Well I read through this incredibly long thread and have learned some things.
1. I too have been guilty of the not so elaborate response. (I am also a speed reader, but I assure you I'm not speed reading any poetry, cause, really, what's the sense?)
2. Which brings me to number two which is, I don't think you can really "speed" read poetry.
3. I think the reason I post short responses some of the time is because I did not glean a good understanding of the poem upon reading it, and therefore did not have an indepth comment to make. (some of ya'll are a bit cryptic) And, because, my social skills suck.
4. We have way too much time on our hands if we can have a discussion about this that goes on as long as this one has.
So in conclusion, I can only say, I will attempt to make my responses a bit more personal, because, in reality, I don't really like it when someone posts a one word response to my poems either. (especially since mine are as easy to understand as the Dick and Jane books)
But this was entertaining reading, to say the least, and I love you all, even with all your quirks and faults, because I know I fit right in. (I have so many I had to make room for the blasted things in my living space)
[This message has been edited by WhiteRose (03-22-2003 11:02 AM).]