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spirit and material

2017-11-21
I'm going to go with the latter. Thoughts are limited.


words: inside and outside

2017-11-21
My mind thinks in words.


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.


Monstrously Drunk

2017-11-15
This is a gem, Dave.


Log cabin autumn reveries

2017-11-15
Nicely done, Joe.


October Again

2017-11-13
A fine likeness.


Bernadette

2017-11-13
This is fantastic! I love how it's written, clipped, to the point, yet very artful.


The Birth of a Leader In Death

2017-11-09
A thought-provoking poem. It reminds me of the period of mourning following John F. Kennedy's assassination. So much mindless grief. Of course, as the decades have gone by, expressions of grief have become the only things which hold Americans together. Hell, we set the flag at half mast about every two weeks these days. Currently, they've been lowered to commemorate the mass killing in Texas.


Villanelle at 3 a.m. (Challenge)

2017-11-09
You've taken liberties, sir, but the end result excuses them.


I'm In

2017-11-09
To be able to rattle off such a fine, amusing poem at 2:30 in the morning, you must drink a lot of coffee. When I get up a half hour later to go work at Target, I'm rarely in a poetic frame of mind.


The Poet

2017-11-08
How's that working out for you? I haven't had a lot of success.


Love Story

2017-11-08
Intriguing story, very good poem.


Fly

2017-11-08
Very amusing. I'm with Ashe. I employ the swatter to experience the thrill of the hunt.


i'm his bleeding canvas

2017-11-08
The second stanza is amazing.


holidays

2017-11-07
Happy men and women on holiday don't think about work.


Elizabeth and Patrick

2017-11-07
Well observed. I've seen this one-act a hundred times, starred in it more often than I'd care to say.


General Yi-Sun-Sin

2017-11-04
Great message, great rhyme scheme, great poem.


Female

2017-11-04
I hope that you're right. Men have made such a horrible mess of things.


My Pet Acorn

2017-11-02
I agree with the others. Good one, Dave.


An Addict, A Mother, and The Weather

2017-11-02
This is a devastating poem, Kathy. The last line is perfect.


Missing The Sea

2017-11-02
The ocean has a special sound. I can understand how you would miss it. Having lived near both, I can tell you that a river and a freeway sound very similar.


The Bulgarian language by Ivan Vazov, traslated by Ann Wood

2017-11-02
I enjoyed this a great deal.


Grass Snake

2017-11-02
As the others indicate, this poem is a gem, Bibek. It's fresh and striking.


mitterand

2017-11-02
I didn't like Mitterrand. He was the first of the non-socialist Socialists, a role model for people like Tony Blair.


food for thoughts

2017-11-02
Hmm. My thoughts have emotional resonances.


Rimes couées (Challenge)

2017-11-02
As are those reading along.


Sonnet

2017-11-02
And a successful attempt at that. Nicely done.


She

2017-10-31
Such amusing ecstasy! The last line says it all.


Orpheus in a house party

2017-10-31
I've met that angel a hundred times, and it's always worked out for me as it did for you. Drinking first probably is the better strategy. I enjoyed this poem, Sameen.


the race to an end

2017-10-31
There are people (I'm married to one) whose lives are unfulfilled if they can't get other people to do things for them.


Vicious Wind

2017-10-30
Nicely done, Joe.


politicians

2017-10-30
That's how it works. It's important to feel superior to somebody.


Poem for L.

2017-10-30
Well done!


Franconia

2017-10-30
A fine recollection.


I will not keep asking....

2017-10-30
Protect me?


A Love Poem For The New World

2017-10-27
Nice! I especially liked the last stanza.


Tanka the eighteenth

2017-10-26
It's so like a writer to estrange himself from what is in order to contemplate it as something which was.


Falling Leaves

2017-10-25
Beautifully done, Elle.


It Could Be Verse!

2017-10-24
That was fun.


Reading Devkota in a Cowshed

2017-10-24
What a fine poem. It's full of vivid sensations.


E V I L - and you ?

2017-10-20
I don't believe in evil.


prison's cell or nihilism

2017-10-20
Of course!


scar

2017-10-20
This poem is wonderfully wistful, ambiguous, and autumnal.