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Group Poem Exercise VI

Postby Audiendus » Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:48 pm

This time we will write a Christmas-themed poem of 16 lines, in iambic pentameter, rhyming ABABCDCDEFEFGHGH. The first line must include a one-letter word, the second line a two-letter word, and so on up to 16. These words (which can come anywhere in the line) should be shown in bold. As before, please copy the earlier lines when you post. Here are the title and first line:

IN PRAISE OF CHRISTMAS

I write to laud the merry feast of Yule

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Postby saparris » Thu Dec 23, 2010 8:16 pm

IN PRAISE OF CHRISTMAS

I write to laud the merry feast of Yule
Which brightens up this bleakish time of year
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Postby Audiendus » Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:36 am

IN PRAISE OF CHRISTMAS

I write to laud the merry feast of Yule
Which brightens up this bleakish time of year,
A cause of joy for children freed from school

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Postby saparris » Fri Dec 24, 2010 7:12 pm

IN PRAISE OF CHRISTMAS

I write to laud the merry feast of Yule
Which brightens up this bleakish time of year
A cause of joy for children freed from school
And moms and dads who love the season’s cheer
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Postby Audiendus » Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:40 am

IN PRAISE OF CHRISTMAS

I write to laud the merry feast of Yule
Which brightens up this bleakish time of year
A cause of joy for children freed from school
And moms and dads who love the season’s cheer
I relish the exchange of gifts and cards

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Postby saparris » Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:04 am

IN PRAISE OF CHRISTMAS

I write to laud the merry feast of Yule
Which brightens up this bleakish time of year
A cause of joy for children freed from school
And moms and dads who love the season’s cheer

I relish the exchange of gifts and cards
The smell of spruce, the hush of falling snow
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Postby Audiendus » Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:01 pm

IN PRAISE OF CHRISTMAS

I write to laud the merry feast of Yule
Which brightens up this bleakish time of year
A cause of joy for children freed from school
And moms and dads who love the season’s cheer

I relish the exchange of gifts and cards
The smell of spruce, the hush of falling snow
The hymns composed by ancient monks and bards

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Postby saparris » Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:48 pm

IN PRAISE OF CHRISTMAS

I write to laud the merry feast of Yule
Which brightens up this bleakish time of year
A cause of joy for children freed from school
And moms and dads who love the season’s cheer

I relish the exchange of gifts and cards
The scent of spruce, the hush of falling snow
The hymns composed by ancient monks and bards
United—like some seasonal tableau
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Postby Audiendus » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:47 am

IN PRAISE OF CHRISTMAS

I write to laud the merry feast of Yule
Which brightens up this bleakish time of year
A cause of joy for children freed from school
And moms and dads who love the season’s cheer

I relish the exchange of gifts and cards
The scent of spruce, the hush of falling snow
The hymns composed by ancient monks and bards
United—like some seasonal tableau

The gas-lit scenes described in Dickens' tales

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Postby saparris » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:22 pm

IN PRAISE OF CHRISTMAS

I write to laud the merry feast of Yule
Which brightens up this bleakish time of year
A cause of joy for children freed from school
And moms and dads who love the season’s cheer

I relish the exchange of gifts and cards
The scent of spruce, the hush of falling snow
The hymns composed by ancient monks and bards
United—like some seasonal tableau

The gas-lit scenes described in Dickens' tales
Emerge like shadowlike reminders of old times
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Postby Audiendus » Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:17 pm

saparris wrote:Emerge like shadowlike reminders of old times

Some metrical irregularity there.... 8)

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Postby saparris » Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:15 pm

Oops. Will change.
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Postby saparris » Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:28 pm

IN PRAISE OF CHRISTMAS

I write to laud the merry feast of Yule
Which brightens up this bleakish time of year
A cause of joy for children freed from school
And moms and dads who love the season’s cheer

I relish the exchange of gifts and cards
The scent of spruce, the hush of falling snow
The hymns composed by ancient monks and bards
United—like some seasonal tableau

The gas-lit scenes described in Dickens' tales
Are shadowlike traditions we still keep
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Postby Audiendus » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:54 pm

IN PRAISE OF CHRISTMAS

I write to laud the merry feast of Yule
Which brightens up this bleakish time of year
A cause of joy for children freed from school
And moms and dads who love the season’s cheer

I relish the exchange of gifts and cards
The scent of spruce, the hush of falling snow
The hymns composed by ancient monks and bards
United—like some seasonal tableau

The gas-lit scenes described in Dickens' tales
Are shadowlike traditions we still keep
The merchandise at the midwinter sales

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Postby saparris » Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:51 am

IN PRAISE OF CHRISTMAS

I write to laud the merry feast of Yule
Which brightens up this bleakish time of year
A cause of joy for children freed from school
And moms and dads who love the season’s cheer

I relish the exchange of gifts and cards
The scent of spruce, the hush of falling snow
The hymns composed by ancient monks and bards
United—like some seasonal tableau

The gas-lit scenes described in Dickens' tales
Are shadowlike traditions we still keep
The merchandise at the midwinter sales
Turn creditworthy shoppers into sheep
Ars longa, vita brevis


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