…when whimsy strikes me with a brickbat, in the event that the comment is not approved here it is reproduced (with a bit of lucasing):
Not very sporting, sir,
Leaving a link,
With nary a follow,
Nor even a like.
Seems like extorting, sir,
Should you rethink?
It strikes me as hollow, sir,
Hogging the mike.
However, dear sir, I forgive you…
Truly, sir, there is no need for this kind of thing. Your poetry and your photographs are very pleasing and do work very well together.
And, as well, clicking “like” still provides the link very much as the one you pasted. People do appreciate a few kind words though, And, I must say I do like your writing very much.
This was in response to a link posted in my about page, with nary a like, nor follow, nor actual comment. This post seems the more appropriate place for such a link, so I include it here:
Screenshot via: “This Was Never Poetry”
Yes it was.
So much so that I despaired the first time you vanished taking all your words with you. So very much so, I made myself afraid, after a time, to visit your site fearing it would once again be gone.
So much did you inspire and ignite my imagination.
YES, it was.
…to read one of my follower’s blogs from the very beginning. Every day, if time permits and doesn’t interfere with my work, I shall do that very thing!!!
I have been wondering why no one pops in at my earlier posts, but. I think the answer is in the “reader.” It’s so easy to go down the line for a few pages and click like on whatever you like.
I think people have much more to offer if you see as complete a picture of them as you can. Therefore, rather than fretting about why others don’t do it…
I’ll will be “the change I want to see,” The real Gandhi quote is, I believe, this:
“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.”
So, that… is the very thing I will do. Prepare ye, to have your earliest posts read!