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by totsakanth
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Form in Poetry, Classical and New
Topic: An Experimental Sonnet Sequence
Replies: 2
Views: 572

An Experimental Sonnet Sequence

NOTES The two sonnets in this sequence are basically in Shakesperean form but are actually written in iambic heptameter rather than iambic pentameter. Additionally, rather than the 'standard' division of three quatrains and a couplet this is written as quatrain + octave (composed of two quatrains) +...
by totsakanth
Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: Funny Business
Topic: There's a Sonnet in my Bonnet!
Replies: 3
Views: 651

There's a Sonnet in my Bonnet!

Hi all. I've been unable to post for some time but at the moment a little time to spare... There's a Sonnet in my Bonnet There's a sonnet in my bonnet and it will not go away. I thought I'd write this morning, just a simple bardic lay. I've tried until I'm weary and my eyes are getting bleary So cle...
by totsakanth
Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Poet Laureate October 2007 - March 2008: Nekot
Topic: Spice of Life: Meet bags123
Replies: 25
Views: 9917

Re: Spice of Life: Meet bags123

May I also add my congratulations? I'm a relative newcomer to PP but Bags you have been a source of encouragement for which I thank you. It's always a little traumatic to burst into verse but you made the initiation (almost) painless. Unfortunately occupational commitments keep me away from PP more ...
by totsakanth
Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: General Poetry
Topic: Reflections
Replies: 1
Views: 176

Reflections

Reflections. My day is ended, work is done And wearied I return to rest And passing her studio door, I glance within She sits, engrossed, humming an ancient tune of Gods and mortals And calls into being life from her canvas with deft touches of her brushes. Those hands - I remember another time and ...
by totsakanth
Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: General Poetry
Topic: The Iceni Legend
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: The Iceni Legend

Very true mate, they always do. Some last a longer time than others, but in the end.....
by totsakanth
Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: General Poetry
Topic: The Iceni Legend
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: The Iceni Legend

Truly, and as most such valiant efforts were, yet in the end Rome fell. A termite cannot fell a tree but a nest of the hungry little bu**ers can certainly do a good job. The 'Bringer of Victory?' - from the old word Boudeg, with the same meaning, a title rather than a name. 'Breaca' probably didn't ...
by totsakanth
Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: General Poetry
Topic: The Iceni Legend
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: The Iceni Legend

Indeed so, but it becomes to poet to laud heroic failure as much as to scatter petals before the victor's feet.

Being something of a career failure I'm quite happy about this.

An attempt not made cannot be successful.

As we say here 'Gotta be in it ter win it mate!'
by totsakanth
Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: The New Members' Café
Topic: the denim emotive - (modern me)
Replies: 7
Views: 371

Re: the denim emotive - (modern me)

Interesting imagery. Very well done!
by totsakanth
Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: General Poetry
Topic: The Iceni Legend
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: The Iceni Legend

Fascinating. You write with the soul of a Historian. You have not yielded to the temptation to allude to Tacitus' precis of Scapula's disarming of the eastern tribes. This shows an understanding of the questionable reliability of the sources. Your profile shows little (as does mine) but I shall foll...
by totsakanth
Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Funny Business
Topic: He said he Missed me...
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: He said he Missed me...

Ta mate. Have to do something about raisin' yer kulcheral valews tho mate!
For a start yer gotta lern ter talk proper, like wot I do!
by totsakanth
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Funny Business
Topic: He said he Missed me...
Replies: 4
Views: 432

He said he Missed me...

I saw a bloke in town today He don't like me one little tad. He said he missed me yesterday And now he's very very sad. I don't like him and he hates me I stood and wondered for a bit Whatever could the problem be I stopped and pondered, then it hit! I see him here, I see him there But I'm not worri...
by totsakanth
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Love and Romance
Topic: All Of You
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: All Of You

Entirely my pleasure. Best wishes from Australia.
by totsakanth
Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: Love and Romance
Topic: There'll Always Be We Two
Replies: 22
Views: 1765

Re: There'll Always Be We Two

Bags, that's really good mate. I like to see a job well done - which this is!
by totsakanth
Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: Love and Romance
Topic: All Of You
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: All Of You

Beautiful.
by totsakanth
Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:12 am
Forum: General Poetry
Topic: I may not be as you think I am.
Replies: 4
Views: 270

Re: I may not be as you think I am.

Liked it mate. Particularly the last two lines.

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