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Euphoric Eloquence

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Janet Marie
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50 posted 08-17-2004 12:08 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Donna, Sharon, Dunc ... thank you for the return visits.

bklynboy ... I'm not really sure how to respond to your "average question" ... and I wont be able to say it as eloquently as Sharon just did...But I can assure you I am quite "average" ... I have not attended college, have not taken any advanced writing courses...on a good day I cant spell or type. When I came to Pips...I didn't have a clue to what a personification or an alliteration was, more or less metaphor or meter...but after reading all the talented writing here, I have learned so much and it inspired me to want to try to write in new styles, learn new things...and isn't that one of the goals of a poet? To broaden their skills...learn new and better ways to express themselves? Broaden our vocabulary? Well, thats the gift I was given here... room to grow and then I was blessed with the acceptance and encouragment of my fellow poets.  As to why all the replies? like I said...I am blessed with the support of many special people, OR-- maybe they just wanted to play in the creek with me. Thank you for stopping in.


Chris... hey girlie...so glad you came and took a dip with me...Im glad you have a special place like this too... we need to have that to just get away and reconnect when things get too crazy. Thank you.


Thanks again to all of you who came by...each reply is special to me... no matter the number... its about sharing and learning from one another.

I would love to live as a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.

~Fluent~
John O'Donohue

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51 posted 08-17-2004 04:57 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

nah, Dunc. It's prolly just a chromosome.



(That, me brooklyn boy, can be found in the dictionary under the letter "C", btw...it just sounds like a "k"--drat the English language anyway!")

Forgive me if I'm a little testy.

This lovely lady graces these blue pages with devotion, love, study and deserves more respect when she shares her own offerings than that, my unfriendly friend.

Your snide comment is unworthy of such a lady as this, and is indicative of who has an abacus for a heart and who has poetry in HERS.

She's such a lady, in fact, she probably disapproves of my own dig back at you, but I did it anyway. That was just damned insulting.
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52 posted 08-17-2004 04:58 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

see? she's much more gracious than I...

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53 posted 08-17-2004 04:39 PM       View Profile for bklynboy   Email bklynboy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bklynboy

Gee I struck a nerve and to that I apologize. It was never my intention to upset the fine people here on this mutual admiration society. Janet, I appreciate your comments and I have read your works for a while and you are good and getting better. To my other detractors, I am not rude but I guess just painfully honest. The average poster on this board receives 10-12 comments. I was curious as to why this particular contribution received so many. I was thinking out loud with my fingers rather than my lips. I appreciate the link to the dictionary but my educational background probably far exceeds most who participate here. But thanks anyway. I do find it amusing however that people have the time to reply to so many postings. I guess when you don't have anything better to do, this is as good as anything. My humbliest apologies to everyone or anyone I may have offended, upset or otherwise pissed off. I have beat myself up over this and enjoyed it so much I did it again. So if I ever chose to write what I were feeling, I can beat myself up again because I like the pain. Those who choose can retaliate with your venomous words but like a water on a ducks back, it just slides off!
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54 posted 08-17-2004 07:15 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze



If it helps any, I've heard sour grapes make excellent wine.
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55 posted 08-17-2004 07:35 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair



I fugured you got so many replies because you were so long winded...lmao...
brevity brevity brevity....

but then again...

the short form often denies beauty the subtle play of repeated sounds that mimic and reflect such a thing as moving water on stone or gravel.. the wind.. and the groan of trees in a breeze...

maybe it's a country thing.. and beng a rather illiterate hillbilly I don't know any better.. LOL

Of course... there is the overall rarity of your posting these days.. which makes it an occaision... and the fact that you have supported and commented in depths on so many people's poems that the opportunity to comment on one of yours is a treat... then again.. there is the fact that regardless of how anyone might want to make or think this place is about objective comments on poetry, it is a community of people who enjoy poetry..and may or may not.. make comments due to personal ties as much as anything...

but for me... being the dumb country hick I am... I just like rivers and streams.. and the images as well as the words.. take me back to places I have been..and remind me I have places yet to go.. so for that JM.. thank you...

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56 posted 08-17-2004 07:39 PM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

Ron
From one of the ignorant masses...Thanks.  
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57 posted 08-17-2004 07:56 PM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

maybe it's a country thing

lol at Ron, and thanks for saying it.
Sometimes we don't get much more country than this, and Janet, you poem reminds me of when I lived very near a place like this...and still wish that I did...

so I THANK YOU for writing it more eloquent than I could have, and just for writing it....
for all of us mothy poets out here.  
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58 posted 08-17-2004 10:40 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

bklynboy ... this typed medium is easily misread, often words are taken differently than intended...and sometimes we may not always choose our words well, we poets can be over emotional creatures. Ron built this house on a foundation of respect and tolerance, its that premise and comfort zone that allows us the room to grow as writers and feel safe in stepping outside our usual styles. We each are here for our own reasons ... some make "being here" and their writing a priority, some prefer to read poetry rather than watch TV or other daily activities.
Should anyone have to justify their level of participation... I hope not.
I thank you for the time you have given to my work.


Sharon, Sen, Ron, Dunc, Donna, thank you for caring and being protective... I love ya for having me mothy back...*heart hugs*


Me thinks its time for some more pics...
anyone wanna go play in the creek?
go fishing? Hiking?  I'll bring the picnic basket and the stink bait...LOL

Peace poets...












I would love to live as a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.

~Fluent~
John O'Donohue
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59 posted 08-17-2004 10:43 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

these are taken at Creve Couer Lake...
another place I spend a lot of time at.














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60 posted 08-17-2004 10:52 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Ron, consider yourself adopted.

Okay, I'll bite, what is stink bait?  
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61 posted 08-18-2004 10:59 AM       View Profile for Duncan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Duncan

Stink bait?  Pretty sure I can answer that for ya Sharon.  You know all those sappy, Tigerboyeeeee poems the moth writes in weak moments???  Well, when she's all done, I feed 'em into this contraption I invented, which adds a bit of this and that, until the finished product pops out the other end as...Stink bait.  
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62 posted 08-18-2004 02:22 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I should have known       Here, I thought you guys invented a new type of bait down there, but then again, maybe you did?

Up here, we use salmon roe, cured in borax to catch fish, and it works like a hot darn.  Maybe this would catch her a tiger by the tail?  Who knows, it's worth a shot.

Came in from the heat for a "creek fix"       I can't wait until our rain comes and stays.  I never thought I would say it but I have had enough summer - too hot here for me.

Move over will ya?  I want to dangle my tootsies in that cool water.
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63 posted 08-18-2004 04:05 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

Stink bait is a general term for any type of fish bait that has a strong odor. Used primarily for catfish, it often contains liver which is well aged. Some of the old timers I grew up with made their own out of chicken livers. They are about the right size for the hook, and if left to age by themselves in a warm place take no time at all to ripen into a catfish catching bouquet of semi rotted meat.

I have heard of late, that remnants of the unfinished poetry attempted  by Duncan can be used in the place of chicken livers, but that it doesn't stay on the hook as well due to a lack of substance..

LMAO
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64 posted 08-18-2004 08:50 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Oh! That is so gross!  Well no one ever said fish were smart I guess.  Now don't you come back in here with a smart creek fish story, I never saw one attending a school.
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65 posted 08-18-2004 08:59 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

stink bait jokes?

gleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee--but nope, I will not go there.

Ain't a-gonna do it.

Not today. Er, tonight.

Not now.

Unless I'm BAITED!
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66 posted 08-18-2004 11:52 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Wakka wakka....
go ahead Sen...hook line and sinker...
or is that stinker... yayayaya

Yep....some of us are making stink bait jokes...
and then SOME of us just STINK...

aint that right DUNCAN.....

oh and Dunc???

you know what you can do with your tigerboyeee whine....


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67 posted 08-20-2004 09:29 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

pushed back to page two huh?
mind if i bump ya back to the front? i'm sure i'm the only one who hasn't read this yet, anyway. :-P

yet, I am at a loss, lacking voice.
I understand now, it is by choice.

So I question everything ...
exploring each edge, following
the curves of my constant curiosity.


we're still in snych, and that kinda scares me.

I only exist when in motion with the
currents of creeks swirling over stone,
of rivers winding between white bluffs,
of lakes lapping sandy banks.


i get this feeling every time i paddle out and wait for the next wave...

There are words falling all around me...

...Their silence contains me,
all that's never said, will be
what explains me.


good god, that's poetry

it's not that the future is near or far...
the future's just so grim.

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68 posted 08-20-2004 11:54 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

"This wonder and wanderlust of water
and how the sky sequesters me.
I only breathe when I am immersed
in blues and greens."

I came back for another read, and realized how much this part affected me. You are poetry, m'friend. And as I quickly scanned a handful of other replies, to my surprise JM is also a photographer par excellence!
Loving this thread, for the most part, and it'd be no surprise to me to see this thing go to page 4 or more....on it's own merit, irregardless of the fact we all love our mothy poet. LOVEYA, Kacy

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69 posted 08-21-2004 03:08 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

ETHAN BABY!!!   ... how very cool to find you here groovy guy...
thank you so much, your replies always make me mothy heart smile...
and I love the thought of you surfing.... man I love the ocean...send me some pics.
Hope like is treating you well my friend.... post some of your magic words some time.

Kacy ... hey girlie...youre so good for me mothy spirit...thanks so much...
I know you love nature as much as I do... and I just love trying to capture the beauty on film...try to hold that moment in time....my walls are covered with water and trees...
but nothing touches being there in the real deal. Thanks for stopping back in


thanks again for all of you who came by and let me learn from you.

I would love to live as a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.

~Fluent~
John O'Donohue

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70 posted 08-22-2004 05:54 AM       View Profile for ice   Email ice   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ice

I am so glad that this got bumped up, I missed it when it first got posted...

Janet Marie
The words are fluid, like the river that runs through the story line, I want to float away on them, see where they take me...

Could Thoreau awaken, he would ask "what was that noise, it sounded like a timeless poet had skipped a stone on Walden"..I know he would nod and say "carry on"

Excellent poem, enjoyed greatly
----------ice
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Come read to me some poem,
Some simple and heartfelt lay,
That shall soothe this restless feeling
And banish the thoughts of day.
Longfellow

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71 posted 08-22-2004 07:37 AM       View Profile for kayjay   Email kayjay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kayjay

No words of mine can improve on what has been said, except my own sincerity of wish for "MORE."
So many look at outdoors without seeing it, but you've found a way to snap the soul of Ma Nature at her best.  
You weave a beautiful tale.  Ken

Through rubble and trouble and dark of night
The yawn of a dawn will hasten the light

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72 posted 08-23-2004 08:01 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Ice ... what a lovely thing to say...thank you so very much poet sir for such a humbling generous reply.

Kayjay ...I loved the sincerity of your response...thank you so much kind poet.

thank you to both of you for stopping in...
and again to all who shared with me on this thread.
Heres a few more pics from some of my various hikes along the river and creek.














We go where there is love when ever we are lonely ... going back, we find,
enough love stayed behind to make us feel at home.

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*whew*
Janet....
you know I felt this soooo deeply, so completely....
pure magic girlie....
awesome doesn't even come close
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Glad this got bumped or I would have missed these pictures.  You truly honor Robert Frost with those photos Jan, perfect!  I am so excited about your moving, I feel like I am sitting in the back of the moving truck.  I do fit on a shelf somewhere to collect mothy dust in the new house right?  
 
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