June 04, 2009, 04:42 PM posted in General Discussion

since Pete is also a member, we would be:

Poems Without Poems With Pete     or

Poems After (Between) Poems With Pete 


Poems Without Pete--With Pete

(or however else you like these punctuated)

Not suggesting the Group name be changed! Short and sweet is always better.

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June 04, 2009, 06:08 PM

It could be pronounced "plop!" as in "Pw/oP!"

Which would make us "Pwoppies".

But I can't decide if that sounds cute or really really gross...

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June 05, 2009, 01:49 AM

Hi lotsofwordsandnospaces,

I will resign my membership if it allows you to avoid calling yourself "pwoppies" ;-p

Anyway, what's the next poem in the line up?


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June 05, 2009, 08:38 AM

The next poem? That is for any of the members to decide really - I am looking for a Chinese educational angle for a McGonogall poem ;)

I might gently harass some of the members to contribute, because I am no scholar when it comes to Chinese OR Poetry!

As for leaving the group, it wouldn't be Poems Without Pete, without you... apart from in name.

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June 14, 2009, 04:55 PM


Pete has given us several poems about war, but more dangerous than war is love.
怨情  yuan4 qing2

美人珠捲簾, 深坐蹙蛾眉。
但見淚痕濕, 不知心恨誰。

mei3ren2 juan3 zhu1

shen1 zuo4 cu4 e2 mei2

dan4 jian4 lei4 hen2 shi1

bu4 zhi1 xin1 hen4 shei2

Li Bai

a bitter love:

How beautiful she looks, opening the pearly casement,
And how quiet she leans, and how troubled her brow is!
You may see the tears now, bright on her cheek,
But not the man she so bitterly loves.