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"... and I am not entitled to mine?"

Post by henry quirk » Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:23 pm

Of course you are.

Me: just not seein' the point in goin' back & forth on sumthin' as subjective as poetry.

Now Dubious doesn't like *'Stinky Joe'. Okay. I can live with that.

I probably wouldn't care for what he likes.

it is what it is, and it ain't worth squabblin' about.









*my 12 year old, on the other hand, thought it was great (he laughed hs ass off)...so, as far as I'm concerned, 'Stinky Joe' served its purpose

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Post by -1- » Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:56 pm

The cadence and two particular lines ("like I knew you would" and "for the very next time" reminded me of a rock song which I can't quite put my finger on. The cadence also resembles "happy jack" by The Who.

Just came to me! "Twist And Shout" has "like I knew she would". The other is still lurking but has not reared its head.

I read up your "Stinking Joe" poem to my adopted three-year-old daughter, and she loves it.

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Post by Dubious » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:15 pm

The Waggon of Life

Though creaking sometimes with the load,
Life's running waggon scarcely rocks.
Grey time conducts us down the road,
This driver never leaves the box.

We climb upon the boards at dawn
Full of wild devilment and crowing;
Spurning the languid life with scorn
We cry, 'go on get fucking going!'

But by midday we've lost that boldness,
Feeling the waggon shake and judder.
Dread are the heights and dizzy gorges,
We cry, 'slow down you silly bugger!'

On goes the waggon around the bend,
By evening well we know the rhythm.
Nodding we ride to our journey's end
Time's waggon ever onward driven.

Alexander Pushkin

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Re: Poetry here.

Post by Dubious » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:22 pm

-1- wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:56 pm

I read up your "Stinking Joe" poem to my adopted three-year-old daughter, and she loves it.
It may be news to you but a three year old will just about laugh at anything.

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Re: Poetry here.

Post by -1- » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:27 am

Dubious wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:22 pm
-1- wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:56 pm

I read up your "Stinking Joe" poem to my adopted three-year-old daughter, and she loves it.
It may be news to you but a three year old will just about laugh at anything.
Before it gets out of hand: I don't have a three-year-old. I don't have any children. No grandchildren, either. I am 64 now, so chances are no children any time in the future. And grandchildren only adopted ones, if I ever hitch with a partner who has them.

And any woman will laugh at just about anything, if the person who tells the joke is a good-looking guy, has been my experience. (Not that they would laugh at my jokes; the converse is also true. But I saw them laugh at humourless jokes tall guys told in company.)

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Re: Poetry here.

Post by Dubious » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:42 am

-1- wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:27 am
Dubious wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:22 pm
-1- wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:56 pm

I read up your "Stinking Joe" poem to my adopted three-year-old daughter, and she loves it.
It may be news to you but a three year old will just about laugh at anything.
Before it gets out of hand: I don't have a three-year-old. I don't have any children. No grandchildren, either. I am 64 now, so chances are no children any time in the future. And grandchildren only adopted ones, if I ever hitch with a partner who has them.

And any woman will laugh at just about anything, if the person who tells the joke is a good-looking guy, has been my experience. (Not that they would laugh at my jokes; the converse is also true. But I saw them laugh at humourless jokes tall guys told in company.)
...then who are you referring to since you mention "my adopted three year old daughter"?

It makes no difference; male or female a kid at that approximate age will laugh at anything most of which they don't even understand. In short, they can laugh just as easily at great poetry as at bunk poetry.

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Post by -1- » Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:46 am

...then who are you referring to since you mention "my adopted three year old daughter"?
That was a lie. It was poetic licence; I wanted to shock you out of your socks. Obviously you are more resilient than that... I hadn't expected a calm acceptance of it by you, seeing you are so sensitive to bad poetry.

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Re: Poetry here.

Post by Dubious » Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:04 am

Good to know! I was beginning to wonder whether my brain cells were going dis-anthropic, no-longer able to determine relationships!

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Re: Poetry here.

Post by attofishpi » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:22 am

Dubious - why not post one of your own? :)

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Re: Poetry here.

Post by Dubious » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:39 pm

attofishpi wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:22 am
Dubious - why not post one of your own? :)
...and why would anyone be even remotely interested?

Good or bad, poetry is a dead art.

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"...and why would anyone be even remotely interested?"

Post by henry quirk » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:07 am

Hey, I posted my crap.

Post yours.

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Post by attofishpi » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:02 am

Dubious wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:39 pm
attofishpi wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:22 am
Dubious - why not post one of your own? :)
...and why would anyone be even remotely interested?

Good or bad, poetry is a dead art.
As many forms of art go, its quality remains in the eye of the beholder.
Do you think other forms of art are also dead in this age, or just poetry? I am only slightly interested in your answer.

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Re: Poetry here.

Post by Dubious » Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:55 am

attofishpi wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:02 am
Dubious wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:39 pm
attofishpi wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:22 am
Dubious - why not post one of your own? :)
...and why would anyone be even remotely interested?

Good or bad, poetry is a dead art.
As many forms of art go, its quality remains in the eye of the beholder.
Do you think other forms of art are also dead in this age, or just poetry? I am only slightly interested in your answer.
Poetry is thoroughly defunct. No other art is as defunct as poetry. The main reason for this should be obvious.

I hope this response isn't too long!

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Re: "...and why would anyone be even remotely interested?"

Post by Dubious » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:00 am

henry quirk wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:07 am
Hey, I posted my crap.

Post yours.
That would amount to advertising my limitations. I'd rather be a crap critic! :mrgreen:

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Re: Poetry here.

Post by attofishpi » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:53 am

Dubious wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:55 am
attofishpi wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:02 am
Dubious wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:39 pm


...and why would anyone be even remotely interested?

Good or bad, poetry is a dead art.
As many forms of art go, its quality remains in the eye of the beholder.
Do you think other forms of art are also dead in this age, or just poetry? I am only slightly interested in your answer.
Poetry is thoroughly defunct. No other art is as defunct as poetry. The main reason for this should be obvious.
Dubious, I am oblivious to what you think is obvious, so please don't remain surreptitious and explain, why poetry is a defunct art form..?

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