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The Way It Happens

2017-02-22
A fine poem. I believe that you're right.


Iowa Eternal

2017-02-22
Well done. I used to have to drive from Nebraska to Saint Paul to visit my daughter. During winter, I saw the silence and haunted sunsets. That time of year, Iowa has a stark, melancholy beauty.


M U M M E N S C H A N Z

2017-02-22
Yes. A sly observation.


Harriet the Tortoise (1830 – 2006)

2017-02-21
An interesting thought.


Sonnet 6

2017-02-21
You should not write a more serious sonnet. Besides, if you want to impress the academicians, you'll probably have to overload your poem with images and make sure that you do not write anything which too easily demonstrates meaning.


1974

2017-02-21
Delightful craftsmanship, wonderful details: the boys getting high outside, "I Fall to Pieces" on the jukebox, a cigarette machine, and "Money is scarce and jobs are hard to come by." Yep, that was 1974.


Happiness

2017-02-21
Agreed! I enjoyed this. It made me happy.


Navel-Gazing

2017-02-21
This actually is quite good, Bibek. Just keep filling the bags, and they'll come.


Remain

2017-02-21
Nicely done, Dave.


trump

2017-02-21
These are interesting times. The media in the US has, over the years, become docile, credulous, essentially useless. Trump has forced them to defend themselves, to actually act somewhat like they used to act when they were respectable. That's good.

It also is true that Trump has made the US a laughing stock. We put an idiot into the White House. Unbelievable. Robert Mugabe has to be happy. He's now moved up to being the world's second-most ridiculous head of state.


make your choice

2017-02-21
I like polytheism. I like when everything has a spirit. Monotheism is boring.


Sonnet 7

2017-02-20
This is a fun one. It's filled with amusing lines:

Be my burst of light, my wallop of joy!

I love you like the Harvard Bookstore basement


Sad Melting Man

2017-02-20
Grim, but well done.


Like a Human

2017-02-18
I enjoyed this, but I disagree. I have had the time and opportunity to watch many kinds of animals, squirrels, cats, birds of all sorts. I can assure you that they routinely exhibit jealousy, spite and depravity.


www

2017-02-17
You're too close to it. Look at it from outer space.


Blessed Space

2017-02-16
Almost a prayer, solemn and lovely.


February Fourteenth

2017-02-14
Sorry, I laughed after reading this one. There's just no pleasing some people.


I Went Out Into The Field

2017-02-14
Nice.


Sonnet 3

2017-02-14
Good luck with that. Another fine poem.


My Dove in the Cleft of the Rock

2017-02-14
Beautifully crafted.


good and evil

2017-02-14
Many have tried.


I n f i d e l i t y ; ; ;

2017-02-14
Maybe if he let Hendrick lead.


Attraction

2017-02-13
This is fabulous, Ashe. "Beast" is an excellent metaphor, and your language does a great job of describing its force.


Elastic

2017-02-13
Exactly. Well said.


Sonnet 2

2017-02-13
A lovely nocturne.


Thistles

2017-02-13
You nailed this one, Bibek. Personally, I like thistles and most weeds. They know how to take care of themselves, and they're pretty when they bloom.


Looky kooky

2017-02-10
Oh, I enjoyed this.


knokke

2017-02-10
Go easy on them. They don't know what they're missing.


cancelled

2017-02-10
What a lovely thought.


Sonnet 1

2017-02-10
I can't begin to tell you how fine this poem is. Start to finish, it is magnificent.


Leaving

2017-02-09
Well done! An excellent illustration of the stiff upper lip.


alt-left or the phoenix

2017-02-07
It would seem so. Too bad.


Terrorists attacking this site!!! Beware!

2017-02-07
In the rubble?


Cry As They Waltz Me Away

2017-02-07
Well done!


Villanelle

2017-02-07
Until I looked up their definition just now, I didn't villanelles from village idiots. Based on what I've read, you both nailed the form and wrote a fine poem. The two don't always go hand in hand.


Why?

2017-02-07
What a bully!


Light

2017-02-07
This is wonderful.


Knight in Armour

2017-02-07
Fine wordplay here.


Thinking

2017-02-06
This is very nice. Beautiful images, happy memories.


Under-water

2017-02-06
This is a very vivid poem. I'm with you. I don't think that there's anywhere more peaceful than being under water. Alas, to get underwater here, I would have to chip through the ice on my pool, and I don't believe that going under would be especially soothing.


Ch. 10: In Which Nothing Much Happens

2017-02-03
Very amusing. They're not the only ones.


After All Has Been Broken

2017-02-03
This is nice. Apparently, "all" has not been ruined.


Mishpucha

2017-02-03
Good poem. Good question.


conundrum

2017-02-02
Well said.


Androids Rule

2017-02-02
Exactly. They'll keep us in zoos and nature preserves.


robots

2017-02-02
Good point. The robots would be children of a lesser god.


falling into the infected wounds of addiction

2017-02-01
This is a very well written, devastating poem.


paradise

2017-02-01
Well, then, please save a place for me in the lunch line.


Status Quelled

2017-02-01
Good idea. Why fret about what was, but is no more, or what has come to be?


cliché

2017-02-01
That's an interesting thought.