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Group Poem Exercise X

Postby Audiendus » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:19 pm

This will be a 24-line poem consisting of 4 six-line stanzas. The six lines of each stanza will be iambic, with the following pattern of syllables: 10, 10, 6, 10, 10, 6. The rhyme scheme will be AABCCB, DDEFFE etc. (So the two shorter lines of each stanza will rhyme with each other.)

As in an earlier Group Poem (Exercise IV), we will include Goodwords from the past year. Each of the longer lines should contain one such word. Any form of a word (plural, past tense etc) will be acceptable. Please bold the Goodword. (You don't have to include such a word in the shorter lines, but you can if you wish.)

Saparris has suggested the theme of Thanksgiving for this poem. Although this is not celebrated in the UK, I am happy to accept his suggestion. You can, if you wish, include matters of only tangential relevance, provided you return firmly to the Thanksgiving theme at the end.

So here is the title and first line:

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
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Postby saparris » Sat Nov 19, 2011 12:50 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:12 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer
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Postby saparris » Sat Nov 19, 2011 8:23 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Sat Nov 19, 2011 11:01 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
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Postby saparris » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:38 am

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Sun Nov 20, 2011 8:11 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
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Postby saparris » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:23 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields.
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:23 am

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
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Postby saparris » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:20 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:43 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
With skirmishes and battles large and small
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Postby saparris » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:34 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
With skirmishes and battles large and small
And peace gave way to dread
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:52 am

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
With skirmishes and battles large and small
And peace gave way to dread.

At length the settlers' doggedness and pluck
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Postby saparris » Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:39 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
With skirmishes and battles large and small
And peace gave way to dread.

At length the settlers' doggedness and pluck
(And some omnifarious "Pilgrim luck")
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Postby Audiendus » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:32 pm

THANKSGIVING

The sedulous and godly folk of yore
Departed Plymouth’s sloughs for Plymouth’s shore
Inspired by hope and prayer.
The soporific seas conspired, yet still
The voyagers, with pertinacious will,
Soon breathed supernal air.

The fecund Pilgrims sowed the fertile fields
And Massasoit brought succor for their yields,
But conflict lay ahead.
Raw cold and sickness loomed; death came to call
With skirmishes and battles large and small
And peace gave way to dread.

At length the settlers' doggedness and pluck
(And some omnifarious "Pilgrim luck")
Would vindicate their dream.
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