Lamont Palmer

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Lamont Palmer was born and raised in Maryland, where he still resides. He wrote poetry in his teens, but left it as an adult, and did not write anymore poetry for 20 years. In his late 30's, feeling the artistic urges moving him, he returned to poetry, again, as a way to vent his feelings. However this time he began to see his writing as actual art ...

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Suicide In An Old House

Death surrounds us with blatant arms.
A sanitation worker dies and no one
cares, but banshee phones striking at midnight,

A Future If We Dare

'All that we are not stares back at what we are.' - W. H. Auden

Gazing At You, Winona Palmer, My Mother

Shrunken face: brown, refined and small.
Who reduced you to this diminutive size?
When did you become fragility's core?
You scare me. My days tremble like a cold leaf.

Rain, Isolation, Self-Analysis

'The world is myself; life is myself'. - Wallace Stevens


City Of Coldness

Snow claims walkways: restless crystals,
like they are at its mercy, but who really is,
which is the test of wind, or the speed of air.
Intimately involved, shovel and man? Most


Doris Cornago 09 January 2014

Hi LP. What is taking you so long? I am all primed up and nowhere to go. The poem Tiring Day is really for you to serve as a warning. I am really a crazy woman - you just don't know how much. I am sparing you the trouble of encountering the crazy side of me. I want you on the table, your polite self, passing the dishes to me for my inspection and delectation. But we can eat with our bare hands, I would allow you that informality. I thoroughly understand the exasperation of this: Childhood sank: sun into sea. An inner child breathes, has his way, and the days roll, moved by direction.. It is really a delight to be misunderstood, is it not? Just as GV says below, he does not understand one line of your poem, I believe you are ecstatic. When we say something that ordinary people do not understand, they quip, Ah, a poet! That becomes your signature, to be misunderstood. I would like to ask you about what Mr Giorgio Veneto in this regard, Are you an inexperienced poet by his measuring stick? (Please forgive the pun.)

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Doris Cornago 06 January 2014

Hi LP. Let me add some of mine although I feel that I am not in the same league as those who have already known you and read your poems (which came first, the knowing or the reading?) . I can feel the honesty behind your poems and this is so important for me. The images and messages that your poems contain are complex. One cannot get the meaning/s in one reading. While most readers are looking for entertainment in poems, the nature of your poems requires them to work to get complete satisfaction out of most of your poems.

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Lamont Palmer 26 July 2009

Jon, thanks for the sum up. -LP Date & Time: 7/26/2009 9: 22: 00 AM Remove this comment Poem: 8778550 - Beside The Tracks Member: Jon London Comment: Lamont I must say, that you are one of the finest writers I have had the privilege of reading...your use of metaphor is outstanding...wonderful select wording adds a wonderful feel to your works....fantastic 10

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I believe I told you on a comment on one of your poems that you write and deliver a feast of words.Not only is your poetry deep but eloquently written...Happy Birthday.

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Lamont Palmer 10 May 2009

I truly appreciate these words, Dervish. HOWLIN' DERVISH (4/25/2009 4: 59: 00 PM) Post reply Lamont, you are the one of the very few people on this site that I recognise as a true poet. Your words have a meaning.

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Lamont Palmer 01 October 2008

Mimi, thanks for the nice words. -LP *** Mimi Mata (9/13/2008 9: 28: 00 PM) Lamont, You may have never seen my name or heard of me on this site, for I am a new member...I am brought to tears and left speechless...I can relate immensely with your poetry, to find out more about me and my writing check out my biography if you'd like...I would love to exchange thoughts with someone that is a true and honest deep thinker, such as I...It was a great privlage to come across and lay my eyes on the beauty of your inner nature...Awesomely profound...

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Lamont Palmer 14 February 2008

Thanks for the kind, insightful message, Justine. -LP **** From: R H (Temple of the winds United Kingdom; Female; 88) To: Lamont Palmer Date Time: 1/13/2008 6: 13: 00 AM (GMT -6: 00) Subject: Re: hi Hi LP, Have just been back to read another of your poems - Rain, Isolation, Self Analysis - and will certainly be returning for a second read - there is much to absorb in this thoughtfully composed, honest and revealing write. Jim Hogg was right about your writing - it is superb! I think I could learn a lot from the way you craft your poems. The language, structure, content and imagery combine to produce writing that is impactful, absorbing, original and has an internal music that resounds. Back to read more later... justine.

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Lamont Palmer 26 July 2007

Thanks for the message, Barry. -LP **** From: Barry Clopton Lanier (Metter, Georgia United States; Male; 50) To: Lamont Palmer Date Time: 7/25/2007 9: 33: 00 AM (GMT -6: 00) Subject: enjoyed perusin some of your wonderful work, , , , thanks Barry :))

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Raynette Eitel 05 July 2007

Am I the only one who misses seeing a new Lamont Palmer poem from time to time? He has his reasons for not posting, I am sure, but for those of us who enjoy his poetry, it seems such a loss. Raynette

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Daniel Tyler 03 April 2007

One and half years after I joined poemhunter, I have yet to come across someone who writes with such timing, rhythm and control. The 'sound' of his work is very good, the images fresh and uncliched. Rhyme is occasionally used with subtlety to add momentum to his work. One of his poems concerns the debate between modernism and post-modernism. Lamont's work is a fusion of both. Like a good post-modernist, he gets out all of the old road maps, anchoring his work with a sense of music. Like a good modernist he is not at all derivative in his language. An excellent poet.

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Lamont Palmer 25 January 2007

Thanks for this, Adri. -LP *** From: Adri Anna Arena (Manette United States; Female; 49) To: Lamont Palmer Date Time: 1/24/2007 11: 57: 00 PM (GMT -6: 00) Subject: Poems Oh, My God! Aren't you famous yet? Your poetry is incredible. I hear a voice evocative of Wallace, yet uniquely your own. Weldon Kees, Gerard Manley Hopkins? I am just blown away! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Best Wishes, adri anna

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Lamont Palmer 19 January 2007

Thanks for this email, Mr. Sahoo. -LP *** From: Udit Kumar Sahoo (visakhapatnam India; Male; 49) To: Lamont Palmer Date Time: 11/3/2006 3: 25: 00 AM (GMT -6: 00) Subject: hi Lamont i read few of your poems...specially one on your mother is simply sort of puts you on a sentimental trip..immensely liked the structures of your poems..they donot yield meaning on the first reading...that exactly is so charming about them....have a joyful day... ...udit 03.11.2006.

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Lamont Palmer 01 November 2006

Ron, I hope you don't mind but I found this analysis of my work so thoughtful and interesting, I thought I'd stick it on the front so others can read it and measure their own views against it. Thanks. *** From: Ron Dragano (Saugus United States; Male; 54) To: Lamont Palmer Date Time: 10/8/2006 11: 38: 00 AM (GMT -6: 00) Subject: Hi Hi Lamont, Found a few moments to get to some of your stuff, find you daring, adventurous, brilliant at times, over reaching - risking- no sin in that, applaud your trying to push envelope of cliches and complacency off a cliff and if you slip and go off with it - WTF at least you didn't sit at home in the rocking chair all safe and gin fizzed with mediocrity. I wonder: your imagery is not obtuse and fuzzy but sings with clear tone clarity, yet you often waste yourself explaining it (when you deal with loneliness, for example) Funny because I'm usually at war with poets of surreal and private 'geographies' for failing to communicate anything beyond self absorbtion in whatever and now I think you bend over backwards to reach the reader and I'm wanting you to stand up straight. These are just thoughts, kind of looking for something real to say to you, but my perspective is only that, as you well know. I heard Pound really helped Eliot by editing and cutting and I think finding your Ezra would push you into glory. Ron

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Matthew Pearson 28 April 2006

I have just read eight of your poems, certain to come back and read others. Somebody recommended you to me. Whether you are a titan or not, is uncertain for now. What I do detect is an eye for detail and a sense of committment which certainly is lacking in most of the dreadful writers on this poetry site. There is an amount of promise in what I have read. Promise is always tantalising.

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Michael Voorhis 27 December 2005

You are an amazing writer. I didnt realize this when I wrote you the message thanking you for your comment. I had only read a couple then, and instead of writing a comment about every one I like (which is about 99% of them) , I will just write you this comment about yourself. Do you have anything published professionally, like a book or something?

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Lamont Palmer 14 October 2005

Thanks Max for this: *** Max Reif (7/19/2005 4: 39: 00 PM) I envy, no I admire your mind's ability to grasp big ideas, and I admire the place you write from, a place of a kind of semi-detachment, I think, distilling experience and leavening it with some universal thought. A nice balance.

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Raynette Eitel 22 September 2005

Lamont, you have proven again and again with your poetry that you know what you have to do to write real poetry, that being immersed in metaphors and beauty of language is the most important thing, and that studying the great poets is the road to success in writing poetry. You are one of a kind on this site, and I am proud to be your friend. Raynette

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