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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby saparris » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:18 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.
A lambent arm appeared. "Look thither", howled the ghost,
At all the souls that call this cemetery host.
Dude, you'd be toast!"

“Ill bread? Poor Yorick never uttered words so vile!”
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby Audiendus » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:31 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!"

“Ill bread? Poor Yorick never uttered words so vile!”
My deft paronomasia induced a smile.
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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby saparris » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:55 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!"

“Ill bread? Poor Yorick never uttered words so vile!”
My deft paronomasia induced a smile,
And then, “I hope your legs are quicker than your wit.”
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby Audiendus » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:55 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.
A lambent arm appeared. "Look thither", howled the ghost,
At all the souls that call this cemetery host.
Dude, you'd be toast!"

“Ill bread? Poor Yorick never uttered words so vile!”
My deft paronomasia induced a smile,
And then, “I hope your legs are quicker than your wit.”
But how could evanescent shades force me to quit?
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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby saparris » Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:48 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!"

“Ill bread? Poor Yorick never uttered words so vile!”
My deft paronomasia induced a smile,
And then, “I hope your legs are quicker than your wit.”
But how could evanescent shades force me to quit?
So I'll end it!
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby LukeJavan8 » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:17 pm

I am really impressed, but, alas, I followed it without
making any contributions. You guys are too good for me.
When I thought it was going to go one way, it took a
turn. I was sort of rooting for the ghost for awhile,
I'll confess.

Bravo, bravo! ! !
-----please, draw me a sheep-----
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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby saparris » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:31 pm

Hey, Luke.

Save your applause. We have one more verse to go, and the ghost might just win! It depends the next five lines.

Steve
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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby Slava » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:49 pm

By-the-by, I did send the previous poem into my local paper. Not only did they not publish it, they did not even deign to reply. :evil:
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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby Perry Lassiter » Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:48 pm

But this is the best yet. Try one of the poetry mags. This one should be preserved, framed, and sold in Haloween catalogues!
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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby saparris » Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:11 pm

You're putting a lot of pressure on the dynamic duo! I hope we can deliver a winning fifth stanza! SAP
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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby saparris » Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:45 pm

(I suppose that "end it" was a poor choice, since some of you assumed that the poem was over. I revised the last line to correct that assumption.)

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!"

“Ill bread? Poor Yorick never uttered words so vile!”
My deft paronomasia induced a smile,
And then, “I hope your legs are quicker than your wit.”
But how could evanescent shades force me to quit
This haunted skit?
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby Slava » Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:44 pm

I guess I was not entirely clear in my previous post. The poem I was speaking of was the Polysemous one on politics and elections.
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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby Audiendus » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:58 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!"

“Ill bread? Poor Yorick never uttered words so vile!”
My deft paronomasia induced a smile,
And then, “I hope your legs are quicker than your wit.”
But how could evanescent shades force me to quit
This haunted skit?

"Is it Walpurgis Night?" I scoffed. "Or Halloween?"
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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby saparris » Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:55 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!"

“Ill bread? Poor Yorick never uttered words so vile!”
My deft paronomasia induced a smile,
And then, “I hope your legs are quicker than your wit.”
But how could evanescent shades force me to quit
This haunted skit?

"Is it Walpurgis Night?" I scoffed. "Or Halloween?"
An abracadabra or a candy routine?
Ars longa, vita brevis
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Re: Group Poem XIV

Postby Audiendus » Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:35 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.
A lambent arm appeared. "Look thither", howled the ghost,
At all the souls that call this cemetery host.
Dude, you'd be toast!"

“Ill bread? Poor Yorick never uttered words so vile!”
My deft paronomasia induced a smile,
And then, “I hope your legs are quicker than your wit.”
But how could evanescent shades force me to quit
This haunted skit?

"Is it Walpurgis Night?" I scoffed. "Or Halloween?
An abracadabra or a candy routine?"
Then—horror! From a nearby grave, up flew the stone,
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