Poetry is the P in N-P-K

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  1. togata57

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    content, dear one---in these gems I leave you the promise of sun to come again..."
     
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    I accepted that Winter was fast approaching now however, and I reluctantly...
     
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    ... as it may that your heart desires fruits of endless Summer, there is a time for Stillness, and Sleep, and Death." I...
     
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    know all too well the perils of youth, in my reminiscences of days gone by...
     
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    ... I glutted on Life and paid a heavy price. So
     
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    now the startling reality of my wasted years, brings me to a place...
     
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    of rest--as must the flowers, as must the leaves. A cyclic structure of ...
     
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    death and rebirth, ever~changing, like the seasons of my life.
     
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    And so I wait. My banana seed sleeps dormant in my...
     
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    little pot, and with hopeful anticipation, I imagine
     
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    that my wasted years were not wasted, but enriched the soil of my soul, making me understand that now
     
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    I am better than I was ~ always moving forward...
     
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    and so Fall is come, and Winter to follow, but Spring will return; the banana seed that
     
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    that I sowed with love, will bring the promise of Spring and new hope...
     
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    A "limick"
    Spotting "Community Shuffle" on the UCB website, I thought,
    "Wonderful! All zombies welcome!"
    I saw it was shuttle,
    But in swift rebuttal,
    I prefer "Community Shuffle!"
     
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    oooou, limericks! let's see if I can do one...


    In a sforzando rage at the Jones
    I grew some bamboo last year.
    Delight now shoots through my bones
    with bamboo growing out of my ears!
     
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    ok, don't know if that made any sense to anyone but me!!! I will need some practice with this. ;0
     
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    It is poetry, but it is not a limerick.
     
  19. Eve von Paradis

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    I grew some bamboo last year.
    which in Vancouver costs very dear.
    It enraged the Jones,
    which delighted my ol' bones
    And now I have bamboo growing out of my ears
     
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    Hello Togata57,

    Yes, you're right. It ain't a limerick. So I looked it up and fixed it. :)
     
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    So, where do we go from here?


    : )
     
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    Thanks to Ann B's limerick, I'd like to start a collaborative limerick.

    Ok, since I just learnt the rules of limercks myself, let me lay them down:

    1. only 5 llines
    2. last word of lines 1,2 and 5 must rhyme
    3. last work of lines 3 and 5 must rhyme

    Line 1: Start by introducing character/story, etc
    Line 2:Then elaborate
    Line 3 and 4: Pose a problem/challenge/dilemma/conflic
    Line 5: resolve it (usually it's funny and/or witty and/or sillly)
     
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    Better! Limericks traditionally begin with a reference to a person/place, e.g.: 'There once was a plumber from Pittsburgh...' However, it would be contradictory to the spirit of a limerick to disallow some flexibility, eh?
    I am quite fond of the double-dactyl, as well.
     
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    Allright fellow garderners, here's the first attempt at our collaborative limerick:

    There was once a frog in my pond,
     
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    With princess did yearn to abscond.
     

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