POETRY

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NATURAL ANKLING
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Re: POETRY

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 18 Feb 2017, 1:03am

Hi,
meic wrote:Apparently highbrow poetry for broadsheet readers doesnt have to rhyme, it is only the tabloid stuff for plebs which has to be dumbed down in that way.


Makes sense, otherwise I wouldn't think it was poetry at all :)

Its like music, some think that the song (lyrics) should tell a story, I am not into that, I believe that music plays with emotions, that's the way I like it.
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Re: POETRY

Postby Vorpal » 18 Feb 2017, 1:14am

my shadow is faster than I am
it caught and overtook me hundreds of times this morning
riding past
street light
after
street light
“In some ways, it is easier to be a dissident, for then one is without responsibility.”
― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom

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Re: POETRY

Postby reohn2 » 18 Feb 2017, 10:52am

Vorpal wrote:my shadow is faster than I am
it caught and overtook me hundreds of times this morning
riding past
street light
after
street light


Oh yes!

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POETRY

Postby bovlomov » 6 Mar 2017, 10:24pm

this thread
is dead
or comatose
as forumites
put the world to rights
in prose

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Re: POETRY

Postby reohn2 » 6 Mar 2017, 10:36pm

They like to stick their nose
in prose
But who knows perhaps
they're just nosy crows

Or perhaps it just goes to show
how prose also flows

A thread perhaps not deceased,
just resting.
But then prose isn't quite so testing
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Re: POETRY

Postby markyp » 7 Mar 2017, 12:49pm

The night before I held a hand,
that made my sad heart sing,
the loveliest hand I'd ever held,
4 aces and a king.

RIP Benny HIll

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Re: POETRY

Postby reohn2 » 7 Mar 2017, 1:26pm

He said,"would you like is pasturised,
cause pasturised is best"?
She said Ernie "I'll be 'appy if comes up to me chest"......

........And he drove the fastest milk cart in the west!

Thanks Benny :D
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Re: POETRY

Postby 661-Pete » 13 Mar 2017, 7:51pm

There's a recent report that a vast statue of Rameses II - aka Ozymandias - has been unearthed in a Cairo suburb.

Looks like one of the most famous poems in the English language will have to be re-written. Here's my effort:
not by Shelley wrote:I met a journalist from a modern slum,
Who said: One vast and legless torso of stone,
Lies in a puddle. Near it, in the mud,
Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose right ear,
With wrinkled lobe, and part of his huge head,
Tell that his sculptor well believed in size,
Which yet survives, dangling from a crane's hoist.
The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.
There is no pedestal - but if there had been,
No doubt these words would have appeared on it.
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings,
Look on what's left of me, ye archaeologists, and rejoice!"
Nothing besides has been dug up yet -
But we live in hope!
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Let us pass the time by performing physical experiments...
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Re: POETRY

Postby reohn2 » 1 Apr 2017, 11:02am

Together at the breakfast table,
jazz drifted through from another room,
whilst rain fell gently,
puddles.
The pink Azalea across the street just was,
whilst I was,
all is.

A point of reference?
Many references...........
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Re: POETRY

Postby landsurfer » 26 Apr 2017, 11:19pm

formerly fat guy
astride a gleaming machine
fueled by sweat alone

... not mine ... but relevant ...
It's just like that, it's just the way it is.
The road goes on forever.

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Re: POETRY

Postby tinyworld » 30 Apr 2017, 5:27pm

Last year I was listening to the news. An article came on of a child being run down by a motorist breaking a red light. It brought me to tears to think of a poor innocent child (or anyone else) being needlessly run down. I sat down later that morning and wrote this down.

I WAS ONLY A CHILD.

I was only a child, I was only a child
As I wait here, as I stood there
It’s only a child

I was only a driver, I was only a driver
As I drive here, as I drove there
It’s only a child

It was only a red light; it was only a red light
That I drove through, that I went through
It’s only a child

It’s only a red spot, only a red spot
That I lay in, that I laid in
It’s only a child

It’s only a black car; it’s only a black car
They put me in, that I am in
It’s only a child

It’s only a casket, it’s only a casket
That I sleep in, that I slept in
It’s only a child

Will you remember, will you remember
Through the years, through the tears
Will they remember?
I WAS ONLY A CHILD

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Re: POETRY

Postby reohn2 » 30 Apr 2017, 5:53pm

Thank you very much,very touching.
If more people read that perhaps there'd be less people killed and injured on our roads.
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Re: POETRY

Postby tinyworld » 1 May 2017, 10:56am

If only. Unfortunately not, it would be, read today, forgot tomorrow. Am I cynical, yes?

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Re: POETRY

Postby Audax67 » 1 May 2017, 11:44am

This was my best effort, partially bikeback and partly homebound fettling. To be sung to the tune of Bill Oddie's "Throwing-up Blues", in an appropriate Hollywood-hick accent:

THE DAID-DAWG SHOE-SOLE BLUES

I woke up this mornin'
Found my dawg he was dead
Found ma shoes was unglued
Man, I should have stayed in bed

I got the unglued shoes,
I got the unglued shoe-sole blues -
The wet-foot squelchin' daid-dawg shoe-sole blues.

.....Daing.

Well I'd a druv to the store
To git some Super Glue
Ma daing truck wouldn't start
Man, I thought I would spew

I got the unglued shoes, etc.

So I'm a-walkin' down the road
With ma sole goin' flap
Don't watch where I'm walkin'
Man I walked in some crap.

I got the unglued shoes, etc

Well the big man at the store
He says "Boy, what's them tracks?
You better wash me that floor
Or you ain't comin' back."

I got the unglued shoes, etc

So I puts ma shoes outside
An' I wash the man's floor
An' I get ma socks all soggy
Then I walks out the door.

I got the unglued shoes, etc

When I walks out the door
I sees ma shoes they have gone
They bin eaten by the dawg
That belongs to the man.

I got the unglued shoes, etc

So I'm walkin' down the road
And a cop comes along
He says "Boy you can't do that,
You got to have you shoes on."

I got the unglued shoes, etc

Well I tells to the cop
The extent of ma tale
He says "Boy, you are a vagrant
And you goin' to jail."

I got the unglued shoes, etc

So I'm sittin in the jailhouse
And ma dawg is still daid
And I still ain't got no shoes
Man I should uh stayed in baid.

I got the unglued shoes,
I got the unglued shoe-sole blues -
The wet-foot squelchin' daid-dawg shoe-sole blues.

.....Daing. He'll be pretty high by now... zoning regulations... sanitary deepartment [fade]
Have we got time for another cuppa?

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Re: POETRY

Postby Boyd » 8 May 2017, 12:17am

meic wrote:Apparently highbrow poetry for broadsheet readers doesnt have to rhyme, it is only the tabloid stuff for plebs which has to be dumbed down in that way.

I believe plebs are also refereed to as the working class, is that who you are referring to as lacking ?
Is it possible that if it doesn't rhyme it isn't poetry?
Have you listened to Leonard Cohen the best musician the world has ever known ?