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  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (1/21/2006 10:29:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies
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    If you want to get some inspiration...
    check out these photos of the Harbin, China, snow and ice festival. Fantastic. The city of 3.3 million is way north,300 miles above Vladivlastok, it gets down to 40 below:

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  • Rookie - 150 Points Poetry Hound (1/21/2006 10:25:00 AM) Post reply

    Sally, I think the best way to do it is for people to post their lines as original messages, not as responses, because the responses start getting listed in reverse order.

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (1/21/2006 5:30:00 AM) Post reply

    Alyssa Levy - I agree with Dreux, great potential. Makes me wonder if there's a category of 'spoken poetry' developing, which has to maintain a line-by-line intensity to keep the audience at the same level of response, which doesn't sit too well on the printed page, where the tempo breathes more variety, reflection and rest. Levy's Coney Island poem seems to be this 'printed page' style, in contrast to her other work. Any thoughts on this?

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (1/21/2006 4:48:00 AM) Post reply

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  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (1/21/2006 1:48:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Allan, to get your mind off the suicide poems read this:

    A Kiwi walks into his bedroom with a sheep under his arm and says
    'Darling, this is the pig I have sex with when you have a headache.'

    His girlfriend, lying in bed, replies 'I think you'll find that's a
    sheep, you idiot.'

    The man says: 'I think you'll find I wasn't talking to you.'

    That's Down Under humour.

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    • Rookie Ernestine Northover (1/21/2006 1:00:00 PM) Post reply

      I'm BRITISH and I found it hilarious Herbert, so not every Brit is humourless. Thanks for posting it. Love Ernestine XXX

    • Rookie Allan James Saywell (1/21/2006 2:24:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      you will find with Austlalians herbert as you well know we are one of the few races of human beings who can laugh at themselves the British cant and the Americans cant that is why the americans have t ... more

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (1/20/2006 11:40:00 PM) Post reply

    i hate people who write suicide poems, for one it is shit poetry they are unsucessful with there attempts and they always choose to be messy in what they write

  • Rookie Padraig Devlin (1/20/2006 9:58:00 PM) Post reply

    A bit too many sappy love poems out there, I would say.

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (1/20/2006 5:33:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Well, of to a workshop this very moment. Here is a small weekend gem for those bored minutes between poems.

    Subject: Beware in Shopping Centre Car Parks
    Consider yourself warned..................

    The latest scam from the Brisbane area which happened to me at
    the Carindale Shopping Centre.

    Two good looking 18 year old women with wet T-shirts approach
    while you're still in the car.

    One starts wiping your windshield with a Squigee, the other
    comes to your window saying 'Hi' while bending over with her breasts
    almost coming out of her blouse, impossible not to look.

    When you offer $2 for the screen-clean they say no and ask for a
    ride to another Shopping Centre. You agree and tell them to sit
    in the back.

    On the way they start having Lezbo sex in the back seat.
    Then one of them jumps to the front seat & starts to perform
    oral sex on you, while the other one steals your wallet.

    I was robbed last Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, but I
    couldn't find them Saturday or Sunday.

    Be Carefull

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  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (1/20/2006 3:44:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    oh by the way buzzzzzzzz, missed that did you, buzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (1/20/2006 3:40:00 PM) Post reply

    well im' back on deck after an interlude to refresh my batteries, if you want to know when i died then go to brain drain apparently they know

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