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#1 aloha_spirit

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Posted 06 August 2004 - 08:38 PM

Last month I entered a poetry contest for fun (I'm not the creative type, so it was basically a joke).  After answering questions dealing with different aspects of poetry (rhyme, meter, free form), I spent two minutes on a small poem.

Today I got an urgent letter in the mail asking permission to publish, and informing me I'm a semi-finalist in the contest!  I wish I had taken more time and done up a poem that is also valid Perl.  Maybe next time.

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Posted 06 August 2004 - 08:47 PM

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 03:24 AM

Aloha,

Who's the company???????????
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#4 aloha_spirit

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 09:04 AM

http://www.poetry.com is the one holding the contest.

The International Poety Society asked me to submit a poem for this year's anthology.

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 05:49 PM

Congrats, Aloha.  :)
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Posted 07 August 2004 - 06:53 PM

Good luck!

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Posted 07 August 2004 - 10:46 PM

Congrats, Aloha.
Perhaps you could leave the poem here, so we could read it....:)..I wuld like that, I love poetry, and prose....
Keep writing...
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Posted 08 August 2004 - 02:26 AM

Um Aloha, I hate to break it to you... but that's a spam company :)  Anyone who enters gets published as a semi finalist... you can (and this has been done) enter a list of names from the phone book and still win...
Give them permision to publish, but don't send them any money for it...

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Posted 08 August 2004 - 03:29 AM

Um Aloha, I hate to break it to you... but that's a spam company :)  Anyone who enters gets published as a semi finalist... you can (and this has been done) enter a list of names from the phone book and still win...
Give them permision to publish, but don't send them any money for it...


Gawwdd...... we already have had this discussion here, How did I forget?

Check this links Aloha..... which Whispers had.

http://www.ghostvill...236687;start=60

http://www.ghostvill...1276925;start=0

Sorry that I never double checked the previous posts before wishing you!

but then... hope the news is right in your case.
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Posted 10 August 2004 - 06:23 PM

I had the feeling.  My gut instinct has always been that I'm an abismal writer.  I posted out of disbelief.  Oh, I never gave them money.

I didn't lose my mind - I have it backed up on a disk ... somewhere


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Posted 11 August 2004 - 02:23 AM

Just cause they're a crap company doesn't make you an abismal writer... post some of your poetry and let us be the judge :D

The point which I should first wish to understand is whether the pious or holy is beloved by the gods because it is holy, or holy because it is beloved of the gods.

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 04:50 AM

I had the feeling.  My gut instinct has always been that I'm an abismal writer.  I posted out of disbelief.  Oh, I never gave them money.


Dont be so hard on yourself! :-[

Im sure you have some great poems! ;)

We would all love to read them..and give you the support that you deserve! ;D

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 05:02 PM

There are great poets in my ancestry, but I got the logical thinking - none of the creativity.  Here's the poem I wrote in 2 minutes:

The Keiki and Kupuna

Back in small kid time
In merry Hawaii Nei
The keiki and kupuna
Talk story in rhyme.
The keiki learn of Maui
Who lengthened the day.
Using a magic lasso strong,
Forced the sun to stay.

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 07:17 AM

Awesome!!! Good luck!! :D

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 07:44 AM

I really like that Aloha!
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