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    This work has a strong sense of flow &...

    This work has a strong sense of flow & continuity--for one who casts themself as rhyme- and metre-deaf, this work shows amazing rhythm. The rhyming isn't the forced pattern of couplets. Rather the...
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    By Harlequin series do you mean all those little...

    By Harlequin series do you mean all those little romance paperbacks at the far end in the book section of local Wal-Marts?

    And as to "promoting escapism," that almost seems like a blanket...
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    I wouldn't be surprised if I'm hailed with many...

    I wouldn't be surprised if I'm hailed with many solid disagreements for this, but I find Edward Bulwer-Lytton to be especially downplayed. (No, it wasn't Snoopy who first penned that famous phrase...
  4. Thread: New Attempts

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    New Attempts

    I have 4 new poems. All blank verse pieces. As to the advice I receiv'd on "A Newcomer's Plea," I've taken that very much to heart. Only it has been a minor challenge: Very often in writing longer...
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    I should be giving more. But those were...

    I should be giving more. But those were relatively new pieces when I posted them, so I want to give my audience some credit by posting a fresh poem. Sorry if I'm making anybody impatient. Do I have...
  6. Thread: Love and War

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    A very forthright & well constructed poem. A...

    A very forthright & well constructed poem. A strong use of rhyme. Good parallels. I mean it; every word. Some might call parts of the stanzas antiquated & the like, but generally a worthy transition...
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    Perhaps what some might call a "little thing" is...

    Perhaps what some might call a "little thing" is the use of enjambent in your first, stanza/quatrain: "...you may send/ Me". Some people might not notice it, but I find the (for lack of better terms)...
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    I see your point. And I suppose I should try to...

    I see your point. And I suppose I should try to speak more from the "modern" dialect, and thus from my own "voice", even if I do make use of rhyme & meter & the like.

    It reminds me somewhat how...
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    Sound advice. I'll keep that always etch'd upon...

    Sound advice. I'll keep that always etch'd upon my mind. And glad to make your acquaintance, Pensive.
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    A Newcomer's Plea

    For the now please be lenient in reviewing and critiquing these meagre samples. I'm still relatively new here.

    Dawn yet did stray behind the dusky mount,
    That never once the sun might play on...
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    Many thanks for that, Logos, and glad to meet one...

    Many thanks for that, Logos, and glad to meet one among those "friendly peeps" as you said.

    Well, see you about.
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    A General Introduction

    I'm a relatively new member here; Sharkán as you can see from my profile name. Also I'm relatively unacquainted with the different boards. Perhaps someone would be so kind as to give me a basic...
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