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  1. Poll: Oh, I am so glad you found and enjoy the poetry...

    Oh, I am so glad you found and enjoy the poetry of Billy Collins. I had the pleasure of seeing him in person last year at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Listening to him read his own work is...
  2. I do agree with that statement. One only has to...

    I do agree with that statement. One only has to look at the New York Times Book Review and see how many fiction selections vs. non-fiction are reviewed each week. It's amazing. Last week, 4...
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    The Fighter...8 out of 10... Thought Christian...

    The Fighter...8 out of 10... Thought Christian Bale did an excellent job. At times I thought some of the supporting cast, especially, the sisters, bordered on cartoonish. Also saw Black Swan... 9...
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    W.H.Auden was asked "What is the usefulness of...

    W.H.Auden was asked "What is the usefulness of poetry?" Poetry makes nothing happen. And his reply.."That uselessness is precisely what distinquishes poetry (and other art forms) from the world of...
  5. Thread: UFOs

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    I was always terrified at Gort in the original...

    I was always terrified at Gort in the original "The Day the Earth Stood Still" Remake was not nearly as scary.
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    Just came back from an amazing 5 course tasting...

    Just came back from an amazing 5 course tasting menu that included a beet salad, pork belly, halibut with caviar sauce, cod and a decadent chocolate granache and sweet potato sorbet paired with a...
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    :bday_2::bday_2: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAX! ...

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MAX! HOPE YOU HAVE/HAD A WONDEFUL ONE. LOVED YOUR INTERVIEW.
  8. Except for the child's name, there is nothing...

    Except for the child's name, there is nothing unsettling about the story.
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    Oh Heaven forbid! I could never turn back a...

    Oh Heaven forbid! I could never turn back a paperback and especially not a hardback. I work in a library and I did work in an elementary school, (up until last year) and I was always mentioning to...
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    Haven't posted in a really long time, but thought...

    Haven't posted in a really long time, but thought I would add my two cents in to this discussion. I'm not sure why religion was brought into the mix since it's faith-based and cannot be proven. ...
  11. Thread: pulverize

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    Thanks, Haunted, for this beautiful poem. My...

    Thanks, Haunted, for this beautiful poem. My small town lost someone on 9/11. He went to the same high school as my daughter. Very poignant piece.
  12. The pink cashmere kerchief stamped with red...

    The pink cashmere kerchief stamped with red roses, was slipping to one side over her black and crimped hair.

    The Virgin and the Gipsy by D.H. Lawrence
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    ...all the blunders I've made. If I could...

    ...all the blunders I've made.

    If I could have one thing...
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    Now is discontent In the Autumn of our years...

    Now is discontent
    In the Autumn of our years
    Too Little, too late.
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    I would suggest How to Read a Poem (and Fall in...

    I would suggest How to Read a Poem (and Fall in Love with Poetry) by Edward Hirsch. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a MacArthur Fellowship among other awards. He teaches at the U. of...
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    The most recent book was Water for Elephants....

    The most recent book was Water for Elephants. This story was about a traveling circus during the depression. PETA would probably be after them today. And a book I read awhile ago, called Fall on...
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    Happy Birthday, Neely! Hope you had a great day!

    Happy Birthday, Neely! Hope you had a great day!
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    It gives me much Food for thought and way tooo...

    It gives me much Food for thought and way tooo many recommendations of books that I should read before I die. I'll never make it, but I'll have fun trying before dying.
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    Alice in Wonderland (not in 3-D) Visually very...

    Alice in Wonderland (not in 3-D) Visually very interesting, but all the characters seemed so vaccuous. The Red Queen played by Helena Bonham Carter was the only one that had some spunk. The...
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    I noticed in the emoticon that the front wheel is...

    I noticed in the emoticon that the front wheel is turning but not the back. Does that imply "we're just spinning our wheels" Just a thought.
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    Neely After reading your translation of the last...

    Neely After reading your translation of the last stanza, I have to agree that I like it better than Grennan's. Here are some comparisons. (G) Young lad, larking about.. (N) Playful boy, full of...
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    I don't want to rush our discussion of Saturday...

    I don't want to rush our discussion of Saturday in the Village but maybe our next poem could be Sunday Evening. It seems like it may be a continuation of Leopardi's theme from the first poem. Not...
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    I didn't get a strong 'death motif' in this poem,...

    I didn't get a strong 'death motif' in this poem, only a transition from youth to maturity. I took 'Saturday to mean youth and 'Sunday to mean maturity. It was in the last line, that I think Leopardi...
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    Boy, I just recently bought a new Merriam Webster...

    Boy, I just recently bought a new Merriam Webster dictionary. I guess I should use it, huh? What a dummy!
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    In the Grennan edition I have, the title of the...

    In the Grennan edition I have, the title of the poem is Infinitive Not sure why Grennan used that instead of Infinity.

    Virgil Thank you so much for helping me with the interpretations. I do...
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