Fire of Insight
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Birthday 8th June
Member Since 20th September 2012
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Poet Introduction

I have a fondness for narrative verse --narrative poets such as Chaucer, Coleridge, Longfellow, Tennyson, Burns, Noyes, Lear, Nash, Carroll, D'Arcy, Kipling, Moore, and Service. The stories they tell are good and made better by the poetic form they use.

Favorite Poets/Writers

Poets = Emily Dickenson, e.e.commings, ---and too many others to list.

About Me

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I once tried to convince a class of mine that everything a writer writes has autobiographical elements; sometimes only a bit and other times nearly completely. As I read my own work and see myself in it, I believe that more firmly now than ever before.

According to Mark Twain, His mother said to a neighbor "I discount him thirty per cent for embroidery, and what is left is perfect and priceless truth, without a flaw in it anywhere." I like that as a judgement on truth telling in story telling or, at least, in my story telling.

"The difference between the almost right word & the right word is really a large matter--it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning." Mark Twain

"I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts. I don't know anything that mars good literature so completely as too much truth. Facts contain a great deal of poetry, but you can't use too many of them without damaging your literature." Mark Twain

"I am still studying verbs and the mystery of how they connect nouns. I am more suspicious of adjectives than at any other time in all my born days." Carl Sandburg

This provides direction to my writing = "If it is the dirty element that gives pleasure to the act of lust, then the dirtier it is, the more pleasurable it is bound to be." Marquis de Sade, The 120 Days of Sodom

The first erotic poem I ever read was by e.e.cummings

may i feel said he
(i'll squeal said she
just once said he)
it's fun said she

(may i touch said he
how much said she
a lot said he)
why not said she

(let's go said he
not too far said she
what's too far said he
where you are said she)

may i stay said he
(which way said she
like this said he
if you kiss said she

may i move said he
is it love said she)
if you're willing said he
(but you're killing said she

but it's life said he
but your wife said she
now said he)
ow said she

(tiptop said he
don't stop said she
oh no said he)
go slow said she

(cccome?said he
ummm said she)
you're divine!said he
(you are Mine said she)

My Reading List

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ee cumings by LilDragonFly
Snowy morning awkening by Ruralwrite
It Lives by looloolookie
Rough by m_abbott1999 (Madi)
Tangled Tongues by DawnbeforeDark (Fallen Poet)

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