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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The Manuscript (04/29/10)

TITLE: A Feast of Manuscripts
By Verna Cole Mitchell
05/02/10


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In offices of editors
Are manuscripts galore.
Lepisma Saccharina love
These readings to explore.

“Hooray!”cries Sybil Silverfish
To all her family.
“I’ve found a pile of papers here.
How lucky could we be!”

“Just what I’d hoped to see,” says Cy
“Collected recipes.
I bet I’ll find a cake and pie.
Sweet treats are sure to please.”

“Although the words seem alien,
And that does not surprise,
Sci-fi’s most suited to my taste,”
Sylvester slyly sighs.

“Look, here’s a book of prayers,” says Sid,
A smile upon his face.
“I never thought I’d have a chance
To be consuming grace.”

“I’m nibbling on politics;
I can’t imagine why,”
Sabrina states disgustedly.
“The pages are so dry.”

”I’m mad for music,” Cyrus says,
“What joy this songbook brings!”
Between each mouthful he enjoys,
He rapturously sings.

“Philosophy’s my cup of tea
With wise words from the sages.”
Sinclair proclaims how he enjoys
The wisdom of the ages.

“I’m savoring such rich romance,”
Sophia rhapsodizes.
“Too much of that will make you sick.”
Celina then advises.

Says Cicero, the connoisseur,
“I’ve tasted for a test
Some travel and some history,
But poetry’s the best.

“The authors of these manuscripts
They labored long to write
Will likely never even know
We feasted here tonight.”


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Beth LaBuff 05/06/10
Oh so very clever with this "feast" (and PERFECT title too). I loved the way "Sylvester slyly sighs" comes off the lips. :) Your consonance and creativity with all the names is wonderful too!
Charla Diehl 05/07/10
This was fun, fluent, imaginative and the title is perfect for all that followed.
angelos2 wark05/07/10
Excellent!
Thoroughly enjoyed the feast!
Barbara Lynn Culler05/11/10
i loved the names of those feasters. i "got" most of them!
Joanne Sher 05/11/10
Oh, Verna - this is SOO fun. And masterfully crafted. LOVE it, my friend.
Joan Campbell05/11/10
Clever and funny, this is a light, delightful read! I especially loved the clever names you used.
Sarah Elisabeth 05/11/10
So clever and creative! Loved the "dry" politics, and don't over indulge on romance, lol!
Fabulous job!
Yvonne Blake 05/11/10
EWWWWWW...So that's what made all those holes in my books!
Patricia Turner05/12/10
The first time I've ever found silverfish loveable. I love your terrific poem's creativity.
Mona Purvis05/12/10
How do you come up with such quirky ideas? This is just splendid. So creative. Wonderful in every way.

Mona
Loren T. Lowery05/12/10
Hmm, I'm wondering which editor I would ever send my manuscript to. I would only hope it would meet with such pleasure as Sinclair or Cicero or possibly Sophia might enjoy.
Carole Robishaw 05/12/10
Verna, LOVED this.
T. F. Chezum05/12/10
Fun read and very clever. :)
Carol Slider 05/12/10
This poem is delightful in every way--a rich feast of words, to be sure! Love it!!
Eliza Evans 05/13/10
Oh Verna! I missed your hint.

You are wonderful! So very, very much fun.

~Consuming grace

~dry polical papers

~too much of that will make you sick

I think you just made my day!