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josephus

76 years old from Canada


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Haiku for Holocaust Day

2021-01-27
Christopher, I’ve been to Majdanic, a death camp, many times when I lived in Poland. Your poem touches me with the essence of how I felt when visiting there. Most days, when there, I was alone. The camp gets few visitors. There are spirits there both good and evil. Fine work.


Strip Mall Epiphany

2021-01-27
This is very much a parable. However the characters are both iconic and factual.


A Rouse for Roethke

2021-01-27
That’s quite the riff on Roethke! I love your use of rolling rollicking rhymes and rhythm. A joy to read. I read his “Rouse” and see why you like him so much. He’s a barroom poet entertainer extraordinaire.


Not Yet a Poet

2021-01-27
Brilliant!


THE BRITISH NAVY 'K' CLASS SUBMARINE

2021-01-26
Canada bought three of your used diesel electric subs about ten years ago. They spend most of their time in repair dockyards.


The Drive

2021-01-26
This is great stuff! Love it! Just the ticket for a dull back side of winter during and endless pandemic.


Snow by Ann Wood

2021-01-26
Well painted Ann.


Dance

2021-01-26
YES! Dance, dance dance as if no one is watching. It give voice to your soul! I so much enjoyed this. Thanks!


Divine

2021-01-26
As a lifelong sailor who has spent many a night watch alone, I can immerse my self in this completely. Well written!


DEATH SENTENCE

2021-01-26
Well and compactly written. I especially like the line “ Don't have no tears, to cry my why.”


A Capitalist Paradise

2021-01-25
A very succinct and sadly factual epilogue for the Midwest rust belt. I can recall it’s hay day in the 60s when it was American Utopia.

Well written with a searing indictment, Larry.


THE BIGERLY LIE

2021-01-25
Seems that all dictators from Stalin to Hitler and on down the line used the Big Lie to their great effect


Sophomore English (Revised & Expanded)

2021-01-25
You paint a vivid character, Thomas. You very deftly describe a product of his time and place.


FLOWERS

2021-01-25
Very well expressed and structured,Afrodite. Bravo.


The freedom of the Heart

2021-01-25
Lovely


Keep Wondering...

2021-01-24
At least we have each other here, virtually! A safe harbour in the midst of this awful storm


IT IS NOT SO MUCH TRUMP

2021-01-24
So easy to prance and lie before those who have no self awareness and are in search of miracle workers to save them from their own ineptitude.


Above the clouds the sky is clear

2021-01-24
Thanks, Nils. This centering.


A Temporal Contradiction

2021-01-24
This one is marvellous in its perceptions. Beautifully written and bang on! Bravo!


our family, of sorts

2021-01-23
Monasticism is truly a challenge. You’ve described it well. We all miss the fabric of our lives; our friends. Zoom and Skype are poor two dimensional cutouts. The road trip will be therapeutic.


There Was an Election. Who Cares?

2021-01-23
Regrettably the optics seem to never change. Government’s bottom level bureaucrats are still more interested in their own futures than those they serve. Additionally, that level is loaded with new hires that were attracted and vetted by the charming dictates of the previous administration.


No Need to Advertise

2021-01-23
Brilliant. A greeting card if I’ve ever read one!


Simpatico

2021-01-23
Thomas, you never fail to move me when I read your work. This one very positively. Best regards,

Joe


u. s. grant (with explanation)

2021-01-21
You’re adding some very rich and exciting context to your saga.


The light that breaks the night

2021-01-21
Nils, your sense of peace and mindfulness is so very soothing. Thank you.

Joe


Ash Wednesday

2021-01-21
Clergy come in all shapes and sizes. She’s very special. Would that they were all as compassionate available and innovative.
You’ve captured her nicely in compact clear phrases.


All The Rage

2021-01-20
Love it! Had my laughing!


razizm: dead calling

2021-01-19
Beautifully articulated is a few bright surgical words. Bravo!


samuel

2021-01-19
I thoroughly enjoy your storytelling and your writing. You paint wonderful pictures


''A Monologue on Free Will and Choice'' Remolded

2021-01-18
The rhyming is superlative and the theme very well done. BRAVO!


The boundless treasure

2021-01-18
Thanks, Nils


At Sunset

2021-01-18
A pessimist’s acknowledgment of beauty. Well written as always.
Sounds a bit like it might be a comment from Christopher Robbins’ friend Eeyore


Platter

2021-01-18
Thi was fun to read! Very lighthearted in a rather dismal time. Thanks, Jenks!


SOLITUDE

2021-01-17
Careful attention to rhyme and an interesting theme. Nicely done!


Alone

2021-01-17
Monologues to self... challenging!


Kind

2021-01-17
Beautifully written, Jenks!


Starlight

2021-01-17
Beautifully described. She must have been something special. Thomas


GUN OWNERSHIP IN THE U S A (Additans)

2021-01-16
Gun ownership in the US is the second pandemic. People own guns there simply because of fear. They can’t even explain the fea. It’s nameless fear, dread.


''Fragment II'' Rewrit; or, ''Poetic Augmentation''

2021-01-16
Very nice rhythm and rhyme! Like the context also! Bravo!


EDUCAITED TO BE DUMMYS?

2021-01-16
Yep! Unfortunately they’re with us forever


''Fragment I'' Jacked Up

2021-01-16
Nicely written, Ngoc. Sounds like a comment on Burns


Geo-politics

2021-01-16
A very curious understanding of the aftermath or lack of from your own demise. Well written.


TOWARDS - A FASCIST STATE

2021-01-15
My concern is that they’ll go underground and turn guerrilla hunting in small packs rather than be out in the open.


Chloe's Father

2021-01-15
You’ve described many that I once called friend. I knew them when the veneer of respectability and “niceness” was still fresh of their personas. They were held in cheque by the expectation of a just society that they at least keep their views to themselves. Trump and his minions peeled away that thin skin and gave them an environment or platform to expose themselves in all their rage.


Write about ...

2021-01-15
Think you were having fun writing this one Thomas.


MORE REASON FOR ' TRUPOTON ' TO BOAST

2021-01-15
Yep! He set a whole new bar for crazy!


sun and cloud

2021-01-15
This feels like a riff on Joni Mitchell’s “Both Side Now” I like it and enjoyed the reading of it, Jim.


Passing Time

2021-01-14
Your few words paint curiously intriguing pictures!
Nicely done.


Nobody knows it better

2021-01-14
In his mind it just adds to his uniqueness!


Keepsake

2021-01-14
I found this very attracting; it drew me in as I read holding me close to your thoughts. Very well written.