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ifyouplease
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DEADLINE, 26 NOVEMBER 2017. 

WRITE A VERBLESS POEM ABOUT WINTER!

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verbless_poetry

 

I plead not ordinary

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Posted : October 17, 2017 12:20 am
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shywolf
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Sounds intriguing.  You do come up with the most unusual challenges, but I think I like this one.

Instead of trying to undo the biting of the old apple/I bite a new one instead/And with a toothless grin/Become a Dionysian among Christians.

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Posted : October 17, 2017 3:43 am
ifyouplease
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Great!

I plead not ordinary

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Posted : October 17, 2017 3:46 am
ifyouplease
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26 Nov you finish editing and submit it -- publishing day is Monday, lots of time to write something, you can submit earlier as many poems as you want, on the main site, the deadline simply means the challenge has ended.

thanks dear S 🙂

i must say that when I set a challenge this does not mean another member should wait before setting his/her own! In fact that's why my "deadlines" may seem long way off as Belcanto said.

I'd be happy to participate in any challenge even though mine is still valid and has not expired!

from wiki it's simply:

verbless poem, a poem without verbs.[1] Ezra Pound's "In a Station of the Metro" is a verbless poem of fourteen words:

The apparation of these faces in the crowd;
Petals on a wet, black bough.

I plead not ordinary

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Posted : October 17, 2017 11:49 pm
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ifyouplease
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I think it would be lovely if we had three or four challenges that way we could all try to submit something for each one. Anything to keep people active as poets and coming back!

I plead not ordinary

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Posted : October 17, 2017 11:54 pm
ifyouplease
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here is an awesome link

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/verbless-poetry-poets-glossary

verbless poetry: Poems without verbs. On one hand, the verbless poem can create a static quality, a sense of the arrested moment, which is why it has appealed to poets who write haiku and other types of imagist poems. For example, Ezra Pound’s defining imagist poem, “In a Station of the Metro,” consists of fourteen words without a verb. It juxtaposes two images without a comment, suggesting rather than stating the relationship, and in the process freezes a moment in time. 

I plead not ordinary

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Posted : October 18, 2017 12:05 am
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e-griff
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Very interesting challenge. Restrictive, but it's the difficulty the draws out the creativity. 

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Posted : October 18, 2017 12:35 pm
RLW
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Love this challenge. Have sharpened my pencils.

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Posted : October 18, 2017 10:54 pm
ifyouplease
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you're welcome Bel, I like deadlines that don't cause anxiety, the challenge is already a stressful task. the site is slowly and hopefully soon be in better shape regarding new submissions and new members and last but not least old members that come back. in two weeks or four it may have escaped a bad fate, meanwhile there WILL be an active challenge in this critical phase. that's why I picked this particular date.

 

I plead not ordinary

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Posted : October 19, 2017 4:09 pm
RLW
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So, from reading posts above, I take it we submit our challenge poems to the site, not here? I have some vague recollection that on the previous site we posted them here. If we post on the site should we title them as challenge poems? And is it better to leave posting until the deadline or when you are ready? 

Sorry for the list of questions...

Rachel ?

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Posted : October 19, 2017 7:58 pm
RLW
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And even more sorry if any questions were answered clearly above and I have not read through properly! ?

 

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Posted : October 19, 2017 7:59 pm
RLW
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Ermmmm. No need to reply. Just clicked on home page and answered all my own questions....?

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Posted : October 19, 2017 8:09 pm
e-griff
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Knowing of Shelagh's interest in detailed critiquing and workshop ping, and the value that has,  surely bringing a published poem into this forum and discussing it further would satisfy both demands? In other words it would not be either/or but both. The danger is of course that it could suck away good info from general view of all members and restrict it to a forum which many would not visit. But I'm sure the poetry challengers can categorise the type and depth of critique and choose appropriately.

A thought. ?

JohnG 

 

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Posted : October 20, 2017 8:19 am
ifyouplease
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Rich Mince Pies (poetry challenge)

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Posted : October 20, 2017 1:09 pm
ifyouplease
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Challenge Poem Verbless winter: Brute

I plead not ordinary

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Posted : October 20, 2017 1:46 pm
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