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Mutually Assured Destruction

2018-04-19
Whew! This is one high speed breakneck paced poem.powerful imagery that is used deftly with a fine hand throughout the piece. Well written and hopefully no from an experiential point of view.


At Sea with the Swells

2018-04-08
Yep the life of a bouy is rather fixed! Rather predetermined I’d say. On the bright side, he’s a beacon. But untouchable. Got to say I’ll never look at navigation markers in the same way after this poem!


Kathmandu

2018-04-06
Bibek you’ve taken me there both in a geographic as well as a dramatic sense with this poem. Your attention to ghazal format works wonderfully in this and adds a sense of exotic. Great work!


The Best Of What’s Left

2018-04-05
Another gem, Dave! You’ve got a truly singular style! Bravo!


Ecclesiastical Quatrain

2018-04-05
Well written, Tom. I needed a smile to start this day and you provided it. thanks!


Aging

2018-04-05
Life! Don’t you just love it? It is a one way trip without u turns though. I found myself smiling as I read this. You’ve encapsulated the process very succinctly. Your last three lines are the crux of the matter Well done shells.


March Moods

2018-04-02
Wonderful imagery! March really has nothing to offer other than April.


You Say Love

2018-04-01
Great atmosphere and imagery!


A Gift-wrapped Day

2018-04-01
You’ve taken us on a wondrous journey to a place we’ll never go to without you as guide. Thanks and thank Sam for us.


Palestine

2018-04-01
A truly thoughtful comment on a long festering sore that has erupted again infected by hideous imbalance of this theologically scared land


Time Clock

2018-03-29
Nicely written. I especially like the lines “Each hour is forsaking
to the unknown streets“.


One Reason to Go Back

2018-03-29
In an age where heroes are lacking, this is an heroic poem, Larry. Bravo!


Six Psalms

2018-03-26
Magnificent intimate prayers to a loving caring God from a generous poet becoming a Velveteen Rabbit.


Early Morning (April 2011)

2018-03-26
Poets and dreams are inseparable! Very cleverly written.


The Necessities of Life

2018-03-24
What a lovely enchanting poem. I recall feeling and saying these things once to a young woman, many years ago. Alas, both were the stuff of dreams but oh, what dreams!


Bits of Life

2018-03-23
I love your economy of words in this. I agree completely with the theme and message.


MY PET HATE!

2018-03-22
Hear Hear! And the arch demon of them all... Mr. Trump!


Mirrors In Versailles

2018-03-22
Thanks for my morning smile, Dave. Love your fertile imagination!


The Relic

2018-03-22
Brilliant use of unusual metaphor and a searing theme as well.


The Storm

2018-03-22
Nature in rampage is unstoppable and cyclical as you so descriptively write. To cower and wait is humanities destiny only or intellect allows us the refuge of knowing it will pass. Well written.


The Storm

2018-03-22
Nature in rampage is unstoppable and cyclical as you so descriptively write. To cower and wait is humanities destiny only or intellect allows us the refuge of knowing it will pass. Well written.


Sometimes

2018-03-21
This walks in such lovely intimacy.


The quietness of You

2018-03-21
A very pleasant introspection. Connected through the most mundane and well as the ethereal. Well written!


LIFE - OUT OF THE LINE! (ADDISHANS) (WW1)

2018-03-21
It must have been just as you’ve written Ken. Days of boredom and orchestrated “fun” amid moments of stark raving terror!


Two Clocks

2018-03-21
Nicely done, Dave! Your imagery never fails to impress!


Singing

2018-03-08
What a lovely lyric. It cry’s out for a melody!


None of Us

2018-03-08
Well written!


Good Captain O’Hennessy

2018-03-08
This reads like a lyric from Gilbert & Sullivan’s Pinfore ! Love it!


The Trump-Pets Blare, but Their End is in Sight

2018-03-08
Inevitable but I sadly regret the carnage of the process. Those who brought us here must have a reckoning. Great work, Larry.


SILANCE AND BLINDESS! (With Thanks to Thomas DeFreitas Work 'SILANCE')

2018-02-18
Ken this is definitely ying to Thomas’ yang! Wow!


Silence

2018-02-18
Restorative...absolutely! From fond experience.


INSPIREING OTHERS!

2018-02-18
BINGO!


FOLK SINGERS AND POETS!

2018-02-18
Absolutely Ken. Troubadours with the pen!


For My Astronomer

2018-02-17
Beautiful, Ashe. Simply elegantly, beautiful.


Two Valentine Poems

2018-02-16
Two unique valentines . The last recalls a saying. “all of life’s plans are written in the sand at low tide”


Your Name

2018-02-16
Lovely Thomas. A Valentine in the best sense.


Forget About the Future

2018-02-16
What a lovely sentiment, Larry. It brings me to a weekend in Paris of years ago.


Wonder

2018-02-12
Well written.


Both Sides Of Our Track

2018-02-10
This is so reminiscent of Gordon Lightfoot! Great stuff, Dave!


Why?

2018-02-10
sometimes caution and reticence are appropriate. Nicely written Ashe.


Unwelcome Heat

2018-02-08
Read not red!Damn I hate auto correct!☹️


Unwelcome Heat

2018-02-08
Great red Dave. Somehow one can always warm up when cold but being comfortable in soggy heat is always a challenge.


Coffee Hits

2018-02-06
Yep! Great rhyming and wonderful whimsy. Dave, you made me chuckle once again.


A Rouse for Roethke

2018-02-05
Wonderful ode to a brilliant poet.


Credo

2018-02-03
The most inclusive Credo I’ve ever read.


Phallacious

2018-02-03
I needed a chuckle today and you provided it in spades!


the mocha girl

2018-02-02
Clear, concise and wonderfully descriptive. But also very impacting.


Siberian Tigers and Good Suburban Mice

2018-02-01
Great whimsy and love the free association. Your phrase skills are a wonder!


Quietus

2018-01-30
Very deftly composed. The loss of a treasured parent is wrenching. You’ve conveyed that superbly. Bravo!


Singing For Wales

2018-01-30
Wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyable and I love the the last two lines!