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by Charles
Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961317

Can't make my mind up
Girl or boy, black, white, hetro -
Homo Sapiens free?
by Charles
Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961317

God on the Sabbath
Day did rest from his work, but
We have to picnic.
by Charles
Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Harry Potter and the Spiders from Mars
Replies: 14
Views: 4762

I will read it.


Then I will burn all seven of them and never speak of it again. :?

Nah, the early ones have sentimental value for me now, and hey, if she gets more kids reading then she deserves serious kudos.
by Charles
Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961317

And a big white house!
You must come and see, it's big -
Big enough for me.
by Charles
Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961317

Into another
The lone caterpillar dives
But is he still there?
by Charles
Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: An Clar
Replies: 16
Views: 1836

I like it, and I suppose the title does convey the fact that the old men are rather foreign creatures, certainly to an English audience, and there is something mystical about old men who congregate and talk about the price of sheep, they're part of the landscape so to speak. OK, I'm rambling- I love...
by Charles
Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961317

With no questions asked
No knowledge gained, but then again
No knowledge is lost.
by Charles
Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961317

Only costs firstborn!
Don't flinch and you (might) get a
Ram instead, or ewe.
by Charles
Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:14 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961317

Re-instate Cromwell!
Well at least then Turks and Jews
Would be happier.
by Charles
Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961317

Twelve full baskets left
If only there were good cases...
How about royalty?
by Charles
Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Famous Opening Lines
Replies: 44
Views: 19678

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.

Quite possibly the most famous opening line ever - which is funny because it's not particually dramatic or unusual, but it does set the tone and scene for the novel perfectly.
by Charles
Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961317

Waiting for red lights
A child darts across traffic
and the lights go green.
by Charles
Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961317

Ask any Cretan
They'll tell you to suspect a prince,
Who's stuck in tribute.
by Charles
Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961317

Get the Greek to fit
Into her silken wedding dress.
But don't let it rip.
by Charles
Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961317

Give him a "V" sign
Next time he does that to you.
Pretentious bastard.
by Charles
Sun Jan 14, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961317

I'm listening in
To my parent's domestic,
Childish accusations.
by Charles
Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:05 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961317

rural Wisconsin,
Dangerously flatulent.
Warm bovine lacquer.
by Charles
Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:03 am
Forum: Audio Feature
Topic: Deaf Ducks
Replies: 17
Views: 18597

I've been listening.

It's good stuff, great idea to do this. :)
by Charles
Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:01 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961317

Easy to float in
Dead sea of salt and pepper
Good luck with dinner
by Charles
Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:48 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Afterlife (dull days; another re-write)
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

As I'm lucky enough to fall into a group that will not be offended by this poem (drunken Catholic) I like it! :D Yeah good stuff, flows well - it is true you are gonna annoy atheists by putting them with the neo-pagan bunch. Great idea, nice execution. Like the Fidel Castro bit, and the Protestant b...
by Charles
Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Devotion
Replies: 7
Views: 1052

Yeah, that's really nice I like that one. Abrasive yet touching, must've been hard to pull that off.

"A formative conquest." very nice bit that.

Last line is excellent too. Good stuff.
by Charles
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Robert Frost
Replies: 4
Views: 1540

Yes, I agree wonderful imagery, you see that all through Frost. I also love that ending because of a shift in tone FROM the conversational language. I think it starts at "But it’s not elves exactly, and I’d rather/ He said it for himself. I see him there" from there it goes suddenly serious, the cha...
by Charles
Wed Dec 13, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Famous Opening Lines
Replies: 44
Views: 19678

Hale knew, before he had been in Brighton three hours, that they meant to murder him.
by Charles
Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Pinterminable
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

I can tell you from personal experience that he is by FAR the most hated author out of everyone my GCSE class came across. He's become a figure of ridicule among pretty much all arts students at my school. But you've got to hand it to him, some of his plays are pretty good. And isn't it the whole po...
by Charles
Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7598
Views: 961317

Brightened by profit
The yuppies are networking.
Drink runs like water.