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Time for an Etheree(al) Challenge!

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brneyedgrly
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25 posted 07-05-2009 12:01 PM       View Profile for brneyedgrly   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brneyedgrly


~hello, mr. balladeer...

i am kind of new here at pip and have been having fun cart~wheeling through this playground : )  i have this free~verse spirit that i sometimes try to tame and so i thought that i would try some of your challenges.  i would love your opinion before posting the following.  the first is an acrostic (wrong thread, i know,  but since i have your attention...lol) i also have an etheree to offer.

questions concerning the acrostic:
is it okay to leave the first letter of each line uncapitalized?  i just don't like how it presents and reads with capitals...also, i like how it looks with each word (wearing a woman's skin) separated by a line space, however, this doesn't necessarily correspond with the breaks when reading it...your opinion?  should it all run together?  

and i would just like approval on the etheree... thanks for your input : )

~shellie
*
*
*
*
wearing a woman's skin (acrostic)


wardrobe change,
each girl layer
a memory on the floor,
refashioning of
inseams and ideas,
nude garment of
gypsy impulses,

allowing myself to

wear my worth,
opened buttons down my back,
metamorphosis,
arrival of freedom wings,
needing the cling of this
silky, sheer

siren's gown,
knowing i've found myself
in the fit of this
new skin
*
*
*
*
love and the ways it is used... (etheree)


trust
soul~mates
holding hands
please marry me
for better or worse
i would never hurt you
i will love you forever
from now until the end of time
i love you unconditionally
i wouldn't leave you in a million years

you will not compromise with me at all
it's your way, all the way, or no way
if i don't like it i can leave
counseling...no, you wouldn't
wow, did you just hit me
i want a divorce
living alone
adjusting
heart~break
grief

hope
spirit
lessons learned
carrying on
granting myself grace
learning to love myself
creating new goals and dreams
protecting all of my treasures
being someone better than before
refusing to lay down and die...ever

~thanks  : )
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26 posted 07-05-2009 07:37 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Hi, Shellie....welcome to the workshop. Nice to meet you

As far as your questions are concerned, no, it is not necessary to capitalize beginning letters of a line. Actually, and especially in free verse, it is more common not to.

As far as the line spacing to co-ordinate the seperation of the acrostic in the right places, in free verse you can get away with it, because free verse doesn't have any rules! (that's why some people just LOVE free verse!). In rhymed poetry it would look inappropriate.

Btw, both of your exercises are VERY well done and you are a welcome addition to the site. I hope you enjoy your stay!
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27 posted 07-05-2009 11:51 PM       View Profile for brneyedgrly   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brneyedgrly


~thank you so much, mr balladeer, for your advice and for thinking them well done  

and it's nice to meet you, too!

shellie

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28 posted 07-19-2009 11:01 PM       View Profile for Oklahoma Rose   Email Oklahoma Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oklahoma Rose

Another attempt at an Etheree!

Heís
Master
Of meter
Gentle and kind
As he tries to teach
Heís ready and willing
Never giving up on us
Letting us have the time we need
He is the master of meter whoís
Allowing us to go at our own pace
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29 posted 07-20-2009 03:18 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Sue, how could Balladeer not like your Etheree? It's got his name written all over it!
~ Oh, and btw, I totally concur!

LL
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30 posted 07-20-2009 07:59 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Ah, Rose, you are unstoppable! You will keep working and trying to do things right...and that's a wonderful trait. Your perserverance and determination should be inspiring to all and I salute you for them.

As far as the poem is concerned, you followed the rules to the letter and your ehteree is goodtome. Nicely done!
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31 posted 07-20-2009 10:58 AM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Hey Sweet Sue! You impressed our teacher! Congrats on your Etheree!
Now here is my shot at writing one.

Lost & Found

Lost,
alone,
feeling blue.
Sobbing on bed
over lost love, true.
Thereíd been no clue or sign,
Now loveís a bottle of wine.
Like a cuckoo, away he flew.
Thoí days are long ~ the nights are longer.
~ Drowning my sorrows in alcohol brew.

When doorbell rang, I rose up from my bed.
Thoughts of him spun around in my head.
Opened the door and there he stood,
as Iíd been hoping he would.
I was under his spell,
Into arms I fell.
I felt sheer bliss,
with his kiss.
~ Lost love,
Found.

LLD
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32 posted 07-20-2009 11:20 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Yay, Sue!



Kisses & Hugs,
A
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33 posted 07-20-2009 11:22 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Linda,

I love your story.  Great job!

A
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34 posted 07-21-2009 09:31 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Thank you, Alison. I hope Etheree with its hodge-podge of free verse and odd-beat rhyme schemes are acceptable to Master B.

LL
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35 posted 07-22-2009 12:30 AM       View Profile for brneyedgrly   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brneyedgrly


sue and linda

both of your poems are great

etherees are such fun and i think allison said it best when she said it was like fitting the pieces of a puzzle (at least it was for me!)

shel

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36 posted 07-22-2009 08:58 AM       View Profile for Oklahoma Rose   Email Oklahoma Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oklahoma Rose

I'm leaving this to the Master. I guess he is busy, Linda. Don't worry, he'll be here. I think he will like it.

Thank you, Alison! I tried.

Thank you, Shellie! You do very well with this Etheree.
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37 posted 07-22-2009 01:08 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Ah, earthy angel. I love your participation here, love your enthusiasm and love your friendship.....just don't love that poem.

You got the syllable counts right but at the expense of quality. You can do a whole lot better!!
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38 posted 07-22-2009 02:16 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Now why did I know that you wouldn't be crazy over my etheree. ~ I was experimenting with parts in free verse and parts in rhyming couplets to mix it up a bit. Does an etheree have to be totally one or the other ~ or is a 'mixed bag' a cardinal sin? lol My free verse just happens to rhyme at time! lol

Rondeaux et Rispettos work much better with my style. I doubt I'll ever be writing another etheree because, they seemed too forced. I might take another stab at this one ~ but then again, I may not.

Thanks for reading it, Master Meterist.

LL
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39 posted 07-22-2009 02:33 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Okay, I'm back. I can't stand things left half-baked. So I just whipped this one up.
~ and in free verse. Here's attempt #2.

Sad,
am I.
~lost, alone,
with head hung low
My love flew away
with some yellow-haired chick
They both deserve each other.
I am closing my heart and arms.
for he is persona non gratta
With wings spread wide, I soar above dark clouds.

[This message has been edited by Earth Angel (07-22-2009 03:39 PM).]

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40 posted 07-22-2009 02:57 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Now I'm actually enjoying writing etherees! I hope I writing them correctly now! Here's another attempt.

Iím
heading
for the sea.
Iíll be diving
into cools waters
to wash away all cares
and stresses from my work day.
Sunshine restores my energy.
Refreshed and renewed Iíll return to
the four confining walls and ringing phones.

LL
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41 posted 07-25-2009 11:23 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Well, dear Teacher, I made two more attempts at writing an Etheree. I hope they are better than my first one. If not, I'll be back to write a fourth.

LL
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42 posted 07-26-2009 12:51 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Excellent, Angel....both of those are very well written and you didn't fudge a bit.

I knew you would be back to get it right....and you did!
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Deer Dear,
  
   I loved your challenge, and THAT it became.  A challenge!  I mixed up the rhyme a bit, and found myself in a mess; hope it's fixed!  Ok...  Here goes...

            

           Eh?
           Were you
      There with me
        In my presence,
       I, unknowingly,
        of your distant essence?
         Tribulations where exceed
        my ability to cross fence;
                  While distressed by the futureís  dress code,          
         is it through you, my implosions let vent?


       Are you the one who sifts smoke from heartís sky,
         Buckets the water,  wagons the load,
           Moving clouds for sun to commence?
           Do you move about freely
           in drive to dispense with
           my tears discreetly,
           granting presents?
           Unknowing,
            Iíve been.
              Yes?
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44 posted 08-09-2009 09:31 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Nicely done, miscellanea. The only things I would go against are the phrases "did exceed" and "did vent". Earth Angel can tell you how I feel about using did unnaturally to get your poem to conform to rules or meter. it's a no-no!

Otherwise, it reads very well and is quite original. Good going!
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45 posted 08-09-2009 09:35 PM       View Profile for miscellanea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miscellanea

Thanks for your kindness in response, as well as that Balladeer honesty!

I'll revise.  Any better?

Thanks for your input, BTW.

`miscellanea~
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46 posted 08-25-2009 07:36 PM       View Profile for Elias Nevermore   Email Elias Nevermore   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elias Nevermore

Leave
the man
with the gun
in his right hand
for he does not know
what his actions entail.
If he does pull the trigger,
not only will someone be killed,
but his soul shall be plunged into the
torturous pits that await him in hell.

[This message has been edited by Elias Nevermore (08-25-2009 08:25 PM).]

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Very good, Elias. Your line that should contain 9 only has 8, but the rest of it works fine.  
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48 posted 08-25-2009 08:26 PM       View Profile for Elias Nevermore   Email Elias Nevermore   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elias Nevermore

thank you balladeer.

I edited the poem, so the mistakes you pointed out should be fixed.
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Hey Elias, welcome to the workshop.  I like the poem.

Alison
 
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