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The rules for the Daily Poem are simple, and are as follows:
<img11*0:stuff/1285_wiki_Icon%2520Hoard_92L1cPqSgN2.1> Submissions must be entirely original, and written by a single poet - collaborations are not allowed.
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<img11*0:stuff/1285_wiki_Icon%2520Hoard_92L1cPqSgN2.1> Submissions must be in proper English.
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<img11*0:stuff/1285_wiki_Icon%2520Hoard_92L1cPqSgN2.1> Submissions must follow the Daily Poem Format.
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Failure to comply with these rules in two (2) sequential submissions or in four (4) totals submissions will result in an indefinite ban from the Daily Poem. Choosing to violate this ban will result in immediate entry removal as well as a warning from the Elftown Guards. To view a list of members who are not permitted to submit to the Daily Poem, please see Daily Poem Violators.

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The submissions are processed in the following manner:
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The Daily Poem Bosses reserve the right to not feature poems based upon the quality of work. Those poems which are removed from the list of candidates will be deleted without question. Therefore we suggest that you make sure that you submit your best work as well as make copies of what you do submit!
These rules are very strict. However, it helps cut down on the number of featured submissions, allowing for a faster, more efficient Daily Poem process.

For more details, please see the Daily Poem FAQ.

Please submit entries to the bottom of the page!


Spring is a new beginning
with much to do and to see.
New opportunities are waiting
to make our dreams flourish and bloom.

It's such a grand time to plan change,
to begin the new start we may need.
To try something bold and brazen,
to reach for the stars and succeed.

Spring is a new beginning,
a precious new chance sent to us.
We chase our dreams and capture them
with joy in our hearts each day.

Written by [Stephen]

tan lines

let summer brand us,
take a hot iron to parts
we are told to hide

Written by [hannes]

the thing is

the thing is
that when the music
beats at my temples,
when these voices
surge and crash over my head,
I lose myself in the tide;

the thing is
I have been adrift
without a compass,
sans dictionary for
the language of wind or stars;

the thing is
I have been building a shelter
out of my own life-raft
and dressing the gaps
with pieces of my soul.

the thing is—
I have been teetering and now
all of my walls
are coming

Written by [Linderel]


I would like nothing
so much as
to quietly dissolve into the rain—
go rushing against
the drops that pass by,
dive up through clouds, back into sunshine;
reach higher, farther,
beyond the exosphere and away
where no sound can enter—
until finally, bewitched, becalmed,
I could grasp at peace
and be one with the stars.

Written by [Linderel]

The Gift of Wings

There are feathers in
your hand when you wake
and from somewhere afar you
can hear the song of beautiful
little birds, beckoning.
You want to join them.
A fluttering on the windowsill, now—
capture it in trembling
fingers and whisper
old memories into ears
that will transform your clumsy
human speech; new melodies
will be born out of your sorrow
and perhaps tomorrow
you will feel lighter.
For today, for now, you can hold the bird gently
fling it onto the sky
and smile.

Written by [Linderel]

Mother of an Ocean

River flowing wildly,
Bold and delicious-
Take me to your Mother.
Take me to your sea.
With the sun in my smile,
  We'll go dancing,
      and dancing-

Light a candle in the temple,
And see what we can find.
There's a fire in the catacomb,
  The spirits run
      Around and around.
They look at us
While they are chanting,
And when they bow
    They kiss the ground.

See the river to the West-
Nurturing like an ancient Mother-
Let's all of us jump in,
And be part of one another.

Written by [kamisch]

I Didn't Make it to the Beach in Time

The morning awakens with fierce fuschia fingers,
      Clawing with a hunger at the tail end of night –
           Blue mystique blushes and melts
             as the spectrum is savaged:
            Bolts of bold color raking the canopy,
              Dripping in the brilliance of halos and innocence
               Refracting with resonance to purple and gold.
Hunkered on haunches,
  The world waits in silence as I watch in awe
     Dazzled as the crown’s glory grows.

A1A never looked as beautiful as it does in this light:
   Dew glittering the scene,
   Glowing embers reflecting the
              might of the majesty rising out of the east;
        Wagging his shining mane and roaring a warning
                      until the stars run aground,
        Poured like shattered diamonds all over the road.
Consumed by their fire and drawn to their grace,
  I ride to keep pace as if scaling a mountain …
     The closest breadth of the ocean is home.

In Phaeton’s name,
        The chariots rage against the horizon,
    Threatening once more to set us all ablaze!
    Fleet feet on my pedals are not gods,
         And the distance to rapture is beyond man’s race -
                Ravaged by the winds embarking the day;
                Mired by the brambles of rambling wheels. 
I collapse upon shore too shy on this side of heaven,
  Lost in the excitement of anticipation,
     Under a firmament turned pale.

Written by [kamisch]

I See You Deflecting

I'm hungry,
   Hungry - 
  And what are you?
       You're just there watching,
   Come here to my arms,
          They're open,
     Come into my heart.
See my life exploding with you in it
            Like the stars about to start.
And maybe I'm just naïve,
       From the lines of lies that you keep dripping –
Why am I so full of compromise?
                For you, love,
                For you only,
             Will this logic crack and crash and keep me guessing,
                         Doubting everything about myself,
                                            About you and us –
                              Still…no regrets.
Once I saw unicorns there in your eyes.
         Have they gone or am I blind?
               Or are you blind? 
      So, we're both blind.
                 It doesn't really matter,
                       It's too late now,
         Our lives entwined in conversations sweetly heated,
                They'll chase you down,
                                             If you run.
                             Will you run?
            I can't say that it'd surprise me.
Still I'll hold faith by the trigger,
                  Will it to shudder,
Famished, terrorized and seething,
         I'll wait for you,
            Sit here for you.
                 And your rolling eyes -
                     Just there, scowling,
                      Feel me trembling anxious,
                            All… a quiver.

Written by [kamisch]

Mess You Up With Love

They told me love was beautiful,
      Some fresh angel
         With bright comforting wings
  But oh she’s so savage
         The slattern, the whore
       She’ll rape your logic
              Leave your defenses torn:
               Claw right through bone,
                       Through sternum –
                  Your heart is hers.

Did you think I wouldn’t notice?
           The changes made…
   A blush and a panic,
       Inhaling feral flesh
          Through conversations and dreams.
What is it we’ve come to?
           Cue the serenade…
   Touches brought to tantric
                 You were everything.

I’m left here bleeding,
          Soaked and ravaged
    The hungry hunter’s off again.
              I call her ‘cause I want you,
               I call her to come back to me!
       She robbed me, left me cold,
               But she did it all so beautifully.

Written by [kamisch]

The Truth

A rant of epic proportions,
Condensed into a moment of lies,
The feelings swirling up from the ground,
Condensing at the top of my spine.
When did we die?
Thousands of words tumble through the darkness,
Bearing a death grip on my chest.
My traitorous eyes,
Heavy as the world and the words caged behind.
Why do we lie?
The lips of a harlot,
Blood red and sitting slightly awry.
The heart of a succubus,
All withered and dry.
We are the lie.

Written by [Tekkon KinKreet]

The Answer

We all posses the answer,
Or so we think, we do...

What We believe is "rational",
What We believe is "true".

For so the media told us,
And so the politician said;
And those of old who disagreed all somehow wound up Dead..

Yet We would never do that, for We are so "advanced",
Far wiser than our ancestors, in fairy tales, romanced.

To burn a maid upon a stake, believing her: a witch,
To torture young men with machines, so lies, they will confess,
To call an illegitimate son, a bastard, or a female dog, a bitch,
To show preference to our own kind, before all of the rest,
No, these were things we did in times when we all knew "much less"..

We don't debate religion, nor marry based on race,
We barely even bother,getting married in the first place.

People are no longer: "Good", or "evil",
With silly ideals, like "Wrong", or "Right";
Just vexed by "political upheaval",
Caused by "socio-economic" plight.

We don't tell our friends: "You're confused",
Nor insist that they change;
But rather, to spare their feelings,
Our lives, we rearrange..

For tolerance is not enough; no, we must all agree..
That what was reprehensible for many centuries..
Is now, not only accepted; but "beautiful" and "free"
"In fact" the deviant proclaims, "You should all be more like me"..

Written by [NorthStorm]

that kind of a day

if the world was just a little bit bigger,
or slightly smaller,
maybe we'd all be closer.

maybe we wouldn't drown
in surges of longing;
maybe the longest distance
would be an arm's length.

maybe the world is perfect,
and it's just our own
naive hopes
that keep us apart.

maybe we'll never know.

Written by [hannes]

fall leaves

It is fall
and we are lost
on unknown seas,
on soulless land.
It's our fall
and all is lost.

Spring was green,
the sun exhaled
fallen trees
arose again.
Time was lost,
not found again.

The world is cold
around us now
but fires burn
where skin meets skin.
Nothing between.
All is lost.

Written by [hannes]

i'm gonna run

i'm gonna run

drain my
thoughts, muscles, guts

of this
accumulated tension
unintensional frustration
indefensible elation

drain it all
into a big wooden cup
to savour, keep warm

until the day
my mind is clear
my muscles worn
my stomach prepared

to drink the wine,
ruby red,

of your touch.

Written by [hannes]

A Dream Revisited

The sun, golden, flowed down the world,
Beams, glowing, bent and curled.
The oceans gleamed, brilliantly blue,
That sparkling, twinkling, cerulean hue.
It filled my mind, my purblind sight;
I saw it, felt it, every night...
But my eyes opened and light streamed in;
My sunshine gone until night again.
Lately though, it won't rise for me,
My dreams give way to reverie.
It's gone now, nevermore to be,
So live on, dear, in poetry.

Now the sun, dark, flows down the world,
Beams of red bend and curl.
Up the valleys, down from the ground,
That sparkling, twinkling, shimmering brown.
It fills my mind, my purblind sight;
I see it, feel it, every night...
But my eyes open as light streams in;
My sunshine gone with the night again.
And no more will the sun rise for me,
My dreams are sickened heresy.
It's gone now, no more warmth to be,
Left only with cold idolatry.

Written by [Mortified Penguin]

Continual Renewal

The flowers unfurl their petals
fresh as young women in their spring dresses
the birds chirp bouncing from flowery branch to budding tree
the leaves unfold waxy and new in the warming breeze

This is a beginning that happens every year
and yet each year is new
it is a promise we all hope to see fulfilled
by the sight of the robin
home from a long journey south

Each new blossom tells my heart
that I can be created anew after trouble
after short, cold, dark days
bare and empty like the winter trees
there is a way to grow back again

Though the world is so old
Still it dresses each year for spring
Healing is in my spirit's design
a pattern written in its core
I breathe deep of the wild scent of the heady rose
and hope

Written by [daydreamer]

Living The Dream

"How are you?"


[There were once words of worth to write but where they went only the road weary and weather worn will reckon, beckoning as they do with silence pained enough to ignore. With sword of Sharpie and shield of cardboard the unwanted, unfortunate, unloved take to corners for loose change, standing their respective vigils for their respective dreams as blind eyes burn holes everywhere.

Everywhere save them.


I long to die. Physical pulling want. Once sweet kisses, now cessation, stir my remaining butterflies. Alas I am lashed to this life as a rider fallen from his horse in all respects save his ankle so as to be dragged against stick and stone until all life leaves or some miracle frees him of his shackle. As am I in my arrow of time, scraping this flesh marionette against the concrete ground until one succeeds the other.

... living the dream: one day at a time. Yourself?

Written by [Company Awesome]

Help me

I am inconsolable.
I feel beyond repair.
Everyday, decaying spiritual leprosy.
If there is hope, it is larger than life.
If there is, it is bigger than I.
What will become of me.
You might find me in my epitaph.

Written by
[Erin go Bragh]


Yes I'll throw away my friendships.
I'll throw away my past.
I'll spend my days in trances
Staring into crystal plasma glass.

In some dreams I'm flying;
In others I fall into the grass.
Sometimes I lose my teeth
Or my lungs turn into ash.

As I near the end of summer
My toes will itch for home.
My mind will grope my heart
For even a glimmer of backbone.

I can't say what I'm thinking
Because I still don't know where it is
That tongues can meet on civil streets
Just to share their bliss.

I am sorry when I wake you.
I am sorry when I don't.
I'm not trying to say sorry
I'm just pointing out my moat.

I have three hands for anchors
When I'm trying hard to float.
I wish someone would kiss me
And lead me to their boat.

written by [pelv13]

Chthonic Shore
He comes on the wind, day or night
To embrace you, blood and dark,
With all love, joy, sly and might
For all kin who speak and hark
The will and wants of chaos.
A perfect cloudless night sky
A pound of flesh and seance,
Then whispers of the wicked cry.
Daylight smolders and brings down
The fates wished upon others.
Saved not by a scarf nor crown
Upon your head, nor brothers
Who share your blood or pay more...
All float to the Chthonic shore....

written by [wicked fae mage]


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2012-01-08 [Olwen]: [Linderel] I was just wondering is all (:

2012-01-08 [Susie-Q]: Hell. I lose my internet for a month and crazy stuff starts going down. I do agree that the mainstreet feature poem should be updated more frequently. As far as the bosses, no complaints thus far.

2012-01-08 [Olwen]: Maybe there could be another boss to help pick the poem, if the other two bosses are otherwise engaged and cannot do it themselves.

2012-01-09 [Flisky]: [MyAlterEgo]: please fix the format of your submission.

2012-01-09 [MyAlterEgo]: I know this is a stupid question...but what's wrong with the format? Lol, is it the commas?

2012-01-09 [wicked fae mage]: A stab in the dark, I think it's the colon. I am pretty sure it is supposed to be signed as

Written by [wicked fae mage]

2012-01-09 [MyAlterEgo]: Thanks :)

2012-01-09 [wicked fae mage]: You're welcome :)

2012-01-09 [Lord Josmar]: Yea, they are real format Nazis here on daily poem, lolz.

2012-01-09 [Flisky]: [Mortified Penguin]: please fix the submitter name of the poem you submitted or it will be removed.

2012-01-09 [Mortified Penguin]: [Flisky]: No need for yelling. Also, HA HA HA HA... no.

2012-01-09 [MyAlterEgo]: [kians mummy], I've noticed that you made a few grammar errors, and that you're missing a word, just in case you wanted to know.

2012-01-09 [kians mummy]: Where

2012-01-09 [pegasus1000]: [kians mummy] in your poem why I'll send you a message about it.

2012-01-10 [kians mummy]: Done, I think x

2012-01-10 [Flisky]: Sammie, just one more format error in "Why".

2012-01-11 [pegasus1000]: sammie: first stanza third line too should be to. ;)

2012-01-11 [kians mummy]: All done, thanks to everyone who helped me xxx

2012-01-24 [Flisky]: [Kestrelfeather]: please fix the format of your submission.

2012-02-13 [Flisky]: [American Revolutionary]: please fix the format of your submission.

2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: how can i join this? :D

2012-02-18 [Flisky]: Place a poem at the bottom of the page, follow the rules posted, and be patient. :)

2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: umm...i can try. I'm a bit new v.v

2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: is this how you do it? o.o

2012-02-18 [Ravendust]: you click edit and add it to the bottom of the page. Unless you're unable to edit for some reason, then you would send it to one of the mods. :)

2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: ummmmm o.o i uuuhhhh...i will just delete it and not worry about it anymore v.v

2012-02-18 [Avaz]: Please don't let it overwhelm you. If you have any trouble with it, many people would be more than happy to help you through it. :)

2012-02-18 [Ravendust]: oh no, don't do that. Submit your poem, that's what this page is for!

2012-02-18 [Flisky]: Just send it in a message to myself or one of the other Daily Poem Bosses and we can post it for you.

2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: well i will try. Do i just submit my poem on here on the comment area here?

2012-02-18 [Ravendust]: above the comments is the icon 'edit' click on that, scroll to the bottom of the edit page and submit your poem there.

2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: okay...let me try
-sighs- i'm making this more difficult then it is v.v

2012-02-18 [Ravendust]: Nah, its tough getting used to the way things like this run, you'll get it though, feel free to message me anytime if you have questions. :)

2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: is that how i do it?

2012-02-18 [wicked fae mage]: If you put it on the wikipage and not the comments, and had one less space between the last line and your written by line, yes :)

2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: oh? well i'm trying to get use to all of this ^^ Being new sucks XDDD

2012-02-18 [Linderel]: Well, Flisky put it on the page for you. :) For future reference, there are detailed instructions on the Daily Poem Format page which should be helpful.

2012-02-18 [darkangel6]: Okay now i see how to do it. Thanks XD

2012-02-20 [Flisky]: [Roma]: please fix the format of your submission.

2012-02-21 [Linderel]: A number of poems have been moved to the queue. :)

2012-03-02 [Flisky]: [Teleryn]: please fix the format of your submission and place it in the correct spot.

2012-03-05 [Flisky]: The poem The Minstral has been removed for not following format.

2012-03-29 [Fallen Child Athena]: Im almost tempted to put up my new one.

2012-04-08 [Susie-Q]: Ive been neglecting my poetry. Ive been spending my time working on a sci-fi project. But i do feel i shall have some new material up soon. To all who run this page and participate in/on it, keep it coming, love you all. <3

2012-05-13 [Nuriko-kun]: I love this place so much :D Which is why I keep spamming y'all with my poems every time I remember to log into ET. Hope you don't mind too terribly!

2012-05-13 [Flisky]: [Ravenclaw]: please fix the format of your submission.

2012-05-13 [Ravenclaw]: Really Flisk? You're hassling me over a couple spaces? lol

2012-05-13 [Flisky]: *cough*Written by [Ravenclaw]*cough*

2012-05-13 [Ravenclaw]: A colon... really. *sigh*

2012-05-13 [Flisky]: *resists the urge to laugh* And the capital B. (I'm a picky format Nazi.)

2012-05-13 [Ravenclaw]: Then fix it ya own damn self lol

2012-05-13 [Flisky]: I would, but my phone be hating this page. :/

2012-05-13 [Ravenclaw]: fixed.

2012-05-13 [Flisky]: Thankies! ^_^

2012-05-28 [Tickle Me Emo]: My poem is (intentionally) kind of odd, so if it totally violates Daily Poem rules I will be more than happy to take it down. But mostly it has to do with what constitutes "proper English" (an issue I have been thinking deeply about since taking classes on teaching English and working a lot with ESL speakers).

2012-05-28 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: [Fallen Child Athena] Typo in 'Suicide'.

2012-05-28 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: [LIL_ELF_GURL14] Space under title.

2012-05-30 [kians mummy]: [9jlriexqk,ktpk] I wouldn't do this as the wicked bosses may haunt you for thinking your trying to take over there job, they did to me. :)

2012-05-31 [9jlriexqk,ktpk]: Strange. I'm just pointing out a typo. I don't have an interest in working for free ;) Nor do I have the time ^^

2012-05-31 [Flisky]: Pointing stuff like that out is best left to the bosses or in private messages. :)

2012-07-02 [Fallen Child Athena]: I'll fix it. I cant spell at times >.<

2012-07-02 [EmeraldGrizzly]: I hope the *coughs*, *chokes*, *breathes* actions format is OK :)

2012-07-07 [Flisky]: I'm going to say it's fine.

2012-07-07 [EmeraldGrizzly]: Thank you *bows*

2012-07-14 [wicked fae mage]: A number of poems have been moved to the queue page.

2012-07-14 [Ravenclaw]: Just out of curiosity, may I ask why?

2012-07-14 [Linderel]: It's something that is done periodically when the queue starts thinning out. The poems that are transferred are always taken from the top of this page. Having a separate queue page is slightly less overwhelming for us than simply going through this page every time we update the slot.

2012-07-14 [Ravenclaw]: Ahh, I understand. I thought maybe the herd was thinned for other reasons. It had me worried for a sec. A "What if my poems suck?" kinda moment lol.

2012-07-22 [EmeraldGrizzly]: "Fan-work is not allowed unless the source material is now in the public domain." I was curious if this could be explained in great detail/a good example given please & thank you.

2012-07-22 [Linderel]: A poem about Harry Potter would not be accepted; a poem about Shakespeare's works, on the other hand, would. Public domain means that the copyright has expired. If you want to submit a fan poem, you'll have to make sure that the original work on which the poem is based is old enough. Was this helpful?

2012-07-22 [EmeraldGrizzly]: Perfectly! Thank you! Honestly if an explanation like this was already up there I'd been fine from the start. Just a suggestion! Thanks again!

2012-07-23 [wicked fae mage]: Without getting a lawyer to explain it further, this should be a sufficient explanation: public domain explained.

2012-07-23 [Linderel]: [EmeraldGrizzly]: I was going to say that you'll usually find answers in the Daily Poem FAQ, but there was nothing about it there. Suppose I have to go and fix that. :P Check the whole thing again while I'm at it. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. :) For a quick fix, might as well add that link to the top of this page.

2012-07-24 [EmeraldGrizzly]: No problem, thanks again! Though I might have preferred the lawyer... :)

2012-08-10 [kians mummy]: Are my poems in the other queue? x

2012-08-10 [wicked fae mage]: I took the queue from the top of the page until about the middle a few weeks ago. If you had poems toward the top that aren't here now, they yes.

2012-09-19 [Ravenclaw]: Ignore me. I have a bad habit of clicking edit on any wiki I go to XD

2012-10-12 [Flisky]: Poems go on the page. If you cannot post them, send them in a message to one of the Daily Poem Bosses and we will post it for you.

2012-10-15 [wicked fae mage]: Some of the poems have been moved to the queue page.

2012-10-19 [The Only The young]: My submission:

The Mime of The City
The mime doesn't know time,
He seems insane,
Yet some what kind.
But his soul is filled with shame.
For when people pass by, they laugh at the mime with no name.
He cannot sing, or shout,
He can only dance and act,
For voice he lacks.
He might;ve lost his voice in war,
Or something even more.
Yet people still laugh at the mime,
That cannot sing,
But can rhyme.
The city is teaming with life,
Yet he is lonely,
Having no wife.
All he sees is death's scythe.
He works all night and light,
Making about 50 cents by dawn.
He rests about 2 hours a night,
He sleeps on the sidewalk,
Grasping all he owns,

Written by [The Only The young]

2012-10-19 [Ravenclaw]: "[Flisky]: Poems go on the page. If you cannot post them, send them in a message to one of the Daily Poem Bosses and we will post it for you."

2012-11-11 [Flisky]: [MyAlterEgo]: please fix the format of your submission.

2012-11-13 [MyAlterEgo]: What's wrong with the format? I think I'm missing something...

2012-11-23 [Flisky]: [Galax'Or]: Your poems has been removed due to plagiarizing.

2013-01-10 [wicked fae mage]: A number of poems have been moved to the queue.

2013-01-19 [Artsy]: I might have asked this before but... is there an archive of past featured poems?

2013-01-19 [Linderel]: When you go to Main Street and scroll down to the poem slot, you'll see a button that says "More poems". Click that. Then just click "read older poems" if you're not searching for anything specific. If you are, you can search with username, house number, or poem title. :)

2013-01-19 [Artsy]: =D Thank you! I forgot the poem I had featured the first time. XD I've been trying to find it.

2013-01-29 [kians mummy]: - The Badge Reward System/b needs correcting. :)

2013-01-29 [kians mummy]: That's better lol, I will be doing some more poems soon. x

2013-01-30 [kians mummy]: I just put a ruler in as [Chaos Called Creation] forgot to put it on. :)

2013-01-31 [Susie-Q]: Love the Hedda poem lols

2013-01-31 [Susie-Q]: I feel stupid for asking this but where is the view older poems link? X(

2013-01-31 [Susie-Q]: Ha jk found it

2013-02-03 [American Revolutionary]: my poem "Jessica" is a poem dedicated to a girl i was with..[Eloura] who passed away...i was nervous to put the poem up because i dont like showing my emotions...but its time i let other people read how i express my feelings, and as i sit here typing with tears in my eyes i shall post it

2013-02-03 [Linderel]: I'm sorry for your loss. However, we still need you to follow submission rules. Please take a look at the Daily Poem Format and fix your entry accordingly. :)

2013-02-03 [kians mummy]: I love it x

2013-02-07 [American Revolutionary]: all i was missing was the "by" lol my bad, i fixed it..if theres anything else wrong ill fix it as well

2013-02-07 [wicked fae mage]: [American Revolutionary], please fix the format of your submission.

2013-02-08 [American Revolutionary]: fixed

2013-02-08 [wicked fae mage]: [American Revolutionary], there are still errors with your submission.

2013-02-10 [Susie-Q]: hazaah finally have a new pot. <3 This pleases the great will of the macrocosm

2013-02-10 [Linderel]: [Susie-Q], your format needs to be nudged a bit. :)

2013-02-10 [Susie-Q]: In which direction?

2013-02-10 [wicked fae mage]: The Daily Poem Format and other members can be consulted for how your submission should look down to the last tag.

2013-02-10 [Susie-Q]: Hows'at look now?

2013-02-10 [wicked fae mage]: It looks fixed to me. :)

2013-02-10 [Susie-Q]: cool beans

2013-02-11 [Flisky]: What happened to [LIL_ELF_GURL14]'s poem? That needs to be fixed.

2013-02-11 [Susie-Q]: i think that might have been me actually, my phone was having issues when i was posting my last one. do you happen to know what it used to say? and sorry [LIL_ELF_GURL14], if it was me didn't mean to botch your writing :(

2013-02-11 [Ravenclaw]: You can always view a past version of the page, copy the text and replace it in a new edit.

2013-02-11 [Lord Josmar]: There should be a restore previous version button or something that the owner can use and it will take it back. It will erase all changes though.

2013-02-11 [Flisky]: No. I got it. I was on my phone last night and now I'm on my computer.

2013-02-11 [Susie-Q]: Crap there I go mussin things up with my lack of computer knowhow

2013-02-13 [wicked fae mage]: [American Revolutionary], your poem has been removed for violating the The Daily Poem Format. Please read the rules about formatting before submitting a poem again.

2013-02-13 [Susie-Q]: yo they do military funerals, give'm a break. that's some heavy shit having to watch fellow soldiers be put in the ground every day

2013-02-25 [LIL_ELF_GURL14]: lol. im assuming its fine now? :P dont worry about it i have it saved in my "poetry" wiki

2013-02-25 [Teufelsweib]: I like yours, [Triola] :D

2013-02-25 [Triola]: Thank you :D Heartbreak makes for good poetry :P

2013-02-27 [wicked fae mage]: [LIL_ELF_GURL14], you have already submitted a poem you put here on the submission page.

2013-02-28 [Susie-Q]: A good part of that is spelling and grammar corrections. XP

2013-02-28 [Mortified Penguin]: Not even close. There are wikis on Elftown with upwards of 15426 page edits...

2013-02-28 [Susie-Q]: truly a marvel to behold

2013-03-15 [Susie-Q]: love the "in the city night" poem. It's refreshing reading a poem that's not about love or heartbreak. Gets real stale after a while

2013-03-15 [hannes]: thanks, [Susie-Q]!

2013-03-15 [Susie-Q]: Just keep posting good stuff :)

2013-03-22 [Mortified Penguin]: But without your poems, how will Elftown function? D:

2013-03-22 [Mortified Penguin]: Why would they warn and ban you at the same time? What purpose would the warning serve?

2013-03-22 [Avaz]: Same reason ragequitting annoucements would serve, I imagine.

2013-04-09 [wicked fae mage]: I moved a chunk of the poems from this page to the queue page leaving a few up for format references. Keep writing, guys!

2013-04-18 [Flisky]: [kians mummy]: Please fix the format of your submissions.

2013-04-24 [Flisky]: [kians mummy]: Please fix the format of your submissions or they will be removed.

2013-04-24 [kians mummy]: Huh, they are fixed?

2013-04-24 [Flisky]: The format is still wrong.

2013-04-25 [kians mummy]: What is wrong with it?

2013-04-25 [kians mummy]: Right, I have fixed what I thought was the problem, so if this is not correct please tell me what it is, and just a suggestion for the future, if there is a problem with the format, describe what it is to the member instead of just putting please fix the format of your submissions, according to my computer, the format is correct, so I do not see what the problem is.

2013-04-25 [Chimes]: The reason the bosses don't tell you what is wrong is to ensure you read the rules and check the appropriate page (or even look at other submissions) to see the correct format. :) They're not doing it to be mean.

2013-04-25 [wicked fae mage]: If you are unsure as to what is wrong with the format your your submission, consult Daily Poem Format.

2013-04-25 [Alexi Ice]: Can I give her a hint? I'm gonna' guess you either need to capitalize the W in written...or take out all the commas... Or both. Also in that last poem 'me' there is an extra 'ever' in the last sentance.

2013-04-30 [Flisky]: [kians mummy]: Your poems are still not fixed.

2013-04-30 [kians mummy]: So wy has everyone got a space between there poem and the <hr> code then, seems to me that I am the only one sticking by the rules proper format.

2013-04-30 [Ravendust]: [Susie-Q] - your poem 'Is it Just Memories' actually has an error at the bottom, I'd check it out and fix it ;)

[kians mummy] - *hint* your format error is a simple one, just look closely, compare it to one of the other poems, you'll see it.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: There, Sammie. Use the one I submitted as a guide.

2013-05-01 [Lord Josmar]: Oh my goodness, that poem hurt my brain Mort.

2013-05-01 [Flisky]: Sammie's poems are fixed. The spacing thing is fine, so long as they keep the hr tag.


[Mortified Penguin]: Please fix the format of your submission.

2013-05-01 [kians mummy]: Ha Ha, never seen one like that before, and [Flisky] although not intentional, it was a good come back lol. :)

2013-05-01 [Susie-Q]: Bwa hah hah hah hah hah. It's a masterpiece, truly a wonder to behold.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: There, is it fixed now? And what should I do about a poem that needs to be slightly different than the daily poem format allows for it to properly convey its poetic message? I've seen poems that were allowed before that didn't follow all the rules at the author's request, like ones with varying capitalization, but I don't know the extent to which I can be different. Is it not a poem if I don't adhere to the structure laid out for me? Am I not an artist if I don't color inside the lines? How can I express my true emotions and poetic prowess with so many soul crushing limitations? But still, kinky soul crushing action aside, there's the issue of not knowing what I'm allowed to do. The rules state what I can't do, yes, but they aren't absolute, as I've observed. So, what then can I do? What is and is not wrong with my poem? It also says the bosses won't tell me what is wrong with my poem, but this is more of a question about the forced format and the rules.

2013-05-01 [Flisky]: Mort, there's nothing wrong with the poem. Merely the format.

And please take the chatter elsewhere.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: The way it's formatted is essential to the poem.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: That little unbolded 'h' in the title is used, partly, to foreshadow the inadequacy of the poem. The indention on line four is used to show that line four has been indented. And the part about me saying it was angrily written by me is supposed to be reminiscent of an angry father or creator and his sad, beaten child, which symbolizes the poem. That part is necessary to get my point across on child abuse. And all the little mistakes show that it's broken and different, but it's still trying. Nothing about it is right, but it's still up there doing its best, despite its upbringing. Despite its drunken father beating it. The title is wrong, the body is bad, and the ending is the coup de grâce that makes the poem what it is. It's perfect in its imperfections, you see, and is representative of many things, all of which I can tell you when I think up what they are.

2013-05-01 [Flisky]: Yes, but the author line is...not correct.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: But I need it to be like that for the poem to be complete. That's the most important part of all. D:

2013-05-01 [Flisky]: ...But not with format. If it's part of the poem, then make another author line.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: But then it'll look stupiiiiid! :(

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: I can't have my work of art looking weird! All I'm good for is my poetry and if my poem looked askew, I'd be the laughing stock of the poetry community!

2013-05-01 [Flisky]: ...Just fix it or I will remove it. It already looks weird. So no worries about that.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: *sobs bitterly*

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: There, now it's fixed and flawless.

2013-05-01 [Flisky]: Now you're just trying to annoy me.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: Nuh uh, all those "Written by [Mortified Penguin]" lines were part of my updated poem. They were supposed to show an echo of the author, explaining who he was and that he too was flawed, and then it finished up with a "Written by anonymous" to signify that the author himself wasn't even the author and that there's a mysterious third party, which is an effect often used by Poe and Rembrandt in their poetry. The uQt'd <hr> at the end shows that the poem is complete, but still, following the motif of imperfection, flawed.

2013-05-01 [Flisky]: Just no.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: And the rules also state, "The Daily Poem Bosses will not correct your submission for you." But you "corrected" my updated submission. That's cheating. D:

2013-05-01 [Flisky]: The Daily Poem bosses also reserve the right to remove poems from the page and ask people to stop commenting and posting. Please do not make me do that Mort.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: Actually, the rules state that they can, "reserve the right to not feature poems based upon the quality of work," not based on personal vindiction and jealousy of an author's talent. And there's nothing about them being able to stop commenting and posting that's relevant and actually about the submissions and the rules. There's just a short request that chatter be kept off the page, so that the things I'm trying to discuss can be discussed. However, I will concede to you and leave it at that and not further edit my now mangled poem. I hope you are happy.

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: On that note, I would like to point out that I've submitted a new poem and would like to make sure it's acceptable. Is it acceptable?

2013-05-01 [Flisky]: There are things about not spamming the page. And yes, that's fine, if that's what you want to post.

2013-05-01 [Susie-Q]: your eloquent use of the English language is causing my diaphragm to erupt in uncontrollable spasm leaving me in tears on the floor. I believe the pigmies of Africa refer to thus phenomena as laughter. It's so painful yet beautiful. Bravo mort, you have used speech to send my abdominal muscles into convulsions. All praise "written by [Mortified Penguin]"

2013-05-01 [Mortified Penguin]: That is a good point. But, so this page isn't clogged with spam about how great my poetry is, please take it to Daily Poets' Choice. And feel free to nominate my poems to be on Mainstreet while you're there!

2013-05-02 [Susie-Q]: Too lazy. But someone definitely should. Yeah, definitely.

2013-05-06 [Flisky]: [pegasus1000]: please fix the format of your submission.

2013-05-10 [Susie-Q]: spacing from what I see. Though im running on two hours of sleep and a hangover so I could be mistaken

2013-05-10 [Chimes]: Because the bosses haven't replied yet: I do believe the error that was there has been fixed. It looks fine to me now. (There was a colon where there shouldn't've been.)

2013-05-10 [Flisky]: Oops. Sorry. This page was lost in my wiki comments section. Yes, the error was fixed.

2013-05-25 [kians mummy]: So have my poems gone to the queue?

2013-05-25 [wicked fae mage]: Yes, if the poems were here before, aren't now and:
-they weren't removed after a warning was given about a mistake
-you didn't take them down

2013-12-31 [wicked fae mage]: [dark starlight], please fix the format of your submission

2014-04-29 [Mortified Penguin]: I fixed it for her, since I owe her for introducing me to Elftown.

But we're totally even now. >:o

2014-08-04 [Flisky]: A number of poems have been moved to the queue. :D

2014-08-04 [Lirerial]: What does that mean?

2014-08-04 [Flisky]: That means that poems have been moved from this page to the page that we chose the features from. ^_^ And that anyone who previously reached the four poem limit on this page should check because they may be able to post more poems.

2014-08-04 [Lirerial]: Oh cool :3

2014-08-06 [pegasus1000]: :)

2014-08-14 [Linderel]: Before anybody starts wondering what the heck my poems are doing on this page: I retired. :D I'm allowed to submit again! \o/

2014-08-14 [*OGD*]: Yay!!

2014-08-21 [kamisch]: Whoa. I don't think I remember a time before you were in charge. Interesting O.o ...and that's the end of my chatter.

2014-10-16 [Sunrose]: I do though :P

2014-11-03 [Teufelsweib]: the whole first verse of that poem has been submitted before, hasn't it? O_o

2014-11-03 [Mortified Penguin]: A Dream Revisited

It's now part of an expanded poem. Which is technically a different poem.

2014-11-03 [Mortified Penguin]: Gah!

2014-11-04 [Linderel]: Your poem has taught me a new word. Neat.

2014-11-04 [Avaz]: Which word?

2014-11-04 [Mortified Penguin]: "Sun" most likely. Can't say I've ever personally come across that word before. Nope. Not once.

*pushes [Sunrose] down some stairs for no particular reason*

2014-11-04 [Linderel]: "purblind"

And then we shut up.

2015-09-11 [Mortified Penguin]: And nobody ever commented again.

2015-10-04 [pelv13]: not even one time

2015-10-04 [Mortified Penguin]: Especially not twice.

2015-10-04 [pelv13]: unless proceeding to three... three shall be the number of your counting (four is right out)

2019-12-09 [Alexi Ice]: Damn we should update this tho

2019-12-10 [wicked fae mage]: Yep.

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