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Post  dargosmydaddy Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:06 am

Try writing a poem about something you're a fan of?

(Disclaimer: I'm really bad with rhyming poetry.)

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Wishing I was out in space
Living on Moya would be ace
No earthly problems, plenty to see
Nothing to keep me here, I would be free
Of course the Farscape crew had their problems, too
Maybe I should keep that in mind when I'm feeling blue
Still, I might make some tea and curl up in bed
And content myself with a re-watch instead

(Narrated by Henri. Featuring a postcard that an online friend made for me years ago.)
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Post  TrueFan Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:50 am

nice!
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Post  Alliecat Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:08 am

Yay! Nice job Very Happy
Pretty drad postcard too.

I'm inclined to agree with the desire to get off the planet these days. I'm halfway through S4 on my re-watch.
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Post  davidd Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:19 pm

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Ode to Trekking

I'm thinking I'm not liking
Hiking.

Just a bunch of sand and dirt and rocks.
Rocks in my shoes.
Dirt in my socks.

I won't mention where the sand went.
That would be indecent.


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Post  dargosmydaddy Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:06 am

LOL! Smile
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Post  davidd Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:28 am

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Final Fall

Bright gold fades to brown
Silenced under winter's mask
Hope dies with the leaves


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Post  TrueFan Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:36 am

The ode to trekking is hilarious!
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Post  Alliecat Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:52 am

Yay for another participant! The ode made me LOL, and the haiku is beautifully sad. Well done!
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Post  davidd Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:50 am

Alliecat wrote:... and the haiku is beautifully sad.

I should have used "muted" rather than "silenced" because the initial line refers to colors, not sounds. "Muted" can apply to voices just as well as does "silenced," while also applying to colors, which "silenced" does not.

So - revised version:

Bright gold fades to brown
Muted under winter's mask
Hope dies with the leaves


I suspect there is a more subtle word than the blunt "dies" which would convey the same idea... more subtly.

I'm overthinking it. Who cares. Razz
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Post  Alliecat Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:00 am

davidd wrote:
I should have used "muted" rather than "silenced" because the initial line refers to colors, not sounds. "Muted" can apply to voices just as well as does "silenced," while also applying to colors, which "silenced" does not.
Well, it could work if you had synesthesia… maybe some of those colours are sounds Wink
And I actually liked your “blunt” last line… It echoes my feelings about autumn.
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Post  davidd Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:42 pm

Alliecat wrote:
And I actually liked your “blunt” last line… It echoes my feelings about autumn.

Yes, and I suppose there's something to be said for the contrast between the final line and the relative calmness of the preceding lines. So... yeah, I meant to do that!
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Synesthesia... Exclamation lol!
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Post  Alliecat Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:51 pm

Just a couple of days left to post your entries!
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Post  TrueFan Fri Oct 01, 2021 1:29 am

It's fall.
That's all.
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Prize outfit! by TrueFan, on Flickr

(and thanks for the super cute prize outfit!!)
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Post  dargosmydaddy Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:27 am

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Summer
has disappeared,
but maybe
if I return to the garden,
and enter fearlessly,
it will transport me
back to green days
filled with mint
and magic,
and I will never
have to return.
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Post  Alliecat Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:01 am

OMG, I love this poem, dargos!!!  How I would love to disappear into a warm sunny green garden and never have to come back!
It sounds like maybe TrueFan likes fall more than I do.  Wow, that hair, too!


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Ugh, I don't know where that month went.  It kind of limped by in a miserable funk.
Thanks to everyone who participated and brought a little fun to September!
I do have something for all the participants, although sorry, only had 3 outfits.  There's one extra parasol.  So I'll draw names and you can pick in order what outfit + parasol colour you'd like, and #4 can have the extra parasol.  Hope that makes sense, as it's very late and my brain is fried from reading too much online stuff that wasn't fun.

With an entry for each photo/poem, I have:
TrueFan 8
dargosmydaddy 8
Cornflower Blue 2
davidd 4

If that count looks right to everybody I'll do the draw soon.
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Post  TrueFan Fri Oct 01, 2021 6:46 pm

Fall is my favorite season! Thanks for hosting!
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Post  davidd Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:53 pm


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Post  Alliecat Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:33 am

Feel free to post more poems....!!

Prize draw (click the box; it's a video):
(Janice apologizes for taking so long, but she blames me -- since I wasn't looking in the bag, I couldn't see whether there were any tags under her feet each time I lowered her Laughing )

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I'll be in touch with the winners!
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Post  TrueFan Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:34 pm

The prize draw was super fun! My sister was amazed and I think a little creeped out, ha.
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Post  Alliecat Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:05 am

Oh good. I guess the day is a success when I can either tick off or creep out at least one person.
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Post  dargosmydaddy Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:25 pm

Addalee called dibs on the prize dress because it matches her hair. Sorry for not posting sooner! We've had a lot of rain lately, and then life got in the way... and I took a picture with the parasol, too, but it didn't come out. So we will have to try again soon Smile

Thank you, Alliecat!

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Post  TrueFan Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:36 pm

That dress is perfection on her.
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Post  Alliecat Sun Oct 31, 2021 10:50 pm

It absolutely suits her. I was bummed that the sleeves were so long, but I guess they could be shortened. Anyway, it’s the perfect colour for her.
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Post  TrueFan Mon Nov 01, 2021 12:43 am

Bergamot says thank you!
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Post  davidd Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:05 am

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I apologize for the confusion that arose
Over the time and location
For my vacation
But that's how it goes

Sometimes.

Finally I am in a new and different place
Where, for a bit, I'll stay.
For a month, or some weeks, or a day
This will be Home Base

These humble confines.

A fine, fun parcel reached me here
With contents oh! So very jolly!
A postcard, chocolate, a dolly brolly
And a calendar for next year.

From a friend of mine.
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