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A87788416 - Notes from a far country

Post 1

minorvogonpoet

Entry: Notes from a far country - A87788416
Author: minorvogonpoet - U3099090

This is cactuscafe's manifesto or satement of faith. I've put in some line breaks toturn it into a poem.

I would format it for GuideML if I could work out how to do it. smiley - doh Dmitri did 'Journey of a Cooking Pot' for me and said I should be able to see the GuideML by putting 'test' in the address, rather than the 'A'. I've tried that, but all I get is the message that says 'Unable to find your page.' smiley - doh


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Post 2

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Sorry, MVP. The 'test' works in Brunel but not in Pliny. smiley - laugh

I'm on at Pastey about trying to get Pliny to do that, too - it's such a helpful feature.

Now to read...smiley - run


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Okay, this is brilliant. smiley - biggrin

And I have two questions:

1. Do I credit this to both of you?

2. MVP, are you Create guys still on to do 'journeys' in April? If so, let's run this poem in the 1 April issue of the Post, and count it as the first entry for the theme. smiley - smiley


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Post 4

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned


What a great idea, Dmitri smiley - biggrin


lil x


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Post 5

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Okay, here's the GuideML. If you want to test it, just put it in the parser and preview. smiley - winkeye







Notes from a far country

 

It’s a journey all right, some journey,

be it tiring or inspiring.

Are we frozen, are we chosen,

are we scary or neurotic,

are we wary, idiotic,

are we pure or insecure,

are we searching for a cure,

or are we warm and sunlit,

glowing in our knowing?
 

Yet it seems as if all of us are here

on some road or other,

the human crowd.

We’re the human crowd

on a crowded road.

That bunch, this bunch,

strange bunch we are,

infamous or famous,

or nameless or priceless,

tough or rough,

or sainted or tainted.

 
And I have a hunch

that our human bunch

is going to be OK in some way.

The human crowd

I celebrate us aloud.

I’m optimistic, unrealistic,

futuristic, idealistic

and yet I love the human bunch.

I think I’ll trust my hunch.

 
We’re born to die, we walk on by,

embrace or kill,

we’re well, we’re ill,

we kiss, find bliss.

But I’m sure we’re all on

some road or other,

The human crowd

on a crowded road.

It’s a journey all right, some journey.

 

Poetry by Cactuscafe

Cactuscafe
minorvogonpoet





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Post 6

minorvogonpoet

Thank you so much, Dmitri! You are a smiley - star.

I had to go into brunel to see the GuideML. It just vanishes in Pliny.

As for Create, I've done an introduction to the April travel challenge with a link to the Prologue in Middle English.smiley - smiley
I was just waiting for someone to say 'Yes, go with it'.
Perhaps I could go ahead anyway?


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Post 7

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Could I have a link to take a look? smiley - grovel


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Post 8

minorvogonpoet

Here's the link - A87788353. smiley - ok


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

That looks really good. smiley - smiley Somewhere in there, you misspelled 'spirit' as 'sprit'.

The link to the Prologue doesn't work in Brunel, but I don't know why. smiley - huh


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Post 10

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned


She's missed the http:// out of the link


http://www.bartleby.com/40/0101.html


lil x


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