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Old 04-23-2013, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Borges I've heard of before. I want to read him some time too.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:10 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Please let us know what you think of his work.
I think I like Ogden Nash. His writing and rhyme is somewhat quirky and unique.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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^^^^from what people are saying I would also like to read Ogden Nash.
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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^^^^from what people are saying I would also like to read Ogden Nash.
All poems of the poet: Ogden Nash - poems

This is where I found some of his poetry. Some of it is quite odd but in a good way.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:51 PM
 
Location: central Oregon
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Do you know the name of this site? I have a few long poems I'd like to publish. Including this huge epic historical narrative poem.



I tend to do mostly those types of poems. Although the weirdest thing happens in some of them when I naturally fall into rhymes. The rhyme and meter poems give me trouble when writing them. I do like reading them though.

P47P47, I don't think I've heard of Ogden Nash. I'm going to have to look him up.
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Good luck.

I will write about anything and in any style. I do love to challenge myself to writing in styles I've never tried.
I do write a lot of free verse, but not anything near 100 lines long!
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:58 AM
 
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I think I like Ogden Nash. His writing and rhyme is somewhat quirky and unique.
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Some of it is quite odd but in a good way.

That certainly describes Nash's poetry accurately and succinctly.

I'm glad to have been able to make you aware of him.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Borges wrote in Spanish and I have a great collection of his poetry that has the Spanish on one page, and the English translation on the facing page so one who reads both Spanish and English can deepen their understanding and appreciation of his writing.
Do you know if Borges wrote them in English or Spanish, originally? I recall an interview with Paul Theroux, in which Borges kept wailing "You can't do that in Spanish", when they talked about various poetic devices, which are possible only in a language like English, which is not constrained by rigid rules. When I was studying Spanish, I wrote a few short poems in Spanish, and my teacher simply shrugged and handed them back and said "You can't use that word that way". Of course, in English, even in formal writing, you can use any word any way that has the desired effect, and we even have a word for it: 'poetic license'..
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:27 AM
 
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^^^^^^Borges wrote in Spanish.
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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I like sing songy rhyme like Dr Seuss. It is the kind of poetry I like to read and write since it is fun and usually clever. I have written several what I call childrens stories in rhyme and it was a fun exercise. Now to find a market for them.
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:50 PM
 
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^^^^^^Borges wrote in Spanish.
Did he also do his own translations intp English, in the book referenced above?
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