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Hydra ’Liope

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  1. how to write a poem in ten easy steps

    This is awesome. I love how you used imagery and figurative language. The part about te scritch scratch of the quill really got to me. A suggestion would be to add more sensory detail (other than visual). I love this.
  2. poetry/imagination exercise

    So I went to the clouds and hails sprung down down clatters rock solid tiny pebbles of ice! On the windshield they hit like golf balls Oh but they are small bouncing like glass beads And then they're gone! melted sublimated I can't tell And then they're gone. Just the drizzle of a lazy rain and stuffy air. Note: Wrote this with the rules that I couldnt go back and fix anything or think about the next line for too long. Feel free to make critiques and suggestions. -Hydralio
  3. Exquisite Corpse: April 2018

    Alright, so for this month, please write one line at a time in iambic pentameter with ABBAABBACDECDE rhyme scheme (then FGGFFGGF....) (basically petrarchan sonnet but it keeps going) last day to contribute is April 30th Happy National Poetry Month!! -Hydralio
  4. Hey guys, no one's added to the April Exquisite Corpse in a while....

    You should contribute something.

    It is National poetry month after all.



    1. queenie_flower


      Oh you right let me just write a line in like actual iambic pentameter which might take a bit bc I’ve got two tests to study for

  5. Exquisite Corpse: April 2018

    With you my soul forever feels such thrills
  6. Exquisite Corpse March 2018

    I breathe looking up at all the water completely submerged I feel no pressure in my chest
  7. Dreams

    i had this dream a couple of nights ago where I was at the doctors office and I was going to get brain surgery (it's weird--just a heads up) so they call my name and I go up from the waiting room which is just a bench right next to this chair where they want me to sit I sit and they ask me routine questions like they do in doctor's offices I think then I remember they drilled holes in the top of my cranium (in retrospect around the top of the frontal lobe or somatosensory cortex) I could feel my head vibrate and it tickled kind of like the feeling you get in your feet when you skateboard on bumpy asphalt, but in my head and in a concentrated area they did three drillings to prepare for the surgery so that when they were ready they could drill the fourth hole and remove that section of my cranium I was nervous because I didn't want to be awake while they did the surgery (i thought they were going to do it right then and there) then they give me this contraption a rod with a flat rounded extension for me to hold the part of my cranium where they drilled down that way it wouldn't break out they send me to wait in a different waiting room with my cranium cracked open for a long time then I think my dream shifted ————————————————————— I think this dream was in response to an experience I had at the ER a few weeks ago for a bloody nose that lasted over three hours the night was a back and forth of waiting for the nurses to call me and not getting much help from them when they did
  8. urban hive

    this is awesome!!!!!!
  9. The Goldifish

    Critiques & suggestions appreciated
  10. The Goldifish

    The smell of plexiglass and sawdust Pieces of the wall strewn across the atrium Bare bones and wood Sick goldfish—a large growth on its head Poor thing alone under the rubble The baby fish saved from the debris get a good home—reception tank
  11. Ordinary People by Judith Guest

    Hey guys! I was wondering if any of you have read Ordinary People by Judith Guest and what your opinion of it is. (I had a pretty bad experience with it and wanted to know how others responed to it. My teacher is crazy about the book and it makes me want to vomit.) Thanks, Hydralio
  12. roadside flora

    this is awesome its so rhythmic. have you thought about adding music?
  13. The Old Farm

    This is a great poem!
  14. ER

    Took a shower Well past midnight After the germ emporium: I bled for three hours I still cant believe They were going to dispatch me with someone else's used Afrin spray
  15. Exquisite Corpse March 2018

    I find in nature as much pattern as disarray—what charm!—
  16. Musics suggestions?

  17. Musics suggestions?

    Id love if you could share your playlist. -Hydralio
  18. Musics suggestions?

    Here are some lgbtq artists: Hayley Kiyoko Freddy Mercury (Queen) Elton John David Bowie St. Vincent Billie Holiday Kehlani
  19. Exquisite Corpse March 2018

    some find peace in the serenity of natural things—not as I do for its constant motion, tumult, uncertainty, imminent danger
  20. Critters

    There's a bug in my head So go good Oh. Well get to it be a stream bubbling but not soft . Not the worms alone. Critters you said wriggling in your fingers like kids asked to sit still in class.
  21. Burnt Out

    I just have to make it through the week I’m a vacuum with a full bag Full of dust, hair, and essential things I dropped them under the bed and then completely forgot about it I’m too full to keep sucking I’m burnt out I’m coughing on the dust Feel the tickles and I sneeze I’m tired, sick inside just want to close my eyes again clinging to my pillow staring at the ceiling sinking in…. sinking in…. But the light and the people Don’t listen to me That’s ok I have to do my part I’ve accepted that at least But there’s a little grain in my stomach that stings I don’t know if it’s dread or guilt I won’t do anything My body is used to “Oh pity me, pity me” but I don’t want to regress to homey helplessness and pointing my sword at my chest with the ravine behind me Author's Note: Critiques welcomed.
  22. Exquisite Corpse February 2018

    // I feel wine in your soul—ruby around the edges where light gets through— full bodied in the center
  23. new users can't join the slam for free

    @Autumn@CICADA We would really appreciate to understand why new Slammers have to buy a subscription. Thanks, Hydralio