BenRidley's comments

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Thanks! Really appreciate your comment. I look forward to getting back into reading others and writing on here soon.

1 month ago

This made me laugh :) It was up here till very recently, I am just on a break of showing it online and didn’t know how to hide it temporarily. Hope all is well with you.

1 month ago

One of many deeply learned and considered poems I’ve been reading of yours, Karl. The subject and your response in metre particularly interesting to read.

1 month ago

It shows. So interesting, I see now it has a clear vision and came more spontaneously at first than in a planned way! This could be the poem read to a group at night by the fire during a longer saga tale in my imagination.

A great love to have of Pacific Northwest - can’t help but think you have developed a strong heroic voice for your poem, look forward to reading more of your work on here.

1 month ago

Hi Chris, this one really was so enjoyable to read and for me the rhymes and rhythms really worked effectively to match the tale as you unfolded it. No mean feat with the meter as well.

On that note, a poet’s question if you’ll entertain the curiosity I have: did you set out to write it in that octameter or did the octameter call to you once you’d started composing the poem? As someone interested to think about how we compose poems and to what extent we do so in feeling/ instinct versus (not excluding) with careful plotting of our lines and verses. It depends perhaps! 

1 month ago

this is not bad for a bot, can you comment in such a way that I know you’re human?

1 month ago

Gaza, From Far Away evoked in me the most clearest and most original reaction of the month's submissions. It held a powerful comparison of two conflicts together in my mind without passing simple judgement, it seemed to speak poetically but from experience. 

1 month ago


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