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Over at poets_challenge the challenge was to write a Rhyme Royal. I tried.

Burgess Shale
In darkness once all stories lay untold.
Then slowly rising Sun lay bare the world.
Came poets, bards, and singers out the cold:
Up blazed the Fire and golden dancers whirled.

'Til Ocean thundered down and flames all quelled.
In silence lapped the tide where once they dwelled.

The fossil lives that sleep inside the stone
Guard tales that curiosity makes known.

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sashajwolf
Jul. 2nd, 2007 11:38 am (UTC)
Oh, I like that closing couplet a lot.
firecat
Jul. 2nd, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
xf85goblin
Jul. 2nd, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
Just Curious
It thunders I agree, but I am curious about the personal tie-in. Pulling that kind of thunder out of your arse is not easy stuff. I feel like a wee bug, 'cause you are a writer (of tech manuals) and puts my off on my wee feeble attempts (ie what does a real writer of novels and all that do)
firecat
Jul. 2nd, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Just Curious
Not sure what kind of 'personal tie-in' info you're looking for. I sometimes jumpstart a poem or small piece of writing with one or two random words. I jumpstarted this poem with the word "untold" which was in a crossword puzzle I was doing.
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