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Local Parasite
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Here's the story:

For my creative writing class I'm required to complete a 50 page "major work" upon which much of my grade will rely.  In order to accomplish this feat I've decided to write a sonnet every day which, when coupled with whatever other poetic works I complete before the end of the year, should compose a rather impressive little book of poetry.

The only thing that is going to be problematic in this is my sense of devotion.  Now, I know it's easier to get through things like this when you have a lot of other people doing it at the same time... such as diets, quitting smoking, et cetera.  I've already convinced Carly (Child of the Stars) to try and keep up with it and pester me about writing my sonnet every day.  She's also going to make an effort towards turning out sonnets regularly, which will help.

Any other takers?  I've been doing this for a week and I find it's actually really rewarding.  Here are the sonnet "rules" I'm going by:

1. Sonnet format.  Which means, fourteen lines, iambic pentameter, and a definite rhyme pattern.  By "definite" rhyme pattern, I mean something organized and neat, with at most one shift (petrarchan is abbaabbacdecde, and you can clearly see where that shift appears) in the rhyme pattern.

2.  Number, don't title, them.  Add a little subtitle beneath them if you wish (such as, "for my dead cat," or something) so that you have a clear idea what it's about or what inspired it.

3.  Make each one represent the day in which it was written somehow.


I'd really be grateful if you guys would be willing to join me in this.  You don't have to post every one of them, maybe only post the ones you're particularly proud of, but try to make it clear in the title of the post that it's written for this challenge so I don't let it slip by me.  

I'm having fun with this already and I encourage all of you to try it.  Best of luck and happy sonneting!

Brian

Faith is a fine invention
When gentlemen can see
But microscopes are prudent
In an emergency.
~~~Emily Dickinson

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1 posted 09-22-2003 04:05 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

me??? a sonnet???? LMAO

( ROFLMAO)

(choking)...

uh... yeah sure Brian... I could do that...

( walks out the door shaking his head and mumbling... you ain't that crazy ron.. you just ain't that crazy to even try)

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A sonnet a day?

Is that including false starts, rejects, re-writes, edits and final polishing?

I'll just wish you luck.
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3 posted 09-22-2003 06:24 PM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

I never could get the hang of meter. but I encourage you. you certainly have the talent

And the angel said unto me, "These are the cries of the carrots, the cries of the carrots!"
-Tool

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Well, Brian...it just so happens that I
posted a sonnet in Open #29 this morning.

I don't know that I can promise a sonnet a day,
but I'll make an effort to do them as often as possible.
You know how much I enjoy iambics.

I wish you luck and lots of motivation.
I know you can do it if you put your mind to it.

[This message has been edited by vlraynes (09-22-2003 07:00 PM).]

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Shall we make October "Sonnet" month in the workshop, LP?  Does your assignment last that long?  Mayhaps we can get some support going here...
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I have never ever written a sonnet.

I wish that I could write Bri a sonnet,
or at least toss to him a cheery bonnet!
But alas my brain, 'tis far too feeble,
and I must admit all I can write is scribble.

LOL, at least you gave me a good laugh. So did Capt Ron

Good luck!
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7 posted 09-22-2003 10:30 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Brian?

a perfect Shakespearean?
(cant I smudge it jus a lil?)
please . . .

What a challenge . . .
I love the idea of it being
from each day, this way it is sort
of like a little book of its own of emotions
*smile*
xxoo  
Janet Marie
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A sonnet a day???!!!???

    

I dont even write a poem a month anymore....


How bout I give ya a hug a day
and we'll call it even. LOL

I do so love your spirit Bribabes.

"If you feel heartbreak, distant thunder, lightning, earthquakes ...
If you wonder why the earth moves ... this is me missing you."

JH

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Oh yeah....I forgot to say...

you write em ... I'll read em.
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Okay, I'm game..but? I think I've told you this before, although YOU seem to think I have no trouble with meter, I do actually--

those split segmented lines of mine are more to do with me trying to control the pace of the reader than with any knowledge of scansion, meter or time. I tend to write more to treble clef...am I making sense here?

Smile. Prolly not.

So, if you can make me understand iambic pentameter? I will try to corral my unruly thoughts into that.

Deal?

(say deal.)



Talk to me.
Local Parasite
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11 posted 09-23-2003 02:07 AM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

quote:
Does your assignment last that long?


Uh... this is going to be something I'm doing until late May.  

Thanks for your support everyone... Sen?  Talking to you, babe.  
littlewing
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Ok smart*** . . . there is something in Sanctuary I started a long time ago and finally finished, it isnt a sonnet but the best I could come up with, please feel free to tear it to shreds, as I know you will, lovingly of course
*smile*
xxoo
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I would like to write a sonnet a day, but that might be impossible.   Tried it once, two years ago, wasn't too horrible...  Didn't last very long, though.

However, I am up to your challenge, only it might be weekly sonnets or something..  this could get interesting as you know I don't usually write anything too... structured?

Best wishes to you, Brian.  
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14 posted 09-24-2003 09:31 PM       View Profile for Riley   Email Riley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Riley

EHHHH! Brian!! i have not talked to you in the LONGEST time!!! oh my gosh...and i am with lizz on this one...i will sit back and watch you spin the rhymes...and i will dominate the free verse....lots of luck to ya!
riley

* the pouring rain kisses my lips with innocence as you look into my eyes *

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15 posted 09-25-2003 03:35 PM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

why  does she spell my name with two Z's?

yup..good luck Bri.

And the angel said unto me, "These are the cries of the carrots, the cries of the carrots!"
-Tool

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16 posted 09-28-2003 05:55 PM       View Profile for Riley   Email Riley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Riley

liz- i spell your name like that cause i rush to type and my finger ends up hitting the z twice


riley

* the pouring rain kisses my lips with innocence as you look into my eyes *

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How about if I just applaud you and move you on to more by request?  I've got enough spirits asking me to do all I can do for now....
 
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