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  • Rookie Gregory Gunn (2/2/2006 2:12:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    To Whomever Has Any Decency:

    What the hell happened to Dreux? I just went to read some of his eloquence only to discover he has none posted. Also my last e-mail was not responded to. Please tell me he is merely taking a poetic hiatus. I've been receiving disparaging e-mails about the behaviour of some of your discourteous & childish comments that are posted in this forum. Just when one thinks he is amongst the intelligentsia, reality chomps on his open heart. Would anyone care to provide explanations?



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    • Rookie Poetry Hound (2/2/2006 3:51:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      You've put your finger on something important about the forum. Although there are other fora here, this is the only active one, and it's a clumsy and simplistic approach to setting up forum because al ... more

  • Rookie Bridgid Patrick (2/2/2006 1:13:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    The Use Of Big Words

    In promulgating your esoteric cogitations
    or articulating your superficial sentimentalities and
    amicable philosophical and psychological observations,
    beware of platitudinous ponderosities.

    Let your conversational communications
    possess a clarified conciseness,
    a coalescent consistency and a concatenated cogency.

    Eschew all conglomerations of flatulent garrulity,
    jejune babblement and asinine affections.

    Let your extemporaneous descantings and
    unpremeditated expatiations have intelligibility and
    veracious vivacity without rodomontade or thrasonical bombast.

    Sedulously avoid all polysyllabic profundity,
    setatious vacuity,
    ventriloqual verbosity or
    vain vapidity,
    obscurant or apparent.

    Shun double entendre,
    purient jocosity and
    pestiferous profanity.

    Say what you mean and
    mean what you say.

    Bridgid Patrick

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    • Rookie Rusty Daily (2/2/2006 1:31:00 PM) Post reply

      But can you say that three times real fast?

    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (2/2/2006 1:25:00 PM) Post reply

      ... and above all, don't emulate Parekh's nikhil-plated pleonastic tautologies!

    • Rookie Poetry Hound (2/2/2006 1:18:00 PM) Post reply

      It's kind of the same joke over and over again, isn't it? Still, I haven't seen such a conglomeration of sesquipedalians since I read a Nikhil Parekh poem.

  • Rookie Lori Boulard (2/2/2006 8:10:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I just want to give a public thanks to Max Reif for his very cool reading of my/our poems on acidplanet.com! It's so exciting, like seeing it in print, to hear my little creation come to life. Just think: now people who can't count OR spell can enjoy poetry.

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    • Rookie Daniel Tyler (2/2/2006 9:46:00 AM) Post reply

      Yes, Max's voice brought so much colour out of my poetry- very rich and warm. Thanks again, Max!

  • Rookie Anthony Dalby (2/2/2006 4:04:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Well what do you know, Oisin Vink is Wendy Mooney's son! I rather think we have a poetic family in our midst. Lets drink a glass to them both!

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  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (2/2/2006 2:59:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Great news! P/H management has changed the numerical rating. As of now, a one is the best a poem can achieve and ten is a poor effort. They will also introduce a star system for those who are unable to count.
    I expect an announcement any minute but couldn't wait to tell y'all.

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    • Rookie Lori Boulard (2/2/2006 7:52:00 AM) Post reply

      funny, but you know if it were true everyone would bitch that they got only '10's

    • Rookie Rusty Daily (2/2/2006 7:09:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      So, does that mean that a one gives a poet ten stars and a ten gives a poet one star? I might just be too dense but I don't see what that solves.

  • Rookie A.p. Sweet (2/1/2006 10:47:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    I highly suggest if any of you live in the Sacramento California area, tomorrow-Feb.2,2006-Saul Williams, who is an awesome slam poet will be doing a signing for his new book 'The Dead Emcee Scrolls' at Barnes & Noble on Arden Way at 4: 00 p.m.and then a spoken word/lecture for Black History Month at the Sac State University @ The University Union Ballroom at 7: 30 p.m. Both events are free to the public. This guy is awesome. He has a great voice and great flow of words. I hope to see you there, I'll be wearing a black 'Tool' hat.

    check his website www.saulwilliams.com for other cities that he'll visit. Trust me it will be worth it.

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  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (2/1/2006 4:47:00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    I have a sneaking suspicion that Hole-in-the-bucket-Henry is very upset with me.
    His comment (though unsigned and quickly removed) follows:

    The blind leading the blind. Why not stop regurgitating voluminous drivel and post one decent poem?

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    • Rookie Joy Vanderhelm (2/1/2006 6:22:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Ever think that you have so many stalkers because you're just not a very nice guy, Herbert? 'Course, this is just a close cousin of an illterate speaking, your words, not mine. Have a delightful, non- ... more

    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (2/1/2006 6:04:00 PM) Post reply

      I picked up another stalker, name of Brad Ford. Seems quite illiterate and intellectually challenged, looks, sounds and smells like Strang. If we had collected enough signatures to convince manageme ... more

    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (2/1/2006 5:40:00 PM) Post reply

      Well, if it isn't Henry then my second choice is my current stalker who is sticing like superglue to me for fear of falling down by the wayside on his own, Cil Strang. You may recall that he did NOT ... more

    • Rookie Poetry Hound (2/1/2006 5:19:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Herbert, I think there's a word in Germa ... more

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (2/1/2006 1:57:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    I'm finding it really difficult to keep up with the poem postings now. I used to manage it. I'd be really grateful if you guys could tell me publicly or privately, poets, especially young, to watch out for. Some of you seem to be so good at that. How do you find time to write poems as well?

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    • Rookie Poetry Hound (2/1/2006 5:13:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

      Yes, it's difficult to keep up with the recent influx. But there are some techniques for narrowing down the poems to check out. First, I take a pass on any poem that has the words love, soul, God, or ... more

    • Rookie Mary Nagy (2/1/2006 2:48:00 PM) Post reply

      I'm having the same problem Michael. I've missed the last few days of poems and I hate it! With classes and ''real-life'' stuff sometimes it's so hard to catch them all. Alot of times though, I'll ... more

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (2/1/2006 1:07:00 PM) Post reply

    i am afeard that i must go and watch sponge bob now, for i live with a new generation of human beings who set high standards it is stipulated that i watch
    at least three shows a day

  • Rookie Hasan Ali Tokuqin (2/1/2006 1:01:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Cheer Up America!

    1st part

    -For Mary Sullivan and West Roxbury.

    Cheer Up America!

    your are doing fine

    if you think otherwise.

    you give world pioneers, pilgrims

    and guarding muskets.

    you give world Iroquois League and Albany plan

    red rose on the cross

    and Wissahickon creek slowly flows.

    you give world greasy green dollar bills

    Great Seal of America

    and portraits of founding founders on them.

    you give world Paul Bunyan Trail

    tall tales of blue babe axe

    Bufalo Bill and Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

    you give world vastness of Montana

    unibomber manifesto

    and wood meeting of Ku Klux Klan.

    you give world atomic bomb

    and Enola Gay.

    you give world first man on the moon

    you give world space shuttle take offs

    and breath taking shots from cosmos.

    you give world the curse of Kennedies

    honesty of Honest Abe

    Enigma of Nixon

    Norma Jean and Maryland thing.

    you give world Shoeless Joe Jackson

    Durham Bulls, Tin Cup, minor league

    and corn fields of dreams.

    you give world Manhattan skyline

    Jimmy Hoffa, House Of Lies

    and rain makers of Wallstreet.

    you give world gospel Tv

    Magedelana Sisters

    and Virgin Mary sightings.

    you give world Martha's Vine Yard

    and Hamptons circle and Tuxedo suits.

    You give world Larry Flynt

    playmate of the month

    and casting couch teens.

    you give world ho ho's of santa

    and christmas family trees.

    you give world church steeples

    and glowing yule logs and magic of snow.

    you give world Groundhog day

    spring of New England, winter of Minnesota

    rain of Seattle, sun of California.

    you give world food courts

    3 inches thick juciy hamburgers

    sun like french fries, toppers of pizza

    and other cool stuff.

    you give world Chucky Cheese for kids

    Wall Mart and South Park for grown ups.

    you give world green lawns of Capitol Hill

    crowd of One Hundered Man March.

    you give world earthquake of Northridge

    and sun circeled Coffee Experince

    at 50's retro diners.

    you give world urban legends

    and copy cat murders

    private eyes like Johny Favorite and Sam Spade

    X-flies and Rosewell Aliens

    you give world Harley Davidson rides

    country roads and radio

    road side motels and buzzing Tv sets

    lewd truck drivers from Albeberque.

    you give world Elvis impersonators

    and faboulous Las Vegas, Nevada.

    You give world LA Confidential

    Mullhound Drive and Beverly Hills

    Venice beach and Gangland.

    you give world female hurricanes

    like Katrina.

    you give world libido dominandi

    you give fuel for every fantasy.

    Cheer Up America!

    you are cool

    you are doing fine.

    2nd part

    -For Enid And Terry Zwigoff, Ghost World.

    I wanna be teleported

    and awake in West Roxbury


    the only US city I visited.

    I wanna marry in Minnesota

    and divorce in Reno.

    I wanna be old

    and walking with cane

    feed pigeons in New York City.

    I wanna be a were wolf

    in Lauden, Texas.

    I wanna be a hermit

    and read Walden

    in the vastness of Montana.

    I wanna be a street prophet

    in Seattle

    angle eyes in Chigago

    I wanna visit New Orleans zoo

    if it is still out there.

    I wanna see the full moon

    hanging over San Fransico.

    I wanna sleep in King's suit

    and be Elvis impersonator

    in Las Vegas.

    I wanna take a sun bath

    at Venice beach

    and die in Northridge

    Los Angeles.

    Hassan AAli TTokuqin

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    • Rookie Max Reif (2/1/2006 4:39:00 PM) Post reply

      I enjoyed this new, longer version of your poem. You sure seem to know a lot about this country, in spite of only visiting West Roxbury. Well, I'd like to visit Istanbul.

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