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0 posted 10-02-2003 12:45 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair


words you have written?
words you have read?
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1 posted 10-02-2003 01:04 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

for me...

the words I have written: ( smiling)
those about Iambe

the words I have read: tougher choice...
but probably "Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee..."
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words i've written..hmmm i'll come back to that when i find some

words i have read, hard to narrow down.. especially any single passage. For me Siddartha,Demian and Narcissus and Goldmun by Herman Hesse all encapsulate the struggle and I am greatful for them
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yeah...I'm smiling too at your answer


of my own work...

older poems: several De'Vante writes
recent ones: my ocean inspired/"tigerboyee" writes.


now to pick one fave of all others words I have read is so very hard...so many songs lyrics and poems have influenced me...but if I have to pick one thing that has always stayed with me since first reading/hearing it....one that still gives me chills when I hear it ...I would have to choose ...


"I have a dream my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

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And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands."

                "Free at last, free at last.

                Thank God Almighty, we are free at last."



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4 posted 10-02-2003 03:07 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

Raph.... you are too critical I think of your own words...I've seen many I would have been proud to have written. this for example:

I greedily keep
the finest vintages
for myself
These draughts
made to savour
not swill
Revel in tastes
of sweetest fruit
Captured
perfect and decisive
as a Bresson
Aged with reverance
Revered with age


as for your chose of words read... those I can see as fitting you well....

JM... quit grinning at my answer..lol

you choice of the words you have written would have mirrored mine should I have chosen for you...

you choice of the I have a Dream speech... perfect...


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Words I have written??? Hmmmm.... Actually, I had to give a speech about my father some years back,for a Marine Corps League function I was attending. It took me the better part of 2 weeks to write it, however, I still didn't have the ending until the day before the speech when I firmly believe my father wrote the first couple of sentances forme to get me on the way. That speech was jsut too perfect. And for once, I wrote exactly what it was I wanted tio say, with very little editing, and there were no moments afterward of "Well, I should have said..."

Words I've read??  A poem that my grandfather wrote about living life as a postage stamp. It was about not letting people get you down. The more you lick a stamp, and the harder you try to put it under your thumb, the harder it sticks. I first read that when I was a freshman in high scholol, and a total loser... in my mind. Those words from a man who was 10 years dead helped me get through.

We are all equal but we’re individually different
and able to reach the impossible if we try.

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Ringo... having not heard or read the speech you gave for your father I can only imagine, but I know being able to say the things inside sometimes is not an easy thing... to do so in a public forum and pay homage to someone you love, that is memorable indeed.

your grandfather's poem.. ( smiling) that... I understand completely. Not because I know the poem, but because my own grandfather was instrumental in getting me through some tough time.

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7 posted 10-02-2003 03:31 PM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

  Well, I'm smiling at the question and ya'lls answers.  
I just wrote a few lines that are now among my favorites, will hopefully have them ready for human absorption soon.  And favorite words I've read...will have to think on that one a bit.  
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8 posted 10-02-2003 03:37 PM       View Profile for Wind   Email Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wind

ehh...I'll get back to you on this one

And the angel said unto me, "These are the cries of the carrots, the cries of the carrots!"
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Eliza...I mean Liz.. you and Duncan seem to be cut from the same cloth..avoid the direct answer if at all possible and instead defer it to a time when no one knows what you are talking about.. LOL....

you two slackers....
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My favorite lines by people from here...I don't feel like telling you for some reason...

I think I'm gonna do one of my disapwiring acts for a while...

no complaining please...

And the angel said unto me, "These are the cries of the carrots, the cries of the carrots!"
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This by Stephen Crane
undeniably the best . . .

Stephen Crane - In the desert (III)

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said: "Is it good, friend?"
"It is bitter - bitter," he answered;
"But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart."
http://www.americanpoems.com/poets/stephencrane/






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Very fine choice Sue...

now what about the words you have written?

your favorites????

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Favorite words written:

A Kiss

Shhh ... hear that? That's my heart.
A gentle muscle pumping blood around my body.
I love it when we hold hands like this,
so the sun comes up between the web of the world's fingers.
I love sharing a new kiss, a new wish.
Mmm ... your breath is so soft
sipping coffee smoking cigarettes.

I open a book of poetry
and read you a passage about love.
Poets will never understand how boring a subject that is.
I'll settle for the closeness of your touch,
the hidden watchwords of your lips,
the way your eyes act like gentle diamonds
reflecting the floating light.

I'll stay out here with you all day,
until god closes one eye and opens the other,
turns his head to watch us together.
I'll fall asleep with you asleep against me,
your hair brushing my lips, each strand
a touch in the night.

Sleep well, my other.
Sleep well and on into the day.

I whisper:
I will give you everything you'll ever need
with my kiss.
Brush the sunlight from your hair,
sink against me,
and let smoke waver from your lips.

You nod your head and close your eyes.
For now, we are here.


Favorite read:

"Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird," by Wallace Stevens.
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Mikey... those words are indeed filled with the tender understanding of love and of sharing it....

as for your favorite read... I'll have to check it out, I'm not familiar with it.

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15 posted 10-03-2003 01:24 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Serenity enters jumping up and down!

Raph! RAPH!!! Y'paying attention?

""Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee...""

NOW HOW WEIRD IS THAT???


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Ser.... weird? want to explain to a dumb old country boy what it is you are talking about here????

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17 posted 10-03-2003 01:48 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Stop calling yerself dumb. I never fell for that yanno.

But okay.

Raph and I had a discussion of sorts regarding "sychronicity". Just this morning I e mailed him with my latest "message from the universe." (chuckling, but not really chuckling NOW, thank you)

Recently, on a daily basis, I have been hearing the term "wake up call" EVERYWHERE.
Television, conversation, radio, etc. So the day before yesterday, I was looking through a stack of books that was being donated to Charity and I saw a copy of a book called "Wake up Call." As I told Raph, I looked up at the sky, and said "Okay. I'll READ it." But when I picked it up to give a look, I realized that another book had been put in that sleeve. There within the sleeve of "wake up call" was a copy of "For whom the bell tolls".

Now I explain further--with the increasing amount of deaths that is being experienced in my little circle of associates, there has been some speculation of "Who will be next?"
(We figure we've been averaging a death a month for the past two and one half years)

um...kinda creepy, eh? And if I should happen to be Miss October (although I am not among the bookie's favorites) it will most CERTAINLY be creepy...

and that is what is WEIRD, as defined by my admittedly already weird life.
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Ser... of course the quote I used is not from the book you mention but used in the book as the title and as an introduction. The point perhaps..which I think Hemingway illustrated all too well in that particular book may indeed be a wake up call for us all...

sorry to weird you out...

now answer my questions!!!!  lol

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19 posted 10-03-2003 02:05 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

My point was the SYNCHRONICITY...and you know that. sigh and grumble. You'd think you'd take it easy on a gal, considering!

favorite words I've written?

I think I'm at a point now where I don't believe I have any--I don't like my work, and I believe I've only been half-heartedly writing for some time now.

favorite words I've read?

Easy. "I love you."
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20 posted 10-03-2003 02:34 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

you do an injustice to your writing... but I do understand the not feeling like you have done anything but half hearted..I usually always feel that way about my own words...

your choice of words written.. perhaps the ultimate... who would not or has not thrilled at those words??

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21 posted 10-03-2003 02:47 PM       View Profile for Kaoru   Email Kaoru   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kaoru

I'd agree with Raph on this one.. Just about anything by Hesse is amazing..

I do love Voltaire, though...and Nietzsche.. woah.
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quote:
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting-place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead who struggled here have consecrated it far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us; that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion;that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.

As for the why of my liking this, it is simply because Lincoln felt it would be forgotten.  He did not write for posterity, he wrote for the moment.  He spoke to the people, and I never forget, that We are still those people to whom he spoke.  [And, because it always makes my throat close up when I read it, even in silence...]

Don't even begin to ask what current day writers I so enjoy...I'll be here all weekend naming poets of Passions...as well as published poets who don't yet know we exist...

Of my own?  Pick one.  That's it.  If you pick it, then I'm smiling.  But I would have to say, of my own, they would be those that treat me and my throat like Lincoln's address...I can't read them aloud...because they pull the emotion up too tight.

Interesting thread, Cap'n...I'm winking at your response, as well...

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Voltaire... now there is a choice... interesting mix you have chosen..

but not an answer to the question of what are your favorite words you have written??

come now... anyone who writes as well as you, must have a favorite passage or phrase you've done...

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Sunshine... That particular address was not intended to be remembered..but lasted for the very reasons you give..it pulled the truth and the emotions to high not to.

of your own... I am surprised so few of you offer anything..a personal favorite...

seems a pity... I would have liked to know, what it was in each of you that you had written and it had been the thing you were most proud of, or that had reached inside you and represented something special...
 
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