Poetics and Poetry Discussion
(7/1/2005 5:17:00 PM)
I like a man who stands up to be counted because he is one who can be counted upon. Perhaps not the most elegant English but the truth nonetheless.
Andrew I have long suspected that there was a decent person hiding behind this situational chaos, the emerging end of the war gives me great pleasure and I look forward to reading your poetry again and perhaps make a few civil comments as well.
I appreciate your apology, which feels a bit like overkill to me in light of the fact that my behaviour has been less than laudable. I take the opportunity therefore to say 'SORRY' for any discomfort, embarrassment and inconvenience that my actions have caused you. And, while I am at it, I want to add that I am truly sorry also about the unacceptable comments I have made about and to Michael Shepherd. Most of this strife originated in the heat of the battle, which in itself is no excuse but may help to explain why it got so terribly out of hand. I have a tendency to react to perceived attacks by shooting back with bigger and more noisy bullets and that is how things escalate.
Again, I am pleased that the sun of civil behaviour is coming over the horizon and I look forward to a new era of life on P/H.
(7/1/2005 2:18:00 PM)
I think Archbishop Desmond Tutu may have the last word: 'It is large-hearted and courageous people who are able to say 'Sorry'.'