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Starward commented on: end of time by Pungus 2 days 7 hours ago
I think your poem is: I think your poem is theologically astute, and plumbs a lot of depth in just a few lines.
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Starward commented on: Shining Silver by Pungus 2 days 8 hours ago
This series, and your Poetry,: This series, and your Poetry, compel that.  I am slow on the uptake at times, but I always try to catch up.
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Pungus commented on: Shining Silver by Pungus 2 days 9 hours ago
Slow metronome : I am grateful that you are following along.
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Starward commented on: Shining Silver by Pungus 2 days 9 hours ago
What an interesting swerve. : What an interesting swerve.  Here you focus on the mundane aspects---similar to those in our time and place---of the science fiction world you are composing for your readers.  This is a rather coy artistic strategy, very applaudable.  I like where you are going with this series.
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Starward commented on: South Secrets by Pungus 2 days 10 hours ago
Thank you for that reply, and: Thank you for that reply, and for reminding me of what I had stupidly forgotten:  Lem's science fiction, which I have not read, although I have read a bit about it.  I also mentioned, in a comment on one of the other poems in this series, James Tiptree Jr., whose future cosmology is a little less obvious than Cordwainer Smith's; and, perhaps, a little more subtle.  (I love and admire Smith's creation; but I have found Tiptree's work equally entertaining.)  Tiptree drops hints, that are often left unexplained; whereas Smith is far more explanatory.  Despite my tremendous respect for Smith, I will say here that the ambience you have constructed in the poems is much more like ambient music, and like Tiptree's cosmology:  in the background, as needed, but not intrusive upon the narrative.  I think this kind of artistic decision, which you have obviously made in the poems of this series, bespeaks a very poetic view of the material; and is another reason why I applaud this sequence and urge you to extend it as far as your inspiration and inclination might take it.  I think this series is a very unusual part of postpoems, in the best possible meaning of "unusual."  I think you are setting an example, and blazing a parth, of which few if any poets here have thought.  And that adds so much iridescence to your poetry.
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Pungus commented on: South Secrets by Pungus 2 days 11 hours ago
Gracias Senor Starward: The usage of the term "cosmonaut" rather than "astronaut" is majority influenced by Stanislaw Lem's novella, The Futurological Congress, a sci-fy satire. Lem was a 20th century Polish writer whom I enjoyed reading during highschool. Also I must thank you for your literary recommendations.
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allets commented on: For Zachariah by shawon1982 2 days 11 hours ago
Happy Birthday Zach!: Live, love, Be Kind! ~S~ 
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allets commented on: second anniversary of "back to school 1999" by shawon1982 2 days 11 hours ago
Lovely Tribute: To friendship. Thank you for this write. :D  ~Stella~
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Starward commented on: South Secrets by Pungus 2 days 11 hours ago
I think that, for any reader: I think that, for any reader of this series, the questions are piling up rapidly.  Cosmonauts?---that implies a Soviet presence in the conquest of space; or it is just a word that passed into the language of that time, a more successful passing than, say, the American term "astronaut"?  No, I am not asking you to tip your hand with answers or explanations; I am simply demonstrating the kinds of questions that successful science fiction, be it poetry or prose, raises in the ordinary reader.  Are you familiar with the science fiction of Cordwainer Smith?  I highly recommend him for your reading list.  He wrote prose science fiction, and all but a handful of his stories take place in, describe, partly explain, and extend a vast future vision of an interstellar civilization that began with humans on earth and then exploded out into the cosmos.  The artistic control he exerted upon his material is very evident, and is also very skilled and very subtle.  He is "required reading" (so to speak) to anyone who is creating a coherent and internally consistet science fiction vision.  The late Iain Banks' sciece fiction series is a more recent example of the same kind of writing.  Your very original series reminds me of theirs (although i have read little of Banks').  I aoplaud the work you are doing within this science fiction tradition.
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Pungus commented on: end of time by Pungus 2 days 12 hours ago
Out of body within: It's interesting how you mention "out of body experiences" because the Divine is as much within as as it is hovering too.
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Pungus commented on: I AM AFRAID by georgeschaefer 2 days 13 hours ago
Meditation---no beer: Furthermore relatable comments when worthy... You are brought to me with parallel pursuits, and loathing losses of what we knowingly once thought might prevail as perfection.
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Pungus commented on: SOUNDBITES DON'T CUT IT ANYMORE by georgeschaefer 2 days 13 hours ago
Bursts like Volcano: You demonstrate and prove you are a good poet. I caught every meticulous and merry-wit-moment here. I actually really like these longer pieces' relatabilty.
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allets commented on: SOUNDBITES DON'T CUT IT ANYMORE by georgeschaefer 2 days 13 hours ago
"word turns": Well said - they ain't bailing me out neither, correct English and all. I like this write - ginsberg rocks! ~S~
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allets commented on: An Arbor by allets 2 days 13 hours ago
In The Face Poetry: Is my preference for 2019-2021. All poetry is political whether empty of ideas or tackling challenges of every ilk. No one is calling love of god or gods of choice poems names. Not yer cup of java, read only those who agree with you. Yesterday I took down a comment that reference a dick getting hard  reading my poetry - uncouth - pretty much but postpoems has an open editorial policy so verbal fucking women is okay. Have you noticed the ratio of female to male writers on postpoems? I wonder why.   
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Starward commented on: @ 27.105 MHz: Small Bit Of Sluething, On The Lake's Shore by Starward 2 days 15 hours ago
Thank you.  I certainly feel: Thank you.  I certainly feel the same way about your Poetry.
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