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  • Ernestine Northover (10/12/2005 9:39:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    When I posted my thank you message to the Forum, I inadvertently spelt some names wrong, and left out some as well, so here I would like to apologize for these errors! Apologies to Rajaram and Rebekah, and add the names of Sallie, Marcy and Cokbod. Many thanks again. Sincerely Ernestine Northover

  • Poetry Hound (10/12/2005 8:57:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    John Kay recently recommended a Philip Levine poem to me. Then I came across this one in a recent New Yorker. What do folks think of Levine?

    I was Married On the Fiftieth
    Birthday Of Pablo Neruda

    Neither of us knew how crucial a day
    it would become in the history
    of poetry. He was in a Paris
    bistro sipping a chilled Moulin –à- Vent
    with his mistress, waiting for the chef
    - a Catalan he’d favored since ’39 –
    to deliver on the promised mongetes amb
    butifarra he’d yearned for all that lean day,

    while I was in a courthouse in Boone,
    North Carolina, staring at a poster
    of three auto wrecks and the one word
    “Think! ” in blazing red. The circuit judge
    who’d just asked me, “Do you plight your troth? ”
    - seeing my befuddlement – saved the day:
    “Just say yes, young fellow, and we can all
    move on to what you been waiting for.”

    -Philip Levine

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  • Bill Smith (10/12/2005 8:30:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    favourite movies, i love French cinema, cannot say when my love affair with it began but a long time ago hence two of my favourites are French, Jean DeFlorette and Diva, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner with Spencer Tracy, Remember the Titans to name but a's Soul and Motown..Northen Soul

  • Michael Shepherd (10/12/2005 5:33:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

    ...and if you haven't forgotten about poetry, what do you make of Don Share (poetry editor of Harvard Review etc ha) reading his ultimate prose-yawn-poem 'A Drop in the Bucket', selected by Pinsky, on Slate online WashPo? Musick, mesick, usick?

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  • Zeze Zemira (10/11/2005 5:19:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Hiya, Adam Sandler is good i must admit.I saw him in '50 First Date' and i couldnt just stop laughing.Was talikin with my friends abt it, i tink aside entertaining us in that film, he passed a msg, which is, true love for anything directs strenght, thought, drive and vision.i would love to watch more of his moveis. if anyone can offer me a list i will be too glad.

  • Ernestine Northover (10/11/2005 4:40:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    I'd just like to thank Andrew K for his kind suggestions on one of my poems, I agree with him and have changed the lines as best as I am able without losing the rhyming. Any comments I have had from everyone have been very encouraging, lovely, humourous and constructive and I appreciate them all very much. Thanks to Mary. Sally, Herbert, Uriah, Peter, David, Gordon, Rebekka, Egal, Tamara, Bill, Tasha, Ghada, Raynette, Cecelia, Don, Sam, Ramadan, Kelly, Courtney, John K, Amanda, Max, Phoebe, Wanda and Joseph, I hope I haven't missed any of you out. Your a great bunch! Sincerely Ernestine Northover.

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  • sheila knowles (10/11/2005 4:25:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Favourite movies: The princess Bride, mermaids, I am sam, anything with jack Nicholson or robert de Niro and my claim to shame......I've seen Grease 64 times...I was in love with Knickey as a child...what can I say? ! !

  • Alice Vedral Rivera (10/11/2005 3:19:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Favorite movies: Some Like It Hot, Last Tango in Paris, Closely Watched Trains, Henry and June. I like to make love to Enigma, Sade, Dead Can Dance; unwind to Sarah Vaughn; meditate to Bach; write to Mozart; to raise my energy level Beach Boys and Led Zepplin.

  • Richard George (10/11/2005 2:22:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    Another favourite movie of mine is Wings Of Desire by Wim Wenders - which begins with a man's hand writing a poem in German: 'Als der Kind Kind war...' Does anyone know of other films which incorporate poems? Cinema and poetry could cross-fertilize...

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    • ***** ***** (10/11/2005 5:11:00 PM) Post reply Stage

      Though cheesy, I think 'Shakespeare in Love' had some funny quirks about how Shakespeare may have come to his odes (very much light hearted hypotheses) .

  • Max Reif (10/11/2005 8:03:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies Stage

    Films about poets? 'The Dead Poet's Society' that Michael S mentioned, of course...any others? Ah, 'Il Postino', about Neruda...

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