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April 23rd

Postby Luce » Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:20 pm

Ok folks I was able to access a computer where I am now. We're having a series of thunderstorms raging in Florida. Therefore, my party decided to wait it out before heading north to home.

April 23rd prompt: Write a double elevenie/http://www.napowrimo.net/.

GOOD Grief!!!! My group has changed their minds. They want to brave the storms and leave like NOW!!!

Gotta go.

P.S. Pick your own alternative prompt, if you wish. But, the official one does sound like fun. Hopefully I'll be able to get back home and post mine by midnight (eastern standard time).

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Re: April 23rd

Postby Luce » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:30 pm

Prompt: Double elevenie

Rain or Shine

Rain fell
on the old
Spanish tile.
making it
serenade again.

The searing sun
beats down
and burns
both kings
and pigs.

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P.S. Still stuck in Miami. We're waiting the storms out.
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Re: April 23rd

Postby Crayon » Sun Apr 23, 2017 5:11 pm

[prompt: double elevenie]


sparrow
plucking blossom
on the wing
returns to its nestbox
fervently

sparrow
perching aloft
on the rowan
sounds a cat alarm
frantically


[totally true story]
wisteria
glares mauve ~
sleepless dawn
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Re: April 23rd

Postby JJWilliamson » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:04 am

I wouldn't know a good elevensie if it bit my ahem, but I enjoyed these.

Luce and Crayon,

Great efforts and not surprisingly I thoroughly enjoyed the sparrow tale.
I was thinking about a bird elevensie myself.

JJ

OK! Here's my first ever elevenie. Still think it should be elevensie for the sheer fun of the word.

Gusts
gyrate ruthlessly
force the pansies
to drop their shivering
faces

Lupins
fan out
leaf by leaf
with columns of glorious
colour
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Re: April 23rd

Postby Luce » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:20 am

Great poems guys. I liked them both. The form reminded me of a haiku except it was a definite five lines and less than 17 syllables.

I must confess my submission (the sun part) sounds more like a fortune cookie than a poem.

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Re: April 23rd

Postby JJWilliamson » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:47 am

Yes, I was sharply reminded of haiku. I think it's the potential for nature observations
with cause and effect playing a central role.

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Re: April 23rd

Postby bodkin » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:46 pm

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Re: April 23rd

Postby Luce » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:01 am

bodkin wrote:From no particular prompt: http://www.ianbadcoe.uk/2017/04/napowri ... ll-to.html


Really like this one Ian. You made the skeptic sound very real. I'm surprised you didn't mention the absent "expiration date" on the "eye of newt" though :D .

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Re: April 23rd

Postby Crayon » Sat May 13, 2017 7:12 pm

[Prompts: bodkin's poem "A spell to prove there is no magic", and the UK General Election with its Tory bullshit.]

Witch's Brew
(recipe for success)

eye of slug
hair of toad
leg of snake
sleight of mode

touch of class
air of grace
neck of brass
two of face

crust of bread
cream of cake
pound of flesh
theft of stake

right of wing
blood from stone
head of state
rag and bone

(Dedicated to Prime Minister Theresa May, April 2017.)
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