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The wind in the plain

2019-01-14
Glorious! And sixteen syllables per line! Wow!


81st Letter

2019-01-14
Delightfully melodious.


'The Gilder'

2019-01-13
I like this "poem" better than Melville's actual poetry.


How to Drink Tea

2019-01-10
I'm with Jim. Great job.


Two by Philodemos

2019-01-09
Definitely Epicurean.


The Twilight Roller-coaster

2019-01-09
Nicely done!


Veils/Sails

2019-01-08
Wonderful.


A Newfound Vocation

2019-01-03
Good luck. A "gleeful voice" would be fun to hear. I find it really hard to sit down and start writing poetry. Rather, poems typically come to me when I'm doing something like vacuuming.


80th Letter

2019-01-02
Excellent, especially the last six lines.


Dancers of Delphi

2019-01-02
Very amusing. You're off to a fine start.


New Year’s Message

2019-01-01
Nice poem. Sound advice. Happy new year to you, too, Dave.


Ode to the coming of Spring

2018-12-27
Welcome thoughts; they are much appreciated on this grim winter day.


After You Left Me

2018-12-25
Nicely done, Bibek.


Transiting Grand Isle

2018-12-25
Fabulous imagery, Joe. I especially enjoyed the likening of cars on a ferry to cattle in a trailer.


Solstice Salutations

2018-12-25
And to all of you, too.


Solstice Song

2018-12-25
Outstanding!


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019 to all my friends and the team of Poetbay.com by Ann Wood

2018-12-19
Thank you, Ann. I hope that your holidays and new year are happy, too.


My Only Regret

2018-12-19
Nicely done. I suspect that you'll remember the art of lighting fires in due time.


Failing Powers

2018-12-18
I don't think that there is one.


This Too Shall Pass

2018-12-14
Rich with imagery...and cynicism.


At the mill

2018-12-14
I run out of new ways to say how much enjoy your latest poem. This is another gem.


Old Pilgrims' Way

2018-12-11
Delightful. I can't wait for the next installment.


A Present

2018-12-10
A good thought. Both are confusion, aren't they?


Dragonflies and Daffodils

2018-12-10
A very sad situation, deftly, beautifully handled.


The Roak boys

2018-12-10
"Rich" is exactly the word for this poem. It reads like a well-aged legend that has been handed down for many generations.


First station stop

2018-12-06
Why, FT, what great, long lines you have, and so well managed.


Sonnet: Return to the woods

2018-12-04
A pleasant thought.


A Trauma We Forget

2018-11-30
Grim, but a fine poem.


Coo's Croome: bonus material 2

2018-11-29
The area looks idyllic.


Reruns

2018-11-27
Well rhymed, and so true.


Modern Mr Time

2018-11-27
Good one, Dave!


That Friday Night

2018-11-27
Very nice.


A Poem for H.

2018-11-27
Some fine craftsmanship here. Well done.


Lakeside sonnet

2018-11-27
Delightful! I felt as if I'd come along.


[ballad]

2018-11-16
Ouch!


cold to the bone

2018-11-15
For the most part, my house is warm enough (though the pipes freeze from time to time), but I still chase that sunny spot. As any cat will tell you, it's a great place to nap.


Confusion Transcends

2018-11-15
As do we all. Nicely written, Dave.


She's So High

2018-11-13
Oh, this is some first-class skylarking. I believe Mr. Thomas would have been impressed.


Flowers and fruits

2018-11-12
Heavenly.


Reading Devkota in a Cowshed

2018-11-08
Nicely done, Bibek. I noticed the same thing last time I went back to where I grew up: the smells. Odor is such a basic, moving sensation.


New Directions Paperbook 316

2018-11-08
I've had that very book on my shelf for decades. Such passion issues from it (though not always a great deal of coherence).


Memorandum to Myself

2018-11-06
Well said, and inspiring, even to an unbeliever.


Croome with a view

2018-11-06
I don't have the background to determine whether you have hewed to an established form. I do love your rhyme scheme.


The Wisdom of Kindness author unknown traslated by Ann Wood

2018-11-06
I like it!


A Lenten Sky

2018-11-06
Nice. That's how such encounters work when they work correctly.


Autumn Jinn

2018-10-30
I'm with Tom.


contractual

2018-10-30
Passion dissipates. It just does.


Homing Song

2018-10-29
A fine summary and conclusion.


Schoolhouse Rock

2018-10-29
I was too old for Schoolhouse Rock, but I remember receiving such feel-good messages from my social studies textbooks. America was the land of the free, and Americans were lanturn-jawed crusaders for democracy and against any sort of oppression. Then the riots took place and the Viet Nam war heated up, and I started to realize that what Americans were being told was no closer to the truth than what Russians were being told. "Make America great again" is just shorthand for the wish to continue believing that old popaganda.


Sonnet

2018-10-27
A brilliant collaboration!