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« on: July 12, 2007, 08:38:04 AM »

Discuss your favorite poems or post your own
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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2007, 12:05:15 PM »

haiku?
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2007, 12:08:38 PM »




Gesundheit!!
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2007, 01:07:08 PM »

hieku

life in the fast lane
in 25 words or less
life in the food chain
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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2007, 03:35:12 PM »

hi cuke

you are a fine food
crisp, cool, edible jewel
right for any mood
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2007, 04:21:09 PM »

luscious-yellow fruit
let us sweeten up the day
mango y mango
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2007, 05:26:43 PM »

Hic ego qui iaceo tenerorum lusor amorum
Ingenio perii, Naso poeta, meo.
At tibi qui transis, ne sit grave, quisquis amasti,
Dicere: Nasonis molliter ossa cubent.


                                                      consider this a found poem,

                                                      Found yesterday, by coincidence.


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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2007, 06:18:31 PM »

It's Ovid's Bones.....Tristia?
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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2007, 06:26:36 PM »

Here I lie,
who betrayed thy tend’rest love.
Here I lie,
Betrayed by mine own genius.
Walk past my grave
With quiet heart,
That the bones of Ovid
Rest easy.

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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2007, 06:46:31 PM »

Ah, would some god the giftie gi'e us
To see ourselves as ithers see us
'Twould frae many a blunder free us
And foolish notion


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I'm nobody, who are you?
Are you nobody too?
Don't tell
They'll banish us you know

How dreary to be someone
How public, like a frog
To croak your name the livelong day
To an admiring bog ....

http://www.educationalsynthesis.org/language/ImNobody.html

and turn on your sound.....
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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2007, 11:43:51 PM »

Here I lie, who played with tender loves,
Naso the poet, killed by my own talent.
O passerby, if you've ever been in love,
let it not be too much for you
to say: May the bones of Naso lie gently.

                                                            Another version in translation


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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2007, 12:02:07 AM »

Your translation is a bit more exact than mine.  The problem I have with translating is which element to sacrifice...meaning or poetry.

I like the sense of "if you've ever been in love
let it not be too much for you
to say...."
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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2007, 01:11:15 AM »

Thanks, NY Temps,

I made the change on the webpage, but cannot make the change in the flash of the poem. Flash makes very large files when they include sound, and I was using floppies back then (in 2005) and it wouldn't fit on a floppy, so when that hard drive crashed, I lost the flash version I could make changes in. I will have to remake the whole flash program to fix it, and that is more than what I have time to do at the present. So, I will have to settle for one place having the name correct, and the other having the misspelling. I hope dear Emily does not mind her name misspelled into posterity! Thank for point it out!

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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2007, 11:43:25 PM »

YES,  But it is very vague at this remove.
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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2007, 02:41:49 PM »

anti-haiku

When they was seventeen
noses were taboo
so to spite their face
they sliced it off
with something thin and worthy

When seventeen geneologies kick in
at seventeen
big-time space
develops its
one moment
its the next moment
                          then the next
                                 the next


 
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