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by Charles
Sat Jul 14, 2007 8:42 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The sharp lemon-scented surprise of language
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: The sharp lemon-scented surprise of language

I liked this a lot. I could emphesise with the theme. I was listening to U.A. Fanthorope on poetry the other day, and she made a similar point (that is, poetry is with us from the womb and prose comes out of poetry, not the other way around). I liked the use of the parenthesis to break up the abcb r...
by Charles
Sat Jul 14, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Hark, the Herald Sinner Comes
Replies: 14
Views: 1362

Re: Hark, the Herald Sinner Comes

You made me laugh, twice. Nice pastiche. :mrgreen:

"Let me stand before Thy golden chair
Because I know that I will like it there."

Hahaha!!!
by Charles
Sat Jul 14, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7597
Views: 958203

Re: Haiku Train

"OK, I'll do it!"
Cried the terrified gigilo,
died into Sybil
by Charles
Sat Jul 14, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7597
Views: 958203

Re: Haiku Train

In the northern stars
Translucent fates dim, thaw out
Crash down on mortals.
by Charles
Sat Jul 14, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7597
Views: 958203

Re: Haiku Train

virus ate the lot
said the irate trojan horse
no Priam to smite
by Charles
Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7597
Views: 958203

Re: Haiku Train

What odds the jackpot?
Colours bleed prosperity,
bingo two for one
by Charles
Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7597
Views: 958203

Re: Haiku Train

green ones and black ones
juicy leaves and desert sand
transient bounty
by Charles
Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Thom Gunn
Replies: 3
Views: 2103

Thom Gunn

Came across one of this guy's collections today, "Fighting Terms". I'd never heard of him before, but I was quickly impressed by his poetry. Here Come The Saints Here come the saints: so near, so innocent, They gravely cross the fields of moonlit snow; We villagers gape humbly at the show. No act or...
by Charles
Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Edward Thomas and Englishness
Replies: 24
Views: 7333

Re: Edward Thomas and Englishness

Ah, Edward Thomas. Thanks for posting that. :) One of my absolute favorite poems as a child, by him, encapsulates much the same Englishness, but in a smaller space. Yes, I remember Adlestrop – The name because one afternoon Of heat the express-train drew up there Unwontendly. It was late June. The s...
by Charles
Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Any Frost fans out there?
Replies: 14
Views: 2008

Re: Any Frost fans out there?

I think Frost makes intriguing use of layered personification and metaphor in this one - sorrow is personified as a women, and November, or more generally the seasons, are used as a metaphor for sorrow. Possibly. You could probably write an essay just exploring that but I'm not gonna. :lol: I totall...
by Charles
Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7597
Views: 958203

got royally pissed
did a dance on the parapet -
jammed on Windsor lawn
by Charles
Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:24 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Tears of a Monster
Replies: 5
Views: 883

I liked this a lot. I think I see what your getting at - the 'ole Exodus 20:5 - "they f**k you up your mum and dad". I think this take on it is a good one though, the authorial voice in right in the midst of it trying to deal with it. I would agree with Geoff that it could be stronger if you went th...
by Charles
Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: untitled (as yet)
Replies: 13
Views: 1930

I'm in agreement that is really good stuff.

I loved the way the tension and danger of the passion was realised,
We would fall into the lack of cold,
half delirious and rash,
with a temerarious intensity.

Great lines there.

I'm also struggling to find somethinig to be nitpicky about...
by Charles
Thu Jun 28, 2007 2:01 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Simple question?
Replies: 10
Views: 1798

Well, I'll think of a few I love who haven't been mentioned yet...

T.S.Eliot, Hardy and Robert Frost

I must say I'm not incredibly well read - but those three are up there as well, in my opinion.

ooh, and Brian Pattern
by Charles
Mon Jun 25, 2007 4:43 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Perspective
Replies: 12
Views: 1690

Nice. Seems very Hughesian to me. I think it's big concepts "God", "Humanity" combined with the abrasive line breaks and existential undertones.

A point well expressed.
by Charles
Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: "ONE"
Replies: 11
Views: 1571

Yes, I must admit I'm not the most discerning of critics. I sat though a bad performance of "The Caretaker" and enjoyed it once. I also find myself bopping along to Aguleria or the like's latest release if I don't watch myself. :lol:
by Charles
Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: To the poem born
Replies: 9
Views: 1593

So I'm my parents' love poem... interesting concept. :lol:

Good stuff here. I like the birth/advance imagery, the struggle to express ourselves. I agree this is a really "jam packed" poem, something to catch the imagination in every line.
by Charles
Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: "ONE"
Replies: 11
Views: 1571

This is good, Kilravock. While I agree that have sleep twice seems awkward, the thing as a whole really works for me, I get the impression of the dark, twisting path. Find me there searching eyes, Find me there Holy thoughts, Reaching down to grasp and feel Cover me with your silken shields. I like ...
by Charles
Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Manuscripts
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

I really like this idea! Yeah, adds so much more to see your handwriting and scribbles. :)

Don't have a scanner hooked up, but I guess a photo would work as well.
by Charles
Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Any Frost fans out there?
Replies: 14
Views: 2008

Yeah, none of those were in my penguin "Robert Frost, Selected Poems". I guess Frost must have been fairly prolific.
by Charles
Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Mary Magdalene Receives the Sacrament
Replies: 15
Views: 5865

No, I haven't. Haven't read any Graves to my shame - loved the T.V. adaptation of I, Claudius though. :)
by Charles
Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Mary Magdalene Receives the Sacrament
Replies: 15
Views: 5865

Well, The Orthodox Church doesn't do that, it's me in this poem and the Catholic Church that associates her with the women in Luke 7. http://www.usccb.org/nab/061707.shtml The Orthodox Church actually disagrees with that. Mary Magdalene has been referred to as "Patron of Sinners" for centuries in th...
by Charles
Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Mary Magdalene Receives the Sacrament
Replies: 15
Views: 5865

A fascinating subject upon which we can only really speculate using what evidence there is in the way it suits our arguments - just like the early church fathers did. A rather cynical way to look at it perhaps? :lol: I would prefer to think of it at using the evidence to get so far, and then pushin...
by Charles
Sat Jun 16, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Mary Magdalene Receives the Sacrament
Replies: 15
Views: 5865

Oh, no it's fine - different ways of looking at it. It's just whether you look at it from the point of view of a cleverly wrought play on old myths or if you take the view of the Christ Story being what all the other myths were unconsciously trying to get at, the "true myth" so to speak. I think the...
by Charles
Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Mary Magdalene Receives the Sacrament
Replies: 15
Views: 5865

Well I'll take everything on board and mull over it, thanks guys for taking the time. :) As for the Bacchae, well I do have an uncanny ability to see connections when really there probably aren't any there - but basically I just though of the whole Euripiean idea of the god being, in a sense, inhuma...