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  • Rookie ***** ***** (10/18/2005 5:41:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies
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    okay so who has a magic formula for an absent muse that doesn't require alcohol..... (clarification post)


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    • Rookie ***** ***** (10/19/2005 10:46:00 AM) Post reply

      such interesting and varied responses! Thanks for suggestions

    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (10/19/2005 7:14:00 AM) Post reply

      I'd say - when you notice the Muse is attending some other more profitable patient...do whatever is the exact opposite from whatever you're being, doing, thinking, emoting, right now - provided it doe ... more

    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/18/2005 5:44:00 PM) Post reply

      Camomille tea, made from filtered Lourdes water, add two drops of liquor amonii caustici,4 drops of sirupus rubi ideae, one teasponn of cultured buttermilk, a sprig of organic parsley, one capsule of ... more

  • Rookie ***** ***** (10/18/2005 5:13:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Okay so who has a magic formula for an absent muse?

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  • Rookie Marcy Jarvis (10/18/2005 12:33:00 PM) Post reply

    I like this: 'as water
    is the first social fluency
    in any desert: the cistern
    comes later and is an inducement of false power.
    Which makes the thinning sorrow of flight
    the last disjunction, of the heart'

    It has the touch of the surrealists. Max?

  • Rookie - 150 Points Poetry Hound (10/17/2005 5:31:00 PM) Post reply | Read 11 replies

    Question: I’ve noticed that people like Raynette and Uriah, who leave lots of comments on other people’s poems, seem to receive a lot of comments on their poems. Is there a relationship between giving comments and receiving them? I’m not criticizing it, and besides, I think Raynette and Uriah produce some really fine poetry. I’m just wondering, does this kind of unspoken quid pro quo exist, and does it result in people writing comments with the hope or expectation of receiving them? Not that that’s the only reason, or even the main reason, you leave comments, but is it ONE of the reasons?

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    • Rookie - 150 Points Lori Boulard (10/18/2005 10:50:00 AM) Post reply

      I think logically there is, and many of my favorites on this site I may have missed if they hadn't thrown out the first pitch. With so many submissions, unless you post something new with a really ent ... more

    • Rookie - 150 Points Michael Shepherd (10/18/2005 7:21:00 AM) Post reply

      .. and may I add to Andy's posting - I'm really grateful for those of you who mention your 'discoveries' here. I find it difficult to keep up with those whose work I read regularly, and which in these ... more

    • Rookie - 150 Points Raynette Eitel (10/18/2005 12:26:00 AM) Post reply

      Well, since my name is mentioned, perhaps I ought to make some sort of statement. #1: I don't feel I leave more comments on other people's poems than, say, Andrew, John Kay, Nax Reuf or Michael Phill ... more

    • Rookie - 150 Points Max Reif (10/17/2005 10:54:00 PM) Post reply

      Also, I should add, hearing how poems I' ... more

    • Rookie - 150 Points Max Reif (10/17/2005 10:50:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I do tend to leave comments under poems ... more

    • Rookie - 150 Points Mary Nagy (10/17/2005 7:02:00 PM) Post reply

      One more thought.......I have to say I h ... more

    • Rookie - 150 Points Mary Nagy (10/17/2005 5:58:00 PM) Post reply

      **just to add**The number rating is anot ... more

    • Rookie - 150 Points Mary Nagy (10/17/2005 5:52:00 PM) Post reply

      I absolutely think the two are related. ... more

    • Rookie - 150 Points Herbert Nehrlich1 (10/17/2005 5:37:00 PM) Post reply

      Yes. H

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  • Rookie Poetry Snob (aka Jefferson Carter) (10/17/2005 3:19:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I've finally gotten around to reading Daniel's poetry. I'm amazed that a fifteen-year-old can write with such sustained sophistication. His work is impressive. An insane thought just popped into my head, the dreaded p-word: is he a pseudonym? Daniel, who are you really? My question is a compliment, because your work is far beyond any 15-year-old's I've ever encountered, but I'm sensing someone messing with my so-called mind. Maybe I need to double the meds. JC

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  • Rookie Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (10/17/2005 7:37:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    i hope i didn't completely miss the boat with this, but i got started into poetry at an early age, mostly writing 'songs'. these so-called songs were horribly cliched, nothing more than a mimic to what i heard on the radio. i didn't start to blossom as a poet until high school, where thru some strange inspiration, i became an ersatz rap artist, composing my own rhymes and beats and passing out mix tapes and such. the rap stuff was total machismo tripe and grand bravado, much like it is today. i would hardly say any of it was notable. (except my poem 'Self Defense', which was actually a song on my last album in 1994.)

    poetry became the run-off from the rap lyrics i was writing. after i discovered the Beat poets, it was all over. a few of my poems were published in a few school publications and local newspapers. my Spanish teacher confiscated one of my poems in class once, and became so impressed with it, she submitted it on my behalf to a local magazine. her encouragement really gave me the confidence to pursue my interest in poetry.

    i graduated high school and retired my microphone, but i've never stopped writing, sharpening my skillz and honing my craft.

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    • Rookie Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler (10/17/2005 9:15:00 AM) Post reply

      Max, i hadn't posted the confiscated poem yet; it's in one of my dusty notebooks. i'll see if i can't dig it up, dust it off and put it up here. i'l be sure to let you know when i do! Sherrie, i ... more

    • Rookie Max Reif (10/17/2005 7:56:00 AM) Post reply

      wow, good story, Jacob! That's pretty cool about your teacher sending in the confiscated poem. You got that one on this site?

  • Rookie - 150 Points Poetry Hound (10/16/2005 7:59:00 PM) Post reply

    For fans of W.S. Merwin, he has a new book out, not poetry but his memoirs. It's called 'Summer Doorways' and received a good notice in the New York Times Book Review today.

  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (10/16/2005 6:33:00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    Is there anything else for a poet to work with, or work from,
    besides intellect and emotion?

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  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (10/16/2005 4:51:00 PM) Post reply | Read 8 replies

    Here's some meat to chew on, maybe, rather than fight over:
    how'd you become poets? Some people tell that story on their bio, others don't have one.
    (I'll reply to this and answer for myself)

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  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (10/16/2005 12:12:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    'I went to a boxing match and a hockey game broke out.'-Rodney Dangerfield
    Van Dyck, didn't he also invent the beard?
    But seriously, folks...
    (continued next post. I've jested myself into a corner here.)

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    • Rookie - 7 Points Michael Shepherd (10/16/2005 2:57:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      No it was the other way around - I went to a poetry site and a boxing match broke out... Van Dyke invented Hollywood Cockney, and Vandyke Brown that you used at art school, called that for unmentiona ... more

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