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Poll results: Do you like poetry?

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  • Yes, quite a lot

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  • I suppose so

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  • poetry? you don't hear no one recitin' no poetry at the auto parts store

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  • I don't really appreciate finer things like poetry or literature

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  • Only the really good stuf

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  • Poetry? Why do you hate America?

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    Cyburbian ursus's avatar
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    Impromptu poetry corner

    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    We are already almost half an hour into the Cornish Hen Crisis. Tensions have been steadily building during that time but STILL no poems about cornish hens have been produced! It is unclear how much longer this state of affairs can be tolerated. It can't be long before the finger pointing begins.

    I don't see Hink offering any cornish hen poems. Just sayin'....

    for Maister, in Blank Verse to irritate


    The table set
    plates clinking, chatter
    and small talk
    voices so warm and things
    remembered, hoped.

    Sipped wine.
    Slipped tongue,
    and though she hurled insults,
    soup spoon, buttered bread
    to shut my gaping mouth
    I think what hurt the most was

    the Cornish Hen.

    -ursus
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Oh the Cornish Hen!
    Mushroom and prosciutto stuffed
    Don't split this off no!

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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    for Maister, in Blank Verse to irritate


    The table set
    plates clinking, chatter
    and small talk
    voices so warm and things
    remembered, hoped.

    Sipped wine.
    Slipped tongue,
    and though she hurled insults,
    soup spoon, buttered bread
    to shut my gaping mouth
    I think what hurt the most was

    the Cornish Hen.

    -ursus
    Our good friend ursus
    delivers the goods once again.
    Though neither small nor inobtrusive
    quite unlike a cornish hen

    Moderator note:
    split from RTDNTOTO7
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    On Calling One's Wife a Hen....

    In the dark
    she asks a question (one I feared)
    "it's late" - my murmerred
    evasion

    she presses, testing
    my resistance.
    finally, the admission -
    "Yes, it's true."

    "You hen", I think quietly, darkly
    but hear her
    thoughtful response:

    "Cluck you."

    - ursus
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister;654272

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    split from RTDNTOTO7[/mod]
    You split it and left mine out?????

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    You split it and left mine out?????
    Bring over "Oh, the Cornish Hen!"

    Bring it, I say!
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    You split it and left mine out?????
    Give us now a poem or verse
    before starting upon your sad dirge
    then perhaps I'll consider
    splitting that post in a merge
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    You split it and left mine out?????
    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Give us now a poem or verse
    before starting upon your sad dirge
    then perhaps I'll consider
    splitting that post in a merge

    A Pleasant Threat

    A luckless pedestrian
    with posts, most sequestered in
    pleasantries, rhymes and some farce,

    zipped up her boot,
    cried "Redemption, Galoot!"
    Maister hustled to cover his arse.
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Quote Originally posted by ursus View post
    A Pleasant Threat

    A luckless pedestrian
    with posts, most sequestered in
    pleasantries, rhymes and some farce,

    zipped up her boot,
    cried "Redemption, Galoot!"
    Maister hustled to cover his arse.
    I really love you guys...sniff...

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    Oh the Cornish Hen!
    Mushroom and prosciutto stuffed
    Don't split this off no!
    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    You split it and left mine out?????
    O Woman
    Thy name is Janus
    Look askance at me
    But please with the favorable visage
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    I enjoy it, but I don't always understand it.
    Invest in the things today, that provide the returns tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    I enjoy it, but I don't always understand it.
    strange words, odd meter, arcane references
    cause confusion to the minds of many boys
    Perhaps their meaning would be clearer
    had your parents bought educational toys
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    The Fabric of Kings
    (walk a day in my pants)

    Rubbing, zipping in
    carpeted hallways
    velvet and slimming
    royally soft

    She touches my elbow
    "May I?" (she asks)
    certainly yes
    "Are you finished" (she, again)
    abruptly reminded she is
    waiting for the fax machine -
    the touch lacking meaning

    Still,
    one can do worse
    than wear the Fabric of Kings

    -ursus
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Quote Originally posted by michaelskis View post
    I enjoy it, but I don't always understand it.
    Enjoyment can take many forms
    Listen and feel
    it makes it real
    the words and phrase
    and what the sum conveys
    Understanding is overated anyways
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    I wish I could write poetry like all ya'll. My topic would be a planner's big glazed pottery coffee mug. Alas, I'm a loser when it comes to poetry.
    I don't do anything right.

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    With apologies to Keats

    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    I wish I could write poetry like all ya'll. My topic would be a planner's big glazed pottery coffee mug. Alas, I'm a loser when it comes to poetry.
    Ode on a big glazed pottery coffee mug

    THOU still unneeded swag of th’ convention,
    Thou poster-child of caffeine and RJ Time,
    Comprehensive plan, which canst thus express
    A utopian vision more sweetly than our rhyme:
    What census-based figures haunt thy city limits
    Of overlays or districts, or of both,
    In Portland or the dales of the UP?
    What maps or charts are these? What planners loth?
    What mad charrette? What struggle to codify?
    What zones and districts? What commie planning?

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    Quote Originally posted by Otis View post
    Ode on a big glazed pottery coffee mug

    THOU still unneeded swag of th’ convention,
    Thou poster-child of caffeine and RJ Time,
    Comprehensive plan, which canst thus express
    A utopian vision more sweetly than our rhyme:
    What census-based figures haunt thy city limits
    Of overlays or districts, or of both,
    In Portland or the dales of the UP?
    What maps or charts are these? What planners loth?
    What mad charrette? What struggle to codify?
    What zones and districts? What commie planning?
    That's so deep. I'm ready to cry. I need a hug. Where is ursus when I need him?
    I don't do anything right.

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    Quote Originally posted by Richmond Jake View post
    I wish I could write poetry like all ya'll. My topic would be a planner's big glazed pottery coffee mug. Alas, I'm a loser when it comes to poetry.
    planners big glazed pottery coffee mug

    silently i sit in my assigned space
    no respite comes with the evening
    trudging down the hallways
    to assembly rooms of neutral tones
    dreading the hue and cry
    of gadfly posers
    developer bombasts
    and nimby naysayers
    no matter that i was here at eight
    or that i worked through lunch
    and bribed the snack machine for dinner
    i serve the public
    so my engine runs on fumes
    fueled by copious draughts from my
    planners big glazed pottery coffee mug
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Off-topic:
    I split this purely as a lark, but DAYUM some of this stuff is really good. We've got more talent 'round here than I realized.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    I Want to be There....

    I want to be there -
    Where you are, I mean,
    because Here isn't nearly
    so nice as it was

    when it was There.

    - ursus
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    North Dakota

    Gray skies
    linger over treeless plains
    take me Road on your straight and narrow path
    to someplace else
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    West of the Mississippi, Northbound

    You can never go home
    Except when the world is frozen
    And the Great Plains
    Take great pains
    To welcome You and Yours.
    And it's warm in the house
    And it's red, green, silver, gold
    And Holly Jolly
    And there's a suspicion I hold:

    That Burl Ives is like me
    and You and Yours
    and the Great Plains too and
    like all true clowns

    He's crying on the inside.



    -ursus
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    On the road home I saw an owl
    And on his way home he saw me
    His brilliant eyes burned my psyche
    His ears read my thoughts
    And lost in a gaze I could not avert
    He did not move out of the way
    And I accidentally ran him over
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    When my tasks are all done
    and beyond the horizon goes the sun
    fluorescent lights will burn
    and flicker and hum

    When the hallway is empty
    all quiet and dark and no hint of a spark
    If I'm to be here all day
    Then games I shall play!

    Turn back the clocks?
    Switch out some chairs?
    Eat all of the christmas pears?

    Make big paper hats?
    Or rubber band bats?
    Constructing nefarious plans

    When that hand hits the 5
    And my spirit is alive
    I'll make a run for the door
    And be tired no more!
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    The Cold Has a Smell (Ivanhoe, 1988)

    By chance I drove past your old house
    and it was cold, so cold
    and half dark, just like that day.

    We were supposed to be thinking
    about Ivanhoe, and I tried all afternoon -
    were you Rebecca the Jew? Was I de Gilbert?

    Then without thinking
    I thought out loud how your eyes were like
    chocolate mosaics (the right words, finally).

    It was cold, so cold
    and looking at your old house, I know now
    why to me the cold will always have a smell.

    The cold smells like a long, long kiss.



    - ursus
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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