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List of Unsold Poems from March 2 Fishbowl - The Wordsmith's Forge
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List of Unsold Poems from March 2 Fishbowl
The following poems from the March 2, 2010 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available:

"The Elements of Civilization" -- 10 lines, $5
When I thought about the Empire's list of elements, it picked up some things from [info]moosl's list of photos. So I have "The Elements of Civilization," a non-rhyming poem with 10 syllables per line.

"The Elements of Life" -- 6 lines, $5
a quirky description of a set of 5 elements inspired by some of these photos.

"The Song of the Elements" -- 10 lines, $5 SOLD
a poem written in unrhymed couplets. It names the instruments and their elements, along with a connection between the two.

"Star of the East" -- 10 lines, $5
an invocation of the 5 eastern elements with their qualities.

"Casting the Circle of Words" -- 14 lines, $10 SOLD
which calls the quarters and cross-quarters of speech itself.

"Digging for Roots" -- 18 lines, $10 SOLD
a sort of weave between linguistics and chemistry, incorporating some subtle plays on ideas from those and other scientific fields. It is free verse written in tercets.

"Ella meant..." -- 16 lines, $10 SOLD to Poe Little Thing
a free-verse poem ... detailing the search for undiscovered stable elements.</i>

"Mountains in the Sky, Fires in the Sea" -- 22 lines, $10
 a free verse poem about a planet whose settings and sentients are comfortable with difference.

"The Door in the Sky" -- 33 lines, $15 SOLD
I am pretty sure that this went in a totally different direction than you intended! I saw that reflection in the upper left corner, and it looked to me like a door in the sky, and I was fascinated by how unreal and tenuous seemed the reflection of our world overlain on the forest. So here is a free verse poem, "The Door in the Sky," about the spirit of an Air elemental trapped in our world, until ... a door opens in the sky.

"The Elemental Symbiotes" -- 34 lines, $15 SOLD
a free verse poem about several bizarre plants and animals on the planet of Botannia.

"The Orphaned Elements" -- 30 lines, $15 SOLD
a free verse poem about the elements we have forgotten ... and what they are going to do about that.

"The Elements of Wisdom" -- 47 lines, $20 SOLD
a free verse poem about how the mortals forgot about elementals and nearly destroyed the world. But the elementals had a plan...


OTHER POEMS FROM THIS FISHBOWL

"Creativity" is a shape poem.  Join the discussion about how to render it into a marketable form.

"A Periodic Table of Elementals" is an epic in progress.  It will be priced by verse. I have ... two eight lines, so far.  It took me a long time to design the infrastructure before I could write them.  I'm intending to write one verse per scientific element, describing them as elemental spirits. Join the discussion about how to develop it.

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xjenavivex From: xjenavivex Date: March 4th, 2010 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for doing the summary post. I would like to ask again this month if there are any that have not been sponsored that you are personally fond of. I would definitely like to consider those in make my donation. I enjoyed this month's fishbowl. As always, I am grateful for your time and enjoy your work so much more than I have words to say.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 4th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yay!

My two favorites are both in the $15 slot:

"The Elemental Symbiotes" returns to Botannia, a planet filled with many astounding species of plants (and some equally freaky animals). I think it's somewhere in the Eris Arm of my main SF universe. I'd love to take y'all there. Er, from the safety of cyberspace, that is, so nothing can eat us.

"The Door in the Sky" is a quirky fantasy piece about an Air elemental trapped in a human body. I love this poem because it's such a bizarre twist on an otherwise ordinary snapshot, based on the reflections in the window.

I'm glad that you are enjoying the fishbowls so much. I really appreciate your support!
xjenavivex From: xjenavivex Date: March 5th, 2010 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yay!

Sold!
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 5th, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

W00T!

Thank you so much. I will get those poems posted, probably later today. I've spent the day juggling Rose and Bay feedback and plans for a crowdfunding hub site. Need supper soon.
xjenavivex From: xjenavivex Date: March 6th, 2010 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: W00T!

Never a rush. You let me take my time. I will be going back over all the feedback too. I know it took up a big part of your day. I also know you already have the poems up.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 6th, 2010 06:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: W00T!

Yep, I got through most of yesterday's feedback on the Rose and Bay Awards, launched a thread on building a crowdfunding hub site, launched a thread for people who want a judged award ... and posted the newly sponsored poems. That reminds me, I need to check the general poll again and see if the all-ways tie is broken.
xjenavivex From: xjenavivex Date: March 5th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yay!

I really appreciate the fact that you do this. You make your art accessible. I enjoy your work so much. Thank you.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 6th, 2010 04:21 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yay!

*hugs* I'm glad to hear that. Your two new poems have been posted! Enjoy.
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