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Wild flowers

2020-04-09
I agree with Bibek, this is lovely, and touches all the senses.

bookmarked.


Home sweet home

2020-04-09
Move the stone, write the song. Then she'll come.


Coventry Place: LOCKDOWN

2020-04-09
Nonetheless, you gave these images to us, your readers, and now we can imagine walking on the beach, imagine salt foam, cobbled paths, frivolity, hugs and kisses.

It's no small thing to have new images. Thank you for that.


in times like these

2020-03-30
This is very good.


Who Knew

2020-03-29
I knew.


Proverbs of Tommo

2020-03-29
This strikes me as an odd conversation, this dialectic on poetry.

Bibek's teacher offers an opinion. it elicits a strong (and interesting) response, which leads to a second strong (and interesting) response, and now a third.

Odd, in that there are no rules universally true. Let the teacher teach their methodology, let the student heed or not.

Odd, in that one finds it not just wrong, but vehemently finds it wrong; and another finds it engaging, even charming; and another, me, is simply puzzled by the whole thing.

But I like the conversation, odd or not.


Reading Gerard Manley Hopkins

2020-03-23
In writing this you abandoned your usual trope of misanthropy. You've found someone to believe in; or, if that is too strong, someone worthy of your admiration and appreciation.

It is a fine poem. Your voice here is respectful. You've found, in Hopkins, a writer great enough to exceed expectations.


It's Getting Crazy

2020-03-17
It sounds like there's a market in your neighborhood for designer hazmat suits.

Stay healthy,
j.

p. s. It's crazy here, too, beginning with our Tweeter-in-chief.


Soccer the Kelp

2020-03-13
Surprisingly enough, it works. It brings to mind a waterfront scene.


Celia, Celia

2020-03-12
I like the expressed sentiment, and I like finding a new poet.

Thank you!


Busy the Help

2020-03-11
I'm enjoying these immensely. They're making me smile, which is the highest compliment I can offer.

They may not be to everyone's taste. So be it. Keep writing and posting, please.

jim


Life by Ann Wood

2020-02-25
As always, you have a way of getting to what is important, and conveying it simply and profoundly.


Early Spring Sunshine

2020-02-22
I love the reflective nature of this. You can get lost in it (which is a good thing).


broken wristband

2020-02-18
In a few well-chosen words you conveyed the human cost of political policy, such as it is. Bravo.


You Worthless

2020-01-23
I admire this poem for its completeness, for the scene you present, the voices we hear, the rich imagery, the sincerity. You've really done a fine job, Bibek.

bookmarked


A Blossoming Hope

2020-01-21
Hope does spring eternal, and you found it in a blossom, and I found it in your poem.


Winter Tanka

2020-01-19
This is other-worldly, contrasting the sleeved, real world, branch with the mystical image of transcendent light on a gray day.

You've said a lot. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts, a really strong image poem.


The Days of Scotland

2020-01-15
He was before my time on poetbay, but I've seen his name in countless comments in poems posted before 2009 or so, and that you and he must have had, clearly had, a very special relationship.

These four lines are a beautiful remembrance.


the happy language

2020-01-05
are you suggesting males are limited?

if you are, i would agree ~~~


Youth

2020-01-04
yes, the poignancy of youth. it hurts. it still hurts. but the last made me laugh, in a sympathetic way, at the raw truth of it.


Four Postmodern Ballads

2019-12-19
I appreciate the departure from the comfort zone of familiarity.


Notebook: December 18

2019-12-18
P. S. If your Notebook is what comes of priming the pump, then your approach is ace, and clearly works for you because these are wonderful entries.

Bravo ten times over.


Notebook: December 18

2019-12-18
I have a very different approach to writing, Tom. I don't write until an idea has formed fully, then it's a matter of getting it down in rough form and editing. I got in this habit when I would spend hours and hours riding horses, or on a tractor in the field, writing poems in my head.

I never write just to write, and I'm not concerned if time passes without writing. Something always comes, it always has.

Whatever works for the individual is the right way, perhaps.


An Unimaginative Brain

2019-12-18
Well jolted, and welcome back, rain or shine ~


' JOHNSON ' JOHNSON ON HAS WON - WE ALL LOSE!

2019-12-13
My condolences, Ken. You have Johnson, we in the States have Trump, and the world crumbles that much more into meanness, fear and isolation.

Too sad.


Y

2019-12-03
Super-realism. I like it.


What The Leaves Are Doing

2019-12-02
My eyes followed your lines down the page like a gently falling leaf.


Notebook: November 30

2019-12-01
In a poetic world of brevity (my own included), I appreciate that not everything can be expressed in a few words or lines. I appreciate this poem for its expansiveness and inclusion.


tenant

2019-11-27
Strong writing, bookmarked.


The tortoise

2019-11-24
Very nice, a gentle, apt poem.


spy

2019-11-24
A conscience can be a heavy burden.

bookmarked


Found Poetry

2019-11-24
"The art of losing isn't hard to master."
(Elizabeth Bishop)


November by Ann Wood

2019-11-18
You see the good in everything, Ann ~~~
I love November, too.


Lagori

2019-11-11
This is really sweet, and it made me smile at the end!


The Essex Scottish Ode to Ekeren

2019-11-09
A heartfelt tribute, warmly and deeply expressed, Joe.


love songs

2019-11-07
This is classic, excellent.


When Bold October ...

2019-11-05
Bravo!


A drizzly afternoon drive

2019-11-01
You have become a surrealist!


[27 Oct 2019] - Important: PoetBay's moving. We'll go offline 31 Oct

2019-10-31
otp and I thank you, and thank you again. you got this!


Dillibazar

2019-10-28
Flawless, and a evocative tribute.


Dialogue

2019-10-25
A thirty second hug can heal, or haunt.

Nice!


Loneliness is a grace

2019-10-25
I love this intimate conversation between the poet and moon. Illuminating!


dark mind

2019-10-03
We all may wander through a glass, darkly; but only you come out

"turning thoughts to
melting
ice"

Stunning.


[07 Sep - 19 Oct 2019] - PoetBay's at a major crossroad (Update 7)

2019-09-22
Thank you, thank you, thank you!


[07 Sep - 19 Oct 2019] - PoetBay's at a major crossroad (Update 7)

2019-09-07
Could you explain what sort of work needs to be done, what issues you're facing, and what sort of help you need.

jim


Life in nursing home by Ann Wood

2019-09-06
My best friend was in a nursing home for seven years with dementia before he passed. He loved his family and friends, but he came to love the nurses and staff, too. They became his real family because were with him all day, every day. They could make him smile when no one else could, and then he would sing some long forgotten song.

And the nurses loved him, the ones that had known him all those years, and cried when he died.


Ornithology and Botany

2019-09-05
I love this on so many levels. It makes me happy/sad, which is pretty much how I feel about life.


THEY SAY A FRIEND OF MINE HAD DIED (Inspired By The Work Of Jim)

2019-08-30
Friendship, like love, endures. There is truth here, Ken.


The Tocsin

2019-08-26
This is strong, Joe. It could have ended many ways. "Forgiven" is a blessing.


Truth

2019-08-18
So true, so sad, Joe. The same could be said for simple human kindness.

Truth, compassion, kindness—yet, most I know feel these qualities and emotions down to their toes. Most are kind and compassionate and understand the value of truth. We are living through a time when those qualities and emotions are being drown-out, mocked, by the Preacher of Fear and Loathing.

Sorry, to go on so, you've touched a nerve by speaking the TRUTH.