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Humor In Poetry

Status: 
Program description/goal: 

Description:A discussion on using humor in poetry writing. An exercise in using humor followed by writing two poems

Leader: China Blue
Moderator(s): JudyAnne

Objectives:learning how to write poetry with humor

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter:looking at the lighter side of poetry writing

Length: 
14 days
Number of participants (limit): 
12 people
Skill level: 
Date: 
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 to Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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don't forget to put us (you and me) on the participants list, else we won't be able to post :)
love judy
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

I fancy this would be a great fun. It is the side that I am looking forward to improve in my poetry. Not that I haven't written anything with the sense of humour, but I always thought there are certain techniques or/ and language usage that should be used to best show this side. I would love to join you dear ladies though I will be in a vacation, during the first days, but I hate to see such a chance slip away from me.

So, I'd LOVE to be there. What do you say?

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A great team you two make to host this WS. There would certainly be a lot to learn with you two as guides. I would certainly love to participate. When does the WS kick off?

Regards,

raj (sublime_ocean)

07January is when this is slotted for so you have time

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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I read that line in the syllabus portion after i made the query. It's good that you have given enough time before you start the WS. I guess it could be because of the upcoming Christmas festivities with which many folks would be preoccupied.

Regards,

raj (sublime_ocean)

I had been considering the same thing. Perhaps great minds Do think alike lol. Count me in

you are in as well as Raj and ula

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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started writing one poem for shop

unless you already know(being assistant dorector) where I am going hold off lol we don't start till 07 January so there is plenty of time

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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it is a difficult concept.
I would join you if that is acceptable.
Good luck in all endeavors. Take care of yourself first.

W. H. Snow

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds. Percy Bysshe Shelley

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ok
and believe me with all that is coming my way sooner than I know it I am trying very hard to take care of me
healing is slow especially the older you get

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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Chrys has had to postpone this workshop - but it will hopefully commence on 28 Jan. i will let you all know as soon as possible if the date needs to be changed again
meanwhile we'll wish Chrys a speedy recovery from her surgery
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

hold off on the postponement
I haven't seen the doc yet won't see him until the 22nd December will know details then

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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Sorry... was following a request from Wesley....

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

I didn't know she was so tough either. Chrys, this means no change in date?
I'm here to help if I can (after all... I'm co director of the workshop program... I should do something).

W. H. Snow

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sometime have a talk with Paul and see how tough I really am lol If you can hang on just a few more days I will have a definite answer for you

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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W. H. Snow

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds. Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Been told have no humor lol

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Noted change in WS schedule.

Best wishes to be fit and fine,

raj (sublime_ocean)

May I join too? :)

sure

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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I will postpone my giggle work till the middle of January
Meanwhile you take care and have a rest time, there is no hurry.
Yours Ian.T

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

So far it is going to be same day procedure don't have the date as yet BUT it still is a go for the workshop on the 07January 2015

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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Be well.

Regards,

raj (sublime_ocean)

I still pray for you, so that should help there. Get better.

W. H. Snow

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds. Percy Bysshe Shelley

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I have been tangled in my own life circumstances. Ready for some humor.

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

still set for the 07th January and you are more than welcome to join in
I'll add you now
hey I hear ya about the humor 2014 was in the crapper for me
hope 2015 goes better for ALL of us

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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Was horrendous. I would be happy to join and try to shed some humor on what seems to be a rotten situation. Thanks for the add.

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

there is only one day when I will be out of commission and that is the 12th January
so all is go for the wotkshop

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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I will oprn up the conversation for this workshop sometime this evening

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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Oh, wait, I'm getting ahead of myself.
Have fun Chrys. I'll be coming along.

W. H. Snow

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds. Percy Bysshe Shelley

Learn how, teach others.
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Nice way to open the workshop with a bit of humor at least I laughed
but then I like dry sarcastic humor
patience you'll get your turn hey now quit nudging lol

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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That was funny! He he

Humor In Writing
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Have you ever wondered what makes people laugh?
Humor can take may forms
EG: Dry, slapstick, sarcastic etc out and out foolish
my favorite people are Jeff Dunham, and Larry the cable guy among others
I tend to learn toward dry humor as in Bristish humor(Monty Python)
In fact one of my favorite shows is " Keeping Up Appearances"

It is said laughter is the best medicine. I truly believe it is.
It relieves stress( even for a little while)
less frown lines

So then let us know
1- what type of humor do you lean toward
2- why do you think laughter is the best medicine3- who are some of your favorite comedians or movies

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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Upon examination I think I'm a bit old fashioned when it comes to humour, I like:

1) Slap stick, quick wit, banter.

2) Laughter is the best medicine because it's a great healer and gives off positive energy.

3) I too like Jeff Dunham - and some of the Pink Panther films ( not all ), Tommy copper,
Bob hope films, Norman wisdom, sitcoms such as "out numbered"
( about a mother/father + three intelligent children ).

I'm sure I could site other examples - but this will give you a rough idea.

Love Mand xxxx

Oh I can you on and on but the humor I least like (and I know there are ppl that will vehemently disagree with me)
Three Stooges, Marx Bros and the like I just do not find stupidity much of a humor but to each his own lets hear what others have to say

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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I guess humour can be abit of a minefield! This workshop should be interesting! ;;-)

Being as staid and humorless as I am
I guess sarcasm ain't worth a damn.
And the "gotcha" type of humor
to me is just a rumor.

Slapstick always make me sick
while being dry can make me cry.
To make folks laugh is quite a trick
and something which I seldom try.

I even think it is a sin
to say laughter is like ac medicine
for people say they'll die from laughter
on their way to the hereafter.

So don't expect to see from me
any humorous poetry

Your poem made me laugh Stan!

are you joining us or just posting your comment let me know so I may add you to the list

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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She doesn't seem to see
her list already contains me

I'll get caught up from being out of town for a few days asap

I am inclined to go towards sarcastic humor or dark humor. I love Jeff Dunham, he is a personal favorite. I also enjoy Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall and a few others. As far as movies, one of my favorite comedies would be Robin Hood Men In Tights. I don't watch alot of comedies. I am drawn into Psycho-dramas, crime shows/movies, something I can analyze or pull apart mentally. Myself as a person, I have a very dry or sarcastic sense of humor. I can fall on the dark side of humor as well. It depends on the situation and who I am dealing with. My writing is very rarely humorous so I thought this might be a good way to try something new.

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

yes I enjoy those that you have mentioned as well
ok lets wait for the others before we get into working with humor

I too watch may of the crime shows

you may find it a bit silly at first but there is going to be method to my madness by the end of the workshop lol

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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1- what type of humor do you lean toward
I have more of a laugh at satire or just slapstick

2- why do you think laughter is the best medicine
Laughter lets your troubles rest some place so that natural healing can heal the thought process..

3- who are some of your favorite comedians or movies
Fry, Connolly, Dave Allen, and several ladies that my memory cant recall at this moment, Oh and that very rude Australian who made tapes of his singing popular songs with a swearing twist.
There are so many out there that make me laugh.
Yours as always, Ian

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

thanks for the input
still have one or two more ppl to hear from

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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I wrote a piece for the workshop last evening when I had a few moments to spare when do you want it posted ??? Hope you both are well and happy,
Yours as always, Ian xx

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

How were you able to write a poem for the workshop you you did not know what I was going to ask for next. but go ahead and post it here first to see if it follows the plan

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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I will carry on with the correct write for the workshop, I just wrote a fun piece for the workshop didn't get the rules till this morning,
Will write the new one in the morning lol, Fairy tales well I never did, Yours Ian.T
PS:- I am going to study some cave drawings someone left in my cave several thousand years ago maybe I shall have a sleep first , Night xx

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

cave drawings lol now see right there that is amusing

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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while we wait for the rest of the folks
here is some food for thought you will need it for the next exercise
Give thought to at least three fairytales and their characters
you will be working with them very soon

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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....
Love the Monty Python movies, but hate the television shows

Although I relate more to English humour - love Blackadder (especially Baldrick and his 'cunning plans'), Keeping up Appearances, Outnumbered...I also like a few American, such as Fraser (I adore Niles) and Seinfeld (really enjoy the cynicism and hints at selfishness)

I HATE slapstick...

Pmsl at Bette Midler and Shelley Long....

Loved the interaction between Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in The Heat....

Was never really that keen on Robin Williams, although loved the man himself

and of course I really relate to the laconic Australian subtleness.... (lol - and perhaps the not so subtle)

Love a well told dirty joke or a good one-liner...

I could go on... but I think that's enough for now eh?

so finally - laughter is the best medicine because it loosens up the seat of the soul in the same way that a good cry can do...

Love judy
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

yes exactly

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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we have not heard from Rula, Wesley or Raj as yet but I would like to keep this moving as there are four parts to it

before anyone questions my sanity no I have not gone nuts we are going to go to the extreme side

what I would like all you you to do next is think about at least three no less prefer more fairy tales
take those three or more and fracture or scramble them. did know you were attending a cooking seminar did you,
by fracturing I mean mix them up , just that alone starts to get hysterical

1- mix them up
2-write and post poem in stream
BE SURE TO TITLE IT AS A WORKSHOP ENTRY

EXAMPLE: you might have Red Riding hood meeting the three pigs as a home improvement inspector and he/she (the inspector) gets eaten by the three bears who was rescued by grandma wearing the glass slipper etc etc

it must be in the form of a poem
it does not have to rhyme post it in the stream and then just let us know here in this thread that it has been posted and it's title

take your time give it thought

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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Posted mine up ( though it's not that funny ) I could try to do another if you want!

Title = Poor Old Mr Bandersnatch,

Thanks for all your hard work! Cant' be easy.

Love Mand xxxx

I'll see if I can come up with sumpin' by sat. eve......stan

I had written a poem called Fairytale Slayer, which was a very dark and twisted take on Fairytales and really shattered the hearts of those who truly believe. I will play nicely and try to write something with less dark humor and more laughs. Can Alice in Wonderland be used? I know it is not a "true fairytale" but it could be humerous.

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

Go for it lol

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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This is going to be fun.....

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

My favorite humor is dry. What was the assignment? Is this thing on?

W. H. Snow

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds. Percy Bysshe Shelley

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See Ian's submission
it is to take at least three fairy tale characters and scramble or fracture the stories
have the characters in each others story in other words

I just had the heartiest laugh I have had in quite some time reading Ian's work of art

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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Little red Riding hood
She is as cross as ten snakes.
Some tool wielding dwarfs,
Came and dug up her Grans garden.
They gave a short story
They were looking for Diamonds.
She gave them an apple each.
They immediately slept,
Head to toe in her small bed.

She snuggled up in the big bed.
There falling to sleep.
Later she was awoken.
Standing there were three bear (Not Bare) dudes,
Complaining that she was in the wrong fairy story.
To hell with this she said.
She set her big false toothed Gran on them,
The three bears ran and sheltered in a small house.
The damn thing was made of straw.
Big toothed Gran blew it down,
So they ran to the next one made of sticks.
This didn't stop Gran she just blew it to pieces.
Off they went to the Great Big Billy Gruff’s house.
This one was made of bricks.

The big toothed Gran was about to blow it.
When, a sweet white rabbit ran past.
It had a watch in its hand
Kept muttering something about being late,
As Gran was hungry she gave chase,
Running through the town up stairs and down stairs.
All this in her night gown.
I transgress I is in the wrong tale.
I is just a liddle lost Sheeps
Where are you Bo!

Yours Ian xx

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

go ahead and post to stream please don't forget to indicate that it is for the workshop

I love it now that is exactly what I wanted
btw Had a great laugh

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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Can't get through to post to stream as I have tried various ways and just can't get to post, I am timed out, I will do so tomorrow, Yours Ian xx

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

from the drop down list just above save, it should beat the one-a-day rule

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

My submission is in. It is called Fairy Tale Mish Mash. I used Alice in Wonderland, Little Bo Peep and Red Riding Hood with a guest appearance by the Three Little Pigs and mention of Goldilocks. It was fun to write but in my typical, dark/sarcastic fashion. I found it to be funny but I am not sure if the masses will agree.

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

Did you read the piece I wrote for the workshop??
Red Riding, Bo Peep, Three Pigs, Sleeping Beauties apples, Alice, Wee Willy (not the Dwarfs) and Billy Goat Gruff, also the bears from Goldilocks..
Well, Well, I couldn't post last night as I was timed out.
But will post in an hour or so lol,
Take care young Lady this is a bit of fun to see who is more messed up, Yours as always Ian.T

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

Your entry and it was very funny. More light-hearted than my pieces but that is what makes your writing so enjoyable. I made some edits to mine. Hope it works a little better..

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

Were made to my entry. I am running on very little sleep but I think I am on the right track.

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

You damn well make sure you sleep more, if you don't I shall send the sandman to make you do so,
Yours Ian.T

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

Hi people
are you still with us?

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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Still here.

W. H. Snow

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds. Percy Bysshe Shelley

Learn how, teach others.
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According to most my humor isn't funny but cruel. I guess my humor is too serious. What you think Chrys?

I thought I was funny
i guess my humor wasn't
When I said I didn't have a ride
And had to walk thirty miles

We gathered together for our meeting
To enjoy a spiritual feeding

She thought i was serious
Oh my she was furious
We shoulda call for a ride
And not hold to that pride.

The shock on her face was priceless
I told her I was just kidding
She walked away seething
I guess my humor is worthless.

*Collaborative Poetry Workshop* American Version of Japanese Poetry ~ Renga ~ Haiku, Senyru, Tanka.

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yes your humor is quite dry
so for yo I would suggest working outside the box and with the fairytale see the ines that have already posted, I;m sure dry or not they will make you laugh, then go ahead and give yur own a try I and no ne else is here to judge you so you have nothing to lose

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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Dry? Okey So that's what it called. I'm not too into fairy tales. But will got outside my box and write something that cMe up in my head or maybe rewrite like some of the others did.

*Collaborative Poetry Workshop* American Version of Japanese Poetry ~ Renga ~ Haiku, Senyru, Tanka.

Neopoet Community

I was not aware that participants in this workshop would need to write humorous poetry with a Fairy Tale Theme, else I would not have participated. Apologies for late withdrawal.Honestly I am absolutely poor in Fairy Tales leave alone knowing about fairy tale characters.

I will keep reading the submissions which would be a learning experience. Never too late to learn.

Regards,

raj (sublime_ocean)

Please see my reply to this on my poem's page re perhaps using another genre..... (i answered you there before i saw here)
I'm sure Chrys will be quite happy for you to do as i have suggested
Love judy
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

I edited my poem and re submitted it to the stream under your workshop and there is only one comment on it.
I have read each poem submitted and left a comment as they come in so is there a problem??
Talk about Rid Riding Hood being cross as ten snakes, lol
Yours Ian.T

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

http://www.fairytales.biz/list.html
This site is a great place to learn of the stories and rhymes for this workshop..
Yours Ian.T

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

Time has been pressing for me, but I'll get there yet.

W. H. Snow

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds. Percy Bysshe Shelley

Learn how, teach others.
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ok Judyanne is overseeing tomorrows wokshop for the day as I will be sedated then pretty groggy the rest of the day

Chrys
Let your mercy spill on all these burning hearts in hell(Leonard Cohen)

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and I am very sorry for not being active the last few weeks. I travelled few days to Jordan (where my parents live) and visited some relatives. I was only on my cellphone so it was very difficult to participate actively.
Let me say that I have gone through most of the discussion. BUT to be quite honest I wasn't fully satisfied. Well, may be it isn't the leader's fault, I think, but mine.

I believe when it comes to humor, it has to do a lot with the cultural background.
I might not be the best one to tell jokes but I do understand jokes and tell them and laugh when I am told a good one.
Now, it is not the same when it comes to English, especially those using slang.
As for the first assignment, I am struggling to do the first assignment. I see I am the only one to see this difficult though I am well aware of almost all the fairy tales' characters.
If I can't come up with something within the few coming days, I will still make sure to follow with the comments and the discussion on this thread.
Thanks for bearing with me.

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That you have made a really good point

Appreciation of various types of humour are very much reliant on cultural background
I might even be game enough to say that language and social backgrounds also factor....

The understanding and appreciation of jokes is very reliant on a person's ideological upbringing --- understanding being the operative word here - a group's (tribe's, country's) viewpoint on life is wrapped up within its language....

Love judy
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

We knew you were going to be joining us late - you had told us so...
Don't worry about trying to do the first exercise if it's inconvenient time-wise.... Chrys has asked that we start the next exercise today....
love judy
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

of the fairy tales' muddled characters. I have just submitted my share and would very much appreciate everyone's thoughts.

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Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words
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Chrys has asked me to get us started today on the second exercise for this shop

She wants us to pair up and collaborate on a write about a fictional person....

I think we maybe need to see who is continuing here...
could you all possibly just leave a quick note as to whether you are still in or not, then we'll be able to form partnerships for the second round

thanks
Love judy
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

Sorry about not being around, it's down to family problems and work has started coming in. I am going to try and log in during the evenings ( assuming nothing untoward happens ). I'm about to read some of the other entries ( apologies if I don't manage to get round to everyone's but I'll do the best I can ).

Keep safe all

:Love Mand xxxx

I am in not out dear Judy :) LoL

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I am in not out dear Judy :) LoL

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I am in till the end, await your command oh leader out there in Jabberwocky land lol.
Take care you'll be fine, Yours Ian.xx

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There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

You two early birds can pair up ...
The task is to write together a humorous poem about a fictional character

I would presume that you can do this in any way that you find easiest
either write a half a poem each, agreeing on who writes the beginning and who writes the ending ... or you can alternate each stanza.... you can do it blind, agreeing only on a theme and character.... or you can collaborate fully....

i presume the easiest way would be to communicate through pm.... or i believe that you can open a work place that you can both use - jess would be able to tell you how (i haven't ever used that particular tool)

Good luck xxxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

We're working on it.
PMs or email would be good. Partners will need to commit to checking in regularly.

cheers,
Jess
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We can apparently use two fictional characters if we wish
...-- but not fairy tale or comic book characters
xxxo

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

I don't want to be misunderstood, or interfere in something you have previously planned, but won't it be better if each works alone as collaborative work is really of time consuming especially that we have different time zones. I remember it didn't work in many other shops before.
What do you think?

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We'll have to wait for chrys to get back
She said she'd only be gone a day and maybe a bit, just to get over the anaesthetic

I have no idea of the curriculum. .. chrys has just asked me to support her
I'm as in the dark as you as to what we're in for

Love judy
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

Not to worry I think I am the closest in time zones but if you would write about something.
I will add chapter two then send to you for addition to the finished Item,
But if not there is no worry, I shall leave the decision up to you, Yours Ian.T

.
There are a million reasons to believe in yourself,
So find more reasons to believe in others..

It worked for me every time
it takes a little more commitment because of messages going back and fourth

Chrys
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from the land of Grog
still kind of sleepy

soRula correct but you are going to work in pairs

here is the pair ups

Rula and Ian

JudyAnne and
Wesley

Stand and Mand

I think that covers those that I have heard from
JudyAnne did I miss anyone

I have another check up and consultation with My doctor on Friday

will find out the results of my test then
I'll be awake so I'll check in provably more towards evening

ok
2 fictional characters but make it funny
I need to laugh real heartely

Chrys
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That post. What are we doing and who is my partner? I am trying to keep up w everything as best I can. Thanks.

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

You work with wes...
write a humorous poem about one, or two at the most, fictional characters -
Not fairy-tale or comic book ones
Love judy
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

You hadn't missed anyone ( apart from Carrie, of course, but she got in before me, bless her -- so glad to see you so keen Carrie)

Barbara has just posted her fairy-tale piece ....

so i assume you are still in Barb?
so now we're just waiting to see if raj is going to join us for this second exercise. ..
Other than that, your stuck with me hon :)

Love judy
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

I missed you so sorry for the oversight
ok you work with Wes
just scroll down to almost the end of this thread and you will find the assigment or I see JudyAnne
answered you

JudyAnne we have to team you up with someone

Chrys
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I will get in touch with Wes and see what we can do.

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

I am finding this workshop fascinating and enjoyable whilst seriously pre-occupied with offline Life stuff and lots of Neopoet stuff.
As a workshop leader I do not like it when people ask to participate on a casual, only when available basis, yet I am asking anyway. Do you mind?

cheers,
Jess
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There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

The more the merrier I'm sure
Have you time atm to work with barbara on the second exercise?
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

hey elfie
sure you can come on aboard I see Judyanne has already added you

can you play catch up here if not then there is only about one more week of the workshop

how about if you start from the three fairytale characters

Chrys
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... that there is little talk of "irony".

I quote from that bastion of information integrity Wikipedia:

Irony (from Ancient Greek εἰρωνεία (eirōneía), meaning "dissimulation, feigned ignorance"[1]), in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or event characterized by an incongruity, or contrast, between what the expectations of a situation are and what is really the case, with a third element, that defines that what is really the case is ironic because of the situation that led to it.

Irony is one of humor's best tools.

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"I quote from that bastion of information integrity Wikipedia: ", is that an example of irony?

Irony requires a deft touch, it can too easily slide into sarcasm.

cheers,
Jess
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but I wanted everyone to get the joke, so I used a sledge hammer.

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Are we supposed to make up two fictional characters or use two fictional characters from literature?

cheers,
Jess
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Same question as jess

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make up two Jess and Barbara

Make sure you are working in collaboration with a partner
somewhere along the line here I had a list and paired you up

Chrys
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Jess and Barbara

Wesley and Carrie

Ian and Rula

Stan and Mand

this pairing is what we are going to follow

I am in and out and Judyanne requested she not be paired off for work related reason

we should be able to go on to the last item by Tuesday no later than Wednesday

as there is one more exercise after this

Chrys
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I have an odd man out would any of you lovely people that are making me laugh so hard(it is just what I need right now)
like to double up with Raj

I know I am asking for someone to ppair up with more than one person

Chrys
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Got it

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welcome, raj, in the PMs we are developing fictional characters.

cheers,
Jess
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There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

Thank you

Chrys
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Welcome raj

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We create our own? This should be fun

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

yes but make sure you are working in tandem with your partner

Chrys
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And sorry Raj -- i would've enjoyed working with any of you... but for the next few days I'll be caught up with work, and will have little time for composition, and i would hate to let anyone down by not being reliable...

i will still be checking in, and will have time for reviewing. And I'll definitely be around for the last exercise, whatever Chrys is going to throw at us lol

Love judy
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

I know I am jumping the gun here but there is something of great importance to me going on right
that affects my well being and standing here on this site
at any rate

take one of your OWN poems that you had written (not for this workshop) make sure it is a serious poem
and re write it in the voice of humor

Chrys
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work in pairs submit a poem

find one of your own poens previously written and change the wording to reflect humor

Chrys
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come on now lets see those poems
or I'll get Judyanne after ya'll lol

Judyanne I think Rula needs a partner how about Raj since is kind of alone

Chrys
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Cool you jets lol. It takes time to collaborate over different time zones. Mand and I are almost half done. Now I'll see if I can seriously make one of my "serious poems funny lol. Do you want us to post both the original and humorous versions ?

Rula?
- has ian dropped out? - somehow I'm doubting it, ian, you seemed quite into it....
So can you all please get back to this and clarify.

If a partner is needed, I'll certainly participate, if anyone is willing to put up with my not being as available as I would like to be for them

Love judy
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

Wes and I are working 2gether over private message.

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

are also working by PM.
I understand the sense of urgency, Chrys, but we are going to need a little time for this.

Also very much look forward to the next stage, re-writing one of my serious poems as humour.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

We can all tend to get a bit "precious" about our serious poems so it would be great if someone suggested one of my serious poems to re-write in a humorous vein.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

I went through my serious poems and am having trouble as well. I don't see where I can possibly turn them into humor based on the serious tone of them. I might be able to redo one of my Nevermore poems and make it humorous but I am not sure if that will do. My serious poems have a lot of emotion in them and I don't think I can make them funny,

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

But it nearly killed me to do it
I now can't quite view the serious one in the same way
:(
I guess we'll all just have to bite the bullet for the good of learning....
Love judy
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

I am going to use one of my Nevermore poems. There are serious undertones in them with serious messages. I might be able to manipulate that easier than some of the others.

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

You are driving us crazy with the speed with which you want us to submit collaborative writes and before we even get started with it you are already giving the next exercise. Women..women..women...so used to be driving men crazy...they almost always want things done yesterday...lol...

regards,

raj (sublime_ocean)

It's Chrys who's running the show....
i have however got both of the exercises done - easier for me in a way, cos i worked on my own
- i feel a bit guilty about that, but it is what it is :)

Anyway - I'm not rushing you - i know it's not easy to work long distance relationships :)

love judy
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

Me and Stan are not even half way! Lol

have a three hour time difference and are on here at all different times. We are still forming our idea. I am going to begin working on some of the writing today if time allows. Sleep deprivation is kicking my butt, bare with me.

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

well well well lol
and what is wrong with women

hey I posted the last of the exercises for a very good reason I have an issue to deal with
private not site related

now don't go taking it out on JudyAnne
she is only following my instructions and doing a great job of it

I know it is hard working with a partner because of time differences
well the workshop ends on the 21st so that s the rush
what I might do is just leave the last exercise an option would that help

Chrys
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Please don't take my comment seriously. It was just in humor...in fact it was meant to express how fast both of you are it is in fact truly amazing how you are able to keep tabs on the work shop in spite of dealing with some issues...be well soon...

Regards,

raj (sublime_ocean)

I didn't

Chrys
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not a problem

Chrys
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I see a lot of you are still working on the collaborated poem
so here is the deal
I am going to make the last exercise(number four)
optional

does that sit better with everyone around

Chrys
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Lol - i thought i was finished when i posted exercise 3

- ok - i wait for further instructions with bated breath. ..
Love judy
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

Mary had a little lamb
some lobster and some prunes
a glass of milk
a piece of pie
and then some macaroons
it made the waiters laugh and grin
to see her order so
for when they carried Mary out
her face was as white as snow

Chrys
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Good one! :) xxxx Bet the men will like this one! te he

this is a good one :)

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

Author Unknown?

has to be "Bloody Mary" :)

raj (sublime_ocean)

Mary had a little sheep
with the sheep she went to sleep
the sheep turned out to be a lamb
Mary had a little lamb.............

now off to post exercise 3 lol

Mary had a little lamb
The doctor had a fit..

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Just found the last exercise for the workshop, I shall see if I can make Digit smile on the cutting room floor, lol, Yours Ian..

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Me Jess and raj are just beginning to get the theme together. Is that exercise 2? Turning a serious poem to humor is that exercise three? I'm bout to start serious to humor poem now. Am I'm on task now?

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you are right on target

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I've posted my latest poem for the workshop - changing a serious poem into a funny ( I hope ) one!

I hope I'm getting this right! I'm finding it difficult to keep up!

Love to you

Mand xxxx

.

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Take your time - i think Chrys thinks we're all as good writers as she is and able to whip something up overnight lol...

There are not many other shops atm - we surely can go overtime...
judy

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

this is as good a place as any to mention that Rula and I will be running a workshop on The Sonnet in the Shark Pool. We are holding off until Humor in Poetry is almost done. Rula will post a blog when we're ready to start enrolling. We don't expect a large class as this will be a rather serious examination of the two most popular styles of the sonnet.
The workshop is open to all.
We now return you to regular programming.

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sorry if I seemed to have rushed you, yes by all means take your time even when the workshop ends if you have not finished just do so nd post

I have had so much fun reading all of the work you folks put into this workshop
I'll be back in a couple of days meanwhile JudyANNE my second right hand(much appreciated) will kind of keep a watch on things for me
I have had a set back in my personal life that needs my immediate attention
so I will be in and out
JudyAnne Chrys isn't that good of a writer lol there are many thta are far better
keep writing
and I will bounce in and out

Chrys
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I hope things go well! Keep safe xxxx

Love Mand :)

thank you

Chrys
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Little Bo Peep lost her sheep
The farmer found him sleeping
Under a weeping willow

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Dramatic entrance. Lol

I have a question - Stan and I are working on our joint effort via message. I've noticed that half the poem has gone! does it keep a history? if so can it be accessed? I'm probably panicking for no reason - I would ask Stan but he'll be asleep until this afternoon. :) Sadly I haven't kept the poem on my word processor ( Silly me )

I await a response!

Is it just that the messages have become numerous?
If so, you just need to go to the top of the page and load previous messages
Hope this helps
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

That's a relief! thought we may have lost it! Phew :) xxxx

I was about to mess my pants because for once I'd written nothing on paper before posting......stan

Jess and Barbara and me haven't got even started with Exercise 2...so I am bowing out making it easier for them to collaborate..

Sorry Chrys and Judyanne...

raj (sublime_ocean)

Im a bit more free now
Would you like to partner up with me?
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

So nice of you to offer to pair with an amateur. I would never miss an opportunity like that, had I not pulled out of the collaborative trio of Jess, Barbara n me which never took off...

Regards,

raj (sublime_ocean)

I don't know what's up. Im waiting on Jess to respond as I've added my part after your idea. I wonder why things slack off.

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is in hospital. Don't know what for......stan

Hope Jess gets better soon. And that leave me without a partner

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Hope Jess gets better soon. And that leave me without a partner

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Hope Jess gets better soon. And that leave me without a partner

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Hope Jess gets better soon. And that leave me without a partner

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I'm withdrawing from the ws since I have no partner

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I would be more than happy to partner you
Would you like to send what you've done? Or has it gone on for too long now and you've had enough?
Your call :)
love judy
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

Sure, this ws was not very helfpfil for me. My dad in icu and I'm dealing with the norm health issue. So I couldn't follow the ws like I wanted. I was lost and missing instructions for exercises. I didn't even know there was 4 exercises and barely started #2.

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I hope Jess is alright! :)

Sorry to know that Jess is unwell and hospitalized. Wishing him the very best to get well soon.

Regards,

raj (sublime_ocean)

the very best. Hopes for a speedy recovery.

Keep Writing,
Carrie

"Quoth said the Raven, NEVERMORE"

Workshop comes to a close tomorrow so those that haven't posted I leave it to you whether you wish to or not.

Thank you all for your participation. I for one had a blast reading all your work

and in conclusion this whole workshop is meant to show that you can and should see the humor in life even if we tend to only write about our trials and tribulations
write humor once in awhile now that you have seen that you can and it isn't all that difficult

a very special thanks to JudyAnne for helping me out here while I was pre occupied with health issues

Chrys
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It was a fun challenge I thoroughly enjoy.. thank you for all your hard work!

Love Mand xxx

For shedding some light on humour in Poetry. It was so good to make us giving it a shoot and get out of the comfort zone sometimes.
Your efforts and time are always appreciated.

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my illness couldn't have come at a worse time. Paul, Maggie and I have a big list of things we want to achieve to make Neopoet better for everyone, find new members, invigorate the site and only one term to get it done in, unless we get re-elected, hint hint.
love you all,

cheers,
Jess
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Nice to see you back well. You have my vote...always.

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sorry to let you and Barbara down,
when the gut speaks it drowns out all else.
I will participate more fully next time I join a workshop.

cheers,
Jess
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I of all knows how that goes not a problem just good to see you re feeling better

Chrys
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