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Instant Poetry
Posted by: Nasha (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: November 01, 2003 05:41AM

Poem template (for lazy poets) - just fill in the gaps.

I am (aspiration/truth)
I wonder (something you are actually curious about)
I hear (sound)
I see (an imaginary sight)
I want (an actual desire)
I am (the first line of the poem repeated)

I pretend (something you pretend to do)
I feel (a feeling about something imaginary)
I touch (an imaginary touch)
I worry ( something that really bothers you)
I cry (something that makes you sad)
I am (the first line of the poem)

I understand (something you know is true)
I say (something you believe in)
I dream (something you actually hope for)
I try (something you make an effort about)
I hope (something you actually hope for)
I am (the first line of the poem repeated)

More of these, please.
Natasha


Re: Instant Poetry
Posted by: Chesil (---.client.attbi.com)
Date: November 01, 2003 11:26AM

For instant new poems you could always use the auto-summarize feature in Word.

A less than 100 word summary of The Ancient Mariner. In a peculiar way, it makes sense.

a sail!

'I FEAR thee, ancient Mariner!
More horrible than that
Is the curse in a dead man's eye!
The loud wind never reached the ship,
Yet now the ship moved on!
'I fear thee, ancient Mariner!'
Be calm, thou Wedding-Guest!

Fly, brother, fly!
A man all light, a seraph-man,
On every corse there stood.
O Wedding-Guest!


Re: Instant Poetry
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-01rh16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: November 01, 2003 11:49AM


Ekshually, for true poetry, one must go beyond the stock responses.

I am (something impossible)
I wonder (about obscurities)
I hear (colors)
I see (sounds)
I want (something undesireable)

[ ... ]

I feel (an odor)
I touch (a noise)

etc.

I mean, what is poetry without synesthesia anyway.


Re: Instant Poetry
Posted by: Nasha (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: November 01, 2003 09:13PM


Synesthesia??? isn't that verging on pilpulism?

Natasha


Re: Instant Poetry
Posted by: Nasha (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: November 02, 2003 06:01AM

I'll try that Chesil, thanks.

Natasha


Re: Instant Poetry
Posted by: Nasha (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: November 02, 2003 06:02AM

Here are some more:-

I am (unobtainable?)
I am happy when (I am miserable?)
I have (a heart?)



Bridal Ballad
Edgar Allan Poe

"The ring is on my hand,
And the wreath is on my brow;
Satin and jewels grand
Are all at my command,
And I am happy now."



Sung by Jim Reid
JAMC

"and if i tell you something
you take me back to nothing
i'm on the edge of something
you take me back and
i'm happy when it rains"



Fight Club
Chuck Palahniuk

"I am Jack's smirking revenge."
"I am Jack's cold sweat"
"I am Jack's raging bile duct"
"I am Jack's broken heart"
"I am Jack's complete lack of surprise"
~Narrator~




Natasha
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I am happy when I smile, mostly smiling smiley


Re: Instant Poetry
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-05rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: November 02, 2003 12:14PM


Synesthesia??? isn't that verging on pilpulism?


Silly goose, everyone knows synesthesia verges on synechdoche and metonymy.


Re: Instant Poetry
Posted by: Nasha (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: November 02, 2003 05:26PM

Grrrr!


Natasha


Re: Instant Poetry
Posted by: IanB (---.tnt11.mel1.da.uu.net)
Date: November 03, 2003 10:09AM

Are you synaesthetic, Hugh?


Re: Instant Poetry
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.phoenix-01rh15rt-az.dial-access.att.net)
Date: November 03, 2003 11:16AM


Sadly, I am often told I don't make ANY sense.


Re: Instant Poetry
Posted by: Chesil (---.nyrh.nyc.wayport.net)
Date: November 03, 2003 02:40PM

Forf more instant poetry, the BBC has a random poem generator based on words used by Dylan Thomas at:

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Re: Instant Poetry
Posted by: Tash (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: November 04, 2003 05:20AM

Chesil ,thanks again, hilarious.

Natasha


Re: Instant Poetry
Posted by: Tash (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: November 04, 2003 05:30AM


The Rabbitcatcher

The milk-mild pretender
With seashaken eyes
Streaking while the day,
playful on the green
leaves lies savagely
against the whitewashed night.


by Random poetry Generator



Natasha


Re: Instant Poetry
Posted by: IanB (---.tnt11.mel1.da.uu.net)
Date: November 04, 2003 08:33AM

The RPG gave me this one, fitting for DT:

I was loved impatiently
By the blush of the bottle
Sleeping savagely on the henpecked street
On thoughts of lovers
Where kings lie slowly
And all the thin cocklewomen live and speak

Thanks, Chesil. (Even though this could become addictive).




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