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March 26, 2023

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Excellent. Thank you!
“The ancient Poets animated all sensible objects with Gods or Geniuses, calling them by the names and adorning them with the properties..." --Wm Blake

A delight to read. Every name hypnotic in the way each so aptly playfully generates the next.

The accuracy of human country words, entangling us with the critters around us, what we have to know to understand the losses climate crisis can bring, the relationships that could be lost but do not have to be lost.

Ah Genesis! And the naming of things! But it takes a true poet to say:

..."and Birdie,

who couldn’t talk much less whistle."

I love this poem. One can picture the people and their animals in their special place.

This is such a wonderful and nostalgic look at naming, Maurice! It's making me remember my father's friend Swift who walked with a limp.

I am seriously in love with this poem —so much so I long to ask the Adamlike namer how come the fox is called Redlegs— did me forget to put on his black socks???

lovely in its precision and poignancy

i meant in its poignant precision

Good one!

So appropriately named. I remain entertained. Thank you, Terence. You continue to deliver.


Doug: Thanks for tuning in.

Loved the mythical feeling of this.

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