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patriciajj commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; When You Come Right To It, Two Young Men Kissing Is Like A Cosmic Process [XLIX] by S74rw4rd 1 day 34 min ago
It's a huge honor to be a: It's a huge honor to be a part of this crucial and ever-growing legacy that deserves great recognition. May your words touch many lives. 
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patriciajj commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; Devoured In Venice by S74rw4rd 1 day 44 min ago
I've never seen the film, but: I've never seen the film, but if you appreciate the story, I'm certain it has great merit. However, I find it unacceptable that the author showed any kind of intolerance and narrowness in his writing.    Unfortunately the brown shirts, under new a name, have made a terrifying comeback and I'm sure that somewhere in the US, Mann's novella is targeted, if not banned. I'm glad you are keeping it alive through your poetry.   It was a joy and a privilege to comment on this compelling, deeply moving, work.   
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S74rw4rd commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; Two Young Men, BoyFriends, Enjoy The Afterglow, 2, Not One Moment Wasted by S74rw4rd 1 day 21 hours ago
Oh, wow!  Another ccomment: Oh, wow!  Another ccomment from you . . . this has really made my day!  I am so grateful that you have looked at several of my poems today, and my poor words are not at all an adequate expression of that gratitude, This poem was meant to be playful, and just a small naughty wink with a bit of humor,  When your words inspired this series, I decided to try to write the kinds of poems I wish I had had access to when I was young.  And once in a while, the serious poems need a break with just a little ribald humor. Thanks for validating this one, too.
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S74rw4rd commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; When You Come Right To It, Two Young Men Kissing Is Like A Cosmic Process [XLIX] by S74rw4rd 1 day 23 hours ago
Today is a momentous day: Today is a momentous day after receiving these comments from you.  Your validation of these poems is very important, both to me personally, and to the well being and future expansion of the series.
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S74rw4rd commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; BoyFriends At Verging Creek by S74rw4rd 1 day 23 hours ago
Thank you very much.  I am: Thank you very much.  I am thrilled to receive this second comment from you today.  I am particulrly fond of this poem because Verging Creek, under another name, is an actual place, less than a quarter mile from the residence in which I grew up.  It flowery banks and shallow channel became a trysting place for all sorts of couples.
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S74rw4rd commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; Devoured In Venice by S74rw4rd 2 days 38 min ago
Thank you very much.  I: Thank you very much.  I really appreciate your comment on this one.  I am both fascinated by Mann's story, primarily due to the presence of Tadzio and Jaschu, and repelled by it due to Mann's shabby disrespect for them at the end.  I think he gave in to prudery at the end.       When Joe Goebels and the clowns of tthe Third Reich started burning books on May 10th of '33, Mann's novella was among them.  Despite its flaws, it dd not deserve that kind of treatment; and, despite Goebels' best efforts, it did not die with the book burnings.     Have you seen the Visconti film?  It is beautiful, although the eventual breach between Tadzio and Jaschu is difficult to watch.  I usually rewind the DVR before I get there.
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patriciajj commented on: Unquiet Dawn by patriciajj 2 days 1 hour ago
You are an important: You are an important contributor to cosmic self-discovery as well! Can't thank you enough for all your encouragement.   
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patriciajj commented on: jet sking in a hurricane - unfinished by catclo15 2 days 1 hour ago
If one is dazzled by a: If one is dazzled by a bombastic, cavalier, boastful daredevil, she would be a tough act to follow, but a meaningful relationship is so much more.   This is an excellent character study and a clever, condensed expression that could stand alone or be continued.     Enjoyed!  
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patriciajj commented on: Behold The Light! I Shout! by ramonathompsont 2 days 1 hour ago
A striking, angelic and: A striking, angelic and exalting invitation into the light. I imagined the shackles of darkness falling and Divine hope rising in the last stanza. A message well sent!  
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patriciajj commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; BoyFriends At Verging Creek by S74rw4rd 2 days 2 hours ago
You brought the leafy,: You brought the leafy, flowing sanctum and two exiles from the harsh world into soft, but potent, focus. Well done! 
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patriciajj commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; Devoured In Venice by S74rw4rd 2 days 2 hours ago
So much brews under the: So much brews under the surface of this tranquil, atmospheric and enveloping scene that is felt as much as it is seen through the eyes of a wistful observer.     Even joyless puritans cannot defile the perilously beautiful, immaculately emotive moment on the beach, with details such as oysters, possible pearls on the beach and formal attire, unfettered or discarded, do double duty as powerful symbols.   The delicately smoldering images and the brilliant personification of a sky upstaged by young love was poetry, and storytelling, at its finest.   A magnificent addition to the series.  
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patriciajj commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; Two Young Men, BoyFriends, Enjoy The Afterglow, 2, Not One Moment Wasted by S74rw4rd 2 days 2 hours ago
Now that's commitment to: Now that's commitment to extracting everything precious from life! Playfully and absolutely intimate.  
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patriciajj commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; When You Come Right To It, Two Young Men Kissing Is Like A Cosmic Process [XLIX] by S74rw4rd 2 days 2 hours ago
Your title is a poem itself: Your title is a poem itself and your metaphor, appropriately, is a staggeringly far-reaching emblem.   Truly glorious!
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S74rw4rd commented on: Unquiet Dawn by patriciajj 2 days 22 hours ago
As you write your poems, you: As you write your poems, you are working along side the Hubble and Webb outer space telescopes.  But they are mere machines and can neither interpret nor appreciate what they send forth.  You, however, are sentient---one of those consciousnesses that have been chosen for cosmic explication.  
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S74rw4rd commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; The Museum Attendant's Conversation by S74rw4rd 3 days 5 hours ago
Thank you.: Thank you.
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