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  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (10/29/2005 12:44:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies
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    i saw a movie last night called' midnight express' which told the story of a young american caught in turkey about to board a plane back to the united
    states he had about 2oo dollars of weed strapped to his body apparently tricky
    dickey nixon had upset the turks and they took it out on the young american
    by giving him a life sentence he aventually escaped back to america worth a look

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    • Rookie ***** ***** (10/29/2005 11:50:00 AM) Post reply

      ahem, yes that one has been a classic for quite a few years now... I guess Australia hasn't caught the nostalgia-as-television bug... over here the 'top 50' has pepperred our screens with the film gen ... more

    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/29/2005 1:59:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Excellent movie Allan, true story with no facts changed at all. I liked it when the warden got 'hooked' in the occipital bone just before the man escaped. Have you seen Deadly Pursuit? It was filmed ... more

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (10/28/2005 4:51:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    every poet has to ask himself what is a poet if your work is not being read poem hunter does give us this opportunity, even the opportunity to be a little
    naughty on the odd occasion

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    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/29/2005 12:10:00 AM) Post reply

      I disagree. Mary is the naughtiest one, followed by Mahnaz. Allan and I are even more polite and docile than Jerry Hughes. Best wishes H

    • Rookie Mary Nagy (10/28/2005 7:51:00 PM) Post reply

      I think you are naughty most of the time and are 'behaving' on the odd occasion Allan! lol :)

  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (10/28/2005 4:32:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I feel really happy with a poem I just posted:
    I feel it says a lot of things I've been learning for a long time; and the experience described in the poem presented the opportunity to say them!

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    • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (10/28/2005 4:39:00 PM) Post reply

      Well, my wife says it needs more work. But that's ok. We can send a poem back down the ol' chute as many times as we need to!

  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (10/28/2005 12:15:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    My God, Michael, if your article gets wide readership around the world, there'll be even LESS focus on **OUR** poems! The tsunami of poets descending and pouring dozens, hundreds, THOUSANDS of poems into the 'poem-river' on the Home Page will grow exponentially! We'll NEVER be heard (let alone famous) !
    In fact, I'll give ya $25 American to hush your article!

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    • Rookie - 7 Points Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/28/2005 6:25:00 PM) Post reply

      I am in with 25 East German Marks. Best H

    • Rookie - 7 Points Michael Shepherd (10/28/2005 12:51:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      yeah but, like, no, but, yeah...trust me, I'm a journalist...like, when you're alone in a small boat in the middle of the ocean, a single seagull's cry is the sound of a friend.. the best stuff will s ... more

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (10/28/2005 6:54:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    If anyone who reads this has better French - or better still, Turkish, anyone? - than I, and can draw Emilie's, Collette's, or Teymur's attention to this article which they already have, ask them to fill in the * spaces, and then feel free to use it as a stock publicity article to send to magazines, PLEASE do - and again, anyone who might interest a literary or feature editor?

    Apologies for this Nikhilistic posting today...

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    • Rookie Max Reif (10/28/2005 10:13:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      My Turkish is limited to what I learned on an old Firesign Theater comedy record: 'Follow along in your Guidebook, as we learn 3 more words in Turkish: 'Tow-el'. 'Baaaath.' 'Borrrr-derrr.' Bu ... more

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (10/28/2005 6:19:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    I append the draft article which PH failed to fill in. Anyone who wants to send it on as bait to a mag is welcome. Any figures quoted date back to last June or so, I haven't revised it.

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    • Rookie Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (10/28/2005 10:04:00 AM) Post reply

      good work with the research, Michael! you dug up some interesting facts. you must be a journalist! the mere fact that you were able to come up with so much info with so little help proves that expon ... more

    • Rookie Max Reif (10/28/2005 8:43:00 AM) Post reply

      Well, it's great that you did this! I'm surprised the Mgt. has not been more forthcoming, and I hope someone succeeds in clearly conveying your simple wish to them.

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (10/28/2005 5:56:00 AM) Post reply

    oK, third attempt to reply to Ronberge, PH swallowed the others. in brief:

    Poemhunter and its fellow sites are a cultural phenomenon well worth the attention of an inflight magazine, or a Sunday supplement, or a literary magazine. With this in mind, I drafted an e-interview with PH management to use as bait, but PH were incapable of responding to such questions. Language barriers perhaps or no idea of PR. So if any of you can tweak a press string, do. The French would do it well and appropriately, and it only requires one such article to get other mags going on it. You could refer people to me in the first instance. No need to tell you of the value of poetry...

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/28/2005 2:44:00 AM) Post reply

    I have posted two poems. One The Other Terrorists, the other To Take You For A Ride.
    Both are critical of modern medicine. Since I am in the very midst of it I can assure you that my observations (and the intended social message) are not the ravings of a lunatic or someone who is against anything mainstream or establishment. There is much wrong with today's society and much more in modern medicine.
    Corruption and the mostly successful attempts to make everyone think they are sick (because no matter how bad the food, environment etc. not everyone will get sick, thus one needs to convince them that they are) is what the Sickness Industry represents.

    Since this is not the place to discuss these matters (except for some brief comments perhaps) I would ask those tempted to disagree or motivated to discuss the issues, that I am available outside the forum.
    Meanwhile, if you read the poems, I hope you will enjoy them as much as I did writing them.

  • Freshman - 1,076 Points Jerry Hughes (10/27/2005 8:17:00 PM) Post reply

    another from Spike, who's epitaph reads: 'told you I was sick'


    He danced with a monkey
    He danced with a cat
    And he danced with a man
    In a big black hat
    He danced with a Muslim
    He danced with a Jew
    And he danced with a Chinaman
    Six foot two
    Then he took all his clothes off
    And danced all day
    That's when they came
    And took him away.

  • Freshman - 1,076 Points Jerry Hughes (10/27/2005 6:05:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Moovers, nose pickers and Shakers, here's a piece of Milliganese insanity and genius. The world is a much sadder place without him.


    I piffed at my mother
    I piffed at my dad
    'Will you stop that piffing
    It's driving us mad! '
    I piffed at my mistress
    The next day at school
    I piffed and I piffed
    The silly old fool.
    I piffed at Willy
    I piffed at Bert
    And I piffed at the tail
    Of my grandad's shirt
    Oh I piffed and I piffed
    Oh I piffed everywhere.
    Then I piffed at the Queen
    So there - so there.

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    • Freshman - 1,076 Points Allan James Saywell (10/27/2005 6:27:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      milligan he's crazier then me, i thought i was crazy actually i feel normal again after reading that i feel that after reading that poem i will ask for a release

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