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Author Topic: The Tree Built Into the Rock challenge  (Read 10077 times)
Will
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« on: March 07, 2008, 12:19:35 AM »



Well here's the picture.  Open to suggestions on how to get this thing going.  Should there be a posting dead line?
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008, 01:25:11 AM »

What is the challenge?
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008, 01:46:23 PM »

Just for everyone (voluntarily) to scribble something down about the photo. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2008, 10:27:26 PM »

 Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2008, 12:16:49 AM »

  the solitude tree took roots in rock
  venerating with the Pacific Ocean .......
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2008, 01:27:22 PM »

 or maybe   the tree in solitude
                took roots in stone
                for seemingly epoch
                venerating the ocean   ...... ahhh I'm stuck fer now, someone anyone take a stab     
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2008, 11:43:08 PM »


 American Indian sentinel watching,
 venerating it's ancestors and elements,
 white man that came,the slaughter he
 won't forget, his son in lament.   
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2008, 02:26:01 AM »

whether grass
in sidewalk cracks
or roots
that break rocks
life
is hard
and inevitable.
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2008, 01:56:55 PM »

Here's some horrible sh!t I typed this morning.  I like MC's short and sweet version personally. 

I stand alone on this rock
waiting for mother to take me away
patiently
for these views are those of beauty,
intrigue and horror

greedy men slaughter
desperate men
whilst I sat on my stone
enjoying the breeze
soaking up the rays of
my infinite sun

pirates plundered plentifully
whilst I sat on my stone
enjoying the breeze
soaking up the beams of
my infinite sun

now machines fly over head
whilst I sit on my stone
enjoying the breeze
hoping these machines don’t kill
my infinite sun
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2008, 04:57:26 PM »

Sentinel to the Orient
Born on  the Ohlone bed rock
Betraying the will of the ocean
Laced with whimsy sneering at the ticking clock
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« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2008, 01:14:48 AM »


willonia posted a picture
for people to write poems to -
to see who could write more shite
than he could write himself....


howsabout that?

it's a draw, by the way - everything's as shit
as everything else - except moneycash's,
which i think is pretty good, considering what
he/she had to work with.
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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2008, 01:23:50 PM »


willonia posted a picture
for people to write poems to -
to see who could write more shite
than he could write himself....


howsabout that?


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« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2008, 02:22:34 PM »

thanks john
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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2008, 02:30:04 PM »

In my universe, even though there's photographic evidence, I don't believe that tree exists.
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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2008, 02:32:13 PM »

In my universe, even though there's photographic evidence, I don't believe that tree exists.

Yea, I feel the same way about Australia. 
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« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2008, 02:34:55 PM »

Nah, the death count in Australia confirms its existence to me.
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« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2008, 02:47:48 PM »

I haven't seen this death count, so its still 50/50 for me. 
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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2008, 06:13:17 PM »

Root2's poem about The Tree Built Into the Rock

Once
There was
A tree
That grew
Into a Rock.



Thank you.

EDIT: I will actually make a decent attempt at this later when I don't feel like crap.
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« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2008, 09:28:54 PM »


two headed monster
brother, mother, other
truth is only known when they visit alone
sombre sulk
they let out their cry
sea made of tears
washed away my shoes
stuck here
but after all its my roots.

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not a brilliant bit but i tried.
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« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2008, 01:38:02 PM »


two headed monster
brother, mother, other
truth is only known when they visit alone
sombre sulk
they let out their cry
sea made of tears
washed away my shoes
stuck here
but after all its my roots.

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not a brilliant bit but i tried.

It's better than mine.  I like the short and simple approach. 
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« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2008, 12:49:57 AM »


  challenge? I wasn't trying a challenge, I just wanted to get the ball rolling.
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« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2008, 02:00:30 PM »

Rooted, a stone progress stunts
juts,
this absurd thing, born in the wrong tense,
just
like the rest of us, really,
seen
from the other side of the sea,
seems
a blotch on the fringe of the coast.
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« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2008, 05:10:56 PM »

Apologies to Will... I know I'm a little late with this. However, here's my effort:


The ones in loincloths
   paid court to my spirit

The ones in wagons
   hewed my brethren
   to build their ravenous homesteads

The ones in convertibles
   spread blankets beneath me
   and with music borne by air
   they intertwine


These humans are gossamer
   no sooner come
   than gone

Yet their pattered sunsets
   foreshadow mine

The rocks below crumble
    in the face of the waves
    and I too will fall
    into the ocean’s dark



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« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2008, 05:36:07 PM »

this absurd thing, born in the wrong tense,
just
like the rest of us, really,

Amen, brother, amen.

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« Reply #24 on: April 09, 2008, 10:28:10 PM »

hey keyser,

i like how you put that trees die too. 

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p.s.  i hate TV commercials that make me contemplate my own mortality, but i love poems that do the same thing.  strange, eh?
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