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Offline thatollie

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Re: the "What makes something poetry?" discussion
« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2007, 03:46:23 PM »
Hey, Fordy's cool. He inspired chapter 19 of my novel, and has my everlasting thanks.
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Re: the "What makes something poetry?" discussion
« Reply #31 on: October 22, 2007, 03:57:33 PM »
Life is a poem

well, that I agree with 100%
"You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet." - Kafka

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Re: the "What makes something poetry?" discussion
« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2007, 03:58:53 PM »
Fordy,

I’ve not seen you since the incident with the inflatable doll!  ;D

What sort of poem is your life dude? Does it have a refrain?

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Offline HaroHalola

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Re: the "What makes something poetry?" discussion
« Reply #33 on: October 22, 2007, 04:41:02 PM »
Hey - I believe "Fordy" is an acronym for Fortuitous-Omnipresence-Regardless-(of)-Disparaging-Yap!

"An unexamined Life is not worth Living" (Socrates)/"An unexamined Poem is not (worth Writing), let alone, Poetry!" (H.e.m). - H'H./H.e.m.
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Re: the "What makes something poetry?" discussion
« Reply #34 on: October 22, 2007, 06:49:20 PM »
I think that's one of the best poems I've ever seen on this board, fordy. :)

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Re: the "What makes something poetry?" discussion
« Reply #35 on: October 22, 2007, 07:24:59 PM »
Allie - Dost thou know the Fable of King Richard the Crudesader in the tent of Saladin, & the spontaneous contest-of-might 'twixt the Caliburn-wielding Richard & the curved-Rapiered Saladin/the Iron Bar vs. the Eastern Silk Veil?  Well, who d'ya' think emerged mightier... Richard or Fordy!   H'H./H.e.m. 
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""WE ARE NOT DEFINED BY OUR POETRY, RATHER OUR POETRY DEFINED BY US!""

Love, through a Sacred sharing of Body
the enfusion of Two Hearts,
Love, the enfusion of Two Hearts
through a Sacred sharing of Body.

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Re: the "What makes something poetry?" discussion
« Reply #36 on: October 22, 2007, 07:39:52 PM »
A few beans
boiled quickly
a stew
not
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Re: the "What makes something poetry?" discussion
« Reply #37 on: October 22, 2007, 09:01:51 PM »
I think that's one of the best poems I've ever seen on this board, fordy. :)

And therein you prove my point Allie; poetry, like beauty, is in the eye (ear) of the beholder.  Poetry cannot be written, only received.
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Re: the "What makes something poetry?" discussion
« Reply #38 on: October 22, 2007, 09:17:02 PM »
A few beans
boiled quickly
a stew
not


A small thing,
given lightly
a fresh
smile
If I always do what I always did, I'll always get what I always got.

Offline HaroHalola

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Re: the "What makes something poetry?" discussion
« Reply #39 on: October 22, 2007, 10:14:56 PM »
-TRUTH OF FOOLS -

NAY, WHAT ROPES THE WIND
WHICH CANNOT ENSLAVE SPIRIT?
STRICTURE BE DAMNED!

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""WE ARE NOT DEFINED BY OUR POETRY, RATHER OUR POETRY DEFINED BY US!""

Love, through a Sacred sharing of Body
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Love, the enfusion of Two Hearts
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Re: the "What makes something poetry?" discussion
« Reply #40 on: October 22, 2007, 11:04:00 PM »
My words are but brush strokes on the canvas of your mind.
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Re: the "What makes something poetry?" discussion
« Reply #41 on: October 23, 2007, 03:30:38 AM »
Definitely fordy would win, H. The other guy wouldn't have stopped talking when he'd be pierced to the heart. :)

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Re: the "What makes something poetry?" discussion
« Reply #42 on: October 23, 2007, 04:44:01 AM »
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A small thing,
given lightly
a fresh
smile

A large thing
given regularly
a happy
wife
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Re: the "What makes something poetry?" discussion
« Reply #43 on: October 23, 2007, 05:10:07 AM »
A large thing
given regularly
a happy
wife


A macho boast
spoken openly
makes one
doubt

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Re: the "What makes something poetry?" discussion
« Reply #44 on: October 23, 2007, 05:13:46 AM »
A large thing
given regularly
a happy
wife


A large ego
stroked regularly
a smug
grin
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