Dougb.19255's comments

Here's the list of comments submitted by dougb.19255  —  There are currently 276 comments total.

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For fear of a woman’s allure departed, you would opt out of Heaven? Lousy choice Buster.

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a little testy are we. Ignore my comments if you want. But for Heavens sakes read some of the English laureate John Masefield. He is one of the greats. Far beyond either of us. Much about the Sea and Gospel themes. I was appreciating your work, and that alone. I think you also want to take a jab at my gold membership designations. Why? Did you sleep poorly? Get a tummy ache? Take a breather…Doug Blair /Wayne Blair 

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John take a look at some of the long narrative poems by John Masefield. eg. Dobber and The Everlasting Mercy.

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Livid, looted, havocs. All words that arrest a reader. Faith having been tried and found overcoming, and eventually audacious…Wayne Blair…gives a four and now follows.

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Yes time is precious and fleeting. Grab it buddies. Don’t delay.

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Message is warming, redemptive and fun. Thanks Gary.

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Daffy, Porky, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Beep Beep…you betcha!

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I used to live in Chatham. Nearby farm country had lots of irrigation canals with lots of turtles, snappers and muskrat.
On a leisurely drive I would usually see one or two turtles. Reminded me of the comedy sketch by Jonathan Winters, Turtle Crossing the Pennsylvania Turnpike. I had that phonograph vinyl back in my teens. Knew all the routines. 

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Thanks for your kind words of empathy and encouragement anonymous3142. Your kind of personal approach is needed more from Forum members. Would then warrant the badge of Community.

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Nifty new feature from AI generating an image appropriate for reinforcing poem’s core message. Thanks for adding folks…Doug.

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Much experience and skill learned so as to be ready for the healing, supporting, forgiving encounter with a past partner. Or perhaps with one who is just out of sorts.
Yes Wildflower, this is a moving five-star poem…Doug…very well put together.
Dud it take with several revisions. Or was it a quick one, where you simply stepped aside? 

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Enjoy the precise structuring of sonnets with John Donne. Perhaps only Elizabeth Barrett Browning is on a par with him.

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A linking video on Alexander Peden.

https://youtu.be/SL2n_qsvJu4

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Vasudevan, Give us one with nine lines or more. Show the versatility, the arresting word use, the compelling moral or natural beauty…A convincing message, not just an inference…Doug

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Did something happen here? I coughed and missed it.

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AIDA it is Jesus who turns the key. Your reference to a higher power sounds like Alcoholics Anonymous. Be a little vague for sake of inclusiveness, they think. But then the regenerating power goes into hiding. The greater awakening missed…Doug 

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thank you for all of this. In latter years numbers and readership have become less and less an issue for me. I love writing . The subject. The form. The irony. The succinctness of verse. The surprising choice of words. What excites me is an aspect of worship and inspiration…Doug. Getting wakened in the night with the first two or three lines by the impetus from On High. I do not boast. Self assurance will pull the rug out rom the Limner. It will feel like disappointing tin, and not silver. 

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I am really looking forward to a modicum of attention and support in this Competition from the voters and writers. Does a democratic process mean that I am to be ignored each time by people in a rush, making knee jerk decisions? Or flipping coins. My Gold standing amounts to little in this process, Acronimous. 

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Running from the what-ifs and nagging ennui into the peace and grandeur and settlement of the remote wilds with their windy sounds, cedar smalls and welcoming creatures. Wonderful feeling images and counsel, Joe. 

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Convincingly from the heart and worth two or three reads again. So that it might sink in. The outrage. But also the hope of endless, painless Glory. It transcends every doubt or fear or failure..Doug Blair…write some more willya? 

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I love how team commenting and exchange have been encouraged here. Just what a Forum should do. And I mean sentences, thought given and received. Forgot those dumb and pointless emojees etc. Doug Blair

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One’s neck is jerked round by the contradictions in this piece. I am told that this poet has often left behind excessively erotic or racist stuff. But certainly this piece stands well. I picked it at random out of a book bought from a bargain table…Doug 

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