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Morning in Harbour

2018-07-19
This great, Joe. It really does set the scene in four compact lines.


Last Night I Had A Dream About You

2018-07-18
Nicely done! I didn't see that last stanza coming.


Woulda, Shoulda, Buddha

2018-07-16
I agree with the sentiment, love the title.


Buttons

2018-07-13
Nicely done, spare and deadly.


The Incense Ritual

2018-07-13
Evenings which I continue to remember fondly.


Blood Flows

2018-07-13
But does not seem to warm them.


Thank Goodness, She Changed Her Mind

2018-07-13
Good guess, I think.


Plea to the Muse

2018-07-11
I can't stop chuckling. Well done!


Reading William Stafford

2018-07-08
Having read only one poem by him, I can't say for sure, but it does seem that you've accurately and artfully described his work.


Daphne's discovery

2018-07-08
Excellent!


Living with Arthur Ritis

2018-07-05
Beautifully written! It's great to be reading you again.


Skeltonics for Auden

2018-07-05
Brilliant final couplet!


The Basement Chapel

2018-07-05
A fine poem, very skillfully written.


Meanwhile in Kathmandu

2018-07-03
Great job with a tricky form!


this is not

2018-07-03
Great story. So many "crucial moments" are spoiled this way. That's probably for the best. The ice has been shattered. Let's move on.


Devil His Due

2018-06-29
Youthful bravado artfully described. I especially enjoyed the last two lines.


Outside the Café

2018-06-29
This is a gem, Bibek. It's loaded with more arresting images and phrases than I can count.


To be old is to hold hope in yesterday than tomorrow

2018-06-29
This is a sad poem, Sameen, but it does well describe what happens when one grows older.


I Hear You Sing

2018-06-27
Well done!


Girlfriends

2018-06-25
What a delightful tableau!


Breaking News

2018-06-23
Everything doesn't have to be explained. This is an excellent poem.


pai

2018-06-23
Makes sense to me.


Hungry as Ever

2018-06-23
Some interesting ideas here. Not many people read poetry because, as you know, most poetry is garbage. People do like pop music. At least, it has catchy tunes. Yes, thanks to shitty poetry, marketing, political manipulation, words have become garbage. People will turn to pop trash. It's our job to try to reacquaint them with the nobility of language.


A Flightless Bird

2018-06-23
Good poem, though I'm not sure that you ever wished for what you got.


the picture or reality

2018-06-20
Since I cannot directly apprehend either, I choose not to choose.


The Little Conductor

2018-06-18
Everything about this poem is outstanding, Bibek, the writing, the subject, your treatment of it. Great job!


Art Hustle

2018-06-16
It's both. We need to write a manifesto.


Four Drunken Monks

2018-06-13
Most amusing, especially the third stanza.


psychology

2018-06-12
I imagine that psychologists would offer you many reasons. Maybe you have obsessions and compulsions. Maybe you're a masochist. Maybe you just enjoy its rubbery feel. You did say "poke," not "pick," right?


Time and Chance: A Limerick

2018-06-12
Shameless! I like it!


right

2018-06-12
When all rights are gone, what is left?


Ferris Bueller's Day Off

2018-06-08
I don't know. Ferris could have ended being one of those guys who has figured out how to get away in the middle of the day for a round of golf.


Saturdays With Father 4 - The Conclusion

2018-06-08
There is a terrible loneliness to this poem. Three people are in the house, but each is left to her- or himself. This loneliness continues. "Don't bother trying. I can't be saved."


songs of the crickets

2018-06-08
I think that you have described a perfect evening.


Saturdays With Father 3

2018-06-07
The best of the bunch. Absolutely devastating.


Buy and Bye

2018-06-07
That's no joke. Nobody gives away puppies or kittens these days.


Buy and Bye

2018-06-07
That's no joke. Nobody gives away puppies or kittens these days.


A Plea

2018-06-07
Strong stuff! You're going to have to work those beads pretty hard.


Saturdays With Father 2

2018-06-06
Again, excellent.


Saturdays With Father 1

2018-06-05
Excellent. Your poems about your father, mother and brother have wonderful intensity. Because they're true?


introspection: a story about being an object

2018-06-04
You see, smell, touch, and taste only what's inside of you. You cannot reach the outside, if such a thing exists.


Italian

2018-06-04
I'm with you, Tom. The romance languages are lush and mellifluous. I believe that it would be very rewarding to write poetry in one of them. Getting English to sing is tough work, and German? Not a chance! I also wish that I could write poetry in Arabic because Arabic writing is so beautiful. Everything looks like a poem.


Thoughts that Haunt in the Night

2018-05-30
The light of day can be too harsh.


A Snarky Sonnet

2018-05-30
Excellent writing! No tick-tock rhymes here.


Sadness by Ann Wood

2018-05-30
A hospital room at night is one of saddest, loneliest places.


los estas emigrados

2018-05-30
How convenient! You don't have lift a finger.


Eighties Music

2018-05-27
Eddy rocks down to Electric Avenue.
Grant that I hear the sound of '80s music!

You rascal!


The Stopped Clock

2018-05-27
An enjoyable poem, interesting construction.


18

2018-05-26
I've been in your place more than once (look up Washington State University and Kenyon College). It doesn't get easier. Good poem.


buddhism

2018-05-25
The Buddhists in Myanmar are doing their best to prove you wrong.