EXERCISE Quotable Poetry Challenge #1

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Anglkate, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. So during the open mic nights I have recited some old poetry of mine. The poems were both based upon either a work of poetry or a specific quote. I know Iwaku is a roleplay site, and we generally think more of writing posts, characters, stories, etc but writing has many forms and one I still like o fall back on is poetry.

    So I want to see how this goes and have a poetry challenge for all you writers out there. The premise is to write a poem based off a quote. The challenge is that within the poem you need to use the quote or part of the quote in some form.

    I figure since it's close enough to February I will have a more 'romantic' quote. However don't feel that your poem must be romantic just remember the premise is to somehow use the quote itself.


    "Parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say goodnight till it be morrow"
    ~William Shakespeare​

  2. I seem to notice something
    In our relationship as thus,
    We never seem to visit here,
    It's always there, 'because'.

    It's never here in my town,
    It's always there in yours,
    When questions asked become a task,
    You quote a quip or clause.

    I cannot simply, let you
    Dictate the turn of time,
    For this ignorance of my needs,
    Is a social sort of crime.
  3. ((here is my example))


    Together at last
    It seems like an eternity
    Since I’ve seen your gentle face

    It’s been a long day
    Insanity shows on the surface
    Cuddled as one; I open up

    Dark secrets are revealed
    Love and compassion are shown
    And returned

    For a few fleeting moments time stands still
    Watching, waiting for the moment to pass
    Together we are one, my love

    But time doesn’t stand still long
    Per usual it goes on, never stopping
    Our time is up, we must part

    In the ever famous words of star crossed love,
    Of the lovers Romeo and Juliet,
    From the quill of the great Shakespeare himself
    “Parting is such sweet sorrow,
    That I shall say good night till it be morrow”

    Good night my love​

  4. Expression is a failed pursuit, a torture of my mind
    A tease to give the feeling that I've left something behind
    I throw things at my feelings just to see if it will match
    But words are just not strong enough and never seem to catch
    Thinking of comparisons is wasted time as well
    Everything I thought to say stood next to it and fell
    I grab your hand and stand as there's just one thing left to do
    I place it to my chest and say that every beat's for you
    Having you so close to me always makes it race
    Parting is such sweet sorrow that I wish I'd never face
  5. I love both of those poems however you need to directly utilize the actual quote within the poem somewhere (either all or part).
  6. indeed :) thank you for participating
  7. Naturally, I write poetry often actually :3
  8. Passionate embrace in darkened night
    An embrace to seal eternal fate
    Parting is such sweet sorrow
    As I gaze into your starry eyes
    A tragedy our love story shall be
    Your pale lips take in one last breath
    One last kiss till marrow's light
    I say goodbye and part my way
    Your soul departed, body left behind
    Front page story:
    Girl Left to Die
  9. To you, my dear, I say farewell
    Even if I am too late
    It pains me, oh, did my heart swell
    When I learnt of your fate

    You are gone, my dearest wife
    You have left me in the dust
    Cut is the string of your life
    We will meet again; we must

    For now, I dwell in sweet sorrow
    Due to parting, without fight
    Before long it'll be morrow
    And you'll be in my sight

    I will join you in the air
    In a land of clouds above
    And you will be forever fair
    My forever only love
  10. Shakespearean Epitaph

    I pray thee soul is by angels blessed,
    I lay thee down for eternal rest,
    Parting is such sweet sorrow,
    That I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.
  11. "If You Forget Me"
    I want you to know
    one thing.
    You know how this is:

    if I look
    at the crystal moon, at the red branch
    of the slow autumn at my window,
    if I touch
    near the fire
    the impalpable ash
    or the wrinkled body of the log,
    everything carries me to you,
    as if everything that exists,
    aromas, light, metals,
    were little boats
    that sail
    toward those isles of yours that wait for me.
    Well, now,

    if little by little you stop loving me
    I shall stop loving you little by little.
    If suddenly

    you forget me
    do not look for me,
    for I shall already have forgotten you.
    If you think it long and mad,

    the wind of banners
    that passes through my life,
    and you decide
    to leave me at the shore
    of the heart where I have roots,
    that on that day,
    at that hour,
    I shall lift my arms
    and my roots will set off
    to seek another land.

    if each day,
    each hour,
    you feel that you are destined for me
    with implacable sweetness,
    if each day a flower
    climbs up to your lips to seek me,
    ah my love, ah my own,
    in me all that fire is repeated,
    in me nothing is extinguished or forgotten,
    my love feeds on your love, beloved,
    and as long as you live it will be in your arms
    without leaving mine.
    By Paolo neruda
  12. that is a beautiful poem but i missed where the quote was placed somewhere within the context of the poem BG. The object of this challenge is to create poetry using the words of the quote somewhere within the poem in a way. :)
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