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Thank You for Your Condolences and Kindness

2019-05-14
I can only echo Larry’s comments Kathy. Please know that you are loved...


Wyona

2019-05-11
If there’s one sense of theme in this its pervasive contentment. This eases me into a life as idyllic as it comes, when life was slow and uncomplicated. I read this feeling a bit envious and melancholy for people and things that were. Thanks, Jim. Great write!


I'M AGEING! BOOGER IT!

2019-05-10
Great write, Ken. We’re there together. Two old rebels fighting time and injustice we won’t win either battle but damn it’s fun trying! To love and not fear the cost. To fight and not heed the wounds!


Scollay Square Song

2019-05-09
She sounds very familiar. Love to meet her!


A Tale Of The Cross

2019-05-09
This has a fascinating structure. A conversation but also a duet.
A yin and yang.. very fresh and exciting ing to read.


Kabhi Jazbon Ko Junbish Ata Kar کبھی جذبوں کو جنبش عطا کر

2019-05-04
میں نے گوگل ترجمہ کا استعمال کرتے ہوئے اپنی نظم کا ترجمہ کیا لیکن میں ڈرتا ہوں کہ اس عمل میں، آپ کی خوبصورتی کی شاعری بدقسمتی سے کھو چکا ہے


Hush, now

2019-05-01
Beautifully written.


Porn Star

2019-05-01
This is so good, Larry. Your compassion and pathos shines through brilliantly. Well done!


The boundless core

2019-04-30
Using the word in its fullest sense, this is “awesome” a holistic meditation brilliantly formatted


Madonna of the Clothespin Shrine

2019-04-30
There is a sensitivity here a protectiveness... shrines can be superconductors to mysticism. On ramps to high speed meditation. You’ve captured that.


Bruyères

2019-04-30
Lovely Coo. Simply lovely.


Maurice Guidry

2019-04-30
I’ve met him or at least his ilk. I think I envy his sense of place. He’s never seen the Nile or danced the tango but he doesn’t care to either. Nice character study Larry.


Palm Sunday by Ann Wood

2019-04-26
A very evocative poem about a time of year I find blessed.


Eeyore and Tigger

2019-04-26
I really like the rhythm and the rhymes in this. I can also identify with the theme! Nicely done!


Back in Lafayette

2019-04-24
Sounds like where I’m living currently. Altogether a nice sleepy place where I favour the black side of town for its life passion and gritty essence. Sort of feel sorry for the white folks.


The light in the stillness of the night

2019-04-24
Nils, your work is always a meditative prayer. This one is proof.


I’ll Sally Out to You Tonight

2019-04-24
Splendid! I can feel the tension accelerate as I read this. Great stuff Bibek


Fairies are exquisite dancers

2019-04-24
Bravo! Fine writing with excellent consistency of rhyme and rhythm.


love and lust and their relationship

2019-04-24
Interesting language and theme. You held right through to the end. The last two lines were particularly vivid. Well done


Mother

2019-04-23
Well done. I especially like the last stanza.


I TYPE TO BE READ!

2019-04-21
You’ve always been you own man and I’m proud of you for it, my learned friend! Happy Easter!


I SO NEED TO TYPE OUT! (A Work In Progress)

2019-04-20
Sometimes thoughts take on the structure of a log jam. A frenzied wall of knotted thoughts that stop the flow of resolution. Not pleasant but time will sort it out, as always.


My Son No Longer Shines

2019-04-19
Words fail here Kathy but my prayers will be many for you both.
My condolences

Joe


After the Fire

2019-04-17
Larry, this is so intimately touching so tender it draws me into to it completely. BRAVO!


Notre Dame

2019-04-17
Elle, like you I have intimate memories of being in her shadow. You have set yours down in ways I could never do but I find yours a comfort. And like you I believe that she will rise once more to be another generations touchstone in the city of light.


UNFORGETTABLE! (ADDITIONAL STANZERS)

2019-04-16
You never fail to leave me thinking, Ken...never! As usual, well done!


The wine gate

2019-04-16
Magnificent! Great adherence to structure but never constrained by it. A joy to read!


Hucksters

2019-04-16
Yep! Very succinct and rapier sharp. Unfortunately those who need to read this are the ones who can’t, won’t or just don’t understand.


poets' concerto

2019-04-16
Enjoy this very much! Good choice for the music too. Well written, light and joyful, Thomas.


Tsunami

2019-04-16
A very well written ode to a empath!


My Old Clothes

2019-04-03
I particularly like the last stanza. There is a resoluteness and strength here so we’ll stated. Line two “Sheltered inside a body of work” is priceless in its contextual description.


Late March

2019-03-30
Thinking about God is never “a bit too much” this is a fine and very intense contemplative on “The Tax Collector” in today’s Liturgy. Well done Thomas.


The Old Dry Dock

2019-03-27
BRAVO ZULU, MY FRIEND! Love it And love dive bars. You’ve reminded me of one I wrote a few years ago that I’ll post as a tribute to you and this fine poem!


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!


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.


who cares yes she does

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


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.


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.


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”


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.


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!