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m e e t - T h e P H O R E!

2018-01-17
But I swear that I saw him.


Friendly Discussion

2018-01-17
Thomas's chief crime is that he's too easy to like. Poe and Steinbeck stand similarly accused. There's not much that a fan can do. The art of poetry has become so debased that really awful poets are celebrated because those who claim to enjoy poetry have no idea what is good poetry. They've been trained to believe that willful incoherence and/or excessively descriptive,yet pointless anecdotes constitute good poetry. Anyone who has heard Thomas's roar knows that that isn't so.


The Girl With The Lilac Ribbon (That Ties Up Her Hair)

2018-01-15
I like it!


65th Letter

2018-01-10
Respite; very nice.


Singing To Cats

2018-01-04
Still, stay in a protected space.


64th Letter

2018-01-04
You have my good wishes. This what I try to give to my children and grandchild every day.


Happy New Year

2018-01-04
You're welcome. Now, write us a poem.


Five Exercises

2018-01-04
Your final couplet brilliantly describes my current situation.


2017 - Goodbye

2017-12-31
What's really sad is that next year probably will be even worse.


On Raising Daughters

2017-12-31
Good point. There are so many ways that even well-intentioned parents can damage their children.


To my Favorite Fifth Grader

2017-12-31
Very nice, Bibek.


The First Time

2017-12-29
This is a finely crafted poem, my friend, and, as you know, craftsmanship is what most impresses me. I'm impressed.


AD HOC-ing

2017-12-28
I like it!


December

2017-12-27
Very nice.


Exultant

2017-12-27
Congratulations! We lost a couple of people here, but they were distant relatives.


Nativity Star

2017-12-27
Excellent!


brain and bones

2017-12-27
Actually, the brain is incapable of conceiving its own complexity or its essential simplicity.


An evening prayer of thanks

2017-12-27
A lovely and well presented memory. What struck me as I read it was its timelessness. When humans are being good to each other, they have been getting together like this since we sat around fires at the mouths of caves.


An evening prayer of thanks

2017-12-27
A lovely and well presented memory. What struck me as I read it was its timelessness. When humans are being good to each other, they have been getting together like this since we sat around fires at the mouths of caves.


Bowl

2017-12-22
Of which "that" do you speak, minstrel?


Westernized

2017-12-21
Go back. Retrieve your essence. By doing so, you will become a better poet.


His Laboratory

2017-12-21
This is a good poem. Unfortunately, the final couplet seems intended to just finish it, rather than bring it to a proper conclusion.


Taut Air

2017-12-16
By all means. Can't we just skip to the conclusion? Nicely done, Linda.


A Tuesday in December

2017-12-13
Great final stanza!


To Glenn Gould

2017-12-12
Really well done, Sameen, an interesting notion treated superbly.


Elements

2017-12-12
This is great work, Joe. It rhymes, but in a very pleasant, relaxed way.


I am human and I need to be loved

2017-12-10
I like it!


emily 2

2017-12-10
Well done.


For the Lost

2017-12-10
Excellent!


Laughing Out Loud

2017-12-08
A lovely memory. People should get chances to laugh.


On Miller's Pond

2017-12-04
Excellent writing.


Borne So Never To Care

2017-12-04
Nicely done, Dave.


Best

2017-12-03
Well done!


An Epithalamium of Sorts

2017-12-01
Nicely done!


Hanging On

2017-12-01
Great metaphor!


Hermit Crabs

2017-11-29
There is confidence, maturity, wonderful writing here. This is my new favorite poem by you.


With Age

2017-11-28
Bravo!


You Were Lucky

2017-11-28
This is a fine, fun poem, but the first two stanzas don't match the others.


....me?.....hallo!....me?....

2017-11-28
I'm sorry, sir. We're going to need a more detailed description of the one who is missing.


Lines Written After Comforting a friend Who’d Just Been Dumped

2017-11-27
Nicely done.


I Am

2017-11-27
I've been there. Your portrayal is accurate.


I am up on YouTube!

2017-11-27
You did a fine job. You didn't seem at all rushed, and your gestures were very natural.


2010

2017-11-21
Excellent!


1989

2017-11-21
Well crafted!


My Mother and Me

2017-11-21
This poem is one of those that I consider to be "the marrow of Ashe." Like the others, it is sad, beautiful, and earthquake powerful.


The Suicide Forest in Japan

2017-11-17
A grimly fascinating and affecting poem.


Hue and Form

2017-11-16
Well done!


The Wreckage of an Average Night

2017-11-15
Nicely done, Ashe. That's life in the city. You just don't contain enough compassion to care about everyone, and you don't know most of these people, anyway.


Dually

2017-11-15
Short and sweet, nice.


November

2017-11-15
An interesting thought, and a good poem.