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by butterflyzrfree

Great to count
out money--if one needs to
And to mark pages in a
book so that
one can remember where
one was in the reading

Not so great for other
things such as
rating art, or

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Re: Numbers (Score: 1 )
by electrictiger on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 (14:03:20)
I can't agree more......I've wondered many times that as I click numbers for poems, and I feel like a bit of a liar and a fraud. Poetry (most art period) for me is binary, I like it or I don't like it with little in-between. Thanks for writing about it.

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    Re: Numbers (Score: 1 )
    by butterflyzrfree on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 (09:48:20)
    Thank You electric tiger! I might write another one on this topic, about all the things we use number for, lfor example, time....Smile If there were no clocks you would never be late, or early, and a wedding would jstart when everyone was there! Undeveloped countries do this, and it is very attractive to me1 (except when I am hungry) Smile

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Re: Numbers (Score: 1 )
by omegapaf on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 (22:00:05)
numbers are good for counting down rocket launches, and counting in rock songs 1....2....3...4 - paul.

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    Re: Numbers (Score: 1 )
    by butterflyzrfree on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 (09:45:40)
    You rock, Paul!

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Re: Numbers (Score: 1 )
by PinkNeonFlavor on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 (13:28:52)
Very very very nice...I liked it

Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

You should get a poet page...oh and yes...we are quote monsters!!!

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Wink Wink

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    Re: Numbers (Score: 1 )
    by butterflyzrfree on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 (13:57:39)
    Tjhanks and yes I should! But I have decorated my page on the other site...

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Re: Numbers (Score: 1 )
by BrokenWordsPoet on Thursday, April 29, 2010 (17:56:13)
I can only count by tens. Like 10,20,30,40..... Friendship gets in the way of honest rating or just not wanting to look like a bad person. I give everybody tens and I am honest about it. The only time I don't give ten is in the slams. By the way I am giving you a 10 it is because I count you as a friend and I am not a bad person. BWP... James... Now I think I need to go get my penny jar and learn to count by ones Laughing Laughing Laughing

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    Re: Numbers (Score: 1 )
    by butterflyzrfree on Thursday, April 29, 2010 (20:18:08)
    James, you are a riot! And so true! Sometimes i give people a....NINE!!!I feel uncomfortable giving numerical judgements to art. It seems to obliterate the entire point. Thanks so much for your comment. Smile

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Re: Numbers (Score: 1 )
by Ozymandias on Saturday, May 01, 2010 (06:50:43)
I agree, Gail (hence I am commenting but not rating Very Happy ). I try to give honest ratings but it is difficult. If you give a low rating to some really nice person you feel like a heel. But the whole exercise is rather meaningless. Poets are not racehorses. They deserve to be treated with more respect. Good for you for pointing this out.

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    Re: Numbers (Score: 1 )
    by butterflyzrfree on Saturday, May 01, 2010 (07:09:29)
    Yes, Rory! I have gotten so concerned about ratings that I was pissed that my ranking have lowered due to some people, or one person giving me lower ratings. I realized that I was becoming as concerned with the ratings as with the poetry, and this was a negative thing. I am in the 30/30 challenge, which is officially on facebook by a limited number of people, but I decided to join it here. When you join that kind of a challenge, not all of the poems are great, but it gets you writing, and I have put out some that I am very happy with. I don't know if writing constantly is for me, but this helped my style trememdously. The number system does not. Thanks.

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Re: Numbers (Score: 1 )
by liarbird on Monday, May 03, 2010 (20:04:23)
G'day Gail...
Very good point Gail. I just cannot bring myself to destroy anybody's feelings with the way I feel about their poem. I'm no expert and don't want to be. Besides, we all have different ideas. That's what makes the poetry world go around.
Thank you Gail.

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    Re: Numbers (Score: 1 )
    by butterflyzrfree on Monday, May 03, 2010 (20:37:20)
    Hi Lindsay glad to hear from you! Yes, I feel as if more could have been written here! But it is as it is. Have a wonderful day! And don't count anything, not even the time Wink

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Re: Numbers (Score: 1 )
by katiep on Monday, May 10, 2010 (19:32:35)
the irony in this: i give it a 10 Smile great job, and i coudnt agree more!

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    Re: Numbers (Score: 1 )
    by butterflyzrfree on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 (02:39:10)
    Thanik you, katiep! glad to see you around! Smile

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      Re: Numbers (Score: 1 )
      by katiep on Friday, May 14, 2010 (17:22:50)
      yeah, my computer broke so i had no way to get on for like a year :O

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Re: Numbers (Score: 1 )
by ericdn on Monday, May 10, 2010 (22:45:33)
LOL! Wonderful! I start to get very nervous when rating other people's work, or even my own! "What's the difference between an 8 and a 9?" - I ask myself that a million times a minute. But this one gets a 10, no questions about it!

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    Re: Numbers (Score: 1 )
    by butterflyzrfree on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 (03:09:21)
    Eric:The funny thing is only one person commented without leaving annumerical rating! LOL!!! did you know that this is an options? Smile

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