Physicist and poet
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I am also giving thanks for the elders who led me and protected me, thank you for sharing this wonderful poem. It touches my heart and memories.
Hi Sam - a lovely poem - I do not understand the acrostic aspect, but not sure I need to as it is lovely as is. k.
Beautiful words Sam - we all owe thanks to someone who aided us in this journey that we call life...Anna :o]
what vagrant providence gave me you....lovely man...and a great spin on the acrostic as well...took me just a second...ha...just wanted you to know i am thankful for you as well man....
i was so curious what "v" word you would take cause i found this the hardest and then you have such a wonderful one that i first had to look up...smiles...vagrant providence gave me you...love it...thanks for hosting tonight and i echo bri...thankful for you as well..
Great prompt, great poem about this memory and your father. Thanks.
Wonderful poem Sam. Great prompt too. Your dad sounds like a really good dad to have.
Incredibly touching and smooth. I think rhyme made mine a bit to clunky. Free Verse is the way to go, it seems -- the acrostic constraints are enough.Great tribute to your dad!
Flood in the moonsoon time is very frightening.Nice tribute to your Dad.
Well done! Such a great Thanksgiving read. Thank You!
An inspiring verse, it works well, and I found it very moving.
You never disappoint us, Sam. I look forward to your hosting eagerly. You really bring passion & class to the archaic notion of FFA, helping we less traditional poets to dabble in classic forms. Your piece was sweet & personal nostalgia; as was mine, thanks to your lead.
a depth of gratitude is omnipresent here. wonderful. wonderful.
Probably the most lyrical acrostic I've read in a very long time, perhaps ever. You take the look of a brain-teaser/puzzle out of it. The closure is pretty poetry indeed.
Wonderful poem, Sam! Giving appreciation is almost a forgotten virtue. Very good theme!Hank
Beautifully written. The acrostic component was not immediately obvious to me - a good sign as often poems are laboured in trying to stick to the acrostic confines. This flowed smoothly and effortlessly across them.
..'my weathered ark'..love that..
what a gorgeous poem, Sam!!!!! xxxj
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