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    Thanks for the wiki article, Tailor. I had a look at it before. You are quite right: "usually a photo that has some creative comment on it... usually not too much thought put into them, but sometimes the right combination either makes for hilarity (think Grumpy Cat) or deep thought." But one not always sees the point in the actual memes.

    An intelligent though not so nice meme that turned viral at the time:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQak-F5k5X4

    Meming about plums and baby shoes:

    https://www.vox.com/2017/12/1/167232...ter-baby-shoes

    Enjoyed the viki page and the poems of csp, never heard about the Island of Guam and the Chamorro People. I only am not sure, if his poems are meme poems their meaning goes much further. Could we include him in our old poets list?
    "Say: “Mountains are sacred”

    because we’ll teach our children:

    when you feel threatened,

    hold your palms out, touch

    your thumbs and pointers together

    to form a triangle"

    Some of the shorter poems of csp reminded me of concrete poetry:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concrete_poetry

    A famous German concrete poem by Ernst Jandl:Thanks for the wiki article, Tailor. I had a look at it before. You are quite right: "usually a photo that has some creative comment on it... usually not too much thought put into them, but sometimes the right combination either makes for hilarity (think Grumpy Cat) or deep thought." But one not always sees the point in the actual memes.

    An intelligent though not so nice meme that turned viral at the time:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQak-F5k5X4

    Meming about plums and baby shoes:

    https://www.vox.com/2017/12/1/167232...ter-baby-shoes

    Enjoyed the viki page and the poems of csp, never heard about the Island of Guam and the Chamorro People. I only am not sure, if his poems are meme poems their meaning goes much further. Could we include him in our old poets list?
    "Say: “Mountains are sacred”

    because we’ll teach our children:

    when you feel threatened,

    hold your palms out, touch

    your thumbs and pointers together

    to form a triangle"

    Some of the shorter poems of csp reminded me of concrete poetry:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concrete_poetry

    A famous German concrete poem by Ernst Jandl:Thanks for the wiki article, Tailor. I had a look at it before. You are quite right: "usually a photo that has some creative comment on it... usually not too much thought put into them, but sometimes the right combination either makes for hilarity (think Grumpy Cat) or deep thought." But one not always sees the point in the actual memes.

    An intelligent though not so nice meme that turned viral at the time:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQak-F5k5X4

    Meming about plums and baby shoes:

    https://www.vox.com/2017/12/1/167232...ter-baby-shoes

    Enjoyed the viki page and the poems of csp, never heard about the Island of Guam and the Chamorro People. I only am not sure, if his poems are meme poems their meaning goes much further. Could we include him in our old poets list?
    "Say: “Mountains are sacred”

    because we’ll teach our children:

    when you feel threatened,

    hold your palms out, touch

    your thumbs and pointers together

    to form a triangle"

    Some of the shorter poems of csp reminded me of concrete poetry:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concrete_poetry

    A famous German concrete poem by Ernst Jandl:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Jandl

    "Markierung einer Wende (German)(Marking a turning point). You´ll possibly guess the one word that needs translation:

    1944 1945
    krieg krieg
    krieg krieg
    krieg krieg
    krieg krieg
    krieg mai
    krieg
    krieg
    krieg
    krieg
    krieg
    krieg
    krieg

    https://www.babelmatrix.org/works/de/Jandl%2C_Ernst-1925/Markierung_einer_Wende"

    Shape poetry: http://www.shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/shape.html

    http://msregansamericanlit.blogspot.com/2014/12/
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    Odd, my apologies... I seemed to have dropped off on this thread many months ago. I'll take a look-see re: our poet's list: I cited Gamma https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...8s-AeW-YI/edit earlier this session in another thread somewhere (Book Title Game ?) and try to find time to incorporate it/them.

    I'll try to catch up soonest.

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    It´s ok tailor.Quite forgot about this thread myself.
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    • Neymar: Adele, bowling, and all the while rolling (lol) !!!
    • WCW take-off: hilarious
    • Done... added to Gamma:
    Craig Santos Perez

    Wikipedia:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craig_Santos_Perez

    Poetry on Wordpress:

    https://craigsantosperez.wordpress.com/

    Meme Poems:

    http://craigsantosperez.com/meme-poems/


    • Concrete poetry: I've had mixed success with this medium... most recently with the Alphabetical Sentence Game http://www.online-literature.com/for...light=alphabet a few months ago.

    • Shape poetry: I've dabbled - but not much success.

    • Nice poetry activity ideas in the blog. (Saved for further perusal).

    Offering a new theme: Anything to do with Elephants...

    : by Dali... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swans_...ting_Elephants

    : a short movement "#5 - The Elephant" by Camille Saint-Saëns : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1nVDoCnsNk (complete Suite of Le Carnaval des Animaux at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2RPKMJmSp0 )

    : Elephant poems... https://www.poemsearcher.com/topic/elephant

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    Loved the theme Elephants . Just need some time to catch up with this thread.

    Loved the children poems, he elephant tramping concert and the Salvador Dali picture

    Just to start with:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ4E2gHoz6g
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    lol... a lot of patience there...

    Elephant Rock formations... https://www.google.com/search?q=elep...TOPSN8OihuTakM

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    Amazing indeed. Found some information about it: https://asianews.press/2020/08/20/th...-rock-iceland/

    One of my favorite poems by Carlos Drummond de Andrade

    The Elephant.
    Carlos Drummond de Andrade
    I make an elephant
    out of my few resources.
    Some wood
    taken from old furniture
    maybe will support it.
    And I fill it with cotton,
    with kapok, with sweetness.
    The glue will fix
    its pending ears.
    The trunk is curled up,
    it is the happiest part
    of its architecture.
    But there are also the tusks,
    out of this pure matter
    that I don't know how to describe.
    So snowy is this wealth
    that wallows in circuses
    unscathed by loss or corruption.
    And finally there are the eyes,
    where there rests
    the most fluid and permanent
    elephant part,
    oblivious to all fraud.
    Here is my poor elephant
    ready to leave
    looking for friends
    in a bored world,
    who no longer believes in animals
    and doubts everything.
    There it is, the imposing and
    fragile bulk, fanning itself
    and moving slowly
    its stitched skin
    where there are cloth flowers
    and clouds, allusions
    to a more poetic world
    where love regroups
    the natural forms.
    Go my elephant
    along the peopled street,
    but they don't want to see it
    not even to laugh
    at the tail that threatens
    to abandon it to itself.
    It's all grace, though
    the legs don't help much
    and its bloated belly
    risks dropping down
    at the slightest push.
    It airs with elegance
    its minimal life,
    and there is no city
    no soul willing
    to collect
    the fugitive image
    of this sensitive body,
    the step clumsy
    but avid and touching.
    But avid for beings
    and pathetic situations,
    dates in the moonlight
    in the deepest ocean,
    under the tree root
    or within the shells,
    of lights that don't blind
    and shine through
    the thickest trunks.
    This step that goes
    without crushing the plants
    on the battlefield,
    looking for sites,
    secrets, episodes
    not told in a book,
    that only the wind,
    the leaves, the ant
    recognize the shape,
    but that men ignore,
    because they only dare to show themselves
    under the peace of the curtains
    to the closed eyelids.
    And late at night
    my elephant comes back ,
    but it comes back tired,
    the wobbly paws
    fall apart in the dust.
    It didn't find
    what it lacked,
    what we need,
    me and my elephant,
    in which I love to disguise myself.
    Exhausted from the quest,
    the vast ingenuity left it
    like simple paper.
    The glue dissolves
    and all its content
    of forgiveness, of tenderness,
    feather, cotton, spills
    onto the carpet,
    like a myth dismantled.
    Tomorrow I´ll start again.

    (This is my attempt at translation. The original you can find among other sites at: https://astravessias.org/blog/o-elefante/)
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    Cool...
    Some superfans have thought the Elephant Rock to resemble Cthulhu. One of Lovecraft’s mythical creatures, a sea monster with the face of an octopus
    ... a literature tie-in.

    Loved the poem... poet being/becoming the elephant is quite ingenious.


    • Elephants in the news: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/video-va...phant/2372674/

    • Includes how to make a papier-mâché elephant... https://www.google.com/search?client...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

    • Elephant fax... https://www.oysterworldwide.com/news...0is%2040%2C000!

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    Elephant in the news-Enjoyed the video specially the beautiful fruit tables one big and one small they provided for the elephants .

    a video about making papier mâché elephants -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghh9JDbmDZc

    Elephant haikus- http://elephantaday.blogspot.com/201...-44-haiku.html

    Thunder(Jotalhão)- The best loved elephant of Brazil: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lionel%27s_Kingdom

    "Thunder (Jotalhão) – Although the English name of this set of characters is given after Lionel, Thunder is the true main character in most stories. He is a green elephant, with human-like hands, and one of the most beloved characters created by Mauricio de Sousa. He is very shy, calm, and a pacifist. Thunder was originally created in 1962 as a symbol of the letter "J" of the newspaper Jornal do Brasil, thus deriving his original name Jotalhão which is a augmentative of Jota (Portuguese for J), but the character ended up not being used and was later introduced as a support character for McFox in newspaper comics in 1965.[1] He is also used as spokestoon for the tomato sauce brand Elefante since 1968, originally derived from a newspaper strip joke involving him and Monica, but that eventually aroused interest for CICA (a defunct and now Unilever-owned Brazilian food company) to partner with Mauricio de Sousa to use the characters in TV commercials.[2] Due to his popularity he often appears together Monica and other characters in products and comics based in Monica's Gang."

    Monica Toy (The American version is slightly stylized): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut2c0_tTSX8
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    lol... love the poems and the almost limerick.

    My (quick) tries:


    Sesame Seeds #1

    Titular Mister
    Autumn Elephantasy
    Snuffleupagus !

    11/17/2020

    the h is silent

    gray pajama phants
    tree stamping locomotion
    trunk-like trumpet blares

    11/17/2020

    • Jotalhão... Thunder ! https://web.archive.org/web/20110517...a/jotalhao.htm

    • Monica Toy... Cute cartoon shorts !!!


    • Life-size pink elephant stolen from day care centre... https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-45919420 Facebook... https://www.facebook.com/itvnews/pos...56244189597672

    • A poem by Marianne Moore I adore "Poetry" contains elephants (VERY briefly) https://poets.org/poem/poetry
    ... notably the poem also contains a line that elicited a quote by Marianne Moore I used prefacing my aforementioned poem "Beneathe the Dogwoods of May" (noted in another thread the other day)... "Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads".

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    "Titular Mister
    Autumn Elephantasy
    Snuffleupagus !" ...Loved that!

    Question: Why and how would someone steal a pink elephant made to divert the people of a day care center? It certainly wasn´t easy to transport and who would want or buy it?

    The poem of Marianne Moore reminded me a bit of the Brazilian Modernists. It´s sometimes a kind of lyric ramble.

    Elephant Parade in São Paulo.

    It all started with the cows in Zurich 1998 http://www.thespiritgolf.com/cows-on-parade.html and from there the event gained the world. The public loved them and pop artist attained visibility through them.
    https://lobopopart.com.br/en/portfol...ade-sao-paulo/
    Other parades followed. The Elephant Parade of São Paulo in 2017 was one natural sequel. One walked the street and suddenly came upon one of those huge works of art.
    https://lobopopart.com.br/en/portfol...ade-sao-paulo/

    Some more elephant poems:https://discoverpoetry.com/poems/elephant-poems/
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    • "Cows on Parade has raised more than $20 million for charitable organizations around the world." - wow !!!
    • Elephant Parade... incredible! Beautiful art, and another way to raise money for the elephants. (So sorry about Mosha)... save the elephants.


    • "The Blind Men and the Elephant" (one of the poems in the collection you shared): I remember reading a short story/parable about the poem and found one version... https://americanliterature.com/autho...d-the-elephant

    • Baby Elephant Walk (orchestra featuring piccolo)... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr0SSToZEMA

    • Short story: "The Elephant"... https://lithub.com/the-elephant/

    • Another: "How to Catch a Pink Elephant"... https://www.gpf-comics.com/fun/stories/pinkelephant.php

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    Enjoyed the short stories very much:
    "The Blind Men and the Elephant"- I think it is clearer as the poem. The idea is that one tends to think that the parts one sees is the whole.
    "The Elephant"-Very symbolic probably inspired by the short story of Murakami "The Elephant Vanishes".
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_El...nt_Vanishes%22
    ""How to Catch a Pink Elephant" Lol. Very well told. And I was fascinated by the facility of the proceedings.

    Kids(of all ages) corner:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babar_the_Elephant
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMQgn5InnAk

    Film:
    The Elephant Man
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvJuJKOmZAY

    Band:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA5nt9W6flE

    Baby Elephant Walk- Very familiar, but can´t say when and where I heard it. And I didn´t know it was about elephants. The performance of the flute player is marvelous! Put it into the German Forum.
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    • I'd forgotten about Babar ! Celeste and Babar are so cute together.
    • Elephant Man - I haven't seen the entire movie... will have to view it later.
    • Elephant Stone... interesting sound (I like the sitar)... Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant_Stone_(band)
    • Baby Elephant Walk was featured in the movie Hatari


    • Band: Cage the Elephant... https://sharpmagazine.com/2019/08/09...nt-them-to-be/
    & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cage_the_Elephant
    ♪ : Too Late to Say Goodbye... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxL4XVs_B9M

    • 20 Elephant Jokes... https://bestlifeonline.com/elephant-jokes/

    • Mr. Ed's Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMoBNyF0Pmo

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