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Cascade commented on: Ki by Cascade 13 hours 40 min ago
Thank you for your wonderful: Thank you for your wonderful review and for sharing your very touching experience and memory of your grandmother. I was not lucky enough to develope any memories of mine. One died before I was born and one shortly after. So, I spend as much time as I can with my grandson.
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Cascade commented on: VISITATION by Stephen 13 hours 47 min ago
Many years ago I worked on a: Many years ago I worked on a nursing home called The Arbors at Hilliard. It was way under staffed and we were pushed along to the next bed to simply accomplish a daily care routine. The staff that cared didn't have time and the ones that didn't, didn't. Many of the residents recurved few visits if any and the ones that were not forgotten were considered lucky and envied. I myself didn't stay there long,..a few months. I told my mother I would never let her die in a nursing home. She died in her own home.  I kept my promise. This is a very well written, sad, and true reality.    
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Cascade commented on: A 1987 Me by Cascade 14 hours 1 min ago
It's always a pleasure to see: It's always a pleasure to see your footprints, stephen. I am honored... truly.
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saiom commented on: Hanging by a thread by dhicks01 15 hours 43 min ago
a powerful poem:   Perhaps tens of millions in the US would echo these sentiments... especially those with agonizing physical, mental, emotional or spiritual suffering.  God bless you and all sentient beings... and God materialize nonviolent foo and zillions of trees, shelter, clothing, protection from freezing an sweltering for all
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Stephen commented on: A 1987 Me by Cascade 15 hours 44 min ago
Dynamic write.: It touched the depths of my soul. --  Stephen
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dhicks01 commented on: Forgotten Yesterdays by dhicks01 15 hours 44 min ago
Thank you: All these years later, I thank you for your compliment
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Wordman commented on: VISITATION by Stephen 18 hours 51 min ago
Your words reopen old wounds,: Your words reopen old wounds, memories I threw away to just remember the better days.    Well written sir, honest and true. 
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patriciajj commented on: Walking thru snow by Dalton 23 hours 22 min ago
"you can turn and see: "you can turn and see footprints of a ghost who once strolled the path; like a meticulous, relaxing craft."   Love it! You saw it through innovative and radiant eyes, and the result was like seeing something familiar for the first time and being showered in bliss. Pure magic. 
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patriciajj commented on: Dialogue With Silence by patriciajj 23 hours 35 min ago
I'm thrilled that you: I'm thrilled that you mentioned Pratyahara, the withdrawal of the senses, as this path, at least in theory, if not always successful practice, has inspired my latest ruminations. I'm far from having any ultimate connection or even half the answers, but I'm very grateful that you're supporting me with your beautiful feedback on my journey. Your positive energy and profound art inspires us all. 
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Januarian commented on: Ki by Cascade 23 hours 42 min ago
Please forgive a second: Please forgive a second comment, but I failed to complete my first comment.  The poem's center of gravity is the final five lines.  That soul choice between grandchild and grandparent is not merely a superlative; I, myself, felt a deep connection of souls with my paternal grandmother, the only grandparent I really had time to get to know.  How often I wish I could have just one more hour of conversation with her; or just one more sunny afternoon at her rural residence, which was a very spiritual place for me, and always seemed to be at the edge of Easter, even in the bleakest autumns and winters.  The last five lines, and your gratitude to Ki, bear witness to this process, and has articulated it so well for those of us who have not been able to express it.
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Januarian commented on: Ki by Cascade 23 hours 48 min ago
I applaud the way you invest: I applaud the way you invest Ki with a stellar or cosmic significance:  moonlight loves his radiance, and sunshine melts its passion in his heart.  Then you show us the light becoming golden in his hands:  the significance of that is so very profound.  Making the light golden is to adjust and alter the spectrum of that light that it takes on after the fusion, in the sun's core, of hydrogen atoms.  They tell me that twenty cubic tons per second are fused into light by our sun, and Ki, in your poem, and in the cosmic order of things, brings the goldening to that light.  This is a magnificent tribute to Ki, and makes me want to see more poems about him.
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patriciajj commented on: Reasons People Will Not Take Vaccine by allets 23 hours 52 min ago
I have to commend you for not: I have to commend you for not sugar coating the issue and for coherently laying it all out there. We knew the vaccine wouldn't bring us a bright, shining new day for all the reasons you mentioned, and add to this crucible of misery the greed factor . . . Yes, I could, unfortunately believe this is "a cruel human culling" and nothing seems more important than Wall Street turning "to yeast". Bubble away, Almighty Dollar.    As always, your commentary is smart, hard-hitting and takes no prisoners. 
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Cascade commented on: Dialogue With Silence by patriciajj 1 day 11 min ago
The unmanifest, the unmoved: The unmanifest, the unmoved mover. The pure and formless ground of being from which creation and nanifestion arises.  Pratyahara: enterance by withdrawl. "Leave me alone now I'm learning to breathe". You know that being present is a shift from thinking to feeling. I think it is called "content-less conscience". You keep bringing me back, Patricia 
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patriciajj commented on: @ + 27.255 MHz: Vernal Scholia; A Dedication To Some Peers by Januarian 1 day 24 min ago
Very impressive! They should: Very impressive! They should call that the Stevens Principal. 
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word_man commented on: You Are My Inspiration by word_man 1 day 1 hour ago
thank you for the visit: thank you for the visit cascade, just changed the music
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