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Oobah

2019-09-16
A great little sketch.


rimbaudian reverie

2019-09-13
This is a fine poem. It has great texture to it.


Neophyte

2019-09-04
Indeed!


randomemoranda

2019-09-01
I love the third stanza!


alone

2019-09-01
Nice.


this coming weekend

2019-09-01
Labor Day isn't what it used to be and labor unions aren't what they used to be, but I still like watching the iron workers march down the street with all of the metal things on their belts clanging.


Thoughts On Flights

2019-08-29
A fine observation.


The Tocsin

2019-08-27
Urgent, awful, obsessive, and then redemptive; great work, Joe.


Lingua Franca

2019-08-26
You've found it. It's right there in the second stanza.


Luna

2019-08-23
There's a wonderful freshness to the way that this is written. Well done!


the pink room

2019-08-21
I, too, like the matter-of-factness of this poem. The ending is perfect.


Truth

2019-08-21
I don't believe in truth, so I don't lament its absence. I do lament the loss of sincerity, particularly in our society. Once upon a time, people told you what they believed. Now, after more than a century of marketing, propaganda and political spin, many people only tell you what they want you to think, and you immediately realize that they're untrustworthy assholes. The truly stupid (you know who they are) aren't that sophisticated. They merely tell you what someone else has told them to think.


South Wind

2019-08-17
A fine sketch.


Hope Street (revisited)

2019-08-17
I'm visiting my hometown, from which I moved 38 years ago,
and I am feeling the same sensations. Nicely done, Elle.


Heroes Funeral

2019-08-17
I agree with Tom.


More Random Creatures

2019-08-12
Very nice!


Upstream

2019-08-12
Nicely done, Joe. "Rhythm of struggle," indeed.


Some days

2019-08-11
An artful description of what seems to be a genuine problem (I read up on it after reading your poem). What I read indicates that hormone replacements may revive your energy. I hope that that's the case.


A Monastic Alphabet

2019-08-09
Ulysses eyes the stormy bay
And dreams of sailing it someday.

Vernon shakes the hen house gate,
Then laughs. The noise has grown so great.

Yuri hurries off to prayer
To find the others gathered there.


Clearing stumps

2019-08-09
Congratulations on two jobs well done.


Truth Island

2019-08-05
I'd go to Consideration Island, but not Truth Island. In many cases, the truth is not something that people actually want to hear.


Gnashing Teeth

2019-08-02
We've all been there. At least, you got something out.


In the days before TXTSPK

2019-08-02
It's Greek to me.


Common Prayer, Expanded

2019-08-01
These are fine additions.


Poem, Perchance

2019-08-01
An enjoyable find.


50

2019-07-30
Well done, Tom. I remember thinking that way about fifty when I hadn't gotten there. Now, fifty is sixteen years in the past, and I don't recall anything about it.


Weather Or Not

2019-07-29
Excellent sketch.


Picture

2019-07-29
I'll throw in another well-earned "bravo!"


Ferry to Dublin

2019-07-29
You have provided vivid images of the entire journey. Nicely done.


Everyone's Favourite Season

2019-07-29
I disagree. Summer is a boon companion. Spring is immature, tempestuous. Autumn is beautiful, but aloof, and winter is death, pure and simple.


O

2019-07-25
I love sleeping, but nothing ever goes well in my dreams. I'm always glad to escape them.


Courtesy

2019-07-25
True.


Overheard at the Workshop

2019-07-25
One wonders how much poetry the poor fellow has read.


Still skating

2019-07-24
Excellent!


The blackbird's ditty

2019-07-22
Hope for the future if the good people along the Ouse aren't like Nebraskans. People here are quite keen on cutting down trees. I'm not sure why.


Until

2019-07-22
"Fumbling lost within chiaroscuro forests made from the ghosts of lost dreams" may be the best line I've read today.


Outdoor Concert

2019-07-21
A daring, very immediate, poem. Nicely done!


A New Art Form

2019-07-19
Steps along the way. What I find strange is that, though my vessel is becoming decrepit, its pilot seems the same as he's always been. Your writing shows that your vessel, too, has a still-vigorous pilot.


A Note On Human

2019-07-18
I think that you're right.


M

2019-07-18
If his biggest fans are to be believed, God is a bigot and sexist who encourages others to commit murders and atrocities in his name.


A log for Bea

2019-07-18
A fine poem. We have some past-their-prime maples in our yard. They regularly lose large limbs to storms and their trunks are suspect, but we can't bring ourselves to have them cut down. It takes so long to replace them.


To S.

2019-07-12
Such fine writing. If she reads it, she'll almost certainly become a better person.


wish i might

2019-07-11
Yours is a great wish, but Colin's grandfather probably is right. In time, the moon will be a place where people stop for snacks on their ways to Mars.


Musings

2019-07-10
I'm with Tom. Nicely done, Bibek.


Ethereal

2019-07-10
How thoughtful of you to allow us to "see" what you saw.


A New Focus (Plutonic Sonnets 136)

2019-07-08
First class ending!


Blue Moon

2019-07-08
Great nights, well presented.


Jake

2019-07-08
Nicely written, Joe, bittersweet.


A Day of Indulgence

2019-07-07
Wonderful memories deftly presented.


the in-between state

2019-07-05
This poem, like the latest from One Trick Pony, is quite dreamlike itself. Nicely done.