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Reading Devkota in a Cowshed

2017-10-21
Excellent. As the expression goes, you're on a roll! Beautifully vivid. Everything one could ask for in a poem!


Nostalgia

2017-10-21
This poem impresses me mightily, and favourably. Well done!


ocean and 18th

2017-10-14
I like the form that you've chosen, or which has chosen you, and you present the details in such a vivid, painterly way. Thank you for this sequence which I shall certainly reread!


Enters Minnie Grace

2017-10-14
This is a poem that any poet would be proud to have written. Unflinchingly acute and altogether excellent.


October

2017-10-13
This reader cherishes the fine, gentle, dreamlike music of the poem, and the many moments of vividness where that dream becomes perceptible and real. The poem has a certain grace to it, and even a certain reticence before the presence of mystery.


the decline of the author

2017-10-09
I like this, too, especially toward the end, the vividnesses.


Go Lightly, Shoppers

2017-10-09
One instance I feel where the film was better than the book. Rather, Audrey's cinematic Holly was much lovelier and more lovable than Capote's literary Holly.


Starry Kingdom

2017-10-09
Oh, Ashe, I like this. Let me reread! I like your brother strumming Clapton, the teenage Jesus, and the honey hunny line, and many other things about this poem.


Night Prayer

2017-10-09
Mercy and peace. I'm with you, kind sir!


Fall Cheer

2017-10-09
You had me at the first word of the title! I love autumn. Thanks for this "write"!


Happy thanksgiving to all my family and friends by Ann Wood

2017-10-09
I cherish the note of gratitude in your poems and other writings! I like that most of your poems are dedicated to someone special.


Land...A-Goshen!

2017-10-09
Oh, you ain't kiddin'. Been there, done that!


Where Life Is

2017-10-09
The tiny beetle reminds me of Whitman's aperçu that "a mouse is a miracle enough to stagger sextillions of infidels." Good job! And the telemarketer, too!


A Perfect Poem

2017-10-09
There are many excellences here! most especially the beautiful image of the silver chalices.


It is October by Ann Wood

2017-10-03
I cherish this poem's gentleness, its quiet exultation.


Spoken Word

2017-10-01
Vivid! And quite effective.


Saddest Day

2017-09-30
A beautiful, elegant poem. An artistic accomplishment. A poem to read and to re-read.


The Footbridge

2017-09-28
Sharp, focused images. Beautifully expressed.


Van Gogh’s Ear

2017-09-28
Perhaps not relevant to the poem, but there's a café somewhere in Northern New Jersey called Van Gogh's Ear!


The Metamorphosis

2017-09-28
I really like the short lines here. Each word "weighs more," carries much more significance, in a short line.


Walk in Italy

2017-09-27
I'm charmed by the lines "the fingers itch to pick a thorn/ and release the breath from the stones" --- well done!


Patriotism

2017-09-26
Eloquent -- and yes, I concur wholeheartedly. Thank you.


A Country Autumn Drive

2017-09-26
The language of this poem is wonderfully alive!


Coffee

2017-09-26
Wonderful! Good job (as this reader reaches for his own coffee ...)


telling risk

2017-09-24
I like this, for reasons I can't quite explain!


27 autumn poems

2017-09-24
Beautiful, sir. Many thanks for posting it.


Will To Power

2017-09-24
I like the "black flame beckoning" -- a very fresh image!


love

2017-09-23
I like the ending!


SADNES FELT FOR THE ONE THATS LEFT US

2017-09-23
Yes, Ken, we agree. It's disheartening and disconcerting when that happens.


All In The Waiting

2017-09-23
Striking imagery, an enthralling scene! Welcome!


Untitled

2017-09-22
A powerful cry from the heart. The reader hopes that the writer can find a pocket of serenity and hope amid the turmoil. All best wishes, TD


Fugue for autumn

2017-09-19
An excellence!


Mancunian Rhapsody

2017-09-19
Mancunian Rhapsody! A delight from start to finish!


Thamel

2017-09-15
A joy to see, to read this finely wrought poem. Wholehearted thanks for posting it!


FOUR UMBRELLAS! (Read My Relaited Work - A Saw A Young Woman)

2017-09-14
Vivid, eye-opening, well done.


The Timely Tortoise

2017-09-13
Wonderful. A gladdening, almost aesopian, reminder to take time and to make time!


A Story

2017-09-07
A tender elegy.


IRMA AND I

2017-09-07
Sending all good thoughts your way. Be safe!


Loves Those Projects

2017-09-07
A very engaging picture, with wonderful specificity and a secure cadence. Well done.


WHEN STUMPED FOR WORDS!

2017-09-06
Oh, I like this a lot, Ken. Thank you for posting it!


Morning Coffee

2017-09-02
I like "Capuchin brown"!


Musings On Weather

2017-09-01
I like this a lot.


This Hour and What Is Alive

2017-08-31
Vivid. Skilled.


Ode To A Brother's Wedding

2017-08-31
Secure, confident, poised poem. Thank you for posting it!


All Men Are Liars

2017-08-30
I'm wondering if the "centering" makes it easier to read than the right-margin-justified. Or should I just stick to convention?


Confusing Way of Knowing

2017-08-27
I like this a lot. There's humor, whimsicality, and the characteristic playfulness. Thank you for this poem!


Tall crime tales 3

2017-08-27
Ha! Marvellous!


bookmark

2017-08-13
Some powerful and vivid imagery in this poem. I like several of the similes: the freaks in a carnival, the guilty mime.


Two to God.

2017-08-10
This is quite good. Brava!


Eagle County, Colorado

2017-08-09
Supremely accomplished poem, sure-handed, fluent, vigorous. Thank you for posting it.