Challenge Poetry Inspiration Challenge—More poems available

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction and Writing Resource' started by Findswoman, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

    Feb 27, 2014
    "The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
    Doth glance from heaven to Earth, from Earth to heaven,
    And as imagination bodies forth
    The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
    Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
    A local habitation and a name."
    (Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 5.1)

    Greetings, writers all!

    Hungry for a little literary inspiration? Need a boost for the ol' muse? Feel like "fanfic writer" works just as well as "poet" in the Shakespeare quote above?

    I've collected twenty-five poems by various Anglophone poets* of various eras and backgrounds. Some are shorter and some longer (but none overly long), some are straightforward and some more convoluted, some are famous and some less so. Choose a number, and I'll PM you a poem. Then you write a fanfic (SW or non) that is in some way inspired by the poem—by its overall theme, by a certain turn of phrase, whatever you like.

    When you're done, post a link here in the thread, and I'll add your story to the index. There's no competition, no deadline, no voting, no colors. It's all just for fun. (And I'd love it if someone could choose a number for me, too!)

    *I hope no one is offended by this choice; it was made purely for practical reasons, to enable maximum participation. And I'd be lying if I said I wasn't at least partly influenced by recent forum discussions about translated poetry. :p

    NOTE as of October 10, 2016: Several poems are now available again, because I've pruned this list based on responses on continued interest (see this post; some folks responded via PM too). For purposes of record keeping, I've placed the names of those who originally received those poems in the spoiler below.

    1. Alexis_Wingstar
    2. brodiew
    3. Ewok Poet: She's Gone
    4. Chyntuck
    5. aleja2: Beauty Enough
    6. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha: Nagina/Lor San Tekka entry in Mellow, Meaningful, & Tender Remembrances
    7. earlybird-obi-wan: Lost and Found
    9. NobodyIX: A Light in the Dark
    10. TheRynJedi
    11. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha: Chance Encounter
    12. Ewok Poet: Night, Day and the Hues In-Between
    13. Raissa Baiard
    14. Admiral Volshe: Home
    16. Findswoman: Hoses, Masks, and Canisters
    17. Mira_Jade: With a Second Hand (NSWFF: Hamilton)
    18. Annia Piet: Like Stone

    20. Kahara
    21. leiamoody: Epiphany
    22. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha: A Heart Full of Gratitude
    23. Shira A'dola: I Rise
    25. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha: A New Perspective

    Note: If you are on this list, not to worry! Should at some point in the future still decide to write a story based on the poem you received, it can still be listed in the index. If you feel you are on this list in error, please let me know.
    1. Jade_Pilot
    2. SeparatistSympathizer
    8. Lazy K
    9. K'Tai qel Letta-Tanku
    12. Viridian-Maiden
    13. Ceillean
    15. SabyneAmberle
    19. Pandora
    20. JadeLotus
    24. Lady_Skywalker87

    Last edited: Dec 18, 2018
  2. JadeLotus

    JadeLotus Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Mar 27, 2005
    What a great idea!

    I'll have number 20 please.
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  3. Ceillean

    Ceillean Jedi Grand Master star 5

    Nov 13, 2001
    Number 13 please :)
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  4. jcgoble3

    jcgoble3 Force Ghost star 5

    Nov 7, 2010
    I'll give this a try, especially since I'm in a lull in my RPG storyline and I want to keep the creative juices flowing.

    Lucky number 8, please.

    Python 2.7.6 (default, Nov 10 2013, 19:24:18) [MSC v.1500 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
    Type "copyright", "credits" or "license()" for more information.
    >>> import random
    >>> random.randint(1, 25)
    16 it is for you!
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  5. Kahara

    Kahara Force Ghost star 4

    Mar 3, 2001
    Number 11? :)
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  6. SabyneAmberle

    SabyneAmberle Jedi Grand Master star 3

    Sep 16, 2004
    Ceillean took my number. :p

    I'll take number 15 instead.
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  7. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

    Jul 31, 2014
    3, please! :)

    Not offended by Anglophone poets, plus you can always run a second round with non-anglophone poets in 2016.
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  8. Chyntuck

    Chyntuck Force Ghost star 5

    Jul 11, 2014
    4 please!
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  9. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

    Feb 27, 2014
    All right, index updated and poems sent!

    By the way, PM and post formatting has been acting a little oddly on my laptop recently. If you see an "Enjoy! :) " or similar at the end of your poem PM and it's attached to the bottom of the poem, please note that it is NOT part of the poem. I don't know why my carriage returns aren't being seen.

    jcgoble3, thanks for choosing for me. Wow, that's going to be a really intense one.

    Ewok Poet, not a bad idea... though they might end up being in English translation. ;)
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  10. Ewok Poet

    Ewok Poet Force Ghost star 6

    Jul 31, 2014
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  11. divapilot

    divapilot Force Ghost star 4

    Nov 30, 2005
    23 if you please?
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  12. Pandora

    Pandora Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Apr 13, 2005
    I'll have no. 19.
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  13. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

    Feb 27, 2014
    OK, poems sent and list updated, including the addition of Ewok Poet 's story—wow, that was fast! :D

    Glad to see this is taking off!
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  14. Viridian-Maiden

    Viridian-Maiden Jedi Master star 1

    Aug 14, 2013
    12 please.
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  15. The Sith Camp

    The Sith Camp Jedi Knight star 4

    Mar 10, 2015
    Hi The Sith Camp and welcome to the JC forums and to fanfic!

    We're happy for you to share your fanfic with us, but this is a challenge thread where you request a number and get a prompt, you then post in the story board threads. If you would like to post your story/poem, please do so in the story board section of the fourms, you can find the link at the top.
    If you have any questions, please feel free to send me (mavjade) or Briannakin a message! :)
  16. Mira_Jade

    Mira_Jade The Fanfic Manager With The Cape star 5 Staff Member Manager

    Jun 29, 2004
    Ooh, can I try number 17? :D[face_batting]
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  17. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

    Aug 31, 2004
    Findswoman - do you know how blessed we are to have you and Chyntuck around? Just. Sheer. Blessed. :cool: #25, please.
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  18. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

    Feb 27, 2014
    Poems sent and index updated—thank you all!

    And Nyota's Heart, the feeling is mutual. :D
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  19. leiamoody

    leiamoody Jedi Grand Master star 4

    Nov 8, 2005
    I can haz 21, yes? :D
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  20. Findswoman

    Findswoman Force Ghost star 5

    Feb 27, 2014

    Yes, u most certainly can haz 21! :D Sent and updated.

    By the way, if anyone out there doesn't like the poem they got and would prefer to try a different one, just let me know, and we can do a swap.
  21. K'Tai qel Letta-Tanku

    K'Tai qel Letta-Tanku Jedi Grand Master star 3

    Apr 18, 2000
    I'd like number 9, please and thank you! :D
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  22. earlybird-obi-wan

    earlybird-obi-wan Chosen One star 6

    Aug 21, 2006
    I like number 7 please
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  23. WarmNyota_SweetAyesha

    WarmNyota_SweetAyesha Chosen One star 8

    Aug 31, 2004
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  24. aleja2

    aleja2 Jedi Master star 2

    Aug 4, 2005
    If it's not too late, and if the number isn't taken, may I have 5? What a cool idea!
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  25. Annia Piet

    Annia Piet Jedi Knight star 2

    Feb 7, 2015
    Fantastic idea, can I have 18 please? :)
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