Seth's Dodo-a-GoGo

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Seth's Dodo-a-GoGo

Post by Antcliff » Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:57 pm

1.

Here is my Lune...


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Re: Seth's NaPoKoKaMo

Post by David » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:23 pm

Lune? The river of Lancaster? Actually, I'm still puzzling about Napokokamo - something to do with National Poetry Month. You are impressively fecund!

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Re: Seth's NaPoKoKaMo

Post by Ros » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:28 pm

National poetry month meets the kakapo.
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Re: Seth's NaPoKoKaMo

Post by Antcliff » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:37 pm

David wrote:Lune? The river of Lancaster?
On Lunes...here, the first prompt:

http://www.napowrimo.net/
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Re: Seth's NaPoKoKaMo

Post by David » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:49 pm

Amazing. Never heard of them. Interesting.

Do you have to register for this NaPoMo, or can anyone join in? I might look for inspiration during my night out in Peel tonight. Although, the way I am at the moment, I'll end up with NaPoSloMo.

I still can't work out how you personalised it in your title.

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Re: Seth's NaPoKoKaMo

Post by Antcliff » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:40 pm

Amazing. Never heard of them. Interesting. Do you have to register for this NaPoMo, or can anyone join in? I might look for inspiration during my night out in Peel tonight. Although, the way I am at the moment, I'll end up with NaPoSloMo.
Just join in!
I still can't work out how you personalised it in your title.
Okay, I admit, I haven't.


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Re: Seth's NaPoKoKaMo

Post by Ros » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:41 pm

It's just when you start writing NaPoMoWriFiNoGo you can't work out where to stop.
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Re: Seth's NaPoKoKaMo

Post by Antcliff » Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:25 pm

2.

The Sound of the Burn

claims the air. Not with volume.
Its title is the sound of fluency;
though heard so many times,
still fresh as sudden understanding.
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Re: Seth's NaPoKoKaMo

Post by Antcliff » Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:47 pm

2. Alternate

The Sound of the Burn Water

claims the air:
Not with volume.
Its title is the sound of clarity

enchanting

though you have heard it
many times, fresh
as sudden understanding.
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Re: Seth's NaPoKoKaMo

Post by bodkin » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:05 pm

Antcliff wrote:1.

Here is my Lune...


Thunderous applause.
Rain merits:
thunderous applause.
Clever...
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Re: Seth's NaPoKoKaMo

Post by bodkin » Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:06 pm

Maybe prefer v1 of No.2...
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Re: Seth's Dodo-a-GoGo

Post by Antcliff » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:10 pm

Thanks, Ian....


3.

The Gorse

adore their dreamy sun.
Five hundred puckerings
on this one bush alone.
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Re: Seth's NaPoKoKaMo

Post by David » Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:01 pm

bodkin wrote:Maybe prefer v1 of No.2...
Yes, me too, I think.

And you've made the gorse a collective noun in no. 3? That's interesting. Is it horticulturally correct? I've never thought of it (them?) like that. Like the Borg.

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Re: Seth's Dodo-a-GoGo

Post by Antcliff » Sun Apr 03, 2016 7:42 pm

Is it horticulturally correct?
No. Though spiritually correct.
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Re: Seth's Dodo-a-GoGo

Post by Antcliff » Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:54 pm

4

Crofting

Why repair the roof on the old byre?
So there's somewhere for the bull.
Why keep a bull? To keep the byre in use.
Why keep the byre in use? Otherwise,
the roof may fall. Why repair the roof...
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Re: Seth's Dodo-a-GoGo

Post by bodkin » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:50 pm

Fun!
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Re: Seth's Dodo-a-GoGo

Post by Antcliff » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:49 pm

Window Down, Jaw Drop

I passed your field. Cold sheep
munching in a shape
that almost spelt my name:

carefully posed--by the mud,
by the panoramic sky,
by chance, odd Mister Chance.
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Re: Seth's Dodo-a-GoGo

Post by Antcliff » Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:26 pm

Stone Wall

Been here so long.
Though not as long as you think.
Moss grows the illusion.

Slumps, slightly,
as though it's borne the weight of weather,
only now, casting off Winter,

intertwining with the welcome
of reflowering bushes.
Somewhere inside snakes hide.
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Re: Seth's Dodo-a-GoGo

Post by Antcliff » Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:44 pm

Consonance in Camera

Lost,
storm tossed,
compost bin
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Re: Seth's Dodo-a-GoGo

Post by Antcliff » Wed Apr 13, 2016 4:55 pm

The tuba is no instrument of love


except
when played
by one elephant to another.

Then
there is no greater ecstasy.
Ears quiver.
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Re: Seth's Dodo-a-GoGo

Post by Antcliff » Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:58 pm

The gunfight


at the Not OK Corral
was stopped
because of woodworm
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Re: Seth's Dodo-a-GoGo

Post by David » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:10 am

Really enjoying these, Seth. Especially the Not OK Corral.

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Re: Seth's Dodo-a-GoGo

Post by bodkin » Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:31 pm

David wrote:Really enjoying these, Seth. Especially the Not OK Corral.
Likewise.
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Re: Seth's Dodo-a-GoGo

Post by Antcliff » Sat Apr 23, 2016 10:18 am

Thanks, David and Ian.

A tiny effort. You are leading the way here, Ian! We are mere st........rag.....glers....

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Re: Seth's Dodo-a-GoGo

Post by bodkin » Sat Apr 23, 2016 3:38 pm

You're too kind. I'll slow a lot this weekend, however as we're away again delivering the kid back to Uni...
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