Poetics and 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.
Post a message

 

  • Adam M. Snow (7/25/2014 6:27:00 PM) Post reply

    I have never written a sonnet before, thought I would give it a shot.

    Ode to Arizona on a Hot Summer's Day
    Written by Adam M. Snow

    Oh such day a weltering summer's bliss,
    a hot desert's kiss from the sun above.
    Sweat drops from my brow, I do reminisce -
    the past, a summer's day a child would love.

    A playtime in a grassy field of green
    and from a hose, cool water sprinkling free;
    oh such joy within this midsummer scene,
    the laughter of the children in life's spree.

    I do wish that day would greet me once more,
    joy of feeling free on a summer's day.
    Instead I'm confined to the cool indoors,
    at my laptop, typing this verse away.

    Oh midsummer's day, you make me a fool -
    I fear you, your heat forever so cruel.

  • Dan Reynolds (7/25/2014 6:08:00 PM) Post reply

    I've just been trailing our old archives of banter with Michael Shepherd. We had wit instead of $hit and discussion without derision......mostly. Happier times.

  • Richard Thripp (7/25/2014 6:02:00 PM) Post reply

    Skyward I can see double from this Statosperic Welsbach seeding
    I know the government loves me and is only engaged in weeding
    the wicked from the righteous and the sufficient from the needing
    The wealthy require understanding while the starving need feeding
    Hep-C blood provided by the Red Cross's for folks who're bleeding
    Wait for the man, Lou Reed, for the beady beads of sweat beading
    If it's cracked advice you want it's cracked advice you'll be heeding
    The blest wicked lead is corrupted by interbred sovereigns leading

  • Richard Thripp (7/25/2014 6:00:00 PM) Post reply

    Are people motivated by money?Could money effect a person's behavior?Would a person forsake morality for money?An organ donor card places a bounty on you. Some of your parts are only of value for transplantation while you breathe. The organ donor card gives doctors your permission (under contract law) to remove your organs from your warm and breathing and UN-anesthetized, doctor-declared “brain-dead” body. This isn't speculation. Doctors admit to “harvesting organs” from “brain-dead patients” i.e. patients with pulses.

    WEB/ Numerous accounts of patients who have recovered after a firm diagnosis of “brain death” demonstrate that “brain dead” patients are not certainly dead. Here are two cases:

    Zack Dunlap, a 21-year-old Oklahoman, flipped over on his 4-Wheeler and suffered catastrophic brain injuries in November 2007. Thirty-six hours after his accident, doctors at United Regional Healthcare System in Wichita Falls, Texas, declared him “brain dead.” Preparations to harvest his organs were underway when friends and relatives gathered to say their final goodbyes. His cousin, a nurse, wanting to make certain, scraped his pocket knife along the bottom of Zack’s foot. Zack jerked his foot away. Just months later, Zack was walking and talking. Zack recalled hearing the doctor say he was dead and being “mad inside” but unable to move.

    Steven Thorpe, a British 17-year-old, suffered horrific injuries in a multi-car accident. Four doctors declared him “brain dead.” Doctors asked his family to consider donating his organs before his life-support was turned off. The family sought a second opinion from a neurologist who detected faint brain waves. Seven weeks later, Steven was discharged from the hospital having made a near-full recovery. In 2013, at age 21, now an accountant trainee, he spoke to the media for the first time: “Hopefully (my experience) can help people see you should never give up. My father believed I was alive—and he was correct.”

  • Richard Thripp (7/25/2014 4:51:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Question to Poem Hunter ~ 25 July A.D.2014
    Why do you promote Maya Angelou who raised money for Margaret Sanger who referred to negroes as human weeds?

    Margaret Sanger wrote: 'We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.' - Margaret Sanger's December 19,1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble,255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda Gordon's 'Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America' New York: Grossman Publishers,1976.

    Maya Angelou also supported Winnie Mandela who stated: 'With our boxes of matches and our necklaces we shall liberate this country.' - Winnie Mandela, April 13,1986

    Why do you promote the woman Maya Angelou who promoted assassination & negro genocide?

    Replies for this message:
    • Jefferson Carter (7/25/2014 5:36:00 PM) Post reply

      Thripp Dick, assuming you're not lying about the source for your Sanger quote, you're deliberately misreading her meaning: she's saying (and I paraphrase) we don't want the ERRONEOUS word to go out t ... more

  • Richard Thripp (7/25/2014 4:50:00 PM) Post reply

    (CNN) - The Arkansas medical examiner has ruled the death of a man shot while handcuffed in the back of a police car as a suicide, the state crime lab announced Monday.
    Chavis Carter,21, died July 29 while in the back of a Jonesboro, Arkansas, police car. The police report from that night shows officers detained Carter after learning there was a warrant for his arrest in Mississippi and searched him twice before leaving him handcuffed in the backseat of a patrol car.
    " At the time of discharge, the muzzle of the gun was placed against the right temporal scalp, " the crime lab's report states.
    Police said they discovered a.380-caliber Cobra semi-automatic pistol when they found Carter's body slumped over.
    Many people in Jonesboro were skeptical about the shooting, as was Carter's mother.
    " I think they killed him, " Theresa Carter told CNN on Wednesday. " I mean, my son wasn't suicidal."
    She also said her son was left-handed and had called his girlfriend to tell her he would contact her from jail.
    She wondered how police could find a bag of marijuana and not find a gun when they searched her son.
    There have been several protests in Jonesboro by citizens who don't believe the police explanation.
    Police have released a video in which an officer dramatizes how someone could shoot themselves while in the back of a police car. The officer was the same height and build as Carter, police said.
    They also have released the interview room video of a witness who said police were standing outside the car when a shot was fired.
    The autopsy also showed that Chavis Carter tested positive for marijuana, amphetamines (including meth) and benzodiazepines, classified by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration as depressants.
    Jonesboro police said the investigation into Carter's death is ongoing.

  • Richard Thripp (7/25/2014 4:42:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Question to Poem Hunter ~ 25 July A.D.2014
    Why do you promote Maya Angelou who raised money for Margaret Sanger who referred to negroes as human weeds?

    Margaret Sanger wrote: 'We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.' – Margaret Sanger's December 19,1939 letter to Dr. Clarence Gamble,255 Adams Street, Milton, Massachusetts. Original source: Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, North Hampton, Massachusetts. Also described in Linda Gordon's 'Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America' New York: Grossman Publishers,1976.

    Maya Angelou also supported Winnie Mandela who stated: 'With our boxes of matches and our necklaces we shall liberate this country.' - Winnie Mandela, April 13,1986

    Why do you promote the woman Maya Angelou who promoted assassination & negro genocide?

    Replies for this message:
    • Professor Plum (7/25/2014 5:53:00 PM) Post reply

      I'm relieved you put the " A.D." in the date. Getting it EXACTLY right. Good for you, Sir!

  • Gulsher John (7/25/2014 11:39:00 AM) Post reply

    if i kill my PERSON
    with FALSE persona: a troll in disguise;
    what good it would bring?...
    nothing but an oblique smile
    that only mock myself.
    It's like a thunder of a galvanic storm,
    THAT brings only some empty clouds....
    and heap of dust.

  • Jefferson Carter (7/25/2014 11:31:00 AM) Post reply

    Here's " Metamorphosis, " the poem Tony Adah asked (below) Adam Snow to read and enjoy. " Away fritter, " " Bestowed with a bait, " " Deactivate from..., " " men's heart, " " truncate my metamorphosis, " man, oh, man, those are some truly goofy phrases, best explained by Tony's acquaintance with English as a second language? As I've asked non-native English speakers over and over, why, if English is your second language, do you insist on using it to compose incompetent verse? Write poetry in your first language, find a good EFL poet to help you translate, and then, maybe, just maybe, you'll have a competent poem. It's tough enough to write a good poem in one's first language. That is, if you think of poetry as an art form, not a species of masturbation.


    I am out of the cocoon,
    I will not away fritter this chance-
    Bestowed with a bait on my pen
    And my means to cartharsis
    I will be strong here
    Deactivate from a fledgling bard
    Thence a Muse of poetry
    I am a scion of the great Muses
    I am moving heavenward
    To touch the face of the great ones
    Here my voice
    Will calcify men's heart
    Over hills And valleys.
    And no growl
    From older lions will
    Ever truncate my metamorphosis
    On this platform
    I suppose a lion's den!

  • Jefferson Carter (7/25/2014 11:20:00 AM) Post reply

    Poemhumpers, management removed one of my observations about Thripp Dick. Amazing! Here's someone who spreads all over this site his paranoid toxins about Planned Parenthood, Maya Angelou, etc., and then gets upset about my reasoned responses! I suggest we all contact management the next time Thripp Dick stains these pages and ask them to remove his poison.

    Adam (Lamont?) , funny response! I love your satires of a callow youth pretending to care about poetry. Just for a moment, assuming you're NOT a persona, I'll ask you, where did I define POETRY?I defined verse, not poetry. You need to read better than you write.

    Again (I'm still pretending you're a real person) , your definition of poetry (and Tony Adah's definition too) sounds lewd, as if writing is a kind of masturbation for you, you know, relieving all that sexual/emotional pressure with your pencil instead of your hand. Adam (Lamont?) , yer so deliciously filthy! ! !

[Hata Bildir]