Tuesday, August 31, 2004

POLL / Preliminary Results

I had asked for a favor: I've been thinking about submitting some of my poems to Slate Magazine Online, and I needed help to pick 5. Now here are the contenders for "Round 1":

Leaves (August 12, 2004)
Comfortably Numb (August 3, 2004)
Piece of Damascus (April 15, 2003)
Iodine (March 19, 2003)
Absence Materialized (January 4, 2003)

The runner-ups are:

3 votes:
I Write (October 10, 2003)

2 votes:
Exit (August 6, 2004)
Life (July 18, 2004)
Ghosts (June 22, 2004)
Remnant of You (February 21, 2004)

1 vote:
Puki Says (August 11, 2004)
Sunset (August 1, 2004)
Grief (July 14, 2004)
Antequerra (July 9, 2004)
Tomorrow (October 10, 2003)
Vomit (October 2, 2003)
Life on a Beautiful Day (April 16, 2003)
Pieta (April 15, 2003)
Holes (April 15, 2003)
Pieces of Me (April 10, 2003)
Breathing Corpse (April 4, 2003)
The Memory of Me (January 22, 2003)

I'll keep you posted on what becomes of "Round 1". Again, if you do not agree, there might be more rounds; so VOTE! Any suggestions would help. Older poems are filed by month under "Archives" to the right. Also, if you have any editing suggestions/comments, please do not hesitate to post them/let me know; I do take them into consideration. And many thanks in advance!


Anonymous said...

I liked all of your writings. very good, indeed. But the 5 I choose are:
Comfortably Numb
Absence Materialized
The Memory of Me



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AntiSocialSis said...

Life or Leaves, I like them most. Funny how much architecture lovers have in common? Good luck!

Anonymous said...

After quite a research (yes, research, tu vas voir comment c’était), I decided that the five I would personally prefer are:
1. I write
2. Piece of Damascus
3. Iodine
4. Ghosts
5. Life/Grief
The last one is a choice between two because those were the best amongst the second best ranked. The best of of the best amounted initially, strangely, exactly to five, and it was really funny me excluding “Exit” as it is, not one of the most beautiful of your poems, but one of the most beautiful of all the poems I have read in my lifetime, and I have read little. I had to exclude it, however, because it has practically the very same voice as “Piece of Damascus,” and as “Ghosts” and “I Write” are already long, and as our “exotic” settings cause some to salivate, play it à la Gibranienne and suddenly flaunt your exotic identity and choose “A Piece of Damascus” over “Exit”…

Ton frère Ahmad