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06-17-12, 03:05 PM
Harken all ye poetry writers gather round
more poetry writing exercises will soon be found

Sharpen your word smithing skills straightaway
and respond to this summons without delay

All lovers of words, rhyme, and poetry take heed
a favor of a post response is all I need

UoTC will be starting soon. there will be exercises, contests and more
If your interested let me know here

06-17-12, 03:26 PM
Forsooth, partake in this I shall
And answer promptly thy summoning bell

Poetic words shall flow anew
Fresh like the morning dew

Thus are written the words of my reply
'cause ours is just to do and die

06-17-12, 03:34 PM
What could be sweeta
than a teacher called Chica
Put me down,i wish to enrole
to be good at words will be my goal

06-17-12, 04:01 PM
With words, I'm not that quick,
And the dictionary is just too damn thick, :giggle:
But for your talents I am grateful,
We need more things in the world that aren't dark and hateful. :)

06-17-12, 04:06 PM
I agree wholeheartedly
with your post you shared

Might we focus on what builds up others
that truly is my druthers

let go of coarse and hateful ways
and the stress that so enslaves

bring cheer and warmth to those around
let friendships finest attributes abound

With words, I'm not that quick,
And the dictionary is just too damn thick, :giggle:
But for your talents I am grateful,
We need more things in the world that aren't dark and hateful. :)

06-17-12, 10:13 PM
Let a smile never leave your face
May tears exit with a warm embrace

May you love your life every day
Continue to walk with vigor all the way

May you breathe cut grass and look at a full moon
A reminder of days when you had nothing to do

May your eyes guzzle the beauty in the world
Make memories so clear like the finest pearls

May you find work that's pleasing to your mind
The dawn brings joy like the drink of fine wine

May you embrace the beauty of simple things
Walk on a clear night and smile at stars with bling

May your struggle be small like tiny gum drops
Drink the rays of sun sitting on an old ship's dock

May you...

06-17-12, 10:31 PM
So do we have to rhyme? I wrote this one for an ADDF friend.

Tangerine Dream

A darkened room.
Sounds of traffic.
One wispy brown curl.
Congested breathing.
One is missing.
Fire in the belly.

The young man flies to an empty stretch of road.
Crumpled, white, no place to go, no room for life.
The young man is there.

The darkened room.
Room for life.
Fire in the belly.
Daddy’s here, bebecita(s).

06-17-12, 10:36 PM
they don't have to rhyme sandy here is a rhyming poem I wrote about that
There was a point in time,
when all my poems rhymed.
Then I threw caution to the wind,
and a new type of poem did begin.

Was this the beginning of my fall?
The words do not rhyme at all!
Have I totally lost my writing mind?
Can there really be poems of this kind?

The answer to this is clear to see,
If you consult Mr. Google for history.
I am sure that you will find,
Noteworthy poems that do not rhyme.

06-17-12, 10:54 PM
So Turbo, my favorite all-time poet is Archibald MacLeish. I'll have to find "What Any Lover Learns" and post it. :D

06-17-12, 11:10 PM
please do :)

Song of Mercy
06-18-12, 02:09 PM
How can I express best
The reticent nature in my breast?
I love to write and read
To hear and know and be known,
But this quiet place inside
Summons me often-
I resist, yet louder it beckons
Until I am drawn in to the place where poetry and dreams for me begin-
And when I come out?
The sun blinds me,
Stumbling until I can see,
Stumbling into the hearts of friends who never forget,
Who generous hearts are a reprieve,
Sighing, breathing, rejoicing
And then, like a beating heart
I hear a drum, a knocking,
A beckoning begins again.

Song of Mercy
06-18-12, 02:11 PM
I am in, but you know well TC the silence will call me back sooner or later. Thank you for inviting me anyways :)

06-18-12, 02:20 PM
Anon. found this for me:

What Any Lover Learns

Water is heavy silver over stone.
Water is heavy silver over stone’s
Refusal. It does not fall. It fills. It flows
Every crevice, every fault of the stone,
Every hollow. River does not run.
River pressed its heavy silver self
Down into stone, and stone refuses.

What runs,
Swirling and leaping into sun, is stone’s
Refusal of the river, not the river.

- Archibald MacLeish, Collected Poems 1917-1952

Here's another by him (from memory), then I promise not to post other people's stuff all day:


Do not lie there in the darkness, silent
Hearing his silence by you in the dark
That sky could tell you that there must be magic
Waiting, as well as working, to have miracles
Thunder in earth for thunder in the air
To bring the flashdown, and the blinding glimpses
Rock and loam must smolder with desire
Before the haycock of the heart is set on fire.


06-18-12, 02:23 PM
Your wordplay is a waste of time

I boldly proclaim in a rhyme

I'd partake in this school

If I were not, but a troll

Covered in internet grime

06-18-12, 03:12 PM
I choose to negate Drewbacca's claim
Tsk tsk...for shame for shame
For words are lovely and full of life
And can pierce sharply like a knife
They can be sweet and melodious
Humble or rich and grandiose
But never is the word and rhyme
To be thought of as a waste in time

06-18-12, 04:19 PM
Much ado, I do contest
about nothing as I suggest
are words strewn about
like autumn leaves turned brown, they flout
a prisoner are they at best
but friend's of trolls ye might have guessed

Held captive by a poets pride
words should be free, thus I deride
an angry mod, or was that mob?
at this troll doth lyrics lob
to plant, to nurture, I do my best
or else defender words have lest

06-18-12, 06:02 PM
words in poems meadow scatter to and fro
bringing a new fragrance to old thoughts that's so
old thoughts that once were dry and lifeless
now are filled with new energy and zest
they freely dance around in poems lovely field
and careful are they with the power they yield
hardly bond at all to the the poems author
these are my thoughts I gladly do proffer
unleash your imprisoned mind from doubts snare
and join us in writing poems I dare

06-26-12, 02:53 AM
I think the class is playing hookie!!!

06-26-12, 03:21 AM
To your call I answer this
Without a stutter or a lisp
I shall partake in poetry
It will be neither dull nor dry
We'll find a way to entertain
Come sunshine or come rain
Since it's summer, let's hope sun
Of the poets here, count me as one

Though lacking in talent and scant in wit
I'll craft these rhymes and never quit

This disaster is nearly through
I am quite partial to haiku:
I like to keep things short and sweet
Surely U of T will be a treat

07-03-12, 07:17 PM
I have [posted some exercises come join the fun

07-03-12, 07:31 PM
I like writing poetry. To me, it's a good way to express myself. I can use it to help[ me process what is going on in my life. I also can use it as an outlet to deal with my frustrations in a positive manor

The more I write the easier it becomes , therefore the more I want to write
I hope you find this to be true for you