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Inwardly Far Away

2018-11-08
This one makes me smile and then.... think. Well done Dave.


CrossFire

2018-11-08
Youíve stopped me cold with this. I never realized that to honestly be authentic is to seek no solas and to have no defence.


See the Pyramids

2018-11-08
Patti Page would love this!
What a great take on an old standard.
The rythm and rhyme are perfect.
Bravo.


Ghosts

2018-11-08
Pervasively dark and relentlessly sad.
Another of your brilliant writings, Larry.
Love, in time will ways break the chain.


The Tactile Feel of the Living

2018-11-04
Dave youíre so correct. Nothing holds a candle to the touch of a hand on mine! Love and care are most intensely shared through the intimacy of touch.


Across the Void

2018-11-04
The power of angst and the soothing brought on by its resolution. Great stuff, Larry.


At the Town Garden

2018-11-04
Philip and Daniel Berrigan would approve and salute your choice , as do I.


Southern Comfort

2018-11-04
Love this! And I love southern comfort straight from the bottle!


McCarran Airport Rental Car Return

2018-10-27
Huge tension in this. itís surgical in its brevity but has powerful impact because of that. Great stuff, Larry.


Humanito for People Stains

2018-10-24
Well written Dave. Iím smiling as a write this still reacting to your poetry😜🤪


Encomium

2018-10-24
Thomas... my words fail me. I can only use yours to comment.

ďI quail before your wakeful eloquence.
My mind goes numb. My cogitation's lame.
Your poem breathes and pulses. Deaf nerves dance.Ē


BECOMING HOMELESS! (Now With A Word Change)

2018-10-24
Ken youíve expressed very surgically what Iíve felt for a long time. We can be smug and superior and look down on the homeless as ďlazyĒ or ďstupidĒ but we do so at our peril! The safety net we think is iron clad is really just a thread that can snap in a minute putting each of us in a position of being ďhomelessĒ


I Think No-one Understands Me

2018-10-19
I have no problem understanding you, Dave. Great poem!


High Hopes

2018-10-07
My wife is a TV addict. Itís constant intrusion into my thoughts as toxic white noise drives me to the furthest corners of the house for relief. Alas, I donít have your pain following me so I do get some relief. Best of luck, Larry, on your convolesence.


Contributor's Note

2018-10-07
Pleasure to meet you, sir. Time for a pint or two?


America

2018-10-07
Very vivid, Ashe but also dead on.


72nd Letter to a Poet

2018-10-05
Three am peanut butter sandwiches is very familiar territory. Apparently for you also. Well written.


An October Evening

2018-10-05
What a lovely interlude!BRAVO, Larry!


Land of Opportunity

2018-10-03
Yep! You pretty much nailed it, Larry.


Five Cinquains

2018-10-01
Simply lovely. Each one a gentle riff, a melody with five movements.


Xvii (I Do Not Love You...)

2018-10-01
His work always takes my breath away!


Dreams for Waking and Thoughts for Taking

2018-09-30
Mind wandering day dreaming. Having read this, I now find myself doing as you have done, Dave. Just free associating with the sounds and visions of the world within my view and hearing. Thanks for giving me the impetus to do that!


Prospector

2018-09-30
You got me thinking with this one, Asha.
A curious poem of seek and find.
We are all prospectors in some way I suppose. Every relationship another search for treasure within the other.


The water of the waves

2018-09-29
A very worthy meditative poem.


cross-stitch

2018-09-29
This is marvellous. Iíve reread it a few times simply to revel in it! I love the style, rhythm and theme.


Conversational Atoms

2018-09-21
What a unique personification! Well done!


The Blind Leading the Blind

2018-09-21
Powerfully perception darkly written but regrettably true. Where and when will it end, no one knows.


A Fleeting Thought

2018-09-21
Iíve never been fired simply because Iíve always worked for myself. I have lost some significant business clients though, one of which represented over half my income. That was shocking but also energizing. Iíve also walked the dull and mind numbing halls of life and was very glad for its riddance.

Bibek, thanks for writing this poem. It refocused me, in and odd way, much appreciated.


One Wednesday Morning

2018-09-20
A wonderful encounter beautifully described.


A Theory

2018-09-14
Perfectly, imperfectly driven to the last two lines that are a real zinger!


YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN THERE!

2018-09-10
Tall tales and telling whoppers. Like the fisherman describing the one he almost caught! I believe some of the greatest novelists weíre guilty of just this!


Nothing On Sale

2018-09-05
Brilliant perception, Dave.


I Turn to Verse

2018-09-05
Deftly crafted, Bibek!


Someone Must be in Need

2018-09-05
Well written, Larry. My heroes may not but I definitely have feet of clay.


THOSE WHO SPEAK OUT!

2018-09-05
YES! As usual, straight to the bulls eye, Ken. Bang on!


Time Shall Pass, And So We Must

2018-09-05
All too true, my friend and beautifully crafted!


Rhapsody in Blue

2018-08-27
The sea as an ageless ethereal lover. Youíre right Ashe.


Detox

2018-08-26
Nicely done Thomas!


How Will You Remember Me?

2018-08-26
I had to com back. There is a vulnerability expressed here in a beautiful guileness fashion that draws the reader in itís innocence. Very well written.


How Will You Remember Me?

2018-08-26
I will remember you my lady for your words phrases and loving laughing pen. Such a wonderful if Melancholy poem.


THE JOY OF BEING IN HER COMPANY! (SAPSHOT WORK)

2018-08-25
What a marvellous encounter, Ken! She sounds charming. I hope you see her again for your sake and hers.

Well written as well!


THE JOY OF BEING IN HER COMPANY! (SAPSHOT WORK)

2018-08-25
What a marvellous encounter, Ken! She sounds charming. I hope you see her again for your sake and hers.

Well written as well!


Poor, Fussy Man

2018-08-25
That was supposed to be certainty


Poor, Fussy Man

2018-08-25
Thereís always tomorrow. Sleep well, my friend in the certain that tomorrow will be today in the morning!


WHAT EVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT!

2018-08-25
Iíll buy into that one Ken. Live and let live and help where you can!


Remaining Grounded

2018-08-25
Iím still laughing as I write this response. Brilliant Dave.


Sixth Elegy

2018-08-16
My most sincere condolences Thomas. Your grief is palpable.


Gun Show Girl

2018-08-16
I went to gun show once. I found it almost surreal. Iíve been a shooter most of my life but always thought of guns as very serious business. The Easy offhanded environment I found at the show honestly scared me.


Susan Hanging Hearts

2018-08-14
Dave, thereís a lyrical magical quality to this. Almost feels like a fable from long ago.


From the Preface to Culture and Anarchy

2018-08-14
A wonderfully erudite description of culture. I find it curious that you could strike the word ďcultureĒ and insert ďspirituality ď seamlessly.