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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #75 on: May 05, 2016, 08:37:21 am »

Oh, so that's what it meant.
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #76 on: May 05, 2016, 10:33:12 pm »

Oh, so that's what it meant.

Were the roles also supposed to mean stuff?
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #77 on: May 20, 2016, 04:24:55 am »

Here's something I didn't write. Quick Background; John Milo Ford was a Science Fiction author with a habit of engaging in random acts of creativity throughout his day to day life, often in unexpected spaces. Neil Gaiman mentioned him turning memo emails and invitations into songs, etc. If you're curious, here's an online retrospective on some of his works: http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/008033.html#008033

Anyway, something about a sonnet like this being written as a passing comment on a blog post really struck me. Ephemeral beauty in an ephemeral place, for ephemeral creatures.



John M. Ford, October 13, 2003

The worm drives helically through the wood
And does not know the dust left in the bore
Once made the table integral and good;
And suddenly the crystal hits the floor.
Electrons find their paths in subtle ways,
A massless eddy in a trail of smoke;
The names of lovers, light of other days --
Perhaps you will not miss them. That's the joke.
The universe winds down. That's how it's made.
But memory is everything to lose;
Although some of the colors have to fade,
Do not believe you'll get the chance to choose.

Regret, by definition, comes too late;
Say what you mean. Bear witness. Iterate.
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #78 on: May 22, 2016, 04:10:30 pm »

Crossposting from mildsad thread to let it rerail:
((I should specify it's better known as "Common Meter" but I find that title lessens it, so I use the less-known name of "Bardic Meter."))
The Ballad Meter's not so strict
yet follows the same rules
a close cousin and soon with it
I'll pay my poem dues

The Ballad Meter is great: it lets me excuse near-rhymes and breaks from meter as 'conversational'.

I should post more in this thread; writing poems is pretty fun, even if I only really use them to be witty when prose just won't cut it.
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #79 on: May 30, 2016, 12:55:19 pm »

Warning: Long poem.

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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #80 on: June 08, 2016, 08:58:26 pm »

Okay, this is a very simple poem, and not my work. From what I know, this poem is the spawn of the internet, thus being primarily comedic.

Roses are red,
violets are blue,
but in Soviet Russia,
poem write you.

Thought it was worth a chuckle.  :D
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #81 on: June 29, 2016, 12:15:19 pm »

I'm getting back into poetry. Not only will it give me something to do, but it'll also keep this thread alive.

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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #82 on: June 30, 2016, 05:54:26 pm »

I'm trying to get a friend into poetry, so I desperately need some great new poems to get her into a creative mood.
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #83 on: June 30, 2016, 06:11:32 pm »

Ohh, I recommend Tennyson's Ulysseys (from which came the immortal words "All experience is an arch where through gleams that untraveled world." Mrs. Malone is quite good as well, by Farjeon. Larkin's "An Arundel Tomb" is also one of my favourites (What will survive of us is love.) Rudyard Kipling's "If" is good as well, as is "The Highwayman" and "The Listeners" ("No head from the leaf fringed sill looked down into his grey eyes where he stood perplexed and still"). Byron is always good for romantic poetry (she walks in beauty like the night of cloudless climes), as is Shelley (Ozymandias), and Tolkien is brilliant for fantasy poetry, e.g. the "Song of Beren and Luthien." I also highly recommend Yeats, his poetry is brilliant. A Circus Animals Desertion and Sailing to Byzantium ("an old man is but a paltry thing, a battered coat upon a stick, unless soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing for every tatter in its mortal dress") are both very good. Really, I could go on - and will, if you want me to - but these are just the sort of general ones that came to mind. She could take part in the Poetry Prompts thread, maybe? I'm using it myself for practice.
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #84 on: July 19, 2016, 09:49:37 pm »

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Doublepost and necro, but wanted to share it. If there were a late-night-maudlin thread, I'd use it instead.
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #85 on: July 20, 2016, 02:28:35 am »

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Doublepost and necro, but wanted to share it. If there were a late-night-maudlin thread, I'd use it instead.

Is that yours?
I very much enjoy the imagery, it gives a starlit feel.
Doesn't nothingness=nothing?
Anyway, if that's yours a proper pat on the back, 'cause I'm digging it.
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #86 on: July 20, 2016, 07:35:01 am »

It is indeed mine, so thank you.

And yes, nothingness does equal nothing, but I have an irrational preference for the word "nothingness." I think the "ness" adds a certain sense that it has a substance or reality? I'm not entirely sure - I just wrote it in.
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #87 on: August 24, 2016, 04:11:49 pm »

Loving this stuff. Hope there's more.
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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #88 on: August 29, 2016, 07:37:54 pm »

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Re: The Poetry Thread
« Reply #89 on: August 29, 2016, 08:46:03 pm »

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