Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(7/27/2014 8:45:00 AM)
Reasoning with cops, appealing to their sense of honor
& fairness, is as effective as reasoning with mobsters
Like spitting rubber while boiling red lobsters
or proclaiming poisoned lushes sexy pub stars
Summer trespassed into autumn precipitating a short fall
With the promise of a nipple-purpling winter in the long haul
Reeling from bacon that's nutritionally vacant
devoid of vitamins by plotters who are blatant
in their disdain for Republican tenets of the Constitution
these corporators who worship the corporate institution
Through the many plasticized types I took a hairy mylar tour
With my face pulled back like that mummer Mary Tyler Moore
When finally the Lord consigns me beyond blue yonder
I shall be remiss to explain the pretty face I did squander
Till that day of glory I'll walk the surgical road alone
Cutting, cauterizing, ablating & extirpating to the bone
If Mary's sister were willing and proved a viable cellular match
Her surgeon hubby would harvest tissue sans medico-legal catch
Till M.T.M.'s face featured the texture of a roof weaved in thatch
Till there was nothing noting a human physiognomy, not a patch
Upon the stage were those who employed the gay-blade swagger
six centuries before the advent of Rolling Stone: Mick F. Jagger
As bears slumber fitfully through hibernation
and farmers sue fruitlessly for mediation
and Nigerians suffer systematically from denunciation
and the prayerful dignify Luciferian incorporation
and the sands o' time clump shittily via saturation
The A.I.D.S.-spreading, abortion-loving, muff-diving, teleprompter-reading communist Rachel F. " Mad Cow" Maddow enjoys: dignifying lesbianism, unstringing tampons, maturing blue cheese, categorizing the music of Hank Snow & Edgar Winter, collecting bags for the tagless and tags for the bagless, teaching Ebonics, wallowing in offal, humming Min Nan (Hokkien) ballads, lactating by candle light and shop-lifting.
(7/27/2014 6:58:00 AM)
IMF and the WB...
Rabble of the filthy folks
from different walks, roaring out in the streets:
to be fed, clothed and for equall treat,
but in the booms THEY forget, that social contract-
signed with the HOAX, (that) their souls and freedom
be cuffed and chained for pennies few and bucks.And
(like Faustus vowed to lucifer) they have too, GIVEN IN their consent.
Ah! I don't see your darkness will ever be dawned.
(7/27/2014 12:08:00 AM)
(7/26/2014 10:12:00 PM)
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Why is it strange to denounce Maya Angelou for supporting CONVICTED child murderer Winnie Mandela?Why is strange to denounce actress Maya for praising terrorist Nelson Mandela?
THE MAJORITY NELSON MANDELA & THE A.N.C.'S VICTIMS WERE ORDINARY CITIZENS AS NELSON MANDELA'S A.N.C. TARGETED PLACES WHERE FAMILIES WERE SURE TO BE:
1981 - 2 car bombs at Durban showrooms
1983 - Church Street Bomb (killed 19, wounded 217)
1984 - Durban car bomb (killed 5, wounded 27)
1985-1987 - At least 150 landmines on farm roads (killed 125)
1985 - Amanzimtoti Sanlam shopping centre bomb Dec 23 (killed 2 white women and 3 white children)
1986 - Magoo's Bar bomb (killed 3, wounded 69)
1986 - Newcastle Court bomb (wounded 24)
1987 - Johannesburg Court bomb (killed 3, wounded 10)
1987 - Wits command centre car bomb (killed 1, wounded 68)
1988 - Johannesburg video arcade (killed 1 unborn baby, wounded 10)
1988 - Roodepoort bank bomb (killed 4, wounded 18)
1988 - Pretoria Police housing unit,2 bombs (wounded 3)
1988 - Magistrate's Court bomb (killed 3)
1988 - Benoni Wimpy Bar bomb (killed 1, wounded 56)
1988 - Witbank shopping centre bomb (killed 2, wounded 42)
1988 - Ellis Park Rugby Stadium car bomb (killed 2, wounded 37)
Late 1980s - numerous Wimpy Restaurant bombs (killed many, wounded many)
(7/26/2014 9:07:00 PM)
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So, Amberly Jane, a brand new troll, just emailed me about Adam Snow: " Why would you make fun of someone who is so much less fortunate than yourself?Adam is a young man who has had learning difficulties his entire life, and is diagnosed with Asperger's, lost his father and is burdened with religion - and you - with your intelligence, talent and good fortune continue to poke at him. You must be very bored, or perhaps you lack empathy?"
If this person is genuine and if what she says about Adam is true, all I can say is Adam is NOT his poetry. I hope his life improves. I REALLY hope he'd take advice from his betters and improve his poetry. Until then, I'll make fun of his verse, but not his issues.
Adam, did you write this? Not Lamont, I can't believe Lamont has morphed again. Even he has limits to being silly.
(7/26/2014 3:46:00 PM)
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Prof. Plum, sometimes you drive me to the brink of drink! ! Just because we're on your list doesn't make us competent poets! For Jezus' sake, you had me tied with Lamont, after all!
Snow's talent is not burgeoning. He may be trying to put his feelings down on paper the best way he knows how (that's a depressing definition of poetry if I've ever heard one!) , but he is not developing what talent he may have. He doesn't read enough (or any?) contemporary poetry, he doesn't take lit. classes or participate in a workshop, he doesn't accept advice from other writers, he doesn't study poetics. He just keeps writing poor poems again and again. One can't improve that way. The sonnet you praise is larded with sentimentality, distorted with weird syntax, at odds with the meter it tries to employ; in short, it sucks. BUT I'd encourage Adam if he'd have the humility and good sense to admit he needs help if he's ever going to write a good poem. Is that too much to ask?Replies for this message:
(7/26/2014 9:23:00 PM)
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I enjoy reading both of you guys. The two of you are excellent wordsmiths. You both have poems that I've read over 20 times each. I see something new every time I reread them.
(7/26/2014 8:58:00 PM)
your right about snows sonnet. he should keep away from them
(7/26/2014 7:30:00 PM)
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Frankly, Plum should've had me ahead of you, like on one other previous list. But with your puerile penchant for screaming, shouting and pounding the table, I give him credit for having the courage to ... more
- Professor Plum (7/26/2014 9:23:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
(7/26/2014 1:17:00 PM)
Poemhumpers, please, please, please, read below the wonderful attempt at a sonnet by Adam Snow (Lamont Palmer) . It's a wonder of strangely warped syntax, goofy rhymes, and sappy emotion! My favorite line, which Snow-Palmer amazingly rhymes with " free, " is " the children's laughter flows in joyful spree." What genius! What spree!
(7/26/2014 10:28:00 AM)
Which poem might this be, Erica?You wanna give us a hint?
(7/26/2014 10:16:00 AM)
i loved that poem, it's so good where did you learn how to write like that?
(7/26/2014 3:06:00 AM)