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Matthew Pearson Male, 38, United States (8/24/2005 11:24:00 AM)

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So, you are saying it is fair to judge people by different criteria? That smacks of unfairness and prejudice to me. It is a poetry site. If it were a dating service or an 'improve your English' site then your comment would stand. I'm not aiming to have poetry published but you won't find me moaning about critiques. Infact, I've just read a critique of one of my poems that was on the money and it wasn't afraid to criticise. It's not personal. It's about the printed word. If I wrote a poem in Mexican and it made no sense in Mexican or it was feeble, I'd want the truth. Furthermore, as to your 'some 'love poems' on this site are actual being written to a person the author is in love with. I don't feel it's appropriate to critique such pieces with a cold analytical scalpel.' Could you be any more politically correct if you tried? Give the poem to your lover if you can't take an honest appraisal. Don't stick it on a public website! Go for broke on my poems, or ignore me. Either way is fine. Oh, and Mr. Reif sent me this message almost word-for-word to my inbox, so I am responding directly to it.

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  • Rookie Herbert Nehrlich1 (8/25/2005 12:18:00 AM) Post reply
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    Yes, of course the voices of left brain (Max) and Right brain (Mahnaz) again make sense.
    When you talk about 'forced rhyme' you show your ignorance, when you talk about forced rhyme in a limerick you are like the emperor without clothes and without much else.

  • Rookie - 7 Points Max Reif (8/24/2005 11:43:00 AM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    Why do you need to lay into people? What do you get out of it? Not everyone understands the tradition of Western 'criticism' or mean-spiritedness, some people feel they're coming to a friendly site, and I doubt they appreciate being met with a verbal punch in the face!

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