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    Address To The Tooth-Ache

    My curse upon your venom'd stang,
    That shoots my tortur'd gums alang;
    And thro' my lugs gies mony a twang,
    Wi' gnawing vengeance;
    Tearing my nerves wi' bitter pang,
    Like racking engines!

    When fevers burn, or ague freezes,
    Rheumatics gnaw, or cholic squeezes;
    Our neighbors' sympathy may ease us,
    Wi' pitying moan;
    But thee - thou hell o' a' diseases -
    They mock our groan!

    Adown my beard the slavers trickle!
    I throw the wee stools o'er the mickle,
    As round the fire the giglets keckle,
    To see me loup;
    While raving mad, I wish a heckle
    Were in their doup.

    O' a' the num'rous human dools,
    Ill har'sts, daft bargains, cutty-stools,
    Or worthy friends rak'd i' the mools,
    Sad sight to see!
    The tricks o' knaves, or fash o' fools,
    Thou bear'st the gree.

    Where'er that place be priests ca' hell,
    Whence a' the tones o' mis'ry yell,
    And rankd plagues their numbers tell,
    In dreadfu' raw,
    Thou, Tooth-ache, surely bear'st the bell
    Amang them a'!

    O thou grim, mischief-making chiel,
    That gars the notes of discord squeel,
    Till daft mankiud aft dance a reel
    In gore a shoe-thick; -
    Gie a' the foes o' Scotland's weal
    A towmond's Tooth-ache!

    Robert Burns

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    • Rookie Jerry Hughes (12/4/2005 5:17:00 PM) Post reply

      A J S, I fully empathise with Rabbi Burns' address to a tooth ache. I've had one all weekend, and just made an appointment to have the mother out on Wednesday, the earliest my dentist can see me. That ... more

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (12/4/2005 4:37:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply


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  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (12/4/2005 4:35:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Try as I might I have not found the Manage Your Comments section yet. Talk about three blind mice!

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    • Rookie Declan McHenry (12/4/2005 4:38:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      It's with the old 'manage your poems' option from the member area or the forum pages when you log in. It's a third option under poems.

  • Rookie Mary Nagy (12/4/2005 2:02:00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    I'm just wondering..........since the new 'sponsored links' being highlighted in our actual poems has anyone else noticed the flood of pop-ups now? I'm getting them like crazy and I have my settings to block most of them. Is this because of the new links being directly on our poems too? Also, does anyone else think the ''highlighting'' of 2 words or so in a poem will affect the reading of it? I mean, if what we've written doesn't call for an emphasis on the words that get highlighted don't you think that will have an effect on the power of what we've written? Just a thought.

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    • Rookie Joseph Daly (12/4/2005 7:46:00 PM) Post reply

      But Mary, Is Jen better without Brad? And would you not be enriched by such knowledge? With tounge firmly lodged in cheek Denis Joe

    • Rookie Ernestine Northover (12/4/2005 3:16:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Oh goodness, Mary, I'm driven mad by them, everytime I try to clock in on PH, or read a poem of somebody's, mostly Smileys or Windows trying to flog something or other. I think I will have to updat my ... more

    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (12/4/2005 2:55:00 PM) Post reply

      Mary, that sounds awful. What we get over here is Google offering to fill in our e-address line for us, in exchange for which we get a pop-up from media-click or fast-click or something, whenever we h ... more

    • Rookie Mary Nagy (12/4/2005 2:14:00 PM) Post reply

      Just to add.......and if you watch the b ... more

  • Rookie Sean Hart (12/4/2005 12:21:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    check out my poems yo

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    • Rookie Max Reif (12/4/2005 12:54:00 PM) Post reply

      Dear Sean, I see you have no lack of confidence.: -) AND, you certainly have a fan in Kelly Moy. I read everything you've posted so far.The lines I felt were most original were 'We’ll have ice c ... more

  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (12/4/2005 10:53:00 AM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    One thing I don't think anyone has mentioned. It's nice to get all the MASSAGES on this Forum! Have you noticed the typo when you reply to a Message here?

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  • Rookie Lori Boulard (12/4/2005 10:13:00 AM) Post reply | Read 5 replies

    Yeah, Baby! Has anyone else noticed the changes on the site? I for one find the new 'Manage your Comments' section to be MOST EXCELLENT! All new comments posted to your poems hanging happily in one spot. I've hammered them for months for this! ! Merci, Les Administrateurs!
    Too bad they wiped out all my quick links, though. Guess you can't have everything. Happy Sunday; time for the first snow angels of the season.

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    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (12/4/2005 4:17:00 PM) Post reply

      Try as I might I have not found the Manage Your Comments section yet. Talk about three blind mice! Best H

    • Rookie Mary Nagy (12/4/2005 2:10:00 PM) Post reply

      Yeah, I just noticed! ! How great! I bet most of us have begged management for this ''convenience'' at least once or twice huh? What a nice suprise. :)

    • Rookie Max Reif (12/4/2005 10:49:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      Also I was able to edit my web links and take off all those links regarding Max Reif, the nephrology doctor in Cincinnati. Maybe now you poets will stop e-mailing me about your kidneys!

    • Rookie Max Reif (12/4/2005 10:40:00 AM) Post reply

      Thanks for mentioning, Lori! I just wrot ... more

    • Rookie Allan James Saywell (12/4/2005 10:20:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      well in another two hours i will be indu ... more

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (12/4/2005 10:09:00 AM) Post reply

    the latest fellow to email me claimed to be Italian he wanted to do some of my stuff in Italian, now come on fellows pull the other leg it yodels havn't you got better things to do other then to create these pathetic cigar smoking mind blowing creatures who pervade my privacy in order to - with my mind
    so do you know what i did i said go to the forum and practise your italian in the forum on the bunch of mental cases that reside there but be well armed

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (12/4/2005 9:44:00 AM) Post reply

    i dont do a lot of poems on sportsmen but i woke up this morning at 2am in
    tweed heads Australia and for whatever reason i did a poem on mister Best
    the Irish soccer player who in his playing days was equal if not better then any player of his generation if you were a soccer fan you couldn't help but love him and now i'm going back to bed good-night

  • Rookie John Kay (12/4/2005 9:16:00 AM) Post reply | Read 7 replies

    Dreux Moreland has withdrawn his poems from the PH site, and that is a real testiment to what this site has become. Whatever his flaws, I can't remember the last time any poet ever debuted with such a fire storm-within hours, everyone was talking about his brilliant metaphors and images, so original and stunning at times that they were hard to look at, hard to believe even if they were sandwiched between cliches frequently. In all his raw splendor, he is the real McCoy, and I wonder how his work will look when he quiets down a little and he turns thirty. I'm sorry, friends, I feel cheated. I expect that we haven't heard the last of him. Now we can go back to the business of picking though the rubish on the board and ask ourselves how it was that we 'discovered' Dreux Moreland, and then ran him off so quickly, that we weren't more accomodating to this new, young poet. But that's not what we're about here, is it-being utterly overshadowed by a newcomer. Everyone saw this comet come and go, and it was a hell of a one-night-stand. Bravo.

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    • Rookie Alice Vedral Rivera (12/4/2005 1:10:00 PM) Post reply

      I liked the few I read and I was going to read more when I had a bit more time. It's a shame that he is gone. You kind have to take every thing with a grain or two of salt and develop a thicker skin ... more

    • Rookie John Kay (12/4/2005 10:36:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      There is no deocy here. What kind of paranoia is that. The idea that his presence and departure was a 'decoy' is simply a ruse of Marcy's to off-color his departure. It's a sad day that he's gone and ... more

    • Rookie Poetry Hound (12/4/2005 9:58:00 AM) Post reply

      I haven't seen any evidence presented about why Dreux pulled his poems. I haven't seen any evidence that he is a decoy or a fake. If anyone has some facts about who he is or why he left, please presen ... more

    • Rookie Max Reif (12/4/2005 9:48:00 AM) Post reply

      This is a bit like Yeats screaming to th ... more

    • Rookie Max Reif (12/4/2005 9:46:00 AM) Post reply

      I feel rather sorry, too, John. I can ... more

    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (12/4/2005 9:42:00 AM) Post reply

      Dreux really felt singed, and I've messa ... more

    • Rookie Allan James Saywell (12/4/2005 9:36:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      what did he want instant fame crikie he ... more

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