The following poems from the September 4, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl are currently available. Poems 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.
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The linkback perk poem "Alone in the Bee-Loud Glade" is now complete.
"Branches and Actions" -- 26 lines,
From the prompt about sabotage, I got the free-verse poem "Branches and Actions." It looks at layers of options and outcomes regarding the lumber industry and the environment.
"Cheques and Balances" -- 117 lines,
The prompt about claiming rights led to the free-verse poem "Cheques and Balances" in The Steamsmith. Maryam's father proposes a whole new level of responsibility for her, but it's not going to be easy to claim. That makes her stop and think about her qualifications and ideals.
"Coils and Brass" -- 53 lines,
From the prompt about mothers and daughters, I got the free-verse poem "Coils and Brass." Maryam and her mother Sarah discuss family history and how it influences their lives, as Sarah fixes Maryam's hair.
"Hrafn's Nest" -- 100 lines,
Your prompt about Hart's Farm responsibilities inspired the free-verse poem "Hrafn's Nest." Auduna visits Hrafn's study and learns about all the recordkeeping that he does to keep the farm organized.
"Purist Rights" -- 76 lines,
Your prompt about "Purist Rights" became the title of a free-verse poem in Torn World. Bai and his teacher discuss the difference between rights and responsibilities for citizens, and how that affects people who aren't citizens.
"Stacking the Deck" -- 128 lines,
Stephen Laird shared a spooky glossary about temporal engineering and how it could break reality if people aren't careful with it. This led to "Stacking the Deck," a free-verse poem in Schrodinger's Heroes. Ash and Alex discover that other people are messing around with spatiotemporal forces.
"The Strength of Starfire" -- 138 lines,
This combined with several other prompts to inspire the free-verse poem "The Strength of Starfire" in Path of the Paladins. Shahana pushes Ari to learn how to light up a fallen star without help, which leads to a discussion about rights, responsibilities, power, and authority.
"Voter Expression" -- 21 lines,
EXTRA: The publication of "Fraying Bonds" has unlocked a previously written poem in Path of the Paladins.
"Strike Twice" -- 194 lines,
Johan crosses paths with a band of slavers and winds up with a whole new complication that he desperately does not want.