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Group Poem XIV

Postby Audiendus » Thu Nov 01, 2012 4:24 pm

Group Poem XIV

This poem will have a Halloween-inspired theme.

It will have 5 stanzas of 5 lines each, rhyming AABBB, CCDDD, EEFFF etc. The first 4 lines of each stanza will be in iambic hexameter (12 syllables each), and the last line of the stanza will be a short line of iambic dimeter (4 syllables). The second and fourth lines of each stanza shall include one word of at least 4 syllables, which should be shown in red. Here are the title and first line:

THE GHOST

While strolling through a graveyard in the dead of night

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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby saparris » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:05 pm

The Ghost

While strolling through a graveyard in the dead of night
I saw an apparition of transparent light
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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby Audiendus » Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:18 pm

The Ghost

While strolling through a graveyard in the dead of night
I saw an apparition of transparent light
Beside a headstone was a strange ethereal head

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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby saparris » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:12 am

The Ghost

While strolling through a graveyard in the dead of night
I saw an apparition of transparent light
Beside a headstone was a strange ethereal head
With tomb-like looks, yet not irrevocably dead
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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby Audiendus » Fri Nov 02, 2012 4:05 pm

The Ghost

While strolling through a graveyard on a moonless night
I saw an apparition of transparent light
Beside a headstone was a strange ethereal head
With tomb-like looks, yet not irrevocably dead
"Hi there", I said.

[First line changed to avoid using "dead" twice]
The bathos in line 5 is deliberate.

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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby saparris » Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:19 pm

The Ghost

While strolling through a graveyard on a moonless night
I saw an apparition of transparent light
Beside a headstone was a strange ethereal head
With tomb-like looks, yet not irrevocably dead
"Hi there", I said.

"You must not venture through this place!" the visage cried.
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby Audiendus » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:24 am

The Ghost

While strolling through a graveyard on a moonless night
I saw an apparition of transparent light
Beside a headstone was a strange ethereal head
With tomb-like looks, yet not irrevocably dead
"Hi there", I said.

"You must not venture through this place!" the visage cried.
"I have no necrophilic motive", I replied.

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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby saparris » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:30 am

The Ghost

While strolling through a graveyard on a moonless night
I saw an apparition of transparent light
Beside a headstone was a strange ethereal head
With tomb-like looks, yet not irrevocably dead
"Hi there", I said.

"You must not venture through this place!" the visage cried.
"I have no necrophilic motive", I replied.
Hoping—nay, praying—that the specter felt the same.
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby Audiendus » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:28 pm

The Ghost

While strolling through a graveyard on a moonless night
I saw an apparition of transparent light
Beside a headstone was a strange ethereal head
With tomb-like looks, yet not irrevocably dead
"Hi there", I said.

"You must not venture through this place!" the visage cried.
"I have no necrophilic motive", I replied,
Hoping—nay, praying—that the specter felt the same.
It glared, and told me to substantiate my claim.

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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby saparris » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:52 pm

The Ghost

While strolling through a graveyard on a moonless night
I saw an apparition of transparent light
Beside a headstone was a strange ethereal head
With tomb-like looks, yet not irrevocably dead
"Hi there", I said.

"You must not venture through this place!" the visage cried.
"I have no necrophilic motive", I replied,
Hoping—nay, praying—that the specter felt the same.
It glared, and told me to substantiate my claim.
Or die in shame.
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby Audiendus » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:56 pm

The Ghost

While strolling through a graveyard on a moonless night
I saw an apparition of transparent light
Beside a headstone was a strange ethereal head
With tomb-like looks, yet not irrevocably dead
"Hi there", I said.

"You must not venture through this place!" the visage cried.
"I have no necrophilic motive", I replied,
Hoping—nay, praying—that the specter felt the same.
It glared, and told me to substantiate my claim
Or die in shame.

So I explained the cause of my nocturnal walk

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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby saparris » Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:13 am

The Ghost

While strolling through a graveyard on a moonless night
I saw an apparition of transparent light
Beside a headstone was a strange ethereal head
With tomb-like looks, yet not irrevocably dead
"Hi there", I said.

"You must not venture through this place!" the visage cried.
"I have no necrophilic motive", I replied,
Hoping—nay, praying—that the specter felt the same.
It glared, and told me to substantiate my claim
Or die in shame.

So I explained the cause of my nocturnal walk:
My melancholy spirit made me seek the dark.
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby Audiendus » Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:00 pm

The Ghost

While strolling through a graveyard on a moonless night
I saw an apparition of transparent light
Beside a headstone was a strange ethereal head
With tomb-like looks, yet not irrevocably dead
"Hi there", I said.

"You must not venture through this place!" the visage cried.
"I have no necrophilic motive", I replied,
Hoping—nay, praying—that the specter felt the same.
It glared, and told me to substantiate my claim
Or die in shame.

So I explained the cause of my nocturnal walk:
My melancholy spirit made me seek the dark.
A lambent arm appeared. "Look thither", howled the ghost

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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby saparris » Sun Nov 04, 2012 9:26 pm

The Ghost

While strolling through a graveyard on a moonless night
I saw an apparition of transparent light
Beside a headstone was a strange ethereal head
With tomb-like looks, yet not irrevocably dead
"Hi there", I said.

"You must not venture through this place!" the visage cried.
"I have no necrophilic motive", I replied,
Hoping—nay, praying—that the specter felt the same.
It glared, and told me to substantiate my claim
Or die in shame.

So I explained the cause of my nocturnal walk:
My melancholy spirit made me seek the dark.
A lambent arm appeared. "Look thither", howled the ghost,
At all the souls that call this cemetery host."
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby Audiendus » Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:32 pm

The Ghost

While strolling through a graveyard on a moonless night
I saw an apparition of transparent light
Beside a headstone was a strange ethereal head
With tomb-like looks, yet not irrevocably dead
"Hi there", I said.

"You must not venture through this place!" the visage cried.
"I have no necrophilic motive", I replied,
Hoping—nay, praying—that the specter felt the same.
It glared, and told me to substantiate my claim
Or die in shame.

So I explained the cause of my nocturnal walk:
My melancholy spirit made me seek the dark.
A lambent arm appeared. "Look thither", howled the ghost,
At all the souls that call this cemetery host.
Dude, you'd be toast!"


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