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Balladeer
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0 posted 04-24-2002 02:28 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer


Way back when, in October of 1999, some of our poets participated in a project entitled My Home Town, in which members posted a poem about where they lived. They could choose their city or, if they preferred, their state, area or country. It was quite a success. We found that it gave us insight into each poet's life to the point where we felt we knew them better than just a name on the screen. It greatly increased the familiarity we shared with each other. Well, that was then and this is now. Passions has grown by leaps and bounds and many more countries are represented now than back then. Also our membership has increased substantially. So...we propose to do it again.
   Should you care to join in, please write a poem about your home town or area in which you live. E-mail them to me at bigroach@gate.net and I will compile them into a collaberation of all participating poets. If you would like to see the first one, please go to.. http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum69/HTML/000849.html

If you feel you would like to participate but need some time to complete it, please let me know so that I can wait for you. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how you may look at poets in different ways after viewing the world through their eyes based on their surroundings....and you will learn a lot more about your country and the world, in general.

Happy writing.....
Sunshine
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1 posted 04-24-2002 03:13 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


Gee 1999...I remember that year!  And as things change about home towns, I won't submit what I wrote before, but will add to it substantially....so yes, count me on board!
RosePetal
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2 posted 04-24-2002 03:23 PM       View Profile for RosePetal   Email RosePetal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for RosePetal

i'll just sit this one out and watch since u already wrote about my hometown..err I mean OUR hometown
Janet Marie
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3 posted 04-24-2002 04:01 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Deer ..that link goes to your Hoot at Nans thread...I think you mean this one...
dont confuse the moth baby...shes flying blind as it is
http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum69/HTML/000889.html
Titia Geertman
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4 posted 04-24-2002 05:48 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman


Count me in too, please, Deer
for I live in a lovely country here
My hometown is the open land
Just wait untill my poem is send

Titia

A rose is a rose is a rose...I guess...
Check out my new website: lookheretitia.fcpages.com (I didn't 'link' this, so it won't take too much space).I

Christopher
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Purgatorial Incarceration


5 posted 04-24-2002 06:31 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

you're BOTH confusing me!!! :dizzy:

I believe the following was the first community Home Town poem: http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum20/HTML/000850.html

Peace,

C
Honeybee
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6 posted 04-24-2002 06:45 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee


Count me in, It will probably be a tribute to Canada as a whole

"Poetry is not an opinion expressed...
it is a song that rises from a bleeding
wound...or a smiling mouth"

~Kahlil Gibran~

Mysteria
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7 posted 04-24-2002 08:11 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Melissa, I am pooped, want to do one together LOL if not, I will just watch (I'm still unpacking).

~* Sharon *~

rosepetals25
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8 posted 04-24-2002 09:27 PM       View Profile for rosepetals25   Email rosepetals25   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rosepetals25

How long do we have? I am definately interested, but my muse may not be, LOL.  

Tara
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9 posted 04-24-2002 10:07 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I would think a week to ten days should give everyone enough time. We will play it by ear and see how it goes...

Melissa...Canada is not a hole!!!
doreen peri
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10 posted 04-24-2002 10:42 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

your home town....?

i remember this... i felt so at home there...

i'll check it out, michael

it's great to do community poetry.. i'm not sure how it works, tho.... it's been a long long time......

tomorrow ..
after i make it through tonight,
i'll click on the link
maybe add some insight

cool project.... i like that! nothing like collaborative efforts....

thanks, sweet Poet..... maybe i'll write a few lines about pool halls and swimming pools and public transportation..... that's what we've got out here in my home town.... *wink

Honeybee
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11 posted 04-25-2002 12:47 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee

hehe M'deer, don't make me come over there!!!

And Sharon, okies, let's write one together!
Marge Tindal
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12 posted 04-25-2002 09:25 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Hey .... wanna come watch me mow ?
LOL .. by the time they're published ... I'll be moved !
Does that mean I get to do TWO ?  LOL~
I'm in !  Check your e-mail~
*HUGS*
~*Marge*~

~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
         noles1@totcon.com                    

Balladeer
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13 posted 04-25-2002 11:27 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Ok, things are moving along...I have

Sunshine
Titia
Marsha
Krissy
Keth
Marge
Napalms...under construction
SmartChick...under construction
Melissa & Mysteria......promised
Kit...promised

I hope to get more participation. Any poets who participated in the first one and would like that poem used may tell me and it shall be done....
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14 posted 04-26-2002 09:16 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Well, since I've now landed in Houston, can I just borrow Lucie's from the first round??? LOL On the other hand... I'm not sure I consider the place HOME... the werk monster dragged me here. *S*
Denise
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15 posted 04-26-2002 08:35 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Okay, Michael, I'd love it if you'd use the one I had submitted the first time around! Thanks! Hey, I love your new pic, too!
Balladeer
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16 posted 04-28-2002 12:48 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Suthern gal, you can send one about anywhere! SInce you're determined to chase that evil Toe, how about Fantasyland?

Ok, Denise! Thank you!!

Poet deVine - received
Victoria    - received

keep 'em coming!
Martie
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Count me in, Michael, I think.
Madame Chipmunk
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18 posted 04-28-2002 07:01 PM       View Profile for Madame Chipmunk   Email Madame Chipmunk   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Madame Chipmunk's Home Page   View IP for Madame Chipmunk

I posted one a long time ago about my home town...it wasn't back in 99 though, because I've only been posting here since last December...can I re-post it?

I think this is a great idea, Michael

Lyra

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"poetry is life distilled"  Gwendolyn Brooks

Balladeer
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19 posted 04-28-2002 08:25 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

sure, Madame C....just e-mail it to me, if you will, and I'll include it happily.
Honeybee
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20 posted 04-28-2002 09:18 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee


Here's an update m'deer:
Sharon has decided to write a hometown poem afterall in tribute to Vancouver

But, lazy ole me can't muster the time to write one about St. Catharines (the garden city).
So, is it okay if I just submit an oldie tributing Canada?  
If not, it's all good!

"Poetry is not an opinion expressed...
it is a song that rises from a bleeding
wound...or a smiling mouth"

~Kahlil Gibran~

Balladeer
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21 posted 04-30-2002 07:09 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Sorry, patootie. This is actually an effort to show a little of our lives to the other members...where we live, what we see, the characteristics of our surroundings which adds a personal touch to the name on the screen....just a general poem about a country really doesn't do that, yanno?

Things are moving along..

So far I have...

Sunshine
Kethry
Titia
Muys
Marsha
Krissy
Marge
Victoria
PDV
Madame Chipmunk
Denise

All you promisers need to get going. I'd like to wind this up by the weekend and present it next Monday...

Onward, Passion soldiers!!
 
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