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Jeffrey L. Michaux

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Great job with your rhyming 5-7-5! Sorry I missed this contest entry! I liked that the ink blot is personified and challenges the poet to write "words that transcend thought."
Comment Written 20-Oct-2020 by lyenochka


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What a fun read, personifying a blot of ink and imagining what it might be thinking about what it may become. It makes me think of the children's book, Harold and the Purple Crayon. I can actually see this animated!
Comment Written 18-Oct-2020 by Susan Larson


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I love this short but poignant posting about writing. I appreciate learning how other writers of all kinds express themselves and what is important enough to them to want to share it with others. I totally enjoyed your 5-7-5 prompt-writing poem, Jeffrey. Smiles and best wishes, Janet
Comment Written 18-Oct-2020 by Spangle


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Ha, ha! That is so innovative and realistic at the same time. One can actually picture the blob of ink wondering what it will end up saying? I love the premise.

Ralf
Comment Written 18-Oct-2020 by Raffaelina Lowcock


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Hello Jeffrey
This is very good. My first thought was that it is something you could elaborate on - a feeling that the idea you have is underused in the 5/7/5 form. This idea, that we have the potential, we are material: we just need to be used correctly, and then to refine it further and just focus on our 'use' as writers (making the ink analogy even stronger) is a very clever point. I trust that you will feature in the competition, but regardless of how you get on, I encourage you to take the thought you have here and expand upon it.
I wish you well with your continued writing
cheers
phill
Comment Written 18-Oct-2020 by phill doran


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Hello Jeffrey L. Michaux,
Nice piece of poetry meeting the desired norms, having lucid as well as perfectly matching the theme phraseology, captivating flow with lovely rhyming scheme, and transparently depicting its theme.
Picture enhances depth and beauty of the poem.
Best of Luck in the contest.
Comment Written 18-Oct-2020 by RPSaxena


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I guess it's all in the eyes of the beholder. Perception is what can change an ordinary inkblot into something beautiful or meaningful. And a skillfully wielded pen can be a powerful tool in changing soeone's perspective. I enjoyed this thought-provoking piece.
Comment Written 17-Oct-2020 by June Sargent


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Show me what got.
That was a very unique stanza my friend and something that make me remember who you are. I applauded you for making it simple. I hope for a good showing in the contest


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Comment Written 17-Oct-2020 by Harley Dayman Rayne Quinn


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Very nice, a poem that enlighten the mind. Short but speaks to your creativity. And the picture adds to your words. Thank you for sharing this poem with us.
Comment Written 17-Oct-2020 by Jeffrey Mitchell


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When I'm letting my family know I'm retreating to my desk to hopefully write something of some worth I always teasingly say "I've herded the words into my pen--time to go let them roam!"--Your 5-7-5 entry is much along the same lines! It would be EASIER if that blot would splatter a complete poem or story--but alas, since writers are giving birth to something new there IS labor involved! Clever write! Love the fountain pen image!--Best of luck--Karenina
Comment Written 17-Oct-2020 by karenina Reviewed with blinders on.


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