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Tanka the first

2017-09-20
Nice.


Manchester

2017-09-19
Nice. Thanks Chris. The only Manchester I've visited is the one in Missouri, near Saint Louis. I like to see yours.


plan

2017-09-19
You can't be "happy before things happen" because things always have been happening.


}}} K I K L O P H O R I A

2017-09-19
There are so many words like that. "Justice" and "freedom" come to mind.


Something New

2017-09-19
It happens as described as it is described.


dust

2017-09-16
This is great, Jim. Sometimes, it takes a while for the clarity to come. It does at the cost of immediacy.


Thamel

2017-09-16
Nicely done.


bargain

2017-09-14
True enough!


Words

2017-09-14
Little muses, each and every one.


The Deepest Pain

2017-09-14
Excellent!


my jesuit part

2017-09-13
I think of it as a cooperative endeavor. Most people haven't the time or temperament for democracy. That's why it never lasts very long.


Irma and I, Aftermath

2017-09-13
It's good to know that you're okay, Joe. I hope the lives of the millions of others can be brought back to normal fairly soon.


Riding The Rain

2017-09-13
What a good idea, and poem.


Difficult

2017-09-13
and then unpleasant thoughts, a fine pair, Thomas.


A Grace

2017-09-13
Pleasant thoughts!


Metamorphosis

2017-09-13
Nicely done, Joe.


I Went Down to the Highway, Mother

2017-09-13
Nicely done, Dave. Here in Nebraska, many little towns are blowing away.


Game Of Phones

2017-09-12
Well done!


lawrence of Arabia

2017-09-08
In the US, people would think that you are a hipster.


idols

2017-09-08
Become an iconoclast!


MY GRANDDAD JOE P. WILLIAMS (WW1)

2017-09-08
Maybe Joe wasn't so clumsy as he was clever.


TALKING ABOUT MY POETRY (relervant addishans)

2017-09-08
You're too much yourself to be thought of as a Whitman copycat. I love that guy.


IRMA AND I

2017-09-08
Surely, you're not planning to stay on the boat. I hope that you have the safest possible place to ride out the storm.


Chapter One

2017-09-07
Perhaps a little trite, but quite sweet. Indulgence granted.


existence

2017-09-07
I wouldn't say that the world is an illusion. That would suggest that there is something incorrect about one's conception of it. This, of course, can't be known. The world is a thought. That's no reason to commit suicide.


There Are Places I Remember

2017-09-07
Very amusing. I liked the Somerville quatrain best.


A Diary

2017-09-05
True enough!


WHEN STUMPED FOR WORDS!

2017-09-05
There's always enough going on. The problem is getting something to come out.


Glumsville with Japanese maple - an abstract sketch

2017-09-05
Nicely done, Chris, a fine portrait of Glumsville.


Love Is Blue

2017-09-05
"Shite-shout and onions." Oy!


Sickness and Health

2017-09-04
Very nice.


LOVE! (ADDISHANS)

2017-09-04
Good poem, Ken. Great last line.


Asking God about the Spider

2017-09-04
A fine poem overall. I especially enjoyed the lesson of the second stanza.


Morning Coffee

2017-09-04
A fine tribute. I loved the illegal rhyme in the final quatrain.


Sometimes, Everything Is About Water

2017-09-04
An interesting poem. I especially liked the first line.


for ashe

2017-09-04
They're the same to a solipsist.


Encounter

2017-09-04
Well done.


Books

2017-09-04
Maybe it's just an affliction affecting people of a certain age, but I feel the same way. I spend a lot of time on the computer. I almost never read books anymore, but, if I find a poet I really enjoy, I honor this person by buying a book of their poems.


This Site, More Often Than Not

2017-09-04
I read every poem posted here because, who knows, even you might write a good one someday.


Musings On Weather

2017-09-04
Very nice, Joe.


Working Together

2017-09-04
Nicely done.


For Dylan Thomas

2017-09-04
An appropriately hearty and slightly woozy tribute.


Dinner at 7

2017-09-04
Well done!


order

2017-09-04
It's a buffet, Albert. Take what most appeals to you today.


Ode To A Brother's Wedding

2017-09-04
This is outstanding, Peter.


The Shadow of a Friend

2017-09-04
I agree with Helen.


We Might Rock You

2017-09-02
Har!


the T R U E meaning of - T E R R O R

2017-08-24
Terror is an awful feeling...and a tool.


Haiku for domestic bliss

2017-08-24
That's funny!


Life or Death?

2017-08-24
The more I read this poem, the better I like it. It raises very interesting questions. Modern science can't explain life. Actually, it makes the idea of life as something unlike other physical and chemical processes seem ridiculous. Animism sees life in everything, and, if that's the case, how can some things die?