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by Alan Alda
Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Lorca's gravesite story
Replies: 0
Views: 853

Lorca's gravesite story

If this doesn't belong in the News thread, sorry. (please move it if so) Came across this story on my homepage: http://portal.gci.net/news/read.php?id=16496509&ps=1016&lang=en&_LT=HOME_ETNWC01L1_UNEWS Report: Lorca family accepts opening of mass grave Thursday, September 18, 2008 11:29 AM EDT The As...
by Alan Alda
Sun Sep 14, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: If I were a poem, not a man
Replies: 30
Views: 3867

Re: If I were a poem, not a man

Mikeeee~ I just had a listen. Congrats. Congrats. Congrats. And Mothernature called and said to tell you, "thanks" 8) That said it sounds almost as if you pulled off a miracle getting the jury decision you did. On a scale of 1 to 10 how confident were you that it would be decided in your (and your c...
by Alan Alda
Sat Aug 30, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Leonard Cohen Plays the Hammer 2008
Replies: 44
Views: 6729

Re: Leonard Cohen Plays the Hammer 2008

...and I mistook you as a (quote) serious (unquote) writer.

We all make mistakes.

cheers,
Laurie
by Alan Alda
Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Leonard Cohen Plays the Hammer 2008
Replies: 44
Views: 6729

Re: Leonard Cohen Plays the Hammer 2008

Namaste Mickey-san. The cheque is in the mail, as usual. 8) Excellent choice mentioning Neil Young in your poem. It is both a tribute to a Canadian and a nod to his being a musician (if I remember correctly). And tossing multiple hats in there, well, I could really get the gist of your meaning. And ...
by Alan Alda
Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Leonard Cohen Plays the Hammer 2008
Replies: 44
Views: 6729

Re: Leonard Cohen Plays the Hammer 2008

Well, I'd share a poem or two with you, but I don't respect your judgement. You think cliches are okay. I am willing to bet you never even considered the fact you had cliches in your poem (till I mentioned it) and pulled the 'nostalgia' bit out of your, ummm, hat. It's not necessary to go beyond tha...
by Alan Alda
Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:07 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Leonard Cohen Plays the Hammer 2008
Replies: 44
Views: 6729

Re: Leonard Cohen Plays the Hammer 2008

You didn't write the poem you are trying to describe. You are describing a poem you wanted to write.
As you were.
cheers,
Laurie
p.s. there is no justification for using cliches unless you are trying to be ironic. Otherwise, they are lazy thinking.
by Alan Alda
Thu Aug 28, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: jason (rated R for language, sex & drug content)
Replies: 17
Views: 3122

Re: jason (rated R for language, sex & drug content)

Sorry if this disappoints you (violet) but nothing I said had anything to do with what you said.

cheers,
L
by Alan Alda
Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: jason (rated R for language, sex & drug content)
Replies: 17
Views: 3122

Re: jason (rated R for language, sex & drug content)

Oh gawd, that is hilarious: a one-word sestina. If anyone doesn't already know, a Sestina usually has the same six (different) words used at the end of each line and there is a specific 'rotation' of the order the words need to be in each stanza. To simplify it and use a single word in a such a funn...
by Alan Alda
Thu Aug 28, 2008 5:35 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Leonard Cohen Plays the Hammer 2008
Replies: 44
Views: 6729

Re: Leonard Cohen Plays the Hammer 2008

I'll bite...I like the sentiments, but the process is a bit of a mess. I'm surprised at the problems here if you are used to posting at a "serious" site. Your first 'sentence' is incomplete. "sporting a hat" is a cliche Is "fizzy...like fine wine" supposed to refer to Champagne? If not, it makes no ...
by Alan Alda
Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Prose-poem: Man on the Rec Way.
Replies: 50
Views: 6822

Re: Prose-poem: Man on the Rec Way.

I've tried editing on flies before but found that cockroaches work better........
by Alan Alda
Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Here I sit
Replies: 11
Views: 1542

Re: Here I sit

Cate~

You seem to have a great sense of playfulness and discovery when it comes to all this (poetry writing)...It will take you far.

Look forward to your continued play/revisions with this.

cheers,
Laurie
by Alan Alda
Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Poem of Lust (in the official format)
Replies: 24
Views: 4107

Re: Poem of Lust (in the official format)

I suspect that this does not happen on Tuesdays, at all. With your heavy use of w's (well, two) I think it happens on Wednesdays. Fess up.
Otherwise, excellent poem with layered meanings that were only enhanced by your indepth explanation.

cheers,
L
by Alan Alda
Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Other Writers and Writing
Topic: s
Replies: 13
Views: 5633

Re: Top ten U.S. poets?

I think Mary Oliver surely belongs on the list. Anne Sexton, too.
by Alan Alda
Fri Aug 01, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Here I sit
Replies: 11
Views: 1542

Re: Here I sit

Hi Cate~ I know you are attempting to show an edit in transition. I'd say your first version reads like what you write down at the initial idea. Sort of like what I call 'what falls out.' Like unkneaded bread, that stuff always needs (haha) work. Your second edit (below) seems more a rearragement of...

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