ATTN JMS: Poetry on B5

B5JMS Poster b5jms-owner at
Mon Aug 5 06:18:27 EDT 1996

Subject: ATTN JMS: Poetry on B5
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+  1: Aug  4, 1996: finarfin at (Finarfin)
*  2: Aug  4, 1996: jmsatb5 at (Jms at B5)


From: finarfin at (Finarfin)
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Others have noted the use of some great poetry in B5 scripts.  Of course,
there's a wealth of it out there for the using, but you might find Matthew
Arnold an interesting poet to check out.  Some of his best work deals
eloquently with man's emotional and spiritual isolation from himself and
his fellow men.  "Dover Beach" is perhaps his best-known poem.

As a lover of poetry in general, I'd welcome the use of more great poetry
in B5, whoever the author.

Galen Tackett


From: jmsatb5 at (Jms at B5)
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I've read Matthew Arnold, but have always found him a bit dry for my
tastes.  I go for the more passionate, beat-the-drums stuff.  

I'll continue to try to find ways to work in bits of it here and there,
never hurts to let people know there's stuff other than TeeVee out there. 
Should sneak in a much longer version of Tennyson's "Ulysses" early in
season four.


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