1977
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(12-04-2017, 12:02 PM)shemthepenman Wrote:  
(12-04-2017, 11:31 AM)RiverNotch Wrote:  
(12-04-2017, 08:55 AM)CRNDLSM Wrote:  The year is what makes this scary for me. ¬†Even though this could mean a couple different things it brings to mind psycho killer by talking heads. ¬†Nice and suspenseful!
It brought to my mind Star Wars. 1977 was a wild ride.... I guess? I didn't live through it.

That said, both the movie and the album I feel are too tangential to the matter of the poem. When I first thought "Star Wars!", before I dismissed the thought I wondered why there wasn't any mention of it -- or, in fact, of anything else particularly 1977, even something as obscure as Talking Heads. Perhaps the matter of the poem as the speaker's memory of 1977 is along those same lines obscure, but it's so obscure only one or two readers could *definitively* make the connection -- the piece either needs a different title, needs a sturdier connection to its title, or (and this is the solution I favor, if the structure of the website, as far as I understand it, does not) needs to be slotted among other pieces elaborating on the same details.
i think it's pretty obvious the title is referring to the year in which the poem is set. i will stand corrected if that isn't the case, but come on man, just because you're reading poetry doesn't mean you have to abandon all common sense.
it is very obvious -- i just don't think the poem itself is 1977 enough. i'll grant it would be weird to insert anything properly 1977 into the piece, but that's why i would prefer this be included as part of a collection.
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Messages In This Thread
1977 - by Tiger the Lion - 12-04-2017, 08:31 AM
RE: 1977 - by CRNDLSM - 12-04-2017, 08:55 AM
RE: 1977 - by RiverNotch - 12-04-2017, 11:31 AM
RE: 1977 - by shemthepenman - 12-04-2017, 12:02 PM
RE: 1977 - by RiverNotch - 12-04-2017, 12:43 PM
RE: 1977 - by shemthepenman - 12-04-2017, 01:16 PM
RE: 1977 - by shemthepenman - 12-04-2017, 09:24 AM
RE: 1977 - by Keith - 12-04-2017, 09:32 AM
RE: 1977 - by nibbed - 12-04-2017, 10:29 AM
RE: 1977 - by Keith - 12-04-2017, 04:10 PM
RE: 1977 - by Mopkins - 12-04-2017, 11:27 PM
RE: 1977 - by shemthepenman - 12-04-2017, 11:58 PM
RE: 1977 - by ellajam - 12-05-2017, 12:07 AM
RE: 1977 - by Mopkins - 12-05-2017, 02:08 AM
RE: 1977 - by shemthepenman - 12-05-2017, 05:12 AM
RE: 1977 - by Keith - 12-05-2017, 05:55 AM
RE: 1977 - by shemthepenman - 12-05-2017, 06:01 AM
RE: 1977 - by Keith - 12-05-2017, 07:00 AM
RE: 1977 - by Tiger the Lion - 12-05-2017, 06:44 AM
RE: 1977 - by busker - 12-10-2017, 07:50 PM
RE: 1977 - by Keith - 12-10-2017, 09:39 PM
RE: 1977 - by Tiger the Lion - 12-11-2017, 02:12 AM
RE: 1977 - by Leanne - 12-11-2017, 04:26 AM
RE: 1977 - by nibbed - 12-12-2017, 09:56 AM



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