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by JohnLott
Sun Dec 04, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Cultures
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Cultures

Sorry for the delay k-j, Geoff, Ros k-j I can use full moon as long as I don't get accused of being unimaginative. The eastern culture (s1) is a collage of: (a) the cormorant fishing - the cormorants have a collar and line and the collar prevents them from catching more than one fish at a time, (b) ...
by JohnLott
Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Of Owls and Apple Trees
Replies: 3
Views: 767

Of Owls and Apple Trees

As my feathers are cloaked across my frame her claws knead a knot into my shoulder this dream I stole hides desires of forlorn man. Her acid nest, my pigment first feed on psilocybes around your feet marked as heat contours a table, in rings then take this wish as your command: A mammal of any size ...
by JohnLott
Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Five days to go
Replies: 26
Views: 2194

Re: Five days to go

Of Owls and Apple Trees moved to new thread
by JohnLott
Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Five days to go
Replies: 26
Views: 2194

Re: Five days to go

calico wrote: Me and John are going to post something aren't we John?
We are indeed.
J.
by JohnLott
Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Cultures
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Cultures

Hi Blogsworth,
one problem with changing parts of S1 is that the two stanzas are blanced line by corresponding line. I'm not sure I want to change that.
However I can change the position of folded in L3 S1.

:)

J.
by JohnLott
Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:01 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Mists of Lyme
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: The Mists of Lyme

Thank you Peter.
Re-assuring.
I still have to consider where I go with the rest of it.
At the moment I'm thinking of losing S3.
Thinking hurts....

8)

J.
by JohnLott
Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Perspective (edited)
Replies: 19
Views: 1012

Re: Perspective (edited)

Just to let you know I like the revision,
balanced and tells the story

:)
J.
by JohnLott
Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Mists of Lyme
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: The Mists of Lyme

Thanks E.
Do you have any names for me?

8)

J.
by JohnLott
Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Cultures
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Cultures

Hi Bloggsworth,
Thanks for the read.
And your suggestions, which I will study to see how they affect the balance.

:)

J.
by JohnLott
Sun Nov 27, 2011 11:17 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Cultures
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Cultures

On the night of the circular moon when cormorants raise fish one by one and folded fortune cookie red boats with lit candles set off towards the horizon where the sun will rise about six: The dreams of the pilgrims stay alive because each day’s tomorrow is when hopes will come true. On the night tha...
by JohnLott
Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: When I was Born
Replies: 12
Views: 1379

Re: When I was Born

Hi k-j

Thanks for the read.

I suppose I could do the cliched Crescent Moon? How about a geometric chord for anything up to a half-moon?

'Ballad of Reading Goal' - Oscar Wilde
not a typo - honest

Luke Skywalker - Stars Wars
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Harry Potter

8)

J.
by JohnLott
Sun Nov 27, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: When I was Born
Replies: 12
Views: 1379

Re: When I was Born

Hi Geoff,
Oscar Wilde went to jail - goal. He wrote his poem 'Reading Goal'. Reading(town) reading (literature).
The association of that in transit refers to football-gaols-the Stadium: the obession of society to football as a game....

8)

J.
by JohnLott
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Five days to go
Replies: 26
Views: 2194

Re: Five days to go

Why not?
Do you mean everyone has given up?

:shock:

J.
by JohnLott
Sun Nov 27, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The New Life
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: The New Life

Hi k-j, like others here, I like this but it does need tidying up. Too many conjunctions. Some confusions: shop in shadows with bright lights, glad you changed your old existence but you don't say how. I felt the eggs, postal code etc were there for the rhyme. Little things like 'or eggs'; why not c...
by JohnLott
Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Manoeuvre
Replies: 5
Views: 623

Re: Manoeuvre

I like this Megan - but not as much as k-j because I am not sure about the N going to her house and falling in; and who are Glen and Matthew Allen - should I know them? And why does the N tense up; isn't he happy?

8)

J.
by JohnLott
Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: When I was Born
Replies: 12
Views: 1379

Re: When I was Born

Thanks for your read, Megan. Man has been gifted (from the gods as it were) with literature and it is what we are doing with it, in a socio-intellectual context. Once children grew into ‘adult’ appreciation – earned their spurs so to speak; they had to be seen and not heard, they had ‘natural’ pursu...
by JohnLott
Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Beautiful Ball [V2]
Replies: 17
Views: 1119

Re: Beautiful Ball [V2]

Thanks Peter,
Work still to do then.

:)

J.
by JohnLott
Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: The list strategy and Google pattern matching
Replies: 6
Views: 1132

Re: The list strategy and Google pattern matching

You are right - a long post.
However, I can see the google * will come in useful for those elusive relationships.
Already I know I am the gravel in the shoe.
:P
J.
by JohnLott
Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: When I was Born
Replies: 12
Views: 1379

Re: When I was Born

Hi Peter.
Deliberate.
slivered = slice of moon.
New way of saying new moon. Well maybe not.
But then N is not of this world :roll:

I'll think about changing it but can't promise.

I also conclude that the macro view is an accident.

J.
by JohnLott
Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Samhain
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: Samhain

A sad and lonely voice, drifting across the evening breeze into the valleys.
A litany.
Musical.

:D

J.
by JohnLott
Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: When I was Born
Replies: 12
Views: 1379

When I was Born

I knew when I was born, In the year of the Scorpion, at half past three and four degrees left of a crescent moon; there would be controversy. No man is an Island, I was told as I floated in on the solar wind. ‘But what about a comet?’ I replied in bold bodoni font size ten as Ballad took my hand. No...
by JohnLott
Wed Nov 23, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Beautiful Ball [V2]
Replies: 17
Views: 1119

Re: Beautiful Ball [V2]

Tweaked,
Thanks Geoff.

8)

J.
by JohnLott
Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Coping
Replies: 24
Views: 2091

Re: Coping

Hi Ryan,
Sound advice from Ros,
Turns it into a nice poem:
And when we start all over, will Adam prove to be any the wiser?

:)

J.
by JohnLott
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Beautiful Ball [V2]
Replies: 17
Views: 1119

Re: Beautiful Ball [V2]

It must be transparent enough now, surely?

8)

J.
by JohnLott
Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Beautiful Ball [V2]
Replies: 17
Views: 1119

Re: Beautiful Ball [V2]

Being descriptive Ros,
Our callousness, how we wreck things without caring.
The irony that we sort out the oyster's problem of aggravating grit by killing it.

Pure and simple statement.
Obviously the wrong thing to do.

J.