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May 09, 2013

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How did you get to be so amazing? The words you gather give such surprise in their shape and selection and they fit together for the most astonishing, true and dramatic jigsaw of life. I am stunned. My head spins with the focused skill of your poetry. A ballet of words. A dancing web. You are so blessed, lucky, kissed by the gods. A wordsmith of beyond-classic proportions. Keep on spinning, my girl. Life's ballet is a beautiful thing to watch you weave.

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That is really a beautiful poem and I loved each line of the poem. Thank you for posting it.

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