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Post by Orwell on Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:42 pm

Eldorion wrote:That's a rather profound take on the technology's disruptive effects on interpersonal relationships (for an eleven year old). Very Happy


The poem defies age. It's very good no matter how old the writer is, Eldo.

Now, Eldo, read it while pretending I wrote it.

Before
Before it was different
from now
They had to walk to each other
Before
But now they call
on the telephone
- Boy, 11 years old


Yep... still a very very good poem I'd be proud of at 54, going on 55. (NB I see "- Boy, 11 years old" as being important to the poem, but not as the poet himself).

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Post by Norc on Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:46 pm

YES! SEE MY POINT, THANK YOU OWRELL!
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Post by Orwell on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:49 pm

Sometimes, Norc, Fate itself (and integrity) forces me to agree with the viewpoint of a younger person, but it's not like I want to make a habit of it. Mad 

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Post by Norc on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:57 pm

you should Laughing
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Post by Orwell on Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:58 pm

Oh yeah btw... A good poem sometimes will inspire new perspectives - or shifting perspectives - when you re-read it.... Indeed, makes you consider alternative meanings without being ever ambiguous. I mean, yes it could mean the coolness and losses of technology (but not in this case it's positives - as in Yin and Yang!), but it also could mean (for example) that they no longer walk to each other because the streets are now dangerous to walk alone for children (or anyone), and contact must be made by voice only. See, I bring my own experience, a sense of fear and danger, to the poem. Oh yes, the poem no longer belongs to Ringo, because good poems belong to no one. I mislike poems that tell you what to think, you see. No, I like poems that cause you to think, unencumbered by critiques of what the writer intended, or even who he/she was.  Very Happy


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Post by Norc on Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:00 am

it doesn't just talk about the transition of techonology, but also the melancholy, the isolation modern society faces when u don't have to talk to each other.
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Post by Orwell on Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:09 am

Good point - but stop saying things I agree with, Norc! Don't forget that there's a Generation Gap involved here! Mad  

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Post by Norc on Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:12 am

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Post by Orwell on Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:13 am

Norc wrote:it doesn't just talk about the transition of techonology, but also the melancholy, the isolation modern society faces when u don't have to talk to each other.

Actually, didn't read this right first time. Should that be...  

Norc wrote:it doesn't just talk about the transition of techonology, but also the melancholy, the isolation modern society faces when u don't have to face each other.

I mean, the talking bit is still involved, isn't it?  Shrugging Although, talking on the phone is quite different than talking in person... Bloody Ringo - I had no intention of getting this involved over things.... Mad

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Post by Norc on Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:15 am

yeah, face, like face to face, meet people Nod it's late and my english is getting lazy Wink
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Post by Orwell on Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:17 am

So then - we do still agree... I feel strangely disappointed...

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Post by Norc on Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:21 am

Laughing yes .. agreed.
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Post by Norc on Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:21 am

both on being disappointed and that we agree.
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Post by Orwell on Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:23 am

VERY CLOSE VEINS

In a nasty land
with nasty weather
Folk stand in the rain,
They're all cold
and they're all wet.
And they all have
very close veins.





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Post by Orwell on Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:25 am

 
Norc wrote:both on being disappointed and that we agree.

Excellent, I feel like I'm getting through to you now. One must always remain aware (and mindful of) the Great Generational Divide -- it's only respectable.

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Post by Norc on Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:33 am

yeah, but i did agree with u still
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Post by Orwell on Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:12 am

Extremely Crabbit 

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Post by Eldorion on Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:12 am

Your points about the poem/age thing are well taken, guys. Smile
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