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First Glimpse, Amherst, 1989

2019-03-22
Wow, Thomas! I sincerely hope she read this or somehow knew your sentiments. She must have been a stunner!


THE RISE AND RISE OF THE FAR RIGHT!

2019-03-21
I echo “despair” Ken I frankly think of how this insanity will resolve itself to some sort of reasonableness!


The sound of...

2019-03-21
Great alliterations!


In My Absence...Life

2019-03-21
Back to the innocent joy of boyhood. I’ll buy into that!


Praying with Beads

2019-03-20
Nice analogy, Thomas. Funny, I haven’t used a rosary in years. Used to have a big black one on my night table. Now I use the circular military rosary I keep in my pocket always.


Come, J, Please

2019-03-19
Send her here next please. My morning back aches need that kind of external stimulation to get me out of my chair too!


who cares yes she does

2019-03-19
There’s a gentleness here that is compellingly reassuring. Thanks for this one!


Leadville, Inexplicably

2019-03-18
Interesting monologue. 10,000 feet! Wow, not many places I can think of with a bar and town at that altitude aside from Leadville. Bet the altitude causes introspection. Any other exertion would cause fainting😜!


A WOMAN OF CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND! (An Added Line)

2019-03-18
Ken, you’re right...celebrate the heroes! Not the scum that perpetrated this lithesome crime. We need heroes today more than ever and she was one.


A WOMAN OF CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND! (An Added Line)

2019-03-18
Ken, you’re right...celebrate the heroes! No the scum that perpetrated this lithesome crime. We need heroes today more than ever and she was one.


To be free...

2019-03-18
Breathtaking... I can’t think of another word!

I used to visit a death camp when I worked in Poland. It was only five minutes from my office. It was where I reset myself when nothing sells could. Those that survived there were forever changed. We need to hear them today more than ever.


What the World Needs Now

2019-03-18
Absolutely, Dave. The last couplet says it all!


A Promised Rose

2019-03-17
Interesting theme. Finished in a surprising way.


POETRY IS POETRY! FOR ALL OF THAT!(Completed)

2019-03-17
Bravo, Ken! This could be our anthem here!


Weirdly

2019-03-17
There is a mature honest detachment here that is warming to read. A view from above on the follies and vicissitudes of life and relationships. All without condemnation or judgement. Simply observation. It’s wonderfully written and universal in context. I could and will use this as an aide memoir for meditation.


Ninth Elegy, Being the Last, for Now

2019-03-17
Thomas this is a wonderful piece but the last two verses out do them all.

May she be remembered fondly forever but at rest with grieving complete.


On a cane ash

2019-03-17
Burning cane fields and it’s ash and embers carried in the wind at night. Your poem so vividly reminded me of this. And of how inadvertently we do damage by something as delicate as an airborne piece of charred cane ash. Well written and well thought out.


In Time

2019-03-16
A very interesting take on the theme of “Ozymandias”


Seventh Elegy

2019-03-16
A beautifully stated prayerful lament. Sometimes, grief can only be assuaged by sobs. Well written Thomas.


A haiku to remember

2019-03-15
You have handled the form deftly and with a brilliant twist at the finish.


The Mystical Body

2019-03-15
Thomas your theology is all encompassing. I’ve internalized this within the last few years but practicing it is an entirely different and very elusive matter. Thanks for putting it into words I can use as a beacon.


Wonder in a silent bolt of thunder

2019-03-15
Wonderful examination of the consummate value or now. Thank you for a great meditation.


Too-Meek Man

2019-03-15
Great use of language!


WHEN JUST ONE STOPS! (Addishanal Lines) (Completed)

2019-03-15
Great point well stated, Ken. One voice in a crowd can strike a willing ear then the chain reaction begins slowly then with exponential speed!


Two Poems, Call Them What You Will

2019-03-15
There is joyousness here. Anticipation and joy, what a marvellous sustaining combination. Great writing! Love it!


Dear Cecilia.

2019-03-15
I’ve, on occasion felt, thought and written as you have to rekindle a relationship, but never as poignantly and succinctly as you have here.


Anaïs and Henry

2019-03-15
Whew! Another dimension of Dave! Wow!


The rebel in her

2019-03-15
Enjoyed this thoroughly, Elle.


Naughty Boy

2019-03-15
Sounds like Beltane to me!


Fourth Elegy

2019-03-13
The intimacy of this is breathtaking. I feel like I’m in the back seat listening on a long drive while the two of you are reminiscing. Beautiful, Thomas.


seasons change for the better

2019-03-12
Very well articulated journey of both the mind and heart.
I especially like the stanza:

“Crickets every night, birds every morning
I woke up singing and went to bed feeling lucky
jut for another day and another night of brain storming
More time to write and more time to dance in my kitchen instead of drown in dread”


Baked Burgundy

2019-03-12
Food for Synesthetes! Thanks, Dave. Your work is always so enjoyable!


The spring of joy

2019-03-11
Truly...zen


The Horror

2019-03-11
Well stated... that would be unbearable!


Third Elegy

2019-03-11
Thomas, I’m in awe of you poetry. Within self imposed heavy structural constraints, you produce truly fine themes and voicings that are so easily read and understood! BRAVO ZULU!


Who is he?

2019-03-09
I like the language and structure of this. The descriptions are strong and finite. The question... universal. As you say, there are many answers all valid

Well written and well thought out.


Duchamp

2019-03-09
Interesting thoughts on art and Duchamp.i like his quote “I don't believe in art. I believe in artists“


And There She Was

2019-03-09
This one generated a smile of memory. You’ve written an anthem to those of us who probably populate this warm and comfortable space. There is a latent integrity to your style in this that makes it so compelling to read. Enjoyed this very much!


And There She Was

2019-03-09
This one generated a smile of memory. You’ve written an anthem to those of us who probably populate this warm and comfortable space. There is a latent integrity to your style in this that makes it so compelling to read. Enjoyed this very much!


Last in Line

2019-03-09
You raise some interesting point in this relative to love and other relationships that seem to sift through our fingers. Enjoyed reading this and thinking about what you’ve written.


Scene in Early March: 83rd Letter

2019-03-08
Nicely painted, my friend.


The Past

2019-03-08
Very much a dream but with a powerful reality of the horror of war. There is an exquisite balance in this poem. Fine work!


Interview

2019-03-08
Now that’s frosty!


The submerged cathedral

2019-03-08
I had to “google” Ys to fully understand the loveliness and magnificence of this work. This is truly a brilliant rhapsody on the legend. Well done!


The submerged cathedral

2019-03-08
I had to “google” Ys to fully understand the loveliness and magnicifance of this work. This is truly a brilliant rhapsody on the legend. Well done!


The submerged cathedral

2019-03-08
I had to “google” Ys to fully understand the loveliness and magnicifance of this work. This is truly a brilliant rhapsody on the legend. Well done!


Searching for Sustenance

2019-03-08
A stark but magnificent winter scene. Almost painfully sharp, ruthless and crisp. Great contrast in the yearning for warmth and love. Nicely done, Larry.


Kids

2019-03-08
Ruefully, I recall being the kid you describe, once very long ago before life beat some sense and humility into me with its lessons. Well written.


Necrophilic numbers

2019-03-08
You’ve described the anxiety of waiting very well. The count down. The toll that studying takes. Well written! Now get some sleep, you’ll ace it!


THE BIG BRIGHT YELLOW DOORS CAFE! (An Additional Line)(Work Completed)

2019-03-08
Some folks have a powerful need to complain just to feel important! Love the “Bright Yellow Door” that description brings me right there next to you.