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Ashe

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babygirl

2018-10-31
I believe the contract has been renegotiated, babygirl. I think you live in a really great spot where there is lots of action near you.
Ashe


Facts vs. Opinions

2018-10-31
Couldn't agree more. Facts are confused with lies, opinions, false news, or whatever you want to call them these days. Facts need to come back and be respected as facts. Thanks for posting on this frustrating subject.
Ashe


Smell rags

2018-10-30
I truly enjoyed this nostalgic piece from beginning to end. My mother also must have lived through a war and she also reused everything she could. My father's pants often became overalls for me as a toddler, and the leftovers would go to the kitchen. Lovely memories which make us realize how much we waste.
Ashe


Somethin' Scilly :>)

2018-10-30
I must catch up with the entire series. Your writings are always so much fun.*
Ashe


contractual

2018-10-30
The domestic tranquility was in the fine print of the contract and we are usually too excited at the moment to read it. However, I am sure it can be renegotiated.

I think that's what is fun about being part of an ex-pat community. Because we are few and foreign, we stick together and party more, plus the sun and the beach, but there's also lots of domestic tranquility as well. It's a choice.


For J

2018-10-28
There really is no end for this kind of poems, because we all love, have loved, and will love again. I enjoyed the sincerity of your words.
Ashe


These Leaves

2018-10-28
Love the use of leaves and green for the metaphor. Nicely done and beautiful to read.
Ashe


Autumn Cruise

2018-10-28
So sad that it's the last cruise of Autumn, but so lovely and visceral. I could feel the rocking of the boat, the lowering of the sails. Both sad and beautiful.
Ashe


Sonnet

2018-10-28
Loved every line. Great collaboration.
Ashe


The Two of Me

2018-10-25
A very entertaining modern villanelle. Enjoyed every verse.
Ashe


Hail to the Chief

2018-10-22
Have you found your hope in the new administration? :)
Some have. But, seriously, the poem is priceless; the satire enjoyable.
Ashe


LOVE CAPTURE ;

2018-10-20
Well said, Kyreus. It can be both, can't it? I am happier with the freedom right now. Tradeoffs.
Ashe


Hallow’een Memories

2018-10-20
Very vivid descriptions and exactly as I remember it including the very end. Great poem for Halloween. It was a fun time.
Ashe


Mallee

2018-10-19
This is wonderful!!!
Ashe


WILL THEY EVER COME TO UNDERSTAND?! (WW1)

2018-10-19
No one who's not been to a war can possibly understand what it's like, but the comradeship of those who have binds you forever. However, appreciated and loved and cared about, each one of our warriors should know that we, as individuals, care and appreciate. It is difficult to show how to express it as individuals.
Ashe


I Think No-one Understands Me

2018-10-19
You see and feel more than anyone I know. You entertain us with your endless imagination, and whether I understand everything you write or not, I always enjoy it. And your amazing art too!
Ashe


Especially When

2018-10-19
So much said in the abbreviated syllables of a haiku. From warmth to fire to breeze and October's color. Beautiful!
Ashe


Las Vegas with J

2018-10-18
Las Vegas, and full of hopeless hopes. the details and the hope throughout then the wonderful last two lines.
Ashe


I Need Some Air

2018-10-18
The memories of a lifetime shown in its details are more personal than the bigger ones. I enjoyed reading this. Always brilliant writing. Sad ending, of course.
Ashe


The fire of freedom

2018-10-14
Your poem is thoughtful and offers some hope during these dreadful days. Is it possible to stay within the realm of the unknown while the known glows on? It's a poem that is very philosophical and makes us wonder. Nicely done.
Ashe


GHOSTS OF THE PAST - GHOSTS OF THE FUTURE!

2018-10-14
Nothing ever changes for long, it seems. We are doomed to repeat the past, although I feel we are running out of time altogether.
Ashe


evening and morning thoughts

2018-10-14
I am glad you posted this poem and flattered to be included. This makes the world feel a little more normal during these horrible times. At least, you can make love in the middle of evil and destruction. That's a good thing. Soft and calming, even as I feel the disquiet you share with all of us.
Ashe


Do You Have Coffee?

2018-10-13
We grow some of the best coffee in the world and having a cup of coffee at Jansen Coffee Plantation overlooking the volcano we call Baru, is not bad at all. Lots of fish dishes too, although all fish is contaminated these days, it still tastes good.
For 17 years I haven't been home, and don't miss it at all, yet I care for what happens there
Can we ever really get away? Good poem.
Ashe


state of the union

2018-10-13
Everyone is scared these days, and with good reason. On the one hand, our planet is pushing on us with violent weather, and on the other we have politicians trying to destroy democracy. We should be scared sh**less! However, I do miss your soft happy poems which bring the readers such peace.
Ashe


Rubaiyat for You

2018-10-11
I couldn't agree more with Thomas on this poem. Following the classic form, you take us through the mournful rain and the broken hearts in a perfect poem that puts us there watching, seeing and feeling what you write. Love it!
Ashe


there will be no full stop

2018-10-10
I like this one: To me, it's a mixture of life and the cosmic perspective all mixed into a beautiful poem.
Ashe


The Candidate

2018-10-10
This is fabulous. I love it!
Ashe


The unseen knowing

2018-10-07
Lovely!
Ashe


THERE ARE THOSE WHO ROMANTICIZE!

2018-10-07
And there are those who can do both. Good little poem.
Ashe


Telemeres

2018-10-06
I love this analogy. Every stanza a winner.
Ashe


Detroit River Scape

2018-10-04
A perfect picture in words. You played me right there.
Ashe


73rd Letter to a Poet

2018-10-04
This is sad. Sometimes, when we suffer great losses it seems unfair that life seems to go on when we need time to adjust our hearts, but maybe it's the way to help us move on even as we don't want to. I feel your sense of loss. Such a beautiful poem that I will bookmark.
Ashe


Balance Acts

2018-10-02
Very effective writing in short sentences to take us one step at a time through the balancing act of life.
Always a genius at thoughts.
Ashe


Highway Town

2018-10-02
In the US, we call many of these towns, "whistle stops," from the time when there were railroads and the train would only whistle as it passed, without stopping unless they could see someone waiting at the one outdoor station, or if the occasional passenger might be getting off there. Otherwise, the train didn't stop, thus, "whistle stop."
Now, I guess they are Highway Towns, and they are sad indeed. I like to let my imagination fly loose when going by them, looking at the houses and wondering who lives in them. I also think they are sad.
I enjoyed the poem and the melancholy memories it brought.
Ashe


Land of Opportunity

2018-10-02
As a country, we have fallen pretty low. Sad.
Ashe


on this day

2018-10-01
This is so sad! Please, do not blame yourself for things that were beyond your control. Your mother loved you and died with that love in her heart. There was nothing that your arrival sooner would have changed. Forgive yourself.
Ashe


Sundown Landfall

2018-09-30
Your boating poems are so vivid they bring back such memories. I love the details, the images in this one. Thoroughly enjoyed!
Ashe


The water of the waves

2018-09-29
Just reading it made me feel the waves of the ocean which can erase all thoughts from my mind to send me into perfect meditation. Very nice.
Ashe


The Calculus

2018-09-29
Perhaps not too many people are fond of calculus, but it is indeed a creative process. Good haiku.
Ashe


Sonnet: ''Though I've yet to gaze on your unseen face''

2018-09-29
You write the most beautiful sonnets! This one makes me sigh.
Truly a joy to read.
Ashe


cross-stitch

2018-09-29
You nailed the most difficult definition in the world, and you did it in your own words that we can all relate to. I love the poem, the flow, and the form. Also the message.
Ashe*


From the Terrace

2018-09-29
I was enjoying your view of the rice paddies, the people, the cars, and even the Raven, which I happen to like for they are so very intelligent, and in my part of the world, a sign of good luck.
But then the intensity rises when you are on the railing ... and then the great ending. Very graphic poem that holds the reader in suspense. I like it.
Ashe


Haiku on the Margins

2018-09-28
I like the thought and the haiku.
Ashe


Gail

2018-09-28
An all too common sad story of too many women. I hope times are changing so there will be fewer Gail's. It's the fear of being alone.
Let him go, Gail. It will hurt for a year, but suddenly you will see him as the loser he was and you will rejoice. Be strong women! Thanks for this poem, Lawrence. Women need to see this.
Ashe


DrEAmlanD

2018-09-28
Dark and disturbing, but also a very enjoyable read (I like dark and disturbing) Very graphic with a flow that won't let the reader put it down.
Ashe


Convalescence

2018-09-28
Only you can write a poem on this subject and make it remarkable.
Ashe


Callous Voices, Ears and Eyes

2018-09-28
Very apt words said at this time. Only your rhyming ability could have said this so well. Excellent poem and I will bookmark.
Ashe


Always more

2018-09-19
I read two stanzas that I love in this poem. The first one is:
"For there is a pleasure
In waiting
And I thought to
Let you know"

And the entire last stanza is perfect.

Waiting is hard but it's also a time for thinking and for loving.
Great poem.
Ashe


September

2018-09-19
So well written! Season's descriptions, humorous statements, and just a delight all the way through. I admire your talent.
Ashe


A Fleeting Thought

2018-09-19
I like both comments mentioned already but I love the way the poem is written, beginning with:
"Assume, just for a moment
That you've been fired from your job."

That's a very profound statement that even as it frees the person from all those unruly classes and officious professors, it also makes a person feel a failure and the despair is real.

I also have been fired from a job, unfairly I thought, which did both, freed me from a place I dreaded to go each day but made me feel, "how dare they?" Also, at the time I was a single mother of three children, so the worry was immense.

A tremendously rich poem.
Ashe