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Group Poem Exercise IV

Postby saparris » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:00 pm

Let's finish Group Poem III, then move on to the following:

We will write a 16-line poem, with four stanzas consisting of four lines each. Each line should be in iambic tetrameter (four stresses per line), and the rhyme scheme will be ABAB CDCD EFEF GHGH.

Emerson's "Concord Hymn" is a good example:

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.

Now here's the catch:

Each line must contain one of the Goodwords from the past year. If a word has been posted or commented on during the past year, it's fair game for inclusion. You can also use any form of a word (e.g., belie, belied, belying). Please bold the word you use from the Goodword list.

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. Try to use the words in the context of the poem, though, and not just as words.

Here's the title and first line:

LOGOPHILE'S DELIGHT


A parsimonious use of words
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Re: Group Poem Exercise IV

Postby Stargzer » Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:22 pm

Do puns count?

LOGOPHILE'S DELIGHT

A parsimonious use of words
By quiet sea-birds, Taci Terns,
Regards//Larry

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Postby saparris » Sat Apr 17, 2010 8:25 am

LOGOPHILE'S DELIGHT

A parsimonious use of words
By quiet sea-birds, Taci Terns,
Create a sundry mix of distant chords
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:20 pm

saparris wrote:Create a sundry mix of distant chords

Your tetrameter has become pentametric. :wink:

(And I think "create" should be "creates")
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Postby saparris » Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:20 pm

(Guess I got too accustomed to the last three sonnets)

LOGOPHILE'S DELIGHT

A parsimonious use of words
By quiet sea-birds, Taci Terns,
Creates a sundry mix of chords
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:19 pm

LOGOPHILE'S DELIGHT

A parsimonious use of words
By quiet sea-birds, Taci Terns,
Creates a sundry mix of chords
While the foudroyant ocean churns.
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Postby saparris » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:14 am

LOGOPHILE'S DELIGHT


A parsimonious use of words
By quiet sea-birds, Taci Terns,
Creates a sundry mix of chords
While the foudroyant ocean churns.

Like whispers, these vicissitudes
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:09 pm

LOGOPHILE'S DELIGHT

A parsimonious use of words
By quiet sea-birds, Taci Terns,
Creates a sundry mix of chords
While the foudroyant ocean churns.

Like whispers, these vicissitudes
Waxing and waning in the breeze
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Postby saparris » Sat Apr 24, 2010 4:40 pm

LOGOPHILE'S DELIGHT

A parsimonious use of words
By quiet sea-birds, Taci Terns,
Creates a sundry mix of chords
While the foudroyant ocean churns.

Like whispers, these vicissitudes
Waxing and waning in the breeze
Are avatars of changing moods
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby saparris » Sun Apr 25, 2010 3:50 pm

LOGOPHILE'S DELIGHT

A parsimonious use of words
By quiet sea-birds, Taci Terns,
Creates a sundry mix of chords
While the foudroyant ocean churns.

Like whispers, these vicissitudes
Waxing and waning in the breeze
Are avatars of changing moods
And icons of the anxious seas
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Mon Apr 26, 2010 12:16 pm

LOGOPHILE'S DELIGHT

A parsimonious use of words
By quiet sea-birds, Taci Terns,
Creates a sundry mix of chords
While the foudroyant ocean churns.

Like whispers, these vicissitudes
Waxing and waning in the breeze
Are avatars of changing moods
And icons of the anxious seas

If I, by xenoglossy, could
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Postby saparris » Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:31 pm

LOGOPHILE'S DELIGHT

A parsimonious use of words
By quiet sea-birds, Taci Terns,
Creates a sundry mix of chords
While the foudroyant ocean churns.

Like whispers, these vicissitudes
Waxing and waning in the breeze
Are avatars of changing moods
And icons of the anxious seas

If I, by xenoglossy, could
Decode the mantras of the deep
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:47 pm

LOGOPHILE'S DELIGHT

A parsimonious use of words
By quiet sea-birds, Taci Terns,
Creates a sundry mix of chords
While the foudroyant ocean churns.

Like whispers, these vicissitudes
Waxing and waning in the breeze
Are avatars of changing moods
And icons of the anxious seas

If I, by xenoglossy, could
Decode the mantras of the deep
I'd join the eldritch brotherhood
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Postby saparris » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:22 am

LOGOPHILE'S DELIGHT

A parsimonious use of words
By quiet sea-birds, Taci Terns,
Creates a sundry mix of chords
While the foudroyant ocean churns.

Like whispers, these vicissitudes
Waxing and waning in the breeze
Are avatars of changing moods
And icons of the anxious seas

If I, by xenoglossy, could
Decode the mantras of the deep
I'd join the eldritch brotherhood
And shed this angst of earthly sleep
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:22 pm

LOGOPHILE'S DELIGHT

A parsimonious use of words
By quiet sea-birds, Taci Terns,
Creates a sundry mix of chords
While the foudroyant ocean churns.

Like whispers, these vicissitudes
Waxing and waning in the breeze
Are avatars of changing moods
And icons of the anxious seas

If I, by xenoglossy, could
Decode the mantras of the deep
I'd join the eldritch brotherhood
And shed this angst of earthly sleep

The great leviathans below
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