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Ashe

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Nonentity

2018-09-18
Well, I read every single one of your poems and sometimes I don't find the words to comment on them. Your poetry is so real and sometimes sad. From what I read in your poems, I think there are many more people than you realize who think about you every single day.
Ashe


The Phone call

2018-09-15
Sometimes that's the best decision, although I doubt you will keep it. Sometimes the scars are just too deep. It's always a joy to read a poem written by you.
Ashe


The Missus

2018-09-15
This one sounds like a bit of a nightmare.
Ashe


The Girlfriend

2018-09-15
It is precisely the role of the girlfriend, to make you happy for a moment and carry on with her life, while yours darkens.
An interesting contrast with the Missus.
Ashe


Five Haiku for a poetry scribbler

2018-09-15
Ironic that your responses to your poet friend regarding rules, meter, music, and metaphor were done in the strict and melodic rules of Haiku. :)

My favorite:
"Meter and music,
vomits the master, Bibek,
are necessary."

I truly enjoyed reading these.
Ashe


A SPECIAL KIND OF FREIEND! (Completed Work)

2018-09-14
If you have such a friend, you are a very lucky man. Enjoyed reading the poem.
Ashe


Finally—The Rain

2018-09-14
Brilliant! The weather changes, the sun turns dark, with that one question, and the knowledge of what has changed. The Blue Mimosa--what a beautiful name for a book! Love the poem.
Ashe


Secretary of State

2018-09-14
Full of bleak truth. It's no longer a Science Fiction post-apocalyptic scene, but it's here and now or very soon.
But why Secretary of State instead of Commander in Chief?
Of course, they are both the same.
Ashe


Realism

2018-09-14
I think the second stanza could stand on its own. I liked it.
Ashe


An Ocean of Tears

2018-09-14
This is positively beautiful in all its aspects. Enjoyed reading it.
Ashe


KARMA! (A Snapshot Work Of Part Of My Day)

2018-09-05
It sounds like a wonderful day! Karma is when you get what you deserve, and you must have deserved such a day.
Ashe


Restored passion

2018-09-05
I like this thought. Good poem.
Ashe


LESS FORGOTTEN!

2018-09-05
Even those who haven't forgotten will pay because of those who don't.
Ashe


Practically a Native

2018-09-05
Maybe the locals are not as poor as you think. They laugh at the trinkets you buy after you are gone, and they go on with their happy lives.

No, that's not true. They are probably poor, only they might not mind it so much. There's a huge difference between being poor in, say, the US, and being poor in a country where most people are poor but have enough to eat and a home to live, or maybe because that's all they've known and they wonder what your life might be like. Like in the movies they have seen, they think.

Nice poem. It made me think of why I would never want to move to Omaha, or anywhere in the US as long as I have a choice.
Ashe


Nothing On Sale

2018-09-05
Although sad, I enjoyed reading how you write.

"You can buy it in empty bags
Make sure they put enough in
All of this life’s empty hopes ..."

Beautiful!
Ashe


Relative term

2018-09-05
Perfectly said.
Ashe


Homo alchoholis

2018-09-05
Well, you made me laugh and I enjoyed every stanza, each from a different period in the life of our planet. Cleverly rhymed. :)
Ashe


I Turn to Verse

2018-09-04
I agree with Thomas about keeping it fluent without losing the anger An excellent villanelle!
Ashe


dangerous game

2018-09-01
A risky gamble, I would say, but I'll give you a hint: Where the sand is still wet, you might see a shallow trail that leads nowhere. At the end of that trail, dig maybe half an inch, and sometimes you will find a sand dollar, whole and intact, but already hard and dead. Happy searching! But, why the uncertainty? Why leave love up to chance? Enjoyed the read.
Ashe


Happy birthday by Ann Wood

2018-09-01
This is a beautiful tribute on your sister's birthday. She will surely appreciate it. Nicely written.
Ashe


Free-Range Renga

2018-08-31
Thomas, I enjoy these poems about ordinary life and regrets and memories, and a life so ingrained in literature, friends, family, and church. I can still feel the sadness.

It was a good poem for me to read early this morning.

By the way, I taught for a while at Notre Dame University, in S. Bend, Indiana, very Catholic, and the students in general, except for those becoming priests, were not any more serious and studious than anywhere else. I enjoy your orderly life.
Ashe


In A Thousand Years Think Of Me

2018-08-31
Sameen, this is magical! Imagine our world--if it's still here--in a thousand years. Everything we know gone and forgotten long ago. You evoke strong emotions. Loved this.
Ashe


Flower of Brazil

2018-08-31
What a lovely girl she must be! Your description in detail so soft and full of love and admiration for another so perfect and kind.
I really enjoyed reading this poem.
Ashe


The Man Who Couldn’t Find Anything

2018-08-29
Like a comedy of errors, what a sad story. Great poem, though.
Ashe


Love Me to the End of the World

2018-08-28
It's the only way to love. :) Nice write.
Ashe


MEN SAYING TO OTHERTER MEN!

2018-08-26
I find that a good sign among men.
Ashe


A notice

2018-08-26
Ivan, it's good to see you writing here again. Your poem has that transcendent feeling of contentment wrapped in love and music. Enjoyed reading it. I liked the mention of child and
"sound all around us." It softens the images even more.
Ashe


Rhapsody in Blue

2018-08-26
Thank you, Josephus. This is indeed an honor, and that was quite a vivid and beautiful dream. It seems to me a metaphor for a vision of the ocean.
Ashe


THE JOY OF BEING IN HER COMPANY! (SAPSHOT WORK)

2018-08-25
Some people just click right away, and it's an unexpected pleasure. A happy poem.
Ashe


Detox

2018-08-25
Too sad and much too common a situation. A poem that tells a story in rhymes of every other line. I wish I knew what it's called in poetry, but it makes for a pleasing read, although a sad subject. Very well done in style and subject.
Ashe


A Beautiful, Useless Thing

2018-08-24
I enjoyed the walk in the dark, and as a former sailor I have also glimpsed the stars among the clouds and have felt something.
Surely, more than beauty, but certainly that. For a sailor, they are not useless. But, I enjoyed the poem and the mystery of it very much.
Ashe


Stone faces

2018-08-24
What an image you've painted for us! I think I'll never forget it.
Ashe


The Printed Page

2018-08-24
The most heartfelt and touching acclamation to the printed page I have ever read. Beautiful!
Ashe


How We Have to be

2018-08-23
A very pleasant write. Certain relationships require to be a certain way, to be together only at certain times, but the friendship that binds is forever. I enjoyed this.
Ashe


Moonlight, Abbey Garden

2018-08-22
This is a true delight of sights and scents and feelings from beginning to end. I love this!
Ashe


Fragments of a Day

2018-08-22
You forgot one definition in your glossary: Dilip Chitre for the very ignorant of us.

I love these poems of yours when you describe places and feelings so vividly and raw. It takes a special kind of talent to write that and still be beautiful.

Apart from that, I am reminded of the "divine youth," a time when we are still full of dreams and possibilities and too often we waste it.

Beautifully done.
Ashe


Seattle, Then and Now

2018-08-22
Your title says it all: Places change, people change. But what I like is how you turn it all into hope in the last stanza. The dream is still alive and that's what is important.
Ashe


Remaining Grounded

2018-08-21
Well said, there! :)
Ashe


WHEN?!

2018-08-21
When liars run our country. They aim to confuse the masses.
Asus


Sixth Elegy

2018-08-18
Definitely feel the grief in this remarkable poem.
"You were sunlight you were fire
You were Holy Eucharist
You were Irish Catholic Boston
Yours the freckled cheek I kissed"

She was all and she's gone. My deepest condolences, and really, believe it or not, time will make it easier to bear--but not forget. I do mean lots of time.
Ashe


When Our Pain Collides

2018-08-17
I have read this poem several times mostly because it is such a good poem how the feelings cascade through the poem like a roaring waterfall. The words so well chosen to provide the effect.It is a thunderstorm of feelings. The kind of poetry I !ike. My favorite poem this week.
Ashe


Freedom

2018-08-15
Freedom is sweet but it is often temporary and difficult to achieve, describe, and maintain. Hail to freedom in all its forms and everywhere!
Ashe


Highland Laddies

2018-08-15
I wish I knew what the Highland games are, but they seem to have a bit of everything to enjoy. Your descriptions are so vivid, I wish to be there at the Highland games.
Ashe


Over Again

2018-08-15
A lovely farewell with a sprinkling of hope. Nice!
Ashe


Body of five senses

2018-08-15
I was enjoying the music, the waterfall, the sea waves, the aromas of the spices, and then the last line made me feel how much better it could all be. I enjoyed reading this poem. It's well written, with a great ending.
Ashe


Bootlicking 101

2018-08-08
I enjoyed this story, perhaps very Nepali humor, but it made me laugh. You are becoming very versatile in your choice of styles. Very entertaining.
Ashe


The Divide

2018-08-08
This is a powerful poem. I like the emotions it invokes, the simple ways of humanity. We have been given so much yet we dwell in color and wealth. What a pity when there is so much more.
Ashe


For the Leftovers

2018-08-06
Yes indeed! So much strength and anger in your so well chosen words. It fits in so many places these days. Well done.
Ashe


her love

2018-08-06
A different sort of love poem--of more than love. You make the reader feel it. Such a pleasure to read your well crafted words. I love the softness of it: your trademark.
Ashe


Worlds You Left Behind

2018-08-06
So true and so very well told. Memories say so much
Ashe