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  • ***** ********* (12/13/2005 2:31:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Calling All twisted writers! lol Tai Just Jesting! Here are the details.

    Twisted Tongue is looking for original, well-written stories with a twist, whether it is a twist in the tale or a twisted tale. We are open to all genres, sf/f/h elements preferred but will consider others. We want tales that are powerful, emotional, we want pulling off our seats into the tale. We are also open for poetry, book reviews, articles, interviews and artwork too.

    New and upcoming writers are just as welcome as established writers.

    email: twistedtongue@blueyonder.co.uk

    web: twistedtongue.co.uk

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    • ***** ********* (12/14/2005 7:56:00 AM) Post reply

      I hope some of you poets have taken a look at least at this new literary mag. I have been on several sites and here there is a lot of talent. So please take a look and send in a few of your best pie ... more

  • Jerry Hughes Rookie - 1st Stage (12/12/2005 10:44:00 PM) Post reply

    Greetings all. As we thunder toward Christmas with gaping wallets, and bleeding credit cards, making all of Santa's helpers fabulousy wealthy. I thought this little poem of mine, may help ease the pain of it all. Cheers then, Jerry

    CHRISTMAS CAROLS

    God rest ye merry gentlemen
    let nothing you dismay;
    For Jesus Christ our Saviour,
    is here now on display.

    Hark the herald angels sing,
    glory to the cash till ring.
    Peace on earth. and mercy mild.
    Jesus, in the shops defiled.

    And lo!
    What is that sign writ in the sky
    above the star?
    'These Christmas carols are
    for sale.., at the record bar.'

  • ***** ********* Rookie - 1st Stage (12/12/2005 5:23:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Just wondering? ? ? ? There is a new online literary magazine, I know of, that is looking for short stories/poetry/articles/reviews/artwork etc, and I wondered if there is an appropriate place to post the information on poemhunter?

    Smiling seasonably sweetly! !

    Tai

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  • Declan McHenry Rookie - 1st Stage (12/12/2005 4:23:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Continuing the fashion for posting poems from countries starting with I, I offer this anonymous 16th Century Irish piece, in translation.

    Song at Parting

    Now, since of this alone I'm sure,
    That you were false to me,
    Do you endure and I'll endure
    That we should strangers be.

    So if you chance to hear my name
    In cottage or in hall,
    Speak neither praise of me nor blame,
    Nor talk of me at all.

    And if we meet, as we may do,
    At church or on the plain,
    You'll pass me by as I will you,
    Nor turn your head again.

    We'll ne'er admit that it was I
    That did you so adore,
    And both of us will soon deny
    We even met before.

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    • Joseph Daly (12/13/2005 3:29:00 AM) Post reply

      This is a wonderful piece Declan. It is odd that it is around 400 years old because it retains a freshness. The language is beautiful, it would make a great example to the few younger writers on PoHu ... more

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 Rookie - 1st Stage (12/12/2005 7:16:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Jusr received, among a thousand other things, from my visiting son, Jefferson's book.
    Looks very cute though a bit fragile. Needs illustrations.
    But I will save the main course for Christmas.
    It is under the tree now.
    Best wishes
    and I will keep you informed
    H

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    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (12/12/2005 4:09:00 PM) Post reply

      Thanks for all the good wishes, by the way. He loves my Hemi... Best H

    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (12/12/2005 4:07:00 PM) Post reply

      Wel, it's just that whenever I think of Jefferson I get this vision of flowery boxer shorts. That's why the word 'cute' slipped in. Also, there were a few hugs in the autograph section. Cute. Best ... more

  • Michael Shepherd Rookie - 1st Stage (12/12/2005 6:27:00 AM) Post reply

    Mahnaz, perhaps too precipitately but thanks to you and reading Shamlu's poems and his lifestory, I've posted a poem which if you approve it enough, you might like to translate into Persian and pass it on? No sweat.

  • Allan James Saywell Rookie - 1st Stage (12/12/2005 2:07:00 AM) Post reply

    i'v been having problems sally and i have xp proffesional it is getting up my nose have been trying to save my stuff to disk as a backup

  • Jerry Hughes Rookie - 1st Stage (12/11/2005 10:05:00 PM) Post reply | Read 5 replies

    I'd really like to know if anyone is currently suffering delays logging on to the P H site? My system operates by A D S L, and usually I get almost instant response. Today? It's slower than dial-up used to be. Appreciate hearing from anyone with the same problem. Did you manage to fix it, and now? Cheers, Jerry

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    • Ernestine Northover Rookie - 1st Stage (12/12/2005 3:28:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Hi Jerry, Having just come onto PH 12.12.05 and read this commment, I thank the Gods that someone else is experiencing this go slow on PH. It is driving me insane, I wait minutes before something will ... more

    • Michael Shepherd Rookie - 1st Stage (12/12/2005 5:28:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      yup, slower yesterday - particularly about 10 AM poemhunter time - than ever before. I though I identified four possible causes: Sunday traffic; overcrowding on this site (be glad?): the new pop=ups w ... more

    • Joseph Daly Rookie - 1st Stage (12/12/2005 4:16:00 AM) Post reply

      Yes, load of problems. Still getting a few but not as bad as when I logged on yesterday. I found that it was this site and I wonder if it can handle the imput of so many new contributers putting so ... more

    • Allan James Saywell Rookie - 1st Stage (12/12/2005 2:10:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      lots of problems jerry i have good equip ... more

    • sheila knowles Rookie - 1st Stage (12/12/2005 12:29:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      same problem her, Jerry. driving me nuts ... more

  • Guarded Heart Rookie - 1st Stage (12/11/2005 4:57:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    I think some people have lost interest in poetry. in school its something your 'forced' to read. students see it as part of a lit class, and thats because we as poets don't share enough of it with the world. we need to bring back poetry in the younger generation, my gneration.

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    • Joseph Daly Rookie - 1st Stage (12/12/2005 4:54:00 AM) Post reply

      Declan is right Samantha. I have to ask, what is it about poetry 'Not speaking to your generation' The point of poetry is that it speaks to humanity not to any particular race, gender or age group. ... more

    • Declan McHenry Rookie - 1st Stage (12/11/2005 6:10:00 PM) Post reply

      Your point is a good one Samantha but Paul is right to a degree. My own first introduction to poetry was through music, specifically a songwriter who drew heavily on TS Eliott (although I do disagree ... more

  • Poetry Hound Rookie - 1st Stage (12/11/2005 12:10:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Some good lines from recent poems submitted here:

    Under a polycarbonate cover of riot shields
    Like tadpole martyrs in a jam-jar
    The new recruits float into the firing line
    -The New Cannon Fodder by Tony Jennett

    Her eyes the
    Deep deep aqueducts
    The sunlight skated on
    Like water spiders
    -Beds of Concrete by Robert C. Rorabeck

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    • Poetry Hound Rookie - 1st Stage (12/12/2005 7:03:00 AM) Post reply

      Interesting Ben, because the thing you are troubled by - the 'encroachment' - is what attracted me. I liked that he continued the image into the next line. I agree with you about the first two lines o ... more

    • Ben Cassel Rookie - 1st Stage (12/12/2005 12:35:00 AM) Post reply

      Sherrie, my dear one, I must disagree. I love the sunlight skidding on water like those water-skater bugs, but Rorabeck's lines seem a rewrite of the old 'eyes as limpid pools' cliche. The first two ... more

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