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Thistle the philosopher


animal crackers poem

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A lovely poem for the Animal Crackers group, Red, and I enjoyed the way you've used some of the quotes in your verses. Quite an emotional poem of your Thistlehair, and a lovely read.,
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valda


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reply by the author on 01-Jun-2019
    Thanks very much for reading and reviewing my animal crackers poem. Thistlehair was a mature gentleman...
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This is an interesting poem, Red. The first three stanzas tell the reader of this marvelous granny's cat, Thistlehair. The fourth stanza transitions to bring in Twain, and the remaining three stanzas combine Twain and Thistelhair. A unique combo of the two themes. Amazing where the mind takes us. Marilyn


 Comment Written 25-May-2019



reply by the author on 26-May-2019
    Thanks very much for reading my animal crackers poem about the orphan cat my wife named for the bear in the Alabama Christmas song...
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A very well-written poem about the animals in our lives that make a difference in our lives. We will not always admit it but they make us do things we would not do if it was not for them.


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reply by the author on 25-May-2019
    Thanks very much for reading and reviewing my poem for the animal crackers club.
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This is a very touching poem about Thistlehair. What a great name. He does indeed look a little like Twain. I guess he didn't speak because everything was good. 8-)


 Comment Written 25-May-2019



reply by the author on 25-May-2019
    I felt sorry for old Twain, an agnostic in his last days, but Thistle and I decided the jury is still out...thanks for reading my animal crackers poem.

reply by damommy on 25-May-2019
    Thank you for participating.
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Red,

That explains it. I knew your poems are usually perfect. *smile* But this was precious. How many poems do you think have been written over the eons in honor of lost furry companions? We humans do hold them dear, don't we?

Thanks, friend.



 Comment Written 25-May-2019



reply by the author on 25-May-2019
    We do indeed. I don't think Thistle ever asked or hinted for anything, he was just there. Looking tranquil, accepting life. Thanks for reading my animal crackers poem.
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That was a saucy poem about Thistlehair! I really liked the story as it was told in rhyme. The rhythm almost perfect. I could see the story as it was told. thank you for a delightful poem.


 Comment Written 25-May-2019



reply by the author on 25-May-2019
    Thanks very much for reading and reviewing my Animal Crackers Club poem...

reply by Patty Palmer on 25-May-2019
    You're very welcome!
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To be a philosopher is a mark of a thinker... traits which you and Thistle shared and made for a happy companionship, even though he 'never spoke, and had no song". What? not even a purr? Mark Twain is one of my heroes, so I am very pleased that he made an appearance in your poem.
The memory of our beloved pets lives on.


 Comment Written 25-May-2019



reply by the author on 25-May-2019
    The cat looked--thoughtful. Thanks very much for reading my animal crackers poem.
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While I would have to respectfully disagree with a couple of the statements in your author's notes, I thoroughly enjoyed your poem.

A small old tom who'd seen much Hell

I think this should be 'hell' instead of Hell.

Great tribute to Samuel Clemens.

All the best,
Jan


 Comment Written 24-May-2019



reply by the author on 25-May-2019
    I think most people cannot accept Twain's statements totally. No one likes to listen to screams. Thanks very much for reading and reviewing my animal crackers poem.
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I enjoyed your poem for the club. Red. You did a great job with the rhymes and smooth flow. Your descriptive word choices allow readers to feel, see, and better understand the focus of your poem. I really like the picture. I am glad the kitty got a new home with you and you loved him. Thanks for the notes, too. Jan


 Comment Written 24-May-2019



reply by the author on 25-May-2019
    I wonder if I wasn't hoping some reviewer would spring up and prove Clemens wrong...thanks very much for reading my animal crackers poem.
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Samuel Clemens would be pleased with your work, I think. To me, it's dark and lacking in joy. Too much reality for my taste. I know what the world is like. I read fiction and poetry to live a fantasy that it's so much better than I think. It's an escape from the ugliness. I write only stories with happy endings, and I prefer to read that kind. I like wearing rose-colored glasses. :)

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 Comment Written 24-May-2019



reply by the author on 25-May-2019
    My thought that long-ago day, and I think Thistle shared them was that intelligence is a curse to any godless man, when the fickle godlings of fame, wealth, and truth gallop off and leave him standing alone in the sunset. I cannot shake the Deist notion that all is moving in the right direction, with a brain behind it, and will end well, that no omelet is made without a few cracked shells...thanks for reading my animal crackers poem...
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