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Random Poetry Post Card - February 2009

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Swap Coordinator:TerryF (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Letters & Writing  Postcards 
Number of people in swap:13
Location:International
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:January 9, 2009
Date items must be sent by:February 22, 2009
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

STEP 1: Get a dictionary. Close your eyes, open a page at random, and place your index finger on the page. Open your eyes and write down the word closest to your fingertip. Repeat this until you have 10 random words written on your list. (No cheating! lol)

STEP 2: Write a poem using the 10 words on your list plus up to 5 other words of your choice. Rearrange them any way you wish until you have a poem that you like.

STEP 3: Handmake a postcard in any medium (nothing digitalized, photocopied, photographed or printed please - it must be handmade and hand decorated somehow). The PC must illustrate your poem and can be be realistic or humourous or abstract, etc. The poem can either be written on the back or incorporated into the front artwork.

Send your postcard naked - not in an envelope.

To join this swap you must have:
1. a rating of at least 4.8
2. no "no sends" (if you have what you feel are unfair 1 ratings, please pm me to discuss)
3. a fully completed profile

I also reserve the right to ban anyone I feel is not reliable or is a problem child.

Newbies are welcome.

Have fun!

Discussion

tehuti 12/10/2008 #

Brilliant! Off to find my dictionary right now....

Susi 12/10/2008 #

I've done a random poetry swap like this here before, but using mystery novels and romance novels... a dictionary one might be kind of interesting, maybe I'll geive it a try!

CARROLL 01/ 9/2009 #

Have you every made poetry with the word processor's spell-check? You type several lines of random letters, add a few spaces to separate the letters into random words, and then hit spell-check. As each randomly spelled word comes up, chose a real word to substitute for it. Then see what you have - a string of random real words. Then make your poem from them, in order if possible.

More creative fun to do at work!

TerryF 03/ 2/2009 #

I have emailed the 2 people who have not sent yet for a status report.

TerryF 03/13/2009 #

Have arranged an angel for Turtle (never heard back from her partner, Lucylemon).

The other situation is under control (partners are in touch with each other).

If anyone has not recieved thier swap, and has had no contact with their partner, by March 22, please let me know so I can resolve the situation. Thx.

TerryF 03/30/2009 #

Pmd receiving partner re "other situation" to see if PC was ever received.

TerryF 04/ 2/2009 #

I will angel groundhoggirl.

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