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Thomas D

51 years old from USA


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Ramblings 524

2020-08-05
A potent poem, direct and forthright. I need to put "chigner" through Google Translate! Or I could grab my yellowing paperback Larousse ...


TODAY

2020-08-02
Sad but lovely. It reminds me a little of the French poet Paul Verlaine. The drums in the sky, the grass essence, and the black day are all fine images, conveying the scene adroitly.


Darling Son

2020-08-01
Very moving, very warm-hearted.


a poem without a title

2020-07-30
You rant with the best of them, sir! Excellent ending, especially.


the blank page

2020-07-27
Reminds me of an aphorism by Mallarme, only half-remembered, about "the terrible whiteness of the page"!

And there's a poem by James Merrill where he compares writing on a (previously!) all-white page to ice-skating!

Good job, as always, sir!


Ramblings 173

2020-07-24
I like the rhymes!


The Tawe

2020-07-22
Excellent.


Bones

2020-07-22
Well done. A dark poem, very well written.


AS HE WALKED

2020-07-22
Beautifully described. Very affecting poem.


LOCK DOWN

2020-07-22
Used books are the best, aren't they/


Perfect Strangers

2020-07-22
Oh, doesn't it always happen? I find that when I just want to slink in and out of a situation unnoticed, someone always finds me and tries (succesfully, often) to "draw me out"!

You write about this circumstance quite well.


Four pilgrimages

2020-07-22
I'm one ahead of Larry. I've heard of Morecambe & Wise, through reading Stephen Fry. "The soap. It lathers not, neither does it float." And so on.

As always, your poems are prosodically, thematically, and humouristically quite satisfying!


Sadness by Ann Wood

2020-07-20
Those days are very difficult indeed. I hope that the music and poetry helped to soothe your spirit somewhat, and that the mood has become more bearable. Peace.


SUCCESS STORY

2020-07-20
The third line of the poem is so powerful in its emotion, so poignant.


Beyond Salvation

2020-07-19
A harrowing poem, in mood and in the deed that it describes. Supremely well written, but to evaluate such a deeply personal poem on literary merits seems really beside the point.

Thank you for sharing your work, so unflinching, so real.


it is tradition

2020-07-19
I love the way the fourth stanza begins, and the last stanza seems especially strong throughout, each word deliberate and beautiful. I always enjoy reading your work!


what gets left

2020-07-17
Echo of Dickinson in the last line! "Much Madness is divinest Sense/ to the discerning Eye" --- do I have it right?

A fine poem! I like what you've done with the spacing/formatting. And it reads well aloud. Solid in its construction, skilled in its execution, and pleasing in its articulation!

Bravo, ol' chap!


TO THOSE WHO WRITE

2020-07-14
Grateful for you, Ken!


The holes I hide

2020-07-14
Vivid, eloquent, meaningful writing.

Thank you so much for sharing it.


Meeting

2020-07-13
Marie, good to see you! And the poem is indeed beautiful. The lines about the bracken, especially. But I am re-reading and discovering new beauties with each reading!


SILENCE

2020-07-13
"I am afraid to hear my tears." Such a poignant and beautiful line. So sorry for your loss, Afrodite.


His Frame

2020-07-11
Beautifully written.


thank you

2020-07-10
Winsome and perfectly articulated.


rules

2020-07-10
A shapely poem. A reader's delight!


OUT OF FAITH

2020-07-08
I love the way the poem begins. You capture the reader's attention, and you keep it.


a lament, a prayer

2020-07-08
An excellence. The last stanza, perfect! And the preceding stanzas have both polish and panache. It's a joy to read you, always.


LONELY

2020-07-06
I love the red clouds, the waves playing like a rock band, and I cherish the ending!


the last wish

2020-07-06
Memorable, for all the right reasons! Skilled in its execution from start to finish.


Happy 4th of July to my family and friends by Ann Wood

2020-07-04
Thanks so much for your good wishes, Ann!


YOU

2020-07-04
Without a doubt, my favourite line is:

"Sleep in my hands and you will feel my heart names you."

That is uncommonly lovely!


the difficulty of being good

2020-07-03
Ha, yes, indeed! I like it, Bibek. It reminds me, a little, of the short aphoristic poems of the American writer Stephen Crane.


Thoughts for D.

2020-07-02
The words I find the most poignant, the sharpest phrases in this very potent poem, are "having listened to the moment which tricked him, and stole every last bit of his already weary endurance." As a reader, I feel those lines powerfully.

Thank you for sharing such intimate work.


Malbec

2020-06-29
This poem was a joy to read, sir! Well done!


In Adoration

2020-06-29
Yes to what one trick pony has said! A beautiful snapshot of domestic life at its warmest-hearted.


Cher adulte, calme-toi ? (with translation)

2020-06-29
It is so beautiful in French. Another excellent poem!


ashes to ashes

2020-06-28
An excellence, Bibek. Disturbing and beautiful at once. Is it a recent effort? It's quite good.


Gee, I Wonder...

2020-06-27
I like this a lot. Sharp, focused, and very few unnecessary words.


idyll

2020-06-25
Beautiful. Need more be said?


NEW AGE

2020-06-24
I cherish this poem's delicate but pointed wit!


Through A Riverís Divide

2020-06-24
Articulated beautifully, with great sincerity and sensitivity to the topic. A grace to have read this poem.


finally, the rain

2020-06-23
It's a joy to read a poem as fluent and as fine, as perfectly modulated, as this. Thank you for posting it.


Sambo's Grave

2020-06-19
Wow, sir. Devastating and beautiful all at once. A fine, fine poem.


a gift, a question, an answer

2020-06-19
Indeed, "no small thing"!


I DONT USUALLY WRITE ON INTERMISEY

2020-06-19
Haha! Major surgery, indeed! I like this one. As always, you're speaking the truth!

Thanks so much!


surprised

2020-06-17
A joy and a solace to read this poem.


Pause

2020-06-13
Welcome to Poetbay! A fine debut!


MAKE LOVE

2020-06-11
I find especially beautiful these lines: "Stars are crying tonight/ Jealous of our loving light" and "Mountains around me, just your arms./ With every kiss Spring comes."

Thank you for posting!


just another evening

2020-06-11
Winsome, beautiful, perfect. Speaks to me deeply.


Ramblings 515

2020-06-08
Excellent, with a sharp but understated way of making the point.


SONGS POETRY ROLING A ROUND (With Thanks To Sunlit)

2020-06-08
A joy to read this one, Ken. So thankful!