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  • Rookie Chris Masters (11/28/2005 1:54:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply
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    I need to figure out what the these poems are about.
    kitchenette building - gwendolyn brooks
    A Blessing - james wright
    The Night House - billy collins
    and
    Summer Night - joy harjo
    I'm trying to figure out the Style, symbols, and theme of the poems.
    If anyone who has any comments I wouldbe forever greatful.
    Thanks Chris M

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    • Rookie Poetry Hound (11/28/2005 2:09:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Chris, why don't you explain what YOU think they mean first? Otherwise, it looks like you're asking others to do your homework for you. I don't know that you have homework at age 25, but who knows.

  • Rookie allan james saywell (11/28/2005 1:35:00 PM) Post reply

    i'm giving serious thought to reposting all my poems because i think you
    misunderstood my first post in the second posting's i want to be more violent
    to catch up with the modern world, last night i watched a programme concerning
    the French revolution and a pack of women called the 'fish ladies of the french revolution' could be we have a few decendants of those women running around poem hunter masquading as poets

  • Rookie Joseph Daly (11/28/2005 1:10:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Any more tributes to George Best out there? I only know of two and one of them's mine. Hey, in case you folk in the USA are wondering who I'm talking about, just think Joe de Maggio or Babe Ruth.

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    • Rookie Richard George (11/29/2005 5:22:00 AM) Post reply

      My mother was talking to me while I was watching one of the tributes to Best on Saturday. I wasn't listening to her - I wasn't trying to be rude. I was hypnotised by his ball-skill like a rabbit by a ... more

    • Rookie Declan McHenry (11/28/2005 3:56:00 PM) Post reply

      The thought very briefly crossed my mind but was dropped on two counts. First, there aren't that many words that rhyme with 'pickled' and, second, I'd already used the overused 'poetry in motion' in a ... more

    • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/28/2005 1:23:00 PM) Post reply

      didn't he have a drinking problem that stuffed his life and ruined everyone around him, sporting gods die quickly

  • Rookie Mary Nagy (11/28/2005 6:51:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Well.......if I may mention actual poetry and something productive today! Has anyone heard whether the book arrived to Lori and what her thoughts were? When it should be ready for us to order? I hope before christmas. Sincerely, Mary

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    • Rookie Lori Boulard (11/28/2005 11:50:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      Hi Mary. I run to the mailbox everyday, and just like in my poem 'Life Outside the Box' I am disappointed, so far. Maybe today will be the lucky day...I don't expect big problems, so hopefully it wi ... more

  • Rookie Michael Philips (11/28/2005 6:21:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    On the subject of poetry, I wonder if people would mind reading and critiquing/commenting on a poem I just posted called 'No Hands Restaurant, Hanoi.' It's a work in progress and I have already received some excellent advice from Jefferson Carter. Thanks very much in advance (It's kind of long - sorry) .

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    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/28/2005 7:06:00 AM) Post reply

      Was Jane Fonda staying there at the same time? I hope so, if you're going to continue the story... Hey, read it, everybody! It's serious fun!

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/28/2005 4:35:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    I offer three suggestions for the benefit of the Forum and its members:

    1 Ignore all unpleasant remarks from others, and also unpleasant remarks about others;

    2 If you think the Forum is boring, then make a useful contribution;

    3 Read the description of the purpose of this 'Poetics and Poetry Discussion' as written above and follow it.

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  • Veteran Poet - 1,106 Points Jerry Hughes (11/28/2005 1:50:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Movers, thinkers and shakers, I believe we've reached a crisis when writers of the caliber of Mahnaz, remove their work from the site. To be replaced by the irrational ramblings of heroin warped minds?

    If this what the people behind Poemhunter really want, they're welcome. But they should name change the site to, Drug-Found. Makes consummate sense.

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    • Veteran Poet - 1,106 Points Joseph Daly (11/28/2005 4:40:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      This is a tragic situation and one that I am shocked at. I was in touch with Mahnaz and got the strong impression that she was not going to move from the site. I hope she reconsiders as her work i ... more

    • Veteran Poet - 1,106 Points Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/28/2005 1:58:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Regardless of what anyone may think about this, it would be far better for P/H to have Mahnaz come back and stay. The more good people we have here the better the site and the more enjoyment in the en ... more

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/27/2005 11:30:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    now have a look at breaker morant a poet who resided in Australia he was a horsebreaker by trade and a british fellow born in britain but adopted by Australians as one of them they court martialed him and had him shot for
    doing what soldiers do best kill the enemy they passed the buck the people at the top of the tree passed the buck down to breaker morant who they shot
    he was only obeying orders the movie is worth seeing he was a charactor
    i always think of him as Australian a man of courage, not a man of straw

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    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/28/2005 4:56:00 AM) Post reply

      Allan, why not select one of Morant's poems which you admire so that we can discuss it on this forum?

    • Rookie Joseph Daly (11/28/2005 4:42:00 AM) Post reply

      Saw the film, knew of Breaker and agree with you entirely Allan.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,106 Points Jerry Hughes (11/27/2005 11:01:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Mahnaz, don't let that piece of garbage calling itself True American drive you away. He, she, or more likely it is a coward, who doesn't have the intestinal fortitude to name itself, other than with a bullshit pseudonym. In fact I stepped onto something on a pavement today, that looked and smelled exactly like this True American thing would. Keep smiling kiddo. Love, Jerry

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    • Veteran Poet - 1,106 Points Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/28/2005 1:13:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      I second the motion Jerry. Unfortunately, I know so little about computers that I can't even follow this ISP baloney. All I know is that I saw the entity (to use a neutral word) AND Mahnaz on the ... more

    • Veteran Poet - 1,106 Points Allan James Saywell (11/27/2005 11:35:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Good on you gerry for supporting her she needs a little support we should rally behind her hell if england can shoot up on site with that coats and all there bullshit crikie i didn't even read it the ... more

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/27/2005 6:47:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    herbert is a fine poet and a friend of mine and if you come at a friend of mine i will be there for him because i look after my friends i dont slink under a rock dont look at any of my alter ego's in the same breath as pearson
    england coates who wipes his ass orgy asm shoots from the hip doesn't attack any ones country so sherie be carefull who you make comparisons with be
    a grasseater in your own turf

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    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/27/2005 8:17:00 PM) Post reply

      What did I miss? Always glad to hear that I am a fine poet (come on people, don't be shy) and I appreciate it even more coming from you, Allan. As you can see, even the girls love you. My aunt Hu ... more

    • Rookie Ben Cassel (11/27/2005 7:06:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      You know, if communication were even a secondary concern when you write, you would make sure that your comments did not sound as if you put them through a cheese grater before you sent them.

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