Murk's Mega Challenge; Round three - Welcome your favorite poets to the fray! (Ongoing.)

Hello fellow cardsmiths, we're back with another playmat giveaway on MTGCS from this mega contest.

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So how will this go down... Basically, we'll have three challenges in this contest that the winners of each will win a playmat from those available on MTGCS. Winners of one of the prior challenges in this contest are disallowed from winning again, but may still enter to share their support and earn favorites/follows. This is to make sure the most amount of people can relish in their brand new playmats they won out of their creativity.
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So onto the contest guideline...

We will have three challenges, each with a fixed deadline. Each of which are listed below and will occur in a thread linked to this one. This being the last one though. Yes, this is the last chance to join up.

Links to challenge rounds one and two:
A) Round one - Laying with your inner demons!
B) Round two - Mr Smith's Trip to Hollywoo!

Due Dates For Each Challenge Round: (Listed in order of appearance!)
A) "Cards themed on the seven deadly sins." ; Now completed.
B) "Cards themed on a movie or TV show." ; Now completed.
C) "Cards themed on a poem or poem excerpt." ; Date is July 25th, 2019 to August 7, 2019. (Edited again!)

Prizes:
The top posted entry's creator will win the following...
- 1 playmat of your choice from those available on the MTGCS store. (Or 5 months of premium, or 25$ US Steam gift card.)
- A follow.
- 3 favorites on cards of yours you choose.
The next two top posted entries' creators will each win the following...
- A follow.
- 3 favorites on cards of yours you choose. (Increased for the feels!)

Rules: (Rules for each challenge will be on that challenge's thread.)
1) You must post a card themed around a a poem.
1B) You must either reference or post the poem with your card.
2) Five card entry limit.
3) New cards only.
4) Make sure to credit the creator of the artwork on your cards.

Brief guide to uploading linked pictures/images in comments! (W/ Visual Aid)

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Comments

  • Will have to enter later. Just heard a good one a few days back, plus I know a few.
  • edited July 26
    1.Futility of Permanance

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    Poem: Epic of Gilgamesh

    Reference:


    Utnapishtim's Initial Response to Gilgamesh

    "Utnapishtim, you who have entered the assembly of the gods,
    I wish to question you concerning the living and the dead,
    How shall I find the immorality that I seek?"

    Utnapishtim replied,

    "There is no permanance.
    Do we build houses to stand forever,
    Do we seal a contract to hold for all time?
    Do brothers divide an inheritance to keep forever,
    Does hatred persist for ever in the land?
    Does the river for ever rise (and) bring on floods?
    Doeshe dragon-fly leave (its) shell
    That its face might (but) glance on the face of the sun?
    From the days of old there is no permanence."



    2.Enforce the Right Path

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    Poem: The Mahabharata

    Reference:


    ‘Within the framework of a single life
    each individual has their dharma,
    the path of right action they should follow,
    depending on the station they occupy.
    Your dharma is to fight. That is your purpose.
    You were born for this, and it is for this
    that praise-singers will extol your memory
    long after you are dead. Think. To refuse
    would lead to deep disgrace – people would say,
    “When it came to it, he was a coward.”
    What could be more miserable than that
    for a kshátriya? Fight as a warrior should
    and you cannot lose – either you are killed
    and go to heaven, or win and enjoy the kingdom.
    So get to your feet, scourge of your enemies,
    gather your strength, Arjuna, and fight!’



    3. Utter Calm

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    Poem: The Aeneid

    Reference:


    So Neptune speaks and, quicker than his tongue, brings quiet to the swollen waters, sets the gathered clouds to flight, calls back the sun. Together, then, Cymothoë and Triton, thrusting, dislodge the ships from jagged crags. But now the god himself takes up his trident to lift the galleys, and he clears a channel across the vast sandbank. He stills the sea and glides along the waters on light wheels. And just as, often, when a crowd of people is rocked by a rebellion, and the rabble rage in their minds, and firebrands and stones fly fast-for fury finds its weapons-if, by chance, they see a man remarkable for righteousness and service, they are silent and stand attentively; and he controls their passion by his words and cools their spirits: so all the clamor of the sea subsided after the Father, gazing on the waters and riding under cloudless skies, had guided his horses, let his willing chariot run.



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    The poem is the flavor which I found as the description on Artstation.
    https://www.artstation.com/artwork/5oObz
  • I guess this is more of a Short Story than a Poem, but the short story in question I believe, is poetic. So, Telltale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe.

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