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Fading away

2019-08-20
Marie, you deftly describe an outcome I fear most of all.


Finance 101

2019-08-20
Fear and greed now in control of artificial intelligence. Need we say more...


What I Need

2019-08-18
Thoroughly enjoyed this wander through your delightful needs, especially the part about a warm inviting church. I kept looking for commonality and finally determined that the thread was happiness!


What I Need

2019-08-18
Thoroughly enjoyed this wander through your delightful needs, especially the part about a warm inviting church. I kept looking for commonality and finally determined that the thread was happiness!


The lover

2019-08-17
Extraordinary! Amazing word usage. You have me breathless with this one.


South Wind

2019-08-16
There’s a comforting pleasantness about this. A wistfulness. Nicely done, Thomas.


The fight

2019-08-16
A warrior’s cry!


Heart damage

2019-08-16
What an original take on heart disease. This one I’m going to hold on to.


Hope Street (revisited)

2019-08-16
Good to hear from you again Elle. Love the reminisces. Going back is always bittersweet but it’s good to reach out to the touchstones of our past. Wonderfully written.


Changing to Rain

2019-08-14
The quiet soul of the writer is illuminated here the need for solitude, to watch, to absorb, to write in ever unique, ever brilliant ways. To deftly put simple words in sequences that are so much more than their sum.


Tick Tock

2019-08-14
The vicious circularity of despair told exceedingly well.


The Bright Side of the Apocalypse

2019-08-13
And we too shall pass... your reference to leaders as lizards tails and children is priceless! Great poem!


Life

2019-08-13
This is about surgical as you can get! I’m not sure I agree with the sentiment but congratulations on the structure and style. Well done and welcome to the Bay.


Late Eighties

2019-08-13
Remembered milestones. Nice way of looking back.


To be Alive

2019-08-12
Survival is nasty work and sadly, latent within us all.


IT IS NOT THE SIZE THE LENGTH (Addishans) ((Completed))

2019-08-12
Exactly! And deftly put.


THE TIMES ARE A CHANGEING - BY RETURNING!

2019-08-12
Ken, keep blowing your bugle! Hopefully some of those tone deaf voters will hear your call to wake up and stop this insanity.


The Heart of wisdom

2019-08-12
Thanks, Nils. A centring prayer to start my day.


Bridging Thought

2019-08-12
Bridges do conceal as well as connect. As usual Dave , you’ve given the reader mush to ponder. Nice job on this one!


Ode to My Belly

2019-08-12
Thomas, you make me laugh and that is a healing art!
Well done, my humorous friend.


More Random Creatures

2019-08-12
Love it! You should use these as a basis for a children’s book of rhymes!


Two Women

2019-08-09
Powerful work, Sameen.


Cats

2019-08-09
Nicely written Marie. Love your control of rhythm and rhyme!


A Monastic Alphabet

2019-08-09
Wonderful! Whimsical! The essential DeFreites! The rhythm and cadence is perfect and the word use brilliant.


King Curlew

2019-08-08
Wondering and wonderful


I Do Not Approve

2019-08-07
I can only concur with Jim. The imagery here is visceral and stark. Very impacting.


Power Of Suggestion

2019-08-06
And the mindless dance continues... well said Chaucer.


we speak in italics

2019-08-06
An intuitive perception on these horrid current events, my friend. You have left it to the reader’s imagination to determine which half of the people Colin’s Grandfather is sad about.


JUST ANOTHER DAY IN AMERICA

2019-08-05
Ken, my first response is to agree with you... but then I stop and consider that it is you and so many others who give voice to these awful circumstances and demand we hold them up to look at for what they are, unvarnished with cynicism; these acts of a depraved minority and I begin to feel hope.

Thank you and those like you who still hold the beacon of outrage, humanity, dignity, ethics, morality high during this distraught period. Thanks to you all, GOOD will ultimately prevail.


Autumn, 30 Years Ago

2019-08-05
Very nice, Thomas.


WORDS (Additions)

2019-08-02
Brilliant, Ken. I once had a poet friend who said we poets are drunk on words.


WORDS (Additions)

2019-08-02
Brilliant, Ken. I once had a poet friend who said we poets are drunk on words.


Q

2019-08-01
And we rise as angels when we love another... Nicely done Sameen.


Look Around

2019-08-01
I can call wonderfully eccentric glorious women such as whom you describe and yes, they’re discounted now. I miss them and we are at a loss for their being diminished.


Egg!

2019-08-01
You’re not mad, Marie. Just wonderfully, amazingly adolescent in the most free and joyful way! Don’t stop!


'COS WE ARE MATES!

2019-08-01
Ken, you and your mate are blessed in your relationship! Rare is the man or woman who can have what the two of you have.


Silence

2019-08-01
Well done. Some theologians suggest that true silence is the perfect prayer.


Common Prayer, Expanded

2019-08-01
While I was cruising my boat, I would attend mass at either the Episcopal (Anglican) or Roman church depending on which was accessible to me being that I was on foot. Both liturgies are essentially the same as is their general theology. I do love the ElisabethIan language of the “Book of Common Prayer”


50

2019-07-31
I recall that year dimly. Life is much better after the fact of 50. You’ve brought its angst out exceedingly well!


Picture

2019-07-29
Goya would be proud!


Learning Barn

2019-07-29
Lovely. This should be the foundation for a children’s book. It’s simplicity is rich and no doubt, the result of laborious editing. Well done!


sleepless

2019-07-29
Memory has a knack of sometimes catching us in unguarded moments. Love is a limitless state of being but fondness for the blossoms of the past occasionally light the present. Well illuminated in this poem.


Priestess

2019-07-29
Feels like.soft and tactile riff on “Moonlight Sonata “


Improvisations

2019-07-28
Fascinating... especially “ensconced within a hut
with candle book & bell
a hermit begs the blessing of the stars”

You’ve turned The excommunication rite on its end as a supplication rather than a damnation.


There When

2019-07-28
You’ve built this beautifully. The images arresting. Humanity’s Need for fast food easily digested never fail solutions and those who propose them for profit and power.


The Rule of Tragedy

2019-07-28
Alas,I don’t share your sentiment. My faith and trust in that belief provides me with the yin to your yang, but I am in awe of your ability to communicate it. Well done Christian


Thoughts on Fruit Flies

2019-07-28
Ah... the vivid extents of the empath! Well done Marie!


Insanity

2019-07-28
You’ve addressed the turmoil of a new relationship very well. Bravo!


SUNDAYS ((Now With additions)) (Inspired By flemming rasmussen Work)

2019-07-28
Great job, Ken! The day of rest and respite so as to girth ourselves for the following six days of challenge. Wonderful word pictures.


Everyone's Favourite Season

2019-07-28
The summer as an a noxious drunk. Brilliant characterization, Thomas. You had me laughing and smiling throughout!