I was a bit presumptuous responding to your poem, Violet, with another rather than the normal recommend and complement. I’ve come to really like the whole concept of response as stories on Medium. People mostly don’t talk about it but it makes collaborative work possible almost spontaneously. Collaboration is a very important way to move from the old world view of extreme individualism and creation for money to community creation. And the whole issue of subscription makes the commons area more important. While a response can be critical, the usual tradition, I’m liking the idea of building open source bodies of work. Just thinking . . .

Your poem in combination with the painting you included triggered my poetry word system. I hesitated before posting it but I was pretty sure you would tell me if you didn’t like the idea. I don’t know if this has been or is being done as the poetry I see is just stand alone pieces. To me this should have more effect than just like it or not . . . We all need to build off each other’s thoughts.

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