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Silver_Birch commented on: Gordian Knot by Beavis 1 week 1 day ago
Gordian Knot: We all have some regrets, and some things can't be put right once the time has passed. As long as we can look into the mirror and honestly say we did most things in good faith, even if they sometimes turned out wrong. . .  The Gordian Knot cannot be undone; Alexander the Great "solved" the problem by slashing through it with his sword. 
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Silver_Birch commented on: play of light by language_game 1 week 1 day ago
The mind is stronger than the: The mind is stronger than the body. The mind only starts to falter once the body has failed it, and we are all passengers in the same boat. Bionic man we ain't! Sobering thoughts.
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Starward commented on: Bbbullies by sootyash 1 week 1 day ago
Putting aside our differences: To Stephen:  putting aside our differences for this very important Holiday, I applaud the real wisdom you have expressed here.  In a way, such persecution is a compliment, because it arises from the envy of those who lack couth toward those who have it---and your very sensible statement brings a new perspective to a very real issue.   To the Poet, you have made a very poignant, poetic statement in just a few lines---always an indicator of classic talent.  You have expressed for many what, for many, is too difficult to put into words.
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allets commented on: Your Eyes by whomnever 1 week 1 day ago
True: You cannot coyright a title. Exceptional piece of literary art here. Thoroughly enjoyed 3x. :D  
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Silver_Birch commented on: Birthright by kiwi_jiwi 1 week 1 day ago
 "Life can be both a blessing:  "Life can be both a blessing and a curse." — Indeed it can. We are all in the same boat, more or less. All we can do is our best.
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Silver_Birch commented on: The Ones Between Us by Silver_Birch 1 week 1 day ago
Thank you: I think I have been influenced (and aided) by the fact that I have long been a player and singer of folk songs. The old folk ballads have appealed to me for decades, and although most modern songs do not read particularly well as poems, many of the old folk ballads do lend themselves to being read aloud as poetry. Also I have long been a fan of the narrative poems of such poets as Longfellow and Coleridge. When I first began to write poetry, many of my poems were epic tales consisting of twenty verses or more. I no longer write in such a manner, but I do still often write narrative poems of shorter length. Once again, I thank you for your interest, and your input. 
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Starward commented on: + 27.225 MHz 236: Slaughtered Lamb by Starward 1 week 1 day ago
Yes.  When I used to teach: Yes.  When I used to teach Sunday School, I said, from time to time, that in dying for me, He certainly got the short end of the bargain while I got all the benefit.  Yet, He went ahead and took care of it, at His horrific expense, so that I would not have to worry about it.  When I was twelve, I read a copy of Jim Bishop's book, The Day Christ Died, for the first (and not the last) time; and his analysis of the physiological effects of crucifixion is harrowing to readm and makes one appreciate redemption much more.
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Starward commented on: The Ones Between Us by Silver_Birch 1 week 1 day ago
What I like is how your: What I like is how your talent makes the poem seem like a casual conversation but anyone who tries to write a balland understands how difficult the composition can really be.  I forget which Poet said that part of the art of Poetry is to use a difficult form with ease and poise---and you have obviously done that here.
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allets commented on: HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2020 by joy 1 week 1 day ago
Ode To A Thanks: .  No more better question sitting on a sociological fence is how with tribulant rains fallen all life long, a breath survived to mutter two syllables: Thank you. . Mythology can not explain neither a sage under a cedar nor long beard bearer savant the how of existance was created by a sighed: Thank you. . Elevated, like no cloud ever, no eagle's wing, no star singly aglow in storm-passed sky compares to the flight of a human soul under the firmament of one soft whispered: Thank you.    
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Silver_Birch commented on: The Ones Between Us by Silver_Birch 1 week 1 day ago
Thank you: I thank you for such a lovely comment. Much appreciated.
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Silver_Birch commented on: Grandma by ElleLePoetry 1 week 1 day ago
Family: Family is important. We should always take time to remember those who are not with us anymore. Gone but not forgotten.
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Silver_Birch commented on: Volumes by Fitzgerald 1 week 1 day ago
Poetic : We learn to move on, no matter what blows life deals us. A poetic write.
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Starward commented on: Poem With Epigraphs by Starward 1 week 2 days ago
Thank you so much for: Thank you so much for understanding the situation.  And for the kind compliments.  And Happy Thanksgiving.
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patriciajj commented on: Poem With Epigraphs by Starward 1 week 2 days ago
Like Saint James who came to: Like Saint James who came to an enlightened place upon his journey, when he could, at last, "count it all joy" you broke through the earthly wall that gives suffering more power than it deserves. Your illuminating analysis of tribulation does not dismiss the "insufferable travesty" as you so cunningly put it, but it does place it on an elevated, even victorious level. Splendidly composed with powerful, supporting epigraphs. 
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patriciajj commented on: Voices from a Choir of Stars by patriciajj 1 week 2 days ago
Thank you for your strikingly: Thank you for your strikingly beautiful words of validation and support. They mean so much. 
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