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  • Mary Nagy (10/4/2005 7:36:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Not to change the subject.........with so many different parts of the world represented here at poemhunter I am curious how many celebrate Halloween (or similar) ? Or, is this just an American holiday? And, before somebody tells me to 'just google it'........I much prefer hearing personal opinions and experiences from people first-hand rather than a one-on-one with a machine. If I googled everything I ever wanted to know there would be very little use for human contact. I'm just curious who all celebrates Halloween or a holiday similar to this with trick or treating and the whole thing. Sincerely, Mary

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    • sheila knowles (10/4/2005 1:26:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Hi Mary You do know it's originally an irish festival. Google 'Samhain' and you'll find all you need to know. Love it, always have. There was no trick or treat though, when I was a kid. We knocked ... more

    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/4/2005 7:46:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Mary, the American influence has taken hold Down Under. So the trick or treat thing is well established. May I point your head toward my poem on the subject of Halloween? 'THe Halloween Dentist'? Be ... more

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  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/4/2005 6:00:00 AM) Post reply

    As a further thought, Collette, it would please me no end if you could check with me prior to removing a perfectly valid comment. I shall endeavour to help you to make this difficult decision.
    Thank you and keep up the undercover work.

  • Rookie - 511 Points Jerry Hughes (10/4/2005) Post reply

    thank you for the warning, Andrew. I'm certain I don't need the masochistic displeasure of labouring through Nikhil's masterwork, in any guise.

  • Rookie - 511 Points allan james saywell (10/3/2005 6:10:00 AM) Post reply | Read 7 replies

    good morning everybody isn't it a lovely day, oh i forgot it's night over in
    America isn't it

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  • Rookie - 511 Points Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/1/2005 8:29:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Talking about spies, I wonder why someone would attempt to play the cloak and dagger game if he/she was ill-equipped for it.
    If you take on someone else's identity to fool others why would you wear their exact clothes, or write in the same style, conveniently copying the dont, wont
    and id be's?
    Well, I guess we can always invent friends if we don't have any.
    This scenario has been written about at length by at least five poets.
    Any comments?
    Best(=) H

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    • Max Reif (10/2/2005 12:17:00 PM) Post reply

      Let's hear what Poetry Hound has to say!

    • Allan James Saywell (10/1/2005 11:04:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      you have a point herbert i have three and i dont think they are a secret because someone in management must know your different identities there is a fourth but he was shot by the powers that be, m ... more

  • Rookie - 511 Points Allan James Saywell (10/1/2005 6:07:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    ELBOW ESPCIALLY IF Elbow is your pet mouse

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    • Max Reif (10/1/2005 6:56:00 PM) Post reply

      He is a sensible uncle, Allan, you should listen to everything he says.

  • Rookie - 511 Points Max Reif (10/1/2005 4:41:00 PM) Post reply

    Mighty quiet on the ole Forum today...TOO quiet.

  • Rookie - 511 Points Max Reif (10/1/2005 10:01:00 AM) Post reply

    PAID AD: Last chance to get in on the Bob Dylan 'Corpus Exquisitus'. It should come out some time in 2007, at this rate. Just send me a note in my INBOX, if you want to be included. (In all truth, I'm thinking maybe Monday it'll be together, in all its brevity)

  • Rookie - 511 Points Max Reif (10/1/2005 10:00:00 AM) Post reply

    I felt sad one day when I couldn't think of any way to contribute to the discussion my poet friends were having. That day's discussion required more reading than I had time for, I think.

    This place is like an ongoing conversation-fest in a cyber-pub, toasting with cyber-ale. I LOVE cyber-ale. When you feel drunk, you know it's THE MOMENT!

    Yeah we're also like leg exercises: apart, together, apart, together...

    Yeah, there's the occasional interloper with a cyber-bike-chain, but even he/she eventually gets drowned out in the good cheer.

    And yeah, sometimes, as Michael says, poets do 'eat each other', but that's, well, it's like in that Robert Heinlein's unique novel, 'STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND' where, when two people really love one another, one of them 'wastes the other as food' (eats him) , AND IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO DOES THE EATING. (Well, it's *sort* of like that, if you put on your romantacizing glasses) .

    And, once in awhile, we even discuss poetry! I'll drink to that!

  • Rookie - 511 Points allan james saywell (10/1/2005 1:52:00 AM) Post reply

    hello poets and strangers your little marygold has arrived to inform you that my little poem on sexual position has been posted and i hope all you young ones start working out so you can practise i suggest GERRY GIVES IT A MISS
    he appears to be too angry its all that chilly weather in melbourne
    by the way it's not a song it's a poem

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