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  • Rookie - 247 Points Laughing@ You (8/16/2014 11:12:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies
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    Top o' the evening to ya! How is every little ol' thing?Seems to be dying here, to borrow a metaphor from our favorite ol' codger, it's tres mausoleum-like here.

    Miss the days when, in spite of some strong personalities, we actually had fun takehere discussing poetry.

    Hoping you sharp ones (the real ones) can make that happen again.
    Take care

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  • Gold Star - 15,299 Points Mandolyn ... (8/16/2014 10:28:00 AM) Post reply

    why does poetry have rules?
    i don't abide by the rules of writing.
    maybe that is why i got kicked out of journalism?

    -journal this-
    adjectives form
    in the womb
    of every poet's mind
    they're either alive
    or stillborn
    but still... we adore
    those descriptive little tots

  • Rookie - 998 Points Gulsher John (8/16/2014 6:39:00 AM) Post reply

    For example what QUESTION, Sir?

  • Gold Star - 24,160 Points Gajanan Mishra (8/15/2014 11:38:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    For what we are here that we do not know, but we know we are here, it is the poem that can give us some options to find the answers, come on my dear poets, and search all the questions that are here with us.

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  • Veteran Poet - 2,877 Points Pranab K Chakraborty (8/15/2014 10:29:00 AM) Post reply

    Disaster never comes alone
    always it brings many tongues
    to taste and to torture
    disaster
    just see the deeper
    dipping with undestined deviation

  • Silver Star - 9,458 Points Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (8/15/2014 2:11:00 AM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Sacred...As a reply...Have a great weekend all ye hunters of poem...FjR

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    • Silver Star - 9,458 Points Frank Ovid (8/15/2014 4:57:00 PM) Post reply

      I like this Frank! Perfect!

    • Silver Star - 9,458 Points Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (8/15/2014 2:12:00 AM) Post reply

      Sacred Approaching the stone fountain on a flesh-toasting noon in Milan, there's allurement for one to turn palms to the sky, immerse them beneath the cool ripple of the iridescent, arc ... more

  • Rookie - 998 Points Gulsher John (8/14/2014 6:52:00 AM) Post reply

    Ohhh, my ' independence day' post got deleted, Saddddd

  • Rookie - 998 Points Gulsher John (8/13/2014 9:37:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    what is poetry?
    to describe (things) you SEE, or
    narrating (things) you FANCY?

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    • Rookie - 998 Points Gulsher John (8/14/2014 9:22:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Mike, how i see it... poetry is about sound and visual effects at least, (of course) besides meaning but must avoid sappiness and irrelevant Artfulness. And more focus on meaning rather than messa ... more

    • Rookie - 998 Points Mike Acker (8/14/2014 1:14:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      I would define poetry as an experience offered by the poet. It is as if the poet is a guide into and through that experience. The poet simply lays out the framework. Some poets prefer detail and concl ... more

  • Rookie - 627 Points Jefferson Carter (8/12/2014 8:08:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Whispers in the Wind
    Written by Adam M. Snow

    (Annotated by Jefferson Carter for usage errors)


    Those sway ardent winds of harmony, (makes no sense)



    I hear it among the wind. (among?No way, Jose)


    your whispers in the wind, (it refers to what?whispers?echoes?harmony, perhaps?pronoun reference confusion)
    echoes of sweet harmony,
    it guided me back to you.


    Let it get lost among the wind; (see above)

    and have it find the heart within my ear. (now THAT'S a kind of Lamontian bit of metaphorical silliness!)

    Let your words etch itself upon my beating heart, (pronoun reference error—itself is singular, words are plural)


    So, because of these basic mistakes, I'm almost convinced Adam Snow is one of our friendly ESL poets from Malaysia or Indonesia or Pakistan...

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  • Freshman - 1,486 Points Mike Acker (8/11/2014 3:52:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    A Peculiar Truth as reply

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    • Freshman - 1,486 Points Mike Acker (8/11/2014 3:53:00 PM) Post reply

      A Peculiar Truth To gain everything, I would have to lose all things. A peculiar truth. Mike Acker

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