2018 Jade Pandora. All Rights Reserved.
Written by Jade-Pandora (jade tiger)
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FromTheAsh
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Jade-Pandora said:

Thank you for joining in Jade-Pandora! So many great entries to go through. One more week...

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archetype23
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SINNERS SONNET

SINNERS SONNET

Virtual versions of virgins defiled
Visions of virtue destroyed as she smiled

Insufferable cravings of the dead
Ineffable now in her head instead

Supine as her eyes gazed up into mine
Succulent sensuality divine

Aquiver within a sinful river
Undulating shiver lost forever

Ethereal angel, flesh bows to see
rainbows drenched in fresh serendipity

Sonorous echoes lustfully ponder
reverberating sonnets of sonder

Passions still pour as they did once before
Petrified presence of petrichor lore........

Written by archetype23
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archetype23 said:

Oh wow! What a great entry, archetype23! Thank you for bringing it to the table. Not making my job any easier.

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Lilithwolf
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Oh wow, I wonder if anyone else gets the dark undertones of your piece. Beautifully written gave me chills tho

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Gahddess_Worship
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CENTRAL PARK

Crossing rain-slicked 5th Avenue
In a verdant oasis enter
Petrichor scent enlivens memories
Happiness of carefree childhood
Sonorous rumble of traffic
punctuated by impatient beep beeps
Into the background fades
 
Venturing deeper on paths
lined by seeming infinite variety of trees  
Leaves aquiver
Made excited by Spring breeze
Comforting ethereal whispers
spoken by a shared mother
 
Seated on a bench
Watching fellow escapees walk by
Sonder struck imagining their thoughts
Drifting into closed-eyes remembrances
Reclining on the grass
She lying crosswise
head supine cradled in lap
Pondering clouds and futures
 
Aroused by familiar greeting
Oh sweet serendipity!
She stands before me
Kind eyes
Electrifying smile
Arms outstretched
Joy ineffable
Too many years waiting
Finally life begins
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LobodeSanPedro
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words of the week

My teacher always gives us a list of words to use in sentences.  She says when you can command language, it helps you make sense of things better.

I wrote this for our current words:

sonorous whimpers echo in the gallows

supine are the slain, like cards in a game of 52 pick up

the living cower face down
arms cocked over heads and faces at 45 degrees to disguise themselves in case today’s executioner hasn’t forgiven

nor forgotten their hubris wrapped in serendipitous arrogance

ineffable strains of pretrichor made from tears and gun-smoke waft through  

a bell rings, time for third period though no one dare move

aquiver in their thoughts, that a moment ago were of prom, a failed test, lip gloss and ditching next period

and all the other ethereal ramblings that come with being young, and still misshapen  

if I grow up, beyond this day
my sonder will wear Teflon  
just in case I fall in love,
or a day like this starts to make sense

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Gahddess_Worship said:

Thank you so much for bringing such an amazing piece to the table, Gahddess_Worship. We're getting closer...

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LobodeSanPedro said:words of the week

Working magic with words here, LobodeSanPedro! Thank you for joining in!

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wallyroo92
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The Scene of a Fantasy

She makes my heart and soul aquiver,
Like an ethereal being beyond this plane,
An epiphany that nothing else can deliver,
Like a sonorous river flowing through my brain.

She’s an ineffable and intriguing mystery,
That simply leaves me in awe and wonder,
Of how things come to be with serendipity,
When each of us is a beautiful sonder.

In the fields supine I marvel at the signs and skies,
With the scent of petrichor and other scents I stir,
Feeling my senses growing keen as I begin to recognize,
It’s the scene of a fantasy I once dreamed of her.

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summultima
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a rambling repetitiveness of an incurable kind

 

~of light & hope's  
   incongruence

an open staged, a strange charging  
extempore, fires electric branchlets, in  
a blink’s switched on pitch-black  
twilights  
 
[an exhaustive neverbirthing  
pre-rain trauma, devoid of  
even its petrichor haunts]

 
challenge  
 
over  
the daylong glaring window suns  
in slanted entrance- irrepressibly  
knotting the twisted minds  
in discrete sterilizations  
 
an alignment’s hope  
in an ethereal composure  
hangs clouded in  
the unbecoming  
probabilities  
 
the days  
shrink to breathless gaps  
with constant monotony  
laid between
the scorching~dimness, their  
enormously lying shades  
cast in moody whims  
 
not much ironic
are their cancerous  
ways, gotten self eaten  
in nefarious vapidities  
 
their numbers flapped  
on and on and over  
in incremental cycles  
for what?
 
 
 
~the dilapidated vessel  
     of the senses

 
basal oral deck’s a supine  
roof- an insomniac’s unsettling  
aquiver phlegm realm, that  
dares not talk  
of its yearned a dryly  
cemented eloquence  
 
eyes wink  
in faked resonance  
of an eon’s somnolence  
still its  
impoverished hells  
yell in an aching need  
to sleep just some  
sleep  
 
their frailty lids starved  
of any pinkpuffed dreams  
   spiral unconscious  
from faint memories  
to anorexic near-deaths  
& never gain freedom  
to tightly ever pull closer  
in an interlocking  
closure  
 
 
had already allowed  
them to kill whole but  
without saying so  
rotten blatantly

 

little distortions  
over the corroding facades  
frustrates (un)reasonably  
more unto a racing  
apocalytic totality  
for what?
 
 

~the end.   is the  
beginning  

the dusts.  in an  
unending discombobulating  
nexus    of fissioning missions  
to nosedived agglutinations  
clingingly over brims  
the holed senses, the hoped  
sonorous hope  haven’t been  
reached yet even once  
unlike  
the noisy bubbles  
ditchingly touched in easy boom bursts  
of their scented bubblegummed  
wor(l)ds  
where  
even the languishing  
famine-hit split tipped hair strands
are not stranded enough  
in remote sonders
 
 
 ~all what remains  
is what it feels…

the hand picked cues  
in the seeming moments of deviance    
only stumble into the infinite shards  
of mysterious shatters-  
   each needling the peeping greys  
kneading them unrecognizable
to an irreparably stunted paling pulp
in their encountered serendipity  
…of an enigma  
 
 
is there an antidote  
to counteract  
 
an ineffable poetic submission
in such epical deaths  
 
for what?

 
Written by summultima (uma)
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dear host, pls feel free to ignore the entry if it doesnt conform to 30 line limit..though line breaks are typically short in my written..thanks for the space:)

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summultima said:
dear host, pls feel free to ignore the entry if it doesnt conform to 30 line limit..though line breaks are typically short in my written..thanks for the space:)


Dammit...it IS over the 30 line maximum...but it's GOOD! Gonna have to think about this... Not making it easy for me here.

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Before the Twilight

your supine body  
baring mine    
your aquiver lips    
muttering in my ears    
our thoughts are    
mutually buried    
in a deep sonder    
an ineffable thirst    
drying my breath      
serendipity is far    
away from your reach   
   
and,    
I fed my thirst...    
   
a sonorous cry  
felt familiar...    
   
the ethereal feeling    
dampening my throat      
satisfying me    
like a petrichor    
on a barren land    
   
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dejure said:

Sneaking in at the final hours, dejure! Just a few more hours to go now. Thank you for bringing that beautiful poem to the table.

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There were so many incredible writes in this competition that it was really hard to choose a winner for the trophy. No two entries were in any way alike. You all brought your best to the table and I'm deeply grateful for every participant.

Congratulations to Gahddess_Worship for an amazing poem! I lost track of the number of times I went back and read your entry. Worthy in every manner of the trophy!

Taryn, I loved your smooth, almost lyrical use of the specified words. It was a beautiful poem that I feel took you slightly out of your normal comfort zone. For this reason, I am giving you a runner up position. Well done!

archetype23, you took me to a hauntingly dark place with your poem and it was beautiful. I'm giving you the other runner up slot. Thank you for entering!

Summultima...I don't even know where to begin with your entry. It was indeed over the 30 line requirement and that made me kick myself for the limitation. It is an incredible piece. I could not simply let it go without giving you a very honorable mention. You wrote an amazing poem. Thank you for bringing it!

And thank you to everyone who took part and brought their game. I'm surrounded by amazing writers here!

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