VOTING: 2009 Yule Poetry Competition

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Choose Your Favorite Poem

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Total votes: 9

serinde
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Postby serinde » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:35 am

Congratulations!

a well deserved win!
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Merry
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Postby Merry » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:13 am

Yes, indeed! Well done, marbretherese.

And thanks to everyone else who wrote Weird Norse Poems! This was really a learning experience for me, both in terms of learning this new form, but also how we all learned something about it together while attempting to write. 'Learning Communities' are a hot new concept now in higher education, but I think we've got the best example of it here.
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Postby Iolanthe » Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:33 am

Congratulations, Marbretherese :clapping: . A fantastic poem amongst a really wonderful group of entries. I think everyone that's contributed deserves a slap on the back :D .

I agree with Merry that we've all learnt something about the poetry that Tolkien loved through having a go at this. And it's been great fun. Those old Norse blokes knew a thing or two about entertaining listeners with words and images, didn't they?
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Postby marbretherese » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:50 pm

thanks everybody! I'm gobsmacked to have won - can you see me blushing? :oops: I too really enjoyed the experience, as everyone else did, of writing in this strange compulsive format. Our enjoyment has translated itself into the high standard of the entries!
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Postby Franni » Mon Jan 18, 2010 6:11 pm

Thank you Marbretherese. It's always fun to try something new and such a beautiful job of translating Tolkiens style.
Congratulations on your win. Eowinda
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Postby Lindariel » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:13 am

Sorry to be late to the party! Mr. L had a BIG concert this weekend, so I have been dealing with that, plus family visiting from out of town for the occasion.

CONGRATULATIONS to marbretherese for her winning entry -- just a fantastic poem! And CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who took a stab at this truly interesting poetic form. All of the entries were wonderful, and it was really hard to choose just one to support with a vote.
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