Sunday, January 07, 2007

Brackets

A little fence
(the path within it)
left the main road
for a minute.

11 comments:

missmellifluous said...

These verses are pure gold! Would you mind if I used them at school to teach punctuation to my students?

ish said...

Thank you missmelliflous. Please go ahead and use the verse on a 'one-off', one time basis. These punctuation poems are soon to appear in print. For that reason I have removed the others from this blog. If you have not taken them from this site as yet for the school use requested please contact me and I will send them: steve@bandicootbooks.com
If they appear other than hand written on your 'blackboard', if you photocopy them for your students, for example, or make a transparency, please acknowledge copyright: © 2007 Steve Isham.
Are you in the US? I will be there in March/April with school programs. Interested? :-)

Cath said...

YEs please Steve! I would like to use them too! So succinct and explanatory. You champ!

Inconsequential said...

In print? Cool.
I'd kinda forgotten you write books :)

Might have to order one sometime for my lil' monkey :)

Good luck with the punctuation one :)
It'll be great!

ish said...

Inc., why don't you let me put a book or 2 in the mail for your girl? Send me an email with an address. I'll personalize them for her if you send a name. :-)

Thanks cath. I've sent them.

_Soulless_ said...

Fun to read, and to illustrate, I reckon (ahh, if only I had any skill in making comic strips ^_^).

Hullo, Steve. It's been a pleasure taking the time to read your poetry here -- of which, dare I mention, I've most enjoyed the pieces "Fulfillments" and "How to Kill a Real Prophet."

Be blessed. Cheers.

Inconsequential said...

moral quandry.
accept kindness or not...
i feel i should buy...
but personalised by the author etc...

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missmellifluous said...

Thank you Steve,

Of course I would not use your poems without acknowledging you as the author. I have not taken a copy of any of your poems as I did not have your permission. I was awaiting your response. I would happily purchase a book from you.

I am an English/Drama teacher in Sydney, Australia. I will be in touch with you via email.

Thankyou.

ish said...

inc, a small pkg in the post.

soulless, I am stunned by your poetry. I like them all, with their delcious inversions especially as in Chuck Sobriety, Repose, & Enclosure. frustrated I cannot revive your comments link even after many refreshes.

ish said...

missmellifluous please try again. I did not recieve an email. I will happily send the poems for your use. Excuse my excess copyright caution. They will be published in a periodical. (If in a book its down the track a bit.) Meanwhile...

_Soulless_ said...

Oh dear, I have been encountering glitches in Haloscan commenting the past day or so. But all's well now (my fingers are crossed ^_^).

Thank you for your appreciation of my works. Cheers.