The Poet Smith

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The Poet Smith

Post by Sid » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:17 am

A damned poet
Carefully Exercising his craft
Reminiscent
of a smith
striking glowing steel with
the hammer, crashing, Sparking
Iridescent upon the
Cooler anvil.

What shall he forge?
Perhaps a sonnet of fourteen blows.
or maybe five, then seven then five
even a haiku contrive.
maybe five blows might be easier,

Crushing blows,
reveals while the forge burns
ever hot,
a didactic cinquain
To lecture, .....or
Even to not.
Develop then a ballad for sure

the blacksmith heroic.
Alas the poem was already forged.
Last edited by Sid on Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:10 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: The Poet Smith

Post by Sid » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:50 am

For some reason I cannot indent / centre “what shall he forge”
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Re: The Poet Smith

Post by Macavity » Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:38 pm

What shall he forge?

The coding need to be wrapped around the text Sid

What shall he forge?

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Re: The Poet Smith

Post by bjondon » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:32 pm

Hi Sid,
I like the seemingly random capitals in S1 - like sparks from the forge.
They seem to disappear in the following stanzas.
Is there a pun intended in the last 'forged'?
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Post by Sid » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:11 pm

Thanks Mac 👍🏻
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Post by Sid » Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:14 pm

Thanks Jules

Is there a pun intended in the last 'forged'?
Jules

Yes, by then the poet had already created a clumsy acrostic poem.
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Re: The Poet Smith

Post by Sid » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:54 am

Rev 1
Sid wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:17 am
A damned poet
Carefully Exercising his craft
Reminiscent
of a smith
striking glowing steel with
the hammer, crashing, Sparking
Iridescent upon the
Cooler anvil.

Perhaps he will forge a sonnet of fourteen blows.
Or maybe five, then seven then five
even a haiku contrive.
maybe five blows might be easier,

Crushing blows,
reveals while the forge burns
ever hot,
a didactic cinquain
To lecture, .....or
Even to not.
Develop then a ballad for sure

involving the blacksmith
Nostalgically heroic. Embarking, perhaps
sailing towards adventures unfulfilled
Tethered to a hopeless cause...
End the forge now, plunge the steel
alas the poem is already forged.
Damned Poet.



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Re: The Poet Smith

Post by Sid » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:15 am

Apologies this poem is unbalanced and goes nowhere.

Can you take them down?

It was an exciting idea need to play with it to actually say something. Pretty embarrassed right now.
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Re: The Poet Smith

Post by ray miller » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:29 am

You should probably stop at line 8. It gets a bit tortuous after that. Diligent poet rather than damned poet? It would probably look better if all the beginning letters were in the same case-size.
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Re: The Poet Smith

Post by JJWilliamson » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:23 pm

An acrostic poem! HA!! Great!

I missed it completely but the poem is great fun and cleverly put together.

Enjoyed

Best

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Sid wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:17 am
A damned poet
Carefully Exercising his craft
Reminiscent
of a smith
striking glowing steel with
the hammer, crashing, Sparking
Iridescent upon the
Cooler anvil.

What shall he forge?
Perhaps a sonnet of fourteen blows.
or maybe five, then seven then five
even a haiku contrive.
maybe five blows might be easier,

Crushing blows,
reveals while the forge burns
ever hot,
a didactic cinquain
To lecture, .....or
Even to not.
Develop then a ballad for sure

the blacksmith heroic.
Alas the poem was already forged.
Long time a child and still a child

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