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Unsold Poems from the October 1, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Unsold Poems from the October 1, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl
The following poems from the October 1, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. Poems may be sponsored via PayPal -- there's a permanent donation button on my LiveJournal profile page -- or you can write to me and discuss other methods.

The linkback poem "Building Where We Are" still has verses available, which you can reveal by linking here or to a favorite poem from this session.


"Balls, Bells, and Baubles" -- 84 lines, $42 SOLD
Your prompt contributed to the free-verse poem "Balls, Bells, and Baubles." Koravi the Trickster Goddess has never been a friend to Shaeth, so he is understandably suspicious when she appears. But it's not what he thinks at all.

"Eshu's New Coat" -- 43 lines, $20 SOLD
A request for Eshu led to the free-verse poem "Eshu's New Coat." A trickster follows his captive people into a new land and finds a sneaky way to help them there.

"The Hippie Magician" -- 25 lines, $10 SOLD
my_partner_doug wanted something about Doug Henning, so here is the free-verse poem "The Hippie Magician." It's about the guy who saved magic from the brink of obscurity.

"Law and Disorder" -- 40 lines, $15
Your prompt inspired the free-verse poem "Law and Disorder," describing the balanced nature of these two forces in the universe.

"Maneki Neko and Her Suitors" -- 74 lines, $37
From this I got the free-verse poem "Maneki Neko and Her Suitors," in which three tricksters fight over a fair maiden and a fourth is set to solve the problem.

"Mouse and Chatter Help the Bees" -- 95 lines, $47.50
Previously I put Mouse into a role often played by tricksters, scattering the stars in "The Brightest Star in the Sky." You've also mentioned Chatter as a smart, mischievous bird. Here, then, is the free-verse poem "Mouse and Chatter Help the Bees," set during the time of the Upheaval. Adapting to the changes isn't easy.

"The Small and the Swift" -- 142 lines, $71 SOLD
From this I got the free-verse poem "The Small and the Swift." Neutrino the Trickster teaches a girl how to elude people in power while pursuing knowledge.

"Tod Fox and Friends" -- 97 lines, $97 SOLD
Your prompt about Maryam Smith inspired the free-verse poem "Tod Fox and Friends." I'm completely thrilled to discover that this setting has a British version of the animal fables handed down from African traditions. So when Maryam has trouble restocking supplies needed for her competition, she turns to cunning ...

"Tricky Dick" -- 16 lines, $10 SOLD
Shirley Barrette made a backchannel request for Richard Nixon. "Tricky Dick" is written in unrhymed couplets and explores the mischief of a trickster in office.

"Turning the Brush" -- 22 lines, $10
For Reynard, see "Turning the Brush," a free-verse poem about making trouble for one's enemies.

"Weaving Damask" -- 300 lines, $150 SOLD
Your request for a powered trickster dovetailed neatly with my plans for Polychrome Heroics. "Weaving Damask" is a free-verse poem which both cements the protagonist's superhero identity and introduces her primary antagonist, Farce.

"What Cityfolk Don't Know" -- 12 lines, $10
A mockingbird prompt inspired the poem "What Cityfolk Don't Know," written in unrhymed quatrains. They're such good mimics, and they love teasing people...

"What He-She Said" -- 65 lines, $32.50 SOLD
The Bugs Bunny prompt turned into the free-verse poem "What He-She Said." This is basically a sequel to "Flatter Than a Grass Mat," in which Rabbit follows Coyote into cartoon trickster tales.

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