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tula commented on: shoji by tula 5 days 20 hours ago
You're welcome, Starward, sir.: Your use of language is not being criticized by me; certainly it is a matter of approach, I guess, on how one should express himself/herself.  I find verbosity truly didactic & I definitely do not require you (or anyone for that matter) to adjust their own language for its sake (on a personal level of understanding that situation).  Otherwise it would be imposing on my part.  I must say please just continue on your verbosity for I do not wish to criticize the English vocabulary that which are established as an institution that I certainly have no right to control.  It was just objectively noticed since language use could be any of the approaches that can spring forth under myriads of reasons that can be factored by.  There are plentiful of inquiries and theories which could refer to these being said but I only echo those sensibilities in this capacity.  I enjoy reading poetry for what they express.  Which was why, to a considerable degree, I try (& have continued trying) to learn from my attempts by participating in Postpoems.org by posting my thoughts as honestly as possible.  Because, as language use could entail, one can say one thing and do something different, in any case (cultural or otherwise).  (This has provided freedom, too, for me.—Writing, in general.)     Thank you for your replies & for reading my poems, as well. It is truly an honor to get feedbacks/comments from persons of such an ilk, real bards, & I simply try to learn stuff from this as I go about studying and appreciating language, dually.   Have a good one.     tula
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allets commented on: Happiness~ by Dalton 5 days 23 hours ago
How Delightful: And uplifting, your pursuits are in there. Cocoon image exquisite penning. ~S~
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patriciajj commented on: Reading Poetry Out Loud by Silver_Birch 5 days 23 hours ago
It's your prerogative to take: It's your prerogative to take creative license. Only the result matters, and the result here was pure enjoyment on a day when I thought nothing could make me smile. Keep writing! 
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allets commented on: A Tragic Life by Dalton 6 days 5 hours ago
Limits of Happy: Rock whatcha got. Lady with 4  kids was evicted and camped in woods three weeks. Happiness - a roof overhead and no stress. Happiness relativity. :D  
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Starward commented on: shoji by tula 6 days 8 hours ago
Thanks for the reply.  I find: Thanks for the reply.  I find the Tanka for to be very useful in keeping my verbosity to a minimum, since I have to remain within the thirty-one syllables.  I look forward to reading more Tanka from you as you post them.
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tula commented on: shoji by tula 6 days 8 hours ago
Thank you!: Thank you, Starward, for your appreciation of this piece.  I made several poems sometime (within the past several weeks) but I've culled them.  This was the only tanka that I thought was considered an unaffected poem somehow.  I'm just trying out these [tankas] types of expressions since there is such a thing as cultural variation, I believe, & I'm certainly not an English-speaking native; nor I am familiar with whatever vernacular is there that I'm beset with.  I work in a lot of restaurants fused with various cultural heritage & that's how I learned about these social differences that are sometimes affecting one's judgements.  It's time to go to work again soon.  Goodbye & thanks, once again.
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Starward commented on: Happiness~ by Dalton 6 days 9 hours ago
After reading your beautiful: After reading your beautiful poem, I went over to YouTube to listen to Mozart's overture the way it is played in the Bergman film of the opera.  And yes, I can now say that instead of comparing your poem to the overture, it is more appropriate to compare the overture to your poem!
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Dalton commented on: Happiness~ by Dalton 6 days 10 hours ago
Your compliment is the reason: Your compliment is the reason for the titile "happiness. I am giddy with the happiness you induced with your absolutely amazing comment in this prophecy which smiles
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Starward commented on: Happiness~ by Dalton 6 days 11 hours ago
I like this poem because,: I like this poem because, even in such a short space, you have an accelerating tone, but then, in the final line, you slam the brake down and bring it to a halt.  You write, in this brief poem, like Mozart did in the final bars of the overture to The Magic Flute---a very controlled, but soaring, acceleration which then slams to a close in three loud, E-flat chords.  That final line is your version of those three chords.  Bravo!
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Starward commented on: shoji by tula 6 days 15 hours ago
Excellent tanka!: Excellent tanka!
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SWA commented on: WE are ONE Nation by SWA 6 days 17 hours ago
❤️: Preach on!!❤️
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Silver_Birch commented on: Reading Poetry Out Loud by Silver_Birch 6 days 20 hours ago
Thank you: Thank you, Patricia. This poem is based on fact, but it is an "exaggeration of the truth." I do sometimes read poetry out loud when I am alone in the house, but not in such an animated manner as indicated in this poem. As Danny O'Keefe said in a wonderful song called The Road, "Forget about the losses. You exaggerate the wins." Well, I may exaggerate the wins sometimes, but I can never forget about the losses. I often write about those too.
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Silver_Birch commented on: Dramatis Personae by Starward 6 days 20 hours ago
This made me smile: This made me smile. My eldest son is a professional actor and writer, and although he holds most theatre directors in high regard he has said that a few of them hardly know what they are doing! 
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patriciajj commented on: Reading Poetry Out Loud by Silver_Birch 1 week 3 min ago
Just had to smile at the last: Just had to smile at the last line. I completely get this, and I'm imagining that Bukowski would be even more evocative if spoken.   Written with a casual, delightful sense of humor and personality, with some clever alliterations worked in at the right moments, this spoke to me. 
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Starward commented on: Um by sootyash 1 week 29 min ago
This is very wise.: This is very wise.
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