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Periodic Poetry Contest - Theme: Touch of Truth (Page 390, due Jan. 28)

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Posted Sep 28, '08 at 6:34pm

CommanderC

CommanderC

123 posts

I honestly don't like to speculate about the next topic. I prefer the challenge of writing about a topic I really haven't been thinking about.

 

Posted Sep 28, '08 at 7:04pm

adrecka_33

adrecka_33

399 posts

Right now i would like any topic as long as week find out soon, and thank u very much lytnin.

 

Posted Sep 28, '08 at 7:26pm

DragonMistress

DragonMistress

1,141 posts

Knight

Alright, we're back in action this week!!!

Thanks for all the great topic ideas, they really made me think and made it a lot easier to make a topic this week. So what is the topic?

Utopia! Thanks to Necromancer for the great topic idea.

Basically, write a poem about a 'perfect world', as you see it. Remember, plot twists or surprises make poems interesting, and try to keep the rhyme scheme (if you include one) regular. It makes a poem easier to read.

Good luck, and have fun!

 

Posted Sep 28, '08 at 7:27pm

DragonMistress

DragonMistress

1,141 posts

Knight

Added note: Remember, each contest lasts a week, so the cutoff date is Saturday for poems.

 

Posted Sep 28, '08 at 9:06pm

mvpguy22

mvpguy22

331 posts

Yes! I love this topic! I wanted this one really bad.

I also have a question: The poem must include a utopia, and cannot have any problems, correct? For example, the person talks about how perfect the town/world/etc. is, but then there is a flaw...which would not make it a utopia...see where I am going? Or should I clarify...?

 

Posted Sep 29, '08 at 1:15am

adrecka_33

adrecka_33

399 posts

This one is gonna be very very chalanging, but it should be really good if people can think of anything, and right now cant think of anything.....

 

Posted Sep 29, '08 at 2:27am

Gantic

Gantic

9,741 posts

Moderator

I'm pretty sure this poem will fit within the width limitations, but if it doesn't it's better viewed in Notepad.

And you know... How about some poems written by DragonMistress! :p If she's not too busy.

Eternal

it may be perfect here
to sit under this tree
upon this hill
with
its
wat-
er
gent-
ly
fall-
ing
in \\\\ this Eden
with \\\\ these people who know
not of \\\\ that quintessential (,) ephemeral
pain from \\\\ those loved ones who go away (!)
because after \\\\ i look at myself i always wonder
how much of // you looks for me as i always wander (?)
well beyond // your horizons and wonders if i will one day
return for // you know that we will always belong together (.)
even in // this place where no one does and love is without jealousy
and for \\\\ everyone because no one belongs to anyone and no one minds
that in // the end when they arrive unburdened they have the love of all but as i sit under
this \\\\ tree of life i want to return to you as i see an apple fall and roll far from this perfect tree. Q

 

Posted Sep 29, '08 at 6:26am

rafael_marc22

rafael_marc22

217 posts

Utopia what is that?

 

Posted Sep 29, '08 at 11:34am

Gantic

Gantic

9,741 posts

Moderator

A Utopia is a perfect society. It can be a place of socioeconomic equality where everything is shared by the community, which is a like socialist society but possibly without the government. Paradise, like idea of Eden and Heaven. A society where pestilence, war, famine, and possibly death are no longer problems. Whatever would make a perfect society.


And I made a mistake in my entry. That last under is supposed to be on the next line with this on the other side of the backslashes.

 

Posted Sep 29, '08 at 11:40am

DragonMistress

DragonMistress

1,141 posts

Knight

also have a question: The poem must include a utopia, and cannot have any problems, correct? For example, the person talks about how perfect the town/world/etc. is, but then there is a flaw...which would not make it a utopia...see where I am going? Or should I clarify...?


I'm really not too nit-picky about the theme. It can be a realistic or non-realistic Utopia (realistic being that people still die, get sick, etc. and unrealistic being the opposite, for example). If you have a really good idea but it doesn't fit in a small way or another, don't worry about it.