Sat 22nd May 2010 17:11
Indeed, A.E., seems like we never learn. Those girls are always ahead of us every step. Cheers, Nash
Comment is about BACK-SEAT BRENDA (blog)
Original item by Nash
Sat 22nd May 2010 17:10
Thank you, Isobel and AE!
Comment is about Pandora’s Box (blog)
Melissa R. Mendelson
Sat 22nd May 2010 17:08
Thank you, Dave. I didn't realize it was a scientific fact. I wonder if remembering dreams from a long time ago is better in women than men too.
Comment is about Exist (Based on last night's dream) (blog)
Sat 22nd May 2010 16:21
.... but please don't feel you have to comment again.
Comment is about Isobel (Poet profile)
Original item by Isobel
Sat 22nd May 2010 16:19
Thank-you - removed it 'cos I thought it isn't much good ... but then again I'm not having the best of days. I shall put it back. :)
Sat 22nd May 2010 16:10
An interesting take on it Olga.
Fatality was, I guess, the biggest thing to come out of the box and kimd of went hand in hand with hopelessness - unless you believe in Gods...
Comment is about Pandora, Prometheus and all that ancient Greek stuff (blog)
Original item by Olga Gerke
Sat 22nd May 2010 13:13
Na... no ruffled feather's we aint got any ha ha I have a lot to thank Greer for heh heh she got all the girls burning their Bra's way back ha ha...
Comment is about PANDORA'S BOX (Germane thoughts to er - agree with...) (blog)
Sat 22nd May 2010 10:02
What an intriguing and atmospheric poem. Apparently it is a scientific fact that women are better at recalling their dreams than men. Recalling the facts is one thing but the mood and feelings is another, and this does it very well.
Sat 22nd May 2010 09:39
Hi Anthony - thank you for your kind comments on my voice! Maybe I could do those voiceovers for the M&S food commercials they used to have - " mmmm broccoli" - with lots of practice I might be able to make it sound sexy! (Maybe not!!) ;-) (And hey!"a voluptuous vixen, both feisty and foxy" - are you talkin' about me? Just jokin'! It's a good line tho, might add it to my poet's profile! LOL!)
Comment is about Anthony Emmerson (Poet profile)
Original item by Anthony Emmerson
Sat 22nd May 2010 09:31
Hi Anthony, thanks for the input on my last scribbling, theres a word I invented in there and a spelling! but yes we need to keep the worship a secret dunwe? hoping you ok.
Sat 22nd May 2010 09:06
Would just like to add, that I do LIKE men enormously. I don't always understand them, but I like them.
The dynamics between the sexes is a fascinating subject area to explore and one I can't resist. Most people take my poetry tongue in cheek...
Sat 22nd May 2010 08:45
Ooooo - I haven't ruffled any male feathers, have I - I'd hate to do that!
I would agree with you John/Dave, that the issue of female liberation (in the West at least) is old hat - we have obtained it - some might say too much.
However, this poem is about the origin of myths - if you like, delving into the history books of the sexual relationship.
I only chose Germaine Greer's picture because a male friend I showed it to, hadn't fully grasped what I was saying. The picture makes it crystal cos she personifies the movement.
Have I stroked your nuts enough now Anthony?
Sat 22nd May 2010 07:53
I love this photo - reading poetry whilst the Howcroft burns ... at least you're not fiddling.
Comment is about Howcroft, Bolton February 2010 (photo)
Sat 22nd May 2010 07:34
(rough translation - good poem, agree)
Sat 22nd May 2010 07:25
Thanks for commenting Anthony. And for the (?)compliment. Too young? I'm in my 50s but do remember Michael Miles and Hughie Green, the TV titans of their era. Strange, looking back, what we were gripped by.
Sat 22nd May 2010 07:00
Sorry, yes it is a feeble attempt at a box of words. Regarding the colour of HOPE it was originally supposed to be just bold type but this did not show up very well.
Comment is about Pandora's Box (blog)
Original item by Graham Sherwood
Sat 22nd May 2010 06:34
Yes, Many great lines in this Andy...
'like listening to a row of dominos
crashing down in totally
the wrong order.'
'trying to give the impression
of Greek goddesses'
'they will return to everyday life
like a pair of overstuffed vampires,'
And the ending too : )
Comment is about Pandora's lost Box (blog)
Original item by Andy N
Sat 22nd May 2010 06:24
Love these last two verses Cate:
'Within my hands
I hold the key
All that is to be'
'I slowly open
Up my eyes
The world in waiting
Comment is about Pandora`s Box (blog)
Original item by Cate
Sat 22nd May 2010 03:04
thank you all......... it is helpng
Comment is about Redundancy (blog)
Original item by Richard Seddon
Sat 22nd May 2010 02:44
My heart goes out to you Richard.
Always remember that there are new experiences and opportunities
for you to discover.
Stay positive and you will be strong...
Sat 22nd May 2010 02:30
I feel for you. From reading this you are obviously in a blizzard of emotions - sometimes the best and most honest writing comes from that "raw" place. I wouldn't be in too much of a hurry to polish it just yet. Come back to it in a while - with new eyes - and keep repeating that last line.
Sat 22nd May 2010 02:19
I was made redundant today from my loved job.... I started to write about that and my other recent fates in life then realised that the poem had transformed. This is in its raw state as I am and I would appreciate a polish in more than one sense...... Love to all...Richard
Sat 22nd May 2010 02:10
Despite all previous interpretations I found this to be very sad. Those last two lines speak of snatched moments amid a lifetime of longing. I love trivia and the name was new to me. It seems Pandora's box only needed a poem to open it . . .
Original item by Banksy
Sat 22nd May 2010 02:00
Clever, crafted - and a little cruel! Brings the tale right up to date.
Original item by Alison Smiles
Sat 22nd May 2010 01:57
A worthy intro to the theme. You're right of course - you can't win the cake - but this might take the biscuit!
Original item by Gus Jonsson
Sat 22nd May 2010 01:53
Simple profundity - just so long as you don't confuse it with the chamber pot! :-)
Sat 22nd May 2010 01:50
You juggle words, sounds and meanings seamlessly. Particularly liked:
"the one that smiles in the stretch of the sleeve"
"she is a folly of seasons"
and others previuosly mentioned. I would still love to hear an audio of your reading, as I'm never convinced I'm hearing it as you intend it. Go on, treat us all!
Original item by Marianne Daniels
Sat 22nd May 2010 01:40
Can't add much to previous comments unfortunately; except to say that I loved your conclusion (and you already know I love the voice - move over Ms Lumley!)
Comment is about pandora's jar (blog)
Original item by Ann Foxglove
Sat 22nd May 2010 01:25
got here late so I can't add much I'm afraid. Liked the reference to Blake and the partial enjambment though!
Will she/won't she? She's a woman - of course she will! ;-)
Sat 22nd May 2010 01:15
You certainly "felt the dark side" with this one. Uncle Darth would be proud.
Near my roots in the Peak District there is a village called Hope. I would love to move there; not because it's a wonderful place to live, (it probably is) but simply to be able to open a conversation with the words "I live in Hope."
Original item by Steven Kenny
Sat 22nd May 2010 01:09
With you all the way here - except maybe for lust and sarcasm. One has to have a little fun now and again surely? ;-)
Sat 22nd May 2010 01:03
I'm sad I got to this after it had been ably dissected! Maybe she should have "taken the money." But I suspect you are way too young for that particular reference!
Comment is about Pandora haiku (blog)
Original item by Dave Bradley
Sat 22nd May 2010 00:59
Loved "a row of dominos crashing down in totally the wrong order." By the way, you don't happen to have their address by any chance? ;-)
Sat 22nd May 2010 00:52
I want to comment on this but I have to admit you have me completely flummoxed. Mind you, that's not too difficult. I will return later, when I feel sure all your mysteries will be revealed.
Original item by Cynthia Buell Thomas
Sat 22nd May 2010 00:46
Sounds like Zeus had a pretty good idea when he gave a woman a mystery box - and told her not to open it! I'll bet it was shaped like a shoebox too! Like giving a bloke a copy of The Sun and telling him not to look at page three! We are soooo predictable . . .
Comment is about Pandora`s Legacy (blog)
Original item by Valerie Cook
Sat 22nd May 2010 00:39
Liked this one, I can picture the scene now (Isn't that what we are all trying to do with words?) Ah yes. Win
P.S. My school bus trips were nothing like this!
Sat 22nd May 2010 00:36
"witness at Christmas" - clever!
Personally I'm a dyslexic/Agnostic. Stay up most nights just wondering if there really is a dog . . .
Comment is about Pandora's Box Rap (blog)
Sat 22nd May 2010 00:29
You highlight a cruel trick here; that at that age you have all the desire, but none of the knowledge. Maybe it will come to me soon . . .
Sat 22nd May 2010 00:24
You have a wicked tongue; (if you'll pardon the expression) "rimmed with excrement" indeed! I see you're kicking the world in the nuts again - well, the male population anyway.
Did the box perchance contain a poison chalice pray? I think someone may have just passed one my way . . .
(Slopes off muttering and dragging his knuckles . . .)
A.E. ;-) x
Sat 22nd May 2010 00:20
you are right. But the Pandora's original story is not so spectacular as well. Is curiosity so bad? Well, hardly. But the main thing is - what happened to Pandora AFTER all the evil was let loose?
John F Keane
Fri 21st May 2010 23:53
Pardon me, but isn't Greer now considered just a class-blind, sixties irrelevance?
Fri 21st May 2010 23:51
I like your stark (yet true) conclusion. The only problem with it is that it doesn't make for such a good story! Good poetry though . . .
Fri 21st May 2010 23:44
Great read Ray.
Love your train of thought - and there's much to think about here. Neat conclusion too.
Comment is about Mad History: The Early Egyptians (blog)
Fri 21st May 2010 23:34
Thank to all that have commented .... I'm so sorry to have bin away and unable to respond to you all individually .... but that s muh life at the mo... jest hectic....
Once again many many thanks
Fri 21st May 2010 22:57
I guess he was after a donation of some kind. Mmmmmmmmmm nice job...
I so envy you that one.... LOL LOL LOL xx
Fri 21st May 2010 22:48
And a belated welcome to WOL. I see you have a sense of humour sir - sometimes a rare quality around these parts (you may need it, along with a fairly thick skin if you decide to stick around; which I hope you will.)
Comment is about Peter Mowat Poetry (Poet profile)
Original item by Peter Mowat Poetry
Fri 21st May 2010 22:47
Ta for the Pandora words. It's always easier to blame the gods rather than Man, I find.
Fri 21st May 2010 22:42
Cynthia, thanks for the kind comments on my poems. The Egyptian thing is part of a spoof series I'm doing.I used to be a Psychiatric Nurse, despite this I have a good understanding of mental illness!There's another stiletto jab.
Comment is about Cynthia Buell Thomas (Poet profile)
Fri 21st May 2010 22:38
I had an email today from Mr Blackburn . . . Bet you can't guess what it said . . .
(Bet you b****y can!)
Fri 21st May 2010 22:35
Pick away - tis a bone long overdue...
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