JP: HUGS are good to have and of course I will say that because I genuinely mean my hugs every time I place them on the end of my message..if I didn't, I simply wouldn't add them...
However, I do think misplaced comfort can do as much damage as no comfort at all...so it's a personal choice, I will naturally respond to something that I sense, you know? That gut feeling type of poem/reply...those that I feel no affinity for I pass on by or as is more often the case these days, I simply can't read them all....once, I was here all the time, but then something triggers off a pattern and sometimes you have to do other things but rest assured, each and every time I say HUGS, I mean it...that's just the kind of person I am..
WhiteWolf: You do bring up many valid points, I would not dream of commenting on someone's grammar but it could make a lot of difference as to how smoothly I read what they feel...but I really wasn't talking here of the odd spelling error...
Story for you....a few years back and on a completly different forum....a young lady was posting and always got her words mixed up or so it seemed, often transposed...I was talking to an extremely intelligent man and it bugged him no end, to the point where he said he was going to say that if she were a teacher, she should be ashamed of herself...I disagreed, without too much difficulty you could read the heart, the warmth and the care inside all of her messages...however, he did post such a message....turns out she was dyslexic...guess who felt bad about that or should have done....
Poems or replies are not all about grammar, they're about sharing, and I'm sure if I spelt heart as hart, most, would read between the errors...
Thank you for your reply and the time it took you to do so..
Trevor: ROFL...you do make a lot of sense...*g*...quite true what you say, how would we all know that occasionally we are thought of as grumpy; idiotic, vulgar, etc etc, if no one else took the time to say....thank heavens most think I am a warm type of soul but with a wicked sense of humour..*g*
Food for thought..
Thanks for the reply, enjoyed it immensely..
JP: We know....ROFL but a kind one, however much you like to think you're an argumentative so and so...*g*
Brian: Thanks for the clarification..
I don't personally belive that Open or any other forum other than C/A is the right place to critique anyone, unless, you know them extremely well....my own take, as a personal thought on this, is that many post an emotional poem and as such, that is how I read them, yes, sometimes when I print out a poem to share with someone else I can trip over the words (and I'm used to speaking publicly) simply because format got in the way of the actual message, sometimes a poem will run so smoothly, it litteraly will run off the tongue, sometimes you will laugh so much that you have to stop for breath...but I will never, ever think I'm so good, that I can afford to criticise another...
Just isn't my style....but I am so glad you clarified that...
To me, poetry is about expression, pain, happiness or simply bewilderment...which ever way...thank heavens, we have the means to place on paper/screen words that communicate who we each are..
ps: I made at least 5 spelling errors on this last post, fingers run in front of my brain..*g*
[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 09-22-2000).]