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Cleo_Serapis
Hello! sun.gif

We are now accepting nominations for the following TWO MM awards:


Crown Jewels Award

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*Crown Jewel Awards can be nominated by any member of MM at any time. This award is granted to those tiles that best demonstrate perfection of form with a powerful punch ~ two great combinations!

Faery Award

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*Faery Awards can be nominated by any member of MM at any time. These are awarded to those tiles that best capture our muses.

If you find a tile particularly moving, why not nominate it for an MM award today? dance.gif

All we need to know is the following:


  • Author
  • Name of tile
  • Forum posted
  • What was it about the piece that inspired you to nominate it?
  • Which award is the tile nominated for?


Thanks all!
~Cleo  cheer.gif
Toumai
Having been thru the January posts for the Mod Awards and reminded myself of all the fabulous things therin I still find this very hard, but if I had to make a couple of nominations they might be as follows:

Crown Jewels Award (form)

A Good Day for a Hunt by JohnK (originally posted in Stonehenge, moved to Seren's, now in the archive)
Yes, I know it is prose. But it is a form - a 'drabble': exactly 100 words. And it is a perfect piece where the poetic forest atmosphere makes my skin tingle. http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=3496

If I'm not allowed that, I shall choose Browntaxer's Last "Stand and Deliver" by Alan (Plato's Pearls) because it made me laugh so hard I spilt my coffee (might have been worse had I already finished it).


Faery Award (muse-capturing)

(Knowing my take on muses, especially if captured, should there really be an award so tempting? hsdance.gif )

I would suggest The Matrix, a snippet challenge by Nina (also in Seren's) as the words have inspired a poem that not only uses them seemlessly but also describes the film brilliantly and succinctly.
http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=3417


Fran
Cybele
Good morning Lori, dance.gif

I should like to nominate

EXCULPATED by Alan in Seren's

for the Faery Award.

Every time I read it I am blown away by the way he compares his attraction to the woman with the instinctive attraction of the white moth to the flower. Just as Nature intended! sun.gif
Dear Grace,

"I should like to nominate
EXCULPATED by Alan in Seren's
for the Faery Award.

Every time I read it I am blown away by the way he compares his attraction to the woman with the instinctive attraction of the white moth to the flower. Just as Nature intended! "

My goodness, I knew you liked it, but THAT good ?

Actually, considering it was a 10-word challenge answer, I suppose I can be very proud of it !

Thank you very much.

Love
Alan

PS - Did Cleo put it up yet? Haven't seen it.
Cleo_Serapis
Hi Grace and Alan. grinning.gif

I will be posting TWO more items for awards hopefully this evening. laugh.gif

I also just received an email from Sylvia who writes:
"I seem to remember that members can name poets for awards, but for the life of me I can't recall how to go about it. I just wanted to say that I'd love this poem of Ephiny's (SOLSTICE, BY EPHINY) to be awarded a Faery Award? Is that possible? Or else something equally significant. I think it's absolutely beautiful, as most of Ephiny's work. Mostly, I love the mystical and/or legendary elements contrasted with today's everyday life. I think she has great talent, in this area especially. Her imagery is so delightful, also the questionning and the going back & forth in time."

Stay tuned! Bunny.gif irish.gif
Toumai
Hi Lori,

Please may I nominate Jox's 'Moonlit Duet for One' for a Faery Award: a poem that sends shivers down the spine, even now in summer.

http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=3007
Thanks,

Fran
Jox
Gosh that was quick.

I hadn't even thanked Fran for her kind nomination then whoosh! it's there.

So thank you Lori for the award and congratulations.

Thank you Fran so much for the nomination. "a poem that sends shivers down the spine." - your comment also means much to me, Fran. Thank you.

I do appreciate this Faery - this poem is most special to me.

J.




Psyche
Hi Cleo ! sun.gif

I would like to nominate Perrorist for a Crown Jewels Award for his piece Ugh? which is located at:

http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=3452

I think it's a masterly piece, with wonderful use of irony and/or humour. Good spoof on what goes on in the world of "creativity", with strong basis in truth.
Great parody.

Best to all,
Psyche detective.gif
Psyche
Quick work, Lori ! You're a magician !! Wizard.gif

I've had my eye on that piece by Perry for some time, but shattered keyboards and other obstacles slow me down... :(

By the way, while i'm about it, i remember i posted a Faery nomination for Eisa's Roof Over the World (which you awarded her), but i posted it in the wrong Forum and my post was removed elsewhere. But where?! detective.gif

Is this the correct place to propose nominations, or should I be doing it somewhere else?

Thank you, Lori !!!

Hugs,
Sylvia butterfly.gif
Siren
Congrats James on the Award... May u always be inspired to treat us to perfection....


:)

Dani
Psyche
Hi Lori !!  sun.gif

Yes, but.... my proposal to nominate Eisa's Roof Over Our World or Perpetual Glory for a Faery Award has totally disappeared from either thread. I know I posted it, but it's gone...  Speechless.gif

I know you already awarded her the Faery plaque, but all the same I'll put another link here, now, so that anybody who wishes can view it easily, as it's such a beautiful poem. Please forgive me if the link turns out to be duplicated, but for the life of me I can't find it any more  turtle.gif  turtle.gif



Hugs to all,
Sylvia  turtle.gif
Psyche
Hi Cleo !! sun.gif

Please may I propose Fran's Night Terrors for a Faery Award?

http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=4119

I think Fran has brilliantly expressed the relationship between a mother & child, at bedtime, when Mummy is trying to soothe baby into a restful sleep, in spite of the horrors, yes, the horrors, that actually do go on in this world.

The poem evokes profound reflections and doubts on the mother's side, when, perhaps unwittingly, she transmutes the word "lie" (for lying down comfortably to sleep), into "lies", meaning the actual lies we tell children, hoping to lull them into a deep, healing sleep.

The lines of Fran's poem also fit in very well with the theme of nightmares, because she uses words or phrases that are very much related to dreams or, if one wishes, surreal experiences born from dreams. Or plain amusing names that mothers invent, when putting their child to bed ! pharoah2.gif

Hugs to all,
Sylvia turtle.gif
PS: I prefer her original, with minor changes, but never mind, it's all fantastic, in my humble opinion ! lovie.gif
Toumai
Sylvia, Thanks very much  blush.gif
Fran
Psyche
Hey, no blushing, Fran...  grinning.gif  I'm sincerely impressed by your poem, and I shall be looking at more of your work asap. I'm no expert crit, I just know what I like...  cloud9.gif
Hugs,
Sylvia  butterfly.gif
Nina
Hi Lori,

I'd like to nominate James' Paper People, posted in Hermes, for a Crown Jewels Award

http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=3481

Though not the easiest poem to read for different reasons, it is unforgettable and of the many poems on MM it is the one that has stuck in my mind and moved me the most. It is a very powerful poem, that is quite disturbing to read because it evokes very strong, vivid images in my mind, almost like a nightmare.

Nina
Toumai
I'll second that nonination, please, Lori. It is a stunning, disturbing and powerful poem.
Fran
Jox
Nina,

Gosh, that is a powerful reaction. I'm stunned.

Thank very much you Nina - but sorry to give you neo-nightmares though.

On the one hand, it is great to write something which evokes a strong reaction - on t'other I don't want to scare you or others.

Thank you for the nomination, also.

Fran, Thanks for your comments too - and for seconding the nomination.

J.




Nina
Hi James

I didn't mean it gave me nightmare.  It is more the way the  different almost disjointed images one after another, flash through my mind and the feel is similar to that of a nightmare and very powerful, disturbing, not frightening.

Nina
Psyche
Hi Cleo ! sun.gif

I would like to nominate Don's poem Downsize Show for a Crown Jewel's Award.

http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=4906

I just had another read and think it's a brilliant piece. I agree with you that Don should send it to the major newspapers or maybe to the President himself.
It certainly carries a punch, which is what the Crown Jewel's Award is about, and tho' Don says it's F.V., nevertheless I detect form in the background... well, ya know me, lately i'm seeing form all over the place....  oops.gif  upside.gif  (i'm into Intelligent Design and all that ....ha...ha...) :p   Shock

By the way, Don, if you read this, all I can say at the witching hour is that I think you should leave "Thespians". You'll have to work out the other bits with James, since you asked him to go ahead & do his critting !  oops.gif

Best to all,
Sylvia  turtle.gif
Psyche
Hi Cleo !   sun.gif

May I propose a Faery Award for Billydo's (Mike) poem "Argh" located at:

http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=4962

I think it's brilliantly set out, super original, unconventional and cool....  cool.gif  pharoah2.gif

A knockout ! Fantastic wording, as well.

As I was saying elsewhere,  oops.gif  upside.gif  cool.gif  I hereby propose a new plaque for transgressive, lawless, futuristic stuff with original layouts and any other qualifications that make it VERY different from the usual poetry, including irregular punctuation (or none at all) and loopy spacing, etceteraaa..... medusa.gif

Well, that said, I shall go have that beer before retiring to me bedchamber...
Hugs to all,
Sylvia  dragon.gif  :block:  gimli.gif
Nina
Hi Lori

I'd like to nominate the Flash-Jam response Zephyrina by James (Jox) for a Faery Award

http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=5588

It is a superb piece with great depth for a short piece, very philosophical and wonderfully sensual and simply a brilliant flash.

Nina
Toumai
What an excellent idea, Nina!
It is a fantastic piece of flash writing.
Well done, James

Fran
Jox
Hi Nina, Fran,

Thank you very much indeed for this nomination - a lovely surprise. I'd had some very kind feedback on this flash but I didn't realise it was appreciated quite so much.

Thank you Nina for your nomination - and Fran for your seconding. I'm very touched.

J.
Cleo_Serapis
I'd like to nominate Toumai's Asylum in Seren's Synapse for the poem's poignant message.
http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=3479

Congrats Fran! magicwand.gif fairy.gif dragonfly.gif
Jox
Hi Lori,

Yes I'll second Fran's poem.

It has both political topicality and humanity as its core themes and is written really well, too.

J.
Toumai
Thanks, Lori, James blush.gif cloud9.gif

Please may I nominate a tile, too? I would like to nominate James's poignant poem on the thoughts of a young suicide bomber, And the Girl with Chestnut Hair (Seren's)
http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=4577
I think this is very though provoking and manages to capture both the humanity and inhumanity of the narator's situation - not any easy balance to achieve without cliche.

Hugs,

Fran
Nina
Hi Lori

I'll second James' poem.  It is very thought provoking and with the recent suicide bombings in London still very much in the news, scarily topical

Nina
Jox
Hi all,

I'd like to nominate Lori's "Dark Ages, 2005" for a Farey Award.

Dark Ages, 2005 here

As I said at the time:

"Wow, Lori, this is powerful and I think for you - unusually topical.

You've used several techniques plus references to history to make your point very well."

The poem makes interesting comparissons between history and today's "caring society". Well done, Lori.

James.
Jox
Thanks Lori - but you certainly deserved it. :)

Thank you very much Fran and Nina for my nomination - greatly appreciated; though I wish the material for my poem didn't exist.

Thank you - and thanks to Lori for the work sorting the awards out.

J.
Jox
Hi

Faery Award Nomination.

I wish to nominate Nina's new poem "Taken By The Sea." (Freeform)

It is a multi-interpretable poem which shows the power of something greater than human conscience. Actually, it shows many things, depending on one's interpretation(s).

http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=7021

Nina writes many excellent poems but I still think this is one of her best. It is also a superb lesson in crafting a minimalist freeform poem - with its economy and precision of language.

I hope others agree that it is a fantastic poem.

J.
Nina
Hi J

thank you so much for your nomination, very much appreciated.

Nina
Cleo_Serapis
I hereby nominate Grace's poem "Excalibur" as found here:

http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?...ost&p=69584

for the Crown Jewels award.

I find this jewel best demonstrates form in writing. It has rhythm, rhyme, meter and is a genuinely wonderful story to read and re-read!  vic.gif

Congrats Grace! claps.gif
~Cleo  pharoah2.gif
Psyche
Hi Lori !! lovie.gif

I'd like to nominate Grace's MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM for a Faery Award, may I?

http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=8361


She's still doing a little work on it, but it's so beautiful that I can't wait any longer to suggest this nomination... cloud9.gif

Hugs,
Sylvia butterfly.gif

PS: BTW, I found it a trifle difficult to find this nomination forum. In the Index at the bottom it just says something about Kings & Queens, but the words "member's nominations" (or something to that effect), doesn't figure. I suggest a change here, Lori, to make it clearer to members that THIS FORUM is where one posts suggestions for awards. What do you think?
I'm posting the suggestion here, since this is where my difficulty cropped up, and I've been a member for quite a long time !!! blush.gif
Cleo_Serapis
I would like to nominate "Midnight Odyssey" by Cathy in Herme's Homilies for the sheer delight in the words, message and rhythms.

It's magical! Wizard.gif

http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=3636
Cathy
This was most unexpected ...

Thank you so much Lori! blush.gif

Cathy
AMETHYST
I second, or perhaps 3 or even 4th it... It is worthy of great recognition...

Hugs, Liz ...
Psyche
Hi Lori ! sun.gif

May I suggest Merlin's DESERT CROSSING for a Faery Award?
I think it's a brilliant poetical description of crossing a searingly hot desert, without using the words that were banned in the challenge. Plus a few other words that Merlin also chose to avoid... impressive !!!

And such original imagery and thoughts, all in villanelle form, or, as Merlin puts it, Vill & Nell !!!

Click here

Hugs,
Sylvia cheer.gif
Kathy
FAERIE AWARD: Liz' poem, 'Senescence'. It's a wonderful Triolet, demonstrating shifts in meaning, as it should do. It's inspiring to see the way she worked on it, and the subject matter is poignant. She shows the old person's feelings rather than telling them.

Yep. A big fat beautiful Faerie award is merited; she made me want to write a Triolet.

Here 'tis:

http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=10148
Kathy
FAERIE AWARD. Jax, for 'The Taste of Peach is Heavy on our Tongues.' Brilliant freeform. Poetic language. Originality. And he gutted me with the content.

My freeform muse is raring to go.

Do you have any male faeries? Oh well. He's not partial to them anyway, but a beautiful Sprite is a kind of faerie, and he'd like that I think.

Please, a magic supernatural being to grace Jax' tiles.

http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=10194
Kathy
FAERIE AWARD. I nominate Nada Lott for 'A Sharecropper's Prayer.' It is written in anapestic metre, which is not easy. I'm inspired by the way she did it so naturally, incorporating local lingo as she went. The poem is worthy in itself; the easy pace, unobtrusive rhymes, the poignant story so well shown and neatly concluded, combine to create a very pleasing piece of work. She also manages to include assonance in all that, and retains the principle character's voice throughout.

This is a very good poem, but I want the Faerie for her because she captured the anapestic spirit and delighted my muse.

http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=10187
JaxMyth
Many thanks Kathy,

regards,

Jax
Michelle
I would like to nominate Mary Sullivan Boren's 'The Captive' for the Faerie award. The poem is in Herme's Homilies.

This poem presents the exuberance of youth guided by the loving hand of a father. It demonstrates a step taken toward goodness and is a superb metaphor showing how God as the Father guides his children in their daily lives.

I find this poem a brilliant composition.

Michelle
Mary Boren
Please accept my nomination of "Captive Bred," by Eisa, for the Crown Jewels Award. It is posted in Hermes:

http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=10977

I'm taken with this poem not only because the thought-provoking message hits home, but also because of the effective alliance of form and content. Eira clearly knew what she was doing in choosing the Logarhyme. The short lines interspersed between couplets echo the feeling of holding one's breath while looking at the animals on display. This captures the emotion a zoo evokes from me, as I am drawn to the cages but at the same time repelled by the idea of them.

Good job, Snow!

Mary
Eisa
Thank you so much Mary -- I feel very honoured that you have chosen this one.

Snow Snowflake.gif
Psyche
I would like to nominate Cailean's poem 'Invader' for a Faery Award. I think he has achieved great atmosphere and imagery; it is enigmatic, as well, so food for thought.



http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=11220

Sylvia
Xanadu
I would like to nominate Larry's Ciaron's Dream for the Fairy Award.

It reminded me of why I fell in love with poetry, with the beautiful music words can play.
Psyche
Hi Lori!

I would like to nominate Ron's sonnet:A Changing World for a Crown Jewel Award.

It has impressed me intensely, due to the perfect form and profound meaning, with a touch of humor thrown in, tho' quite subtle & perhaps ironical. He'll probably refute my interpretation of his piece, but I understand that A Changing World refers to one that goes around in circles...LOL...
Excellent vocabulary and metaphors.

Hope you'll agree....

Cheers, Syl ***
Psyche
Hi Lori!

May I nominate Snow's poem The Nestling for a Faery Award?

http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=12296

The way she has related a fallen nestling with a true event of 40 years ago is striking and highly original, as well as eye-opening. The poem brings tears to one's eyes, since one can visualize the sequence of events as if one were viewing a part of a movie...it's so real! Past and present, revisited, with excellent vocabulary and imagery.

Sylvia***
Psyche
I would like to nominate Thoth's poem Shrine of the Red Hornet Queen for a King Award. I think it's an exceptionally gripping epic poem, wonderfully rhymed, giving one the real "feel" of those lands and legends. I believe he's going to make a few tweaks still, but meanwhile he deserves the plaque, IMHO.

http://forums.mosaicmusings.net/index.php?showtopic=12438

Cheers to all,
Sylvia***
ohsteve
Lori,

I would like to nominate Snows's poem 'Christmas Remembrance' for a Faery award, right fromt the first word it grabbed me and at the ending I was overwhelmed and crying. This piece is very heartfelt and poignant and a cherished memory revealed all at the same time. It is in Seren's Synapse.

Thanks.

Steve
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