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  • allan james saywell (9/28/2005 8:17:00 PM) Post reply

    i love cats they are much cleaner then dogs, i am looking after a cat at the moment it kept me awake all night was trying to tell me something but we speak a different language, how are you all this is a great site for posting my poetry
    you seem to be peaceful creatures

  • sheila knowles (9/28/2005 4:39:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    message for Sherrie. I can't send you a mail so if yuu read this can you please send me a PM. I'd like to ask you something. Thanks
    Sheila Knowles

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    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (9/28/2005 5:08:00 PM) Post reply

      I will change the 'gaps to fill' to the more civil and benign 'gaps to bridge'. Thank you for listening. H (jr)

    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (9/28/2005 4:57:00 PM) Post reply

      I will be more than happy to be the middleman. Ask Sherrie and she will knbow what I mean when we talk about gaps to fill between two poets. Just entrust your intimate, juicy or otherwise salient quer ... more


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  • Max Reif (9/28/2005 4:36:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    by the way, Poetry Hound:
    are you actually an alter ego of one of those guys like Lamont or Jefferson, or somebody? Or are you really a dog? (I mean that in a GOOD way! I love dogs!)

    If this has come up before, forgive me. We've ferreted out most of the Mystery Names by now. Hey, I could call myself Poetry Ferret!

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    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (9/28/2005 5:20:00 PM) Post reply

      Wrong Andrew. Dillon, as reported by entirely reliable sources inside HS, administers a large plantation in an undisclosed location, growing something that cucumber farmers the world over are in const ... more

    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (9/28/2005 5:17:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      Max, your reflection on the chickenshit photo you supplied does not reflect the characteristic images of any ferret. Best wishes Haines jr cum principibus ecclesiasticis


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  • Max Reif (9/28/2005 3:33:00 PM) Post reply

    You guys, I'm touched to the bottom of my kischkes by your suggestion that I take on the corpus, but I really don't feel I can fit it in right now as organizer. (I'd love to be a participant.) Maybe some knight or knightess of a soul will come forth.

  • Mary Nagy (9/28/2005 12:50:00 PM) Post reply | Read 5 replies

    Okay, I have to say.......(even though I know it sounds really bad) I don't have a clue about Bob Dylan. I must be a horrible person cause I hated to look at him and his voice drove me crazy. I was always amazed that he could be so popular. I almost thought people must consider him a joke. (That's just how I felt when I seen him) . You guys are really making me feel like I missed out on something great.

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    • Mary Nagy (9/29/2005 8:02:00 AM) Post reply

      Thanks to everyone for all the 'Dylan' advice. I have my work cut out for me. Mary

    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (9/28/2005 4:21:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Great. Mary comes out, so can I. Terribly ignorant about Dillon and still stuck in Aznavour and Piaf times. Also 'where have all the flowers gone', but I am younger than I sing. H

    • Poetry Hound (9/28/2005 2:19:00 PM) Post reply

      Actually, I disagree with Andrew. I would not start with the Greatest Hits album. I would start with a very melodic and accessible album: Nashville Skyline. It came out around 1970 and has a very slig ... more

    • Mary Nagy (9/28/2005 1:10:00 PM) Post reply

      Thanks for not hanging me! But, I wil ... more


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  • Richard Jackson (9/28/2005 7:27:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Tap into the sound
    The pedigree sound within
    Show 'em how it's done

    © Richard Jackson 2005

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    • Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (9/28/2005 10:02:00 AM) Post reply

      with all due respect, Richard, wouldn't your haikus be better posted to the website rather than the forum? you are wholeheartedly welcome to join any of the conversations going on; you can even start ... more


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  • Max Reif (9/28/2005 1:02:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Now, this is after part 2 of the Scorcese documentary. What struck me the most is what a-for lack of a better word, crucifixion such a world-significant artist suffers at the hands of those he (or in some cases, she) serves-the public, particularly as represented by the Press. I felt Bob was actually amazingly respectful, considering the barrage of questions he was subjected to and their quality. If anyone 'lusts' after fame, well, it's sure no picnic.

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    • Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (9/28/2005 6:48:00 AM) Post reply

      you're right, Max. fame is no picnic. why, just recently celebrated comedian Dave Chapelle folded under the pressures of fame, smack in the middle of a wildly successful comedy series. Dylan's ... more

    • Michael Shepherd (9/28/2005 4:48:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      As one who really missed out on the whole Dylan scene, what struck me particularly were two related situations - the being 'in an arena where I was alone ' (maybe not quite true?) where the genuinely ... more

  • Max Reif (9/27/2005 9:55:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    'Poet-killer faces delayed justice' is one of the PH news headlines today. Does that mean someone who killed a poet, or a poet who is a murderer? Anybody know? It's one of those subscription pages I can't get into.

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    • David Nelson Bradsher (9/28/2005 3:04:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Max, if I remember correctly, it's a poet who murdered somebody, and I'm thinking that he may have even been a serial killer...allegedly, of course. ;)

    • Michael Shepherd (9/28/2005 5:07:00 AM) Post reply

      I' ve made an official complaint to Poemhunter about those 'news headlines' which fail to deliver the news item referred to, but only a sign-up. Why should an Eskimo sign up for the Kerala News? Same ... more

  • Max Reif (9/27/2005 9:00:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    A little more on Bob Dylan:
    I never saw him live until about 6 years ago. He was in a sense a 'pale shadow' of himself, I mean the aura of universality that had made him a voice of millions upon millions of people had faded years before and he was 'just' (?) a relentlessly touring musician/songwriter. The night I saw him in St. Louis, he had no special rapport with the audience. He was very impersonal. I'm not blown away by his recent stuff. The old songs were good, but I felt I got 'him' more on the records I'd listened to than 'live'.
    Sometimes I wonder what it's like, going on for decades after that world-significant aura has faded. Could be a very lonely life.
    Dylan said in an interview once, 'At this age, every day above the ground's a good day.' Anyway, talk amongst yourselves if you like:

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    • Richard George (9/28/2005 5:15:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Going on for decades after... when I was a student I saw David Gascoyne read his poems. He was a major player (surrealist) in the 30s but wrote no significant poetry after his 30s... and he was in hi ... more

    • Poetry Hound (9/27/2005 10:19:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I've seen him live a number of times since 1974. Like Miles Davis, he is infamous for not caring about having rapport with the audience, and also like Miles Davis, you never know what you're going to ... more

  • Linda Jenkinson (9/27/2005 8:25:00 PM) Post reply

    hi people...im just the usual...please let me know what you think...i am so happy to have found this place!

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