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 Post subject: Books and Reading
PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 9:08 am 
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A book is like a garden carried in the pocket.
Chinese Proverb


The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think.
James McCosh

Outside of a dog a book is man's best. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
Groucho Marx

I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book.
Groucho Marx


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:24 pm 
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"If the book we are reading does not wake us, as with a fist hammering on our skulls, then why do we read it? Good God, we also would be happy if we had no books and such books that make us happy we could, if need be, write ourselves. What we must have are those books that come on us like ill fortune, like the death of one we love better than ourselves, like suicide. A book must be an ice axe to break the sea frozen inside us."
-- Franz Kafka (1883-1924)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2003 11:49 pm 
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I know nothing about poetry, I'm a no-talent poet,
The form and the schemes mean nothing to me,
And I'm here to say I want everyone to know it.
It's all just about writing, it seems to me.
If I start caring too much about the rhythm and rhyme,
The words wouldn't happen and I'd be stuck all the time.
All these thoughts that go 'round in my head
And with no one to hear any words that I've said,
I stay up late and avoid going to bed,
The computer lights up my room, and so instead
Of eating I write words on a monitor screen.
I mostly don't know what I'm doing, or so it would seem.
But I put them together so they mean something to me
And I share with the world, and sit back and see
If I've touched someone with any of the words that I say.
Maybe someone else has grown up all alone,
And my words might have been put in just the right way.
Or maybe someone reading is from a "broken" home,
And they're hurting so bad,
Their life is so sad,
They may not even care if they live through one more day.
When my heart is feeling like it is ripping apart,
And my body is like a shell that has lost its soul,
My writing has helped me to focus on making a new start,
And to see that a shattered life can again become whole.
Because I know what it's like to want to give up and die,
About how life can lose meaning, and love lose its feeling.
I've written poems about it, and when I read them I cry,
The tears are important, they begin the process of healing.
For if I give up on today, there is still always tomorrow,
And my writing will always help me to get through it,
So I'll keep writing about pain, and joy, and sorrow,
And I'll keep caring less about form and how I do it.
I believe the writer is a giver of imagination and thought,
The reader receives it, but does not take it as a loan.
Their reward can be greater than anything that can be bought,
For they can use it, build on it, and in the end, make it their own.


~ written by me


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 Post subject: Amazing Nostromo
PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2003 7:30 am 
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Oh My! Where to start.... :( :( :(

I know that the opinion of a "mere child" like me... won't matter, but I just had to add in exactly what I think....

Firstly, Nostromo, I thank you so much for posting that. I've read it several times now, and each time, I find it more interesting, intriguing and inspiring.

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I know nothing about poetry, I'm a no-talent poet,
The form and the schemes mean nothing to me,

Ahhh, there are no better words for me to sum up my personal "poetic talent". harhar.

I loved the whole rhythm through it, it worked wonders.

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If I start caring too much about the rhythm and rhyme,
The words wouldn't happen and I'd be stuck all the time.

I know what you mean. I've tried poetry a couple of times, the meaning gets somewhat lost when things have to stay in poetic harmony....

I avoid going to bed too.... :cry: anything but bed.

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If I've touched someone with any of the words that I say.

You have certainly touched me with this piece... :)

Nostromo, I loved reading that so very much, its a great piece of writing, truly from the heart, with great language etc....

You really should write more often, I have now read it a couple more times, it really is very good.

You really should give me a few pointers..... :wink: Lord knows I need them...


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