What am I? (9)

Anything goes, but keep it seemly...

Postby MCC » Wed May 24, 2006 4:11 pm

Ok, I concede to emm's
Oodles of poems.


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The Prisoner

Here I am again
Much to your dismay
You hoped I've been incarcerated
And finally put away.

No hope there you see
No need to shed a tear
But if Old Bill catches me
I'll be banged up for 40 year.


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Postby emm » Wed May 24, 2006 9:20 pm

Nice one, MCC. It's good of you to call mine poetry – I know it’s really doggerel, but I‘m hoping for improvement, so I’m going to keep working at it (groaning sounds) … privately (sighs of relief).:D I think there’s a lovely balance between poetry and mathematics though, and to encourage the genre, there is a prize for the best ending to this limerick.

"There was a young lady from Kew
…………"

Nota Bene
- The word Sudoku must appear at least once in the limerick
- The criteria for “Best’ will be determined by me
- There will be no arguing or SULKING
- Prizes are not transferable:D
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Postby MCC » Thu May 25, 2006 8:09 am

How about:

"There was a young lady from Kew
She did not know what to do
Getting her knickers in a twist
She broke her wrist
Doing this extremely hard Sudoku"



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Postby RW » Thu May 25, 2006 7:04 pm

A competition with only one entry doesn't seem very fair, so here's my version of the same story:

"There was a young lady from Kew
solving a hard sudoku
but she didn't know what to do
as the clues were all too few

along came grandmaster Ruud
and he sure was in the mood
to have a solution proved
with x-wings and other seafood

but the puzzle refused to subdue
and as Ruud so humbly withdrew
the lady from Kew went blue,
if he can't solve it, then who?

to solve it, in my point of view,
you won't need any kung fu
leave the seafood at the zoo
just contact me, RW"



(Sorry Ruud, your name just seems to fit in all kinds of anagrams and poetry... I'm sure you would have been able to help the young lady if she had requested your help!:) )

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Postby tarek » Thu May 25, 2006 7:40 pm

"There was a young lady from Kew
Who lived in peace in a room with a view
She Starts her day with gruelling work
Manicure & Pedicure to name a few
At the of the day her lovers would queue
To test her wit with some sudoku
That's the story folks nothing more
What did you expect from silent Kew?"


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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Thu May 25, 2006 7:58 pm

Far be it for me to dampen anybody's creative enthusiasm, but Emm stated she wanted a limerick which is defined as :

    A limerick is a five-line poem written with one couplet and one triplet. If a couplet is a two-line rhymed poem, then a triplet would be a three-line rhymed poem. The rhyme pattern is a a b b a with lines 1, 2 and 5 containing 3 beats and rhyming, and lines 3 and 4 having two beats and rhyming (from here)

So, it would be something along the lines of :

There was a young lady from Kew
Who was given a puzzle to do
She wailed and she cried
But her brains she had fried
And all for the sake of Sudoku

Obviously not the winning entry, but it serves as an example (somewhat).

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Postby Ruud » Thu May 25, 2006 8:38 pm

Luna wrote:waiting for Ruud to steal this one

OK, challenge accepted:)

There lived a young lady in Glasgow
Who has tried to solve a Suduko
She broke out in tears
And saw what she fears
There was no more place for a zero

Ruud.
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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Thu May 25, 2006 9:25 pm

This will be the winning entry, methinks.

There was a young lady from Kew
Who learned to solve sudoku
Did she fuss, did she fret?
An answer she beget
Was advanced technique known only to few.


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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Thu May 25, 2006 9:28 pm

Is there a closing date?

Maximum number of entries?

Where is the judge?

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Postby RW » Thu May 25, 2006 10:24 pm

lunababy_moonchild wrote:Far be it for me to dampen anybody's creative enthusiasm, but Emm stated she wanted a limerick which is defined as...

Sorry, I'm no expert on poetry terminology. Don't worry, you didn't dampen my enthusiasm, but encouraged me to write another (methinks this will be the winning entry):

There was a young lady from Kew
who was stuck on a hard sudoku
she was granted a wish
so she wished for finned fish
that could benefit her pursue


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Postby emm » Fri May 26, 2006 12:12 am

No limit to number of entries - you are limited only by your imagination.

Prizes will be awarded as and when.

Luna is correct about the format but I don’t want to be picky, I'm so impressed with the entries.

However ... flagrant disregard of the only constraint will be penalised.
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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Fri May 26, 2006 10:40 am

Alright then.

There was a young lady from Kew
Who had absolutely nothing to do
She hummed and she hawed
Then she let out a guffaw
I know, I'll take up sudoku!


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Postby AM » Fri May 26, 2006 11:32 am

If a newcomer can butt in

There was a young lady from Kew
Who knew nothing about Sudoku
She stared and stared
And became despaired
But nobody would give her a clue
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Postby emm » Fri May 26, 2006 12:41 pm

There was a newcomber who flew
To the forum from out of the blue
Though she stared and despaired
Nobody cared
AM, I hope this newcomber’s not you!
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Postby lunababy_moonchild » Fri May 26, 2006 1:17 pm

AM wrote:If a newcomer can butt in ...............


Ah ha, competition for the prize. Excellent:D

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