Spark Your Creativity #14 (Famous Poet Freestyle Challenge)

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    Spark Your Creativity #14 (Famous Poet Challenge)

    Writing Prompt:
    If you could invite any three poets to dinner (dead or alive, famous, not famous, fictional, fellow JPiCan, etc.) who would they be, why and what would the topic of conversation be?


    The Challenge:
    Write a 20-line free style poem (rhyming or non-rhyming) as an answer to the prompt above. Alternatively you may choose to write an essay no longer than 300 words using the same prompt.
    **NOTE** Additional information about the Freestyle poetry type may be found HERE.

    Stipulations:
    The following list of words must be included in your poem or essay. No variation of the words may be used:
    • life
    • change
    • jejune
    • quiescent
    • famous
    • time
    • alas

    Jejune
    1. without interest or significance; dull; insipid: a jejune novel.
    2. juvenile; immature; childish: jejune behavior.
    3. lacking knowledge or experience; uninformed: jejune attempts to design a house.
    4. deficient or lacking in nutritive value: a jejune diet.

    Quiescent - being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless

    Alas - used as an exclamation to express sorrow, grief, pity, concern, or apprehension of
    evil.



    Enjoy - Be creative AND Happy posting!
     
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    Dinner For Four

    Dinner for four, I set the table
    In hopes that my guests all are able
    To arrive here together on time…

    Poe escorted by a raven
    Morrison comes unshaven
    Seuss reciting nonsensical rhyme…

    As the meal is served
    Conversations they swerved
    Between topics of life and of death…

    How the subjects did change
    And viewpoints rearrange
    By the spoken retorts they did find…

    Quiescent was the mood
    As we finished the food
    They all thanked me for being so kind…

    The evening was not jejune
    Why, they stayed until noon
    And then disappeared all in one breath…

    Fed my mind as these famous poets I met!
    Alas, that’s a meal that I’ll never forget!
     
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    provided some festive and entertaining thoughts
     
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    This is really nice! A fun write! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Dear Scott,

    I have four words for your "Dinner for Four"...Charismatic, Enchanting, Whimsical, and Awesome! Should be dinner for "Five", because you placed me there with your fantabuous writing! :bravothanx: :hooray: Thank you for participating and setting the bar! Loved it!

    Kimberly :)
     
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    Hey CHECKMATE - I thought this writing was simply marvelous. Is it any particular style, as I see the form is symetrical throughout. A very whimsical and fun write - Thanx for the sharing ;)

    Jacquii.
     
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    not any special form...i may have created a new form...the only way i could figure getting 20 lines to work out in some type of rhyme scheme other than the normal abab format...thanks for the compliment.
     
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    thanks to everyone else for the comments so far...i really enjoyed writing this one...it kinda all fell together this morning in the doctors office with my wife as the kids fought next to me...how i actually could concentrate enough to write it i don't know...guess my muse was pushing hard.

    thanks again all,

    scott
     
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    Scott did raise the bar :clapping: ....so who is next!? :p

    Dr. Rob :)
     
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    Fantastic feast! I just found this, heard Kimberly talk about it the other day and now my mind is working it already. I got dinner for two already and must toss coin to see who will join them. Expect unconventional. What do all those big words mean anyway? Really love that piece and expect to see in the cathedral soon! Hmmmm...Mr. Frost and Mr. Zimmerman......Yeah, I think I got it!
     
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    Ahhhhhh.....can't wait Kit, and I posted definitions for Jejune, Alas, and Quiescent in the instructions....:)

    Kimberly
     
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    Dinner At Eight, Don't Be Late

    Life in famous joy doth await

    The elegant setting at my table

    A time of utter celebration!

    Alice, Rubin Carter, and a boy were there

    Waiting on their arrival!


    A couple of Bob’s, Frost and Zimmy

    Join the Rev. C.L.Dodgson

    Quiescent not, jejune perhaps

    Laughter and glee will change

    As darkness gives over to light


    From each a voice of their generation

    Lasting for each and every one to follow

    The tales of journeys far and wide

    The deep within

    In various poetic form


    But alas, upon a bright sunrise

    It is true that

    “Nothing gold can stay”

    “The answer is blowing in the wind”

    “For the Snark was a Boojum, you see”



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    :wow: Kit raised the bar once more!...:bravothanx:...who is next?!

    PD ;)
     
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    Dear Kit,

    :wow: This is just supreme! I love the Old English feel that this radiates. Your word smithing is such a pleasure to read in and outside of this challenge. I think you and Scott may have scared some! lol. :bravothanx: The words I have for yours is magical, awesome, elite, and quixotical! Thank you so much for participating in my challenge, and raising the bar once more. :hooray:

    Kimberly :)
     
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    Hmmmm - The old english feel does give this poem a little "umph" - but I really liked the quoted lines in the last stanza - Seems you've quoted Carroll = For the Snark was a Boojum, you see" --- I thought I'd recognized that line - not exactly sure which poem it's from - but yeah.... The poem has a light bouncy feel/rhythm - which is quite amazing considering the Old English wording. Very nice poem!

    Great answer to MS KIM's challenge - Thanx for the sharing ;)

    Jacquii.
     
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    Thank you Kim. Thank you Jacqui. I quoted all three of my poets Robert Frost, Bob Dylan and Lewis Carrol. Frost may have been the only traditional poet among them. It is impossible to calculate just how many people introduction to poetic form was through one of these guys. It is the final line of "The Hunting Of The Snark"
     
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    My Dinner

    I thought about this challenge long
    As time passed maybe write a song
    But thought that it would be rather jejune

    So as I sat and pondered longer
    Change of views my mind grew stronger
    Life really does play out like a tune

    So to my table I did invite
    3 friends of mine well within sight
    Though they are not so famous as of yet

    Dining together we sat and shared
    Opposing viewpoints partially impaired
    While our whistles we constantly did wet

    Alas, a struggle did ensue
    For I did not know what to do
    To curtail the chaos that now arose

    The arguing grew louder still
    The pitch in voices becoming shrill
    Then silence fell as the meal came to a close

    Quiescent now my guests because the well ran dry
    This happens when I invite Me, Myself, and I
     
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    included in the last to lines my alexandrine couplet...lol...just something ithrew together this morning...
     
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