[…] Today I noticed a lot of comments appearing concerning the poem Fog by Carl Sandburg (I had a copy of it on my poetry page). It seemed to be from a small group of people, possibly from a class or chat room. All of the comments were initially coming from the same IP address. It seemed to consist of several males “pooh-poohing” the poem (literally and ad nauseum), and a few females trying to defend their appreciation of the poem. It was the first flame-war I have seen in a long time, and reinforces my habit of avoiding situations where such things occur. The level of maturity of the guys was also abysmal. […]
Yes it was from a class. We had to head the poem for an assignment and some of the students noticed the leave a comment box and decided to kind of spam the place. They had the same IP address because they were using school laptops at the time. I deal with them every day but I thought this was extremely immature. Unfortunately there was a substitute teaching at the time who, I assume was not aware that they could not have their laptops up for as long as they did, especially during a video with a study sheet to go with it. Belive it or not, they were young teens, as am I. I have seen them act horribly before but I thought this was overly rude. I have met many people like them before who will never seem to mature, and that makes me sad.
And Abraham held up the hand grenade and said, “O, God, bless this hand grenade, that it may blow thy foes into tiny bits.” First, you must remove the holy pin. Then shall you count to three, no more, no less. To 4 shall thou not count. 5 is outright. Once the number three, being the number reached, lobeth thou holy hand grenade of Antioch. Amen
Whoever last posted as dragoness, I’m glad you are not one of those idiots trying to disrespect this poem or other people, but I would appreciate it if you didn’t use my username, just so people won’t get confused. You should let people know it’s you!
I'm a Newfoundlander from Kilbride on the Avalon Peninsula. My main interests have been the ocean surface and wind from the days of my youth. In other words I'm an oceanographic meteorologist. I also developed a recent interest in photography, and have tried to use it to show what I love about the world around me.