Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(5/7/2005 2:06:00 PM)
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It would be interesting to get views on this piece by Bukowski:
'question and answer'
he sat naked and drunk in a room of summer
night, running the blade of the knife
under his fingernails, smiling, thinking
of all the letters he had received
telling him that
the way he lived and wrote about
it had kept them going when
putting the blade on the table, he
flicked it with a finger
and it whirled
in a flashing circle
under the light.
who the hell is going to save
as the knife stopped spinning
the answer came:
you're going to have to
a: he lit a
b: he poured
c: gave the blade
-from The Last Night of the Earth Poems
(5/7/2005 9:46:00 AM)
Now I just want to say that I read the “Cows In Art Class” poem that Adam Reynolds recommended (too long to post here) . To me, it’s like much of Buk’s poems – stream-of-consciousness candy, easy to read but nothing very insightful, outrageous for the sake of being outrageous, sort of fun to read in the way that bathroom graffiti is sort of fun to read.
(5/7/2005 9:26:00 AM)
I publicly challenge Mark Fry to post any and all comments I have EVER posted on this or any other website.
Are you afraid?
Yes there is the possibility of a jail sentence, not just a fine.
Do not worry, we will finish you.
Best wishes until then
(5/7/2005 7:21:00 AM)
Michael, I checked out James Mills when you first suggested it. I didn't comment on his poems before because I felt they were just okay. But the little one he posted a little while ago was nice.
(5/7/2005 6:26:00 AM)
Why not do what keith hilling suggests, keep private spats to private correspondence and stop ruining the site for newcomers and regulars alike, OK?
(5/7/2005 6:07:00 AM)
I will take a look at the poems Michael. I must have missed your earlier posting in the deluge.
(5/7/2005 6:03:00 AM)
This must be the most pathetic transl; ation of the East German thingy of all times. But then again, what does it matter when amateurs discuss it.
Mark Fry, please feel free to post all my e-mails that I sent to you. I would also like to read them.
I wonder why you took that one off, and where are your personal details?
You wouldn't be afraid to face a judge now, would you?
Before I get through with you I think you will turn religious.
(5/7/2005 5:51:00 AM)
Posted with a groan: I mentioned that a newcomer, James Mills, would appreciate comment on his poems, as that is his reason for posting (unlike some) .
What happened? He's been 'oned', without comment. One of 'Shepherd's sheep'?
Then apologies, James. But comment without rating would still be appreciated.
(5/7/2005 4:23:00 AM)
Herbie baby, keep your anti-Semitic filth to the private message boxes, OK? Otherwise we might get the idea that you can hand it out but can't take it?
(5/6/2005 11:58:00 PM)
The people who are taking this site down (you know who) are not going to win. The writers of the world have informed us before science hit them, before Gallileo.. before Freud (don't listen to the fool) .. it really is the writers that people come back to for comfort, because we write about real and tangible issues... love, death, birth, emotion, blood, air, ... do I need to go on? DONT forget this.