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delrica
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"The Eintou: (Look What KnowOne Taught Me!!)"
Fri Oct-17-03 05:46 AM

  

          

The Eintou

The Eintou is an African American septet syllabic/word count form consisting of 2 words/syllables the first line, 4 the second, 6 the third, 8 the fourth, 6 the fifth, 4 the sixth, and 2 the seventh. The Eintou developed as a means of placing African American poetic forms in the forefront of American poetry. Many African American poetic scholars and critics often attempt to mimic Euro-american forms as a means of demonstrating poetic expertise, or defensively, staunchly stand by "free-verse" as an African American form. Very rarely have I found serious examination of African American poetic forms; in fact most critics erroneously regard African American poetry as "formless" or "mimicking."
The Eintou encompasses much African American culture and philosophy, and it offers the African American poet who wishes to write in structured meter an avenue within which to do so without having to employ European structures.
The term Eintou is West African for "pearl" as in pearls of wisdom, and often the Eintou imparts these pearls in heightened language.

The 2-4-6-8-6-4-2 structure of the Eintou is crucial in terms of African and African American philosophy. That is, in our culture, life is a cycle. Everything returns to that from which it originates. The concept of a pearl, which is a sphere, and the cyclic nature of the Eintou's structure captures this I think very poignantly. The life of the Eintou begins with two syllables or words, expands as though growing and then returns to two syllables or words. In this the Eintou, as we, never escapes its beginnings or history. We flow from, through, and ultimately return to that from which we come.

An example:
Death so
often speaks to
us Blacks nowadays that
no one cares to listen, to hear
if he has anything
important to
impart

i'm gonna try this later

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my Eintou.....
Oct 13th 2003
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My first eintou
Oct 13th 2003
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RE: My first eintou
Oct 13th 2003
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RE: My first eintou
Oct 13th 2003
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My second eintou
Oct 13th 2003
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      3rd!!
Oct 13th 2003
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see what I'm saying
Oct 13th 2003
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RE: see what I'm saying
Oct 13th 2003
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Neat~O --
Oct 13th 2003
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RE: Look What KnowOne Taught Me!!
Oct 13th 2003
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RE: Look What KnowOne Taught Me!!
Oct 13th 2003
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      RE: Look What KnowOne Taught Me!!
Oct 13th 2003
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           RE: Look What KnowOne Taught Me!!
Oct 13th 2003
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RE: Look What KnowOne Taught Me!!
Oct 13th 2003
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Ooooooooooo... i'll try this later
Oct 13th 2003
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RE: Look What KnowOne Taught Me!!
Oct 14th 2003
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RE: Look What KnowOne Taught Me!!
Oct 14th 2003
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Oh Nothing --
Oct 14th 2003
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KnowOne
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1. "my Eintou....."
In response to Reply # 0
Mon Oct-13-03 09:01 AM

  

          

I Let
my mind dry out
with a shout which echos
and explodes before it becomes
a shadow of what I
used to want it
to be

Have fun! Now we just gotta find out what a "tectractys" is. I'll be looking into that tonight. (Unless some here already knows & can enlighten us!)

_________________________________________
"Too weird to live.... too rare to die..."

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delrica
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2. "My first eintou"
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Mon Oct-13-03 10:27 AM

  

          

my pen
bleeds ink on page
i pour my spirit warm
into twisted shapes...transforming
life breeding new concepts
i step back slow
exhale



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Cop my stuff, mayne!

My first chapbook: "This Chapbook Was Made With Pilfered Office Products" available now - $6.00

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KnowOne
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4. "RE: My first eintou"
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that was VERY good! Better than mine. LOL

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Ambergirl
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7. "RE: My first eintou"
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You pulled that off like a champ. Well said! Ima have to try my hand at this.

_____________________________

divided
you wanna walk ahead of me
and the fact that you can't
is a thorn
now ain't it? ~Nathaniel


So it is better to speak/
remembering/we were never
meant to survive
Audre Lorde


Don't believe me/Keep

  

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delrica
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13. "My second eintou"
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i judged
tried, convicted
sentenced you to exile
from friendship's gates before you knocked
taking a closer look
i misjudged. i'm
sorry

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My first chapbook: "This Chapbook Was Made With Pilfered Office Products" available now - $6.00

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delrica
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14. "3rd!!"
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i want
you to want me
the same way i wanted
you wrapped inside my love only
this time i will be the
one who turns...walks
away

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Cop my stuff, mayne!

My first chapbook: "This Chapbook Was Made With Pilfered Office Products" available now - $6.00

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mindful
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3. "see what I'm saying"
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*takes notes*




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I used to for the .
.

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http://www.lulu.com/content/7598631
http://evan-roth.com/grey.php

  

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freedomfighter
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5. "RE: see what I'm saying"
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cool
i might try this

Freeworld Order
Dangurus Mines

  

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PhotoSynthesis
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6. "Neat~O --"
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This sharing of knowledge is so rewarding and fun to watch! -- ;^)

A guitar string vibrating, a measure of my soul, a breech in the silence --
I've always felt like words come through me & I write them down... they have no master --- gsquared ♥

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8. "RE: Look What KnowOne Taught Me!!"
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oh u know i looooves a challenge.

breathless,
eyes fatigued
at how she leak soliders
on pages that travel so far,
fighting with wisdom, pain
and love to eyes
like mine

"There is nothing more poetic, but depressing than a male writer" -yours truly

  

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9. "RE: Look What KnowOne Taught Me!!"
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one more time. ya'll let me know if i'm doin this right.

she came,
she robbed joy
with her sadness, she left
traces of kisses back to her
heart, a reward sat,
i took the gift
and left

"There is nothing more poetic, but depressing than a male writer" -yours truly

  

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Decstar
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10. "RE: Look What KnowOne Taught Me!!"
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man, what tha hell ya'll do to me, know and del. is this my third one.


poor hip
raw lip flawless,
brutal lip germ squirm shit
with clips of spit, vocals so sick,
leaving eardrums and minds
haphazardly
impaired

"There is nothing more poetic, but depressing than a male writer" -yours truly

  

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delrica
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12. "RE: Look What KnowOne Taught Me!!"
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feels good ... don't it? *nodding head happily*

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My first chapbook: "This Chapbook Was Made With Pilfered Office Products" available now - $6.00

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onelove
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11. "RE: Look What KnowOne Taught Me!!"
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very dope, thanks for that post definitley gonna try that out.

Beats to go:

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/0/heatrisingproductionsmusic.htm

This flesh
If not because of this flesh
we could fly in the air
swim through the river
walk under the sea
and soon we would be home
soon we would be home.

"Still

  

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Loni
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15. "Ooooooooooo... i'll try this later"
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i'm feeling BAD *does MJ move... like hanging a baby out a window*

dot . dot . dot .

☺ ☺

I guess U know me well, I don't like winter
But I seem 2 get a kick

  

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16. "RE: Look What KnowOne Taught Me!!"
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hey check out my post on other poetic forms. it talks about a tetractys--pronounced like practice.

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delrica
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17. "RE: Look What KnowOne Taught Me!!"
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can't wait. gotta finish an assignment at work first.

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Cop my stuff, mayne!

My first chapbook: "This Chapbook Was Made With Pilfered Office Products" available now - $6.00

My 2nd chapbook, coming in 2007: "Orgasms and Ice Cream"

fmi: http://www.myspace.com/delrica

  

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18. "Oh Nothing --"
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I just wanted to see your name with that BOLD "OK" beside it! -- *smiles*


Congrats! -- (((Lookin' Good))) -- ;^)

A guitar string vibrating, a measure of my soul, a breech in the silence --
I've always felt like words come through me & I write them down... they have no master --- gsquared ♥

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/2/photosynthesis_music.htm

  

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