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  1. The Dead Poet (with apologies to Lord Alfred Douglas)

    I dreamed of him last night.
    His face was fair and free
    from the agony yet to come.

    I first met him at the entrance
    of the Catacombs in Rome.
    We looked at each other in curiosity.
    He was...
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    None of your picture poems are haiku. A haiku,...

    None of your picture poems are haiku. A haiku, like a sonnet, is a strict poetic form. The haiku must contain seventeen syllables--no more or less. The first line must contain exactly five...
  3. Thread: defeat

    by Jassy Melson
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    It's obvious that you put a lot of effort in this...

    It's obvious that you put a lot of effort in this poem, but I have to say that I feel that the rhyme is forced.
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    Thank you for your comments.

    Thank you for your comments.
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    Mutual Dread Is a Strange Respect

    Sitting inside a slightly-used VW van
    I saw my first snake of the year
    tearing across the mountain road.
    Now this was no slick snake in the grass,
    this one was for real.

    It was a brief...
  6. Regardless of all the creative writing courses...

    Regardless of all the creative writing courses offered, I repeat, you cannot teach someone to write poetry.
  7. You cannot teach writing poetry to anyone; the...

    You cannot teach writing poetry to anyone; the writing of poetry cannot be taught.
  8. Thread: The Joker

    by Jassy Melson
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    Although I took twenty-four hours of philosophy...

    Although I took twenty-four hours of philosophy in college, I don't know what Aristotelian Logic is. But thank you for your comments.
  9. Thread: The Joker

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    The Joker

    Inside crazy caverns of denied reality
    the jester makes his home.
    Sitting cross-legged on a throne of pure perception,
    gazing outward and chuckling at the scene.
    Most ignore or attempt to save...
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    Thank you all for your comments. They have given...

    Thank you all for your comments. They have given me much food for thought.
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    The Last Poet

    will be a shrunken prune of a human,
    a ghostly withered grape just barely hanging on
    before that last solitary screaming plunge
    into the void.
    If your eyes are sharp enough
    you can already sense...
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    I write to spite an indifferent universe.

    I write to spite an indifferent universe.
  13. Thread: decadence

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    It's time someone told you the truth about your...

    It's time someone told you the truth about your "poem." You've put a bunch of words together--all disconnected. Your "poem" doesn't make sense. It's gobbledy gook.
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    I think literature should make us realize that...

    I think literature should make us realize that there is meaning in life.
  15. I think Poe pretty well separated his military...

    I think Poe pretty well separated his military career from his poetry. His early poems are classical in form and style;witness To Helen. It was only later that he began to experiment with the effects...
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    I think Gore Vidal's Lincoln is the best book on...

    I think Gore Vidal's Lincoln is the best book on Lincoln.
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    Simply excellent.

    Simply excellent.
  18. Dispatch of Goebbeles to Gorring After the Aborted Invasion of Britian

    Do you realize what you have done? You have wasted half the air force on a half-hearted attempt to bomb the English into submission.

    Do you not realize that the British are our equals when...
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    It did improve the poem by changing the second...

    It did improve the poem by changing the second person to first person
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    Lost Lady of the South - Revised

    I know that my world
    has crumbled around me.
    All the armies have been defeated,
    all hope has been crushed.
    My way of life is coming to an end
    and a new world is beginning.
    But I also know...
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    The line of "gone with the wind," is just a...

    The line of "gone with the wind," is just a tribute, and the poem is mainly about a woman who realizes that her whole world has been swept away, and she has neither the power nor the strength to face...
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    Thank you for your comments. I will try to write...

    Thank you for your comments. I will try to write the poem in first person, and see how it goes.
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    Lost Lady of the South

    You know that your world
    has crumbled around you.
    Your armies have been defeated,
    a way of life is coming to an end
    and a new world is beginning.
    But you also know there is no way
    that you can...
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    Don't try to best me with words, Jack of Hearts....

    Don't try to best me with words, Jack of Hearts. I made my living with words. I advise you to get plenty of rest, take aspirin, and drink plenty of fluids. I advise you to cease all exertion for two...
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    You're a funny guy, Delta, you should be a clown....

    You're a funny guy, Delta, you should be a clown. Stop gnashing your teeth, and admit that you're jealous.
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