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  August 2022     1 day ago

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The Sea

The sea can do craziness, it can do smooth,
it can lie down like silk breathing
or toss havoc shoreward; it can give
gifts or withhold all; it can rise, ebb, froth
like an incoming frenzy of fountains, or it can
sweet-talk entirely. As I can...

by Mary Oliver

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"There Will Come Soft Rains" (War Time)

There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

And frogs in the pools singing at night,
And wild plum trees in tremulous white;

Robins will wear their feathery fire,
Whistling...

by Sara Teasdale

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Spread All the Love You’re Capable Of

Love has no weight or substance

  and yet it indeed exists
If it’s captured in thought
it is never for naught

  when it’s sought it always persists

Hope for the strength to endure

  stay humble, for it’s an art
You are meant...

by Jeffrey Powell

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The Waking

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I have to go.

We think by feeling. What is there to know?
I hear my being dance from ear to ear.
I wake to sleep, and take my...

by Theodore Roethke

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The Voice

There is a voice inside of you
that whispers all day long,
"I feel that this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong."
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
or wise man can decide
what's right for you - just listen to
the voice that speaks...

by Shel Silverstein

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hey, just so you know, the Lewis Carroll question finishing the line, “You are old, Father William...” is malfunctioning. Even when you select the correct answer it says you’re wrong.

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indeed, it is true. Which can lead to feeling exceptionally drained...the need arises to be more proactive about protecting your space and often the urge grows stronger to want to withdraw to one’s own space and company. But we have alot to offer and tend to only realize too late we’re being taken advantage of.
The perpetual opposites impelled to come together, make the world turn, l suppose.
Yes, thanks for writing it--I find the pantoum form to be so fascinating.
 

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Introverts do see the motives because we are tuned in to our intuition. Extroverts most likely think WE’RE the assholes, but they can’t rationalize the reason.

Very intelligent poem and l like that challenge thrown out to the ‘talkers,’ to actually say something profound!
...Feeling this 

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Kennan– nifty poet for sure.
There's a clever yet bitingly critical slant to this, and it is undeniably keen and sharp.

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I'm glad I comb through the contests that I didn't participate in because it allowed me to find this diamond! Great poem speaking to the reaching and living of our higher selves. Maybe if there weren't so many entries poems like this would get more recognition--I, for one, loved it. 

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Awesome...when I get a chance I'll check some of them out!

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Great story, Kurt!
I really enjoyed it.

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Aphoristic and astute ~
...very pleasing to read someone who is on this level.

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Another slick offering from you. The allusion of the guest house as, roughly, the conscience is a solid anchor for the poem. I also love the reference to Wendell Berry’s “The Peace of Wild Things” and this could aptly serve as a companion piece to it. --Thank you for sharing this to the site! 

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

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

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

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Excellently done-
It transported me.

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

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

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