Poetry Challenge 3!

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Poetry Challenge 3!

Poetry Challenge 3!

Hola, poets! Two summers ago, Leeli made a thread called the Poetry Challenge. Last summer, she made a second Poetry Challenge. This summer, I've been wanting to write more poetry, but I haven't had the motivation or ideas to do it. And I was thinking how the Poetry Challenges were fun, and then I realized that we've done them two summers in a row and haven't done one yet this summer, so (with permission that I got from Leeli) I'm making a Poetry Challenge for this summer!

If you haven't done this before, you might be wondering what the Poetry Challenge is. I linked the two previous threads up above, but here's a refresh of the guidelines too:

We all write as much poetry as we can in one week. You should aim to write one poem a day, although you can do more if you want (and don't stress if you can't write a poem every day). There will be an Announcer for each round, who before each round will post a main theme and an optional prompt (or two) for the poets to write about and take inspiration from. The theme should be something broad, something you could write a lot about; the prompt(s) can be anything, really--another theme, a poetry technique, a quote, whatever you want that you think would make a good prompt. Then, the Announcer and everyone else writes as much as they can in the following week, and posts it on this thread.

At the end of the week, everyone votes for their favorite poem, and after a week where you can vote, the poet with the most votes on their poetry becomes the new Announcer and can pick the next theme and prompt(s). 

Some important things to remember: No voting for yourself, you can join/drop out at any time (although it's best to wait until the beginning of a new round to join), please don't choose a theme just because it's one you'd like to write off of, be nice, and have fun! 

The purpose of this is to grow our writing skills and give ourselves a challenge! Like Leeli said, "It's a bit of a game, a bit of a prompt, and a bit of a competition all in one."

The first person who posts and says they would like to be the first Announcer can post the theme and prompt(s) for the first round, and we'll start soon, once we have at least five people who've said they'll participate. 

I'm excited to do this! 

submitted by Leafy, age No, not a cat
(July 23, 2019 - 2:43 pm)

I'd love to join! I can be the first announcer as well! 

submitted by September, Winterfell
(July 23, 2019 - 9:43 pm)
submitted by TOP
(July 24, 2019 - 9:31 am)

Okay! (Welcome back!)

submitted by Leafy, age No, not a cat
(July 24, 2019 - 11:43 am)

Oh, I remember these! I wasn't very good at the commitment, but I'll give it a shot.

submitted by Quill
(July 24, 2019 - 11:49 am)


submitted by LeafyTOP!, age Topteenish, The TOP of the forest
(July 25, 2019 - 10:53 am)

Ohh, I've never done this before, but it sounds interesting. I'd love to try it out!


Hmm, Bella says punn... what exactly are you talking about?

submitted by Jaybells, age Classified, Lost in the Universe
(July 25, 2019 - 12:46 pm)

I'll be at camp soon, and I don't recall being consistent AT ALL at this last time, but I'll try as well.

submitted by Stardust, Ubiquitous
(July 25, 2019 - 5:43 pm)

I guess we have five people now, including me--so we can start?? Maybe on Monday? And if more people see this and want to join they can.

submitted by Leafy, age No, not a cat
(July 26, 2019 - 8:23 am)

Sounds good! Should I announce the theme now (lest I forget)?


submitted by September, Beyond the Wall
(July 26, 2019 - 7:07 pm)

Yes, you can!

submitted by Leafy, age No, not a cat
(July 27, 2019 - 9:51 am)

I think I'll try? Maybe not this round, but I'll likely join at some point. Aw heck, yes, I'm in for this round. I don't think I make any sense right now. WHOO don't mind me

submitted by Luna-Starr/Soren, age 27 eons, Existential Ponderment
(July 26, 2019 - 9:35 am)

Oh I remember these!! I'll try and join. And try to be consistent. 

submitted by Claaws, High Country
(July 26, 2019 - 7:48 pm)

I'll do it at some point! Not sure if I'll do it now because I have a lot of things I want to write anyway but maybe!

submitted by Applejaguar, Wisteria
(July 26, 2019 - 8:40 pm)

Post the theme, please! I'd like to be able to start tomorrow if it's possible.

submitted by @September!
(July 28, 2019 - 12:15 pm)

I guess we can either start when September posts the theme, or next Monday. I kind of like to have the rounds go Monday--Sunday.

submitted by @September!, age --Leafy
(July 29, 2019 - 8:15 am)