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Vote for your favourite poem written as if from a viewpoint: Competition no 18
Snowy Romania 38%
Brazil: Christ the Redeemer 38%
Endless Views - ( Inspired by Japan, view of Mt Fuji from Churieto Pagoda) 15%
Qatar - Doha Corniche 8%
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(#5335352) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 13A
Posted by HeartOnFire on 25 Jan 2022 at 9:03AM
Correction:
13A - tennis elbow

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(#5335082) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 13A
Posted by HeartOnFire on 24 Jan 2022 at 2:47PM
13A - tennis match ?

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(#5335045) Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 13A
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Jan 2022 at 2:20PM


"To see the golden hiking girl
With wind about her hair,
The ?????-playing, biking girl,
The wholly-to-my-liking girl,
To see and not to care."

From "Senex" by Sir John Betjeman (I love the way this poem reads with its clever rhymes.

13 Across: ??????/-----/ (5) Phrase

You haven't any letters to help you with this clue, so feel free to ask for a letter from the answer - just state the position in the word you would like (i.e. 1,2,3,4 or 5)
(#5334062) Re: More votes needed
Posted by HeatherN on 22 Jan 2022 at 1:21PM
Yes, I know. We will just have to wait.
(#5334061) Re: More votes needed
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 22 Jan 2022 at 1:16PM
Back to a Tie again lol
(#5334059) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 = solvers' tally
Posted by HeatherN on 22 Jan 2022 at 1:09PM
HeartOnFire 5D, 12A, 4D, 6D, 30D, 41A, 10A, 24A, 31D, 27D, 46A (11)
Jools 4A, 30A, 45A, 21A, 32D, 37D, 26D, 20D, 16A, 21D (10)
MM David littlefair XI 36A, 33A, 17A, 25D (4)
(#5333979) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 25D
Posted by HeatherN on 22 Jan 2022 at 7:52AM
Okay Smiling
(#5333808) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 25D
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 21 Jan 2022 at 3:40PM
13A
(#5333806) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 25D
Posted by HeatherN on 21 Jan 2022 at 3:22PM
Sorry, David. I've just checked. 10A has already been solved. Would you like to choose a different clue?
(#5333804) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 25D
Posted by HeatherN on 21 Jan 2022 at 3:20PM
Correct, Clue 10A will follow shortly.
(#5333196) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 25D
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 19 Jan 2022 at 4:47PM
25D British Isles

10A
(#5333192) Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 25D
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Jan 2022 at 4:37PM
 

"English Teeth, English Teeth!
Shining in the sun
A part of ??????? heritage
Aye, each and every one."

From "Teeth" by Spike Milligan

25 Down: ???????/-----/ (5) Phrase (location)
(#5333190) Re: More votes needed
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Jan 2022 at 4:33PM
Yes, so you are - maybe someone saw my message! I'll close the poll tomorrow if there is still a clear winner.
(#5333182) Re: More votes needed
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 19 Jan 2022 at 3:26PM
Not anymore. I am now 2nd place
(#5333163) More votes needed
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Jan 2022 at 2:51PM
We are in a tie-situation for the current voting for competition no 18. We need some more votes so a winner can be declared.

If you haven't voted yet, please read the poems here: Vote for your favourite "View" poem (competition no 18) and vote for your favourite.

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Also there has only been one entry for the Current competition no 19 (see link at top of board), so I am also appealing for more poets to have a go at this challenge.

You can also post a poem on any subject of any type for the GT contest of the month. There have only been three entries so far, and all of these are regular poets on this site. Where are all the poets hiding?
(#5333107) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 = solvers' tally
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Jan 2022 at 11:26AM
HeartOnFire 5D, 12A, 4D, 6D, 30D, 41A, 10A, 24A, 31D, 27D, 46A (11)
Jools 4A, 30A, 45A, 21A, 32D, 37D, 26D, 20D, 16A, 21D (10)
MM David littlefair XI 36A, 33A, 17A (3)
(#5333097) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 21D
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Jan 2022 at 11:05AM
Jools is correct - when it is a synonym, I just put "synonym" which means it is a word meaning the same or similar to the missing word in the poem.

If you want me to be more explicit, let me know.

Remember, the three types of clues are:

1. Synonym (as above)
2. Name where the missing word(s) from the poem together with the crossword word indicated by /-----/ form a name - I will always give a further clue for this type e.g. landmark, actress, song title etc.
3. Phrase - as no. 2 but the missing word(s) from the poem together with the crossword word(s) will form a phrase.

This could be the name of an object such as ???/--- (3) which might be tom cat - so the answer to the crossword clue would be "cat" (I don't mean a cat is a "thing" but you know what I mean.

Or it could be a saying such as ????/??????/---/---- (3,4) which might be "look before you leap" - "you leap" being the crossword answer - the ???/?????? (look before) being the missing words from the poem.

The phrase might also be song lyrics, which I often use for the longer clues. Or I might use a quote. In this case I would usually put (phrase - song lyrics) and if it is a bit more obscure I might give the name or initials of the song and/or singer/band.

This refresher is mainly for the benefit of anyone who hasn't participated in the crossword before. If you are unclear about any of it, just post on here or send me a message.


25D will follow shortly, and I will add Jools to the tally.
(#5332676) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 21D
Posted by Jools on 18 Jan 2022 at 8:24AM
Enticed? (From beguiled)

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(#5332674) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 21D
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 18 Jan 2022 at 8:18AM
21D Beguiled Enchant ?

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(#5332657) Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 21D
Posted by HeatherN on 18 Jan 2022 at 7:39AM


And wakeful posies are ????????
By many a fairy lullaby:
Hush, little child, my little child!

From "A Sicilian Lullaby" by Eugene Field - an American poet who wrote mainly for children, best known for "Wynken, Blynken and Nod"

21 Down: Synonym (7)

I apologise that the word "alcohol" (17 Across) is missing from this grid. It appears that I entered the word "Battersea" into a previous version.

It will be restored to normal after this clue is solved, but for now you'll just have to imagine the word "Alcohol" is present if it influences your choice of the next clue.
(#5332010) Re: January Contest entry - Bumbling Buffoon
Posted by HeatherN on 16 Jan 2022 at 3:17PM
I haven't got the power to delete anyone's comments, sorry. I am sure it'll be fine.

Yes, I've always called him a buffoon too. Thanks for saying you like mine too, Jools I probably will enter a poem in the January competition, seeing as it's not me that's running it, but not that one!
(#5331941) Re: January Contest entry - Bumbling Buffoon
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 16 Jan 2022 at 1:18PM
I know. Feel free to delete my comment heather. I just thought I would mention what could happen.
(#5331930) Re: January Contest entry - Bumbling Buffoon
Posted by Jools on 16 Jan 2022 at 12:55PM
David, remember we are not supposed to debating the politics, only the poetry

I like yours too Heather. I've always referred to him as a bumbling buffoon, it seemed funny when he was London Mayor
(#5331924) Re: January Contest entry - Bumbling Buffoon
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 16 Jan 2022 at 12:37PM
Boris might be resigning due to the fact that his own staff and himself broke their own lockdown rule
(#5331923) Re: January Contest entry - Bumbling Buffoon
Posted by HeatherN on 16 Jan 2022 at 12:33PM
Oh, I like that Jools

The title reminds me of a poem I wrote at the beginning of the first lockdown (March 2020, I believe) - only because I called our Prime Minister a buffoon too!

It's not as good as your poem, of course, but I thought I might share it.

Cancellation
There has been an announcement
From Boris, the buffoon
Life as we know it
Must stop very soon

Only some can go to work
The kids can’t go to school
We cannot see our family
According to the rule

We must not venture out at all
Unless the trip’s essential
For social life and shopping
There isn’t much potential

If we have a fever
Or a persistent cough
We must isolate ourselves
And sleep the fever off

If we need a doctor
An appointment we can make
But it will be on the phone
So it’s easier to fake

When all this is over
Which won’t be for a while
Life won’t be what it was before
We’ll live “new normal” style.
(#5331922) Re: My Life is on the line and its like the wheel of fortune
Posted by HeatherN on 16 Jan 2022 at 12:19PM
Very Good, Elijah02 Do you want to enter this for the January Poetry Competition, which is for "Best Original Poem"?
(#5331896) January Contest entry - Bumbling Buffoon
Posted by Jools on 16 Jan 2022 at 11:40AM
Bumbling Buffoon

What has happened to our Prime Minister
Just a clown or something more sinister?
His speeches now filled with lies and bluster
His Latin prose has lost its lustre

Policies now a comedy of errors,
Covid statistics full of terrors.
Knee-jerk reaction imposed without reason,
Ignored by elites, it just feels like treason.

Countless parties held in your garden
And you expect us to give you a pardon.
Your lack of respect for following rules,
Everyone feels they’ve been taken for fools

You say COVID rules were never broken,
But your contempt for rules is often outspoken.
You say it all happened, but you just didn’t know.
Well enough is enough – YOU JUST NEED TO GO!

By Jools 2022
(#5331853) My Love
Posted by Elijah02 on 16 Jan 2022 at 9:08AM
Hold me my love have a awesome life with me i love you my love and i also hold you My Love
(#5331840) My Life is on the line and its like the wheel of fortune
Posted by Elijah02 on 16 Jan 2022 at 8:34AM
I Have to my life on the line everyday. I have to put a: Smiling mask on. I wanna make my wife and kids happy. I gotta put food on the table one way or another. My life is on the line it's like the wheel of fortune. Cause you never know what your life's gonna spin on or depend on! Cause you never know when your gonna have the last breath of life! God knows im thinking about you, God knows im missing you. All the pictures just happened so fast. I couldn't say bye for the last time. Word spread i fell on my knees. But now i know your in a better place. God knows im thinking about you, God knows im missing you. My life is on the line and its like the wheel of fortune. By Elijah
(#5331537) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 = solvers' tally
Posted by HeatherN on 15 Jan 2022 at 3:10PM
HeartOnFire 5D, 12A, 4D, 6D, 30D, 41A, 10A, 24A, 31D, 27D, 46A (11)
Jools 4A, 30A, 45A, 21A, 32D, 37D, 26D, 20D, 16A (9)
MM David littlefair XI 36A, 33A, 17A (3)
(#5331535) Re: Poetry Crossword 2 - Clue 16A
Posted by HeatherN on 15 Jan 2022 at 3:06PM
Yes it is a good poem. Battersea is correct, and 21D will follow. I will add you to the tally.
(#5331436) Re: Poetry Crossword 2 - Clue 16A
Posted by Jools on 15 Jan 2022 at 9:54AM
Battersea Power Station

Excellent poem by Betjeman

next 21D
(#5331430) Poetry Crossword 2 - Clue 16A
Posted by HeatherN on 15 Jan 2022 at 9:43AM
 

"It does not need protecting
For soon we'll be erecting
A ?????/??????? there."

From the satirical poem "Inexpensive Progress" by John Betjeman

16 Across: /---------/?????/??????? (9) Name - Place (London landmark)
(#5331018) Re: Death by Chocolate (contest No. 19)
Posted by HeatherN on 14 Jan 2022 at 10:53AM
Very resourceful, The Spades Master, recycling your poem to fit the criteria. I like your style! And I believe you did it with another poem too Winking 1 Nice poem anyway.
(#5330755) Death by Chocolate (contest No. 19)
Posted by The Spades Master on 13 Jan 2022 at 7:13PM
NOTE: A version of this poem (Ode to Chocolate) was originally barred from a previous contest due to submission qualifications. I've revised and re-titled it for this new contest.



Death by Chocolate

by Tony Hall


It comes and goes, in varied shapes and sizes

In bright-colored wrappers, that hypno-tizes

For desserts or for snacks, at parties and at birthdays

It's chocolate, sweet chocolate, that I'm here to praise!

Dreams of Willy Wonka's, Oompa-Loompas

Chocolatey waterfalls, and their confectionery uses

Donuts, puddings, cakes and cookies - I'm dazed by all the choices

But when I sip a chocolate malt, my heavy heart rejoices!




O Chocolate! My Chocolate! My best friend and worst foe

We've great childhood memories, of joy and then woe

Your treats they first turned, my sadness to gladness

But then you betrayed me, changed my badness to madness

You helped me to beat, gloom and dejection

But in return, gave me diabetes and depression

Now I lay dying... my heart clogged and stroking...

My face stuffed with Bon-Bons... help me... I'm... choking....

(the end)
(#5330749) Competition no 19: Write a two-verse poem with a marked difference in mood between the two
Posted by HeatherN on 13 Jan 2022 at 6:54PM
This won the poll for the next contest. You are required to write a poem of only two verses - no more no less. The poem can be on any subject but must feature a marked change in mood between the two verses.

The mood changes could be between optimism and pessimism; happy and sad; afraid and brave.

The only rules are:

1. The poem should be two verses long.

2. The length of each verse should be no longer than 12 lines; therefore a maximum of 24 lines, but the verses do not have to be of equal length.

3. There must be a recognisable shift in mood between the two verses.

Style, rhythm and subject matter are your own choice, and it doesn't matter whether you end with the more positive mood or the more negative if one of the moods is usually seen more negatively.

As an example, I am posting a poem I wrote a couple of years ago.

The Voices

His back against the playground wall
The voices say this is his place
He watches them play with a ball
The voices say he can’t lose face
He watches, he’s not one of them
The voices say “you don’t belong”
The kids are having so much fun
The voices say that he’s not strong
He’s butter fingers; He’s too slow
That’s what the voices always say
And he’s left out which goes to show
The voices know he’s here to stay

zzzzzzzzzz
 
When next day he walks to his wall
He hears some voices shout his name
These voices, outside his head, call
“Come, we need you in our game”
The fun he had made him forget
The voices he’d heard every day
The voices that would never let
Him run around, have fun and play


zzzzzzzzzz
(#5330706) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 17A
Posted by HeatherN on 13 Jan 2022 at 4:33PM
It's 16A - will follow later.
(#5330581) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 17A
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 13 Jan 2022 at 10:19AM
One before 17A ? Can't tell if it is 15 or 13 or 16
(#5330529) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 17A
Posted by Jools on 13 Jan 2022 at 7:19AM
There isn't 15A
(#5330277) Vote for your favourite "View" poem (competition no 18)
Posted by HeatherN on 12 Jan 2022 at 1:47PM
Here follow the four poems submitted for competition no 18, along with the photographs that inspired them. You were asked to write a poem as if you were witnessing in person one of a selection of viewpoints from around the world.

Please read through all four poems before voting.

Qatar - Doha Corniche

Go for a stroll around Corniche bay
And take in the sights along the way
From the Sailing club and Sharq Village
Past the fish market, where feral cats pillage.

Onwards towards the mills and old cargo port,
Where people go fishing and see what's to be caught.
Past the Museum of Islamic Art
Where Middle-Eastern history plays its part.

Carrying on past the harbour full of dhows
With latten sails and wooden bows.
Traditional boats for fishing and pearling,
Crossing the bay, twisting and twirling.

Passing the pearl statue across from the Souq,
Well worth a visit to take a look.
Carry on past Old Palm Tree Island
Just above sea level, could hardly be high-land

As we walk further and approach City Centre's tall towers
Illuminated all colours in the night-time hours
Lighting the sky like beacons in the dark.
Casting their shadows over Sheraton Park



Brazil - Rio de Janeiro

Brazil:Christ the Redeemer

Standing before me, atop Corcovado Mountain
Looming larger, than the world’s largest fountain
The 97-foot statue, of Christ the Redeemer
Will catch the eye, of even the most star-gazed dreamer

Although He appears imposing, and frightfully towering
I am unafraid, and have no need of cowering
With His 92-foot arm span, spread to embrace the needy
I feel no longer alone, for my Savior will free me

Since 1931, He’s faced Sugarloaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay
Staring down Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, He’s a sentinel of grey
His giant figure blocks the sun, shielding our city and its people
Like a local shepherd, leading His flock from the steeple

Overcome by hope and majesty, I fall to my knees to pray
Swooning to the songs of angels, and the clarion call of Yahweh
I inhale the saltwater breeze, of the Copacabana beaches
Their distant seagull cries, and crashing waves beseeches

Amidst the sweltering heat, I feel a deep inner-peace
That can only come after, worry and tensions release

My heart and soul are redeemed
By Your love and mercy undreamed
Now I go forth, my head held high
With an eternal faith, that will never die!



Romania - Postavaru Massif

Snowy Romania

Oh snowy landscape of Romania.
Steeped in mystery and hysteria
Whose country is close to Transylvania

Mountains and trees of your forest.
Walking in the land that is the furthest.

When the moon rises what horrors lurking.
Whether I be walking by the graveyard with the clouds murking
As the sky is darking
With the distant sounds like dogs barking.



Japan - view of Mount Fuji from Churieto Pagoda

Endless Views

An awestruck tourist,
At Churieto Pagoda,
A snow capped peak,
Mountain of endless magic.
Mt Fuji of Japan,
Still fresh from every angle,
From Inume Pass,
Or Kanagawe's great wave,
From Hall or Teahouse,
The bay or sea or sunset,
Or reflected in the lake.

 
(#5330272) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 = solvers' tally
Posted by HeatherN on 12 Jan 2022 at 1:27PM
HeartOnFire 5D, 12A, 4D, 6D, 30D, 41A, 10A, 24A, 31D, 27D, 46A (11)
Jools 4A, 30A, 45A, 21A, 32D, 37D, 26D, 20D (8)
MM David littlefair XI 36A, 33A, 17A (3)
(#5330270) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 17A
Posted by HeatherN on 12 Jan 2022 at 1:24PM
Well done David, 15 Across will follow in due course, and I will add you to the tally.
(#5330214) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 17A
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 12 Jan 2022 at 10:48AM
17A milk and alcohol by Dr feelgood

15A
(#5330203) Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 17A
Posted by HeatherN on 12 Jan 2022 at 10:41AM


"Enough for him whom cherubim worship night and day,
A breastful of ????, ??? a manger full of hay"

From "In the Bleak Midwinter" by Christina Rossetti. Which she originally published in 1872 under the title "A Christmas Carol".

17 Across: ????/???/------- (7) - Name (Song title by band with initials D.F)
(#5329814) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 = solvers' tally
Posted by HeatherN on 11 Jan 2022 at 11:16AM
HeartOnFire 5D, 12A, 4D, 6D, 30D, 41A, 10A, 24A, 31D, 27D, 46A (11)
Jools 4A, 30A, 45A, 21A, 32D, 37D, 26D, 20D (8)
MM David littlefair XI 36A, 33A (2)
(#5329812) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 20D
Posted by HeatherN on 11 Jan 2022 at 11:12AM
It is indeed, Jools

17 Across will follow shortly, and I will add you to the tally.
(#5329565) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 20D
Posted by Jools on 10 Jan 2022 at 8:02PM
Very intense poem

LATERAL THINKING

Next 17A
(#5329519) Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 20D
Posted by HeatherN on 10 Jan 2022 at 5:08PM


"All the new ???????? is about loss.
In this it resembles all the old ????????."

From "Meditation at Lagunitas" by Robert Hass

20 Down: /-------/???????? (7) (Phrase)
(#5329366) Last call for entries for Competition no 18 - Views Competition
Posted by HeatherN on 10 Jan 2022 at 9:36AM
I will close the competition tomorrow unless anyone else states which country/state they want to write a poem about from the album pictures at the top of the board.

The link to the contest is also at the top of the board.

We can then start the next contest to run concurrently with the Contest of the month - best original poem - but both will be judged separately, so you are very welcome to enter both, and tokens will be awarded to every entrant in each competition - so you will win two tokens if you enter both - with the winner of each having a competition dedicated to their winning poem!

Please shout if you have a poem brewing or would like to reserve one of the views photos - there are still 17 left, with four having been taken and poems completed. If anyone wants to reserve a views photo, you will have a week from the reservation, and the competition will stay open as long as there are poems from reserved views outstanding.
(#5329363) Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 = solvers' tally
Posted by HeatherN on 10 Jan 2022 at 9:31AM
HeartOnFire 5D, 12A, 4D, 6D, 30D, 41A, 10A, 24A, 31D, 27D, 46A (11)
Jools 4A, 30A, 45A, 21A, 32D, 37D, 26D (7)
MM David littlefair XI 36A, 33A (2)
(#5329075) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 33A
Posted by HeatherN on 9 Jan 2022 at 3:49PM
That is correct! 20D will follow soon. You are added to tally Smiling
(#5329033) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 33A
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 9 Jan 2022 at 2:37PM
33A In the depths of Despair

20D
(#5329016) Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 33A
Posted by HeatherN on 9 Jan 2022 at 1:48PM


"Over earth and ocean, with gentle motion,
This pilot is guiding me,
Lured by the love of the genii that move
??/???/??????/?? the purple sea;"

From "The Cloud" by Percy Bysshe Shelley (A lovely poem where Shelley is speaking from the perspective of a cloud).

33 Across: ??/???/??????/??/------- (7) Phrase
(#5329005) Re: Ode to Pegasus (REVISED) (Best Original Poem Contest)
Posted by The Spades Master on 9 Jan 2022 at 12:55PM
Flying yellow horse
(#5328999) Re: January contest - Look at him
Posted by HeatherN on 9 Jan 2022 at 12:26PM
Very good Evan54 - so true!
(#5328996) Re: January Poem
Posted by HeatherN on 9 Jan 2022 at 12:25PM
That is a very touching poem * Sassy_Angel * It will be entered for the Contest of the Month - Best original poem.
(#5328993) Re: Ode to Pegasus (REVISED) (Best Original Poem Contest)
Posted by HeatherN on 9 Jan 2022 at 12:22PM
Of course of course Smiling

I am flattered that you have chosen the one inspired by my cloud photo,
(#5328597) January Poem
Posted by * Sassy_Angel * on 8 Jan 2022 at 10:59AM
Our love wasnt enough

today you walked to the store a block away
to pick up eggs and sugar for me
you didnt come home
instead police officers knocked on my door
they tell me you were dead and wouldnt be home again
another young man shot you
why i asked
I was told because the young man said it made him feel powerful
Stop the hate,killing is not power

I talked to you last night
I knew you were feeling down, I tried to understand
I didnt know how to help
Than today I get word
you took your life
I didnt know your pain and the darkness was more than you could handle
Now I will never heard your voice again
I failed you
Now your gone forever

Drugs kill
For 10 years you have been clean
I didnt understand the draw of the high you craved
Last night the high called you again
You placed a needle in your arm
After awhile you went to sleep, never to wake up
A love one found you on Christmas Day

So many young lives taken from us
We will never know what could of been
We mourn you and the pain we feel will last a lifetime
We will always wonder why our LOVE was never enough


(#5328008) January contest - Look at him
Posted by Evan54 on 6 Jan 2022 at 10:55PM
Look at him pose,
Look at him swagger,
In his denim and leather.
Look at him show off
His arms full of ink,
(A touch overdone though
Wouldn't you think?).
Look at him riding
His powerful machine,
Reving and roaring,
Making as much noise
As he possibly can.
Look at his play-mates
In the fearsome Biker's Club,
Strutting and looming,
And acting so tough.
And yet in the end,
What does it all actually mean?

Not a darn thing!
(#5327941) Ode to Pegasus (REVISED) (Best Original Poem Contest)
Posted by The Spades Master on 6 Jan 2022 at 3:43PM
i think i like this revised version better. can you please replace this with my "the last good meal" piece for the best poem contest? thanks.


Ode to Pgasus

by
Tony Hall
(sung to the tune of "Mr. Ed")


A horse is a horse, of course of course
And no one can fly a horse of course
But back in the days of Oe-di-pus
Was the famous Pegasus

Tall tales about zoo-ol-o-gy
Defying modern psychology
He's a fluke of anthro-pology
Read your Greek Mythology

When comparing super-thoroughbreds, he’s much greater than Mr. Ed
No talking horse could match it’s said, when Pegasus’ wings are spread!

No-bod-y can fly a horse, of course
And traverse it across the u-ni-verse
“Unless of course,” said the Lord Je-sus
“It's the bless-ed Pegasus!”

He's been through wars, saved you and yours
He's even fought some dinosaurs
There's no mistake, that Pegasus
Kicks butts for all of us!

He soars his mighty wings on high, and gallops through the skies
Like Ma-ver-ick on his Navy jet, it’s plain to fan-ta-size

In a world of Marxist Socialists
There seems no hope for Cap-i-ta-lists
Except for Putin’s ne-me-sis
A-mer-i-ca's Pegasus!

There’s a flying horse's, ma-gi-cal source
A Jedi Force, just for a horse
His mile-high herd, of ponies endorse
Pegasus’ tour de force!
(end)
(#5327862) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword - solvers' tally
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Jan 2022 at 1:20PM
HeartOnFire5D, 12A, 4D, 6D, 30D, 41A, 10A, 24A, 31D, 27D, 46A (11)
Jools 4A, 30A, 45A, 21A, 32D, 37D, 26D (7)
MM David littlefair XI 36A (1)
(#5327860) Re: Winner's Competition no 17 { Player: * Sassy_Angel }
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Jan 2022 at 1:18PM
Why shocked? Your poem was great! You should have your Poetry Token by now.

Why not enter a poem into Competition no 18 "Views Competition"? see link at top of board for details. Prize will be a poetry token for all entrants, plus a dedicated contest for the winner.

Also this board is hosting the Contest of the month for January which is for Best Original Poem. You can submit any poem you like for this on any subject. Could even be one you've already written. The prize for this is a poetry token plus 5 golderos - I will also award every entrant a poetry token (as I do for all poems submitted to this board).

I might even enter myself, seeing as it is not me who is organising this competition, and you have until Feb 2nd to submit your masterpiece.
(#5327859) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 26D
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Jan 2022 at 1:10PM
Correct, Jools, 33A will follow soon.
(#5327837) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 26D
Posted by Jools on 6 Jan 2022 at 12:19PM
The Koala brothers

next 33A
(#5327834) Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 26D
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Jan 2022 at 12:03PM
 

"They want to make buttons out of my bones.
Where are my sisters and ???????? ?
That tall monk there, loading my uncle, he has a new cap"

From "The Mad Yak" by Gregory Corso.

26 Down: The -----/???????? (name - Children's TV series) (5)

This poem is written from the perspective of a yak who is doomed to be killed as no longer any use for milking Sad. Gregory Corso was one of the beat generation of American poets (along with Burroughs, Kerouac, Ginsberg etc. )
(#5327826) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 37D
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Jan 2022 at 11:46AM
They must have run out of money!
(#5327810) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 37D
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 6 Jan 2022 at 10:39AM
Basically yes
In the 90s it showed such classics like
( seaQuest DSV, 2032, star Trek and other classic sci fi programs )
(#5327795) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 37D
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Jan 2022 at 10:01AM
So, the Sci/Fi channel has gone down hill, in line with its renaming MM David littlefair XI I am not a fan of scifi myself, except a selected few authors such as John Wyndham.
(#5327793) Re: Competition 18
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Jan 2022 at 9:58AM
That's lovely Evan54 I can feel the magic you express. I will mark your photo as complete in my album.

We now have four completed entries, and none outstanding. I will keep this competition open for another couple of weeks. More entries are welcome, and of course, the Contest of the month - best original poem is still open until the beginning of February, so you can enter that one as well, with a poem on any topic.
(#5327787) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 37D
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Jan 2022 at 9:53AM
Your wish is my command, Jools
(#5327777) Competition 18
Posted by Evan54 on 6 Jan 2022 at 8:45AM
Endless Views

An awestruck tourist,
At Churieto Pagoda,
A snow capped peak,
Mountain of endless magic.
Mt Fuji of Japan,
Still fresh from every angle,
From Inume Pass,
Or Kanagawe's great wave,
From Hall or Teahouse,
The bay or sea or sunset,
Or reflected in the lake.
(#5327553) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 37D
Posted by Jools on 5 Jan 2022 at 8:22PM
Forgot to request the next one, can we have 26D
(#5327531) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 37D
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 5 Jan 2022 at 5:17PM
That is true but In the 90s way back the channel used to be called Sci/fi showing quality sci fi programs. Of course now it only shows B movies morning/noon/night
(#5327507) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword - solvers' tally
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Jan 2022 at 4:00PM
HeartOnFire 5D, 12A, 4D, 6D, 30D, 41A, 10A, 24A, 31D, 27D, 46A (11)
Jools 4A, 30A, 45A, 21A, 32D, 37D (6)
MM David littlefair XI 36A (1)
(#5327506) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 37D
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Jan 2022 at 3:56PM
Sorry - meant it was one abbreviation hyphenated. Some people spell it as one word though i.e. Scfi. I would stretch at accepting that, but I will never ever write it as Syfy - hate it, hate it, HATE IT! Well done Jools for getting it, sorry I didn't get back to you with the answers to your questions HeartOnFire.

I don't think it is officially now Syfy MM David littlefair XI. I think lazy/silly people might have adopted that spelling.

Update: I've just googled, and Syfy is just the name of a TV channel, devoted, no doubt, to sci-fi.

I will update the solvers' tally and post Jools's clue in due course.
(#5327504) Re: Doha Corniche
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Jan 2022 at 3:47PM
That paints a colourful picture Jools - Your photo is prettier than mine. You are obviously very familiar with that particular view; I like your rhyme with village and pillage Grinning

I will change my album photo to reflect that it is all done and dusted now.
(#5327503) Re: Correction to Contest 1. Competition no 17.
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Jan 2022 at 3:45PM
Yes, David I knew the Disney Jodie Foster version was the original - I meant that she was two years older than when she was in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore! But thank you for the information. I do remember reading the book when I was a young girl, before any of the films were made!
(#5327398) Re: Correction to Contest 1. Competition no 17.
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 5 Jan 2022 at 1:58PM
Actually freak Friday 1976 was the original then 3 remakes came after it and reboot.

Shelley long and Gaby Hoffman 1995
Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay louhan 2003
Cozi Zuehlsdorff and Heidi Blickenstaff musical version


And a kind of reboot with
Judge Reinhold and Fred savage
(#5327380) Re: Correction to Contest 1. Competition no 17.
Posted by Jools on 5 Jan 2022 at 1:22PM
no worries, I probably would have worked it out anyway, as I knew it was her in her early career Smiling
(#5327378) Re: Winner's Competition no 17 { Player: * Sassy_Angel }
Posted by * Sassy_Angel * on 5 Jan 2022 at 1:21PM
i am so shocked to win thank you
(#5327375) Doha Corniche
Posted by Jools on 5 Jan 2022 at 1:19PM
Go for a stroll around Corniche bay
And take in the sights along the way
From the Sailing club and Sharq Village
Past the fish market, where feral cats pillage.

Onwards towards the mills and old cargo port,
Where people go fishing and see what's to be caught.
Past the Museum of Islamic Art
Where Middle-Eastern history plays its part.

Carrying on past the harbour full of dhows
With latten sails and wooden bows.
Traditional boats for fishing and pearling,
Crossing the bay, twisting and twirling.

Passing the pearl statue across from the Souq,
Well worth a visit to take a look.
Carry on past Old Palm Tree Island
Just above sea level, could hardly be high-land

As we walk further and approach City Centre's tall towers
Illuminated all colours in the night-time hours
Lighting the sky like beacons in the dark.
Casting their shadows over Sheraton Park

(#5327369) Re: Correction to Contest 1. Competition no 17.
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Jan 2022 at 12:36PM
She is two years older - Alice was made in '74 and Freaky Friday in '76, but the photo is definitely from Freaky Friday. And it's my fault you got it wrong, Jools, I do apologise. Sometimes I make errors without realising it, even when I am trying very hard not to. I don't think I make TOO many errors though, although it might seem like that sometimes.
(#5327357) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 37D
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 5 Jan 2022 at 12:17PM
Second one because it means ( sci )ence ( fi ) ction of course now it is
Syfy
(#5327352) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 37D
Posted by HeartOnFire on 5 Jan 2022 at 11:58AM
Yes but is it, two abbreviations or one abbreviation hyphenated?
(#5327351) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 37D
Posted by Jools on 5 Jan 2022 at 11:52AM
Sci-Fi (Novel)
(#5327349) Re: Correction to Contest 1. Competition no 17.
Posted by Jools on 5 Jan 2022 at 11:47AM
Well she looks exactly the same in that phot as she does as Audrey in Alice doesn't live here anymore, so not surprising I got it wrong Smiling
(#5327346) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 37D
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 5 Jan 2022 at 11:39AM
I think she means the abbreviation or phrase has 3 letters - 2 letters
(#5327340) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 37D
Posted by HeartOnFire on 5 Jan 2022 at 11:14AM
I cannot get 37D in the crossword puzzle. If someone else wants to have a try? I don't know what you mean by 3-2? Does that mean it's two separate abbreviations and the three including the word from the poem makes up a common phrase? If nobody tries, I would like another hint of some kind to go on? 😁
(#5327339) Re: Contest 1
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 5 Jan 2022 at 11:03AM
Am okay with that Smiling the remake was vice versa with Judge Reinhold and Fred savage
(#5327335) Re: Contest 1
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Jan 2022 at 10:58AM
Okay, David, but I'll have to give you BOTH a token, as I made an error and Jools would probably have got it right if I had put the correct initials.

Well done anyway, both of you!
(#5327334) Re: Contest 1
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 5 Jan 2022 at 10:55AM
I figured it out with her correction i knew I recognized it. Since they did a remake also of the film
(#5327332) Contest 1
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 5 Jan 2022 at 10:53AM
1. Annebel Andrews - Jodie foster - freaky Friday
2. Jim Stark played by James Dean . Rebel without a cause
3. Lynda Mansell played by Emily Lloyd. Wish You Were Here
4. Kevin Patterson played by Harry Enfield.
(#5327331) Re: Contest 1
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Jan 2022 at 10:53AM
Please see my post above, David, but we must give Jools first dibs because of my error - the character's first name is Annabel - but please wait until Jools has had a go. If he hasn't guessed by tomorrow morning - I will open it up to everyone again.

It is my fault he got it wrong.

I posted the character's initials as A.H and it should be A.A Blushing

I have explained all this in the post above "Correction to Contest 1, Winner's competition no 17"


Sorry to everyone!!

If Jools doesn't get it by tomorrow and you or someone else gets it, I will award you BOTH a token!
(#5327330) Correction to Contest 1. Competition no 17.
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Jan 2022 at 10:50AM
I am very sorry but for the first character I gave the initials wrong it should be A.A, NOT A.H.

which is why Jools got it wrong. I accidentally put the initial H which is the surname of the actress who plays her mother.

Because it is my fault Jools got it wrong, I am going to give Jools first shot at getting it right (which I am sure he will).

Sorry, Jools

Here is the corrected photo once again.

A.A played by J.F

(#5327329) Re: Contest 1
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 5 Jan 2022 at 10:47AM
Can I have a request for no.1 in contest 1 on the 1st name
(#5327300) Re: Winner's Competition no 17 { Player: * Sassy_Angel }
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Jan 2022 at 10:31AM
Well done, HeartOnFire. You have them all correct! A token of some sort will be awarded to you at the next session.

Contest 1 is still open as Jools did not get them all correct, but of course you are now not eligible to enter - although Jools is welcome to have another try.
(#5327297) Re: Contest 1
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Jan 2022 at 10:28AM
You have them all correct apart from number one - would you like a clue to the first one? I can give you the first name of either the character or the actress. Just say which you would prefer - I am not saying anything else as, by replying on here, you have left this contest open to anyone, and done most of the work for them!

But well done on all the others.
(#5327081) Re: Winner's Competition no 17 { Player: * Sassy_Angel }
Posted by HeartOnFire on 4 Jan 2022 at 11:14PM
Contest 2

1) Darlene Conner by Sara Gilbert (Roseanne)
2) Kevin Khatchadourian by Ezra Miller (We Need To Talk About Kevin)
3) Mia Williams by Katie Jarvis (Fish Tank)
4) Mick Travis by Malcolm McDowell (If....)
(#5327051) Contest 1
Posted by Jools on 4 Jan 2022 at 8:28PM
1. Audry Hyatt played by Jodie Foster. Alice doesn't live here any more
2. Jim Stark played by James Dean . Rebel without a cause
3. Lynda Mansell played by Emily Lloyd. Wish You Were Here
4. Kevin Patterson played by Harry Enfield.
(#5326982) Re: Snowy Romania
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Jan 2022 at 3:47PM
Good, as you have now submitted your poem - I have marked the photo as "taken - poem submitted" in the album.
(#5326979) Winner's Competition no 17 { Player: * Sassy_Angel }
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Jan 2022 at 3:42PM
This competition is dedicated to * Sassy_Angel * winning poem below, which is a poem from the perspective of a teenager or young adult who has had a row with a parent.

I'm not going to listen to you

If you want to tell me what I don't want to hear
I will do what I want
no matter if you don't like it
I don't care
Yes you are older than I am
so what
I don't have to understand what you are saying
I'm grown
so what makes you think I want to hear what you have to say
I'm my own person so I will just tune you out
Go away I don't want to hear you
I am tired of others telling me what I should do
So if even it would make my life better .
It's still my life
So just shut the door now
I will not listen to you
So what if I hurt your feelings
get over it

The poem reminded me of some difficult, strong-willed or stroppy teenagers in movies and on TV. I have picked eight and am going to divide into two separate competitions. There will be four photos of teenagers (two girls and two boys, two from USA and two from UK movies or TV shows in each section).

I am just going to post photos of the teenagers with their initials and the initials of the characters they play.

All you have to do is say what the initials stand for e.g. if one of them was Donnie Darko which stars Jake Gyllenhaal as the title character, I would post the photo titled D.D played by J.G and your answer would be Donnie Darko played by Jake Gyllenhaal.

There will be a token for the winners - a 21st anniversary token or a Christmas token or something else.

One winner for each contest - you can only enter one of the contests. If you need any more clues please ask - the first clue will be the first name of either the character or actor you are struggling with, and we'll take it from there if you still need more help.

You don't have to say the name of the movie or TV show, but you can if you want.

So Here goes:

Contest no 1

1. A.H played by J.F


2. J.S. played by J.D


3. L.M played by E.L


4. K.P played by H.E
 

3333333333

Contest no 2

1. D.C. played by S.G
 

2. K.K. played by E.M


3. M.W. played by K.J


4. M.T. played by M.M


88888888888

Please state which contest out of the two you are entering when you post your answers.

Please don't post any answers until you are sure you have them all correct. P.M me with your answers if you are in any doubt. If you are confident, post them on the board.
(#5326959) Re: The Last Good Meal (Best Original Poem Contest)
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Jan 2022 at 3:14PM
The first entrant - and a very good one too The Spades Master
(#5326958) Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 37D
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Jan 2022 at 3:10PM


"If urged some ????? step to show,
You say Like this, she says Like so."

From "Good-by [sic] Now or Pardon My Gauntlet" by Ogden Nash

37 Down: /-----/????? 3-2 (commonly used abbreviation) (Phrase)
(#5326955) Re: Snowy Romania
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 4 Jan 2022 at 3:05PM
No I am happy with it
(#5326954) Re: Snowy Romania
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Jan 2022 at 3:03PM
Okay, that's fine - I will take this as your entry, unless you should choose to further revise it!
(#5326877) Re: Snowy Romania
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 4 Jan 2022 at 1:17PM
Oh snowy landscape of Romania.
Steeped in mystery and hysteria
Whose country is close to Transylvania

Mountains and trees of your forest.
Walking in the land that is the furthest.

When the moon rises what horrors lurking.
Whether I be walking by the graveyard with the clouds murking
As the sky is darking
With the distanct sounds like dogs barking.

I picked darking as basically murking is like saying the sky is getting darker as I walk Smiling
(#5326785) The Last Good Meal (Best Original Poem Contest)
Posted by The Spades Master on 4 Jan 2022 at 10:50AM
The Last Good Meal
by
Tony Hall
I used to have, a great love affair 
With green eggs and ham, for all to share
Let’s start with the Grinch, that sneaky old snake
And his chocolate slice, of devil’s food cake

Alaskan king crab, for the Cat in the Hat
For Horton fresh peanuts, for the Whos there's some Brats
A pair of gold Twinkies, for Thing1 and Thing2
While the environmental Lorax, eats all-natural stew

No, I'm not a French chef, red-nosed and tone-deaf
Tall hat and fat tummy, who can out-cook a dummy
I'm just a plain man, named Tony I am
Who just so happens, to like fried spam

Feasting could be, like a luau from Hawaii
But now it's all changed, the food is de-ranged
There’s no disrespect, I'm not politically correct
Cultural foods ‘round the world, makes me just hurl

Instead of lunch baskets, there’s bowls of cheese maggots
Fried tarantulas from Dubai, slimy snails from Marceille
Chicken embryos in shells, moldy Muenster cheese smells
Choose steak a la flame, or a chilled monkey brain?

America, watch your back, guard our dear Big Mac!
They’ve got us side-tracked, with the meals they’ve hi-jacked
But I'll kick your butt, comrade! No, I'm not bluffing.
Don't you DARE screw around, with our turkey and stuffing!
(end)
(#5326784) Re: Brazil: Christ the Redeemer (REVISED 1/3) (contest No.18)
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Jan 2022 at 10:36AM
Your revision will be posted when the poll is posted, rather than your original version, unless you should choose to revise it again before then.
(#5326783) Best Original poem Competition
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Jan 2022 at 10:33AM
This board has been chosen for the contest of the month - "Best Original Poem" which can be on any subject, and in any style.

You can submit an entry to this competition in addition to entering the current views competition, but please head your entry "Best Original Poem" to make clear which competition your entry is for.

The judging and token allocation for each competition will be separate, so you may win a poetry token for each competition.

The winner will receive a poetry token plus five golderos!

I will also compile a Winner's competition for the winning poem as I do with any winning poem.
(#5326781) Re: Snowy Romania
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Jan 2022 at 10:28AM
Hi David, yes I like this one better, but I am not sure why you use the word "wether"

I think you mean whether which usually is used with a choice of two alternatives such as "I don't know whether to have the pizza or the pasta." or a query such as "I don't know whether she will want to come." But does not really fit in the way you use it.

You could say whenever or when. But as might be a better word as you already have the word "when". Also darking is not a word - darkening is the word for "getting darker" unless you want to coin the word "darking" for poetical purposes..

I have highlighted the words I am questioning in case you want to change them. I have also split the long first line of the third stanza into two. Of course you are free to submit whatever version you wish

Oh snowy landscape of Romania.
Steeped in mystery and hysteria
Whose country is close to Transylvania

Mountains and trees of your forest.
Walking in the land that is the furthest.

When the moon rises what horrors lurking.
Wether I be walking by the graveyard with the clouds murking
As the sky is darking
With the sounds that sound like dogs barking.

Here is a suggestion of how I might change the final stanza, but it is only a suggestion, and you (and others) might prefer your original version.

When the moon rises, what horrors are lurking?
As I walk by the graveyard as clouds are murking, and the sky darkening
I hear distant sounds like dogs barking.
(#5326563) Brazil: Christ the Redeemer (REVISED 1/3) (contest No.18)
Posted by The Spades Master on 3 Jan 2022 at 5:11PM
Brazil: Christ the Redeemer (REVISED 1/3/22)
by
Tony Hall

Standing before me, atop Corcovado Mountain
Looming larger, than the world’s largest fountain
The 97-foot statue, of Christ the Redeemer
Will catch the eye, of even the most star-gazed dreamer

Although He appears imposing, and frightfully towering
I am unafraid, and have no need of cowering
With His 92-foot arm span, spread to embrace the needy
I feel no longer alone, for my Savior will free me

Since 1931, He’s faced Sugarloaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay
Staring down Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, He’s a sentinel of grey
His giant figure blocks the sun, shielding our city and its people
Like a local shepherd, leading His flock from the steeple

Overcome by hope and majesty, I fall to my knees to pray
Swooning to the songs of angels, and the clarion call of Yahweh
I inhale the saltwater breeze, of the Copacabana beaches
Their distant seagull cries, and crashing waves beseeches

Amidst the sweltering heat, I feel a deep inner-peace
That can only come after, worry and tensions release

My heart and soul are redeemed
By Your love and mercy undreamed
Now I go forth, my head held high
With an eternal faith, that will never die!
(end)




And here is a link to the "Brazil" photo that inspired the poem.
https://www.goldtoken.com/games/album?id=97052;pid=17583
(#5326557) Re: Snowy Romania
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 3 Jan 2022 at 4:56PM
Oh snowy landscape of Romania.
Steeped in mystery and hysteria
Whose county is close to Transylvania

Mountains and trees of your forest.
Walking in the land that is the furthest.

When the moon rises what horrors lurking. Wether I be walking by the graveyard with the clouds murking
As the sky is darking
With the sounds that sound like dogs barking.

Smiling
(#5326547) Re: Snowy Romania
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Jan 2022 at 4:24PM
Well according to rhyme zone, the only other rhymes apart from some obscure ones are jerking, shirking and working.

https://www.rhymezone.com/r/rhyme.cgi?Word=lurking&org1=syl&org2=l&org3=y&typeofrhyme=perfect

Murking is listed, but its meaning can either be to kill, or it can mean becoming darker, or clouding over, so you could stick with murking but just change the wording so that it makes sense. You say "whether walking and murking" but that does not mean anything.

As I said, all the other lines of your poem are fine.

You could add some more spookiness by saying something like

When the moon rises what horrors are lurking?
I hear crashes and groans and an eerie barking
or
My heart beat is racing and my mind's overworking

Of course you can't use my lines (which are not even very good). It is just to illustrate that the rhyme does not have to be an exact rhyme. It can be a half-rhyme or near rhyme. For lurking you could use

"walking, talking, barking, parking, marking, forking, darkening, etc. etc.

None of your other rhymes are exact rhymes and they work perfectly:

Furthest and forest are near rhymes as are hysteria and Romania.

If you click on the link for near rhymes for lurking on the RhymeZone site, it comes up with 78 different two-syllabled options. Some of which I personally would not choose - I would go for something keeping the K sound, but it's your poem, and you have plenty of time to perfect it!

https://www.rhymezone.com/r/rhyme.cgi?Word=lurking&org1=syl&org2=l&org3=y&typeofrhyme=nry
(#5325998) Re: Snowy Romania
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 2 Jan 2022 at 9:41AM
Well murking was just a made up word to rhyme with lurking. But I see if you can come up with something better
(#5325997) Re: Snowy Romania
Posted by HeatherN on 2 Jan 2022 at 9:34AM
I like it up to the final line "whether I be walking and murking" as I don't think it fits in with the rest of the poem - you need a strong final line to provide that extra punch after the build-up.

But it's your poem so it's up to you whether you work on that last line or not. To be honest, I am not sure what the last line means.
(#5325958) Snowy Romania
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 2 Jan 2022 at 8:03AM
Oh snowy landscape of Romania.
Steeped in mystery and hysteria
Whose county is close to Transylvania

Mountains and trees of your forest.
Walking in the land that is the furthest.

When the moon rises what horrors lurking. Wether I be walking and murking.
.

See what you think.
(#5325937) Re: Competition 18
Posted by HeatherN on 2 Jan 2022 at 6:15AM
I guessed you might pick that one! I will reserve it for you Smiling
(#5325935) Re: Competition 18
Posted by Jools on 2 Jan 2022 at 6:10AM
I'll take the Doha Corniche as I used to live there
(#5325696) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword - solvers' tally
Posted by HeatherN on 1 Jan 2022 at 4:00PM
HeartOnFire 5D, 12A, 4D, 6D, 30D, 41A, 10A, 24A, 31D, 27D, 46A (11)
Jools 4A, 30A, 45A, 21A, 32D (5)
MM David littlefair XI 36A (1)
(#5325695) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 46A
Posted by HeatherN on 1 Jan 2022 at 3:57PM
Sorry MM - your guess was incorrect - the missing word in the quote was tedium, and it was a synonym clue - ennui is a synonym for tedium.
(#5325694) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 46A
Posted by HeatherN on 1 Jan 2022 at 3:57PM
You are indeed correct HeartOnFire 37D will follow, and I am adding you to the tally.
(#5325322) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 46A
Posted by HeartOnFire on 31 Dec 2021 at 5:06PM
46A tedium = ennui

Next 37D
(#5325315) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 46A
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 31 Dec 2021 at 4:49PM
Enemy ?
(#5325299) Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 46A
Posted by HeatherN on 31 Dec 2021 at 3:58PM


"All others are outside myself;
I lock my door and bar them out,
The turmoil, ??????, gad-about.

From "Who Shall Deliver Me?" by Christina Rossetti

46 Across - Synonym (5)
(#5324843) Re: Brazil: Christ the Redeemer (contest No.18)
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2021 at 4:53PM
Wow! You've been busy. Brilliant. Hope this is the first of many for this competition. I can only dream that all 21 pictures will be used though Grinning

I will change the word "Reserved" to "taken" on the picture in the album.
(#5324838) Competition no 18 reserved pictures
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2021 at 4:33PM
Hi, instead of posting the reserved pictures as separate posts, I am now adding the word Reserved the title in the album e.g. Brazil (etc.) - Reserved. So when you click on the photo you will be able to see that someone else has reserved it.

If they haven't produced their poem within a week of reserving it, and have not re-reserved it, I will remove the word "reserve" from the title.
(#5324835) Brazil: Christ the Redeemer (contest No.18)
Posted by The Spades Master on 30 Dec 2021 at 4:30PM
Brazil: Christ the Redeemer
by
Tony Hall


Standing before me, atop Corcovado Mountain
looming larger, than the world’s largest fountain
The 97 foot-tall statue, of Christ the Redeemer
will catch the attention, of the biggest daydreamer

Although He appears majestic, and frightfully towering
i am unafraid, and have no fear of cowering
With His 92-foot arm span, spread to embrace the world
I feel no longer alone, by my Savior unfurled

Since 1931, He's faced Sugarloaf Mountain and Guanabara Bay
Staring down Brazil's Rio de Janeiro, He’s a concrete sentinel of grey
His chest blocks the sun, shielding our town and people
Like a loyal shepherd, leading His flock from the steeple

i fall to my knees to pray, overcome by the hopeful overtones
I’m aware of others, in their own state of raptures and moans
I inhale the saltwater breeze of the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches
their distant seagull cries and crashing of the waves beseeches

Amidst the sweltering heat, i feel a deep inner-peace
That can only come, after worries and tensions release

My heart and soul are redeemed
by Your love and mercy undreamed
Now i go forth with my head held high
with an eternal faith that will never die
(end)




And here is a link to the "Brazil" photo that inspired the poem.
https://www.goldtoken.com/games/album?id=97052;pid=17583
(#5324834) Poetry Quotes Crossword - solvers' tally
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2021 at 4:24PM
HeartOnFire 5D, 12A, 4D, 6D, 30D, 41A, 10A, 24A, 31D, 27D (10)
Jools 4A, 30A, 45A, 21A, 32D (5)
MM David littlefair XI 36A (1)
(#5324830) Re: Tokens to award
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2021 at 4:20PM
I am pleased to hear that! You may not have to wait as long, then.
(#5324829) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 27D
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2021 at 4:18PM
Sorry MM David littlefair XI, HeartOnFire beat you to it by three minutes
That's another point to you on the tally HeartOnFire Well done (both of you)

Just for the record, I saw Tangerine Dream live at Leeds University in 1976.
(#5324823) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 27D
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 30 Dec 2021 at 3:57PM
27D Tangerine dream know that because my mate has them in his cd collection.

11A
(#5324822) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 27D
Posted by HeartOnFire on 30 Dec 2021 at 3:54PM
27D Tangerine Dream

Next - 46A
(#5324820) Re: Tokens to award
Posted by HeartOnFire on 30 Dec 2021 at 3:50PM
eliphont551 has been caught up with the token requests on her board. Thumbs up
(#5324816) Tokens to award
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2021 at 3:43PM
Poetry tokens will be awarded to:

* Sassy_Angel *, winner of competition no 17, who also posted another very moving poem that she wrote for her friend who lost two children this year, also to the runners-up Jools and The Spades Master - it was a very close contest with only one vote separating each entrant. (4-3-2). The Spades Master also gifted us an extra poem "An Ode to Pegasus" which was inspired by a cloud picture from one of my photo albums!

Also a poetry token goes to phil who posted a heart-warming poem "The Milk Run".

Christmas tokens will be awarded to Jools, HeartOnFire and MM David littlefair XI who each won one of the Winner's contests dedicated to Jools's entry for Competition no 16.

Head to the Recognition Tokens board where I shall request these forthwith.

Please be aware that there may be a slight delay in receiving your tokens due to the busy seasonal demand.
(#5324802) Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 27D
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2021 at 3:13PM


"It is so sad and beautiful,
So tremulously like a ?????"

From "Clown in the Moon" by Dylan Thomas (love the title)

*27 Down: /---------/????? (9) (Name - band)
(#5324777) Re: Poetry Crossword 2 - Solver's Tally
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2021 at 2:42PM
I am glad you do HeartOnFire I thought this time round the clues are improved and not just a case googling; so I am a little disappointed, given the amount of work I put into it. But please don't let the lack of interest stop you playing. I already have a stash of crosswords for the future. Maybe I could start a separate discussion board for them, but I don't think Dragon Jr would be very happy!

And Thank you for saying Thank you and for your loyalty to the board
(#5324775) Re: Competition 18
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2021 at 2:36PM
I am sure you can rise to the challenge!
(#5324767) Re: Poetry Crossword 2 - Solver's Tally
Posted by HeartOnFire on 30 Dec 2021 at 2:21PM
Just wanted to say thank you. It doesn't seem like people are playing it this time around, and the clue is usually on the board for a little bit before I come online and see it and no one answered it? I'm not complaining though...lol!😄
(#5324751) Re: Competition 18
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 30 Dec 2021 at 1:55PM
Snowy backdrop I think I can come up with the snowy/vampire reference
(#5324749) Re: Poetry Crossword 2 - Solver's Tally
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2021 at 1:48PM
HeartOnFire 5D, 12A, 4D, 6D, 30D, 41A, 10A, 24A, 31D (9)
Jools 4A, 30A, 45A, 21A, 32D (5)
MM David littlefair XI 36A (1)
(#5324738) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword clue 31D
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2021 at 1:45PM
That is correct - HeartOnFire You have established a clear lead on the solvers' tally which I am about to update, and the clue to 27D will appear soon.
(#5324736) Romania reserved - Competition no 18
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2021 at 1:43PM
So now, Brazil, Japan and Romania are not available unless any of the three poems are not posted within a week. Although, the same person can reclaim their country next week if they need a bit longer.

The links to the competition and the photos are at the top of the board marked by the red flashing arrow for easy access.
(#5324735) Re: Competition 18
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2021 at 1:40PM
I might have guessed { MM Davide littlefair XI }, but remember it must relate to the picture, although Dracula references will be fang-tastic!

I will post a message at the top of the board, so no one else can pick this country, unless you fail to produce your poem within a week.
(#5324734) Winner - competition no 17 "Argument poem" (from other person's viewpoint
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2021 at 1:35PM
The poll is now closed as there have been no further votes in the last 24 hours, and I want to get the Christmas tokens ordered before the new year. But the winner of this competition will receive a poetry token as is the norm.

I will post all the winners later tonight and request the tokens (before midnight, Greenwich Meantime - although I don't think it's called that any more)

The winner is * Sassy_Angel * with her wonderful poem giving the views of a stroppy adolescent following an argument with their parent.

Here is the poem again.

I'm not going to listen to you

If you want to tell me what I don't want to hear
I will do what I want
no matter if you don't like it
I don't care
Yes you are older than I am
so what
I don't have to understand what you are saying
I'm grown
so what makes you think I want to hear what you have to say
I'm my own person so I will just tune you out
Go away I don't want to hear you
I am tired of others telling me what I should do
So if even it would make my life better .
It's still my life
So just shut the door now
I will not listen to you
So what if I hurt your feelings
get over it

SnowSnowSnowSnowSnowSnowSnowSnowSnow

A competition will be compiled inspired by this poem.
(#5324733) Re: Competition 18
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 30 Dec 2021 at 1:35PM
Romania for me. Because it is near Transylvania birth place of Dracula Smiling
(#5324724) Brazil is reserved - competition no 18
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2021 at 1:24PM
If the poem about the view in Brazil does not appear within a week, Brazil will be back up for grabs, but still 19 more options available!
(#5324723) Re: Competition no 18: Write a poem as if you were present at one of 21 given views
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2021 at 1:23PM
Okay, I will post a message to that effect, so everyone can see it has been reserved. If your poem doesn't appear within a week, it will be back up for grabs.
(#5324721) Competition no 18 - Mount Fuji is reserved
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2021 at 1:21PM
If the poem is not submitted within a week it will be back up for grabs!
(#5324718) Re: Competition 18
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Dec 2021 at 1:20PM
Okay, Mt. Fuji is taken! I will post a separate message with that as the heading, so no one else takes it.
(#5324644) Competition 18
Posted by Evan54 on 30 Dec 2021 at 10:55AM
I think have an idea for Mt Fuji, so let me book that for now.
(#5324617) Re: Competition no 18: Write a poem as if you were present at one of 21 given views
Posted by The Spades Master on 30 Dec 2021 at 9:11AM
i'd like to write about the brazil pic.
(#5324535) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword clue 31D
Posted by HeartOnFire on 30 Dec 2021 at 4:07AM
relocate = rehouse

Next 27D
(#5324314) Link to album - Poetry quotes Competition no 18
Posted by HeatherN on 29 Dec 2021 at 3:40PM
HeatherN's Album titled Views Competition

This link is also at the top of the page under the big red arrow. This is a new feature that draws everyone's attention to the current competition and provides a link so that you don't have to search for it.

It seems that the link to my album was not working. It might be because the photos within it were marked as private. I have opened them all up to the public, so hopefully this one should work.

Please let me know if any problems.


Here is the link to the competition again.

Competition no 18: Write a poem as if you were present at one of 21 given views
(#5324311) Poetry Quotes Crossword clue 31D
Posted by HeatherN on 29 Dec 2021 at 3:31PM
(unknown photo)

"There is a slum in my heart
But I cannot ???????? it to my foot"

From "This Country Nurtured Hope" by Godfrey Mutiso Gorry (an African poet, and a newcomer to the poetry quotes crossword) - quite a powerful poem, I think.

31 Down: Synonym (7)
(#5324226) Re: Poetry Crossword 2 - Solver's Tally
Posted by HeatherN on 29 Dec 2021 at 11:19AM
HeartOnFire 5D, 12A, 4D, 6D, 30D, 41A, 10A, 24A (8)
Jools 4A, 30A, 45A, 21A, 32D (5)
MM David littlefair XI 36A (1)
(#5324223) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 24A
Posted by HeatherN on 29 Dec 2021 at 11:16AM
That's correct HeartOnFire I will add you to the tally and 31D will follow in due course.
(#5324219) Re: Competition no 18: Write a poem as if you were present at one of 21 given views
Posted by HeatherN on 29 Dec 2021 at 11:10AM
The link has already been kindly corrected by eliphont551 so you should be able to see the album now. It is also at the top of the page. If you still can't see them, it may be because they were marked as private. Let me know if that is the case, and I will make them all public. I will do that anyway. I always make the crosswords private but people can still see the grid, so as far as I can tell, you should be able to see the album now.
(#5324218) Re: Ode to Pegasus
Posted by HeatherN on 29 Dec 2021 at 11:08AM
There is now a link at the top of the board to the album. Although I like your poem very much, it does not qualify. I am sorry it did not work, but the link was directly from my album. I will post the competition again with the photos in case anyone misses the link at the top of the page.
(#5324217) Re: Competition no 18: Write a poem as if you were present at one of 21 given views
Posted by HeatherN on 29 Dec 2021 at 11:04AM
No, I will post it again. Sorry.
(#5324145) Ode to Pegasus
Posted by The Spades Master on 29 Dec 2021 at 5:55AM

Ode to Pegasus

by
Tony Hall
(sung to the tune of "Mr. Ed")


A horse is a horse, of course of course
And no one can fly a horse of course
But back in the days of Oe-di-pus
Was the famous Pegasus

Tall tales about zoo-ol-o-gy
Defying modern psychology
He's a fluke of anthro-pology
Read your Greek Mythology

When comparing super-thoroughbreds, he’s much greater than Mr. Ed
No talking horse could match it’s said, when Pegasus’ wings are spread!

No-bod-y can fly a horse, of course
and traverse it across the u-ni-verse
“Unless of course,” said the Lord Je-sus
“It's the bless-ed Pegasus!”

He's been through wars, saved you and yours
He's even fought some dinosaurs
There's no mistake, that Pegasus
kicks butts for all of us!

He soars his mighty wings on high, and gallops through the skies
Like Ma-ver-ick's jet slicing though the clouds, it’s plain to fan-ta-size

In a world of Marxist Socialists
There seems no hope for Cap-i-ta-lists
Except for Putin’s ne-me-sis
A-mer-i-ca's Pegasus!

There’s a flying horse's, ma-gi-cal source
A Jedi Force, just for a horse
His mile-high herd, of ponies endorse
Pegasus’ tour de force!



And here is a link to a photograph of said "cloud" that inspired the poem.
https://www.goldtoken.com/games/album?id=73378;pid=17583
(#5324033) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 24A
Posted by HeartOnFire on 28 Dec 2021 at 9:36PM
24A - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Next 31D
(#5323967) Re: Competition no 18: Write a poem as if you were present at one of 21 given views
Posted by The Spades Master on 28 Dec 2021 at 5:59PM
your link does give access to a photo album entitled "clouds". i could write a piece about one of those cloud pics, instead. yes?
(#5323965) Re: Competition no 18: Write a poem as if you were present at one of 21 given views
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 28 Dec 2021 at 5:33PM
Photos may not been approved yet
(#5323960) Re: Competition no 18: Write a poem as if you were present at one of 21 given views
Posted by The Spades Master on 28 Dec 2021 at 5:26PM
i can't access the album with 21 pictures.
(#5323958) Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 24A
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Dec 2021 at 5:05PM
(unknown photo)

"While the stars that oversprinkle
All the heavens, seem to ???????"

From "The Bells" by Edgar Allan Poe

24 Across: ???????/-------/------/----/ (7,6,4) Phrase (extra clues will be given in the form of extra letters if needed)

Please post what clue you would like next on posting your answer.
(#5323949) Competition no 18: Write a poem as if you were present at one of 21 given views
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Dec 2021 at 4:16PM
Summary of Rules

1 Write a poem of any style about one of the views from the album posted below

1 State which country or state your poem is about (each title in the album starts with the name of the country or state)

1 No two entries should be about the same photographs, so if you see one you want to write about you could post and claim it before anyone else does, and before you write your poem, but you must submit your poem within a week of claiming it - otherwise it will be up for grabs again.

1 Maximum length 40 lines

SnowSnowSnowSnowSnowSnowSnowSnow

Read below for extra guidance/information

This option won the vote by an overwhelming majority.

You need to look at the 21 photos in this album:

https://www.goldtoken.com/games/album?pid=17583;album=3233

and choose one of the views which inspires you to write a poem.

I have tried to include a diverse selection including, bustling streets, deserts, primitive settlements, mountains, hills, volcanos, lakes, seas, towns, cities etc. from all corners of the globe.

I would like all entrants to write about a different view so we get a variety. So it may help to post which country or state your chosen view is from before actually starting your poem in case someone else is writing about the same one.

Try and imagine yourself at the scene and think about how it affects your five senses and your emotions.

It might help to start by looking at the scene and writing down a list of adjectives that come to mind.

If you just put the name of the country or state at the top of your poem, to identify which view you are writing about, you can then title your poem whatever you want.

It might help to research the place for a bit of background or history.

Here is a list of the countries and US states from which the photos were taken (in random order - writing from memory)

Alaska
Utah
Bhutan
Romania
France
England
Australia
Qatar
Central African Republic
Vanuatu
Italy
Guatemala
Brazil
Yemen
Mali
Oman
Netherlands
Norway
China
Japan
Denmark

(I only had to look up the last four - so not bad memory-work)

SnowSnowSnowSnowSnowSnowSnowSnow

To whet your appetite - although your poem should be individual, and can be in any style, here is John Keats' ode to "Ailsa Rock" (Ailsa Craig, a Scottish island) which is written in the form of a sonnet.

To Ailsa Rock

Hearken, thou craggy ocean pyramid!
Give answer from thy voice – the sea-fowl’s screams!
When were thy shoulders mantled in huge streams?
When from the sun was thy broad forehead hid?
How long is’t since the mighty Power bid
Thee heave to airy sleep from fathom dreams –
Sleep in the lap of thunder or sunbeams –
Or when gray clouds are thy cold coverlid?
Thou answerest not, for thou art dead asleep.
Thy life is but two dead eternities –
The last in air, the former in the deep!
First with the whales, last with the eagle skies!
Drown’d wast thou till an earthquake made thee steep,
Another cannot wake thy giant size!

And here is a link to a photograph of said "rock"

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3b/bd/fe/3bbdfe6748cc1d3b5f139421da521019.jpg
(#5323945) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 Jools
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Dec 2021 at 3:44PM
As you know, you got them all right, and you will be in receipt of a Christmas token in a couple of days or so, when the current poll is won - just a few more votes needed.

Well done!

The answers to Contest two were, as you messaged me.

1. The Wrong Trousers (Wallace and Gromit)
2. Pretty in Pink
3. Striptease
4. Veggietales: Lessons from the Sock Drawer
5. Kind Hearts and Coronets
(#5323802) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 Jools
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 28 Dec 2021 at 11:33AM
Got them will send you them
(#5323729) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 Jools
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Dec 2021 at 7:16AM
1. Gown restorer shut ---/ W--NG/ --O-----(3,5,8) (short - i.e. not a full-length movie)

2. Nippy trinket -RETT-/ I-/ --NK (6,2,4)

3. ET’s pet sari --RIP--AS- (10)

4. She got lost skewer from cardigan sleeves ---GI-TA---: -E---N-/ -R-M/ --- / --C-/ D-A--- (11,7,4,3,4,6)

5. Dan rocked in neat shorts -I--/ H--R-S/ ---/ -O----TS (4,6,3,8)

No 5. Minor actor: John Penrose

No 4. I have put in an extra letter. In fact I have put two extra letters in because I made an error with the lettering for the first word in my last reply to you - I will also tell you that it is a compilation of an animated children's series - American, with Christian message. The series was then made into a TV series for NBC, but was dubbed to remove the Christian message to comply with NBC's policy of religious Neutrality.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need any more help with either of these clues. I think this was the hardest of the three contests, especially no 4, which is a bit obscure outside the USA. Let me know if you would prefer more letters or voice actors, or characters for this clue, if you do need more help.
(#5323601) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 Jools
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 27 Dec 2021 at 7:46PM
Minor actor for N0.5

I have now got
1,2,3
I have 3 words for No.5 but still can't get that last word. Smiling
(#5323562) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 Jools
Posted by HeatherN on 27 Dec 2021 at 6:05PM
Hi David, I did say you could only have one extra letter for one of the clues in each contest and the name of a minor actor for another of the movies; but seeing as it's you.... I will give you an extra letter for clues 3,4, and 5 in Contest no 2.

Contest no 2

1. Gown restorer shut ---/ W--NG/ --O-----(3,5,8) (short - i.e. not a full-length movie)

2. Nippy trinket -RETT-/ I-/ --NK (6,2,4)

3. ET’s pet sari --RIP--AS- (10)

4. She got lost skewer from cardigan sleeves ---G-I-A---: -----N-/ -R-M/ --- / --C-/ D-A--- (11,7,4,3,4,6)

5. Dan rocked in neat shorts -I--/ H--R-S/ ---/ -O----TS (4,6,3,8)

I have given you one extra letter from each of the three clues, but if you are still struggling, I will also give you the name of either a minor actor in each film or the name of one of the minor characters from each film. Just let me know which you would prefer.

Further clues can be provided following that - it is Christmas after all!

Snowman
(#5323405) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 Jools
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 27 Dec 2021 at 2:11PM
Extra letters for
3,4,5

I have already figured 1,2 out
(#5323396) Re: Reminder - winner's competition no 16 Jools
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 27 Dec 2021 at 2:02PM
Where is competition 2
(#5323392) Vote for your favourite - "argument poem" Competition no 17
Posted by HeatherN on 27 Dec 2021 at 1:59PM
Disclaimer: The views conveyed in the following poems do not reflect the views of the poets. In fact the opposite is the case as you were asked to write a poem stating the case of the "other person" with whom you have had an argument in the near or distant past.

These poems reflect the views of the person with whom the poets were arguing.

Please read all three poems before voting.

Here they are:

show me your papers!

you folks want to eat or shop here? show me first your vaccine papers!

you can argue and cry all you want, but i've got the wokeness of a grass-roots leader

your freedom of speech makes me laugh inside--do you think what you say really matters?

as far as i can see, your civil rights are in tatters


the revolution is the coming wave, join us now or become enslaved

these federal mandates you must comply, or you'll be canceled if you misbehave

the science is always on our side, your old way of life is too risky for me

accept the covid and climate changes, let the new world order set you free!

Snow Flake DividerSnow Flake DividerSnow Flake DividerSnow Flake DividerSnow Flake DividerSnow Flake Divider

I'm not going to listen to you

If you want to tell me what I don't want to hear
I will do what I want
no matter if you don't like it
I don't care
Yes you are older than I am
so what
I don't have to understand what you are saying
I'm grown
so what makes you think I want to hear what you have to say
I'm my own person so I will just tune you out
Go away I don't want to hear you
I am tired of others telling me what I should do
So if even it would make my life better .
It's still my life
So just shut the door now
I will not listen to you
So what if I hurt your feelings
get over it

Christmas DividerChristmas DividerChristmas DividerChristmas DividerChristmas DividerChristmas Divider

How can you not believe?

I've listened to your argument
and it makes no sense to me.
The proof that God exists
is plain for all to see

You say there is no evidence
that it's all circumstantial
But it's all written down and
everything is quite substantial

You say that scripture cannot prove itself,
it's just an ancient book,
but you need to read more deeply
the proof's there if you look

It's all written down for you to see
it's God's own literal word
To doubt the truth behind it
is something quite absurd

You say this isn't proof enough
to demonstrate is true for you.
But scriptures say it IS the truth
so therefore it must be TRUE!

Christmas Pudding DividerChristmas Pudding DividerChristmas Pudding DividerChristmas Pudding DividerChristmas Pudding DividerChristmas Pudding Divider
(#5323378) Re: Reminder - winner's competition no 16 Jools
Posted by HeatherN on 27 Dec 2021 at 1:47PM
Well done HeartOnFire - a Christmas token will be coming your way soon. I better get that poll up before Christmas is over!

Competition no 2 is still open for entries, but HeartOnFire and Jools may not enter this contest, unless no one else bothers, but they will not get another token if they do so. Sorry, but rules is rules!
(#5323032) Re: Reminder - winner's competition no 16 Jools
Posted by HeartOnFire on 26 Dec 2021 at 4:13PM
Contest no. 3

1) Robin Hood: Men In Tights
2) The Devil Wears Prada
3) Dressed To Kill
4) Pants On Fire
5) The Cat In The Hat
(#5322533) Reminder - winner's competition no 16 Jools
Posted by HeatherN on 25 Dec 2021 at 4:06PM
Contest no 1. Has been solved, but there is still opportunity to win a Christmas token by solving either Contest no 2 or Contest no 3.

Here is the link again:

Winner's Competition no 16 Jools
(#5322531) Any more entries for Competition no 17?
Posted by HeatherN on 25 Dec 2021 at 4:02PM
I will be closing this competition soon and opening the poll, so if you have one in progress, please finish it as soon as you can.

If you need a reminder of what is required, there is a link at the top of the page.
(#5322530) Re: Poetry Crossword 2 - Solver's Tally
Posted by HeatherN on 25 Dec 2021 at 3:57PM
HeartOnFire 5D, 12A, 4D, 6D, 30D, 41A, 10A (7)
Jools 4A, 30A, 45A, 21A, 32D (5)
MM David littlefair XI 36A (1)
(#5322528) Re: The milk run
Posted by HeatherN on 25 Dec 2021 at 3:52PM
Great, I hope you didn't run out today as you'd have a job finding a shop open!
(#5322527) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 Jools
Posted by HeatherN on 25 Dec 2021 at 3:50PM
Well done Jools - there are still competitions 2 and 3 to enter.

You will win a Christmas token for your win - but are now not eligible to enter either of the other contests.
(#5322526) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 36A
Posted by HeatherN on 25 Dec 2021 at 3:48PM
Well done David, you've made it onto the solver's tally - still time to catch up..

24A will follow in due course
(#5322268) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 Jools
Posted by Jools on 24 Dec 2021 at 11:57PM
Comp 1

1. The boy in the striped pyjamas
2. Dead men don't wear plaid
3. The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
4. The Mackintosh Man
5. The man in 5he white suit

Some classic films there
(#5322184) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 36A
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 24 Dec 2021 at 3:31PM
Elephants never forget
Yes

Long one think it's 24A
(#5322172) Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 36A
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Dec 2021 at 2:31PM
(unknown photo)

"0 Caroline, Caroline, child of the sun,
We can ????? ?????? that our hearts have been one"

From "Brother Jonathan's lament for sister Caroline" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

36 Across:

/---------/?????/?????? (9) Phrase

This poem is not a love poem, or an elegy about the loss of a brother's sister.

Brother Jonathan was the personification of New England, and the United States (predecessor to Uncle Sam). This was written following South Carolina's declaration of secession from the Union in 1860.

Other states followed, forming the Confederacy, and this led to the American Civil War. The poet obviously was a huge patriot and must himself have been heartbroken at South Carolina's action.
(#5322163) Re: Merry Christmas!
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Dec 2021 at 2:00PM
Why, thank you HeartOnFire and a Merry Christmas to you too! Santa
(#5322161) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 10A
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Dec 2021 at 1:59PM
A bit before I was born too, David. But I am still surprised as she is an iconic British figure, but then you've probably heard of people I haven't!

I didn't realise how young you were either! I am old enough to be your mother, but not your grandmother!
(#5322145) Merry Christmas!
Posted by HeartOnFire on 24 Dec 2021 at 1:09PM
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year HeatherN!
(#5322109) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 10A
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 24 Dec 2021 at 11:19AM
Eh 52 years before I was born.
1982 Smiling
(#5322102) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 10A
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Dec 2021 at 11:08AM
Yes it is Amy Johnson, HeartOnFire I am really surprised that MM David hasn't heard of her as she was British, the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia in 1930.

There was even a song written about her "Amy, wonderful Amy".

http://amyjohnsonartstrust.co.uk/her-life/

Your clue will come up soon, HeartOnFire
(#5322098) Re: Hello Heaven
Posted by HeatherN on 24 Dec 2021 at 11:01AM
That is so tragic * Sassy_Angel * - thank you so much for sharing. My heart goes out to my friend.

You will already get a poetry token this session for entering competition no 17, but I am really glad you submitted this poem. I hope it brings comfort to your friend, and anyone else who has lost children.
(#5321919) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 10A
Posted by HeartOnFire on 23 Dec 2021 at 8:10PM
10A = Amy Johnson's

Next 36A
(#5321888) Re: The milk run
Posted by phil on 23 Dec 2021 at 6:06PM
TYVM!!!! Yes, it had to go, no booze at all for me!!! It is a lot harder this time of year, which means more counting of ones 'blessings' and going to the shops because I have run out of milk is certainly one of them!! Smiling
(#5321857) Hello Heaven
Posted by * Sassy_Angel * on 23 Dec 2021 at 3:53PM
Hello Heaven
I am just wanting to know that my sons are fine.
I know there a reason you needed both of them,
I also needed them.
Right now I'm lost and just don't understand.
I know Lord that the in time
You will give me the answers I need
So even as my heart is breaking
my life turned upside down
They are in your hands
That are healthy and happy and together
Just help me everyday to be strong
To hold me closer right now..
Help me to take one second at a time
To help others and let others help me
Bless my family and hold us close.


I wrote this for a friend who has lost two son's this year Jan 3 to someone just shooting a gun in a crowd than another Dec 21 died in his sleep
(#5321422) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 10A
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 22 Dec 2021 at 2:19PM
The only aviator I know that is very famous.

Is Amelia Earhart but that is more than 3 letters
(#5321397) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 10A
Posted by HeatherN on 22 Dec 2021 at 12:54PM
No, sorry - the answer is the first name of the aviator (very famous), and he or she is not called Air.
(#5321393) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 10A
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 22 Dec 2021 at 12:38PM
Air Johnson
(#5321372) Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 10A
Posted by HeatherN on 22 Dec 2021 at 10:26AM
(unknown photo)

"Night came down on ???????’s shanty
Where the grog was no way scanty"

From "An Evening in Dandaloo" by 'Banjo' Paterson

10 Across: ---/??????? (3) - Name (aviator)
(#5321116) Poetry Crossword 2 - Solver's Tally
Posted by HeatherN on 21 Dec 2021 at 5:43PM
HeartOnFire 5D, 12A, 4D, 6D, 30D, 41A (6)
Jools 4A, 30A, 45A, 21A, 32D (5)
(#5321114) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 41A
Posted by HeatherN on 21 Dec 2021 at 5:31PM
That's correct! Well done, sorry. And thank you for the lovely birthday card. It's very pretty. Thank you Although my birthday's over now as it's 1.25am - I've been busy with the winner's competitions - yes there are three separate contests - so three chances to win a Christmas token Santa.

I am glad you're not cross with me! It just seemed like work, where they only seem to notice the one thing you do wrong, and not the 99 things you do right, so your comments just probably triggered something that misinterpreted how you intended to come across.

I apologise, but I just wanted to defend myself. But you got in the end, so well done! I'll add you to the tally, and 10A will follow, but not today. I'm off to bed.

I am glad we are still friends Hugging

MM David - thank you for trying to solve the clue - they won't all be that hard - I promise!
(#5321111) Winner's Competition no 16 Jools
Posted by HeatherN on 21 Dec 2021 at 5:16PM
Jools won this competition which involved making up a word and using it to start each stanza of a poem:

Jools' poem was called "cladments" which I understand to be a word to convey the moods displayed by clothing, so this competition is based on clothing.

Here is Jools's winning poem again.

Cladments

Cladments are a window on your moods
Much the same can be said for foods
They can show how one feels on specific days
They show how one feels through colourful displays

Cladments in winter can be heavy and bulky
They often seem to feel rather sulky
They can take on many a form
And often are very comfy and warm

Cladments in spring are often lighthearted
Different to those of the season just parted
Often they are colourful, cheery and jolly
But spring showers often dictate you add a brolly.

Cladments in summer are often light and flimsy
They can be happy, playful or whimsey
Colourful, practical, lightweight and cool
Perfectly suited for a trip to the pool.

Cladments in autumn can be dull and drab
Practical and sturdy, no need for conflab
Like the weather often dark and cloudy
They often can seem dismal and dowdy

333333333
This competition is an anagram competition where the answers are all films whose titles all bear reference to items of clothing, the wearing of clothing, the removal of clothing or the storage of clothing. The anagrams of the film titles all contain an item of clothing.

To help you solve the anagrams, I will give you the letters that are in the item clothing, the item of clothing in the anagram bears no relation to the film title.

I compiled anagrams for 15 "cladment" related film titles, so this competition is divided into three separate competitions each with five anagrams.

You may only enter one of the three contests, so if someone gets all five right in one of them, you could also enter one of the other two.

The winner of each sub-contest will win a random Christmas token.

If you are struggling you can either request an extra letter to one of the five answers and ask for one of the minor actor's names, or the name of one of the minor characters, in another, but you can only have extra clues for two out of the five in each sub-contest. Please request your extra clues by private message in case someone else is struggling with different clues from the same sub-contest, so they could also request clues for the same contest.

You may post your answers on the board, but only when you are sure you have all five correct. Please also state which of the three contests your answers are for.

Contest no 1

1. A bad typo hit jersey shipment --E/ ---/ --/ --E/ --R----/ -YJ---S (3,3,2,3,7,7)

2. Law demanded tied apron --A-/ ---/ -ON'-/ ---R/ P----/ (4,3,4,4,5)

3. When Clinton Heath wore hit branded raincoat, he felt so rich ---/ C-R-------/ O-/ -A---A/: T--/ -I--/ ---/ -----/ -N-/ ---/ --------/ (3,10,2,6: 3,4,3,5,3,3,8)

4. Mama, the ninth sock ---/ --CK---OS-/ ---(3,10,3)

5. Huh, I went, I hate mittens --E/ M-N/ I-/ T--/ ---T-/ S---

3333333333

Contest no 2

1. Gown restorer shut ---/ W--NG/ --O-----(3,5,8) (short - i.e. not a full-length movie)

2. Nippy trinket -RETT-/ I-/ --NK (6,2,4)

3. ET’s pet sari --RI---AS- (10)

4. She got lost skewer from cardigan sleeves ---G-I-A---: -----N-/ -R--/ --- / --C-/ D-A--- (11,7,4,3,4,6)

5. Dan rocked in neat shorts ----/ H--R-S/ ---/ -O----TS (4,6,3,8)

99999999999

Contest no 3.

1. Boots not hindering him -OB--/ --O-: ---/ --/ ----TS (5,4,3,2,6)

2. Hear wild vest parade T--/ --V--/ -E--S/ ----- (3,5,5,5)

3. Old Leeds skirt -R-S---/ T-/ KI-- (7,2,4)

4. Top siren fan P--T-/ O-/ ---- (5,2,4)

5. Then tie a thatch ---/ --T/ I-/ --E/ --- (3,3,2,3,3)
(#5321076) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 41A
Posted by HeartOnFire on 21 Dec 2021 at 4:29PM
Got it! His full name was Emile Leonard Mathieu.
(#5321075) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 41A
Posted by HeartOnFire on 21 Dec 2021 at 4:16PM
I'm sorry if I gave you the impression that I was cross with you, because that was the furthest from my mind. I was just a little frustrated because I couldn't get the word and was researching it for days. I hope you have a wonderful birthday too!

(unknown photo)

Is 41A, mathieu ? If it is, who is E.L. ? Because the mathieu function was invented by Emile Mathieu.

Next if right, 10A.
(#5321061) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 41A
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 21 Dec 2021 at 3:54PM
matiere

Okay there
(#5321058) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 41A
Posted by HeatherN on 21 Dec 2021 at 3:50PM
David - I have just realised, you might have meant the second letter in the word. I thought at first that you meant the second of the extra letters (having already given you the first one). You see how easy it can be to misunderstand the wording of each other's messages sometimes.

Anyway, because of all the confusion, and misunderstandings, if you still can't get it, I will give one last letter of your choice (please state position in word).

Just to remind you.

The word now reads with the extra two letters: M-T-IE-

so the missing letters in the word are the 2nd, 4th and 7th.
(#5321049) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 41A
Posted by HeatherN on 21 Dec 2021 at 3:28PM
MM David littlefair XI -you are wrong when you say:

It should be

M_te_ _

As I have explained above, I did not say e was the fourth letter in the word. I said it was the fourth out of the five missing letters, although I admit I omitted to say that made it the sixth letter in the word.

As I said in the above post, the letters now look like this:

M-T-IE-

I have also changed this heading to 41A, but I can't change the original heading.
(#5321041) Re: The milk run
Posted by HeatherN on 21 Dec 2021 at 3:22PM
Lovely poem, Phil, with a lovely message. I take it you have given up alcohol? I am with you on that. I hardly drink alcohol at all now.

You will receive a poetry token next time round.
(#5321038) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 42A
Posted by HeatherN on 21 Dec 2021 at 3:07PM
Heart on fire - I made a mistake with the clue number - it's easily done, and I apologised. But I did not say e was the fourth letter - I said it was the fourth out of the five MISSING letters, making it the sixth letter in the word. I am sorry you are cross with me, and that you misunderstood.

There were five missing letters, and I asked my google assistant to choose me a number between one and five, and she picked four, meaning the fourth out of the five missing letters, which was the sixth letter. It does take me quite a lot of time compiling the crosswords, filling and updating the grids on Excel, converting to a photograph, posting to my album and then posting on here and researching for a clue, and if I make the odd mistake, I am sorry, but I am normally very careful. I am off work with mental health issues at the moment, and my mind gets a bit muddled at times, but not this time, only with the clue number. It's also my birthday today! Birthday cake so you have to be nice to me!

For anyone who has not given up on this clue. I will ask the google assistant to give me a number between one and four (the remaining missing letters - not the position in the crossword.

Here is a quote from my post - which does not say e was the fourth letter.

'"Okay, Google - pick me a random number between one and five."

Google Assistant: "Here's a random number, 4".

Okay, out of the missing letters, number 4 is E so it now looks like this M-T--E- '



Just so as not to confuse anyone else, I will make quite clear what position in the word the letter is, as I thought I had last time:

"Okay Google, give me a number between one and four."

Google assistant: "three".

The third out of the four missing letters is the fifth letter in the word - so it now looks like this: M-T-IE- (the fifth letter is an I )

I can't change the heading of the original post. I would have to post the whole thing again in a new post. I did post an apology saying that it should read 41 Across. How much more do you want me to apologise? Surely you don't require me to post the whole thing again under a new heading?
(#5320929) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 42A
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 21 Dec 2021 at 7:53AM
Could we have the 2nd letter pretty please
(#5320918) The milk run
Posted by phil on 21 Dec 2021 at 6:51AM
No bottles of rum
that weigh
half a ton
no wine I espied
for its alcohol content
no vodka no gin
no clanging
of glass on glass
long may it last

My basket looks empty
although theres lots to tempt me
lots of blasts from the past
but just milk for me
to go home with for tea
the milk run
a simple but important joy
(#5320796) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 42A
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 20 Dec 2021 at 7:28PM
It should be

M_te_ _
(#5320774) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 42A
Posted by HeartOnFire on 20 Dec 2021 at 5:42PM
First of all, you said it was 41A, yet the heading still has 42A. Then you said that the fourth letter is E, yet in your example it is being shown as the sixth letter. I have totally given up on this word. I am not coming up with the inventor, the name of the function are missing letters to the letters that are already shown. If somebody else can figure it out, because I'm not coming up with anything!😔
(#5320707) Poetry Tokens to award
Posted by HeatherN on 20 Dec 2021 at 1:40PM
The following players will receive random poetry tokens for their entries into competition no. 16 (the made-up word competition - Jools The Winner! and runners-up: The Spades Master and MM David littlefair XI

Head over to Recognition Tokens where I will request them forthwith.

crow57 will also receive a poetry token for his/her marvellous poem entitled Christmas in Florida.

Also, HeartOnFire has insisted I award one to myself for the example I composed for the competition, and who am I to argue with that!
(#5320702) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 42A
Posted by HeatherN on 20 Dec 2021 at 1:31PM
Okay, I'll give you another letter. As you didn't pick which you'd like - I'll ask my Google assistant to pick a random one. "Okay, Google - pick me a random number between one and five."

Google Assistant: "Here's a random number, 4".

Okay, out of the missing letters, number 4 is E so it now looks like this M-T--E-

Hope that helps - if you're still struggling; you may pick one more letter - but that's your limit for this clue seeing as you already have three out of the seven letters - and I've given you other clues, telling you that it is the surname of someone who gave his name to a mathematical function and his initials are E.L.
(#5320700) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 42A
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 20 Dec 2021 at 1:22PM
Extra letter please. And no I don't
(#5320695) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 42A
Posted by HeatherN on 20 Dec 2021 at 1:01PM
Ooh don't do that! Hopefully you don't live near a pond of crocodiles; but I am afraid you are wrong. You can request an extra letter, but no one has as yet! If someone just says which letter they would like - I will oblige.
(#5320335) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 42A
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 19 Dec 2021 at 2:42PM
Okay this is my final try if it's wrong I will jump in a pond of crocodiles.

matrice
(#5320330) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 42A
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Dec 2021 at 2:35PM
Sorry - I am afraid I gave the wrong clue number - so you may not have known the letters already there are M-T----

I have corrected this now, and maybe you can get it. You can also request an extra letter if that will help. Just state the position in the word where you would like the letter revealing. i.e. 2,4,5,6 or 7.
(#5320328) Correction - the post below should read 41A not 42A
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Dec 2021 at 2:31PM
(#5320327) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 42A
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Dec 2021 at 2:29PM
Yes, sorry it should be 41A. My apologies. Metrics and metred are incorrect. The answer is a person's name who the function is named after. E.L are his initials and the answer is his surname as the function is known by his name. I am not revealing what the E.L stands for, but you can request extra letters if you like.
(#5320049) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 42A
Posted by HeartOnFire on 18 Dec 2021 at 8:19PM
Do you mean 41A and not 42A ?

______ function
metrics or metered ???

If not, I need another clue. Also, can you tell us who E.L. is? The only one I could come up with was Elliot Lieb, or backwards Leonhard Euler.

Next = 10A
(#5320041) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 42A
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 18 Dec 2021 at 7:08PM
42A Stiglar function

24A
(#5320036) Re: Winner - competition no 16 "Made-up Word poem"
Posted by The Spades Master on 18 Dec 2021 at 6:33PM
congrats, jools, for your clever and creative winning entry
(#5319983) Winner - competition no 16 "Made-up Word poem"
Posted by HeatherN on 18 Dec 2021 at 5:12PM
The winner of this poll, by a narrow margin was Jools who will receive a random poetry token. The two entrants will also receive poetry tokens.

Jools will also have a Winner's competition devised based on the subject of his poem.

Here is Jools's imaginative poem again:

Cladments

Cladments are a window on your moods
Much the same can be said for foods
They can show how one feels on specific days
They show how one feels through colourful displays

Cladments in winter can be heavy and bulky
They often seem to feel rather sulky
They can take on many a form
And often are very comfy and warm

Cladments in spring are often lighthearted
Different to those of the season just parted
Often they are colourful, cheery and jolly
But spring showers often dictate you add a brolly.

Cladments in summer are often light and flimsy
They can be happy, playful or whimsey
Colourful, practical, lightweight and cool
Perfectly suited for a trip to the pool.

Cladments in autumn can be dull and drab
Practical and sturdy, no need for conflab
Like the weather often dark and cloudy
They often can seem dismal and dowdy

SantaSantaSantaSantaSantaSantaSantaSanta

Meanwhile, competition no 17 (Write a poem about an argument you have had from the other person's perspective) is still open for entries. There is a link to it at the top of the page.
(#5319980) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 42A
Posted by HeatherN on 18 Dec 2021 at 5:02PM
No, sorry. It's somebody else's function - look again at the letters of 42A, and you'll see that your word does not fit.
(#5319781) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 42A
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 18 Dec 2021 at 7:22AM
42A Eulers function

24A
(#5319776) Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 42A
Posted by HeatherN on 18 Dec 2021 at 7:02AM
(unknown photo)

"Since I left you, mine eye is in my mind;
And that which governs me to go about
Doth part his ???????? and is partly blind,"
From Shakespeare's Sonnet no. 113

42 Across: ------- ???????? (7) - Phrase(mathematical term named after its "inventor" E.L whose work was in the field of mathematical physics)

Extra letters can be provided on request if needed. Please state which letter you would like (give number of position in word).
(#5319110) Re: Poetry quotes crossword 2 - Solvers' tally
Posted by HeatherN on 16 Dec 2021 at 11:53AM
HeartOnFire 5D, 12A, 4D, 6D, 30D (5)
Jools 4A, 30A, 45A, 21A, 32D (5)
(#5319109) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 32D
Posted by HeatherN on 16 Dec 2021 at 11:51AM
I am sorry, David. I accidentally put 32 Across, when the clue was for 32 Down (but I did put 32D in the subject box. I do apologise. Jools is correct! There actually isn't a 32 Across though, so I don't suppose it made much difference, but there aren't any empty spaces where "Through" would fit. But I am still sorry for the confusion.

Well done, Jools - there is still time for others to catch up, to win a special token, or even just play for fun! I will add you to the tally and post your chosen clue soon.
(#5319070) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 32D
Posted by Jools on 16 Dec 2021 at 8:25AM
Going Concern

Next 41A
(#5319005) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 32D
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 16 Dec 2021 at 5:07AM
32A Going through. ?
24A
(#5318989) Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 32D
Posted by HeatherN on 16 Dec 2021 at 4:25AM
(unknown photo)

Future, who won't wait for you?
Everyone is ????? there.
It suffices you to deepen
the absence that we are.

From The Future by Rainer Maria Rilke (Translated by A Poulin)

32 Across: ????? ------- (7) (Phrase)

Please note: Extra clues can be provided in the form of extra letters only - please state the position of the letter (i.e. 2-7) in the word that you would like provided - if you need an extra clue.

This will be the case for all clues from now on - extra letters will be the only additional form of help after the clue is posted (not that anyone has needed extra help up to now)
(#5317986) Re: Poetry quotes crossword 2 - Solvers' tally
Posted by HeatherN on 13 Dec 2021 at 11:33AM
HeartOnFire 5D, 12A, 4D, 6D, 30D (5)
Jools 4A, 30A, 45A, 21A (4)
(#5317982) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 21A
Posted by HeatherN on 13 Dec 2021 at 11:30AM
Well done Jools - I also made a mistake and put "street" in the quote, instead of "streets".

32D to follow in due course. I will add you to the tally.
(#5317981) Re: # 17
Posted by HeatherN on 13 Dec 2021 at 11:26AM
I do like that * Sassy_Angel * Sounds just like my own teenager (grown up now), and myself as a teenager, so I can get their point of view entirely!

Your words exactly convey the attitude of a stroppy teenager, or even an older young adult.
(#5317980) Re: show me your papers! (contest #17)
Posted by HeatherN on 13 Dec 2021 at 11:21AM
Thank you for sharing that The Spades Master I did think it was an entry; I just wanted to clarify, and also you wouldn't want people to think that was your point of view! I will add a disclaimer to the poll (when I come to do it) emphasising that the points of view expressed by the poems do not reflect the views of the writers!

I quite liked writing from the other person's viewpoint; and despite everything we should respect other people's opinions, but I do agree the covid virus has made some people look down on others etc. and get above themselves. For example, in the UK we had a clapping thing every Thursday last year for several weeks, where people were encouraged to go outside and clap for a long time for the NHS workers "on the frontline". This caused some people to gossip about their neighbours who did not join in and go out and clap. However, even some NHS workers were strongly against this ritual, saying it does not achieve anything, and that more financial or other practical contribution would be more approprioate.
(#5317974) Re: Comp #17 - How can you not believe?
Posted by HeatherN on 13 Dec 2021 at 11:13AM
Very good Jools I am loving how people have risen to this challenge! I listened to (some of) an interesting audiobook giving the other side (i.e. your side, and mine) of this argument.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln-uDasbRgk
(#5317505) Comp #17 - How can you not believe?
Posted by Jools on 12 Dec 2021 at 11:20AM
I've listened to your argument
and it makes no sense to me.
The proof that God exists
is plain for all to see

You say there is no evidence
that it's all circumstantial
But it's all written down and
everything is quite substantial

You say that scripture cannot prove itself,
it's just an ancient book,
but you need to read more deeply
the proof's there if you look

It's all written down for you to see
it's God's own literal word
To doubt the truth behind it
is something quite absurd

You say this isn't proof enough
to demonstrate is true for you.
But scripture say it IS the truth
so therefore is must be TRUE!
(#5317494) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 21A
Posted by Jools on 12 Dec 2021 at 11:03AM
The empty-handed painter from your streets

Lyric from Bob Dylan – It's All Over Now, Baby Blue

next 32D
(#5317478) Re: show me your papers! (contest #17)
Posted by The Spades Master on 12 Dec 2021 at 9:44AM
sorry for the mixup. yes, this poem is for contest #17 Think of an argument you have had, and write a poem from the other person's perspective.

backround story of the poem:
this past veteran's day, denny's restaurant offered a free meal for past military personnel. me and my 85-year-old neighbor/guest went there early to beat the crowd.

i had contracted and recovered from covid-19 last year, so i already had natural immunity which researches said was already 17 times greater protection than the vaccine shot itself. but to avoid conflict, i agreed to the double-vaccine shots, the wearing of the masks and social distancing, even though the government said this wouldn't be necessary once we got immunized.

but when we got to front of the line at denny's, the host barred us from sitting at a table to eat. in fact, we were given the choice of leaving or getting our meals to go... but we had to wait outside in the cold with a group of dogs tied to a stop sign.

when i pointed the fact of my elderly guest, he shrugged his shoulders, saying he's just following federal mandates... i.e. sorry, i'm just following orders.

needless, to say, we were so embarrassed and offended by how we were treated, that we left without the special veteran's free meal.

what ticked me off most was they know it's wrong, but they do it anyway out of cowardice or a power trip over some twisted agenda.

ok, that's all i gotta say about that.
(#5317475)
  1. 17
Posted by * Sassy_Angel * on 12 Dec 2021 at 9:36AM
I'm not going to listen to you 
If you want to tell me what I dont want to hear
I will do what i want
no matter if you dont like it
I dont care
Yes you are older than I am
so what
I dont have to understand what you are saying
Im grown
so what makes you think I want to hear what you have to say
Im my own person so I will just tune you out
Go away I dont want to hear you
I am tired of others telling me what I should do
So if even it would make my life better .
Its still my life
So just shut the door now
I will not listen to you
So what if I hurt your feeling
get over it
(#5317462) Re: show me your papers!
Posted by HeatherN on 12 Dec 2021 at 8:29AM
I like this The Spades Master - Just to clarify, as you did not say, is this poem an entry to the "other person's point of view" competition? If so, is this the other side to an argument you have had?

It does help to specify in your entry whether it's for the comp. or not. You could post in reply to the competition message, which I have recommended in the past, and still do! But if you want, you can do a new thread, but make sure you say that it is for the competition.

In this competition, you are allowed to say something about the background to the poem = this is not one where the poem has to define itself. Also, I'm nosy Grinning
(#5317444) show me your papers!
Posted by The Spades Master on 12 Dec 2021 at 7:13AM

show me your papers!


you folks want to eat or shop here? show me first your vaccine papers!

you can argue and cry all you want, but i've got the wokeness of a grass-roots leader

your freedom of speech makes me laugh inside--do you think what you say really matters?

as far as i can see, your civil rights are in tatters


the revolution is the coming wave, join us now or become enslaved

these federal mandates you must comply, or you'll be canceled if you misbehave

the science is always on our side, your old way of life is too risky for me

accept the covid and climate changes, let the new world order set you free!
(#5317434) Competition no 17 - Write a poem reflecting on an argument (from other person's viewpoint)
Posted by HeatherN on 12 Dec 2021 at 6:47AM
Summary of Rules
3 Limit of 40 lines
3 Poem must be from other person's view point entirely, not a weighing-up of both sides
3 Any style of poem is acceptable
3 Must be about a real argument you have had, not an imaginary one - if you claim never to have had an argument, you are a saint, and this competition is not for you.

This option narrowly won the poll - those who voted for the Covid option - it may come up in a future poll (or something on similar lines)

This is quite difficult as when we have an argument with someone we usually can only see our own point of view, and arguments often go unresolved or end with an "agree to differ" stance.

This task requires you to think of an argument you have had either recently or in the distant past. Arguments tend to linger in our minds for a long time so it is likely you can still remember an argument from long ago.

Now imagine you are the other person. You have gone away after the argument to brood and ruminate on the argument.

I can't think of any poems that have covered this topic, so I am going to craft one of my own, very quickly. (I should have prepared one earlier).

Before I do, though, just want to give some examples of what sort of argument you may want to write about in case you are struggling to think of one.

6 It could be a childhood argument over something silly like who should have the last chocolate from the box.

6 A teenage argument with a parent over your pierced nose or something.

6 A disagreement you have had with someone over a political issue

6 A moral argument you have had over something like capital punishment or whether stealing by the poor should be addressed leniently

6 An argument with a spouse - this could cover a multitude of issues from who should do the dishes to infidelity or they go out too much etc..etc..

6 Religion - not sure whether this is allowed, so be careful if you choose this one

Remember though, you are trying to take the other person's stance. This is a good exercise in itself as it can help you become more empathic or open-minded.

I am going to go for the "moral" option. I had a not-too-serious argument with a colleague a few months ago about vegetarianism, as I do not eat meat. She said I should eat meat and that's what animals are for.

So I am going to try and imagine what was going through her head after the disagreement.

Meat is good to Eat

She says it's cruel to eat a cow
But I don't see how that is so

You can't keep a cow in a cage like a mouse
It's far too big to fit in the house

She says it's cruel to eat a pig
A pig is an animal I do not dig

It smells and rolls in its own dung
By the neck it should be hung

She will not eat a lovely lamb
Cute though it is, I don't give a dam..n...

That its life can never run its course
It tastes divine with fresh mint sauce

What would become of all the farms?
To the farmers it would inflict harm
If all the animals were set free
It would cause chaos - can't she see?

444444444

As an ex-meat eater, it is a bit easier to see her point of view, and it is a good exercise to analyse the other side of the story, even if you strongly disagree with it.

Now over to you. See top of post for summary of rules.
(#5317424) Vote for your favourite made-up word poem (Competition no 16)
Posted by HeatherN on 12 Dec 2021 at 5:57AM
Oops it looks like I got my numbers mixed up again. The Clerihew winner's competition was in fact no 15. This poll is for competition no 16 where you were asked to make up a word and write a poem with your word as the title, and beginning each stanza.

Please read all three poems before voting:

Crove

Crove on my head while I drive

Crove on my eyes raises
crove above my eyes starts to go up
Crove between the eyes narrows

Crove starts to get ever so high
Crove on my eyes goes up again as I go fast

Red carBlue carRed carBlue carRed carBlue carRed carBlue carRed carBlue carRed carBlue carRed carBlue carRed carBlue car

boo-koo-HUFF-n-puff

boo-koo-HUFF-n-puff, my Dotty loves it rough

she's both innocent and dirty, she likes that kinda stuff

she'll chase her cher-ished ball, and catch it 'til she drools

just watch her go-ing cuck-oo, as she howls "woof-woof!"

Dotty's such a show-off, her feral passion's rife

she'll wiggle her be-hind, and seize the wildlife!


boo-koo-HUFF-n-puff, with Bun-ny Borishnickol

for a fun and lively time, her love's un-conditional

Bunny will exhaust me, until-a

she's pan-ting, like partying at the villa!

she's lick-y! a jump spree!

she'll want to fawn and paw me!


boo-koo-HUFF-n-puff, we can not get enough

we're Dot-ty and Bun-ny, excuse us if we're gruff

we really crave your petting, we're on all fours just begging

let's do BOO-koo! we're boo-koo-HUFF-n-puffing!

we TWO GIRLS are beasts, your cure for grief and strife

YOU'RE our BFF, our favorite wildlife!

Brown dog walkingGreen dog walkingBrown dog walkingGreen dog walkingBrown dog walkingGreen dog walkingBrown dog walkingGreen dog walkingBrown dog walkingGreen dog walkingBrown dog walkingGreen dog walkingBrown dog walkingGreen dog walking

Cladments

Cladments are a window on your moods
Much the same can be said for foods
They can show how one feels on specific days
They show how one feels through colourful displays

Cladments in winter can be heavy and bulky
They often seem to feel rather sulky
They can take on many a form
And often are very comfy and warm

Cladments in spring are often lighthearted
Different to those of the season just parted
Often they are colourful, cheery and jolly
But spring showers often dictate you add a brolly.

Cladments in summer are often light and flimsy
They can be happy, playful or whimsey
Colourful, practical, lightweight and cool
Perfectly suited for a trip to the pool.

Cladments in autumn can be dull and drab
Practical and sturdy, no need for conflab
Like the weather often dark and cloudy
They often can seem dismal and dowdy

Throwing SnowballsThrowing SnowballsThrowing SnowballsThrowing SnowballsThrowing SnowballsThrowing SnowballsThrowing SnowballsThrowing Snowballs
(#5317420) Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 21A
Posted by HeatherN on 12 Dec 2021 at 5:35AM
(unknown photo)

"Though ??????? with delight
May colours blend,
They are but in his sight
Means to an end."

From "Words" by Robert Wiliam Service

21 Across: The -----/------ ??????? from your street - Phrase (song lyrics by B.D) (5,6)
(#5317198) Re: Poetry quotes crossword 2 - Solvers' tally
Posted by HeatherN on 11 Dec 2021 at 2:00PM
HeartOnFire 5D, 12A, 4D, 6D, 30D (5)
Jools 4A, 30A, 45A (3)
(#5317197) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 45A
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 11 Dec 2021 at 1:56PM
Okay
(#5317195) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 45A
Posted by HeatherN on 11 Dec 2021 at 1:54PM
Correct Jools a nice album too:

https://youtu.be/kwHCs0Z01pc

21A will follow soonish. Will add you to the tally.
(#5317194) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 45A
Posted by HeatherN on 11 Dec 2021 at 1:51PM
Sorry, MM David littlefair XI. You got the correct album, but the crossword is a bit different this time - it is the dashes you are going for not the ???? - you can read the rules for this one here -

Poetry Quotes Crossword No 2 - anything you don't understand, please ask.
(#5317158) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 45A
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 11 Dec 2021 at 12:52PM
45A. momentary

24A the longest one. Smiling
(#5317157) Re: Tribute to Marni
Posted by Jools on 11 Dec 2021 at 12:51PM
thanks, she will be eternally happy if she has
(#5317155) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 45A
Posted by Jools on 11 Dec 2021 at 12:50PM
A Momentary Lapse of Reason
Pink Floyd

Next 21A
(#5317147) Poetry Quotes Crossword Clue 45A
Posted by HeatherN on 11 Dec 2021 at 12:39PM
(unknown photo)

"I was drawn in by short gasps, inhaled at each ????????? recovery, lost finally in the dark caverns of her throat, bruised by the ripple of unseen muscles."

From "Hysteria" by T S Eliot

45 Across: A ????????? ----- of Reason (5) - Name (Album Title by P.F.)

555555555


- This is an example of prose poetry. Jools has also posted a prose poem today. Sadly, he has lost his dog, Marni, and his poem is a wonderful tribute to her. You can read it in the post just below this one.
(#5317140) Re: Tribute to Marni
Posted by HeatherN on 11 Dec 2021 at 12:23PM
I am so sorry for your loss, Jools It was last December when My Tilly went missing and was found dead three months' later, so it really strikes a chord with me.

That is a lovely tribute to Marni. I am sure she will have found peace with unlimited tennis balls.Playing with dog Sad
(#5317138) Re: Christmas in Florida
Posted by HeatherN on 11 Dec 2021 at 12:19PM
Not as cold as England, I bet!
(#5316649) Tribute to Marni
Posted by Jools on 10 Dec 2021 at 10:59AM
As you may know, we lost our Collie Marni last week, doubly hard as we lost Harvey at the start of the year. Like for Harvey, I've written Marni a tribute.


Dear Marni,
It’s so hard to finally say goodbye. You have been our loyal companion for fifteen years, from playful puppy to graceful old lady. Constantly there and happy to please.
Always there for support and checking everyone is ok last thing at night and as soon as you wake.
From the day you arrived you loved to ride in the car although you felt the need to lick the windows. Happy to travel everywhere we went, to accompany us, or just wait in the car for our return.

Your life was always focused on your tennis ball and you would be happy to spend hours chasing and fetching your ball. Even if two balls seemed to confuse you a little as to which one to chase. You loved to play, whether with your own ball or joining in a game of cricket or football.

Never seeming to tire and even after walking for several hours you would always be eager to go out again at a moment’s notice. You loved to walk and always seemed to know which way to go. However no matter how hard we tried, you always managed to find the mud, which would penetrate deep into your soft, close fur, difficult to wash out however hard I tried.

Your habit of running in circles and trying to round everyone up or licking everyone to show how much you love them. Your cute way of tilting your head when listening in puzzlement.

Goodbye dear Marni, may your heaven be filled with balls to chase.
(#5316615) Re: Christmas in Florida
Posted by crow57 on 10 Dec 2021 at 7:11AM
Thank you but Christmas in Florida is unpredictable. One year you can be in shorts the next it cold.
(#5316399) Re: Poetry quotes crossword 2 - Solvers' tally
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 9 Dec 2021 at 7:28PM
Sorry December is a busy time for me doing the December contests and then the new year contests Smiling
(#5316394) Re: Poetry quotes crossword 2 - Solvers' tally
Posted by HeartOnFire on 9 Dec 2021 at 6:42PM
Where are you Jools and anybody else to try the crossword puzzle? 
(#5316229) Poetry quotes crossword 2 - Solvers' tally
Posted by HeatherN on 9 Dec 2021 at 11:32AM
HeartOnFire 5D, 12A, 4D, 6D, 30D (5)
Jools 4A, 30A (2)
(#5316228) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 30D Amended
Posted by HeatherN on 9 Dec 2021 at 11:28AM
It is caramel! You got there in the end. I was just about to post that I should have said any letter between 2 and 7! 45A will follow in due course. I will add to the tally.
(#5316219) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 30D Amended
Posted by HeartOnFire on 9 Dec 2021 at 11:09AM
30D Salted Caramel Falling

If not, 3rd letter clue
Next: 45A
(#5316203) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 30D Amended
Posted by HeatherN on 9 Dec 2021 at 10:44AM
If you are struggling I will provide a clue in the form of another letter - you can choose which letter you would like out of the missing letters C------ so just give me a number between 2 and 6, and I will give that letter. If I give you any other sort of clue, I would probably give it away.

If, on the other hand, you would just like a bit longer, I'm okay with that too.
(#5316202) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 30D Amended
Posted by HeatherN on 9 Dec 2021 at 10:39AM
No, sorry
(#5316199) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 30D Amended
Posted by HeartOnFire on 9 Dec 2021 at 10:24AM

Salted Cracker ?

Next: 45A
(#5316190) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 30D Amended
Posted by HeatherN on 9 Dec 2021 at 9:52AM
Nope! Try again.
(#5316158) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 30D Amended
Posted by HeartOnFire on 9 Dec 2021 at 7:02AM
30D Salted Cashews ?

Next: 45A
(#5316147) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 30D Amended
Posted by HeatherN on 9 Dec 2021 at 6:09AM
I have also now found that the site also attributed a poem "The Owl" by Tennyson to Hughes - so that's three incorrect attributions.

I have e-mailed them to correct their error with the following message:

Hi, I am just writing to inform you that you have attributed three poems "The Owl" to Ted Hughes which were not actually written by Ted Hughes, but by Edward Thomas, Arthur Sze and Tennyson.

Here is the link:

[LINK DELETED]

Only the poem beginning:

"I saw myself again through your eyes...." is by Ted Hughes

The others are by Thomas, Tennyson and Sze respectively. Please could you correct this error as it caused me to wrongly attribute one of the poems to Hughes on a poetry Discussion Board that I run.
(#5316139) Re: Christmas in Florida
Posted by HeatherN on 9 Dec 2021 at 5:47AM
A lovely poem crow57 It would be nice to be in Florida at Christmas, instead of chilly England! You will be awarded a poetry token for your contribution next time I award tokens.

Thank you for sharing!
(#5316138) Poetry Quotes Crossword 30D Amended
Posted by HeatherN on 9 Dec 2021 at 5:43AM
(unknown photo)

And ?????? was my food, and my repose,
?????? and sobered, too, by the bird’s voice
Speaking for all who lay under the stars,
Soldiers and poor, unable to rejoice.

From "The Owl" by Edward Thomas

30 Down: ?????? ------- (7) Phrase


I am re-posting this as HeartOnFire has correctly pointed out that the quote I gave is not from "The Owl" by Ted Hughes, but from "The Owl" by Edward Thomas. I will, in future, double-check my authors using more than one source, as I have also found this site has also attributed "The Owl" by Arthur Sze to Ted Hughes.

My apologies for this error. I will contact the site and inform them, as it is against copyright laws to attribute a poem to the wrong poet.

To be honest, I usually do check more than one site for a particular poem, but did not on this occasion as, to me, it looked like a Ted Hughes poem, so I believed them!
(#5316135) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 30D
Posted by HeatherN on 9 Dec 2021 at 5:30AM
The site I found the quote on wrongly attributed the poem to Ted Hughes - it is by Edward Thomas. I was fooled too as Ted Hughes did write a poem called "The Owl", and Edward Thomas's theme is quite similar to some of those used by Ted Hughes.

I will try and contact the site to tell them of their error. I will also repost my clue with the correct poet.
(#5316132) Re: Christmas in Florida
Posted by crow57 on 9 Dec 2021 at 5:18AM
Down there Christmas is in the middle of summer. Odd thinking of June to August being in the middle of winter. Winter in Florida is very unpredictable. One Christmas we all got jackets and it was in the mid 80's. The next Christmas it was 24°.
(#5315967) Re: Christmas in Florida
Posted by HeartOnFire on 8 Dec 2021 at 6:25PM
That was enjoyable, thank you for that. We have plenty of snow here in Pennsylvania. It sounds like my one friend in Australia, he said he usually spends Christmas, along with a lot of other people, barbecuing at the beach...lol!!!
(#5315957) Christmas in Florida
Posted by crow57 on 8 Dec 2021 at 5:59PM
For those that lived in Florida or to those thinking of moving here here what Christmas is really like.


Christmas time in Florida
Racing in the white sand of the beaches
Ducking the mosquitoes as they divebomb you
Wearing shorts during the day
And covering with a blanket at night
Going out and seeing the palm trees all lite up
These are some of the wonders you shall see
Forget a hot drink just give me an ice tea
Oh there is Santa Claus in his red shorts and tee
Leave the kids and grandkids at home
Golf in the morning
Deep sea fishing in the afternoon
Now send the kids and grandkids to Disney
Turn the AC to eighty degrees
Then it off to bed for a power nap
Early bird dinner starts at four



(#5315873) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 30D
Posted by HeartOnFire on 8 Dec 2021 at 4:38PM
Those words I don't believe are in the poem, The Owl, by Ted Hughes?
(#5315866) Poetry Quotes Crossword 30D
Posted by HeatherN on 8 Dec 2021 at 4:08PM
(unknown photo)

And ?????? was my food, and my repose,
?????? and sobered too, by the bird's voice
Speaking for all who lay under the stars,
Soldiers and poor, unable to rejoice.

From "The Owl" by Ted Hughes

30 Down ?????? ------- (7) Phrase
(#5315686) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Solvers' Tally
Posted by HeatherN on 8 Dec 2021 at 9:26AM
HeartOnFire 5D, 12A, 4D, 6D (4)
Jools 4A, 30A (2)
(#5315684) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 6D
Posted by HeatherN on 8 Dec 2021 at 9:21AM
Yes it was 4/3 and you got it right. Sorry, I forgot to put phrase - I think I must have got confused with the four ???? at the end denoting the missing word from the phrase, which is why I put 3-4 by mistake.

As the clues are only three types - synonyms, names or phrases - you should really have been able to deduce that it was a phrase, but I will remember in future, and sorry about my error. I can't promise not to make errors in the future, but I will try harder not to!
(#5315681) Winners and Tokens to award
Posted by HeatherN on 8 Dec 2021 at 9:17AM
For their entries for Competition no 15, the following players will receive random poetry tokens: MM David littlefair XI, Jools, The Spades Master and HeartOnFire

Elijah02 will also be awarded a poetry token for his submission to the board.

HeartOnFire will receive a random Christmas token for her winning entry to Winner's Competition no 14, and Jools will receive a random Christmas token for his winning entry to Winner's Competition no 15.

Head to the Recognition Tokens where I will request all these tokens forthwith.

Meanwhile, this may be the last call for entries to the made-up word competition, so if you've got one brewing, try and get it finished in the next day or two.
(#5315398) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 6D
Posted by HeartOnFire on 7 Dec 2021 at 5:32PM
6D rank and file

Next- 30D
(#5315395) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 6D
Posted by HeartOnFire on 7 Dec 2021 at 5:28PM
Heather, in the example with the lines you show 4,3 but at the end you show the opposite 3,4. You also don't tell us what category it is, if it's a phrase or what?
(#5314789) Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 6D
Posted by HeatherN on 6 Dec 2021 at 2:38PM
(unknown photo)

"And she greets you when she meets you with that look as if a ????
Had been used to fix and fashion out the made to order smile."

From "The Made to Order Smile" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

6D: ----/--- ???? (3,4)
(#5314131) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Solvers' Tally
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Dec 2021 at 4:49AM
(#5314130) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 4D
Posted by HeatherN on 5 Dec 2021 at 4:45AM
Correct H on F. 6D will follow shortly!
(#5314041) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 4D
Posted by HeartOnFire on 4 Dec 2021 at 9:31PM

strawberry milkshake

Next: 6D
(#5313869) Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 4D
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Dec 2021 at 2:59PM
(unknown photo)

But if I keep the narrer path, some day, perhaps, I’ll know
How Jacob bred them ?????????? calves three thousand years ago.

From "Saltbush Bill on the Patriarchs" by Andrew Barton Paterson


?????????? --------- Phrase (9)
(#5313849) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 - MM David littlefair XI
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Dec 2021 at 2:21PM
Ahhh!
(#5313808) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 - MM David littlefair XI
Posted by Jools on 4 Dec 2021 at 11:45AM
fast researcher Smiling
(#5313807) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 - MM David littlefair XI
Posted by Jools on 4 Dec 2021 at 11:44AM
The Bells is pretty good, but I like Alan Parsons the Raven best
(#5313799) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 - MM David littlefair XI
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 4 Dec 2021 at 11:15AM
No. Just the Poe poems
(#5313772) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 - MM David littlefair XI
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Dec 2021 at 10:26AM
Good choice! It's lovely Smiling
(#5313769) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 - MM David littlefair XI
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Dec 2021 at 10:23AM
Were you familiar with all these musical interpretations/inspirations David?
(#5313766) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 - MM David littlefair XI
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 4 Dec 2021 at 10:15AM
Ah and the most famous of all The raven
(#5313756) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 - MM David littlefair XI
Posted by HeartOnFire on 4 Dec 2021 at 10:04AM
I liked Philip Ochs song, The Bells,  the best. 😁 
(#5313749) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 - MM David littlefair XI
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Dec 2021 at 9:58AM
Aww never mind HeartOnFire I am surprised anyone got it so quick. Jools must either be a music buff or a very fast researcher!
(#5313748) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 30A
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Dec 2021 at 9:54AM
You are on the ball! 4D will follow shortly. You are added to Winners' Tally. Is this going to be a two-horse race, or is anyone else going to have a go?
(#5313747) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 - MM David littlefair XI
Posted by HeartOnFire on 4 Dec 2021 at 9:53AM
Well done Jools! I was working on it and almost done, but you were faster than me! Thumbs up
(#5313746) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 - MM David littlefair XI
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Dec 2021 at 9:49AM
Sorry, that went wrong:

Here are the links:

Alan Parsons Project
https://youtu.be/3keEiSoQ8J0 (inspired by Poe)

Stevie Nicks
https://youtu.be/KcnEcGZZIrA

Lou Reed
https://youtu.be/tP7EjnbWKsQ

Philip Ochs
https://youtu.be/p3FzveBu_34

My personal favourite is "The Bells" sung by Philip Ochs, but I like them all really in different ways.
(#5313734) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 - MM David littlefair XI
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Dec 2021 at 9:16AM
Well done Jools That was quick! I didn't think anyone would get it that quick. A random Christmas token will be on its way to you either today or tomorrow.

(I am giving Christmas tokens out for winners, or I will give a choice between Anniversary and Christmas tokens. Let me know when you have all the Christmas tokens, Jools!

Here are some youtube links for anyone interested in hearing Poe's works in musical form.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KcnEcGZZIrA"; title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
(#5313719) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 30A
Posted by Jools on 4 Dec 2021 at 8:37AM
Cylindrical

Next 4D
(#5313717) Re: Winner's Competition no 16 - MM David littlefair XI
Posted by Jools on 4 Dec 2021 at 8:35AM
1. Alan Parsons
2. Lou Reed
3. Phil Ochs
4. Stevie Nicks

They have all released albums / songs based on the works of Poe
(#5313715) Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 30A
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Dec 2021 at 8:30AM
(unknown photo)

30 Across:

In my imaginings I have already spent
my brooding winter underground,
unfolded silky powdered wings, and climbed
into the air, free as a puff of cloud
to sail over the steaming fields,
alighting anywhere I pleased,
thrusting into deep ??????? flowers.

From Hornworm: Autumn Lamentation by Stanley Kunitz - I posted the whole verse as I like the words so much Loving eyes

Synonym (11)
(#5313710) Winner's Competition no 16 - MM David littlefair XI
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Dec 2021 at 8:11AM
Edgar Allan Poe
Who had fallen for a foe
Had an eye and ear
Who would know such fear?

This is a picture quiz based on the subject of MM David littlefair XI's winning Clerihew above.

It is a picture quiz. First you have to name the artists from the photographs and then identify the common Poe-related link between them.

Name the following musical artists and identify their common link with Poe

1. 2. 3. 4.

If you are struggling, just contact me on the board, and I can provide further clues.
(#5313644) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Solvers' Tally
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Dec 2021 at 6:41AM
(#5313642) Re: Poetry Crossword no 2 Clue 4A
Posted by HeatherN on 4 Dec 2021 at 6:38AM
That is indeed the answer 30A coming up soon. You are added to the tally!
(#5313542) Re: Poetry Crossword no 2 Clue 4A
Posted by Jools on 4 Dec 2021 at 4:07AM
Major Tom
Next 30A
(#5313339) We have a winner! Competition no 16 - Clerihew
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Dec 2021 at 4:40PM
The winner again is MM David littlefair XI with his clerihew about Edgar Allan Poe.

Here is his winning poem again. The poll is now closed! Well done David, that was a remarkable recovery - my appeal for more votes worked!

Edgar Allan Poe
Who had fallen for a foe
Had an eye and ear
Who would know such fear?

A Winner's competition will be coming up in due course - and tokens will also be awarded soon.
(#5313331) Poetry Crossword no 2 Clue 4A
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Dec 2021 at 4:32PM
(unknown photo)

4 Across:

"Drake is going west, lads
So ??? is going East
But tiny Fred
Just lies in bed,
The lazy little beast."

Go North, South, East and West, Young Many by Spike Milligan (in its entirety, especially for Jools

/----- ??? (Name - fictional astronaut - dreamed up by legendary singer/songwriter DB (5)
(#5313316) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 12A
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Dec 2021 at 4:20PM
I usually manage to find American terms on the internet when I search - but I think due to the internet, we in the UK are getting much more used to American words, but when it comes to some of the hangman clues, which have a place name and then something else following it - you couldn't guess the answer unless you are American or have enough letters. To be honest, I didn't think about you not having Pelican crossings when I posted that clue. But I do try to post poems by both American and UK poets as well as elsewhere in the world.

I think some celebrities, whether, European, Australian or American are known throughout the world. So, when I come to use names in the crossword, I may well use a British celebrity, although I may equally use an American one, as I have done in many of my competitions. For example, I used Amanda Gorman in the number grid puzzle, and I often post poems by American poets in the crossword clues. In one puzzle, an American football player (who I had never heard of) was one of the answers.

Also I always naturally use British spellings like favourite (you spell it favorite), but I think there are probably a lot more US players on GT than the rest of the world put together! Maybe I will suggest that for a poll (although it's probably already been done).

In David's defence, though, I am sure he had no idea you don't call them baubles in the USA - I certainly didn't.....up until now.
(#5313215) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 12A
Posted by HeartOnFire on 3 Dec 2021 at 2:08PM
We do have some of those crossings here in the US, but not all of those examples that were mention. And not one of them are known by those names! David sometimes has a habit of giving us questions in contests that are only known by the people in the UK and Australia. I'm thankful he doesn't do it alot. And not all come up on the internet when searched which sometimes makes it frustrating. Something as simple as Christmas balls, you call baubles, we don't know that word. Or when he asked for a favorite Christmas dessert most have for Christmas dinner... we were blue in the face trying to figure that one out. If you know the answer, yes you can put it into the internet and get the information up. But when you don't know the answer and trying to research it, sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't come up. But on the other hand maybe you could answer this for me, how many times have you from the UK experienced this with American terms, that you're not familiar with and try researching and it wouldn't come up? I'm curious now.

   
(#5313171) Re: More votes needed!
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Dec 2021 at 12:35PM
Hi Elijah - if this is your entry into competition no 16, and "loast" is your made-up word - you need to write some more verses, starting each one with the word "loast", and your poem would need to give at least an idea of what "loast" means.
(#5313166) Re: More votes needed!
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Dec 2021 at 12:30PM
Exciting! Next time I come on the board and there is a clear winner, that person will be declared the winner, and the poll will be closed - I don't want to have to compile three winners' competitions at the same time!
(#5313125) Re: More votes needed!
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 3 Dec 2021 at 11:18AM
It is now a 3 way tie
(#5313115) Re: More votes needed!
Posted by Elijah02 on 3 Dec 2021 at 10:36AM
Loast I Love You My Loast come my Wife And Loast Join Me In The Promise Land.
(#5313108) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Solvers' Tally
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Dec 2021 at 10:10AM
(#5313073) More votes needed!
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Dec 2021 at 8:53AM
We have tie for first place at the moment - we need a few more votes to obtain a clear winner before I can close the poll.

A link to the poems can be found here:

Vote for your favourite Clerihew - Competition no 15.

In the meantime you could try your hand at writing a poem using a made-up nonsense word. We have had three entries so far. It would be nice to have one or two more.

You can find the rules and guidance here:

Competition no 16: Write a poem with a made-up word as the title and beginning each verse
(#5313070) Re: 3 non-contest clerihews
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Dec 2021 at 8:46AM
I absolutely agree!
(#5313067) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 12A
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Dec 2021 at 8:39AM
I don't think they do have them outside the UK, but this is the World Wide Web, and we get a lot of Americanisms in the hangman games for example!

Anyway HeartOnFire was clever enough to get it without being familiar with them.
(#5313066) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 12A
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Dec 2021 at 8:37AM
Yes, you are correct - the answer is pelican.

I should have thought that you don't have pelican crossings in the US. Here is a link to the different types of crossings we have in the UK.

Zebra, Pelican, Puffin and Toucan

https://www.safedrivingforlife.info/blog/cars/guide-zebra-puffin-pelican-and-toucan-crossings/

4A will be coming up in due course.
(#5313062) Re: (no subject)
Posted by HeatherN on 3 Dec 2021 at 8:26AM
Well done Elijah02 - you will receive a poetry token at the next time of awarding.
(#5312922) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 12A
Posted by Jools on 2 Dec 2021 at 11:32PM
Could well be pelican crossing. Do they have them outside the UK?
(#5312796) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 12A
Posted by HeartOnFire on 2 Dec 2021 at 3:26PM
I know this is going wayyyyyy out on a limb, it wouldn't be  "pelican,"  would it?

pelican ????????

If correct, next 4A.
(#5312732) Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Clue 12A
Posted by HeatherN on 2 Dec 2021 at 2:27PM
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"And all the sea's a dappled waste
Criss-???????? underneath the sun."

From "Winter Seascape" by John Betjeman

/------- ???????? (7) Phrase
(#5312641) (no subject)
Posted by Elijah02 on 2 Dec 2021 at 10:39AM
My Love, Hold On My Brave Love a warrior Named Me Will Come rescue you My Love From Your Despair.
(#5312569) Poetry Quotes Crossword 2 - Solvers' Tally
Posted by HeatherN on 2 Dec 2021 at 6:36AM
(#5312558) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword No 2
Posted by HeatherN on 2 Dec 2021 at 6:04AM
Jools, the clue was not quite right in terms of the number of letters given, but I'll be more careful in future.

Well done HeartOnFire 12A will be coming up soon.

Jools - I'm glad you like the new format. I think the last one was too easy and just a matter of googling. With this one you get to discover new poems AND use your brain a bit more.
(#5312557) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword No 2
Posted by HeatherN on 2 Dec 2021 at 6:03AM
HeartOnFire You are correct, despite my errror. Indeed the final three letter should not be there. The Clue should have read /----/---/----/----/-- ???_???? (4,3,4,4,2)

So the answer is "Jack and Jill Went Up" - Still, you managed to work it out, despite my error - and not for the first time! However, most of the answers will not be multi-word answers so hopefully I will not make (m)
any errors in the future!

You will be first on the Solvers' tally!
(#5312555) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword No 2
Posted by Jools on 2 Dec 2021 at 5:54AM
Looking at the spaces, I don't think it all fits, the word "hill" is omitted so the clue is correct
(#5312554) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword No 2
Posted by Jools on 2 Dec 2021 at 5:46AM
I like the new format Smiling

This one was a bit tricky, as the original was in Chinese the literal translation makes little sense
Narrow path sunless temple locust tree
Deep dark much green moss
Should gate except meet sweep
In case have hill monk come

I found several "interpretations" in English

I liked this one, but it doesn't help the clue
mountain path
under the shadow
of sophora trees

hidden
and humid
and covered with green moss

yet to be swept
in front of the gate
a guest may come

the old man of the mountains
will perhaps come today


The more common translation being
A narrow, sunless path to the temple tree,
Deep and dark; abundant green moss.
Wait by the gate when finished sweeping the yard,
In case a monk should come down from the hill.
(#5312442) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword No 2
Posted by HeartOnFire on 2 Dec 2021 at 12:26AM

Jack and Jill went up the hill.

Next 12A

Note: if I am correct with the answer, there is an error in the example you gave us then...right before the words, "the hill," the three-letter word in front of that shouldn't be there.
(#5312437) Re: Poetry Quotes Crossword No 2
Posted by HeartOnFire on 1 Dec 2021 at 11:41PM
I could use a clue, unless someone else is able to figure out 5D first.   
(#5312249) Poetry Quotes Crossword No 2
Posted by HeatherN on 1 Dec 2021 at 1:53PM
Here is a brand new crossword based on quotes. For those of you who participated last time, this one will not be so easy.

You will have to find the gaps in the poetry quotes, but these will not be the answer. Once you have found the poetry quote, you will have to use the word or words you have found to answer the clue.

The clue will be one of three types.

1. Missing words from a phrase

In this type of clue your words will form part of a phrase, and you will have to find the missing words which will be the answer to your clue.

For example if the missing word from your poetry quote is ice, this will form part of the phrase.

The clue will be in two parts, The first part will give the poetry quote with the missing words, and the second part will be the phrase which you need to complete - no other words in the phrase will be given. A further clue may be given if I think it is an obscure phrase or needs clarifying.

So using the word "ice" the clue would appear like this.

1 across (example)

"Alone at my window, I listen
to the wind,

to the small leaves clicking
in their coffins of ???"

From Wind Chill by Linda Pastan


/----- ??? (5) Phrase

I will use the word "phrase" after the clue, so you will know that this is the type of clue.

So it is the dashes that form the actual answer to the crossword, the number of question marks will be the number of letters in the word missing from the quote.

So your answer will be a five-letter word that can precede the word "ice".

In this case the answer is black. If I had wanted to clarify it, I might have set the clue out as:

/----- ??? (5) Phrase (weather condition)

2. Synonym

This type of clue would use just the word "synonym", following the quote.

So if your missing word was "imbibe" and the answer is drink. The clue would look like this:

2 Down (example)

"If you would be so good as to lift me out of my bed to
the veranda I would be more than willing to ?????? coffee
alfresco."

From "The Alfresco Moment" by Russell Edson

/----- (5) Synonym

So you would know that the answer is a synonym for the missing words in the quote, and you would work out the answer as being drink which is another word for imbibe.


3. Name

This will be part of a name, which could be the name of a place, a person or a landmark etc. I will always indicate what type of name when I use this type of clue.

An example of this type of clue is.

3 Down:

"White rice steaming, almost done.
Sweet green peas 
fried in onions.
Shrimp braised in ??????
oil and garlic.
And my own loneliness."

From "Feeling Alone" by Li-Young Lee

?????? ------ (6) Name, Children's TV programme

You would already have found the missing word from the poem indicated by the question marks - in this case it is "sesame", and the six dashes indicate the second part of the name which is the answer to the clue, and is of course, "Street", the Programme's name being "Sesame Street"

I hope this makes sense. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to message me or post on the board.

As with the last crossword, the solver gets to choose the next clue.

For this crossword, I will start you off with a clue for 5 Down which should give you plenty of starting points for the rest of the crossword.

The clue will appear below the grid. Once solved I will add it to the crossword and post it again with the solver's chosen clue.

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5 Down:

"Wait by the gate when finished sweeping the yard,
In case a monk should come down from ???_????"

From "Temple Tree Path" by Wang Wei

/----/---/----/----/--/--- ???_???? (4,3,4,4,2,3) Phrase

If you need any further clues to the type of phrase - let me know, but for the moment I don't think it is necessary for this clue.

Just post your answer - if you are not sure you are right, don't post the missing poem words as it will make it easier for someone else. If you are very confident, then you may post the missing words from the poem.

Hopefully you will not need to have the types of clue explained each time, and I may from time to time post a link to this message in case any new people join.

Don't forget to indicate which clue you would like next when you post your answer.

I will keep a tally of the solvers and the people who solve the most clues will receive special tokens at the end, whatever tokens are on offer by then, as it took nearly a year to complete the last one
(#5311735) Re: david on contest #16
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Nov 2021 at 1:46PM
Good choice David! Good luck with your entry - you're in the lead again at the moment in the Clerihew competition. Looks like you're on a roll!
(#5311734) Re: Competition no 16: Write a poem with a made-up word as the title and beginning each verse
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Nov 2021 at 1:44PM
Seeing as you suggested it, HeartOnFire, I may well do this time. I did award myself one the time I had to enter the contest as there was only one entry, but I don't usually on the occasions I have posted one of my poems as an example! It's the first time anyone's commented on any of my poems, so thank you HeartOnFire. I will miss your entry this time. I am sure it would have been up to your usual high standard. I hope you enjoy your holiday.

I have been signed off sick from work, which is why I have been able to devote a bit more time to the board.
(#5311732) Re: Competition no 16: Write a poem with a made-up word as the title and beginning each verse
Posted by HeartOnFire on 30 Nov 2021 at 1:37PM
With the holidays coming up and things going to get hectic, I chose not to do this competition this time, but just wanted to say that all those that have been submitted seem to be all really good entrees so far! Especially yours, HeatherN, it's clear why you're the one running this board. Can you maybe give yourself a poetry token for the poem you submitted? Bravo!
(#5311715) Re: david on contest #16
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 30 Nov 2021 at 12:33PM
I go with this one
Crove on my head while I drive

crove on my eyes raises
crove above my eyes starts to go up
Crove between the eyes narrows

Crove starts to get ever so high
Crove on my eyes goes up again as I go fast
(#5311708) Re: david on contest #16
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Nov 2021 at 12:01PM
Other options I did not mention in the above post are:

A tercet and three monostiches - which you could split 3-1-1-1, 1-3-1-1, 1-1-3-1, 1-1-1-3

A couplet and four monostitches - which you could split - 2-1-1-1-1, 1-2-1-1-1, 1-1-2-1-1, 1-1-1-2-1, 1-1-1-1-2

Two couplets and two monostitches - which you could split 2-2-1-1, 2-1-2-1, 1-2-2-1, 1-2-1-2, 2-1-1-2



Just a reminder - a monostitch is a one-line stanza, a couplet is a two-line stanza, a tercet is a three-line stanza and a quatrain is a four-line stanza

5555555555555555555555555555

So to bring all these options together:

You could have any of the following:

A tercet and three monostiches - which you could split 3-1-1-1, 1-3-1-1, 1-1-3-1, 1-1-1-3

A couplet and four monostitches - which you could split - 2-1-1-1-1, 1-2-1-1-1, 1-1-2-1-1, 1-1-1-2-1, 1-1-1-1-2

Two couplets and two monostitches - which you could split 2-2-1-1, 2-1-2-1, 1-2-2-1, 1-2-1-2, 2-1-1-2


Six monostiches - 1-1-1-1-1-1

Three couplets - 2-2-2

Two monostiches and a quatrain 1-4-1, 1-1-4, 4-1-1

A monostich, a couplet and a tercet - 1-2-3, 1-3-2, 2-1-3, 2-3-1, 3-1-2, 3-2-1

So plenty of splitting choices there Winking 2
(#5311692) Re: Cladments
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Nov 2021 at 11:25AM
I have done, and given some tips on how to break it up. So let me know how you would like your final version.
(#5311691) Re: david on contest #16
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Nov 2021 at 11:24AM
Thanks for your input The Spades Master

The poem already fits the criteria David.

I specified a maximum of lines per stanza, but not a minimum, so in effect you could break your poem up in several ways to qualify, but you do need to break up. As ALL your lines begin with Crove - you could have each line as a separate stanza (my example poem ended with a monostich)- (a one line stanza is called a monostich), but that would not be my choice.

My choice would be:
3333333333

Crove on my head while I drive

crove on my eyes raises
crove above my eyes starts to go up
Crove between the eyes narrows

Crove starts to get ever so high
Crove on my eyes goes up again as I go fast

3333333333

i.e. a monostich, a tercet and a couplet

Or you could go for three couplets:
3333333333

Crove on my head while I drive
crove on my eyes raises

crove above my eyes starts to go up
Crove between the eyes narrows

Crove starts to get ever so high
Crove on my eyes goes up again as I go fast

3333333333

I made a few small changes to make "crove" consistently a singular noun or collective noun, rather than sometimes one and sometimes the other. If you are not happy with this you can always tweak it again. Some words are the same for singular and plural like sheep, but the way I read your poem, I see crove as a singular or collective noun like "snow". You can't really have "a snow"; snow is just snow. And Crove is just crove. (to my mind anyway).

I have not yet worked out what meaning you have given the word "crove", but I am guessing it is quite a subtle meaning. Sometimes poems are best left for the individual to work out.

Let me know how you want to split it, and if you want to make any final changes.

An anaphora can have the same word starting every line, and I did not stipulate you should not do this.

If you used each line as a separate stanza it would look like this.


3333333333


Crove on my head while I drive

crove on my eyes raises

crove above my eyes starts to go up

Crove between the eyes narrows

Crove starts to get ever so high

Crove on my eyes goes up again as I go fast

3333333333


*I used the term "collective" noun in my analysis, but I mean that in the sense of a "mass noun", being an uncountable noun like "fog", "music", "snow". This can also apply to senses or sensations, like "boredom", "tiredness", "pain". I see "crove" as being more a sensation than a physical entity. But, David, this is not an invitation for you to define crove, and I would rather you did not - it is up to the poem to do that!

Collective or mass nouns are always treated as singular, which is why I have made the grammatical changes.

Change it back if you disagree, though. I have emboldened (in the couple version) all the changes I have made to make it easier if you are happier with your version.

Please let me know where you want to make your breaks:

The choices are:

Six single-line stanzas (six monostiches)

Three two-line stanzas (three couplets)

Two single line stanzas and one four-line stanza (two monostiches and a quatrain)

A one-line stanza, a two-line stanza and a three-line stanza (a monostich, a couplet and a tercet)

With the final two options you could make the breaks wherever you thought appropriate.

For the two single-line and a four line stanza options you could have:

1-1-4 1-4-1 or 4-1-1

For the one-line, two-line and three line options You could have:

3-2-1, 3-1-2, 2-3-1, 2-1-3, 1-2-3 or 1-3-2.
(#5311683) Re: Cladments
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 30 Nov 2021 at 10:48AM
Please check my rererere written one Smiling
(#5311678) Re: Cladments
Posted by HeatherN on 30 Nov 2021 at 10:31AM
very good Jools, just what I was looking for! And your poem perfectly depicts the meaning of cladments.
(#5311673) Cladments
Posted by Jools on 30 Nov 2021 at 9:58AM
Cladments are a window on your moods
Much the same can be said for foods
They can show how one feels on specific days
They show how one feels through colourful displays

Cladments in winter can be heavy and bulky
They often seem to feel rather sulky
They can take on many a form
And often are very comfy and warm

Cladments in spring are often lighthearted
Different to those of the season just parted
Often they are colourful, cheery and jolly
But spring showers often dictate you add a brolly.

Cladments in summer are often light and flimsy
They can be happy, playful or whimsey
Colourful, practical, lightweight and cool
Perfectly suited for a trip to the pool.

Cladments in autumn can be dull and drab
Practical and sturdy, no need for conflab
Like the weather often dark and cloudy
They often can seem dismal and dowdy
(#5311484) Re: david on contest #16
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 29 Nov 2021 at 5:44PM
Crove on my head while I drive
crove on my eyes raise
crove above my eyes starts go up
Crove between the eyes narrow
Crove starts to get ever so high
Crove on my eyes go up again as
Go fast
(#5311481) david on contest #16
Posted by The Spades Master on 29 Nov 2021 at 5:33PM
david, think of your submitted poem as needing to have at least three paragraphs. HeatherN calls them "stanzas" but i think it's easier if you think of them as paragraphs.

your poem is written as 1 long paragraph with 7 lines.

BUT... the contest does allow 3 lines per paragraph.

So... if you break down your poem into 3 lines per paragraph, then you already have 2 completed paragraphs for your poem... with the last line (Crove on my eyes go up. Again as I get faster.) as part of the 3rd paragraph.

i don't remember seeing a minimum number of required lines for a paragraph, so i think that may be enough to enter your poem into the contest.

hope that helps. ;-)
(#5311454) Re: Competition no 16: Write a poem with a made-up word as the title and beginning each verse
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 29 Nov 2021 at 4:32PM
Crove on my head while I drive
crove on my eyes raise
crove above my eyes starts to go up.
As I drive every mile
Crove between the eyes narrow
Crove starts to get higher and higher
Crove on my eyes go up. Again as I get faster.


??
(#5311442) Re: Competition no 16: Write a poem with a made-up word as the title and beginning each verse
Posted by HeatherN on 29 Nov 2021 at 4:00PM
Not quite.

Crove should be the first word in the in each stanza of the poem which should have least three stanzas, each beginning with your made-up word.

i.e.



1st Stanza
Crove on my head etc
2nd line
3rd
4th
5th etc
(up to eight lines)

2nd stanza
Crove blah blah blah
2nd line
3rd (however many lines you want to be in this stanza)

3rd stanza
Crove blah blah blah
2nd line
3rd etc... etc...

You could up to three more stanzas, as the rules said between 3-6 stanzas.

Have a look at my example and Spades Master's. You will see that I have done three or four stanzas each beginning with my made up word, as has Spades Master.


Also you should not use the word "The" in front of your word at the start of your stanza "Crove" should be the first word of each stanza. If "Crove above my eyes starts to go up" were the start of the 2nd stanza (so you would need a break after the word "pass" - you would then need to add at least one more stanza beginning with the word "Crove".

A stanza can be one line: I did not stipulate a minimum line count per stanza; but I did say a maximum of eight lines per stanza. If that were to be a complete eight-line stanza, you would then need to add at least two more, but the stanzas do not have to be of equal length.
(#5311440) Re: boo-koo-HUFF-n-puff
Posted by HeatherN on 29 Nov 2021 at 3:48PM
Okay. I will have a look
(#5311364) Re: boo-koo-HUFF-n-puff
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 29 Nov 2021 at 1:36PM
I have add two more lines. Please have a look and say if you think it needs improving.
(#5311359) Re: boo-koo-HUFF-n-puff
Posted by HeatherN on 29 Nov 2021 at 1:09PM
I think people gain their own meaning from poems, and in this case I did specify that your word should be interpreted by the poem, but I did not actually specify that you couldn't define your word outside of the poem, so I won't moderate you poem on any count; I can't speak for the official board moderators though! I can't add new rules after entries have started coming in! But anyone else reading this, please don't define your word - let the poem define it Grinning
(#5311309) Re: Competition no 16: Write a poem with a made-up word as the title and beginning each verse
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 29 Nov 2021 at 8:23AM
Crove on my head while I drive
Reading my road map as I drove
On the radio listening to my music
Very beat smooths my thoughts
Every mile the crove on my eyes raise
On every corner I race.
On every day I pass
The crove above my eyes starts to go up.

?
(#5311115) (no subject)
Posted by The Spades Master on 28 Nov 2021 at 6:14PM
(#5311070) Re: 3 non-contest clerihews
Posted by The Spades Master on 28 Nov 2021 at 4:22PM
that's fine. sharing is free. ;-)
(#5311068) Re: boo-koo-HUFF-n-puff
Posted by The Spades Master on 28 Nov 2021 at 4:17PM
my poem was already jam-packed with mixed interpretation lines, i just wanted the reader to come away with no doubt about the poem's true meaning. plus, i was worried my entry would get moderated for crossing the double entendre line. whew. tight balancing act.
(#5311060) Re: 3 non-contest clerihews
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Nov 2021 at 4:00PM
Brilliant - but you won't receive any tokens for them as you'll already get a token for your entry into the competition. But we do love reading your poems!
(#5311058) Re: boo-koo-HUFF-n-puff
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Nov 2021 at 3:57PM
That's great, but you're not supposed to tell us what your word means Spades Master - the poem should do that (and I think it does!)
(#5311056) Re: Competition no 16: Write a poem with a made-up word as the title and beginning each verse
Posted by HeatherN on 28 Nov 2021 at 3:54PM
Not quite MM David littlefair XI - if you read the rules again you will see that I said there should be at least three stanzas, and you've only done one. If you can add another two-five stanzas all beginning with your word, and defining your word without giving a definition, then you'll be okay. Smiling
(#5310933) Re: 3 non-contest clerihews
Posted by The Spades Master on 28 Nov 2021 at 10:48AM
thank you, heartsonfire
(#5310923) Re: 3 non-contest clerihews
Posted by HeartOnFire on 28 Nov 2021 at 10:04AM

Very nice!
(#5310893) 3 non-contest clerihews
Posted by The Spades Master on 28 Nov 2021 at 8:42AM
i can't seem to get the clerihew-bug out of my system. lol, so i wrote three more non-contest clerihews.... none of these new people are poets but i'm glad to have grownup with them, and will always miss them. ok, that's it for me.

***

farrah Fawcett

blonde farrah fawcett, was my favorite angel
the day of her death, was especially painful
my heart still gushes, like on a rollercoaster
whenever i fan-ta-size, her swimsuit pos-ter

princess diana

they called you england's rose, the lovely princess di
glitzy like a movie star, i can not tell a lie
although you lived across the pond, your light was undiminished
the day you died we cried, all our hearts turned british

sean connery  

sean connery was the one and only, true james bond
by the end of the day, he'd always get the blonde
there've been other 007's (even a woman i've heard!)
but only connery wins the martini shaken, not stirred
(#5310873) boo-koo-HUFF-n-puff
Posted by The Spades Master on 28 Nov 2021 at 6:54AM
competition no. 16: Write a poem with a word you've made up as the title with each stanza starting with your made-up word.

***

boo-koo-HUFF-n-puff

boo-koo-HUFF-n-puff, my Dotty loves it rough

she's both innocent and dirty, she likes that kinda stuff

she'll chase her cher-ished ball, and catch it 'til she drools

just watch her go-ing cuck-oo, as she howls "woof-woof!"

Dotty's such a show-off, her feral passion's rife

she'll wiggle her be-hind, and seize the wildlife!


boo-koo-HUFF-n-puff, with Bun-ny Borishnickol

for a fun and lively time, her love's un-conditional

Bunny will exhaust me, until-a

she's pan-ting, like partying at the villa!

she's lick-y! a jump spree!

she'll want to fawn and paw me!


boo-koo-HUFF-n-puff, we can not get enough

we're Dot-ty and Bun-ny, excuse us if we're gruff

we really crave your petting, we're on all fours just begging

let's do BOO-koo! we're boo-koo-HUFF-n-puffing!

we TWO GIRLS are beasts, your cure for grief and strife

YOU'RE our BFF, our favorite wildlife!


**this rap poem describes the simple pleasures of two dogs, Dotty and Bunny, innocently playing fetch with their beloved human companion.

**dog-speak translations: boo-koo-HUFF-n-puff (playing fetch)
(#5310821) Re: Competition no 16: Write a poem with a made-up word as the title and beginning each verse
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 28 Nov 2021 at 4:06AM
Crove

Crove on my head while I drive
Reading my road map as I drove
On the radio listening to my music
Very beat smooths my thoughts
Every mile the crove on my eyes raises.

Hope it meets the criteria. Used the word I did in my anniversary poem
(#5310818) Re: Vote for your favourite Clerihew - Competition no 15.
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 28 Nov 2021 at 3:58AM
No worries
(#5310628) Competition no 16: Write a poem with a made-up word as the title and beginning each verse
Posted by HeatherN on 27 Nov 2021 at 4:53PM
This was the winner of the subject for this competition by a narrow margin - the blank-verse monologue may come up in a future poll for those who voted for that choice (or something similar).

Anyway back to this competition:

I will post the rules first, and then give an example and blurb below

  • 1. You need to make up a word and use it as the title of your poem

  • 2. Each stanza (or verse) needs to begin with your made-up word

  • 3. The meaning of your made-up word should become clear as your poem progresses

  • 4. Your word should be the ONLY nonsense word in your poem - i.e. the poem must not be complete nonsense

  • 5. The poem should be between three and six stanzas long, each stanza no longer than six lines (meaning a maximum of 36 lines)

  • 6. Your made-up word must not be a proper noun - i.e. should not be the name of a person or place, but should be a word with a meaning.

Further information and guidance

A poem with repetition at the beginning of lines or stanzas is called an anaphora. This can be either a word or a phrase, repeated for emphasis.

I can not find an example of what I have asked you to do with a made-up word, so I have made a short poem up to give you the idea of what I am looking for.

This exercise is not so much about the use of anaphora, so I will not give any famous anaphora examples, but more about defining a word without using a definition, so that the word defines itself, which is why I have asked you to use a nonsense word.

It could be a feeling that you can't quite put a name to, or a mood. It could combine two feelings or moods such as a mixture of happiness and sadness - which you might call "Bluejoy" off the top of my head. Or it could be a completely new word that sounds good to you like "Kukuwarrakin", which could mean whatever you want it to mean, e.g. the thought processes of a pigeon.

Here is my effort which I am composing on the spot without editing, so will be very raw.

Frilliocity

Frilliocity fills the air of every office
Pernicious poisonous malodorous fumes
Inhaled innocently

Frilliocity, dressed in pleasant platitudes,
The weapon of the weak and wormy work-shy
Aimed at the amiable industrious types

Frilliocity finds its way into the lifeblood
Of the infected, a vicious virulent virus
Workaholic Wendy and Clever Clarrie
Where are they now?

Frilliocity killed their spirits
Reduced them to wretched wrecks
They resigned, of course

Frilliocity finally finished them off


444444444

I am sure you can do better! But hopefully that will give you the gist of what I mean.
(#5310612) Re: Vote for your favourite Clerihew - Competition no 15.
Posted by HeatherN on 27 Nov 2021 at 3:55PM
Please note: I have corrected the spelling of Edgar Allan Poe in the poem in the above post - but did not realise his name was spelled wrongly when I did the poll - so it is spelled incorrectly in the poll - my apologies for that.
(#5310606) Vote for your favourite Clerihew - Competition no 15.
Posted by HeatherN on 27 Nov 2021 at 3:49PM
The competition was to write a clerihew (a humorous four-line poem) about a famous dead poet.

Here are the entries - and yes, Michael Jackson is a published poet!


the king of pop, michael jackson

his music appealed to both blacks, and anglo-sax-ons

they say he o.d.'d, on an addictive pain killer

"for no mere mortal can resist, the evil of the thriller"

222222222

John Keats
Enjoyed being clad in plaid trousers and shirts having pleats
Became famous for his wondrous tale
Contrasting the weariness of human life to the happiness of a nightingale.

222222222

Edward Lear
Some thought him a bit queer

He wrote about a boat, crewed by a pussycat
and an owl. Who else could have thought of that?

222222222

Edgar Allan Poe
Who had fallen for a foe
Had an eye and ear
Who would know such fear?

222222222
(#5310552) Re: COP26
Posted by phil on 27 Nov 2021 at 2:58PM
YES, that it is often when I am feeling at my lowest on a subject it turns to 'words' in me. BUT 27 people drowned in the English channel since I wrote that....The first of hundreds if not thousands I say again, it IS a AS BAD as I say now.....AND getting worse by THE DAY!!!!!!!!
(#5310550) Re: Result and winner of Competition no 14 - MM David littlefair XI
Posted by HeatherN on 27 Nov 2021 at 2:49PM
Not to worry, there'll be another competition soon. And a new crossword to boot!
(#5310334) Re: Result and winner of Competition no 14 - MM David littlefair XI
Posted by Jools on 27 Nov 2021 at 5:14AM
Well done.
I must have been half asleep when I read the questions as I missed all the clues Falling
(#5310140) Any more Clerihews for Competition no 15?
Posted by HeatherN on 26 Nov 2021 at 4:24PM
Would anyone else like to compose a clerihew about a historical poet (i.e. no longer alive).

Here is a link to the competition:

Poetry writing competition no. 15: Write a clerihew about a historical famous person

There have been four magnificent entries so far, and I will be closing the competition soon - so if you have one brewing, now's the time to enter!
(#5310138) Result and winner of Competition no 14 - MM David littlefair XI
Posted by HeatherN on 26 Nov 2021 at 4:16PM
Here is a link to the competition:

Winner's Competition no 14 MM David littlefair XI

The answers were all correctly worked out/guessed by HeartOnFire

Here is David's poem in which the answers can be found:

Happy Anniversary

My beloved sweetheart you are my love
And all my heart sings in a Crove.
It has a name on it which is you
I am one of the perfect Dou

Question 1 asked for the name of the recipient of the card which is an anagram of three adjacent words in line two: "in a Crove"

The answer is Veronica

Question 2 asked for the number of years the couple have been married, which is the number of vowels in line four

The answer is 10 years

Question 3 asked for the name of the anniversary which can be found spelt backwards in one of the lines.

Line three contains the answer which can be found backwards in "It has a name o*n it* which is you.

The answer is tin which could have been arrived at after solving question 2 (or vice versa) if you knew or googled that a 10 year anniversary is tin.

Finally, Question 4 asked for the month they got married which can be found twice in line 1 as the word "my" appears twice in that line, and is May with the A missing.

So, the answer is May

I'm not sure that HeartOnFire worked out why May was the answer, but she gave me the correct answer by PM, which is good enough for me!

A specially-chosen token will be winging its way to her very soon.

Well done!
(#5310037) Re: Winner's Competition no 14 MM David littlefair XI
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 26 Nov 2021 at 11:55AM
Ah think I know no.4 but not saying anything once again very clever
(#5310028) Re: Winner's Competition no 14 MM David littlefair XI
Posted by HeartOnFire on 26 Nov 2021 at 11:28AM

Is it possible you can give us another clue to No. 4 - "In which month were they married?" Thank you!
(#5309654) Re: COP26
Posted by HeatherN on 25 Nov 2021 at 8:44AM
I know. Poetry is a great medium for expressing feelings surroundig the unfairness of life, inequality and despair.
(#5309560) Re: COP26
Posted by phil on 25 Nov 2021 at 3:16AM
TYVM, alas things are bleak...Or even bleaker climate change refugees are not being called that,which is an example of how bleak things are.....
(#5309039) Re: COP26
Posted by HeatherN on 23 Nov 2021 at 12:12PM
Very bleak, phil, you will be awarded a poetry token next time round for your contribution.
(#5308660) COP26
Posted by phil on 22 Nov 2021 at 7:31AM
COP26
was not a fix,
the powers 'that be'
want you and me
to be death camp guards
in a geography of furnaces
powered by the sun
buy shares in razor wire!
To keep people in lands on fire
scientists CAN explain how
we are all in Auschwitz now!
(#5307909) Re: Winners - tokens to award
Posted by HeatherN on 20 Nov 2021 at 3:47AM
I hope so. I like to try and link the token with either the player or the competition when it's not a poetry token or an anniversary token.
(#5307813) Re: Winners - tokens to award
Posted by Jools on 20 Nov 2021 at 12:07AM
yes I do seem to have rather a lot Smiling
Maybe we will have some new ones next year
(#5307672) Re: Winners - tokens to award
Posted by HeatherN on 19 Nov 2021 at 2:05PM
Glad you like it - I think GT are running out of tokens for you!
(#5307299) Re: Winners - tokens to award
Posted by Jools on 18 Nov 2021 at 4:49PM
Thanks, good choice
(#5307222) Winners - tokens to award
Posted by HeatherN on 18 Nov 2021 at 1:33PM
Poetry tokens will be awarded to all the entrants of the greeting card verse competition (no 14)

These are: MM David littlefair XI (the overall winner), Jools, HeartOnFire and The Spades Master - well done all of you!

Jools will also win a specially selected token for winning the Winner's competition no 13, based on HeartOnFire's winning poem, The Armchair.

Head to the Recognition Tokens where the tokens will be requested - and Jools can see which token I've chosen for him.
(#5306525) Re: Winner's Competition no 14 MM David littlefair XI
Posted by HeatherN on 16 Nov 2021 at 12:48PM
Glad you approve! Smiling
(#5306524) Re: Winner's Competition no 14 MM David littlefair XI
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 16 Nov 2021 at 12:43PM
Very clever. A quiz which is very me. Smiling
(#5306522) Re: Poetry writing competition no. 15: Write a clerihew about a historical famous person
Posted by HeatherN on 16 Nov 2021 at 12:42PM
Great, HeartOnFire - it ticks all the boxes now!
(#5306476) Re: Poetry writing competition no. 15: Write a clerihew about a historical famous person
Posted by HeartOnFire on 16 Nov 2021 at 10:45AM
Revised:

John Keats
Enjoyed being clad in plaid trousers and shirts having pleats
Became famous for his wondrous tale
Contrasting the weariness of human life to the happiness of a nightingale.


Ode to a Nightingale
by John Keats

I changed the word "attired" to "clad" also.
(#5306474) Winner's Competition no 14 MM David littlefair XI
Posted by HeatherN on 16 Nov 2021 at 10:19AM
Entry by PM only

This competition is an anniversary-themed puzzle/quiz - and all the answers can be found in MM David littlefair XI's poem.

Here it is once again - the questions and clues are below the poem.

Happy Anniversary

My beloved sweetheart you are my love
And all my heart sings in a Crove.
It has a name on it which is you
I am one of the perfect Dou

Each answer to the questions can be found a different line of the poem - but not in the order of the questions.

1. One line contains the name of the sweetheart recipient of the card - her name is an anagram of three adjacent words within that line.

What is her name?

2. One line contains the number of years they have been married (the number of vowels in that line is the number of years they have been married) - Hint: This should help with question 3, or vice versa

How many years have they been married?

3. Another line contains the name of the anniversary backwards within the line (spanning two words) - e.g. if the anniversary was "golden" it could be found backwards within the words "Pla*ned_log*s". (Hint: the answer to this question links with Question 2)

What is the name of the anniversary the couple are celebrating?

4. The remaining line contains (twice) the month in which they were married with one letter missing.

In which month were they married?

As there is more than one question, and you might not get them all right. please message me with your answers. The first all-correct answer will win a 21st Anniversary token (or equivalent if you have them all).

If you have any questions, please message me.
(#5306456) Re: Poetry writing competition no. 15: Write a clerihew about a historical famous person
Posted by HeatherN on 16 Nov 2021 at 8:23AM
I like it! HeartOnFire, but to qualify you would have to change the first line to just the poet's name i.e. either John Keats or Keats.

You don't have to alter anything else - a clerihew is best with uneven lines to add to the comic effect.

A clerihew doesn't have to have just the name as the title, but I did specify for this competition that the first line should be just the poet's name (you can include a title such as Sir or Lord, or a middle name, but I don't think Keats had either.)

So, would you prefer....?


John Keats
Enjoyed being attired in plaid trousers and shirts having pleats
Became famous for his wondrous tale
Contrasting the weariness of human life to the happiness of a nightingale

or

Keats
Enjoyed being attired in plaid trousers and shirts having pleats
Became famous for his wondrous tale
Contrasting the weariness of human life to the happiness of a nightingale
So which version would you prefer
(#5306045) Re: Winners, and tokens to be awarded
Posted by HeartOnFire on 14 Nov 2021 at 8:54PM
(unknown photo) for the tokens and golderos. Much appreciated.
(#5306018) Re: Poetry writing competition no. 15: Write a clerihew about a historical famous person
Posted by HeartOnFire on 14 Nov 2021 at 5:05PM

Romantic poet John Keats
Enjoyed being attired in plaid trousers and shirts having pleats
Became famous for his wondrous tale
Contrasting the weariness of human life to the happiness of a nightingale


Ode to a Nightingale -
by John Keats
(#5305948) Re: Winner's Competition no 13 - we have a winner.
Posted by HeatherN on 14 Nov 2021 at 1:08PM
True, but Jools replied before you and had all five!

Well done, winning the poetry competition - I hope I can do it justice with your winner's competition.
(#5305947) Re: Edward Lear
Posted by HeatherN on 14 Nov 2021 at 1:05PM
Okay - as long as it works, that's all that counts! I take it you are happy with my (minor) changes as you didn't answer that question.
(#5305945) Re: Winner's Competition no 13 - we have a winner.
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 14 Nov 2021 at 1:04PM
With I didn't add S I would of had 4
(#5305944) Re: Winner of Competition no 14 - Write a verse for a Greeting Card.
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 14 Nov 2021 at 1:03PM
Smiling
(#5305942) Winner of Competition no 14 - Write a verse for a Greeting Card.
Posted by HeatherN on 14 Nov 2021 at 12:56PM
The winner is MM David littlefair XI

With his lovely anniversary "Poesh" I actually voted for this one, so my personal favourite!

Here is his poem again, and I'll make sure I dedicate a suitable Winner's Competition to it in the near future. I love the nonsense words, they really tickle my heart.

Here is MM David littlefair XI's poem again.

A poetry token will be awarded to you soon - the next awards session could even be today! All the other entrants will also receive a token. I don't think there have been any non-competition poems since the last awards session, but I will check.

Meanwhile, keep those clerihews coming in... I am loving the ones so far.

A new poll will follow soon with the choices for Competition no 16.

Happy Anniversary

My beloved sweetheart you are my love
And all my heart sings in a Crove.
It has a name on it which is you
I am one of the perfect Dou.

Heart DividerHeart DividerHeart DividerHeart DividerHeart DividerHeart Divider
(#5305940) Winner's Competition no 13 - we have a winner.
Posted by HeatherN on 14 Nov 2021 at 12:45PM
The first (and only) person to message me with all five correct answers was Jools, Well done also to MM David littlefair XI who got three-and-a-half correct, and HeartOnFire who got one right and one not quite right.

Jools - you will receive a 21st Anniversary token, or substitute if you have them all at the next awards session.

The answers are:

1. Alarm bear



2. Farm fair



3. Palm hair



4.

Charm hare



5. (probably the hardest)

Calm stair

(#5305930) Re: Winner's Competition no 13 - Special Object Poem HeartOnFire
Posted by MM David littlefair XI on 14 Nov 2021 at 11:50AM
Interesting
(#5305912) Re: Winner's Competition no 13 - Special Object Poem HeartOnFire
Posted by HeartOnFire on 14 Nov 2021 at 10:44AM

Thanks, I see them all now.😀
(#5305905) Re: Winner's Competition no 13 - Special Object Poem HeartOnFire
Posted by Jools on 14 Nov 2021 at 10:22AM
nice idea, still trying to work out what 5 is a picture of Puzzled

google picture search told me what / where it is, but still struggling with the rhymes
(#5305882) Re: Winner's Competition no 13 - Special Object Poem HeartOnFire
Posted by HeatherN on 14 Nov 2021 at 8:55AM
It's showing for me. Let me know if you still can't see it, and I'll post an alternative with the same answers.

I did originally post six pictures, but one was of a chair, so I deleted it as it was the same word rather than a rhyming word. So there are now only five to solve.
(#5305874) Re: Winner's Competition no 13 - Special Object Poem HeartOnFire
Posted by HeartOnFire on 14 Nov 2021 at 7:59AM

Is it just me, picture #1 did not show up and isn't there?

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