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Ringing of the Bards #24

Ringing of the Bards is a chance for anyone who proudly associate themselves with various traditions of poetry to meet each other and showcase a piece of their work.

Given the variety of styles and content this time, I thought I’d highlight the participants’ work in 3 ways.

Section 1) As introduction to poem as it relates to the theme
Section 2) As a hyperlinked collage of lines from various poems that makes a different creation
Section 3) As an index of credits of links to poem by title and poet

Section 1)

The theme for this one is anticipating the good, which left a lot of room for interpretation.

It can be hard to keep open heart and bright eyes with struggle around and within. Hope and anticipation takes many shapes and shades.

Anticipating the good can be booking off mental health time out of the “day-to-day scramble”, in as little time as a stroll takes. Daniel seems to agree in that change is as good as a break, being “open to crumpled Autumn spiralling”. Newness brings a clarity, a sharpness that is well worth anticipating.

To Terry, what came to mind was anticipating the good on the other side of Armageddon, “as a lion bringing honey flavored jam”. Billy hopes for the good of the “thunder of the last mortar to ever rattle”.

Keith, for his part, visualized being entranced watching someone “running after dandelion snow” as he weighed the difficult balance between wanting to experience completely, and embrace the now, and yet want to linger here and the past and future, even as the next beauty comes rapidly around you.

Brian has an epiphany that “winter has never really left you”, how classic enduring experiences are both held in mind and the next may occur at any time. Jo seems to concur: chin up, “new beginnings reappear”.

One must continue on through good or bad. After all, it is as Winston Churchill said, “if you’re going through hell, keep going!”

Thomai realizes that life is bigger and deeper and more spectacular than any given moment as “tables topple as i slip into another realm”.

Section 2) The collage


you have breathed it
swirling in constant motion

an axe to the alphabet
strictly a gamble

in the rising stream
Eve is dripping

honey flavored jam

dancing on,
rattle this tired earth.

Section 3) Poem Credits…

Poetry Form Link:
Sean J. Vaughan of Reason and Rhyme (tagline: “Coherent discussions of rational innovative ideas and original creative works.”) brings us this bonus poem link:S(h)ijo. In this article by Maria Claudia Faverio we learn that Sijo (or Shijo) is a traditional short form of Korean poetry.

Still popular as a form it can be sung. There are great classical writers in the form.

“sijo masters wrote in the 16th and the early 17th centuries, the time of the Renaissance in Western culture, like Yi Hwang (1501-1570) and Hwan Chin-I (1522-1565), the most famous female poet of that time”.

Future Rounds:
North Carolinian Billy began this poetry carnival about 8 months ago. If you want to host the next one, let him know.

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6 Responses

  1. Excellent Ringing

    I really like the multiple formats. Very nice job, and thanks for hosting the “Ringing of the Bards!”


    AnonymousJanuary 21, 2007 @ 3:04 am
  2. Great Job

    Wow, you put a lot of work into one excellent presentation. Thanks for hosting. -Billy Jones

    AnonymousJanuary 21, 2007 @ 3:39 am
  3. Outstanding

    Outstanding presentation! Thank you.

  4. Great job

    Great job! Thanks so much for including me.
    Mad Kane

    AnonymousJanuary 22, 2007 @ 9:01 am
  5. Thanks for hosting! There’s some good stuff here.

    AnonymousJanuary 22, 2007 @ 9:14 pm
  6. Andrew

    This is a great collection of poets! I’m going to spend some time and look through them. :)

    AnonymousJanuary 23, 2007 @ 6:02 am

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