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GARDEN

2020-07-04
i always like and appreciate glimpses of other places, other colors, other trees, other lives. thank you.


The clear moon

2020-07-03
i find it sad and unsettling that the moon is sullied by space ventures and debris ~ it's hard for me to see the moon as clear anymore.

this poem, though, is pleasing. i appreciate the sentiment.


First night at work after lockdown by Ann Wood

2020-07-03
i hope all goes well.


Faith of Our Fathers

2020-07-03
sometimes the apple falls far from the tree ~~~


Thoughts for D.

2020-07-01
". . . you're breakin' my heart . . ."

but moving on. this is the best, and the hardest, of writing.

love,
l.


A Yeats Classic -Second Coming

2020-06-30
thank you for posting this.


OUT OF ORDER

2020-06-29
this is a brutal self-assessment.

not entirely biographical, i hope.


''Of Erōs''

2020-06-27
i think scripture embraces a wider definition "of love." the psalms sing of joyous love, beyond procreation, beyond what has come to be thought of as conventional.


Three long years without you Gloria by Ann Wood

2020-06-27
this is sad, you miss her, but that is only temporary.


In Adoration

2020-06-27
never doubt a compliment : )


Honey gatherers

2020-06-26
i like everything about this poem. it's subtle and not subtle, fun and serious. all good.


Medication for a loved one...

2020-06-26
very nice. your sense of relief and happiness is palpable.


finally, the rain

2020-06-22
this is sensitive and expressive. well done.


Walt

2020-06-19
this is compelling.


The Biggest Loser

2020-06-19
do you really think so? is this what you're seeing?


TILL

2020-06-17
i like it. i imagined Adele singing it, then Louis Armstrong, then me.


REBORN

2020-06-15
Once again I've connected with your writing. I have held the same thoughts. Expressing them is difficult. You did it well.


HOUSEWIFE

2020-06-15
This reminds me very much of an Australian book and movie called "Walkabout." If you could find the movie it might resonate with you.

This poem is very real, very "present." Very sad. Find the sea, it is nearby.


You do not know me? by Ann Wood

2020-06-15
I always wanted to fly.


Viva La Difference - Hell no!

2020-06-14
Doggerel perhaps, but well expressed and sadly true.


Speaker, Subject, and Theme in Edna St. Vincent Millay's “Women have loved before as I love now”

2020-06-13
Another theme to explore might be the *reason* Millay writes:

"that of all alive
I only in such utter, ancient way
Do suffer love;"

why her suffering is greater than all others. It says something about Millay which I don't understand, but I can guess that she has something specific in mind, some event in her history, that (in her thinking) sets her apart from her contemporaries.

Anyway, another interesting essay.


Pause

2020-06-13
I enjoy this, and share the sentiment. All your images work well:

your herd in cages

is great; and,

Doors painted bright, yards swept clean
Hearts rested

It seems to be a poem within a poem.

Bravo ~


MY SISTER

2020-06-12
A true sister, and a lovely poem.


Do not Stand at my Store and Weep

2020-06-12
This seems to flow effortlessly, but I know it isn't that easy. Well done.


WORDS WILL LIVE ON (Completed)

2020-06-11
Written words may live on in books. I'm less confident about words written and stored on computers or the cloud.

If you want your words to live on, print them and store them.


CYPRESS

2020-06-10
This is a song as much as a poem, full of melody. Very nice, full of grace (as you say).


PoetBay People: Anna (night soul woman)

2020-06-08
Anna,

If you see this, I very much hope we'll see your return as poet, artist, friend. You were the first to welcome me as 'one trick pony.' For that, for your work saving and growing the site, for your wonderful, creative poems, essays and thoughts, thank you.

Wishing you the very best in every way, and know that poetbay is in safe and loving hands with Isabelle.

jim


Corona

2020-06-05
I agree with Bibek, this is sweet and real, a sense of reaching and not touching. Frustration!


lines for the safe ones

2020-06-05
The pandemic is proving to be an experiment in existentialism. As you write: is life within four walls merely existing?

I think when this is over there may be sense of collective depression as life returns to normal, and people remember life wasn't necessary so hot before the pandemic.

Well done. Angst and good old-fashioned depression permeates.


POETRY

2020-06-04
After the emptiness and isolation in "NOTHING," this is fulfilling. You have found in poetry (if not someone, then something) to love. The last stanza says it so well.


Speaker, Subject, and Theme in Edna St. Vincent Millay's “I, Being Born a Woman and Distressed” (Sonnet XLI)

2020-06-04
I am with you with your first two paragraphs. I disagree, fundamentally, with the third paragraph—your summary conclusion.

In no way is there an indication that the relationship is or was romantic. There is no indication that is anything other than a fulfilling of a physical need. She neither scorns nor loves, but reserves the right for either. If there is scorn (in the moment), it for herself, for her "treason." The second person in the poem is irrelevant to herself.

I do enjoy your essays, as I said, and disagreeing is a fundamental part of reading poetry. We reach different conclusion, likely, due to what we bring to it, that is, ourselves.


Subject, Aspects of Interest, and Effect of William Wordsworth's “Nuns Fret Not”

2020-06-04
Although I don't write sonnets, I usually use a fourteen line format for the exact reason you mention:

“the weight of too much liberty.”

I find it liberating to have a framework. And, if fourteen lines isn't enough, then another fourteen.

I like these little essays. Thank you.


NOTHING

2020-06-03
You convey a place of terrible isolation. This is very powerful writing, haunting.


Turtle

2020-06-02
Very nice, I enjoyed this.


THE AFFAIR

2020-06-02
i like this. it's a tough way to love someone ~~~


I HAD A BOAT - NOW A SHIP

2020-05-27
this is a different kind of poem from you, ken. it's nice, lots of atmosphere.


THE CHANGE

2020-05-27
i like the free-falling, flowing, waterfall momentum of your writing, it reminds me of the kinds of thoughts one has while walking and daydreaming ~~~


SAY YOU DO

2020-05-25
It would be nice to put this and "net" to music, hear them sung.

Very nice.


Sad

2020-05-24
Their daughter's well-being they betray.


Gratitude

2020-05-20
There is a lot to like here, and I do like it—the form, the rhymes, the color, the sentiment.

Welcome!


WE ARE

2020-05-19
i like your catalog of opposites, the rhymes and rhythms, humor and a touch of longing.


My Grandparents' Generation, and My Parents'

2020-05-19
This is very evocative. I'm visualizing the steep roads, canyons and hard rock of Minturn, the unsmiling faces, the brutal winters.

Great poem.


Pine Cone

2020-05-18
Reading your poems is like walking into an art gallery. You don't know what to expect. It's good, the unexpected is good.


It's (un)Just...

2020-05-16
good poem, liam. i agree with your last line. patience may be a life-saver.


When it rains by Ann Wood

2020-05-16
i like rainy days, but too many and it gets me down. i love and need the sun.


IS IT WRONG TO MOCK? (A Stanza Added)

2020-05-12
mocking belittles the mocker ~~~ trump and johnson are easy targets, but it does no good. voting works better.


Two flames

2020-05-09
Wow, you had me from the first line!


Momos and Kachoris

2020-05-08
i like these. reading them becomes a sensory experience.


To Love Again

2020-05-08
i like all four of the poems you posted today, the way you use a slightly formal structure, your stanza forms, to tell your stories. i particularly like this one for in tenderness. well done ~~~


Appy Song

2020-05-04
cheers : ) ~~~