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Scramblegram

yelluw_always
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Poetry Contest

A wordplay exercise, taking a long word and scrambling it into many words
This activity is a Scramblegram (Idea developed by Larissa Szporluk)

Here we take a long word and break it down into a list of smaller words out of the same letters, thus creating a pool of assonance and consonance. Part of the fun challenge is to scramble into the longest words possible.

Ex:
Pilgrimage ( p l g r m g / i i a e )
magpie, mage, ram, lime, grime, rager, mirage, pie, rag, gale, germ, prime, pill [doubling letter use is okay].... etc

A: Aurantiaceous (pertaining to orange or orange trees) 
or
B: Bacchanalianism (practice of drunken merrymaking) 
Instructions:
1.  Pick one of the words above, A or B
2.  Scramble your choice into a word list (suggested: 100+ words)
3.  Draft your first poem- pick the words you like from your list, make
     lines with them, play with line placement
4.  Find an interesting thread (concept)- something that appeals to you.
     It can be directly related to the word you picked or take you to a
     completely different place, your decision!
5.  Rework and finalize with your concept

In answer to questions:
6. Other words permitted
7. No minimum length but recommended to use as much as possible to showcase
8. You can bold or italize your words if you so wish, not required


I don't want to see the first poem that emerges from your collected words. I want to see the evolution into a fleshed out whole.

1 month to complete-  1 entry per poet- any style/length poem- no collabs

--- Have fun and good luck!
((Inbox me if you need clarification or support)) 

Ahavati
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Whoop! Excellent comp! Very challenging!

yelluw_always
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Draft 1:
A roused rain creates coronas-
the kingdom of many rulers
stir in a succession,
the rowing of the fruits
do not concern me
as the blossoms oust
their delight, a rose may be
love and that color
but the moment before the orange
is a tabula rasa,
draw the lines in it,
shake it, do over-
this rewind the window
of the car is rolled wide enough,
wide as a note, as we face
the deluge all we see-
the green top stain
the red spread of clay, blood
smells of iron, blossoms
smell of a soused suncanoe
soaring through the opening
as the rust star pricks unease,
and an incised burn stuns us,
an intent to unseat and unlock
our steel nation as the new court.

yelluw_always
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Ars Poetica: Orchard

A roused rain creates  
coronas- the kingdom      
of many rulers stir      
in a succession,      
the rowing of the fruits      
do not concern me      
as the blossoms oust      
their stance-      
the citron      
acuteness      
of a riot, a sheen on air.      
     
A rose may be      
love and that color, ah,      
but the moment before the orange      
comes to being,      
a tabula rasa      
let me etch      
an origin: the car      
window is rolled down wide      
as a note, beyond      
my shield a distorted orchard-      
a deluge parked each pause,      
each joint, each delta, each      
green stained      
noun meeting for the first time.      
     
A sorted vitalization      
of clay, blood      
smells of iron, blossoms      
smell of a soused      
civilization erected      
as a trojan, the rust      
perfume ornates unease,      
its incised star burn      
stuns us, an intent      
to unseat and utilize the steel      
nation- I have      
recanted all other senses.      
     
A secret: they’re still there      
and I am a circuit routine      
as old as the monad      
of an ars poetica.
Written by yelluw_always (Haley Quaquaversal)
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SatInUGal
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This is a fun challenge.

Ahavati
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SatInUGal said:This is a fun challenge.

I'm glad someone thinks so! LOL!  
I'm struggling but determined!

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The struggle is real! But you know I love this stuff, lol

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SatInUGal said:The struggle is real! But you know I love this stuff, lol

Oh yeah! I expect you to be the first to reply to the latest Poetic Medic #3 too! LOL!

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Ahavati said:

Oh yeah! I expect you to be the first to reply to the latest Poetic Medic #3 too! LOL!


Well, it's tax season so finding the time is a little tougher. I hate it whenever I miss a comp that I would have enjoyed!

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SatInUGal said:

Well, it's tax season so finding the time is a little tougher. I hate it whenever I miss a comp that I would have enjoyed!


Ruh row! I smell accountant!  Here's the link:

https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/10619/

Sorry, Haley! I'll get back to working on the entry now! LOL1

yelluw_always
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Glad you think so Kumar, ever since I found this way of playing with words- something i use often as it opens up a whole self-list I would ordinarily not select from.

Ahavati- looking forward to seeing your mash up. *excited shimmy*

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Recieved questions I would like to answer here so everyone knows as well:

1. Poem doesn’t have to be limited to only words from list. Only make sure your scrambles are featured heavily throughout.

2. No need to share your first draft- mine here is only to show progress and be an example.

Happy scrambling! :)

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Orange You Glad To Be Here?

How aurantiaceous is this?!
 
God's own backyard -  
so damn spacious
 
Even Carpe Diem
who sees the day
can't seem to find
an orchard for the trees;
don't pay him any mind
 
Scant, the droning ants  
and busy business bees
taking a holiday
doing as they please
 
Playtime for everyone  
rousted by rust-yellow sun
Come on and join us -
get in on all the fun!
 
Or RANT if you can and care
about the chores not getting done
keeping scores in a game
you've never won  
 
For once in your miserable life -
rest; take a laid back stance
Snap out of the trance
you're in; that nine-to-five dance
 
Work, work, work! no play
makes Jack dull; workaday
Run, hide and seek!
Now don't you dare peek!
O my golly olly oxen free!
 
If the rust-yellow sun could talk
it would certainly say,
 
Take a chance on me
 
Take a chance on me today

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
#Scramblegram  


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Bacchanalianism - Baal

Hail Baal as sin, as cash.
Basic Bacchanalians claim basilican alibis.
Lain chains banish ashcan annals.
Clannish cannibals’ inns nab cash as chins lash cannabis.
Baal can nail a sin as banal as a cabin basin.
Cain has slain Baal, bash his shin, ban his ash.
Cain is cash slab, is Milan chic.
Bacchanalians scan slain Baal, hail Cain as lich.
Cain bins basilican Bacchanalians, claims ash chains, is slim sin.
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Transaction

 
 
Namibia.  

 
 
A man.  
 
 
 
A cabin.  
 
 
 
A shaman.  
 
 
 
Cannabis.  
   
 
 
Labia Mania.  
 
 
 
Chains.  
 
 
 
A lama.  
 
 
 
An anal banana.                  
                              
 
 
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!  
 
 
 
Cash.    
 
 
 
Salaam.    
 
 
 
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