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Poetry, anyone? by MissTrixiB on 2 March 2003 9:04pm
 
We've proven we're such a creative bunch here, how about a new thread to show off our talents. I've stolen this idea from Pythonline (shamelessly). Inspired by the Limerick thread (shame-FULLY because I'm not very good at that format). I hope the two threads can live together in peace and harmony.

Here's how it goes....
We start a poem and feed the next line to the person that follows. The next person can either use that line to continue with the same poem, or to create a new one.

Here we go.....
'There once was this group of young writers.
Each had his own special way.
They never were terrible fighters,
All happy, one truly gay.
One joined the directors throng,
Creating the films we all love.
Another left us too young,
And watches us all....from above?
One had a knack for song-
Happily, he still continues.
From tunes we all sing along
to a wholly new kind of Seuss.
There's also the long legged gent.
He talks of the 'Human Face'.
Continues to share his talent-
With just enough time for a 'Rat Race'.
There's the one with the history 'stuff'.
Great talent, he still emotes.
He liked to perform in the buff.
To me, he'll always be 'Creosote'.
My favorite, I saved for the end.
The travelling one that writes books.
All 'round the world I have friends.
'cause of the 'talented one with the looks.'

"His travels have shown us so much"

(who's willing to give it a try?)

kisses-
trixi

 
Re: Poetry, anyone? by Diamond on 2 March 2003 9:11pm
 
does the next line rhyme with the fourth line and the next rhyme with much? just so that I know?

his travels have shown us so much
he journeys so near and so far


 
Re: Poetry, anyone? by MissTrixiB on 2 March 2003 9:13pm
 
Whatever you like....it's more of a free format. Go into a different style....go into a different poem. Continue the same way....whatever you want. (if you're continuing on with mine, then the next line would rhyme with 'much' and the following would rhyme with 'far'....sorry....that took me a moment).
Don't foget to leave the a line for the next 'poet' ;-)
kisses-
trixi
 
Re: Poetry, anyone? by Diamond on 2 March 2003 9:58pm
 
his travels have shown us so much

his voice - is a gentle touch

 
Re: Poetry, anyone? by MissTrixiB on 3 March 2003 2:35am
 
O.K.
I'm sorry that this is so complicated....we got it started pretty easy on Pythonline.

I guess the line to the next poet would be
'His voice has a gentle touch'

(I encourage you to write more than just a couple of lines....your own poem.....add to the one that Diamond started....whatever. If it doesn't catch on in a day or two, we'll let it die....just thought it would be a bit of fun. I always over complicate things! >:-))
kisses-
trixi
 
Re: Poetry, anyone? by pammybabe on 3 March 2003 5:22am
 
His voice has a gentle touch.

Thank God he's not gay as such

What a wonderful amazing man

Of his travelling series

I'm a big fan

Pretty crap - but hey- I gave it a shot
 
Re: Poetry, anyone? by MissTrixiB on 3 March 2003 6:34am
 
Pretty crap-but hey- I gave it a shot.
What can you expect when there's really no plot!
Some it may seem are quite mystified.
At least I can say that I really tried.
So, I roll up my sleeves and say 'I'll show 'em'
But I ask, just 'cause it rhymes.... it's a poem?

(ha ha! I like anyone who tries! Every effort is grand. And I even used your next line!)

'When you travel by train, you must try'
 
Re: Poetry, anyone? by Rusted on 3 March 2003 8:53am
 
When you travel by train, you must try
To look at the world passing by.
An airplane ride just isn't the same,
In context it's really quite tame.

In Africa Michael sat on top...

~Mary (who must teach her fellow Palinites the joys of writing in meter!)


 
Re: Poetry, anyone? by pammybabe on 4 March 2003 10:21am
 
In Africa Michael sat on top

Of a termite hill, and his forehead he did mop,

He thought he had sat down on one of the big rocks

And was bitten by the insects who crawled down his socks

You must visit Japan because.....
 



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