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  1. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    20 Feb '13 06:26 / 1 edit
    Poetry (past and present)

    http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2013/02/19

    Miss my son, Eric...
  2. 20 Feb '13 12:41
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    [b]Poetry (past and present)

    http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2013/02/19

    Miss my son, Eric...[/b]
    Where'd Eric go?
  3. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    22 Feb '13 06:18
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo

    Where'd Eric go?
    1,100 miles away as usual.
  4. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    22 Feb '13 06:22
    ... for A.T. with Affection and Respect:

    http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2013/02/22

    (mildly astonished with the counterpoint of tenderness and strength)
  5. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    22 Feb '13 09:06
    Note: "A.T." has been our affectionate nickname (All Talk) for scacchipazzo in our Private NFL Pool during the past few seasons.
  6. 22 Feb '13 12:38
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Note: "A.T." has been our affectionate nickname (All Talk) for scacchipazzo in our Private NFL Pool during the past few seasons.
    You are courting with Tadone making an official appearance with his kneecap breaking implements! LOL
  7. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    23 Feb '13 07:10 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo

    You are courting with Tadone making an official appearance with his kneecap breaking implements! LOL
    He's already amputated one leg (at the groin).
  8. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    23 Feb '13 07:21
    This retrospective of a girl's early years brings to mind Thomas Mann's words:
    "Oh, the urgency and sacred pangs of youth."

    http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2013/02/23

    Hope more RHP 'Culture Fans' will find time to contribute.
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  9. 23 Feb '13 12:31
    For that anxious girl above:

    Mario Benedetti

    - Translated by Carlos Reyes

    Haiku

    I would like
    to look at everything from a distance
    but with you

    *

    since biblical times
    the sky and the nude
    have sinned together

    *

    unanimous obscurity
    there remains only a lantern
    that asks for help

    *

    after all
    death is only a sign
    that there was life

    *

    only the bat
    understands the world
    but in reverse

    *

    in reason
    the only doubts that enter
    are those with keys

    *

    when I gathered up
    my complete insomnias
    I fell asleep
  10. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    26 Feb '13 07:44
    Wouldn't it have been nice to have written this one?

    http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/poem-in-prose/

    (maybe read it slowly to your wife tomorrow night)
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  11. 26 Feb '13 12:16
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    Wouldn't it have been nice to have written this one?

    http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/poem-in-prose/

    (maybe read it slowly to your wife tomorrow night)
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    Writing poetry of any kind, let alone like what you posted would be an awesome experience. Perhaps we should all try it periodically. We write with care so infrequently.
  12. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    27 Feb '13 07:13
    Keats for a change of pace:

    http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2013/02/27
    .
  13. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    27 Feb '13 07:14
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo

    Writing poetry of any kind, let alone like what you posted would be an awesome experience. Perhaps we should all try it periodically. We write with care so infrequently.
    Applys to many other things we do as well.
  14. Standard member mikelom
    Ajarn
    27 Feb '13 16:48
    Originally posted by scacchipazzo
    Writing poetry of any kind, let alone like what you posted would be an awesome experience. Perhaps we should all try it periodically. We write with care so infrequently.
    If your inner beauty doth match your outer beauty then you are of great heart, mind and strength.
    When I happen upon a gaze, I am melted into a yield of your shadowing hold I have desired.
    I never approached you to utter a word, and yet my form melts about you in each moment you pass, that I may be enfolded into your wings, that may lift me and permit flight with you..........


    ............ next!

    -m.
  15. Standard member Grampy Bobby
    Boston Lad
    01 Mar '13 02:36
    Originally posted by mikelom

    If your inner beauty doth match your outer beauty then you are of great heart, mind and strength.
    When I happen upon a gaze, I am melted into a yield of your shadowing hold I have desired.
    I never approached you to utter a word, and yet my form melts about you in each moment you pass, that I may be enfolded into your wings, that may lift me and permit flight with you..........


    ............ next!

    -m.
    And by Way of 180 Degrees Contrast:

    http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/be-glad-your-nose-is-on-your-face/

    Back to You Mike...
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