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I wrote a poem [Nov. 7th, 2005|11:09 pm]
Beemer
I was listening to NPR
on the drive home
this evening
and they spoke

of Stephen Crane,
master of short poems.
And as the tail-lights
blazed before me

Red, like courage,
I thought, O!  Yes!
I'll do it!  Tonight,
I'll write a poem

shorter than a sonnet, longer than haiku!
...but already I can see that I have
                                      failed.
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[User Picture]From: redbeardedblond
2005-11-07 10:34 pm (UTC)
If'n you don't quit bein' all highfalutin' and amazin' I'ma gonna hafta fawl in luv wit' you!
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2005-11-07 10:44 pm (UTC)
Best not -- I can think of four(!) boyfriends who might take issue. ;-)
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[User Picture]From: redbeardedblond
2005-11-07 10:45 pm (UTC)
only four?

*smirk*

methinks i must haiku to kolob!

*snicker*
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2005-11-08 05:58 am (UTC)
"I'll take Mormon hymns that suck for $400, Alex."
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[User Picture]From: redbeardedblond
2005-11-08 08:07 am (UTC)
This mormon hymn talks about pioneer children and what they did as they walked and walked and walked and walked.
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[User Picture]From: zalena
2005-11-08 05:21 am (UTC)
Four! I'm coming back as a gay man in my next life.

You're poem's at least as good as the ones they aired online! (Not impressed by Uncle's Dogs' Names poem, and neither was Mr. Crane, though reportedly Mr. Twain liked it.)
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2005-11-08 05:56 am (UTC)
Four. Two are mine, and two are his.
Us polyamorists, we're everywhere!
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[User Picture]From: dpolicar
2005-11-08 06:43 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's the problem with polyamorists. Too many jealous boyfriends to deal with.

No, wait...
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2005-11-08 06:55 am (UTC)
At a certain point, things might start to look like the Oneida community, but without that awkward method for avoiding contraception.

[This is neither a good thing nor a bad thing...]
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[User Picture]From: ng_nighthawk
2005-11-08 09:03 am (UTC)
Wow, how had I never heard of this Oneida Community before?

Oh yeah, that was something that happened east of the Mississippi. But thanks to teh Intarwebs I can find out what they were about in seconds.

Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2005-11-08 10:33 am (UTC)
They're a pretty peculiar bunch. One of these days we'll visit the site; it's halfway between where I went to grad school and where my partner's family lives.

That whole region of upstate NY is basically the Northern California of the mid-19th century; if you're bored, go look up the Burned-Over District. Mormonism, Christian Science, Free Thought, the Oneidas; they all came from that area, and in that time frame. Thank you, Erie Canal.
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[User Picture]From: zalena
2005-11-08 09:25 am (UTC)
Methinks I'll dine on monogamous fare,
He lacked courage to tell, and I to share.
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[User Picture]From: melted_snowball
2005-11-08 05:29 am (UTC)
Can't all good thoughts
Be expressed
Shorter than haiku?
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[User Picture]From: dpolicar
2005-11-08 06:43 am (UTC)
Seek levity
In brevity.
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[User Picture]From: shawnsyms
2005-11-12 02:58 pm (UTC)
I love the fifteenth line the best!

:0)
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[User Picture]From: dr_tectonic
2005-11-13 11:01 am (UTC)
Yay! Thanks!
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