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serenity blaze
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0 posted 08-09-2005 09:29 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

IT'S ALL CAPS.

(okay..so how many people read this 'cause it was all caps?)

Check in, please?

Consider it a very unscientific experiment.
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1 posted 08-09-2005 09:36 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

lol, not me
I read it cuz
YOU wrote it

and that is the truth, the whole truth, 'n nuttin butt
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2 posted 08-09-2005 10:29 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Here!

Yo!

Yes?

Present!

Yeah?

[and aren't experiments fun?]
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3 posted 08-09-2005 10:32 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Actually, thinking over your presentation within the post, not only is it the poet and his/her presentation, but why the sudden "help" mode I fell in to.  

Serenity = READ THIS = I desire....

nee...not "help" or "want" or "need"....

but my first thought?  "I 'desire' you to be here."

Ok.

Back into my corner until more intelligent people can come in and tell me why I'm wrong for listening to my senses.
Enchantress
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4 posted 08-09-2005 10:39 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Okay, I clicked on because it was you Karen,
and for you to write it CAPS I just knew it had to be important, as you usually don't.

Great experiment!

However, when people post in ALL CAPS in the Open Poetry Forums..
I tend not to read as I feel I am being yelled at. LOL.
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5 posted 08-09-2005 11:19 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Karen...I thought you said something else...insert r in caps...sheesh.  
serenity blaze
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6 posted 08-09-2005 11:36 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I can see this is gonna have to be somewhat controlled.


Ya'll are wonderful, tho.

It may not be scientific, but it sure is heart-warming!

Gawd-I-love-this-place!


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7 posted 08-09-2005 11:38 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

ok what next?

The unknown comic from the Gong Show?

(God, that makes me sound old)

Midnitesun
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8 posted 08-09-2005 11:57 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

rotfl at susie's reply
not to mention msmartie's LOL
nancy and I read it the same
and Karilea? laughing so hard here I NEARLY peed my pants
latearrival
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9 posted 08-10-2005 01:18 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

I opened your post because it was you and I thought you wanted to share something .. I open and read everything you write.. Best marty jo... Anyway you can get it,take it   LOL
serenity blaze
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10 posted 08-10-2005 01:49 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Please allow me to explain.

I have argued for some time now, with a few members who have come and gone actually, the importance of a title.

I lost the first round of argument, actually--he had me re-title a poem and it seemingly received more "hits" than with my lesser, more obscure title. Same words, different title.

Recently I found myself obstinately arguing the same point, conveniently forgetting that I LOST the first arguement.

And obviously, using my name, and using all caps, was a poorly controlled experiment.

But for you dear friends who have checked in, how important do you think the subject line is, in regards to how much attention you will give a poem in the scroll, regardless of author?

I confess that it's probably way too "weighty" to me--untitled poems? I believe Marge said once if you don't bother to name your "children" then why should I bother with 'em? (I'm sure I paraphrased badly, but I understood the gist of it, as I give complete understanding nods to Margie regarding that subject.) And yes, Marge, please feel free to clear up any misunderstanding I might have alluded to your voice on that. But I do agree--name the kiddies.

So I'm asking now, what exactly "pulls you in" to read a poem?

What makes a good title? (I confess many times I go with tradition and simply use a line from the poem that I feel sums up my idea, and yes many times, it happens to be my summation line.)

so...sigh...

do tell?

How do you decide your titles/topic lines?


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11 posted 08-10-2005 03:21 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Serenity, You have a large faithful following,  so for this test to work I suggest you use a different name. There are a few of you I will read no matter what the title. The same as I choose a movie basically because I like the lead personís style or work. Respectfully, martyjo
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12 posted 08-10-2005 03:30 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Thank you marty...and smile, I love how you always say "respectfully".

You are always a gracious lady.

thank you
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13 posted 08-10-2005 04:37 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

I read this because you wrote it M'lady, caps or not I read everything you submit.

What pulls me in to read a poem? Both the author and the title, especially the author if they're one of my favs.

Most of the time I use a line from the poem as a title... yes boring me and that sometimes is difficult.

Mxx

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14 posted 08-10-2005 06:45 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Maree grabbed my lines.

Because the good authors I know...
utilize tantalizing titles.

And when they don't care enough
to name their children just so
even the good authors know why.

I think that this is not only a good experiment,
serenity, but something that should get some
to thinking....

on what some folks could well call

Expectations.
Martie
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15 posted 08-10-2005 10:44 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Maree said it for me too!  
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16 posted 08-10-2005 11:11 AM       View Profile for Cloud 9   Email Cloud 9   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cloud 9

Maree said it for me three...
Susan Caldwell
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17 posted 08-10-2005 11:50 AM       View Profile for Susan Caldwell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Susan Caldwell

Here are my confessions on this:

This thread I read because of the forum it was in and it was by you, Karen.

Titles very rarely pull me in.

I read (not always replying) favorite poets...because I love them...

and well, (this is why it's confessions) I also read those I don't care for much just to see what they are going to say next... *sigh* I know I need help...no need to tell me.

When I do a DM rotation all that is out the window and I read as much as I can regardless...

But, as I said, it rarely has anything to do with title...   With that said I love Icebox for how he writes and his titles...lol he is the exception.  

"too bad ignorance isn't painful"
~Unknown~

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18 posted 08-10-2005 01:54 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

I came because I read from top to bottom

Love's a lovely lad
His bringing up is beauty
Who loves him not is mad
For I must pay him duty
-Anonymous

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19 posted 08-10-2005 08:15 PM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

NOPE NOT ME! I came in 'cause it's you!

And I too have found that title matters. But I tend to not take much time in my writing, probably obvious, and even less time on the title. I'm usually done in five minutes occasionally more. I'm probably too untrained to give you any guidance at all Karen. Sorry.



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20 posted 08-10-2005 10:06 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I came here because it was YOU YELLING - READ THIS!!!...

Titles definitely draw me in - as does the author (or cause me to avoid, whatever the case)... "Untitled" NEVER gets my attention.  Neither would "UNTITLED" of course..

I never have much liked YELLING...
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21 posted 08-10-2005 10:40 PM       View Profile for ctowen   Email ctowen   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ctowen's Home Page   View IP for ctowen

I clicked in because of the use of Control Words ....

  certain words do demand the reader to react,

              ... READ THIS apparently are two of them!!

                              CT  
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22 posted 08-10-2005 10:44 PM       View Profile for timothysangel1973   Email timothysangel1973   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit timothysangel1973's Home Page   View IP for timothysangel1973

Well I clicked because I had read every damn thing else tonight hehe

If that aint reason enough I dont know what is.. and to tell you the truth...

because my entire life is a 911 call...

I didnt even realize it was in capitol letters till it was pointed out

either that, or Im not paying attention

could go either way

Im in a funk

and rambling...

now Im gone

Tima

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LeeJ
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23 posted 08-11-2005 08:18 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

HA, I READ IT CUZ YOU TOLD ME TO...
TALK ABOUT the POWER of women?????
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24 posted 08-11-2005 08:59 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

I came for I am a moth to your flame.  

titles???

Alliterations of course.
(or maybe I stutter)

I'll bare the brunt of your long buried pain
I don't mind helping you out ...
But I want you to remember my name

Alanis

 
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