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    occasionally, i am commissioned by strangers on interpals to write poetry based on a keyword they give me. this is one of those work products, based on a true story in fall 2018...

    keyword: owl
    i was driving down a country road last fall as i recall
    in a trillion dollar neighborhood with my best friends' mom and all
    when a swooping wildlife entity encroached upon my space
    flying down by my front window in a desperate life race
    with a mouse, gopher or possum, that i honestly can't see
    but was scooped up, tallons burning, in a fire in front of me.
    Not religious, but borne witness to the sacrificial rite
    of the owl flying 'fore me on a magical fall night.


  • #2
    How much do they pay?
    can you do anything else than this rhyming shit?

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    • #3
      erm,
      tralalalalala
      tralalalaley
      tralalalalala
      the owl just flew away,

      If you don't pay me, I won't stop !!!!

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      • #4
        It’s all barter. If you have something to offer let me know and maybe we can work out a deal.
        I am practicing metered verse but I can write in all shapes and sizes. Satisfaction is guaranteed!

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        • #5
          i am asking because people want me to write poems for them.
          i am interested tho. i wanna see some of this metered stuff. no shapes please.
          can you do a Catullan meter?

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          • #6
            What will you give me in return, if you like it?

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            • #7
              If is a dangerous word here. I will give either everything of nothing or nothing of everything. Deal?

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              • #8
                can you please be more specific? like: if you compose a poem about XYZ with the following structure/ restrictions, I will grant you 3 favors as long as they do not violate my 3 limits/ restrictions.... something like that maybe?.

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                • #9
                  sounds more like word games than poetry

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by catseye901 View Post
                    can you please be more specific? like: if you compose a poem about XYZ with the following structure/ restrictions, I will grant you 3 favors as long as they do not violate my 3 limits/ restrictions.... something like that maybe?.
                    No, I will not specify how the poem will be written. And, I have other things to do than do you any favors. I offered you what I am willing to give.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Coruja-the-Owl View Post
                      sounds more like word games than poetry
                      Here I was thinking poetry is word games...

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                      • #12
                        It seems to me that this is not what you are willing to give, but what you are able to give.
                        Insufficient funds.

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                        • #13
                          Timothy, do you really think poetry is a word game ?
                          if so, you have missed the point,
                          painting by numbers might require a certain skill, but it is not art.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by catseye901 View Post
                            It seems to me that this is not what you are willing to give, but what you are able to give.
                            Insufficient funds.
                            you are more a sophist than a poet.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Coruja-the-Owl View Post
                              Timothy, do you really think poetry is a word game ?
                              if so, you have missed the point,
                              painting by numbers might require a certain skill, but it is not art.
                              yes, i honestly believe word games are a part of poetry
                              what is the point then?

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