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by John G
Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: A whole passenger train is unaccounted for
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: A whole passenger train is unaccounted for

Really like the title - think its excellent and there are some great lines in there but I can't seem to get it all to hang together.

Maybe I was let down as the title was so good?
by John G
Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: Recommendations

I came across Simic (steady on!) and he really appeals to me.

Heard of Mr Carver but haven't read anythign by him but that "Yoru dog dies" is great and on that back of that I shall check him out.

Cheers Nash
by John G
Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: Recommendations

Cheers Nash, actually forget to put him down!!!

I love this one:

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/archive ... ?id=179937
by John G
Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Recommendations

One of the biggest downfalls to my poetry progressing (other than bad spelling, not a lot of skill etc) is my lack of reading. I have really only read a handful of poets (Bukowski, James Tate, Ron Siliman, Kenneth Fearing, John Ashberry) and was wandering if any of you could recommend any further re...
by John G
Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Pocket Rocket Poetry
Replies: 10
Views: 1290

Re: Pocket Rocket Poetry

Surely the beauty of poetry and the written word is that it evolves? Different cultures and sub-cultures develop their own slang and what’s good stays, and what bad will eventually fade away. I agree that communication and language these days appears to under attack with the proliferation of txt spk...
by John G
Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: bogof
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: bogof

Meesha, who or what is an N. Brian, yep it does pull all over the shop (excuse the pun) - I do need more structure Peter, agree. Social commentary but of the weak and rather obvious. But least its off my chest now. John Lott, I would like to say I understand : And here, now, I would mention that I h...
by John G
Sat Mar 12, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Aftershock
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: Aftershock

the power of words - short to the point.

Pretty powerful
by John G
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: bogof
Replies: 13
Views: 875

Re: bogof

Hello all, TDF, thanks for commenting and stopping by. In regards to missing a trick, you’re not, it’s just the way I write (unfortunately) however I;m sure I could have got the ending to segue into the beginning. I shall consider it. Peter, I’ve been listening to a lot of the Fall recently and I th...
by John G
Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: bogof
Replies: 13
Views: 875

bogof

I hope these spots on my face aren't contagious like my inability to resist a bargain Filling my trolley till I can't think straight the death of freedom is too much choice. I am constantly seduced my pub pocket change burns a hole. Order me 24inches of meat I have a voucher which I'll present when ...
by John G
Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Manchester Circus
Replies: 6
Views: 563

Re: The Manchester Circus

Really strong opening, which speaks to me of a the modern day malasie of complacency, but I could be wrong.

Not 100% sure where we're heading with talk of trapeze artisit but I am sure everyone can associate with the last line.
by John G
Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Post-War Consensus
Replies: 19
Views: 1151

Re: The Post-War Consensus

A genial vignette, painting a black and white picture that reminds me of so many stories I’ve heard form member of the family. Some great lines that bought a smile to my face. “We never nicked from The Bonbon shop; Mr Bonbon was kind and let you off” love the fact you’ve called the shop owner Mr Bon...
by John G
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: idiot savant
Replies: 17
Views: 1088

Re: idiot savant

Meesha, I wouldn't class Hawkings as a savant. As far as I was aware a savant was someone who was emotionally / intellectually disabled but was has freakish abilities in one or another pursuits - check this kids out http://www.stephenwiltshire.co.uk/ he is what I would call a savant, whereas Hawking...
by John G
Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: John Martyn
Replies: 0
Views: 439

John Martyn

Can't get enough of this album at the moment -

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qR2uSWmlSHI&feature=fvst[/youtube]
by John G
Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Arab Strap - The Shy Retirer
Replies: 1
Views: 410

Re: Arab Strap - The Shy Retirer

Lovley - any band names after a sex toy gets my thumbs up!!
by John G
Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: idiot savant
Replies: 17
Views: 1088

idiot savant

The artist only used black, and he wouldn’t say why his mum named him after a King. In palaces where feral children investigate the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle from their sofa where they translated “ idiot savant ” as stupid servant. Scrawled on permanent files somewhere hidden alongside DVDs ...
by John G
Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:09 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Car sitting outside a rainy window
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Car sitting outside a rainy window

Ray, yep the tenses seem to move around and I guess it’s something indeed to work on and nail down, however I do think that on occasions it can work not sticking to ne tense. Nut may not in this instance. As for the eyebrow bit, that seems to have caused the most conversation and I must say I do pre...
by John G
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Car sitting outside a rainy window
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Car sitting outside a rainy window

O' car, you sit outside with your headlights staring at me with those windscreen wipers looking like arched eyebrows. I have to say, you look angry today. I saw it rained last night, below you, in the shadows, under your body, it was dry except for that black oil patch looking like a hole to another...
by John G
Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Three Verse Multiverse
Replies: 18
Views: 1080

Re: Three Verse Multiverse

I watched that programme and, like the poem and agree with the praise for the first verse - sums up the general confusion surrounding the threoy of parrell univers / multiverses (or whatever it or they are called!)

I would have just been happy reading the first part and leaving there.
by John G
Fri Jan 14, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: (sort of) shameless self promotion
Replies: 5
Views: 1108

(sort of) shameless self promotion

I've had some poems published on this jolly little website

http://alternativereel.com/includes/poe ... p?id=00112

not a really massive thing as all you seem to have to do is e-mail them with a few submissions.

But its a good little site anyway.
by John G
Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: This minimalism is unworkable.
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: This minimalism is unworkable.

hello and a happy New Year to you all. As always appreciate all the feedback. Pete, but just work too hard to read the bloody thing. There's almost no use of poetic device, except highly obscure metaphor , yep partially agree - I was trying to write a kind of stream of consciousness poem but the pro...
by John G
Fri Dec 31, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: And the winner is...
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: And the winner is...

Hurrah and a big manly slap on the back to Bodkin.

Three cheers, hip hip....
by John G
Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: I'll leave you with this (version 2)
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: I'll leave you with this

Cheers Nash.

Got to admit, I don;t 100% follow this one, I just wrote down the first line and the rest just followed.

I have removed the lonely "t" that was sitting on a limb.

As for the Dickesque robots, they are are now gone.
by John G
Fri Dec 24, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: I'll leave you with this (version 2)
Replies: 2
Views: 237

I'll leave you with this (version 2)

V2 She faked her own death and is believed to be buried beneath the fourth runway by the new apartments fire engine red doors over there the sunset is dripping on to chewing gum pavements in the window a silhouette of her breasts prove that she's alive amongst silly revolutionaries, aviators avatar...