Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy Tau Day! Poetry Contest Begins Today!

 
En Syu Ritsu (The Circle Ratio)

The First Annual Tau-Ku Challenge

Today, June 28, is Tau Day. What’s a tau? Read here or click the caption to the image above to learn more. The value of tau is twice the value of pi, or 6.28. The significance of this for One Single Impression is a poetry contest! Because my life is out of control with a new kitten (don’t get one unless you can supervise it every moment of the day and night), this will not be a one day contest. It will run until Saturday at midnight. I will announce the randomly drawn winner on Tuesday, July 5. I can’t announce it earlier because of the Fourth of July holiday that I need to photograph.

So anyhow, here are the rules of the contest:

  • The topic is your choice.
  • The format is:
    • 1st line: 6 syllables
    • 2nd line: 2 syllables
    • 3rd line: 8 syllables
  • Use the inlinkz so that I can have inlinkz choose a random winner.
  • Sorry — only one entry per person!
  • The prize will be your poem and my photography combined into a beautiful display.

And that’s it! Good luck to you all. May the Random Number gods be with you.

I thank Jim for hauling me back into reality here so that I could get the inlinkz up. Late. But it’s up Thank you, Jim! You saved me!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Prompt 174: Seven Sins

Thanks to Fiducia of Rivera's Flame and Ice for this week's prompt, seven sins.  Here is her poem:

Singing praises, Sins as deadly as is!

Blinded by curses that's forbidden,
Embraced in clutches of evil,
Whispers stalk church to chapels,
Thee all, bears a child of devil,
Speak we, do the good in need,
Dormant, it sleeps deep within,
Minds so silent, in conscience,
Damn, awakes an everlasting terror...

Crushing, destroys grace of life,
Absorbed in vain, while confession,
Six things the Lord hateth, in tears,
Seventh, His soul loathes, thy creation,
Good virtues battle the evil vices,
Temptations live to sing the tale,
Good is cornered by evil, all ends,
Savior, to wipe all wrath, there's none...

Belief in abilities, as vanity rises,
Bearer of the deadliest, as christened,
Donning a disguise, in truth, in lies,
Fatal it seems, in progress, its 'pride'...

Desire for the rest, in joy, in distress,
Content, one is not with that bestowed,
Yearns for best, urges minds to plea,
Swallows generosity, for 'envy' to be...

Limit not known, in senses deprived,
To consume more, than what one could try,
Inordinate as all sees it, so loony,
Even money seems small, in front of 'gluttony'..

Pleasures and passion, in color that bleed,
Dreadful desires, taking to a high, in spirits
Rendered to a feeling, unknown in time..
Deformed by love, 'lust' indulges minds in crime..

Manifests fury, swaying decisions, so grim,
Hate overcomes shadow of peace and pun,
Second name to wrath, linked to danger,
Once near, none can save thee, not even 'anger'...

As realms of spirituality, turns its back on life,
Hearts long for gains, worth of debris, so old,
Life gets what it wants, cribs for what it needs..
Cycle of nature wheeling on, never ends one's greed...

Avoidance of effort, laying back in comfort,
Physical actions thrown away for the strong,
When you realize, you have been good for none..
Say cool! coz' you are a recipient of 'sloth'....



Photo credit:  hell by ~pitagoras-dlrkn (from deviantart.com)
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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Prompt 173: Wind

Dani suggested this week’s prompt: Wind
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Friday, June 17, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Please Play by the Rules

One of our faithful participants has made us aware that some of the bloggers posting links to this site are not playing by the rules.  Instead, they are linking to poems written in response to prompts on other memes or to poems written for a different purpose at some other time.

This is a reminder that you must play by the rules at One Single Impression.  Simply:

1.  Write a poem in response to the prompt (These are listed in our sidebar, so you can begin drafting your poem at your convenience.), and link to that post here.

2.  Link your post back to OSI by stating somewhere in your post that your poem is a response to an OSI prompt.

3.  If you link here, do your best to visit other bloggers who have also linked here.  Please comment on their poem in response to the week's prompt.

We do our best to support other bloggers, memes, and competitions that share our goal of providing an environment in which creative writers who write poetry find an audience that is supportive and constructive in its feedback. 

We are protective of the integrity of this site, and we will delete bloggers who spam our site with irrelevant links.

P.S.  Many participants are asking about poems that they publish for multiple memes.  These are OK so long as they poem that is linked is an authentic response to the weekly OSI prompt.

Prompt 172: Miss (Long for)

Surrendering

A dog in street, my pet,
playful,
Loving.  

Returning after a few days from tour,
I see him in a corner,
Low & depressed.
He runs towards me,
His joy displayed,  

Making me feel wanted.
Just loving and wanted to be loved.

He does it by waggling his tail.

I too like him
Missed my loved ones & their love,
Feeling low & depressed.  

But I couldn’t waggle my tail.
Suffering silently….  

What stopped me?

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But no more.

I now know,
To waggle tail
is to surrender
to HIM.

Written for OSI Prompt : Miss (long for)
Harshad 10.6.11

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

New Prompts for Summer

DATE PROMPT CONTRIBUTOR

June 12 - 18, 2011

Miss (Long for)

Harshad Meta

June 19 - 25, 2011

Wind

Dani

June 26 - July 2, 2011

Seven Sins

Fiducia

July 3 - 9, 2011

Crater

Jim

July 10 - 16, 2011

Respect

Sandra

July 17 - 23, 2011

Phantom

Felicity

July 24 - 30, 2011

Need

Preml

July 31 - August 6, 2011

Uncomfortable

Deborah

August 7 - 13, 2011

Dreams

Isabel

August 14 - 20, 2011

Silence

Shail

August 21 - 27, 2011

Obsession

Amity

August 28 - September 3, 2011

Wheat

Niebla

September 4 - 10, 2011

Weed

Gabrielle

September 11 - 17, 2011

Notebook

Gautami Tripathy

September 18 - 24, 2011

Betrayal

Leo

September 25 - October 1, 2011

Amuse

Madeline

October 2 - 8, 2011

Language

Sandra

October 9 - 15, 2011

River

Ramesh

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Prompt 171: Endure

Thanks to Teri for the prompt endure. Here are her tanka and image!


The daisies endure
Their beauty goes on and on
For our enjoyment
They live the world over
In colors of the rainbow

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  • Post your poetry on your blog.
  • Come here and enter your URL into the inlinkz widget. Other participants can easily find you by clicking your name or image.
  • Enjoy the beautiful poems of the other bloggers.
  • There is a new inlinkz widget each week so you always have to sign up on the current one.
  • Please do not sign your name on the widget unless you are participating in One Single Impression.
  • The links will remain here forever. A list of past prompts is on the sidebar. You can check back at any time for information on a past prompt.