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  1. Danik 2016's Avatar
    What I can see: the name of the project and author

    Two rectangles for including poems (one of them headed "poem by another poet" and then
    your poem from 8/8/2022.

    I suppose this is the last page.
  2. tailor STATELY's Avatar
    Odd you see only 1-poem... there are 190/or so pages of poetry prolly averaging 1+ poems per page. Doctor visits for my wife today; feeling hopeful Acupuncture will be brought up when we see the neurologist... my wife still hasn't received an appointment for one yet - maybe today when the local pain specialist gives her her release. (that looks funny: "her her" ?)

    Entre nous,

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor
  3. Danik 2016's Avatar
    I see! One poem appears and a list with bonus links

    I didnīt give much for acupuncture until a friend took me to an acupuncturist when I was in a state of extreme depression, because of a medicament. It worked wonders!

    Also my late cat Tino got on very well with acupuncture. He had a severe spine problem, his doctor showed me the x-ray. Acupuncture was suggested and I got a very nice animal acupuncturist. It often happened that he lay suffering under the table, when the acupuncturist arrived and after the sessions went to his favorite place on the top of my highest bookshelf.
  4. tailor STATELY's Avatar
    My doc doubles as a 2-page workspace for the next poetry assignment that I email & print out the 1st & 3rd Thursday of every month for our poetry group... after page 2 or 3 is a compilation of recent poetry and bits and pieces of my poetry I glean from other platforms for entry (eventually) into my book(s). I've kept the format simple so I may cut and paste later, with candidates for my book(s) being highlighted. Is it not accessible ?

    re: Pain therapy, my wife has used some natural supplements with no joy... neither of us has considered yoga... but I have offered to experiment on her with acupuncture... can't be that difficult

    Entre nous,

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor
  5. Danik 2016's Avatar
    Hi, tailor,

    Enjoyed the magical poem.

    A bit confused about:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...it?usp=sharing

    Has your wife ever tried natural medicine, like homeopathy?
    And doing a carefully oriented yoga? Might be good for you too.

    Hoping Covid-19 just leaves you all alone this time.

    Regards
  6. Danik 2016's Avatar
    "As I walked around the little gallery I found some beautiful glazed poetry, and some lovely photo prints by local artists that I may consider for some gifts."

    Sorry! I somehow thought they were the poems of your poetry group.
  7. tailor STATELY's Avatar
    "And to frame the poems for people to buy them was a nice idea!"

    ... (lol) not for sale to my knowledge.

    Entre nous,

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor
  8. Danik 2016's Avatar
    People are not so punctual at events as they used to be, even if they are the speakers. But you seem used to it.
    I now understand why everybody was "centered o a hen". A hen is a fine receptive figure. And to frame the poems for people to buy them was a nice idea!
  9. tailor STATELY's Avatar
    Thanx !

    Sunday started out a bit squirrely; the missionary I had asked to give a 15-20 minute talk somehow got the dates confused... so I asked our second speaker whom I had also asked to speak two weeks ago, an ex-Bishop of ours, to go first and gave the missionary the option of speaking with the help of the spirit as our second speaker - or I could give a talk in his place (I keep a talk prepared just in case). The missionary said he'd have something by the time the now first speaker was done. When I announced to the congregation who was going to speak I added that if there was any time after both speakers were done I'd share some remarks as well. Time comes for the missionary to speak and he gives a wonderfully inspired talk... actually going a little into overtime. And later the church website was acting up so time got pushed back a bit and made me a little later than I anticipated for the reception.

    Was a bright sunny reception, and as I said, I was late from church - but I still was able to offer two poems to the art patrons over the microphone before I assisted with the cleanup.

    The Hen painting that was our inspiration for our ekphrastic poems was on a table in front of the microphone so the art crowd could see it. Someone, I believe from our poetry group, made beautiful matted framed presentations of our poems to display in the art gallery. The art gallery people were tickled because our efforts gave them some much needed press exposure. A nice little crowd for the venue overall in the garden.

    I felt quite overdressed in my Sabbath Sunday best, sans jacket, which includes a bright red Jerry Garcia tie I was given a number of years ago, and, being a mint-teetotaler, a bit out of place with wine being available, but I got over that quick enough. I usually go all California casual/comfort (blue jeans for me mostly) as the rest of the group was attired, some a little bit more flamboyant than others.

    As I walked around the little gallery I found some beautiful glazed poetry, and some lovely photo prints by local artists that I may consider for some gifts

    And lastly, because of the beautiful weather samedi et dimanche there were many car clubs perusing our little rural Divide area... a caravan of Corvettes one day and Ferraris the next; and that's just what I saw on my very limited time on the road.

    So, all in all, a wonderful day !

    Entre nous,

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor STATELY
  10. Danik 2016's Avatar
    Congrats! Seems you had a nice meeting, as what counts surely is the quality more than the quantity of the audience. Wish you luck for today!
  11. tailor STATELY's Avatar
    Thank you for enjoying Waterwill: The Elder, Snouted Sturgeon !

    Your poetics are wonderful... you just need practice to get to the level you are happy with.

    Having fun with poetry is a joy (did I just write that? lol). Our group (only 4 yesterday) was full of giggles as we read our poetries aloud in the library. I stumbled in all the polysyllabic places possible trying to keep a straight face with my offering. My Word Can poem from yesterday just happens to explain part of why I write poetry: (words: conjure/meanwhile/look back/credible)

    In the Zone #2


    I take a look back upon this
    poetic journey of mine
    How did I ever conjure up even one poem ?
    ... and what continues to spur me on ?
    A credible answer would be the joy
    poetry can inspire in the writing thereof
    Although other emotions are often in play
    Meanwhile a reader might question my sanity
    - but that's OK, I was in the zone
    on that one... whatever it was

    4/7/2022


    Entre Nous,

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor STATELY
  12. Danik 2016's Avatar
    ( Editing on LitNet still precarious)

    I loved the poem of the sturgeon!
  13. Danik 2016's Avatar
    Hi, taylor
    i'm still blasted and flabbergasted by your Douglas Addams homage.
    Have to reread it (yesterday I slept the whole day- Jansen effect?) but I think your group liked it. The invented words give it a comic and dramatic effect.
    No need of thanking me. Itīs been fun to participate and Iīm glad that my unpoetic collaborations are of help.
    I think having fun is a very important part of the process!
  14. tailor STATELY's Avatar
    Ah... awake now. So sorry that that you too had a poor night's sleep. Yeah, generic is how I'm feeling too. My eyes are fighting sleepy dust and allergens even now (... and where are my glasses ?) That's better.

    Your welcome re: the glossary. As I picked and chose my wordlist a story of sorts came together and that spark of creativity that is sometimes so elusive struck; if anything it makes sense in my poor addled mind (lol). I hoped it makes sense in some manner to others as the way it's presented is like the Nonsense Poem thread. I get to speak my poem to our poetry group today in less than two hours. We've all received via emails what the others have been working on - every has such a different take or direction, it's a joy to share our poems. We'll have an "open mic" locally soon and I've volunteered to offer a few poems (for the first time!) in a nature setting here in the Gold Country. Oh, and there's a reception for the local artists and some of us poets soon too (a first for me as well), but I'll miss most of it and have volunteered for clean up (lol).

    Between the group and your participation here I've been able to embrace Poetry Month more than I thought possible. Thank you! Even going through the Poetry section and re-reading and sometimes re-re-reading older posts of poets long gone has helped, though it saddens me over the loss of a vibrant community.

    Ah, the book(s). I've finished, pretty much, "Beneath the Dogwoods of May"/subtitled "A Poet in Garden Valley" - I have the manuscript where I'm comfortable with it and hope to send off a copy to my Sister for her critique/blessing before her Birthday... then prolly both eBook and small vanity press. Our poetry facilitator is a published poet and I may pick her brain. "A Poet in Garden Valley" is my next progression, I think. Prolly, a smaller offering as my best from 2003 to Jan 2021 will be in "Beneath...". But that still leaves more to write and a legacy of over 700 other poems of mine to choose from. "A Gathering of Poems" is part of this process and will either be the subtitle or title of the new book. Of course not all my ramblings are print worthy, that's prolly why I agonize over the final edit for "Beneath..." Is it all vanity and just the joyful noise of an old man trying to express himself... most likely; but the journey in itself may be the means to a happy end

    Ah, time ☼ to ♪ get ♫ ready ♥ !!!
  15. Danik 2016's Avatar
    Had a bad night too, probably on account of much noise. Slept with interruptions until 15 PM. So forgive me for I more generic answer. I see you have been working on some of the poems I was astonished how many you have added to the collection in the last week.
    Thanks for the very useful glossary for the Phrontistery poem.

    What kind of book are you intending? A printed version or an e-book?
  16. tailor STATELY's Avatar
    Phone consult today for my wife with her primary provider who is a Nurse Practitioner (P.A.C)... not a doc. Wife had a bad night again so I wouldn't want to be him today on the phone. I'll go to bed when she wakes up at 7:30 am PDT. Been working on my poem assignment for today all night and got it polished up I think. Used one of my previous nonsense poems in it too because it dovetailed, albeit nonsensically, with what I had in mind with the found "lost" word "sturionic". Also another two poems were alluded to - the one with the saggy pants & my onomatopoeia poem (lol). I'll post it at the end of this post with my Word Can Poem from last time 3/17 too.

    Congrats on the shot ! I tried to get my 2nd booster a little over a week ago? after it was announced. My pharma of choice, Walmart, wasn't ready I guess... I mean come on! our President got one !

    Been overindulging my sweet tooth and all the other teeth too much too... weighing myself in kilograms again just to make me feel better.

    Great-grandson is a hoot - so's his little sister

    My Poem Assignment: Lost Words / from thePhrontistery.com:

    Translated from the Most High Imperial Vogan Perfect Written Language to the Uglyographic Common English of Various
    Periods of Time Prior to the Destruction of the Earth:

    A Phrontistacy: a Parnassian Homage to
    Douglas Adams & “The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy”

    You quaeritate I surmise
    My xenizations from far flung space
    precludes a veteratorian tortiloquy which
    would make the greatest of your peoples to tremefy,
    let alone the urban warriors who wear their leggings low
    as if their pockets were thus saburrated; I deem them naught

    Ah, the tropean winds blow causing one to tussicate
    (oooaughoaua, oooaughoaua) clearing the chest cavity
    grandly making my once vultuous mood less viliorate


    My hemerine floscuations label me a phlyarologist
    at best - however my fabrefactions of poetic writs
    and the kalotypography of said ictuated and free verse
    ( as you shall see ! ) is nonetheless unsurpassed

    As a patration in portmantology, and being quite noscible
    I rely on my radicarian knowledge vis-a-vis roots of verbs and nouns that most foppotees, or in general volgivagants, are nequient
    in their understanding: their mancations of the common tongue tasting most teterrimous – to be cleansed in a fiery theomeny !

    So... fond as I was of feasting upon the quercivorous fodder eaters
    I tarried no longer beginning my sojourn abroad, and whilst I was about my succisive montivagant perambulations - skirting the pomarious and the ruricolous and the viduifical sagittiferous / sagittipotent peasantry seeking their vappous pullarian prey -
    I crafted a sturionic poesy; if I may:

    Waterwill: The Elder, Snouted Sturgeon

    A pool, however hard it tries,
    is rarely becalmed

    Stopping at a pool I imagined an elder, snouted sturgeon
    Down, down, down into the darkness goes the elder, snouted sturgeon
    Gently it goes - the elder, amongst the younger, the big and small

    In my mind's eye I stare incredulously at the tam-o'-shanter
    the elder, snouted sturgeon wears
    Down, down, down into the darkness wearing its tam,
    Gently it goes - amongst the younger, the big and the small -
    the elder, snouted sturgeon.

    ~ END ~

    Word List from the Phrontistery.com

    fabrefaction noun 1652 -1678
    act of fashioning or making a work of art
    The sculptor felt that fabrefaction was more important than the end result.

    flosculation noun 1651 -1651
    an embellishment or ornament in speech
    The speaker's lecture was rendered laughable by ridiculous

    foppotee noun 1663 -1663
    simpleton
    What a pitiful foppotee he was, always oblivious to our jeers!

    hemerine adjective 1854 -1886
    daily; quotidian
    The hemerine ritual of walking her dog kept her in good physical shape.

    ictuate verb 1822 -1822
    to emphasize; to put metrical stress on
    She preferred free verse over carefully-ictuated classical poetic styles.

    kalotypography noun 1834 -1834
    beautiful printing
    Medieval manuscripts are attractive, but modern kalotypography surely surpasses them.

    mancation noun 1727 -1727
    maiming; mutilation
    The general would suffer no mancation or execution of fallen enemy troops.

    montivagant adjective 1656 -1658
    wandering over hills and mountains
    The montivagant hiker crossed the Alps with ease but was stymied by the Andes.

    nequient adjective 1656 -1656
    not being able
    While the other students understand algebra, you are still nequient in this simple art.

    noscible adjective 1654 -1654
    knowable; well-known
    It is noscible that no amount of training can make up for experience in the field.

    patration noun 1656 -1656
    perfection or completion of something
    The patration of my dissertation will be an occasion for great merriment.

    phlyarologist noun 1867 -1867
    one who talks nonsense
    He was a petty phlyarologist who could rarely hold an intelligent conversation.

    pomarious adjective 1656 -1775
    of or belonging to an orchard or fruit-garden
    Newton's pomarious enlightenment concerning gravity is no more than a myth.

    portmantologist noun 1887 -1934
    one who studies or coins portmanteau words
    Rather than being a portmantologist, why not use perfectly good existing words?

    pullarian adjective 1652 -1652
    of or pertaining to chicken or fowl
    Our pullarian mascot was trampled by the opposing team's offensive line.

    quaeritate verb 1657 -1657
    to question; to inquire
    If I might quaeritate, why are we headed in the wrong direction on the trail?

    quercivorous adjective 1858 -1858
    feeding on oak trees
    The proliferation of quercivorous insects is a boon rather than a bane to the ecosystem.

    radicarian adjective 1880 -1880
    pertaining to the roots of words
    A radicarian knowledge of Latin is of central importance for English etymology.

    ruricolous adjective 1730 -1858
    living in the country or in fields
    Though the city has its attractions, I much prefer the quiet ruricolous life.

    saburrate verb 1623 -1658
    to put sand or gravel in a ship as ballast
    Fortunately, the ship was thoroughly saburrated, or else it would surely have capsized.

    sagittiferous adjective 1656 -1858
    bearing arrows
    The general ordered that some of his foot-soldiers should thereafter be sagittiferous.

    sagittipotent adjective 1656 -1656
    having great ability in archery
    The sagittipotent hunter found himself unable to kill the beautiful white stag.

    sparsile adjective 1891 -1891
    of a star, not included in any constellation
    The prevalence of sparsile stars today reflects technical advances in telescopy.

    sturionic adjective 1852 -1852
    of or pertaining to the sturgeon
    With its great sturionic strength, it leapt off the hook, never again to be seen.

    succisive adjective 1619 -1656
    of time, spare or in excess
    Because I worked so much harder than them, they envied my succisive rests.

    teterrimous adjective 1704 -1864
    most foul
    The fiend's teterrimous visage alarmed the librarian, who quickly closed the dark tome.

    theomeny noun 1623 -1656
    the wrath of God
    I may suffer theomeny for my beliefs, but at least I will have been consistent.

    tortiloquy noun 1656 -1656
    crooked speech
    I will not tolerate such tortiloquy in my court!

    tremefy verb 1832 -1832
    to cause to tremble
    His words tremefied the more gullible of onlookers, while others shook their heads.

    tropaean adjective 1686 -1686
    blowing from sea to land
    The tropaean winds blew the raft ashore after long weeks at sea.

    tussicate verb 1598 -1890
    to cough
    He tussicated throughout the opera, annoying nearby audience members.

    uglyography noun 1804 -1834
    bad handwriting; poor spelling
    Your uglyography conceals the cogency and brilliance of your ideas.

    vacivity noun 1656 -1721
    emptiness
    The vacivity of her mind can hardly be a consequence of her blonde hair.

    vappous adjective 1673 -1673
    flat; insipid
    This chili has a vappous and unpleasant taste, unlike the other offerings.

    veteratorian adjective 1656 -1656
    crafty; subtle
    Your veteratorian villainy is no match for the might of my armies of men!

    viduifical adjective 1657 -1657
    widow-making
    It is often said that golf is just as viduifical as war, and twice as pointless.

    viliorate verb 1722 -1722
    to make less good; to worsen
    The presence of gangs viliorates the quality of life for everyone in the neighbourhood.

    volgivagant adjective 1656 -1656
    pertaining to the common people; poor or base; inconstant
    Her political fortunes were tied to her ability to appeal to her volgivagant constituents.

    vultuous adjective 1633 -1721
    having a sad or solemn countenance
    The child's vultuous visage was the key to the team's successful con game.

    xenization noun 1818 -1818
    fact of travelling as a stranger
    This period of youthful xenization was the source of his later cultural tolerance.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    My Word Can poem from 3/17: (rhythmic/altitude/reflect/catalog)


    To catalog this day of days
    In reflection I catch at thoughts
    Who soar to altitudes beyond my sight
    That sing as bright
    The rhythmic song of butterflies

    3/17/2022 r.4/5/2022

    PS. Renamed Ziggy back to Alexa and the electronics are still in revolt !

    Entre Nous,

    Ta ! (short for tarradiddle),
    tailor STATELY
  17. Danik 2016's Avatar
    Yes, these headaches are tricky, the older on gets more ones organism invents. Hope your wife still gets a good follow up, it must be terrible not being able to sleep because of headaches.
    I noticed that you have a sweet tooth. I have it too, but cant over indulge in it.
    Your great grandson must be cute!
    Went yesterday to have my fourth anti Covid shot.
  18. tailor STATELY's Avatar
    Actually the medical situation here is fair-to-middlin'. It's likely my wife should have followed up better with her care provider. No yoga or ilk for her... we're hoping for physical therapy for her in addition to a nuanced pain solution.

    So true about personal data... I shouldn't make light of it. Yes, I've checked before and there are all kinds of "cookie crumbs" about.

    How terrible you get headaches from Chocolate ! It's my main source of vitamin "C" along with Chicken !!! One cup of triple cocoa for me: 500 ml hot water/3-tablespoons cooking cocoa/2-tablespoons hot chocolate mix

    I purchased an Echo for my daughter's home for a past Birthday. She, like me, uses it mostly for timers and alarms and math and wikipedia
    and reminders and music (I'll ask for tailored news as well in my Flash Briefings). The funniest thing is my Great-grandson always interrupting her music to play "Baby Shark" or "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" or what ever. He used to get soooo upset when Alexa didn't understand him.
  19. Danik 2016's Avatar
    I'm sorry to learn about this mistake in pain management of your wife headaches. Up to now I thought public medical care was very good in your part of the world. The problem is, that headaches can have so many causes. For example, I get headaches, if I eat chocolate. Doe your wife do relaxing exercises like yoga or something similar? Any way, dealing with headaches without knowing the cause is groping in the dark.

    I didnīt knew about this voice activating of a smartphone from far off. Itīs absolutely amazing and your argument of being able to activate smartphones when one falls is decisive. You see we donīt have these smart things here as yet, only smart TV. So I have a curious idea of several domestic devices being all activated at the same time, like in some films. You certainly have a lot of fun!

    As for personal data in the story is a bit different. I discovered by accident that in US there is a flourishing commerce of personal data. I had to write a business letter to someone in NY and I didnīt know whether I should address the person as "Mr" or "Ms". So I googled the unusual name of the person, hoping of finding other persons with the same name, that would shed some light on the matter. I was aghast at the result. I remained in doubt about her gender, but I got her private address, phone number, private emails, related person age and the very reassuring confirmation that there werenīt any problems with the police. And I was offered a complete report (paid, of course). The one information I didnīt get was the gender.

    So you shouldn't wonder, if you are curious enough to check it, if you find yourself or any one of your family, friends, etc. in one or more sites.
  20. tailor STATELY's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Danik 2016
    I hope your wife's medical appointment results in help. Does she do physiotherapy?
    Her medical has been a nightmare... someone dropped the ball on her pain management, which we thought was going to be discussed yesterday. No, just a follow-up x-ray... they couldn't even recommend/dispense any pain meds. But, they again ruled out any surgery. 2+ months.

    Turns out her primary health care person, not an M.D. (P.A.C. or Nurse Practitioner), prolly never started the pain management ball rolling at his end... after... all... this... time... Now she's waiting for a phone consult with him two days hence... grrrrrrrrrrr! Her nights have been nightmares... every night with debilitating headaches; neither of us getting any quality sleep. My sleep patterns as viewed on my phone via smart watch app is a tragedy in itself. And I received some more smart gizmos yesterday from my healthcare physicians that will send instant (or not considering the faraday cage we live in (50-year old manufactured home enclosed in metal siding, in a very rural valley miles away from even the small city advantages of decent internet/wifi... we'll see, gotta start my med measurements today

    On a lighter note your observation of Babel in the electronics kingdom in my home is spot on. Prolly 1-too many smart speakers in the bedroom for sure. Have them in the house for all the fun things they can do, but most importantly if my wife falls and no one's around she can voice activate a phone call to me or my daughter or her sister.

    Lol, if someone wanted my personal data they'd become bored to death.

    We even go as far as not answering our house phone during the day because it's all phone solicitation and/or scam calls. And yes, our cell phone coverage is also spotty... exacerbated even worse when we have our frequent power failures and the distant cell towers lose their power too.

    In defense, as if, of my frugal purchases of the copious amount of electronics - it's the one thing I can do to stimulate our flagging economy
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