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  • Rookie Joy Vanderhelm (11/29/2005 4:54:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies
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    Hey all you ladies and gents. How's it shakin'? I just came across a line on in abook I am reading, and while it is not exaclty poetry, I thought I might share it.

    'There killing the little man.'

    It's from Stephen King's The Dark Tower series volume 7. I thought it was such a great saying for all types and all timeframes that I wanted to post it here.

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    • Rookie Joy Vanderhelm (12/1/2005 8:05:00 PM) Post reply

      So, I misspelled it. It's supposed to be 'They're killing the little man.' I'm thinking this forum isn't for me if all the feedback I ever get from anyone is spelling and grammatical corrections. This ... more

    • Rookie Joseph Daly (12/1/2005 9:42:00 AM) Post reply

      It would make more sense if it were 'They're killing the little man'. Unless there is a comma missing after Joy's version.

  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (11/29/2005 1:10:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    from one of the other PH Forums:

    Komarraju Venkata Vinay (11/15/2005 12: 22: 00 PM) Post reply

    My way of writing poetry has always been to go into the inner stillness touching which a spray of emotions pass before my minds eye. I feel them but I am not them; I sense them but I am apart from them. Then the emotions crystallize into words and the words arrange themselves into sentences and the poem is written. All as if by MAGIC. Those days when I dont touch the treasurehouse of 'intuition'I wander in the desert of dreary versification: beautiful perhaps but lifeless. To me the inner stillness is the fountain head of inspiration. What Says Thou, My Fellow Poet?

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  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/29/2005 12:43:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    I've just put up James Lee Jobe's 'On Being Asked Why I Write Poetry' on the Freeform Poetry page here, as it's rather long.

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  • Rookie - 150 Points Poetry Hound (11/29/2005 10:22:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    James Lee Jobe has posted some poems here. Check them out. I found a bit of bio on him: James Lee Jobe was for many years the editor of the legendary underground press magazine, One(Dog) Press. He is the author of several chapbooks of poetry, including Dark Like My Father and 7 Days In Yolo, as well as a cookbook, Sabine Cooking.

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    • Rookie - 150 Points Max Reif (11/29/2005 10:43:00 AM) Post reply

      Hey, I JUST wrote a comment on his page, after reading and being captivated by several of his poems!

  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (11/29/2005 9:56:00 AM) Post reply

    Perusing the first few pages of recently posted PH poems, I found a number of titles that, themselves, intrigue:

    Men Have Ovaries
    Nixon's Body, Dug Up By Wolves
    What The Hog Said
    Victor Wong On The #31 Bus
    Obsessed Like A Scorpion
    The shagpile of Dick Snowden
    Snodhed the nobhed
    Ode to Sarah Jane's face
    The killing bird that sings
    Shouldn’t it be the Greek Horse Anyway?
    There Will Be No Basket of Flowers
    All of creation in my yard
    How My Heart Became An Ear

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/29/2005 4:56:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    NEWSFLASH! ! Just in time for Christmas parties - your 'POET' T-shirts with an image of Emily Dickinson or Walt Whitman are now available, and yes, ladies' sizes too...walk proud! Details from poets.org

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    • Rookie Poetry Hound (11/29/2005 8:36:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I've already tried these poet T-shirts and I give up. I bought a Homer one, but the sleeves turned out to be waaaaay too long. The Oscar Wilde one just looked plain silly on me. The ee cummings one ha ... more

  • Rookie Declan McHenry (11/28/2005 10:51:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Hi people. With a deep breath, I'm putting one of my pieces up for specific criticism by the noble company of this forum. I would welcome any comments on 'Shouldn’t it be the Greek Horse Anyway? '

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    • Rookie Max Reif (11/29/2005 10:53:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Dear Declan, I saw there are a couple of sensitive comments by Andrew and PoHound under the poem. Myself, I dunno if that's a good one to ask for general (from Americans et al) comment on, because ... more

    • Rookie Lori Boulard (11/29/2005 9:25:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      You're a brave man, Declan. I for one will take a gander tonight.

  • Rookie allan james saywell (11/28/2005 7:57:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    all quiet on the Western front the girls must all be in bed big day yesterday
    they must be exhausted French women seem so much stronger then other women
    it must be the water they drink

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  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (11/28/2005 4:51:00 PM) Post reply | Read 5 replies

    I've heard rumors that I'm back, and came to check them out.
    Poets may appreciate hearing that I've just been to the doctor's,
    where I was diagnosed as having an ear INFECTION.
    And on the way back,
    there was a police car lurking
    around the corner from the stop sign
    on the deserted corner down our hill,
    and I was cited for a traffic INFRACTION.

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  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/28/2005 4:24:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    For those few with time on their hands and talent in their heads if you would take a minute and have a look at my poem Saturday Mornings and tell me whether it is just a wallowing in reminiscence or actually has some merit.
    Thanks and think PEACE
    Best wishes

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    • Rookie Richard George (11/30/2005 5:49:00 AM) Post reply

      I like it very much - I think it's your best poem yet.

    • Rookie Declan McHenry (11/28/2005 10:36:00 PM) Post reply

      It's emotive (which surely is merit enough) and a smooth read. I liked it.

    • Rookie Joy Vanderhelm (11/28/2005 4:33:00 PM) Post reply

      I beleive all poetry has merit, though not all may have talent. You, however, have both. I left my comment with your poem.

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