Post more comments

Poetics and Poetry Discussion


Post a message
  • Andreas Saarva (9/6/2005 9:00:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    How can I come into the TOP500 poems? : /

    Replies for this message:
    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (9/6/2005 5:32:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I would also replace the word 'come' by using the more neutral 'get'. That's another step forward and upward. Blondes (assuming all Swedes are thus challenged) are not allowed in the 500 club. H

    • Michael Shepherd (9/6/2005 5:00:00 PM) Post reply

      .. and one way NOT to do it, Andreas, is to vote for your own poem 259 times...naughty lad. Or did Tess vote the 259 times? Thus far, your 'poems' read like letters. It's not the same. Do as Adam says ... more

    • Michael Shepherd (9/6/2005 10:47:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Ho ho ho, as we say in Lappland around Christmas time - sorry, Winterval...now's the time for those high on the snowy peaks of The 500 to tell the world - not how THEY got there - but How I Got There ... more

  • A.p. Sweet (9/5/2005 9:54:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    If you could meet one poet(dead or alive) and hang out with them for one day, who would it be and why?

    -Mine would be Charles Bukowski, because not only do I love his work, but we would probably just go to the track and smoke and drink and just sit and listen all day. We would argue with the people at the track and then make fun of them. It would be fun. That would be inspiring to me as a struggling and dismal poet.

    Replies for this message:
    • Michael Shepherd (9/6/2005 6:38:00 AM) Post reply

      Aaron, I hope you've read John Kay's poem 'The Face' before you set off?

    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (9/6/2005 4:04:00 AM) Post reply

      Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. No question. I would share quarters with him on Wartburg Castle, have a number of beautiful ladies as friends, one a bit more amplified, hike through the countryside and ... more

    • Allan James Saywell (9/5/2005 10:42:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      yes sweet and when you got drunk after one drink and fell over he would have urinated on you

  • A.p. Sweet (9/4/2005 6:25:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    I would like to say sorry for the post a few days ago, it was childish in nature and it didn’t make me look very good. I know it is no excuse, but I was having a very bad day and when this happens I like to come here, read some poetry and listen to what you all have to say. When I got here and the forum was swamped with negativity I just blew up and started a rant. I truly apologize for it.

    I have deleted the post from the forum and I hope you folks don’t look down upon me. I will be civilized next time when I have a problem.

    Replies for this message:
    • Allan James Saywell (9/4/2005 6:43:00 PM) Post reply

      mister sweet appears to have lost it for a day, with something i have not read because it would be negative for me to read something that mister sweet has said sorry for, being a 24 hour crazy mysel ... more


    To read all of 2 replies click here
  • Michael Shepherd (9/4/2005 3:01:00 PM) Post reply

    So how are we getting on with our critiques of Aaron Sweet's poetry as suggested some few days ago?

  • Raynette Eitel (9/3/2005 2:32:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    If you're interested in a really insightful poem written about a loving relationship, find David Nelson Bradshir's new poem, 'Pink and Blue.' Every woman would love her man to have that kind of insight and understanding. David's poetry usually rhymes but is contemporary and truly wonderful. Give him a look.

    Raynette

    Replies for this message:
  • (B10Z ) (9/3/2005 1:33:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    hey i just wrote a new poem called Spoken Wind. Check it out and tell me what you think.

    Replies for this message:
    • Michael Shepherd (9/3/2005 3:58:00 PM) Post reply

      imho: the last four lines could almost be a classical haiku, bringing together the visible and the invisible and the emotions of time. However, I don't get any connection with the first two lines. The ... more

  • Mary Nagy (9/1/2005 4:13:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Not to change the subject......cause I think Allans is an important one, but I just thought I would mention the poet Ernestine Northover. She has been posting over the last few days and she has a very unique, fun style. Of course, she does rhyme (which I prefer) . She deserves a look.

    Replies for this message:
  • Allan James Saywell (9/1/2005 3:36:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    did i hear right that parts of new orleans is below sea leval i find
    that hard to believe i live near the sea a five story block of units on top
    of the biggest hill in tweed heads, yet only three minutes walking from the sea
    people have always wanted to live as close to the sea as possible in our country
    the sea reclaims land all the time because people just dont realize the danger

    Replies for this message:
    • Michael Gessner (9/2/2005 9:00:00 PM) Post reply

      What is the elevation, (above sea level) of 'the biggest hill in tweed heads, ' plus the five-story block of units?

  • Michael Shepherd (9/1/2005 1:29:00 PM) Post reply

    Thanks, guys, for the recommendation to Lisel Mueller. If you haven't already - give yourself a treat!

  • Mary Nagy (9/1/2005 12:35:00 PM) Post reply

    Adam,
    I respect your opinion but, I would hope you would also realize that people grieve in different ways. For some (like you perhaps) it may be best to just privately deal with the feelings you may (or may not) have about the situation. I personally feel it's very appropriate for people to write their feelings down about a horrible situation that many people in the world are experiencing and share it with others here....isn't that what poetry is about? I have written 2 poems about the recent situation in the world and I feel they are in no way offensive. I am not glorifying the situation nor am I using it to 'ride the wave' of popularity. I surely don't feel I should apologize for posting on such a topic. These poems are my feelings, my fears, and they are honest, that's all I can give. I don't want this to sound rude because I'm not meaning it that way. I just think when you feel something.......that's when poetry is written best for some. I'm not a big fan of only writing poetry once you've thought it all through and checked all the details and really thought too much about it. I guess everyone is different but I prefer the passion, spontaneity, and raw emotions that are felt 'in the moment'. Whether these poems are viewed as bad or not...they've served their purpose and that is to allow me to share my feelings. I hope you understand how this message was intended... respectfully. Sincerely, Mary

[Hata Bildir]