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Group Poem Exercise VII

Postby Audiendus » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:50 pm

This will be a poem about the love of books, consisting of 24 lines, arranged in 6 stanzas of 4 lines each. It will be in iambic pentameter, rhyming ABBA, CDDC, EFFE etc. The first line of the poem will contain a word ending in A, the second a word ending in B, and so on through the alphabet (excluding J and Q). These words (which can come anywhere in the line, but must be at least 3 letters long) should be shown in bold. As usual, please copy the earlier lines when you post. The title and first line are as follows:

ODE TO BOOKS

I have a mania for well-bound tomes
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Postby saparris » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:13 pm

ODE TO BOOKS

I have a mania for well-bound tomes
With gilded spines embracing noun and verb
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:50 am

ODE TO BOOKS

I have a mania for well-bound tomes
With gilded spines embracing noun and verb
A bibliophilic urge I cannot curb
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Postby Stargzer » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:26 pm

ODE TO BOOKS

I have a mania for well-bound tomes
With gilded spines embracing noun and verb
A bibliophilic urge I cannot curb
'Twould drive, I fear, most spouses from their homes.
Regards//Larry

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Postby saparris » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:05 pm

ODE TO BOOKS

I have a mania for well-bound tomes
With gilded spines embracing noun and verb
A bibliophilic urge I cannot curb
'Twould drive, I fear, most spouses from their homes.

Yet, though I love my mate with all my heart
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:03 am

ODE TO BOOKS

I have a mania for well-bound tomes
With gilded spines embracing noun and verb
A bibliophilic urge I cannot curb
'Twould drive, I fear, most spouses from their homes.

Yet, though I love my mate with all my heart
I ogle those stout volumes on my shelf
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Postby saparris » Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:05 pm

ODE TO BOOKS

I have a mania for well-bound tomes
With gilded spines embracing noun and verb
A bibliophilic urge I cannot curb
'Twould drive, I fear, most spouses from their homes.

Yet, though I love my mate with all my heart
I ogle those stout volumes on my shelf
And whisper “darling darlings” to myself
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:04 pm

ODE TO BOOKS

I have a mania for well-bound tomes
With gilded spines embracing noun and verb
A bibliophilic urge I cannot curb
'Twould drive, I fear, most spouses from their homes.

Yet, though I love my mate with all my heart
I ogle those stout volumes on my shelf
And whisper “darling darlings” to myself
As maudlin aesthetes gush at works of art.
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Postby saparris » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:21 pm

ODE TO BOOKS

I have a mania for well-bound tomes
With gilded spines embracing noun and verb
A bibliophilic urge I cannot curb
'Twould drive, I fear, most spouses from their homes.

Yet, though I love my mate with all my heart
I ogle those stout volumes on my shelf
And whisper “darling darlings” to myself
As maudlin aesthetes gush at works of art.

In Greece, men went to Delphi for a sign
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:15 am

ODE TO BOOKS

I have a mania for well-bound tomes
With gilded spines embracing noun and verb
A bibliophilic urge I cannot curb
'Twould drive, I fear, most spouses from their homes.

Yet, though I love my mate with all my heart
I ogle those stout volumes on my shelf
And whisper “darling darlings” to myself
As maudlin aesthetes gush at works of art.

In Greece, men went to Delphi for a sign
To tell their fortune, be it bright or bleak
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Wed Apr 06, 2011 2:26 pm

With 14 bookcases in my "war room" I should have
discovered this ode!!!
-----please, draw me a sheep-----
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Postby saparris » Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:03 pm

ODE TO BOOKS

I have a mania for well-bound tomes
With gilded spines embracing noun and verb
A bibliophilic urge I cannot curb
'Twould drive, I fear, most spouses from their homes.

Yet, though I love my mate with all my heart
I ogle those stout volumes on my shelf
And whisper “darling darlings” to myself
As maudlin aesthetes gush at works of art.

In Greece, men went to Delphi for a sign
To tell their fortune, be it bright or bleak
My oracles are books, all of which speak
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:50 am

ODE TO BOOKS

I have a mania for well-bound tomes
With gilded spines embracing noun and verb
A bibliophilic urge I cannot curb
'Twould drive, I fear, most spouses from their homes.

Yet, though I love my mate with all my heart
I ogle those stout volumes on my shelf
And whisper “darling darlings” to myself
As maudlin aesthetes gush at works of art.

In Greece, men went to Delphi for a sign
To tell their fortune, be it bright or bleak
My oracles are books, all of which speak
Profound but cryptic wisdom in each line.
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Postby LukeJavan8 » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:10 pm

Not bad you guys.
I'll have to remember to check this thread more often.
-----please, draw me a sheep-----
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Postby saparris » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:47 pm

ODE TO BOOKS

I have a mania for well-bound tomes
With gilded spines embracing noun and verb
A bibliophilic urge I cannot curb
'Twould drive, I fear, most spouses from their homes.

Yet, though I love my mate with all my heart
I ogle those stout volumes on my shelf
And whisper “darling darlings” to myself
As maudlin aesthetes gush at works of art.

In Greece, men went to Delphi for a sign
To tell their fortune, be it bright or bleak
My oracles are books, all of which speak
Profound but cryptic wisdom in each line.

One volume lauds the innate good of man
Ars longa, vita brevis
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