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The Downpour —-revised

2021-04-11
Very nice.


Soft words from a broken sky

2021-04-07
A fine poem, overall. The third stanza is magical.


Nature’s Cadence

2021-04-06
Very nice.


The Fish

2021-04-06
Outstanding.


Panic

2021-04-06
Arhat! I will follow you anywhere.


The Lion Inside

2021-04-03
A routine transition, well described.


The Yellow Chrysanthemum

2021-04-02
This is fine, fine writing, Bibek.


A Day Of Indulgence

2021-04-01
"Idyl" defined. Nice work, Joe.


The Blue Tinged Zinger

2021-03-30
As an "essential worker" (grocery store drone), I've grown used to people who loom in, who don't, or won't, properly wear masks. I spin the wheel every day, and I've been lucky, I guess. I've stopped giving Covid much thought.


Baslilique de Sainte-Anne-d'Auray

2021-03-30
A classic Elle poem. You show us where you were, picking all the right details, making us wish we'd been along.


On Censure

2021-03-30
Brilliant! And true!


Remembrance

2021-03-28
Nicely done, Joe.


Psychedelia Smith

2021-03-27
Very amusing!


Light!

2021-03-26
As you show so well, the circumstances surrounding an ordinary act are worth considering.


Disorder

2021-03-26
Now, there's a fine metaphor.


Mask

2021-03-25
I'm happy for you. I'd never considered the situation from that angle: relief at not being seen. Mostly, I miss being able to see others.


Enigma

2021-03-25
First class work, Chris. Great title. Sad story.


The Cabin

2021-03-25
No better place and way to ride out a storm.


With a Wimper

2021-03-24
Mar-a-Lago, deftly sketched.


Roethke

2021-03-23
Agreed.


Capitale-Nationale?

2021-03-23
On the battlefield, sentiments nearly always triumph over facts.


Consider Water

2021-03-23
True!


Those Catholic Boyhood Blues

2021-03-21
Wonderful writing!


Milk of Human Kindness

2021-03-21
Nice one!


Closing To Essence

2021-03-19
Interesting speculation.


Renewal

2021-03-18
Well done, Joe. I especially liked the cheerful second stanza.


Spring Restaging

2021-03-17
Sounds delightful. Let's hope that we'll be able to do such things again.


Final Act

2021-03-15
Nicely written, Joe.


I'll Never Do That Again

2021-03-14
All one has to do is read carefully, absorbing the music of a poem like this, to realize that, while some of your poems are slight, none is subpar.


Speaking in Code

2021-03-13
A fun, and I would say, accurate poem.


Lent

2021-03-11
I can't be Christian, but, if I could be, I would be Orthodox. Catholicism is punitive, downright nasty. Orthodoxy seems genuinely humane.


How would you go about it?

2021-03-08
Like Tom, I'm familiar with your situation. I once lived beneath somebody who seemed to like playing marches after he or she got off of work at midnight. I don't remember how I coped. I probably just moved away. I was quite nomadic in those days.


dispel the darkness and economy

2021-03-08
I'm not so sure that your "assets are limited," but it's refreshing to see you use them prudently. There are some notorious wastrels hereabout.


The Snug

2021-03-08
It sounds like the ideal place to ride out the winter.


Spring in Twilight Denouement

2021-03-05
A nice poem. I share the feeling, though I wish you would have written "one more year" rather than "one last year."


Farewell

2021-03-04
What a creative way to gather to say goodbye in this age of isolation.


Bushveld Lament

2021-02-28
A very nice "road not taken" poem. Everyone has such memories, but few can express them so artfully.


a cold morning

2021-02-28
I like the poem overall, love the last line.


At Last, Rain

2021-02-26
I'm not a religious person, but what you felt, that wonderful sense of communal existence being reestablished, is one I look forward to experiencing somewhere, sometime.


Serai

2021-02-25
Great job, Joe.


their embrace and "Mother's Tale"

2021-02-21
"their embrace" is wonderfully well written.


Page 3 of 2

2021-02-21
Most amusingly acute and nicely written!


human sciences

2021-02-20
Either way, they're inseparable.


Matinee Hero

2021-02-20
Nicely done.


Website Features & Modifications (Update 2)

2021-02-16
I love the idea of an "edit" button! Thanks.


Christmas Eve Curitiba Brazil 1990

2021-02-16
Wonderfully descriptive, Joe.


A Lesson in Drawing

2021-02-16
A devastating poem.


A Chant For Gregory

2021-02-14
Your subject and treatment remind me of Winslow Homer's paintings of "fishers' wives." This is meant to be a compliment.


Thinking the Worst

2021-02-12
This is first-class writing, Tom, real poetry.


Zoom

2021-02-12
Nicely written, Joe, but, to tell you the truth, touching and intimacy rarely elate me, so distancing hasn't bothered me.