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Skyfyre
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0 posted 09-21-1999 05:16 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

First off, I must say if it weren't for all the aweome free verse I've read since I discovered this site (was it really less than two months ago?), I would never be in this dillemma in the first place. Jeez, thanks a lot, guys!

Anyway, my challenge is this: being a bona fide slave to rhyme (never missed a Rhymer's Anonymous meeting yet), I have had a great deal of difficulty doing anything in free verse. This annoys me endlessly, since it is my personal opinion that free verse is the purest form of poetry; the words must stand on their own without the support of rhyme or regular meter. What I need is proof that an old dog really CAN learn some new tricks; which is to say, I want some of you compulsive rhymers out there to throw some free verse my way, and the free-verse folks to try their hand at rhyme ...

Please convince me that this is just a writer's block, not a genetic predisposition! (I am beginning to have my doubts ...)

One special request, if I could ... on the subject of going against one's usual grain, might I entreat our own Sir Toerag to post something without one HINT of humor (much as I love his bashing) in it? (heheheheh)

Thanks in advance,

Nocht



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"Nunc lento sonitu dicunt, morierus"
(Now as I hear this bell tolling softly for another, it says to me, "Thou must die.")



[This message has been edited by Nochtdraco (edited 09-24-1999).]
Poet deVine
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1 posted 09-21-1999 10:14 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I will accept your challenge!!!! Even though I suck at free verse!!!
Lucie
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2 posted 09-22-1999 08:10 AM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

FREE VERSE!!! Are you kidding me??? OK.. I will try! Does it have to make sense?..hahha
Littlewings
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3 posted 09-22-1999 06:07 PM       View Profile for Littlewings   Email Littlewings   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Littlewings

Oh!! free verse is so ... well.. free. nocht-it is just a writers block and you will be ok.!Try making tottaly unrelated sentances make em' crazy and put em' together it will loosen you up fast
Skyfyre
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4 posted 09-23-1999 06:48 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Ya bunch of cowards!!! I can't believe, with all the talent in this place, I haven't had more people take me up on this one ... I am having a CRISIS here ... LOL

OK, here goes ... Madam deVine, pardon the play on words, but in consideration of your posts in adult, I don't think anyone would mind you "sucking" at anything ... (this is a compliment ... LOL)

Lucie, it absolutely does NOT have to make sense, I love it when things don't make sense, I seem to understand it better that way ...

Littlewings, was that a yes, or just friendly advice..?

Anyone else...?

Nocht
Artur Hawkwing
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5 posted 09-23-1999 07:49 PM       View Profile for Artur Hawkwing   Email Artur Hawkwing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artur Hawkwing

I would, I'm serious, but one resource I am awfully low on right now is time. I might attempt it, but I can't guarantee it.

For the challenge, I am all-around, so what do you want me to try?

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Skyfyre
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6 posted 09-23-1999 08:16 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

How about something with a more definite structure, like a villanelle or pantoum, Artur?

I plan to try a sestina ... LOL, masochist that I am ... been doing research on forms, I love a challenge ...

Looking forward to your post ...

Nocht
Tara Simms
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7 posted 09-23-1999 11:37 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

I write both free verse and rhyme, serious and funny. It would definitely be a challenge to me to write a poem in a certain form. What is a villanelle? What are some other forms to play with?
Skyfyre
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8 posted 09-24-1999 12:01 AM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Tara:

Might I suggest that you visit the following site:

http://library.advanced.org/3721/poems/forms/learn.html



[This message has been edited by Nochtdraco (edited 09-24-1999).]
DreamEvil
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9 posted 09-24-1999 06:41 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Peek into Dark and you'll find a few free verse pieces of mine. In Open I have a few blank verse as well as pantoums scattered throughout the forums. I believe I have a sestina in CA and a villanelle. Just for you, I'll repost a paradelle of mine; Winter. PLease look for it in Open2. If you have a form I have yet to try, please slide it my way.

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Now and forever my heart hears ~one voice~.
DreamEvilŠ



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10 posted 09-24-1999 09:48 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I know the forms of poetry are difficult, but maybe we should take one a week(?) and be challenged to write one? Just to stretch ourselves...what do you think?
Tara Simms
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11 posted 09-24-1999 01:39 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

thank you for the link, it's a very informative site.

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Skyfyre
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12 posted 09-24-1999 03:16 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

An excellent idea, Madam deVine ... Nan will be thrilled!

Still working on that sestina ...

Nocht

[This message has been edited by Nochtdraco (edited 09-24-1999).]
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