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Starward commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; At The Mastaba Of Khnumhotep & Niankhkhnum by Starward 1 week 4 days ago
Thank you very much for that: Thank you very much for that kind compliment.  I am grateful that you stopped by.  And I am very embarrassed by my stupidity in failing to reply timely to the kindness of your comment.  Please forgive me.
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Starward commented on: + [*/+/^] 27.225 MHz: About A Question Only Asked By Old Poets by Starward 1 week 4 days ago
Now I am not only horribly: Now I am not only horribly embarrassed but also horrifically aghast that I have failed to acknowledge another one of your comments.  I do not know how to explain this unintentional omission except by admitting my stupidity and carelessness.  Please please please forgive me.  No disrespect was intended, but there is no excuse for what I failed to do.    I really like this comment you made:  it is poetic, theological, and philosophical (a philosophy of history---which reminds me of the Senior Seminar course I had to take in order to graduate in 1980), and I am very grateful for it.  Your precise understanding of these subjects always impresses me.    Again, please forgive my unintentional rudeness in failing to reply gratefully in a timely way.
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Starward commented on: @ 27.055 MHz: Ad Astra; At The Mastaba Of Khnumhotep & Niankhkhnum by Starward 1 week 4 days ago
I am: I am horribly---HORRIBLY---embarrassed that I failed to acknowledge this comment in a timely manner.  Thank you very much for commenting, and please forgive my incompetence in keeping up.   And yes, when I was writing it, I could hear the humming and chanting as well.  I have loved the film, The Egyptian (1954) and Mika Waltari's novel of the same name that inspired it, since my viewing of it on the Sunday of our Memorial Day holiday in 1974 (while eating my father's rotiserrie chicken---it doesn't get better than that).  As I have grown older, I have become particularly impressed, even emotional, about, the film's musical setting of what, I suppose, is the movie's version of the Pharaoh Akhenaten's Hymn To Aten---which, in the film, we hear beginning with the words, "How beautiful art thou . . ." (although they do not appear in the translation I have read of the actual ancient poem, and I am not sufficiently a scholar to know the difference).  But the beauty of that music is, to me, ancient Egypt.    Thanks again for the comment, and please forgive my inexcusable incompetence in failing to reply timely.
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Starward commented on: benefit of the drought by crypticbard 1 week 4 days ago
Awkward and clumsy?  I: Awkward and clumsy?  I disagree.  It may have seemed so in the writing, but the result, and the effect of reading it, is far different.  This poem reads like a glimpse of the stream of consciousness---which, in my opinion, is more difficult than the usual approach (I cannot imagine how James Joyce wrote, and wrote so well, Molly's great soliloquy at the end of Ulysses).  The awkward and clumsy that you may have felt while writing it do not cross over into the reading of it.  
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georgeschaefer commented on: DETERIORATING MAN by georgeschaefer 1 week 4 days ago
It's always embarrassing when: It's always embarrassing when you drink the wrong brand of beer
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georgeschaefer commented on: NEW MILLENNIAL NIGHTMARE by georgeschaefer 1 week 4 days ago
still waiting on the time: still waiting on the time bombs to go off  
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crypticbard commented on: a child's thanksgiving by crypticbard 1 week 4 days ago
Thanks Patricia. I hope that: Thanks Patricia. I hope that you are having an awesome Thanksgiving week/weekend.
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crypticbard commented on: benefit of the drought by crypticbard 1 week 4 days ago
Thanks kindly. Most: Thanks kindly. Most appreciative as this was a tad awkward and clumsy. 
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Starward commented on: To ALL of Postpoems' Poets, For Thanksgiving Day by Starward 1 week 4 days ago
And thank you, Sir.: And thank you, Sir.
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patriciajj commented on: a child's thanksgiving by crypticbard 1 week 4 days ago
There is something so: There is something so nostalgic, enchanting and charming about this delightful flood of pure gratitude for the things that matter most. The world seen through the eyes of a child is suddenly so clear. Heartwarming and inspiring work. 
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lyrycsyntyme commented on: To ALL of Postpoems' Poets, For Thanksgiving Day by Starward 1 week 4 days ago
Thank you, sir. The very same: Thank you, sir. The very same to you.
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Starward commented on: To ALL of Postpoems' Poets, For Thanksgiving Day by Starward 1 week 4 days ago
Thank you, Sir.: Thank you, Sir.
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Starward commented on: Footnote: On Writing Haiku Or Tanka, 1 by Starward 1 week 4 days ago
Thank you, and you need never: Thank you, and you need never apologize to me for any comment; and a Poet of your calibre will never ruffle these feathers.  Your comments have extended my understanding of the issue, and for that I am grateful.
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Starward commented on: benefit of the drought by crypticbard 1 week 4 days ago
I really like the pun in your: I really like the pun in your title, and I applaud your Shakespearian sonnet!
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crypticbard commented on: Footnote: On Writing Haiku Or Tanka, 1 by Starward 1 week 4 days ago
Most kindly so. And that: Most kindly so. And that comment was only to validate both, whereas without what's been referred to as the great heretics (a word I don't particularly rejoice in, mind: heresy) the world would not have evolved or advanced ( another 2 words that have turned into triggers ). And that is the challenge, how to uphold and cherish one without dishonouring or missing out on the possibilities and potential pleasure of the other.  On the street we can witness an anology of this, albeit an insufficient one: automobiles running alongside each other on the same thoroughfare but having left or right hand steering; different bodies with the same engines, and strikingly similar ones with different engines under the bonnet. In saying so, this is to lay it out there without motivation to persuade or dissuade but to acknowledge the variations and the validities of all based on their individual merits and distinctions. Apologies if expression could ruffle feathers, so to speak.  
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