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Post by bags123 » Sat Jan 31, 2004 8:27 am

This interesting poetic form is distinguished by stanza's of indeterminable length which often incorporate forced rhyme, and rhythm. It is thought
to have first been used in one of the dormitories of Boston University towards the end of 1971 by students who were revolting. Similar in many respects to I-Am-A-Dick-Head-am-meter. This unflowing form with erratic cadence, and questionable poetic merit, has been known to be often used
in Boston's Pizza parlors, where it was often written on greasy napkins.

It usually follows a pattern of
A-N-T-S
I-N
Y-O-U-R
P-A-N-T-S

rhyme scheme, and should be totally avoided by anyone who seriously considers themselves a poet.
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Post by debab » Sat Jan 31, 2004 9:08 am

this form does exhibit a singular merit in the strong visual and imagery it evokes, particularly when it is successfully fufilling it's required second stanza form of what's called "mixed up feet"

W-H-E-N

Y-O-U

D-O

T-H-E

H-U-L-A

D-A-N-C-E
>><<:::>><<:::>><<:::>><<:::>><<:::>><<:::>><<:::>><<:::>><<:::>><<

...Yet the stones remain less real to those who cannot
name them, or read the mute syllables graven in silica.
To see a red stone is less than seeing it as jasper—
metamorphic quartz, cousin to the flint the Kiowa
carved as arrowheads.
To name is to know and remember
_____________'Words', Dana Gioia







~*~

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Post by bags123 » Sun Feb 01, 2004 7:16 am

this form does exhibit a singular merit in the strong visual and imagery it evokes, particularly when it is successfully fufilling it's required second stanza form of what's called "mixed up feet"

W-H-E-N

Y-O-U

D-O

T-H-E

H-U-L-A

D-A-N-C-E


Very insightful Deb,....mixed up feet should have been included as one of this forms inherent qualities. Thank you for the additional clarification. :mrgreen:
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Post by debab » Sun Feb 01, 2004 7:47 am

ah me, yes-- well--- heretoforward you may refer to me as Professor deb
:lol:
>><<:::>><<:::>><<:::>><<:::>><<:::>><<:::>><<:::>><<:::>><<:::>><<

...Yet the stones remain less real to those who cannot
name them, or read the mute syllables graven in silica.
To see a red stone is less than seeing it as jasper—
metamorphic quartz, cousin to the flint the Kiowa
carved as arrowheads.
To name is to know and remember
_____________'Words', Dana Gioia







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Post by bags123 » Thu Feb 05, 2004 1:12 pm

So how's life at Harvard these days Professor Deb? I actually heard a rumor that you were starring in a new variety show with the infamous Preston the potentate.
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Post by debab » Thu Feb 05, 2004 2:02 pm

Quick definitions (potentate)


noun: a ruler who is unconstrained by law


i am unsure as to how this applies to my former co-host (who, by the way, had me fired in a most underhanded and sneaky manner)

he rules NOTHING!! ---

gerry----perhaps you meant POTATO HEAD?

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Post by the quiet poet » Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:28 pm

*holds a memorial service*
Ah dignity, we hardly knew ye. :cry:
:lol:

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Post by debab » Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:45 pm

hark ...

Heareth I, a faint voice

who goeth and speaketh so quiet?

woe ! me thinketh es tu

fain, 'twould be the Quiet poet!

the sonnet maker supreme- eth

Stop!! in the name of love! stop

before you bend some noses

to smell the roses, oh be quiet , dear poet!

:lol: :cheers:



who needs dignity?bah I say
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Post by the quiet poet » Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:49 pm

:roll: I give up

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Post by debab » Thu Feb 05, 2004 3:57 pm

Quitter poet.

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Post by bags123 » Thu Feb 05, 2004 4:25 pm

I just love it when all dignity is lost. :mrgreen:
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Post by the quiet poet » Thu Feb 05, 2004 4:32 pm

What would you know about dignity?

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Post by bags123 » Thu Feb 05, 2004 4:37 pm

What would you know about dignity
I only know that its a worthless pursuit. :mrgreen: Robert E. Lee, one of my personal hero's by the by,.....said, " Sometimes there is more dignity in losing than there is in winning". I tend to agree with him
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Post by preston » Sat Feb 07, 2004 5:57 pm

Newsflash:

Potentate Preston announces the following guidelines for US citizens travelling to Paris:

`

when
in
france

you
will
enhance

your
chance
for
romance

if
you
wear
clean
underpants


`

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Post by the quiet poet » Sat Feb 07, 2004 8:30 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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