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    David Foster Wallace said he spends about an hour...

    David Foster Wallace said he spends about an hour a day writing and eight hours a day worrying about not writing. I'd say that's quite true for me, for what it's worth. It's as good a reason to write...
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    A great short novel it is too. And I like this...

    A great short novel it is too. And I like this poem. Understated as AuntShecky said, but also very significant, encompassing so much of a disappointed humanity.
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    I took the reference to the Thames as referring...

    I took the reference to the Thames as referring to Conrad's Heart of Darkness, where at the beginning the Thames is compared to the Congo snaking into the heart of darkest Africa.
  4. Bury yourself in books! It's the best way to die

    Bury yourself in books! It's the best way to die
  5. Delillo has an attractive style. Very smart...

    Delillo has an attractive style. Very smart prose. Expresses small things in a way that makes you wish that your own writing could accomplish such ease and elegance.

    Beckett is the king, in my...
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    like smoke throwing itself from a ledge in...

    like smoke
    throwing itself from a ledge
    in unobtainable suicide.
    breath like smoke
    throwing itself from a ledge.
    vivid plume of breath
    like smoke.
    an ever rising
    vivid plume of breath.
    In my...
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    ray bradbury wrote in an article on writing that...

    ray bradbury wrote in an article on writing that what he does is, upon waking up in the morning, write down any words or phrases that seemed to come to his mind. These could become story titles, or...
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    hush? a secret is something to be told and...

    hush?
    a secret is something
    to be told
    and shared, to be
    kept alive
    among the living.
    a secret should not die.
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    Time to find out the winner!

    Yes, that's right, it's that time of the month again! I'm about to judge the winner so here it goes.....

    YesNo - I thought that was a good, strong couplet.

    Cacian - You're style of old English...
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    I don't know where to start. If I start at the...

    I don't know where to start.
    If I start at the beginning
    I'll have nothing to tell for a while
    but then it'll end with a bang. But
    if I start at the end the story will
    slowly fizzle out like...
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    You have a week and a day. More entries please....

    You have a week and a day. More entries please. I'm loving them so far
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    dysfunctional-h - I'm a big fan of Beckett, and...

    dysfunctional-h - I'm a big fan of Beckett, and have recently been reading and studying him a lot. You might like Beckett's other plays, such as 'Endgame'. And if you want to move into the novels, I...
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    Faulkner

    Faulkner
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    Thanks guys. I really liked all the other poems...

    Thanks guys. I really liked all the other poems so it was stiff competition as always! Thanks YesNo for appreciating mine enough to select it.

    The topic for the next one will be IDENTITY.

    I'm...
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    Yes, I think it is improved. The second stanza...

    Yes, I think it is improved. The second stanza flows better this way. However I like the line 'we are present together' rather than 'I am present' because to me it seems a warmer and more comforting...
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    I think it is the fact that the old virtues such...

    I think it is the fact that the old virtues such as honor, chivalry, love etc. all seem to have left our generation to some extent, people being more interested in money and materials. The sadness...
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    I brink sit here falling tense perching ...

    I brink
    sit here falling
    tense
    perching
    finding purchase
    like a pier
    sit there patiently falling
    toes in the void
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    samuel beckett

    samuel beckett
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    Percy Shelley is another romantic poet

    Percy Shelley is another romantic poet
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    Jassy - The foul language was in the reading....

    Jassy - The foul language was in the reading. It's not the same as just swearing at a teacher.
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    Happy Birthday Prince. You're an asset to the...

    Happy Birthday Prince. You're an asset to the forum. I hope you have a good birthday
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    Yes I can see it getting a little tedious after a...

    Yes I can see it getting a little tedious after a while. I've not been using it very much since I got it though. I read proper books and then occasionally read one on the Kindle, so I still love the...
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    the breathsteam looked like smoke, and the...

    the breathsteam
    looked like smoke, and
    the harbor like a yawning
    God.
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    Eye see your I's, your terrible formation of ...

    Eye see your
    I's, your terrible
    formation of
    lies.
  25. I'm shortly going to read Hamlet shortly. It's...

    I'm shortly going to read Hamlet shortly. It's one of those essential pieces of literature that I've always neglected for some reason or other.
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