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cynosure commented on: Green Eyes In Shadow’s Silhouette by cynosure 3 weeks 3 days ago
Kind words, soothing my racing mind. : I apologise for taking so long to respond. Your kindness, understanding and empathy - something I am not used to receiving, were a lot to take in and process.    It feels incorrect to thank you for your intimate knowledge of the subject matter and my piece's effect on you. Perhaps it is true that the anguish and sadness shared are also halved. I wrote in some prose recently how much I believe (and it is scientifically backed) that emotions are intrinsically tied to and essential to our own morality—as they are indeed in other primates and more animals than we know.   I will thank you for taking the time to read and comment. It is something that I am trying to improve in myself.   
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uninvited_1 commented on: I’d rather miss debate by Teytonon 3 weeks 4 days ago
F*ck both of them. It's all: F*ck both of them. It's all bullsh*t anyways
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weepingwoman commented on: Memo from D to Don Dra... by weepingwoman 3 weeks 6 days ago
RE: RE: The Dailies... : and here's the ones from her bedroom... it comes in all shapes and sizes from XXXXXXXXXS to XXXXXXXXXL.. how big is it.... in every color of the rainbow... yes size XXXXXXXXXS should fit your hairless teacup poodle... it has "I have no idea who I am or what I'm doing" in frilly lettering... it needs to be frillier... Gordon Ramsay announces opening of his Dakini-themed restaurant at Walt Disney's Dakini-themed Theme Park on Venus... what's Everyone wearing in New York...  yes it is Snow Lion...  yes she did kill it with her own bare hands...  who's HotD... is that some new guy she's dating... who gave her the Dante's Inferno... who's Dante, is that some new guy she's dating... that she's really a "one-woman-show" ...  wake up D you fell asleep for 5 minutes...  we made a pact... Johnny's meetin' us at the station... we gotta make the last train to Clarksville...  
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weepingwoman commented on: Memo from D to Don Dra... by weepingwoman 3 weeks 6 days ago
Memo to Everyone #666... : RE: The Dailies  Ms D said you wanted to be "in-the-loop"... well welcome to The Loop lady... what are all these 10,001 crumpled pieces of pink paper on my desk...  yeah that doesn't look right either... it should be a capital E...  " or - not both... yeah that doesn't look right...  put "pad of pink paper" on the Walmart list... Walt Disney announces opening of Dakini-themed Theme Park on Venus...  pause it, I want to get some popcorn for this next scene... girl make sure it's that SkinnyPop kind... yeah that doesn't look right... FactChecker!... SkinnyPop called they want you and G & T for an ad spot on Tubi... I saw him last night, he got a gig playing a Tyke at McKenna's treehouse over in La Chorrera... yeah that doesn't look right... no Hunter we gotta stop now before anybody gets hurt... don't worry D, I've got everything under control... Johnny call Brad see if he can get Wile for the Belize job...  yeah that doesn't look right... his name is Mike, he stands around all day holding an overhead boom and his only lines are... is it the big fuzzy one, you should tell Biff you want the big fuzzy one... dammit I ran out of pink ink... make a note to write "pink ink pens" on the Walmart list... you'll have to use the one with purple ink missus... omg HotD is a crazy deep rabbit hole with a tangled web at the bottom... so what are you watching... no I don't have Netflix... yeah those are texts to her daughter, they shouldn't be in here... quit it D you're rationalizing, those dishes ain't going nowhere...  only if Damon's in on it too... don't tell Clooney... Here's some more Mr. Everyone... ok no Mr. Just Everyone... yeah that doesn't look right... she's off doing her yoga practice from last Tuesday... and these are her field notes from the Everest trip...  Lord Tyrion what do you say to the critics who call the project "formless" and "lacking any plotline whatsoever"... "The Body, Speech & Mind behind The Dakini Project"... the font needs to be frillier... can someone please check the spelling on "frillier"... is that really a word...  yeah that doesn't look right either...    
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patriciajj commented on: Green Eyes In Shadow’s Silhouette by cynosure 3 weeks 6 days ago
My heart ached all the way: My heart ached all the way through this masterfully crafted account of one of my own worst nightmares. At some point many of us have to make these wrenching decisions. With tenderness, palpable agony and heart-melting images, I was taken back to my own babies' end-of-life ordeals when mercy was a "sharpened blade".   I've read many poems about pet deaths, but none that have focused so sharply on the excruciating dilemma of when to let go and few have had the shattering power and the devastating realism you wield with your exceptional talent. The eloquence is almost too beautiful to bear as it delivers a cyclone of unsparing pain.   An excellent, excellent portrayal of our human journey that is, for many of us, tethered tightly to our nonhuman friends. I want to cry and applaud at the same time.   Well done, fine Poet!
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patriciajj commented on: Lost in the Unlimited by patriciajj 4 weeks 1 hour ago
Thank you again (and again .: Thank you again (and again . . .) for going straight for that center of gravity and unpacking everything with breathtaking accuracy and intricacy. I'm forever honored and humbled by your astronomical insights, your deep comprehension of my vision and your resonance with my work.   So much gratitude, such a limited language to fully express it.   Be blessed, radiant Friend and Poet.   
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patriciajj commented on: Lost in the Unlimited by patriciajj 4 weeks 1 hour ago
I am filled with gratitude: I am filled with gratitude and amazement by your stunning analysis that hit the mark with both precision and eloquence. That was exactly the effect I intended to evoke, and your vibrant insights confirmed it as only a true Poet can do. And you are a truly gifted Poet!   My regret is that I've been so busy lately that I haven't been able to give your posts the attention they so greatly deserve, but I hope to remedy that soon.   Thank you immensely for taking the time to read (I mean, really read) and leave such resplendent footprints.  
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weepingwoman commented on: Father's Tears by weepingwoman 4 weeks 7 hours ago
Happy Fathers Day Dad... : oh and Happy 100th Birthday too wherever you may be... I know how much you wanted to see that number... I miss you every day...  yeah "Fathers" doesn't look right... does anybody know the right spelling on "Fathers Day"... Scriptboy! FactChecker!... no she won't get out of bed... I heard they shut down production for the day... the day? honey it could be weeks, you know how she gets... so where's Hunter and Johnny... she sent Hunter to Walmart for more Nutella... dios mio, did she ask for THE silver spoon... yes girl we found it when we were cleaning out his desk... omg remember the scene!... chile when she threw it back at him... and the speech, it was an oscar-worthy performance... so where's Johnny... he went to Kathmandu for more Amrit Nectar... PROPS... we're gonna need another bottle for D's tears...  
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J-C4113D commented on: Lost in the Unlimited by patriciajj 4 weeks 13 hours ago
The lasr fived lines of the: The lasr five lines of the poem are, in my opinion, the most important and also the poem's center of gravity, because they disclose  the reader to whom the poem's questions are addressed.  The Poet has adopted a kind of Socearic method in posing questions to the reader; or, you could also called it that catechetical method that the Early Christians used when preparing converts for full initiation into the Chyrch.      And this is appropriate because this poem, like her other poems, constitute an extended initiation into an awareness of the Cosmos.  When you read one of Patricia's poems, you are actually reading the content or subject matter of all of them.  In this aspect, she resembles Wallace Stevens, whose body of work was based on certain premises that alwaus kept the individual poems in line with his subject matter,  Patricia's style operates exactly like this.  And to paraphrase one of Stevens' recent critics---whose name I cannot recall just now--her Poetry demonstrates an astonishing amount of internal control and modulation.  Patricia's poems present the Cosmos itself, so internal control and modulation are absolutely necessary.  I believe this kind of approach to poetry began with Vergil---and Patricia is an inheritor of that vocation---to explain the Cosmos to itself.  
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cynosure commented on: What is Justice? by satishverma 4 weeks 17 hours ago
Frans would approve. : The emotional tone of this poem feels both contemplative, introspective and perhaps even slightly eerie. The mention of racism in animals and the departure from "skin law" suggests a deep examination of societal issues and norms. Indeed, it feels inspired by the late great Frans de Waals himself (I recently wrote a short blog with this in mind on another site). The phrase "The conscience pricks unsaid", hinting at unease or guilt surrounding unspoken thoughts or actions, is refreshingly bold in its honesty.  I also enjoyed the description of a "travesty of the moon-naked", which paints a vivid and somewhat unsettling image, evoking a sense of vulnerability. The line "The sleep gropes for the light" conveys a sense of searching or longing for something elusive was masterful.  The mention of reading the last command of the brightest star adds a mysterious and possibly foreboding element to the poem. The final lines about the need to sever one's head for a new image underscores the gravity of significant change/sacrifice required to renew or transform oneself completely.   
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cynosure commented on: Lost in the Unlimited by patriciajj 4 weeks 17 hours ago
Thank you: This poem is full of wonder, awe, and a contemplative sense of introspection. The language used in the text evokes powerful imagery of transformation, emotional depth, and a sense of metaphysical exploration. The juxtaposition of concepts like anguish and Heaven, love and pain, and destruction and reconstruction all contribute to a rich emotional tapestry that suggests a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment. The imagery of rain gorging on sensual honeysuckle and wild grass and the idea of Truth as a crystalline door evokes a sense of magic and beauty in the face of profound experiences. Overall, it conveys a sense of mystery, longing, and a desire to transcend the ordinary in search of deeper understanding and connection with the world.
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patriciajj commented on: Well... by SSmoothie 4 weeks 18 hours ago
You discovered the marvelous: You discovered the marvelous paradox, the abundance code, the gateway to reaching your full potential, and I love how you expressed it with casual authenticity and your sharp, natural flair. A life-altering formula poured so gracefully and cleverly and convincingly into my head that I felt a rush of positive energy and an exciting realization:   The universe gives refills! Yes, it is unlimited!   "Because I'm moving mountains in your honour" Now that's a brilliant poem within a poem.   Your post is an enjoyable jolt of motivation. Very nice!   
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weepingwoman commented on: Scene 3229 by weepingwoman 4 weeks 1 day ago
RE: to the guy who just pm'd me... : I don't know what you're talking about... Johnny is the name of the guy who cleans the bathrooms at the Walmart in Taylor... he is unbelievably hot, got the man-bun, his skin glistening from having just reapplied the Tattoo Enhancing Lotion from over on aisle A3, he's got my name tattooed across his caramel-macchiato chest in fancy calligraphy... he approaches me with a mop in one hand and a scrub brush in the other... "hey beautiful lady, can I come to your house and clean YOUR bathroom"... 
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weepingwoman commented on: Scene 3370 by weepingwoman 4 weeks 1 day ago
RE: to the guy who just pm'd me... : I don't know what you're talking about... Tyrion is the name of the guy who does my hair... he's the only queen in the 7 Kingdoms who can handle these dreads... he owns the Dip n' Dye downtown over by Studio 54... every Wednesday night is drag nite...   does anybody know what the plural for bindi is... yeah and we should probably google "Dip n' Dye", that's gotta be a real thing right Gibbs.... why you asking me ese... FactChecker!... oh I forgot to tell you, nobody knows where they is, but I heard they'll be back next Tuesday... you forgot to tell me... hey, I don't work for you... I think you spelled oi wrong... sister get over here, Drogo and The Demogorgon are throwin' down in parking lot U... 
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weepingwoman commented on: she don't wanna talk to you ese... by weepingwoman 4 weeks 1 day ago
RE: to the guy who just pm'd me... : yes I really knew somebody named Koa... yes he really grew a strain called B-52... yes it really did make EVERYTHING funny just like him... wait a minute... is that you Johnny... quit pm'ing me, I don't have time for this right now... yes I am a very busy woman... stop or I'm telling them... what'll you give me not to tell them... anything?... no I already have the keys to The Forbidden City... Jackie Chan gave them to me for Christmas last year... you know what I really want Johnny... yes Johnny THAT one... Amitabha cut, mined in The Pure Land, hasn't been seen for more than a millenia... so you better get your treasure map out and start looking or I'm telling Everyone your dirty little secret...    I don't know I think she's at her vineyard in Italy... yeah I don't think "pm'ing" is a word... I heard she won't be back til next Tuesday... Scriptboy! no not you, you still write with a crayon... go get me the other Scriptboy!... he's not here... I heard he was in Belize with the boss lady, won't be back til next Tuesday... can you just please tell her they're both named Scriptboy! and it's too confusing... thank you Kali, I'm sorry I yelled at you...      
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