As You Like It

Since everyone seemed to enjoy “Tea with Trolls” (PDF, by the way, is now available for download on the page), I did a quick poll of what you all wanted to write about next, and dragons won by a landslide. Which is fitting, since the year 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, specifically the water dragon.

I will take small poems until Wednesday December 28th about dragons and/or water and/or fire (something to warm us in the middle of winter) to prepare a post for New Year’s Day. As before, I will take up to 5, and you’re guaranteed at least one poem just for sending me something!

Theme/What to write about: Dragons and/or water and/or fire.

What form: Haiku, senryu, tanka, kyoka, gogyōka, renku, haibun, haiga (doodles most welcome!), small stones, etc.

How many: As many as you want! I will take as many as 5 and no less than 1.

When: Send them in by Wednesday, December 28th (I will wait until the whole world has reached the 28th); I will post a PDF on this blog on New Years Day.

Where to send: Either leave a comment to this post or send an email to aubriecox [at] gmail [dot] com!

Other important stuff:
Things you should keep in mind/include:

• Most journals will consider these works published

• If your work is already published, include the publishing credits (it’s kind of important and a nice thing to do)

• You, as the writer/artist/poet/etc, retain the rights to you work before and after it appears on my blog/in the PDF.

• If you want me to link back, please send along the name and link of your blog/Twitter account/website/etc! Also, make sure your have your name listed as you would like for it to appear.

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71 thoughts on “As You Like It

  1. snowbirdpress says:

    kitchen dragons
    steamed in Christmas pudding
    Happy New Year!
    ~Merrill Ann Gonzales

    Merrill Gonzales @ twitter

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  9. Susan Shand says:

    first frost
    we practice breathing
    the breath of dragons

    water dragons
    watch over the sword
    of Dozmary pool

    Goen Bren
    where Fowey river rises
    dragons sleep

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  11. ~
    campfire stories
    with winged soar
    his flamed eye

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  13. Aubrie, how about this one for your bloog:

    a fire breathing dragon
    tattooed
    on her cold shoulder

    Johnny Baranski

    I also have a haiga but will have to send that via e-mail.

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  15. Brandy Bockewitz says:

    asthmatic coughs
    from the cave
    the dragon misfit

  16. A~Lotus says:

    how my little niece
    gobbles up strawberries…
    snapdragon breath

  17. from the smell of campfire embers winter light

  18. snowbirdpress says:

    drawing the dragon
    on the fourth day of Christmas
    Holy Innocents Day

    • winter silence
      on crystal chess pieces
      the dragon’s spine

      • snowbirdpress says:

        in the darkness the dragon
        bows to the star
        Epiphany Peace

      • snowbirdpress says:

        Your haiku brings thoughts of a terrible night in German history… and the world still mourns… and we still pray as best we can to follow the path of peace and love.

        • Kristallnacht, Ah yes…
          I had no intention to allude to that event in my attempt. Unfortunately, it continues and free democracies, especially us do not act to stop it even with military force. For example, Cambodia with Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, Kosovo and finally, we acted, but not for Rwanda, Darfur, and it goes on and on… Thank goodness, we acted in Iraq to stop the slaughter of the Kurds and the draining of the Iraqi Marshes by Saddam Hussein in revenge against the Shia Marsh people. I agree with the late Christopher Hitchens that the war to remove Hussein was necessary to prevent genocide against the Kurds and the starvation of the Marsh people of Sothern Iraq.

          drained Iraqi Marsh
          the cracked lips of children

          • snowbirdpress says:

            This time of year, when our awareness of perfection collides with the reality of what our actions and in actions have caused create images in our mind that are triggered with a word here or a word there… So much of the world can not be changed and yet it changes all the time, every moment, and each of us are asked to find the way to peace…true peace within each of us. I had just been drawing my dragon at the same time preparing for Epiphany…and your use of the word crystal with chess pieces … seemed to rise to the power of a symbol.

            first killing frost
            the cancer patient – my friend
            denied fuel assisance

            I surely hope we do better in the coming year.

      • red horizon
        in the Da lat paddy
        rice dragon’s eye

  19. Da lat Christmas
    up and down the tree
    fireflies

  20. A~Lotus says:

    on this park bench the braided light of snow and thoughts

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