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serenity blaze
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0 posted 01-02-2004 05:48 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

"Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter."

African proverb

Now write me a poem. Post, preferable in Open, but if you feel more comfortable in another forum, you might want to provide a link here.

oh, for an extra challenge? Tell the story from both points of view--or? choose a partner to write the differing points of view--one being designated hunter--the other the lion.

I hope this provides a little ink for the quills.

I'll be reading and thinking on my own answer to this'n...




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1 posted 01-02-2004 06:35 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Good idea, serene one. Here's another...

In the valley of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.

(Spanish proverb)
serenity blaze
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2 posted 01-02-2004 07:02 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Oh my...



shaking my head and laughing here...

methinks you knew where that quote my lead my demented mind.

gawd I love ya tho...

let me see who--I mean, *ahem* "what" I can do.

Happy New Year.
Titia Geertman
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3 posted 01-02-2004 07:55 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

Hi Serenity, Hi Balladeer,

Here's one from me:

There are more old drunks than old doctors

(Old Dutch proverb)

Like scattered leaves...my words will flow

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4 posted 01-02-2004 08:13 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

ROFL!! ROFL!!  Serenity, I concede that you have led my mind down a path I had never considered. You must have met a friendly one-eyed man in your life!

Titia, I LIKE that one! Reminds me of what George Burns said at 99 when they asked him what his doctor said about his smoking. He replied, "Beats me...I've outlived them all!"
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5 posted 01-02-2004 08:35 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

smile.

Now--if only I could meet a one-eyed doctor who drinks...



(There is no method to my madness--madness is my method.)



Hugs to you both.
TwistedKnickers
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6 posted 01-06-2004 03:22 PM       View Profile for TwistedKnickers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for TwistedKnickers

Hey Blaze...
    I just recently wrote a sonnet about an African Fable. (Before I read this post) It's called "Holding On". I put it in the crit forum, though.
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7 posted 01-06-2004 04:03 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

"Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife."

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"The Irish forgive their great men when they are safely buried."
Ethan Halo
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9 posted 05-26-2004 01:46 PM       View Profile for Ethan Halo   Email Ethan Halo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ethan Halo's Home Page   View IP for Ethan Halo

May i be in Heaven half an hour before the devil knows i'm dead.

Irish Proverb

We are all luminous beings, not merely crude creatures of matter.
- Yoda

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10 posted 05-26-2004 01:57 PM       View Profile for Michelle_loves_Mike   Email Michelle_loves_Mike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michelle_loves_Mike

Chinese Proverb....(had to think hard for a clean one)

"Man who runs in front of car gets tired,,,,man who runs behind car gets exhausted"


Michelle

I wish all could find the true happiness I have found,,in the eyes of Mike

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11 posted 05-26-2004 06:41 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

How about this Native American proverb:

"The Great Spirit gave us two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much as we speak"
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12 posted 05-26-2004 07:01 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

i'm thinkin' the great spirit should have tried somethin' a bit less subtle...
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When it is time to be philisophical, I just contemplate on the immortal words of Socrates who said:

"I drank, WHAT?"

Whenever I feel blue, I start breathing again...
http://www.cmlb.net/ringo

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14 posted 05-26-2004 11:57 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

quote:
i'm thinkin' the great spirit should have tried somethin' a bit less subtle...


Heh, well, it makes little difference really.  None of the people who like to hear themselves talk would care about the intentions of some silly great spirit anyway.  

PS:  Chris, drop Mike a line, he's been trying to get in touch with you for a while.  Are you getting reticent on us??  
 
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