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Poetry Fishbowl Report for Monday, November 3 - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poetry Fishbowl Report for Monday, November 3
Yesterday's poetry fishbowl went fairly well; it had some ups and downs. I posted the opening a little earlier than usual, because we had to go out grocery shopping; we had a houseguest; and there was a community crisis that gobbled up another chunk of time. The total working time was probably just under nine hours. I found the interruptions distracting; they made it harder to keep my focus. On the up side, I'd been wanting to get a good poem to post today for the voters, and that was the very first one I wrote. "Which Is Stronger" has been quite popular, so I'm pleased with that. Within an hour of posting it, I had requests to make it publically available, so I opened it for donations at the usual price in case people want to sponsor it.

I wrote a total of 13 poems this time. Several were form poems; somebody got me on a ballad kick again. The freebie poem is "A Ballad for Tommy Douglas," about a famous Canadian. I picked that one because I wanted input on how well I did hailing somebody else's national hero; so far, feedback is positive, with 10 comments. All of these poems sprang from a single prompt, except for one about listening -- a topic requested by several people. There were 44 comments, a nice lively conversation; and 13 people sent prompts.

This month's donor is minor_architect. I'm also adding corivax as an honorary donor, for the glorious curvilinear artwork of my poetry. (A couple of other folks have expressed potential interest, but nothing else solid yet.) Thank you for your generosity and support. I'll need to figure out the poll for the generally funded poems. I also need to make a perk post for the donors.

You folks did a great job of keeping the civics/politics theme upbeat. I had to stretch my wings this month, because you told me about some people I didn't know well (or at all, in a few cases). That's a good thing. Thank you all.

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