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Re: Poetic This!
« Reply #45 on: February 28, 2014, 10:08:57 PM »
Welcome back, now put some clothes on your avatar! :o :o :o :o :o :o

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« Reply #46 on: February 28, 2014, 11:43:30 PM »
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silver pants?  That works ::)
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« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2014, 05:21:48 AM »
Interesting points raised and discussed. But I'm afraid you're all deceived. 'Rhyme,' especially of the 'hallmarked' (Hm) type, is 'the new way.' To be an excellent poet, (like what I are) you have to incorporate rhyme. Sorry but it had to be sed.  ;D


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« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2014, 08:38:21 AM »
Rhyme time said the mime, and this:
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« Reply #49 on: March 01, 2014, 08:43:56 AM »
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Re: Poetic This!
« Reply #50 on: March 01, 2014, 05:58:19 PM »
CorneliusPoe, most excellent explanation.  ;D

I think it would be great if other poets would post samples/examples of poetry they like (or not) to illustrate what they are discussing. Just be sure to credit the poet.
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Re: Poetic This!
« Reply #51 on: March 06, 2014, 04:15:25 PM »
This seemed like a likely place for these.

Below is a handful of links to freely available audio of poems and discussions of poetry. Much of it is poets reading their own works. It is by no means exhaustive, but definitely some good stuff.

http://hcl.harvard.edu/poetryroom/listeningbooth/index.cfm#
http://www.loc.gov/poetry/media/poetpoem.html
http://www.poets.org/audio.php
http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/home.do
http://www.poetryoutloud.org/poems-and-performance/listen-to-poetry
https://archive.org/details/audio_poetry
http://www.learnoutloud.com/Free-Audio-Video/Literature/Poetry

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« Reply #52 on: March 06, 2014, 04:33:50 PM »
 Nice addition, CP.  Its too easy to forget that the heart of poetry has been its oral tradition.  I look forward to checking these out.

Here are my favorite poetic audios:


Gerard Manly Hopkins, I Wake and Feel the Fell of Dark
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHjvlauLrk8

Richard Burton, The Greatest Poem in the English Language
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDNCEp8Utjo


William Stafford, Scars:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYeoZ_9tMcQ



 
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« Reply #53 on: March 06, 2014, 04:49:23 PM »
Nice addition, CP.  Its too easy to forget that the heart of poetry has been its oral tradition.  I look forward to checking these out.

Here are my favorite poetic audios:


Gerard Manly Hopkins, I Wake and Feel the Fell of Dark
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHjvlauLrk8

Richard Burton, The Greatest Poem in the English Language
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDNCEp8Utjo


William Stafford, Scars:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYeoZ_9tMcQ



 

Thanks T. - I Just checked them out. Great stuff. I'm such an idiot. It never occurred to me that YouTube would be a resource. :P
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« Reply #54 on: March 06, 2014, 04:57:18 PM »
Yeah, and I never thought of looking elsewhere.  Thanks for the list of so many places.
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« Reply #55 on: March 08, 2014, 05:14:30 PM »
I attended Purely Poetry's open mic night last night, very relaxed, informal affair where poets get a chance to do readings. Super supportive and responsive audience.

What struck me was how oral delivery can affect appreciation for the listener. Some were over performed [this wasn't a slam] and all the gesture distracted from the words. Others delivered their poems in a strange monotone I've often heard -- as if this is the way to read a poem. It was horrible and sucked the life from the words. I know using mic can be difficult, but even those who weren't close enough for the mic to impact on their delivery either read too fast or in the strange 'style' I've mentioned.

Others read work aloud which had never been voiced before -- fair enough we don't always have an audience, but a little rehearsal will let you hear where the sounds work or not, whether the run on, rather than the visual line break is more effective.

Just some thoughts. :)
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Re: Poetic This!
« Reply #56 on: March 19, 2014, 05:23:02 PM »
Where do your poems come from?

Bri raised a question in one of the review threads that got me thinking. I had a recent family event and he ask if it sparked anything "poetic". Sadly It didn't, at least not yet. I'm wondering how others come to their poems. Do they spring to your mind whole or close to it? Do you plan them and set about work? I imagine each one is different.

Most of mine start with a line. I get it almost for free. I then set about trying to give it a home. Not a very poetic approach. I will say the end result sometimes leaves the original line off altogether. I also notice that these come mostly in the early AM when sleep is a little closer than rising.
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« Reply #57 on: March 19, 2014, 05:28:13 PM »
I'm just a dork. I don't know where the poems come from. I suspect they're usually the result of pondering whilst driving but how or why I feel the subject is worthy of a poem -- who knows? ::) It is worrying . . .  :-[
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« Reply #58 on: March 19, 2014, 05:33:37 PM »
I'm just a dork. I don't know where the poems come from. I suspect they're usually the result of pondering whilst driving but how or why I feel the subject is worthy of a poem -- who knows? ::) It is worrying . . .  :-[

Damn it! I was hoping you were going to revel some secret. Here's to hoping someone else will give up their mojo. :)
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« Reply #59 on: March 19, 2014, 05:36:52 PM »
Any time of the day or night, a phrase will come to me, and I'm compelled to ask its friends to accompany it. As I was just explaining to a friend in pm, I'll have the phrase buzzing in my head, until I get somewhere, that I can write it down. Then I start looking for something suitable to go with it. But sometimes (and these are rare) I'll be watching something on tv, and the words will come thick and fast, so I have to jot the words as soon as poss. This happened with The Jet-Set, and another (but I can't remember which one?).  Bri.
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