Listening to every heart
Is there a poem in "Sweet Accolades"? Or was that a song?
I appreciate Passions not only because of the friendships that end up revolving around our poetry - when one is in sync with another, and understands all that the poem may have left unsaid.
I appreciate it because there ARE areas for Critical Analysis, not only in that forum, but in our own personal profile. For example, mine simply says words to the effect that I would like feedback on what my poetry made you feel, or think.
If I want my poetry torn apart, I can print it off and tear it apart myself.
There is NO sound reason that I can think of for someone to belittle another's work. If my work is tripe, I know it's tripe. But it's MY tripe. Ron has applied some simple structure to his house...and it is found in his Welcome:
Poetry has magic, especially when it comes from the heart.
Poetry can touch us, move us, delight us, enlighten us, make us laugh, make us cry, and both soften and enrich our deepest memories. Poems are the ties that bind one stranger to another, often in friendship, sometimes in love, always in understanding.
The pipTalk forums are dedicated to poetry, but more importantly, the forums are dedicated to fostering an understanding of the human condition through communication. Our poetry is a vehicle, fueled by imagination, that provides a means of building strong friendships and common goals among a very large, very diverse group of individuals. Young and old, rich and poor, male and female, we come together in appreciation of poetry and understanding.
pipTalk celebrates the power of poetry, and the incredible magic of Respect and Tolerance among friends. Our poets are truly changing the world we know, one word at a time.
Why would I go anywhere else?
So, Mysticpoe, I am going to take your thread as yet one MORE opportunity to say, Thank you, Ron, for all you have given us. I appreciate the opportunities you have given ME for allowing me to help the forums in any way I can.
A wonderful thread, Mysticpoe. Thank you!