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Game On! / Re: Where Did THAT Come From?
« Last post by daisyxo on September 15, 2019, 08:37 PM »
The phrase “paint the town red” most likely owes its origin to one legendary night of drunkenness. In 1837, the Marquis of Waterford—a known lush and mischief maker—led a group of friends on a night of drinking through the English town of Melton Mowbray. The bender culminated in vandalism after Waterford and his fellow revelers knocked over flowerpots, pulled knockers off of doors and broke the windows of some of the town’s buildings. To top it all off, the mob literally painted a tollgate, the doors of several homes and a swan statue with red paint. The marquis and his pranksters later compensated Melton for the damages, but their drunken escapade is likely the reason that “paint the town red” became shorthand for a wild night out. Still yet another theory suggests the phrase was actually born out of the brothels of the American West, and referred to men behaving as though their whole town were a red-light district.
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Game On! / Re: Poetry Trivia
« Last post by daisyxo on September 15, 2019, 08:28 PM »
I'm sure this one is recognizable ….. this is the last verse of popular poem … who wrote this?

It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.



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Game On! / Re: Poetry Trivia
« Last post by daisyxo on September 15, 2019, 08:27 PM »
Alfred Lord Tennison is the answer to the above post …

In Memoriam A. H. H. OBIIT MDCCCXXXIII: 27 


By Alfred, Lord Tennyson 

I envy not in any moods
         The captive void of noble rage,
         The linnet born within the cage,
That never knew the summer woods:

I envy not the beast that takes
         His license in the field of time,
         Unfetter'd by the sense of crime,
To whom a conscience never wakes;

Nor, what may count itself as blest,
         The heart that never plighted troth
         But stagnates in the weeds of sloth;
Nor any want-begotten rest.

I hold it true, whate'er befall;
         I feel it, when I sorrow most;
         'Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
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Experimental, Formalisms and Adaptations / Re: on poems written by groups
« Last post by daisyxo on September 15, 2019, 07:43 PM »
Group Poems will be revived soon!  This will be a great way to encourage writing and participation.  The nice thing about the group efforts is you don't have to complete a poem, you contribute to it a line or 2 (or 3) at a time.  Hopefully I can entice a few to write along.  Watch for it!
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Skating through the Alley -- Navigation Station / Posts Older than 30 days
« Last post by daisyxo on September 15, 2019, 06:56 PM »
Note … if you come across a post that hasn't been updated for 30 days or more, you may get a notice that the post is more than 30 days old and suggests that you begin a new topic …. don't let that stop you from posting to it.  You can either start a new topic or send me a note and I can override the 30 day option.  Hosts/Hostesses should be able to update any post regardless of the time frame, but regular members may not be able to.  Let me know if you have problems posting.
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Genuine Alley Poetry and Prose / Re: ForMy Jane
« Last post by daisyxo on September 15, 2019, 01:51 AM »
This is a great internal vs external struggle with yourself.  My favorite verse …

Quote
Then all Hell broke lose and
you are here! In my life, my
thoughts, my really me.
Damn this special whatever!
You sneaky you! You REAL!!!
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Haiku, Limerick, Zen, Mookuka And Other Fun Poetry / Re: Haiku Tree Tag
« Last post by Inspired8 on September 14, 2019, 03:56 PM »
木の枝が
その家族の森
落ちる死ぬ

ki no eda ga         5
sono mori kazoku  7
Ochiru shinu       5

branches of a tree
the forest a family
falling leaves die

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Haiku, Limerick, Zen, Mookuka And Other Fun Poetry / Re: New Haiku Game
« Last post by Inspired8 on September 14, 2019, 03:28 PM »
孔雀色
性質の方法
支柱 周り

Kujakuiro                5
Seishitsu no hōhō     7
Shichū  Mawari        5


Peacock's colors
Nature's way
strut around
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Genuine Alley Poetry and Prose / Re: Hunt for the Poets
« Last post by daisyxo on September 14, 2019, 03:39 AM »
Sounds like great places for inspiration
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Genuine Alley Poetry and Prose / Re: ForMy Jane
« Last post by Inspired8 on September 14, 2019, 02:22 AM »
 *clap* Beautiful.......
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