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  1. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    02 Apr '13 10:54 / 1 edit
    Internet Access to Works of Established Poets

    "Writers Almanac" is the most consistently helpful site I've found:

    http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2013/04/02

    As a father whose son lives far away, especially appreciated today's poem.
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  2. 03 Apr '13 11:48
    Excellent link and poem!
  3. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    04 Apr '13 05:44
    Introduction To Poetry (Billy Collins)

    http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/introduction-to-poetry/

    So innocently looking at us from the page.
    Then: POW Between the Ears! I like it; hope you do, too.
  4. 04 Apr '13 11:36
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Introduction To Poetry (Billy Collins)

    http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/introduction-to-poetry/

    So innocently looking at us from the page.
    Then: POW Between the Ears! I like it; hope you do, too.[/b]
    Excellent indeed! Now pipe in with death bed discs! We'd love to hear your input.
  5. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    04 Apr '13 17:17 / 2 edits
    "Musee Des Beaux Arts"

    http://english.emory.edu/classes/paintings&poems/auden.html

    (W.H.Auden)

    ___________________________

    "When You Are Old and Gray"

    YouTube

    (W.B. Yeats)
  6. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    05 Apr '13 23:05 / 1 edit
    Here is my first chess teacher, now a lifetime member of USCF and rated over 2300. Dennis Fritzinger, his father was my company commander, Lt. Colonel Fritzinger.

    http://www.myspace.com/video/andy-caffrey-for-congress-2012/dennis-fritzinger-warrior-poetry-1990-montana-rrr/19298726

    Well I guess now his rating has gone down to 2191 but here is a 1972 game where he beat Larry Evans:

    http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1434505
  7. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    06 Apr '13 01:35
    Local Unpublished Anonymous Young Poets Chapter

    "Candy Store"


    One autumn Sunday afternoon when young
    I drove my tricycle through the plate glass
    window of our neighborhood candy store,
    then hid in the garage. Barely thinking,

    abandoning the scene, behaving recklessly
    so as to endanger and travelling
    much too fast: clearly, guilty as charged.
    My longsuffering father was exasperated.

    The spanking he administered was brilliant,
    probably one of the finest ever received.
    Now I am no longer young, not exactly,
    and my dear parents are no longer able

    to spank me, even though my circumstances
    and actions may occasionally still be
    shattering sacred glass. Thinking things
    through thoroughly, remaining at the scene,

    acting thoughtfully and moving slowly:
    in the face of perceptions to the contrary,
    still vulnerable to a verdict of guilty
    as charged. No attempt shall be made

    to explain or to justify or hide.
    No measured responses. No social noise.
    I have signed off on the declination
    option of entering any final appeal.

    I shall go quietly, accepting full responsibility
    for the penalties and privileges of exile.
    Dad, this time it's more than penny candy.
    You know I'll be careful of the glass.

    (anon young poet, 2011)
  8. Standard member hakima
    Illumination
    07 Apr '13 01:24
    Here are poets reading their own work via Bill Moyers' site:

    http://billmoyers.com/content/pure-poetry/

    Enjoy!
  9. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    07 Apr '13 06:49
    "I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great" (Stephen Spender)

    YouTube

    Any Londoners in the Crowd?
  10. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    07 Apr '13 06:52
    Originally posted by hakima
    Here are poets reading their own work via Bill Moyers' site:

    http://billmoyers.com/content/pure-poetry/

    Enjoy!
    An Outstanding Site, I'd never discovered. Thank you.
  11. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    07 Apr '13 14:48 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    An Outstanding Site, I'd never discovered. Thank you.
    I really like Kurtis Lamkin, he is playing the Kora as background. Great stuff. Jump Mama is his poem.
  12. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    23 Apr '13 06:51
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    I really like Kurtis Lamkin, he is playing the Kora as background. Great stuff. Jump Mama is his poem.
    Liked it and will try to find more of his work. Here's a totally different one,
    those sharing a durable romantic/rapport relationship will surely enjoy:

    http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2013%2F04%2F22

    Note: "More than one but less than two", as someone else once observed.