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Date Posted: 07:52:28 12/13/04 Mon
Author: Norman O Brown
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Subject: Life Against Death
In reply to: doreen peri 's message, "I knew the definition, thanks" on 23:20:48 12/11/04 Sat

Any reader of Johnathn Swift knows that in his analysis of human nature there is an emphasis on, and attitude toward the anal function that is Unique inWestern literature."

Maan I just don't think I can make another three days of jammin, god bless texas, if i had to spend this winter in Virginia I would never survive. About forty five degrees and going down to thirties tonight. Northern coming thru, I sit here and shivver.

>And I agree... words can be like that. So true. I make
>lots of connections with words. We're doing fine,
>thanks! Hope you are, too! 'Tis the season.... I love
>the winter holidays because the lights make everyone
>look happier for some reason... There's just something
>so warm about it. I like the fact that the pagan
>rituals combine with the myths. It's beautiful. I am
>going to proceed with the ritual tomorrow and bring an
>evergreen into the house, mount it on a stand and
>string lights around it. And for a month, my home will
>be illuminated with perfect lighting to view partial
>and complete truths, whatever they arel.
>love to you.....
>>If words be your vehicle, you're ridin' a rusty,
>>spokeless unicycle that you hauled from the dumpster
>>of a bankrupt circus for the handicapped.
>>Make what ever connections you can with such a
>>Hope you and Lrot are well
>>Garish: 1 -Marked by strident color or excessive
>>ornamentation; gaudy.
>> 2 - Loud and flashy: garish makeup. Glaring;
>>dazzling: Hide me from Day's garish eye (John
>>adj : tastelessly showy; "a flash car"; "a flashy
>>ring"; "garish colors"; "a gaudy costume"; "loud sport
>>shirts"; "a meretricious yet stylish book"; "tawdry
>>ornaments" [syn: brassy, cheap, flash, flashy, gaudy,
>>gimcrack, loud, meretricious, tacky, tatty, tawdry,
>>>... not a "Poetry Jam"... It's just something fun to
>>>do. No claim to great literature. Just people who
>>>to write stuff, inspired by the words of others.
>>>*shrug*... it's the internet. It's all about
>>>connection and words are the vehicle in this media.
>>>Sometimes it's fun to let a garish of words gush.
>>>>Fuck. I just took a peek at the online "poetry jams"
>>>>over at studio eight.
>>>>Why? That's all I'd like to know. The writing is
>>>>sloppy, without point and uninteresting. Do any of
>>>>participants actually think that anyone other than
>>>>themselves will ever read it or ever be moved by
>>>>a hasty, garish gush of words?
>>>>I guess it has more merit than jumping through the
>>>>hoops of the control freaks at litkicks, and that's
>>>>just a guess, but I'd be grateful if someone could
>>>>point to an example where a poetry jam produced good
>>>>Also, from reading the threads below, the most
>>>>exchange of insults, it is clear that Senor Churlish
>>>>has an obsession with anal rape and bestiality,
>>>>the other contributor is all hung up on booze, dope
>>>>and location. It's all very strange, but infinitely
>>>>preferable to reading the babble of a poetry jam.

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