i saw your name on my page so i am returning the courtesy. i must say i now know why you read my poems. you seem to think as i do that poetry needs to come together, and be worthy of yourself before you present it to others. young lady please write more you will do everyone a big favor. i read the pearl so many years ago that it is lost in the deep recesses of my mind, but obviously you are very young and very talented, God bless you, and keep on chunking.