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Ashe

55 years old from Panama


The latest comments that Ashe has written.

at the gate

2019-06-02
You create an excitement at arrival which so many can relate to, while contrasting the boredom of air travel and the uncertainties that accompany it. A beautiful piece. Like it.
~Ashe


A

2019-05-27
Cynical and a little angry maybe. I like it.
Ashe


Borderline

2019-05-22
OMG, this is so real! Keep it up and keep posting. It's the way to reach where you want to be. Definitely different and refreshingly real.
~Ashe


again and yet to be

2019-05-18
Memories or dreams are nice to relive. This poem is soft and wistful and happy all at the same time. I didn't find it sad.
Ahe


‎ataraxia

2019-05-18
Wow. Just the word I needed to hear. How do you keep your optimism alive? Thanks for writing this. I felt it for a moment.
Ashe*


love letter to a honda

2019-05-18
Hold on to it while you can. Soon they'll cost much more. Love the poem.
Ashe


My Son No Longer Shines

2019-04-20
Dear Kathy. Your words have touched me deeply and I can't come up with words to soothe the sadness and loss you must be feeling. There are no words that help when grieving for a lost child. I know your struggles with him. He's at peace now. When my father died and I was disconsolate, one simple card that said, "He's not gone, just away," somehow brought me comfort. My heart is with you.
Ashe


in the moment

2019-04-15
Those are the precious moments in life that remain forever in the memory. I enjoyed reading.
Ashe


for laurie bird

2019-03-26
To be remembered is the greatest homage. Well done.
Ashe*


for laurie bird

2019-03-26
To be remembered is the greatest homage. Well done.
Ashe*


The sound of...

2019-03-21
I think you've done it: described the wind.
Ashe


M I R R O R - i n g

2019-03-03
I love this. So absolutely true, and your picture depicting the beautiful sky is an excellent example. A philosophical poem I enjoyed.
Ashe


Ramblings 379

2019-03-02
I think you have it right.*


For My Girlfriend

2019-03-01
I like pantoums, and this one is very well done, filled with strong feelings and things unsaid. I must add since it is dedicated to your girlfriend, that not all men are dogs and need to be eradicated, but I know what you mean. I've shared the same feeling at times. Good poem.
Ashe


Coming into Town

2019-02-28
I see it all as a picture of something that was and iis, but it will soon not be. So beautifully described. The picture stays in my mind.
Ashe


Le F A T I G U E

2019-02-28
I am pondering on this one. Understanding is surfacing in stages.
Always enjoy reading your poems.
Ashe


Driving in the Dismal Season

2019-02-28
Indeed poetic lines, but to me, I feel you are missing the open sea, the real freedom where there is no boredom. Very visual poem.
Ashe


The Country is Not Yours

2018-12-23
Image after image you tell us about the truth of life. We want so much from our countries, but our time on earth is too short. We don't change our countries, because as you say, "The Country is Not Yours." A deep and very strong poem. So well written.
Ashe


an angel

2018-12-23
This is magical. It starts with so much joy and carefree innocent love, and it slowly changed like all things in life. But the metaphors are lovely and so are the images. You made me want to make snow angels again. *
Ashe


babygirl

2018-10-31
I believe the contract has been renegotiated, babygirl. I think you live in a really great spot where there is lots of action near you.
Ashe


Almost nothing

2018-10-30
I truly enjoyed this nostalgic piece from beginning to end. My mother also must have lived through a war and she also reused everything she could. My father's pants often became overalls for me as a toddler, and the leftovers would go to the kitchen. Lovely memories which make us realize how much we waste.
Ashe


Somethin' Scilly :>)

2018-10-30
I must catch up with the entire series. Your writings are always so much fun.*
Ashe


contractual

2018-10-30
The domestic tranquility was in the fine print of the contract and we are usually too excited at the moment to read it. However, I am sure it can be renegotiated.

I think that's what is fun about being part of an ex-pat community. Because we are few and foreign, we stick together and party more, plus the sun and the beach, but there's also lots of domestic tranquility as well. It's a choice.


Autumn Cruise

2018-10-28
So sad that it's the last cruise of Autumn, but so lovely and visceral. I could feel the rocking of the boat, the lowering of the sails. Both sad and beautiful.
Ashe


Sonnet

2018-10-28
Loved every line. Great collaboration.
Ashe


LOVE CAPTURE ;

2018-10-20
Well said, Kyreus. It can be both, can't it? I am happier with the freedom right now. Tradeoffs.
Ashe


Hallow’een Memories

2018-10-20
Very vivid descriptions and exactly as I remember it including the very end. Great poem for Halloween. It was a fun time.
Ashe


Mallee

2018-10-19
This is wonderful!!!
Ashe


WILL THEY EVER COME TO UNDERSTAND?! (WW1)

2018-10-19
No one who's not been to a war can possibly understand what it's like, but the comradeship of those who have binds you forever. However, appreciated and loved and cared about, each one of our warriors should know that we, as individuals, care and appreciate. It is difficult to show how to express it as individuals.
Ashe


The fire of freedom

2018-10-14
Your poem is thoughtful and offers some hope during these dreadful days. Is it possible to stay within the realm of the unknown while the known glows on? It's a poem that is very philosophical and makes us wonder. Nicely done.
Ashe


GHOSTS OF THE PAST - GHOSTS OF THE FUTURE!

2018-10-14
Nothing ever changes for long, it seems. We are doomed to repeat the past, although I feel we are running out of time altogether.
Ashe


evening and morning thoughts

2018-10-14
I am glad you posted this poem and flattered to be included. This makes the world feel a little more normal during these horrible times. At least, you can make love in the middle of evil and destruction. That's a good thing. Soft and calming, even as I feel the disquiet you share with all of us.
Ashe


state of the union

2018-10-13
Everyone is scared these days, and with good reason. On the one hand, our planet is pushing on us with violent weather, and on the other we have politicians trying to destroy democracy. We should be scared sh**less! However, I do miss your soft happy poems which bring the readers such peace.
Ashe


Rubaiyat for You

2018-10-11
I couldn't agree more with Thomas on this poem. Following the classic form, you take us through the mournful rain and the broken hearts in a perfect poem that puts us there watching, seeing and feeling what you write. Love it!
Ashe


there will be no full stop

2018-10-10
I like this one: To me, it's a mixture of life and the cosmic perspective all mixed into a beautiful poem.
Ashe


The unseen knowing

2018-10-07
Lovely!
Ashe


THERE ARE THOSE WHO ROMANTICIZE!

2018-10-07
And there are those who can do both. Good little poem.
Ashe


Telemeres

2018-10-06
I love this analogy. Every stanza a winner.
Ashe


Detroit River Scape

2018-10-04
A perfect picture in words. You played me right there.
Ashe


on this day

2018-10-01
This is so sad! Please, do not blame yourself for things that were beyond your control. Your mother loved you and died with that love in her heart. There was nothing that your arrival sooner would have changed. Forgive yourself.
Ashe


Sundown Landfall

2018-09-30
Your boating poems are so vivid they bring back such memories. I love the details, the images in this one. Thoroughly enjoyed!
Ashe


The water of the waves

2018-09-29
Just reading it made me feel the waves of the ocean which can erase all thoughts from my mind to send me into perfect meditation. Very nice.
Ashe


The Calculus

2018-09-29
Perhaps not too many people are fond of calculus, but it is indeed a creative process. Good haiku.
Ashe


A Sonnet to the Beloved Beauty Still Unseen

2018-09-29
You write the most beautiful sonnets! This one makes me sigh.
Truly a joy to read.
Ashe


cross-stitch

2018-09-29
You nailed the most difficult definition in the world, and you did it in your own words that we can all relate to. I love the poem, the flow, and the form. Also the message.
Ashe*


From the Terrace

2018-09-29
I was enjoying your view of the rice paddies, the people, the cars, and even the Raven, which I happen to like for they are so very intelligent, and in my part of the world, a sign of good luck.
But then the intensity rises when you are on the railing ... and then the great ending. Very graphic poem that holds the reader in suspense. I like it.
Ashe


Always more

2018-09-19
I read two stanzas that I love in this poem. The first one is:
"For there is a pleasure
In waiting
And I thought to
Let you know"

And the entire last stanza is perfect.

Waiting is hard but it's also a time for thinking and for loving.
Great poem.
Ashe


A Fleeting Thought

2018-09-19
I like both comments mentioned already but I love the way the poem is written, beginning with:
"Assume, just for a moment
That you've been fired from your job."

That's a very profound statement that even as it frees the person from all those unruly classes and officious professors, it also makes a person feel a failure and the despair is real.

I also have been fired from a job, unfairly I thought, which did both, freed me from a place I dreaded to go each day but made me feel, "how dare they?" Also, at the time I was a single mother of three children, so the worry was immense.

A tremendously rich poem.
Ashe


The Phone call

2018-09-15
Sometimes that's the best decision, although I doubt you will keep it. Sometimes the scars are just too deep. It's always a joy to read a poem written by you.
Ashe


Five Haiku for a poetry scribbler

2018-09-15
Ironic that your responses to your poet friend regarding rules, meter, music, and metaphor were done in the strict and melodic rules of Haiku. :)

My favorite:
"Meter and music,
vomits the master, Bibek,
are necessary."

I truly enjoyed reading these.
Ashe