Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Ethos, Logos, Pathos Comments

Rating: 4.1
Bricks heaped upon lumber,
Laid upon lungs to extricate
Evil from thoughts perceived
To have turned from God.


Gary Witt
Louise Deutsch 06 August 2009
Mr. Witt - I must say that I enjoyed your poem quite a bit. I think that your content was interesting and your language and syntax fully at your command. In addition, this poem brings to mind memories of certain friends who would probably love your work. Thanks, L
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Tsira Goge 12 April 2008
'With hateful words on one side, And meaningless gestures on the other...' This poems is read very interestingly, strong dynamics! It is easier to live the majority with double standards, unfortunately so... Thank you Gary. Kindest regards, Tsira
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Scarlett Treat 16 May 2007
Uhhhhha, what Jim Hogg said...wonderful in content, and ability. HE PONDERS AND HE SEES. This one will take me several reads to ponder and see, but it will be well worth coming back to time and again.
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Not a member No 4 03 May 2007
I think I've been wreaking havoc below in a comment that 'reeked' of carelessness in word choice! ! Ye gods! ! Apologies! ! jim PS And if there are other blunders, well... I should re-read I know! !
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Not a member No 4 03 May 2007
I'm with the fire here Gary. I like your furious napalming, and the coruscating idealism that underlies and fuels it. I don't agree with your politics entirely - though we're not too far apart - but I'm encouraged, inspired and impassioned by your commitment to your position. It's dangerously contagious. A major plus point in my view. There is far too little of this fierce belief in the various aspects of a non violent approach to justice, and a serious absence of determination or the confidence to express it. Auden's eloquently languid and detached declamations were all very well, but wreaked heavily of hopelessness, of withdrawal from the battle for a better world, and therefore don't provide the motive fuel that inspires change directed activism. So much for poetry without meaning! ! So much for the absence of authorial intent! ! This is agenda poetry Gary and is none the worse for that, nay, it's better for it in my book. But the writing itself? Matches the emotion of the content: strong, sharp edged, direct, with much muscular language and snarling, aggressive and dismissive imagery as is appropriate given the subject matter. Sarcasm and bitter irony are used poetically, plus resort here and there to a savage stylishness give it real character and readability. An excess of multisyllabics, which can squeeze the life out of a poem, is very hard to avoid in this kind of work but this isn't overladen with them in my view. I like this a great deal in terms of both content and poetics. A very fine incendiary poem. jim
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Another winning poem from a winning poet, Gary! I love the alliteration in this poem...and, yes, the Truth.
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Sean North 02 May 2007
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