Bardic Contest Six
Nov 2006 to May 2007
Contestants & Salvo # Chart
The following entries are representative of the submitter's views.
They do not represent those of the web-master, the RDNA or anyone else, not even the composer, perhaps.
Bardic Salvo #1, January 1st
Like a storm in the sky, I have come for you |
Like the point of a blade, I have found you
Like a mist of fog, I will follow you
Like the stones in a wall I'll surround you
And come what may, I will never go away
For I am the Spirit of the Quest so true,
I am the Quest you were born to.
Like a bright rainbow, I will promise you
Like a shining star, I will show the way
Seeker walks in forest dark,
Hedgewizard 2006 email@example.com
On the Tigris and on the Euphrates. I see a triangle, smell fire, taste sulfur
I see the night turn to night flashing in green the bombs went off from the north
Wormwood that holy star of the cosmic night of sorrows and black light reversed
By the bystanding angels of the universal God and his minions of sailors
There are night dreams coming to the kings of the east a warning from heaven
Who an I? I am the voice of a thousand confusions and a million lost souls
And as I disappear like Alice’s Cat in a dream someone may be dreaming tonight
Just because the Time of Sleep is approaching after Halloween, means that your creative urges have to go dormant! Last year's 5th Annual contest was a rocking success, and we hope for more this year
The RDNA will have our 6th Annual Wintry Bardic Contest from Nov 1st 2006 to May 1st 2007, on this conference. Anytime during that period, submit to me your poems, songs, SHORT epic sagas, free-verse, or SHORT stories to me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will host them this year as the judge [That way, I'll have a better chance of winning, no?]
0. The words have to be your own, but you may parody or "filk" an existing
work, as long as you credit the original author.
1. Topic is something you feel is "Druidic"
2. Anyone can enter who would like to follow the rules.
3. Length can be anything from 10 words to 3 pages.
4. Poems, songs and very-short-stories are acceptable.
5. Try to be reasonably decent in contents.
6. Limit 40 entries per person.
7. Collaborations of multiple individuals is acceptable.
8. Entries from previous contests will not be accepted.
9. All contents should be clearly labeled copyright or public domain. General date of composition is requested.
10. All entries may be republished in a future edition of ARDA.
11. There is no compensation.
12. A handful of entries will be released piecemeal every 2 or 3 weeks on this web-page and will be announced on RDNAtalk and by a general mailing. An entry might be delayed in release to pair it with a similar themed entry at a later date.
13. Winner will be announced around May 1st, 2007 and will bear the honor of "Big Bard" from May 2007 to May 2008.
14. A complicated mixture of voting rules will abe used. Previous bardic winners get 5 votes each round, Mike gets 7 as a judge, everyone else gets 3 votes per round on RDNAtalk conference. Unused votes are lost after each round and do not "rollover". Votes may be split across multiple entries. Each round will winnow out the number of entries. It will take about 5 or 6 rounds (about 2 weeks) to conclude. (Is that confusing enough?)
To see previous bardic contest entries go to:
http://www.geocities.com/mikerdna/bard.html 2001-2002 Winter
http://www.geocities.com/mikerdna/bard2.html 2002-2003 Winter
http://www.geocities.com/mikerdna/bard4.html 2004-2005 Winter
http://www.geocities.com/mikerdna/bard5.html 2005-2006 Winter