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by David
Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Post Some Prose
Topic: England's Queen and Peasants' Land.
Replies: 8
Views: 2961

Barrie - I seem to have caught up with this rather late, but a pox on the unbelievers. I liked this a lot, and "pump and celibacy" made me laugh out loud. (In an ironic, post-modern way, you understand.) Something doesn't have to happen. It's just funny, and well done for not trying to say anything....
by David
Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:46 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Few get the chance at life.
Replies: 8
Views: 1192

I couldn't really make head nor tail of this, but it is pretty exciting. You seem to love words and the sounds they make, without being too hung up on the sense. I'm a bit of a stickler for the sense myself, but I enjoyed this as a pyrotechnic display. It seems to go beyond free verse, although I do...
by David
Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Guess Who?
Replies: 37
Views: 14734

Alan Smith?

(Sorry.)
by David
Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:31 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Riverside for messages
Replies: 11
Views: 1300

I think this is tremendous. Since I first read it, there's been a strange echo ringing in my head and finally, I think, I've traced it. This could come off Astral Weeks , and I can imagine the old curmudgeon himself singing it. Of course, he was a young curmudgeon then. If anything, it may be that t...
by David
Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:08 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Lesbia
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

Lesbia

I did not know that.

Catullus's girlfriend. Not just the Lesbos allusion, apparently, but the Greek verb lesbiazein, "to fellate".

Which - even if you have only stumbled through the translated Catullus, as I have - makes all the sense in the world.
by David
Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Grandpa's for the weekend.
Replies: 13
Views: 1622

I think this is great. Can't just say that though, can I? You can make it better. Arthritis is his chain? Or Alzheimer's is his chain? Maybe it's just me, but I don't like there being two chains. And Alzheimer's isn't his chain, is it? It's not what's keeping him attached to the earth - or am I miss...
by David
Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: A Badger!
Replies: 9
Views: 964

Yes yes yes.

The second verse especially. Really good. I'm seeing Badger from the Wind in the Willows - such a sophisticated gent - now a cantankerous old git, probably in slippers and his trousers held up with string.

Or am I just anthropomorphising again?
by David
Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Religious Studies (II)
Replies: 8
Views: 1168

Hello Caleb, Hope you don't mind me blundering into an ongoing argument. I was going to quote from your posting of 14th Feb but the technology appears to have baffled me for the moment. Anyway, the point I was going to make is that one of the reasons that Santa Claus and Big Foot don't bother atheis...
by David
Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome
Topic: Ahem ...
Replies: 7
Views: 2678

Thank you very much.

I'm not much of a one for diving in - more of a shallow end shuffler, as you can probably tell - but I will be getting my hair wet shortly.

David
by David
Sun Feb 19, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome
Topic: Ahem ...
Replies: 7
Views: 2678

Ahem ...

Howdy. I like poetry, like the look of this site, thought I'd mosey in. Not sure I'm going to be a prolific poster, though. I'm just going to hang out, if that's okay, but I thought it would be polite to say hello. I do notice there doesn't seem to be much in the way of close readings of poems here....