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Rifleman Thomas Bysshe, Lord Harris
time: 2006-11-15 14:55
topic: Oh.
safety: Public
place:library
thought:euphoric
song:the guy opposite me panic rushing off to a lecture
tags:books, shelleybabes
I've just been to my favourite bookshop, G David, to ask various geeky questions. In the special locked cabinet Mr. Nice Bookseller keeps his extra-important and expensive volumes, and today he had four items in there with my favourite magic word engraved on the spine. And he let me touch them - first editions of Shelleybabes worth hundreds of pounds; published while he was still alive and I was allowed to touch them. Read them, should I wish.

Can contently be smote now. Won't care.
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Rifleman Thomas Bysshe, Lord Harris
time: 2006-11-12 22:55
topic: Halle-fucking-lujah for old-fashioned intellect
safety: Public
place:maison du mama et papa
thought:gladdened
song:motley crue
tags:poetry
Think I've found myself a new poetry tutor.Collapse )
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Rifleman Thomas Bysshe, Lord Harris
time: 2006-11-06 11:53
topic: To My Poetry Teacher
safety: Public
place:library
thought:irritable
song:noise of students who don't SHUT UP.
tags:cunts, poetry
I know this might not be contemporary,
And as you said: perhaps I'm out of time,
But sonnet form is tricky poetry,
It's more than anything with fourteen lines.
It must have fouteen lines, I do concur,
But with ten syllables on each, Michael -
It's called iambic pentameter.
And is a strict rhyme scheme not integral?
I believe there's two structures one might choose,
Italian form: octave and sestet
Or the English type (currently in use)
Which comprises twelve lines and a couplet.
Put the filthy Modernism away,
Proper sonnets have rules they must obey.
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Rifleman Thomas Bysshe, Lord Harris
time: 2006-10-31 23:04
topic: The ever entertaining world of 'modern poetry'
safety: Public
place:klaus house
thought:disbelieving
tags:poetry, university
Astounding criticism from Mikey McCuntface on the sonnet I handed in last week. (The one which, incidentally, I asked him specifically not to hand out to the class this week, and yet he apparently did - even though I wasn't even there to ask, bastard-breach-of-discretion-fuck.)

Apparently "The stanza formation could be 4,4,4,2. It would give greater impact to the last two lines - the final two lines do have the feel of a couplet about them."

Now, that's funny. That's very bizarre, Michael. I can't imagine why the last two lines of a sonnet might feel like a couplet. Not at all. I mean, the rhyme scheme's only ABABCDCDEFEFGG, so it must be a total coincidence.

Cunt.

p.s. happy birthday, Keatsikins. 211 and you're all grown up! /conversing with t'dead.
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Rifleman Thomas Bysshe, Lord Harris
time: 2006-10-30 12:30
topic: I trust everybody knows who I am from the userinfo.
safety: Public
place:maison du famille
thought:melancholy
song:chiming of clock
tags:me me me
I make no secret of the fact that I am mainly here to post pictures and have six icons of Sophia Myles.

I CURSE THEE, BRAIN.
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Rifleman Thomas Bysshe, Lord Harris
time: 2006-10-27 01:05
topic: Autumn Song
safety: Public
place:maison du famille
thought:tired
song:rien
tags:poetry
Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the heart feels a languid grief
Laid on it for a covering,
And how sleep seems a goodly thing
In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?

And how the swift beat of the brain
Falters because it is in vain,
In Autumn at the fall of the leaf
Knowest thou not? and how the chief
Of joys seems--not to suffer pain?

Know'st thou not at the fall of the leaf
How the soul feels like a dried sheaf
Bound up at length for harvesting,
And how death seems a comely thing
In Autumn at the fall of the leaf?

- Dante.
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