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Group Poem XX

Postby Audiendus » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:43 am

This will be a poem entitled "The Shipwreck", of 24 lines (six 4-line stanzas) in anapaestic metre (or "anapestic meter" if you prefer :wink: ), consisting of lines of 4 and 3 feet (12 and 9 syllables) alternately, i.e:

da-da-DUM da-da-DUM da-da-DUM da-da-DUM
da-da-DUM da-da-DUM da-da-DUM,
da-da-DUM da-da-DUM da-da-DUM da-da-DUM
da-da-DUM da-da-DUM da-da-DUM.

Line 2 will rhyme with line 4; line 6 will rhyme with line 8, etc. Odd-numbered lines will not rhyme.

As usual, please copy the existing lines together with your new line. The title and first line are as follows:

The Shipwreck

When the crew felt a surge in the strength of the wind

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Re: Group Poem XX

Postby Slava » Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:11 pm

The Shipwreck

When the crew felt a surge in the strength of the wind
They all knew right away they were sunk
Life is like playing chess with chessmen who each have thoughts and feelings and motives of their own.

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Re: Group Poem XX

Postby saparris » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:42 pm

The Shipwreck

When the crew felt a surge in the strength of the wind
They all knew right away they were sunk
And the captain said "Aye, 'tis an ominous sign"
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XX

Postby Audiendus » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:22 pm

The Shipwreck

When the crew felt a surge in the strength of the wind
They all knew right away they were sunk
And the captain said "Aye, 'tis an ominous sign"
As a rope hit the deck with a clunk.

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Re: Group Poem XX

Postby saparris » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:26 am

The Shipwreck

When the crew felt a surge in the strength of the wind
They all knew right away they were sunk
And the captain said "Aye, 'tis an ominous sign"
As a rope hit the deck with a clunk.

But a sailor will never give in to the sea
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XX

Postby Audiendus » Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:36 pm

The Shipwreck

When the crew felt a surge in the strength of the wind
They all knew right away they were sunk
And the captain said "Aye, 'tis an ominous sign"
As a rope hit the deck with a clunk.

But a sailor will never give in to the sea
And the helmsman with boldness opined:

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Re: Group Poem XX

Postby saparris » Fri Aug 01, 2014 3:00 pm

The Shipwreck

When the crew felt a surge in the strength of the wind
They all knew right away they were sunk
And the captain said "Aye, 'tis an ominous sign"
As a rope hit the deck with a clunk.

But a sailor will never give in to the sea
And the helmsman with boldness opined:
"We will probably die in this damnable squall
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XX

Postby Audiendus » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:18 pm

The Shipwreck

When the crew felt a surge in the strength of the wind
They all knew right away they were sunk
And the captain said "Aye, 'tis an ominous sign"
As a rope hit the deck with a clunk.

But a sailor will never give in to the sea
And the helmsman with boldness opined:
"We will probably die in this damnable squall
But we'll fight it with hope in our mind".

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Re: Group Poem XX

Postby saparris » Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:01 pm

The Shipwreck

When the crew felt a surge in the strength of the wind
They all knew right away they were sunk
And the captain said "Aye, 'tis an ominous sign"
As a rope hit the deck with a clunk.

But a sailor will never give in to the sea
And the helmsman with boldness opined:
"We will probably die in this damnable squall
But we'll fight it with hope in our mind".

So we battened the hatches and took down the sails
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XX

Postby Audiendus » Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:07 pm

The Shipwreck

When the crew felt a surge in the strength of the wind
They all knew right away they were sunk
And the captain said "Aye, 'tis an ominous sign"
As a rope hit the deck with a clunk.

But a sailor will never give in to the sea
And the helmsman with boldness opined:
"We will probably die in this damnable squall
But we'll fight it with hope in our mind".

So we battened the hatches and took down the sails
As a wave tore the flags from a mast

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Re: Group Poem XX

Postby saparris » Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:28 pm

The Shipwreck

When the crew felt a surge in the strength of the wind
They all knew right away they were sunk
And the captain said "Aye, 'tis an ominous sign"
As a rope hit the deck with a clunk.

But a sailor will never give in to the sea
And the helmsman with boldness opined:
"We will probably die in this damnable squall
But we'll fight it with hope in our mind".

So we battened the hatches and took down the sails
As a wave tore the flags from a mast
And the swells were as high as the ocean is deep
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XX

Postby Audiendus » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:25 pm

The Shipwreck

When the crew felt a surge in the strength of the wind
They all knew right away they were sunk
And the captain said "Aye, 'tis an ominous sign"
As a rope hit the deck with a clunk.

But a sailor will never give in to the sea
And the helmsman with boldness opined:
"We will probably die in this damnable squall
But we'll fight it with hope in our mind".

So we battened the hatches and took down the sails
As a wave tore the flags from a mast
And the swells were as high as the ocean is deep
When the wheelhouse was smashed by the blast.

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Re: Group Poem XX

Postby saparris » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:18 am

The Shipwreck

When the crew felt a surge in the strength of the wind
They all knew right away they were sunk
And the captain said "Aye, 'tis an ominous sign"
As a rope hit the deck with a clunk.

But a sailor will never give in to the sea
And the helmsman with boldness opined:
"We will probably die in this damnable squall
But we'll fight it with hope in our mind".

So we battened the hatches and took down the sails
As a wave tore the flags from a mast
And the swells were as high as the ocean is deep
When the wheelhouse was smashed by the blast.

We were all on our knees—some for fear, some for prayer—
Ars longa, vita brevis

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Re: Group Poem XX

Postby Audiendus » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:33 pm

The Shipwreck

When the crew felt a surge in the strength of the wind
They all knew right away they were sunk
And the captain said "Aye, 'tis an ominous sign"
As a rope hit the deck with a clunk.

But a sailor will never give in to the sea
And the helmsman with boldness opined:
"We will probably die in this damnable squall
But we'll fight it with hope in our mind".

So we battened the hatches and took down the sails
As a wave tore the flags from a mast
And the swells were as high as the ocean is deep
When the wheelhouse was smashed by the blast.

We were all on our knees—some for fear, some for prayer—
While the captain consulted his maps

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Re: Group Poem XX

Postby saparris » Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:06 pm

Re: Group Poem XX
by Audiendus » Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:33 pm
The Shipwreck

When the crew felt a surge in the strength of the wind
They all knew right away they were sunk
And the captain said "Aye, 'tis an ominous sign"
As a rope hit the deck with a clunk.

But a sailor will never give in to the sea
And the helmsman with boldness opined:
"We will probably die in this damnable squall
But we'll fight it with hope in our mind".

So we battened the hatches and took down the sails
As a wave tore the flags from a mast
And the swells were as high as the ocean is deep
When the wheelhouse was smashed by the blast.

We were all on our knees—some for fear, some for prayer—
While the captain consulted his maps
With a visage forlorn, he looked out at the storm
Ars longa, vita brevis


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