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Flower in the crannied wall

It’s just like an intellectuallist to tear creation from its little nest of stone, thinking only if it rests in his hand, if he can see all its white veins will he grasp its mysteries. Maybe this is why he knows Death so well, and God so little. Who, wanting a lover, seizes it out of life, and lays its corpse in a tender repose, trying to fathom the truth of what it means to smile? The smile the autopsy leaves is no mystery. A flower in a crannied wall is a mystery no more for the taking than laughter. Posted March 4, 2020 For Craig’s Flower in the Crannied Wall contest

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Date: 3/16/2020 10:19:00 AM
WOW...great take on the theme Jack. Sharply pointed.
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Jack Webster
Date: 3/16/2020 10:42:00 AM
Thank you, John!
Date: 3/14/2020 7:41:00 PM
Congrats Jack. :)
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Jack Webster
Date: 3/14/2020 8:07:00 PM
Thanks Gary!
Date: 3/14/2020 5:16:00 PM
I favor the first verse! Congratulations, Jack on 3rd place!
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Jack Webster
Date: 3/14/2020 7:26:00 PM
Thanks, Kim!
Date: 3/13/2020 3:55:00 AM
This is very well written. Great poem! Congrats on your win
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Jack Webster
Date: 3/13/2020 11:22:00 AM
Thank you, Krish!
Date: 3/11/2020 7:55:00 AM
Oh wow. I love this. A fave. Congratulations for your win Jack! xomo
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Jack Webster
Date: 3/11/2020 10:04:00 PM
Thanks, Maureen!
Date: 3/10/2020 1:18:00 PM
Jack, although I don’t entirely agree with the sentiment, I think this is a wonderful, eloquent poem. Your analogy with the smiling corpse was very thought-provoking and well expressed. Congratulations!
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Jack Webster
Date: 3/10/2020 6:56:00 PM
Of course! If we were obligated to agree with the opinions of any poem we read, they’d become quite dangerous things, indeed. Im glad the sentiment didnt overshadow the mechanics. Thanks, Nina!
Date: 3/10/2020 7:47:00 AM
i really enjoyed this one, a deep and profound take on the theme, well expressed and well written - congrats on your win!
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Jack Webster
Date: 3/10/2020 1:09:00 PM
Thank you, Charlotte
Date: 3/9/2020 6:36:00 PM
Really well done-- my highest compliment: 'I wish I had written it!' Especially dig the 2nd stanza--congrats!
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Jack Webster
Date: 3/9/2020 6:46:00 PM
Thanks so much Carber!
Date: 3/9/2020 4:42:00 PM
Jack, congratulations on your win. Your perspective gives us room to ponder why we would scoop up life only to wonder why it died.
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Jack Webster
Date: 3/9/2020 4:52:00 PM
Thank you, Sam. Glad you enjoyed
Date: 3/9/2020 2:28:00 PM
Or perhaps like some poets. I enjoyed your take onCraigs contest. Congrats!
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Jack Webster
Date: 3/9/2020 4:51:00 PM
Thank you, R.A.P.
Date: 3/4/2020 1:30:00 AM
A marvelous contender for the contest. I feel this is a winner!
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Jack Webster
Date: 3/4/2020 6:47:00 AM
Thank you, Caren! It would be fun!