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  • Mike Acker (4/24/2014 11:05:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Nasim, as reply. Jim shamed back to doing it this way.

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    • Mike Acker (4/24/2014 11:06:00 AM) Post reply

      Nasim If you leave earth on Friday, June 1st, 2018, at six pm, to be exact, and head for the king of gods, by Monday, at three sixteen p.m., you will reach Jupiter. Follow, precisely, th ... more

  • Jefferson Carter (4/24/2014 10:47:00 AM) Post reply

    Here's how Mr. Narrow-butt, Lamont Palmer, responds to my complaint about his LACK OF KNOWLEDGE about POETICS! !

    " And frankly, JC, when you begin sprinking sonnets or villanelles, or even various types of free verse among your collection, I'll listen to you on the issue of being 'stubborn', or 'rigid'. Your little prose narratives haven't changed in the 8 years I've known you. You're one of the the LEAST versatile poetson PH, not just the forum. You need to recognize your own stylistic rigidity. -LP"

    See how he ignores the heart of the issue? I'm NOT talking about our various poetic attempts at fulfilling, in our own writing, our preferences in style. I'm talking about knowing something about POETICS, something more complicated and profound than half-learned slogans from an undergrad lit class (for instance, Lamont's cramped view that if a rhythm isn't iambic, it's not musical.) Lamont, you stiff dork, respond to the issue, not to that worn-out tape in your head! Jayzus, what a drag you can be!

  • Jim Hogg (4/24/2014 10:47:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    As a reply: The Sadness of the Creatures by Peter Porter. Worth reading to the very end, back to the beginning and back through again.

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    • Mike Acker (4/24/2014 11:57:00 AM) Post reply

      It's a very good poem, Jim. It started out very slow and for a minute I thought it was going to in the direction of the Migrating something posted by Sherrie, below. This one, however, went " d ... more

    • Jim Hogg (4/24/2014 10:48:00 AM) Post reply

      The Sadness Of The Creatures We live in a third-floor flat among gentle predators and our food comes often frozen but in its own shape (for we hate euphemisms as you would expect) and our c ... more

  • Dan Reynolds (4/24/2014 2:15:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    A rather nice and poignant poem of the day today, by a genius.

    A Poison Tree

    I was angry with my friend:
    I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
    I was angry with my foe:
    I told it not, my wrath did grow.

    And I watered it in fears,
    Night and morning with my tears;
    And I sunned it with smiles,
    And with soft deceitful wiles.

    And it grew both day and night,
    Till it bore an apple bright.
    And my foe beheld it shine.
    And he knew that it was mine,

    And into my garden stole
    When the night had veiled the pole;
    In the morning glad I see
    My foe outstretched beneath the tree.


    William Blake

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    • delilah contrapunctal (4/24/2014 3:37:00 AM) Post reply

      Blake was an amazing human being in so many ways....he lived his art in all respects...what gifts he had...and gave....

  • Mike Acker (4/23/2014 9:19:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    How can I stop something I am not doing?

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    • -. - . _. (4/23/2014 9:31:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Jefferson Carter Male,91, United States (2/12/2014 3: 25: 00 PM) ..................................HE DID SEND ME a private EMAIL THAT (by mistake) HAD LAMENT PALMIERI'S NAME ON IT.............. ... more

  • Mbma Group (4/23/2014 3:01:00 PM) Post reply

    Hello- We would like to post Poems to our blog once a week. We'd like to start something called Poetry Wednesday’s.
    While we do try to make a point of getting something up on a regular schedule, there is no posting schedule. Poems will be posted as submitted.
    If you would like to repost anything from your own blog you are welcome to do that. Please own all rights to the material you choose to post.

    Please contact us at mbmagroup@gmail.com attach your poem as a word document or in the body of the email.

  • Mike Acker (4/23/2014 11:30:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I say this with the greatest of respect, but you are wrong JC. I literally copied " Wadin's" poem as is and corrected the keep to kept and asked if you felt it was as good as I thought it was. That was it. I did not claim it as my own. It is not my poem. I wish it were.

    Please re-read my message. I never said it was mine. As to the other personas, it has to be someone who doesn't feel they can confront LP. To me he is the foolish emperor of Poemhunter, running around with no clothing. That is the only way to explain his insecurity and the need to respond to every and criticism thrown out on here.

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    • -. - . _. (4/23/2014 1:31:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Mike Acker (4/21/2014 3: 09: 00 PM) Post reply With all that is happening in this insane world, you have nothing better to do, you moron.................

  • Jefferson Carter (4/23/2014 10:47:00 AM) Post reply

    PHers, Wadin Hooyo is Mike Acker. He emailed me his latest poem with Wadin's name on it, perhaps forgetting I've told him time after time to stop using pseudonyms on this site. Whether he's been all those other irritating and obnoxious personas or not (I suspect he is) , I'm not responding to his emails or comments on this site anymore. Attacking Lamont is legitimate, but Mike's obsession with him wastes our time and energy. Mike, if you're reading this, STOP the bullshit! ! This place can still become an interesting forum for poetic discussions by well-intentioned, mentally stable adults.

  • Co Jacobus (4/23/2014 10:10:00 AM) Post reply

    NASH
    on the first page of his biographical novel
    one can read
    " the ideas i had about supernatural beings came to me the same way that my mathematical ideas did"

    i can say with no further explanations that

    mathematics don't convey human sanity

  • Frank Ovid (4/22/2014 10:08:00 PM) Post reply

    Acker (et al- - important) , if you want to stay a 'member' here in good standing, knock off the b*llshit. Post poems and discussions, and forget about the other sh*t or you're gone. Cold-shoulder city, Son! We've heard enough. You don't like certain people. We get it. Shut up now.

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