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Unsold Poetry from the March 20, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl

This fishbowl has SOLD OUT.  Thank you for your support!

The following poems from the March 20, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. They may be sponsored via PayPal -- there's a permanent donation button on  my LiveJournal profile  page -- or you can write to me and discuss other methods.

The Poetry Fishbowl also has a  landing page  with full details about the project.  See the series page for Path of the Paladins.



"Ari and the Atheist" -- 39 lines, $15  SOLD
Your prompt about atheists got me thinking. In a world where the gods are very obvious, "atheist" doesn't necessarily mean "unbeliever" as it does here. It can mean someone who thinks the gods are just ordinary but super-powerful beings; or who has bizarre beliefs about some imaginary force or being; or who follows a philosophy rather than a religion. And in a world that the gods have messed up horribly? Enter the conscientious objector, whom Ari meets in a village square, manning a bread-cart.

"Bouquets of Bygone Days" -- 77 lines, $38.50  SOLD
Your prompt about Shahana and a sweetheart led to the free-verse poem "Bouquets of Bygone Days," in which Shahana and Ari discuss how love interacts (or not) with a paladin's vocation. And it all starts when a boy gives Ari a bunch of flowers ...

"But One End" -- 173 lines, $86.50  SOLD
Previously the_vulture as asked about Ari's first experience channeling the power of Gailah. There have been a few other minor examples, but this is the first major one. A struggling village, a shopping trip gone wrong, and a ruffian who badly underestimates his choice of victim. The result is the free-verse poem "But One End."

"Follow Your Heart" -- 152 lines, $76  SOLD
From your prompt about a paladin commanded to do something bad came the free-verse poem "Follow Your Heart." There are smugglers, followers of Gorrein, a river-town militia, our two heras ... and a discussion of what a paladin is supposed to be.

"Knell" -- 68 lines, $34  SOLD
Actually I was captivated by your comment on today's free poem, regarding the allies of Gorrein and the opposition he faces. "Knell" is a free-verse poem about slipping alliances and what happens when people are faced with the consequences of a changing world. This is a two-part poem with some very tight parallels between the first and second sections.

"Loaf Mass" -- 70 lines, $35
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<i><span style="color:#ff0000;"><b>This fishbowl has </b></span><span style="color:#008000;"><b>SOLD OUT</b></span><span style="color:#ff0000;"><b>. &nbsp;Thank you for your support!</b></span>

The following poems from the&nbsp;March 20, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. They may be sponsored via PayPal -- there&#39;s a permanent donation button on &nbsp;<span><a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/profile">my LiveJournal profile</a><span>&nbsp; page -- or you can write to me and discuss other methods.

The Poetry Fishbowl also has a &nbsp;<span class="Apple-converted-space"><a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/730515.html">landing page</a><span>&nbsp; with full details about the project. &nbsp;See the series page for <a href="http://penultimateproductions.weebly.com/path-of-the-paladins.html" target="_blank">Path of the Paladins</a>.</span></span></span></span></i>


<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2243338.html">Ari and the Atheist</a>&quot;</b> -- 39 lines, <strike>$15</strike> &nbsp;<span style="color:#008000;"><b>SOLD</b></span>
Your prompt about atheists got me thinking. In a world where the gods are very obvious, &quot;atheist&quot; doesn&#39;t necessarily mean &quot;unbeliever&quot; as it does here. It can mean someone who thinks the gods are just ordinary but super-powerful beings; or who has bizarre beliefs about some imaginary force or being; or who follows a philosophy rather than a religion. And in a world that the gods have messed up horribly? Enter the conscientious objector, whom Ari meets in a village square, manning a bread-cart.

<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2238831.html">Bouquets of Bygone Days</a>&quot;</b> -- 77 lines, <strike>$38.50</strike> &nbsp;<span style="color:#008000;"><b>SOLD</b></span>
Your prompt about Shahana and a sweetheart led to the free-verse poem &quot;Bouquets of Bygone Days,&quot; in which Shahana and Ari discuss how love interacts (or not) with a paladin&#39;s vocation. And it all starts when a boy gives Ari a bunch of flowers ...

<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2455973.html" target="_blank">But One End</a>&quot;</b> -- 173 lines, <strike>$86.50</strike>&nbsp; <span style="color: rgb(0, 128, 0);"><b>SOLD</b></span>
Previously <lj user="the_vulture" /> as asked about Ari&#39;s first experience channeling the power of Gailah. There have been a few other minor examples, but this is the first major one. A struggling village, a shopping trip gone wrong, and a ruffian who badly underestimates his choice of victim. The result is the free-verse poem &quot;But One End.&quot;

<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2239867.html">Follow Your Heart</a>&quot;</b> -- 152 lines, <strike>$76</strike>&nbsp; <span style="color:#008000;"><b>SOLD</b></span>
From your prompt about a paladin commanded to do something bad came the free-verse poem &quot;Follow Your Heart.&quot; There are smugglers, followers of Gorrein, a river-town militia, our two heras ... and a discussion of what a paladin is supposed to be.

<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2238632.html">Knell</a>&quot;</b> -- 68 lines, <strike>$34</strike> &nbsp;<span style="color:#008000;"><b>SOLD</b></span>
Actually I was captivated by your comment on today&#39;s free poem, regarding the allies of Gorrein and the opposition he faces. &quot;Knell&quot; is a free-verse poem about slipping alliances and what happens when people are faced with the consequences of a changing world. This is a two-part poem with some very tight parallels between the first and second sections.

<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2320513.html">Loaf Mass</a>&quot;</b> -- 70 lines, <strike>$35</strike><b <span="&lt;span" style="color:#008000;">SOLD</span></b>
Following up on your prompt about Ari&#39;s village is the free-verse poem &quot;Loaf Mass,&quot; with Larn and some of the elders bringing in the hay and thinking about the grain harvest yet to come. And then a stranger arrives...

<b>&quot;<a href="http://ysabetwordsmith.livejournal.com/2243663.html">Storm Wrack</a>&quot;</b> -- 161 lines, <strike>$80.50</strike> &nbsp;<span style="color:#008000;"><b>SOLD</b></span>
The prompt about polishing weapons led to the free-verse poem &quot;Storm Wrack.&quot; It&#39;s a direct sequel to &quot;Follow Your Heart,&quot; in which Johan washes up in Three-Town Fork and reconnects with Shahana and Ari. He still keeps getting pulled into doing the work of a paladin, even though he&#39;s uneasy with it.
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