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Contrapuntal Conquest

cabcool
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Poetry Contest

Create a new contrapuntal poem based on any cohesive theme(s)

Contrapuntal poetry is a concept influenced by musical practice.  The music (preludes and fugues, for instance) of J. S. Bach is largely contrapuntal.  In contrapuntal (or counterpoint) music, multiple melodic lines, relatively independent, unfold simultaneously.  Multilinear music is often referred to as polyphony.

Contrapuntal poems intertwine two (or more) separate poems into a single composition.  This composite form alternates each successive line of poem A with its corresponding line in poem B, continuing this way from start to finish.

Create a new contrapuntal poem based on any cohesive theme(s)
•   100 words max
•   rhymed or unrhymed
•   porn entries disqualified
•   limit 3 entries per competitor (no multiple pseudonyms)
•   2 weeks only
•   winner, 1st runner-up, and 2nd runner-up determined by peer ballot

cabcool
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animal swag

a contrapuntal poem
 
the cat would on my doormat stay
behold the dog – he barks
to meow the quiet hours away
and in his eyes are sparks
her furry purr a ball of tease
enticing him to wag
by which she seeks my heart to please
the way most canines brag
 
a bowl of milk will pacify
a bone is his reward
the feline whims that classify
for keeping robust guard
this puff of fleeting innocence
he’s my sincerest friend
that fills my life with eloquence
until the journey’s end.
 
© Copyright 2020 March 16
by Clyve A. Bowen♫
Written by cabcool
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Privacy

a contrapuntal poem

It was remote; hard to reach,  
He got there; began to strip,  
She came to sunbathe on the beach  
He plunged in to skinny dip  
No prying eyes were there to see  
The water warm, nice to swim  
Her naked body beside the sea  
Half an hour would keep him trim  
[i]A private spot she supposed

Emerging; on the beach he saw  
Her womanly charms well exposed.  
Such beauty left him in awe
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cabcool
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Bravo, gardenlover!

You're spot-on with your counterpoint.
Thanks for pioneering the stage with a great example that should prove instructive to others.

Sincerely


gardenlover
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Thanks for the encouragement it is quite a challenge to get the two threads to flow together..

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gardenlover said:Thanks for the encouragement it is quite a challenge to get the two threads to flow together..

You've done it -- and you still have two additional chances to shine.  Things could get even better!

cab

cloventongue89
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Nightfall/Sunrise

I wanted a beautiful moment with her

  I knew a beautiful moment with you

It feels like the past is but a blur

  You are the filter I see everything through

Waiting for a day that never came

  You are the sun in my perpetual dawn

Nothing will ever be the same

  Leaving what was behind and moving on

Everything I knew turned to night

  You are beauty outshining shadows cast

Darkness made of the inverted light

  Present with you I let go of the past

I breathe and how

  Love here and now...
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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Welcome, Nathaniel!

Thanks for your entry.  It's a great showing at that, full of the crosscurrents of harmonious duality I am seeking.

May the outcome be pleasing to you.

Sincerely

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Dressed to Kill

a contrapuntal poem

She dressed to kill, all aglow
Who's that girl looking randy
Made an effort to attract a beau
He bet she was sweet as candy
She caught his eye at the door
He wondered if she was for him,
He had not met her before
He talked to her to begin,
She found they could converse,
She seemed to be on his wavelength
In subjects that were diverse
And wondered if sex was another strength.
The evening over she was invited
The only way to discover
To his flat; she was excited
Take her to bed as his lover.
Written by gardenlover
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cloventongue89
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Anniversaries

In the womb, a love song

  I found a love of my own

Love lost, everything went wrong

  In hindsight, I was never alone

Anniversaries serenade

  One year since I was wed

The reality of your absence marinades

  In love loneliness is dead

Emptiness lingers within

  Full of potential and life on one hand

Longing to hear your voice again

  Seconds pass, all we are is hour glass sand

Moment to moment short lived smile

  My happiness has just begun

Yet yours is lost as I am for just a little while

  How grateful I am to have found someone...
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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A Wedding and A Funeral

 
Alternating between

  The chronicles of love and death

At the end of the isle


Set the altar like a scene

  A casket or love's first breath

The end or beginning of a mile


How has tragedy found us here?

  In the moment of our joyous renew

Tainted it seems is this time of year

  Torn between my love for her and the death of you


Retract my sentiments of grievous despair

  Highlighting the moment of our vows spoken

Despite the reality that you won't be there

  Nevertheless we will remain unbroken


A wedding and a funeral

  Commemorate, commiserate...
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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Leisure Gardening

A contrapuntal poem
 
The spring brings out the flowers
The garden is for my pleasure
Toil in the garden many hours
Work and time spent at leisure
Bask in the sun and fresh air
Enjoy the blooms and the scent  
Toil away without a care
Relaxing is time well spent
Autumn is the harvest season
Edible produce for all to eat
Celebrate for good reason
Dishes that are hard to beat
Written by gardenlover
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Jade-Pandora
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Novel

( a contrapuntal poem )
 
 
He looked into the dark of Internet  
And found a huntress who wrote poetry.
She gazed at him with longing and regret,
He also sighed and felt they’d never meet.
 
But stranger still she could not realize
He too supposed he didn’t have a chance,
The competition coveting his prize.
She put a pen to verse the words that dance.
 
Then back and forth a week of poetry,
Would his desire turn into a play?
But like the flower to a honeybee,
To go to him and give her heart away.
Written by Jade-Pandora (jade tiger)
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Mars at Jupiter's End

(a contrapuntal poem)

Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity,
Gigantic and majestic reigns supreme,
While Mars, the Bringer of War,
Echoes in the distance like a dream.

Perhaps it’s the giant’s breathtaking presence,
That portrays such power and magnitude,
Yet in the shadows there’s a coming resonance,
Personified by a fierce and ferocious attitude.

But at the end of Jupiter’s glorious suite,
There’s a sweet and explosive harmony,
The brutal Mars bars percussive attack,
All come together, deafening and artfully.

# NaPoWriMo2020
76 words
57 unique
Written by wallyroo92
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Dressed to Kill

a contrapuntal poem

She dressed to kill, all aglow
Who's that girl looking randy
Made an effort to attract a beau
He bet she was sweet as candy
She caught his eye at the door
He wondered if she was for him,
He had not met her before
He talked to her to begin,
She found they could converse,
She seemed to be on his wavelength
In subjects that were diverse
And wondered if sex was another strength.
The evening over she was invited
The only way to discover
To his flat; she was excited
Take her to bed as his lover.
Written by gardenlover
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gardenlover said:

There you go again, with no less class, gardenlover.
Thank you.


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