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Warmth in Wisdom
Freedom of thought and decision
truth on paper
life lived and relived
through someone else's eyes

Knowing of the spirit
a gift of promise
and
Inspiration

Remnants of love, hate, honor, war, peace, death
and
Grace

Eat
the words
Drink them slowly
digest them wholely
and know
that
poetry is...

Food For The Soul

LMJ.

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LMJ


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The following comments are for "Food For The Soul..."
by LMJ

my turn
I like the theme, but in saying that I have summed up almost all that I like in this poem. The flow seems kind of forced, the words picked from thin air as they thrust into your mind. It seems like distant conversations slamming into one and forming one thought. if that was the intention then by all means, You did great. But I think it was more by accident (I read your other pieces) and i think that if you wrote in a structured style that it'd come out better.

( Posted by: Siah [Member] On: June 22, 2006 )

thank you...
Siah, I appreciate your comment, and I sincerely hope that you will continue to read.

( Posted by: LMJ [Member] On: June 22, 2006 )

Point noted...
Thanks.

( Posted by: MsTink [Member] On: June 24, 2006 )

Food for the Soul
LMJ

I have just spent the last couple of hours reading everything you have posted on lit and ALL the comments. I can count on one hand the number of times a poet's work has inspired me to read everything in this way.

I do know why I have failed over the years to take an interest in your work and this is a major failing on my part. While I like to think I am open to nearly everything that presents itself to me, in poetry unless it is neat in stanza's and rhyme I find it very difficult to catch my interest unless the title or first line catches me.

'There are none so blind as those who will not see' and I have just had a harsh lesson in open mindedness... Thankyou.

Five years of the most open, outpouring of words spelling out the realities of life that I have ever encountered! I may be able to capture peoples interest by 'pretty presentation' and let the meanings be extracted from my lines, but you tell it as it is and deliver your message straight to the gut of the soul...

I chose this pice to comment upon, pampering to myself, becuase it is in language I am used to and shouts out the message I like to pronounce about poetry. This is cetainly not the strongest of your work that I like the best, I love your unedited style and I actually find that where you have rewritten on advice or to try to 'polish' your work that it has lost some of its power!

Leave the niceties to us fastidios elders who were beat into (or at least they tried) gramatical perfection.... The very raw nature of your 'experiences' laid bare in words far surpasses anything I can muster.

The subjects you write about, like any poet, give release to your own soul and I can assure you took me also through many 'kindred' times I have had to follow, or help others follow, down similiar pathways.

I was drawn back to your work by a comment made on a post about your work asking what response I would give? I am ashamed to say at that stage I did not apreciate what I had been missing over the years. I am glad to say that I have now put that right.

Thank you for a fruitfull few hours of my time covering a lifetime of yours. I will cetainly be more aware of my ignorance of others styles in the future...

Ivor

( Posted by: ivordavies [Member] On: July 5, 2010 )

Ivordavies...
My father once told me: it is better to understand then to be understood. and I agree! in understanding you will be able to be understood.

Thank you for your full comment, I appreciate your ability to open up this way.

Thank you so much for understanding.

( Posted by: LMJ [Member] On: July 5, 2010 )





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