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Poetry Fishbowl Report for Tuesday, February 7, 2012 - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poetry Fishbowl Report for Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The February theme was "wild animals."  Many prompts arrived early, with a few more trickling in later in the day.  It was a lively month for prompts, with 22 people posting them.  There were 59 comments.  I worked from 12:15 PM to 12:30 AM, so about 10 hours 15 minutes, allowing for lunch and supper breaks.

I wrote 17 poems, plus one more several days later.  Most of the poems were medium-long or long, with a few medium-short, and one each of short and epic.  They were all free-verse, except for the extra.  While some evolved from a single prompt, several stacked a lot of prompts together.

There were two new prompters: alicephilippa and Angel (by way of wyld_dandelyon).  You have them to thank for the second freebie poem.  Special thanks to my_partner_doug for managing the donation ticker.  Special thanks to minor_architect for managing the linkback poem "Grit and Grace."  You can also see the donor poll and the general poll following that poem to suggest what will happen next.

Donations were exceptionally generous this month -- the fishbowl sold out for the second time.  Woohoo!  We met the $150 goal and the $250 goal for free serial poems, so you got to pick two of those, "We've Got It Covered" and "A Small Separation."  We met the $200 goal for a bonus fishbowl, which will happen on Tuesday, February 21.  Voting is still open for which series to feature.

Read Some Poetry!
The following poems from the January 3, 2012 fishbowl have been posted:
"The Bear Spectacle"
"Changing Nature"
"Conversations Over the Fence"
"Cute in Tooth and Claw"
"Death Lizards"
"The Death Tenders"
"The Earthborn"
"Fiorenza and the Forest Wild" (Fiorenza the Wisewoman)
"Hymn to Nekhbet"
"Impressions of the North" (Torn World)
"Island in a Sea of Fire"
"A Keen Eye for Alchemy" (The Steamsmith")
"Tinned Kitties"
"Truth in Theory and Practice"
"The Wolves of Yellowstone"

"Grit and Grace" (Path of the Paladins) (linkback poem, written 1/3/12)

Not a poem, but arriving as a timely match, is the gorgeous ecological science fiction story "River Watching" by lilfluff, written from my prompt.

Currently sponsored poems have all been posted.  The generally sponsored poetry poll finished off the microfunded poem "The Godfather" (Fiorenza the Wisewoman) and added new verses to "The Morose Mascot" (The Adventures of Aldornia and Zenobia).

The January donors include: the_vulture, zianuray, minor_architect, rix_scaedu, Stephen Laird, marina_bonomi, janetmiles, tuftears, westrider, laffingkat, Shirley Barrette, and Anthony Barrette.  Thank you all for your wonderful support!  I still need to write the donor perk-post.

For complete details on this project, see the Poetry Fishbowl Landing Page.

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From: (Anonymous) Date: February 13th, 2012 02:45 pm (UTC) (Link)


Wow ... what a great collection of poetry! I'll be spending some quality time this morning just savoring each one! Thanks so much for sharing ... it's food for the soul! :-)
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: February 17th, 2012 04:44 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

I'm glad you enjoyed this. People were really enthusiastic about this theme.
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