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  • Michael Shepherd (10/10/2005 9:32:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Does anyone using the 'email this to a friend' facility (?) find that it does a U-turn on the way and comes back as from friend to you? It's happened twice to me in the last few days...

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    • Max Reif (10/11/2005 12:51:00 AM) Post reply

      I haven't used that one, but the Poetry Cards (can be sent with any poem) are really nice, unless the lines are extremely long!

  • ***** ***** (10/10/2005 6:01:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    ps.. if you decide to copy and paste from here - remember to delet the space that PH places after the http: _

    Just like the double 'p' that dogs the word 'drop' dometimes - it's one of those gremlins on this site.


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  • allan james saywell (10/10/2005 5:55:00 AM) Post reply

    i wondered about keven and ann myself, they are on my list as well i might have asked before but dont know wether i got an answer nice story though

  • allan james saywell (10/10/2005 5:26:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    there is a programme based on the life of the great poet comic spike milligan
    tonight at 9.30 pm eastern Australian time on the ABC WILL BE WORTH VIEWING
    i myself admire spike as a poet and comic

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  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/10/2005 4:08:00 AM) Post reply

    Yes Andrew, I agree, there were some excellent poems posted over the weekend.

  • Jerry Hughes (10/10/2005 12:52:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Greetings Movers and Shakers! May be, just may be we've seen and read the last of England's Paul. 'I have a dream! ' All that aside, here's another mind-blowing Mal Morgan poem. Tissues are provided free. Cheers, Jerry


    You do up your face go out.
    Have a nice day.
    I and the dog
    the hebe blue gem
    the salvia sublime red
    which I havde watered earnestly
    my faded flags
    all my streaming colours
    on the clothsline
    wait for you to come home
    liberated, your face undone.
    Remember me
    as the man who once said
    I knew a man who lived a perfect day.
    It was in the sixties
    now it's the nineties.
    The sixties are coming.

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    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/10/2005 4:26:00 AM) Post reply

      I can see why Mal was a friend. A depth meter wouldn't go astray with either of your minds. Best H

  • Marcy Jarvis (10/9/2005 10:28:00 PM) Post reply


    I think you are making a mistake to just put up theselinks without any introduction. I'm just

  • Stephanie van Oudtshoorn (10/9/2005 5:49:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I know we can see all our forum posts in one place but there isn't any way that we can see all the comments people subit about our work, is there?
    I just want to know if there is otherwise, personally, i think it would be something great to add to the site. I like reading comments for feedback and criticism so it would be great if they were easily accessible...

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  • ***** ***** (10/9/2005 5:19:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    HI all,

    Just a spurious enquiry... why do 'Kevin and Ann Sawatzky' come up on most poet searches I do, however unrelated by letter? Have they set up some strategy for placing themselves in the top ten of every poet search in PH?

    sorry.. had to ask.


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    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/9/2005 9:31:00 PM) Post reply

      Kevin and Ann are oldtimers. Born in 1911 to Vladislav T. and his lawfully wedded wife Nina Irena, Kevin was baptised by the Ukrainian High Priest with a view of a future in the West.(thus the Wester ... more

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/9/2005 8:17:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I hope Mal has retained his sense of humour and will forgive a fellow poet his inferior work. It was heartfelt and it made me feel as if I had known Mal.

    Written quite some time ago when informed by Jerry about Mal's death.

    For Mal

    My life has gone so quickly,
    and suddenly, my God!
    I woke up very sickly
    it was my aging bod.

    I've always been a dancer
    I even learned the Twist
    and now it is the cancer
    that put me on his list.

    He came up to my table
    I didn't want to dance.
    I said I wasn't able
    but he had his demands.

    He took me on the stage
    taught me another dance
    and then he turned the page
    I didn't have a chance.

    A knock on my oak portal
    it was that skinny Reaper
    he said 'You silly mortal
    I will now be your keeper.'

    He took me as a dancer
    right to the Pearly Gate
    I left behind my cancer
    and made an early date.

    There was an angel, pretty
    she eyed me with a glance,
    and I was feeling witty
    and asked her for a dance.

    So, greetings to all dancers
    that stayed back on the ground
    don't fear those nasty cancers
    just dance another round.

    And thanks for all the flowers
    the funeral and all
    I lasted many hours
    before my final fall.

    But friends were standing with me
    that meant an awful lot
    to those of you who miss me
    forgotten you are not.

    Herbert Nehrlich

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    • Max Reif (10/9/2005 10:06:00 AM) Post reply

      some nice rhymes and turns of phrase and thought, Herbert. I imagine these ABAB quatrains are like little dances in themselves, each one's a 'swing your partner'.

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