January 6th, 2012

Karavai

Poem: "Imalye Fotolyi"

This poem came out of the January 3, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from ellenmillion and sponsored by laffingkat.  It tells a piece of Torn World history from two perspectives, the Empire and Roluma.  Imalye is a famous figure, but not everyone views her quite the same way.  Ideally, the two halves of this poem would appear side-by-side.

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Poem: "Sisters in Venom"

This poem came out of the January 3, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from aldersprig (women being evil to each other) and DW user Serpentine (the dark lord as a woman).  It has been sponsored by the_vulture.

"Sisters in Venom" is probably the harshest poem that I wrote in this fishbowl session.  In addition to prompts, it draws on antebellum American history.  While not based on an individual  incident, it is something that played out in many plantation households.  I read about this conflict pattern both in history and in feminism.  If you choose to discuss it, please try to be respectful of other people's beliefs and feelings; this is controversial territory.

WARNING: This poem contains racist and sexist language, vicious behavior, domestic violence, and ugly history.  Sensitive viewers may prefer to read something else.

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Poem: "The Morose Mascot"

This poem came out of the January 3, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from the_vulture.  It belongs to the series The Adventures of Aldornia and Zenobia, which you can follow through the Serial Poetry page.

This microfunded poem is being posted one verse at a time, as donations come in to cover them. The rate is $.50 per line, so $5 will reveal 10 new lines, and so forth. There is a permanent donation button on my profile page, or you can contact me for other arrangements. You can also ask me about the number of lines per verse, if you want to fund a certain number of verses.

So far sponsors include: the_vulture, janetmileswestrider, general fund

FULLY FUNDED
126 lines, Buy It Now = $63
Amount donated = $48.50
Verses posted = 23 of 33

Amount remaining to fund fully = $14.50
Amount needed to fund next verse = $.50
Amount needed to fund the verse after that = $1.50


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