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  1. Date: 1/23/2014 8:42:00 AM
    You made me smile I know I shouldn't but as they say misery likes company? I wanted to ask you if you would enjoy participating in my Crown Sonnet contest please read my blog. [It's really not a contest we are all working together to learn either how to write a sonnet or how to write a Crown Sonnet ] some of us write lots of sonnets some none - I'd be glad to have you in the play? let me know on my blog

  1. Date: 1/23/2014 7:42:00 AM
    As part of the meanings, i notice the clouded shape not only threaten to entomb but as an unknown sperm hits the edge of an egg to meet at a whole lump. It really reminds me of creation and the human existence and i really appreciate such masterly attributes. it is genuinely professional

  1. Date: 1/22/2014 11:04:00 PM
    A stunner write, Mark.

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 1/23/2014 1:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I appreciate your comment Bindu. Happy my poem pleased you today.
  1. Date: 1/22/2014 9:22:00 PM
    I don't know if you meant to show this, but when you say it threatens to entomb, I see the rest of the shape coming together to meet back at the top left side, and that would be the entombment. Wow, I really like this.

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 1/23/2014 1:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    An interesting thought, and one that had not occurred to me. Your mind is always working, and I appreciate your various comments that often improve my work. Not much to this otherwise; anyone can take a standard poem and shape it--like flowers in spring or a bird bath. LOL.
  1. Date: 1/22/2014 7:53:00 PM
    this was very intresting. the shape was excellent.

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 1/22/2014 8:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks very much, John. It's really just a simple couplet, but I thought the shape would give it a little more punch. Glad you liked it.
  1. Date: 1/22/2014 12:27:00 PM
    This is so cool, I also really like the poem. I wonder if there is a way to end with a question so that it ties better into the shape?

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 1/22/2014 12:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Excellent suggestion Richard, and I will immediately amend the words to allow for this. It had been tugging at me, but I could never quite verbalize it, so thanks. You often help me like this, and it is deeply appreciated. Take another look shortly.
  1. Date: 1/20/2014 2:39:00 AM
    - A fantastic good work with your shape poem (it is not easy to make) - A good poem for the contest, touching written Mark. - Good luck. - Have a great new week. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 1/20/2014 11:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Anne Lise I appreciate your visit and comment. You have such persistence in supporting all of us. Have a great week yourself. By the way, my roots are in Scandinavia via Denmark. Although my name is Peterson, it was corrupted during immigration from Pedersen. Never been there, however.
  1. Date: 1/19/2014 4:21:00 PM
    wow! you've done an incredible job in shaping this poem and it sounds great, too! i love the first 2 lines especially...

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 1/19/2014 7:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm grateful for you positive reply. It's fun trying new forms, and this one took more work than a sonnet.
  1. Date: 1/19/2014 3:59:00 PM
    I know it takes a long time to get shape poems just right. I admire you for taking the time to write this. Well done.l BG

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 1/19/2014 7:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Barbara, great poet, thanks for your visit. When I'm in a rut, it's fun to try different forms. In this case, it makes my so-so rhyme somewhat questionable, don't you think? LOL
  1. Date: 1/19/2014 8:48:00 AM
    Very cool design, Mark. It never occurs to me to shape my poems (and not sure I'd execute it well.) Maybe I shall try my hand at it one day soon; thanks for the inspiration. Hope you are well, my friend :)

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 1/19/2014 10:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for stopping by Chan and commenting on my poem. I really think it's quite pedestrian rhyme, so it needed cosmetics to get noticed.
  1. Date: 1/19/2014 6:16:00 AM
    Creative work and shape..These are not so easy to do..You did great..Sara

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 1/19/2014 10:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Sara. And your further comments rather overwhelmed, for you've give me a gift here that is all I could ever aspire to in life. It also has inspired me to think about writing a spiritual poem. I don't wear my beliefs on my sleeve, so this would be a rather self-effacing exercise. If I think I've pulled it off, you will be the first to know.
    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick
    Date: 1/19/2014 6:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad that you were created..You are an awesome spiritual being of magnificent worth as a person...Sara
  1. Date: 1/19/2014 5:59:00 AM
    Truly fantastical, a true highlight of my evening. Well done!

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 1/19/2014 10:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What a kind and gracious remark Sarai. I treasure your comments, and this one has left me glowing. Thank you so much.
  1. Date: 1/19/2014 1:54:00 AM
    This poem is so unique and a wonderful entry for the contest. Sorry it was cancelled Mark.

    Peterson Avatar Mark Peterson
    Date: 1/19/2014 10:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Connie, great to see you here again. Well, the poem is unique in that I've never attempted 'Shape.' before. If it's wonderful too, then I've achieved something of note, which is all anyone can ask. Thanks a lot for commenting.