The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16744   Message #159096
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
06-Jan-00 - 03:59 PM
Thread Name: Creative group
Subject: RE: Creative group
I still reckon the term lurker was probably intended as unfriendly by the nettlesome person who first came up with it in this context. The folk process changes meanings, and tradition should be recognised. But I'd like to see Mudcat coming up with the occcasional; new traditions, recognising that this is a friendlier place than a lot of the net, by and large.

"Listener" would be another good term.Got a few spooky overtones, thanks to Waltwer de la Mare's poem:

"Only a host of phantom listeners
that dwelt in the lone house then

Stood listening in the quiet of the moonlight...

For the rest of it visit this site with some good poems, which I found just, which saves me from having to write the poem out in full