call 'n' resonance

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call 'n' resonance

neil54
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07 Nov 2016, 21:04 #1

Thanks for your unique and very appreciated compliments!Especially the Lewis Carroll comparison.
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07 Nov 2016, 21:07 #2

Fascinating Neil, I cant wait to read this again ...
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07 Nov 2016, 21:08 #3

Would you mind if I added this into the Poets Garret as an example Neil.
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07 Nov 2016, 21:09 #4

Neil, I really enjoy this. It speaks to me about the clarity - or lack
of it - in poetry. I think in most cases, the reader will get out of a
poem some reflection of their inner self that resonates with the content
of the poem. I think that has to be called success, for poetry is
feeling, rather than simply thinking. Brilliant work!
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07 Nov 2016, 21:10 #5

You think/speak words, exists in this world, and nowhere else. I know
this because no bells or whistles are going off, or maybe they are?
Still looking for the code. You make reading interesting again.
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07 Nov 2016, 21:10 #6

my Mom used to say something like that, but it wasn't a compliment ...Image
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07 Nov 2016, 21:11 #7

Chock full of wonderful images.

My favorite though is probably this one

"Use the lingua franca or something less;
make a fire with minced words, then put it out."

Though typically I like to make a fire with words and then let the whole world burn.
But I can get behind this idea too.

Thanks for the share.
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07 Nov 2016, 21:12 #8

Live for five is alright anytime. Recently I got a burr in my saddle and
had to listen to Jethro Tull's 1970 album "Benefit". While listening to
it spin I thought, duh Neil, you saw them in concert around this time. I
was in high school. First concert ever. Hurt my ears. Had phunne.
Concerts are craziness.
     Don't know if you know that "Land o'
Goshen!" is a colloquialism (SE US?) used as an expression of surprise,
which is sourced from Genesis as the place in Egypt given to the Hebrews
by the pharaoh during Joseph's sojourn. All sorts of things up in the
lumber room with the bats and the rafters, the hail stones and
megaphones.
Unnecessary Tangential Reference :     The "beat"
in my title here refers to syllable count, not "The Beats", Jack
Kerouac & crew. Years ago somebody commented on one of my writes and
said that it read like beat poetry. I had no clue. Couldn't figure out
if it was a compliment or otherwise. Took me more than a minute to
recognize from other contexts that, yes Virginia, there is a poetry
idiom I had Never Heard Off called Beat. Who knew, right?
Voice-over Announcer :    
We now return you to your regularly scheduled thread which is already
in progress. URK! No, Fred, "Tray tables and seat backs" does not go
here. FRED! URRRK! MMFLLBrrrrTT! Dan! Dan, get Curtis down here, STAT!
(white noise)
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07 Nov 2016, 21:12 #9

...the syllable count is interesting. I am almost completely formless in
my writing, excepting maybe an occasional 5-7-5 haiku. I've heard of
beat poetry, of course. I have been an insatiable bookworm since I
learned to read. I would rather read and write than speak most of the
time. (People can't cut off what you were about to say in textual
conversations.) I have no idea what makes beat poetry "beat" poetry. I
think you just gave me a clue. To me, it's all about the words,
concepts, and visualization. That is the core of my writing. Reading for
me is as good or better than watching a movie, because I go into some
kind of trance that is the reality inside the book. When I'm writing,
it's often a reversal of the same thing.
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07 Nov 2016, 21:13 #10

This is fascinating! 
"Arcane subtext wrapped in four letter words
wink-winks overdrawn on a gag reflex."
So many great thoughts you have articulated in this ten beat gem, Neil.
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