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crypticbard commented on: Summer’s Bones. by sweetwater 2 days 19 hours ago
I love that the poem develops: I love that the poem develops with each line the 'bones' of summer. Being a fan of autumn, myself, this has been a delightful poem to read. The line: "glistened blades of jewelled eye," is quite a beauty. The mottling entwining is a wonderful transition-melding together of seasons. Thanks for sharing. /Rik.
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Stephen commented on: FRAGRANT JAVA by georgeschaefer 2 days 20 hours ago
I like mine strong mixed with condensed milk.: The condensed milk is a long family tradition dating back to WW II.
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Stephen commented on: The Weekend by TheShadowKnows 2 days 20 hours ago
Excellent! : .
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crypticbard commented on: THE SCENT OF JASMINE by georgeschaefer 2 days 20 hours ago
Am I right in presuming this: Am I right in presuming this was birthed in '92?  Love the concept of the "asphalt deities!" There is a saying we have, "if the trucks stop, Australia stops." Thanks for sharing.
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crypticbard commented on: FRAGRANT JAVA by georgeschaefer 2 days 20 hours ago
A good coffee is almost: A good coffee is almost always a good start to any day. Thanks for sharing, George. /Rik.
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crypticbard commented on: Elusive Curiosity by TheShadowKnows 2 days 20 hours ago
A very pleasant rhythmic feel: A very pleasant rhythmic feel and rhyme pattern. And like the rising and ebbing of the tide caressing the shore as elusive as when little tikes play cat and mouse on the strand. Thanks for sharing. /Rik.
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crypticbard commented on: Ode to a Ferryman by crypticbard 2 days 21 hours ago
The coy koi swam in languid: Thank you so much for giving attention to both the content and the structure of this poem. It is particularly exciting to have innovated on a traditional form, not that this was the aim. Rather, the flow and the lines had more to do with it than intentionally seeking for something new. As it turns out it suits quite well. Thanks for that instructive and validating appraisal. The coy koi swam in languid pools of joy.
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crypticbard commented on: when novelty fades by crypticbard 2 days 22 hours ago
Much appreciated, Patricia.: Much appreciated, Patricia. Thank you, kindly.
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crypticbard commented on: first birthday without you by crypticbard 2 days 22 hours ago
Thank you, Patricia, there is: Thank you, Patricia, there is a certain lift in grieving through poetry and friendships. You are much appreciated. /Rik.
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crypticbard commented on: the fall by karlmcallister 2 days 23 hours ago
If caesar ain't looking, what: If caesar ain't looking, what even is the point? And if Humpty is the patron saint of all the broken then we have so much to look forward to! Wonderful piece of satire. Thanks for sharing. /Rik.
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J9thxciv commented on: Footnote: Soviet Era Locmotive by J9thxciv 3 days 53 min ago
Thank you very much for your: Thank you very much for your understanding of the poem.
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patriciajj commented on: England’s Best. (simple pleasures) by sweetwater 3 days 1 hour ago
A delicate, picturesque and: A delicate, picturesque and charming vacation for the senses. It gives the reader a very valuable (and don't underestimate its value) gift:    It makes us feel good. Thank you, dear poet. 
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patriciajj commented on: Footnote: Soviet Era Locmotive by J9thxciv 3 days 1 hour ago
The sharp focus on a: The sharp focus on a crumbling symbol of Soviet era industrialization succinctly captures the passage of time and the impermanence of mortal power. This visual commentary grants some hope in light of the current situation.   A compact and haunting presentation overflowing with meaning and emotion.  
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patriciajj commented on: first birthday without you by crypticbard 3 days 1 hour ago
An achingly candid,: An achingly candid, beautifully scribed and precious tribute. My deepest condolences.    
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patriciajj commented on: ENORMOUS ORB by georgeschaefer 3 days 1 hour ago
With casual grace, wit and: With casual grace, wit and perception, you expressed that profound feeling of humility and astonishment that seizes us when we ponder our lives "on a huge planet/ an enormous orb/ with billions of others/ to share my fortune", and what a flawless hit this is: "I am stoned/ in the presence of its magnitude".    Yes. It's like that.   A delightful introspection.
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