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A place for Gentlemen to spread the wealth of Poetry.

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The Challenge - A Woman

Started by John Muir. Last reply by Benjamin Poltz Aug 28. 50 Replies

I'm starting this thread as an attempt to reviveA seemingly dormant chat groupLet's bring Dead Poets Alive!We should all be willing to give it a try,Then give and take criticism, without having to…Continue

Old-Middle English Poetry

Started by Vytautas. Last reply by Liam Strain Aug 13. 4 Replies

I am putting together a much larger list of poetry that I ought to read. Something like a personal Great Books program for poetry.Naturally, I'm starting at the beginning, at least as regards English…Continue

Outwitted

Started by Davis. Last reply by D.J. Aug 7, 2012. 1 Reply

A favorite epigram of mine--He drew a circle and shut me out--Heretic, rebel, a thing to floutBut Love and I had the wit to win:We drew a circle that took him in!By Edwin Markham (1852 - 1940)DavisContinue

Versification

Started by Davis. Last reply by Davis May 27, 2012. 3 Replies

The children I taught during many years in public school education always enjoyed a rhyme and especially one that would end up where they started. Here is an example:…Continue

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Comment by Sean on April 19, 2012 at 8:22am

Service rocks!

Comment by Native Son on April 18, 2012 at 2:15am

And now from the lowbrowed side of the house.  I like  a little book of verse called Reflections on a Gift of Watermelon Pickle.  Got it when I was 11, nice variety.  I also favor Robert W. Service.

Comment by Justin Wollmann on February 6, 2012 at 6:48pm

Wow.. This group has grown considerably since I started it. I have been absent from writing poetry since school started in August, though I must admit that the stresses and heart-aches I have faced these last few months would have been aided well by some reflective writing..

Hats off to you Gentlemen for validating my opinion to create a page where we can come together and write, reflect, criticize, and more importantly, grow, simply by the use of words and feelings.

Comment by Titus Techera on January 27, 2012 at 12:06pm

Oh, I must have misunderstood. People, scratch my last, & rather go forth & multiply.

Comment by Davis on January 27, 2012 at 12:01pm

No, I love being "distracted" by grandchildren. They keep reminding me what is important for me and that is, life is to be shared and it is always messy...but that is the fun of it. The time I spend sharing my life with them...mentoring them and passing the torch of family life on to the next generation (actually the second generation removed from my generation) is a sacred and honored task. Bring 'em on...yes, a poem is germinating. But until that one is birthed I'll post one from past years.

Davis

Comment by Titus Techera on January 27, 2012 at 11:17am

I believe we all stand to learn a lesson from your example, Evan Davis. Grandchildren are a terrible distraction from the important things!

Comment by Davis on January 27, 2012 at 11:15am

Titus,

No, we are NOT dead, yet...life's persistent questions are probably taking up time to answer, e.g. in the middle of the younger grandson's diaper change, I realize that the handy wipes are in the bathroom instead of on the changing table, and he has just had the bowel movement of the century; or, the string puppet I just made out of peanuts, strings, and Popsicle sticks is now a wad of tangled thread; or just as I'm checking in with AoM at this moment, the same grandson comes into the study to show me that he's taken the keys that wind the alarm clock and dropped them into the heat register...Ummm! I think I have a poem for this...later....

Davis

Comment by Titus Techera on January 27, 2012 at 10:11am

Group dead again?

Will the People with the Challenges please stand up?

Comment by Eric on August 21, 2011 at 9:09pm

Linger and look at me

openly share with me

all your truth and soul,

for once show yourself

 

I write new words, again to

say how distant I find you

tepid in response to my heart

tries to lure you if you dare.   

Comment by Justin Wollmann on March 22, 2011 at 12:12am

A person that succeeds in life is one who will understand

that Death is the only person who has the upper hand 

So be smart, be generous, and keep your body well

That is how you keep Death one more day in hell.

 

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