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  • Allan James Saywell (4/20/2005 6:15:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    if i imagined myself as the reader of my poems i would become angry
    with myself

  • His Homeynence Sir Peckerwood Ali (4/20/2005 6:12:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    His Homeynence will entertain questions now!


  • Allan James Saywell (4/20/2005 6:11:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    Did herbert really get elected pope

  • Allan James Saywell (4/20/2005 6:09:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    The word irish triggered my haiku on the irish, and the word drunk

  • Allan James Saywell (4/20/2005 6:07:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    why did it take some poets more then five minutes to do there colour white poems
    like 24 hours

  • Allan James Saywell (4/20/2005 5:23:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    do we have a german pope, could someone tell me

  • ***** ***** (4/20/2005 5:25:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    a variety of ways.. sometimes a word will trigger a poem and the title will include that word, sometimes it will come from the overall meaning when I read over the finished work.. sometimes the damn thing can't be named (a problem I am having at the moment.. pfff) . Usually though, they speak for themselves. I find it best to let the poem chose its own name by speaking to you, really.

  • Michael Shepherd (4/20/2005 4:50:00 AM) Post reply Stage

    My friend Kenneth Verity, who writes books of haiku on strict principles (his, or Japanese, I wouldn't know) but essentially a game where the reader has to link two apparently disparate statements in their mind, naturally believes that to name a haiku loses the whole point of it. To exaggerate the situation, titling a haiku which reads 'The mayfly are breeding/plop' as 'Flies over a trout river on a summer evening' would rather spoil the intention?

  • Allan James Saywell (4/19/2005 11:50:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply Stage

    i have just written a poem about the colour white, the name of the poem
    mister abbekka, 'The Colour White', the name just popped up in front of me
    on a serious subject titles of poems, sometimes they come easy or you submit
    and you have already used it, then they knock you back, so then you have to
    think about a title which i personaly give some serious thought to
    a title is importent as the content EG if you name your poem 'peace'
    and it is about the' battle of little bighorn' then you have failed with your title

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  • Robert Rorabeck (4/19/2005 11:13:00 PM) Post reply Stage

    titles or for titlers- how does everyone title their stuff? Do they think long and hard on the title or do they just think one up before they post? I usually think of titles as I post (I usually write the poem right before I post) - sometimes the title comes to me beforehand and I like it, but that's not usually the case- How do you title your poems? (Today's letter is the letter W- Which was brought to you by the number 23)

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