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Fan Section: Poetry

Postby Will Lestrange » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:34 am

Quidditch, and other broom games, have long inspired poetry!

Remember this Gaelic poem written in the eleventh century?
The players assembled, twelve fine, hearty men,
They strapped on their cauldrons, stood poised to fly,
At the sound of the horn they were swiftly airborne
But ten of their number were fated to die.

Or what about the classic, written by Ingolfr the Iambic in the early 1400s
Oh, the thrill of the chase as I soar through the air
With the Snitch up ahead and the wind in my hair
As I draw ever closer, the crowd gives a shout
But then comes a Bludger and I am knocked out.

This is your opportunity to create such a poem! To earn QWC points and Beans, it must be at least four lines long, about Quidditch (or some other broom game) and of your own making. Also, keep your poem HOL appropriate! Write it -- and post it below. You have until 11:59 PM HOL on July 17th to do so!

You get 5 QWC points for creating your poem. You will also receive 10 Beans for said creation.

You do not have to use the poetic forms shown for your own poem. However, whatever you use, it must be at least 4 lines long to get those points and beans.

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Maxim Trevelyan
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Re: Fan Section: Poetry

Postby Maxim Trevelyan » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:03 am

Quodpot Haiku

First question or fifth.
Take a chance to answer it.
Just do not get BOOMed!

Should I answer fast?
Or I do it very slow?
What a lovely game.
Thank you Dario!

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Re: Fan Section: Poetry

Postby Will Lestrange » Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:04 am

I raced across the Aingingein course
Not quite as fast as a thoroughbred horse.
But unless the next player beats my time
The Ainginigein cup is as good as mine.

He's halfway through the course, on pace
To beat my time over this race.
But he swerved slightly off track
And flames emerge out of his back!

His time won't count as he caught fire.
So I'll get the prize of my desire.
Though it wasn't my best race today,
A win's a win... as people say!

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Re: Fan Section: Poetry

Postby Sirius Fudge » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:36 am

The cheers of the crowd
"Ireland! Ireland! Ireland! Ya!"
Will went in, scoring!
But a blurb of scarlet robes
Cody! It's him, everyone!

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Re: Fan Section: Poetry

Postby Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:26 am

Flying high above the pitch
Hoping to be the winning witch
That elusive ball
Agile and so small
Zooming after the Golden Snitch

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Re: Fan Section: Poetry

Postby Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:17 am

Ireland awesome day
Cody blasted at first turn
Will got points galore
But then Scarlet got wiped out
Of course we didn't cheer - much

Sirius laughed immoderately at my tanka attempt. thpptt~
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Re: Fan Section: Poetry

Postby Prof. Cody Lewis » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:29 am

No one's scaria' than Bulgaria,
We all up in yo' area
Scorin' goals, catchin' Snitches,
Causin' mass hysteria!

*mic drop*

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Kendra Givens
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Re: Fan Section: Poetry

Postby Kendra Givens » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:49 am

Specifically HOL-quidditch related...

So many questions, so little time,
Missing “mauve top hat” is such a crime,
Don’t forget numbers twelve and three,
I wonder what the next question will be!

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Shiloh Adlar
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Re: Fan Section: Poetry

Postby Shiloh Adlar » Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:12 am

Quidditch practice is usually fun
I know the answers, one by one
But during a game, my brain goes numb
And I wait for them very slowly to come

On a real pitch I’d fly
Fast through the sky
No answers to know
Or words per minute to show

I’d chase down that quaffle
Or maybe the snitch
I’d no longer fly myself
Into the ditch.
Shiloh Adlar, Sixth Year, Prefect, RQT Co-Captain
"Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world." -Voltaire

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Re: Fan Section: Poetry

Postby Will Lestrange » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:41 am

If you want team points
For writing a poem in here,
Do it very soon!

The deadline is the
End of next HOL day.
So get your poems in!

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Re: Fan Section: Poetry

Postby Prof. Arielle Lemoyne » Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:50 am

I love quidditch, I love the hype
but on the pitch, I just can’t type.
I try to dodge, my fingers glitch.
I type dododge, my teammates twitch.
I think I’m hitting the right keys
but all of it is typoese.
I know you think my typing’s poor -
Just wait until I practice more!

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Re: Fan Section: Poetry

Postby Kim Alting » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:40 pm

Flying on our broom
We go as high, as the moon

Chasing, Beating, Defending, and Scoring
This Quidditch season won't be boring


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Re: Fan Section: Poetry

Postby Aurelia West » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:56 pm

Whether chasing or seeking
Perhaps even keeping
The teams do assemble for play

And when balls pass and hopes dash
The teammates they don't clash
We all hope for another day

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