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  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (11/15/2005 7:51:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies
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    Which poet said, 'I think, therefore iamb'?

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    • Rookie - 7 Points ***** ***** (11/16/2005 1:57:00 AM) Post reply

      I found this reference to it: a corruption of Descartes by way of Shakespeare: I think, therefore, iamb. So I guess old Willie decided a play on French philosophy would be funny - and he was ... more

    • Rookie - 7 Points Ulrike Gerbig (11/15/2005 11:54:00 PM) Post reply

      the french philosopher DESCARTES said this. ulrike

    • Rookie - 7 Points Marcy Jarvis (11/15/2005 8:28:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Dorothy Parker didn't commit suicide; she died of a heart attack at age 73. She did say, 'I don't care what is written about me, so long as it isn't true, ' though.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,106 Points Jerry Hughes (11/15/2005 2:12:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    For those contemplating suicide because of too many limp wristed rejections, here's some very good advice from a most rejected, Dorothy Parker:

    RE'SUME'

    Razors pain you;
    Rivers are damp;
    Acids stain you;
    And drugs cause cramp.
    Guns aren't lawful;
    Nooses give;
    Gas smells awful;
    You might as well live.

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    • Veteran Poet - 1,106 Points Max Reif (11/15/2005 7:45:00 AM) Post reply

      oddly enough, I think Dorothy Parker wound up committing suicide. But her life was infinitely worthwhile, if only for bringing Mr. Hassler to us.

    • Veteran Poet - 1,106 Points Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (11/15/2005 6:55:00 AM) Post reply

      this was the poem that turned me on to Ms. Parker oh, way back when...before i discovered her, i thought poetry was boring as hell.

    • Veteran Poet - 1,106 Points Declan McHenry (11/15/2005 4:06:00 AM) Post reply

      Well ferreted Jerry. Rejection though can be a most sweet inspiration. It's the dejection I have the trouble with!

  • Rookie Mary Nagy (11/14/2005 8:05:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Ok, sorry if it's already been said... I may have missed it........ When are we thinking the book will be 'ready to purchase'? Any estimates? I suppose being patient has never been one of my better qualities! :) Thanks, sincerely, Mary

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    • Rookie Lori Boulard (11/14/2005 9:10:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Hi Mary et al, I'm trying to give everyone till midweek to review, then I'll send out the troops for final signoff on anything 'if'y. The official PDF file should be ready for lulu this weekend, then ... more

    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/14/2005 8:19:00 PM) Post reply

      Same here, nothing wrong with ME being impatient, Mary. Don't know about you though. Best H And I hope Lori won't forget my bio correction, Mercy notwithstanding

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/14/2005 3:40:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    MORNING ALL, ALL YOURS JUST A LITTLE BIT OF SOUTHERN DRAWL FROM THE DAYS WHEN
    I USED TO WATCH SPAGETTI WESTERNS STARRING CLINT EASTWARD, THE REASON HE USED TO QUINT WAS THE SMOKE FROM HIS WELL CHEWED CIGARETTE USED TO BLOW UP AND INTO HIS EYES THEN HE USED TO SAY (MAKE MY DAY KUNT OR WAS THAT PUNK) IT HAS BEEN A WHILE SAY GOODDAY TO ALL THE CHERRY PICKERS IN THE PADDOCKS AND (GOOD DAY SUNSHINE)

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    • Rookie Declan McHenry (11/14/2005 5:59:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      Allan, I though I would just say I absolutely loved your collection of lines entitled 'The Merit of Having a Gun Licence.' I thought you handled the subject matter beautifully dealing with a important ... more

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/14/2005 4:12:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hey guys, don't miss Graham Leese's message double-tacked to my 'a propos' post, that he's eager to spearhead a 'younger poets' anthology some time soon.

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    • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/14/2005 3:52:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      YES I'M INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING TO THE YOUNG PEOPLES BOOK YOU JUST HAVE TO LET ME KNOW WHO'S RUNNING THE JOLLY SHOW AND I WILL GIVE YOU A COUPLE OF MY PIMPLE POEMS FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE SOME OF MY KIS ... more

  • Rookie ***** ********* (11/14/2005 3:38:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    I have a Stalker Called Poetry Bound. He has followed me through two other sites. He is a racist, and a nutter. He tried to access my account at another site and we have his ISP Address. He is leaving comments on my work here today. This is for you Coward.

    Practice makes Perfect.

    Being obnoxious is incredibly toxious.
    It takes years and years of practice.

    Practice makes perfect you see?

    I am nice. I am sweet. I am honest
    And discreet.

    I can see through walls.
    I defend my principles.

    I stand up against bullies
    Who are nothing but obnoxious fools.

    Who will do anything to win.
    Who know no rules.

    I will never back down to a coward.
    I am Tai Chi Italy. Prepare bully!

    To bow down at my feet. Prepare bully!
    for this, your ultimate defeat.

    PLEASE BE CAREFUL OF THIS LOSER FOLKS

    He won't be around for long though!

    Tai, just try me you punk!

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    • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/14/2005 3:47:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      IT WAS HIS NAME I FOUND OFFENSIVE 'POETRY BOUNDER' SOUNDS LIKE A DOG RUNNING THROUGH THE MOORS I JUST WISH PEOPLE LIKE HIM WOULD GO BACK TO WATCHING HORROR MOVIES ALL DAY AND LET PEOPLE GET ON WITH T ... more

    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/14/2005 3:54:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      If it looks like a ****, acts like a ****, smells like a **** it probably is ****. He won't leave so soon as he's never left before. You are on your own here Tai, a church is only as clean as the fi ... more

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/13/2005 6:30:00 PM) Post reply

    I have asked the Chinese to send me a couple of hundred thousand rickshaws
    to send to ireland to replace the wheelbarrows in belfast, also a hundred thousand chinese with a sense of direction to pull the rickshaws-TAXI

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/13/2005 6:22:00 PM) Post reply

    THAT LITTLE GREEN iRISH HALLOWEEN ON MY TOOLBAH IS STARTING TO PISS ME OFF
    IF HE WASN'T GREEN I WOULD BE ALRIGHT WITH HIM AND IF HE WAS MUTE THAT WOULD BE BETTER STILL--HAPPY HALLOWEEN

  • Rookie allan james saywell (11/13/2005 5:22:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    i think i will have a holiday, i will go to yorkshire have a holliday on the moors feel the wind blowing on my fine coates of hairs feel the wind blow up
    my Kilt making me feel alive again

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  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/13/2005 3:22:00 PM) Post reply

    i have notified the chinese and have got them to hire the great wall for a week of reading and chanting from the wall so as to educate the pheasents
    that are trying to leave that if they live in the west they will have to write
    poetry twenty four seven

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