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New Contest Vow / Con or Opposites Attract - David Williams's Blog

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New Contest Vow / Con or Opposites Attract


Blog Posted:3/9/2013 1:32:00 AM
Hello Soupers ok here is my next 'challenge' 

I would like you to write me a poem any theme 19 lines no more or less, this time it's a reverse of my last contest. So it is now vowel / consonant with a two word title also vowel consonant.

For those who didn't enter last time I would urge you to have a go, it pushes your writing and thinking skills out of your comfort zone to wider boundaries. Your poem will start with a vowel word then a consonant word and so-on all the way through your poem, if a line ends in a vowel your next line starts with a consonant, but hold on there poets it would be too easy just to reverse the last one, this time I want you to write it so all of your vowels are in alphabetical order. I can hear the screams from where I sit right now.

Therefore your poem will start with a word beginning with the letter 'A' then con. then 'E" con 'I' con 'O' con 'U' con 'A' con 'E' con 'I' con 'O' con 'U' con 'A' con 'E' con 'I' con 'O' con 'U' and keep repeating this pattern until your final word ends in the 'U' vowel. 

I have to say that this is incredibly difficult and frustrating but for those who know me, I like to push my writing all of the time, check my example ' Invisible Rainforests'

Any questions feel free to ask and please read and re-read your entree for any slip-ups
good luck and have fun...

There are no minimum words per line, but I expect common sense to prevail none of you would limit your lines in free verse to 2,3,4,or even 5 words...extra points for 5 vowels and 5 consonants per line ....if in doubt soup me the line for a yay or nay....
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Date: 3/11/2013 6:17:00 AM
Oh wow...threw a curve in there, David...sounds challenging
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Date: 3/10/2013 4:21:00 AM
Interesting contest here DaVid!For those who are trying this form,use your LEFT eye to check the VOWs and RIGHT eye to check the CONS :))))) JKD..
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Date: 3/9/2013 10:20:00 AM
I'm not screamming but LMAO !! : D ....I hope there is no minimum words per line... I hope! Let me finish my entry for Catie and ...who knows?
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David Williams
Date: 3/9/2013 1:56:00 PM
Ex Rubeno I think it's a fair question and as this one is harder I will leave it to your good selves, but I would expect common sense to be used....
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Suzette Richards
Date: 3/9/2013 12:32:00 PM
Good question, Ruben. I think I can manage freestyle with a word or two per line... ;-)
Date: 3/9/2013 10:16:00 AM
oh, funny cyndi, did you say booty camp? hahaha. Mandy, I think I am the only one who did NOT put my hand up. Thanks you guys. hahaha
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Mandy Tams The Golden Girl
Date: 3/13/2013 2:52:00 PM
time to put yours up Andy and lead the way luv xx
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Andrea Dietrich
Date: 3/10/2013 1:27:00 AM
yeah right. hahaha
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David Williams
Date: 3/9/2013 10:18:00 AM
Andrea I know you like a challenge...
Date: 3/9/2013 8:13:00 AM
Guys and Gals I have the utmost faith in all of you, just think how pleased you will feel after completing it....Bec, Mandy and Su, you won't let a little thing like this defeat you...will you?....I have set a long date on it to give you all time to change things and help each other....
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David Williams
Date: 3/9/2013 10:12:00 AM
Well done Su,....ok who's next??
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Suzette Richards
Date: 3/9/2013 9:39:00 AM
OK, David. I will give myself a break after my exams and give it a go. I am not promising anything, although I think that I would be ready for the funny farm afterwards....lol... This time I think that I would compose it on Xcel...:-)
Date: 3/9/2013 7:10:00 AM
TIP FOR THE SQUEAMISH: I did something close to what Su said, but I simply used BOLDED CAPS/lowercase letters... it did help.
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Date: 3/9/2013 7:06:00 AM
OH, YEAH! Bring it, taskmaster! LOL! I'm a huffing and a puffing allready in your booty camp... I'm ready for the treadmill, because I need the workout. Hugs to you, lol, I think (?) I may change my mind and ask your wife to put you over her knee. ;-) Yours truly, C
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Date: 3/9/2013 4:45:00 AM
aaarrrgggh why did i put my hand up xx
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Date: 3/9/2013 3:30:00 AM
WHAAAT??? I'm having a headache just thinking about it!!! Oh well, a challenge is a challenge, right?
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Date: 3/9/2013 2:03:00 AM
lol.... I still have a headache from the last one.... 19lines!?! It was difficult enough with 13 lines... I will sit this one out, David. Tip for those who wish to attempt it: Colour code your words (eg blue for consonant and red for vowels). That way you will not miss a double vowel or double consonant. Good luck to the brave souls who wish to attempt this. Love, Su
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