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    Thanks. Another overcast day, late. I think this dude was trying out a new rod.
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    tonywalt replied to a thread Six Game Reboot in Forum Games
    1. Say the Next Word: Tittering 2. Two Word Game: deal here 3. Word Association Game: red 4. Song Title Game: 'i want to fly away' lenny...
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    10-17-2020, 04:36 PM
    pier in cayman islands edward hopper by Tony Walton, on Flickr
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    10-17-2020, 03:44 PM
    MANICHAEAN replied to a thread Tfr in Personal Poetry
    All betoiled, besoiled, Encrusted into dim defacement: Into whom nevertheless The breath of the Almighty has breathed a living soul.
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    10-17-2020, 09:35 AM
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    One huge motionless cloud Girdles our whole horizon; Streams up, Hairy, copper-edged, Over a sky of the colour of lead.
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    10-17-2020, 09:34 AM
    MANICHAEAN replied to a thread Tfr in Personal Poetry
    One huge motionless cloud Girdles our whole horizon; Streams up, Hairy, copper-edged, Over a sky of the colour of lead.
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    10-17-2020, 04:30 AM
    MANICHAEAN replied to a thread Tfr in Personal Poetry
    Will message you Aunty.
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    10-16-2020, 04:22 PM
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    I feel chastened in several ways. As I do not know if these short poems are examples of a verse form I should know but do not recognize, or if they...
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    10-16-2020, 04:16 PM
    Every time I hear a certain — er— “world leader” speak, I recall a line from the great James Thurber: “You ever notice that people say everything...
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    10-16-2020, 03:38 PM
    tonywalt replied to a thread Six Game Reboot in Forum Games
    1. Say the Next Word: getting 2. Two Word Game: in style 3. Word Association Game: BLM (as in, it went out of season quickly:) 4. Song Title...
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    10-16-2020, 10:53 AM
    MANICHAEAN replied to a thread Tfr in Personal Poetry
    Of an intensity and activity, That sometimes verges towards madness, Yet does not reach it.
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    10-16-2020, 04:28 AM
    Enjoyed. Well written.
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    10-15-2020, 02:52 PM
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    1. Say the Next Word: ryanair 2. Two Word Game: out back 3. Word Association Game: tropical 4. Song Title Game: My little dingaling by...
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    10-15-2020, 07:46 AM
    MANICHAEAN replied to a thread Tfr in Personal Poetry
    In such succession of singular prismatic tints, Flush after flush diffusing our horizon, Does the Era of Hope dawn on towards fulfilment.
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    10-14-2020, 11:43 AM
    MANICHAEAN replied to a thread Tfr in Personal Poetry
    Nothing but what Nature gives her wild children of the desert: ferocity and appetite; strength grounded on hunger.
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    10-13-2020, 02:19 PM
    MANICHAEAN replied to a thread Tfr in Personal Poetry
    Parliamentary eloquence and argument, Greek meeting Greek in high places.
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    10-13-2020, 12:16 PM
    Those are solid poets. Love Sexton and Paz. Yes, Bukowski was master of prose. His very early work (1955- say 1962 was more formal, quite a bit...
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    10-13-2020, 08:00 AM
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    Mothers, in worn raiment, Yet with living hearts under it, Filled the public places With their wild Rachel cries.
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    10-12-2020, 12:28 PM
    Fair enough. What poet (besides Bukowski) will we be reading in 100 years in your opinion?
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    10-12-2020, 09:59 AM
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    1. Say the Next Word: daydreamer 2. Two Word Game: things fall 3. Word Association Game: sun 4. Song Title Game: Live for today by the grass...
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    10-12-2020, 08:19 AM
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    In full smoke and ashes Of outburst sensualities,* Does he live and digest.
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    10-12-2020, 05:04 AM
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    Questionable Camille, How though glitterest with a fallen, rebellious,* yet still semi-celestial light; As is the starlight on the brow of...
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    10-11-2020, 03:16 PM
    Thanks. She has lovely hair, thick, blondish, textured, and looking into the post-sunset.
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    10-11-2020, 01:34 PM
    We manoeuvre effortlessly my friend between "Cherchez la femme," to a "Micky Finn." Its getting more Raymond Chandler by the minute!!! ��
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    10-11-2020, 12:36 PM
    girl on beach cayman islands by Tony Walton, on Flickr
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    10-11-2020, 11:55 AM
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    Champagne flowing; with pot-valorous speech; empty featherheads growing ever the noisier, In their own emptiness, in each others noise.
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    10-11-2020, 11:40 AM
    Chapter 6. It was at three in the morning when it occurred. He knew the exact time; for swinging* his legs over, and sitting at the side of the...
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    Not she with trait'rous kiss her Saviour stung, Not she denied Him with unholy tongue; She, while apostles shrank,
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    10-11-2020, 09:31 AM
    Hi Danik. Was that a culinary deflection?
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    10-11-2020, 07:45 AM
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Janine

by Virgil on 11-30-2018 at 09:16 PM
For those of us who were regulars here on Lit Net many years ago and remember Janine, I'm saddened to report that on November 27th, 2018, our dear friend passed away. She was 68 years old. Eternal rest grant unto Janine, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace.
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Matthew and Shakespeare

by Virgil on 12-18-2017 at 10:01 PM
Let me copy this over from my personal blog. Matthew is my son and you can go back into my past blogs to learn more about him and our adoption. Anyway he's eight years old now. This happened the other day.

OK, I was reading a Shakespeare play (Henry VI, Part 1) out of my big complete volume containing all of Shakespeare’s plays and poetry. The binding is literally at least six inches thick, and is about eight by ten in dimension. It’s a big book.

Matthew sees

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New Family Member: Tiger

by Virgil on 05-24-2015 at 09:25 PM
Those that know me here know that my wife and I have been dog people all our lives, but last week Matthew and I stumbled upon a little kitten beside our house and of course found him irresistible. We now have a kitten to add to our rambunctious dog and hyperactive son. I posted a summary on my personal blog, but here are the first two paragraphs:

Of course this was completely unplanned. Thursday, May 14th (I date it for posterity’s sake) after dinner at about half past six Matthew

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My 2014 Reads

by Virgil on 01-31-2015 at 10:38 PM
Hi all

I haven't been on in a while. I think I last mentioned we had a new pup in the family, and she has been a handful. I don't remember my other pups driving us crazy like this one. So since my wife was with her all day, I had to give up part of my evenings to releave her and stay with the dog. Evenings after work is my usual computer time, and there was no way this pooch was going to let me be.

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A New Addition to the Family

by Virgil on 10-07-2014 at 08:57 PM
Well, we've enlarged our family with a new four legged member, a black Labrador Retriever pup. She's special, and just as cute as can be. I can't remember how to upload pictures here on Lit Net, so if you're interested, come by my Ashes blog to see:

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And actually you can see the breeder's litter of pups at an earlier post, posted before we were able to select one.

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