Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Prizes and Stuff

N.B Before I start this post my post labelled Lamentations of the Living now has a poem in it. Please go read it.

Well I'm approaching 5000 views on my blog. YAY! According to calculations on average views a day and stuff it should be about a week until I reach 5000. Which is an awful lot of views. So as a prize to you guys whose views have contribued to this total, I will be posting 10 new poems. And you get to choose! Huzzah! Before joining this blog I'd written 62 poems over about 5 years. From the age of 10 or so. And I was rereading some of them and I thought I'd share 10 with you. Now 22 of them I won't be sharing until I get published *fingers crossed* as if I do ever get published and for some reason you may actually buy it *puppy eyes everyone* then I need some poems thatv you haven't read. So the 22 best of those poems I'm keeping for myself. So the 40 that remain are I suppose my early attempts at poetry, when I wasn't as good a poet as I am now.

So what will happen is I'll post the titles of the 40 poems, the age/date I wrote them and a little fact about each poem. You guys then choose 10 and vote for them in the comments and when I reach 5000 views, the 10 most voted for I'll share with you all.

1. A Cento- written aged 13/14 I think. This type of poem is when you take one line from a poem by other authors and make your own poem from those lines. This one is my only attempt at this poetry form.

2. Ancient Wonders- written 09/02/2009 (aged 14)- This poem is about the 7 wonders of the world.

3. Call of the Morning- written 31/05/2009 (aged 14)- This poem is about the world when it awakens.

4. Darkness- written 16/06/2009 (aged 14)- A rather gloomy poem about darkness and destruction and stuff.

5. Epilepsy- written 22/01/2009 (aged 14)- Written in the style of Roald Dahl's Oompa Loompa songs from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this poem describes my experience of epilepsy.

6. Eye of the Storm- written 20/01/2009 (aged 14)- This poem describes the calmness in the centre of a tornado.

7. Finding a Nutterjack- written  20/01/2009 (aged 14)- This extremely short poem is the first of 4 poems about nutterjacks.

8. I Dreamt About The World's Destruction- written 16/06/2006 (aged 11) This poem is the first poem that I had published. The content is self explanatory really.

9. I wandered lonely as a fish- written 10/06/2009 (aged 14)- A parody of Wordsworth's Daffodils. A rather humorous poem.

10. Inferno- written 16/06/2009 (aged 14)- This poem is about a phoenix.

11. Lexicon Elixir- written 08/06/2009 (aged 14)- This uncompleted poem was really me just trying to use loads of fancy words that rhymed.

12. Light- written 16/06/2009 (aged 14)- This poem is the opposite to the poem Darkness.

13. Lost for words- written 22/01/2009 (aged 14)- Another attempt to use lots of sophistacated vocabulary. Only completed this time.

14. Meteor- written 21/01/2009 (aged 14)- My description of a meteor.

15. Mud- written 16/06/2009 (aged 14)- This poem is about mud. And people suffocating in it. Lovely.

16. No Rules For Me- written 13/09/2006 (aged 11)- This is the only poem that I had to write for homework that is in the 40. It was also the first poem I had to write for homework (the other 2 being in the 22 I'm not sharing).

17. Nutterjacks Forever-  written 20/01/2009 (aged 14)- This is the fourth and final poem in the Nutterjacks series.

18. Ode to a Nutterjack- written  20/01/2009 (aged 14)- This is the second poem in the Nutterjack Quartet.

19. Over The Edge- written 29/08/2009 (aged 14)- This poem is about a waterfall

20. Ozymandias- written 11/11/2009 (aged 14)- This is a clerihew about Ozymandias.

21. Poppies- written 29/05 2009 (aged 14)- A poem about poppies.

22.  Power of Ice- written 09/02/2009 (aged 14)- A grim and mysterious poem about frozen wastes.

23. Sapphire- written 22/01/2009 (aged 14)- A poem about sapphires and how they came to be.

24. Seven Wonders- written 10/02/2009 (aged 14)- Another poem about the 7 wonders of the world. But shorter and less descriptive.

25. Spy of Evil- written 26/04/2009 (aged 14)- Ummm this was written during my let's take over the universe and destroy it phase.

26. Sunrise- written 20/01/2009 (aged 14)- A poem describing sunrise

27. Sunset- written 21/01/2009 (aged 14)- A poem describing sunset

28. The Child and the Witch- written 22/01/2009 (aged 14)- A poem about a witch eating a child.

29. The Iceberg- written 20/01/2009 (aged 14)- Iceberg meets Titanic

30. The Misty Valley- written 29/05/2009 (aged 14)- A poem about valleys. And mist.

31. The Nutterjack- written 20/01/2009 (aged 14)- The third poem in the nutterjack quartet.

32. The Obvious- written 28/09/2005 (aged 10)- The second earliest poem that I still have- this poem is based upon A Guinea Pig.

33. The Shark- written 10/06/2009 (aged 14)- A poem about a shark- but with a twist at the end.

34. The Treacherous Brother- written 29/01/2010 (aged 15)- A poem I wrote about Pyro when I was very very very mad at him.

35. The Tree- written 18/01/2009 (aged 14)- A humourous poem about an undefeatable tree.

36. The Winkle Wonk- written 28/08/2005 (aged 10). This poem is the first poem I ever wrote. Yes. The FIRST ONE EVER. It's a nonsense poem inspired either by Spike Milligan, Edward Lear, both combined, or neither of them. I can't remember anymore.

37. Veni Vedi Visa- written 11/06/2009 (aged 14). A poem about Julius Ceasar and his famous quote.

38. Violets- written 22/01/2009 (aged 14)- A poem about the sweetness of nature.

39. Wind and Cloud- written 16/06/2009 (aged 14)- A poem about castles in clouds.

40. Wind and Waves- written 16/06/2009 (aged 14)- A poem about the sea in all its many moods and tempers.

Phew. There. Done. Now all you need to do is choose 10 of them. That's a quarter. Am I evil for making you choose such a small amount? Yes probably. And the majority were written when I was 14. Only 5 of them weren't. Anyway. Get voting :P

17 comments:

  1. LOL Octaboona! Yes! Yo uare evil for making us choose only 10.
    I have a question for you about the one. Can you guess which one? Hmmm...?

    LOL I just HAVE to read the one about Pyro. :P REG I'm sure it will be most interesting to read!

    I vote:
    2,3,5,25,33,9,30,34,39,37. Hmmm...there where a couple others. :/

    Can I vote again? Hmmm? Pwetty pwease?

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  2. Only 10! :O THEY ALL SOUND SO GOOOD!!! ummmm...


    urrrr......


    ahhhhh....


    well........

    2.
    4.
    6.
    8.
    10.
    12.
    19.
    22.
    27.
    40.

    ^^ My ten

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  3. Octa: I can't choose only 10, however, I shall try...

    *mumbles and looks back at list*

    ...

    5, 9, 10, 19, 26, 27, 30, 35, 36, 2.

    There. That's ten (I think).
    well, that was a pretty hard decision...

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  4. *tries to hypnotizes Octa into letting her vote for more poems*

    REG

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  5. I can't believe only ten. That's simply cruel.

    OK. Um...

    2, 6, 8, 15, 22, 23, 25, 27, 34, 38

    (Obviously 27. I love sunsets.)

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  6. Yes, You're evil!!!!
    But at least we get to read 10 of them! Woo-hoo! I can't WAIT! :D

    My votes

    2
    4
    5
    8
    15
    16
    23
    25
    32
    33
    35
    36

    There! That was hard!!
    ... why, what do you mean it's not ten?? Of course it is....
    ~shoulders slump~
    fiiiiine


    errrm

    ummmm

    uhhhh

    Let's see....

    Ok, I suppose

    2
    4
    8
    15
    16
    23
    25
    32
    33
    36

    P.S.
    I'll DEFINITELY buy a book with your poems in it of it's published! :D

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  7. I'll buy it if Octa signs it. HE has to write: To Beloved Kallista. The one and only beautiful goddess Queen, Keeper of the Purple Heart.





    REG

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  8. 2,5,8,9,10,23,32,33,35,36

    Blah. I voted. And yes it is hard to choose 10. And I can read the poems :D

    But even though it be hard, I'm sticking with 10.

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  9. you are absolutley CRUEL!! CRUEL i tell you this was soo hard!! i ended up just Choosing Random numbers!! So here they are...

    2
    6
    12
    19
    22
    23
    26
    27
    35
    38

    THERE 10

    i hope your happy *glares*

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  10. 1, 5, 9, 13, 14, 20, 28, 33, 34, 37

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  11. Hmm.... It's so hard! How can you only let us choose ten?!?! Umm... I think my vote will be these ones...

    11, 37, 23, 22, 4, 8, 19, 34, 36 and 25.

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  12. Well. This took absolutely ages. And even though your posting them all now, it seems a bit pointless not to tell you... So...

    4
    5
    9
    13
    15
    20
    25
    28
    34
    35
    36
    40

    Huzzah! :D

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  13. 1
    3
    4
    20 (Coz I don't know what that word is!)
    25
    39
    40
    13
    16
    22


    GOOD LUCK, OCTA!


    :)

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  14. Hmmm.... well, difficult. ONLY 10...?! :( but they all sound really cool! :(

    okay then...


    7
    9
    13
    16
    17
    18
    31
    32
    34 - :)
    36

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