Friday, April 21, 2006

Announcing the two Poets of the Lamp

Notice I am calling them "Poets of the lamp" and not 'winners'. This is not about 'winning' or 'losing', but rather about which poem gets placed where. The two poems chosen by J.A.H. will be featured on the lamp. To find out how the others are used interactively, stay tuned for upcoming posts. I personally found that all of the pieces spoke to Diva in their own way, adding more to her dimensions through the perspectives of those who have been seeing her evolve over the past few months. To borrow Angelboy's title, each piece was in fact a "Love Spell". It is almost time for Diva to manifest fully and the energy in all of the 'poetic spells' has surely spurred her on. Now ...

Announcing the Poets of the Lamp
as chosen by J.A.H. from the Write a poem to Diva experience,
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Luminance
by Poet of the Lamp Guanauanare.
Windows breaking free from their frames
Are released to be never open or shut
To be themselves, not holding anything within or without
Diva, help me to stand true in any light.
The judge's comments: I like the originality with which the Diva is portrayed in this poem. It does not show the Diva as we expect in a well-developed, strong personality but the Diva that is becoming. The writer's call for the Diva to 'help her/him stand true in any light' brings another dimension to the Diva, that of a spiritual being. I truly liked this conceptualisation of the Diva.
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(scroll down for the second Poet of the Lamp)
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Diva Vibrations (Di-vibrations)
by Poet of the Lamp Tracy J.
Divibrations pour out
Like light it pours out
Like love it pours out
Like sunlight it rays, rays, rains on me.
The Judge's comments: I enjoyed this poem for its funky rhythm. There is a kind of swagger in the words and the beat. The power of the Diva in bringing these positive vibrations of light and love is simply yet dramatically portrayed and the writer's awe, respect and love for the Diva again gives the Diva a mystical persona, as the writer portrays the Diva as external to as well as internal to him/herself.
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Congratulations to the two Poets of the Lamp! Tracy J, you will be receiving your Diva Kit next week. Please contact me with your mailing address so it can be delivered. Guanaguanare, as I had said, if you were one of the chosen two (which you did in fact end up being), Diva's heavenly winged messengers would have to deliver to you. Pay particular attention to your dreams within the next seven nights to receive your blessings, courtesy Diva's messengers. And both of you, stay tuned to see how Diva incorporates your poems.
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To the other poets, thank you again and, as I said yesterday, your poems will also be used in an interactive way. Stay tuned to find out how.
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Elspeth

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4 Comments:

Blogger thebookmann said...

Dear Elspeth, did you consider pushing this process a bit further, like using voice to bring these submissions to life. Would it be more interesting to listen rather than read the work?

thebookmann

4:00 PM  
Blogger Elspeth said...

I have only thought of them visually. The interactive bit I may do with the other 3 might involve 'audio', but not in the sense of using voice to read them/bring them to life. (Or I may go an entirely different route with them).

7:54 PM  
Anonymous theglasshermitage said...

Congratulations to Tracy J and Guanaguanare!! Looking forward to seeing the words incorporated into the lamp.

4:58 PM  
Anonymous Guanaguanare: the laughing gull said...

Guanaguanare jes get de news and he on de beach bowin' he head low, low, low, he bony lef knee bent, lef wing tip dark across he ches, right wing glowing against de sky. He sennin' blessings to you all an' he go be watchin' he dreams.

Divibrations pour out
Like light it pours out
Like love it pours out
Like sunlight it rays, rays, rains on me.

Tracy J, dat is de blessed ting self!

3:27 PM  

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