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Poet deVine
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0 posted 01-02-2006 12:40 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine


Ok..here's the deal. It's 2006 and for all of 2005, I wrote maybe 5 poems...that SUCKS!

What I need is inspiration..something to jiggle the cobwebs..jog the memories...jazz up the muse..so..

Can you spare a phrase for me to work around? Not a simple lovey-dovey phrase like 'she walks in beauty like the night' (I think this one's taken anyway). Something with a challenge to it. Previous phrases that tickled my muse were: 'from the purse her bra spoke to me'; 'frogs in my lap'; 'three moons of Mur'; 'into the lake of souls'....get the picture? Something strange or unusual.

All phrases are welcome! Thank you in advance for your assistance. (Please feel free to use any phrases listed in the replies!) And post them in the appropriate forums!

Thanks!
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1 posted 01-02-2006 01:54 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Yanno what I was thinking?

I was thinking you should take all of your Goddess themed poetry, and put them together and send them off to Publish America.



I was reading the other night, and yanno?

It's absolutely enthralling, Sharon.

and then you could follow up with your humor poetry, and then an edition of erotica and then, oh wow, can I get 10%?

(and I'll e mail you a phrase I was going to send to someone else but it's one of those more suited for MC, I think)

Love ya poet sublime!
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2 posted 01-02-2006 03:16 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Here's one that's been tickling my noodle and spraying pasta sauce willynilly.  In short, I can't write anything halfway decent with this phrase before the entire thing evaporates and I'm left with leavings.  I guess I could do free or open verse, but that's too easy, and I'm known for doing things in the most complicated fashion.

'dreamer of compromised dreams'
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Oh, Ali ... 'evaporated phrases' ...
now that is 'museable' !!!

deVine one .... I'll put my noodles on and
see if I can find something without the 'fluff' for you to fiddle with~

*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*No matter what I search for ...
let me know when it is LOVE that I find*~ <))><

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4 posted 01-02-2006 04:52 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


Okay ... throwing a little of the noodles in the pot for simmering~

I'm doing so much reading right now of the fictional works of Richard Paul Evans ...
I've come across some great 'ponderable poetic phrases' ...

From 'The Locket' -

"It is my observation that too often this world builds monuments to those it stoned in the flesh."

From 'The Carousel' -

"So often the pain of our life is no more than a reminder to take our hand off the stove."

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I'm liking these so far...thanks guys!


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6 posted 01-02-2006 07:08 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

~ choking back of swift anger

~ lightning buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz hum

~ mercury melting liquid steel

~ silver plaited handbrush tainted with thyme
  (patina)


(don't ask, I have no answers, good luck and nodding with Karen)

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7 posted 01-04-2006 11:15 AM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox

there are a million thoughts in a single drop of water
littlewing
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8 posted 01-04-2006 12:24 PM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

I'm using THAT!
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9 posted 01-04-2006 01:11 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Double trouble
Love Handfuls    
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10 posted 01-04-2006 06:43 PM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

How about:

1) walking in a minefield of emotions
2) emboldened by the nerve agent hidden in the whiskey bottle
3) fighting the dragon in my mind

"...and as we drift along, I never fail to be astounded by the things we'll do for promises..."
Ronnie James Dio

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11 posted 01-05-2006 01:49 AM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

Ok I know this sounds silly - but I can't remember if I thought this up or not. But I've carried it in my heart so long it is a part of me.

"I come from a long line of women of unrealized dreams".
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12 posted 01-05-2006 12:54 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

So?  You inspired yet?  Waiting patiently
icebox
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there is a single vision in a shattered glass

there is no peace within perfection

the full moon captures sunlight's daughter

awareness is a warehouse for the soul
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14 posted 01-06-2006 11:28 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum55/HTML/000871.html

  Just pleased as all get out that I got it all down before it up and poofed again.

Another phrase: like vulture, picking over a body of work
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15 posted 01-09-2006 03:28 AM       View Profile for Fee   Email Fee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Fee

Not sure if this is what your after but comes to my mind.

"Miles ahead but so far behind, tripping over yourself as you find the way"

I love reading you work, it enspires me.

Cheers, Fee
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16 posted 01-15-2006 02:21 AM       View Profile for Dominique-Simone   Email Dominique-Simone   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dominique-Simone

1. I have been flushed into the sewers of Venice

2. Sitting bereft, I fidget with my gold watch

3. Cultivating my bedroom, with fine silk

4.Terribly mustard with an opaque smile

If you or anyone uses these please let me know so I do not...

Thanks
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17 posted 01-19-2006 09:50 AM       View Profile for Juju   Email Juju   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Juju's Home Page   View IP for Juju

regret sometimes kisses
the back of my hand

-Juju

Juju - 1.) a magic charm or fetish 2.)Magic 3.)A taboo connected woth the use of magic

The dictionary never lies.... I am magical (;

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18 posted 02-04-2006 04:23 PM       View Profile for wvatvrider   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wvatvrider

To write a poem I once picked a spot where I liked to go to visit with friends and while sitting there alone, thought to write a poem.  Not knowing what to write about I asked myself a few questions and wrote a poem:
        What Can I See,Hear, and Feel

I see the trees start to turn brown.
I hear locusts and crickets and all kinds of sounds.
I kind of feel tuned in to everything around.
I'm sitting at the park in my hometown.

Fall is coming again, Winter wiil soon be here.
Before you know it, it's the end of the year.
I sit here a thinking and drinking my beer
And take in what's happening around me so near.

Mountains around me all covered with trees,
And smoke blowing gently in a soft breeze,
A dog lying in the road scratching at fleas,
And a bird singing it's song, maybe for me.

I see heat waves shimmering on the railroad track.
And think of the past quite awhile back.
I hear a truck dumping coal in a stack
And feel the sweat ooze down my back.


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19 posted 02-04-2006 06:08 PM       View Profile for desert-spike   Email desert-spike   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for desert-spike

Here are some lines I have been trying to make fit someplace for years, but nothing has ever worked out right. So these lines remain as they are, and as yet, unused.

***

And so it was, in the after days, the people turned skyward their tarnished cannons from forgotten wars, and blasted the Eldar Gods from their high held sanctuaries, sending them screaming down, into the sea.

And the people left the blood stained meadows for the high hills, lighting many torches in the gathering twilight, for remembering the fallen, and for burning away the bloodied past.

They stood there in silence, and looked up into the night sky, at the cold, empty stars winking at them with secret promise from afar.
They knew it then, that they were at last alone; that this moment was theris, and the future that stretched out before them, was truly theirs.
For them and their children.
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20 posted 02-05-2006 01:14 PM       View Profile for wvatvrider   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wvatvrider

some phrases someone might use:

the light at the end of the tunnel is too dim to see


dogs not yet having learned to bark

splinter of a moon


trees too bent to stand tall

child of some unknown parent
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21 posted 02-27-2006 11:23 PM       View Profile for neil.gd   Email neil.gd   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for neil.gd

can i join

my phrase should be like this


"The heat that blaze during the cold winter nights.."

i am just trying...

this is my first time to post...
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my eyes will follow your ever flowing current.

-Have fun

-<>-~-<>-~-<>-  
*    Juju     *
-<>-~-<>-~-<>-

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23 posted 04-05-2006 03:44 PM       View Profile for Paul Wilson   Email Paul Wilson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Wilson

Sharon...I remember a few years back you submitted a picture and asked us to write a poem about what we felt the picture meant to us. Maybe you could pick out a picture and write what it means to you.

Phrase: I'd love to dance with you, but my card is full.

~~To share my poems with you is to share my heart with you~~
Paul

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24 posted 04-06-2006 05:28 PM       View Profile for Krishankins   Email Krishankins   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krishankins

cultivating expressions of tenderness......

I don't know, Im new at this, I just thought I'd jump in there with both feet up!!

If you're not yourself, then there is no you.

 
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