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The Poetry Fishbowl has made its $250 goal three times, so you get a bonus fishbowl on Tuesday, April 17. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open at least until Wednesday night. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.

(Sorry I didn't get to this earlier today. I was busy stumbling through the yard putting half a roll of orange duct tape on dozens of saplings I've planted previously so they wouldn't get cut. It's taken this long for my brain to boot up enough to remember that I should announce next week's fishbowl because oh yeah Tuesday.)

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This poem is spillover from the January 3, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] alatefeline, [personal profile] technoshaman, and [personal profile] johnpalmer. It also fills the "angst" square in my 1-1-17 card for the Dark Fantasy Bingo fest. This poem is the free epic for the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl, based on an audience poll. It belongs to the Shiv thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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See the general fund poll for the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl.

ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This is the general fund poll for the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. The general fund currently holds $16. Everyone is eligible to vote in this poll. I will keep it open until at least Wednesday midday. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open longer.

There are three open epics. "A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and needs $168 to be complete. "Essential for Human Survival" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra and needs $210.25 to be complete. "The Inner Transition" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies.

Poll #18172 General Fund Poll for April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl
This poll is closed.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 15


How do you want to distribute the $16?

View Answers

ALL $16 into "A Hope and a Promise"
6 (40.0%)

ALL $16 into "Essential for Human Survival"
2 (13.3%)

ALL $16 into "The Inner Transition"
2 (13.3%)

$5 into "Hope," $5 into "Essential," AND $6 into "Transition"
5 (33.3%)

ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is spillover from the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] we_are_spc. It also fills the "flesh" square in my 4-1-17 card for the Month of Rainbows fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the Polychrome Heroics series.

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This poem is spillover from the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] moongoddessgirl. It also fills the "vulnerability" square in my 4-3-17 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] janetmiles. It belongs to the Danso and Family thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is spillover from the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] kyleri and Shirley Barrette. It also fills the "Fresh Air" square in my 4-1-17 card for the Month of Rainbows Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Officer Pink thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

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I'm trying out the Dreamwidth poll function.

The April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl made its $200 goal, so you get a free epic. I will keep this poll open at least until Tuesday afternoon. If there's a clear answer then, I'll close it. Otherwise I may leave it open a little longer.

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This poem is spillover from the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from [personal profile] janetmiles. It is posted as the second freebie, courtesy of new prompter [personal profile] we_are_spc.


"Discovering the Rose Garden"


While looking for lava vents,
scientists found black smokers,
jets of hot water and minerals
spewing from the ocean floor.

All around them there lived
huge tube worms, giant clams,
and other animals supported by
bacteria feasting on the rich waters:

a whole ecosystem living in the cracks.

They named it the Rose Garden
for the red tube worms, and went on
to search for more hydrothermal vents
in oceans around the world.

The vents lay down layers of
minerals, but more importantly,
they remind us that life

always finds a way.

* * *

Notes:

Read more about the black smokers.



ysabetwordsmith: Damask smiling over their shoulder (polychrome)
This poem is spillover from the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] lone_cat and [personal profile] ng_moonmoth. It also fills the "reunion" square in my 4-3-17 card for the [community profile] origfic_bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette. It belongs to the Antimatter & Stalwart Stan thread of the Polychrome Heroics series, and it follows the events of "Victory Conditions" several months later.

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This poem is spillover from the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from Anthony Barrette. It also fills the "Too Close" square in my 2-1-17 Love Songs card for the Valentines Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by Anthony & Shirley Barrette.

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This poem is spillover from the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] ng_moonmoth, [personal profile] janetmiles, and [personal profile] mdlbear. It also fills the "Outer Space" square in my 4-1-17 card for the Month of Rainbows Bingo fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] ng_moonmoth. It belongs to the series An Army of One.

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This poem came out of the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from Siliconshaman and conversations with various readers.  It also fills the "surrender" square in my 2-1-17 Platonic card for the Valentines Bingo fest.  This poem belongs to the Berettaflies thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.  Once it's complete, "The Willingness to Surrender Ideas" ($411) will become available.

This microfunded poem is being posted one verse at a time, as donations come in to cover them.  The rate is $.50/line, so $5 will reveal 10 new lines, and so forth. There is a permanent donation button on my profile page, or you can contact me for other arrangements. You can also ask me about the number of lines per verse, if you want to fund a certain number of verses.
So far sponsors include: [livejournal.com profile] daisiesrockalot

684 lines, Buy It Now = $342
Amount donated = $20
Verses posted = 12 of 179

Amount remaining to fund fully = $322
Amount needed to fund next verse = $1.50
Amount needed to fund the verse after that = $1


WARNING: This poem contains controversial topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers.  Stylet turns himself in to Valor's Widow. This includes exposure to the elements, emotional shock, poor self-preservation, extreme self-blame, live berettaflies in a souped-up pet carrier, gentle handling of a supervillain, suspicion, hunger, impaired thought, reference to unintended genetic modification of puppies, Stylet crying, preliminary negotiations, surrendering proprietary information, and other angst.  If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Thanks to a donation from [personal profile] daisiesrockalot, "The Inner Transition" is now open for microfunding.  Stylet turns himself in to Valor's Widow and asks her to mediate for him.
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This poem is from the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] k_a_webb and [personal profile] kelkyag. It also fills the "shadow" square in my 4-1-17 card for the Month of Rainbows fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] daisiesrockalot. It belongs to the Monster House series.

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This poem came out of the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] daisiesrockalot and [personal profile] librarygeek. It also fills the "bittersweet" square in my 4-1-17 card for the Month of Rainbows fest. This poem has been sponsored by [personal profile] daisiesrockalot.

Warning: This poem is all about sizeism, so it that's iffy territory for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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"Saying No to Powerlessness" and "Cracks and Shadows" have been sponsored by [personal profile] daisiesrockalot, and "The Inner Transition" will be opened for microfunding.  \o/  I'm currently trying to finish prompts for Mom and Dad, but will get to these when I have time. 

EDIT 4/6/17:
[personal profile] ng_moonmoth has sponsored "When I Saw into Your Cracks."
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This poem came out of the April 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] alexseanchai, [personal profile] mama_kestrel, and [personal profile] kelkyag. It has been sponsored by [personal profile] redsixwing.

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There's a new Molly Beans strip, called "Mollyworld." What this really is: a discussion of who should pay the spoon for that conversation. Greg finds vocalization easier and more rewarding, while Molly prefers typing.

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