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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDave View Post
    Where?

    S/he simply posted the poem in order to share it, am I right?
    True, she didn't explicitly ask for critical comment/advice but I think it's the norm here that when we post something, we open ourselves to comment, positive or negative. Above all, may I point out that the comments both by Virgil and others were respectful; indeed, to me they were an example of the Forum at its best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrinceMyshkin View Post
    True, she didn't explicitly ask for critical comment/advice but I think it's the norm here that when we post something, we open ourselves to comment, positive or negative. Above all, may I point out that the comments both by Virgil and others were respectful; indeed, to me they were an example of the Forum at its best.
    Thank you Prince. Also Paperleave's comment on top of page two is noteworthy.
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    Hey Paper, I read through the first page of the strand. I do enjoy these deeply discussed poems. I can see Virgil's point when he was expressing the dichotomy between the narrator's point of view and the grandfather's about religion. But I don't think the logic really applies to your poem or possibly your style of writing. However, this has probably been discussed enough already, so forgive me if I reopen a closed debate.

    I can see the deep love you feel for your grandfather and the recognition in his humanity through your expression of his physical frailty and feeble belief system (from the narrator's point of view).

    What is 401?

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    Thank you, jersea! I don't normally title my poems when I save them in a notepad file so I just save them in numerical order. This is the 401st untitled poem on my hard drive! ^_^

    Also, thanks for the praise, Hawkman, but also in order to not start any debates, I always appreciate constructive criticism.
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    really sorry i haven't been around to read. i clicked on this because of the title; the first line was shown as i was rerouted (which piqued my curiosity), and then...then i was very, very happy because this is a wonderful poem.
    Last edited by amuse; 03-19-2010 at 02:36 PM.
    shh!!!
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    remember? this is the thread that first inspired me here
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    The poem is, of course, exceptional. And paperleaves (more like paperleft) made her(?) dent here.






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    She was and still is my favourite poet on Litnet.
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    And so shall starve with feeding.'
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    Can see why

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    I wish she was still around...

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    It shows how this place use to be and no longer is.

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    none will suffice.

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    Love this

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    Great ink indeed and I read it many times and never felt bored.

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    My comment from 2017 is even more apt now. Somehow I'm still here. I hope Paper Leaves has gone on to better things

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    I miss paperleaves too... and too many others to list

    Thanks for refreshing 401 for our view.

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