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  • Lori Boulard (11/5/2005 8:16:00 PM) Post reply

    I posted this under Marcy's last comment but it may not be seen so here it is: I may regret this later, but I hereby volunteer to pull this together if everyone's OK with it, but I have to have everyone's poems/bio by, like, Monday. I assume www.lulu.com is the publisher of choice? And, of course, any big decisions would be run by the gang. Yeah or nay, as I have one week without a job where I can do this? ? ? My plan: I put everyone's poems/bio into a Word doc, one per page w/poet name at bottom, do some magic cover art (we need a title) and publish as 6x9 perfect bound. Deal?

  • Michael Shepherd (11/5/2005 3:52:00 PM) Post reply | Read 6 replies

    Guyzngals: what you could be doing while we twist arms for an executive, is to pick your three personal faves so that we can move quickly, in the event?

    And at some stage, the question of the full list and whether to invite on board some who haven't jumped forward, will come up...

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    • Ernestine Northover Rookie - 1st Stage (11/6/2005 5:09:00 AM) Post reply

      This is the most difficult decision, but here's three for now. 'That One Kiss', 'My Head', 'One Way Love' (in reserve - 'The Sea' 'The Leaves' 'A Heavenly Thought' I assume that you need a variety of ... more

    • Max Reif Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 7:35:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      It AIN'T easy. Put me down, this time, for 'Metamorphosis'; 'November Crossing, Berkeley'; 'A Galaxy Past Gutenberg's' (nice seeing the faves of the rest of you, I intend to go read some)

    • Alice Vedral Rivera Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 5:34:00 PM) Post reply

      My personal favorites....not easy... OK - Fragments, Soul Work and Torment avr

    • Mary Nagy Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 4:48:00 PM) Post reply

      Ya know, if there weren't as many 'add-i ... more

    • Mary Nagy Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 4:47:00 PM) Post reply

      Ok, I guess I'll pick ''A Collision of S ... more

    • Lori Boulard Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 4:26:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      ok ok, here goes for me: Poetry Fix, A ... more

  • Allan James Saywell (11/5/2005 3:50:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    EMPIRES RISE AND EMPIRES FALL LOOK AT ROME LOOK AT THE BRITISH WE AUSTRALIANS
    hAVE OUR OWN QUEEN WE HAVE LITTLE JOHNEY hOWARD

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    • Michael Shepherd Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 3:59:00 PM) Post reply

      China's the next empire to rise allan learn chinese and you could be the first poet of the chinese empire

  • Michael Shepherd (11/5/2005 2:45:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    hey you anti-Condos: she is now rated as besotting males and females alike over here, official....why so different a view I wonder?

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    • Max Reif Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 7:59:00 PM) Post reply

      ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Are you talking about Condominiums? Condoleesa Rice? Condoms? (sorry, me dense, & keep myself uninformed lest something disturb my sleep.)

  • Max Renn (11/5/2005 12:43:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    demonizing america is popular world wide

    I know what America is, I was there for a short time

    america is like two sides of a coin

    this poem is about good side of america...

    we know the bad side excesively....

    about weather, I meant satelite squences...

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    • Richard George Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 2:01:00 PM) Post reply

      Good Americans are some of the best people in the world. I don't know how many of these are in the White House though...

    • Lori Boulard Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 1:33:00 PM) Post reply

      Hasan, you are right on the money, and thanks for the clarification on the weather part. Truth is, every place has its beauty and ugliness, if you look for it. I for one appreciate seeing a bit of h ... more

  • Lori Boulard (11/5/2005 11:40:00 AM) Post reply | Read 7 replies

    You know, this America discussion makes me think. I posted something (remaining nameless) on the subject, and questioned its appropriateness to the point of deleting it, several times. That bothers me. Do you ever find yourself censoring your work - or at least hesitating - because it may be controversial?

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  • Max Reif (11/5/2005 11:00:00 AM) Post reply | Read 8 replies

    I found this an excellent poetic description of America. (Maybe someone could help me with the part about the weather, though.)

    CHEER UP AMERICA!
    by Hasan Ali Tokuqin
    ****

    Cheer up America!
    you are doing fine
    if you think otherwise

    you give world fanatsy
    you give world comedy

    you give world gospel Tv
    you give world vivid sex scenes

    you give world juciy hamburgers
    and sun like french fries
    other cool stuff

    you give world space shuttle take-offs and landings
    and breath taking landscapes from cosmos

    you give world
    the movement of clouds and weather

    you give fuel to the world's libido
    make her more sexy

    Cheer up America!
    you are cool
    you are doing fine.

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  • Max Reif (11/5/2005 10:50:00 AM) Post reply

    So, (just in from the PH news page) Paul McCartney's written a chidren's book too now.
    Wouldn't be surprised if it's good.

  • Michael Shepherd (11/5/2005 7:28:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Oh by the way, blush, squirm... I posted a poem, as one of the instigators after Max's suggestion, and, er, didn't think much of it, but, er, am getting rather fond of it, or, er, what it might have been...and, er, from us all really...um...to Mary and Todd... it's under 'One for..' in my homepage list...

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    • Lori Boulard Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 9:00:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Michael, I'm so glad you mentioned this one here, as new postings fly in like lightning these days and I would have missed it otherwise. Really beautiful, and even more so that it's inspired by Mary ... more

    • Mary Nagy Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 8:42:00 AM) Post reply

      By the way......yes, I vote for you to include this in the Christmas anthology! ! I could give up one of mine for it's inclusion. :)

    • Mary Nagy Rookie - 1st Stage (11/5/2005 7:50:00 AM) Post reply

      Michael, I can't believe I missed this post! ! I just read it and so did my kids.......that is the most beautiful poem ever! (and I'm not just saying it because of the topic) This made me feel s ... more

  • Michael Shepherd (11/5/2005 6:41:00 AM) Post reply | Read 8 replies

    Marcy and I have both had the same thought: a (Christmas) anthology of say, three poems from each of the Forum Boyz'n'Gals made into a print-on-demand lulu-com book which would cost nothing but the time of someone adept. Marcy has offered a cover illustration.
    Is anyone with the appropriate skills prepared to take this on - and soon, if it's going to be Chrissieprezzie material?
    [We could ask one of our pals to select our three if we prefer...]

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