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It deserves every life by Ann Wood

2019-03-19
You speak for the silent ones.


Life Made Anew

2019-03-07
This is an expression of wisdom, and going forward—a guide. Beautiful.


Le F A T I G U E

2019-02-27
I wonder how *she* felt about it.


Room For Rumination

2019-02-27
In the cattle business we call a "room for rumination" a barn.


Coffee, You're The One That I Want

2019-02-25
. . . the power you're supplying—black or latte—it's Electrifying!


My First Few Words

2019-02-04
Sweet.


To Myself 20 Years Ago

2019-02-02
The ending does have a different tone, redemptive. The "you" that wrote this in 2017, or earlier, and the "you" that revisits it today, seem like strangers to one another.

The longing to be an eremite, then, contrasts with finding peace through love, now.

This is self awareness finely written.


Thoughts On Flights

2019-01-30
Elegance in a small package.

I'm referring to the screw, and the poem.


The hills of Anacapri

2019-01-30
What a pleasing, gentle poem to read. Thank you for giving me a morning-smile.


SciFi

2019-01-30
Interesting . . . and true.


Serai

2019-01-28
This is inspired and rich and transportive. Thank you for the journey.


Kiss

2019-01-28
Very sweet and gentle.


January

2019-01-28
Grim, but excellent. Your state of mind, exemplified by 'Madam Bovary' and the details of your own life in combination, works very well.


Winter in Halifax

2019-01-28
I wonder if, when you revisit an older poem, if you have the sense of: "did I write this?" or "where did this come from?"

I often do.

I love the tone of this, it sees so . . . plausible.


Deliveries in Aberdynfach

2019-01-27
Mair and Dai await fate's hand, they are fumbling on their own.

Brilliant.


A January Morning

2019-01-27
A fine companion piece to "A January Night."

You've taken January from an abstraction to something, someone, concrete, someone we're happy to greet.


Without you, Matthew

2019-01-26
This is touching, and I suspect most of us can identify with the feelings you expressed so well.


I write because ...

2019-01-26
. . . and perhaps because you have things to say, and say them well, and in doing so reach those who appreciate your thoughts which become words on a page.


Freedom

2019-01-23
Excellent!

I wonder if the 'high Seas' could also mean any place in nature where one's only defense is wit and skill—a summit, a desert, a jungle, space . . . wilderness of any sort.


Stuck in the Mud

2019-01-23
This seems light-hearted, and it is in form; but frustration, or something just out of reach, is at the heart of it.


Mair's Tale

2019-01-20
This is so fine and rich and imbued with that magical, mystical, mythological Welsh body and soul, and sense of place and timelessness, and the Mair and the Dai, and his shy intent . . .

So very fine.


My Work

2019-01-18
I went to read a few of her poems this morning, then remembered I gave my book of her poems to a friend. Maybe that was my work.

Good poem. Her voice (and others) were/are a touchstone.


Define Power

2019-01-18
Very well defined. Eclectic, personal, universal, identifiable.

Sociology is a lost art.


Happy 44th birthday to me by Ann Wood

2019-01-16
Happy birthday, Ann! Best wishes for a beautiful year.
Jim


The wind in the plain

2019-01-14
I love the inland sea.

There are many wonderful things to find within this poem.


How to Drink Tea

2019-01-10
I really like this. Simple, yet elegant.


Just A Thought

2019-01-08
I follow your logic and concur—life is tough and hope is eternal. I love the language of this, your voice.


Temptation Way

2019-01-08
Very lyrical, and nice to read aloud.


T A U N T ´r

2019-01-08
A heavy presence.


Silence & Shouts

2018-12-01
You've hit your stride with these.


Waves lapping against the shore

2018-11-25
we should all have such moments ~


Sunday

2018-11-18
This is a happy way to think of Sundays. I concur, and this is a nice poem.


How To Read This Poem

2018-11-18
this is the bomb
tom

(that's a compliment!)


Fatal Trip

2018-11-18
He broke her spirit.

This is a sharp glimpse of reality, spare, to the point, and effective. I appreciate this.


Dust of Snow

2018-11-16
I like this, too, and it brings to mind a Jack London story: "To Build a Fire."

Different outcome.


Time perspective

2018-11-15
You expressed what love can be, and for you—is.

It reminds me of Shakespeare's most often recited sonnet, 116— 'Let me not to the marriage of true minds.'


Confusion Transcends

2018-11-15
I concur with Lawrence. Well expressed.


Innocent tattletales

2018-11-12
I hope to see: "This text has been chosen to be featured on the home page of PoetBay," because this is so fine, and original, and a pleasure to read and contemplate and visualize.

*****

bookmarked


fiction for the dying one

2018-11-09
But not all with wounded hearts are superheroes.


Reading Devkota in a Cowshed

2018-11-08
A poet's poem. Well done.


CrossFire

2018-11-08
You've defined hopelessness.


Feint

2018-11-08
This does flow, and then becomes totally crushing in the end.


Demeanor

2018-11-08
I see inevitability, self-awareness, and acceptance, all at once, I guess it's reflected in expression, that is—demeanor.

The three poems you posted today (and yesterday) are so concise, precise, and insightful. It's a pleasure to read your poems again.


New Directions Paperbook 316

2018-11-07
What was it about Dye-lin that so caught your imagination?


A Day With Starlight Solo

2018-11-04
I had a flirtation with a daysailer years ago, but we never reached, never even approached, the intimacy the two of you achieved.

A very sensuous, expressive, appreciative poem.


Hello Daddy by Ann Wood

2018-11-04
It's hard to believe that by putting words on a page you can evoke such feelings, but you do it, you have a way of writing like no one else (in the best possible way).

jim


Patriotism 101

2018-10-05
This flows effortlessly with your conversational tone. The glimpse of Nepal is compelling. You touch all senses. The imagery is super-real, vivid, as are the sounds and . . . attitude.

This is skillful writing, Bibek. Really fine.


Water

2018-07-19
Water is infinitely complex, so many states, so many guises. You've caught its ever-changing, beguiling nature.

I write from the boundary waters of northern Minnesota, water-water everywhere.


Morning in Harbour

2018-07-19
I feel the gentle rocking, hear the quiet lapping.

Lovely.


Cast adrift.

2018-07-15
This is a good analogy for the situation, which you understand fundamentally, sympathetically, and realistically.