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    It's not a crusade but rather "my" observation of...

    It's not a crusade but rather "my" observation of your writing. I have not made this comment to anyone else so I think crusade is a little over the top. I simply think you choose topics that avoid...
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    Why do you do that Prince? Is it to increase the...

    Why do you do that Prince? Is it to increase the number of replies your poems have or just to keep your threads at the top of the page. Most people reply to all comments in one message. This is...
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    Here is another example of what I mean when I say...

    Here is another example of what I mean when I say I don't think you take any risks in writing. Here we see the risk firefangled took in writing that incredible line (did you check with him before...
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    It seems I'm always the fly in the ointment on...

    It seems I'm always the fly in the ointment on your threads so, true to form, I'm going to say this poem is technically perfect as always but also rather clinical. I'm hard pressed to call this a...
  5. Thread: The Gift

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    Well I'm very relieved to read it wasn't a...

    Well I'm very relieved to read it wasn't a personal expericence though you've described it in the poem as authentically as I'm sure the real victim felt it!
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    Hi paper! Sorry to be so late to this party. I...

    Hi paper! Sorry to be so late to this party. I too have a Ukrainian ancestry. In fact, I was first generation born in Canada. I full well remember my grandmother and parents stories of the forced...
  7. Thread: The Gift

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    Hi Bar! I didn't see this poem till now! I hope...

    Hi Bar! I didn't see this poem till now! I hope this is not written from personal experience but if it is, how brave of you to write about it. It read to me as though the attack left the N a...
  8. Thread: plain view

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    Hi firefox! Welcome to Litnet. I paint too so I...

    Hi firefox! Welcome to Litnet. I paint too so I get it but, I think this would be a much better poem if you weren't trying to force the rhymes. It's like painting with Payne's Grey when what you...
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    Ooops, my mistake! Pay no attention to the...

    Ooops, my mistake! Pay no attention to the editor behind the curtain!:ihih:
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    First... I'd like to see you replace the second...

    First... I'd like to see you replace the second "lies" with another word. That's a personal preference. You have an opening quote mark 'twixt truth and falsehood is
    Contested; but not a closing...
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    Personal loss is tough to write about without too...

    Personal loss is tough to write about without too much angst or an emotional outburst. I think you've handled it very well here, as though you are at that last stage of grieving and can finally move...
  12. Thread: Farewell

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    I read this and thought of the pub scene in the...

    I read this and thought of the pub scene in the operetta "Les Miserables". Student friends drinking and planning a revolution knowing full well some would live and some would die.

    Of course, I...
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    Bar, I really like your revision. It makes the...

    Bar, I really like your revision. It makes the poem more accessible in terms of understanding your deep feelings for this person and how you make them live on. It's touching to say the least and...
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    I think it sounds like fun but would probably...

    I think it sounds like fun but would probably work better in the Poetry Games and Contests forum! Hope you get a lot of participation!
  15. Thread: Yarak

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    Hi Hawk... we're talking the same language. I...

    Hi Hawk... we're talking the same language. I think we just used our weatherings more. Please remember this was an educational centre and the birds were on display for most of the day unless they...
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    Sorry Hawkman. I can only speak from the raptor...

    Sorry Hawkman. I can only speak from the raptor centre I used to fly birds at. Most of the birds (hawks, falcons, eagles) etc were put out on weatherings every day and when they were going to be...
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    I've never known a trained hawk that need to be...

    I've never known a trained hawk that need to be hooded so I would say this poem is about a beloved falcon (and the description of the stoop is also not of a hawk). It all rings true except, I would...
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    and I was going to say it would also change the...

    and I was going to say it would also change the entire meaning of the poem if the last line were "as you rise" but echo your sentiment Hawkman... "to meddle with perfection for a game would be a...
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    I was introduced to him a few years ago. He also...

    I was introduced to him a few years ago. He also wrote some fantastic song lyrics. Lovely tribute revolte!
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    Hi whitman. I like this very much. If I'm not...

    Hi whitman. I like this very much. If I'm not mistaken, a red rose means love and a black rose - death or farewell and in that regard, I think this as an epitaph or sorts (I hope not from personal...
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    Hi Bar! First, I'd like to say how very much I...

    Hi Bar! First, I'd like to say how very much I admire your courage in writing poetry in a foreign language. Most poets would write in their native tongue and trust the translation to someone else. ...
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    It's another shining example of one of your...

    It's another shining example of one of your lovely almost "formula" now shorts that we've come to know so well but, if there was complexity here I missed it. For me the message is fairly straight...
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    Very good... poetic contemporary art. I like...

    Very good... poetic contemporary art. I like what you did here!
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    mmmmmmm, that's the inhale..... ahhhhh, that's...

    mmmmmmm, that's the inhale..... ahhhhh, that's the exhale. I am in love with Paris Sampson, thanks!
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    Beautiful piece DM. Sultry and smoothe like the...

    Beautiful piece DM. Sultry and smoothe like the author!
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