Poetics and Poetry Discussion
Janice M Pickett
(4/3/2005 7:58:00 PM)
Response to Rhyming Challenge
Sun is setting with a glow
I am feeling very low
My sister stares her name is Flo
as on my motorbike I go
past the houses in a row
with my dog bo barking so
I turn to wave but no no no
over the handlebars I go
landing head first in the snow
with no more ego
for me to show
response to challenge.
Janice M Pickett
(4/3/2005 3:28:00 AM)
I must join in the chorus of Farewells for someone who, undoubtedly, has been the foulest piece of turd that P/H has ever had to endure.
So let us pray that he never shows his filthy visage again in this neighbourhood, perhaps jail will teach him a few things, should the world be so lucky, although I doubt it.
I do not want to take the time to create a poem for the occasion, it is not worth it, of course.
But, I do feel sorry for the likes of Ann what's her name who consider this thing to be a top poet.......
They must all be on drugs.
(4/3/2005 1:51:00 AM)
RC is just joking. He knows how good he is.
Don't we wish.
I think I am gonna give him a 'one' or maybe a half!
(4/2/2005 11:41:00 PM)
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dear previous writer I should not worry about your ratings. If there anything like mine then you aint got nothing to worry about. If you think you write well then keep on writing. I do, life is as you see it not what people want you to write, so never think that you have upset someone along the way. cheers sylvia
(4/2/2005 9:49:00 PM)
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my tremendous overall rating has dropped over the course of 2 days from a lofty 5.5 to a meager 4.0- I think I set someone on fire- Too bad they can't take off the poems of mine on people's favorites list. McDonalds, I'm love'n it.Replies for this message:
(4/3/2005 8:52:00 AM)
Not to worry R, some masqued avenger on the board is obviously charged with a divine mission to deliver the power of '1' into our lives, thus spur us on to greater deeds: -) Who are we to complain a ... more
(4/3/2005 8:31:00 AM)
My rating has been doing a swan dive over the last day or so too.....don't worry about it. I was thinking the same thing...that I got somebody mad but I'm just gonna ignore it. Remember, the ratings ... more
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(4/1/2005 10:52:00 PM)
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Yes, Janice...right on target...but please permit me...I believe...after reading your 'stuff'...your poetry is very, very first class...excellent...there is no anthology that could do any of your work justice...your poetry is indeed top notch...in my humble opinion...
Janice M Pickett
(4/1/2005 10:29:00 PM)
Just thought I would share this with you guys. This is how they work I guess.
Circle of Poets - Results From the Authors' Contest
Dear janice Pickett,
We have chosen to publish your poem in the 2005 edition of poetry vibes. Your poem was part of more than 8563 entries. Our editors recognize its technical qualities. It is with great pleasure that we would like to inform you that your poem:
Looking through old photographs
the other day.
Made me remember things
from times forgotten
When Life was but a game
and the future looked far from
It brought back memories of
I found myself back there
in the moment
when pain and fear were
the strongest emotions I knew
I had to shake myself back to
The past tucked neatly back in it's
place in my photo album.
Sitting there with the past now
closed in a satin cover and
held tightly in my lap
The progress of time, years,
experience and memories
The realisation that we were
once there in those closed pages
Brings a sobering reality to today.
I thank my past for what I am now.
I grieve my past for the insecurities
I carry with me
But mostly I thank God that I am still alive
to be part of this day.
The future of my yesterdays
has been selected to get published. As such, your poem and name will be published in the 2005 edition of poetry vibes!
Your copyrights are fully respected. You retain full ownership of your work.
Paying members who order the 2005 manuscript will also qualify for the $5000 grand prize as a thank you for helping us to craft and print the manuscripts and to support our team. They will also receive an invitation to the global poetry conference.
Once you order, we will contact you soon with more details on that global conference (with poetry experts and all 2005 contest winners working on technical/improvisation workshops) .
Our editors select poems on the basis of rhythm, use of imagery, style and individuality. With respect to your poem 'The Future of my Yesterdays', our team of editors has particularly appreciated the images and mood evocated throughout.
All Circle of Poets members can now read your poem in our new manuscript and we will also present it to other publishers and poetry organizations. We will ask for your authorization in the event your poem is also selected by another publisher.
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(4/1/2005 7:52:00 PM)
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I am replying on the subject of poetry.com. I entered a competition on their and submitted a poem (before finding PH) and just last week I received a letter telling me that I had been selected as a semi finalist and would automatically be entered into the final draw. They went on to say that my poem was also going to be in an anthology and would have an entire page to itself. I do not have to pay for this but if I want to add a bio I would have to pay for that. They sent me a draft of the layout of my poem and I was able to edit anything I was not happy with. Then they offered me to purchase the anthology at a discounted price. I haven't put an order in as yet but I was of course tempted to.
GypsyReplies for this message:
(4/3/2005 5:30:00 AM)
Gypsy, I entered something on their site a long time ago and (surprise, surprise) I too was selected as an honoured poet... don't bother with it.. they're only profiting from a writer's need to b ... more
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- ***** ***** (4/3/2005 5:30:00 AM) Post reply
(4/1/2005 2:04:00 PM)
I also hate to admit to have many poems posted on their website. I was very excited the first time they said I was getting awards and being published///even having my poems included in a group of poems being recorded....of course all of this costs money if you want included in it...I have never paid anything and I wouldn't. To this day, every poem I've submitted to them has received 'top honors' and has been included into the anthologies...(all of which I can purchase for around $50-$60. At first I wanted to believe my poetry may just be good...I was really suprised and flattered but then I found EVERY poem submitted to them will be included into an anthology if the 'poet' wants to pay for it. (I knew a girl that actually bought one of these books and you wouldn't believe how it was set up) They put about 10-15 poems per page in very small font. Your poetry is lost in that book anyway. Just thought you may like to know my experience with poetry.com. This site is so much better since you can get real feedback and comments from people that don't want your money. Sincerely, Mary
(4/1/2005 8:27:00 AM)
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You may or may not have noticed but I haven't been around much this week. I have been trying my hardest to write this one poem (in free style) and I have spent pretty much every spare minute I've had on it. I am predominantly a rhyming poet and I am trying to master the skills of free style. Anyway, I finaly finished it tonight and have just posted it on the site. I Hope you don't mind me asking this on the forum but I would really appreciate anyone taking a look at it and giving me some honest feedback. Is it trash or treasure? The title is 'Love In A Tea Cup'.
Thanks in advance