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    Poetry and self-expression

    This thread is for all things poetical, be it hocking your fave poems, writing your own unprintable **** or artfully disguising insults that would otherwise get you permabanned.

    Haikus are acceptable, but merge this thread with that abomination at your peril.

    Personally, my favourite poems aren't really what you'd expect. I've had all manner of crap shoved down my throat at school and uni like Coleridge (Rime of the Ancient Mariner), Henry Lawson, the odd Shakespeare sonnet and wanky free-verse-merchants like Szyrnecki (cbf Googling to confirm). Waded through my fair share of emo poetry to boot.

    The ones I liked the most were the ones that I chanced upon myself. The runner-up being The Old Australian Ways by that ocker old sort AB Paterson:




    Fairly sure Burgey enjoys his stuff, too, if his old sig is anything to go by. Sunlit plains extended, UIMM?

    The winner is fairly unexpected. Despite lately being well sick of the environmental lobby (mainly because student politicians like to beat it with a biodegradeable stick, not least making a carbon-neutral campus FFS) and having not revisited his gems for a good decade, my favourite poem is The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. Just sums the whole ecology schtick up nicely, really - in ways a child can understand and a poet can appreciate.




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    Quote Originally Posted by LongHopCassidy View Post
    Haikus are acceptable, but merge this thread with that abomination at your peril.
    I created that thread.

    You and I, we're finished.
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    Fair cop.

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    Poetry is just creative bull****ting not surprisingly it really attracts woman.

    Having said that Urdu poetry is one of the best thing known to mankind.


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    Haikus and dirty limericks are the only acceptable form of poetry.

    Close this thread and ban LHC for 7 days.

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    Just when I thought this forum couldn't get any gheyer, this flamboyant, wrist-flapping, ice-skating, cravat-wearing, fudge-packing excuse for a thread comes along.





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    You want to limerick dance, eh?

    There once was a **** named Whelan,
    Who posts rants with heaps of feelin'.
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    And his mum is fat,
    Now the **** will be left reelin'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    Poetry is just creative bull****ting not surprisingly it really attracts woman.

    Having said that Urdu poetry is one of the best thing known to mankind.
    I take it you're not a fan of the arts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    Just when I thought this forum couldn't get any gheyer, this flamboyant, wrist-flapping, ice-skating, cravat-wearing, fudge-packing excuse for a thread comes along.





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    Euphemism...

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    Lovin' the limerick dancin'.

    Tempted to throw some flames once I get to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xuhaib View Post
    Poetry is just creative bull****ting not surprisingly it really attracts woman.

    Having said that Urdu poetry is one of the best thing known to mankind.
    You can't mean that mate, surely?

    I love poetry, but I think I'm a romantic soul at heart.

    Few things finer than going to a park with someone special, a book of Byron's work, sitting under a tree and having a whimsical read of it.

    A great poem, like a great song, can speak to you as a ghost would (apologies to Paul Keating, who said that about Waltzing Matilda).

    And yes, LHC, Clancy of the Overflow. Surely one of the great poems of longing to be elsewhere. Starts off with a bit of humour, but by the end of it there's this enormous sense that the author is bereft, because in his heart he longs to be elsewhere, to be free.

    I get that feeling, frankly. And it's not a great place to be.

    "I am sitting in my dingy little office, where a stingy
    Ray of sunlight struggles feebly down between the houses tall,
    And the foetid air and gritty, of the dusty, dirty city,
    Through the open window floating, spreads its foulness over all...

    And the hurrying people daunt me, and their pallid faces haunt me
    As they shoulder one another in their rush and nervous haste,
    With their eager eyes and greedy, and their stunted forms and weedy,
    For townsfolk have no time to grow, they have no time to waste.

    And I somehow rather fancy that I'd like to change with Clancy,
    Like to take a turn at droving where the seasons come and go,
    While he faced the round eternal of the cash-book and the journal -
    But I doubt he'd suit the office, Clancy, of the Overflow".

    Like most art forms, poetry is a lot in the eye of the beholder. To me that poem isn't about city vs bush, it's about wanting something more, something that makes you happy at a basic human level.

    And it leaves you wondering, does the bloke in the office have the guts to up and get what his heart desires, or will he be happy with second-best? To me the answer is self-evident, the bloke should follow his dreams, his heart.

    But we just never know whether he did or not.

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    The poet (and plagiarist ) within me died the day I was caught passing around this ditty in class years back..

    Love is a gamble
    Gamble is a game
    Boys do the thing
    Girls get the blame
    One night in pleasure
    Nine months of pain
    One day in hospital
    and junior needs a name


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