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  • Freshman - 1,297 Points Mike Acker (10/5/2014 2:15:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    Cocktails as reply...

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    • Freshman - 1,297 Points Mike Acker (10/5/2014 2:16:00 AM) Post reply

      Cocktails They are shot up with hormonic cocktails till their balls drop, then they are sent off to build a man's world that only real women will seek, truly. Muscular mounds, distinguishin ... more

  • Gold Star - 13,751 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (10/5/2014 12:31:00 AM) Post reply

    A beautiful poem with such different comments and expressions that I read is Sara Teasdale's The old maid......which is in the poemhunter com home page today. Not only the poem that attracted me but the different comments in variety of views it happened in evaluations and definitions. I think the poem is fit for wider discussion and entertain more definitions of comments as an approval of the poem by readers.

  • Silver Star - 9,460 Points Soulful Heart (10/4/2014 1:10:00 PM) Post reply

    The oldest surviving epic poem is the Epic of Gilgamesh, from the 3rd millennium BC in Sumer(in Mesopotamia, now Iraq) , which was written in cuneiform scripton clay tablets and, later, papyrus

  • Gold Star - 13,751 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (10/4/2014 4:39:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I read the poem river written by Jonne Monte and poem dealt with the contamination of river by chemicals a serious problem of water bodies and it is felt as very beautiful.

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  • Silver Star - 9,460 Points Soulful Heart (10/3/2014 10:15:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    The earliestpoetryis believed to have been recited or sung, employed as a way of rememberingoral history, genealogy, andlaw. Poetry is often closelyrelated to musical traditions, and the earliest poetry exists in the form of hymns (such as the work ofSumerianpriestessEnheduanna) . Many of the poems surviving from the ancient world are recorded prayers, or stories about religioussubject matter, but they also include historical accounts, instructions for everyday activities, love songs, [2]and fiction.
    the oral epics of the Balkans, suggest that earlywriting shows clear traces of older oral traditions, including the use of repeated phrases as building blocks in larger poetic units. A rhythmic and repetitious form would make a long story easier to remember and retell, before writing was available as an aide-memoire.[3]Thus many ancient works, from theVedas(1700 - 1200 BC) to theOdyssey(800 - 675 BC) , appear to have been composed in poetic form to aid memorization and oral transmission, in prehistoric and ancient societies.[4]Poetry appears among the earliest records of most literate cultures, with poetic fragments found on earlymonoliths, runestonesandstelae.The oldest survivingspeculative fictionpoem is theTale of the Shipwrecked Sailor, [5]written inHieraticand ascribed a datearound 2500 B.C.E. Other sources ascribe the earliest written poetry to theEpic of Gilgameshwritten incuneiform; however, it is most likely thatThe Tale of the Shipwrecked SailorpredatesGilgameshby half a millennium. The oldestepic poetrybesides theEpic of Gilgameshare theGreekepicsIliadandOdysseyand theIndianSanskritepicsRamayanaandMahabharata. The longest epic poems ever written were theMahabharataand theTibetanEpic of King Gesar.

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  • Rookie - 186 Points metamorphhh (aka jim crawford) (10/3/2014 4:37:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Posted this here in sections a few years ago. Thought some might enjoy it again.

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    • Rookie - 186 Points Soulful Heart (10/3/2014 10:22:00 PM) Post reply

      jargon of thoughts put in order as if music starts from low and crescends to higher statacco.....thanx for sharing....

    • Rookie - 186 Points metamorphhh (aka jim crawford) (10/3/2014 4:44:00 PM) Post reply

      Apologies for the rather scattershot spacing; I originally transcribed and posted this over a period of weeks, and had lines drawn between my daily efforts which I've subsequently erased.

    • Rookie - 186 Points metamorphhh (aka jim crawford) (10/3/2014 4:41:00 PM) Post reply

      Gaudete- Ted Hughes What will you make of half a man Half a face A ripped edge His one-eyed waking Is the shorn sleep of aftermath His vigour The bone-deformity of consequences His tal ... more

  • Rookie - 431 Points Adam M. Snow (10/3/2014 2:02:00 PM) Post reply

    I'm on Twitter if anyone's interested @AMSnowOfficial

  • Freshman - 1,297 Points Mike Acker (10/3/2014 1:00:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Figurines

    Figures dance, as dark shadows
    against the silk screen. Some charge, chase,
    and chivy. Others are felled, fleeced and flitched

    What fate awaits?
    Is it the figurines, or merely
    the silhouettes against the shrewd silk shroud?

    Mike Acker

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    • Freshman - 1,297 Points Mike Acker (10/5/2014 1:12:00 AM) Post reply

      Thank you, Mandolyn. Did you check with Monty the Mule, before posting what seems to be a positive comment......................

    • Freshman - 1,297 Points Mandolyn ... (10/4/2014 5:02:00 PM) Post reply

      there's some nice alliteration here. good poem, ya hoser. lots of sh and ch points for chivy. oh wait, we can't give points. here's a drawing of a man being followed by a shark ~~~^~~~~o~~~

    • Freshman - 1,297 Points Mohammad Skati (10/3/2014 2:29:00 PM) Post reply

      It's all about our truth in life. Thanks.

  • Gold Star - 13,751 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (10/3/2014 10:28:00 AM) Post reply

    Today I read the poem of eminent Poet Henry Lawson and the poem is Faces in the street. In fact the faces in the street he noticed in such clarity and human being's sorrow, pitiable life condition, and hardships beautifully made the theme of the poem. The great poet has taken pain to get the picture in such words of poetry and I liked it.

  • Rookie - 919 Points Gulsher John (10/3/2014 4:04:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    What's the whole point of being pretty on the outside, when you’re so ugly on the inside.
    Nice words and nice appearance doesn't conclude that someone is nice, i believe that the nicer you look, the more deceptive you appear.
    (for those who live behind the mask)

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    • Rookie - 919 Points Mandolyn ... (10/3/2014 9:12:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      I'm butt ugly and I have herpes

    • Rookie - 919 Points Mike Acker (10/3/2014 12:18:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Well said, John. The " masked one" sounds like the mule, I mean Big Bird, I mean Rizzo, I mean Lamont palmer......

    • Rookie - 919 Points John Westlake (10/3/2014 10:37:00 AM) Post reply

      Unfortunately some people need the mask. I prefer to be me, pure and unadorned. Why bother wearing a mask when you can just be you and gain respect that way? Full respect to you for this.

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