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A Day Is Long Enough To Ruminate

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A day is long enough to make
Some room for rumination,
Even when waiting in a queue
To join the right queue or browse
Over an article or happenstance.

To read a book without interpreting
What we read is fatuous and futile.
For words make sense only if you feel
You are like the author, assaying words.
Anyway, it was good we passed or paused
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Sunday, January 21, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: author,readers,reading,words
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
When we share an experience with a companion, like reading a book
or listening to music, or even conversing with a familiar friend, we
have to rely on words, but we must know that to understand a message
is to 'decode' it.Language is a code.Every decoding is another
encoding.
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COMMENTS
Kevin Patrick 16 June 2019
Language and communication, are what connect us and what divide us, with the way we humans interpret the meaning, its not just like crossing a bridge, its as if the road is unpaved and the structure is easy to sway. With poetry the semantics fluctuate so much that, what one person reads they interpret differently from someone else. This poem is a thoughtful analysis of the codes of language have on us. Well chosen poem of the day!
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Ratnakar Mandlik 16 June 2019
An innovative and introspective write that deserves poem of the Day. Heartiest congrats.
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Ruta Mohapatra 16 June 2019
Quite true! An interesting poem! Congrats on Poem of Day!
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Kumarmani Mahakul 16 June 2019
For words make sense only if you feel You are like the author, assaying words. Anyway, it was good we passed or paused Or parsed the message differently......so touching and true. Beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulations.
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Dr Antony Theodore 16 June 2019
For words make sense only if you feel You are like the author, assaying words. Anyway, it was good we passed or paused Or parsed the message differently. the day is long enough. very fine poem. tony
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Sylvia Frances Chan 16 June 2019
...........but we must know that to understand a message is to 'decode' it.Language is a code.Every decoding is another encoding it. Absolutely, absolutely! CONGRATULATIONS on being chosen as The Member Poem Of The Day.
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Bharati Nayak 16 June 2019
For words make sense only if you feel - - - - - - A great poem about 'reading', language, communication and interpretation where 'words' form the basis for communication between the author and reader, speaker and the audience.I too agree with what you say- '-to understand a message is to 'decode' it.Language is a code.Every decoding is another encoding.' Hearty congratulations for this poem being selected Poem of the Day for the second time.
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Mahtab Bangalee 16 June 2019
beautiful poem and excellent note yeah; I agree with you- Language is a code.Every decoding is another encoding.
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Adeeb Alfateh 16 June 2019
great- To read a book without interpreting What we read is fatuous and futile. yes; great 10++++++++++++++++++++++
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A. Madhavan 17 June 2018
I am immensely grateful to the readers of our Group for their gracious gift of caring to send in their views on my verse. This is what any author values. I thank the P-H managers for their hospitality to little known authors and for selecting this contribution of mine for special mention today. Best wishes and thanks. AM, Mysuru, Karnataka, India.
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