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  • Michael Shepherd (7/2/2005 5:07:00 AM) Post reply

    Jefferson, so well named or should I say nomenclatured - Congratulations and a celebratory cup of Boston tea are in order, I guess, on the auspicious day for all champs, chimps and chumps and their star-spangled public personae... we here in lil' ol' England are about to have a huge public demonstration based on two naive truisms - that world poverty is unnecessary if governments act to release surplus food, aid, and last of all money; and that governments are elected to fulfil the will of the people... wish us luck!

    And talking of truisms - proud as we all are of poetry-writing at the highest level and its potential place in the world, I think we should acknowledge what seems to have turned many of the sour apples on this Forum: that the 500 lists, like it or not, are a true reflection of what - in greatest proportion - younger readers of this site actually hit on... sure, there are qualifications to be made - the top of the list gets read more because poetry-exhaustion sets in, etc. etc. - but it's as much of a fact as that some people like hamburgers...(this on a day when like several others, I've zoomed up on one list and down on the other - did I miss something overnight?) Maybe we should pay these lists a wee bit more respect: if poetry needs to be loved more than admired in order to touch the human heart, this is what hits the hitters... while in the spirit of independence, we continue to write what we individually hope to be the best... End of sermon. Fireworks. Fadeout.

  • t. h. ashbury (7/1/2005 8:47:00 PM) Post reply

    so... now that all of this is handled(?) - what is our next collaborative effort folks?

  • Rookie - 511 Points Jerry Hughes (7/1/2005 6:19:00 PM) Post reply

    Greetings all

    It's great to know sanity and good manners weren't totally swamped by pettiness and bitchiness on the Poem Hunter site. Peace, perfect peace? So mote it be.

  • Rookie - 511 Points Richard George (7/1/2005 2:25:00 PM) Post reply

    I think Archbishop Desmond Tutu may have the last word in this: 'It is large-hearted and courageous people who are able to say 'Sorry'.'

  • Rookie - 511 Points Andrew Konisberg (7/1/2005 11:30:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    I would like to make a lengthy apology to the member Herbert Nehrlich who, time has proven, was innocent of sending me atrocious e-mails upon the subject of Berger Belsen. I have posted a lengthy apology in the reply section of this message, rather than take up an entire page on the forum. Thus, anybody who does not wish to read it, is not forced to. I say this, because I am making a posting that has nothing to do with poetry, but is entirely necessary in terms of justice being done and Herbert being vindicated as regards this matter. I know there are private disputes regarding other members, but I do not wish to be involved in 'side-taking', I wish to offer a sincere and adult apology as regards my own problem with Herbert. I am not condoning any other ongoing dispute, but merely commenting on my own dispute with Herbert. Thank you.

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    • ***** ***** (7/1/2005 8:14:00 PM) Post reply

      This very public display of courage and compassion makes me feel very proud. This site has been a wonderful source of joy in the past and it is obviously moving in that direction again. Well done to ... more

    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (7/1/2005 5:32:00 PM) Post reply

      I have left a reply in the same section. Thank you Andrew. H

    • Andrew Konisberg (7/1/2005 11:32:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

      My posting has nothing to do with Collette's comments below, But I would like to take this opportunity to say something. Long-time members will know that the Poemhunter relationship between myself and ... more

  • Rookie - 511 Points Michael Shepherd (6/30/2005 12:59:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    I've noticed you can't get back to 'home' from stats despite the button(s)

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    • Michael Shepherd (7/1/2005 4:05:00 AM) Post reply

      They've fixed it now. Use the 'home' button on the right.

    • David Nelson Bradsher (6/30/2005 3:15:00 PM) Post reply

      Yes, I've noticed that, too. It seems to all be part of the same issue, Michael. I've sent an email but haven't heard anything back yet.

  • Rookie - 511 Points Poetry Snob (aka Jefferson Carter) (6/29/2005 8:13:00 PM) Post reply

    Id like to thank the members whove commented on my poems. Itll help. For some reason the home page says Im Poem Hunter not Poetry Snob. Someones got to be Poetry Snob, right? PS

  • Rookie - 511 Points Poetry Snob (aka Jefferson Carter) (6/29/2005 4:25:00 PM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Hi, Im new to this cite. Ive got some questions. Would anybody comment on poems I just posted? They were rejected by Bellingham Review, a town above Seattle.
    Id like to know members thoughts cause I dont know why the poems werent excepted. Also please forgive my spelling, I have a learning disability and some times dont see my mistakes. My daughter corrects the poems tho she wont help with emails. Also is this cite a dating service? Ive noticed the mating dance bewteen certain members, it makes me nervous, I dont wnat to be stalked! ! ! Thanx PS

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    • Eric Paul Shaffer (7/4/2005 5:23:00 PM) Post reply

      Poetry Snob-I read your two poems. I liked 'Market Forces' most because of the voice. Your choice of using simple sentences and vocabulary is a good one, and I think this poem would read well aloud. ... more

    • Poetry Hound (6/29/2005 8:35:00 PM) Post reply

      I like your refreshing and direct poetic style. Post more poems. I agree with Andrew that they could be longer. And don't worry about the so-called 'mating dance.' It's just sad and desperate flailing ... more

    • Lamont Palmer (6/29/2005 7:08:00 PM) Post reply

      Shelley said 'the poet's food is love and fame.' I, for one, fully subscribe, and live by that sentiment, for better or worse.

  • Rookie - 511 Points Andrew Konisberg (6/28/2005 6:29:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    has the Monty Python team reunited (minus Graham Chapman) on the forum again? can I put out a request for a window cleaner, while I'm here?

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  • Rookie - 511 Points Scarborough Gypsy (6/28/2005 7:24:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    Yo there dudes,

    Can anyone translate a phrase in Czhec to English for me? ?

    A friend sent me a very short email in Czhec and will not tell me what it say's because they were a bit tipsy at the time of writing.

    I am of course intrigued.

    Gyp's

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    • Herbert Nehrlich1 (6/28/2005 10:51:00 PM) Post reply

      Oh, I forgot. Do you like the circus? We could go and watch the monkeys. And be reminded of some of the clowns. Did your friend from the East reply? Hxxxx

    • Alice Vedral Rivera (6/28/2005 8:48:00 AM) Post reply

      If you mean Czech - I can. E-mail me. avr


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