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by Tremayne
Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: Suggestions and Ideas
Topic: Fireplace Writers Coffee Shop
Replies: 199
Views: 138184

Thank you. I am pleased to hear you are doing better from your illness. As for not having the drive. LONG LIVE PROCRASTINATION!!!! I can certainly see how it looks like procrastination, yet that was not the issue. It was more not knowing how to tackle such a big project--and not being familiar enou...
by Tremayne
Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: Suggestions and Ideas
Topic: Fireplace Writers Coffee Shop
Replies: 199
Views: 138184

Afterall, Aldan, I just did a quick search and now know your age. If it's so easy, why restrict it being said directly? But I really don't care. Let people think I'm a teenager. You asked about the books I read while convalescing. I didn't keep a list and I don't keep books long after reading them-...
by Tremayne
Sun Jan 15, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Robbin Hobb, Ships and Fools
Replies: 44
Views: 20046

So we can talk about the ending now? I was totally disappointed and immediately got on amazon to see what others said about the book and found a lot of controversy among the comments. I still haven't read the middle trilogy and have just now begun thinking about tackling them, but I don't mind other...
by Tremayne
Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Recommended Reading
Topic: Recommended poems
Replies: 13
Views: 12217

Aldan--A very intelligent response regarding the decline of fantasy/romantic poetry. Tolerance of fancy was waning even Tennyson's time. He was criticized for his earlier poems with themes of heros and ladies. So much so he abandoned those subjects. Neurolanis, probably early John Donne. (Later he b...
by Tremayne
Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: Recommended Reading
Topic: top 10
Replies: 71
Views: 71502

Not in any particular order. These are my favorites at the moment but not necessarily what I would call canon. A canon list would have to include certain authors that some others have mentioned (Zelazny, Moorcock, Lewis) and some surprisingly absent (Bradbury, Lovecraft, C.J. Cherryh). The Face in t...
by Tremayne
Mon Nov 21, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: Suggestions and Ideas
Topic: Need ideas for epic poem
Replies: 27
Views: 25663

Don't forget to ask your friend whether the "errors" detract from the poem or not. It's not a mortal sin to have nine or eleven syllables or to switch feet on occasion. It's part of the art of the thing. If I manage to get past the Keats challenge maybe I'll try sonnets, though at the moment the ide...
by Tremayne
Mon Nov 21, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: Poetry
Topic: My attempts at relearning to rhyme
Replies: 5
Views: 2493

You're right, Aldan, I tend to grasp after hard-rhyme (like and spike) and was only just getting the hang of off-rhyme (like and wife), which opens up a lot more possibility. Hard rhymes can be noisier and distracting--though not among masters at form (EBB Browning is amazing in that regard). And I ...
by Tremayne
Sun Nov 20, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: My attempts at relearning to rhyme
Replies: 5
Views: 2493

Okay, this is a long one. Again it was prompted by another's poem about a bunch of dark knights terrorizing the countryside. If this goes overboard in terms of subject matter for this site, I won't be upset should it be deleted. Gotan stood before the funeral pyre practicing magic dark and dire. The...
by Tremayne
Sun Nov 20, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: Prose poem series
Replies: 3
Views: 1671

In This Picture IV I am the festival red of the three sisters, the wild soft-shaped red splotches on their dresses, the red carnations against their dark hair, the tint of rouge on their cheeks, the red in their souls. I am the red in the dark eyes of the eldest, who sees into your deepest chambers;...
by Tremayne
Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Robbin Hobb, Ships and Fools
Replies: 44
Views: 20046

As per the beep. Saw your Philip K problem and found it amusing. But think of everything that's eliminated if we can't get sh anywhere near it (I had tried a variety of tactics to get it to unbeep). We can never crush the it or push the it or flush the it. (Couldn't resist.)
by Tremayne
Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: Suggestions and Ideas
Topic: Need ideas for epic poem
Replies: 27
Views: 25663

Awright, Magus, quit bragging about your nimble young mind! I agree that while you're being a sonneteer you might as well mix it up. I have taken a graduate level poetry class in forms, which included of a variety of writers. Lo and behold when everyone was trying sonnets, those who wrote primarily ...
by Tremayne
Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:43 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: My attempts at relearning to rhyme
Replies: 5
Views: 2493

The next two are extensions of another person's poems. When I pleaded for someone to suggest subject matter other than love, one of my fellow poets began feeding me beginnings of poems to complete. He'd throw me a stanza or two and then I'd pick it up, in this case both form and subject. Again, not ...