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Thomas D

52 years old from USA


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Consuming Poetry

2021-01-26
Excellent, Larry, and I wholeheartedly agree. Some poets are life-giving water; others a quick pick-me up (coffee); still more are an intoxicating and somehow fortifying beer, lager, ale, or stout.

But then there is Courvoisier. And I think you've aptly isolated the Elizabethans as poets one doesn't wish to gobble, guzzle, or gulp.

Bookmarkable!


Stephen

2021-01-25
Joe, very moving. Poetically effective, the repetition of "alone" and then the variation at the end. So sorry that you are bereft of a man you considered a brother. But am grateful that you wrote about him, and shared your writing.


Keep Wondering...

2021-01-24
Virtual hug. And a kind thought ~~~


our family, of sorts

2021-01-24
I admire the sinewy spareness of the poem, from which the reader feels that nothing is wanting and in which there is nothing excessive.


Calm Of Dawn

2021-01-24
I need to read and reread. Many gorgeous lines.


Aftermath “WARNING DISTURBING”

2021-01-21
Joe, this is something else. The verity of it is harrowing. Excellent work.


The gift

2021-01-21
Oh, Joe, really lovely. A joy to read at 2 in the morning. Let it snow! And thank you for these thoughtful and graced words.


Platter

2021-01-18
Such a joy! You had me at "ostracized oysters"!


Cranberry Cake

2021-01-17
An enjoyable walk through your culinary adventure!


Kind

2021-01-17
I admire the agility of the rhymes, patterned in such a way as not to impede the fluency and grace of the poem.


Crocus

2021-01-15
That's the stuff! Every word, fresh, contributory, enlivening. Bravissimo Z!


DAYS ARE COLD & WET & THEN THERES LOCK DOWN

2021-01-15
I was watching the Dean of Canterbury on YouTube yesterday. He was indoors! He NEVER takes refuge from the rain. But he described the rain as "unrelenting."


Passing Time

2021-01-15
Reminiscent of some Asian poems of antiquity, in its brevity, in its simplicity, in its quiet understated emotion.


Supernumerary

2021-01-15
Eliotic in spots. I love the "sad sack/dollar deal" part.


Keepsake

2021-01-15
This poem was a joy, Purple Puddles! It does what all good poetry should do: it finds meaning in the "things of this world," so many concrete images in this poem (chicken, t-shirt, ticket stub from the movie, sticky notes, broken jewellery). And I am charmed by the first two lines, the private language being shared.

Bravissima!


Lost Utopia

2021-01-15
I cherish the directness of the last few lines, especially.


I PRAY

2021-01-15
I like the spareness and simplicity of some of the stanzas. A noble effort!


Nobody knows it better

2021-01-15
Yes, ol' 45 is a record-setter, isn't he? Sigh.

I enjoyed this limerick immensely.


Chloe's Father

2021-01-15
This is likely a common scenario in our very verkakte republic. You paint the scene well.


Hard Reset

2021-01-15
The last line of the first sestet is poetry: exactitude and verbal felicity. The poem as a whole merits highest praise! But I really like that line.


MORE REASON FOR ' TRUPOTON ' TO BOAST

2021-01-15
A record-breaker! Or perhaps just a "wreck"! But the best wreck ever! Haha!

It's getting a little scary on this side of the pond, though.


sun and cloud

2021-01-15
I'm thinking of Wallace Stevens: he was another poet who "thought out loud," sometimes. I like these sonnet-like stanzas. They merit re-reading!


My Bad

2021-01-14
Forgive us our bads, as the paternoster doth not say!


Overcoming

2021-01-12
I celebrate this poem's jauntiness!


Portrait

2021-01-12
It is quite dismaying. Thank you for the poem. And please send a few thoughts heavenward that these toxic hooligans, vandals, thugs, and indeed murderers, will not perpetrate further damage, will not commit further crimes. I have scant grounds for hope, however.


A Winter Date At Bondi’s

2021-01-10
Beautifully depicted. Bravo Z!


Silver birch

2021-01-08
A winsome, handsome, gladsome lyric! Bravissimo!


The Attic

2021-01-08
The second stanza's first four lines appeal to me mightily.


Winter Garden

2021-01-07
The language of this poem is a joy unalloyed!


evening call

2021-01-03
I, for one, am enchanted. About to bookmark, methinks!


Memories of happiness

2021-01-03
I am drawn to the litany of the things you've missed. Fine work, Sona, and brava!


No Longer Chasing the Day Together

2021-01-03
Tremendously sorry for your loss, especially so as I read this poignant poem.


Changing the bedding with Pat

2021-01-03
The heart of this reader smiles, warmly, empathetically, sincerely, at this beautiful picture. Thank you for sharing it!


Zen

2021-01-03
Beautifully measured and "gently rhythmic"!


zoey's caravan

2021-01-03
I like especially "glorious and noble" for the lunar phases, and that aforesaid moon being coy. Bravo on an accomplished sonnet.


Lament of the leaning trees

2021-01-03
I bow (from the widening waist, slowly and with reverence!) to the poetic prowess of this winsome and skilled lyric in anap(a)ests. I cherish especially "cool clammy clench" and "hoard of hard wood," but the poem has many, if one may be pardoned, felicities.

Bravissima!


Happy 1st Birthday Oscar

2021-01-03
A joy to read, Elle. Congratulations and blessings!


Alone

2020-12-31
That darned sunlight, always pointing out the dust! I enjoyed this poem, too, Joe. It reminds me of some French poetry of the mid-20th century ... can't place the poet's name at the moment.

I also like the rhythmical balance and the audible specificity of "A distant car a robin's trill."


The Palace(Twisted Mind)

2020-12-31
Firm in its rhythm, stark in its diction, this poem is powerful.


The Flaw of Love

2020-12-29
"beneath their Max Factor" --- that's a devastatingly good line!


In Vino Veritas

2020-12-29
When reading this fine poem, one almost inevitably thinks of the last four years of political life in the USA. Whether that was your intention or not --- excellent work!


PLAYING THE AIR DRUMS (Additanans)

2020-12-28
Wonderful!


evening breeze

2020-12-28
Marvellous with two British Commonwealth L's. I'm about to bookmark!


Scrabble

2020-12-27
Poignant and skillfully articulated.


The Journey

2020-12-27
A nice poem for the Epiphany (or Theophany, as it is sometimes called). I enjoyed it greatly!


Imperfect recall

2020-12-27
I am grateful to have read this poem. Very fine work, indeed.


Cocooning

2020-12-27
Charmingly articulated and nicely constructed!


A Christmas Evening Prayer of Thanks

2020-12-25
You've captured the mood well. Bravo!


This Christmas Eve

2020-12-24
Well said! Merry Christmas, Joe.


The now part of life

2020-12-24
Sona, I really like this poem. It has what one might call a playful simplicity. Very nicely done!