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List of Unsold Poems from the December 6, 2011 Poetry Fishbowl
The following poems from the December 6, 2011 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. They may be sponsored via PayPal -- there's a permanent donation button on
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<em>The following poems from the&nbsp;December 6, 2011 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. They may be sponsored via PayPal -- there&#39;s a permanent donation button on<span class="Apple-converted-space" </span="&lt;/span"><a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/profile">my LiveJournal profile</a><span class="Apple-converted-space" </span="&lt;/span">page -- or you can write to me and discuss other methods</em>.


<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2098026.html#cutid1" target="_blank">Chamomile and Honeycrack</a>&quot;</b> -- 124 lines, <strike>$62</strike>&nbsp <strong><font color="#008000">SOLD</font></strong>
Your prompt about holiday dishes in Path of the Paladins turned into the free-verse poem &quot;Chamomile and Honeycrack.&quot; It&#39;s a big jump forward in time, because it has Shahana and Ari celebrating the winter solstice, but I think it&#39;s okay to release now because it&#39;s not likely to mess up any other continuity.

<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2042019.html">The Chocolate Goddess</a>&quot;</b> -- 26 lines, <strike>$15</strike> <strong><font color="#008000">SOLD</font></strong>
Your prompt about exercise and chocolate reminded me of many other images of power and beauty, which got me thinking about women; and of darkness as something positive, which brought in ethnic awareness. So &quot;The Chocolate Goddess&quot; is about finding strength through beauty, and balancing pleasure with effort while constructing the temple of the body. It&#39;s written in free verse.

<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2630639.html" target="_blank">The Curse of Titania&#39;s Table</a>&quot;</b> -- 32 lines, <strike>$15</strike> &nbsp;<span style="color:#008000;"><b>SOLD</b></span>
The prompt about &quot;chocolate food product&quot; led to &quot;The Curse of Titania&#39;s Table.&quot; Written in unrhymed quatrains, this poem explains the origins of junk food.

<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2042361.html">Delicious Differences</a>&quot;</b> -- 28 lines, <strike>$15</strike> <strong><font color="#008000">SOLD</font></strong>
Stephen Laird left me a backchannel prompt for &quot;coconut,&quot; which grew into &quot;Delicious Differences,&quot; a free-verse poem about chocolate&#39;s relationship with both coconut and peanut.

<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2047028.html">The Evolution of Perception</a>&quot;</b> -- 16 lines, <strike>$10</strike>&nbsp <strong><font color="#008000">SOLD</font></strong>
From the prompt about progression, I got &quot;The Evolution of Perception.&quot; Written in free-verse quatrains, it extols the virtues of various brands of chocolate.

<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2630737.html" target="_blank">The Fountainhead of the Wisdom of Food</a>&quot;</b> -- 35 lines, <strike>$15</strike> &nbsp;<b>SOLD</b>
The prompt about &quot;chocolate fountains&quot; combined with what<span class="Apple-converted-space" </span="&lt;/span"><span class="ljuser ljuser-name_janetmiles" lj:user="janetmiles" style="WHITE-SPACE: nowrap"><a href="http://janetmiles.livejournal.com/profile" style="COLOR: rgb(85,85,85)"><img alt="[info]" class="ContextualPopup" height="16" src="http://l-stat.livejournal.com/img/userinfo.gif?v=87.4" style="BORDER-RIGHT-WIDTH: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-BOTTOM-WIDTH: 0px; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT-WIDTH: 0px" width="16" /></a><a href="http://janetmiles.livejournal.com/" style="COLOR: rgb(85,85,85)"><b>janetmiles</b></a></span><span class="Apple-converted-space" </span="&lt;/span">said about the morality of food. &quot;The Fountainhead of the Wisdom of Food&quot; is a free-verse poem about eating, ethics, insight, and the cyclic nature of life.

<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2042450.html">Fruitless</a>&quot;</b> -- 16 lines, <strike>$10</strike> <strong><font color="#008000">SOLD</font></strong>
From<span class="Apple-converted-space" </span="&lt;/span"><span class="ljuser ljuser-name_aldersprig" lj:user="aldersprig" style="WHITE-SPACE: nowrap"><a href="http://aldersprig.livejournal.com/profile" style="COLOR: rgb(45,54,121)"><img alt="[info]" class="ContextualPopup" height="16" src="http://l-stat.livejournal.com/img/userinfo.gif?v=87.4" style="BORDER-RIGHT-WIDTH: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-BOTTOM-WIDTH: 0px; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT-WIDTH: 0px" width="16" /></a><a href="http://aldersprig.livejournal.com/" style="COLOR: rgb(85,85,85)"><b>aldersprig</b></a></span>&#39;s elsewhere comment about a cherry on a sundae, I got &quot;Fruitless,&quot; a free-verse poem about realizing that a relationship is not what it was thought to be.

<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2047424.html">Haunted Gatherers</a>&quot;</b> -- 15 lines, <strike>$10</strike>&nbsp <strong><font color="#008000">SOLD</font></strong>
The prompt about inedible ingredients led to a comparison of historic and modern food acquisition in the free-verse poem &quot;Haunted Gatherers.&quot;

<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2046625.html">The Leaning of Life&quot;</a></b> -- 9 lines, <strike>$5</strike>&nbsp <strong><font color="#008000">SOLD</font></strong>
The idea of food as obligation led to &quot;The Leaning of Life,&quot; which discusses why creatures really exist.

<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2630999.html" target="_blank">The Luckpot</a>&quot;</b> -- 33 lines, <strike>$15</strike> &nbsp;<span style="color:#008000;"><b>SOLD</b></span>
I combined &quot;potlucks&quot; and &quot;food as a gift&quot; with prompts from several other folks to get &quot;The Luckpot.&quot; Written in unrhymed tercets, this poem explores many ways in which food connects people.

<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2043113.html">Pat&#39;s Place</a>&quot;</b> -- 35 lines, <strike>$15</strike> <strong><font color="#008000">SOLD</font></strong>
Your prompt about communal cooking inspired the free-verse poem &quot;Pat&#39;s Place&quot; about the kitchen in the Teferact where Schrodinger&#39;s Heroes eat. It&#39;s a cozy little piece of home in what can otherwise be a cool and clinical environment.

<strong>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2041215.html">Pigeon Soup</a>&quot;</strong> -- 72 lines, <strike>$36</strike> <strong><font color="#008000">SOLD</font></strong>
I combined your &quot;healing soup&quot; prompt with something that<span class="Apple-converted-space" </span="&lt;/span"><span class="ljuser ljuser-name_marina_bonomi" lj:user="marina_bonomi" style="WHITE-SPACE: nowrap"><a href="http://marina-bonomi.livejournal.com/profile" style="COLOR: rgb(45,54,121)"><img alt="[info]" class="ContextualPopup" height="16" src="http://l-stat.livejournal.com/img/userinfo.gif?v=87.4" style="BORDER-RIGHT-WIDTH: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-BOTTOM-WIDTH: 0px; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT-WIDTH: 0px" width="16" /></a><a href="http://marina-bonomi.livejournal.com/" style="COLOR: rgb(85,85,85)"><b>marina_bonomi</b></a></span><span class="Apple-converted-space" </span="&lt;/span">said some time ago about Italian folk healing, and<span class="Apple-converted-space" </span="&lt;/span"><span class="ljuser ljuser-name_aldersprig" lj:user="aldersprig" style="WHITE-SPACE: nowrap"><a href="http://aldersprig.livejournal.com/profile" style="COLOR: rgb(45,54,121)"><img alt="[info]" class="ContextualPopup" height="16" src="http://l-stat.livejournal.com/img/userinfo.gif?v=87.4" style="BORDER-RIGHT-WIDTH: 0px; PADDING-RIGHT: 1px; BORDER-TOP-WIDTH: 0px; BORDER-BOTTOM-WIDTH: 0px; VERTICAL-ALIGN: bottom; BORDER-LEFT-WIDTH: 0px" width="16" /></a><a href="http://aldersprig.livejournal.com/" style="COLOR: rgb(85,85,85)"><b>aldersprig</b></a></span>&#39;s prompts about food as comfort and tradition. The result is &quot;Pigeon Soup,&quot; a free-verse poem about Fiorenza the Wisewoman. What happens when the traditional remedy for colds isn&#39;t working as well as it usually does?

<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2043454.html">Savour</a>&quot;</b> -- 41 lines, <strike>$20</strike> <strong><font color="#008000">SOLD</font></strong>
The prompt about &quot;umami&quot; led to the free-verse poem &quot;Savour,&quot; which describes the subjective and objective aspects of the fifth flavour.

<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2042784.html">A Shopper&#39;s Problem</a>&quot;</b> -- 20 lines, <strike>$10</strike> <strong><font color="#008000">SOLD</font></strong>
This line about ingredients inspired a double-rhymed ballad, &quot;A Shopper&#39;s Problem,&quot; about searching a supermarket for foods that might actually be edible.

<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2043328.html">Speechflesh</a>&quot;</b> -- 36 lines, <strike>$15</strike> <strong><font color="#008000">SOLD</font></strong>
From the prompt about feeding body and soul, I got the free-verse poem &quot;Speechflesh,&quot; which lays out parallels between what we eat, what we believe, and how they affect us.

<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2046916.html">Sundrops</a>&quot;</b> -- 10 lines <strike>$5</strike>&nbsp <strong><font color="#008000">SOLD</font></strong>
The prompt &quot;lemon drops&quot; led to the free-verse poem &quot;Sundrops,&quot; which compares sunlight to lemons.

<b>&quot;This Bittersweet Weed&quot;</b> -- 74 lines, $37
From various prompts about the captivating effects of chocolate, I got the free-verse poem &quot;This Bittersweet Weed.&quot; Aliens arrive on Earth and fall in love with chocolate. Then they start noticing its intoxicating effects, and break into arguments over what to do about that. Earth&#39;s future winds up resting in, shall we say, some rather unexpected hands.

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the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: December 9th, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just put in for The Chocolate Goddess. :)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 10th, 2011 06:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I have posted the poem, and marked it as SOLD with a link in the above list.
the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: December 10th, 2011 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

It's such a exultantly sensuous poem! Everyone go read it, seriously, now! http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2042019.html
rix_scaedu From: rix_scaedu Date: December 10th, 2011 04:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Prompted on new Twitter account.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 10th, 2011 05:52 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I've posted a new verse in "Beggars' Night."
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