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  • Frank Ovid (5/4/2014 8:40:00 PM) Post reply

    The " good" Dots and Dashes has a lot more posts than you punk. Cold shoulder city boy.

  • Mike Acker (5/4/2014 11:48:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    revised Coiling Cobras as reply......

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    • Mike Acker (5/4/2014 11:50:00 AM) Post reply

      Start at the bottom of empty holds of rusting tankers. Turn over fallen cherry blossom petals. Check just above the tip of a coiling cobra's fang. Try the crunchy taste of limber larvae, fresh ... more

  • Jefferson Carter (5/4/2014 11:41:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    To Rizzo, (are you Lamont? Sherrie? Screw all you anonymous trolls) , Any critic who would write, " This is schmaltz, not poetry, " is not worth reading. Poetry (verse) is a kind of writing organized by lines and stanzas. That's ALL it is, not some superior and idealized kind of artistic emoting. An accurate statement would be, " this is schmaltzy poetry."

    The designation of " poetry" as some inherently wonderful kind of writing is both confusing and a lie. By implying Levine's poetry is " prose, " this critic is dissing prose, which may employ such " poetic" devices as musicality and figures of speech and be every bit as marvelous as a good poem. In fact, the term " poetry, " a slippery term NO ONE has ever adequately defined, should probably not be used in critical discussions. The term " verse" is more precise. And ask yourself this: have you ever heard a critic say about a badly-written piece of prose, this ISN'T prose?

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    • Alexander Rizzo (5/5/2014 2:57:00 PM) Post reply

      i thought the article was interesting, i never said where i come down on the issue,

    • Mike Acker (5/4/2014 7:24:00 PM) Post reply

      Sorry Peter, but your head is more up your @$$$, based on your poetry. Again nothing personal.

    • Peter Stavropoulos (5/4/2014 6:20:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I generally agree with your views on poetry, although my head is more in the clouds. It's interesting to hear a more down to earth view. And I like your poems. All the best, Peter.

  • Alexander Rizzo (5/4/2014 9:30:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    this article really caught my eye. posted as reply. i'm very cooperative.

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    • Frank Ovid (5/4/2014 6:01:00 PM) Post reply

      Interesting article Rizzo. I'm starting to get into traditional poetry lately. Some great stuff out there. I still like free verse, but I keep an open mind. Keep up the good work, Man.

    • Alexander Rizzo (5/4/2014 9:31:00 AM) Post reply

      Phil Levine and Stephen Dunn may be the two living poets most dedicated to the poem as a critique of life/art. All the critics would agree, and the two poems by these two poets in today’s contest ar ... more

  • Gulsher John (5/4/2014 4:19:00 AM) Post reply

    Mickey mouse...

    kook in the valley,
    a knock out and foxy Salley,
    a lil bit junkie and acts like
    just of the boat.
    Had a tragic line, (she assumed so)
    you had heard many a time;
    her only fashion
    is to make waves for folks, and
    Always trying to put the moves on;
    like a rag full of trash, or dirty flick.
    An easy mark
    for making bucks.
    such was Sally.

  • Gulsher John (5/4/2014 2:37:00 AM) Post reply

    Translation of the Procrastination...

    Es esta la culpa de los cielos
    o la mía destino;
    que yo nunca brillaba como un sol
    que reina el cielo?
    Y así le formul:
    " Eres un sol (del cielo oscurecido)
    y se hundirá
    en su 'novia hermoso,
    y dijo que se quedara detrás de las nubes " ...

    Desde que yo estoy esperando
    'Que se brilló como una estrella brillante "
    en torno al cual gira su amor...
    ¡Ay! mis brotes se desvanecen en un tono blanco,
    y el anhelo de tu vista.
    O doncella graciosa!
    venir y dejar
    esta condenación eterna,
    y su dilación.
     ____________

  • Peter Stavropoulos (5/3/2014 7:02:00 PM) Post reply | Read 5 replies

    Poem posted as a reply. Hope you enjoy it.

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    • Mike Acker (5/5/2014 3:09:00 PM) Post reply

      Good bye, Peter. Sorry to see you go. Will miss your lardy poetry.

    • Mike Acker (5/4/2014 5:17:00 PM) Post reply

      But you do reply to my posts. You are a liar, peter. You do it as the clever, witty dot dash a$$h0le. I chased you in the underbrush for days way back in December 2013. Nothing personal though.

    • Mike Acker (5/3/2014 9:31:00 PM) Post reply

      Very dull and a bit stupid. You can't even pick a good poem, Peter. That is pathetic. Nothing personal, of course.

    • Frank Ovid (5/3/2014 9:28:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Love it Peter! Excellent poem.

    • Peter Stavropoulos (5/3/2014 7:02:00 PM) Post reply

      Grown Ups Grown Ups always carry ins ... more

  • Alice Vedral Rivera (5/3/2014 11:35:00 AM) Post reply | Read 4 replies

    RE: JC's response to my response to Mike's rant a few pages back re: Darwin's 'theory' and my sources for same:

    FYI Mike, you need to research some of the newest anthropological discoveries that are beginning to challenge Darwin's 'Theory' of Evolution as it relates to man evolving from apes.

    If I could post the link here, I would. Secrets of the Dead program - latest anthropological discovery (scientists trying to find Darwin's 'missing link') using carbon dating and DNA testing found that the remains were much, much, much older and contained no ape/monkey/etc. DNA. They actually stated that this discovery challenges Darwin's 'theory'. A theory is a theory until it is proved or disproved. However, human DNA had been found in some deep, deep, deep ocean creatures - from an Omnimax program several years ago at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago, IL.

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    • Mike Acker (5/4/2014 1:41:00 PM) Post reply

      Our basic beliefs always taint how we view evidence. Mine is simple. I am an atheist with a wide open mind. Very sceptical that some Middle Eastern man from 700 BC, stating that God saidf this or t ... more

    • Mike Acker (5/3/2014 1:04:00 PM) Post reply

      This comes from a simply, logical point of view...... If a creator were invloved, one would expect a much simpler form of life with simpler internal organs to achieve life, because " god" c ... more

    • Mike Acker (5/3/2014 12:29:00 PM) Post reply

      I have never claimed that Darwin's THEORY(it is a theory) is 100% correct. What irritates me is when certain morons claim that the human race in it's present form, and the dinosaurs had lived in the ... more


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  • Mike Acker (5/2/2014 11:04:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Coiling Cobras

    Start near the bottom of the empty holds
    of rusting tankers. Turn over fallen,
    cherry blossom petals. Check just above

    the tip of a coiling cobra's fang.
    The crunchy taste of limber larvae, fresh
    in their honeycombs, may hold a clue. It

    may be in the death of a wounded soldier,
    or the flight of spring birds going nowhere
    on Sunday mornings. From atop fallen

    mountains, the views will point to it. I have
    heard it said that the silent sound of a setting
    sun can be enlightening. Crawling in with

    hermit crabs, like you belong, could bring it closer,
    or live a lifetime in the shade of silver-
    tarnished, billowing, cotton clouds. It's been

    known to hide just below the neck scales of
    an alligator skimming the glassen surface.
    Didn't you just see it, in the corner

    of the eye of the smiling Jehovah's Witness?
    Try kissing, greedily, the full lips of
    a quiet woman.

    Do come see me when you're done. I'll be at the far
    end of the bar, at the " Last Hope Saloon" ........

    Mike Acker

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    • -. - . _. (5/2/2014 2:13:00 PM) Post reply

      Poemhunter Forums Poetics and Poetry Discussion Is there a book you just read, a piece of poetry news or a reading you just heard that you want to talk about?Here's the place to start a conversa ... more

  • delilah contrapunctal (5/2/2014 12:23:00 AM) Post reply | Read 3 replies

    yes, posting overly long stuffs of any sort is most definitely a very bad hobbit....']) ....post as replies....there are many people (multiples et al) here who'd like to post w/o having to scroll past the verbal inundations.....be considerate, it's possible you may be read.....

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