i like words

the way they bounce

like your breasts

when you're laughing

deeply slide across a dance floor and slickly


walk stiff legged with heat

stifle a yawn when I'm bored

but I'm never bored

with words



bohemianopus Aug. 9, 2010 @ 10:50 a.m.

I think there should be a poetry corner in the Reader. You and Founder could launch the column. I really liked this poem. It made me giggle too!

Keep writing!


Joe Poutous Aug. 9, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m.

ache to touch

lips to neck

must not rush


fleeting glance

playful eyes

take a chance



take my hand

coax me on

yeah, lets have a poetry corner. I was sent to the corner a few times when I was a kid.

  • Joe

MsGrant Aug. 9, 2010 @ 1:26 p.m.


I searched and then I found the place

But then I had to run the race

Sent fractured self out into space

So hopeful! Perchance leave a trace?

Of something that comes close to grace


nan shartel Aug. 9, 2010 @ 3:58 p.m.

wowie kazowie!!!!!...

thx peeps..i so glad u came to the poem

and that u wrote some urselves...YIPPEE!!!

thx bohemianopus....it's the only thing i really do well...write poetic prose and verse

a Poetry corner is a good idea...Founder the energy one tho...smart as a whip...that youth thing goin on"...he'd be great at it!!!


nan shartel Aug. 9, 2010 @ 3:59 p.m.

oh Joe!!!

tell me more darlin'!!!!!!!


nan shartel Aug. 9, 2010 @ 4 p.m.

graceful u today Grantie...love the couplets...reminds me of English poetry...thx sweets


MsGrant Aug. 9, 2010 @ 4:11 p.m.

Keep 'em coming, nan - you inspire us!


David Dodd Aug. 9, 2010 @ 7 p.m.

Nan, I agree with the fan-base, you are the freshest breath of air. The idea of a particular section, onsite, devoted to poetry, would bring a ton of hits to the Reader website, I hope that the powers that be are reading this. Give a person a poem to read and they're happy. Give a poet an opportunity to participate, and you will be surprised at how many show up.

I know a lot of poets that do not get the outlet they deserve.


nan shartel Aug. 9, 2010 @ 7:17 p.m.

aaaaaaaaahhh thank you Refried...there is poetry here...but it isn't home grown eh...i wish i could be more clear about my thoughts without poetry sometimes...but with poetry i find i can move thru barriers of communication with ease...and so i depend on it as another social outlet in my life

gracias mucho amigo


Rocket_J_Squirrel Aug. 9, 2010 @ 10:33 p.m.

Dirty Squirrel Haiku:

Pink panties removed

Beautiful brunette curls uncoil

and reach for the sky


nan shartel Aug. 10, 2010 @ 6:05 a.m.

u's a very bad boy Squirrelly...and u deserves a spankin'.....hahahahahahahahaha

but carry on homey

ur haiku coos at me...


Robert Johnston Aug. 10, 2010 @ 7:33 p.m.

If it's a "Poet's Corner" that we must have, who will seperate the wheat and burn the chaff? Do they trust us to run this by ourselves, or will the management put in one of their elves?

For me, I'd love to have a place to go express, though poetry is harder than prose, I do confess. Some of us write our output by the yellow moon... while taking in a inspiring heavy-metal tune!

Through the fire and the flames, I carry onward that my collection, one day, can be seen and heard. A poet writes only for show, and never for dough... you want moola for your work, prose is the way to go.

I've written seventy poems that have seen daylight, and many more I will have done by bedtime tonight. If you like what I written, I owe you my thanks. You think I stink? Give THIS a couple of yanks!

I smell my chicken grilling, so I must take leave. If you want more, hang in there and do not grieve. For when I feel waxing poetic, I might do so again. I just know these words do want out, just never when!



nan shartel Aug. 11, 2010 @ 8:55 a.m.

LPR...how very grand ur imaginative poem is...

i would think as long as the READERS rules apply as stated below...


and i want some of that grilled chicken please

and dovey please come wax this poet anytime!!!


Founder Aug. 11, 2010 @ 11:04 a.m.

-- A Verbiage Quest --

A verbiage quest spreading my poetic wealth donating my all

Raise rhyme awareness that is what I've been up too it's starting to work

I have been rhyming but I've done it in the Blogs so others will see

A clearer picture it helps describe what I meant rich words makes good sense

Example: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/20...


Founder Aug. 11, 2010 @ 11:40 a.m.

-- Lunch Rhyme --

25 - #30

Here is an idea, if that's not too nerdy

Parker, nan, RFG, MSG, LPR, et all (Reads like ingredients on a foreign ale bottle)

I live nearby El Comal in North Park it would be fun to meet you before dark

or maybe a lunch rhyme if you all have the time

Send an email and let me know what you say then we can get together on a good day


David Dodd Aug. 11, 2010 @ 3:07 p.m.

Joe, I'm going to presume that the cactus is nopales. Generally, they are diced up and cooked with meat and liquified tomatoes, spiced any number of ways. I've seen it offered that way in a taco at the Tacos Varios carts. Nopales is used in that dish and other dishes mostly at home, not so much in a taco but as a main dish. I don't much care for them.


Founder Aug. 11, 2010 @ 3:44 p.m.

18 & #19

I'm with you... very different.

I think it tastes a bit like okra when that is cooked without breading...


Twister Aug. 11, 2010 @ 4:15 p.m.

Poetry is like any true art; it comes from inside where logic is but a fart,

that is to say,

a breath of fresh air full of the nutty flavor of okry barely steamed or nopalitos flashed in a hot ancient copper, tin-lined pan tossed with few flakes of dried, smoked chiles y huevos de pato.

The okra can't be too old and stiff like me, nor can nopales over the hill lend the succulence to the same dish, but with nopalitos, young and barely prickly, eaten hot from the pan and washed down with a true pale pilsner, not the feo pisss upon which the gigante breweries of the south suck dolares from the pobres, or perhaps better with a tea of yerba santa of the mountains, breathing in the vanilla aroma of the hot side of the pines between sips.


nan shartel Aug. 11, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m.

lawd have mercy!!!

a patio of Spanish lanterns have appeared here and Poets Paia is cooking...the aroma lights up my senses and clothes me in young again..Twister....the way u blend ur spices and ingredients con la maestría de un cocinero fino...welcome amigo

okra...i haven't had it in ages...shall we stuff them with catfish and roll them in cornmeal before we fry them

my copper pans are doing flips in anticipation of ur colorful culinary event


nan shartel Aug. 11, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m.

and i nominate u to be the Poets Corner Moderator...u energy driven hound!!!


Founder Aug. 11, 2010 @ 5:38 p.m.

Regarding #24 Sent to the Reader earlier today:

Idea: How about adding "Poetry" as a new listing on the Left side of the page below? https://app.e2ma.net/app/view:CampaignPublic/id:29135.8526289263/rid:1cfbaf469b09e912f205563b2c1e6d0d

I could even be it's administrator you can let me know sometime later

It would be great to give me a fair fee instead of getting me to work for free!

So, let me know, if that is something you can do, then I'll be very happy, to get back to you

and in no time at all, it will seem that I've always been part of your team!



Founder Aug. 11, 2010 @ 5:59 p.m.

reply to #23 See the "poetic" comments on:

Raking in Redevelopment Riches By Don Bauder | Published Wednesday, July 28, 2010 or http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/20...


Founder Aug. 11, 2010 @ 6:09 p.m.

Haiku - Griddle Riddle -

Reply to #25

It tickles the tongue yes, El Comal does sound nice what's griddle cooking


nan shartel Aug. 11, 2010 @ 10:13 p.m.

27... yippee..u've got initiative founder


Founder Aug. 12, 2010 @ 10:16 a.m.

Haiku - Some Initiative -

Some Initiative just describes my own yearning said another way


Robert Johnston Aug. 12, 2010 @ 1:40 p.m.

Meeting you all would be "ein toll idee," but, alas, I live up here in North County. Getting to-and-from East County isn't easy, and the thought of cactus tacos makes me queasy.

So, as I sip a chilled Peroni, I must make plans if I wish to travel and meet some of my fans. For NCTD isn't like MTS down you folk's way-- they don't run deep into the night, let us just say.

And as for driving? Folks, I cannot afford a car, so I must take bus and train when I travel far. That means Google-mapping out my route to-and-fro, and if no public transport stops there, it's no-go.

Make no mistake, I'd love to see you guys in person. Though three hours road travel leaves me cursing. So, if you wish to make plans to meet, then let me know... and if I can get there by bus and train, then I will go!



Founder Aug. 12, 2010 @ 3:43 p.m.

Reply to LPR #32

  • Poets Plan Merge Meet -

Perhaps, the thing to do, is meet, closer to you.

Where would you suggest such a place to be, that for you, would make getting there easy.

Before your next nap, consult a good map,

and give US some good intends so we all can meet as friends.

We would make quite a funny bunch, getting together for our Lunch,

once we select a place and time we can then all order in rhyme!

So email one of US, please do, so then together you'll be two,

then two by two, we will be four, if others come, it will make more.

Many are on a fixed budget, I for one, don't like to fudge-it,

so meeting each other, will be the treat and not where or what, we decide to eat.

If that sounds good to you, you now know, what to do;

plus, you can see if the Reader has a room for our meeting or will spring for our lunch at a place, that has enough seating!


Joe Poutous Aug. 13, 2010 @ 11:26 a.m.


Excellent vibe. Good Tequila bar (not that I sampled it on my lunch break) Nice people.

  • Joe

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