March 8th, 2012

steamsmith

Poem: "Tunnel Vision"

This poem came out of the February 21, 2012 bonus fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from siliconshaman, siege, and my_partner_doug.  It belongs to the Steamsmith series, and you can read more about that on the Serial Poetry page. I've already done the British English spellchecking, but please let me know if you spot any other inconsistencies.

Here we have two historic figures, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, rendered as steamsmiths. If you know anything about their personalities, you can imagine how well they get along.  Enter Maryam, into a heated discussion of alchemical engineering ...

This microfunded poem is being posted one verse at a time, as donations come in to cover them. The rate is $1 per line for Steamsmith poetry due to extra workload, so $5 will reveal 5 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: marina_bonomijanetmiles, general fund

181 lines, Buy It Now = $181
Amount donated = $158
Verses posted =  38 of 42

Amount remaining to fund fully = $23
Amount needed to fund next verse = $4
Amount needed to fund the verse after that = $6


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Poem: "Call to Duty"

This poem came from the March 6, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by prompts from minor_architect, eseme, and rix_scaedu.  It belongs to the series Sort Of Heroes and you can find the other poems 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: minor_architectjanetmiles, general fund

86 lines, Buy It Now = $43
Amount donated = $26
Verses posted =  9 of 17

Amount remaining to fund fully = $17
Amount needed to fund next verse = $1
Amount needed to fund the verse after that = $1


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Poem: "The Tales of the Righteous"

This poem came out of the March 6, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired and sponsored by janetmiles.  She listed three people who barred the doors to their respective classrooms during a school shooting, and I wrote about the one who snagged my interest when I first heard about this incident some years ago: Professor Liviu Librescu.  You might also like to read another reference, "Tales of the Tzaddikim."

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