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Stephen commented on: PARADISE ALLUDED by georgeschaefer 1 day 5 hours ago
Do not forget politicians.: Stephen
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patriciajj commented on: Cusp: by Coffeepot 1 day 5 hours ago
The structure and metaphor: The structure and metaphor paint an astrological dreamscape: wondrous and elegant upon the page. Love it! 
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patriciajj commented on: Ode To Money by allets 1 day 5 hours ago
It certainly helps to put a: It certainly helps to put a light touch on the very stressful reality of our ever shrinking purchasing power. Some lyrical and sassy comic relief. Enjoyed. 
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patriciajj commented on: His Visit To The Ballet by Starward 1 day 6 hours ago
A very effective and: A very effective and intelligent analogy that proves your point well: as one can't just stumble around aimlessly and call that dancing, a writer can't roll out eloquence without paying his or her dues. As a skilled wordsmith, you're certainly qualified to express this. 
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patriciajj commented on: Horse Racing by saiom 1 day 6 hours ago
Thank you for bringing these: Thank you for bringing these heartbreaking facts into our awareness and dispelling the myths that racehorses are treated well because they are valuable commodities to some. I pray this shameful practice ends one day. 
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patriciajj commented on: In the Church of Ordinary Miracles by patriciajj 1 day 6 hours ago
Thank you for that very: Thank you for that very eloquent and validating reply. It means so much. 
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Starward commented on: In the Church of Ordinary Miracles by patriciajj 1 day 8 hours ago
I think it would make a good: I think it would make a good title for your book because, as a phrase, it is such a key to and a summary of what your poems are all about.  And that phrase will also be very busy in grad school, as enterprising students find ways to use it in their dissertations your poetry.  I believe that phrase---as a title; as a disseration subject; as the gatekeeper at the main entrance to the temple you have built in your poetry---will make you very proud, and will resonate in the minds of many readers.  It takes a possession common to us all---language---and lifts it into the Cosmos.  
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patriciajj commented on: In the Church of Ordinary Miracles by patriciajj 1 day 10 hours ago
I'm going to consider the: I'm going to consider the phrase you quoted for the title of my book—if I can ever get past all the hurdles of editing and publishing. I can't thank you enough for helping me climb over one of the major roadblocks I'm having in the process of putting together a collection, and that is settling on a title, which, as you know, is everything.    And if that's not enough, you've given me more motivation to actually do this, to take it out of the safe cabinet of "someday" and onto the table of "Ok, where do I start?"    I'm forever be grateful for all your advice, opinions and invaluable boosts to my morale. Forever grateful.         
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Starward commented on: Lemonade Afternoon by michael 1 day 17 hours ago
Thank you.: Thank you.
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michael commented on: Three And A Half Years by michael 2 days 2 hours ago
Late Thanks.: Koko, I have noticed that you replied to several of my pieces and regretably I have not visited yours. I appologise and will do so in the very short future. Thank so much. I had fun writing this piece because though I may have days such as this in my teen years I did not live in their environment. The research for this was enjoyable and the images that came into my imagination were as well. I am glad you liked it enough to comment on it and appreciate all your comments. Take care.
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michael commented on: Lemonade Afternoon by michael 2 days 2 hours ago
Thanks: First of all I want say thanks for taking the time to read my work. It is greatly appreciated.  I am glad this piece gave you reason to think of a pleasant time in your life. This piece was inspired by the thermometer I saw at a flea market. I imagined it nailed to a porch column and developed that image into what is written here. You are welcome to return and read other pieces and I shall visit yours. Take care and most of all "Write On!"
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Starward commented on: In the Church of Ordinary Miracles by patriciajj 2 days 7 hours ago
I think this poem also: I think this poem also contains what will someday be the title of your entire collection (in the way Stevens wanted to title his collected poems as "The Whole Harmonium") will be Practicing Immortal On Currents Of Light.  At this point, I should like to amend a comment I made months ago, and nominate this poem, because it contains this phrase at its center, as the absolute center of your entire collection, and the focal point around which all of your other poems orbit, or will orbit as you post new ones.  This poem is a star, and light and warmth are being fused from the words you have given it, and then flow into and through and around the other poems as they orbit around this star.  This poem reminds me of Stevens' centerpiece poem, Notes Toward A Supreme Fiction (although your poem is not quite as wordy as his):  he was great before he wrote it, and those who loved to read his poems already knew this; but when he published Notes, his greatness ascended to a superlative level.  This poem has made that ascension, from your greatness to your superlative greatness,  And that is not a stopping point; this poem has achieved such a height, and your next poems will extend the breadth of that height, if that makes sense.  
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Starward commented on: Adirondack Chairs by djtj 2 days 9 hours ago
You are welcome, and thank: You are welcome, and thank you for posting the poem.
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Starward commented on: + 27.225 MHz 195: Thank You, Daniel Stern by Starward 2 days 9 hours ago
Thank you.  All your comments: Thank you.  All your comments mean so much to me, but on this poem, your comment actually ministers to me.
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patriciajj commented on: + 27.225 MHz 194: On The Four Gospels by Starward 2 days 10 hours ago
You're always welcome. : You're always welcome. 
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