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  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (4/25/2005 11:41:00 PM) Post reply
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    henry hoover payback poland, doesn't sound right does it

  • Rookie Andy Konisberg (4/25/2005 2:04:00 PM) Post reply

    ...no. there are many members who play the fool, however.

  • Rookie Zach Taylor (4/25/2005 1:14:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    does anybody here play xbox or halo 2?

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  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (4/24/2005 8:38:00 AM) Post reply

    I forgot question 3:

    To your knowledge, do schools, writing courses, etc., use this '500 list for recommendation either for reading or writing? Would you personally?
    There's an implicit question here about popularity v. the 'experts' in education -as any English-class teacher will recognise.

  • Rookie Katherine Gough (4/23/2005 10:37:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I am just looking for a little bit of help with this poem I'm analyzing at the moment. I chose The Poet, by hermann hesse. I want to thank everyone who's helped me so far, but there are still a few sections of the poem I'm unsure about. Any help/information or opinions you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
    Here's the poem:
    Only on me, the lonely one,
    The unending stars of the night shine,
    The stone fountain whispers its magic song,
    To me alone, to me the lonely one
    The colorful shadows of the wandering clouds
    Move like dreams over the open countryside.
    Neither house nor farmland,
    Neither forest nor hunting privilege is given to me,
    What is mine belongs to no one,
    The plunging brook behind the veil of the woods,
    The frightening sea,
    The bird whir of children at play,
    The weeping and singing, lonely in the evening, of a man secretly in love.
    The temples of the gods are mine also, and mine
    the aristocratic groves of the past.
    And no less, the luminous
    Vault of heaven in the future is my home:
    Often in full flight of longing my soul storms upward,
    To gaze on the future of blessed men,
    Love, overcoming the law, love from people to people.
    I find them all again, nobly transformed:
    Farmer, king, tradesman, busy sailors,
    Shepherd and gardener, all of them
    Gratefully celebrate the festival of the future world.
    Only the poet is missing,
    The lonely one who looks on,
    The bearer of human longing, the pale image
    Of whom the future, the fulfillment of the world
    Has no further need. Many garlands
    Wilt on his grave,
    But no one remembers him.
    1) What is meant by 'The temples of the gods are mine also, and mine
    the aristocratic groves of the past'.
    2) What do you think that this is meant by '
    Often in full flight of longing my soul storms upward,
    To gaze on the future of blessed men,
    Love, overcoming the law, love from people to people.
    I find them all again, nobly transformed:
    Farmer, king, tradesman, busy sailors,
    Shepherd and gardener, all of them
    Gratefully celebrate the festival of the future world'.

    Sorry about this, but I really would appreciate your opinions as I am feeling clueless! !
    Katherine

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    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (4/24/2005 8:53:00 AM) Post reply

      Your two questions relate, I'd say, to two deep concerns of serious poets. First, they wish to comprehend and encopmpass in their work, all that is worthwhile of the past - classical mythology, classi ... more

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (4/23/2005 5:42:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Yes, I thought her poetry was very like yours, Gyppo.

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    • Rookie Scarborough Gypsy (4/23/2005 6:30:00 AM) Post reply

      Wow, thanks Michael I shall take that as a compliment. I just love her work. Kind regards and thanks for your comments. Gyp's

  • Rookie - 0 Points Scarborough Gypsy (4/23/2005 5:27:00 AM) Post reply

    There is a new poet on this site. Her name is Elizabeth Russell. Have you all read her work? I urge you to. I think it is wonderful. it is simple and sincere. The type of poetry that I love. Please comment on it. I think she is definately worth the read.

    Gypsy

  • Rookie - 0 Points Scarborough Gypsy (4/23/2005 12:48:00 AM) Post reply

    Sonja,

    I have posted a 'Home' poem today too. It is a haiku.

    Cheers
    Gyp's

  • Rookie Robert Rorabeck (4/22/2005 10:18:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I got a poetry book by Rod McKuen today- they had like 12 used books of his at the local bookshop- I guess he was very popular in the 60s and 70s. I can't help thinking he's not all that great, yet so much better than me. His word usage is very precise and effective- very short poetry which comes off as simplistic, but really isn't so- maybe i like him more than i think- not much else in poetry at the local bookshop.

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    • Rookie Alice Vedral Rivera (4/23/2005 8:08:00 AM) Post reply

      RC, I like your poetry. I was surprised to see the name Rod McKuen. He is one of my favorite chansonniers and song writers. I have a 2 record (LP) set -Rod McKuen at Carnegie Hall - April 29,1969. ... more

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (4/22/2005 6:52:00 PM) Post reply

    i hate this place, but i keep coming back

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