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    A wish here in summer

    Dennis 2012

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    Post  Dennis 2012 on Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:21 am

    Good to be back.  Been so busy for what seems like months.  Do you have any thoughts here?

    A blending of color
    into a cold rain.
    wind sweeping
    the populace—
    leaves that leave
    the soldiers of

    charge in.

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    Post  tsukany on Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:25 am


    YES SIR nice to have you back.

    I love the journey of this poem.  My thoughts are related to presentation not content.

    This poem reminds me of an anti-war poem (of which I can't remember the title) and thus, I like THANKSGIVING as a (sarcastic) title.

    Next, you have a WCWilliams thing going that I'd like to see continued, that being couplets with the second line being one word.  

    These changes might cause a bit of line shifting so that death is in each couplet.  The last line of the poem would, of course, remain one half of a couplet.  (I was startled by "populace" and not in a good way)

    Well done!!!

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    Post  Karen on Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:23 pm

    With apologies to Dewell, I like *almost* everything about this poem.

    Populace set me back too.  And I agree with Todd:  couplets with a single word for the second line would be loverly.
    Dewell H. Byrd

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    Post  Dewell H. Byrd on Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:54 pm

    I like the gentle beginning to this poem contrasted to the populace and soldiers.
    also a nice way to express the power of winter.
    would colors work better than color?
    delete "a"...
    Welcome home.

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    Post  Pat on Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:59 pm

    Welcome back!  Missed you.

    Populace jumps out so big.  It sort of owns the poem. May create the setting too.  I hear the sarcasm and that's okay by me.

    I like bleeding, cold rain, wind, populace, leave, soldiers.  Hard to be thankful under those circumstances. 

    Nice work.

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