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by BenJohnson
Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Audio
Replies: 15
Views: 1380

Re: Audio

The advantage with a Soundcloud tag is the player is available right here similar to the way we can embed YouTube video.
by BenJohnson
Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Audio
Replies: 15
Views: 1380

Re: Audio

A good option here might be soundcloud. It is possible to upload audio files and then embed the player into webpages or forums. They have a guide to creating a new tag to use on the forum to embed the sound file. Maybe we could have an audio forum to post audio?
by BenJohnson
Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Free poetry course
Replies: 24
Views: 2270

Re: Free poetry course

I won't be taking part on their forums, too much of an overload. I'm taking one poem/video set each day, started late so on I dwell in Possibility at the moment. I like the video discussion, I don't agree with all the points being made, but I'm finding that good as it is making me think why I don't ...
by BenJohnson
Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: In the Public Domain
Replies: 17
Views: 1064

Re: In the Public Domain

I think everyone else has covered it really, interesting titles But they either need ordering so that they play off each other to create a form of narrative (there was a game on Facebook a while back where people tried to stack books on their shelves so the titles created a story, people then posted...
by BenJohnson
Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Naming of the Hills (V4)
Replies: 26
Views: 2083

Re: Naming of the hills

I slightly stumbled on the first line, but starting with the assumption that this is worded correctly (never an assumption to make with my writing :D) it swiftly made sense. Barring my total ignorance of how to pronounce the Welsh names the first three verses read beautifully and then I'm afraid the...
by BenJohnson
Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Ecclefechan
Replies: 16
Views: 1144

Re: Ecclefechan

In line with Geoff's comments I started reading this as a sage plant growing in the bus shelter which caused a little confusion as I read on. Prophet or a slight re-wording would remove that bump for those with similar reading patterns to mine.
by BenJohnson
Fri May 18, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Life of Brian
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: The Life of Brian

Liking this a lot, the contrast here is wonderful His shitting himself in science class and his beautiful Paul Newman eyes. The closing line being so unexpected that it stands out strongly. 'pterodactyl arm stance' is a sharp but compressed image which feels just right. I'm not taken with the openin...
by BenJohnson
Fri May 18, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Boot camp for grief
Replies: 12
Views: 895

Re: Boot camp for grief

The title goes a long way towards helping, not sure it is there yet. Thinking of a drill sergeant some of the commands are half spoken half shouted http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drill_commands Maybe mimicking that might bring something extra out e.g. let GO / bring IN some of the commands are quite s...
by BenJohnson
Fri May 18, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Boot camp for grief
Replies: 12
Views: 895

Re: On departure

I'm curious as to the intent of the experiment and how you went about selecting the words you used. It is very different to the usual postings here which I like, though I find it hard to engage with.
by BenJohnson
Sat May 12, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Poor Poem
Replies: 21
Views: 1267

Re: Poor Poem

I've been scratching my head over this Ray trying to get to grips with what was going on. Even the meta-poem comment didn't click. Now you have altered the title it all fits into place. The original title was very clever in hindsight fitting in well with the occasional bump line. The new title loses...
by BenJohnson
Thu May 10, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: 1845......
Replies: 14
Views: 1613

Re: 1845......

Deeply envious Nash!
by BenJohnson
Thu May 10, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Headlines
Replies: 3
Views: 479

Re: Headlines

That last line is 100% Neil and worth waiting for as it changes the repeat line dramatically while keeping it the same.
by BenJohnson
Thu May 10, 2012 7:47 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Atavistic resurgence
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: Atavistic resurgence

Good stuff indeed, summons up quite an atmosphere. Great sonics as well.
by BenJohnson
Thu May 10, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Old Names
Replies: 8
Views: 1007

Re: Old Names

I like the way you progress the narrative here Seth. I also enjoyed the way you took wild liberties with one of the repeating lines but stuck rigidly with the second, it brought a lot of breathing space into the form. Reminded me of being young and trying to memorise the names make-the-bed, shake-th...
by BenJohnson
Tue May 08, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: On metaphor
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: On metaphor

Surely 'lips like a volcano' is a simile and not a metaphor?
by BenJohnson
Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Thai Menu
Replies: 10
Views: 3192

Re: Thai Menu

Yum! Squid's corn meat pie, how could anyone resist?
by BenJohnson
Mon Apr 30, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Blind date
Replies: 10
Views: 828

Re: Blind date

I found the rhyming came naturally here, so much so that I didn't notice it the first time round, however on my first reading the word 'gawked' stood out awkwardly. Second time round I noticed the rhyme scheme and realised that 'gawked' kept the rhyme. I wonder if you didn't end stop just there, but...
by BenJohnson
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Insomnia
Replies: 16
Views: 1115

Re: Insomnia

Fortunately I watched Vertigo earlier this week so the ending references were fresh in my mind, I'm still boggled by James Stewart telling the female lead that it can't matter to her what colour he wants to dye her hair :shock: The final term was new to me and without knowing it the poem loses some ...
by BenJohnson
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Metamorphosis - V2
Replies: 22
Views: 1379

Re: Metamorphosis - V2

I agree Wallace Stevens and Gertrude Stein would fail almost as soon as they started :D
by BenJohnson
Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Metamorphosis - V2
Replies: 22
Views: 1379

Re: Metamorphosis - V2

Thanks Wilcken. I've revised the first half splitting Creation into two parts which I hop make more sense. I've tidied Automata up a little. I'll have a go and Android and cyborg next, just wanted to see if I'm heading in the right direction.
by BenJohnson
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: A Local History Facebook Group
Replies: 16
Views: 1049

Re: A Local History Facebook Group

I also like it better now Ray, the ending is much strong with the repeats about 36 Norrington road. It still feels too long unlike David my hunch went the other way, that everyone could chime in with a different opinion about the tunnel, each one being a different urban legend, then the last say on ...
by BenJohnson
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Fiddles
Replies: 40
Views: 2791

Re: Fiddles

I particularly like chaffing not only for it's original meaning but for it's closeness to chafing which describes the movement of the bow against the strings. A double win for me.
by BenJohnson
Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: I cannot bear to tell anyone about this
Replies: 7
Views: 673

Re: I cannot bear to tell anyone about this

I love the title, it is like the guy who comes up and says 'I don't want to talk about it', half an hour later and he is still going. The weakest verse for me was Bad punc,tuation is the same, it is like an injury in the head. I get cross as the dog rolling in fox shit then, if I am honest. The comm...
by BenJohnson
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: PG Anthology?
Replies: 95
Views: 13501

Re: PG Anthology?

I've been trying to work out how this is anything other than a vanity publication - to me vanity publishing is paying to see one's work in print. We don't seriously expect sales of this anthology to non-PG readers to cover the costs, do we? Forgive my incredulousness. Anyway, that said, I think it'...
by BenJohnson
Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: Forum News and Support
Topic: Not receiving email alerts?
Replies: 5
Views: 4129

Re: Not receiving email alerts?

I've never received emails about new posts, new PM's but not posts.