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 Posted: Tue Aug 15th, 2006 09:38 am
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Nice one Lostsocks,

Ahhh Spike....

I eat my peas with honey..........

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bmcp wrote:
Lostsocks,

Well, I think if you want to be clumsy in one line, then you should 'create' that feeling or state of mind or theme or whatever you'd like to call it, throughout the piece - that way there is no room for misinterpretation. 


lol had hoped that I had :) back to work for me!


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Edna St. Vincent Millay is one of my favorite poets.  She can say so much in so few lines and evoke such feeling - and as writers, isn't that what it's all about?

betty


I've not read anything by her, but i'll certainly give it a look.
My tastes are pretty varied, I enjoy John Donne's earlier work, but also love Spike Milligan who possibly sits on the other end of literature.
Them and a chap from Stoke called the Trent Vale Poet, but sadly he doesn't write his down so you need to be lucky enough to catch a live performance.

As for what writing is all about?
Gosh, not sure I've found out yet, maybe that is why I still write

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Lostsocks,

Well, I think if you want to be clumsy in one line, then you should 'create' that feeling or state of mind or theme or whatever you'd like to call it, throughout the piece - that way there is no room for misinterpretation. 

Edna St. Vincent Millay is one of my favorite poets.  She can say so much in so few lines and evoke such feeling - and as writers, isn't that what it's all about?

betty

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 Posted: Mon Aug 14th, 2006 08:13 pm
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"...create a poem for you."

Definitely has more finesse, though the effect I was aiming for was one of clumsiness.

Lol sadly if I made one of my lines sophisticated I might have to do it for the rest of them and I would soon be in over my head

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I rather like the idea of poeming at someone, myself.

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Lostsocks,

I stumbled on the first line '...poem at you'  - perhaps you could rewrite to say '...create a poem for you.'

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*blush*

Thanks :)

lol I'm mostly just flattered that people take the time to read them.


I shall remember all the names for any future speeches ;)

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I really enjoyed that.  Thanks, Lostsocks.

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Lostsocks, I may be your biggest fan.  Note to self: Go on diet.

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Please don't apologize.  I love it.  In fact, it's my favorite.  

And I would love it in a valentine. 

Poets who do not take themselves seriously are a rare and wonderful thing. 

SD

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I would never dare put it in a valentines card (and woe is me, no one to send one to anyway) so I thought I would inflict it upon you guys...

Apologies in advance...


Ya don't gotta be a Wordsmith

If I were a poet I would poem at you
If I were a writer I would spell your name
I’m neither of them and I’ve stolen this pen
But I love you all the same

Last edited on Sun Aug 13th, 2006 10:46 pm by lostsocks

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