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jim

68 years old from USA


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Tendrils of Mercy

2021-11-20
reminds me of

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmYZqfKVP28&ab_channel=AlexisL.


Cut

2021-11-14
Living outside of town this causes me some envy. Nature is well and good, but it's people that make a life whole.


Arduous

2021-11-14
You bring the past forward, vividly.

The cummings poem is one of his loveliest, sweetest, most charming. I can't help but think a kiss would have been welcomed.


Mathieu

2021-11-07
Mathieu sounds like one of the rare, and irreplaceable, ones.
A lovely poem which honors him.


Back in the Day

2021-11-05
This reminds me of Charles Reznifkoff's "Testimony," though as its antithesis. Reznikoff's prose-poetry makes you want to weep or beat your head against a wall to stop the pain. Yours is pure delight, couldn't get enough.

It also reminds me of Ray Bradbury's "Dandelion Wine," which I read hopefully, hoping for something like your poem, but was disappointed by its other-worldliness. I was looking for this world.

Point being, I thoroughly enjoyed the looking back.


Wild Wind

2021-10-30
The details of my nine-year-old self were different, but I felt the freedom and joy of this wonderful poem.


Sylvia

2021-10-11
Your compassion, and Sylvia's journey from "Tormented heart" to the happier ending of the poem, makes this a poem to touch the heart.


Paradise not Lost, but Gravely Diminished

2021-10-09
It never goes the other way. No one ever comes in, takes down the too-large house, replants the trees, builds a barn, brings in livestock. What you describe is ubiquitous and sad and inevitable.


Summer's Fading

2021-09-30
This is lovely, so gentle and transportive.


The Ocean is calling

2021-08-29
thank you ~


the dream

2021-08-20
I like that you found a way to go back, this is a nice poem.


When the light goes out forever

2021-08-20
Extremely poignant and expressed.


Memo

2021-07-29
Good job, you made me laugh.


Dance translated by Ann Wood

2021-07-26
This has a cool, bluesy feel to it. Well done and thank you for translating it for us.


AND YET...

2021-07-26
I very much enjoy the rhythm and sentiment and quality of this.


The Plot Against the Giant

2021-07-26
This isn't the only poem in which Stevens denigrates the unsophisticated.


Bun Pin

2021-07-25
This is fine on so many level, it's transportive, and I enjoy that feeling of being taken out of myself very much. Thank you for sharing.


Hope

2021-07-25
I enjoyed this poem for it's unique imagery, well done.


It didn't rain,again

2021-07-24
I'm always glad to see you using your gift!


The solace of sol

2021-07-23
A positively viscous poem!


A Day With Starlight Solo

2021-07-23
This is beautiful writing, Joe, and a joy to read.


Thoughts On Herds

2021-07-18
I've thought much about herds of a different sort, the "herd mentality," which causes so much grief in the world.

Very good poem.


A line is existential

2021-07-12
Very good, Hans. You've written something unique and intriguing.


Reverie

2021-07-12
Both this and "Morpheus' Potion" have a deep, reflective nature, which leaves me feeling exactly that: deeply reflective. Thank you, for it does me good, though the thoughts flow every which way, sometimes to some dark places, sometimes just the opposite.


Musings On Rain

2021-07-09
A beautiful example of form and content in poetry. A cascade of a poem.


COMPASSION ?

2021-07-06
Indeed.


Grandparents (edited)

2021-07-04
And a right handsome 1st class Stoker he was.

Writing as fine as this is rare as hen's teeth.


A Cold

2021-07-03
Compelling and vivid. Bravo.


A Feast of Fears

2021-07-02
I like what you've done with a rather unappetizing word!


Rainbows

2021-07-02
I agree with Larry, this is classic Elle, so many fine touches (imagining stories in the woodgrain), and so fine overall. Just lovely.


The freedom of being

2021-07-02
It's always nice to wake and read your poems.


In memoriam

2021-07-02
A very nice remembrance, well done.


Happy July everyone by Ann Wood

2021-07-02
Wishing you a healthy, happy July.


Cutting wood

2021-07-02
Bravo. For those with a liking for the physical, cutting & splitting is truly one of life's great pleasures.


Tecumseh Road

2021-07-01
I can feel the beat, hear the word-the word-the word . . .


STRANGE BUT TRUE (Work Completed)

2021-06-28
Your experience, and your Granny Rose's, may defy logic, but that makes it no less real. You told this in a way that makes an unbeliever believe.

I had a similar experience with my grandmother, but it was a dream. I think.


THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES

2021-06-28
You boil life down to its essence in this poem.


Yield

2021-06-25
Your Pierre poems remind me (in a way) of your Sir poems, the blood courses, the pulse pounds.


A Terrifyingly Simple Man

2021-06-17
You pose a question which, I suspect, has no answer. There is recourse: find a terrifyingly simple woman.

You use a contemplative, languid rhythm, very nice indeed.


How it Curls

2021-06-14
I like your measured, steady tone. It is a substantive poem.


Partial eclipse of the sun

2021-06-10
Very good!


Labyrinth

2021-06-10
Congratulations, Sameen.

You are Virgil guiding Dante into the world below. Then, back to the light.


Grass Snake

2021-06-07
This is a great poetic conceit. The imagery, the quality of ideas, and the conviction running the poem is just plain excellent.

The first stanza works as a stand-alone poem, too.

Great work.


To my sister

2021-05-30
Nothing is harder than being separated from your loved ones. You conveyed this beautifully and touchingly.


Making Bread

2021-05-29
Oh, I am inspired.


A Shanty

2021-05-29
Sea and song run in your blood.


A Con is a Con

2021-05-28
A psychological drama written vividly. The scheming and quietude and inward grin brought to mind the writer Georges Simenon.


Ramblings 555

2021-05-27
a perfect poem and i agree completely. sadly, i'm an adult, thereby complicit.


Cherubs

2021-05-24
The first song of an about-to-be empty-nester, or just an appreciation? Either way, it's vivid and real.


Empty hopes by Ann Wood

2021-05-24
"Empty hopes" is right, I feel as you do, and ask the same questions. This hit home, Ann.