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Old 04-16-2017, 09:41 PM   #176
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Old 04-16-2017, 09:56 PM   #177
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Still he can’t help wondering if
implants would have helped
Chet Baker’s embouchure.
Nice to find another poet who loves Chet.

I think I finally convinced Angie that he's a great jazz musician, but she still seems to waver on that a bit.

Paid my respects in Amsterdam to where he fell out of a window and died.
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Old 04-16-2017, 10:38 PM   #178
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Nice to find another poet who loves Chet.

I think I finally convinced Angie that he's a great jazz musician, but she still seems to waver on that a bit.

Paid my respects in Amsterdam to where he fell out of a window and died.
I have spent a lot of time, of late, listening to Chet and Bill Evans. I am especially fond of Early Morning Mood, which sound good no matter the hour. I do think Chet is a great jazz musician, the type that Basie would call an original because you immediately know it's him (or her) from their sound.

But you know bottom line, I am a fool for that tenor saxophone sound. It's so sexy, so late night er I'll save it for a poem.
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:56 PM   #179
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:42 AM   #180
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An excerpt from an interview with Tony Hoagland in Garrison Keillr's "Writer's Almanac" that resonates with me:

"Someone gave me a contemporary poetry anthology when I was 15, and reading it may have saved my life in high school. I felt like I was finally meeting the adults I needed, the ones who would tell me the real facts of life and human nature. But when I got to college I found myself surrounded by teachers and students and poets who were endlessly serious and dark and mysterious in their poetry. They wore black and looked perpetually unhappy. Depression was their dress code. This baffled me.

I think I decided then that if I was ever able to write real poems, they would be entertaining, and elastic, and full of a living, American conversational voice. I like the wild, mercurial quickness of a poetic speaker; I value the reckless directness of poetry. I also value clarity enormously — I hate that ordinary citizen-readers have been made to feel intimidated by poetry, when in fact it can be so much fun, and so lucid, insightful, and contemporary....."
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Old 04-21-2017, 11:24 AM   #181
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An excerpt from an interview with Tony Hoagland in Garrison Keillr's "Writer's Almanac" that resonates with me:

"Someone gave me a contemporary poetry anthology when I was 15, and reading it may have saved my life in high school. I felt like I was finally meeting the adults I needed, the ones who would tell me the real facts of life and human nature. But when I got to college I found myself surrounded by teachers and students and poets who were endlessly serious and dark and mysterious in their poetry. They wore black and looked perpetually unhappy. Depression was their dress code. This baffled me.

I think I decided then that if I was ever able to write real poems, they would be entertaining, and elastic, and full of a living, American conversational voice. I like the wild, mercurial quickness of a poetic speaker; I value the reckless directness of poetry. I also value clarity enormously — I hate that ordinary citizen-readers have been made to feel intimidated by poetry, when in fact it can be so much fun, and so lucid, insightful, and contemporary....."
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Old 04-26-2017, 03:48 AM   #182
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Damn Tzara, much love for your Dirty mind, and 26 going in my keeper file.
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Old 04-26-2017, 09:12 PM   #183
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:21 PM   #184
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Damn Tzara, much love for your Dirty mind, and 26 going in my keeper file.
Thanks, m'dear.
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Old 04-26-2017, 10:27 PM   #185
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and 27 in mine, thank you T
You're very welcome, Mr. Groom. You two be happy. That's an order.




Wait. Are you wearing a broccoli wig in that avatar? Too weird.
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Old 04-27-2017, 07:50 AM   #186
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I was just responding humorously to a post and it up and disappeared???
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Old 04-28-2017, 07:48 PM   #187
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I have two comments:

1. butters, I love your latest ku poem. This grand adventure of yours and Harry's is great for poetry (among other things too numerous to mention ).

2. Tzara, your penultimate in your march to 30 poems is one hell of an exercise! That title is quite modest given the poem that follows.
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Old 05-08-2017, 02:36 PM   #188
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Each time I read this powerfully sad poem by champ in "A Carrie Retrospectve" it touches something deep in me.

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Old 05-08-2017, 04:35 PM   #189
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Each time I read this powerfully sad poem by champ in "A Carrie Retrospectve" it touches something deep in me.

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I wept as I walked the mile around these few acres of Newfoundland soil in France. The Battle of the Somme (as was the entire Great War) was such a waste of a strong generation of men between the ages of 17 and 32 years. Perhaps this is why we are moved? I empathize first with the horror and terror of the soldiers, next with the agonizing loss of the lover, and finally with the heartbreak of a parent to know that you really did say goodbye to that dear face as he turned to join his brothers-in-arms. It was powerfully moving to stand and see the "Danger Tree" as it remains a stick in the soil at Beaumont-Hamel, and the only obvious landmark in the field where 962 of the Newfoundland Regiment died July 1, 1916.

Thank you for sharing the effect of my words GM.
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:57 PM   #190
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interesting read Tzara

made me think of dementia patients or those suffering from a mental disability
that occurred after leading a normal life, the sense of frustration
over grasping for things that aren't there and lashing out at anyone/ thing in front of you.

it's a subtle shift and a solid ending.

emotionally charged good write
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Old 05-18-2017, 04:30 PM   #191
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interesting read Tzara

made me think of dementia patients or those suffering from a mental disability
that occurred after leading a normal life, the sense of frustration
over grasping for things that aren't there and lashing out at anyone/ thing in front of you.

it's a subtle shift and a solid ending.

emotionally charged good write
Thanks, todski.
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Old 05-20-2017, 09:37 AM   #192
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"It's a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it."

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Old 05-20-2017, 11:53 AM   #193
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They say a smile is a gift which is free to the giver and precious to the recipient.
But giving the finger is free, too, and I find it more personal and sincere.
If at first you don't succeed....skydiving is not for you ....
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Old 05-20-2017, 12:17 PM   #194
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Tzara's Aphrodite, Draped in Tubes

Oh, Tzara... I love this one. Soft edges wrapping a hard, harsh truth.
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Old 05-20-2017, 05:00 PM   #195
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Oh, Tzara... I love this one. Soft edges wrapping a hard, harsh truth.
Thank you, Mer.
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"It's a sad fact about our culture that a poet can earn much more money writing or talking about his art than he can by practicing it."

W.H. Auden
I'm going to make a general commentary on your general commentary which is in fact not your general commentary.

More power to anyone who can earn a dollar directly or indirectly from their own poetry.
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:54 AM   #197
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Nice to see Eros in Everyday Erotica

Angie's Agitated brings to mind the laundromat scene in Atwood's The Edible Woman, definitely up there in my late adolescent fantasies.
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Old 05-25-2017, 01:24 PM   #198
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Angie's Agitated brings to mind the laundromat scene in Atwood's The Edible Woman, definitely up there in my late adolescent fantasies.
Thank you for the comment P'tor.
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Angie's Agitated brings to mind the laundromat scene in Atwood's The Edible Woman, definitely up there in my late adolescent fantasies.


I concur


soft delicate highly charged erotic

sigh,
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soft delicate highly charged erotic

sigh,
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