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32 Comments

lbpoeticsubmit · October 21, 2011 at 12:19 PM

What a wonderful idea!

    billimarie · December 11, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Thanks! Hope all is well 🙂

phamtazmic · November 8, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Free triggered poems
Royal strikes paper ribbon
Heart flurries unleashed.

    billimarie · December 11, 2014 at 12:11 AM

    This made me happy
    as an unbaked clam (waiting
    at the ocean’s depths).

occultoantonio · November 9, 2011 at 10:10 AM

very nice your typewriter

    billimarie · December 11, 2014 at 12:19 AM

    Thank you :3

olletron · December 6, 2011 at 4:05 AM

Your work is lovely, it’s nice when you come across a modern poet who’s worthy of the title. I’m envious of your typewriter, I hope to own one for myself someday. Although, if you were to make a mistake, wouldn’t it be frustrating to have to start over? I like that you write your poems in this way, it is somehow more real.

    b r · December 6, 2011 at 10:33 AM

    Thank you for the kind words! And yes, it is frustrating 🙂 but simultaneously wonderful because it’s all part of the process.

olletron · December 12, 2011 at 2:07 PM

There’s a Versatile Blogger for you on my Blog :>!

    billimarie · December 11, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    I hope you are doing well!

PhotoPoetics™ · December 21, 2011 at 6:29 PM

Billimarie,

I have nominated you for Versatile Blogger Award: http://wp.me/pxjrA-lZ

Thanks for being so creative and for supporting a fellow poet 🙂

    billimarie · December 11, 2014 at 12:33 AM

    Haven’t heard from you in a while…happy holidays! <3

Lorinda J. Taylor · January 3, 2012 at 7:58 AM

Thanks for the comment on the nostalgia post on my blog! (http://termitewriter.blogspot.com) If I wasn’t pressed for time, I would drag out some of the 60’s and 70’s cards and take pictures of them! I’ll keep that in the back of my mind! Obviously you’re much younger than I am, but cyberspace brings all types of people together. Does anything else on my blog interest you? I’m going to follow you on Twitter. I’m @TermiteWriter

Neda Levi · February 3, 2012 at 10:37 AM

You are something else! Hope all is well, Poetess Billimarie!

Richard Guest · April 16, 2012 at 6:12 AM

Hi Billimarie
Just to let you know, I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. I thought it was very fitting for the amount of enjoyment I get from your blog. Anyway, the details are here: http://thefutureispapiermache.wordpress.com/awards/the-magic-number-awards-post/. Don’t feel under any pressure to participate if you don’t want to. All the best, Richard

john clinock · August 29, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Fantastic and original concept – performance art / automatism poetry / immediate personal interaction with others akin to portrait painting / use of old technology (“old technology becomes art” – Marshall McLuhan)…I’m impressed and inspired…

Kellie Elmore · December 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Haven’t seen you around in a while. Wishing you well ♥

    billimarie · December 11, 2014 at 12:27 AM

    Talk about timing–it took me two years to respond to this. Sent you a hello via Twitter 🙂

lawsonsotherdog · March 27, 2013 at 5:43 PM

nice style

Slavezombie · March 27, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Here is a link to the livejournal community I’m building for manual typewriter enthusiasts working on screenwriting. Come join the fun so we can take over the world! at http://pilcrow_news.livejournal.com

    billimarie · December 11, 2014 at 12:37 AM

    I’m just now rediscovering this. Love how the LiveJournal has grown; can’t wait to catch up. Happy holidays!

Paulo · July 26, 2013 at 12:48 AM

Thanks for our poem…-bird

    b r · July 26, 2013 at 11:08 AM

    Thanks for stopping by! It was a pleasure typing for you both 🙂

Valerie Darling · October 10, 2013 at 4:32 PM

I have to say that I have never understood poetry. Then, in college I had to dissect one (I chose Among School Children by Yeats) and it was one of the hardest projects I’d ever had to do. But I learned so much and learned to be more patient with poems.

Now, I come across your blog and your entries and it’s great because it’s so different from everything else that’s out there. I have to just sit and take a breath while reading your poems. I still don’t always understand poetry but I think that it’s part of the charm. So many things are left unsaid and it’s about the emotions behind it.

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you that I love your blog. I think what you’re doing is absolutely amazing.

    billimarie · December 11, 2014 at 12:44 AM

    Valerie–I hope this reaches you…! It’s taken me such a long time to reply to your comment because–well–I am full of lackluster excuses but none of them matter. (I’m not as active on this blog as I probably should be.)

    Your thoughts completely blew me away. It took me a while to find you and your blog :3 I really wanted to connect with you and say THANK YOU for the kind words you shared more than a year ago. I’m following Indecisively Reckless (perfect title) so hopefully we get a chance to keep up with each other (without a year passing by…!)

    Happy holidays! <3

Tammy · December 23, 2013 at 2:19 PM

I am going to miss you! What is your next project?

Y · November 12, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Wow.. What a Blessing meeting you today at Rittenhouse Square Park. And I purchased a frame for the POEM you wrote for me when I left the park. Hope that interview will serve you well….

You are an InspiratioN‼

Keep Shining!
E.V.

    billimarie · December 10, 2014 at 8:12 PM

    Hi, Yvonne! Such a pleasure hearing from you, again. Have you made it out to the west coast, yet?

    I’m glad to hear the poem now lives in a frame 🙂 And thank you again for encouraging those girls to interview me. I wouldn’t have done it without your powerful presence as an influence.

    Happy holidays! Keep in touch!

Dicky J Loweman · December 7, 2014 at 7:47 AM

This is such a great idea and site! Would you mind if I copied your idea? I’d like to try it in my favorite park. Thanks for all your hard work. I’m sure you’ve made a lot of peoples day. You sure have made mine!

    billimarie · December 10, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    Hi, Dicky! Thanks for your comment, and for reaching out. I’d love if you kept the rest of us updated on your Free Poetry adventures 🙂 Feel free to send me an email with an update if you ever get the chance.

    I’m glad I added a bit of cheer to your day. Enjoy your favorite park for me, and good luck!

frenchapple10 · January 4, 2015 at 2:17 PM

That is brilliant! I love the idea and the pink typewriter. Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I will peruse yours! 🙂

    billimarie · January 4, 2015 at 3:08 PM

    Thanks for stopping by!

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