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25 posted 12-04-2002 11:18 PM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

I, personally think that more people like poetry than we know.
Some of them, especially  SOME  men, think it's not masculine enough.
That's one of the many reason that I love my "love" so much. He knows
that he's very masculine, and therefore, he isn't afraid of anyone
knowing that he loves poetry....reading and writing it.
I've had lots of women friends through the years who love it
as much as I do, but not many men friends.
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26 posted 12-05-2002 11:52 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I just got my book!
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27 posted 12-05-2002 02:43 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

Well Denise..now at least you'll have something to start fires with should you need to keep warm.. Can't think of what else his book would be good for... ( laughing)
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28 posted 12-05-2002 06:18 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

OUCH! That really hurts, Ron! I am wounded! (but I expect to recover )

Denise, I can't believe that. I sent it several weeks ago with postal assurances it would be there in 4-6 days!! Surely they wouldn't lie!!
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They didn't lie to you, Michael! I did get your book in about 3-4 days! And it's a real

The book that Ron and I are referring to is the autographed copy of Andy Rooney's new book "Common Nonsense" that I got today at work (the organizer of our Visiting Authors Program saved me one!)

So...tonight it will be a bit of "'Deer and a bit of Andy!

Perish the thought, Ron! I have my Love to keep me warm!

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(laughing) I had not even thought of you getting Deer's book as well.... to burn his book would be a sin! His should be used for its proper purpose.

Rooney on the other hand.... well I'm not even sure it would be a good fire starter since he is all wet... the pages may not even burn...

Denise.. I'm happy you have your love to keep you warm, everyone should... just don't expect it to be any more passionate after you digest Rooney..... again it is like throwing a wet blanket on the fire..
(chuckling)  

( sure hope everyone knows I am not serious)
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LOL! Ron, your sense of humor is obvious...and refreshing!

hehe...ok, Denise, I got confused, too! "Too many books spoil the 'deer"..or something like that.

I'm glad you enjoy my book and the one by that other fella
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32 posted 12-06-2002 01:27 AM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Michael, I'm gonna get your book after Christmas.
(Just in case you didn't see your thread in "discussions",
Thought I'd tell you here. Didn't want you to think I forgot)  

"Love makes the world go around"
~~with love and hugs from Ethel~~
                  

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33 posted 12-06-2002 07:13 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

A very interesting conversation.

I think Denise has the line in this thread that stuck out the most for me:
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I think that the average man on the street has never had any great interest in poetry.
I would agree with this completely. Even if you go back to the balladeers, Shakespeare, etc., you find the common man isn't so much into the poetry as much as they are the social and entertainment aspects. As also has been mentioned, those areas have been filled by numerous other things, shuffling poetry off to the more 'intellectual' and 'romantic' side.

I think back to High School and Junior High and I remember that poetry was a big part of communication between the sexes and also a big medium for telling jokes. I don't recall my poetry classes (if I had any) but I do remember that pretty much everyone wrote something they called 'poetry' at one time or another.

Today - I still know tons of people who, if they don't write it, at least appreciate poetry. Most of them wouldn't likely be able to tell you who their favorite poet was (or you'd end up with an answer like you suggested Michael)... but I BET, if you asked people here at Passions, you'd end up with a very similar response.

I don't think that Free Verse is any harder or easier to read the rhymed poetry. I think it is far more open to vagueness, which makes it easier to be misunderstood, or difficult to understand. There is something about Free Verse that leaves one open to multiple meanings, vague impressions, etc. But you can do the same in a rhyming poem, or NOT do it in free verse. I personally feel that what many consider free verse is just random thoughts without any serious intent behind it, made easier because it doesn't have to rhyme. Of course, I also feel a lot of rhymed poetry is just random thoughts without any serious intent behind it, made easier because the rhyme helps distract the reader from vacuity.

Oh - and a final comment. No one would ever think of using your book to start a fire Mike... it'd last MUCH longer as a dartboard!

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34 posted 12-06-2002 09:48 AM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

Christopher,
  you are probably too young to remember what the Sears and Roebuck catalog was used for once it expired... I'm sure Deer knows how to use a book properly...

(laughing)

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35 posted 12-06-2002 09:24 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

ROFL
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36 posted 12-07-2002 09:09 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

i am too young to remember, but that never stopped pop from telling me all about it
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37 posted 12-07-2002 09:35 AM       View Profile for garysgirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit garysgirl's Home Page   View IP for garysgirl

Some of my ancestors used the catalog and corn cobs......
for something????

~Ethel~
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I'm never more grateful not to have lived in the times of our ancestors (though sometimes I think it would be neat to dress like the women did in the 1700 & 1800's, with those long swishy dresses!), than when I realize all the modern conveniences that they didn't have.

I wish I could share some of the Andy Rooney book, 'Common Nonsense', with you all, but I can't due to that darned copyright stipulation (only parts can be quoted as part of a review...hey, can I do a review?!) It's really fun, light reading with lots of good stuff. Especially interesting to me were the essays on some famous writers, like Shakespeare and Abe Lincoln and what a publicist may have done to their famous words, if they had had publicists! Funny stuff!  
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39 posted 12-08-2002 07:07 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I see nothing funny joking about that!   Some of my paper cuts have never properly healed!!!
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Fuuunnnnyyyy Balladeer.......  


~Ethel~
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I think poetry has lost its appeal for the simple reason that people have become stupid. Art and Poetry are frowned upon but American Idol and Surivior are lapped up by the salivating masses.
 
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