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  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (4/27/2005 7:56:00 AM) Post reply
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    But, dear members of this exclusive club, I can see that my presence is stirring up feelings of unwelcome, fuelled by whatever.
    So I bid you good night but must say that I am of a mind tonight to stay here on this website. Baxter said it, the comment about the legs.
    And I hope you people do not yield to the temptation to utter silly death threats or profanities, it is not becoming.
    Peace is the order of the day and this is a poetry site.
    Best wishes to all and may your talent grow.
    H

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (4/27/2005 7:50:00 AM) Post reply

    Fry, I will stoop to answer your question. If poetry could be discussed on this forum it would be wonderful. For that to happen you have to start with intelligent people who have at least a basic knowledge of the subject. As Allan Saywell had pointed out some time ago, none of the frequent users fit this description.
    Pretending to know about and/or understand the poetry of real poets is reminiscent of someone who teaches the subject at a community college (give me a break) and knocks Rod McKuen. That's rich.
    Yes, I would welcome it if the forum could be used for serious discussion of poetry.
    If we could get Lare Austin, Linda Preston, Sylvia Spencer, Erwin Baxter, Allan Saywell, Christine McGee, Gypsy Scarborough, Sandra Osborne, Janice Pickett and about another 5 - 10 real poets to meet here.
    There is no point in discussing the properties of a chemical with a bellydancer.
    Well, one can hope for times to change.
    Best wishes to all.
    H

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (4/27/2005 7:41:00 AM) Post reply

    I am saying it again that we have troublemakers on this website that make it miserable for all others.
    These individuals would have been removed from any other poetrysite, perhaps they have been.
    We can only hope that sanity will prevail in the end.
    There are only a few, so let the rest of us be optimists.
    H

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (4/27/2005 7:36:00 AM) Post reply

    Even though Peckerwood has removed his threat and poor taste comment I will refresh the memories of those who may have missed or forgotten it. He stated that a pillow to suffocate me would be a good suggestion and he also threatened me to leave this site, mentioning casually should we meet in the dark....
    I responded to this and I am leaving this stand here. Perhaps management will not take kindly to (even silly) death threats, made by both Mark Fry and Peckerwood.I am still hoping that troublemakers will be banned from this site.
    H

  • Rookie Andy Konisberg (4/27/2005 7:29:00 AM) Post reply

    I think that is a laudable suggestion Hubris. take your bile to the operatic and classical world, I'm sure they'll rejoice at the 'find'...the next Wagner? Or perhaps another word beginning with 'W'...

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (4/27/2005 7:27:00 AM) Post reply

    Yes, of course envy makes people blind. I had stopped writing and posting for quite some time yet my ratings are continuing way up there compared to those of your untalented friends.
    It must be the talent shining through, you know 'talent will out...'
    I see no reason for insults which you seem so fond of and the clumsy and poor taste threat with a pillow to put someone out of his misery by suffocation only shows who you are. As I said, more and more people see you and your kind now.

    But no one is afraid of you. The fear is all yours.

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (4/27/2005 7:19:00 AM) Post reply

    Funny how things develop sometimes.
    Although I do not give ones to poems (misnomer) by you or the other great ones (mainly because a one is really not deserved, it must be earned) I think the occasional comment from those who lead a challenged life may have merit.
    Your encouragement is refreshing, so I am staying.
    Any further comments would be like sneezing inside the stratum germinativum.
    I think Mr. Baxter is a very welcome addition to this warzone, his three poems (although I am no expert on Haiku) are so far above the niveau that has descended upon this place more recently it is amazing.
    I for one am looking forward to more of his work and his astute comments.
    I think the audience of real people is growing.
    In closing, let me express my profound sorrow to all those who are not poets, have no talent and do not want to believe it.
    One of my neighbours tried her hand in poetry and failed in a similar m, anner, she is now into music and doing very well. They have allowed her to play the music box at the RSL without putting in coins. Just wanted to mention this.
    Best wishes to all
    H

  • Rookie His Homeynence Sir Peckerwood Ali (4/27/2005 7:05:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Yes Nehrlich the walls have ears and you too are among the individuals who rush to dispense 1's on your enemies. Beware what is lurking in the shadows Nehrlich. Your days are numbered despite your superior genes. Cease with your hollow threats! Do Humanity a favor and take your rubbish and pompous ego and LEAVE. The world and certainly this site will be a better place when you do.

    peck

    P.S. take your teutonic friend baxter and your silly sidekick saywell with you.

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    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (4/27/2005 7:29:00 AM) Post reply

      If I saw some obstacle like you in the shadow I would not be surprised. That's where you hide. Someone who is afraid or ashamed to show who he really is. But I do not believe that anyone, anywhere co ... more

  • Rookie Andy Konisberg (4/27/2005 6:28:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    anybody got a pillow? ennui creeping in again...any thoughts on the poetry of the 20th century American Stevens still welcome...I read your comment, Michael...I can't enjoy Stevens much myself but I am trying very hard to 'get' what others like about him.

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    • Rookie Scarborough Gypsy (4/27/2005 6:59:00 AM) Post reply

      Good on ya Mark. Stear them back in and get back on the right track. I really like your poetry and I enjoy Herberts too.So I hope that doesn't mean I'm gonna start copping one's all over the place bec ... more

  • Rookie Andy Konisberg (4/27/2005 5:15:00 AM) Post reply

    American poet, often lumped in with Robert Frost

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