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  • Gajanan Mishra (8/28/2014 8:12:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Let us start at every moment everything afresh without any preoccupation. Be careful to the words preconceived and also prejudiced.Be free from all and come to start anew. This is the first stage of poetry. Forget all.

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    • Frank Ovid (8/28/2014 8:58:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      Truer words my friend. Where's Jeff when you need him?

  • Mohammad Skati (8/28/2014 4:34:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    I just read three great poems to a great poetess. This poetess is called " Madeline Sandy " . I want every poet global to read this great poetess on Poemhunter.

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    • John Westlake (8/28/2014 7:04:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      Thank you kindly for the recommendation. I will check out her poems later. It is good to see that there are some poets who are prepared to recommend others.

  • Jim Hogg (8/28/2014 12:46:00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies Stage

    A PH member's poem: Nightfishing by Gjertrud Schnackenberg, as a reply

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    • Lamont Palmer (8/28/2014 4:10:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      Great poem. Rich and full of interesting imagery. But Schnackenberg cannot get much more exposure than she's already garnered, as she is one of the most important poets of the last twenty years. And o ... more

    • Frank Ovid (8/28/2014 3:34:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      This is a fine poem, Jim (it really is, no joke) . Too bad I have to pin a " one" on its chest. Sorry, I need my Red Crest. You see, this poet is much better than I am, so we have to " ... more

    • Jim Hogg (8/28/2014 12:48:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      I know.. it's likely to get some abuse, but it also gives the writer some exposure..

    • Jim Hogg (8/28/2014 12:47:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      Nightfishing The kitchen's old-fashio ... more

  • Mohammad Skati (8/28/2014 4:14:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    Hi, great poets. I suggest reading and studying all Shakespeare's sonnets fully, so what do you think?Thanks.

  • Jim Hogg (8/27/2014 2:55:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

    Helloh Danny.... (no, I'm not just checking the colour of my badge/shield/cresty thing! !) ...

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  • Frank Ovid (8/27/2014 12:19:00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies Stage

    I really want to get my green crest, even if I have to take some other poets down while I'm on my way up. Sorry, that's the world of competitive poetry. I figure the more down votes I give someone the more chance I'll have to move up.
    Fair warning. Look for a lot of " ones" coming your way. I apologize, but it's the law of the jungle. You go down in prosaic flames, while I rise up in the poetry world. What's bad for you gets me digging on Treasure Island. Acker, you're going down first.

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    • Frank Ovid (8/28/2014 10:58:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      Thanks Jeff. It's a different world out there for poets these days. One has to be aggressive. Opportunistic, if you will. If someone's better than you, stick a " one" in their back pocket. R ... more

    • Jefferson Carter (8/28/2014 9:35:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      Frank, that's the attitude! You're my hero and template! Good luck with your new career!

    • Frank Ovid (8/28/2014 7:27:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      Mr. Westlake, I'll try my best, however, I can't stand to see the other (inferior) poets getting their higher colors before me. I'm shooting for purple by the end of the day. Wish me luck!

    • John Westlake (8/28/2014 6:44:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      Is it not better to help others rise wit ... more

  • Mohammad Skati (8/27/2014 9:04:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Hi, dear members. I suggest reading, studying, commenting, ........, ..........., on a certain poem for a certain poet daily. Some poets can translate this poem into different language. We can benefit from this task in addition to other tasks. Thanks.

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  • Mohammad Skati (8/27/2014 9:04:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Hi, dear members. I suggest reading, studying, commenting, ........, ..........., on a certain poem for a certain poet daily. Some poets can translate this poem into different language. We can benefit from this task in addition to other tasks. Thanks.

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    • Frank Ovid (8/27/2014 12:25:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      Please delete this duplicate post. You're crowding in on my poetry corporate ladder. How's about 6 " ones" on your latest poems sound?That's what I thought, now delete it.

  • Dan Reynolds (8/27/2014 7:14:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    Think I'll look up the top thirty of the so-called top poets and post " You show great skill and promise" on their most recent poem. See how many reply.

  • Dan Reynolds (8/27/2014 7:12:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    So now we can look forward to a myriad of forum posts from the front-page carpet bombers of old, marketing and self-promoting their statistical rankings. When will PH start promoting quality, rather than quantity?Never, as that does not bring in the revenue of the advertisers.

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