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by Charles
Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Graham Greene
Replies: 10
Views: 4915

I have - but yes, it is certainly contestable. I've also heard British author. That would be more defensible. Also it might have to do with the fact he was alive for more of it than any of the other greats you mention, only dieing in '91 he was certainly able to encapsulate it more completely than o...
by Charles
Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Graham Greene
Replies: 10
Views: 4915

Graham Greene

Any fans of his around? I'm slowly working my way through his cannon, Brighton Rock, The Heart of the Matter and The Power and the Glory - I recon I'll read The Quiet American next, my dad's favorite. There's a lot to be said about this guy. Would you agree with the assertion that he was the greates...
by Charles
Sun Mar 11, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Scoop by Evelyn Waugh
Replies: 3
Views: 2301

Yes, I'm getting into Evelyn Waugh, I agree Decline and Fall is one of the funiest things I've ever read. "Captain Grimes was one of the immortals." I've read that, Scoop and Vile Bodies and I'm currently reading A Handful of Dust. I've heard that Vile Bodies is supposedly his worst but I enjoyed it...
by Charles
Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961321

Book of depression?
Well, at least a depressed book
Won't depreciate.
by Charles
Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Limbo - Heaney
Replies: 2
Views: 18026

I don't know much Heaney, but I enjoyed reading your analysis. :) Limbo is a doctrine that was never formally endorsed by the Church - and thus it was never standardized. Heaney is probably influenced by Dante in this regard as agrees with his description of limbo as the first circle of hell - (eter...
by Charles
Fri Jan 26, 2007 2:37 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961321

Urged on by Gaia
Rainforests loose their nature
Dinosaurs return
by Charles
Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Poe Toaster strikes yet again
Replies: 1
Views: 932

I wonder who ends up drinking the congac, be a shame if it got wasted...

I wonder if it's the same person, or maybe he (she?) passed it on.

Nice find :)
by Charles
Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961321

And sleep on deckchairs
As cold, icy seas swallow
A Titanic wrong
by Charles
Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961321

Australia Day?
Nah, I prefer St.Patricks
Brits, too, will get drunk
by Charles
Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961321

Indestructible
JCBs rumble around
City transplanted
by Charles
Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome
Topic: Here comes Adour
Replies: 6
Views: 2185

I can see, 'em - Hi Seda :)
by Charles
Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961321

How dare you bag it,
It was mine, I shot it dead -
Bullet through the eye!
by Charles
Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Favourite Poem
Replies: 15
Views: 5917

I don't know if someone can ever have one unchanging "favorite" poem... but here are a few that stood out for me: Days - Philip Larkin The Ballad of Reading Gaol - Oscar Wilde Adlestrop - Edward Thomas Pied Beauty - G.M.Hopkins Hawk Roosting - Ted Hughes The Terrible Path - Brian Patten The Highwaym...
by Charles
Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Scientifically determined method of choosing what to read
Replies: 12
Views: 3465

I never realised Motion was so loathed. Poor guy... lol
by Charles
Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Tern by Ted Hughes
Replies: 3
Views: 4400

"Meaning has no margin" might mean that his meaning cannot be pinned down written, or at least not written formally - "a precarious word" Interesting, seems to be another image of chaotic, unchained nature, you could certainly play-off the writing lexis to lack of a human element.
by Charles
Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:37 am
Forum: Post Some Prose
Topic: Beardless Harry
Replies: 8
Views: 3505

Hmm, why does it seem so strangely appropriate that I had "I'm going slightly mad" playing when I read that? :lol:
by Charles
Tue Jan 23, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961321

We're still hiding.
My mate Ted was gonna come -
I think he forgot.
by Charles
Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Small
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

Yes, well I just feel you have to be delicate with such a small poem as this. :lol: Well, any thoughts on "Your back arches making" instead of "down to", or just cut out down, "Your back arches to make". That would leave the syllable count the same as in the previous verse, and carry the same sense ...
by Charles
Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Small
Replies: 10
Views: 1203

Nice.

Simple yet still effective.
by Charles
Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961321

Of genetic kind,
The alligator barks, rises
And says: "Good day sir!"
by Charles
Fri Jan 19, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961321

Lack of Sellotape,
Causes landslides in Latvia.
Baltic understate.
by Charles
Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961321

Beware, don't kick them!
The teenage crowd round the kids
At about knee height.
by Charles
Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961321

A smart penguin-suit!
If they'll buy car insurance
From dogs and elephants...
by Charles
Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961321

Shylocks and Scrooges.
Moneylenders in the world,
They have their purpose.
by Charles
Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961321

Who's selling the slaves?
Hire, man, hire them out. Better,
Black economy.