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Collection: Light
Date Uploaded: Nov 3, 2017

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11/26/2017 09:30:35 AM
I want to write something beautiful, like this. I have had to start at the beginning with “how to write poetry” books. I had never heard of an iambic metrical foot or indented tercets. I have a very long way to go but rereading your poem makes me more determined. I may just have to start with a limerick.
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11/17/2017 01:47:14 AM
Somewhat melancholy and filled with lament. I like the lonely openness, the detachment, the looking back and the final realisation of solitude. The imagery of the shaken off ceilings that give freedom at the cost of a loss is really a coherent message throughout. It is a deep inner fear that is exposed or a dreaded reality. I've had dreams such as these, albeit under the effects of (legal) hallucinatory medication, but I never related them in a poem. Maybe I'm right off the mark, but it works for me. Thank you.
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11/12/2017 12:47:02 PM
I love your poems. I wish I were a poet.
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11/11/2017 02:49:37 AM
I'm coming back to comment, if I can think of something to say. Just sit still and be patient. And stop looking out of the window.

No ... wait ... is this what happens when a restless mind ignores the teacher and instead looks out of the window? Yes?

These words? These pictures? These impermanent threads that stitch them into a quicksand quilt?

All right everybody, pencils down. Close your books. Now ... look out of the window.

Wake me when the bell rings.

Thank you.

Message edited by author 2017-11-11 10:53:55.
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11/09/2017 07:45:44 PM
Love the poem.
The end result lacks in connectedness.
I agree completely with Henry but perhaps not in his idea of the format.

The words and the images are not fastended together esthetically and not supporting each other. It's a matter of layout, as simple as that (in my mind).
The words have to dance and be all in either capital letters or lower case, in a stocky font but thin enough, with space between them, as if there is a slight breeze or whispered with a stutter. I don't know if I make myself clear. Words can be superimposed on the image but in a more fragile and nonconformist way.
You seem to start with a lot of intensity and then lose some interest. Who am I to inquire a poet's mind though?!
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11/07/2017 01:02:17 AM
I like the use of the abandoned building as a trigger and a background of the short poem. For the viewer (that I am) it provides some hints and anchors to the writer's intentions. For the reader (that I am still) it provides a well deserved diversion from same. Thank you for balancing me out (and yes, highlights do cause headache, which is fine).
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11/06/2017 11:28:24 PM
Don, your comment on Clive’s essay caught my attention. On combining words and images, you said the two distinct media seem to hate each other. I’ve been critical of some of your previous essays because of superimposed text. Maybe you have to choose one, words or images, and let the other play a supportive role. Your essay Light, with reoccurring images of the old stone wall, does a nice job of this. We are treated to different angles but the subject matter stays consistent. Your images are a virtual stage for your poetry. I still believe book format, with words and images on opposing pages, would work best.

Possibly your most cohesive essay. Thanks
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11/05/2017 11:56:54 PM
The weight of stone and the lightness of being. Each image simultaneously adding to an emotional load; each image elevating the soul. From my viewpiont, each change moves as a refraction. And in the end... I feel more stone than light.
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11/05/2017 04:21:25 PM
I like your wonderful essay very much - the light and the old stone walls make a nice contrast. A contrast which is moving mankind. Like a metapher between freedom and bastille.
It also reminds me of ruins on a a greek island which I visited this summer - a sad and beautiful place at the same time. Thank you for bringing back the memory!
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