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Half Eleven

The new half eleven is a form of rhyme
And it is sublime.

This is the name of its esteemed inventor,
Nina Parmenter.

With this new form she is hosting a contest 
Compose, do your best.

Check your syllables using fingers and toes
You might win, who knows.


The new half eleven is a form of rhyme 
So put in some time
And make it your prime.


Written on 27th November 2018.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 12/14/2018 10:20:00 AM
Oh well done Tom. I love rhyming - most of my poems are in rhyme! Poetic licence de luxe permitted! Best wishes, Jennifer.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 12/14/2018 10:44:00 AM
Thank you Jennifer, I do love to write rhyming poems, before I joined soup I thought thats all there was , it opened my eyes for sure. Enjoy the weekend. Tom.
Date: 12/4/2018 8:33:00 PM
I like where you took the theme, Tom! Well-done, and congrats on your win. Sandra
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Date: 12/5/2018 1:53:00 AM
Thank you very much Sandra. Tom.
Date: 12/3/2018 3:49:00 PM
dropping back with my congrats Tom, I just loved this one:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 12/3/2018 4:02:00 PM
Thanks very much Jan, I'm. Surprised it got placed, wasn't sure if I'd met the criteria. Tom.
Date: 12/3/2018 12:20:00 PM
Ha, did someone call me “esteemed”? Lol. Thank you so much Tom, flattery gets you everywhere. Thank you so much for this funny entry in my contest test and congratulations on your placement!
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Date: 12/3/2018 1:26:00 PM
Thanks Nina, seemed a bit daunting when I first saw the form but thought I'd give it a go. Thanks also for hosting. Tom
Date: 12/3/2018 11:19:00 AM
I'm so pleased that your fun poem was 'recognised' Tom. Congratulations!
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Date: 12/3/2018 4:03:00 PM
Thanks very much Wendy, it was a nice surprise for sure. Tom.
Date: 12/1/2018 9:24:00 AM
I smell a winner. Love how you made your poem all about Nina and her form!!
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Date: 12/1/2018 1:28:00 PM
Thanks Andrea, it looked tricky but when you read about the form it wasn't too bad. Tom.
Date: 11/29/2018 3:38:00 PM
Fine work Tom, I've never heard of half eleven before, must take a look at it. Blessings, Gordon
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Date: 11/29/2018 4:19:00 PM
Thanks Gordon, its a new form invented by Nina Parmenter. Tom.
Date: 11/28/2018 1:21:00 PM
This is so cute! I'm sure Nina will love it, Tom. The form looks challenging, but you did a great job with it. Best wishes in the contest! Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 11/28/2018 2:44:00 PM
Thank you Carolyn, when I first seen it it did seem a bit of a fiddly one . But in a comment Nina said to have a go, how could I refuse lol. Hope I got it right. Tom.
Date: 11/28/2018 1:09:00 PM
Within structure, T.C. flies freely about. You are so good at this, my friend. A winner of a write, in my book! Best wishes, Gershon
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Date: 11/28/2018 2:41:00 PM
Thanks very much Gershon, did seem a but daunting this new form but after reading it a couple of times it managed to sink in lol. Tom.
Date: 11/28/2018 12:50:00 PM
really witty and clever, tom... i'll give this a 10 1/2 rating... love how your muse can conceptualize a theme that's not ordinary!... a winner for me... huggs
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Date: 11/28/2018 2:37:00 PM
Thanks very much Nette, my muse likes to think outside the box at times lol. Tom.
Date: 11/28/2018 7:21:00 AM
I loved this,Tom. Your poem made me appreciate, too late alas, the rules behind this contest which I had for some reason read as more complicated than they were in reality! Very clever!
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Date: 11/28/2018 8:25:00 AM
Thanks Wendy, when I first saw the contest I moved on to the next one lol. But went back and like you found it easier than I thought. Tom.
Date: 11/28/2018 6:45:00 AM
Kudos for your originality Tom...cleverly done. Best for a win.
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Date: 11/28/2018 8:23:00 AM
Thank you very much Vijay, it seemed challenging at first but thought I'd give it a go. Tom.
Date: 11/28/2018 5:24:00 AM
An impressive inspiring way to introduce a new form of poetic expression! Your example is very successful dear, Tom!
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Date: 11/28/2018 7:56:00 AM
Thank you very much Demetrios, never knew there was so many forms of poetry until I joined soup, but it doesn't stop still, new ones added all the time. Tom
Date: 11/28/2018 3:38:00 AM
Bravo for rhyming parmenter with inventor - Niba will LOVE this, so so clever:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/3/2018 12:24:00 PM
The “about” page on my blog is signed “Nina Parmenter - poem inventor!” (I too vascillated over -er / -or!) so I couldn’t resist it either lol! Bette than what other people call me - Parmesan, Dementor... and I have several times been addressed as “Mrs Parameter”!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 11/28/2018 5:05:00 AM
Thanks Jan, I looked up inventor and inventer, both are ok with a a slight different meaning, it was nearly creator but the couplets and tercet were already created so she invented the form. In the middle of painting, my favourite pastime ( not ). Tom.
Date: 11/27/2018 10:42:00 PM
Nicely done, Tom. Good luck in the contest. I am so proud of Nina for doing contests!
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Date: 11/28/2018 1:09:00 AM
Thank you Caren,she does really well , I imagine its very time consuming. When I get more time I might have a go at hosting one. Tom.
Date: 11/27/2018 9:07:00 PM
Very creative, Tom, all I can say good luck in the contest... :)
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Date: 11/28/2018 1:10:00 AM
Thank you Eve, a bit of a last minute thing as it was about to close, Hope its near what she was looking for. Tom.
Date: 11/27/2018 7:36:00 PM
Your poem is a delight, Tom. I enjoyed your entertaining verses on Nina’s poetry form and contest. Best wishes for a win.. ~Susan
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Date: 11/28/2018 1:04:00 AM
Thank you very much Susan, I'm happy you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 11/27/2018 7:11:00 PM
very interesting...and me thought the poem was about 'time'...half eleven as in 5:30 pm...somewhere out west : )
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Date: 11/28/2018 1:03:00 AM
You're not alone Sand, when I first saw the title I too thought it was about time. Tom.
Date: 11/27/2018 5:14:00 PM
Lol good one! esp like the finger and toes syllable counting :)
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Date: 11/27/2018 5:19:00 PM
Thanks Taai. In a comment she asked me to have a go then I saw the deadline was Wednesday, I wish I'd had a bit more time. Tom.