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  1. Date: 11/3/2013 7:11:00 AM

    That was very good Ruben! Check back on your comment on "Feeding the Flames." I gave a more in depth explanation :)

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 6:19:00 AM

    Happy Father's Day.... Ruben.... have a nice one... xox....Linda

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 6:11:00 PM

    Wise words Ruben..I like it!

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 10:53:00 PM

    Hullo, Poet Destroyer-Ruben Ovechenko. I see that you were quick on the draw with the new pen-name lol. Did you write anything new during your hiatus?

  1. Date: 6/3/2013 4:22:00 AM

    Definitely a nice write. Rick

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 4:57:00 PM

    Ruben, have yourself a nice and wonderful day mother's day....Linda

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 11:35:00 PM

    Ruben, you don't need to google those words in my "Edinburgh" poem(it probably won't help, as there isn't a secret code). That poem is an exercise in brevity, to differenciate between prosey and free verse. In 10 lines, I used some personification, metaphor, alliteration, end-rhyme, subtle slant-rhyme, internal rhyme, and a line of know, to highlight the difference between free verse and undisciplined prose that is so many times wrongfully labelled as free verse. The poem is partially an exercise. I am publicly posting my practice-work.

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 3:38:00 AM

    Another awesome write. Very insightful indeed. I agree with a lot of the comments below. I suppose it depends on what we measure with too.....don't wanna limit our limits even more, eh? Anyhow, I really like that this poem got me thinking...I suuupppooose that was what you were going for when you wrote this spectacular Grook. Never tried the Grook before myself, and I'm no critic, but still...much enjoyed. Thanks. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 9:09:00 PM

    GREAT , you found it!!!

  1. Date: 4/25/2013 12:12:00 PM

    Very insightful Ruben, got my brain in a tizzy LOL great write, enjoyed it. : ) You had me laughing last night reading your worst poem and all your responses. Thanks for the laughs! hahaha : )

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 1:03:00 PM

    I got my head scratching today-- all good -- because I stink in math, no wonder I got lost between my dreams and life...this is making me think! And I like how it is making me think within thinking--- different wells of thoughts and dreaming-- it's been a while since I read a grook and this is very cool... also want to thank you for putting a poem for me in Debbie's blog-- I wasn't familiar with the poem and read it, beautiful. As I told Charma, I was so touched you both thought of me.

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 4:27:00 AM

    THis is soooo good. But I should not read grooks at 6:30 before I've had my coffee or the sun is up. I need to go lie down. :) It used all my thinking power up! Whatta week! UGH! Hugs Cyndi

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 10:56:00 PM

    Nyc 1. You poemed my day.

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 1:26:00 AM

    Well, you pulled-off a grook that is definitely grook-ish, so kudos for that, Ruben. I am not quite sure if I am intelligent enough(lol)to grasp the full implications of this grook?(I wouldn't doubt it :D). I keep asking: who are we without our dreams?

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 4:21:00 PM

    not only a poet,but a philosopher also, well this is very inspiring Ruben, and i just love it

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 3:03:00 PM

    So much truth in this one, Ruben. Loved it. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 3/28/2013 1:59:00 PM

    Do you know that you just blew my mind? ... I'm logging off for the day ...after I fav this one.

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 2:10:00 PM

    This poem carries a bit of conception..thinking...curiousity..phylosophy..What more..a little bit of truth too.It goes to my fav and you had a great haiku not blog.. :)If my maths teacher was a bit like you i would hav e had much better success in maths

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 10:08:00 PM

    My Dear Brother Ruben, hope this finds YOU and YOURS(Mine) Healthy and High in the Spirit.Congratulations as I'm sure YOU will stand in the Winner's circle. I read about the form Grook and still did not understand it I'm a romantic and find many of the forms hard to do.I just learned how to do a real Sonnet with Andrea's Tribute. After reading this Grook I understand it better than reading the form.I think this is Superb.- so Bro YOU up for a little sibling rivalry.i just passed YOU in the

    Esquire Avatar HGarvey Daniel Esquire Date: 3/24/2013 10:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Community Builders List.Let's go.Maybe we could have a Cribbage Contest some time too. With LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Brother...Harry
  1. Date: 3/24/2013 5:34:00 PM

    Sounds like a math equation. Rather clever I must say.

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 8:25:00 PM

    Hi, Ruben... soup mail.... PD

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 4:44:00 PM

    Lovely and challenging poem.

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 2:40:00 PM

    Ruben I like this a lot it is thought provoking, but I don't think I have reached my limit yet...David

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 1:24:00 PM

    this is a very lovely poem.... love it...PD

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 11:07:00 AM

    I am most certainly adding this to my favorites! Wow, Ruben! This is amazing, to say the least :)

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 9:03:00 AM

    I should have this framed......but then, I suppose most of us who have lived to a certain age would say that. Love this thoughtful, and often truthful fact. ps...thanks for alerting me to Deb's poem.....such a unexpected and nice surprise!

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 5:23:00 AM

    wow Ruben here is a form I have never tried.. Excellent piece my friend.. Thank you so much for your comments on my blog.. I have self published for both books PublishAmerica and Xlibris.. Xlibris is pushing to do my third but I am not ready yet to go to print... Both books are available at PoetrySoup book store...

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 12:47:00 AM

    Clever one Ruben ....Seren

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 7:48:00 PM

    Brilliant!! Obviously from a well of wisdom, my friend, Ruben. This I will be keeping on my list of favs. Hope you're keeping well! Annalise

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 6:50:00 PM

    Nicely penned. What a void you've given a name to.