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To Sarah Kay

2019-05-24
Thank you for introducing me to Sarah Kay. How refreshing to hear a new (to me), voice with new ideas spoken with sincerity. I admire her for her thoughts, her method, and her delivery. I am richer for having heard her words. You may "Howl" all you want, but Ginsberg would have been with her all the way, standing in the front row cheering her on, just as I stood in front of him fifty years ago, eyes wide open, listening to something new.


Spare me the Guru Bullshit

2019-05-23
I can't believe I just gave you advice, knowing, as I do, nothing.


Spare me the Guru Bullshit

2019-05-23
What the giants have to say may be worth noting, but take it with a grain of salt. No one knows you like you.


Soloist

2019-05-18
It's a delicate dance you're dancing.


A Note to Poetbay Friends

2019-05-17
otp and I wish you a speedy recovery. you have our good thoughts (the "our" is questionable).


87th Letter

2019-05-12
Very enjoyable, and

"I shun depression chic,

choosing to search instead for hidden graces"

is particularly meaningful to me.


To Dear Rose the Tormented

2019-05-11
There is such reassurance in your poetic voice.


History

2019-05-11
Both intriguing and unsettling, definitely compelling.


Euclid's Nightmare

2019-05-11
This is fine and subtle, and the images work beautifully, and starkly.


May it be .. May by Ann Wood

2019-05-03
My new favorite poem of May.


Happy new month May by Ann Wood

2019-05-03
May is when my land turns from spring blooms to lush, summer green. All is alive and growing and thriving.

Best wishes for a good month, Ann.


My Old Clothes

2019-04-03
Amen.


Happy new month, hello April by Ann Wood

2019-04-01
Happy April! I wish you happiness, just as you wish all of us.


Relentless

2019-03-25
cooool


Poem with Four Epigraphs

2019-03-25
I find this appreciation of things positive inspiring. The epigrams and your poem are worth cutting out, and taping on the fridge.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.'


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.