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The difference between good poetry and great poetry – not a concentration of words and phrases, nor meter and rhyme...but the source, that gives longevity its immortal time – It is where we begin, how we learn, and, therefore see: it is the difference between, those who came before, and those who are truly Free. One does not go out and observe, hoping to be inspired – it is the outing, and then the poetry that is fired, burns to the surface, dissolving all bone and flesh in its way...one does not think to write a poem – one lives, and then perishes in the expressive process: That is poetry!

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Date: 9/15/2021 11:33:00 AM
- That is poetry ... congratulations :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/15/2021 6:12:00 PM
Thank you, Sunshine; blessings my friend. Have a beautiful day!
Date: 9/14/2021 10:23:00 AM
Congratulations Joe. Somehow, my avatar is showing with Ann's commemt below?
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/14/2021 10:32:00 AM
That's ok, Heidi; I understood my friend. Write! Write! Have a lively, beautiful day! Thank you.
Date: 9/14/2021 8:19:00 AM
I see it was poem of the day also, that comes as no surprise to me. You always write thought provoking great poetry.
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/14/2021 8:22:00 AM
Thank you, my friend; keep pounding on those keys of yours, your symphonies outstanding!
Date: 9/14/2021 5:56:00 AM
Silent, your poem to self is beautifully penned and very emotional to read, so nice to see you writing on PS, have missed you and a big congratulations on receiving a derserving POEM OF THE DAY. Hope you stay for awhile ~peace and tranquility _Constance
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/14/2021 8:12:00 AM
Wow Constance! Thank you for drawing my attention to such a magnificent work. Really poetic Genius -- if writers block producers such fine works, maybe we should change the term to, writer's valuable incubation time. Blessings!
Date: 9/13/2021 10:34:00 PM
Prince De Mino! Sorry am one of the last responders. I was sick after lunch. And had to sleep. Glad,really glad Tom let me know about this hours ago! This as to be a Fav for me. And you are one of my FAVS here, long before the POTD. You are kind, humble, supportive and never embarrassed me in open Post as two lunkheads did. Both think they are gods gift to humanity.You show respect for other poets. I get a bang out of some POets who will sign every POTD twinners..who will never sign any poem of mine or any POTD I got. So proud Of you as a human being and so grateful we are friends. Congratulations Pangie Panagiote,
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/14/2021 8:08:00 AM
Thank you, Pangie; I try my best, "to do on to others..." -- perfect I am not...but if I can fool a few so cherished as you, with such expectations, motivations, I will try even harder. Ila appreciates your thoughtfullness -- you are treasured. Blessings. We pray for your speedy recovery.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 9/14/2021 7:34:00 AM
Panagiota - This "lunkhead" has a doctors degree in theology, taught at the college level, and never did anything that should have embarrassed you in "open post." Also, I do NOT think I am "gods gift to humanity." Really, you ought to be ashamed!
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Panagiota Romios
Date: 9/13/2021 11:55:00 PM
Forgot to say..,Congratulations.Prince, bet your PRINCESS IS PROUD OF YOU. HI ILA, PANAGIOTA
Date: 9/13/2021 8:57:00 PM
Great! Life and poetry…happen! Congratulations on POTD!
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/14/2021 7:57:00 AM
Aint that the loving turth! Wonderful, hobby, vocation, devotion -- Life!
Date: 9/13/2021 4:31:00 PM
POTD so what more is there to say ~ Silent One it truly had to be... sending so many congrats such a joy to have you back, even if just for a while ~ with kindest thoughts and a happy smile Ann xx
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Heidi Sands
Date: 9/14/2021 10:22:00 AM
I am not sure how Ann's comment is with my avatar????
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/14/2021 8:03:00 AM
I agree. Welcome back my friend. A POTD is perfect. Outstanding! So are you.
Date: 9/13/2021 3:48:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD. A very deserving winner.
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/14/2021 8:01:00 AM
W.A.. This was unexpected -- but I am joyfully whallowing in it. Thank you my friend.
Date: 9/13/2021 3:30:00 PM
Congratulations on your POTD Joe. Emilia : )
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/14/2021 7:59:00 AM
Thank you, Emilia; have a beautiful Day!
Date: 9/13/2021 3:10:00 PM
That is poetry, indeed! Well written, Joe. BIG congrats on poem of the day.
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/14/2021 7:59:00 AM
Thank you, Vijay. Blessings!
Date: 9/13/2021 2:51:00 PM
Back to say Congratulations on your P.O.T.D., Joe. I'm certainly not surprised.
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/14/2021 7:55:00 AM
Milton, you are spoiling me...thank you! Blessings my friend.
Date: 9/13/2021 2:11:00 PM
An awesome write Joe, I believe great poetry doesn’t have to be guided by rules, inspiration is the poet’s tool. What’s written from the heart goes to the heart. Congratulations on poem of the day… Belle
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/13/2021 2:18:00 PM
That is the only way it can be genuine -- I will always take genuine over flash and glitter. Thank you. I greatly appreciate your positive feedback and thoughtful contribution. Blessings!
Date: 9/13/2021 1:21:00 PM
Joe, wonderful, and congratulations on receiving POEM OF THE DAY enjoy the honor ~ peace and tranquility _Constance
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/13/2021 2:15:00 PM
Still pinching myself. Thank you my friend. Have a beautiful day!
Date: 9/13/2021 12:11:00 PM
I completely agree ! *That's Poetry* It is beyond forms or phrases, meter or syllable count. Inspiration comes from within, as the heart places each emotion upon the page. This is beautiful in every way. Congratulations Joe, on Poem of the Day. :) Brandy
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/13/2021 2:14:00 PM
Thank you for such kind and thoughtful words -- I've always said, poetry is closer to magic than any of Houdini's manifestations. Blessings my friend!
Date: 9/13/2021 11:56:00 AM
Wonderful words. Congrats on POTD. God bless you. Love, Gina
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/13/2021 2:11:00 PM
Thank you, Gina; have a beautiful day!
Date: 9/13/2021 9:51:00 AM
You truly captured your readers Joe. Alot of the subjects and themes fire division. Your piece should grant us all a temporare peace. Thanks and congrats!
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/13/2021 10:11:00 AM
Wow! Thank you my friend. Blessings!!
Date: 9/13/2021 8:40:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD win. WOW!!! A "Wonderful" write. This will be a favorite for many. A great read on a down day to get inspired. Have a blessed day.....................
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/13/2021 9:31:00 AM
Hi Paula; so pleased this is an enjoyable pick-me-up for you. I hate those days...know well what you mean. Thank you so much for your kind words, and reassurance, that poetry travels deeper than words. Blessings to you and yours!
Date: 9/13/2021 8:20:00 AM
Wonderful write. Congratulations on your well deserved Potd. Enjoy the honour and day
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/13/2021 9:26:00 AM
Thank you Rama; every once in a while a poet gets it right enough. This seems to be one of those grateful times. Blessings!
Date: 9/13/2021 7:49:00 AM
A wonderful definition of poetry! "...the source that gives longevity its immortal time..."I love that and am making this poem a favorite. Congratulations on a well-deserved POTD!
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/13/2021 9:23:00 AM
Hi Ann; you made my day! Blessings my friend!
Date: 9/13/2021 7:29:00 AM
"One lives and then perishes in the expressive process"... so true.. loved this line... Congrats on your POTD honour Jo DiMino... God bless... ~ Ani
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/13/2021 9:22:00 AM
Hi Anitha; thank you, my friend -- there is no other way...that is not counterfeit or merely vicarious. Blessings!
Date: 9/13/2021 7:14:00 AM
Like Real Estate, Poetry should be a moving experience! Congratulations on POTD, Joe. Here's to many more! ~ Gershon
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/13/2021 9:19:00 AM
Count on you to bring a smile to the face of all who are blessed to know you. Thank you my friend!
Date: 9/13/2021 5:17:00 AM
Such is poetry! I still carry with me the poems that have moved me since childhood, and even when I am not composing poetry, I know I am living it. I love this poem Joe, congratulations on POTD, this one be a fave for me. Have a fabulous day! ~Maureen
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/13/2021 9:16:00 AM
Hi Maureen; me also -- I have recited to myself Poe's "From childhood's hour, I have not seen as others saw, etc..." thousands of times over my 74 years. Blessings my friend.
Date: 9/13/2021 5:16:00 AM
Yes, life offers us fodder for our lines. I enjoyed reading this one. Thanks for the visit to my page. Sara
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/13/2021 9:10:00 AM
We seek fodder to be inspired...and we are a sort of fodder for the Greatest Expressor, who makes of us Kings and Queens. Blessings my friend!
Date: 9/13/2021 4:09:00 AM
I found great meaning your poem Joe, I felt inspired. Congratulations on your POTD!!
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/13/2021 9:08:00 AM
Thank you, Mike; and your being inspired is another fine reason for me to keep trying at this crazy, and wonderful thing, called Poetry!
Date: 9/13/2021 3:44:00 AM
Who can argue with your equation Joe, I certainly cannot, to perish in the expressive process, sounds just about right, congratulations on potd, cheers David
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Joe DiMino
Date: 9/13/2021 9:07:00 AM
Thanks Dave; isn't that so true? For everything in life -- we are born dying...what counts is how we express our deaths. Blessings my friend.
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