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Postby pengwenn » Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:12 pm

I got a box of magnetic poetry for my birthday and I finally got around to bringing it into work. There are a lot of metal surfaces around here :D so I thought I'd start my "Magnetic Poetry" thread with the differnt poems I leave up. I don't know how often I'll update (I want to do it daily) but anyone else with Magnetic Poetry poems feel free to chime in.


6/30
like bitter music
& honey dreams
I cry sweet whispers
still beautiful to me
Is this my reality or yours?
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Postby mae » Sat Jul 02, 2005 4:03 am

I'm sorry, pengwenn, but what is a box of magnetic poetry? Is it like a child's magnetic alphabet (you know, the kind that every home with a toddler has on the refrigerator), only with words instead of just letters? Or am I way off base?

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My heart beats in poetry. I think in rhythm and dream in rhyme.

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Postby Mlou » Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:06 pm

Hmmm...they're all poetic words, PW, but what does the totality mean? It sort of slips by me, somehow.
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Postby pengwenn » Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:45 pm

Yep, mae that's what magnetic poetry is. I'm just a kid with a magnetic alphabet of words. It's kind of fun.

Mlou, my poetry is more about emotion then meaning. I don't write it much anymore because of that fact. This first one is about the loss of a love yet the feeling that it was beautiful and being upset about it. "bitter music" hearing our song on the radio which can make you upset or bitter. "honey dreams" ......well I'll let mslover tell you about that one :oops: . "sweet whispers" the mumbling to yourself when someone's gone. then realizing that "it's better to have loved and lost then never to have loved at all" but since I'm trying to avoid the cliche.....

I'll be going to B&N to buy another box of words. They have themed boxes and I don't know what one I'll get.


7/5
after watching purple winters
I fiddle with language
in the power of a thousand springs
Is this my reality or yours?
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Postby mae » Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:53 pm

Yep, mae that's what magnetic poetry is. I'm just a kid with a magnetic alphabet of words. It's kind of fun.

Cool. I'll have to look for those. What kind of store carried them? (Discount, Macy's, drug, etc.)
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Postby Mlou » Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:04 pm

Barnes & Noble, I'm assuming.

Too deep for me, PW. It's like I almost know what it's saying and yet.... :-D
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Postby pengwenn » Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:15 pm

7/7
a picture of eternity
(in the moment of beauty)
leaves behind a life
produced in diamonds
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Postby pengwenn » Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:00 pm

7/14

Flooded together
In the delirious music
As we recall
The smell of time’s
Sweet symphony of life
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Postby Mlou » Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:33 pm

Go, Pw!
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Postby pengwenn » Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:23 pm

7/25

Languid in the storm of time
I chant the bitter blood of never
And scream in the shadow of dreams
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Postby pengwenn » Fri Sep 02, 2005 4:27 pm

Wow, it's been awhile

9/1
in a sea
of raw dreams
why fiddle with
a delirious language
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Postby Mlou » Sat Sep 03, 2005 11:17 am

PW, it's like you're speaking in a slightly different language. I almost get it...and then I don't. Like I'm having brain tremors here. :-D
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Postby pengwenn » Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:22 pm

Wow, apparently it's been awhile since I've played with my magnetic poetry. I bought a new box of words the other day (another birthday present from a gift card). It's the "Book Lovers" version. Couldn't pass that up. Let me see if I can't put something together today.

Mlou, that's twice you've mentioned you almost but don't get it. I don't know if I should feel frustrated since I'm only working with a limited selection of words or depressed because I just can't do it. I'll try harder.
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Postby Mlou » Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:50 pm

haha...Don't mind me, PW. You know what a fuddy-duddy I am. I am groping and it's nice words and then I think huh? How many words are you allowed to work with? I thought the PIM was bad enough with just 20 pieces!
Did you know you've been fiddling with language twice lately. Just be careful what else you fiddle with, okay? :D
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Postby pengwenn » Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:51 pm

6/28

I fear to search
for what evil
may be discovered
in my haunted soul
and empty heart
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Postby Mlou » Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:29 pm

Good one...scary, but good. :-D
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Postby bard_of_life » Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:56 pm

wow... these are cool... I got some for my computer desktop (digital) (www.office.com but I'm not sure where to find them). Just a little creative distraction, eh pengwenn?
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Postby bfsooner » Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:32 pm

Pengy, I like the poetry. Keep in mind that I'm not a student of poetry, but it strikes me as a little beatnik...and I like it.
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Postby pengwenn » Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:25 am

Barnes & Noble have the magnetic kind; starter kits and various "themed" packs. "Book lovers," "college days," "love," "gardening," "cooking," you name it thevy're got it.
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Postby pengwenn » Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:39 pm

7/5

To laugh
is to illustrate
the raw beauty
of the human spirit
and to discover
a symphony of
poetry and wisdom
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Postby pengwenn » Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:12 pm

7/12

I write
in vivid dreams
but the words
escape me
above the
lifeless page
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Postby LilacWine » Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:30 pm

Don't you hate when that happens?
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Postby Mlou » Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:25 pm

You said it, PW! Now if we could just videotape the dreams with closeups of the words.
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Postby pengwenn » Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:04 pm

. . . as long as I can pick and choose WHAT dreams get videotaped :wink: :oops:
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Postby purty_trash » Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:11 am

Hey PG, just caught up on this. amazing poems. Wish I could write like all you envialble people here. In the meantime I can only bulge my eyeballs, drop my jaw and wonder. :-D
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.

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