Formal Fluency Cinematic Challenge
|Nov 30, 2012
Cinematic poetry has roots that go back to Gawain and the Green Knight at least (in middle English no less). Everything is described precisely, it paints a picture, and you can practically feel the camera pan across the words. Poetry isn't just about painting emotions, it's about painting a scene as well. For this challenge, you're going to write about a landscape, a particular setting that has touched you. Without mentioning any emotions or thoughts, you're going to write the feeling by writing the landscape.
There is no line or word limit (but for the sake of my sanity, please don't write it in middle English). It must be a cinematic poem that does not address thoughts or emotions at all. Embrace the visual for this challenge.
As Gene Belcher said, "Paint me a word picture!"
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Entries must be received before midnight of Friday, November 30th (UTC time) and the winner will be announced within one week of that date.
Entries must be cinematic poems that describe a landscape and your feelings about it without mentioning your thoughts or feelings at all, as described above.
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Only one entry per member, please. Multiple entries will all be disqualified.
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