the back cover of the BOOK I'm reading tonight ... while not
reading Bronze posts|
(THE BOOK) "THE GRACE OF GREAT
THINGS: Creativity and Innovation" by Robert
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 09, 2002, 2:01
dangerous. We cannot open
new insight without endangering
security of our prior assumptions.
cannot propose new ideas without
disapproval and rejection. Creative
is the boldest initiative of
mind, an adventure
that takes its
hero simultaneously to the rim of
and the limits of propriety. Its
is not the comfort of the safe harbor,
the thrill of the reaching
shared that, I shall now return to reading
on paper ... until midnight in Santa Monica (3 AM
when I shall return and ... go
tally the votes.
holywater ... ("what book is that?")
regarding the source of above quote
forensicpopouri - Apr 09, 2002, 7:11
of Great Things by Robert Grudin
... I said that already (up top) ...
BUT THANKS for
letting me say it again. <smile>
book for those with a taste for beauty
bringing more of it into the
Practical wisdom/philosophy for
"artists" of all kinds.
(As you, yes wisely, point
out ... the quote above
applies far beyond the
"confines" of art.)
Hope your work day goes
Three hours after POOFing ... a P.S. to
*glow* about the Pinsky book
forensicpopouri - Apr 09, 2002, 6:20
Pinsky's book ... The Sounds of Poetry
I've had a couple of brief face-to-face
chats with Pinsky (Poet Laureate of the U.S.
(1) I thanked him for page
13 of T.S.O.P.
(for articulately clarifying why
is not the bongo
prison it might sometimes seem).
AND I direct
your attention (glow) to that page (and
specifically in connection with your concern
the "complexity" of reading verse.
remember what I said earlier (in another late
post) about how syllable accents in WRITING VERSE
far less complex than when you READ/PERFORM
(I.E., you don't read it ka-BOOM ... but you
with that simple rule. Matching the BOOM
with a normally
LINE ON #1: Don't let the complexities of
verse confuse you in learning to write formal
(2) My second encounter with Pinsky
was "less pleasant." <smile> He and I disagree on
a fundamental point.
His big project is about
getting people to pick out
a favorite poem written by
some "poet" and read it aloud
My big project <g> ... (well, a
is getting people to write
(But in my case rhetorical
verse ... which is
something different than
BOTTOM LINE ON BOTH 1 & 2: Take
what suits you from
everywhere (sometimes only one
Much longer than that was
supposed to be.
that is so true
holywater - Apr 09, 2002, 4:30
..what book is
And not just in relation to creative works.
Even to be fresh and new in day to day living requires
the courage to challenge one's own opinions/morals and
find something more real.
Bye - off to work now
lawyer - Apr 09,
2002, 3:47 AM
Must be the daylight
saving (or a whole FOUR days without the Bronze)
screwing with my mind. Can't...stop...posting... Must
Bloody sodding hell !!! ... S.L. is
posting in verse ... and it's not even bloody sodding
forensicpopouri - Apr 09, 2002, 3:32
smiles with pleasure ...
to bed ... or something.
HOPEFULLY TEA TIME TOMORROW: 7-8
FOR NOW ... I
Thanks, glow and S.L. (SNL)
forensicpopouri - Apr 09, 2002, 3:25
there should be some "commemoration" <smile>
the last few days of frustration.
I am a
big believer in DEMOCRACY ... and
realist (when I'm not being an idealist<g>)
didn't expect a "big turnout at the
But "those of us who care and know this
to be better" (I'll leave it to someone
than I am to come up with a catchy
should place at least a little
pan of our attention
span on the stove (Good Lord,
where are his creative
I've read all your words
(in both threads) with care,
and I have made note of
The only question now ... is who has
to leave the island. <g>
Bloody hell ...
it's time to hit submit... before the
Poor rhymes from a tired
lawyer - Apr 09,
2002, 3:24 AM
Much time and effort
To properly move the masses.
the Powers That Be
Will be receptive to our
Wandering in a midnight . .
forensicpopouri - Apr 09, 2002, 3:04
forensicpopouri's off to "tally
the votes." <smile>
Fear not . . . the
beginning is the beginning. <g>
lady is far from warming her vocal cords.
Back in a
lawyer - Apr 09,
2002, 2:25 AM
One Bronzer One
glow - Apr 09, 2002, 2:21
I think FP will have
to repost the vote thread again because it hasn't been
that busy in the bronze tonight. Maybe people don't know
the bronze is back up, or they are just fed up with it
and don't want to come back, who knows. I would suggest
posting it again in the morning around 9 or 10amish
Of course I should go and vote
shouldn't I. (sheepish
FP.. slightly worried
lawyer - Apr 09,
2002, 2:14 AM
I just checked your
previous post and very few bronzers responded... I guess
it will take you more than one post.
Any ideas how to
inspire the bronzers to be a little more
political/pro-active about this site?
Or maybe "the
community has spoken." Democracy (indifference?) can be
Queen_Teeya - Apr 09, 2002, 2:12
probibly kuz that
really didnt make any sence at all maybe u should read a
Hiya Forensic Popouri
glow - Apr 09, 2002, 2:11
I bought that book you
suggested, Robert Pinsky's The Sounds Of Poetry.
I only read the first few pages, but so for I like
As for creation/creativity, I think that
things are just waiting to be found, like a poem or a
song. Did you really create that song, or was it just
waiting to be discovered, for you to find it and play
it. Does that make any sense? I hope I don't sound like
a babbling fool.
Cyber-hugs from the one and