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(07-14-2016, 09:23 AM)shemthepenman Wrote: [ -> ]ooo, truth today! can we do 'what is the meaning of life?' tomorrow?

Nah, truth and meaning are off pleasure sailing, maybe in September.
(07-14-2016, 09:37 AM)ellajam Wrote: [ -> ]
(07-14-2016, 09:23 AM)shemthepenman Wrote: [ -> ]ooo, truth today! can we do 'what is the meaning of life?' tomorrow?

Nah, truth and meaning are off pleasure sailing, maybe in September.

lucky them :/ well, looks like it'll have to be the good old faithful 'what is poetry?' again.
(07-14-2016, 10:44 AM)shemthepenman Wrote: [ -> ]
(07-14-2016, 09:37 AM)ellajam Wrote: [ -> ]
(07-14-2016, 09:23 AM)shemthepenman Wrote: [ -> ]ooo, truth today! can we do 'what is the meaning of life?' tomorrow?

Nah, truth and meaning are off pleasure sailing, maybe in September.

lucky them :/ well, looks like it'll have to be the good old faithful 'what is poetry?' again.

You choose this time.
I'm going to suggest "what shape are Sam's testicles" for our next discussion.
(07-14-2016, 11:27 AM)Leanne Wrote: [ -> ]I'm going to suggest "what shape are Sam's testicles" for our next discussion.

ah, the question scholars and social scientists have been pondering since the dawn of man.

i'm a eunuch :/
(07-14-2016, 11:27 AM)Leanne Wrote: [ -> ]I'm going to suggest "what shape are Sam's testicles" for our next discussion.

But, how many shapes can there possibly be? Q would just jump in and name them all, and the conversation would be over. Tongue
Remember, it doesn't have to be a real shape.

This is how the rumour of Penman's Tetraphylactic Moonbeam Manbits begins.
No one ever tells the whole truth. Even if you mean to, you are telling it through the distorted lens of your own perspective. My brother and i have wildly different memories of our childhood. Same house, same parents, but if we sat down to write our family history, we'd both be telling the truth, but the stories would be oh so very different. So, truth is relative to a degree. Unless you're under oath in a courtroom, or trying to write a history book, I don't see much reason to worry over the literal details.

I live in a slightly altered reality most of the time, by choice, simply because i prefer it to the truth. Truth is never true and it hurts and it's boring. When it comes to art, just write what the words want to say. Art covers all of it. If you want to write the truth, that's fine. If someone else wants to write only lies, that's fine too. The only rule is to do it well.

Oh, and my guess is dodecahedron, but only because it's fun to say. And this is a weird game.

-Quix
(07-14-2016, 11:41 AM)Leanne Wrote: [ -> ]Remember, it doesn't have to be a real shape.  

This is how the rumour of Penman's Tetraphylactic Moonbeam Manbits begins.

well, if i had to be the subject of a rumour then that's definitely the one i'd pick.

anyway, the thing that's interesting about this is the idea of a shape that isn't a real shape. maybe that should be the next question: when is a shape not a shape?

(07-14-2016, 12:16 PM)Quixilated Wrote: [ -> ]Oh, and my guess is dodecahedron, but only because it's fun to say.  And this is a weird game.  
-Quix


:/ that's painful even to think about. if people are going to guess can we have some more unreal shapes, please. . . or just ones without corners would do.
How about "bilateral juggle bunnies?"
(07-14-2016, 12:16 PM)Quixilated Wrote: [ -> ]I live in a slightly altered reality most of the time, by choice, simply because i prefer it to the truth.  Truth is never true and it hurts and it's boring. 

It DOES hurt and it IS boring.

Eff.

Hug me.... Sad

(07-14-2016, 11:41 AM)Leanne Wrote: [ -> ]Remember, it doesn't have to be a real shape.  

This is how the rumour of Penman's Tetraphylactic Moonbeam Manbits begins.

Well, please remember that this is a poetry discussion. So make it into a poem or take it downstairs Wink

(07-14-2016, 05:03 AM)Leanne Wrote: [ -> ]You don't have to lie or make things up -- you just have to allow people to look at your pictures from different angles.  The more you try to make your reader see things exactly "as they were", the less likely it is that they will engage, simply because they may never have seen even a nearly identical situation in the same way as you.  

Metaphor and symbolism are beautiful things.  They allow the reader to project his/her experience onto a poem without actually affecting the way that you intended it.  That's what sets poetry apart from neatly-lined prose.  I would be willing to bet that very few people who read my poems ever know which are from an actual experience of mine and which are entirely imagined -- and I like it that way.

Mmmmmm. This gives me a lot to chew on. Thank you. Answers to questions I didn't even know I was asking...

(07-14-2016, 09:13 AM)Pdeathstar Wrote: [ -> ]Cept Jesus.

Why? Why? Why?

Dodgy

(07-14-2016, 05:46 AM)Erthona Wrote: [ -> ]Something does not need to be factual to be true.

dale

Which came first, the wisdom or the beard? Big Grin
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