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  • Rookie ***** ***** (5/4/2005 5:18:00 PM) Post reply
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    Finally we get the forum back on the poetry track.. please keep personal problems with other poets to mail. If that person's mail facility is disabled to you or in general, spare all who are not involved in the tiff the bother of having to read jibe after petty (although they attempt to sound haughty..) jibe.

    As of above, the function of this board is as follows....

    Poetics & Poetry Discussion

    Is there a book you just read, a piece of poetry news or a reading you just heard that you want to talk about? Here's the place to start a conversation.

  • Rookie Yasmine Hashem (5/4/2005 2:15:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    i want an explanation to poem Hymn ON solitude by Jamed Thomson, , , i hope to fine a brief easy explantaion for an importatnt assignment, ,
    best regards

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    • Rookie Peter A. Crowther (5/5/2005 5:04:00 AM) Post reply

      I'm no expert but here's a quick take on the poem which might help: - James Thomson (1700-1748) was a Scottish-born poet who published several books of poetry as well as writing plays. His collectio ... more

  • Rookie Robert Rorabeck (5/4/2005 1:57:00 PM) Post reply

    Poets (A Bit Arbitrary) :

    Jim Carroll
    Lewis Carroll,


    Johnny Cash
    The White Strips
    K's Choice
    Pink Martini
    Loretta Lynn

    (Jim Carroll Band,
    Tom Waits, Dylon,
    Modest Mouse)

  • Rookie Ulrike Gerbig (5/4/2005 11:16:00 AM) Post reply

    i have them all...so i don't have to decide: there is always music by nick drake - for a rainy day, a full moon or a sunny afternoon...

  • Rookie kenneth william snow (5/4/2005 9:59:00 AM) Post reply

    Best to rank poets
    Than to become rank poets
    Praise before disdain

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (5/4/2005 7:15:00 AM) Post reply

    in the spirit of fair play etc, Herbert Nehrlich, a contributor to this site, has accused me of accusing him and Allan of manipulating the stats, saing this isn't possible except by advanced computer skills. Yes or no, please? I'd hate to accuse anyone of anything that disrupted the workings of this site and its sensible discussions and polite comments, or the singularity of its personae.

  • Rookie Craig Hadden (5/4/2005 7:10:00 AM) Post reply

    Top five poets:
    e.e. cummings
    Walt Whitman
    Linda Pasten
    Rainer Maria Rilke
    Robert Creeley

    Top five song writers:
    Joni Mitchell
    Paul Simon
    Bob Dylan
    Tom Waits
    Lennon and McCartney

    Top five novelists:
    Nikos Kazantzakis
    Virginia Wolfe
    Thomas Pynchon
    Hermann Hesse
    J.D. Salinger

  • Rookie ***** ***** (5/4/2005 6:33:00 AM) Post reply

    Poets: (to name but a few..5 is too limitting)

    Pablo Neruda; Anne Sexton; Michael Hartnett; Seamus Heaney; Thomas Kinsella; Sylvia Plath; Ted Hughes; Leonard Cohen; Joseph Brodsky; Stevie Smith; Tony Harrison.

    Novels: again just a couple that come to mind now... Gabriel Garcia Marquez; Milan Kundera; Salman Rushdie; Aldous Huxley; Richard Dawkins (okay not a novelist, but a thought-provoking writer...

    I pass on the music question - have so much more to learn before ever answering that little chestnut...


  • Rookie Ulrike Gerbig (5/4/2005 5:43:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    top five poets:
    sylvia plath
    raymond carver
    charles bukowski
    anne sexton
    margaret atwood

    top five song writers:
    bob dylan
    john lennon
    elliot smith
    nick drake
    van morrison

    top five novels/novel writers:
    'black album', hanif kureishi
    'norwegian wood', haruki murakami
    'no bones', anna burns
    'eureka street, belfast', robert McLiam Wilsom
    'Yesterday', Lars Saabye Christensen

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    • Rookie Andy Konisberg (5/4/2005 6:50:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      favourite Nick Drake album, Ulrike (limited choice, I know) ? For me, it has to be 'Bryter Lyter'...I think it flows incredibly well. I'll return for your verdict....should you so oblige...

  • Rookie Joseph Walrath (5/4/2005 4:37:00 AM) Post reply

    Thats easy...

    we write thinking we are suffering for all these things.. they ACTUALLY ARE SUFFERING! ! ! ! !

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