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  1. 1. are keteks really "holy" as stated in the definition or just difficult to create and therefore admirable

  2. 2. have you attempted a ketek poem before, if so - what is your opinion of them

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  3. 3. Which topic do you think is best for a ketek



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Hey guys. I need your opinion on these keteks I threw together.

Death

Death comes. Without stopping Death arrives. Now Death, the death now arrived, Death stops without - Come Death!

Diamonds

Beautiful diamonds, the blood of diamonds creates greed - sin to beauty, beauty to sin - greed creates diamonds of blood, the diamonds beautiful.

There you go, I quoted your keteks so people no longer need to download them to read them :)

They are very good, thanks for sharing :D

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If you can write a Ketek, then you can write it about whatever you want. Though it can be tough to read. The symmetry of it distracts from reading it as a whole, requiring some thought to find the overall concept of the thing.

that depends entirely on your skill, I'm sure it's possible to write great Ketek's that are understandable.

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Mine isn't nearly as amazing as Studier of Keteks', but I'll post it anyway. Also, I sort of failed at being exactly faithful to the Ketek form (especially the complete thoughts part), but here goes:

Soaring eagle/ by binoculars viewed/ rising thermals on, eagle, on thermals rising/ viewed binoculars by/ eagle soaring.

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Chachel, your ketek is pretty good. An attempt is far better than nothing. And that was a great attempt.

Thanks, Studier. I definitely don't aspire to be a poet (only to pass the poetry assignment in English) but I really admire people with actual skills! Also, I had multiple people tell me how interesting they thought the form of my poem was and compliment me on coming up with it. So I had to explain its actual origin... haha.

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Thanks, Studier. I definitely don't aspire to be a poet (only to pass the poetry assignment in English) but I really admire people with actual skills! Also, I had multiple people tell me how interesting they thought the form of my poem was and compliment me on coming up with it. So I had to explain its actual origin... haha.

great way to brainwash, erm, recruit people to Brandon fandom!

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Keteks should be written about how the Way of Kings is awsome. :D

My attempt on something I'd love to have on a t-shirt:

This text / is an obscure reference / to the beauty of titles / in a book / which title beautifully references an obscure text

And, of course, below it would be a text in small font, explaining, what book it means.

Please correct my grammar if needed. The symmetry is a bit loose but since in a book it was like that ("birthplace" with "birth" etc.) it's probably ok.

And I agree, Szeth is awsome, especially in this illustration here making a facepalm. (Yep, I know, he's just terribly sad. But it looks so much like a facepalm to me...)

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I thought of one. It's supposed to be about the Nightwatcher:

Blesses to curse-one heart's desire-unknowingly-desiring heart's-one curse to bless

On Szeth:

Bound to honour-forced to madness-breaking-madness to force-honour to bind.

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I thought of one. It's supposed to be about the Nightwatcher:

Blesses to curse-one heart's desire-unknowingly-desiring heart's-one curse to bless

On Szeth:

Bound to honour-forced to madness-breaking-madness to force-honour to bind.

I like those! The second one's my favorite; (for any Wheel of Time people) it reminds me very slightly of the Snakes and Foxes introduction.

I have a new Elantris one:

Within the Spirit, motion halted by death - a city within a city - death halted by motion, the Spirit within

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I decided to try my hand at writing one, and kind of failed at being serious and poetic, so here's one about my cat. It doesn't quite work out perfectly--perhaps I'll try more sometime.

Shadow attacks! She chases all she sees. I watch. I see all she chases: she attacks shadows.

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