March 11th, 2012

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New Verses in "Call to Duty" and "Tunnel Vision"

The generally sponsored poetry poll is now finished, with all funds directed into currently open epics.  "Call to Duty" is complete.  This makes "A Catalog of Flaws" available, the direct sequel.  There are 25 new verses in "Tunnel Vision."  You get to meet George Cavendish and William Percy, and watch Brunel and Wellesley argue while Maryam tries to get a word in edgewise.

The free serial poetry poll is still open.  One of the short series is ahead, but two of the big series are tied.  If you haven't already voted in this poll, please do so.  I'll try to catch it when it's untied, if it unties.

The bonus fishbowl poll is also open, for selecting a series to be featured on March 20.
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Poem: "After Dark"

This poem dates from 2/22/12, spillover from the February Crowdfunding Creative Jam.  It was inspired by a prompt from pico_the_great who wanted to see more of Solvig and Auduna.  It has been selected in a poll as the short series freebie.  You can read the other Hart's Farm poems via the Serial Poetry page.

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Free Series Poem Poll: Path of the Paladins

The poll to select series for the free poems is now complete.  There was only one poem available for Hart's Farm, so "After Dark" has been posted.  Now you need to decide which Path of the Paladins poem you wish to publish.  Here are your options, in approximate chronological order:

"Star of Gailah" -- $10
This is a hymn rather than a narrative, invoking various qualities associated with the goddess Gailah.  It's written in ballad format.

"The Weight of the Day" -- $50
When Gailah has a bad day, it spills over onto her followers.  Shahana and Ari strive to find a way of lightening the mood.  (This poem completes the triad begun with "A Night More Full" and "So Like a River" mapping the ups and downs of how each character deals with the aftermath of their horrible experiences.)  Free verse.

"This Beaten Drum" -- $96.50
Shahana and Ari come to a battlefield laden with ghosts which they must lay to rest.  Free verse.

"Garden of Shards" -- $56
While trading for supplies, Johan comes to a shop that sells pottery and metalwork.  The shopkeeper gives him a lesson in usefulness and beauty.  Not everyone who is wise is necessarily a priest.  Free verse.

Everyone is eligible to vote.  I will keep this poll open until at least Monday morning.  If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it.  Otherwise I may leave it open a while longer.

Poll #1825664 Free Series Poem Poll for March 6, 2012 Fishbowl
This poll is closed.

Which Path of the Paladins poem would you like to publish?

Star of Gailah
0(0.0%)
The Weight of the Day
5(45.5%)
This Beaten Drum
3(27.3%)
Garden of Shards
3(27.3%)
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Bonus Fishbowl Theme: Path of the Paladins

The poll to select a series for the March 20, 2012 bonus fishbowl is now complete.  The mid-month theme will be Path of the Paladins.  You may want to visit the Serial Poetry page and review the current materials for this series as inspiration for your prompts later in the month.  I have updated the page to list recently written and posted poetry.