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Group Poem Exercise III

Postby Slava » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:59 pm

As previously, the rules are as follows:

We will write an English sonnet, which will contain 14 lines of iambic pentameter and will rhyme ABAB CDCD EFEF GG. Reminder: iambic pentameter has five stressed syllables, each preceded by an unstressed one. (e.g., u s u s u s u s u s). Again, half rhymes (like rest and east) are acceptable if you get stuck or if it makes the line make sense, and a little fudging on the iambic rule will be OK, but the lines should still contain five stressed syllables.

Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 is an example.

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimmed,
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course untrimmed:
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow'st,
Nor shall death brag thou wand'rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow'st,
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

As before, copy the title and lines of the previous post so the we can keep it all together.

The title and first line are as follows:

BLUES FOR MARY

She had a little lamb, its fleece was blue
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Re: Group Poem Exercise III

Postby Audiendus » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:34 pm

BLUES FOR MARY

She had a little lamb, its fleece was blue
In consequence of some mutated gene
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Postby Perry » Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:27 pm

BLUES FOR MARY

She had a little lamb, its fleece was blue
In consequence of some mutated gene
To see her you would think it's something new
"Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening all at once. Lately it hasn't been working."
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Postby saparris » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:04 am

BLUES FOR MARY

She had a little lamb, its fleece was blue
In consequence of some mutated gene
To see her you would think it's something new
An azure ovine heretofore unseen
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby saparris » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:10 am

BLUES FOR MARY

She had a little lamb, its fleece was blue
In consequence of some mutated gene
To see her you would think it's something new
An azure ovine heretofore unseen

And, so, she took the little lamb to class
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:01 pm

BLUES FOR MARY

She had a little lamb, its fleece was blue
In consequence of some mutated gene
To see her you would think it's something new
An azure ovine heretofore unseen

And, so, she took the little lamb to class
And asked her science teacher to surmise
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Postby saparris » Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:28 pm

BLUES FOR MARY

She had a little lamb, its fleece was blue
In consequence of some mutated gene
To see her you would think it's something new
An azure ovine heretofore unseen

And, so, she took the little lamb to class
And asked her science teacher to surmise
What caused this hue to run from ears to ass
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:35 pm

BLUES FOR MARY

She had a little lamb, its fleece was blue
In consequence of some mutated gene
To see her you would think it's something new
An azure ovine heretofore unseen

And, so, she took the little lamb to class
And asked her science teacher to surmise
What caused this hue to run from ears to ass
Although the beast was normal otherwise
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Postby saparris » Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:53 pm

BLUES FOR MARY

She had a little lamb, its fleece was blue
In consequence of some mutated gene
To see her you would think it's something new
An azure ovine heretofore unseen

And, so, she took the little lamb to class
And asked her science teacher to surmise
What caused this hue to run from ears to ass
Although the beast was normal otherwise

The schoolmarm mused, "The poor thing is depressed"
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Postby saparris » Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:09 pm

BLUES FOR MARY

She had a little lamb, its fleece was blue
In consequence of some mutated gene
To see her you would think it's something new
An azure ovine heretofore unseen

And, so, she took the little lamb to class
And asked her science teacher to surmise
What caused this hue to run from ears to ass
Although the beast was normal otherwise

The schoolmarm mused, "The poor thing is depressed
She must be lonesome, missing other ewes."
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:09 am

BLUES FOR MARY

She had a little lamb, its fleece was blue
In consequence of some mutated gene
To see her you would think it's something new
An azure ovine heretofore unseen

And, so, she took the little lamb to class
And asked her science teacher to surmise
What caused this hue to run from ears to ass
Although the beast was normal otherwise

The schoolmarm mused, "The poor thing is depressed
She must be lonesome, missing other ewes."
But Mary sighed, and ventured to suggest
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Postby saparris » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:30 am

BLUES FOR MARY

She had a little lamb, its fleece was blue
In consequence of some mutated gene
To see her you would think it's something new
An azure ovine heretofore unseen

And, so, she took the little lamb to class
And asked her science teacher to surmise
What caused this hue to run from ears to ass
Although the beast was normal otherwise

The schoolmarm mused, "The poor thing is depressed
She must be lonesome, missing other ewes."
But Mary sighed, and ventured to suggest
That lack of ram was reason for the blues
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby saparris » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:37 am

BLUES FOR MARY

She had a little lamb, its fleece was blue
In consequence of some mutated gene
To see her you would think it's something new
An azure ovine heretofore unseen

And, so, she took the little lamb to class
And asked her science teacher to surmise
What caused this hue to run from ears to ass
Although the beast was normal otherwise

The schoolmarm mused, "The poor thing is depressed
She must be lonesome, missing other ewes."
But Mary sighed, and ventured to suggest
That lack of ram was reason for the blues

A woolly playmate came to spend the night
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Slava » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:16 pm

BLUES FOR MARY

She had a little lamb, its fleece was blue
In consequence of some mutated gene
To see her you would think it's something new
An azure ovine heretofore unseen

And, so, she took the little lamb to class
And asked her science teacher to surmise
What caused this hue to run from ears to ass
Although the beast was normal otherwise

The schoolmarm mused, "The poor thing is depressed
She must be lonesome, missing other ewes."
But Mary sighed, and ventured to suggest
That lack of ram was reason for the blues

A woolly playmate came to spend the night,
And in the morn her fleece again was white.
Life is like playing chess with chessmen who each have thoughts and feelings and motives of their own.
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Postby saparris » Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:26 pm

It turned out to be a pretty good poem. Now let's see what we can do with the Goodwords in Group Poem Exercise IV. Could be a challenge to make sense of such a conglomeration.
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