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Jan9thxciv commented on: Up an atom by Teytonon 10 hours 55 min ago
I can tell this poem is: I can tell this poem is profound, that goes without question, but I am not sure I understand all of the lines.  Would you explicate it for me?
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Jan9thxciv commented on: Cyber punk by Teytonon 10 hours 57 min ago
Very interesting monologue: Very interesting monologue for sure.  Are you familiar with William Gibson's three cyberpunk novels?
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Jan9thxciv commented on: Slushed Afternoon by Ground 11 hours 1 min ago
Emily Dickinson's entire: Emily Dickinson's entire reputation is based on many short jots.  The tradition of Haiku and Tanka in Japan, and elsewhere, thrives upon the jot.  And even if the jot does not seem workable today, keep it recorded somewhere . . . you may fnd it useful the day after tomorrow, or the week after next.
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Jan9thxciv commented on: Nocturnes: Sentence, After Landing And Court-Martial by Jan9thxciv 11 hours 11 min ago
Oh, wow, what a fantastic: Oh, wow, what a fantastic complimet, especially after your kind remarks on the vampire poem.  Wow, I am just amazed by this, and kind of knocked over by it, so this may not be a lengthy reply (for some reason, going back to my childhood, when I get a compliment I want to go hide).  Thank you so much for making my day---which itself promises to be difficult in more than one way---much brighter than it would have been otherwise!
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Jan9thxciv commented on: Nocturnes: A Foreign Aristocrat's Dread Disappointment by Jan9thxciv 11 hours 14 min ago
Thank you very much.  I am: Thank you very much.  I am certainly glad to know---I rejoice in it---that you thought of the Ripper, because that is the implied addressee of the poem (and that tells me the poem works).  Stoker portrays Dracula as very cautious, because he was (in his human existence) implied to be a warrior and quite the strategic thinker.  Stoker shows his motivation, in coming to England, as seeking a fresh feeding ground, as he has drainned Transylvania dry (European vampire legend includes small animals as potential victims, if human beings are not available, and I like Beaumont's addition, to the legend, in his short story, "Place of Meeting"---which has a great twist ending---about the "long fast").  Just like, before modern warfarfe, spies were sent in to assess the situation, I can easily imagine Dracula wanting someone to test the water for him.  And the five murders of the Ripper cycle would have tested that qustion easily.   Your remark about the cigarette is one of the finest compliments I have ever received on any of my Nocturnes or Nuances.  Thank you so much, and now I can go on with my Hindernberg poem and feel that I am---to borrow Umbert Eco's words---"free of every fear."     I tried to catch the typos, as my left hand is still not working correctly, but if there is a couple i missed, please forvie me.          
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Jan9thxciv commented on: Nocturnes: A Foreign Aristocrat's Dread Disappointment by Jan9thxciv 11 hours 23 min ago
Yes indeed.  One of the more: Yes indeed.  One of the more forgotten sources of Dracula is Sheridan LeFanu's short novel, Carmilla, which is far scarier, I think, than Stoker's.  I read my first "kid's" version of Stoker's when I was about seven and found it far creepier than Frankenstein (I exp[ect because Karloff had made the moinster more understandable, especially to children).  Curiously, though, when Stoker's mother wrote to congratulate him on the novel's first appearance, she told him i was not quite up to Mary Shelley' Frankenstein.  They tell me that Stoker was also heavily influenced by Jack the Ripper and by Oscar Wilde's sodomy trial.  Some scholars have suggested that Stoker may have had contact with the Whitechapel girls (and transferred their "characters" to the castle girls in the novel) . . . possibly even Mary Kelly herself (from what we know of her and the type of client she accepted, they would might have been drawn to each other)),. and when Stoker was courting his wife, Florence, she was also seeing, at the same time, Oscar Wilde, although she ultimately chose Stoker.   When I wrote the poem, my starting point (and only my starting point) was the great rage Lugosi was able to summon toward the end of the film when he realizes that Renfield has led his enemies right ito Carfax Abbey.  In the novel, and implied in the film, Dracula, for obvious reasons, requires discretion from his servants.  Neither Renfield, nor the person addressed in my poem, quite delivers the required satisfaction.
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allets commented on: Nocturnes: A Foreign Aristocrat's Dread Disappointment by Jan9thxciv 17 hours 7 min ago
Bram: It is interesting that a novelist can create a whole new genre: vapire novels (sci-fi fantasy/vampyre). There is Mr. Darcy Vampire and Abraham Lincoln Vampire along with a wide range of authors who have developed heros and villains popularized by the Tom Cruise movie, based on the LeStat novels. Bram wrote the script for the movie Nosferatu. A letter to one who betrayed a vampire who is about to be drained. Intense, yes. - slc
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allets commented on: painted Ladies by roseblossoms 17 hours 35 min ago
Monarchs: Stop by Michigan on their way to Canada each year. I will keep a look-out. They are absolutely astonishing works of nature's artristy. - slc Resurgence in the number of Monarchs for 2019 coming from Mexico. Per a Texas A & M Researcher, for 2019: "Figures show the highest number of hectares covered since at least 2006,” Wilson said. “Monarch numbers are usually measured in hectares, so that’s means about 15 acres are being used for their breeding grounds in northern Mexico. That’s a really positive sign, especially since their numbers have been down in recent years.  I believe the record low was in 2013-14 when only 0.65 hectares (about 1.65 acres) were covered. So it is very promising news.”
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Morningglory commented on: painted Ladies by roseblossoms 18 hours 10 min ago
Southern Oregon: I thought I saw a monarch today. He was alone. No others yo be seen. But it sure was a delight fir my eyes to see the orange and black wings.
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Ground commented on: They went there by Teytonon 20 hours 2 min ago
...: It's a tortoise with earth on its shell :)
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Teytonon commented on: They went there by Teytonon 23 hours 27 min ago
Thank you: Hi. Thanks for your comment. It’s always nice to get positive feedback. Going to read your work too. Nice profile pic, not sure what it is. I’m stumped.
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fuche_bu commented on: RAINBOW by fuche_bu 1 day 6 min ago
and I start thinking of: and I start thinking of scarecrows, tin men and lions
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fuche_bu commented on: GREASY SPOON IN ATLANTA by fuche_bu 1 day 8 min ago
Denny's always had the: Denny's always had the issues.  Unfortunately, an awful lot of white folk have never had an experience like that so they can walk around with blinders on.  You can't correct a problem if you don't even see that the problem exists.
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Ground commented on: They went there by Teytonon 1 day 32 min ago
Beto: That's funny. Been reading your work. You have made me laugh a few times.
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