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Wumbulu

78 years old from Sweden


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My Old Clothes

2019-04-04
Love this poem..On one reading I read it as an ode to aging nudity...To be critical I think it was stronger when I read it without the third verse. Anyway thanks.


alone with my thoughts

2017-05-13
I shed a tear for everyone that has loved. Faced with infinity we are all losers.


alone with my thoughts

2017-05-13
I shed a tear for everyone that has loved. Faced with infinity we are all losers.


every bowl has its stone

2017-05-13
1st verse a gentle family snapshot. I find the 2nd scary (we can ignore the metaphysics) Really good.


Worm Ouroboros

2015-08-28
Come back baby...


"But In Contentment . . ."

2015-08-28
U da' man


Vengeance of God - Part 2

2015-08-28
I think killing a plumber or a trash collector would be worse...they at least have occupations that have some use to the rest of us...


another!

2015-07-27
No...there are seventeen lines not counting the spaces...ONE MORE ROUND BARKEEP!


Mr Tumnus is not here

2015-06-19
I just reread this and it's better the second time around...haunts me...entwining itself with my memories...my mother comes to mind so dedicated and so tragic...


Many a Day, I think what I could've been.

2015-06-19
Life sucks and then you die dude...get used to it...lol...


sister

2015-06-12
I've discovered you..your poems...you have awakened welcome feelings in me...this one reminds me of English 'Kitchen Sink' theatre. The banal flatly-delivered words that hide a world of the unnamed existentiel crises.


Mr Tumnus is not here

2015-06-12
Eliot goose-bumps...wow!


Coffee and kibbles

2015-06-12
Funny and full of life love...'nuff said


Inventory

2015-06-10
A late birthday greeting...congratulations on a terrific poem.


Holding Hands

2015-06-10
As I am English (an island dweller) 'those in peril on the sea' was a standard hymn we 'sang' at school...I read this once as it is and then without the CAPS. Great write...IMHO a much better poem without them...I have no respect for religion (the most evil force on earth) in any form, including fascism, communism and nazism.


Worm Ouroboros

2015-06-10
Nice to 'see' you again my lovely witch....The tail eating snake...beware of Jung lol...


it is not in the I

2015-06-09
Haunted by Dylan Thomas (in a good way)


thick and layered

2015-06-09
Sometimes you really are a poet...loved it


Religion...

2015-06-09
Thanks.
I can't help but disagree with Josephus... Racism is based upon fear which turns into hate... all religions are based upon the ugliest emotions that we experience... any religious person that claims humanistic values is a liar... without secularity there can be no humanity... what will they do if their imaginary friend tells them to enslave Africans because they are not created in his image..God said to Joshua "Go thee down to Jerico and destroy every living thing."... Hallefuckinglujah...
BTW
Believing
in a god
are(is) the primitives(primitive's)
right


Behind The Door

2015-06-09
I have 5 kids 10 kid-kids and a kid-kid-kid. This poem just filled me with great memories..Football with my son-son, horse riding with my son-daughter etc..thanks.


Cricket

2015-06-09
Yes, yes...for a different take on sports you might like to read my 'the beautiful game'.


Saddle Up

2015-06-09
Love your style dude...


Killing Me

2015-06-09
I live in Sweden...6 months of ice cold darkness every year. You captured the feeling perfectly.


In Case of Emergency Break Glass

2015-02-21
I clench my fist...I want to punch him in the face...but there's another world out there...I am touched twice..


Zen my ass

2015-02-21
I came back again, in need of a laugh. This is funny on so many levels the clocks stand still. (better in Swedish)


Hum drum

2015-02-21
I think I'm in love! Terrific stuff...
so I don't like going to the halal shop
and missing the bacon...


Black dog

2015-02-19
Klockren


Poor man's coat (challenge)

2015-02-19
Love it...Norrland has it's own mythology...

lest she throws dust in your eyes
and leads you ever deeper
into the forest's secret place

Wonderful sexual connotation or should I book a time with a shrink?


hot stuff

2015-02-18
Wow..good read and congrats...I awoke this morning feeling like 'an old man with broken teeth, stranded without love.' (Dylan).
You lifted me a bit.


Mother's Tale

2015-02-16
Great read...I refused to crumble now I live alone...if one of a pair must crumble then there is no point.


Two to tango

2015-02-16
I love your style...the words point between the lines.


Zen my ass

2015-02-16
lmao..this is so zen.


You, Entering My Orifice

2015-02-10
What's this talk of cats? Cats didn't enter my mind...lol...loved this poem.


My eye & the fork part I & II

2015-02-10
Interesting...I sort of read as a debunk of the pseudoscience called psychology. All actions (including the way one eats) can be explained in any way one wishes.


darkness falls upon us all

2015-01-04
scarred souls of ancient beatniks,
raggedy old vagabond of the night

Raised a smile on my 70 year old face...thanks


Casting for Worms

2013-05-16
Reminds me of the golden age of English whimsical poetry. My day's first smile. Good to have you back. Have you read my 'there are unknown truths' a reply to Bliliths' challenge?


Lower Creek Road

2013-05-14
Made me smile, these fishermen are in every country and on every dock. Thanks.


Blues In Minor Key

2013-02-27
Your poems (songs) are getting better and better. I hear a bit of homage to Dylan in this one. Have you put them to music?


"Here There Be Dragons"

2013-01-15
"Here there be dragons." from ancient maps i believe. Your poem reminds me of the old chinese idea that to save someone from death means being responsible for the rest of their life. Beautifully done, the aquarium metaphore rocks!


I forget

2012-06-16
Sometimes remembering to forget is a blessing.


Certainty dies a slow death

2012-06-16
One butterfly...how many angels? There is a religious context in the death of certainty. Religious people are always certain of their truths, scientists and philosophers never.


Life is not a dress-rehearsal

2012-06-16
I feel that there is a (somewhat tenious) connection to G.S. Heron. "The revolution will not be televised."


Are you thinking what I am thinking

2012-06-15
How could I ever know? Good idea I'll get back to you with a poem.


Jungian Knot

2012-06-07
A cool little poem...really liked it..even though I have no respect for Jung (a racist faker that based his theories on anecdotes)


666

2012-06-01
Good read, reminded me of when I lived in the east end of London next door to a Jamaican family. BTW if you read the bible the number of the beast is 616 but 666 is more fun. Old mythology replaced by new.


JOURNEYS END

2012-06-01
By 'Jim' I meant 'Josephus'. Had a bit of a black-out. LOL


JOURNEYS END

2012-06-01
There is a melacholic happiness in knowing that your past is longer than your future. In some people (you and Jim among others) it seems to bring an harmonic wisdom. It is our job now to be the silver-backs; aged, gentle and knowledgeable. Our children (biological or not) need us.


No One Word

2012-04-25
Very good, reminds me of my favourite poet T.S.Eliot's ' Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock' The last line especially reminds me of: "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."


Truth

2012-04-17
Is this really 'I now not the condition' or should it be 'I know not the condition'?


The Maiden of Mandalay Bay

2012-04-17
Fly fishing metaphore? Nice, well thought out and written. Thanx.