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Reading through Poetizer, I have noticed a lot of motifs that appear regularly:

the moon
stars
labyrinth/maze
dreams
mean girls
mean boys
Nature
mirror
outer darkness
inner darkness
cries

Maybe these constitute something of the essence of poetry in the popular mind. Thoughts?
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Actually, Sam, that's not a bad poem.
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Oh well, Sam, I imagine a lot of them are teenagers. Better than snap-chatting pictures of their genitals to each other, surely.
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.
.
Surely


The moon.
Stars.
Labyrinth. Maze.

Dreams
Mean girls,
mean boys.
Nature. Mirror.

Outer darkness,
inner darkness.
Cries.

Better than snap-chatting pictures
of your genitals
to each other.
Surely.
.
.
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I just finished writing several grant applications for programs to promote the arts. None of the proposed projects included sneering at the work of beginners. Dang.

Oh, well, maybe next year.
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Some beginners should become begunners.
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Some beginners shouldn't.
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Nemo Emo: !!
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It was on Eratosphere that I learned the term "sandbox". If we are to direct beginners thither, such places are clearly necessary for them to play safely.

Safely.

The lucky ones might even get a Nemo to show them the value of what they find in the sand (even the catshit).

Surely?
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Thank you for reminding me Ann and Julie that when I mock someone I am saying a great deal more about myself than I am about the person whom I mock. I am not only reminded, but abashed.
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