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About me

Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation poet
Location Reston, Virginia, United States
Introduction I'm a poet. I send a daily short poem to anyone who wants to receive it. My biography is on, along with poems, essays, my wife's paintings, etc.
Interests poetry, Scientology, CCHR, literature, novels, mystery novels, music, L. Ron Hubbard, Ludwig Wittgenstein, George Herbert, haiku, Issa, R. H. Blyth, Pogo, Calvin and Hobbes, Shakespeare, Chaucer, Franz Kafka
Favorite Movies Yojimbo, The Big Country, Grand Illusion, Spirited Away, The Triplets of Belleville, On the Waterfront, Shane, Pather Panchali, Aparajito, Some Like It Hot, The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon, The Seven Samurai, The Graduate, Saving Private Ryan, Shoah, The Unforgiven, Sanjuro
Favorite Music Beatles, late Beethoven String Quartets, Bartok String Quartets 3 through 6, Shostacovich Symphony #5, Bach B-minor Mass, Bach Brandenberg Concertos, Bach Tocatta & Fugue in D-minor, Background music from "The Big Country", Brahms Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Beethoven Missa Solemnis, Beethoven's 7th Symphony, Jethro Tull's Aqua Lung, Lovin' Spoonful, Chick Corea, Righteous Brothers, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison
Favorite Books Ulysses, Novels by Tolstoy, Kafka, D.H.Lawrence, Jane Austen, Nabokov, Patrick O'Brian, Elmore Leonard, D. Sayers, Dick Francis, Sue Grafton, Chandler, Hammett, Bely, Harry Potter, poems by G.Herbert, Issa, Szymborska, Shakespeare, Boswell

If you were a pirate, how would you avoid laughing when saying "poop deck"?

I'd concentrate on the foc'sle -- and then crack up, noticing it sounds like "fuck us all".