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  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (8/25/2014 10:00:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Humanity peace and love should be our topic as we are facing a lotof problem we are dyeing

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    • Frank Ovid (8/27/2014 12:29:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      Aftab, how did you get a green already?I'm dyeing to know. Congrats!

  • Peter Stavropoulos (8/25/2014 5:53:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

    Interesting fellow this Nietzsche. Also love the word, Fie. Should be used more these days.

    The Word (1882)

    I am well-acquainted with the lively word:
    It bounds forth so cheerful,
    Greets one with a courteous bow,
    Lovely even in its clumsiness,
    Full of vigor, snorting heartily,
    Then crawls even into the ears of doves,
    Twirls and flutters now,
    And what it does—the word delights.
    But the word remains a delicate creature,
    At once sick and yet soon recovered.
    If you want to save its tiny life,
    You have to hold it gently and delicately,
    Not clench and touch it roughly,
    Yet often it dies from cross looks —
    And then there it lies, so misshapen,
    So soulless, so poor and cold,
    Its tiny corpse transformed terribly,
    Maltreated by death and dying.
    A dead word—an ugly thing,
    A bone-dry rattle.
    Fie to all those ugly trades,
    That put big and tiny words to death!

    — Translation by The Nietzsche Channel © 2003.

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  • Sherrie Kolb Cassel (8/25/2014 5:31:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Awww, my comment was deleted.: ( Well, all you " rookies" out there, message me when things liven up around here. I mean actual discussions, not the stupid stuff that normally takes place.

  • Gajanan Mishra (8/25/2014 5:14:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

    Let me write, let me love, let me live.
    In living let me get the joy
    that is in poems.

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    • Gulsher John (8/26/2014 6:24:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      Mr. Mishra and Mr. Sakti... you both will get treasure island's Visa very soon, stay calm.

    • Mohammad Skati (8/25/2014 10:23:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      Thanks to our great poet for these pretty lines of poetry. These lines are great in meaning, simple, and wonderful. I loved them.

  • ... Dog God 8hate (8/24/2014 2:10:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage


    (across conclusive bridge)

    Engineering: an extraordinary quest ...
    to devise palpable construction, and for
    defying structural need, yet ...
    misappropriated, even (the) most
    astute prowess will destroy the bridge
    between venal lands of men, and ...
    (that) ... salubrious beyond.

    Me ... on the other side?
    Well, and?... aaa?... well a ... yes???
    See that/the RICHMOND STOVE CO
    in lower-left of photo? i used to test
    ovens there ... it would get hot
    at moments notably invested
    a sense of impending FIRE
    sparking a row with my ...
    a delicate worn mind.

    i QUIT! ! !

    and ...
    walked across the bridge,
    and there, availed a job:
    room and board ...
    fair felicity with
    chunks of succor,
    this obvious refuge
    from river rout rogues



    just for feeding pigeons ...
    in the park.


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    • ... Dog God 8hate (8/24/2014 2:58:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      aCROSS the RIVER Yes, engineering ... brewing conception for demanded thirst ... nature does drink beyond its own ... jigger THINK = cureless imitation; relenting installs character ... l ... more

  • Mohammad Skati (8/24/2014 10:53:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    There are websites that can help with knowing about books and their authors, so go ahead, guys, and check that. Thanks.

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    • Gulsher John (8/24/2014 1:17:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      Congrats Sakti... ur posts on PH brought u the Green rookie medal, keep posting, soon u will be honored with red one... Ahhh whats going on here.

  • Louis Borgo (8/23/2014 9:10:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

    Hi Fellow Poets I have been a member of Poem Hunter for 5 years. I have my first book out call " To Palp A Vow Of Silence" it can be found at Barnes and Noble and Amazon and can be bought on Kindle for 3.99. If there is every a poem any one would like me to read just let me know I have been great over the years to read all that ask thank you.

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  • Mohammad Skati (8/23/2014 9:20:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    " THE PENGUIN BOOK OF ENGLISH VERSE " is a great book contains a lot of poems to English poets. I read it a long, long time ago and I'm still reading it to taste the English poetry.

  • Bull Hawking (8/22/2014 8:11:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Does anyone know if the " Jim Hogg" contest is still going on?I know the submission deadline has passed but who all entered?Has anyone done any Judging/rating?

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  • Jefferson Carter (8/22/2014 8:01:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

    Hey, Poemhumpers! Any of you going to be in the Twin Cities area this Wed, August 27?I'll be reading with the fine local poet Steve Mueske at SubText Books, St. Paul,165 Western Ave., N., at 7 pm! ! Come by! I'd love to meet you in person! Jefferson

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