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  • Poetry Hound (5/6/2005 7:24:00 PM) Post reply

    Okay, I admit it. I don't understand the worship of Bukowski. A couple of you included him in your list of favorite poets. Please enlighten me as to why. His poems often seem stream-of-consciousness to me. Sometimes he seems juvenille. And sometimes he seems just plain lazy. So will someone who really likes him please explain what it is that you like about him? And please post one of your favorite Bukowski poems here - maybe I just haven't seen the good ones. Thanks.

  • mother baxter (5/6/2005 6:18:00 PM) Post reply

    envy is coloured green

  • mother baxter (5/6/2005 6:17:00 PM) Post reply

    tell everone about the poem you got taken off sherie, the one about the golden water

  • Neil Francis Brooks (5/6/2005 12:32:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Could we discuss what it is that propells people to write poems foe example where do the individual seek insperation.I know bitterness and emptiness fills a lot of peoples soul here poor Herbie, Poetry Hound, Mr shepard, ect.We could form a outreach group and try to save these poor individuals souls they try to be so intellectual and all.We could get a Forum that sends love to these people and all be nice and give them the gratification they need.

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    • Michael Shepherd (5/6/2005 4:12:00 PM) Post reply

      Hi Neil, I don't quite follow your drift. Are you saying I/we are bitter, empty, and intellectual, or that we write about those things, or that we should be discussing them? Or are you offering counse ... more

    • Poetry Hound (5/6/2005 1:22:00 PM) Post reply

      Boy, what a grouch. Say Neil, instead of proposing that other people discuss something, why don't you just go ahead and discuss it yourself?

  • Michael Shepherd (5/6/2005 10:46:00 AM) Post reply

    That's a fascinating poem, Craig, and I shall chase up Robert Creeley's poems. The last stanza could be straight from Shakespeare. The first accords with Hindu teachings - much condensed! Thanks.

  • Craig Hadden (5/6/2005 9:58:00 AM) Post reply

    Here is a poem by Robert Creeley that I really like and which came to mind based on some of the latest postings on the forum. It's called 'Mind's Heart':

    Mind’s heart, it must
    be that some
    truth lies locked
    in you.

    Or else, lies, all
    lies, and no man
    true enough to know
    the difference.


    My only comment is to 'think poetry.'

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (5/6/2005 8:58:00 AM) Post reply

    Yes, I will leave the forum again now. I realise Mark, that these revelations aren't exactly flattering. I, for one, make sure that when I call someone names or accuse him/her that I have my facts straight.You failed miserably, again. You are a failure.
    If you see me calling you a liar then that simply means that you are just that,
    a LIAR.
    I am not. Y O U are.
    H

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (5/6/2005 8:24:00 AM) Post reply

    Since this site is not for personal discussions I will not go into further comments about other people who have made this site the sorry thing it now has become.
    Thank you Sonja.
    H

  • mother baxter (5/6/2005 6:42:00 AM) Post reply

    has anyone noticed robert burns going backwards, it just proves even dead poets can go backwards

  • Michael Shepherd (5/6/2005 4:26:00 AM) Post reply

    James Mills, a newcomer to this site, would be grateful for an honest assessment of the poems he has posted. He had expected more response - though I've told him this normally takes some little time, due to the increasing number of postings which we can't all get around to reading.

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