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Marge Tindal
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25 posted 11-26-2004 10:44 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Kit~



*Huglets*
~*Marge*~

~*When the heart grieves over what it has lost,
the spirit rejoices over what it has left.
- Sufi epigram <))><

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26 posted 11-26-2004 10:51 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

"I guess it’s kind of a cross between a children’s story and an adult story in a way. Either way, I had fun with it"
Kit McCallum:

I had visions of the Indian with the one tear running down the cheek. Excellent!  Should be sent to every Newspaper and also made into a book for children and adults. Please do it. I am tired of seeing the beautiful State of Florida as well as other places being run by developers while I see the wild live being shoved aside. marty
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27 posted 11-26-2004 11:17 AM       View Profile for CastleGuard   Email CastleGuard   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CastleGuard

Well written, Kit, from the view point of the creatures ignored and tossed aside by most of the "two-leggeds"; the "wise".

As we clear the path on our ascent to the peak of world domination, I fear there may be nothing to break our fall, but a bare slope, as we tumble down off this mountain...

Hope it does not come to that. We must pause; take a deep breath, and look around at all the natural beauty around us...then discard the machines of terror, and with 'moccasined' feet tread softly over the meadow grass.

CG
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28 posted 11-26-2004 11:17 AM       View Profile for CastleGuard   Email CastleGuard   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for CastleGuard

Sorry..double post...
Kit McCallum
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29 posted 11-27-2004 09:32 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

passing shadows:  Thanks so much for the kind words, Passing Shadows, I really appreciate it!  

Marge Tindal:  Thank you for the huglets Marge … hugs coming right back atcha!

Latearrival:  I’m glad you had fun with it Latearrival … love your name by the way. I remember that commercial of the Indian with the tear running down his cheek, boy that brings back memories. It was a litter ad, wasn’t it?  Thanks for the lovely comment.

CastleGuard:  I agree CastleGuard … I hope people will pause, take a breath and see what we are missing too. Thanks so much for the wonderful words.  

With much appreciation to all,
/Kit
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30 posted 11-29-2004 06:59 AM       View Profile for 2dalimit   Email 2dalimit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2dalimit

Touché. Another Kit spectacular. A worthy point to seriously consider.

Thanks, Melton
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31 posted 11-29-2004 01:43 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Bump a stump!   Hug a tree

More should get a chance to read this.
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2dalimit:  Thanks so much Melton, for the kind response, and for the indepth e-mail. I really appreciate it!  

Mysteria:  LOL … I’m just glad everyone here loves to read, and didn’t mind getting through this long piece.  

With much appreciation to all, for putting up with my "novels", lol,
/Kit
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33 posted 12-01-2004 02:03 AM       View Profile for Mark Bohannan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mark Bohannan

I read this one when you first posted it but didn't have time to put in replies that day, so please forgive me on my somewhat late arrival.  Besides the excellence you bring to this piece in it's story telling supreme, your composition of it was outstanding.  The voices given over the ones that should have them, but as we all learn in life ... not always heard.  I studied forestry in college and have been since I can remember, an ecologist in many aspects of my life.  I have very strong feelings about this topic and could go one forever about it ( as if he isn't doing that now!!!!   Geeesshh )  In any case I just want to say EXCELLENT WRITE, SUPERB TOPIC, and I thank you dearly for this beautiful write.
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Mark:  Please never apologize … you’re not late Mark … I always appreciate hearing from you! I'm glad you enjoyed this topic. It's close to my heart too. Thank you so much for the lovely comment ... you always make my day.

Much appreciation and a big hug,
/Kit
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My gosh! I am proud to call myself an Ontarian ~ because you are! What a write! ~ the humour, the messages, the story, the images, the poetry! Triple WOW!

Have a joyful December!

Linda
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Earth Angel:  You have a wonderful holiday season too, Linda!  Ontario's getting the most mixed weather right now ... I think I'm actually "wanting" snow, lol!  Thanks so much for the lovely reply!

With much appreciation,
/Kit
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37 posted 04-24-2005 01:14 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Glad this got found!  It is meant for many generations to read and heed!  What a fabulous story, and the message within it is so honest and true.  We are for sure creating our own demise!  Beautiful job Kitster.


~ Carpe' Diem ~

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38 posted 05-04-2005 03:32 AM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

This is absolutely fantastic, Kit.  I just finished reading another poem of yours, and I have to repeat that what you do best is tell stories---your characterization, your use of suspense, and especially your specific repetition towards the end really did it for me.  I found your character of the Vulture especially effective in these cryptic lines:
quote:
“My work is never-ending now.” The vulture finally said,
“I’m busier than ever here upon the edge of Dread.”
I am very impressed by you.  The Vulture shows so much self-awareness, his lamentation on the state of the outskirts (especially in comparison with Billy's naive optimism) is shocking both to Billy and to us.  I see the connection between Billy and the characters inside the forest who are blissfully ignorant of what is going on, and the reader who is pampered in city life and likely has never seen the inside of a forest, let alone its being cut down, or the horror experienced by its inhabitants.

I am going to add this to my library so I can read it over and over again.  This is one of my favourite poems of yours, Kit, especially because of the characters of Billy and the Turkey Vulture.  I also love the way you've built a miniature community within the forest limits, including death, life, etc, such that the two-legs are destroying not simply a good and happy place, but an entirely self-sufficient universe of extremes.

Like I say, this must go into my library, because I do plan to read it over and over again.  I would write you a more satisfying response if only I had the time---and I probably will return to this later, because I think there's a lot to be said about this poem that I haven't.  Suffice it to say that I believe you, Kit, are a poet of very high distinction.

Take care,

Brian

"God becomes as we are that we may be as he is."  ~William Blake

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39 posted 05-04-2005 02:04 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I thought he said, "di-stink-shun?"   Oh, okay, I agree with him, if I knew half of what he said half of the time.   Smartie pants that Brian I tell you!  I know because he knows a great poet when he reads one!
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40 posted 08-05-2005 04:50 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Sorry, just me again, wanted to send it to a friend and to save it this time, and thanks for directing me to it, forgot the title AGAIN!

~* Carpe' Diem *~
Tis only in their dreams that men truly be free, 'twas always thus and always will be. ~ Keating

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41 posted 08-05-2005 09:48 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

And am I ever glad that Sharon dug this one up!
I had missed this amazing write. Thank you, for the voice...to speak for those who have been silenced.
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42 posted 01-19-2009 11:20 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

Kit, It is never to late to refresh our thinking.This one has to go to the top. latearrival.
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43 posted 03-28-2009 06:36 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

"bump for Earth Hour"
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