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Stew21
12-18-2014, 02:30 AM
Ok. It's like this:

a) We wanted a community gathering, conversation thread.

b) In Thorn Forest, gauntlets may have been thrown down.

c) yodels and yawps were threatened.

d) kicking off the new year with a Mind-Wrestle a Poet was born.

There may or may not be cage matches, gnashing of teeth, and cookies involved.

it's really up to you.

(and if this flops miserably, no skin.)

Stew21
12-18-2014, 02:35 AM
Oh. One more thing. While most anything goes, as poets are so apt to do anyway, have fun, have even more fun in rhyme, no bear baiting allowed. And most of all, no matter what happens, just remember, it isn't my fault.

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 02:42 AM
An excellent idea. Shall we fill the wrestling pit with mud or jello? Or perhaps warm chocolate pudding as a compromise?

Stew21
12-18-2014, 02:46 AM
Oh. I hadn't thought of that.


before I decide, one question: Since we're mind wrestling, do we just have to imagine what the ring is filled with?

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 02:47 AM
I think we might get a more diverse crowd if we fill the pit with actual pudding.

Also if we strip down to bra and panties.

Stew21
12-18-2014, 02:48 AM
and recite dirty limericks?

Stew21
12-18-2014, 03:01 AM
Kuwi and I were discussing triolets, and that I love to read them but have no discipline when it comes to writing them, so don't ever write them. (I also don't do sonnets, and various other forms with lots of rules).

So, I am going to have to decline any triolet duels.

But my haiku-fu is strong.

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 03:03 AM
Any form you like.

*flings pudding at Trish*

There once was a poet named Trish --
meat for whoever might wish.
She'd dress herself sparsely,
and garnished with parsley,
she'd serve herself up on a dish.

Stew21
12-18-2014, 03:16 AM
There once was a poet named Cass.
when she opened her mouth she looked like a bass.
She said to Trish
who writes poems about fish
"Mention my name and I'll kick your ass".

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 03:31 AM
A poet with the screen name of stew
is a supermod all the way through.
Berated with rhymes,
and dragged through the slime,
I suspect she'll respond with a shmoo.

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 03:42 AM
You know, I've just realized I haven't insulted cray in a couple of hours.

There once was a battery named cray
who hung out in the cabaret
until, deeply hated,
he was defenestrated,
and that was a very fine day.

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 03:59 AM
An AWer we know as Perks
thought a mind-wrestling thread just might work
but she soon changed her mind
when she got a look at the kind
of miscreants that therein lurked.

Stew21
12-18-2014, 04:25 AM
Dear Cassandra, i really don't shmoo
Although, quite frequently, used to
I bide my time here
With metaphors and beer
In fact i just had a few.

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 04:36 AM
I recall the last time Trish was drinking.
Even the cabbies were shrinking.
Words truly failed us
as she regaled us
with the horrible thoughts she was thinking.

PorterStarrByrd
12-18-2014, 05:15 AM
Roses are red
violets or blue

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 05:17 AM
Roses are red
violets or blue

Porter is here;
it's time to boo hoo.

Haggis
12-18-2014, 05:38 AM
I think we might get a more diverse crowd if we fill the pit with actual pudding.

Also if we strip down to bra and panties.
*strips down to bra and panties*

Haggis
12-18-2014, 05:44 AM
There was an old feller named Porter,
Who drank two by fours more than he oughter.
He was offered a beer,
But declined with a sneer
And said, "I got more class than that...sorter."

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 05:45 AM
There once was a cross-dressing pup,
who frequently, when in his cups,
stripped down to his bra
and inspired us with awe
that he could actually fill the thing up.

kuwisdelu
12-18-2014, 05:56 AM
I warn you my mind is made of mud.

Haggis
12-18-2014, 05:56 AM
A lawyer who lives in "The City,"
Thinks that it's really quite witty
To insult a pup
'Cause he wears a D cup.
Seems she's jealous. Now ain't that a pity?

Haggis
12-18-2014, 05:57 AM
I warn you my mind is made of mud.
A golem?

kuwisdelu
12-18-2014, 05:58 AM
A golem?

More of a wrestling ring with soft dirt and warm rain.

Haggis
12-18-2014, 06:01 AM
More of a wrestling ring with soft dirt and warm rain.
That works.

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 06:04 AM
This thread first acquired a Chihuey
and soon thereafter in wandered Kuwi.
It isn't too snuggly;
it's bound to get ugly --
And the poets all will say "Phooey."

Haggis
12-18-2014, 06:37 AM
It seems to me clearer than sin
That the poets themselves should chime in.
'Cause our posts just destroy
The craft they all enjoy
When we don't post where we should have been.

Which is back in the Cabaret because

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 06:47 AM
You know, pup, I'm inclined to agree
with the substance of your last decree.
Your verses and Porter's
are way out of order,
but the poets are still stuck with me.

kuwisdelu
12-18-2014, 06:49 AM
Oy I suck at being poetic on command.

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 06:58 AM
oh, I can't be poetic on command.
But my doggerel need not be planned.
I can toss off a rhyme
any day, any time,
though most of my stuff should be banned.

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 07:03 AM
Besides, if I may give some advice,
You need not be poetic (or nice) --
if you're not dead
you can be in this thread.
Simply being alive will suffice.

C.bronco
12-18-2014, 07:07 AM
Poets in the mud

Wished for pudding and jello.



No one volunteered.

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 07:08 AM
And pffft, even there, we've exceptions --
we've accorded a hearty reception
to certain undead
in this ragtag thread --
Haggis has been here since its inception.

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 07:13 AM
Poets in the mud

Wished for pudding and jello.



No one volunteered.

Poets will eat pudding
and perhaps would have wrestled.
They hate to clean up.

kuwisdelu
12-18-2014, 07:19 AM
So this last summer, I was in Alaska for a geology field course slash native outreach trip.

I was writing haibun for our native center's travel blog, and taking photos to accompany the posts.

We weren't technically supposed to be drinking on the trip, but we would sneak off into the wilderness to have a few.

I liked one picture but there was a beer in my friend's hand, so I photoshopped it out for the blog.

The shopped photo just appeared in a spread about it in our college's magazine, and I can't stop giggling over it.

My words are also there, but unfortunately none of the haiku.

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 07:23 AM
I think you should write a haiku about that photoshopped picture and post both of them in this thread.

Haggis
12-18-2014, 07:23 AM
So this last summer, I was in Alaska for a geology field course slash native outreach trip.

I was writing haibun for our native center's travel blog, and taking photos to accompany the posts.

We weren't technically supposed to be drinking on the trip, but we would sneak off into the wilderness to have a few.

I liked one picture but there was a beer in my friend's hand, so I photoshopped it out for the blog.

The photo just appeared in a spread about it in our college's magazine, and I can't stop giggling over it.

My words are also there, but unfortunately none of the haiku.
kuwi wrote haiku
But it no longer exists
Blame it on the beer

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 07:25 AM
kuwi wrote haiku
But it no longer exists
Blame it on the beer

The beer is gone, too.
He says it was photoshop.
I say he drank it.

Haggis
12-18-2014, 07:31 AM
The beer is gone, too.
He says it was photoshop.
I say he drank it.

Maybe. Maybe not
I can make beer disappear
Don't need Photoshop

kuwisdelu
12-18-2014, 07:35 AM
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/143553/Purdue/IMG_2775.JPG

summer dusk
smoothing Denali's secrets:
beer disappears

(shopped photo (https://purduenaecc2012.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/nativeroad-vii-7.jpg), original post (http://purduenaecc2012.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/the-native-road-to-the-deep-north-vii/))

Haggis
12-18-2014, 07:38 AM
:)

Nicely done.

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 07:41 AM
The chihuahua with a wagging tail,
making brewskies disappear.
With love for lager and for ale,
the chihuahua with a wagging tail
leaves a liquid yellow trail
composed entirely of beer.
The chihuahua with a wagging tail,
making brewskies disappear.


Wait -- did Stew say no one could write triolets in this thread, or just that she wouldn't be writing them?

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 07:42 AM
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/143553/Purdue/IMG_2775.JPG

summer dusk
smoothing Denali's secrets:
beer disappears

(shopped photo (https://purduenaecc2012.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/nativeroad-vii-7.jpg), original post (http://purduenaecc2012.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/the-native-road-to-the-deep-north-vii/))

Excellent!

See, we needed a thread for this kind of thing. It's a thread about nothing, so everything goes.

kuwisdelu
12-18-2014, 07:43 AM
Wait -- did Stew say no one could write triolets in this thread, or just that she wouldn't be writing them?

She said she couldn't write them but liked reading them, so I imagine you're fine.


Excellent!

See, we needed a thread for this kind of thing. It's a thread about nothing, so everything goes.

:)

Haggis
12-18-2014, 07:45 AM
The chihuahua with a wagging tail,
making brewskies disappear.
With love for lager and for ale
the chihuahua with a wagging trail
leaves a liquid yellow trail
composed entirely of beer.
The chihuahua with a wagging tail,
making brewskis disappear.


Wait -- did Stew say no one could write triolets in this thread, or just that she wouldn't be writing them?

No fair. Homey only does limericks or haiku. Next you'll try to make me do sestinas and that ain't happening.

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 07:51 AM
But sometimes a triolet is the only way my thoughts can be expressed. It's like when I post in courier font.


Freedom, man. It's what it's all about.

Haggis
12-18-2014, 08:14 AM
But sometimes a triolet is the only way my thoughts can be expressed. It's like when I post in courier font.


Freedom, man. It's what it's all about.

Freedom is wonderful
I'm about to be slumberful
Feel free to be mirtherful.

kuwisdelu
12-18-2014, 08:16 AM
I have a bad habit of getting myself into poetic jams.

It's hard to rhyme with 'indian'.

Haggis
12-18-2014, 08:17 AM
I have a bad habit of getting myself into poetic jams.

It's hard to rhyme with 'indian'.
Link. (http://www.rhymezone.com/r/rhyme.cgi?Word=indian&typeofrhyme=perfect&org1=syl&org2=l&org3=y)

eta: Plus I really, really want to see you come up with a poem that includes the word "Abyssinian."

kuwisdelu
12-18-2014, 08:20 AM
Link. (http://www.rhymezone.com/r/rhyme.cgi?Word=indian&typeofrhyme=perfect&org1=syl&org2=l&org3=y)

eta: Plus I really, really want to see you come up with a poem that includes the word "Abyssinian."

I went with obsidian. (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=300553)

Haggis
12-18-2014, 08:22 AM
Close enough. :)

kuwisdelu
12-18-2014, 08:26 AM
And I wonder why I never see any other students turn in formal poetry in my creative writing classes.

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 08:39 AM
I admit, I was trying to come up with a limerick about William, just to see if I could lure him into the thread. But (a) very little rhymes with William (and he just isn't a Will), (b) very little rhymes with Haskins, and (c) even to the extent I could come up with some near rhymes, the content fell flat.

Like this, for example.

A peace-loving poet named William
met with Helen, the beauty of Ilium.
She offered him vice,
but war was the price,
and he preferred to remain a civilian.


That's just not the kind of thing that would tempt him into the thread, I'm afraid.

kuwisdelu
12-18-2014, 08:44 AM
Last Halloween I lost my mask in
a party hosted by William Haskins.
Thus William did come
with a jerk of my thumb,
but there was no afterglow to bask in.

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 08:47 AM
See, trouble is, William would keep your mask, he'd never come to the jerk of your thumb, I'm not so sure he'd reject the vice Helen offered, and he'd totally torch Troy.

This is going to take some work.

kuwisdelu
12-18-2014, 08:52 AM
Or an orgy.

Never underestimate a good hate fuck.

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 08:54 AM
Or an orgy.

Never underestimate a good hate fuck.

Hmm. Well, he might like that. We'll have to ask him if he visits.

Meanwhile, I think we'll have to work around his name if we want a limerick.

Black hat tilted over gleaming white bone,
William stands in a class of his own,
and our wretched rhymes
(which fall short of sublime)
will inspire him, I fear, merely to groan.

Stew21
12-18-2014, 07:23 PM
So I got inspired by runes and circles and other cool stuff last night, but none of it is coherent enough to be a poem yet. I will attempt to make sense of it
In this thread. All. day. Long. If anyone knows of any good rhymes for hagalaz or wunjo, please feel free to yell them out.

And before i forget:
Mind-wrestle round 1 goes to last poet standing which looks to have been Cass.

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 07:49 PM
This could get weird.

Stew21
12-18-2014, 08:14 PM
Weird? Because it's been so normal otherwise?
Right.

Haggis
12-18-2014, 08:44 PM
*pushes Cass over*

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 08:49 PM
Excuse me, pup. That was rude. I am the reigning mind-wrestler of this thread. And you, sir, are no poet.

Haggis
12-18-2014, 08:52 PM
Excuse me, pup. That was rude. I am the reigning mind-wrestler of this thread. And you, sir, are no poet.
:e2moon:

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 09:11 PM
I shall compose an ode to Haggis's's's ass when I have leisure.

Haggis
12-18-2014, 09:46 PM
Haggis's's's ass
http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/customavatars/avatar8799_795.gif

JustSarah
12-18-2014, 09:51 PM
Don't know about the wrestling, but thought I'd check to see what you awesome people are up to. I've been quiet lately, I could use a break. I'm about 85% through my first poetry journal.

Then it's full time on the Lullabies for young people.

I've heard that rhyming is considered amateurish, though the only times I've seen outright suggestions against it have been some online lit zines. A shame, as I'm starting to enjoy: A, B, C, B, DD, CC rhythm.

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 10:08 PM
We're composing odes to Haggis's's's's ass. Come join us!

Here's a start on mine. It's a poem in progress.

*clears throat*
*taps mike*

Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie ass,
wigglin' in a manner crass,
emitting gusts of noxious gas,
that'll do ye harm.
Some may prefer to take a pass,
and miss your charm.

The bulging trousers there ye fill,
Your hurdies like a distant hill,
Ten miles away, you'd see it still --
you canna miss it.
And drams of scotch your bowels distill
until ye piss it.

slcboston
12-18-2014, 10:41 PM
We're composing odes to Haggis's's's's ass. Come join us!

Here's a start on mine. It's a poem in progress.

*clears throat*
*taps mike*

Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie ass,
wigglin' in a manner crass,
emitting gusts of noxious gas,
that'll do ye harm.
Some may prefer to take a pass,
and miss your charm.

The bulging trousers there ye fill,
Your hurdies like a distant hill,
Ten miles away, you'd see it still --
you canna miss it.
And drams of scotch the rest of you distills
until you piss it.

Meter feels off, and the metaphors are a little crude.

But otherwise entertaining. For my inner 12-year old.

CassandraW
12-18-2014, 10:47 PM
Yes, my second to last line was off-meter -- I think it's better now. But my metaphors are impeccable.

JustSarah
12-18-2014, 11:04 PM
I'm actually trying a new meter (for me that is):

I am the wolf that's hunting / through the forest of the night,
Can you hear the loud echo / all through the wintery slight,
How that blustery darkness / fills the midnight air tonight.

Though I'm finding it hard to maintain momentum in an otherwise normal Sonnet pattern.

Haggis
12-18-2014, 11:27 PM
We're composing odes to Haggis's's's's ass. Come join us!

Here's a start on mine. It's a poem in progress.

*clears throat*
*taps mike*

Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie ass,
wigglin' in a manner crass,
emitting gusts of noxious gas,
that'll do ye harm.
Some may prefer to take a pass,
and miss your charm.

The bulging trousers there ye fill,
Your hurdies like a distant hill,
Ten miles away, you'd see it still --
you canna miss it.
And drams of scotch your bowels distill
until ye piss it.
You forgot the "as lang's my arm" part.

KTC
12-18-2014, 11:36 PM
Oh. One more thing. While most anything goes, as poets are so apt to do anyway, have fun, have even more fun in rhyme, no bear baiting allowed. And most of all, no matter what happens, just remember, it isn't my fault.

I once baited a bear.
On a hook, they're quite heavy,
all bouncy and mean.
but all their talk of nonsense
and henceforth and frolic,
it goes madly to my head
and makes me crave brevity.
A bear does not mix
lightly with such a thing as that.
A bear, at its very best,
is still nothing to do with concise.

SO whatever is this thread about, my lass?

Stew21
12-19-2014, 12:29 AM
I once baited a bear.
On a hook, they're quite heavy,
all bouncy and mean.
but all their talk of nonsense
and henceforth and frolic,
it goes madly to my head
and makes me crave brevity.
A bear does not mix
lightly with such a thing as that.
A bear, at its very best,
is still nothing to do with concise.

SO whatever is this thread about, my lass?



Just a community chat place for the poets to play in. :)

All the other rooms have them. But we have mud, pudding, bears, and poetic cage matches.

CassandraW
12-19-2014, 12:35 AM
But we have mud, pudding, bears, and poetic cage matches.

I mean, what's not to like?

JustSarah
12-19-2014, 01:31 AM
A five page poem! Fantastic. Though I bet the teacher was in fits.

CassandraW
12-19-2014, 02:20 AM
So I got inspired by runes and circles and other cool stuff last night, but none of it is coherent enough to be a poem yet. I will attempt to make sense of it
In this thread. All. day. Long. If anyone knows of any good rhymes for hagalaz or wunjo, please feel free to yell them out.


ahem?

promises, promises?

also --

alcatraz and razamataz are probably as close as you'll get for hagalaz.

wunjo -- I think you'll have to go with two words here. "fun toe" "run throw" Yeah, it won't be pretty.

Stew21
12-19-2014, 07:38 AM
It never is.

It never is.

CassandraW
12-19-2014, 07:49 AM
Well, you can't always have pretty. Not in the rough-and-ready, seamy, smutty, begrimed world of the poetry forum.

jaus tail
12-19-2014, 08:16 AM
professor gave a word, hagalaz
then wrinkled his hairy, ol' nose
confusion cast over the class
to find words that rhyme with hagalaz

but the answer was there with a lass
with a grin and curly hair, she rose
sang words that rhymed with hagalaz
with shame, the bald dude froze
(never again did he say, hagalaz)

CassandraW
12-19-2014, 08:18 AM
I'm thinking maybe there's some triolet potential somewhere in there, jaus tail.

jaus tail
12-19-2014, 08:21 AM
I tried to write a troilet. Isn't a troilet,
A
b
a
A
a
b
A
b

where A A means same last words and A a and B b mean rhyme?

Or does A A mean the entire sentence must be same(in the first, fourth and seventh line)?

There's an extra line in the above poem but then the story wouldn't be complete.

CassandraW
12-19-2014, 08:24 AM
It's

A1
B1
A
A1
A
B
A1
B1

So the first two lines and the last two lines are the same. The first line is also repeated in the fourth line.

CassandraW
12-19-2014, 08:32 AM
Trish threw a word out -- "hagalaz" --
searching for a rhyme.
Jaus Tail was stumped and so was Cass.
Trish threw a word out -- "Hagalaz."
No poets seemed up to the task
Perhaps they wouldn't take the time.
Trish threw a word out -- "hagalaz" --
searching for a rhyme.

jaus tail
12-19-2014, 08:32 AM
professor repeated his word, hagalaz
then wrinkled his hairy, ol' nose
confusion cast over the class
professor repeated his word hagalaz

an attempt was made by a lass
but the answer she gave wasn't close
professor repeated his word, hagalaz
then wrinkled his hairy, ol' nose

CassandraW
12-19-2014, 08:35 AM
Now we're swimming in triolets. Trish will be thrilled.

Stew21
12-19-2014, 06:47 PM
sorry. I got distracted trying to read Ogham.

CassandraW
12-19-2014, 07:45 PM
You should read it aloud. To us. It can't be any weirder than what we're doing.

Stew21
12-19-2014, 08:08 PM
What's funny about it is once I decipher the ogham, it spells out something in gaelic and I have to translate that. Wheee!

Eta:
Also, it's painted on an antler.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/watstew2/20141219_071121_1.jpg

Stew21
12-19-2014, 08:10 PM
so far happiness and strength are the only two that ciphered to English. the others (comfort, love, heart/courage) were Ogham to Gaelic to English.

I'll have to write a poem in ogham and take a pic of it (we don't have an Ogham font, unfortunately) . then I'll give you the cipher!

Stew21
12-19-2014, 08:15 PM
yesterday I was interpreting runes. the bind rune for good health threw me.

Stew21
12-19-2014, 08:18 PM
if you thought I was odd before now...


oh, and fuck triolets. I can't write triolets. :D

Xelebes
12-19-2014, 09:24 PM
I once wrote a forty page poem. I would have continued but the time I wrote it, during lunch breaks at school, ended. There was a story but like writing a novel, you get sidetracked and can't find the space anymore for that work to go on. It was written in iambic heptameter.

CDSinex
12-19-2014, 10:51 PM
if you thought I was odd before now...


oh, and fuck triolets. I can't write triolets. :D

A Thirty Minute Triolet For Trish

Triolets are easy to write,
you just need to pick words that rhyme.
They often take less then one night,
triolets are easy! To write
one sit down, alone in good light,
words flow, you'll be done in no time.
Triolets are easy to write—
you just need to pick words that rhyme. :D

Stew21
12-19-2014, 10:52 PM
:roll:


awesome! thanks CDS!

CassandraW
12-20-2014, 12:38 AM
What's funny about it is once I decipher the ogham, it spells out something in gaelic and I have to translate that. Wheee!

Eta:
Also, it's painted on an antler.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v36/watstew2/20141219_071121_1.jpg

Things in here were already quite strange,
and then you posted that thing.
Although perhaps we all needed a change,
things in here were already quite strange,
and now I'm afraid they're completely deranged.
and God knows what other weirdness you'll bring.
Things in here were already quite strange,
and then you posted that thing.

Magdalen
12-20-2014, 03:33 AM
You should read it aloud. To us. It can't be any weirder than what we're doing.


so far happiness and strength are the only two that ciphered to English. the others (comfort, love, heart/courage) were Ogham to Gaelic to English.

I'll have to write a poem in ogham and take a pic of it (we don't have an Ogham font, unfortunately) . then I'll give you the cipher!


Ha! Please do!!!Google translate doesn't really give the best results - still looking forward to it ++ love this thread!

You comforted my heart
with love & courage.
Your láidreacht
is my séan!!

Stew21
12-20-2014, 04:53 AM
Sweet Mag!!

Xelebes
12-20-2014, 10:41 PM
Hm, I think I did my first rhyming quatrain in a foreign language (German.) It's terribad, but I was mocking someone raging about "Feminazis". So I had to break out the Kabarett. Still working out if German has the synecdochical singular. If it doesn't, then the rhyme falls apart (nail in place of (finger)nails.)

JustSarah
12-20-2014, 10:43 PM
Wrote a poem for my uncle for Christmas. Then it's on to transcribing my aunt's poem.

CassandraW
12-20-2014, 10:51 PM
Alas, while I have written poetry about a few of my family members, I cannot show it to any of them. It would either make them cry or make them furious at me.

Stew21
12-23-2014, 06:17 PM
I stopped writing poetry for family members a long time ago. :)
When I write poetry about them, it's best they don't see it, as a general rule.

kuwisdelu
12-23-2014, 06:19 PM
I'm okay with my family members seeing my fiction, but some of the poetry might get me in trouble.

JustSarah
12-23-2014, 11:41 PM
This one was odd. I mean my Uncle is a fisherman, and thought I'd write him a poem about fishing. Though I'm not sure how he feels about me using the words float and gloat together. Plus the accidental global warming themes.

It's like I'm cursed with environmental messages at times. I'm not sure I like that.

Anyone else writing forms your not used to? I think at this point, the only reason I don't like country is the accent. But then there is British Country, Irish Country. So my feelings are lot more mixed now.

CassandraW
12-31-2014, 09:35 AM
So. I bought myself a Christmas present of poetry, which should arrive tomorrow or Friday in the mail.

It's Sylvia Plath's Ariel: The Restored Edition: A Facsimile of Plath's Manuscript, Reinstating Her Original Selection and Arrangement (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060732601/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

It's a facsimile of Plath's original manuscript as she left it on her desk, including her handwritten notes. It restores twelve poems her husband cut out, drops twelve he added, and prints the manuscript in Plath’s own order.

I can't wait to check it out.

ETA:

I also bought her novel, The Bell Jar, which I've never read. That's my plan for New Year's Eve.

kuwisdelu
12-31-2014, 09:51 AM
Cool!

CassandraW
12-31-2014, 09:56 AM
It pisses me off that her husband tinkered with her manuscript, especially to that extent. It sounds like she had a pretty clear idea of how she wanted to present her work to readers.

I'll report back when I've done a read or two.

Stew21
01-06-2015, 06:47 PM
Oh, you definitely have to let me know how you like Ariel.

I'm listening to The Dead Authors Podcast of F. Scott Fitzgerald and James Joyce, and giggling like an idiot while I sit at my desk.

Matty lll
01-06-2015, 06:52 PM
Oh, you definitely have to let me know how you like Ariel.

I'm listening to The Dead Authors Podcast of F. Scott Fitzgerald and James Joyce, and giggling like an idiot while I sit at my desk.

What is this? Sounds very interesting, I should be revising right now, but I'm always looking for things to idle away my time with :D

Stew21
01-06-2015, 07:00 PM
http://thedeadauthorspodcast.libsyn.com/appendix-g-f-scott-fitzgerald-and-james-joyce

So, this is a podcast but is performed on stage with a live audience. The premise is that HG Wells travels back in time and brings dead authors to the stage and interviews them. It is improv, and absolutely hysterical.

I highly recommend scrolling through their list of past podcasts (and specifically recommend Edgar Allen Poe and JD Salinger as one of my very favorites). The Appendices episodes are the best: mash ups with more than one author.
The drunk Fitzgerald improv is killing me right now.

Matty lll
01-06-2015, 07:06 PM
http://thedeadauthorspodcast.libsyn.com/appendix-g-f-scott-fitzgerald-and-james-joyce

So, this is a podcast but is performed on stage with a live audience. The premise is that HG Wells travels back in time and brings dead authors to the stage and interviews them. It is improv, and absolutely hysterical.

I highly recommend scrolling through their list of past podcasts (and specifically recommend Edgar Allen Poe and JD Salinger as one of my very favorites). The Appendices episodes are the best: mash ups with more than one author.
The drunk Fitzgerald improv is killing me right now.

That sounds really good, I'll check it out shortly.

Stew21
01-06-2015, 07:22 PM
Lord Byron and Norman Mailer had me actually crying I laughed so hard. :)
(Appendix E from October 2014)

CassandraW
01-06-2015, 08:38 PM
I'll have to listen to some of these -- they sound like they might go well with dinner tonight. Damn it, I need to get work done today.

So many things I want to read/listen to/write/do -- and none of them will bring me money, career advancement, a devoted husband, or a white picket fence with three bonny golden-haired children impaled upon it.

Stew21
01-06-2015, 08:43 PM
If you do listen to them, start with Salinger and Poe. Then do Lord Byron and Mailer.

After that, however you'd like to listen. But those two...oh those two.

I've listened to nearly all of them. :) it's good for a commute.

Stew21
01-16-2015, 07:45 PM
You know you can mind-wrestle without me, right?

what's shakin?

Matty lll
01-19-2015, 02:42 AM
Alright poets, whats the craic?

kuwisdelu
01-19-2015, 11:57 PM
You know you can mind-wrestle without me, right?

We can?

Xelebes
01-20-2015, 12:25 AM
I wrestle you from your mind
I wrestle you from your mind
I wrestle you from your mind
I wrestle you from your mind

CassandraW
01-20-2015, 12:26 AM
Kuwi and I have been bitch-slapping each other in P&CE. Does that count?

kuwisdelu
01-20-2015, 12:41 AM
Kuwi and I have been bitch-slapping each other in P&CE. Does that count?

You calling me a bitch? Them's fightin' words.

CassandraW
01-20-2015, 12:46 AM
You calling me a bitch? Them's fightin' words.

Shall it be mind-wrestling here, or a slap-fest in P&CE?

Xelebes
01-23-2015, 02:55 AM
she wrangles the flowers
with haberdasher flair
of neither
les hommes or terror
and with haste leaves them

Been sampling some chanson nouveau so thought I would give it a whirl on my own. Getting the liaison down is hard (edit: and looking back I failed miserably on that.) Can understand why many of the chansoneuses et al opt to lapse between English and French when trying to make Anglophone recordings.

Magdalen
01-23-2015, 07:19 AM
Is mind-trestling allowed? One attempts to uplift, rather than pin, another's mind. OK?

Usually I think
everyone is a poet,
but on some days,
I know it.

CassandraW
02-24-2015, 11:21 PM
I'm wondering about cudgels. Are they permitted?

Stew21
02-25-2015, 05:36 AM
Heh. Of course.

CassandraW
02-25-2015, 05:42 AM
Oh, good. It just so happens I brought one with me. Anyone want to have a friendly discussion about similes or metaphors?

Kylabelle
02-25-2015, 05:49 AM
Oh, good. It just so happens I brought one with me. Anyone want to have a friendly discussion about similes or metaphors?

Well, no, not really, but there's an ugly words thread in Office Party, and I mentioned your cudgel there. Not by name, of course.

I told them I was very disappointed in the thread. I doesn't have nearly enough ugly words in it. Most of them like all the words. Very tedious.

CassandraW
02-25-2015, 05:51 AM
Well, no, not really, but there's an ugly words thread in Office Party, and I mentioned your cudgel there. Not by name, of course.

I told them I was very disappointed in the thread. I doesn't have nearly enough ugly words in it. Most of them like all the words. Very tedious.

Fear not, Kylabelle. I'm on my way to sort it out. In addition to my cudgel, I have quite an assortment of ugly words.

Kylabelle
02-25-2015, 05:52 AM
Oh good. I knew you were just the woman for the job.

CassandraW
02-25-2015, 06:23 AM
And now I've made trouble in three forums today. I'm not counting humor -- I make trouble there every day. For that matter, it's not very uncommon for me to do it in P&CE. It's rare I bludgeon people in Poetry, though.

C.bronco
02-25-2015, 06:34 AM
I will share a poem my big brother, Kenfusion, wrote when he was five. It's copyrighted, so you can't steal it.

The Silly Poem

The man who can make it through the rain,
The man who can make it through the pain,
The man who can make it on his own
Is a person who is quite unknown.




Yes, that's my bro. He stops by AW once in a blue moon. You should see what he did later on, and his current work.


I love you Ken, and you are fuzzy!

Kylabelle
02-25-2015, 06:38 AM
Well? Can we see what he did later on? Linkies? Copypasties?

C.bronco
02-25-2015, 06:59 AM
I posted on his thread, or my thread, with him, actually.

Kylabelle
02-25-2015, 07:32 AM
I posted on his thread, or my thread, with him, actually.

Oh, I see! Luring me into new territory. *thanks*

CassandraW
02-25-2015, 07:34 AM
Yeah, I'm not falling for it. Every time someone drags me into new territory, I end up smack in the middle of a bare-knuckle fight.

Kylabelle
02-25-2015, 04:32 PM
Poetry. It's where the fun kids hang out.

CBronco, Ima check out those youtubes today, thanks for the heads up. I never would have gone over there. :)

C.bronco
02-26-2015, 06:31 AM
Thank you Ma'am! I love my bro. He has always been an inspiration to me, and is the only person I know who read Paradise Lost for fun!

Xelebes
02-26-2015, 09:53 AM
Oh, good. It just so happens I brought one with me. Anyone want to have a friendly discussion about similes or metaphors?

Did you find dictionaries for those?

Matty lll
02-28-2015, 02:09 AM
I ask once more, whats the craic everyone? (ie. hows it going?)

CassandraW
02-28-2015, 02:11 AM
Did you find dictionaries for those?

No, I prefer to simply pronounce everything to be a simile and condemn it all en masse.


I ask once more, whats the craic everyone? (ie. hows it going?)

The craic is mighty indeed.

Xelebes
02-28-2015, 03:05 AM
No, I prefer to simply pronounce everything to be a simile and condemn it all en masse.

A good discriminating eye for any critique.

Kylabelle
02-28-2015, 03:19 AM
Heya, Matty, when are we going to see more poems from you?

(Cass here will be glad to tell you all about any similes she finds, but nevermind that.)

Stew21
03-04-2015, 06:55 PM
So after bashing my head against a brick wall for a couple weeks the poem I've been working on finally grew a set, and the frustration is waning. So that's good.

That I haven't been here in any useful capacity for that amount of time, not so good.

Busy work day for me, but trying to carve out some time to hang out with poetry peeps. :)

Matty lll
03-04-2015, 07:14 PM
Heya, Matty, when are we going to see more poems from you?

(Cass here will be glad to tell you all about any similes she finds, but nevermind that.)

Soon, I am working on one at the moment. Probably still a bit trite, but hey, I can't help if thats how I write. Getting better is a process I suppose, a fun one, but its takes a long time...

Kylabelle
03-04-2015, 07:17 PM
I look forward to seeing it.

Stew21
03-04-2015, 07:59 PM
Me, too, Matty. Post when you're ready. It is a long process, but worth it.

Matty lll
03-04-2015, 08:39 PM
Just posted it up :)

As I say, I definitely have a long way to go before my poems are better. I can't help but think that mine are all too 'poemy' haha, I signed up for a free poetry course online though, so hopefully I will learn some stuff in that when it starts (As well as from the always helpful critiques on here).

Stew21
03-04-2015, 08:46 PM
Be patient with yourself, work hard. Read a lot of poetry. Challenge yourself with multiple drafts on the same topic. :) don't forget to stretch! Safety first.

Stew21
03-04-2015, 09:00 PM
And my newest poem is linked in my sigline, if you want to see what I was beating my head over for the last two weeks. :)

Kylabelle
03-04-2015, 09:37 PM
Stew, I read and enjoyed your poem. :)

/gossip

Matty here just recently completed reading Ulysses. I am still impressed by that. :D

Stew21
03-04-2015, 11:09 PM
well that is impressive, Matty!

Matty lll
03-04-2015, 11:23 PM
Haha thanks

Matty lll
03-28-2015, 02:23 AM
Alright chaps. I was curious about this, so thought I'd ask...what's the general age of people around here? How old are yous?

William Haskins
03-28-2015, 02:34 AM
49

Xelebes
03-28-2015, 02:41 AM
I'm 30. . . in two months.

Kylabelle
03-28-2015, 02:46 AM
And of course the question arises, are we being honest?

:D

66 this summer.

Stew21
03-28-2015, 06:16 PM
44.

Sarita
06-01-2015, 11:27 PM
38.

Just thought I'd pop in here to say YO! I just read through Thorn Forest again and then read the entire thread. Somehow I missed this mind-wrestling creation on the first go round. Not to get all squishy, but hot damn, are we lucky to have this poetic community or what? I feel like Hemingway and Fitzgerald could stroll in at any moment and crack a joke about how I can't hold my liquor.

Stew21
06-02-2015, 01:50 AM
:heart: