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quietlydying
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25 posted 03-13-2003 02:48 PM       View Profile for quietlydying   Email quietlydying   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for quietlydying

since you happened to be blessed with such amazing reading and typing speeds, perhaps you could take the remaining time and use it to correct your grammar and spelling.

that way no one would notice you're such a fast typer and it would avoid such mistakes as 'jest'.  it's a win-win situation.

/jen/

'Christianity is the complete negation of common sense and sound reason.'
-- Mikhail Bakunin


[This message has been edited by quietlydying (03-14-2003 05:36 PM).]

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26 posted 03-13-2003 07:26 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

Yeah, I'm going for 1 and 4.  Only becaue I'm one of those self-important, egomaniacs who only want others to read my marvelous work and comment on it.  I would prefer long, in-depth commentary, so I know that the reader has gleaned something from my work... oh hell, who am I kidding?  I love replies and I like to get bumped, but when I write a piece it has (or maybe not) meaning to me that may or may not be apparent to those who read it.  I am fond of thinking that poetry is a multi colored canvas, each of us sees something different on the same canvase.  I like to hear what others think my poetry means, but I also cringe inside (just a little) when the reader makes assumptions of the meaning of the poem.  One could write a poem about being raped and will get a dozen responses tell them to 'hang in there' or to 'get some help' or you have my sympathies, etc.  All assuming that the poem is a reflection of the reality of the poet's life and not merely a poem she or he wrote.

What the heck was I talking about?   I hate it when that happens....

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27 posted 03-14-2003 03:36 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

ps jen - it's happen, not happened... .

[This message has been edited by Severn (03-14-2003 03:37 AM).]

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28 posted 03-14-2003 07:37 AM       View Profile for Opeth   Email Opeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Opeth

"Opeth, were the poems in question submissions for the book? I think some of those are reposts and are getting cursory replies just so the reader can vote. Take a sampling of poems from Open 22 and let's see what you get."

~ They random sampling was drawn from the Open 22 folder.
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29 posted 03-14-2003 09:26 AM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

Severn, depends whether she means "blessed" as an adjective or a past-tense verb.  Come on now, Jen knows what she's doing.  
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30 posted 03-14-2003 04:46 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

(chuckling)... my my we are a sensitive bunch aren't we...

I happen to be blessed with a high reading and comprehension "skill".... and can often pull the meaning from a poem in rather short order..then respond rather quickly as well..
Now just because I can..does not mean that in the process I truly took time to appreciate the nuances and word play that are so much a poets brush... still doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the poem or think it was an excellent piece...

I also enjoy, however, the nuance and subtle shift of image and line employed in writing good poetry..so I slow myslef down. Often end up reading two or three times before I ever comment..or let it sit a while and go back to it before commenting.. but that is because I enjoy that aspect of poetry.

Some... only enjoy the meaning or the telling and as long as the telling does not trip itself up..they are satisfied with it.

Some... enjoy the feeling of belonging someplace and being able to comment on things they themselves might never be able to write... I'm guilty of this at times..

Some... enjoy the technical aspect and rules of writing. All should be according to form and rule for the piece to be successful or well done.

Some... some just touch places with their words and with their comments that others are afraid to venture..


tell me... are any of them wrong?

by the way... if I made errors in my grammer or spelling... please overlook them unless they truly cloud the meaning of what it was I tried to say... I admit to the misuse of both..and while not intentional.. I'm just not as well educated or gifted as some of the others on here..  


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31 posted 03-14-2003 06:41 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I cannot overlook them, Ron!! When you refer to "grammer" you remind me of my dear departed grandma 'cause that's what I used to call her. Stop that!!!!
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32 posted 03-14-2003 06:48 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

LOL.. sorry sir... my wrongs again obscure any intent... as Wind told it...I'm kind a scary when I have these outbursts... maybe I need to up my medication...oh no..I already did that... maybe I need to quit taking so much of it.. LOL

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33 posted 03-14-2003 11:41 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Come now LP - how would Jen know whether Julie had been blessed with good grammar and spelling in the past? However, if that had indeed been the case the rest of Jen's sentence makes no grammatical sense as the present tense instructional phrase of 'use it' is in error when pitted with the past tense 'happened'...

...I think Jen would prefer to have only one error in her post - don't you?

Btw... 'blessed' is a verb - and it couldn't be an adjective at any rate because that would conflict with the present tense adverb 'to be.'

(Ron - ignore me, I was merely being ironic in pointing out Jen's error, and as far as LP's concerned - plain ol' nasty...heh)...

K

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34 posted 03-15-2003 12:24 AM       View Profile for quietlydying   Email quietlydying   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for quietlydying

you're being extremely irritating.  would you like me to go through your posts and correct every one of your grammatical errors?

why don't you go do something productive?

/jen/

'Christianity is the complete negation of common sense and sound reason.'
-- Mikhail Bakunin

[This message has been edited by quietlydying (03-15-2003 12:29 AM).]

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35 posted 03-15-2003 12:28 AM       View Profile for Brad   Email Brad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad

Sure.

I think that would be fun.



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36 posted 03-15-2003 01:10 AM       View Profile for Larry C   Email Larry C   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Larry C's Home Page   View IP for Larry C

Good grief! I have posted an instant response to a poem before just because I wanted the first slot. Then I've gone back and spent time writing a post to that couldn't be done in that first minute.

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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37 posted 03-15-2003 01:10 AM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

Jen, I honestly wouldn't be surprised if you went and did that.  
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38 posted 03-15-2003 01:39 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

My my - bit sensitive there eh Jen?

So let me get this straight - you can tell Julie to correct her grammar and punctuation in a really sarcastic way and yet you can't handle one mistake being pointed out?

Shrug...yeah, I can see how that might work..
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39 posted 03-15-2003 01:47 AM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

Geez you guys, give it a rest.  Don't make me hand out flowers.
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40 posted 03-16-2003 01:27 AM       View Profile for quietlydying   Email quietlydying   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for quietlydying

i wasn't being sarcastic - i was making a point.  if she doesn't want people to think she doesn't care, then maybe she should take more time with her replies.  [even if it is to correct her spelling.  which i admit is rather ironic because in the above post i was typing too quickly to notice my own error, but i'm not the one who is accused of using ctrl-v for every reply.]

i wasn't talking to you, i was talking to the_loner_23.  so why bother getting involved and posting arrogant messages to someone who really wasn't that concerned with your opinion in the first place?

/jenthequeenofrunonsentences/

'Christianity is the complete negation of common sense and sound reason.'
-- Mikhail Bakunin

[This message has been edited by quietlydying (03-16-2003 01:29 AM).]

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41 posted 03-16-2003 01:51 AM       View Profile for Amara   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Amara

*whistles softly* I'm not commenting.

I myself, having read this post, have realized a couple of things. A) I need to try to make my replies more personal, and B) I need to watch my grammatical, typing, and spelling skills more. Thank you all for the insight, and I have started to make those changes.

I just thought I'd add that little bit. I also thought intervening may save a little bloodshed. Maybe everyone needs to take a couple deep breaths?

Blessed Be Thee,
- Stephanie

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42 posted 03-16-2003 10:00 AM       View Profile for Miah   Email Miah   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miah

heheh.  Have you ever noticed that when someone is complaing about posts or things of the like, the subject always turns into grammer.  

I would actually like to hear what loner has to say about all of this.  I think everyone scared her.


by the way, i ned spl chk relly bad.

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43 posted 03-16-2003 04:59 PM       View Profile for Tim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tim

I am a country bumpkin who would not know a predicate nominative if it bit my dangling participle.  Therefore, I am appreciative of the fact the more literate and erudite members of Passions are able to help educate us intellectually challenged, or in simpler terms, to assist us to be non-bumpkins. (ouch, did something bite me?)  
Actually, I apologize for the post, but I have been contemplating a poem using the "bite my dangling participle line."  I simply have not had the time.  Instead, I get to use my line and also engage in some petty sarcasm since that seems to be at least part of the tone of this thread.  Isn't life great?  In any event, have a great day all and take care.
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44 posted 03-16-2003 05:06 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Jen - check your email - I don't go for public debacles really...

K
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45 posted 03-16-2003 07:11 PM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

Julie
Please to swap brains with me.  I would love some quickness in reading and writing; not to mention many other things.
I have to read things over and over and over again and reconfirm every word's meaning in the dictionary.  I edit my replies a hundred times so they don't reflect that "slowness" and insanity.  And still dont' succeed

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46 posted 03-17-2003 08:31 AM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

yep... I now realize something as well..

1. It is more important to be absolutely correct in spelling and grammer than I thought.
2. Sometimes the delivery of a response or message is easily misunderstood
3. A lack of understanding of individuals and their own particular strengths and weaknesses can lead to bitter words
4. I'm done with this thread... like so many it has now bored me...
5. Now matter how good you are what you do... it doesn't mean you use your heart and your head to solve problems.

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47 posted 03-17-2003 09:06 AM       View Profile for Brad   Email Brad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad

Capt. Hair, aren't we in a bit of tiff tonight:

1. It is more important to be absolutely correct in spelling and grammer than I thought.

--it is more important to be absolutely correct in spelling and grammar than a thought. That much is clear.


2. Sometimes the delivery of a response or message is easily misunderstood

--Uh huh, and how long has it taken you to figure that one out? The only way out is to keep talking.

3. A lack of understanding of individuals and their own particular strengths and weaknesses can lead to bitter words

--It's called reading. It's a skill that is woefully lacking in most people.

4. I'm done with this thread... like so many it has now bored me...

--Uh huh, the responsibility then is to make it interesting, not to walk away. When it becomes boring, nobody talks, we just move on.

5. Now matter how good you are what you do... it doesn't mean you use your heart and your head to solve problems.

--Really? People still believe in certain things. I don't really care if other people worry about my heart, my head, or my mind. I want to change their mind. Do you?
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48 posted 03-17-2003 09:12 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

quote:
When it becomes boring, nobody talks, we just move on.

And, sometimes, that's the only right answer.
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49 posted 03-17-2003 09:29 AM       View Profile for Brad   Email Brad   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad

And sometimes we must make it interesting.
 
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