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  • Rookie Matthew Pearson (8/22/2005 9:33:00 AM) Post reply | Read 6 replies
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    Hello friends. I have been on a four-day break on the Mississippi with my partner. Very nice it was too. I now feel reinvigorated and ready to open the bottle of truth serum for y'all. The Mississippi. I may grace this site with a few mediocre poems about it. Be grateful. You'll m(d) iss me when I'm gone. I will turn into vapor at the turn of the new year. I am then commissioned to write a new book. I'll take advance orders and insults. Long live the Mississippi and all who sail in her.

    M. P.

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    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (8/23/2005 6:25:00 AM) Post reply

      Well I am so sorry that you did not like my Mississippi poem. I notice that you re-introduced yourself to the forum after your trip by calling us 'friends'. I would have thought that you could resis ... more

    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (8/22/2005 10:20:00 PM) Post reply

      Well I took the liberty of re-creating the adventures of a couple Northerners on the Mississippi. Hope I got the story factual enough. Best wishes Herbert Huckleberry

    • Rookie Max Reif (8/22/2005 12:44:00 PM) Post reply

      Ahoy, mate, from a veteran who has sailed the length and breadth of the Mississippi, New Orleans to St. Paul! And a lovely journey it was, too! (I worked as a deck hand on towboats for a couple mont ... more

    • Rookie Courtney Kane (8/22/2005 11:18:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      certain excitement we probably can do wi ... more

    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (8/22/2005 10:49:00 AM) Post reply

      Happy New Year, Matt, and is there a dif ... more

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  • Rookie Ryley Wooton (8/22/2005 3:08:00 AM) Post reply

    hello everyone im looking for the name of a poem. its about a girl who is riding in a car with some boys and the car gets into an accident. she wakes up in the hospital and she knows she's going to die so she tells the nurse to tell her parents that she's sorry. the girl dies. then the nurse say's she cant because the people in the other car were her parents. if you know the name of this poem or who it was written by please tell me. thanks.

  • Rookie Shiraz Ray (8/21/2005 11:09:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    I am Shiraz from India and fairly new to the pristine art of poetry. I have started with Ezra Pound in recent times and would love to know something about his poem entitled 'Cino', which appeared to me as an autobiographical sketch. Did I get that right or was it meant to convey some entirely different thoughts? Would like some light thrown.


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    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (8/22/2005 5:04:00 AM) Post reply

      Perhaps Max will bear me out on this: 'Hugh Selwyn Mauberley' is regarded as Pound's most 'revealing'poem, if not his most indirectly 'autobiographical' - in that it sets out the poetic 'persona' he s ... more

    • Rookie Michael Shepherd (8/22/2005 4:12:00 AM) Post reply

      That's a very auspicious start, Shiraz! The general 'official' view about Pound has been that, OK, he influenced Eliot with his world view of poetry, but wasn't so good a poet.. too full a head, perha ... more

    • Rookie Max Reif (8/21/2005 11:32:00 PM) Post reply

      Dear Shiraz, Hello and welcome! I did not know that poem. I looked it up and felt it not to be *basically* autobiographical, because I once studied Pound, a little. I remembered that he was fond of ... more

  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (8/21/2005 10:47:00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    Thanks a million to especially Sheila, Mahnaz, Mary, Michael and &&&&&&&&&
    it was the solution. It's working again. I had a friend come over with a program that deletes cookies. He put the program on while we both munched some Fig Newtons........and had a couple of VB Bitter beers.
    Also thanks to Allan, who is always there as well when the Help sign comes from this end.
    It's good to know that people take the time to smell the roses, eat cookies and delet them where necessary.

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  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (8/21/2005 4:59:00 PM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    I do not want to hijack the forum but I am still on the excluded list.
    Cannot access any poems. Sheila Knowles suggested I get rid of all the cookies on my computer.
    How on earth do you do that? I thought cookies were something like oatmeal or Oreo or Fig Newtons////

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    • Rookie A.p. Sweet (8/21/2005 7:10:00 PM) Post reply

      oh ya by the way fig newtons or not cookies they are fruited cake.

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  • Rookie Ali Khorvash (8/21/2005 2:11:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Hello every body.
    I have published my FIRST poem on poem hunter.
    its my first experience in writing a poem.
    would you please read it and tell your idea?
    its named: You are mine.
    Ali Khorvash

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    • Rookie Max Reif (8/21/2005 4:51:00 PM) Post reply

      Welcome, Ali! I see there are already 5 or 6 comments under your poem, I bet even more are on the way...

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (8/21/2005 8:27:00 AM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    OK guys, in keeping with the new code of conduct, I'm announcing the birth of a new poem. It came unannounced and interrupted lunch, and since it was 'oned' by some reader of discrimination within two minutes of posting, there's nothing you can say... I'm not even sure I'm its father, anyway...

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    • Rookie Raynette Eitel (8/21/2005 11:57:00 AM) Post reply

      Everyone ought to read this. It is contemporary, upbeat, and very very funny. Raynette

    • Rookie Max Reif (8/21/2005 10:20:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      by the way, I think you might be able to vote many times...for other people's poems, of course, not your own. But we can always make 'deals'! ...

    • Rookie Max Reif (8/21/2005 10:06:00 AM) Post reply

      Maybe you should do the MUSIC next time & find a lyricist...JOKE! I've got ya up to 6.7. We can have a telethon to pull your sagging score up to the ceiling! Hell, up to the sky! I enjoyed the poe ... more

    • Rookie Max Reif (8/21/2005 9:51:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Michael, we're ALL one!

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (8/21/2005 4:58:00 AM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    I can get your poems, Herbert.I rather liked no.1116.

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    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (8/21/2005 5:40:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I just went to Complete Classic.com and all my poems are accessible there, the sites are related and very similar. So it really cannot be my computer, right? H

    • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (8/21/2005 5:31:00 AM) Post reply

      I don't know which is number 1116 but thanks for saying so. I have also tried to access my poems through Google, all I get is a blank page. I vaguely remember Sandra Osborne having a similar problem s ... more

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  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (8/21/2005 1:59:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Is anyone having the same problem......no poems, just blank pages visible?

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    • Rookie Raynette Eitel (8/21/2005 11:55:00 AM) Post reply

      Everything is coming through just fine for me. Some pages ought to be blank, however, but that's another subject. Raynette

    • Rookie Max Reif (8/21/2005 9:49:00 AM) Post reply

      Ah, the Blank Page Poems! There's a Chinese novel entitled MONKEY (it's in an English translation by Arthur Waley) , about someone who goes on a dangerous quest fo a sacred scripture that tells the ... more

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (8/20/2005 6:52:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Background to Sophie Hannah from your inhouse sleuth: the Arts Council in GB has promoted since 1994, with 'arms-length' state funds and Andrew Motion's judgment,20 'New Generation' poets every so often, of whom Sophie Hannah is one of the three considered to be already 'well-known'. She tours abroad lecturing and reciting for the British Council, which is indirectly connected by personal contact and influence to the Arts Council. She is considered a sharp humourist in her verse. She has written two novels and children's books (she's a Dr Seuss fan) .
    You can download an Adobe pdf from poetrybooksonline with cvs and representative poems from the 20. I was bored and appalled at the lot, but perhaps it's sheer professional jealousy. Fellow Brits may know more; conspiracy theories flourish as you might expect.

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    • Rookie Richard George (8/20/2005 1:51:00 PM) Post reply

      I attended a poetry reading by Super Soph at the Festival Hall some years back and had the honour of her signature. She's a very clever iambic humourist, reminiscent at her best of Hilaire Belloc, but ... more

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