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  • Cheri Leigh (9/10/2005 2:02:00 PM) Post reply

    I just found this in a book I'm reading and thought it was interesting:

    True poetry is born of Scrutiny
    Scrutiny, the son of Meditation
    Meditation, the son of Lore
    Lore, the son of Inquiry
    Inquiry, the son of Investigation
    Investigation, the son of Knowledge
    Knowledge the son of Understanding,
    Understanding the son of Wisdom,
    Wisdom, the son of Surrender to the Divine Will.
    (Lawhead, Stephen R. in 'Patrick', Zondervan,2003)

    In light of our recent discussions I thought the train of thought interesting. The book is about St. Patrick and is well written, though I don't really know much about Patrick so I can't say how well researched it is. At any rate the poem made me think about poetry and its sources. I hope it is enjoyed here. CLR

  • Michael Shepherd (9/10/2005 10:17:00 AM) Post reply

    Allan, Poemhunter uses Adobe Acrobat for its e-books. So you could just as well copy your favourite poems onto an Adobe blank file. You'd miss the PH title-page, but you could design one just as easily from straight type. Or you could use Poemhunter to download your complete output, and then delet the unfavourites from that Adobe file (I guess - anyone disagree?) .

  • Allan James Saywell (9/10/2005 6:13:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    perhaps someone could do a e book on some of the comedic things that have happened on poem hunter i have had quite a lot of belly laughs on this site
    some real good times it can get quite scary on a lot of occasions with some of
    the different personalities that turn up from time to time the biggest worry is the males that assume the roles of females now that is scary

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  • Allan James Saywell (9/10/2005 4:55:00 AM) Post reply

    your right Adam comments help but i have had some good poems not pick up a vote
    and i might not be a great judge of my poetry, i do have my favourites
    poems that gave me a great deal of personal satisfaction i lot of my poems have been used to have some fun they just sit there having lost all power but i still like them

  • Allan James Saywell (9/10/2005 3:07:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    i have not had one poem deleted reynalds, is that how you spell your name or are you all negative i did say positive thoughts that is negative

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  • Allan James Saywell (9/9/2005 7:56:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    could someone tell me what is involved with making a e book how hard is it
    i have picked out forty poems out of 1200 all the ones i like
    there are two options open to a poet create a e book, do a hardcover
    another option is create own website
    or delet the lot and start over because a poet likes a certain poem of his own does not mean that it will get read or become popular could people with some
    grey matter reply with some insight

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    • Michael Shepherd (9/10/2005 7:23:00 AM) Post reply

      It's only a click or two via HELP on this site. But i think it means putting all your poems to date on it unless you delet them from your homepage?

  • Allan James Saywell (9/9/2005 3:55:00 PM) Post reply

    if i wrote a serious poem that asked for drama and clarity of speech i would
    want a actor or someone professional to read the poem
    a comedic poem perhaps mister Bean with the funny face would suffice but
    a great poem can be read in the privacy of ones head for personal enjoyment
    a poem will live all it needs is a audience wether it be spoken in a pub
    with a empty bar or in the Sydney opera house or the super dome just the thought
    of someone enjoying my poetry in the privacy of there toilet, keeps me writing

  • sheila knowles (9/9/2005 11:41:00 AM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    I'd just like to say, that of all the weird and wonderful things I read in here daily...the forums, that is...this Leonard Cohen thread is something I just have to add to...he is, in my very selfish and subjective opinion, the most wonderful poet that lives! Right, there you have it...I said it :)))

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    • sheila knowles (9/9/2005 1:04:00 PM) Post reply

      too late...I'm already stoned on Cohen and the incense :)

    • sheila knowles (9/9/2005 12:47:00 PM) Post reply

      now let's light some incense and keep it going.LOL!

    • sheila knowles (9/9/2005 12:14:00 PM) Post reply

      well it all boils down to the old objectivity/ subjectivity argument, doesn't it? Objectively, we may be able to say that rhyming ditties about broken hearts and missing walks along the beach (that ne ... more

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