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Why are fast readers picked on?

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WhiteRose
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75 posted 03-22-2003 11:01 AM       View Profile for WhiteRose   Email WhiteRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WhiteRose

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).]

ESP
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76 posted 05-21-2003 05:33 PM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

What WhiteRose said.....couldnt have put it better myself so will be content to say I echo...
Liz xxxxx

"Gorge the honey from life, and live through the stomach aches knowing they will pass..." ~Liz Pinard 2003~

morefiah
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77 posted 05-22-2003 12:27 PM       View Profile for morefiah   Email morefiah   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for morefiah

Confessions:

1. I write loads of poetry.

2. I have not posted one here in weeks

3. I also am a natural speed reader/typer

4. I sometimes (maybe most times) post very
   short replies to others' poetry.

I have read poetry here that leaves me literally speechless in terms of trying to express what the work did for me. At times like that I instinctively know that what I post as a reply does not do proper justice to how beautiful the poem is or how it makes me feel. But I just cannot resist commenting nonetheless. I guess someone reading my very short comment could take it to mean that I am being insincere. However this would be most unfortunate.

As for posting a reply very soon after the author has posted the poem, I don't have much of an opinion on that. I suppose if someone reads as fast as I do, and appreciate poetry as much as I do, it is quite possible that this could happen without insincerity. I think we should just always give the benefit of the doubt. If someone is being less that genuine, then that is on thier conscience. I could not care less.

Incidentally, there is another confession I need to make... I think I have become hooked on the Discussion forums. Because of this, I do not go into the open forums as much as I should. This is in no way an indicator that I do not appreciate the poets here.
morefiah
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78 posted 05-22-2003 12:52 PM       View Profile for morefiah   Email morefiah   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for morefiah

Oh, and Julie.... you can speed read and speed post on my poems any time ok.... If I can drag myself out of the Alley long enough to post another one. LOL
Sunshine
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79 posted 05-22-2003 03:22 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Morefiah!  Get thee into Open!!!!  LOL...

and I have to agree...sometimes the poem says it all, and anything I can say in ways of appreciation for the poet's talent seem to just "hang out there", as limp as a wet dishrag.  They can't see the emotion welling up inside me for the weaving of their words...

but it is nice to see some of talented READERS respond so well to poems.  Sometimes we gain even more insight into the way a poem was interpreted, or what it meant to a reader, or what memories a poem recalls, or how a poem may change a person's outlook...

all of that is valuable to the poet for several reasons.  Especially if the way it is being interpreted is NOT how the poet meant it to come across at all...

which can become a Very Valuable Lesson!  

Now, Morefiah...to Open!  Post your poems!  Spoil us!  
Sudhir Iyer
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80 posted 05-23-2003 03:37 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

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