Spark Your Creativity #13 (Acrostic Challenge)

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  1. MsJacquiiC

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  2. MsJacquiiC

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    [imga=right]pics/acrostic-large.gif[/imga]An Acrostic or Name Poem is a poem in which the first letter of each line spells a word, usually using the same words as in the title.

    Schematic Example:

    L1xxx.
    L2xxx.
    L3xxx.
    L4xxx.
    L5xxx.
    L6xxx.
    L7xxx.

    Where L1 through L7, and so forth, would represent the successive letters of the keyword or key phrase. xxx. represents the rest of the letters of the first word of the line and succeeding words.


    [FIELDSET="Example acrostic by Edgar Allen Poe"]An Acrostic

    Elizabeth it is in vain you say
    "Love not" — thou sayest it in so sweet a way:
    In vain those words from thee or L.E.L.
    Zantippe's talents had enforced so well:
    Ah! if that language from thy heart arise,
    Breath it less gently forth — and veil thine eyes.
    Endymion, recollect, when Luna tried
    To cure his love — was cured of all beside —
    His follie — pride — and passion — for he died.


    You will take notice that each 1st word of the poem combines to spell the word "Elizabeth"[/FIELDSET]


    The Acrostic Challenge
    In my recent nomination of JPiC to the Writer's Digest "101 Best Websites" I stated the following: "One section in particular that I'm extremely proud of is our Poetry-Defined sub-forum. JPiC Forum has become a labor of love for me and I am excited about this nomination - as I'm sure you can tell..."

    The Challenge is to write a 19-line acrostic poem. The title of the poem should be JPiC Forum For Writers. The content of the poem should not be overtly about JPiC Forum, but should be how and why poetry in general is a labor of love for you personally.


    Stipulations:
    • The title JPiC Forum SHOULD NOT be used in your poem, other than the title.

    • Derivatives of the word "poetry" must appear at least a total of 4 times within the contents of your acrostic poem. Examples:
      • Poets
      • Poem
      • Poeting
      • Poesy
      • Poetic etc...

    • The following phrases must be used within the writing:
      • Purple colour
      • Loving quill
      • Community endeavor
      • Phenomenal champagne
      • Emotion sway


    This should be an interestingly fun experience to challenge your creativity, spontaneity and wit AND all without being overtly "cheesy" o_O2 ---- The object of course is to get those creative juices flowing! ALSO JPiC Administrator may quote some of the poems in a future newsletter and/or promotional invitation. So get your creativity on, Enjoy AND Happy posting!

    Jacquii.

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    ALSO - if you haven't done so thus far and feel the need... We sure would appreciate your nomination for the Writer's Digest "101 Best Web sites" 2007. More information about nominating may be found HERE.
     
  3. Sealiah

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    #13 Entry

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    J'adore vous, I say to thee
    Poems rhyming in counts of 3
    I write here with loving quill
    Caught in emotions, swaying till -

    For this I say unto my crowd
    On this day we shall all stand proud
    Rest well in knowing we all endure
    Unto this our town's poetic soul-
    More unto community endeavors.

    Feeling now my words you see
    On this most fantastic worded eve
    Real skies in purple colors sway...

    We drink phenomenal champaigne
    Riposte our fencing poetry again
    I'm lost inside the dancing words
    Taught by dreams unseen, unheard
    E're more we move and dance and sway
    Reality can now fade away
    Stop. Poetic Silence. Again we play.
     
  4. MsJacquiiC

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    NICE! SEALIAH - you continue to have such beautiful responses to the Creativity challenges :wow: --- Someone wrote me a Private Message earlier: "What a load of crap, couldn't anyone think up a better challenge than this?" I kinda wished I'd waited for them to participate in the thread before banning - If he'd read your poem - I think he'd now agree that possibly not so bad a challenge for the Poet...

    Thanx for the eloquent poem SEALIAH
    Makes for a wonderful read!

    JAcquii.
     
  5. Sealiah

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    :blush: Aww, Ms Jacquii... thanks. :blush:
     
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    Just when she thought her loving quill couldn’t get any better... her eyes
    Painted a perfect picture as purple coloured smoked filled the air. Her
    Innocence then flew out of the door and so did her…
    Celibacy… she was going to give him something he can feel (as the song says)

    Fainted with sexual desire, her emotion sway was taking
    Over her mind and her body… and he didn’t complain once… she poured
    Rain falls of phenomenal champagne on his chest… covering him like an
    Umbrella and sipping the cool liquid from his hard flesh
    Making him quiver with erotic sounds with each breathe he took

    Foreplay was the best way and for this particular
    Occasion, she was going to make this a community endeavor, making it a
    Rainbow event, there were now three against one. He chanted beautiful “poems”

    While they pleasured him with the poetic thoughts of what was next.
    Ready for the ride, he slipped on a flavored rubber and
    Intensely used his tongue to write “poetic” pleasures on her back and
    Tasting the champagne from her lips that she lapped from his skin
    Ecstasy was the “poets” way of showing what he
    Read in his brain below, that was about to explode
    Soon due to the exotic and erotic “poeting” they were engaged in
     
  7. Lindamay

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    I had to really do some serious thinking on this one, goodness gracious ... it was touch, but it was fun. Here's my contribution to the Acrostic Challenge #13

    Toasting My Life With Words

    Just when I think of something to write
    Poems of love storm my mind,
    I think of my parents, my hubby, the kids
    Creating memories of moments we find.

    For every word written of a loving quill
    Outdates and reminds us of how poets feel,
    Replacing the words, "emotion sway"
    Under no circumstances is it done today,
    Mimicking it does with an undaunting will.

    For now I have settled for some poetic justice
    Only those that I know might understand
    Remember my wishes and please take my hand.

    Will I always have to see the purple colour
    Reminding me of the Lupus I dread?
    I'd like to drink a phenomenal champagne
    To toast all the fears gone unsaid,
    Everyone is involved in our community endeaver
    Removing my poems of fears that I'll ever leave her
    So now I will go but there's much more to be said.

    Linda May Spivey~Bjorklund
    5 June 2007
     
  8. Tee

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    Sealia and Lindamay those were very creative indeed!!

    ~~Tee~~
     
  9. Lindamay

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    Thankyou Tee.
     
  10. Altree94

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    Jacquii Cooke's loving quill
    put many writers together.
    Inspired writers,
    conspiring in a community endeavor.

    For the advancement
    of the art and artists.
    Rhymesters and writers,
    unlike any others, using
    meter and poetical phrasing.

    For the spirit of the poet
    Often is like phenomenal champagne,
    Robust and bubbly, causing emotional sway.

    We, the poets, we need
    respect and recognition from our peers.
    Indeed, we find all that we need
    Through this forum of poetic friends.
    Empathy, aid and inspiration,
    Rewards for purple colored poems -
    Satisfaction.





    Wow! after reading all of the ones above, I wasn't sure if I should post this or not!
    Great Work, Everyone!
    I'd say this challenge was well met!
    - Tree.
     
  11. Jer4clarity

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    Jazz drips from my pen sometimes in a purple colour,
    Pleating my loving quill which makes my emotion sway,
    Into rivers of phenomenal champagne through ink,
    Carefully crafted with community endeavor,
    For the sake of my sanity and hopefully yours.
    Ongoing diatribe or an articulate rhyme
    Rush for their determined grave in history’s archives.
    Untitled poems still fill the air with my passionate
    Musings that never stop calling, never stop calling
    For an emotional embrace or a touch from you
    Offering a place of understanding or of grace.
    Renderings of poetry speaking of my life
    Want only the faceless background of a white page
    Requiring only my love for poetical whit.
    Initially this well of unending melody
    Teased the unsuspecting eyes of invited victims
    Escaping the possibilities of world fame
    Resisting the temptations of an occupation
    Since only dead poets really make any money.

    submitted by
    Jerry P. Quinn:elephant:
     
  12. erikestabrook

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    great way to end that philosophical poem,
    you made an acrostic more sophisticated,
     
  13. mangodroplet

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    wow! VERY nice Jer!

    haha. LOVED the last line-great punchline.
    amazing for having a set of words you had to use....
     
  14. PaintedDiary

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    :wow: The responses are phenomenal!!! Fantabulous writes everyone!
     
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