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baby turn deface the muse
Posted by: drpeternsz (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: November 18, 2004 11:33AM

Have you every talked with a graffiti artist on the street, just after he's just defaced a street mural? Neither have I. But street art, it is sometimes in the name of the muse and sometimes in her face. Graffito is as old as the walls in the Catacombs, with those little drawing of the phish, as old as the workman' scrawled initials in Tut's burial extravaganza, as old as the red bricks of Ur and Uruk. How to you respond to urban graffito when you see it?



Post Edited (11-19-04 09:16)


Re: baby turn deface the muse
Posted by: drpeternsz (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: November 18, 2004 11:34AM

thanks, Johnnie, for the line I stole.

Peter











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Re: baby turn deface the muse
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-04rh16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: November 18, 2004 11:40AM


Belshazzar, from what I recall,
Was the first to object to the scrawl
Of graffiti artistes
Interrupting his feasts,
With their handwriting left on his wall.

Points of trivia - graffito is the singular, grafitti the plural. Art is the media, artist the practitioner.


Re: baby turn deface the muse
Posted by: chuckl (---.mn.client2.attbi.com)
Date: November 18, 2004 01:17PM

Pernt of trivia
Art is the medium.


Re: baby turn deface the muse
Posted by: drpeternsz (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: November 18, 2004 04:55PM

Thanks for the points and the limerick.

My Greek is less than Will's
It isn't even Little
As Dorctor [sic]Johnson would say.
But my Latin's even less:
Since it's all cribbed... hence it's a mess.


Hugh, is there a good way to learn better scansion of English verse in a three to five month period that would not tear me away from my Charlie Chan or my enraptured scribblings for so much time that I wouldn't have roooom in my life for my weekly episodes of "Dead Like Me"?

Peter.





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Re: baby turn deface the muse
Posted by: drpeternsz (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: November 18, 2004 05:02PM

Where was it you learnt pernt, and can I have learnt it too some day?

Peter :-)



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Re: baby turn deface the muse
Posted by: chuckl (---.mn.client2.attbi.com)
Date: November 18, 2004 05:29PM

same place Spencer Tracy loint when he said, there ain't much meat there, but what there is is cherce


Re: baby turn deface the muse
Posted by: chuckl (---.mn.client2.attbi.com)
Date: November 18, 2004 05:38PM

A lothario tired of dancin'
Asked me once where can I learn scansion,
I told him okay,
I could tell you today,
But it won't take the place of romancin'


Re: baby turn deface the muse
Posted by: drpeternsz (---.client.comcast.net)
Date: November 18, 2004 05:51PM

youse is all too skills at this stuff for me.

Peter






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The poems are about writing poetry, and poetry is about living.


Re: baby turn deface the muse
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-05rh15-16rt.co.dial-access.att.net)
Date: November 18, 2004 07:09PM

Art is the medium

Zounds, skewered again!


Re: baby turn deface the muse
Posted by: marian2 (---.range81-152.btcentralplus.com)
Date: November 19, 2004 04:25AM

There was a paperback of Other Men's Flowers published in 1992 which is still fairly easy to get. I thought the hardback book was out of print, and didn't find the paperback attractive, but last year someone found me a hardback copy of the memorial edition (which was reprinted loads of times between 1952 and 1986) - so it is findable if you keep looking.


Re: baby turn deface the muse
Posted by: JohnnySansCulo (---.nycmny83.covad.net)
Date: November 19, 2004 09:45AM

Peter, you're welcome to any lines any time
remember, it's only stealing if you take it home with you

Jersey Governor
Brendan Byrne
was at one time
Baby Byrne

Speak the music
sing the news
i put it out
for your amuse




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