Friday, September 30, 2011

For 20 weightings

33 comments:

  1. At once a poem and a numerical riddle. Solution later...

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  2. very intriguing narrative

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  3. Love the imagery of crayoned trees.

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  4. A lovely poem. One of those that has single words here and there that jump up and smile at the reader. Very nicely done!

    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/10/05/treasure/

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  5. This poem's secret is that it holds 20 allusions to an unsung number: 11. Read on for details on a few of them.

    The allusions run from the "doctors who" in the 1st line (11 actors have played Dr. Who on BBC TV) and the topaz of the 2nd (topaz being the birthstone of the 11th month)...to the final line's allusion to the labyrinth of 11 circuits at Chartres Cathedral, pictured.

    Some are more obvious, some are obscure, and a few will make the most sense in Canada, where Laurentien pencil crayons, the 11th being chestnut brown, are as popular as Crayola crayons.

    The title? The human heart (adult, male) weighs an average of 11 ounces.

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  6. Way too clever! But eleven is hardly "unsung."

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  7. i loved the narration... though there are some parts which I failed to understand :P blame my poor understanding but i really enjoyed reading it. the way you have framed each line is so different and unique

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  8. I love the numerical rhymes in your poem and it was great to read this. I like your closing lines very much
    http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/10/05/today%e2%80%99s-feelings/

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  9. Love the rhyming couplet at the end.

    Here is my entry:
    http://jackedwardspoetry.blogspot.com/2011/10/everyone.html

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  10. Thank you for allowing us into your labyrinth of your art.
    Rosie

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  11. Posted to dVerse Poets' Open Link Night at
    http://dversepoets.com/2011/12/06/openlinknight-week-21/

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    1. and to dVerse Poets' Poetry and Philosophy prompt (http://dversepoets.com/2012/02/11/poetics-poetry-and-philosophy/), for I think the poem offers a small statement about the role of art.

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  12. Dazzling poem, Kathy, speaking of a full palette! xxxj

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  13. Liked the rhyming you added, greatly done. That labryinth seems to run deep, truly wonderful verse.

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  14. Loved this! Loved the tribute to 11 and how it was done--loved the tone and timbre of this piece--

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  15. ha that was fascinating...i did go back and hover and lo and behold...magic...smiles.

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  16. Complex--lots of fun as well. Thanks for the hints as I'm awful at puzzles--but the imagery and combinations you've blended here are most succulent in themselves.

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  17. Very clever and intriguing poem/puzzle!

    Also, I stopped by to thank you for your fun contribution to this week's Limerick-Off. I hope you'll be a frequent participant! I post a new one each Sunday/Monday.

    Thanks again!

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  18. I really enjoyed the wordplay of this.

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  19. My account does not allow me to enjoy the fun! Is it not appliable to mobile devices?

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    1. I'm only on an old-school laptop, so I can't tell. The fun, in brief, is to look for 20 allusions to the number 11.

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  20. i remember this one...and it fascinates me now as much as it did then....way cool....

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  21. Interesting and modern idea for a poem. Hyperlinks to a lot more great words and poetry. Very great.

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  22. Intriguing and very well done - a fellow Canuck here - originally from Toronto (well,Scarborough, but you know - close enough to know Yonge Street's the longest street in the world) - great,fun, fact-filled poem. Well done.

    http://aleapingelephant.blogspot.com/2012/02/in-house-of-moon-madness.html

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  23. wow...this is wicked cool...love the idea.. what a treat

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