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PERFECT BOUND ----- contest entry

(draft iiiv) *-- -- I spent my puberty pursuing Truth, -- -- while Venus bound Adonis as a youth.* My passions laid with Mysteries and Signs the secret workings only hermits see, those subtleties by which our fates align, the ways young clocks may seed our destinies. The vulvas that I held were hard-bound books, vanillin pages streamed with ecstasy; they weren't the sort that lived or died by looks, their warmest whispers - ideologies. My bedroom's full of volumes, silent, dry, still waiting for that gentle touch to come, and curve their lonely spines. But, what belies the depth of blood? What warmer truth? There's none, -- -- for nothing is so great as boundless love, -- -- and, perfect bound, my books are not enough. * additional lines for 16 line iambic pentameter contest

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Date: 10/18/2016 10:42:00 PM
JACK, Welcome to Poetry Soup. It will be a delight to read and become familiar with your poems in the future. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile others passed when I first joined the soup. Wishing you and your poetry the best. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here STARTING with me- SKAT :) Drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs **YNR - SKAT
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Jack Webster
Date: 10/19/2016 1:17:00 AM
Hi SKAT, so nice of you to drop in and make a splash. What a warm and moving welcome! I look forward to reading your poems. I'm a bit shy, so if I don't reply, it just means I'm working on forthcoming attempts at verse. Thank you for your kind well wishes. Wishing you the very best.
Date: 10/15/2016 8:46:00 PM
Congratulations on your placement in the contest.
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Jack Webster
Date: 10/17/2016 9:28:00 PM
Thank you, Janis!
Date: 10/15/2016 2:54:00 PM
I think this is a brilliant write, Jack. Congratulations on your placement in the contest:)
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Jack Webster
Date: 10/15/2016 7:48:00 PM
Thank you, Daniel. I'm glad you like it :)
Date: 10/15/2016 2:33:00 PM
Jack, thank you for participating in the contest. Congrats on your win! Janice
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Jack Webster
Date: 10/15/2016 7:46:00 PM
Oh, wow! Great! Thank you!
Date: 10/13/2016 8:10:00 PM
Jack Webster, Welcome to Poetry soup, I hope you enjoy the community. Here, you will find friendly poets who enjoy supporting one another. I myself, enjoy reading and commenting those who want to be read. The only time I give constructive criticism is when a poet desires it. However, if for some reason the poem is not my field I will guide you to someone who is more qualified than I. Stop by and read one of my poems if you like. My poems are not perfect, but I have a feeling you might like one. I encourage you to check out the contest page and read to receive comments. Tell me a little about your poetic skills if you like. It will be my pleasure to follow and read every poem you post from here on :) We are Lucky To Have you. Your New Poet Friend @-> LINDA <-@
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Date: 10/15/2016 1:50:00 AM
Thank you for your kind reply. My internet is not reliable; the keyboard on my phone is not functional. That being said, I'm glad you've read my poem. I'll be glad to peruse your works when the time allows. But for now, my bed is calling me in out the storm of wakefulness. (if you wish to share your thoughts, please send a private message. A quick critique, short and sweet, or if you like, verbose, is fine with me; I'll eagerly await your thoughtful post.)