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2013 Renga

Renga

Will you lie with me?
Clasp my hand; let bitterness                    kiwi-damnation
die with yesterday

While our skin catches the sun,                 Lacklusterious
I am caught within your eyes.

Like the butterfly
trapped within a net, I lie                          MadPrinceFeanor
tangled in your hair

a Van Gogh rolling meadow,                     reflectionsinwater
Radiantly swirling my heart.

darkness creeps into
the edges of your brushstrokes,              neurotype
clumps of stars go out

you tell me stories of time,                       silvernium
a re-birth of each moment.

Now moonlight glistens
atop you. Honeycombed words                ThomasInTheClouds
drip from your soft lips

The inkwell's deep. Down we plunge        Parsat
Through viscous charcoal secrets

Time is measured by
silence between destructive,                    ninquetari
sacred memories

Out of them we fall in white,
Star-tunes written on our souls                NelehGrimm

Up in the night sky
Sweet melody memories                         Selimeia
That keep us alive

Constellations lighting up                         betwixtthepages
like beacons leading to you

Andromeda's tears
pour into your heart-shaped palms          Sammur-amat
and the oil-slicked streets

The Heavens may weep but we,              MysticKenji
releasing these tears, are free

Freedom is costly;
Hearts pay the toll to Charon,                 MagicalJoey
crossing Styx on tears.

You are Eurydice, but                            DrippingWords
I, the viper, struck too fast.

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Well done to all who participated in JJJ, including those from Multhaiku. While we didn't get a 20 part renga, we had a 5 person piece that was lovely. Now we move from syllabic simplicity to flowery French flamboyance.

Rondeaus in juillet was founded in 2013 and it's here for a comeback, baby. Juillet is the French word for July and as such we have chosen a French form to highlight and celebrate this month. There are a few variations of the Rondeau and we are going to focus on three of them.

:rose: The Rondeau is a three stanza poem consisting of three main restrictions: refrains, rhyme and meter. You can use either iambic tetrameter or pentameter. The stanzas are specific length (5lines – 4 lines – 6lines) and follow the structure below.

line 1 - A (normally the first phrase is the refrain)
line 2 - a
line 3 - b
line 4 - b

line 5 - a
line 6 - a
line 7 - a
line 8 - b
line 9 - A

line 10 - a
line 11 - a
line 12 - b
line 13 - b
line 14 - a
line 15 - A


Deadly Dance by tigerpusen05

Deadly DanceWe spin around, our circles flow
And in the sky the small stars glow
We dance a deadly dance, we two
My body melting into you
You wish to take me down below
It feels so very long ago
Before you turned into a foe
Do you recall how the wind blew?
We spin around
My back is arched just like a bow
You hold me close, not letting go
I pray you feel enough to rue
You stole me from the heavens blue
We spin around



:rose: The Rondelet is the second variation of the rondeau. It is a small 7 line, 1 stanza poem which comprises of rhymes, meter, refrains and a combination of 4 syllable and 8 syllable lines.  Again the meter can be terameter or pentameter.

line 1 - 4 syllables - A
line 2 - 8 syllables - b
line 3 - 4 syllables - A
line 4 - 8 syllables - a
line 5 - 8 syllables - b
line 6 - 8 syllables - b
line 7 - 4 syllables – A


dfc 12-11: rondelet  by deinktvis

dfc 12-11: rondeletsix-sided dice,
with friends, pencils, paper and books;
six-sided dice
act as fates fell, fickle device.
be ye warrior, mage, or crook
what describes the actions ye took?
six-sided dice.



:rose: The Rondeau Redoublé is a more recent creation and it features two 4 lines repeated, rhyme and meter. It is a 25 line poem with four 4-line stanzas and one 5-line stanza.

line 1 - A1
line 2 - B1
line 3 - A2
line 4 – B2

line 5 - b
line 6 - a
line 7 - b
line 8 – A1

line 9 - a
line 10 - b
line 11 - a
line 12 – B1

line 13 - b
line 14 - a
line 15 – b
line 16 – A2

line 17 – a
line 18 – b
line 19 - a
line 20 - B2

line 21- b
line 22 - a
line 23 - b
line 24 - a
line 25 – A1 (first part of sentence)


DFC Day 30 – Undeterred by Bluezbreakr

DFC Day 30 - UndeterredLove was always such a fickle word,
Dowsed with asinine and aimless pap,
Spoken very often; rarely heard,
Prone to disappear with lightest snap.
Broke she on the last time she recapped
All the suffering that I'd incurred.
Said she as she rose up from my lap,
"Love was always such a fickle word."
Scribbled notes I sent her, for to stir
Sentiments from old romantic scraps.
Called she all my letters nigh absurd,
Dowsed with asinine and aimless pap.
Crossed we several times in social traps,
Thought me my excuses I'd reword.
Sat she, though, beside some mousy chap,
Spoken very often; rarely heard.
All my seeking after her was spurred
When she from his fleshy arms unwrapped.
Though she faded off to scenes unheard,
Prone to disappear with lightest snap.
Nearing me, my strained shoulders she tapped,
Ardor for my passions undeterred.
Tired of her old, insipid sap,
Faintly in my cold ear she whispered:
"Love was always such a fickle word."


This challenge runs for the entirety of July and all entries can be collected in our folder :).

Have a wonderful July!

Kiwi out :heart:
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Parsat Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014   Writer
Crack that DFC 2014 folder open for submissions!
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kiwi-damnation Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014   Writer
Done :D
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014   Writer
Should be open for submissions now! :D
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I just sent you a note with my May Mixup contest submission. Good luck to everyone! :)
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kiwi-damnation Featured By Owner May 30, 2014   Writer
Awesome, thanks :)
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome! :)
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CelestialMemories Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I had so much fun with DFC this year :)
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kiwi-damnation Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014   Writer
And we loved having you :huggle:
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CelestialMemories Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:icondeyedplz:
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CelestialMemories Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Or rather...last year! :giggle:
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