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Poetic Medic #2 : To The Poem's Rescue

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JohnnyBlaze
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Poetry Contest

Put this poem back together with efficiency!
Poetic Medic #2: To The Poem's Rescue! 😷

co-host: Ahavati

This poem is in need of de-liver-y transplant!

We've FINALLY got around to continuing our series of comps meant to help writers exercise their critique muscles. Here is a link to our first Poetic Medic comp back in August of 2017:
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/9824/

We want you to get into the habit of monitoring your word count, which will be very important in the upcoming Official DUP NaPo/GloProWriMo 2019 competition hosted for the 3rd consecutive year by Us. We require all poems written to have no less than "50 unique words".  Check out our previous Official DUP NaPo/GloProWriMo competitions for examples of what you would be expected to write and possible rules to follow:
2017 
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/9560/ 
2018 
https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/10143/ 

Do you have guts enough to stomach writing no less than 30 poems throughout the month of April? We'll soon find out 88 days from now.

Now .... onto this January's challenge!

As the Poetic Medic arriving on the scene within minutes of a poem's fall from a ten story building, it's your job to put the pieces back together, but ... let these be stitched as you see fit.

Here are the pieces of the poem gathered up from the sidewalk ( and for your information, this "was" a very noteworthy poem by a very popular poet ) :

I
me
small
insects
all
their
rose
with
vanished
bed
stars
my
fire
breathing
among
birds
something
into
do
doom
in
fell
least
morning
thought
the
arranging
earth
skirts
remembered
lichens
had
dozen
slept
she
dark
took
and
back
so
between
her
before
full
never
of
white
as
moths
perfect
on
floated
river
thoughts
they
branches
better
night
luminous
heard
work
around
water
tenderly
pockets
seeds
a
stone
nothing
but
light
trees
kingdoms
who
darkness
grappling
if
by
at
times


You may use any of these words more than once to create your very own poem, but ... avoid excessive repetition of these words. We will be counting the amount of words you use.

Participants using MOST OF OR ALL OF THESE WORDS THE LEAST AMOUNT OF TIMES will score the highest.

There are 80 words total.  So ..... If your poem contains the 80 words above with the fewest words repeated, the Trophy is likely as good as yours.

The 80 words listed can be used in the Title and Poem - or - just the Poem.

You may introduce new words into the Poem that are not on the list, but each of these words will incur a penalty. Please highlight these in bold text so we may immediately find them.

You will not be penalized for introducing new words into the Title.


You have 30 days - Good Luck! 😷

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Ahavati
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Really looking forward to this year's NaPoWriMo.  I can't believe it's been almost a year.  And the collection you'll have to edit afterwards is so rewarding.

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SatInUGal
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Methinks I'm gonna have a lot of fun with this. Also, it would be so easy to use the interwebz to ascertain the original poem. Must resist.

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SatInUGal said:Methinks I'm gonna have a lot of fun with this. Also, it would be so easy to use the interwebz to ascertain the original poem. Must resist.

To make the poem creation less difficult, you may introduce new words that are not on the list, but each of these words will incur a penalty. Please highlight these in bold text so we may immediately find them.

The rules have been modified to reflect this.

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SatInUGal said:Methinks I'm gonna have a lot of fun with this. Also, it would be so easy to use the interwebz to ascertain the original poem. Must resist.
It might make it easier for you, but what fun is that? We aren’t supposed to piece the poem back the exact way it was originally written. Use your imagination!

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To avoid any possible confusion, this competition is in no way related to the Poetry Medics critique group https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/groups/poetry-medics/discussion/

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SatInUGal
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Jade, we're on the same page. It's more fun to not know what the original one was like. I just typically love the challenge of looking things up.

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SatInUGal said:Jade, we're on the same page. It's more fun to not know what the original one was like. I just typically love the challenge of looking things up.

Well I'm sure the 'fun' will come once I've completed this challenge!  Right now I'm banging my head against a wall after two days of revisions! LOL!

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admin said:To avoid any possible confusion, this competition is in no way related to the Poetry Medics critique group

Thank you. We appreciate the clarification.

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Ahavati said:

Well I'm sure the 'fun' will come once I've completed this challenge!  Right now I'm banging my head against a wall after two days of revisions! LOL!


You and me both - we'll see who leaves a bigger dent in the plaster!

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SatInUGal
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GRAPPLING WITH

As moths rose in luminous doom,
She remembered arranging skirts
Insects and I: so small

Before bed,
Never had thought
If earth took me back…
 
Who heard?
Between night & morning,
Stars work at all times,
 
Seeds into trees—
Tenderly, they better
Their perfect kingdoms...
 
Do something @ least!

Pockets full of stone
Thoughts floated by on the river
 
My fire: vanished
Breathing nothing but water
Darkness fell around her
 
A dozen white birds slept—
Light lichens among
Dark branches
Written by SatInUGal (Kumar)
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Splendid, SatinUGal!

Though nothing about titles was specified, we appreciate your creative use of listed words in your title and will certainly count those as part of "the poem".

Well done!

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SatInUGal
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Thank you Johnny. I will definitely look forward to these types of comp in the future!

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SatInUGal said:Thank you Johnny. I will definitely look forward to these types of comp in the future!

HUSH your MOUTH! I'm STILL struggling! LOL!

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Ha! Maybe if there is enough aspirin to go around for everyone. 😵💊

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