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Poets appreciation day.

Category: Non-fiction

OK. So who am I to be writing something that bespeaks of words too expansive for me to fully appreciate, nonetheless comprehend? I am obviously no one, but I feel that I can hide my shy embarrassment within a poorly veiled pseudonym at the very least. When I first landed upon this site it was more as a way to express without the fear of reprisal. None would know who I truly was, and it could possibly lead to a new self confidence as well. I had no intention of commenting because I honestly feel that poetry is subjective in all ways, even so far as that what somebody has written very specifically, can apply to the reader just as specifically with a completely different context formed through their own understanding, relativity and experiences. This is the beauty of poetry for me. In the past I was analog. I read poetry from books because that magic was held within pressed sheets and ink-stained fingers, bindings fraying at seams held together with the patience of admitted and accepted brilliance, rated reviewed and essayed a thousand times over. These thoughts, as anachronistic as they were, never seemed to date for me, inspiring my own word jumbles written unevenly with little skill.
But the poets within this site have redefined my own belief in the relevance of contemporary thought, exciting in the elucidation of modern travails.
I cannot be more effusive in the praise I have for those who have kept me returning, even if they do not know me, (which is sometimes far better) or even care for my own efforts. So for those I can admit to envying, you make this metaphorical maniac inconceivably amazed and impressed to no end.
Silent Words. The first and still favorite of my peers, (and I use that word very loosely, “peers” intimates some form of equality) who originally made me feel certain I wanted to subscribe. I wish I could utilize the abstract beauty your every line creates.
PrettyOdd. Brilliance without any doubt, and an outspoken directness that makes a statement without any need whatsoever for apology. Some of your work has echoed within my skull for days, haunting my unconscious mind in only the most desirable ways.
Chaos 128. Sometimes your comments are so intelligent I want to spread them between glass slides and color stains so that I can find where your thoughts come from.
Monkeyboy. You make me laugh at just how easy the lines roll when you so love what you do. I accept any and all comments you direct at me because you explain with a single flip sentence the seriousness of what you convey, without losing anything at all. One day I’ll get how that is done.
Prettypsl. The words of someone with a heart made to break limits. Kindness never read so sweet.
Grunty. Can any really deny just how good he is? A style all his own with a vocabulary of amazing content.
Dayani…New to the mix, mature beyond her years, clever would be understating her, and sardonic sarcasm to make anyone blush at her boldness.
Rsurfn, Aqua4eva, Razegeneration and a host of others.
(I know naming people is bad form and some are sure to take offense but ehhh…what are ya gonna do about it?)
Many have come, left, returned, changed names, styles and form, and any I have forgotten I apologize in advance for being remiss. Any who have taken the time to comment, good or bad, I appreciate as well.
So then a final line to this simple expression of awe…
Thank you.


By Atavist

Comments: 11

Comment by Dayani: 2010-11-17
I'm with you on it being high time to praise the real poets on this site.
it's important to remember the price of weeding through the weeds is that a few kilometres beneath that sky high mulcher known as an interweb is true poetry.
I'm surprised though, and oddly flattered, that my name was chucked in there.
The other poets in this list are so much older and it shows in their writing, hard years of writing, editing, giving up and eventually not giving a flying fuck what anyone thought has given them experience and perspective which makes their poetry brilliant.
I'm awed by their work, and rather impressed by yours.
To find my name so close to theirs is an astonishing compliment
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Comment by PrettyOdd: 2010-11-17
I'm still always shocked when someone considers me to be a 'poet'. I'm torn between feeling honored and suspicious.
The people you've mentioned here though, excluding myself of course, are absolutely brilliant. I don't think they get enough praise from the other people on this site.
And I do think you should have included yourself among those wonderful writers.

(I apologise for my crappy comment. I'm at a public library and they keyboard is annoying me. That's my excuse.)
Comment by monkeyboy: 2010-11-18
I'm flattered that you think those lines roll easily. The last two poems I wrote took me something like two and a half months to complete, from the conception. And I've deleted both as unworkable.

You know, Prince (the artist formerly known as DickHead) used to believe some obscure stuff... One of the things he believed, is that a man only has a limited number of erections in his whole life. So he would shuffle off to another room whenever he had one - and do what he needed to do.
I guess he didn't even want to waste one if it could be the last.

I think poetry may be like that. I seem to have run out of hard words.

Anyway (I got rather off topic there), there are poets on here that should be in books.
Books that sell in shops.
(Or on a stage with a mic)

I join you in raising my glass to these poets mate.
Comment by Hush: 2010-11-20
I'm with you on it being high time to praise the real poets on this site.

do u mean to say that the names mentioned here are the REAL poets? and that everyone else is just a silly ametuer? excuse me if im wrong.
Comment by Atavist: 2010-11-20
Well this would be the "sure to offend" aspect.. No actually its not and I have not read every poem nor checked at least one submission from each either. Poetry is fluid to some in it manner of release, like pouring a jug of water out,its what it hits that produces a different sound or feel for some people.Unfortunately some resemble a flush in my opinion. (and that is MY opinion) This is just a shout to the people I myself have found to be exceptional, thought provoking, emotionally evocative and just basically, awe inspiring to me.
Oh and Pretty, no need for suspicion, honor bestowed by an unknown source may at best be flattering or even obsequious praise in an attempt to direct a reflection of light my way. This is not that. You are a poet.
Comment by SilentWords: 2010-11-22
I am truly flattered. I still think it’s odd when people think my work is actually good. But this has really made my day, thank you.
As for the other poets you named, I could not agree with you more. Those poets are the reason why I have stayed at this site for so long. They are all truly gifted, as are you Atavist. So yes, cheers to all of the creative, wonderful, and truly talented poets on this site!

Comment by Hush: 2010-12-01
I was quoting dayani, not you. I am perfectly fine with you expressing your appreciation.
Comment by Listain: 2010-12-11
I am in awe at this amazingly thought out poem it is with out a doubt the kindest most thoughtful poem i have ever read in my life, I would be honored if ever a poem of this magnitude were written about me, Thank you for this Great read. Keep up the Amazing work maybe one day mine will be as good as this.
Comment by Listain: 2010-12-11
I am in awe at this amazingly thought out poem it is with out a doubt the kindest most thoughtful poem i have ever read in my life, I would be honored if ever a poem of this magnitude were written about me, Thank you for this Great read. Keep up the Amazing work maybe one day mine will be as good as this.
Comment by Redd5: 2010-12-13
I loved reading this it was so well put together. I feel the same and one day I'll will to subscribe to this site it has done so much good for me as well. Smiley
Comment by Listain: 2010-12-15
To bad more people do not appreciate a good poet
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