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by Charles
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: The Last Call - By Our Poet Laureate
Replies: 8
Views: 2144

Re: The Last Call - By Our Poet Laureate

Yeah, I didn't see much exciting in the first one either- the second one, I agree, is a half-decent poem. It's true, he hasn't written anything paticuarly inspiring, though there are a few on the poetry archive that are worth of attention. 'My poems are the product of a relationship between a side o...
by Charles
Tue Aug 14, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Bono
Replies: 30
Views: 4005

Re: Bono

Yeah, I was probably being a bit harsh, but Geldof has always annoyed me a lot more than Bono...
by Charles
Sun Aug 12, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Wilfred Owen and Subjectivity
Replies: 6
Views: 2854

Re: Wilfred Owen and Subjectivity

A good essay, but in my view your conclusions are rather too extreme. I agree that much of the popular view of WW1 is somewhat skewed, ut don't take it out on out beloved war poets! :o Just because one is writing from a limited viewpoint as a poet, even if your poetry is coloured by your own biases ...
by Charles
Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Nothing is ever simple, is it!
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Re: Nothing is ever simple, is it!

Sorry to hear your operation got complicated.

Glad you're back, and take care of yourself!
by Charles
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7597
Views: 958292

Re: Haiku Train

Can sing no evil
can sing little good either,
pedestrian wit
by Charles
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Prose Poetry
Replies: 8
Views: 2096

Re: Prose Poetry

Thanks Barrie, you know more than me. I think its safe to assume that I haven't read much Ferdowsi, but then I am a young whippersnapper. :) Interestingly, when you actually look up "poem" it give you more than one definition, one of which is "verse as opposed to prose", which would certainly make "...
by Charles
Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Prose Poetry
Replies: 8
Views: 2096

Re: Prose Poetry

Yes, but these terms were invented centuries before the advent of the novel, before texts of prose were considered to have artistic value. In the 14th century, for example, was prose ever written down for the purpose of art, except maybe in a play? (And even then it was more the play itself that was...
by Charles
Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Prose Poetry
Replies: 8
Views: 2096

Re: Prose Poetry

Yes, you could easily make a case that certan novels are really just extended prose poems. These definitions are never exact, but I'd go with size- a prose poem is just a very short piece of prose witten to stand on its own two feet as a piece of art. Basic definition, but probably the most useful. ...
by Charles
Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Post Some Prose
Topic: Novel Writing Train - help tell Harry's story!
Replies: 52
Views: 47384

Re: Novel Writing Train - help tell Harry's story!

He was delirious, certainly enough to recognize its charms. Harry wished that he could slip back into that lucid delirium and see the face of his wife, relive their courtship, recollect his son's infant visage - but no, instead even his dieing dreams would betray the ignominy of his person - even hi...
by Charles
Sun Aug 05, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7597
Views: 958292

Re: Haiku Train

Does it really work?
Reckless raving-mad cartels
might agree to it
by Charles
Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7597
Views: 958292

Re: Haiku Train

In his fantasy,
the girls that he kissed were fresh
no aging tan lines
by Charles
Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7597
Views: 958292

Re: Haiku Train

And, of course, woodworm
was the miner's undoing:
structural collapse.
by Charles
Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: A Failure of Education
Replies: 7
Views: 1029

Re: A Failure of Education

Heh, you seem to be in a similar position to me. I was good at English, but lazy as shite and so got "C" in the coursework modules but aced the exams, and I'm hoping to go do a non-English degree in the fall. I also made the mistake of choosing English Lang and Lit, rather than straight up Lit, I mi...
by Charles
Sat Jul 28, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7597
Views: 958292

Re: Haiku Train

All his friends agreed
it was to be done Thursday,
Acid exorcism
by Charles
Sat Jul 28, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Broadway/103rd Street
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: Broadway/103rd Street

I concur, great little slice of the big apple. It is an underused technque in poetry, the completely non-metaphorical journey, the colloquial, streetwise voice that guides us through adds heaps too. The pure amusement value really helps to convert the loftier goals of the poem too. Of course, the fa...
by Charles
Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:08 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7597
Views: 958292

Re: Haiku Train

Next generation
cries like a dawn ray streaming
into the darkness
by Charles
Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:41 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7597
Views: 958292

Re: Haiku Train

Fireflies light the night
setting ablaze the undergrowth
carrion charring
by Charles
Sun Jul 22, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Harry Potter and the Spiders from Mars
Replies: 14
Views: 4755

Re: Harry Potter and the Spiders from Mars

Waiting for my sister to finish her copy so I can read it - you don't get £10 out of me that easy. I see Rowling fancies herself a high class author now though, she put a quote from Aeschylus in the front. My mother says it's a "bloody cheek". The fact it's from the Libation Bearers puts a whole lot...
by Charles
Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Ethics
Replies: 14
Views: 1684

Re: Ethics

Leaving aside the issue of whether the Bishop of Rome has any kind of jurisdiction over truth - because that's a question of faith and I don't expect anyone here to come to my conclusions on that front - can I just address the issue of relativism verses ecumenism, because I think that is the heart o...
by Charles
Wed Jul 18, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7597
Views: 958292

Re: Haiku Train

But Daft as a Brush
Basil
scared the kids witless:
"Ban the Queer Squirrel!"
by Charles
Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: NTL/Virgin
Replies: 4
Views: 976

Re: NTL/Virgin

I agree! They've been horrible here too. It's mostly the cable I'm annoyed about though - they lost Sky One, put the price up, but gave me the cool "On Demand" feature - which was awesome and I was happy with when it worked, which was for two weeks, and since then nothing. I told my dad it might be ...
by Charles
Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Bono
Replies: 30
Views: 4005

Re: Bono

I agree, they really are annoying these people - Bob Geldof is the worst though. Don't let these people die, mannnn "Yeah, and the price of those bloody sunglasses you're not even wearing properly could save a whole freaking safari park you self-righteous moron!" It's not just that though - I think ...
by Charles
Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Universal Healthcare
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: Universal Healthcare

I think the NHS is great - we in Britian like to bitch about the NHS and how horrible it is, but really it's fantastic to have it there. We get horror stories of people being on waiting lists for 6 months etc, but in my experiance its been all good - and our NHS horror stories don't even compare to ...
by Charles
Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7597
Views: 958292

Re: Haiku Train

It's up to the snake,
tracks sullying undergrowth:
Carbon lizard-print
by Charles
Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:48 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Ethics
Replies: 14
Views: 1684

Re: Ethics

On the contrary - even more strides have been made to unify the Eastern and Western Churches... in fact the Russian Orthodox Patriarch came out to explicitly praise the fact that ole Benny made this statement, even though he didn't agree with all of it. I think this pope is more interested in healin...