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Cascade commented on: Untitled by Cascade 14 min 8 sec ago
Thank you, for all of this,: Thank you, for all of this, Starward, for all your kindness and thoughtfulness. It made me smile. I'm sorry it took me so long to respond to this wonderful comment, but my days have been a little hectic. Working very long hours and such and so on. I don't get back here as often as I would like. Again...thank you for this and all your comments and support. Blessings to y, dear poet.
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Starward commented on: star gazing by crypticbard 1 hour 55 min ago
You have such an evocative: You have such an evocative style with words:  even a few of your words say more than most people's many words.  This is one of the aspects of your Poetic talent and skill.  In just a few lines, you set several processes in motion---like the multiple gears within the inner mechanism of a well-made (and uncomputerized) clock.  The excellence of your poems continues to impress me.
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Starward commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; The Brave, And Braving, Ones by Starward 4 hours 15 min ago
My previous reply was: My previous reply was unintentionally brief, even hurried, because of the gout attack on my left hand, which affected three of my fingers.  Today, however, the pain has partially subsided (colchicine seems to be my new best friend, lol), so I wanted to just briefly extend my previous comment with this sequel to it.  Very much, I appreciate your understanding and acceptance of the poem; and your comment on the poem's final line substantiated (if I may use that word without sounding arrogant) the point I wanted the poem to make:  that the love for which many are still shamed and shunned in this country---and persecuted even to the point of murder (judicially, or by thugs or assassins)---does deserve to be celebrated across the cosmos, because love is love is love.   I shall say, again, that my Ad Astra poems would not exist without the encouragement and empowerment you gave me.  I think there are many more poems to write for it, and I hope to be given sufficient time for that.  But, to whatever extent it grows, your kindness stands at the series' conception and commencement.   And for that, I will always be grateful.
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Starward commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; The Brave, And Braving, Ones by Starward 15 hours 53 sec ago
Thank you.  Although this is: Thank you.  Although this is not the series' conclusion (I hope it goes on for a long time), this poem is one of the series'  centerpieces.  Your comment on the poem is so encouraging, and I was particularly pleased with your response to the final line. Thank you so much.  Please do not take my brevity as lack of appreciation for your visit and words.  It is, rather, an effect of one of the worst gout attacks I have had.
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patriciajj commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; The Brave, And Braving, Ones by Starward 15 hours 48 min ago
This supreme gift of: This supreme gift of solidarity to the unjustly repressed stands upon pillars of understanding, compassion, honesty and epic courage. I believe it defines the entire series which is a lifeline, pulling others to the shores of inner safety and self-acceptance, but most of all the courage to love who they will love and be who they will be.   In your metaphorically apt sky full of awareness and acceptance, stars mirror the blazing desire and closeness of the couple. Amazing!    You made, in my opinion, the best decision changing "their love" to "Love". Besides being more eloquent and sweeping, it makes the earth-trembling statement that "love is love", then this thought culminates in a most regal, triumphant and soul-affirming last line that thunders even after it is read.   Writers like you change the world. Applauding! 
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crypticbard commented on: come together a-poeting by crypticbard 18 hours 21 min ago
Most obliged. Always grateful: Most obliged. Always grateful for shared comments.
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crypticbard commented on: a hive of thoughts by crypticbard 18 hours 24 min ago
Beekeeping is quite: Beekeeping is quite fascinating. We never undertook it but I remember as a child being taken to the forest to go honey hunting from wild bee hives that have been built into tree hollows and such.
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Starward commented on: come together a-poeting by crypticbard 1 day 4 hours ago
This is a very wise poem.: This is a very wise poem.
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Teytonon commented on: SEMI-COLON by joy 1 day 5 hours ago
Yes, it is: Yes, it is It's very sad A life cut short What makes it bad Cannot be measured In tears alone Life must be treasured  Though it's unknown We struggle each and every day To find the meaning of this play We think of those we've left behind  And hope to attain peace of mind  
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patriciajj commented on: Frozen Retreat by patriciajj 1 day 13 hours ago
Thank you kindly for your: Thank you kindly for your insights that tunnel deep and beautifully to the heart of my expression. A wonderful gift from a great wordsmith! 
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patriciajj commented on: Tumble by SSmoothie 1 day 13 hours ago
A life-affirming outlook I: A life-affirming outlook I can get behind!   The blithe, witty and lighthearted tone of your accessible expression certainly does have the feel and metaphorical significance of tumbling . . . into a stratosphere of renewal and hope.   I absolutely love this:     "Each time I tumble a little lower, I get higher in my self The hope I hang prayers on hovers And its smile is contagious"   I can relate, and yes, I'll come along!  
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patriciajj commented on: Heron Clan Sept 25, 2022 No Longer by djtj 1 day 13 hours ago
We deserve so much more than: We deserve so much more than the "menagerie", as you concluded with striking wordplay, in your wonderful poem of empowerment and self-worth. So many metaphorical delights spell "I'm finished!" until the very satisfying end when the speaker, with dramatic flair and wit, puts an end to the charade.   "Memory Birds" is packed with razor-sharp lines that certainly do not flit away on wings of mediocrity. As spoken-word poetry, this charming work plays hardball with the best of them.   Remarkable wordcrafting in both poems.   
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patriciajj commented on: Untitled by TheShadowKnows 1 day 13 hours ago
Nothing life threw at you: Nothing life threw at you could break you . . . until you looked into her eyes.   A stirring, timeless sentiment. Loving it!  
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Starward commented on: Footnote: Just After The Autumnal Equinox by Starward 1 day 15 hours ago
I look forward to that: I look forward to that posting.  The homage and respect offered to our host, Poetry, is, in its courteous behavior, one more aspect of your greatness as a Poet.  Although we have not been long acquainted, I truly believe that you are one of Postpoems' great ones---one of the chosen few whose poems are, for your readers, a privilege of reading.  
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crypticbard commented on: Footnote: Just After The Autumnal Equinox by Starward 1 day 16 hours ago
As you suggest it shall be: As you suggest it shall be added onto the list of poems to be posted in season. Thank you for your kind and candid interaction. And I offer homage and respect to our most charming host, Poetry.
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