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Official Poetry Contests - Theme: November (due November 23)

Posted Jan 27, '13 at 11:09pm

Reton8

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Okay, I revised my poem again. This will be my haiku entry. I wanted to add punctuation.

In the summer sky,
the white clouds are tormenting
the hibakusha.

 

Posted Jan 28, '13 at 12:04am

Devoidless

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So far we only have eight entries? Come on! I know everyone out there has it in them to write some fantastic poetry!

That said, I'd like to thank everyone that took a few minutes to sit down and write one or more poems. It's nice to see what you folks can do!

 

Posted Jan 28, '13 at 7:31am

Freakenstein

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We'll get more as this thread gets more notoriety *crosses out* fame.

 

Posted Jan 28, '13 at 10:14am

EmperorPalpatine

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I think there's some who think "I've got almost a full month yet" and procrastinate. Others might be rewriting/revising. Saying "we only have eight entries" on day 4 of 30 is equvalent to the activity on day 1.3 of 10 in the old contests. This is just the beginning.

 

Posted Jan 28, '13 at 10:17am

Salvidian

Salvidian

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I'll get something up today or tomorrow. I can't go anywhere anyway with all the freezing rain.

 

Posted Jan 28, '13 at 10:33am

Reton8

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Hey, I have a question. Am I allowed to use foreign words in the poems?
Also, can you write the entire poem/haiku in a foreign language (if you provide a translation as well)? Not that I can write a whole poem or haiku in a foreign language, but I've already employed the use of a foreign term in my haiku.

 

Posted Jan 28, '13 at 5:03pm

daleks

daleks

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Come on! I know everyone out there has it in them to write some fantastic poetry!

Sorry. I cannot think of a good haiku. I haven't done them in forever.
 

Posted Jan 28, '13 at 6:31pm

light_chaser

light_chaser

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haiku

the chains are on me
but they are weakened by time
they will have to break

I love me a good haiku.

 

Posted Jan 28, '13 at 8:49pm

Devoidless

Devoidless

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Also, can you write the entire poem/haiku in a foreign language

I'd prefer all entries to be in English.

That said, I decided to drop a poem here and there just for the fun of it. Not to enter the contest, obviously, yet just to do it. ^_^

Touch of Truth
These scars are links to days gone by
Reminding me of every little moment
That happend to mark me for life
Out for all to gaze upon

Some thin and pale
Stretched across my knuckles
Others thick and dark
Across my arms and face

The truth of those events can not be denied
For every time I brush my hand across one
I'm transported back to that day
And forced to reconcile with that touch of truth
 

Posted Jan 29, '13 at 12:23pm

megacooper

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That was deep, Devoidless. I like how you used the subject at the end there *cough* i did it before *cough cough* ;D

 
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