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by Alan Alda
Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Flesh Wound
Replies: 20
Views: 2143

Re: Flesh Wound

Ha! London. They gave us these really huge spoons (forks too) in our hotel's dining room. It was a running joke that they considered us (Americans) neanderthal and so they gave us the fist grip utensils. Ah, but I digress. Spoons. Gotta love em. Made split pea soup today and used one. What a coincid...
by Alan Alda
Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:48 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Flesh Wound
Replies: 20
Views: 2143

Re: Flesh Wound

I've never had acupuncture, but understand it is pretty painless.

Tats, not so much. It (the pain) is part of the overall appeal and transition. imho.
by Alan Alda
Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Flesh Wound
Replies: 20
Views: 2143

Re: Flesh Wound

Manna~ Are you SURE it's Midol? Super-cool? Faerie godmother? I know being in pain can make me crazy at times...other times, I have no excuse...Hope you are better soon. Far as the wee flower goes, I think it would be too tangental to put any more focus the flower tat other than what is given. You a...
by Alan Alda
Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: We had a comp.
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: We had a comp.

Hey Mikey~~~

edit: O hey, I see you picked up on the seedy hotel thing....

I remember this. I do believe I was the judge of this comp. (Did it win??)

Thanks for the memories.

cheers,
L
by Alan Alda
Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Flesh Wound
Replies: 20
Views: 2143

Re: Flesh Wound

Ah. Thanks for the lesson. Seriously.

Tats. There is only ink and skin...so there is no relating any sort of physical (other than skin) attributes to this flower.

The 'biting and scratching' are not attributes of the tiger, but of the needles.
by Alan Alda
Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Flesh Wound
Replies: 20
Views: 2143

Re: Flesh Wound

Hey Manna~ Thanks for the explanation and the S1 comments. I can see how the -ing(s) (gerunds?) would stand out...my defense is the tense (an impromptu rhyme!) I'm lost on what you mean by 'texture.' Explain if you'd like or if this has become too annoying, no worries. cheers, L p.s. this is one of ...
by Alan Alda
Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Flesh Wound
Replies: 20
Views: 2143

Re: Flesh Wound

It is as it always was: tiger//flower...funny how the memory stores stuff. I'm not the least bit frustrated, but a bit confused because you said you "liked" this poem. Yet your understanding of what I am saying seems blurry and you seem quite attached to your memory of it...and btw, it has not chan...
by Alan Alda
Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Flesh Wound
Replies: 20
Views: 2143

Re: Flesh Wound

It might as well have been a tiger
biting and scratching her ankle
instead of a tiny flower.
There is no tiger tat.

Does this help?
by Alan Alda
Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Flesh Wound
Replies: 20
Views: 2143

Re: Flesh Wound

Hey again~ It is as it always was: tiger//flower...funny how the memory stores stuff. I'm not sure what you are asking (explain: tiny flower). On the surface whether the tat artist is inking in a ferocious tiger or a small, innocuous flower, it 'feels' the same. The needles are the same, the pain fr...
by Alan Alda
Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Flesh Wound
Replies: 20
Views: 2143

Re: Flesh Wound

Manna~

It was always a tiger. In fact the poem's original title was: It Might as Well Have Been a Tiger and it was the line that started the poem from its inception (boring detail).

Glad you like it. I did try to pay alot of attention to the sonics, throughout.

cheers,
L
by Alan Alda
Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Evil out of Good
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: Evil out of Good

I'm not so sure about trying to rhyme: "wood" with itself. Seems redundant. Stanza 2, line 1: A smile can conceal, a sharp, secretive, silver, scalpel, knife All kinds of things to re-think: conceal//secretive are redundant scalpel//knife are redundant I'd also offer that: sharp//scalpel are redunda...
by Alan Alda
Mon Jul 21, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Flesh Wound
Replies: 20
Views: 2143

Flesh Wound

Flesh Wound It might as well have been a tiger biting and scratching her ankle instead of a tiny flower. She sat predator-still, watching as sequins of blood bloomed under the bright lights while the White Stripes sang about dead leaves and the dirty ground . The instinct to twitch settled into a sl...
by Alan Alda
Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Little Girl
Replies: 77
Views: 11044

Re: Little Girl

~greg is one of the few agenda-less posters around here who much to my surprise (in a world where becoming completely jaded is the norm) still gives a shit. "Nasty?" Not in the least. And long-winded as he tends to be, he Thinks about stuff instead of blowing chunks, reading what sticks and feeding ...
by Alan Alda
Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Relentless
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Re: Relentless

Spelling, I'm much better than that
Three-beer-typo is the name of that cat
Deception would mean the poet was trying
But, alas, the poem/poet is merely complying.
Like that olde cliche: shooting fish in a barrel
The Rhyme knows who it can use without peril.
by Alan Alda
Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Relentless
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Re: Relentless

Bears? I had two on Saturday 'round noon Stuff of my nightmares near my living room And "Legless" what can I say? ( I'm stumped !) your keen perception of subjects clumped into faux art (say that Real Fast!) turned into a rhyming poem that'll last longer than the symbolic tirade of pointless points ...

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