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Poet deVine
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0 posted 01-27-2003 06:11 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/2541761.stm


quote:

A North East writer has been given a grant of 2,000 to use sheep to create random poems, which also utilise the deepest workings of the universe.
The money has been provided by Northern Arts for Valerie Laws to create a new form of "random" literature.

Each of the animals has a word from a poem written on their backs and as they wander about the words take a new poetic form each time they come to rest



What do you think?
brian madden
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1 posted 01-27-2003 06:38 PM       View Profile for brian madden   Email brian madden   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian madden

I thought I was the only person who used this method to write poetry. I am going to have to speak to my lawyers.

got hips like cinderella must be having a good shame talking sweet about nothing
cookie i think you're tame" The Pixies

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2 posted 01-27-2003 07:59 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Or your sheep...
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ROTFLMAO at that image.  What a silly thought. Will they jump over fences in my sleep? Perhaps that's the newest muse methodology?
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4 posted 01-27-2003 08:42 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

And now it can be revealed how Shakespeare REALLY wrote all his stuff:

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http://poetdevine.netpoets.net/Shakespeare.html

[This message has been edited by Poet deVine (01-27-2003 08:45 PM).]

anonymousfemale
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5 posted 01-27-2003 08:54 PM       View Profile for anonymousfemale   Email anonymousfemale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for anonymousfemale

lol - amusing. You know everything's gone haywire when they have to use animals and spray paint as poetic inspiration rather than for assorted naughtiness.

"Write something, even if it's just a suicide note." -- Gore Vidal

[This message has been edited by anonymousfemale (01-27-2003 08:55 PM).]

hush
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6 posted 01-27-2003 09:19 PM       View Profile for hush   Email hush   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for hush

What a neat idea...
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Personally, I think it's a baaaaaaaaaaaaaad idea.

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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8 posted 01-27-2003 11:41 PM       View Profile for Kielo   Email Kielo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kielo

I'm a sheep... Somehow I think this was a bad thread in which to make that revelation... Leaving now...

Kielo

I know only one thing, and that thing is that I know nothing.

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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
                 --Aldous Huxley

Kielo
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10 posted 01-28-2003 12:16 AM       View Profile for Kielo   Email Kielo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kielo

Are you laughing at my sheepiness? I warn you, I am a sheep! You may laugh at my brains, my wool, or my smartness, but if you laugh at my sheepiness, one of us must die!

Bernard Shaw has my most humble apologies for butchering one of his lines... It was one of my favorites... Passion, Poison and Petrifaction.

Kielo

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11 posted 01-28-2003 07:06 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

http://www.magneticpoetry.com/magnet/vmpa.htm  I think they stole the idea from THIS place!
Nan
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Didn't Homer use sheep in the "Odyssey"?... Is the Cyclops writing this new poetry???..
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Ok, everyone grab a placard with the word of your choice and get in line!

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (01-28-2003 08:50 AM).]

brian madden
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Sharon, I don't use sheep everyone knows can't read as for their grasp on rhyme and assonance well don't even get me started....

I mean "Baa Ram Ewe, to your fleece your kind this creed be true" what kind of poetry is that?  


got hips like cinderella must be having a good shame talking sweet about nothing
cookie i think you're tame" The Pixies

[This message has been edited by brian madden (01-28-2003 04:02 PM).]

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15 posted 01-28-2003 05:16 PM       View Profile for Marshalzu   Email Marshalzu   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marshalzu's Home Page   View IP for Marshalzu

1. Take money and buy return fair for bus and journey into town.

2. Buy a pen, pad and hat.

3. Buy and consume coffee.

4. Write words on peices of torn up paper from the pad.

5. Get members of the public to pick a peice of paper out of the hat.

6. Write poem on remainder of pad with chosen words.

7. Put hat on head.

8. Travel home.

Estimated Cost 10

This story came out of my area, now I'm not big in the arts scene but I know the value of money and I have to say that Northern Arts have made a huge mistake. A can of spray paint costs 2.50 each even if they bought 100 cans that would be 250 and sheep go for around 3 each in places... so thats only 300 if you but 100, we are now upto 550... now you don't need an artist to write words on sheep so no fee there and you can sell them straight on after you've finished with them so I fail to see where the rest of the money is being spent...
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girls, booze and cars.

Monkey!!

 
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