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Poet deVine
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0 posted 05-31-2002 12:04 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine


Which would you like more? An email letter or a 'real' letter - envelope/stationary/stamp...

When what the last time you got a really good snail mail letter?
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1 posted 05-31-2002 12:36 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

The lost art
of letter writing--
perfect paper
and ink just so

perfumed mists
and penmanship
rough drafts
rumpling the floor

ellipses
eclipse
signify
a certain want of more...

A waxen seal
bespeaks the truth
clear intent
determined couth

hand delivery
denotes
patience due
of love that waits.

Essence of the soul
in ink--
drops of sweat
in proof of think

And tears
that stain
create rainbow
from papered fragile hue...
The fears
of pain
will travel road...
a postmark left, 'tween me and you.
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2 posted 05-31-2002 12:39 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Beautiful....I take that as a yes...
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3 posted 05-31-2002 12:49 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

ok, now my answer is gonna suck next to Serenity's

I would love regular mail, I never get mail....emails are great and i enjoy them even though my time online has been cut lately...but I like seeing the way people write. good question!!
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4 posted 05-31-2002 01:27 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Sue? Oh lovie, your answer did not "suck"!

I think, if you forgive me for presuming? Is what you meant, that you cannot "hold" an e mail, you can't finger the edges lovingly...you can't sleep with it under your pillow. You cannot sniff the paper and smell the scent (or imagine the scent) of your loved one actually there.

There is something, just very romantic, about ink and paper...smiling, but if I didn't think so? I doubt I'd attempt poetry.

(Oh...and always send an empty page addressed to self...smile..an empty page? BEGS AN ANSWER...)<--serenity's helpful hint It might not be the answer you'd like, but it all looks good on pretty paper...

Hugs, both of you.
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5 posted 05-31-2002 07:46 AM       View Profile for Alicia   Email Alicia   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicia

~A 'real' letter. With all the little touches of the 'sender' that it brings,...definately. And I last received one on May 15th. -- (for her).  *Peace.
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6 posted 05-31-2002 09:04 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

I enjoy each and every piece of email I receive from friends but there is a special thrill that happens when I open the snail mail box and something is in there from someone that took the time to pen a letter to me. I find those very endearing and keep them in a box. Emails generally find their way to the recycle bin.

There's the man I chose. There's my territory.....Shakira

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7 posted 05-31-2002 09:18 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

So should we start a 'pen pal' list?
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Email is my preferred method of written communication.  I find I can no longer write (not that I ever could).  My signature on credit card slips is illegible.  I've always had bad handwriting and I'm blaming it on my grade school teachers  
Even if I sent a letter it would be done on MS Word and printed out for my illegible signature.
I am a victim of computer technology ... and I LOVE it  
If I need to pitch woo, my poetry will have to do.  And, if I need to support that effort, I will call on the phone and woo her in baritone  


Fool, said my Muse to me, look in thy heart and write.

[This message has been edited by Interloper (05-31-2002 12:37 PM).]

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9 posted 05-31-2002 01:51 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

Sharon, that's such a good idea!  I love getting/sending "real" mail - a pen pal list would be very cool.  
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Laughing at Bob's answer.
I would like a romantic old letter, done in beautiful stationary, wax sealed, scented, and so on. (But only a woman would ever send one, and since I am inclined to prefer men, I won't hold my breath)
I do like the immediacy of email, though,it is good to get a response the same day, rather than 5 days later.
Sandra
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11 posted 06-01-2002 12:19 AM       View Profile for Jamie   Email Jamie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jamie's Home Page   View IP for Jamie

i love getting handwritten letters.
my penmanship is so horrible though i always type mine on the putey. not the same i know, but at least it can be read.--lol

ahhh fragrant letters from home--the memories...lol

J
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ah - yes, there are a couple that i remember that are special to me... sadly, i only have one left. still, you can do things with normal letters that you can't trhough email... put special things in them, draw pictures, doodle, etc. yes... though i have to agree with Jamie - my penmanship was bad enough before i started using the computer to type everything - now? hahaha - only if you're my mom or a cryptologist!
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13 posted 06-01-2002 09:36 AM       View Profile for Tracey   Email Tracey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tracey

Iím fortunate enough to get snail mail and e-mail from someone very dear to me. I love the speed of e-mail, but nothing compares to the real stuff, with his handwriting that I can touch and keep forever. There is so very little mail like that (usually just bills and adverts), that it is such a joy to find a lovely letter or card when I open the mailbox.

Everything is possible in the game of life
    (Simple Minds-Promised You a Miracle)

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14 posted 06-02-2002 10:34 AM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Having once had a very (even been called "pretty" YUK!) nice  handwriting - that has, since computers came into vogue, turned to dog do-do, and having written many letters similar to MOON's preference (not perfume, etc...), in long-hand, I would not leave email writing for anything in the world.  It's so easy, spells so much better (but not always) and is so-much-faster to accomplish that I don't miss the labors of "handwriting" one iota!

Thank god for email and computers in general!  I miss that bit of the past (penmanship), not!

Sorry.

jwesley
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Who can afford the stamps?  I love writing "real" letters, I love receiving them!  The tangible in the reality of a letter that cannot be taken back, is yours to keep, is something that cannot be exchanged in an e-mail.

And I think the Serene One should post her poem in Open!
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16 posted 06-02-2002 07:43 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Well I love e-mails. Long, in depth e-mails.
Letters are nice to get, but what happens after? I keep them all....so I have to sort them into this file and bla bla bla too much work. Letters are nice, especially when from a foreign place....but i like long e-mails more.
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17 posted 06-04-2002 04:44 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

pen pal list soounds like a great idea
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18 posted 06-05-2002 01:27 PM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

Real Mail.....I love emails as that is a quick easy way to say hello how are you thingy, but I agree with Sunshine, a real letter you can keep....in a safe place to read over and over....


Lauren~

I would rather have one breath of his hair,
one kiss of his mouth,
one touch of his hand
than an eternity without it.

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19 posted 06-05-2002 04:53 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

*sigh* In a time when my computer access is very very limited and will be for a while, I would LOVE to be part of a pen pal list. I love using stationary when I can.

How grave is my condition, for I cannot find the words to say, I need you so.
~Sarah MacLachlan~

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20 posted 06-05-2002 04:59 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

there's nothing better than a real letter. . .

it's something that you can hold onto. . . and make yours. . .

I love to write letters. . . but, sometimes. . . I get carried away. . . I've been known to use 18 pages of 8 1/2 X 11 paper. . . BOTH SIDES!!  LOL

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I like real mail! It has been a real long time, since I recieved mail from anyone, other than for bills. A pen pal list sounds good to me.
 
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