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ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:31 am

hello

It has not escaped our notice, that more than one poster here has a flair for the pen. It occurred to us, that a judged poetry competition would be most gratuitous, and excellent. I propose thus:

1. That, beginning today, there be two weeks for all who would like to participate to indicate intent,

2. That each participant pledge $5 US to the winner,

3. That MagsJ judge the competition, unless she would like to participate, in which case we would need an alternate,

4. That the 2nd edition be judged by the winner of the 1st edition, and so forth, or by a surrogate named by MagsJ or Carleas should they be unavailable, ideally MagsJ once again,

5. That all poems be written in equal meter and length, to be decided in this thread,

6. That all moneys be sent to MagsJ, or Carleas, via paypal, once registration is closed, participation dependant,

7. That a special thread someplace be erected, to publish the poems in cycle.
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby Ierrellus » Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:19 pm

I'm used to publishing poems for free. I will not pay to have my poems in contests.
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:39 pm

Alright, Ierrellus is out.
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby pood » Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:14 pm

I’ve had a number of short stories and one poem (so far) published in magazines. I’d be interested in doing this but I’m opposed to a fixed meter or length.
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby MagsJ » Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:16 pm

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I do not want to participate, but think that there should be at least two judges..?
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. - MagsJ
I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something at some point in time.. Huh! - MagsJ
You’re suggestions and I, just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a really bad DJ - MagsJ
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby Ecmandu » Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:28 pm

Fuck you.

Poetry is not a competition.

One of my favorite quotes of all time was Michael McDonald explaining that poetry is not about what you say, but what people understand from it.

All poems are contradictions — but contradictions don’t define meaning.

I’ll give you a poem:

Fuck you. And bless your soul.
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:29 pm

pood wrote:I’ve had a number of short stories and one poem (so far) published in magazines. I’d be interested in doing this but I’m opposed to a fixed meter or length.



The idea is to have a uniformity, to allow for an easier comparison of skill for the judge. It's in the spirit of competition here, nobody is writing their magnum opus.

Also, even though I am suggesting (a small amount of) money to get some artistic commitment, it's meant to be fun.

That's also a reason for the single judge. One one hand, we pick one single person whose taste we trust. On the other, we acknowledge that judging a poem is intrinsically subjective, we won't insult the participants with the additiion of a second judge and the pretense that that would add objectivity.
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby MagsJ » Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:30 pm

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I mean, I’ll participate as a judge.. plus 1 more, but not as a competition entry.

F you too! :D
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. - MagsJ
I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something at some point in time.. Huh! - MagsJ
You’re suggestions and I, just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a really bad DJ - MagsJ
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:34 pm

Ecmandu wrote:Fuck you.

Poetry is not a competition.

One of my favorite quotes of all time was Michael McDonald explaining that poetry is not about what you say, but what people understand from it.

All poems are contradictions — but contradictions don’t define meaning.

I’ll give you a poem:

Fuck you. And bless your soul.


Ec is out.
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby Ecmandu » Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:07 pm

Now I’m going to lay it into you....

Do you doubt the Godhood of Michael McDonald!!!??

https://youtu.be/cjqOsYRQI0o
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby promethean75 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:38 pm

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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby Ecmandu » Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:05 pm

promethean75 wrote:Absolutely not. The wise man has the power


That’s funny. I used to think those were the lyrics too.

I was disappointed when I found out the actual lyrics were:

“The wise man has NO power to reason away what a fool believes”
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:27 pm

Psh.

A wise man has no desire.
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby Ecmandu » Thu Oct 07, 2021 4:51 am

Pedro I Rengel wrote:Psh.

A wise man has no desire.


The wise know they have to plan their forever.
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby Meno_ » Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:25 pm

I am interested in entering the suggested poetry competition but only if at least one other poet enters.I could use the five bucks.
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:27 pm

I'm in.
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:30 pm

Now we just have to decide on the parameters.

Maybe it would be just as well if we left that to the judge.
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby MagsJ » Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:39 pm

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We need a second judge.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. - MagsJ
I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something at some point in time.. Huh! - MagsJ
You’re suggestions and I, just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a really bad DJ - MagsJ
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:55 pm

No, OK, look, Meno and I will figure it out.

Meno, what do you think could be a good format for the poems?
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby MagsJ » Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:01 pm

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Ok, ok.. just me then as judge, but I’m sure that others will pass comment.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. - MagsJ
I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something at some point in time.. Huh! - MagsJ
You’re suggestions and I, just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a really bad DJ - MagsJ
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby Meno_ » Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:01 pm

Pedro I Rengel wrote:No, OK, look, Meno and I will figure it out.

Meno, what do you think could be a good format for the poems?




No clue but a balance between a conventional and a. more unconventional format , some rhyme with periods of appearent structural break up to reveal some semblance, I suppose , put loosely.

Specific forms could interplay within such as couplets, and the use of older firmed such as ballades, sonnets, to dignify different contextual frames of reference.

I agree MagsJ judging it, and I am afraid to say, for lack of other enthusiastic participants, she may turn out to be the only one availing this opportunity.
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby Pedro I Rengel » Wed Oct 13, 2021 1:29 pm

I say we pick a random Robert Frost poem, and copy simply the amounts of verses, lines, and syllables per line.

Am open to other possibilities.
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby Ecmandu » Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:01 pm

To be a beast is to get the feast.

To be a plan is to get the woman or man.

To be beyond is to be want

To be want is to care about everywhere

It’s the hardest task to ask

That life matters
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby Ecmandu » Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:30 pm

Ecmandu wrote:To be a beast is to get the feast.

To be a plan is to get the woman or man.

To be beyond is to be want

To be want is to care about everywhere

It’s the hardest task to ask

That life matters


Everyday we pray for pay

And we mourn ourselves everyday

That life is hollow

And then we see a bird rise above

And for an instant we see love

Not the kind we want

But close enough
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Re: ILP OPEN POETRY COMPETITION - 1ST EDITION

Postby Ecmandu » Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:47 pm

Ecmandu wrote:
Ecmandu wrote:To be a beast is to get the feast.

To be a plan is to get the woman or man.

To be beyond is to be want

To be want is to care about everywhere

It’s the hardest task to ask

That life matters


Everyday we pray for pay

And we mourn ourselves everyday

That life is hollow

And then we see a bird rise above

And for an instant we see love

Not the kind we want

But close enough


In the beginning was the end

Or so we thought that was our friend

Once we finally realize that we were never born and never die

We finally start to try
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