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  • Ikazoboh Austine Jeffrey (10/15/2005 5:36:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    how is poetry viewed down there? Over here only folks who love been alone and reading alot of poetry and prose that know the importance of poetry.

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    • Max Reif (10/15/2005 8:47:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

      Well, yeah, 'down here' (USA) that's true. Last week someone posted a famous essay by poet Dana Goia called, I think, 'Does Poetry Matter', and Goia's answer, in America, was basically 'no'-that poet ... more

  • Ikazoboh Austine Jeffrey (10/15/2005 5:10:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

    when the time comes, i will invent a car that travels more than far, i would go the forest called life, where i would be the eagle and the snakes will be my prey, where i would be feared by many because of my resilience, i would go to the tortoise and come into terms with him but be watchful of his tricks, i would make a way where monkeys do not have to jump from tree to tree.i will do little things that will turn out to be great philosophies and make my reign worth while

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  • Ikazoboh Austine Jeffrey (10/15/2005 5:02:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    i eat poetry, i drink poetry, ilive poetry cause it teaches, it inspires, it educates, it opens doors. it is the write words in the write order.

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  • Ikazoboh Austine Jeffrey (10/15/2005 4:54:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

    i read a book that said poets are fools and fools are poets. since i was on the opposing side it resulted into a fight between myself and someone. what do you think?

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  • Allan James Saywell (10/15/2005 4:13:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies Stage

    there will be some chinese people looking at the poem hunter site in the next couple of weeks, perusing the poetry on my recommendation makes me glad those little ditties i put on here regarding confucius says are gone i hope they are impressed with the work of various poets on poem hunter
    i have been offered an invitation to visit china of which i am well pleased

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    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/15/2005 6:35:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      Allan if you go we will have to co-ordinate things so we can meet at my brother's house. We will live next to the pantry and it is VERY unlikely that we will ever come back. H

    • Sandra Osborne (10/15/2005 6:22:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      And you have one to visit the good? Ol USA Too! !

    • Michael Shepherd (10/15/2005 5:11:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      Let a million flowers bloom.

  • Poetry Hound (10/14/2005 10:10:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    The new Nobel Prize winner has only 6 poems on poemhunter. So here's another one.


    Before They Fall

    Before they fall
    The obese stars
    Dumb stones dumb lumps of light

    Before they gasp before they

    Before they gasp
    And spit out their last blood

    Before they dropp before they

    Before they drop
    In spikes of frozen fire

    Before they choke before they

    Before they choke
    In a last heartburn of stunk light

    Let me say this

    -Harold Pinter

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  • Max Reif (10/14/2005 8:55:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

    Who was the guy, again, whose poems are mostly about cheese?
    I love that idea! (and I love cheese!)

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    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/14/2005 9:08:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      Limburger, Brie Camembert.....in that order. H

    • Poetry Hound (10/14/2005 9:01:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      There's also someone who only writes poems about smoking cigarettes. The cheese ones are better.

  • allan james saywell (10/14/2005 7:22:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    I JUST RELAX ON THE BEACH ENJOY THE AUSTRALIAN SUN SHINE, SWIM IN THE WARM WATER
    ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN THAT WE HAVE IN THIS GREAT COUNTRY GO BIKE RIDING WITH MY TWO CHILDREN, A SPOT OF FISHING IN THE TWEED RIVER FINISH THE DAY WITH A BARBECUE BESIDE THE OCEAN GENERALLY RELAX CHILL OUT

  • Michael Shepherd (10/14/2005 4:24:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    It's a proud day for Brit Poetry today. Most of us didn't realise that Harold Pinter - new Nobel Laureate for his plays, and political statements perhaps -also wrote poetry. But overnight, there he is at 30 on the 500 poems list with his 'American Football' - which sets a new standard for laureated poets... and he's also there at 100 with a darkly humorous one which is a sidelight on the dialogue of his plays...he loves writing, and it shows.
    And Roger McGough has three poems up top, too; one of our four 'Liverpool Poets' with a touch of the Irish, sorta poetic Beatles.

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    • Poetry Hound (10/14/2005 5:17:00 AM) Post reply Stage

      Yes, you should be proud. Harold Pinter is a real talent. Remember discussing him on the other forum on areound p.21.

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/14/2005 4:20:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    Forget Rutherford, I am back.
    Last night when writing a message to the Jewel of The Main I was telling her I would need to shut off the computer due to a tropical storm approaching. Minutes later lightning struck and destroyed my modem.
    I just got back on a little while ago after many hours of effort.
    Lesson learned.
    To those who missed me (aside from JC) your patience has paid off.
    Best wishes
    H

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