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  1. Thread: 'She'

    by Lumiere
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    A tiny drip plug it away passed her long lashes ...

    A tiny drip plug it away passed her long lashes

    I love this line!

    Because of your unique relationship with language, this line makes me think not only of a tear down a face, but of plumbing...
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    If I'm missing something (I might be), please...

    If I'm missing something (I might be), please explain it.

    But how is writing comments on this site different, fundamentally, from texting? Instead of seeking virtual contact with strangers,...
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    This did exactly what it was supposed to do: I...

    This did exactly what it was supposed to do:
    I didn't recognize the title in French, but the poem reminded me of Rite of Spring anyway. I looked it up to have another listen and realized Le Sacre de...
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    I absolutely love that first couplet! I think, in...

    I absolutely love that first couplet! I think, in fact, the effect might be stronger if it was just the first and last couplets. "steamed from shyness" --- I like that a lot.
  5. Thread: Margaret

    by Lumiere
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    Margaret

    I'm sorry I was
    late

    I have a hurt
    calf, so it takes
    a long time to
    descend a stair

    (I don't mean
    the muscle after the knee
  6. Thread: Sherbet

    by Lumiere
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    See, this is why we need jerryness. You are zero...

    See, this is why we need jerryness. You are zero pretension and that is so damn (are we allowed to say damn?) refreshing. Thank you thank you. Stay gritty, or whatever your stuff is.
  7. Thread: Dinnerparty

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    Perhaps Delta is withholding appreciation because...

    Perhaps Delta is withholding appreciation because of your altered spelling of Scotty. :biggrin5:

    This whole thing was delightful. Everything you wrote was something I didn't expect you to write....
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    I think "and move on?" carries the punch, and the...

    I think "and move on?" carries the punch, and the last line is a bother.
    In any case, I like this a lot.
  9. Thread: A Theorem

    by Lumiere
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    Hm. I agree with firefangled - love is valid....

    Hm.

    I agree with firefangled - love is valid. But humans don't always trust its validity. Kierkegaard said love is like faith. I don't know about that, but love at least requires a kind of faith....
  10. Thread: Me and Brando

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    Brando had some rather exuberant eating habits,...

    Brando had some rather exuberant eating habits, some rather legendary binges. I once heard someone say, "Brando? He was addicted to ice cream."
    And he was. If it sparks your interest, google has...
  11. Thread: Me and Brando

    by Lumiere
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    Me and Brando

    It's a Tuesday.
    I'll be 20 soon.
    20 is the Tuesday of life.
    I'm optimistic.
    I believe if I continue to eat this much ice cream,
    I will not become as fat as Marlon Brando is
    but as charismatic...
  12. Thread: Adrift

    by Lumiere
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    "The lifebelt of the future" & "the bone dry reef...

    "The lifebelt of the future" & "the bone dry reef of morning" have great resonance for me, (though I don't even drink - but this poem is about much more, I'm sure, and true and rich enough to be...
  13. Thread: The Cows

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    Bar . . . A tragic, submissive attitude to life....

    Bar . . .
    A tragic, submissive attitude to life. Yes, maybe. I've been thinking about this throughout the day, because I wrote this with little introspection and am now wondering what it has to do...
  14. Thread: The Cows

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    The Cows

    Every day I drive past
    five black cows in a field.
    To me, they are all
    both male and female.
    To me, if you poured wine,
    milk, mud, and s h i t
    over a human grave and let it
    sit long enough...
  15. Thread: Rusty Bike

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    You remind me of a very honest person. I think...

    You remind me of a very honest person.
    I think that's what prevails in your poems: honesty.
    That can be like fresh air.
    Continue, sir.
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    Liked this a lot, Jack. I have no analytical...

    Liked this a lot, Jack.
    I have no analytical bits to offer - in fact, I'd rather not think of this poem in analytical bits because I like it.
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    This poem is like a two-way mirror. And honest.

    This poem is like a two-way mirror. And honest.
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    Well, MFC. (The M is for Merry, the C for...

    Well, MFC.
    (The M is for Merry, the C for Christmas; the F is understood I think.)

    There's something Dickensian about it: the poor being the happy, at least in this case.
    I really like the bit...
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    I started something that doesn't totally repulse...

    I started something that doesn't totally repulse me at two days distance. I think I'll finish this one. So it's a good writing week.
  20. Thread: Alone

    by Lumiere
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    I don't know if it's you or it's me, but your...

    I don't know if it's you or it's me, but your stuff is growing on me; I really like this and read it again just for the pleasure of reading it.
    It is your zero-pretension style of offering that...
  21. (Is there anything more satisying than a good title?)

    - I lost my toothbrush.
    - Where did you have it last?
    - In my mouth.

    A girl has a cavity, but at this stage we'd do more accurate to say a cavity has a girl.

    She opened her mouth for her...
  22. Thread: Sometimes

    by Lumiere
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    hack, I was despairing today about words and...

    hack,
    I was despairing today about words and how old and dead they all seem once out of wherever they come from; but this is new. Thank you.

    (This poem has the taste of having been translated...
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    I especially liked how you drew together willing...

    I especially liked how you drew together willing and wheeling - so true, Prince.
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    The General Fatigue of Everything. Good poem....

    The General Fatigue of Everything. Good poem. Just the right dosage of bitterness!
  25. Thread: Quickie.

    by Lumiere
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    So many Sexy-Times poems lately. It is . . ....

    So many Sexy-Times poems lately.
    It is . . . exciting.
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