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Alison
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Lumpy oatmeal makes me crazy!


0 posted 03-13-2009 01:58 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Alison


© Copyright 2009 Alison - All Rights Reserved
Marc-Andre
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1 posted 03-13-2009 02:36 AM       View Profile for Marc-Andre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marc-Andre

Alison,

The picture, the words, and the font combine into an impressive piece of art.

Mark
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2 posted 03-13-2009 07:36 AM       View Profile for Rick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rick's Home Page   View IP for Rick

Dear Alison, very creative and very much enjoyed my friend.

Rick
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3 posted 03-13-2009 07:49 AM       View Profile for 2islander2   Email 2islander2   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2islander2

Dear alison, this is awesome....The effect of the photo is perfect and beautiful.

yann
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4 posted 03-13-2009 07:58 AM       View Profile for Dark Stranger   Email Dark Stranger   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Stranger

ms ali-san

"quothe the Raven...ya'll got pizza"
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5 posted 03-13-2009 09:45 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

this is so awesome Alison!!! Wow, love that...what a great picture and then your words with...it's excellent
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6 posted 03-13-2009 09:47 AM       View Profile for Chalmette Guy   Email Chalmette Guy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Chalmette Guy

For some reason, I can't see the picture/poem...?
Damn work filters.
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7 posted 03-13-2009 10:30 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

Curious indeed and ... strange, why do I see a dog's face packed in raven's feathers!!
The one in flight has a wonderful silhouette!
You are such a cute girl, so talented!

Love,
Margherita
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wonderfully done! I enjoyed this!
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yes ... definitively most EXCELLENT!

MUCH sustained applause!!
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10 posted 03-15-2009 01:33 AM       View Profile for turtle   Email turtle   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for turtle

Quote:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Raven

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore.


Edgar Allan Poe
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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Alison,
Very well done, I like that.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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12 posted 03-15-2009 10:22 AM       View Profile for TinaTrivett   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TinaTrivett

Isn't that just like a Raven? Loved this Alison...and love your new avatar.
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My usual maxim is that a poem of any sort must stand or fall on its words alone but this fine haiku is definitely enhanced by the photo.
Excellent.
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14 posted 03-15-2009 09:02 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

I'm always intrigued by your poetry as well as your photography!

Great presentation, Alison~
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15 posted 03-15-2009 09:30 PM       View Profile for Krawdad   Email Krawdad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krawdad

             Raven, the smart one
             knows more than most give credit
             Chuckles and cackels
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16 posted 03-15-2009 10:30 PM       View Profile for Oklahoma Rose   Email Oklahoma Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Oklahoma Rose

Alison, this is fantastic. The picture is perfect.
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17 posted 03-15-2009 11:46 PM       View Profile for Bill Charles   Email Bill Charles   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bill Charles

Alison - opened this one up and was nicely surprised. Those Ravens are something else. At times I believe they do watch to see what we're doing. Very nicely done...

BC
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18 posted 03-16-2009 03:56 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Thank you, Mark, Rick and yann.  You all made me smile - and I do so love to smile.

D - That's exactly what he was doing.  He was peering into the back of a truck when I took this.  So, I told him if he would let me take his picture you would bring the pizza!

Thanks, SEA Doll.

Chalmette Guy, if it is any consolation.  I can't see it from my work computer either.  Hope that you did get to see it finally.

Margherita, thank you so much.  Here's my secret (don't tell anyone now, okay?).  That is the same bird.  I added him in again because it just looked right.  I got him flying off when someone drove by with their stereo blaring in their car.  He don't like rap!  Love you.

Bruce, thank you much.  Your opinion matters.

Dixie, thank you, girly.

Hey, Larry!  Thanks for reading.

Yep, Turtle, I have read that one too.  This raven said it was over-rated from a raven's stand point.  But, that was his ego talking - not mine.

Thank you, Tina.

David, thank you.  It might work because the pictures are mine too.  I think when I combine the mediums it often works for that reason.  It works for me when I am relaxing at night any way.  Welcome back.

Blues Serenade - thank you.

KrawDad -- exactly!

Sue & Bill - thank you both very much.  I am truly glad that you enjoyed.

--

Again to all -- my appreciation for the time that you take to let me know your thoughts.

Alison
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19 posted 03-16-2009 06:18 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

The cover model for Raven magazine?
Ya gotta love raven antics and attitude!
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20 posted 03-16-2009 09:19 AM       View Profile for ThisDiamond   Email ThisDiamond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ThisDiamond's Home Page   View IP for ThisDiamond

Such attitude is the darkling of the forest!
Cool write
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21 posted 03-16-2009 09:31 AM       View Profile for Robert E. Jordan   Email Robert E. Jordan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Robert E. Jordan

Yo Alison,

Nice poem and picture of ravens.

I can walk from my house down to the house where Edgar Allen Poe wrote "The Raven", down around Seventh and Spring Garden Streets.

All Philly kids have to learn "The Raven" by heart.

Love Bobby
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Thank you, Kacy, Bobby and TD.  I am sorry that I am so late in showing my appreciation of your comments.

xoxoxo
Alison
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     I enjoyed this.  

     I think the poem can stand alone, should you wish it to.  I'd like to be able to see the photo without the poem, simply to get a chance to enjoy it as a photo, no crit implied.  I simply think it'd look great.

     I think it was Richard Wilbur that I once saw write a poem out of a series of haiku.  This poem is complete in itself of course, but I wonder what you think of Wilbur and his work.  Folks don't talk about him much any more, and I think that's a very great shame since he's such a great poem (I meant "poet," but I like "poem" when talking about Wilbur as well, so I haven't taken it out) and a great formalist as well.

All my best, Bob Kaven  

[This message has been edited by Bob K (08-04-2009 01:29 AM).]

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24 posted 08-03-2009 11:10 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Bob,

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.  Honestly, I have not read Wilbur's work - but will now that you have told me of him.  I'll be happy to share my thoughts.  The picture with no words is on its way (via email) to you.

Thank you again.

Alison
 
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