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  • Allan James Saywell (11/1/2005 10:41:00 PM) Post reply

    I received a poetry magazine today from America called Poetry today with articles about major living american poets the magazine is run by the International society of poets there is an artical on WD Snodgrass

  • Mary Nagy (11/1/2005 8:21:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Ok, I'm posting this in response to Michael's question regarding the 'romantic poetry' and whether spouse reciprocate this idealistic view of the other...etc. etc. I said I was going to ask Todd (my husband) to write me a poem.......figuring he would tell me where to go because he normally teases me about my poetry BUT...while I was in class tonight HE DID IT and I am posting what he wrote. I hope we can be gentle on the 'comments'... :) Keep in mind this is his first poem ever. (I will say I was encouraged to read the title: A Husband's Love (part one) .......hmmm I wonder if I've started something here? Mary

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    • Mary Nagy (11/2/2005 5:58:00 AM) Post reply

      Thanks for commenting on his poem you guys! He tried to act like he didn't care........but he sure was smiling when I told him the remarks and scores. He even commented on his 'next poem...' (he c ... more

  • Max Reif (11/1/2005 12:57:00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    Here's a question: I read some romantic poems this morning that extolled the beloved and painted a picture of him/her as FAR, almost INFINITELY more beautiful, significant, worthy etc. than the 'mere' lover, who comes off kind of as a speck of dust.

    Do you think this attitude 'comes along with the teritory' in Romantic Love? Is is the attitude most poets expressing romantic love in the past have taken? Is romantic love POSSIBLE if one sees oneself as equal to the beloved?

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    • Michael Shepherd (11/1/2005 4:59:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I'm just thinking about your last line, Max...imagine a 'romantic' poem where you praise the beloved's exquisite taste in choosing to love your own perfectly sublime self!

    • Max Reif (11/1/2005 2:09:00 PM) Post reply

      Thank you for articulating these additional dimensions of the matter, Michael. Being a dilettante, I can't adequately answer them (I can scarcely spell 'adequately') , but who knows when PoHo or Lamon ... more

    • Michael Shepherd (11/1/2005 1:56:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      Since romantic poems are normally written by one party only, and then usually 'before the event', it would be interesting if not unique, to have both parties to the romance/partnership writing of thei ... more

    • Mary Nagy (11/1/2005 1:23:00 PM) Post reply

      I think the most romantic kind of love i ... more

  • Dee Maguire (11/1/2005 10:03:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hi everyone Im new here and slowly getting through all of your most poems, they are so good.Ive recently wrote my own poem and I would apprecait it if you could give me your honest opinion.


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    • Michael Shepherd (11/1/2005 11:10:00 AM) Post reply

      Welcome, Dee. But honestly, since you ask: it's like wandering through a cemetery, seeing the freshly dug graves, the fresh flowers on old graves... you know that every one of them is a huge huge even ... more

  • Lori Boulard (11/1/2005 9:14:00 AM) Post reply | Read 5 replies

    Now for something more Forum-related. Did anyone notice the story about Britney Spears - newly Jewish thanks to Madonna - being commissioned to write kids' stories? What do you think about celebrities writing 'just because they can'? Be honest. Anyone read any that are really good?

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    • Richard George (11/2/2005 5:20:00 AM) Post reply

      From my side of the pond, not all 'celebrities' are bad writers - Stephen Fry (British comedian and actor) is a fine writer. So is Amelia Bullmore - a British actress who's played (among others) com ... more

    • Poetry Hound (11/1/2005 2:57:00 PM) Post reply

      Everyone thinks they can write a children's book, just like everyone thinks they can write poetry.

    • Max Reif (11/1/2005 2:11:00 PM) Post reply

      They say that Jamie-Lee Curtiss' are really quite good. I don't remember reading any celebrities' childrens' stories, so far. Guess I haven't been curious enough. You just evaluate their merits, the ... more

    • Lori Boulard (11/1/2005 10:15:00 AM) Post reply

      Hey, Sherrie, at least you're honest! A ... more

    • Lori Boulard (11/1/2005 9:18:00 AM) Post reply

      I'll offer the first take. Viggo Morten ... more

  • Lori Boulard (11/1/2005 9:10:00 AM) Post reply | Read 5 replies

    Hello hunters, I hate to get tech-y on such a beautiful Tuesday, but does anybody know how to find recent comments posted to your poems w/o checking each one that's been read? It's fine with ten or so poems but now it's downright silly, and I don't want to miss anybody. Thanks in advance for any tips!

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    • Lori Boulard (11/3/2005 12:06:00 PM) Post reply

      aaahh, I see I'm not alone. Max, I'll take your suggestion and bug the web-spinners.. or maybe take Andrew's tip & hit my site every five minutes until I'm NUMBER ONE, BABY!

    • Michael Shepherd (11/2/2005 4:53:00 AM) Post reply

      This is a bit weird - there seemed to be this facility at one time - confusingly, 'comments' in one place got the commonts BY you, 'comments' on your stats page got the comments ON you - but I can 't ... more

    • Max Reif (11/1/2005 11:25:00 AM) Post reply

      Yeah, the mgt wrote me some months back that they're workin' on it. It would be nice to have an update. If you e-mail them about it, you might have to be a little 'direct' in saying you really need th ... more

    • Michael Shepherd (11/1/2005 11:03:00 AM) Post reply

      Go to your poems and hit those marked 'N ... more

    • Mary Nagy (11/1/2005 10:55:00 AM) Post reply

      I don't think there is a way Lori. It s ... more

  • Allan James Saywell (10/31/2005 10:33:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    i wrote a poem the other day on Austalian race mare 'Makybe Diva' she has just won the Melbourne cup for a record third time in a row she is now the greatest AusTrAlian race horse since PHARLAP

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  • Max Reif (10/31/2005 9:19:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    a lengthy interview with William Stafford:

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    • Marcy Jarvis (11/1/2005 2:26:00 AM) Post reply

      great interview. I was especially interested in what he had to say about how he didn't involve his family in his writing. He seems very sanguine about that. I also was curious about how he thought A ... more

  • Poetry Hound (10/31/2005 12:15:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Here's an unusual word usage site to bookmark - http: // It's called the Double-Tongued Word Wrester: A Growing Dictionary of old and new words from the fringes of English. For example: Share Of Throat n. the proportion of the beverage industry’s sales belonging to a specific brand or manufacturer.

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    • Marcy Jarvis (10/31/2005 6:00:00 AM) Post reply

      I'm stuck on pocketbook and flawn and it couldn't help me with either of those, but thanks.

  • Allan James Saywell (10/30/2005 9:31:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    i write under a couple of alter ego's on poem hunter but i still find it hard to decide which poems to allow my charactors to have i find it's like having duel personalaties after a while you become distant from them they start to assume personalities of there own one of my charactors i dont like him at all

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