Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Poem-Off Part Deux

Poem-Off Round Two


Following up the success of my peer and fellow blogger, the ever so lively Alison (you can find a link to her site, Hmmm, on the left), I have been selected as the host of the next Poem-Off. I appreciate being considered as a host and I intend to make the contest as enjoyable as it can possibly be. Below, I’ve chosen 6 possible titles for you to consider. If selected, that title will be imposed on the poet as the only acceptable title. On Monday, I will announce the winning title and we will begin the process of preparing our works of profound impact.

1. The Smoking Loon
2. Bubble Bath Bonanza
3. Practically Perfect Pumpkin Pastries
4. Nursery Rhyme (Any nursery rhyme such as Jack and Jill or Old King Cole, except it is a new creation by you.)
5. Pony Express
6. Mountain Majesty (For those of you who don’t enjoy overt humor and prefer a more dignified poetic expression.)

For more clarification on the Nursery Rhyme choice, let me explain what I’m envisioning. Several years ago, I wrote a series of nursery rhymes for my kids called the Silly Sissy Poems. I’ll give you an example:

Little Silly Sissy
Ate a melon whole
But when she tried to spit the seeds,
She couldn’t find a bowl

And one other:

Little Silly Sissy
Lit a candle blue
And when she tried to blow it out
She dropped it in her shoe.

These are great fun and kids love them.

Please take a moment to vote on your title of choice. You don’t have to be a contestant to vote. In fact, that might make for a more interesting contest if the poets can’t vote, but I’m not willing to consider that option!

To witness the last Poem-Off Battle Circus event, follow this link:
http://alisonb1974.blogspot.com/2008/07/iron-poet-battle-circus.html

16 comments:

Dave said...

It's on!

And are you making brownies for the winner?

Travis said...

The prize will be determined in the future. By the way, you need to vote...

Dave said...

I'm not sure which I want to vote for yet. They are all equally appealing (and appalling from a writing standpoint)...

dan said...

Yeah...that's tough.

Dave said...

Actually, I'm excited about most of these. They sound fun. Of course I have no idea for any of them right now.

Travis said...

Outside of a motorcycle or something lame like that, what would you participants like to see as a prize for the winner? I'd offer a book, but I didn't get any takers on the last one I tried to give away! And, I seriously doubt you'd want me to cook anything for you. So, I'm open to suggestions.

dan & kara said...

Bragging rights are enough. And a helicopter. And a jamocha shake from Arby's. And a holocaust cloak. And a pink ping-pong ball. And a 5 day 4 night cruise to the Bahamas. And a new box of crayons (the 36 pack - not the 24). And an original copy of Huck Finn. And a pair of socks that has no holes - underwear too. And a nap. And a role in the next David Hasselhoff movie (assuming there is one). And an EOS 1D Mark III. And a Ron-co food dehydrater. And a tank of gas. And a new collar for the cat. And a box of #2 pencils. And that work out video dvd set from that Billy Blanks dude. And a new rubber ducky. And a new box of corn pads. And a shrimping boat named Jenny. And an 8 lb Oreck XL vacuum. And the Elsinore brewery. And a Volkswagon Rabbit. And a stand alone Galaga game. And some Hair plugs. And a set of her royal highnesses matched luggage. Oh! And world peace.

Alison said...

...And a partridge in a pear tree.

I think the poem off host playing "The Rainbow Connection" on the banjo for the winner would be a fine prize.

Travis said...

Your wish is my...

DANG IT! Who took the batteries out of my magic wand--again?

Very well, I've heard your requests, so I will make the prize a bright, shiney, kitten. It's only 3 weeks old, so by the time this extravaganza is complete, it oughta be just about right to ween. Congradulations.

Dave said...

Alright Travis, I'm out. If you didn't want anyone but Alison to enter, you could have just told us. You didn't have to make the prize a kitten..

Travis said...

Well, hunting season is coming up, and I figured you could use some ensentives to enhance the quality of your hunt.

Alison said...

Ahem. I'll choose to ignore that.

By the way, don't you think that Daniel & Kara deserve a prize for their rundown?

Travis said...

You are right, of course. So, if I remember, the next time I see them, I'll try to give them a pair of underware, which was one of their requests.

dan said...

A KITTEN!?!? That does it. I'm out!

Anonymous said...

Giving away "kittens is just plain... plain wrong! And no-one should do it, ever!"

Alison said...

That's right, Tick!

...I wondered if anyone ever saw that part of the blog.