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Blue Men Of The Minch

Beneath thunderous waves near craggy shores Exist in frigid seas the ancient men of cold blue Fallen angels who now cast to earth are kind no more Courageous seaman’s souls they look to accrue. Imprudent men have eternally suffered Callously the blue men of Minch, have crested the waves Pursuing those without wit, for the challenge that’s offered Condemning fools forever to the brinies depths and it’s caves. Beware of the blue men and their command of the seas. Fierce waves will extend from a flick of their tails, Exhaling breathe launches a furious breeze Masts shall be shattered; and shredded are sails. Consider angels as fair, but fear the blue men of the Minch Salvation will always encroach with a twist Quick be the poets, whose conviction won’t flinch Sheltered passage from verse, is the pardon, that blue men insist. Trading verse with the devil, would be sounder for souls Blue men of Minch have true depth to both rhyme and their prose Brandish poems from heart and the head instead of old scrolls Caution for that cold clench of the sea, is the poet that froze.

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Date: 2/6/2016 8:48:00 AM
your words soften my heart like a damsel in need of a companion..... Your lines are sweeteners to a curious mind which is absolutely satisfied. There's this eagerness I have running to your pages and your reputation of meeting that expectation is beyond any form of appreciation or grading. Beyond 7 my friend!!
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Date: 2/1/2016 9:11:00 AM
Wonderfully wrought my friend. A very interesting myth and your spin exceptionally conceived. A true pleasure to read your poem, A7 and adding this gem to my fav list. Thanks..
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Date: 1/26/2016 9:51:00 PM
Mark, congrats on your fine win. XOX - LINDA -
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Date: 1/20/2016 8:16:00 PM
G'day Mark ... you can do a lot with a myth that keeps adding to the myth as we do with bunyips, drop bears, yowies, and hoop snakes. Enjoyed this poem Mark - Lindsay
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Date: 1/15/2016 11:48:00 AM
I never heard of these blue men! You seem to be comparing them with poets. A very creative poem that garnered you a great placement in the contest. Big congrats to you.
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Date: 1/19/2016 9:02:00 PM
Gudday Andrea, google them, it's a fascinating tale. A number of different poems and stories have been written about them over time. I suppose it's like the Santa Claus story everyone adds their own wee part or interpretation to the story.
Date: 1/14/2016 9:30:00 PM
Mark, great right congratulations on your win!
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Date: 1/19/2016 8:59:00 PM
Cheers Eve, it was fun heading off on a slightly different tangent. ; )
Date: 1/14/2016 9:15:00 PM
Mark,, Congrats on your Into The Blue win. ** SKAT **
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Date: 1/19/2016 8:58:00 PM
As always you are an angel that floats through the soup.Thank you Skat.
Date: 1/14/2016 7:37:00 PM
A great mythical poem, Mark. Congrats on your fine win! Sandra
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Date: 1/19/2016 8:56:00 PM
Just playing catch up with responses, so my apologies at being slow. Thank you : )
Date: 1/14/2016 6:55:00 PM
Excellent job and excellent placement - a serious set of realistic placements (gotta love it). I love the sci-fi, other world elements in this and the tone was perfect. Congratulations, Woody! CayCay
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Date: 1/19/2016 8:55:00 PM
Cheers CayCay, yes was a cool competition, and I was stoked that this wee morsel was seen favourably.
Date: 1/14/2016 6:57:00 AM
Mark, painted in graceful words, I enjoyed the read.. =`) I like best the first stanza.. =`) ~Olive Eloisa =`)
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Date: 1/19/2016 8:53:00 PM
Please forgive my late reply, been away for a few days. Thank you so much.
Date: 1/13/2016 1:13:00 PM
A 7 for sure, Mark! I enjoyed this lively, skillfully-written poem about myth and mystery. Janice
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Date: 1/13/2016 10:47:00 PM
Very kind of you Janice, thank you. In my head I was writing like an old sea captain. In reality maybe not lol ; )
Date: 1/11/2016 10:51:00 PM
Delightful read, Mark! Really enjoyed excellent rhyme. Best! :-)
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Date: 1/13/2016 10:23:00 PM
Cheers Kim, it got there in the end, but I always get to this point and wished I had written another couple of verses or done something differently to add to the story.
Date: 1/11/2016 11:46:00 AM
Epic write Mark. Is this an old tale?
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Date: 1/11/2016 11:55:00 AM
The blue men of the minch go back a long time. One school of thought is they were originally Moorish slaves placed in the seas by Vikings, the fallen angels is another theory. As far as I am aware the tales would be at least 1000 years old. It appealed to me because of the battle of prose.
Date: 1/11/2016 7:08:00 AM
I love the way you can fool them with your rhyme. Thank you for fabulous portrayal of the "Blue Men of Minch". I love to be inspired by poets like you who make me just have to google. Awesome flow and power came through your pen Mark!! :), jill
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Date: 1/11/2016 12:01:00 PM
Gudday Jill, well definitely Google this one it makes for a good tale! I always enjoy the sorts of tales. : )
Date: 1/11/2016 5:16:00 AM
You recount and adapt with an able pen, Mark! The blue men of Minch makes for very interesting and delightful reading. Enjoyed the twist in the 2 end stanzas. // paul
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Date: 1/11/2016 11:57:00 AM
Cheers Paul, there are so many cool mythology stories out there, the greek and roman gods, the polynesian tales of Maui. This one tickled my fancy
Date: 1/11/2016 3:52:00 AM
Your imagination is wonderfully displayed in this tale. Mark.
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Lin Lane
Date: 1/11/2016 4:05:00 AM
Thanks for the interesting information. I'll check it out.
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Mark Woods
Date: 1/11/2016 3:59:00 AM
Actually it is a real myth thats existed hundreds of years. I just thought I would put my spin on the tale.