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saiom commented on: SQUID GAME by Pungus 16 hours 4 min ago
Muse:   You are my muse for this response to your poem https://www.postpoems.org/authors/saiom/poem/1101266
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saiom commented on: + 1ST POEMS: Written In Prayer To Always Praise The Lord by Starward 16 hours 29 min ago
  I believe that animals have:   I believe that animals have souls and that your Archibald, so beautifully described in Patricia's poem, will be reunited with you 1 day.   Your poetry is Godfilled.
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saiom commented on: Archibald by patriciajj 16 hours 33 min ago
a world in words:   "lobotomized cadets . . .  marching, marching always in a bubble of pain and marching still". a world in a few words
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allets commented on: Lost In Translation by lyrycsyntyme 16 hours 39 min ago
One Fabulous Line: "...join the rainman and keep on dancing" I think the cure for cancer lives in "...don't feel hunger for possession" Reference game show - put on Island with nothing, to survive POSSESS FAST! But also a mimim needs acquired economy. Liked lots your one-celled plague. Chuckled at funeral images "I was there at his funeral...germs could hear prayers ". You have a flare for cadence as tone setter and mood support. Neat layered metaphors. . Lady A
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patriciajj commented on: Beneath The Gray Wig by saiom 18 hours 19 min ago
You're very welcome and thank: You're very welcome and thank you for your support. It means so much. 
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patriciajj commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Les Bois!; Sculptor Just Outside Of Stratonikea; An Erotic Poem by Starward 18 hours 23 min ago
A completely understandable: A completely understandable and minor error. That you power through the pain to create superb art is impressive. God bless. 
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Starward commented on: He Must Not Be Much Of A Poet by Starward 18 hours 36 min ago
Thank you for that reply, and: Thank you for that reply, and the compelling analysis of the situation.  I suppose my poem is a product of the reading I did in my formative years---directed by scholars who preferred the literary idealists like Stevens, Eliot, Pound, and Cunningham, rather than the populists like Whitman and Masters (although I can empathize with certain aspects of Whitman's perspective).  I am disturbed by the profusion of items that are labeled as "poems" but are simply rants reactive to the news cycle; or op-ed pieces that belong more properly in a blog or a podcast.  I do not think that Poetry has a place for that as a trend; and an occassional exception, yes, but not as a trend.  And its a personal dislike; I do not expect anyone else to share, or approve of, it.  The poem arose from a question that nagged at me while I have browed through the archived poems:  why does a difference seem to exist between then and now?  The only difference I can come up with is the blog-like rants, the daily diary entries, and the op-eds.  And, again, that is an entirely personal response which I do not expect others to share or approve.  
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patriciajj commented on: Of flesh & time by Spinoza 18 hours 41 min ago
Oh, what can I say about such: Oh, what can I say about such volcanic streams of language? I almost don't want to touch this with my humble analysis, but I'll try. It bustles with so much emotion and yet, miraculously, stands still in a beautiful, beautiful encasement of transcendental peace.    First, you led us to a state of flow where there is no difference between past, present and future, and there, under a sprinkle of "gold trinkets" and surrounded by imagery that is deep meditation, you surged into a delicate and subtle encounter that burned brighter than any detailed description.    The ending is so magnificent that I'm silenced with awe—   All I know is that I crossed a bridge between body and soul and it's perfect here. 
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patriciajj commented on: Sitting With Stars by patriciajj 19 hours 27 min ago
That is the greatest: That is the greatest encouragement I could ever hope to receive. My deepest gratitude for your gorgeous feedback. 
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patriciajj commented on: Legacy of Ash by patriciajj 19 hours 31 min ago
I completely agree with you: I completely agree with you that hell is the illusion of separation in this terrestrial battlefield. Thank you so much for your positive input. You make a difference. 
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patriciajj commented on: A Soft Ascent by patriciajj 19 hours 39 min ago
Thank you kindly for your: Thank you kindly for your breathtaking comment, dear poet. 
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patriciajj commented on: Ascension in Gold by patriciajj 19 hours 43 min ago
Unbelievable! That you would: Unbelievable! That you would grace me with such a spellbinding comment. No, more than a comment: something to cause my own "animal soul to leap out from behind" my "eyes – fully winged, into an open crisp sky..."   I'm so honored that my poem launched this voyage to a poetic otherworld. Epic gratitude.   
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lyrycsyntyme commented on: SQUIRRELS AND YOUNG LOVERS by georgeschaefer 20 hours 30 min ago
Unique topic - well within your norm ; ): Social animals of the non-human form tend to be very sincere in their actions. They also tend to be quick forgiving. We're so alien to the other social creatures in this way. Maybe those alien astronaut believers are right? Maybe our origins are from somewhere else ; ) We clearly didn't evolve with that sense of forgive-and-forget. That sense of "let me start from the assumption that he/she meant well". When ever I accidentally step on one of my cats tail or their paw, two seconds of sweet talk and they're purring again. We need to be more like that, I think.
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lyrycsyntyme commented on: He Must Not Be Much Of A Poet by Starward 20 hours 39 min ago
The price of an open forum is: The price of an open forum is that everyone has a key. But I would say this is a beautiful thing. At least to this reader, it's one of the few true treasures of the internet. One of the true forms of democratic spirit that is still in existence, in the places like this one, where one is still able to simply write what ever they feel.   I, for one, love the idea of the reader being allowed to decide what is poetry, themselves, as opposed to a gatekeeper or gatekeepers. It might take cycling through some writes that you or I might not hold as particularly poetic, depending our tastes and perceptions of what poetry is (or if it is simply poetry alone that one of us is looking for at that moment, or rather curious to a broader engagement), but I think it's worth the price. I imagine, more than myself, with your experience you can probably take a quick glance and know whether you want to read on or go on to the next post.   In the long haul, I'd say time itself is the only necessary gatekeeper. For all of the Whitman's, Dickinson's, Shakespeare's, Brook's, Bradford's and Poe's, there's countless voices who weren't timeless. Perhaps, though, they had their time with someone, some audience. Hell, even if it was just working things out within themselves. That might just be worth something, too, even if not on the level of the iconic writers.   I'd also like to add one more thought, for what it's worth. Though I'd hardly acclaim my own writing as something of particular note, it was a real aid to me in being able to post what I'd write on postpoems when I had much less of clue as to what I was doing. Learning a lot from a variety of others attempts - as well as receiving a wide range of feedback - in the long term has made me better. There were a couple of other sites I came across before I tried this one. The responses I generally got were merely attempts by people to show how brilliant they were, rather than to give me a helpful/encouraging critique. Generally, to paraphrase their guidance, they wrote "Go away, you're not as good as I am". Which, as you might imagine, didn't give me much to work with ; ) Today's rant poemer might just turn into a timeless writer, given time, experience, and some helpful tips. : )
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Starward commented on: let us forgive one another by Spinoza 20 hours 58 min ago
Thank you for the reply, and: Thank you for the reply, and the kind words; and I am sorry to hear of your aunt's passing.
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