By blaze - 17/02/2010 00:00 - United States
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WTF! could have been a coincidence. I'm a guy and do you think when I write poems I think of what the first letters spell? that's total bs if you dump him for this? Solution: Just talk to him and tell him that you know it may have been a coincidence but you don't like that the first letters of the poem spelt his previous girlfriend's name. With that said it's a win win for you both. He would think before writing a poem or anything for that matter to you
I don't see where you guys are coming from. Coincidence my ass- you probably couldn't make a nice, sweet poem spell "KELLY" or "LAQUISHA" if you tried. it's difficult stuff to make a natural sounding acrostic. Add this to the fact it was specifically his ex-girlfriend's name makes it too much of a coincidence to actually happen. FYL, OP. Call your dick boyfriend out on it.
#87 is right. Harsh but right. It doesn't even matter if the ex's name is common or unusual. Poems don't just end up being acrostic. He was probably really proud of the poem and hoped you wouldn't notice. Tell him you liked it and you'll love the one he writes dedicated to you even more. Not really an FML unless he keeps writing about her.
there is no conclusive evidence to support or refute Whitman's sexuality. however, even if he was gay there are still many more notable poets who are not. it is a silly stereotype to suggest that straight men don't write poetry. I am straight and I have written poetry since I was 13.
1. I believe that the statement that straight men can't write poetry is sexist, homophobic, and generally wrong. 2. Many straight men, as listed above, have written brilliant works of poetry. 3. Allen Ginsberg wrote poems about sucking cock and having sex with men on motorcycles. Look, I'm not saying straight men don't write poetry - they do, and some of it is incredible - but let's not whitewash Allen Ginsberg. The man is utterly brilliant, one of my personal favorites, and even his critics had to admit that he was a wordsmith but the man was gay. Not just kind of gay. He was openly gay. In the 50s. Do you know how much balls it took to be openly and publicly gay in the 50s? And he wrote about it! In his aforementioned poetry, even! Which for the time was nearly unheard of and took an incredible amount of courage. So, really, being homosexual is part of Ginsberg's life and his art. And while the guy who said straight men can't write poetry was a sexist, homophobic idiot that doesn't excuse ignorance of Ginsberg. Walt Whitman is pretty much assumed to be homosexual as well (he kissed Oscar Wilde - I'm counting it). Any "debate" on the subject comes from the fact that in the time someone being openly gay would be, well, look at Wilde's biography. As a result, homophobic individuals who study him and don't feel comfortable with his sexuality can claim "but Whitmen never SAID he was gay! If he didn't say it he must be straight!" Please. However, that doesn't take away from the fact that poets such as Eliot, Koch, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Blake, Tennyson, Milton, Dante, Ashbury, Lowell, Reed and many, many other straight men have written great works of poetry. Nor does it denounce the work of gay poets such as Ginsberg, O'hara, Hughes, or Whitman. What, because it's considered "girlie" and "gay" it's some how beneath straight men to read? Please, Ginsberg has written more powerful poetry than most people could ever hope to construct. Hell, if gay and girlie puts me on level with these guys and Angelou, Sexton, Bishop, Nawwab and Parker - hell, yeah, most of them do write better poetry than straight men.
He is. I know he's gay... And dead, but I still get dreamy eyed over him when I read his poems. I never swooned over Leonardo or Orlando, but Ginsberg makes me sigh. And sorry about the long explanation. I will use even the slightest hint of an opening to start rambling on about how much I love the beat poets and peers.
...I admit i have considered sending my girl recycled erotica I wrote for a previous girlfriend. it's good stuff, she would enjoy it, there's a lot of material, I hate to simply retire it. the risk of getting busted on this is slight, but if I was exposed I would feel like such a jackass. actually the exposure part doesn't matter, I'd be a jackass exposed or not. what a waste...
Eh, I've recycled songs before, or recycled parts of old songs for new ones when it involved a girl's name... I take the rule that if it's good material and I'm not gonna get busted then do it. Plus you seem to have listed a lot of reasons why you /should/ send it to her, so I"d say just do it man