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Cascade commented on: Ripened Rainbows by Cascade 1 day 20 hours ago
Thank you so much for leaving: Thank you so much for leaving your footprints on my page, dear poet.
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Starward commented on: Trump Will Rule Again by ramonathompsont 2 days 1 hour ago
Forgive me for raising this: Forgive me for raising this question.  Didn't the Founders object to the idea of one person, like George III, ruling?  Only Law rules in this country.  No one man---not even the Innkeeper---is permitted to rule us:  he can only carry out the Constitutional responsibilities of his office.  The Constitution does not acknowledge, and the electorate (if they are thinking clearly) does not elect, rulers.
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patriciajj commented on: 3. Dancing by rachel 2 days 4 hours ago
Now the Sojourner performs: Now the Sojourner performs and there is an inner whirlwind in pace with the breathless movements that suggest freedom and unleashed joy. The short, staccato lines, beginning as a whispering flutter, soon pulse with empowerment: a triumph over fear, physical pain and heartbreak.   "Unbodied, insane!" you fly to the summit of who you truly are.   What a trip! Love this amazing series.   
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patriciajj commented on: 2. Town to Town by rachel 2 days 4 hours ago
I'm grateful to Starward for: I'm grateful to Starward for encouraging you to continue this reflective, poignant and wistful journey—an odyssey both literal and emotional. We would certainly be missing out without your soulful and picturesque creation that culminates in a firestorm of beauty and a clever play on words:   "I live by the dimmed light of love.   I raced to the stars like Icarus   But instead of falling   I grew up"     Just perfect.
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patriciajj commented on: 1. Sojourner by rachel 2 days 4 hours ago
A brilliantly conceived,: A brilliantly conceived, artfully penned character study of carefully concealed pain.   You did a superb job of transferring the experience to the reader: Don't we all, at times, "dance,/ though weeping" in our everyday, human performance?   Particularly profound was "the stillness between the weeping and dancing" where the Sojourner becomes the audience and the world becomes a frantic, fleeting stage play.   You leave much open to interpretation with an ingenious economy of words, and that is, to me, the gold standard of art.     Stunned and applauding.   
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dhicks01 commented on: Are you ok? by dhicks01 2 days 5 hours ago
Than you : Thank you, 21 years later
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elliot_jordan2003 commented on: Ripened Rainbows by Cascade 2 days 11 hours ago
Incredible : Such an amazing work of art. Glad to see you back.
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ramonathompsont commented on: Two Feet by Ophelia10 2 days 17 hours ago
powerful, moving and strong.: powerful, moving and strong. a lot of people need to read these words and learn from them. good job
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Starward commented on: On The Steps Of The Jefferson Memorial by Starward 2 days 19 hours ago
Yes, it is somewhat shocking: Yes, it is somewhat shocking to learn the truth about some of them.  They were fallible and imperfect, and yet God and History used them to create a Republic that, until recently, has been envied all over the world, and imitated (most often poorly) by many,  Sad that from 2017-2020, this nation became a pale imitation of itself, and dismissed so many of its highest ideals.
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crypticbard commented on: On The Steps Of The Jefferson Memorial by Starward 2 days 23 hours ago
I have rather belatedly: I have rather belatedly learned of the darker side of this celebrated historical public figure. So much had been glossed over in our history textbooks that we elevated causes and men that a deeper look would show us otherwise.
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Stephen commented on: Cantaloupe by theLittle 3 days 2 hours ago
Cantaloupe: There is a certain sometning abouth this poem that quickens my soul.
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patriciajj commented on: In the Infinite Now by patriciajj 3 days 8 hours ago
Thank you kindly, sublime: Thank you kindly, sublime poet. Your gorgeous and precise reflections poured light through the cracks of a difficult day. Your support means so much. 
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Starward commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; He Slipped His Shoes Off During Class by Starward 3 days 8 hours ago
Thank you.  Those words will: Thank you.  Those words will keep the sequence going, for sure.  To me, for this particular sequence, it is more important for it to serve the readers to whom and for whom it is intended than to state anecdotes from my autobiography or imagination.
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patriciajj commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; He Slipped His Shoes Off During Class by Starward 3 days 9 hours ago
I love the way this crucial: I love the way this crucial series is evolving, and it's an excellent strategy to make the poems more generalized and accessible. You're not gushy. You're sincere. And that is  gift. God bless. 
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Starward commented on: 3. Dancing by rachel 3 days 11 hours ago
Anazon has, or used to have,: Anazon has, or used to have, it; but I have never found it on the internet.
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