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A bed of Leaves

2020-10-27
Beautifully articulated, Elle. There’s melancholy but intimate and warm.

Love it!


Dismal Afternoon

2020-10-25
I love silence but sometimes it’s oppressive. You define that very well here.


In the Park

2020-10-25
You’ve spoken very well about an issue I also have; being regretful of not being tolerant enough after the fact of encountering Ernest caring folks who are bent on proving themselves right and you wrong. I keep promising to accept graciously what they say, do and offer.


Six in the Morning

2020-10-25
Well done, Thomas. The sting of those last lines is a powerful ambush!


The clocks go back

2020-10-25
I’m not a fan of time change either


SAVE THE DATE

2020-10-21
Clever rhymes and construct Aphrodite! Bravo!


leaves

2020-10-21
Thoroughly enjoyed this, Peter. I’d be right there beside you in those leaves but at my age and current state, I’d need you and few others to pick me up and set me on my wobbly feet!


Luckily, I'm Nobody

2020-10-21
What a great Ruffin the double edged sword of fame, Larry. I can’t imagine being seen and thought of by others as being complete simply for one iconic moment in time. What a horrible insult to my being that would be!


The toll plaza

2020-10-21
Powerful commentary on horrendous times.


UNDER HOUSE AREST

2020-10-21
It certainly feels that way. We’re all suffering from COVID-19 fatigue!


The Right Age

2020-10-21
You’ve given me a to think about in a few well crafted lines.
Thanks for that.


THE SPIDER WEB

2020-10-19
Yep! The back room boys pulling all the strings.


Spider Man

2020-10-19
Good to read you again, Rob. Welcome back!


A question of greatness

2020-10-18
The Winter War and Sebelius. Two of my markers for the heroes of Finland. Well written Christian.


I'm In

2020-10-18
Great riff on a phrase I’ve always felt was buoyant. You’ve used it in its full gamut. Well done Thomas!


An awful lot of rambling

2020-10-17
A few of us here are of an age where this strikes home. It did for me. You write so compellingly that I was sorry when this ended. And it ended so stunningly.. au revoir! Masterful use of language and style!


Fond Memories

2020-10-17
Wonderful intimate memories of sharing crazy things. You’ve rekindled those in me of past loves as well. Thank you!


Ode to Someone

2020-10-17
Wow! Just “WOW! What a delight!


winter scares me

2020-10-17
I must’ve the yin to your yang! Everything you write of here so well and tightly, I love and can’t wait to enjoy!


Lost and Found

2020-10-17
Another of your therapeutic smile poems, Thomas. Thank!


Just Wanna Be Home

2020-10-17
Not pleasant... but very well written and very descriptive. Hope things get better!


the neck in heaven

2020-10-15
Interesting riff on “eternity” nicely written!


COUGHS & SNEEZES SPREADING CONVID-19

2020-10-15
Well said as always Ken.


Ramblings 532

2020-10-15
Very tidy use of words. Tight and impacting. Well done!


And Snow-White Turtledoves

2020-10-13
Another morning smile! Thanks, Thomas.


5 Poets on Poetry

2020-10-12
I find poetry or at least the writing of it, to be addictive, afflictive, joyous, painful and above all disarming. For me there is no more self revealing and honest form of expression than poetry. The publishing of it is the ultimate act of trust.


5 Poets on Poetry

2020-10-12
Thanks, Bibek. I especially like T.S Eliot’s take on poetry.


COME THE MORNING & COME THE DAYLIGHT

2020-10-12
You’re so correct, Ken. Our nightmares are the realities of our days lately.


93rd Letter to a Poet

2020-10-12
Language is such a poor outlet for imagination. I like the action phrases “ slow-spreading leaf-blaze” you’ve selected, Thomas.


TWICE IN A BLUE MOON

2020-10-12
You have an excellent sense of rhyme that’s not contrived but rather, contextually natural.


WHEN MINDS FLY

2020-10-10
The last stanza is a real stunner! Well done!


Sugar Rushing

2020-10-10
Welcome, Mangelach. Nicely composed and a great memory!


Stand back...

2020-10-09
Concise , current and impactful. Well written with a good eye for rhyme.


Something Shakespeare Never Said

2020-10-07
I needed a smile this morning. Thanks Thomas!


We people by Nedyalko Yordanov traslated by Ann Wood

2020-10-06
This is the soul of the Steppe. Beautiful translation!


Over Tonight

2020-10-06
Brilliant! I especially like “Mirrors are melting away into cracks”


I Think That I Remembered to Say Goodbye

2020-10-06
A searing description of grief!


o muse!

2020-10-04
Our awful affliction and addiction!


Annabel Lee

2020-10-04
A master at work, brilliant and timeless.


Rise and shine

2020-10-04
Bravo! Succinctly and elegantly posited


Let's Go Back

2020-10-04
This one is magnificent! “Don’t you think we should” the perfect line to end this call to yesterlove. Your choice of “Sharon” drove me back with a jolt to a memory long buried but wonderfully exhumed. Thanks for this gift today, Larry.


Abby, My Neighbour's Cat, Writes a Poem About Me

2020-10-04
The morning rosary with a companion scholar. Peace be to you both. What a wonderful imaginative take on a lovely moment. I’m sure Abby is an Abbess.


PRISONS (Additans)

2020-10-04
In the words of Janis Joplin, “ freedom’s just another word for nothing left to loose”


ON WRITEING POETRY

2020-10-04
Write on, young man!my favourite iconoclastic penman!


Being the Heart

2020-10-04
So exquisitely peaceful


autobiographical

2020-10-04
Jim, this reads like a mindful meditation. Monks and other monastics who give their lives to God through manual labour use this style of prayer. Wonderfully intimate and organic.


finding west

2020-10-03
It’s good to set and box your compass occasionally so you stay in course and not fall prey to deviation. Maintaining direction physically and ethically. Good poem. Jim


Psalm

2020-10-03
A litany of the broken, the walking wounded! Brilliant!


Sixth Elegy

2020-10-03
I once long ago had a friend such as this who left because our relationship was becoming more intense than she could handle. You elegies strike home. Especially this one


Do Us a Favor and Die

2020-10-03
I give Biden full marks for taking the high road in this but I fully understand the legitimacy of this monologue!