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List of Unsold Poems from May 11, 2010 Poetry Fishbowl - The Wordsmith's Forge
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List of Unsold Poems from May 11, 2010 Poetry Fishbowl
The following poems from the April 6, 2010 Poetry fishbowl are currently available:

"Cutting Words" -- 16 lines, $10 SOLD
As it happens, my grandparents used pocket knives regularly, so I found this a charming topic. "Cutting Words" is written in rhymed couplets, detailing some of the rules for knife care and safety.

"Everyday Dangers" -- 32 lines, $15
From this I got "Everyday Dangers," a chipper little ballad with a sharp edge. To your requests I added using a stepstool, scissors safety, and dealing with strangers.

"Keys" -- 28 lines, $15
This reminded me that sometimes teaching animals to do things is not such a good idea. It made me think of a video about kea birds, which are very smart and destructive, but funny at the same time. The result is "Keys," a cheeky little ballad.

"Learning to Relax" -- 18 lines, $10
My desertfolk have been in my head all day, since I tried fooling around with logarithms this morning. Waterjewel fields some of the finest warriors in the Whispering Sands ... but they don't approach training the same way the bandit-tribes do. You happened across one of the odd little principles that characterizes the Waterjewel way: not brute force, but the natural flow of things. And just because it isn't rough doesn't mean it's easy... "Learning to Relax" is free verse about swordfighting, falling, and foreign languages.

"Speaking What You See" -- 14 lines, $10
This brushed up against the commentary on "Walking and Talking," so I spun out a longer exploration of thoughts, speech, feelings, and opinions. "Speaking What You See" is free verse.

"Star Faring" -- 16 lines, $10
Okay, this got me thinking of stellar navigation, so I wrote a mnemonic for finding the North and the South pole using constellations. "Star Faring" is a couplet-rhymed ballad.

"Stringing Along" -- 6 lines, $5
From your guitar prompt I got "Stringing Along," a couplet-rhymed verse naming the strings in order.

"What the Colors Say" -- 36 lines, $15
I was intrigued by the way that colors all have a mix of negative and positive connotations. So this grew into "What the Colors Say," a couplet-rhymed ballad with one verse each for the rainbow colors plus black, white, and gray.

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