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  1. Thank you, Cindy, for reaching out.

    What a diverse, spirited and imagistic collection of gratitude poems you’ve received!
    Have you thought about organizing them in some way, such as by themes? Schools? Gathering them into an anthology; into something we could hold in our hands.

    Some themes I noted: gratitude and aging, morning grace and waking times, creation, questioning, and so on.

  2. A lovely way to connect alumnae through the ages of Boston University.
    Thank you for creating this opportunity for us to share words and thoughts.
    With gratitude.

  3. I can add yet a little more gratitude: I liked many of the poems, disliked many others. it still amazes me how so many poets feel they have to strain to rhyme, when from what I’ve read in the Gratitude assignment, they might be better at poetry if they just used free verse, or no verse at all. some prose makes splendid poetry. but I’m extremely grateful they’re out there trying.
    I naturally enough compare my tanka, death poem, with others and perhaps it isn’t the best, but between you me and the lamp post, it ain’t the worst neither. no, on second thought it’s the best; somebody has to say it. :-)
    and if Elaine Levin’s poem Weekend at Wolfboro is about the place I grew up and lived all my life, she misspelled the town’s name. it’s Wolfeboro, on Lake Winnipesaukee in N.H., named after General Wolfe, just because he quartered there at one point. oddly, it’s in Carroll County, not named after me or anyone in my family. if it really was Wofboro, which it might have been – we haven’t had seaplanes there for nigh onta Yumpty yars – mes apologies, Ms. Levin. thanks folks, you been a great audience…

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