LR Young

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About Me

LR Young completed her Masters in Literature in Spring of 2009. Her current emphasis is poetry, the intimacy of words and string of consciousness revelations, rhythm and imagery. It is just as Ginsberg said: "Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does." She lives in the Colorado mountains with her husband and two cats.

Recommendations for the writer of poetry in general:

1) look at other forms beside rhyming couplets. It might open up your language options. Unless you are Shakespeare or Petrarch and can nail iambic pentameter, then try sonnets (and abab is another option if rhyming in set meter is your thing). Beware the sing-song!

2) Read Poetry. Not just your friends' work. Study your craft. Masters include: e.e.cummings, rumi, hafiz, pablo neruda, allen ginsberg, ranier maria rilke, mina loy, ezra pound, t.s. eliot, walt whitman, william carlos williams, jean toomer, homer, sappho, wallace stevens, sylvia plath, adrienne rich, mary oliver, c.d. wright, lynn hejinian, joy harjo, william blake, percy bysshe shelley, dylan thomas, christina rossetti, dante gabriel rossetti, emily dickinson, gertrude stein, langston hughes, w.h. auden, robert browning, wordsworth, keats, yeats, ruskin, frost, anne bradstreet, omar khayyam, elizabeth bishop, and if you dig poe, then read poe.

3) if you want to do haiku, then read: matsuo basho


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Posted 7 Years Ago


no problem, ill look the full name up, i should probably read more about indian culture, or just more in general.:)

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Posted 7 Years Ago


Hi !!!!
Please give my good friend, Jada, a read of "Violet Grey."
She is new here but has been on Myspace.
Jada is wonderful!!!
Thanks, Jack

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Posted 7 Years Ago


I hope the holidays find you and your considerable gifts happy and healthy.

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Posted 7 Years Ago


I know of Fairfield and have met many "refugees from there and the cult of Yogananda besides many other discredited organizations. I have some disturbing
facts about TM I'll share tomorrow.

I lived in Siddha ashrams in Hawaii and So.Fallsburg, NY and have an intimate
history with yoga since 1978 starting with Swami Muktananda.
Remember the age you are living in; Kali Yuga!
J

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Posted 7 Years Ago


I have some really juicy stories about TM and perhaps will pass a few on
tomorrow night. I was in the Siddha Yoga cult for16 years and on staff
for some of that time.
Have a good weekend.
Jack/Sanand

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Posted 7 Years Ago


I hate to keep prattling on about it, but I cannot get over what a fine piece of writing "Ictus" is. It simply doesn't wanna let go.

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Posted 7 Years Ago


should have known that was you . . . changed your name, but the words were still yours :)

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Posted 7 Years Ago


"Ictus". Wow.

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Posted 7 Years Ago


Happy Thanksgiving!
Jack

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Posted 7 Years Ago


Ah, but "compressed' is much better than "lite".