Monday, April 29, 2013

A to Z Challenge



For the A-Z challenge, Juliet and Regina decided to post a new and original poem every day. Today we decided to write a poem together by using an exquisite corpse. Essentially Regina wrote a line then sent a description of the line: Adjective, Noun, Verb, Adjective, Noun. Then Juliet wrote the next one not knowing what Regina wrote and so on . We decided to title the poem "Zed" meaning the letter Z. The End.


Zed


Tired hands keep writing breathing words
Pretty, slipping between the iron bars
that no longer hold back stories we have to tell
But whisper, the twisted branches have ears

Open hearts dig loam and prepare
The particles of yourself, a necessary salvage
reap a harvest, wring your hands
Bleed through until the edges burn

An end begins 
and in it all we end

44 comments:

  1. An end begins... and so we move on to the next big thing! I sure have enjoyed every one of your posts this month. Thank you!!!

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  2. Fantastic poem to end a great month of poems ;)

    LOVE the last two lines!!!!

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    1. Thanks! Those are all Gina's.

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    2. Thanks, it's been fun following everyone!

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog during the A to Z challenge! I like that you have posted a new poem every day for the challenge.

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  4. Wonderful poem! Congrats on making it the end of the challenge.

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  5. Great poem and congrats on getting to the end.

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  6. A poem every day and this one is so appropriate.
    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

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  7. I've so enjoyed visiting here this month. All of your poems are outstanding and a joy to read. It's been a great month and I'm glad I got to know you both! :)

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    1. I am so glad that I got to meet you and that I got a copy of your book!

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  8. Congrats on finishing the challenge!

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  9. Aloha Julie, just found your comment on my blog buried in the commenting page. My default commenting platform is disqus, but I know sometimes it doesn't show on certain smart phones or operating systems, etc. But I found it and copied and pasted it.
    Thank you so much for visiting.

    Your poem was delightful. First time I've heard of the technique or game of "exquisite corpse" in poetry.

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    1. Terrible name, isn't it? I googled it to find out why it's called that, "The name "Exquisite Corpse" comes from a line of poetry created using the technique: "The exquisite corpse will drink the young wine."

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    2. Thanks for taking the time to find us!

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  10. That came out really well. Congrats on completing the A to Z.

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    1. Not too bad for a random act of poetry!

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  11. That's a great poem - thanks so much for the recent visit and congrats on making it to the end...

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  12. Wonderful poem ~ love "end begins"

    Congrats on completing the A to Z challenge & NapoWriMo! I'm happy we made it through.

    Jules
    A Dose of Jules

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    1. Thanks, Julia! I really love your blog.

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  13. Perfect finish to the challenge, and for the letter Z! Congrats!

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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  14. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing your heart and soul this month.

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  15. Congrats for getting to Z and with such a lovely poem.

    Tasha's Thinkings

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  16. Congratulations on finishing the challenge and for stopping by my blog the other day. You were smart to combine a to z and poetry. Wish I had thought of that but writing two posts every day, while at times made me question my sanity, was a great way to break through a writer's block. I've joined your site and will be coming back! :)

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