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

    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

      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

    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

  • A.p. Sweet (10/13/2005 9:53:00 PM) Post reply

    Everyone here has to read David Hock's stuff, it is really good.

  • allan james saywell (10/13/2005 5:22:00 PM) Post reply

    i'm a multi facetted poet with a diamond crusted edge well thats what my mother said

  • allan james saywell (10/13/2005 5:14:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    good morning fellow ground hogs earth shakers and chinese poets

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  • Allan James Saywell (10/13/2005 3:05:00 PM) Post reply

    AJS SAY NOTHING IN THE FORUM FROM NOW ON AS HE DOESN'T WANT TO GET INTO TROUBLE

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/13/2005 4:42:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    While JC is absent and roaming around the desert looking for foxes and spinifex
    (while thinking about all those foreigners whose command of the English language may not be up to some imaginary standard) I would like to take the opportunity to nominate a poet whose native tongue is not English (though it may be a sharp tongue when called upon) for special recognition and hereby bestow upon her
    the title 'JEWEL OF THE MAIN' (whereby Main is a raging river in the Fatherland and is pronounced MINE) .
    Written and authorised by
    Haines (jr)

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  • Ernestine Northover Rookie - 1st Stage (10/12/2005 9:39:00 AM) Post reply

    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 Rookie - 1st Stage (10/12/2005 8:57:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    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 Rookie - 1st Stage (10/12/2005 8:30:00 AM) Post reply

    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 few..music.60's Soul and Motown..Northen Soul

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