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Here's a thought I had while writing a lengthy comment on someone's work:
who the heck am I to be commenting on someone else's work?
I mean, I actually had the audacity to tell someone that they should have used the words they really wanted to use instead of trying to rhyme. How do I know that this author wanted to use other words? That's just the feeling I got from the piece, but I don't know. I really don't know. Then, I essentially apologized for assuming, if I was assuming, it wound up being this huge comment because I wanted to get my point across but didn't want to belittle this author's work, or intention, etc. if I was off base.

In another note, I found an author to WORSHIP (sorry, capital letter emphasis on words, apologies to those that annoys)--IcicleIcicle. Wow. Really liking her work.

The Red-Marble-Bloom poetry thread has been great fun!

All in all, I've been writing more and more, and I am absolutely LOVING it!

Jewel L

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The following comments are for "Thoughts in the middle of the dang night"
by JewelL

First, it's very nice to see your work in the REDMB thread. I second Viper's praise about your poem. You are one new writer in Lit to watch out for. These should be the days that I must be wishing for more hours on computer to read new very good writers here in Lit. (hey let me check your bio later, guess you are not so new here?) I hope Alex will post one more thread soon and that you will join again. Don't you also find that not just what a favorite writer posts is exciting to read, but that also the comments he writes? Especially when they are not just 'well done, hey that's good' stuff but that there's usually something more to get from them? I enjoy following your comments to other people's works, though. I hope you'll continue the writing of comments as you read the posts here, they are important. Thanks.

( Posted by: peterpaulino [Member] On: June 11, 2005 )

Actually I'm a total neophyte. Its been a month or so. I'm just an addict :-)
I do enjoy commenting, but I really doubt that I know more about what is being written than the author. I'm not going to stop commenting though, no worries. I'm too in love with hearing my own opinion.
I absolutely love going to the "lonely posts" and reading/commenting on those. I will keep doing that in addition to keeping up on my favorite author. Authoress. Whatever. I really do enjoy reading comments and adding my opinion to the mix. I'm not the biggest fan of the comments that become a public record of back and forth conversations that aren't about the work at hand. I tend to skip them--and that's too bad because in there somewhere I'm sure I'm missing something important.
At any rate, I appreciate your compliments and comments. I don't truly think that I'm all that, but I really do love writing, and its addictive to get other people's opinion on JUST my work, not adding the coloring of knowing my history, my should haves and want to's... or worrying about hurting my feelings or making me angry. Its good to get straight opinions, and interpretations of how my WORDS are making the reader feel, not the words and my sparkling personality.
Short story long, thank you very much for your kind words and for taking the time to post your thoughts!

( Posted by: JewelL [Member] On: June 11, 2005 )

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