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  • Marcy Jarvis (11/21/2005 5:40:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    My brother, who is stationed over here in Germany (AGAIN! Yes, for a second TOUR of DOODIE) is taking his Panamanian-born wife to Paris for Thanksgiving.

    (lol, I didn't tell him Paris is burning. I think it'll make a great chapter.)

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  • Allan James Saywell (11/21/2005 4:41:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    WELL TEDDY IS OUT OF THE FREEZER BUT WHEN I STUCK HIM ON THE AUSTRALIAN BARBIE
    WITH MY AMERICAN SHRIMPS HE GOT ALL FIRED UP I WAS ONLY TRYING TO WARM HIM UP
    NOW HE IS HANGING OVER MY CORN PATCH ALBERT THE CROW DOESN'T LIKE TEDDY AT ALL
    NONE OF THE BIRDS LIKE HIM, IT COULD BE HIS COLOUR

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    • Rookie - 1st Stage Ernestine Northover (11/21/2005 3:25:00 PM) Post reply

      OVER A CORN PATCH! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! , that's no place for any respectable Teddy, have you no respect for him, poor soul, what a life he must lead. I shan, t sleep tonight thinking of him. Boo Hoo. Specie ... more

  • Allan James Saywell (11/21/2005 2:23:00 AM) Post reply | Read 7 replies

    DONT WORRY SHERIE I'V EXPLAINED IT FOR YOU IN A POEM YOU CAN READ AND LEARN ABOUT THANKSGIVING THERE FROM AN AUSTRALIAN

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  • Marcy Jarvis (11/21/2005 1:59:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    FIRE

    Probably I am an ordinary middle-class
    believer in individual rights, the word
    'freedom' is simple to me, it doesn't mean
    the freedom of any class in particular.
    Politically naive, with an average
    education (brief moments of clear vision
    are its main nourishment) , I remember
    the blazing appeal of that fire which parches
    the lips of the thirsty crowd and burns
    books and chars the skin of cities. I used to sing
    those songs and I know how great it is
    to run with others; later, by myself,
    with the taste of ashes in my mouth, I heard
    the lie's ironic voice and the choir screaming
    and when I touched my head I could feel
    the arched skull of my country, its hard edge.


    Translated by Renata Gorczynski

    -Adam Zagajewski

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    • Rookie - 1st Stage Joseph Daly (11/21/2005 10:30:00 AM) Post reply

      Marcy, I can't say that I am familiar with the writer. What I can say is that we need more who can write like this with so much power. Thank you for posting it, I'll do a search to find out m ... more

    • Rookie - 1st Stage Max Reif (11/21/2005 6:54:00 AM) Post reply

      says a lot. (me speak brief)

  • Allan James Saywell (11/20/2005 10:16:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    that gets rid of the eating and abusing of family now what was the original reason for being thankfull who started the idea in the first place was it being thankful for whipping a bit of english ass in the great war of independance orrrrrrrrrrr

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  • Allan James Saywell (11/20/2005 9:36:00 PM) Post reply

    when one of you Americans tell me all about your thanksgiving when i asked so politely, then only then, will Teddy come out of the freezer

  • Rookie - 1st Stage Jerry Hughes (11/20/2005 3:56:00 PM) Post reply | Read 6 replies

    Movers, Apostles and Shakers, I wanted to share this very beautiful Rupert Brooke poem with you. It's seldom read these days, a bit dated one might say? Nevertheless, Brooke at his best.

    THE SOLDIER

    If I should die, think only this of me:
    That there's some corner of a foreign field
    That is forever England. There shall be
    In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
    A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
    Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
    A body of England's, breathing air,
    Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

    And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
    A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
    Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
    Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
    And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
    In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

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    • Rookie - 1st Stage Ernestine Northover (11/21/2005 3:28:00 PM) Post reply

      Agreed, a fantastic poem. One of my favourites. Love Ernestine

    • Rookie - 1st Stage Max Reif (11/21/2005 7:05:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Michael, your comment helps explicate this for me. Reading it, I found the language sensitive, but the patriotic sentiments seemed somewhat atavistic. But I suppose we all have a 'place' that we're gr ... more

    • Rookie - 1st Stage Michael Shepherd (11/21/2005 5:06:00 AM) Post reply

      Naive it was, and ironic it turned out to be. The British are a fighting nation, and Brooke is typical of that generation of idealistic young men who in 1914 believed that it was noble to fight, even ... more

    • Rookie - 1st Stage Lori Boulard (11/20/2005 8:36:00 PM) Post reply

      Sherrie, good or bad, I think we Yanks n ... more

    • Rookie - 1st Stage Michael Shepherd (11/20/2005 6:06:00 PM) Post reply

      For many, Jerry, this is THE English poe ... more


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  • Rookie - 1st Stage ***** ********* (11/20/2005 12:52:00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    Just wanted to say, thank you to all who have read and commented so kindly on my work in the past couple of weeks. I have to go with the flow for a while. Nice meeting you all. Be sure I will follow your work and say hello from time to time.

    All the best you all. Gone fishing! Tai

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  • Rookie - 1st Stage Michael Shepherd (11/20/2005 8:45:00 AM) Post reply

    Wow! Algie Swinburne's a hot write in Poemhunter's Poem of the Day, getting right down there in cleavage country...

  • Rookie - 1st Stage Poetry Hound (11/20/2005 5:52:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    If you want to see an interesting poem about a father and his daughter, read 'To A Sad Daughter' by Michael Ondaatje.

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    • Rookie - 1st Stage Marcy Jarvis (11/20/2005 10:42:00 AM) Post reply

      Did you see the Russel Banks book turned movie, 'The Sweet Hereafter'? This reminds me of the father/daughter relationship of that lawyer and his drug-addicted/HIV infected daughter, Zoey, only this ... more

    • Rookie - 1st Stage Michael Shepherd (11/20/2005 10:31:00 AM) Post reply

      I never thought about this until Max brought it up and we mentioned Mary and Todd - the finer the 'family relationship' poem, and the more I want to know the other side's story! Like, why goalies, wha ... more

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