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  August 2022     1 day ago

Latest Entries: 91 total

ebbs and flowsThings continuously change, sometimes for the better sometimes for the worseadded
4 days ago
bust a gutTo laugh vehemently or uncontrollably; Any reaction (to some news or a sudden change) which is furious, violent, or of an extreme nature; Also one of many similar euphemisms meaning to highly exert oneselfadded
10 days ago
with every fiber of one’s beingConclusively, very strongly or to the fullest extent possible; Also: with the entirety of one’s enthusiasm, conviction, or desireadded
17 days ago
none the wiserCompletely unaware of something due to information not being uniformly disclosed or because other parties have intentionally withheld it; Can also mean: unable to grasp, understand, or comprehend something even after having been adequately briefedadded
19 days ago
cut one's lossesTo abandon an unproductive pursuit or leave a failing situation before it gets worseadded
20 days ago
pay no mindto disregard, ignore, or not give any attention to someone or somethingadded
28 days ago
nothing is sacredUsed to lament the lack of respect for traditions, ideas, values, etc. and conveys that not much is still considered inviolable or untouchableadded
28 days ago
for what it’s worthIdiomatic phrase used to introduce one’s opinion or advice on a topic or situation - usually spoken with a guarded degree of modesty, uncertainty, or an expectation that the receiver is not bound to heed the speaker’s words. Interchangeable with the phrase, ‘take it or leave it.’added
1 month ago
war chestColloquial phrase for reserve funds set aside by companies for unexpected developments or for opportunistic advantagesadded
1 month ago
accidentally on purposeSeemingly unintentionally but actually deliberatelyadded
2 months ago

Latest Comments: 172 total

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Thank you, kindly Sue.
Yeah, seems as though most of these are going unsung.

8 days ago

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Splendid writing
I’d think this has ‘every man’ appeal.

8 days ago

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I thought this was excellent –
–so much said in just a few words (which is poetry at its finest).

11 days ago

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Excellently done-
It transported me.

11 days ago

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so simple, yet so profound!
I have found this poem to be exemplary and most deserving of a prize.

11 days ago

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What an awesome composition in haiku format!
Extra kudos for the palindromic effect.

22 days ago

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I found this poem innovative and unique....an exceptional artistic creation;
l’m quite glad I stopped to take it in!

1 month ago

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good poem. maybe wishful thinking but
I must say as someone not very outgoing that I prefer the 'distance' that this forum provides....but maybe if someone arranged some sort of zoom call (skype), I'm sure folks would join. 

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yes! you're right on the money!

Our lives are propagated by so much adversity at any turn, (the existential constraints) but we are as amorphous as our shadows and constantly inventing ourselves again, constantly evolving - breaking free by solely continuing to live and endure. The 'born under bad signs' came from blues great Albert King and thought it worked well within this context. As much as we are bridled and inhibited, taking a picture of ourselves in multiple points in our existences, it will always look different as there will be something we've surpassed and something brand new we are in the process of withstanding. So, the mercurial is our constant changing as well as that point in the spectrum we're pulling against or toward. You landed on a fascinating interpretation of the 'splitting of an essence' which works wonderfully too, but I was trying to further depict those obstacles bearing down on ourselves that 'break' our resolve unless we do the work to escape life's inherent bridles and preserve our true natures.

It was very satisfying that the pattern that must be adhered to in the pantoum naturally brought these concepts to an interesting conclusion that jibed with my intentions for writing it, i.e. the final stanza.

I don't know too many people who have the prowess to deduce what this was really about, and I'm pleased you were perceptive enough to digest the actual aim of it. --Thank you for the vote and your excellent analysis (as usual)!
 

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I needed a good ‘chuckle’ today -
thanks for the boost!

1 month ago

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I know it is doubtful Wallace will see this comment
but this is just one example of the supreme and adept verbal skills he possesses. These poems are treasures!

1 month ago

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Evokes Little Big Town's song ‘ Tornado.’
-Same vibe and message-
Some folks just churn these suckers out and there’s no denying their appeal--congrats Leslie!

1 month ago

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These inquiry-style poems usually make for fun reads--good mix of rhyme and content here.

1 month ago

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This is an unorthodox poem - what with the rhyme scheme being different in each stanza - but I happen to like unorthodoxy and trees are an excellent subject for artwork.
– I've been enjoying your contributions since you joined the site! 

1 month ago

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You’re absolutely welcome.

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