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Part V The Laird Jake...Of Duff and Hog Town

2019-03-19
Well done, Joe.


Minstrels

2019-03-18
A fine poem. I wouldn't miss fierce Frank for anything.


Part IV The Laird Jake... Stranger Than True...

2019-03-15
A fine yarn! I believe that I'll go fix myself a drink.


Kilimanjaro

2019-03-15
Very sweet and nicely written, Joe.


Fifth Elegy

2019-03-14
A powerful mixture of grief and bitterness.


Lovestruck

2019-03-13
Sound advice.


Baked Burgundy

2019-03-12
Very nice, Dave, one of your best.


Part II The Laird Jake...Calico Joe

2019-03-12
A most entertaining installment.


Puck's dance

2019-03-11
Hilarious but frightening. The little fellow doesn't cross the Atlantic, I hope.


A Thought on Death in the Dismal Season

2019-03-11
Agreed.


Third Elegy

2019-03-11
I like this poulter's measure. The alternating line lengths keep the poem from becoming sing-songy


Slam Poetry

2019-03-07
I've never gone to a poetry slam because I feared encountering exactly what you've described with admirable vehemence.

The gastritis pain of half-cooked
Hyperspace poesy

is a couplet for the ages.


Brief Description

2019-03-06
Another fine sketch, this one delightfully lyrical.


Scene in Early March: 83rd Letter

2019-03-06
A deft sketch. Very nice.


Bruja? Ha!

2019-03-04
Consider me a fan of both the poem and the witch.


Good Richard of Erko

2019-03-04
Well done, Dave!


Frost

2019-03-04
Bravo!


M I R R O R - i n g

2019-03-04
Under the circumstances, it seems absurd to say that you're absolutely right..., but you are.


April 21, 2014

2019-03-04
Fine writing, Tom!


Up on YouTube!

2019-03-01
Fine job, Bibek. The ghazal is quite good, and you read it well.


College Days

2019-03-01
This morning at work, I thought of writing a poem, called "Perfect Strangers," that would be a group of sketches of people. You've already written four of these, and they're quite fine.


Across the Distance

2019-02-28
Not forgotten, but long enough gone to have lost immediacy. Nicely done, Ashe.


Driving in the Dismal Season

2019-02-28
You've summed it up comprehensively.


Coming into Town

2019-02-27
Great job, Jim. The stark lines perfectly match the landscape. (I've been to Wray.)


Ponderings

2019-02-26
Sounds like a cozy place. Nicely written.


Interrupted serenade

2019-02-25
Wonderful! Great ending.


My Winter Lair

2019-02-25
Bravo!


A beautiful day

2019-02-22
False spring sounds good to me as I stare out at snow, and wait to have the car I ran into a snowplow repaired. Nice poem. I especially liked your description of the sound gulls make. "Soul ripping" indeed.


The girl with the flaxen hair

2019-02-19
Poor fellow. He can be in a fine poem, but he's too tongue-tied to write one.


I N T R A N S I G E N T

2019-02-19
Well said!


night terror

2019-02-19
Welcome. Try to make yourself comfortable.


Our Lady of Cambridge

2019-02-19
You cleared the Green Monster with this one. Home run!


Always You

2019-02-19
This is very nice, Elle, the love that couldn't be, but wouldn't end.


The Fresh South Wind

2019-02-19
I like it, especially the whizzing frisbees.


Recycling

2019-02-19
Well said, Joe. We have so many fond memories in this house that I keep threatening to bring in a Bobcat to scoop them out.


Hyperspace Love

2019-02-14
Zoom! That's how things seem to go these days.


Thrift Shop

2019-02-14
Well done!


Gail Ann's Coffee Shop

2019-02-13
Until now, I was far more familiar with tiramisu than terza rima. I admired the craftsmanship of this poem even before I fully understood what you'd accomplished. Bravo!


A View of Frost

2019-02-13
Nicely done, Joe.


What the West Wind has seen

2019-02-11
An ode to vandalism! Well done.


D I S A P P E A R E D - who is he?

2019-02-11
Probably a long time ago. Most of us disappear early on.


soaring

2019-02-11
This is very nice.


In-Between the Rainfalls

2019-02-11
True!


And Tomorrow, and the Earth

2019-02-11
Fine writing. I hope that you're right.


From the Ashen Flatlands

2019-02-11
Nepal as Eliot might have seen it. Nicely done.


Glass Houses

2019-02-08
You make an important point, Dave. What would happen to all of the trauma center personnel if guns were outlawed?


Open the door

2019-02-07
Nicely done.


The City Limits: An Essay

2019-02-06
A fine poem. Dynamite opening.


Footprints in the snow

2019-02-04
Perfect in concept and execution!


To Myself 20 Years Ago

2019-02-04
Unless you are being too hard on your younger self (as I suspect), you truly have been reborn