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Monologue at 49

2019-04-15
As in so many of your poems the seeming ease of writing belies the structure beneath. It's a pleasure to read, though the subject is what it is.


Dont!....just dont!

2019-04-06
"Soft you now,
The fair Ophelia? Nymph, in thy Orisons
Be all my sins remember'd"


A Marrow To Beet Her

2019-04-01
somewhere lewis carroll is smiling ~


The Very - very - Short Story

2019-04-01
short in retrospect, a bit of a slog in the moment (at times) ~


It's All the Rage

2019-03-29
Too stupid to think, or a decision not to think? TV talking heads in the morning, talk radio during the day, Fox news in between, preachers on Sundaysówhy bother to think?

Politics and poetry don't mix well, but has a long history nonetheless. This hit home.


The Old Dry Dock

2019-03-27
So casually formal as to go unnoticed at first. Now I see why our English teachers always graded on form and content, one complements the other.

This is endearing, the formless setting of the bar, the formal setting in which you've framed. it.


~~~ S N O W F L A K E S

2019-03-27
one could say quite a bit about this: life under glass; or, one snowflake/one life, or a blizzard/one life; or, riff on futility; or, perhaps the beauty in a snowflake, and the beauty of a life; or, impermanence. and that's just the beginning.

would that milton had learned your habit of few words, and much implication.


P O E .... ?

2019-03-27
you will speak for him ~


Leadville, Inexplicably

2019-03-19
Probably wasn't the rock shop on Main St. that called you. It probably was looking for clues, even if the journey was only metaphorical; answers to those unanswerable questions that begin with "why?" Or, "why not?"

I like everything about this poem.


Wonder in a silent bolt of thunder

2019-03-13
the future is just out of reach. your poem and the poems you quoted are a reminder of that. live now.


Good bye February by Ann Wood

2019-03-01
bye, bye February . . .


Young man in the doctors office by unknowing autor traslated by Ann Wood

2019-03-01
thank you for making me smile with these three story/jokes : )


DR. WHO: Response To Randy Johnson

2019-02-22
You are now part of the history you once imagined.


Head Over Heels

2019-02-22
"Head over Heels" is a good position to find oneself.


To Frank O'Hara

2019-02-22
I spent some time this morning reading ABOUT Frank O'Hara. Tomorrow I will read F. O'H's own words.

This poem suggests you found him at the right time in your life. It may be too late for me, the concrete has set about my feet.


Follow the red string!

2019-02-21
Original and spot on!


I love cats

2019-02-20
i love this poem


I N T R A N S I G E N T

2019-02-20
i wouldn't know


When my time comes - Part 1

2019-02-19
Again, I'm pulled in by the surrealism. A couple things came to mind as I readóLewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat, and another CatóCat Steven's "Moon Shadow."


It's all true in reverse!

2019-02-18
I like this surreal tale. It has a mesmerizing tone which drew me in and held my attention.


Our Lady of Cambridge

2019-02-18
This is inspired, but I almost feel like it isn't you, but a poetic ghost you're channeling, though I can't quite see whom, Thomas or Kerouac, someone who, too, wrote of street angels.


Writing On The Edge

2019-02-16
I hope it worked, that the writing offered relief.


Sand and Water

2019-02-15
Longing for those few precious moments to return, to have another chance at it, maybe that it something universal. This poem feels as if it speaks to everyone; or, everyone who has felt that tug, and cannot forget it.


Memories of yesterday

2019-02-15
What an elegant love poem. It's beautiful.


Hyperspace Love

2019-02-15
This needs to find its way into publication.


A View of Frost

2019-02-14
I liked that you honored his style, while acknowledging that whatever he was at his earthiest core, has been lost to his iconic and commercial current status. Still, I would go to the museum to gather what feeling I could.

Well done!


Gail Ann's Coffee Shop

2019-02-14
It's fun for the reader to discover there is complexity behind the words. It makes the poem good on so many levels, the best of which is the sheer pleasure of reading something finely conceived and executed. This seems weightless and effortless, which surely indicates how you worked to make it so. The non-classical theme and language enhances the light touch.

All in all, a joy to read. It reminds me that free form, free verse, fine though it can be, lack the qualities of intention and deliberateness. The form really does enhance the poem. Well done.


Glass Houses

2019-02-08
i wonder about people who live in apartments in cities, dave. where do they get rocks? is this a business opportunity?

thought-provoking economics lessons.


SHORTCUT

2019-02-08
d'jungle i could understand, but 'the Djungle' has me puzzled.

i wonder, if you could buy love, would the rich have better love?


Word Play On a Dreary Day

2019-02-07
This is a nice city walk. I chuckled when I came to "splay."


The City Limits: An Essay

2019-02-07
This is engaging, so many images to contemplate. The evolution of your community is heartening.


The stars that are not

2019-01-30
i agree with kathy, and am thinking of starlight from one i lost.


Swirls

2019-01-25
I love that you've caught something as ephemeral as the sound of swirls.


A January Night

2019-01-23
A cold January night lends itself to distillation. This is a fine brandy of a poem.


UnBreaking

2019-01-23
Thoughts of strength and inner-resources come to mind. This seems to be healing poem, and an invitation for joy. What could be nicer?


CLEARCUT

2019-01-19
Likely story.


Children of Divorce

2019-01-19
I appreciate this poem, and that you explained the difference between these two traditional poetic forms.


Sonnet: ''The Good Earth''

2019-01-17
This is so true, and you expressed it in a truly gentle way. Thank you.


Quilts and Guilt

2019-01-14
It isn't hard to consume oneself with such feelings, as if what is is due to fault rather than circumstance. The mind whorls and cycles the same awful thoughts, and this you've poetically captured.


A Newfound Vocation

2019-01-03
Perfect imperfection, Bibek, gentle and unhurried.


Bridge Over My Eyes

2018-12-29
wow, this is a powerful way of putting words to thoughts ~ terrific ~


The dawn of wisdom

2018-12-23
Diametrically opposed to Socrates, "Know thyself." Eastern and Western thought evolved to suit its own culture I suppose. But I think that in the end I think they are saying the same thingóbe self-aware to a greater good. Find the harmony within, and reach your full abilities, whatever they may be.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts.


IN PRAISE OF ZURA KARUHIMBI - OF - RWANDA!*

2018-12-22
It is good to praise strong women, and to remember the silent ones who suffer.


The Country is Not Yours

2018-12-22
Very strong, excellent images, and what seems like a genuine expression of your sentiment.


To the spring

2018-12-21
We read that the "fourteener," the heptameter, makes for especially good narrative poetry, and indeed, or dindeed, it does. Despite the cider, the rhyme and meter never falter.

Poetics aside, what a merry solstice party!


Gathers (by Hap)

2018-12-20
How festive! Coo at the sitar must be a wondrous sight!


To Spruce Spire

2018-12-20
An inviting poem, one wants to be there.


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

2018-12-20
And a peaceful Christmas for you, Ann.


Windship Fancy

2018-12-19
I couldn't agree more, and couldn't have expressed this 'fancy' half so well. I cannot abide time poorly spent.


At the mill

2018-12-14
The tale of Anneli, Robert, and Kurt reminds us of 'Matty Groves,' and the fair (but rationalizing) Lord Donald's wife singing, "I'd rather a kiss from dead Matty's lips, than all of your finery," and, indeed, Lord Donald runs poor Matty through.

Lady Fox is a cool customer, sidling up to the party, hungry and la-di-da.

Most of all we love Squire Squirrel for his pragmatic turn of mind, weighing the cost/benefit of retrofitting the mill; and that the Squiress knows Squire's mind as well she does, that the mill quite suits him as.

It is Squire Squirrel's attitude which resonates. We are naming our new band "the Pragmatic Squirrels."

All this in your steady voice and rhymes and octet! Pure joy : )