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PostPosted: Wed May 25, 2005 11:50 am
by Becky
I read Tony Harrison


Good idea.

Stop, rewind the spool
I never called life futile, fool

or something like that is a good thing to keep in your head at such moments, as are bits from the bible. When i'm really :twisted: music annoys me, but good poetry barely ever.

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 12:31 pm
by Wickers_Poet
'He heard my thoughts and stopped the spool:
'I never thought life futile, fool!'

:D

T H is my fav living poet! He has just lobbed out a new book with some biting satire against Bush & Blair!

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 12:45 pm
by Wickers_Poet
A verse from the above-quoted poem, if anyone does need cheering up is

The sperm in one ejaculation
equals the whole Iraqi nation

:D

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2005 10:45 pm
by Despondence
...I can't believe you just posted that. What an appalling display of bad taste.

PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 1:10 am
by Wickers_Poet
And it wasn't bad taste bombing all those Iraqis into oblivion then!!? I don't want to sound too political but it's true.

Tony Harrison is here to shock!

Just be what you are!

PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 7:19 pm
by Starlight
Hi,

i think rehan we should not discuss these sad stories of injustice (though they are true) rather we should relieve our minds here.

Hope u'll get my point,

Love for all.

P.S. Its basically not the right place to discuss all these tragic truths.

PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 7:31 pm
by Wickers_Poet
True, I just thought the verse was kind of ironically amusing the way he put it. As "Da Posh Muse of Forest Gate" would say: aaaaaaaaanyway :D

PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 8:59 pm
by Despondence
Wickers_Poet wrote:And it wasn't bad taste bombing all those Iraqis into oblivion then!!? I don't want to sound too political but it's true.

Wtf are you talking about? You do realize that what you posted can't possibly come out so well to anybody who hasn't read the rest of the so-called "poem"? (and you call this guy a poet?) Since I haven't read it, I'll give you the benefit of a doubt that maybe that snippet is suffering from a lack of context. Not that I think any context or noble intents in the world could render it other than gross. Just....don't post inflammatory stuff.

PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 9:15 pm
by Saturn
this'll surprise people but to soothe my mind tonight I have mostly listening to the new Bruce Dickinson album :twisted: :twisted:

Heavy Metal is as strong and influential as poetry to me - it's an aural version of Milton, Blake and Dante. :roll:

Well that's what I convince myself - actually it's just great to turn it up, annoy the neighbours and play air-guitar to(though I can really play too).

Music that's dumb, but great fun :D :D

PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 11:05 pm
by Steen
But that doesn't calm you down, it makes you wanna trash the place! :twisted:

Its slow, quite stuff you want to calm down.
If you can take depressing songs then envenasence "My imortal" is wonderful!

PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 3:07 pm
by Wickers_Poet
It's from 'A cold coming.' A poem commissioned to be written. It describes a conversation with a charred Iraqi. Beautiful poem.

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 10:35 pm
by Lucetta
I usually write and listen to music. I find that writing really helps.

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 10:46 pm
by Saturn
the new Coldplay single Speed Of Sound is doing it for me at the moment :D :shock: :shock:

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2005 11:00 pm
by Saturn
That...and I'm reading Dante's Commedia again :shock: :D

KoRn

PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:56 pm
by KoRnyChik
KoRn actually soothes and calms me believe it or not! When i get angry, it helps.

Pick me up
Been bleeding too long
Right here, right now
I'll stop it somehow

I will make it go away
Can't be here no more
Seems this is the only way
I will soon be gone
These feelings will be gone
These feelings will be gone :twisted: YEAH!! now that's poetry!!