Content is Everything

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Content is Everything

Post by mtmynd » October 29th, 2018, 10:45 am

Content is Everything
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i sat down at my keyboard
all ready to write a killer poem
you know the kind - the one
that will remain with you
until your last breath as you
recite those words that you've
carried around in you for 23-1/2 years,
repeating that poem that i wrote for
the whole world to oogle and awe over
like a great piece of chocolate cake
covered thickly in dark, sinfully dark,
chocolate imported to my front door
by fedex all the way from the wilds of
the amazonian jungles that have yet
to be discovered by just any white man

yeah... you get the idea
now read that poem and tell me what
you think about it - what you really think...
don't give me know sweet talking b.s.
that carries as much soul as a rainbow trout
laying on a flat rock in the desert sun gasping
for it's waterworld while you just sit there and
watch it without a care in your world about that
trout that left behind a family of four that are
still looking for their father and friend up and down
the stream and looking behind every smooth stone.

but wait! i just realized i forgot something very important -
this poem i'm going to write has absolutely no content
none whatsoever and we all know there can never be
a poem in any language on the face of this earth that
will ever be one of the most highly revered poems ever
if there is no goddam content and it just rings with
a shallowness and a foreboding emptiness that leaves
poetry readers (and you know all about them!) scratching
their heads wondering if content has escaped them
so they reread this killer poem one more, two more,
hell, there are a couple of readers that reread it three times
before they reach the conclusion that this poem i wrote is
about as useless and worthless as dust on a mirror reflecting
the bookcase in front of it that holds books and books that
have been searching for answers to their own questions
including the whereabouts of the world's most favorite poem.

they almost found it after all these poem-searching years
but it fell through their fingers because i failed to put
any sort of content into what was going to be the best,
the most memorable and cherished poem of all time...

gawd, how many times must i repeat that same failure
every time i sit down to write the world's most loved poem?

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Re: Content is Everything

Post by stilltrucking » October 29th, 2018, 12:06 pm

That was fun to read 8)
Was it a poem?
Beats me
I don't know jack shit about poetry
I just love to read

I imagine rewriting the plastics scene in The Graduate movie
Instead of saying, "plastics", the word is "content"

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Re: Content is Everything

Post by mnaz » November 10th, 2018, 1:53 pm

Content-ment is a tricky sort of thing...

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Post by Arcadia » January 2nd, 2019, 7:49 pm

I´m in survival mode since a bunch of months
and with people in a cheering atmosphere like if we were in 1945 or 1939...
poem´s always a precious gift!

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Re: Content is Everything

Post by Doreen Peri » January 4th, 2019, 2:10 pm

A poem with the title "Content is Everything" as content in the Discussion forum. Hah! Gotta love it, Cecil!
I´m in survival mode since a bunch of months
and with people in a cheering atmosphere like if we were in 1945 or 1939...
poem´s always a precious gift!
We've missed you around here, Veronica! I'm cheering you on so you'll come back and join us! Be well.

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Re: Content is Everything

Post by stilltrucking » October 4th, 2019, 2:43 pm

Idiosyncratic content
satisfies my mind
when words are everything

long time no see veronica

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Re: Content is Everything

Post by judih » October 5th, 2019, 1:05 am

content is relative
emptiness a gift
form and formlessness

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Re: Content is Everything

Post by stilltrucking » October 5th, 2019, 6:05 am

content is the intent
of the words at the end of my fingers'
typing 'the intention of my attention

breakfast a bowl of oatmeal
stared me down
so i had a bowl of tea too

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Re: Content is Everything

Post by saw » October 5th, 2019, 8:17 am

aah yes, that feeling of writing
something fantastic, it's a powerful topic
one that has touched us all
but as we know, or at least I think so
the really great ones come when we don't set out
to accomplish that, they come when we tap into the collective consciousness
and it is written by someone else
from ancient times that lives in the forest outside your brain
Henri Bergson, the french philosopher, believed it
was like electromagnetic waves, that our brains
which he likened to radio receivers
could tune into different frequencies of consciousness
Huxley believed that at the base of all the world's religions
there is a common core of mystical experience
and perhaps that is when we can write the really good ones
when we can tap in one morning and the water flows like wine
If you do not change your direction
you may end up where you are heading

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Post by stilltrucking » October 5th, 2019, 9:17 am

the really good ones rise up from that dark sea within our brains
from the beast in the belly of James Joyce
the serpent at the core of spontaneous prose
the consciousness of a world that is disappearing under our feet

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Re: Content is Everything

Post by stilltrucking » October 7th, 2019, 11:27 am

We need an Eleventh Amendment
Freedom from the press


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/07/book ... tion=Books
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Post by jackofnightmares » October 12th, 2019, 3:55 am

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At the heart of the Hook Model is a variable schedule of rewards: a powerful hack that focuses attention, provides pleasure, and infatuates the mind. Our search for variable rewards is about an endless desire for three types of rewards: those of the tribe, the hunt and the self
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I am addicted to content
and banana flavored pellets
B.F Skinner hooked me with his variable ratio scheduled rewards conditioning
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