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Poetry Fishbowl Report for Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poetry Fishbowl Report for Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The December theme was "chocolate and other foods."  Most of the prompts came toward the middle of the day, and I wound up closing a bit earlier than usual because I'd already written something for everyone and doubled back to pick up the extras I especially liked.  A total of 15 people sent prompts.  There were 50 comments including mine, which is on the low side.  I worked from about 12:30 PM to 10:30 PM, so roughly 8 hours allowing for lunch and supper breaks.  I wrote 21 poems, most of those free verse but there was a double-ballad, an indriso, and some unrhymed quatrains or tercets.  Most of the poems were medium, though I also got some in all the other size categories.

There was one new prompter this time, Stephen Laird.  You have him to thank for the extra freebie.  Special thanks to minor_architect for handling the linkback poem; "Beggars' Night" (Monster House) has been reposted on my blog.  It's not complete yet, so you can still reveal verses by linking to a specific poem from this fishbowl or to the unsold poetry list.  Thanks also to my_partner_doug for managing the ticker.

We reached the $200 goal for an extra series fishbowl ... and, well, oops.  I should've offered a different incentive this month, because I'm not going to be very available for a sizable chunk of time, and most other folks are busy with holiday stuff as well.  So I'm going to shift the bonus to mid-January, and I'll offer you some other perk if the January fishbowl also sells well.

Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the November 1, 2011 Poetry Fishbowl have been posted:
"Bittersweet Love"
"The Chocolate Goddess"
"Delicious Differences"
"The Evolution of Perception"
"Haunted Gatherers"
"The Leaning of Life"
"The Mouth's Calendar"
"Pat's Place" (Schrodinger's Heroes)
"Pigeon Soup" (Fiorenza the Wisewoman)
"Public Displays of Confection"
"A Shopper's Problem"
"Truffle Power"

"Beggars' Night" (Monster House)

Buy Some Poetry!
If you plan to sponsor some poetry but haven't made up your mind yet, read the list of unsold poems from December 6, 2011.  That includes the title, length, price, and the original thumbnail description for the poems still available.  The currently sponsored poems have all been posted.  I've sent backchannel copies to the prompters.  The generally sponsored poetry poll is still open; I expect to close that tonight.

The donor perk-post is "Creating Sensation." The December donors include: idhren24, Stephen Laird, janetmiles, marina_bonomi, the_vulture, Anthony Barrette, and Shirley Barrette.

The Poetry Fishbowl project also has a permanent landing page.

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thesilentpoet From: thesilentpoet Date: December 12th, 2011 04:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Not sure where to leave it - but. Linked to the unsold poetry page in hopes for another verse of Monster House's Beggar's Night?


Edited at 2011-12-12 04:05 am (UTC)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 12th, 2011 04:19 am (UTC) (Link)


The new verse is up! Thanks for your support.
endlessrarities From: endlessrarities Date: December 21st, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
These chocolate-themed poems have been great fun - I like to think I'm a disciple of Athena the Goddess of Wisdom, but the Chocolate Goddess is probably closer to the mark...
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: December 28th, 2011 11:29 pm (UTC) (Link)


That's good to hear. Sometimes chocolate is considered an aspect of Caffeina, but I've also seen Chocolata as a goddess.
endlessrarities From: endlessrarities Date: December 29th, 2011 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yay!

I have a household shrine to her....
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