It's National Poetry Month! Are You Poets Prepared?

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Postby dks » Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:49 pm

"O, hear!"--to quote tameless Shelley.

Poetry has everything to do with everything!!!!
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Postby dks » Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:55 pm

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Fortuna wrote:I started a basic skeletal idea for what I am going to do for this little project. I am kind of playing up my strengths and going for a visual poetry approach. :wink:


That sounds intriguing, Fortuna. I'm looking forward to seeing/reading it :) Hmm. . . now I guess I've got to start thinking about what in heck I'm going to write! EEEK! :lol:


Where, exactly, should we post our poems for this?
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Postby Malia » Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:56 pm

dks wrote:Where, exactly, should we post our poems for this?


I'll create a special thread for it and you can post them there. (I'll do that right now. . .)

The thread for poems is in the "Where's the Poet?" section of the forum.
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Postby Saturn » Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:48 pm

I'd love to contribute but my mind is a total blank - I'm empty of inspiration, vitality, anything - I'm disphoric :?
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Postby Malia » Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:53 pm

Saturn wrote:I'd love to contribute but my mind is a total blank - I'm empty of inspiration, vitality, anything - I'm disphoric :?


Oh, how I know the feeling! :lol:
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Postby Credo Buffa » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:01 am

Saturn wrote:I'd love to contribute but my mind is a total blank - I'm empty of inspiration, vitality, anything - I'm disphoric :?

Aww :( Well, it can't hurt to try, can it?

I spent a little time last night just writing. . . exercising my dormant poetic mind. Who cares if what I wrote was crap? It was something! Perhaps you could do the same.
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Postby Malia » Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:17 am

Credo Buffa wrote:
Saturn wrote:I'd love to contribute but my mind is a total blank - I'm empty of inspiration, vitality, anything - I'm disphoric :?

Aww :( Well, it can't hurt to try, can it?

I spent a little time last night just writing. . . exercising my dormant poetic mind. Who cares if what I wrote was crap? It was something! Perhaps you could do the same.


Here! Here! It's the doing of the thing that's important. You can always write a poem about not being inspired--or of having a blank mind. Keats, himself, wrote those kinds of poems. . .I think there was at least one on his Walking tour.
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Postby dks » Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:38 am

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Credo Buffa wrote:
Saturn wrote:I'd love to contribute but my mind is a total blank - I'm empty of inspiration, vitality, anything - I'm disphoric :?

Aww :( Well, it can't hurt to try, can it?

I spent a little time last night just writing. . . exercising my dormant poetic mind. Who cares if what I wrote was crap? It was something! Perhaps you could do the same.


Here! Here! It's the doing of the thing that's important. You can always write a poem about not being inspired--or of having a blank mind. Keats, himself, wrote those kinds of poems. . .I think there was at least one on his Walking tour.


Absolutely--see "Dejection: An Ode"
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Postby Fortuna » Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:30 am

I haven't written poetry in years and it felt fantastic to scribble down a few verses last night. I went over to a friend's for dinner and he had this stack of gorgeous parchment-like paper and just upon seeing its rustic texture inspired me to write a poem. He gave me a stack to take home :D.

I hope you may feel inspired too Saturn... taking a browse through the poetry section of this forum always helps to get my creative juices flowing.
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To take into the air my quiet breath"
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Postby dks » Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:27 pm

I can't wait to read everyone's pieces. :D
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Postby Fortuna » Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:08 pm

Randomly...

This was my desk after I worked on a draft poem for Poetry Month!

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The first image is the Keatsian title for my little project, then my poem which is littered with crossed-out lines and misspelled words, and at the end of it all, the signature of the poet.

I am drowning in assignments this week so I might only have time to finish my poetry on the 1st May. Luckily for me, it will still be 30th April in the United States :D.[/img]
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Postby Credo Buffa » Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:54 pm

Very pretty, Fortuna! :D
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Postby Fortuna » Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:36 am

Credo Buffa wrote:Very pretty, Fortuna! :D


Thank you! :D I know it's random and all but so much of what I do is seen through a camera lens and I didn't know who else to share them with.
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Postby Credo Buffa » Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:44 am

Well, we are all artists in our own ways :D
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Postby dks » Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:20 am

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Credo Buffa wrote:Very pretty, Fortuna! :D


Thank you! :D I know it's random and all but so much of what I do is seen through a camera lens and I didn't know who else to share them with.


I'm so glad you share them with us, Fortuna!!
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