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  • Rookie allan james saywell (11/9/2005 8:23:00 PM) Post reply
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    hello everbody i say to all of you goody goody gumdrops i'm back how are you all not violent i hope there is enough violence in the world without you poets
    resorting to the old biff i see you are working on a book for poem hunter what a funky wunky idea who was the brilliant person who thought of it it wasn't
    the old hound old sniffer himself do you know they are working on a uniform that he can wear while he does the comments on bob gotti it has two huge wings
    on white lace with a black bible on the front and back and a pair of flippers
    when he walks on water catch you later aligators

  • Rookie Graham Leese (11/9/2005 6:41:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Good work on the book guys, nice to see the site evolving.

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  • Rookie ***** ********* (11/9/2005 5:38:00 PM) Post reply | Read 5 replies

    I was just wondering! I am really enjoying this site with one exception and that is, when I get a comment on my work, I have to search to find it, in order to thank the writer. It is very time consuming and I have RSI which is a pain. Is there a way of asking nicely for the management to provide an email alert to comments on particular pieces. Just a thought. This was the only sensible forum I thought appropriate. Smiling hopefully Tai

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    • Rookie ***** ********* (11/10/2005 3:56:00 AM) Post reply

      Hey Poetry Coward, You think you are so big don't ya? Big bully picking on little widow kick your scrawny arse, with limp wrists tied behind back Tai Chi Italy. There is nothing worse than a jealous ... more

    • Rookie Max Reif (11/9/2005 9:39:00 PM) Post reply

      Tai, please don't worry about that guy below and his inappropriate comment.

    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/9/2005 6:37:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      At the moment, Tai, as you have probably discovered, the least complicated method is to go to your own home page once every few days, and click on the poems marked 'NEW'. That way you catch the most l ... more

    • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/9/2005 6:04:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      hello TAI my little sweet pea yes someth ... more

    • Rookie Declan McHenry (11/9/2005 5:52:00 PM) Post reply

      I think that's a great idea. I'd certain ... more

  • Rookie ***** ***** (11/9/2005 5:31:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    I have just read back over the last couple of pages here and I have to ask:

    Are we going to continue hashing out this pointless argument about non-agreeable comments to our poems here on PH? For goodness sake - maybe there should be a choice to exclude the option for comments if people only want to hear wonderful things. Pleeeeease people - your work can only improve if you accept that faults will always be a part of your evolution as a writer.

    None of us is a perfect/exemplary/superlative poet.

    I think people should really consider whether they want to receive honest commentary before they post to a public website for poetry. This argument is coming up time and time again.... 'Oh dear, someone gave me some bad comments' Surely comments are a reader's right....?

    (yes, before anyone is quick to jump down my net-throat, I have reacted badly when I got a bunch of inexplicable '1's with no comment - that is a little different)

    Can we leave the hypersensitivity to criticism behind?


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    • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/9/2005 6:00:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      just give them a one like you do sonja that should be good enough make everyone happy

    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/9/2005 5:40:00 PM) Post reply

      I agree 111 % Sonja. I personally do not like criticism and I suspect few poeple outside the masochistic society do. However, getiing critiqued by Raynette, John Kay and other fair dinkum and competen ... more

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (11/9/2005 5:29:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Just got up and still squeezing my thyroid (through yawning) . Missed the skirmishes I must say I regret.
    Personally, as far as John Kay goes, I find him to be perched near the very top on this site. He lives in Germany where people are more judgmental than in most other places but I have yet to see a comment from him that did not reek of helpfulness, of constructive criticism, I for one would be happy if he took the time to look at a few more of mine, no question.
    As to the one who was so bothered and showed clear and present signs of the Vapours (a neuropeptide messenger disruption) I have found, to my consternation, that she is perched near the borderline of borderline, if you get my drift.
    Perhaps the age given is incorrect, that would explain some of her reactions and, perhaps, some of her poetry.
    I have been called names by her as well so it is really nothing to worry about,
    my crime was to point out the atrociously poor quality of her attempts to present poetry in German.
    So, after these brief comments (call them anti-inflammatory 'spade' comments) I shall go and teach a class (not poetry) . I needed that little bit of adrenalin.
    Best wishes to all and especially to Sherrie for this day, it's that kind of a day.

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  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/9/2005 4:28:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Good to see you back Gerry your talent has left a void in the rank and file

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  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/9/2005 4:21:00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    could someone please call me a old prick so i can become angry enough to write
    a poem today i am as barren as a old women in the bible

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    • Rookie ***** ***** (11/9/2005 5:50:00 PM) Post reply

      Oh and... what about all the pointless wanker old men in the bible? There is a myriad you could aspire to.... hee hee. How do you like them apples?

    • Rookie ***** ***** (11/9/2005 5:47:00 PM) Post reply

      You pointless, drunken waste of words. What are you doing constantly hovering on a site that so above you? I have never come across such an arrogant idiot masquerading as a poet. Who are you anyway ... more

    • Rookie ***** ********* (11/9/2005 5:41:00 PM) Post reply

      I'd be happy to oblige Allan! but I am just too much of a lady! in waiting. Grinning Tai

    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/9/2005 4:32:00 PM) Post reply

      promise that if i dont you wont?

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/9/2005 2:53:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    did mister sheperd receive a bad comment on one of his poems, could mister sheperd tell me which poem so i can appraise the said poem and give mister sheperd an honest comment from a fellow poet

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    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (11/9/2005 5:28:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      That's really kind of you, Allan. But my comment was only about criticism in general and what I thought was useful comment. But I've been getting low ratings recently, and it makes me feel I'm 'push ... more

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/9/2005 2:25:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    why would an old poem of mine called 'the black whole of love'get 94 votes
    overnight i will never understand the internet or people for that matter

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    • Rookie Cj Heck (11/9/2005 2:56:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Allan, maybe some college poetry class is studying your poem. Once in awhile, one of my poems for children will do that, get a lot of hits overnight. CJ

  • Rookie Allan James Saywell (11/9/2005 2:22:00 PM) Post reply

    are you going to discimanate against the dead poets why cant they be on the list

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