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  August 2022     1 hour ago

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Brave New World

Odd, original and irreverent, Aldous Huxley's tour de force is a darkly satiric vision of a "utopian" future --where humans are genetically bred and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively serve a ruling order. A powerful and thought-provoking classic of speculative fiction, Brave New World is...

by Aldous Huxley

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

17 hours ago

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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! 

19 hours ago

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

10 days ago

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

10 days ago

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

13 days ago

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Excellently done-
It transported me.

13 days ago

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

13 days ago

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

24 days ago

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I found this poem innovative and unique....an exceptional artistic creation;
l’m quite glad I stopped to take it in!

1 month ago

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good poem. maybe wishful thinking but
I must say as someone not very outgoing that I prefer the 'distance' that this forum provides....but maybe if someone arranged some sort of zoom call (skype), I'm sure folks would join. 

1 month ago

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yes! you're right on the money!

Our lives are propagated by so much adversity at any turn, (the existential constraints) but we are as amorphous as our shadows and constantly inventing ourselves again, constantly evolving - breaking free by solely continuing to live and endure. The 'born under bad signs' came from blues great Albert King and thought it worked well within this context. As much as we are bridled and inhibited, taking a picture of ourselves in multiple points in our existences, it will always look different as there will be something we've surpassed and something brand new we are in the process of withstanding. So, the mercurial is our constant changing as well as that point in the spectrum we're pulling against or toward. You landed on a fascinating interpretation of the 'splitting of an essence' which works wonderfully too, but I was trying to further depict those obstacles bearing down on ourselves that 'break' our resolve unless we do the work to escape life's inherent bridles and preserve our true natures.

It was very satisfying that the pattern that must be adhered to in the pantoum naturally brought these concepts to an interesting conclusion that jibed with my intentions for writing it, i.e. the final stanza.

I don't know too many people who have the prowess to deduce what this was really about, and I'm pleased you were perceptive enough to digest the actual aim of it. --Thank you for the vote and your excellent analysis (as usual)!
 

1 month ago

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I needed a good ‘chuckle’ today -
thanks for the boost!

1 month ago

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I know it is doubtful Wallace will see this comment
but this is just one example of the supreme and adept verbal skills he possesses. These poems are treasures!

1 month ago

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Evokes Little Big Town's song ‘ Tornado.’
-Same vibe and message-
Some folks just churn these suckers out and there’s no denying their appeal--congrats Leslie!

1 month ago

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These inquiry-style poems usually make for fun reads--good mix of rhyme and content here.

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