Thursday, 12 May 2011

Poet(ess) Convention

Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession
Entry into force 1 April 2012


The Poets Parties to the present Convention,

TAKING DUE ACCOUNT of the unparalleled efforts of Poets and Poetesses throughout history in their artistic creations to mankind;

CONSIDERING that the gallant efforts of the Poets and Poetesses have either been recognized less or not recognized at all in nearly all spheres of life;

RECOGNIZING  that the province of poetry has always been either met with lack of understanding, sheer cynicism or other human obstacles placed on the path of poetry;

APPRECIATING that a poet or a poetess just like any writer sometimes undergoes a period of mind block occasioned by many and varied factors thereby necessitating for  preventive  measures such as prompt sites, picture inspirations, memes and such other tools;

TAKING COGNISANCE of the custodial role that poets and poetesses hold for mankind’s progress and the causes to be pursued to address the ills and find solutions;

Have agreed as follows,

Article 1

For the purposes of this Convention, a “poet” or a “poetess” means a person capable of forming words into a poem in its different forms and styles. This definition extends to those who also imagine themselves to be one even though the only poem they have written dates back to their formative years; a “prompt site” means a website dedicated to issue prompt to poets and poetesses to keep them writing; it also includes all other materials capable of triggering the imagination of a poet or a poetess; a “poe-bloggers” means those poets or poetesses who post their poems on a blog or a website.

Article 2
It is permissible under this Convention to exercise creativity in weird times and places. Whereas the Convention does not guarantee compensation for the adverse effects of such, poets and poetesses can wake up at 1 a.m or write poems while bungeeing or in hot air balloons. This is taking into consideration that the art of poetry comes at unsual times and places.

Article 3
This Convention actually permits plagiariasm! As long as a poem is not desecrated, altered, changed into any other form without giving credit to the author.

Article 4
For the sake of humanity and mutual affection, it is hereby prohibited for a poet or a poetess to willingly and recklessly use such arcane and obtuse language to conceal their meanings and to leave English Poetry Professors guessing the intention of such a poet or a poetess. In addition, those writing poems that are so understandable as to bring the honourable art of poetry into disrepute would be barred from continuing writing.

Article 5
Considering the great role that Mr. Linky widgets play in Prompt Sites, Poets Parties to this Convention would be committing a punishable offence if they linked their poems more than five times in the same Linky Widget. This will be taken with the seriousness it deserves so as to end the intimidation to easy-going poets and poetesses.

Article 6
The present Convention shall enter into force on the next National Poetry Month.

Article 7
The original of the present Convention, of which the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish texts are equally authentic, shall be deposited with Lorot’s Poetry blog. In witness thereof the undersigned plenipotentiaries, being duly authorized thereto by their respective minds, have signed the present Convention.

{You could plagiarize! As long as it is within Article 3.}


madhumakhi said...

Are you serious? I'm interested. It looks like it'll be fun.

Salem Lorot said...

Well, this was purely for fun...I was just wondering what a convention for poets/poetesses could be like. May be there's something more to it. I don't know. Anything is tenable, isn't it Madhumakhi?

madhumakhi said...

Maybe something can come out of it.......

Salem Lorot said...

@ Madhumakhi, I agree-totally. :)

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