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The Top 500 Poems: 300-201 
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The language evokes pictures, bloody, awful pictures, and I feel a little ill at the thought of the mothers rolled down the rocks with babes in arms... a couple of dings for the skillful imagery, but I do not like this one at all.

...so the next poem starts the new thread


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Well, I give the massacre poem, 4 dings for aptitude.

Not nice, but expressive, because who says everything must be comforting?

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don't you think it could make a good pub name .. the Albert & Lion ... I like the gritty humour and the grittiness of the Burns poem too.Somehow I associate the north of England and Scotland with this sirt of grittiness. I'm not sure about the 'brain dead raising kids' thing, although it sonds like an interesting group. I always found raising kids to have its challenges especially on the creative front. But I do understand that these challenges might not be characterized as 'intellectual' in nature, and parents often need some adult thoughts and conversation.


Yes, 'Albert and the Lion' would make an excellent pub name, except that many of our pubs are closing due to more than one current, economic circumstance.

And...it is lovely raising kids, and I can now add, raising grand-kids....but we do need something to stimulate our brain cells. It is so lovely on here (Booktalk), for instance, that I am 'Penelope' and not Norman's wife, or Emma, Jason or Daniel's Mum, or even Isaac's Grandma. It is life-enhancing to be a person, Penelope, in my own right. And....Thank You!!! :)


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. . . It is so lovely on here (Booktalk), for instance, that I am 'Penelope' and not Norman's wife, or Emma, Jason or Daniel's Mum, or even Isaac's Grandma. It is life-enhancing to be a person, Penelope, in my own right. And....Thank You!!! :)


So it's Emma -- as it happens, a favorite name of mine.



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Emma, is my daughter, named after Emma Hamilton - Nelson's girlfriend, who came from near here...just up the Wirral peninusla. She was so beautiful and all of the artists wanted to paint her.....

Emma Hamilton's beauty didn't date....she still looks gorgeous to our eyes in this day and age.

PS - And MY Emma isn't so dusty either...as far as appearance goes...but she's not so interested in her appearance...which is part of her attraction. :wink:


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Penelope wrote:
Emma, is my daughter, named after Emma Hamilton - Nelson's girlfriend, who came from near here...just up the Wirral peninusla. She was so beautiful and all of the artists wanted to paint her.....

Emma Hamilton's beauty didn't date....she still looks gorgeous to our eyes in this day and age.

PS - And MY Emma isn't so dusty either...as far as appearance goes...but she's not so interested in her appearance...which is part of her attraction. :wink:

Oops, I misread your post -- three kids for you. Three for me too: Kathleen, Meg, & Sara (in order of arrival). Their dad is of Irish heritage -- guess who picked the first two daughter's names?!



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