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Activate The Intellect

A poem,

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Comment from Reese Turner
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Say, you took this one to a higher level! You touched many points within easy meter and rhyme - makes it easy for guys like me to grasp. Going to take some time and thought on this one, but I enjoyed your witness here.

 Comment Written 25-Nov-2022

Comment from amahra
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Loved the poem and a couple of things also liked below:


Internalize the beauty that
surrounds your sacred place, [Love these for open lines.]

that forged the futile fumbling found today. [forged, futile, fumbling, found...great alliteration]

 Comment Written 25-Nov-2022

Comment from sandramitchell
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Your first line is powerful, and a gripping start to this poem. I love the rhyme form, it flows perfectly. I have been wondering for a long time if we have gone beyond the point of no return. We seem to be the only life on earth that has the awesome ability to destroy everything we touch, alive or otherwise. Nature has it right, and is fed-up with our destructive attacks on her. Now she is fighting back, and we should watch out, she is far more powerful than us, so called, intelligent, civilised beings. Very well done, EE. I enjoyed reading your poem. Sandra xx

 Comment Written 25-Nov-2022

Comment from Jonathan Lin
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Wow. The imagery in this is impeccable! From the first line "Internalize the beauty that surrounds your sacred place" I was hooked. And throughout the flows, it didn't disappoint.

 Comment Written 24-Nov-2022

Comment from Rachelle Allen
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I love these kinds of poems with the rhymes within the lines. They appeal to my musician's ear (because I always read poetry aloud, expressly for the purpose of "feeling" the rhythm and rhyme.) This one was delightful on both counts. So glad I got to read this today.

 Comment Written 24-Nov-2022

Comment from humpwhistle
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An excellent poem, Everett, about mankind's ultimate challenge.
Sweet rhymes and generous internal rhymes. Deep thought and careful word selection. The bits I found religious in nature threw me a bit, but that may just be my bent.
I fully endorse your intellectual argument. We can fix this--as soon as we realize traditional bickering is just busy work.

Well done, Everett.

Peace, Lee

 Comment Written 24-Nov-2022

Comment from Janet Foor
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Excellent poem causing the reader to stop and reflect on the beauty of nature that truly does surround us everyday.
Very nicely done.
Blessings
Janet

 Comment Written 24-Nov-2022

Comment from Frank Malley
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"Activate the Intellect" endeavors to specify a disposition that will inspire development and provide a home for intelligence. This is an enormously challenging theme, but this poem's author devotes seven stanzas of three seven-beat couplets to propose that beauty, nature, and respect for prophets are three things that provide a fertile field to sow the seeds for understanding. This approach to wisdom reminds me of Wordsworth, and the glory of Romantic poetry's reverence for feeling creates a powerful flame within the reader. I think that this is what this poem aspires to enkindle. Of course, as philosphers, we all know that feeling is not to be trusted, and cannot be the basis of a best epistemology.

 Comment Written 24-Nov-2022

Comment from Aussie
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Nature is the teacher of mankind. Passing her without watching her beauty and the lessons she brings is not going to teach man how to listen. She is unique, can heal herself, give so many gifts freely if only man will sit with her and watch her progress. Learning from her is far more profitable than reading a 'how to' book. K xx

 Comment Written 24-Nov-2022

Comment from Dolly'sPoems
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We seem to have lost the power to address the balance these days and human kindness is at an all time low. Yet something happened to me today that gave me renewed hope in humanity, a well rhymed and metered poem with a fine sentiment Tom, love Dolly x

 Comment Written 24-Nov-2022