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Between Walls

2021-05-11
I love the poem, thank you for choosing it.


from Coo's Nature Notebook :>)

2021-05-09
I'm charmed by the scene!


The Folgers instant coffee

2021-05-09
just wait until that infatuation hits the decade mark. now *that* will be one cold cup of coffee.

well done!


BEST FRIEND

2021-05-09
Friendship, as you've written, is precious, maybe even life-saving. I like this very much.


In one of my world by Ann Wood

2021-05-08
This is rich with desire and passion, and knowing yourself, knowing who you are and what you want.


The Problem with Being Me

2021-05-07
This poem makes a good contrast with "Peace" by Yoonoos Peerbocus.


Peace

2021-05-07
Your poem makes a good companion piece with Lawrence Beck's "The Problem with Being me."

They contrast two sides of human nature (or nurture).


Uranus, The Magician

2021-05-07
You draw us closer and deeper into the poem, and into the "icy blue gem."

A wonderful poem.


The Maestro

2021-05-05
I see that, too. He'll likely never again have a job with less responsibility, that he can walk away from at the end of a day and forget.


Asphalt Puddles

2021-05-05
An interesting joining of disparate images.


Alphabet Soup

2021-05-05
Sweet!


Pocket Planet

2021-05-03
great rap, we'd love to hear you do it—youtube it!


Perhaps We're Malcontents

2021-05-02
Almost a dread of returning to what was, if not an actual dread.


Hélas!

2021-05-02
I keep rereading this. I've never read a poem by O.W. It is completely absorbing in form and content.


Croc vs Crocus

2021-05-01
I thoroughly enjoy and appreciate these, every one.


May by Ann Wood

2021-05-01
Wishing you a peaceful and joyful May, Ann.


Shining white, sheer delight

2021-04-29
There's a little swan in all of us, though sometimes it's hard to see.


The tyrants bore

2021-04-27
There is something wonderful and deeply moving in hearing the poem read aloud, the oral and aural, also, the visual of your setting.

I had forgotten that poetry is, in its essence, an oral art.


Improvising Poetry Out Loud

2021-04-27
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mntVM_NzbOM

As you walk and speak you become slightly out of breath just as you speak of being tired. It is transportive.

I appreciated the final image of the shell in the dry earth.


Trapped?

2021-04-25
I also listening to you read. The serenity is your voice, your expressiveness, and the setting combined to make the words absolutely come alive.

Lovely.


These Brief Bright Days

2021-04-25
Wonderful, a poem seemingly about weather, in fact about life.


Brushing up Against the Sun

2021-04-25
You've described a perfect day, it brightened mine.


Why he said what he said

2021-04-12
I like the frank and direct use of language.


The Downpour —-revised

2021-04-11
Highly evocative. I want to ask you to wipe your feet before entering, then offer tea and sympathy!


But the worm already knows

2021-04-11
Making ritual of necessity serves us well, and in many ways, as you've written so very well.


Adam's Ale

2021-04-08
Oh, but so worth it!


Building 345a

2021-04-06
You write devastatingly.


The Fish

2021-04-06
What a happy poem! Thank you for sharing.


In memory of my father

2021-04-04
I had the same experience as Elle, Chris.

What a remarkable poem you've written.


Panic

2021-04-04
Han Shan might say—even to the unruffled lake comes a breeze.

Irony allows the beautiful imagery.


Miriam... The Chosen

2021-04-02
I admire the care you put into writing this, the thoughtfulness.


A million red roses for you by Ann Wood

2021-03-31
Lucky Indy.


Sequence: Late March

2021-03-31
Two of these are in the realm of Lowell and Sexton and Berryman, and they are dark, and they are fine.


Spring After The Storm

2021-03-26
I fell into this poem is a big way, in a very good way.


Mask

2021-03-25
I don't think your experience is atypical. I've talked with several people who like the anonymity of mask-wearing. I kind of like it, too. No fake smiles necessary.


The little kitten Melissa by Ann Wood

2021-03-21
this makes me purr : )


Alleluia!

2021-03-21
It's a good feeling, we're happy for you.


The Legacy

2021-03-20
I never had such a room, such a grandparent, such a treasure-trove of tales read to me, but in this poem I now have a world of images that feel as real to me as if it were my own. Thank you.


Endless

2021-03-18
This, to me, is a poem of a life well-lived. It's a very, very good poem


Flowers by Ann Wood

2021-03-17
Nature tells a story, if you're patient enough to listen. You listen.

Wonderful poem, Ann.


D H LAWRENCE

2021-03-17
His poetry is wonderful, and, as you said, his poetry is very different in tone and nature from his prose.


The Confessions of Saint Augustine, Abridged

2021-03-16
Patriarchy and objectification
Lead girls, pretty or not,
To feelings of subjugation.


Calm at Sea.

2021-03-15
the calm before the storm


Emily Dickinson

2021-03-15
You do honor to E. D. with this poem, which is fine and finely written.


I'll Never Do That Again

2021-03-13
Consternation: "feelings of anxiety or dismay,"

Perhaps she took her role as disseminator of consternation too literally.


Chevalier

2021-03-07
Again, you've given us a master class in descriptive writing. This is more than vivid, it has motion, it is cinematic. Terrific.


Farewell

2021-03-04
The sense of isolation, loneliness, and camaraderie is palpable. It must have been a difficult poem to write.


taste

2021-02-28
You write so well of appreciating these ordinary, but very special, moments.


Shanghai

2021-02-28
Is the world becoming homogenized? You evoke the exotic, the sensual, the hidden.


Bushveld Lament

2021-02-28
It seems we make choices that define our lives. But are they really choices, or are we products of our culture and upbringing? Could you possibly have "gone native?" It wasn't it the cards.

Fabulous poem. Primal longing.