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patriciajj commented on: @ 27.105 MHz: Brief Elegy For A Young Man, Slain For The Way He Loved by Starward 7 hours 30 min ago
I'm so moved by your kind: I'm so moved by your kind response. It's a joy and a privilege to read and comment on your essential work. 
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patriciajj commented on: Nucleus by patriciajj 7 hours 47 min ago
"Thank you" doesn't do: "Thank you" doesn't do justice to my debt of gratitude for your overwhelming reception of this series that chronicles a deeply personal and transformative journey.    No one has ever analyzed my message with such intricate yet expansive detail and with such prowess that only a true poet can deliver. And I'm beyond gratified that you've pinpointed my vision, process and aspiration with an almost intuitive precision; and if that wasn't enough, you see it through the eyes of wisdom, with metaphors and references that leave me speechless and deeply humbled.    You are a valuable source of insight, motivation and advice, not just to me, but everyone privileged enough to be your friend here on Post Poems. 
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word_man commented on: Nucleus by patriciajj 8 hours 27 min ago
you`re welcome: you`re welcome
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patriciajj commented on: Nucleus by patriciajj 8 hours 29 min ago
Thank you for reading and for: Thank you for reading and for your accurate insight. It means so much. 
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Pungus commented on: SIMPLETON by Stephen 11 hours 13 min ago
Sorry I was a little stoned: What a poor impression I'm putting on myself.
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Stephen commented on: Black Out Drunk by Pungus 11 hours 17 min ago
Well written. : This poem reminds me of 25 years of my life. I have been sober 27 years but sometimes I must be reminded.  Thanks for the memory.
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Stephen commented on: SIMPLETON by Stephen 11 hours 23 min ago
I think your comment was a compliment.: Thank you.
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Starward commented on: No Poet Ought To Praise His Or Her Self by Starward 12 hours 14 min ago
Hey, Uncle, be more: Hey, Uncle, be more circumspect in what you say about a real Poet.  Pungus is more than a bystander, he is a real Poet. He has more artistry and poetic skill on his worst day than you will ever achieve in your entire lifetime.  So when you enter my comment section, restrict your comments to me and my poems, and do not even attempt to remark about the real Poets who might care to comment here.  
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Pungus commented on: SIMPLETON by Stephen 12 hours 30 min ago
It Can Never Be True: Let it be noted I am having a great revelation. You directed me by means of your advertising-comment, and reading the clarity conveyed is cool and all but wtf.
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Stephen commented on: No Poet Ought To Praise His Or Her Self by Starward 12 hours 35 min ago
The bystander eggs on the pugilists.: .
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Starward commented on: No Poet Ought To Praise His Or Her Self by Starward 12 hours 45 min ago
Thank you, sir, for your: Thank you, sir, for your perspective, which I always appreciate.
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Pungus commented on: No Poet Ought To Praise His Or Her Self by Starward 12 hours 55 min ago
I Am Hear: Painting eyeball portrait in fractal form, in which the theme is Presently dispayeld: A Reflection of Eathother's Staredown.   I am Certainly no scholar to see that nerves run high and Certainly not a Lady but My Lovely Lady approves.   It really is interdimensional stuff. Poets be merry! Poets suck a black cherry, and spit out the pit into the transhbin!
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Starward commented on: No Poet Ought To Praise His Or Her Self by Starward 13 hours 37 min ago
Since you have commented on: Since you have commented on my poem, I shall feel more free to respond than if I was visiting one of your poems.  And what I say is directed only toward your comment, and toward other items you have posted,  I know nothing of you beyond what is on this site.  In my opinion (and all of what I am about to write is strictly and entirely my own opinion), you seem to think that no poet can criticize the behavior of some other poet, while still being humble:  I suggest this shows a woeful disdain for or disregard of the Western canon, and of poets like Callimachus, Dante, Milton, Eliot, Pound Stevens; and, most especially, the great J. V. Cunningham---all of whom were humble men; but they were also, like you and me, fallible human beings.  This is a very solipsitic position to maintain.  I have also read poems of yours that criticize others' behavior that you dislike or with which you disagree (I would cite your poem "Judgment" among others as an example).  That poems of yours that I have cited does the very same thing that you criticize in others.  To critizie the behavior of others for critizing the behavior of others---is this not like the opitical illusion of mirrors reflecting mirrors, creating what seems an infinite number of reflections that just continue to some far away vanishing point?  (Are you familiar with Ashberry's "Self Portrait In A Convexy Mirror"?   Cunningham was a very humble man, they tell me (I did not ever have the opportunity to meet him, or to hear him lecture on poetry), but when he saw an abuse of poetry, he spoke up---and, I suggest, he thought pride was an abuse of poetry.  What about John Milton's verse play, Samson Agonistes, in which the character Harapha is Milton's very subtle attack upon the overweening pride of the scholar Claudius Salmasius?  And what of Milton's portrait of Satan in Paradise Lost?---is that a failure of Milton's Christian humbleness because he used that character as a parody of certain public and poetic behaviors that he found discourteous and uncouth?    However, I am grateful that you visited the poem and commented.  I have been candid because you came to my comment area; like I said, if I visit yours, I try to be more circumspect.  But here, I will respond as appears, to me, to be a fit and fair reply.  (By the way, you ought to check out David Lean's film, Doctor Zhivago, specifically the character Strelnikov's comments about Zhivago's poetry.  When I saw the film, this past Saturday, I thought of you when I heard Strelnikov make those remarks.  I did not imagine, then, that you would favor me with a comment, as you have done today.)  Thanks again for that, Uncle.  Feel free to visit any poem, at any time.  [*/+/^]
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Stephen commented on: No Poet Ought To Praise His Or Her Self by Starward 15 hours 21 min ago
This poem is of course about the need for humilty.: C.S. Lewis said: “Do not imagine that if you meet a really humble man he will be what most people call 'humble' nowadays: he will not be a sort of greasy, smarmy person, who is always telling you that, of course, he is nobody. Probably all you will think about him is that he seemed a cheerful, intelligent chap who took a real interest in what you said to him. If you do dislike him it will be because you feel a little envious of anyone who seems to enjoy life so easily. He will not be thinking about humility: he will not be thinking about himself at all.”  This humble man would also of course never write a poem taking someone else to task for being prideful.
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Starward commented on: No Poet Ought To Praise His Or Her Self by Starward 15 hours 50 min ago
Thank you, sir, for reminding: Thank you, sir, for reminding me of that.
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