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  1. Its always reassurng to discover true literacy, especially among the young. I suspect that I would not be the first, nor even close, to say that the language and sentiments in these essays tend to be a bit stilted, but your overall erudition and perceptiveness far outweighs any of that. I’ve been an addict of Robert Graves, Auden, and Carl Sagan in re language and tone, and I believe that they would welcome your conversation. (Yes, even the latter) Keep pitchin’

  2. John Budan

    Thanks David. I will go out and enjoy my daffodils and perhaps this year attend the Amity Daffodil Festival.

  3. Greetings David,
    In 1964 a girlfriend gave me a copy of “A Shropshire Lad” I was captivated by the ease and beauty in which it flowed but the significant details were missed by me. Soon after I enlisted in the military. The book of poems laid silent for many years, 57 years, and I came upon the copy as I was digging around in a box of books. I was surprised when I realized I understood the poems form a soldier’s point-of-view, a brotherhood that binds men and women together. I am a Vietnam era soldier and this brotherhood crosses all men and women together across all nations. I know the feeling and the emotion kindred to the poems. Thank you for your review as it clarified points I originally missed historically, otherwise, I share those strong ties that bind.

  4. I read your comments as rain makes translucent islands of the remaining snow. Yes, the poem is one-sided, but so was the misreading of Darwin that made his work the justification of so much rapacity and gilded nonsense. Thank you for your ambient thoughts for the one-sided.

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