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The Ashley Book of Knots

2020-03-29
Ashley has been a textbook on my navigation table and on my desk at home for decades. You’re absolutely right. I couldn’t find a better way to pass time than with two pieces of rope and Ashley’s.


Stink the Cray

2020-03-09
Welcome aboard Emily.


kids

2020-02-23
Interesting perception, well crafted.


kids

2020-02-23
Interesting perception will crafted.


Early Spring Sunshine

2020-02-23
Lee this is simply beautiful. I love the delicacy of it a solf impressionistic watercolour. Bravo!


You Worthless

2020-01-23
Damn, this is good! It held me from the first line. The tension you create is palpable. Some exceptional prose and techniques such as the unspoken half delivered comments from your mother... "My mother spits a figure" ... "his eyes liquid just like the colour of the cheap whisky he's drinking" brilliantly executed.


A Blossoming Hope

2020-01-21
Just simply wonderful, Kathy!


i know a hill

2020-01-21
Bravo, Jim! You passion and mysticism shine through gloriously in this piece. Wonderful and a joy to read.


THE ORIGINS OF THE WARS TODAY (Completed Work))

2020-01-21
Never ending is the truth of it Ken. The US has been at war since ww11 continuously! From 1940 til today and they just keep going!thats a continuous state of war for over 80 years. I think they're trying to beat the 100 years war! If they are we just stopped all this madness there'd be more then enough money to make everyone in the world a decent life.


With a Dream

2020-01-19
Beautifully constructed. You make the poem appear to have been written effortlessly, which I know definitely not to be the case! Bravo!


Embers

2020-01-19
This takes me back to great memories of sailing offshore passages at night seeing ships lights on the horizon. Fond memories, thank you.


Ode to Davos 2020

2020-01-19
This got a smile from me albeit a rueful one!


Winter Tanka

2020-01-19
Nice work, Thomas especially the New Testament "taboric light" got to admit that's a phrase I hadn't expected to find in relation to a January snow!


THE ORIGINS OF THE WARS TODAY (Completed Work))

2020-01-18
Good insight, ken. The Treaty of Versailles was the match that lit the fuse.


Mahogany Ponderings(Renrhyme Challenge)

2020-01-18
Bravo, Liz


Notebook: January 18

2020-01-18
Thomas your random thoughts on the back side of winter are enjoyable as a shawl around my shoulders!


Nocturnal Serenade(Renrhyme)

2020-01-18
A pleasant read, Liz! Rhyming and repetition work very well


Mid-January Rain?

2020-01-18
Bravo, fine!


Vexed so

2020-01-18
A very hot summer in Oz indeed.


Peace

2020-01-16
Well done. I especially like the thought and structure of the last three lines


Midsummer

2020-01-16
Such an evocative picture, beautifully and economically written


Heartaches we've got none(8+1 challenge)

2020-01-16
Bravo Zulu,Liz!


at the gate

2020-01-16
Voyage on, my friend.


[11 Jan - 08 Mar] - What's up? (Update 4)

2020-01-15
BRAVO ZULU, ISABELLE!


Winter

2020-01-14
Wonderful imagery!


Pittville Falls

2020-01-14
I honestly prefer the shy bubbling of a rivelit falls, to the raging torrent of Victoria or Niagara. Well written Coo.


Broken light shines

2020-01-14
Enjoyed this, Liz. Gave me pause to think.


Upside Down

2020-01-14
I find your observations personal my friend! Well written.


How Can I Pardon

2020-01-13
Now for your penance say ...


How Can I Pardon

2020-01-13
OOOOH...that's nasty😜😜

Nice wrk, Thomas!


THE VOLUNTEERS FOR SPAIN - 1936 - 1939 (Addans)(A Work Completed))

2020-01-13
Ken, I fully understand!those men and women were heroes. They were labeled "communist". But they knew that Facism had to be stopped. In Canada we sent a bunch over also or rather that volunteered then made their way there on their own. These was no government involvement before or after. Hemingway had the right of it when he wrote For Whom The Bell Tolls. It Tolls For Thee! We're each accountable for a personal watch and war against tyranny!

BRAVO ZULU YOUNG REBEL!


Soldiers Last Wish

2020-01-12
We Will Remember Them!

I've walked the military cemeteries of Europe and fully understand that last wish, lest we die in vain.


Burdened(Pantoum)

2020-01-12
Nicely done!


coming in

2020-01-12
Nicely written with just enough to push the imagination into the poem..


Rain

2020-01-09
Beautifully written.


Welcome Oscar

2020-01-03
What a wonderful start to 2020! Congratulations!


[01 Jan 2020] - Best wishes

2020-01-01
Thank you all for the prodigious efforts to keep us all afloat! Happy New Year to you all!


Practicing the Scales

2019-12-30
As always, Thomas, a joy to read!
Happy New Year!


Waiting

2019-12-30
Beautifully written, Elle. Your scenic descriptions are as always superb. Happy New Year! As to the waiting, he'll come in his good time. Grandchild?


Take Me To Church

2019-12-25
Ah Thomas; the sights, sounds, pageantry and prayers of the liturgy of midnight mass when under the fog of a winter cold. Or too many Christmas Eve libations! This work is alive with the passion of Catholicism


Christmas

2019-12-24
Merry Christmas, Thomas. Your faith is so evident... as always


IS THIS THE AGE OF DESPAIR?

2019-12-15
Ken, my sympathies, my friend. I never thought he'd win but he did so goodbye EU. Scotland will be next. The dissolution will be complete.


Love Song

2019-12-07
Brilliant and hugely humorous, Thomas👍!


[01 Nov - 04 Nov 2019] - Welcome back!

2019-11-02
BRAVO, Isabelle et al!


[27 Oct 2019] - Important: PoetBay's moving. We'll go offline 31 Oct

2019-10-30
Isabelle, thank you and your team so much for your tireless efforts to keep us all operational. I sincerely hope all goes well with the changeover.

Joe


sidewalk caf?

2019-10-18
And such are the poets actions on a quiet watching evening. Very deftly written... from experience I'll wager.


Civil War

2019-10-18
Marie, you've brought a smile and a jaunty set of quatrains to my day. Thanks!


Home & Away

2019-10-18
Thomas,coffee and bacon in a rectory... and a style of composition that suggests a bit more mulled wine than needed, magical!


[07 Sep - 19 Oct 2019] - PoetBay's at a major crossroad (Update 7)

2019-09-22
Bravo Isabelle! I find in reading your update that I'm completely lost in the technicalities you are referencing. However I'm very pleased that you are finding solutions. As a complete technology cretin, I can only stand on the sidelines and watch in awe as you move forward. Again, Bravo Zulu !


[07 Sep - 19 Oct 2019] - PoetBay's at a major crossroad (Update 7)

2019-09-08
Concerned and ready to assist where possible.