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Unsold Poetry from the March 5, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Unsold Poetry from the March 5, 2013 Poetry Fishbowl

The Poetry Fishbowl has SOLD OUT.  Thank you for your support!

The following poems from the March 5, 2013 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.

The linkback perk poem "Carrying the Sea and the Sky" still has some verses left.  You can reveal new ones by linking to this page, or to a specific poem you liked from this fishbowl.

"0 to 1" -- 29 lines, $15 (An Army of OneSOLD
Your prompt about home not as a physical space lent itself very well to the Lacuna. The free-verse poem "0 to 1" is about home and homesickness in outer space.

"Because I Can" -- 63 lines, $31.50 (P.I.E.)  SOLD
The prompt about homelessness led to the free-verse poem "Because I Can." Brenda considers the plight of handicapped people on the street.

"Campgrounding" -- 30 lines, $15 (Path of the PaladinsSOLD
The idea of a temporary home led to the free-verse poem "Campgrounding."  Ari admires the way that Shahana can make a campsite feel like home.

"Each Man's Chimney" -- 44 lines, $20 SOLD
"Each Man's Chimney" is a free-verse poem inspired by a backchannel quote that was carved into a mantelpiece.  It's a highly symbolic piece about time, family, and fire.

"The Fish That People Don't See" -- 27 lines, $15 (Monster HouseSOLD
Your fishbowl prompt led to the free-verse poem "The Fish That People Don't See." It's a Monster House poem about the alien aquarium and why it exists.

"HEA B&B" -- 82 lines, $41 (Monster HouseSOLD
So I read the awesome description of a polyfamily home/business, and got to wondering how a group might get that big. (I've known some with a tendency toward accretion.) "HEA B&B" is a free-verse poem about a place where the family can all go on vacation together. And there's a whole 'nother story behind that...

"Home, Home on Lagrange" -- 74 lines, $37 (An Army of OneSOLD
From the prompt about Lagrange points, I got the poem "Home, Home on Lagrange." It's free verse about the Minotaur and the Cowboy trying to get along while the Cowboy picks out a derelict ship to move into.

"Home Is Where" -- 58 lines, $20 (One God's Story of Mid-Life CrisisSOLD
From the prompt about wanting to go there, I got the free-verse poem "Home Is Where."  Shaeth, Trobby, and Glenta discuss home in the context of their humble temple.

"Homekeeping" -- 90 lines, $45 (An Army of OneSOLD
The prompt about a sapient home led to the free-verse poem "Homekeeping." It features an exploration of how the OCS-397 and Specialist Miles Cernan get used to each other.

"Homeless, Tenantless" -- 12 lines, $10 SOLD
From a backchannel prompt came "Homeless, Tenantless" which is written in unrhymed couplets.  It points out the surplus of empty houses vs. homeless people.

"Imaginary Roofs" -- 75 lines, $37.50 (A Conflagration of DragonsSOLD
An image prompt on Dreamwidth turned into the free-verse poem "Imaginary Roofs."  A Shu refugee has a hard time settling in the mountain city, and imagines instead her lost home.

"Keepsakes" -- 28 lines, $15 (Monster HouseSOLD
Your prompt about mementos led to the free-verse poem "Keepsakes."  The residents have their little knick-knacks ... and so does the house.

"My Favorite Treehouse" -- 32 lines, $15 SOLD
From a backchannel prompt comes "My Favorite Treehouse," a free-verse poem describing different types of places made in and around trees.

"On Silent Wings" -- 31 lines, $15 (Fledgling GraceSOLD
The Deaf have the wings of barn owls, soft and silent.

"Travel, Transition, Transcription" -- 130 lines, $65 (Torn WorldSOLD
The prompt about rebuilding Itadesh led to the free-verse poem "Travel, Transition, Transcription."  Some rangers of Itadesh discuss where they might rebuild their village.

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the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: March 9th, 2013 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just put in for Campgrounding. :)
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: March 10th, 2013 04:08 am (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!

the_vulture From: the_vulture Date: March 10th, 2013 06:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thank you!

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