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Ashe

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Borderline

2019-05-22
OMG, this is so real! Keep it up and keep posting. It's the way to reach where you want to be. Definitely different and refreshingly real.
~Ashe


again and yet to be

2019-05-18
Memories or dreams are nice to relive. This poem is soft and wistful and happy all at the same time. I didn't find it sad.
Ahe


Monica

2019-05-18
A loyal companion, even if it only wants food and beer. I've known some of those too.
Ashe


Bouncing

2019-05-18
Lots of vivid descriptions. You brought me with you.
Ashe


A Note to Poetbay Friends

2019-05-18
Lots of good wishes going your way for a quick recovery. I hope it's not too painful.
Ashe


‎ataraxia

2019-05-18
Wow. Just the word I needed to hear. How do you keep your optimism alive? Thanks for writing this. I felt it for a moment.
Ashe*


love letter to a honda

2019-05-18
Hold on to it while you can. Soon they'll cost much more. Love the poem.
Ashe


My Son No Longer Shines

2019-04-20
Dear Kathy. Your words have touched me deeply and I can't come up with words to soothe the sadness and loss you must be feeling. There are no words that help when grieving for a lost child. I know your struggles with him. He's at peace now. When my father died and I was disconsolate, one simple card that said, "He's not gone, just away," somehow brought me comfort. My heart is with you.
Ashe


in the moment

2019-04-15
Those are the precious moments in life that remain forever in the memory. I enjoyed reading.
Ashe


for laurie bird

2019-03-26
To be remembered is the greatest homage. Well done.
Ashe*


for laurie bird

2019-03-26
To be remembered is the greatest homage. Well done.
Ashe*


The sound of...

2019-03-21
I think you've done it: described the wind.
Ashe


M I R R O R - i n g

2019-03-03
I love this. So absolutely true, and your picture depicting the beautiful sky is an excellent example. A philosophical poem I enjoyed.
Ashe


Ramblings 379

2019-03-02
I think you have it right.*


What Didn't Happen

2019-03-01
Why indeed? But, you've shown us a vision rare and beautiful signifying total freedom of being. A true pleasure to read.
Ashe


For My Girlfriend

2019-03-01
I like pantoums, and this one is very well done, filled with strong feelings and things unsaid. I must add since it is dedicated to your girlfriend, that not all men are dogs and need to be eradicated, but I know what you mean. I've shared the same feeling at times. Good poem.
Ashe


College Days

2019-03-01
Well rhymed and metered, yet vivid and real. Such intimate moments described to perfection. I enjoyed reading this very much.
Ashe


Coming into Town

2019-02-28
I see it all as a picture of something that was and iis, but it will soon not be. So beautifully described. The picture stays in my mind.
Ashe


Le F A T I G U E

2019-02-28
I am pondering on this one. Understanding is surfacing in stages.
Always enjoy reading your poems.
Ashe


Driving in the Dismal Season

2019-02-28
Indeed poetic lines, but to me, I feel you are missing the open sea, the real freedom where there is no boredom. Very visual poem.
Ashe


The Country is Not Yours

2018-12-23
Image after image you tell us about the truth of life. We want so much from our countries, but our time on earth is too short. We don't change our countries, because as you say, "The Country is Not Yours." A deep and very strong poem. So well written.
Ashe


an angel

2018-12-23
This is magical. It starts with so much joy and carefree innocent love, and it slowly changed like all things in life. But the metaphors are lovely and so are the images. You made me want to make snow angels again. *
Ashe


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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