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Poetic Medic #2 : To The Poem's Rescue

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SatInUGal
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Ahavati said:

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


::whimper::

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Jade-Pandora
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JohnnyBlaze said:

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".

So question, with things changing around while I was composing my entry... I now don’t know if I can choose the title I picked. If it’s not one of the 80 words (which I’ve used for the poem itself), will that be a penalty?

Just asking, and thank you.

Jade

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Jade-Pandora said:
So question, with things changing around while I was composing my entry... I now don’t know if I can choose the title I picked. If it’s not one of the 80 words (which I’ve used for the poem itself), will that be a penalty?

Just asking, and thank you.

Jade


No! As long as the poem contains the 80 words without repetition - there will be no penalty.

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Ahavati said:

No! As long as the poem contains the 80 words without repetition - there will be no penalty.

Ah okay phew thank you, Sage! Yes I know about repetitions, and that’s the only reason now that keeps me from entering the fray early in this month.

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Night

 
took her bed -
nothing but water  
dark;
 
perfect
 
Stars floated around
a river so full at times
arranging into something;
 
they never slept better
 
Back on earth
as skirts of lichens fell
 
I rose  
 
among white moths
LUMINOUS
 
and
 
insects fire breathing
DOOM!
 
Before all their
pocket kingdoms small -
the dozen birds who
do work in between  
seeds
 
If heard by stone
my least remembered  
thoughts thought me
 
Morning light grappling
with tree branches
tenderly ...
 
Darkness?
 
She
 
had  
 
vanished
 
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Non-entry entry

80 of the 80 listed words used.

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Brava! Well done!

( #$@&*!!!!! )

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be fell

a dozen grappling insects
  work on small kingdoms
  around their earth, arranging  
  her morning skirts into lichens –
breathing least with darkness  
  as she-moths among stars;  
white seeds vanished in fire-light  
 
I tenderly slept, heard nothing  
  but water; remembered thoughts –  
the trees, perfect branches  
  birds by my bed; night pockets  
  took me – before something dark  
floated between luminous  
rose and river stone –  
 
at times, they  
  – all so full of doom  –  
who had never thought:  
 
                     Do better –  
 
 fell back.
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I only used 80 of the 80 words . . .

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Awesome!

You know you want to write another!!!

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Because we originally had no rules regarding titles, the rules were ammended as follows ( in response to SatinUGal's entry ).

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.


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*falls back into her recliner in a dead faint, but not before uttering a final gasp...*

Thank you!

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JohnnyBlaze said:Awesome!

You know you want to write another!!!


Prepare. To. Die.

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A Testy Relationship With The Muse

 
“ At least, ‘Light My Fire!’ ”
 
Around a dozen times, pockets of morning doom-thought floated by
as in night-water grappling with something dark, but white.
 
Had heard Earth do breathing before …
She branches into seeds so small, among lichens, insects, moths, birds …
all kingdoms who never slept.
 
If trees took nothing back, they fell. The stars remembered their thoughts.
 
Arranging bed better, river skirts tenderly between stone.
 
Darkness vanished.
 
I rose, luminous.
Me and Her, full-on, work perfect.
 
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If Nature Dreamt

I fell into darkness as she slept.
Night, full of luminous stars,
so perfect.

Better times never before remembered.
Small thoughts among stone kingdoms.
All vanished tenderly at morning light.

A dozen trees, their branches
white with moths.
Birds heard arranging seeds.
Insects work around water pockets
by lichens.

Her rose bed river floated me back.
My breathing fire took on doom,
grappling between something and nothing.

If the earth skirts in dark thought,
they who had the least, do.

Written by Bender (Jarlath)
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Nature, She Thought I Was Sleeping

   
 
Birds do.    
Least they never took back seeds.  
   
She skirts branches,    
tenderly arranging  
(work the earth with full pockets)  
around me as I slept.  
   
Thoughts fell between stars  
before morning light rose.  
   
Tree kingdoms (who heard),  
thought at times, by  
grappling darkness into  
something breathing fire,  
Doom had vanished.  
   
But nothing among all their  
Small, dark insects  
remembered her  
dozen perfect white moths.  
   
If River floated in a luminous  
night, so better on my bed of    
lichens and water stone.
 
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dead reckoning

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