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  1. Thread: Live Chat

    by Sir Guyon
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    What book are you reading now?

    What book are you reading now?
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    I would be paying myself a compliment to tell who...

    I would be paying myself a compliment to tell who I feel my writing most resembles, whether poetry or prose. Instead, I prefer to allow others to make the comparisons.
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    Your review makes me want to re-read this...

    Your review makes me want to re-read this novella. I have not read it since I was 19, and am now 27.
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    Wordpress is the best that I have seen thus far.

    Wordpress is the best that I have seen thus far.
  5. I understand why she flunked you, though I find...

    I understand why she flunked you, though I find the first poem explaining the occurrence to be quite good.
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    Fifty words or less and something to be said? ...

    Fifty words or less
    and something to be said?
    That is what poems are for.
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    Very well-written and a noble theme.

    Very well-written and a noble theme.
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    Well, sometimes one must leave a great work of...

    Well, sometimes one must leave a great work of literature unread if no adequate translations exist, I hate to say that yet it is true. Either that or learn the language, which is no small task. My...
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    Sticky: "Be noble minded! Our own hearts and not other...

    "Be noble minded! Our own hearts and not other men's opinions of us forms our true honor."

    Friedrich Schiller
  10. At present I would say Hart Crane, here is a...

    At present I would say Hart Crane, here is a selection from his foreboding Broken Tower:

    And so it was I entered the broken world
    To trace the visionary company of love, its voice
    An instant in...
  11. Caddy Caddy, I agree strongly in 95-99 percent of...

    Caddy Caddy, I agree strongly in 95-99 percent of translations, however some translations are masterpieces in their own right, such as: the Chapman and Pope translations of Homer, Dryden's Virgil,...
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    Another night (Very short story)

    It was one of those normal nights. I could smell the alcohol reeking into the back of the truck.

    “I can’t believe that a**h***!”

    Immediately I wished to assuage my broken-hearted friend,

    “He...
  13. As a poet, I must applaud your clever attempt.

    As a poet, I must applaud your clever attempt.
  14. Spoiler Alert

    My absolute personal favorite piece is the very end of A Love Untold: A Tragedy:

    Cato: There is a consolation in justice
    Wrought by the hand Divine
    To rectify the sins of...
  15. It is a tall order to ask for what I consider my...

    It is a tall order to ask for what I consider my best snippet from what I have written. It would definitely have to come from my debut verse drama, A Love Untold. Almost arbitrarily I selected the...
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    How Much Have I Learned, My God

    How much have I learned, my God!
    Not at all to know thee more.
    Gazing on an arthropod
    My soul upon his wings is borne

    And as I am to that gnat
    So my mind to grasping you.
    In faith he feels...
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    Bereisheeth bara Elohim et HaShamayim we'et...

    Bereisheeth bara Elohim et HaShamayim we'et HaAretz

    That is Genesis 1:1 in Hebrew
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    The nature of poetry, or rather the poetic...

    The nature of poetry, or rather the poetic sentiment which stirs the impulse for the creation of poetry, is I believe, ultimately emotional.This is true despite what subject matter a poet is inspired...
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    Poll: I recently wrote a neo-classical tragedy, I used...

    I recently wrote a neo-classical tragedy, I used both blank verse and archaisms. I am pleased with the result.
  20. Thread: A Tragedy

    by Sir Guyon
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    A Tragedy

    Hello everyone, I recently published a verse drama on Amazon, it is called A Love Untold: A Tragedy The story follows the ill-starred elopement of two young Romans, Claudia, daughter of emperor Nero,...
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    2011 Reading List

    I thought it may be interesting and exciting to post our reading lists for this new year, it may also prompt people who have not drafted such a list to do so and post their list to this thread. It...
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