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  • Jefferson Carter Rookie - 1st Stage (9/1/2014 11:43:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Well, fellow Poemhumpers, my reading in St. Paul was good, a small but appreciative audience, which, I guess, is better than a large but indifferent crowd. I sold a couple of my new and selected, always satisfying, and re-connected with Bob, a friend from grad school, and his lovely partner, Ann. I also got to know David, the manager of Subtext books, and Steve Mueske, my fellow reader, whose work is really, really fine. I was going to read about 20 poems, but reading to 15 people feels like listening to one's echo. I cut out 5 poems but liked the way the new poems I did recite were received. Fun times in the land of 10,000 lakes.

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  • John Westlake Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (8/31/2014 7:32:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    My fellow poets (both young and old) , this is a friendly warning. There have been a few members who have been getting scam messages from members in Senegal. This is just one of the messages sent to one member:

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    As soon as you contact her/him/them via your email, she/he/they will basically tell you some sob story and say that they have a large amount of money (normally about £50,000) that they want give to you. They will ask for your bank details and ask them to send money to them, usually £500. Please for the love of the creator, don't send them any money and report their profile to Poem Hunter. These people are criminals who just want to take your money and give nothing in return. Please don't let these people corrupt the site and ruin it for every one. Please share this with ALL of your poem hunter contacts to let them know.

    Thanks for reading


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  • Mohammad Skati Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (8/31/2014 12:17:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    I am, as a translator - an interpreter, reading a lot of poems in different languages and that helps me to figure out what's going on with different forms of poetry in different languages. I do translate a lot of poems on a daily basis for different poems by different poets just to convey poetry in a good way to many people. Thanks.

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  • Gajanan Mishra Bronze Star - 4th Stage (8/30/2014 10:00:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Let me come and see the world that is like me.

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    • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (9/2/2014 11:50:00 PM) Post reply

      wonderful performance dear poet and I always look for your poems which have new ideas of thoughts and simple words and such high imaginations. The numbers of poems written by you really wonderful. E ... more

    • Gulsher John Rookie - 1st Stage (8/30/2014 9:48:00 PM) Post reply

      what r u?*****

    • Frank Ovid Rookie - 1st Stage (8/30/2014 7:15:00 PM) Post reply

      Gajanan, congrats on being the 344th ranked poet in the world. Is that a typo?Come on!

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed Bronze Star - 4th Stage (8/29/2014 11:11:00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    Ancient Mariner is a poem about French revolution in which STC and WW both took part..Seeing the end disgusted with he penned the poem When Albatross was depicted as good omen means Revolution was fair when Albatross became evil omen revolution gone out the track and WW back to Tin tern Abbey..STC has the peculiarity in Cryptic symbolism go through Kublai Khan- It was dream- Cryptic - - request from Members to comment and make literature more interesting for them those are the student of the language...thank you

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    • Jim Hogg Rookie - 1st Stage (8/31/2014 3:17:00 AM) Post reply

      He meant " took part" in the writing of the Ancient Mariner..!

    • Gulsher John Rookie - 1st Stage (8/30/2014 9:46:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      no no Mr, it was about WW ll, albatross is Mr hitler and the storm is allied forces, Colridge predicted all these ahead of time. ohhh man r u oky? Cryptic dream... goshhhhhh

    • Frank Ovid Rookie - 1st Stage (8/30/2014 6:55:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I don't think this poem has anything to do with the French Revolution. FYI.

    • Jim Hogg Rookie - 1st Stage (8/30/2014 3:07:00 PM) Post reply

      Thanks for the reminders Aftab. The Anc ... more

  • Adam M. Snow Rookie - 1st Stage (8/29/2014 4:19:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    I have found one of my earliest poems that I have written back before I knew what real poetry was. I was never taught how to write poetry in school, not even in high school. I had to teach myself. This poem I wrote when I was a freshman in high school. I do have to admit, this poem was bad. I do have to say that I've learned a lot over the years and my poetry has grown a whole lot better. To get an idea to where I started off at, here is that terrible poem of mine. I just wish my school would've taught me poetry, but because I was in special ed, they kept telling me that it was too advanced for me. I had to teach myself poetry because my school wouldn't. This isn't my very first poem, but it's one of them.

    Blood on the Floor
    By: Adam Snow

    Do you see the blood on the floor?
    Do you see the blood on my hands?

    What have I done?I am slowly dieing
    and I can't stop it. What was I thinking?

    Than I remember the pain my abusive
    parents has put upon me.

    " Was there something else that I could've done?
    Instead of killing myself?"  I cried out.

    Than a bright light appear and a voice called
    out to me, " Young child I'm hear to tell you that
    someone loves you, that it is not to late to call his name
    and ask him to forgive you."

    It was an angel. I did what she said. I cried out, " Jesus."
    I cried out his name again, " Jesus I'm sorry,
    please forgive me father."

    After I said that prayer, I saw a bright light.
    It was heaven. I then know now that
    I was in a better place.

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    • Jefferson Carter Rookie - 1st Stage (9/2/2014 6:25:00 PM) Post reply

      Adam, it's never too late to be taught how to write better. There's just so much you can on on your own, especially if you don't read your contemporaries. Join a community writing workshop, take a non ... more

    • Peter Stavropoulos Rookie - 1st Stage (8/29/2014 9:58:00 PM) Post reply

      It's hard to go past what you're saying in the poem. The experience you had. I hope your life is much happier now. For me, my wife and daughters are my lifeline. I hope you have some good people in yo ... more

  • Mohammad Skati Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (8/29/2014 8:46:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I suggest studying William Shakespeare and his great works especially his sonnets, so we all can benefit.

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    • John Westlake Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (8/30/2014 2:38:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Shakespeare is a good start, but don't forget people like Wordsworth or Shelley. There is much to be gleaned from the long gone poets if you have the patience

  • Pranab K Chakraborty Freshman - 2nd Stage (8/29/2014 8:18:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Poetry is a diplomatic trap to catch human by a superhuman state of thinking. Supra-conscious strategy of hacking human mind.

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    • Frank Ovid Rookie - 1st Stage (8/29/2014 8:24:00 PM) Post reply

      I want my poetry to be like a serial killer with a hatchet, hacking the human mind. Some have told me it does. That's a compliment.

    • John Westlake Veteran Poet - 3rd Stage (8/29/2014 7:31:00 PM) Post reply

      An interesting theory. Not one I can agree with straight up. When I write, I do so because I want to. I never have considered using my poetry as a weapon. If there are people out there who would, ... more

  • Nehemiah Theophylus Haokip Rookie - 1st Stage (8/29/2014 7:37:00 AM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    Poetry is an art of Psychological science, and deep meditation to look inside and out side of every nature both living and non living things as well as universal

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  • Gajanan Mishra Bronze Star - 4th Stage (8/29/2014 7:16:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    We are reading and reading a poem while the sky is watching us from there. But we care not anybody. We know there is none before us when poem is here. Let us read poem again and see that there is no sky. The sky disappeared fearing the poem. The poem is Supreme and we are composing and reading the poem.

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    • Gulsher John Rookie - 1st Stage (8/29/2014 11:44:00 AM) Post reply

      ohhh goodness... WtH sky is doing with ur poem? PH please stop this child play of treasure island, every tom and jerry is after it... swooning.

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