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allets commented on: The Best Wine by Dalton 1 day 12 hours ago
Dichotomies: I struggle with those. Wine? maybe! :D  
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Starward commented on: + A Glimpse Of Lady Certainly Rocking Our Granddaughter by Starward 1 day 13 hours ago
Yes, but also softly and: Yes, but also softly and gently, and well in tune; watching and listening, I felt tears in my eyes.  I never thought I would ever meet a grandmother as loving as my own paternal grandmother was to me, until my wife and I became grandparents.  Then I saw my own grandma, all over again.  Fourteen years later, with our two youngest grandchildren (three, and less than one year), and our first great grandchild (less than a year) she is just as much loving to them, and just as fully engaged.
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word_man commented on: + A Glimpse Of Lady Certainly Rocking Our Granddaughter by Starward 1 day 14 hours ago
and proudly she sang: and proudly she sang
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allets commented on: CORNERED ANIMAL by georgeschaefer 1 day 18 hours ago
Pick Your Battles: Just listened to "Silent Runnng" - Mike & The Mechanics and cried myself into sobs. I ask: "Have we fucked it up so bad that nothing survives?"
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allets commented on: THINGS I SEE by WILLIAM377KEITH 1 day 20 hours ago
“The smell of soap”: Priceless. Heaven is the hope. ~S~ 
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allets commented on: Cauliflower by allets 1 day 20 hours ago
Carbohydrate Heaven: Homemade anything gets the drool goin'. Stir fried cauliflower or with cheese. Yum! ~S~ 
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Starward commented on: Glorify Our Criminals by WILLIAM377KEITH 1 day 21 hours ago
Certainly thought provoking .: Certainly thought provoking . . . good use of the ballad rhyme scheme.
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allets commented on: SPITTING MOCKERY by georgeschaefer 1 day 22 hours ago
Eyes To The Ground: A lot to contemplate. ~S~
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allets commented on: OF MELANCHOLY by georgeschaefer 1 day 22 hours ago
A starving: Child anywhere is a terrible resource to waste. We will make it less melancholy when civilization rises again. ~S~
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Starward commented on: + A Glimpse Of Lady Certainly Rocking Our Granddaughter by Starward 2 days 27 min ago
Thank you so very much.  I: Thank you so very much.  I wrote that poem a long, long time ago, after observing it actually happen on July 4, 2006, so fourteen years ago as of Saturday.  I never thought I would ever see anyone as wonderfully grandmotherly as my own paternal grandmother had been . . .  until I watched my wife (second marriage for both of us) with the grandchildren of our blended family.  The poem recounts one of the finest memories I have.
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djtj commented on: + A Glimpse Of Lady Certainly Rocking Our Granddaughter by Starward 2 days 4 hours ago
Beautiful : Beautiful image. 
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Starward commented on: Circa 1976: Why The Fading Supernova Shuddered With Delight by Starward 2 days 7 hours ago
Thank you so very much.  Your: Thank you so very much.  Your acceptance and validation have helped me, from the beginning of this series, to construct these metaphors which, although fictive almost entirely, have allowed me to talk around, and even through, a friendship which I was far too cowardly to appreciate, in full, during its flowering in 1976.  After all the decades, I could not have expressed it without your mentoring and the inspiration of fine poets like yourself and Cascade.
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Starward commented on: Tapping Toes. by sweetwater 2 days 7 hours ago
Wow, I think this poem is: Wow, I think this poem is presents a verbal counterpoint which, in my reading experience, is so rare.  The great American poet, Wallace Stevens, tried it in one of his poems and really put his foot in his mouth.  But, in a much smaller linear space, you present it quite successfully.  Three movements, like a three part harmony, proceed in their counterpointed brevity:  the movement of the leaves, the movement of the tapping toes, and the movement of autumn out of summer, which is really just the orbital progress of the earth around the sun.  Paradoixcally, and I can't explain why, the poem seems to be very mobile while also standing still.  Well done!
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Starward commented on: Venus. by sweetwater 2 days 7 hours ago
Very little that my mother: Very little that my mother ever did impressed me in a positive way; we were adversaries even from my early childhood.  But one thing she did that I have to honestly give her great credit for, is her insistence on knowing proper grammar, proper punctuation, and an extended vocabulary.  When I got up to college, to which I did not want to go at first, I found out that the joker in the deck was a dreaded two hour oral exam, during senior year, in one's major subject, which had to be passed successfully to obtain the degree.  And all of it, in my major, was volcabulary.  Any questions the examining committee (one of whom was hostile toward me) wanted to ask; grade was determined both on content of the answers and on the way the answers were presented in wording.  All oral, with no time to prepare in advance.  After the session, I went back to the dorm and passed out from the stress, lol. 
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patriciajj commented on: Circa 1976: Why The Fading Supernova Shuddered With Delight by Starward 2 days 8 hours ago
Sublime and far-reaching, I: Sublime and far-reaching, I rolled down every line with ecstatic awe. I also have to give a shout out to the glorious work by the brilliant Cascade who sparked this blaze of cosmic sensuality.    Again, sublime. 
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