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Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby blackduckdog2 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:12 am

Here's why, I think......... a poignant little tale from Pablo Neruda's childhood (Neruda was Chile's poet laureate, his long poem "The Heights of Macchu Picchu" is a startlingly lyrical treatise on the frailty of man and permanent virtues of stone........or vice versa, perhaps)
But it's this story from his very early childhood that got me to wondering why I would bring poetry to a place like this, where it does, I admit, seem as out of place as Dead Coyote rounds on a dove shoot. (or, if you prefer, skeet rounds on a goose hunt)
I read a lot of scripture, from a lot of sources......... and to me, this qualifies (it reads, as does his poetry, far better in the original Spanish, even allowing for my limited grasp of that language)

"One time, investigating in the backyard of our house in Temuco the tiny objects and minuscule beings of my world, I came upon a hole in one of the boards of the fence. I looked through the hole and saw a landscape like that behind our house, uncared for, and wild. I moved back a few steps, because I sensed vaguely that something was about to happen. All of a sudden a hand appeared, a tiny hand of a boy about my own age. By the time I came close again, the hand was gone, and in its place there was a marvelous white sheep.
The sheep's wool was faded. Its wheels had escaped. All of this only made it more authentic. I had never seen such a wonderful sheep. I looked back through the hole but the boy had disappeared. I went into the house and brought out a treasure of my own: a pinecone, opened, full of odor and resin, which I adored. I set it down in the same spot and went off with the sheep.
I never saw either the hand or the boy again. And I have never again seen a sheep like that either. The toy I lost finally in a fire. But even now, in 1954, almost fifty years old, whenever I pass a toy shop, I look furtively into the window, but it's no use. They don't make sheep like that anymore.
I have been a lucky man. To feel the intimacy of brothers is a marvelous thing in life. To feel the love of people whom we love is a fire that feeds our life. But to feel the affection that comes from those whom we do not know, from those unknown to us, who are watching over our sleep and solitude, over our dangers and our weaknesses, that is something still greater and more beautiful because it widens out the boundaries of our being, and unites all living things.
That exchange brought home to me for the first time a precious idea: that all of humanity is somehow together. That experience came to me again much later; this time it stood out strikingly against a background of trouble and persecution.
It won't surprise you then that I attempted to give something resiny, earthlike, and fragrant in exchange for human brotherhood. Just as I once left the pinecone by the fence, I have since left my words on the door of so many people who were unknown to me, people in prison, or hunted, or alone.
That is the great lesson I learned in my childhood, in the backyard of a lonely house. Maybe it was nothing but a game two boys played who didn't know each other and wanted to pass to the other some good things of life. Yet maybe this small and mysterious exchange of gifts remained inside me also, deep and indestructible, giving my poetry light."

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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby ohioboy » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:30 pm

You have been a ghost. What gives? Poetry? You on sabbatical?
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby blackduckdog2 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:22 pm

ohioboy wrote:You have been a ghost. What gives? Poetry? You on sabbatical?

Actually, ohioboy, I've posted quite a fair amount of poetry in the CI forum over the years, though none of it, as I recall, during your tenure here. Most of it had an outdoor, primal kind of theme, and some was well received, leading to some pretty cool discussions, and some of course, went over like a lead balloon. But that's how it works. Anyway, yeah, I been sort of on sabbatical, you could say, avoiding politics as best I can, for personal reasons.
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby Glimmerjim » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:11 pm

Jeez BDD2. Good to hear from you but EVERYONE knows all good poetry starts with "I once knew a girl from Nantucket..."
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby blackduckdog2 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:29 pm

Glimmerjim wrote:Jeez BDD2. Good to hear from you but EVERYONE knows all good poetry starts with "I once knew a girl from Nantucket..."

Speaking as a guy who spent a few summers in Nantucket............. they're overrated
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby blackduckdog2 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:29 pm

Pawtucket, now........ those girls are a WHOLE n'other thing
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby Glimmerjim » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:31 pm

blackduckdog2 wrote:Pawtucket, now........ those girls are a WHOLE n'other thing

:lol3: :lol3: It actually even sounds slightly more erotic....."There once was a girl from Pawtucket..." :beer:
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby blackduckdog2 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:37 pm

Glimmerjim wrote:
blackduckdog2 wrote:Pawtucket, now........ those girls are a WHOLE n'other thing

:lol3: :lol3: It actually even sounds slightly more erotic....."There once was a girl from Pawtucket..." :beer:
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby Glimmerjim » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:48 pm

.....couldn't keep her paws outta my bucket..... :lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby wanapasaki » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:50 pm

Glimmerjim wrote:Jeez BDD2. Good to hear from you but EVERYONE knows all good poetry starts with "I once knew a girl from Nantucket..."



Yes???? Go on.... :lol3:
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby Glimmerjim » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:56 pm

wanapasaki wrote:
Glimmerjim wrote:Jeez BDD2. Good to hear from you but EVERYONE knows all good poetry starts with "I once knew a girl from Nantucket..."



Yes???? Go on.... :lol3:

I am trying to make it form as we go. Any input?
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby Glimmerjim » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:04 pm

There once was a girl from Pawtucket
that couldn't keep her paws outta my bucket
my boys got so sore
I couldn't take any more
but I still never told her "No more!" :lol3:
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby wanapasaki » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:06 pm

Glimmerjim wrote:There once was a girl from Pawtucket
that couldn't keep her paws outta my bucket
my boys got so sore
I couldn't take any more
but I still never told her "No more!" :lol3:


:clapping: :clapping:
Ok I'll open another one for input"..

There once was a woman from China... :lol3:
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby Indaswamp » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:09 pm

Glimmerjim wrote:There once was a girl from Pawtucket
that couldn't keep her paws outta my bucket
my boys got so sore
I couldn't take any more
but I still never told her "No more!" :lol3:

KFC girl???
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby Glimmerjim » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:11 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
Glimmerjim wrote:There once was a girl from Pawtucket
that couldn't keep her paws outta my bucket
my boys got so sore
I couldn't take any more
but I still never told her "No more!" :lol3:

KFC girl???

:lol3: :lol3:
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby blackduckdog2 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:12 pm

The "original", if you will, began with "There once was a MAN from Nantucket"
But it wasn't dirty, so what's the point?
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby wanapasaki » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:14 pm

blackduckdog2 wrote:The "original", if you will, began with "There once was a MAN from Nantucket"
But it wasn't dirty, so what's the point?

??? :huh:
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby Glimmerjim » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:15 pm

wanapasaki wrote:
Glimmerjim wrote:There once was a girl from Pawtucket
that couldn't keep her paws outta my bucket
my boys got so sore
I couldn't take any more
but I still never told her "No more!" :lol3:


:clapping: :clapping:
Ok I'll open another one for input"..

There once was a woman from China... :lol3:

OK. But I want participation! :lol3:

There once was a woman from China
who once heard the word "vagina"
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby blackduckdog2 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:17 pm

wanapasaki wrote:
blackduckdog2 wrote:The "original", if you will, began with "There once was a MAN from Nantucket"
But it wasn't dirty, so what's the point?

??? :huh:
Killed it...

Killed it?!? Hardly......

There once was a man from Nantucket
Whose **** was so long he could suck it.
And he said with a grin
As he wiped off his chin,
"If my ear were a **nt, I would **** it."
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby Glimmerjim » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:19 pm

blackduckdog2 wrote:The "original", if you will, began with "There once was a MAN from Nantucket"
But it wasn't dirty, so what's the point?

Um.....unless I am missing a subtlety, in your absence did you have an operation to have your sense of humor removed?
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby wanapasaki » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:20 pm

Glimmerjim wrote:
wanapasaki wrote:
Glimmerjim wrote:There once was a girl from Pawtucket
that couldn't keep her paws outta my bucket
my boys got so sore
I couldn't take any more
but I still never told her "No more!" :lol3:


:clapping: :clapping:
Ok I'll open another one for input"..

There once was a woman from China... :lol3:

OK. But I want participation! :lol3:

There once was a woman from China
who once heard the word "vagina"
.....


There once was a woman from China
who once heard the word "vagina"
But as she ventured out west
they referred to her Chest
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby wanapasaki » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:21 pm

Glimmerjim wrote:
blackduckdog2 wrote:The "original", if you will, began with "There once was a MAN from Nantucket"
But it wasn't dirty, so what's the point?

Um.....unless I am missing a subtlety, in your absence did you have an operation to have your sense of humor removed?


He went to Salt Lake City and under went a baptism.... :lol3:
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby Glimmerjim » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:23 pm

wanapasaki wrote:
Glimmerjim wrote:
blackduckdog2 wrote:The "original", if you will, began with "There once was a MAN from Nantucket"
But it wasn't dirty, so what's the point?

Um.....unless I am missing a subtlety, in your absence did you have an operation to have your sense of humor removed?


He went to Salt Lake City and under went a baptism.... :lol3:

What the heck is going on with him?
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby Glimmerjim » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:27 pm

wanapasaki wrote:
Glimmerjim wrote:
wanapasaki wrote:
Glimmerjim wrote:There once was a girl from Pawtucket
that couldn't keep her paws outta my bucket
my boys got so sore
I couldn't take any more
but I still never told her "No more!" :lol3:


:clapping: :clapping:
Ok I'll open another one for input"..

There once was a woman from China... :lol3:

OK. But I want participation! :lol3:

There once was a woman from China
who once heard the word "vagina"
.....


There once was a woman from China
who once heard the word "vagina"
But as she ventured out west
they referred to her Chest

as about 2 feet above "miner's diner" :lol3:
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Re: Why would anyone post poetry in the CI Forum?

Postby blackduckdog2 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:37 pm

Glimmerjim wrote:
blackduckdog2 wrote:The "original", if you will, began with "There once was a MAN from Nantucket"
But it wasn't dirty, so what's the point?

Um.....unless I am missing a subtlety, in your absence did you have an operation to have your sense of humor removed?

Hunh? The only thing I can guess about this response is that you added a "rolls eyes" smiley to it and figured I was annoyed with the X-rated limerick angle. To which I repeat, huh?
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