Leanne
#21
we had a bad spat on the site when i was all for throwing it in but she slapped me in the face with a wet fish as she's wont to do if she doesn't agree with you. needless to say the site continues and now because she had the temerity to piss off it has to stay here in perpetuity in order to house some of who she was.

i have to say i had my arse slapped a few times after being petulant. the thing was she always did it in a way that let me know it was my own fault, she always did it with a sense of the macabre wit a bit of dark humour thrown in.
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#22
I didn't know her well, but am still shocked and saddened whenever I see this post. I'm supposed to be a poet, but feel a bit at a loss for words here.
Time is the best editor.
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#23
(07-20-2019, 10:54 AM)billy Wrote:  we had a bad spat on the site when i was all for throwing it in but she slapped me in the face with a wet fish as she's wont to do if she doesn't agree with you. needless to say the site continues and now because she had the temerity to piss off it has to stay here in perpetuity in order to house some of who she was.

i have to say i had my arse slapped a few times after being petulant. the thing was she always did it in a way that let me know it was my own fault, she always did it with a sense of the macabre wit a bit of dark humour thrown in.


I gave in early elsewhere, with a badly-written brown-nose:

I Agree With Leanne

'I like my spondees for breakfast
Under a Brizzy sun
I swim among the trocheees
Then have my Foucault fun'

Oh I agree with that Leanne!
I do, I do, I do!
Just see her scribbling one iamb,
Something not Kantish but new!

'All along the Goldie Coast
It's an old tradition:
Baked anapaests on toast
And to Hell with erudition!'

Yes, I agree with Leanne
But I hate this stupid refrain;
So, I agree with Leanne!
Now here we go again!

'Hi Digger! Up for Aussie-style lunch?
Crack open a tube of Dactyl's!
Megabiblionistic bloody munch!
And time for my I.Q. pills!'

Yes, I agree with that Leanne
Though she's a quirky sort of lass
She's all sweet reason, that Leanne
But be on Gaard; for the Kierke up the ass!

(07-20-2019, 11:42 AM)Richard Wrote:  I didn't know her well, but am still shocked and saddened whenever I see this post. I'm supposed to be a poet, but feel a bit at a loss for words here.

Richard  - Without downplaying some of the other bright souls on here, and feelings apart, I think that anyone would learn a great deal from reading her threads, or threads in which she took part, going back to, I think, around 2010?   Toodle-pip!  E
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#24
i agree with abu, she has lots of threads specially in the practice forum we can all read over a few time. she'd have liked your piece abu.
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#25
It's quite awkward. I was going to write it's all awkward, but it's not all, just quite. . . . Leanne's birthday may or may not be the same birthday as the last girl I was writing poems about. It's hard to tell because we live in different time zones. . . . I had hoped that Leanne had faked her death. And she would show up and say she fooled you. Fooled you, not me. Because I don't believe that she's dead. I'm obsessive, and so if one thing goes wrong, it ruins my whole life.
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#26
She still lives on, she must be because I keep seeing her poetry .
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#27
I think that Leanne, ... since it's her birthday ... , was primarily a teacher. And she had too much example, setting a good example, in her to write more of the best kinds of things that she wrote. . . . As much as a teacher as she was, she was also a learner. She was very receptive and very understanding. She tallied her decency as a human being each time above and before she wrote. She was always decent. I mean moral. Kind. Understanding. Critical and selfcritical. She was wellbalanced. As a person who finds it difficult, and even unsavory and unpleasant to be balanced, I know.

I see your post, billy. But using this cheap phone, I don't always see when I should. But I was going to wax poetic about her for a few more minutes, if nobody minds. If they do, just delete it.

Leanne wouldn't want any sissytalk. Look. She wrote some really good stuff that was hardly noticed. And then she wrote some lesser stuff that got praised. That she got cut off so young, and she was a young poet, we all got shortchanged. Her fierceness and her bitterness were her strengths. And however some of us want to hide it, these rages are our extra boosts. And Leanne had a lot in store . . .

Leanne could be uptight and understanding at the same time. Pendantic, if I spelled that, and rebellious. Over the top and stable. Moody and , again, stable. Understanding. Wild and e and pro ficient.

Leanne was also a very attractive woman. Which is always the first thing I notice.

Leanne felt the need to take care of people. As a teacher, as a person with a family. Leanne had a talent that with ruthlessness could have become more than just talent. And I think she felt that. And I'm still waxing, so don't kill me. . . . Leanne's death is the kind of death that makes you angry. The kind that makes people like nobodynothing rage. And for good reason. And makes me embarrassed to be alive.

It's what makes me say that I think that I don't think that she's dead and that it's all a prank.

Leanne and me got along quite well, and in private messages, and, believe it or not. . . .

When she died, it didn't seem real to me. It seemed like a con. Like a hoax. If she can die, then we all can. And it doesn't matter how far we are in our work. We can each and every one of us get cut off at any moment. So if we want to ever write one decent line, we have to throw everything else in our life overboard and do it now. . . . But that's all poetry. Mere poetry. I know nothing of Leanne's personal life, and nothing I've said bears on it. I'm only talking the way I knew her, poetically. Passionately.

It's because she can't, or at least isn't, responding, is the thing. Leanne was a great responder. I know she liked or appreciated Oscar Wilde, somewhat. He was a great talker, not a great conversationalist. Or so a lot of people have said. I think a lot of people, Leanne included--I think some people should have just talked more. Fuck conversation. Leanne was a dame who could probably have just let it rip. She was always on the verge of it. I for one am mournful of that. Of Leanne not sticking around, getting older, letting it rip. We all know she had it in her to explode over and over with worthwhileness for a good nother forty to fifty years. And! more.

Everything I say is selfish and about me. That's my style. But I think it at least says something about me that you all know how I feel about Leanne.

I'm still disappointed that she isn't saying anything. I'm taunting her. Come on! I don't believe in death. . . . And I truly, literally, wildly and sanely don't believe in Leanne's. And I won't, unless she somewhere told me to. Because she had a whole whole lot to offer, even to us who never listen. I'm trying, sincerely not to be poetic, but I hope Leanne, you can appreciate, you always did somehow. I'm not listening to your silence. . . . I wish I could write a silent poem to you. But I don't know how. I'm too aware that other people are listening. . . . I don't know how to write a poem about Leanne. She leaves a muddle of us. She was mean a lot of the time. But I'm a sucker for holidays and seasonal occasions. And a person's birthday, they deserve all the odd and diverse criticism and praise.
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#28
Leanne was a huge driving force for me when I started the posting. I feel like the time she took and the positive highlights see added (in tandem with alot advice) gave me confidence to keep at it. Writing has been a huge source of therapy for my shizo-effective self, and having a little community has been great. I'm so stoked that this site is up and is a living memory of an amazing soul. Anyways those are my two cents!
Only one thing is impossible for God: To find any sense in any copyright law on the planet.
--mark twain
Rob Cave
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#29
It was the same for many of us, we'll said bunny and well said everyone else xx
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