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I enjoy reading through the New Poems List Skipping only those who’ve proven a waste Naming even ten, so many would be missed I could never perform this exercise posthaste. Skipping only those who’ve proven a waste I find gems in the poetry of at least thirty-three Some of the best are naughty, others chaste, Occasionally I find one worthy of a grand prix. I find gems in the poetry of at least thirty-three I faithfully read every single poem they write, Occasionally I find one worthy of a grand prix If I listed three, I’d be certain to provoke a fight. I faithfully read every single poem they write, Genuinely impressed and moved by so many If I listed three, I’d be certain to provoke a fight For poets are a sensitive group, we’ve a-plenty. Genuinely impressed and moved by so many Naming even ten, so many would be missed For poets are a sensitive group, we’ve a-plenty, I enjoy reading through the New Poems List.
Written December 3, 2022 [Original version before it was modified to fit three-stanza requirement for contest.]

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Date: 12/6/2022 11:09:00 PM
"If I listed three, I’d be certain to provoke a fight For poets are a sensitive group, we’ve a-plenty. " hilarious but maybe true!
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Date: 12/5/2022 1:49:00 PM
Good that you enjoyed reading through the new poem list. Sara
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/5/2022 4:10:00 PM
I do, Sara. Thanks so much.
Date: 12/5/2022 11:02:00 AM
Your poem is honest, and very true. I read poems from new poems list, whenever I can - themes and titles usually attract me. My presence at this site is not very long,,,but I have read fantastic poems from wonderful people, who I didn't know before. I have received excellent, positive, supportive comments from many members. For me too, not possible to choose three poets. I am definitely interested to see how others handle the challenge! Warm wishes ~ Mala
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/5/2022 11:52:00 AM
Ah, Mala...such a sensible and thoughtful way to look at the suggestion to pick three "bests" or favorites. I simply could not do...ever. This site is full of excellent writers and poets, in my humble opinion. You, among them!
Date: 12/4/2022 2:42:00 PM
There's so many excellent poets on here I couldn't just name three. Folks are so touchy too, wrote a poem once about a barbecue for a contest and put in as many names as I could think of, it was just a bit of fun but you wouldn't believe the comments I got, why did leave me out? , have I upset you? Even got soupmails. Never again. You live and learn. Tom
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/4/2022 2:49:00 PM
I wrote one time about making a Poetry Soup and mentioned names. Fortunately, I did not hear from anyone, but I was lucky. I'll never do it again. It was a very risky thing to do, and I didn't use good judgment in doing it. Thanks, Tom.
Date: 12/4/2022 12:09:00 PM
a very diplomatic description of those poets whose work you read, milton! i also read through the new poems list every day and mostly read the work of those dependable poets i've come to know, occasionally trying someone new.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/4/2022 1:05:00 PM
Yep, that's how I do it, too, Ilene. Occasionally I get recommendations from friends, too, so I check out those poets. I wouldn't have time to read EVERY poem on the list, so I've sorted out those whom I know, from experience, right garbage. I suspect you've done the same.
Date: 12/4/2022 10:58:00 AM
- Lovely written, Milton ... I deleted my entry to the contest ... sponsor wants name (see blog) ... I don't feel like using name to please 1-3 people ... I think about everyone who will be disappointed ... (don't like this contest) - hugs
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/4/2022 11:14:00 AM
I agree with you wholeheartedly, Sunshine. I think I adequately expressed my feelings about it, too. I can't see myself listing three names and hurting many of my Soup friends. Besides, I can't even begin to narrow it down to three people. You took the right approach, and I commend you for it. Obviously, I don't like this contest either.