Friday, October 13, 2006


You know how when high-schoolers write poetry -- especially serious poetry -- it always sucks? Well, I'm so used to that that whenever I read poetry written by people I know, I'm ready for it to be terrible.
This, however, was different. I think this person has an ability to communicate that should be pursued.
That is all at this time.


At Fri Oct 13, 12:00:00 PM PDT, Blogger Alan said...

There once was a man from Nantucket..

At Fri Oct 13, 12:49:00 PM PDT, Blogger jay are said...

I agree about that particular poem. Very excellent and thought-provoking. I wanted to leave a comment saying so, but didn't see a place to do so. I musta missed it.
Anyway, I can see what you thought of my attempts at poetry.
Hah. :)

At Fri Oct 13, 01:51:00 PM PDT, Blogger bryan torre said...

don't be like that, jay are. :-)
you know what i think of your writing.

At Fri Oct 13, 03:23:00 PM PDT, Blogger No_Newz said...

I see no landfill post here. Guess I'm not going to comment directly today either. :P
Thanks for reading the firefighter tribute.

At Fri Oct 13, 11:22:00 PM PDT, Blogger Happy Mask Saleswoman said...

didja look below under miscellany?

At Tue Oct 17, 09:36:00 PM PDT, Blogger anya ransuns aka Roxy said...

Wow. That was an excellent, excellent poem. So is the other one on that same blog. It's strange to read something by someone you know and realize how much you didn't know about what they could do. Also, it seems to me that that poem is begging for someone to set it to music.

At Mon Oct 23, 03:08:00 PM PDT, Blogger bryan torre said...

Just to clarify: the author of the Dandiland site is not a high-schooler. Not sure why I brought up HS-ers in the post -- just that HS seems to me to be the place where the Production and Talent curves meet in such a way as to produce the most poetry of the worst quality.
So it seemed connected in some way to me.
Okay, never mind.

At Mon Oct 23, 06:30:00 PM PDT, Anonymous si said...

glad you explained this since i'm the lame-o who asked if she was a high-schooler and if so, was she married?? and if she's not a high-schooler, why'd you start off with the high school thing anyway...

btw, you are right -- she's great! her poetry is so far from anything that i can even hope to create.


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