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Donnaj York United States (12/19/2012 8:34:00 PM)

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Interesting question, but if you want something done, especially in your style, you have to do it yourself. Who but you can even begin to know the complexities of your mind. Besides....(being blunt again) , you really cannot trust anyone to do anything. You can only depend on yourself, and too often you let even yourself down.

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  • Dan Reynolds (12/20/2012 6:34:00 AM) Post reply

    Donnaj, I was thinking along the lines of, as in perhaps a school exercise scenario, where we might have been asked to pen something in the style of say...Shakespeare or Bukowski. I was thinking on a more personal level, among the poets who frequent the PH forum. Many of us could easily identify each others work from an anonymous selection, but recognising and replicating are two different bedfellows. Whom would you like to emulate, and by whom would you like to be likewise?

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