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    #170- I was kidding. The symbols were so familiar, though I think, the Keats sequence is different from the spam sequences. No, no real spam.
    #180- Thanks! Usually editing is not possible. One presses the edit button and there appears a blank page. But there is a trick that may work. When the blank page appears I press "Go Advanced". The page will protest that the message is to short, but if one goes one step back one can now edit the post. At the end one will have the post in unedited and edited version. But that is easy to mend.

    "like the beginnings — o odales o adagios — of islands" Guanahani, 11 by Kamau Brathwaite (loved this page. So many contemporaneous poets!)
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    In these hot days where I live I do not personally find the sun a friend, but I found the line delightful.

    My friend the Sun-like all my friends - A Western Voyage by James Elroy Flecker

    https://englishverse.com/poems/a_western_voyage

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    • Enjoyed the 2nd line "from under the clouds where I write the first poem" of Guanahani, 11.

    lol... I liked the ending of A Western Voyage "I'll wait the day when darkness kills/My brother and good friend, the Sun."

    "Not the music." - Lorna Crozier Not the Music...
    https://www.poetryinvoice.com/poems/not-music
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    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    Very original poem.... Liked particularly the end: "everything shrinking/to the smallest/thinnest letter/I."
    "Often, when the sun is sinking", A Summer Evening Scene in Chateaugua by W. M. MacKeracher
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    I just thought this sounded lovely

    Pale beech and pine so blue - In a Wood by Thomas Hardy

    https://www.bartleby.com/121/39.html

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    A Summer Evening Scene in Chateauguay: very serene, vivid imagery... https://www.poetry.com/poem/56894/a-...in-chateauguay

    39. In a Wood: Quite a surprise; turning nature on her head

    "And Now for Something Completely Different":

    Q-Tips raised! Their storm approaches. - ConnectHook Take a Tip... https://hellopoetry.com/poem/2750629/take-a-tip/
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    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    Aiaiai! Q-Tips is fitting poem for these times!

    "i(Red Rose, proud Rose, sad Rose of all my days!)"To The Rose Upon The Road Of Time by William Butler Yeats
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    Lovely poem

    "Solace of mine hours of anguish," - John Kendall To An Elephant On His Tonic Qualities...
    https://www.tercul.com/en/works/to-a...5-c1c41b7cc835
    tailor

    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    Original and beautiful! But I hope all is well, family all recovered.

    "they say we are a family that is good at death / i make a decision to" Family Affair by Faith Arkorful
    https://www.poetryinvoice.com/poems/...ir?language=fr
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danik 2016 View Post
    Original and beautiful! But I hope all is well, family all recovered.

    "they say we are a family that is good at death / i make a decision to" Family Affair by Faith Arkorful
    https://www.poetryinvoice.com/poems/...ir?language=fr
    Interesting poem, that first line is definitely catching.

    Unhoused in deserts of accepted thought - My Heaven by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    http://www.ellawheelerwilcox.org/poems/pmyheave.htm

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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    Family Affair: Wow... so much comes to mind as the poem unfolds and questions remain unanswered re: Uncles/Police the dead/the living.

    My Heaven: Such a tender poem - Incredible poet; wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ella_Wheeler_Wilcox yet another seeker who journeyed to California's Rosicrucian society for solace.

    "Vovchsafe to grace these rude vnpolish'd rymes," - Michael Drayton To The Deere Chyld Of The Muses, And His Euer Kind MecæNas, Ma. Anthony Cooke, Esquire...
    https://www.public-domain-poetry.com...-esquire-14437
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    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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    My Heaven: Liked specially the last strophe.

    Lol!Much enjoyed "To The Deere Chyld Of The Muses..." I know now to what verse recur when starting a new poem:
    "Vovchsafe to grace these rude vnpolish'd rymes,". Also this other verse can come in handy: 'I am no Pickpurse of anothers wit.'

    "Who I am" Enigma by Andrea Thompson
    https://www.poetryinvoice.com/poems/enigma
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    Another wonderful poem. I like especially: "My mind tries it on, pins it / itchy like a label on my lapel"

    "Xerxes, when the Three Hundred he beheld" - Capel Lofft
    Albuera
    http://www.poetryatlas.com/poetry/po...7/albuera.html
    Last edited by tailor STATELY; 07-15-2022 at 10:08 AM. Reason: "Xo..." Poem already noted a while back
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    Recovered Albuera:https://www.bartleby.com/270/6/19.html. Enjoyed the historical poem!
    I don´t know if it is a location problem. When I open the link above, there appears a map.

    "You’d have to pay us". You’d Have to Pay Me Could You Pay Me Enough by Sara Peters
    https://www.poetryinvoice.com/poems/...-pay-me-enough
    "I seemed to have sensed also from an early age that some of my experiences as a reader would change me more as a person than would many an event in the world where I sat and read. "
    Gerald Murnane, Tamarisk Row

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    Yes, this poetry anthology source adds a map to locate where poems are/were referenced for context (haven't checked very many).

    "you'd have to pay us" had me off balance so I checked for more info: "If you have a poem in our anthology what inspired you to write it?:" “You'd Have to Pay Me Could You Pay Me Enough”] was the second last poem I wrote for my book. I was thinking about a nameless group of people being held hostage. I was also imagining a powerfully manipulative female leader." - from the same website... https://www.poetryinvoice.com/poems/poets/sara-peters ... eeesh !

    "Zodiac signs have failed to tell" - Jana Chehab Mar 2020
    49 light years away... https://hellopoetry.com/poem/3758470...ht-years-away/
    tailor

    who am I but a stitch in time
    what if I were to bare my soul
    would you see me origami

    7-8-2015

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