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crypticbard commented on: Redemption by patriciajj 6 days 19 hours ago
A word picture of a: A word picture of a relationship that brings to itself all and everything, causing all exterior influences to still themselves and create a cosmos between love's two parties as they become one more with the dynamic union of Creator and Created.
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crypticbard commented on: baggage claim delay by crypticbard 6 days 21 hours ago
Thanks most kindly.: Thanks most kindly.
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Starward commented on: baggage claim delay by crypticbard 6 days 22 hours ago
I like the reminiscent: I like the reminiscent imagery in this poem.
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crypticbard commented on: walk out, don't run : antipolarity by crypticbard 1 week 13 hours ago
Thank you kind sir. And such: Thank you kind sir. And such attacks, whichever direction that they may be made are what this expression is about. We all have personal preferences but that should never be the reason for demeaning or ostracising what is not to one's personal taste. What may not be our proverbial cup of tea is definitely rightfully someone else's.
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crypticbard commented on: walk out, don't run : antipolarity by crypticbard 1 week 13 hours ago
It is my hope that validation: It is my hope that validation be given at every quarter, dear poet. A long standing criteria in the recognition of poetry is the elevation of language and from whatever end of tthe socioeconomic strata and their corresponding use of language, as they express that elevation of heart and soul through articulation then poetry results. Thanks most kindly.
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crypticbard commented on: Dragon- what dragon? by Pungus 1 week 13 hours ago
Sometimes the tendrils of: Sometimes the tendrils of smoke undulate and float as oriental dragons slithering in the air. At ohter times the smoke is somewhat a signification that dragons are close by. But what dragons, indeed!
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crypticbard commented on: A Sight of Me by beenjammin7 1 week 13 hours ago
An very engaging play on: An very engaging play on words and concepts that connected with the loss and the vision of what was lost.
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patriciajj commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; At College, The Sophomore Bassoonist Practices An Important Part by Starward 1 week 14 hours ago
Thank you for your sincere: Thank you for your sincere and beautifully expressed words of appreciation. Gratitude is something in short supply in this world, and we can never express it enough. When it comes to commenting on your work, the pleasure is mine, believe me. 
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Pungus commented on: Dragon- what dragon? by Pungus 1 week 16 hours ago
Ty gf: In regards to your mention of sobriety Were you ever a one to smoke ciggies? LET ME TELL YOU are thems a toughie Let me also tell you I am managing myself and your influence has indeed inspired
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Starward commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; At College, The Sophomore Bassoonist Practices An Important Part by Starward 1 week 17 hours ago
I am gratefully overwhelmed: I am gratefully overwhelmed by this comment.  I appreciate your perspective on the poem, but those words "the Ad Asrra goal of acceptance and inclusion" mean more to me than you might have guessed.  In stating those words, on a poem like this one, you have created a kind of time warp in which those words go back to my awkward adolescent self, to whisper that acceptance and inclusion are possible to achieve, for me (and my young self) acceptance and inclusion in these poems metaphysically; and, hopefully for some who might read them, the hope of acceptance and inclusion still thriving.  I am sorry---my words are kind of gushing forth because I am so overwhelmed by this . . .  thank you, so very, very much; and thank you, by proxy, in every language I have never learned which, even then, would not be enough to say thank you.
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patriciajj commented on: Dragon- what dragon? by Pungus 1 week 18 hours ago
You really had me tripping: You really had me tripping here:   "Unleashing from its mouth Magic floods instead Of fairytale firestorms"   Although my feet are firmly planted on the ground in my clean and sober life, I had a blast wrapping my head around your dazzling, free-flowing, innovative flight.   The word "again" juxtaposed will eternal references was a brilliant choice.   Nice tour of your psyche.
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crypticbard commented on: walk out, don't run : antipolarity by crypticbard 1 week 18 hours ago
oh that, anyone in: oh that, anyone in particular? It's always first and foremost to myself and secondarily to anyone who has found themselves on either end of the polarisation. For me to write to someone in specific it would have to be a less 'political' topic and definitely not on a poetic but more direct fashion.      
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patriciajj commented on: walk out, don't run : antipolarity by crypticbard 1 week 18 hours ago
You make an astute and clever: You make an astute and clever case for the validity of both styles and everything in between with the words:   "soul of each poet heart of each poem elevated in poetry"   I've appreciated a wide variety of styles, and what you described was always the common ground: it simply moved me.   A great opening for a discussion. Deftly penned as always.  
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patriciajj commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; At College, The Sophomore Bassoonist Practices An Important Part by Starward 1 week 18 hours ago
A little Chopin and the: A little Chopin and the floodgates open, beauty tumbles out and the haters are aghast. And with courtly music swirling between the lines, you've got an explosion of sensory delights going on here.   The magic of this little frolic is the attitude: with so much scorching hate and judgement being hurled his way, the bassoonist doesn't wither or even flinch, in fact, he defuses it with humor and aplomb:   "with conspiratorial giggles; anticipating what thugs and clodhoppers might have to say in reactionary custom"   It's all fun, even a few double entendres, a wink here, a nod there and those socks that don't quit . . .   But the real triumph is that it meets the Ad Astra goal of acceptance and inclusion, and that can make all the difference in a person's life.   "Here, for your visual and auditory pleasures" is another essential moment in your epic.  
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Starward commented on: walk out, don't run : antipolarity by crypticbard 1 week 20 hours ago
The first stanza describes,: The first stanza describes, quite succinctly, the horrible attacks upon the Poetry of T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, and Vergil; among many others.
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