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RETURN...

2022-05-18
This is a creed or a direction by which one, all of us, can live. I admire that you found a way to express this elusive idea into a poem. Bravo.


Moonlight, Summer Moonlight

2022-05-16
Last night (May 15, 2022) there was a total eclipse of the moon, at the "solemn hour of midnight," and it glowed blood red. I thought of this poem. I also of thought what the sky must of looked like at the time she wrote this, free of light pollution, how the moon and its phases must have been an integral part of daily life.

I think she was feeling nature at its best: soft summer air, trees in the breeze, moonlight, and the "gently waving around her head" was part of it, completely natural.


Ballad of Billy McGee

2022-05-15
Thank you for the repost, well done. It reminds of "Timothy Winters," by Charles Causley, both sad tales of boys who never had a chance.


Customer conversations

2022-05-10
: )


More tale's with the wife

2022-05-09
Maybe they were REALLY, REALLY good veggies!?


Wouldn't I Look Great with "MFA" attached to My Name?

2022-05-08
Oh hell, it would look great by your name. A little gilt never hurt anyone.


I Know

2022-05-08
I was thinking along the same lines as Allen, you're musical by nature and that comes out in your poetry, and it is poetry. There is always a strong sense of rhythm and precision in your work.


Conversations with my carol

2022-05-06
Alas, dear carol is not keeping *a-breast* of modern technology!


Here and Now

2022-05-06
I like this very much, but loved the previous version obliterating stanzas, that was fun!

You are the best kind of confessional poet, not a hint of woe is me, the anti-Plath; rather, joyful revelations: Dylan, Scott, Crane, Morrissey . . . honest appraisal.


Hilary's heart

2022-05-05
I find both this and Mary's poem to be the height of reading pleasure.


In the garden by Ann Wood

2022-05-03
It sounds beautiful and bountiful. Happy May, Ann ~~~


POETBAY

2022-04-29
Sweet!


SHE NEEDS FEWER ECHOES

2022-04-28
I really enjoy this subtle poem of echoes, it resonates.


En ce moment (with translation)

2022-04-22
Lovely and generous and loving.


Match Game

2022-04-21
i still wonder ~


Shade-Porch

2022-04-20
An essential ingredient in a well-honed life.


Father

2022-04-19
A find tribute to your father, and to fatherhood.


Birds

2022-04-19
A wonderful poem of appreciation for what you see and hear, and for the craft of writing itself. Bravo.


North of Paterson

2022-04-13
I can't help but feel there is a substantial back-story to this poem.


Tellement inattendu (with translation)

2022-04-06
Are these your words or your kitty's?! I can imagine it both ways.


Thirteen Ways of Reading a Poem

2022-04-01
This is rich and fun and enough erudition to please Stevens himself (I'm guessing).

I've never thrown a book of poetry across the room, but if I were to it would most likely be one of Stevens'.


Just Look Around

2022-04-01
Wonderful, evocative spring images, "heavy humankind" and "unsandalled tread" say so much. The sonnet form is a perfect fit.

I appreciate the frisbees on the quad, which seems anachronistic in this era of students with phones in hand.

Like Afrodite, I was transported, in a good way, to a Dandelion Wine kind of world, pristine and kind.


Tant de rien (with translation)

2022-03-30
A cold reality.


DARLING

2022-03-29
This is a wonderful, strong poem with a strong voice.


The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (T.S. Eliot)

2022-03-25
Perhaps of interest to some (it was to me):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y2a3PL-Iao&ab_channel=PurpleCrush


Paradise Lost, Condensed

2022-03-24
Thank you for these two lighthearted musical interludes, as well as the more somber "Background" poem.


Aren't

2022-03-24
i think they've shed the cloak of appearance for a truer identity


Sleep

2022-03-21
I take these comforting words to heart.


Poetry Has Never Been a Favorite

2022-03-18
How many murders do there have to be before we get to "rampant?"

Discussing poetry is the best possible way to lose friends. It's a perverse addiction.


Show Time

2022-03-18
the holy modal rounders got it right
i hear their echoing refrain in your lines


Stars & Sand

2022-03-18
we, i mean i, like the symmetrical . . . what would you call it . . . the inside-out rhymes of the middle stanza ~~~

things do wind down
and wind up
but, mostly wind down
you said it


Contextualize

2022-03-16
adds to the mystery ?


My sweetheart today

2022-03-16
i read this almost four years ago, i read again tonight—a wonderful, joyful, happy look a "today." it makes me happy, makes me smile ~


Winter Was

2022-03-15
this captures what is best about spring. it is inviting, and stirs memories of long ago springs ~ and the scents and emotions.

so gently written ~


Sad balance

2022-03-10
You convey complicated human emotions in simple, touching, understandable words.


An Appointment

2022-03-06
I like your retelling, it hits home as intended.


Peany Buddy On

2022-03-02
I forwarded this to my singing partner, we do "Ain't No Sunshine," and we indulge in PB & J during lunch break. This is sweet and cute.


Poem For Winston

2022-03-02
love the format, love the poem. fourteen lines make magic.


Clips

2022-02-26
sweet. lovely.


Umpteenth Litany

2022-02-26
Holy . . . cow! This is mesmerizing and wonderful. A feat!


Terms

2022-02-25
~ a timothy leary-ian view of your landscape ~


No war in Ukraine by Ann Wood

2022-02-25
Your thoughts are good and positive. I wish good and positive thoughts could change things.


Early hours

2022-02-21
Line after excellent line. This is going to be fav. How do you do it?


Grandad

2022-02-19
The reality of aging has a gentleness and a harshness, and you capture them both honestly and undeniably.


Yellow dress

2022-02-19
A superb metaphor, and an equally superb poem. Nothing sadder than the truth. You have a habit of telling the truth.


UNWORTHY

2022-02-19
The emptiness that comes when the words that you so wish to hear fail to come is profound

Deeply effecting.


Duality

2022-02-19
I remember the moment I become aware of myself as "Self." it was an awakening and unsettling.

Well written, Dougie.


Easier

2022-02-19
a romance, how welcome it is ~


SILLY VERSE

2022-02-13
Sweet and fun,
well done : )


You are a feeling

2022-02-13
Relationships mean everything to me, it's what we have (or lack). You've captured the depth and intensity of a relationship, and that is hard to do. You did it well, and I felt it.