Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(4/18/2005 6:45:00 PM)
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Boo! Scared you- popping in to say hello- may not post for awhile- PH's deep santeria voodoo curse worked on me and these pills- they're calming me down a bit.
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(4/18/2005 4:31:00 PM)
Those false teeth were terrible. I discovered that you made them out of wood! What a cheapskate! It's ok though, because I don't really need them. I prefer most foods pureed. Ever had pureed prime rib? Mmmmmm good.
(4/18/2005 4:07:00 PM)
That was me Mark, and I said 'dentist.'
(4/18/2005 2:34:00 PM)
Any roast snake left over?
Allan James Saywell
(4/18/2005 2:13:00 PM)
mary it was supposed to be kept quiet, it was a photo of a man and two children
they cut the children out of the photo and just left me, i was led to believe
that the photo would be left in the site, i gave her a short history of my
life and who i was how i made it as a poet, which in itself was a story on it's own, they just put what they wanted to put and the rest is history
an example of why i dont trust people, another woman in america has my photo
somewhere in texas, the photo was rather scary, i had long blonde hair and
i have a battered face from my sporting days, janice pickering might have the photo
(4/18/2005 1:49:00 PM)
You mentioned your photo on the web.....(so ugly you're handsome) ...I'm very curious to see this photo myself. Would you be willing to say where that might be found? I see so much of your work here, it's always nice to put a face with it. Sincerely, Mary
(4/18/2005 7:16:00 AM)
Michael, Fairchild is just one of those poets I bumped into and have enjoyed for a couple of years now. I don't know anything about him. Interesting that you mentioned 'Body and Soul' - it is a poignant and non-sentimental bit of Americana, something that should be included in books on American culture. I wonder how non-Americans view that poem. I guess you could subsitute soccer (football) for baseball, but I don't think it would read the same way. Football is not distinct to any one country's identity - many embrace it, while baseball is distincly American (okay, Cuban, Dominican, and Japanese too, I guess) . Even though American football has now surpassed baseball in popularity in the U.S., baseball is steeped in more American tradition and is sort of revered as a throwback to a more pastoral innocent America. So it's a perfect backdropp for a poem about a slice of America.
(4/18/2005 6:33:00 AM)
PH and all (and that includes you, Janine Nehrlich...) :
Megathanks for the introduction to Fairchild - who hit 500 in the immortal poets list today with his mere 5 poems onsite. A magnificent writer - cosmic range of reference but no shit, a huge heart, and a riveting word-perfect delivery. His 'Body and Soul' tells you (gray lino included) all that lies behind the poem you quoted: a better picture of ballpark America than anything I've read outside of novels. Any details about him from your side of the water? No books mentioned - but surely is/was a contender for Poet Laureate?
(4/18/2005 4:58:00 AM)
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I am a new member and I started english studies in the university by correspondance in France (actually I'm french) .
I have to analyse a poem of W.H Auden 'On this island'. I am unable to tell if this poem is an ode or an free verse. If it be a free verse, then it means that there is no metrical patterns.
I would like to have your opinion about it.
Thank you very much.
I am very glad to be a new member. And as a French just beginning studies, I hope being able to converse with anyone who would answer me.
(4/18/2005 4:36:00 AM)
Mark, Re: Seamus Heaney - there's are lots of his poems I like, he wrote a lot about the troubles, in the late 60's and early 70's which are interesting to read - as he is trying to keep a detached view. Poetry Hound - yes, I like Mid-Term break, very sad - re: potato digging - I think he picked that up from Ted Hughes - he was into that big style - potatoes are of course an interesting metaphor in view of Irish history.
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