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Conquering America

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:31 am
by ray miller

Re: Conquering America

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:51 am
by David2
We know that! But that's brilliant, Ray. Well done.

Re: Conquering America

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:25 pm
by Antcliff
Well done indeed, Penguin! :D

Re: Conquering America

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:42 pm
by Ros
IBPC!!!! That way madness lies!!!

But well done, Penguin!

Re: Conquering America

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:21 pm
by ray miller
Thanks very much, on behalf of all penguins everywhere.

Re: Conquering America

Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:33 pm
by Magpie Jane
Ah! Penguin is victorious overseas!

Good show, Ray. Applause!
. . . and it is a great poem too . . .

Jane

Re: Conquering America

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:46 am
by ray miller
Thanks, Jane.

Re: Conquering America

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:15 am
by Antcliff
Great poem. Congrats again.

seth

Re: Conquering America

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:52 am
by ray miller
Thanks, Seth. I find it a bit odd that the judge professes not to understand the George Eliot and Jane Austen yet awards the poem first prize.

Re: Conquering America

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:01 pm
by twoleftfeet
Only just spotted this.
Well done, mate!

It took 4 Byrds to conquer the UK but only 1 pigeon to conquer America (and without any help from the beetles).

Re: Conquering America

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 7:09 pm
by ray miller
Thanks, Geoff. Who'd have thought it? I feel like Hugh Laurie.

Re: Conquering America

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:12 am
by shadwell smith
Congratulations, Ray.

Re: Conquering America

Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:02 pm
by ray miller
Thanks, Shadwell.

Re: Conquering America

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:47 pm
by Lake
Congratulations, ray! Next endeavor/attempt is to conquer the world.

But what's the difference between poems written by American and British poets?
There must be. But how big is it?
I am asking because I once invited a friend and she mentioned UK forum and US forum.
When I join a forum, I never take this into consideration.

Lake

Re: Conquering America

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:41 pm
by ray miller
Lake wrote:Congratulations, ray! Next endeavor/attempt is to conquer the world.

But what's the difference between poems written by American and British poets?
There must be. But how big is it?

Lake
In the UK we spell endeavour with a "u".

Thanks, Lake. I think 40-50 years ago, there were Larkin and Betjeman, typical British poets, unlike anyone in America, that I've come across anyway. These days there's not so much difference, I don't think. We've a slightly different sense of humour and a lot of American poetry dwells upon the self rather more intensely than is healthy, perhaps. As for the difference in forums - they are all far too nice over there.

Re: Conquering America

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:02 pm
by Lake
ray miller wrote: In the UK we spell endeavour with a "u".
Good one. :) And pronounciation, too.
Thanks for the reply, Ray.