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Deceitful Naivety

2018-01-12
Welcome to Poetbay! And thank you for a very fine first offering.


Pictures Don't Wait

2018-01-11
I enjoyed especially the images of the even-numbered stanzas: the ice-storm, and the turkey fleeing the crow! Nicely done.


Tom Benson - A bio

2018-01-11
Yes, welcome to Poetbay!


The Moon in my Facebook

2018-01-08
Wonderful, Bibek! I cherish especially the description of the boyfriend in the third couplet. But many fine touches in this well-made poem.


Singing To Cats

2018-01-03
The title sparked my interest, and the poem was a delightful fulfillment of pleasant expectations! Exquisite pun in the first line, too.


THE LOVE OF FRIENDSHIP!

2018-01-03
Friendship is wonderful. I have a friend who (I like to say) knows more about me than God does, and she still loves me anyway!


Janus

2018-01-03
Happy 2018, Chris! I enjoyed these lines.


walked into near oblivion

2018-01-03
Your poems are both puzzling and mysterious, and always fresh and brilliant. Here I cherish especially the last stanza.


The Kiss of Torment

2017-12-30
A harrowing theme, exposited with skill, accuracy, and supreme accomplishment. I hope that your writing and sharing of this poem acts as a kind of remedial energy, as a prayer (if you will) bringing about what it so desperately hopes for.


Today

2017-12-28
Welcome to Poetbay! (And sorry for your back pain.)


LIFE

2017-12-26
I, too, like this poem a lot. Thank you for posting!


Glory be to God on High!

2017-12-26
Yes, alas, such attitudes are lamentably common in the history of world religions. Still, I don't know if atheism or anti-theism has a better record, with Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Enver Hoxha, the Ceaucescus, the bloodthirsty French revolutionaries, and so on. Murderous hearts will use any pretext, be it "freedom" or "patriotism" or "God and country" or "liberation" or "revolution." It is a sad, deeply tragic blight on humanity.

Thank you for a well-crafted poem that inspires profound thoughts.


WHILE WALKING WITH MY CHUM DAVID! - A SNAPSHOT WORK

2017-12-23
I like this a lot, Ken. You capture the moment quite nicely!


Just One, Ma?

2017-12-22
Love the ending! Good poem.


Today Was So Hot

2017-12-22
"Antarctica" and "erratic-er"! I like it!


IT IS NOT A PROFESSINAL OTHERS NEED!

2017-12-21
Beautifully stated, Ken!


Do not by Stanka Parusheva traslated by Ann Wood

2017-12-12
Oh, that's wonderful!


My dream

2017-12-11
Welcome to Poetbay! Looking forward to hearing more! Peace and light.


The Twelve Lights of Christmas

2017-12-11
I cherish this glad-hearted and festive rhyme! Many thanks for posting it, Chris!


I am human and I need to be loved

2017-12-10
You sustain the rhyme well, and of course, I love the title (having grown up in the '80s as I did)!


Are You Kiddin'!

2017-12-10
I cherish both the lightness of the rhyme and the clarity of the portraiture. Nicely done!


emily 2

2017-12-10
Unsentimentally beautiful. A fine modern sonnet.


The Good Posh Woman

2017-12-10
One of my favourite moments is the wry characterization "like a loitering heir of modernism"! This is fine work, Bibek. Thanks for sharing!


The Passing of Today

2017-12-02
Welcome to Poetbay! Thanks for posting!


THE LOOPY LOOP BUS! (A return to a snach story-verce)

2017-11-30
Oh, that is an intriguing conversation!


LONG WINTERS NIGHTS! (Thanks To Thomas Defreitas Trigger Works)

2017-11-29
Ken, it's always a joy to know that something I've written has moved someone else to write! Thank you. (And yes, those restless nights can be an ordeal.)


A Hollywood Romance

2017-11-29
Markle in the reign! Bravo!


The Ballad of the Balladeer

2017-11-26
I like the ballade form, and I especially cherish the deftness of your rhymes! You've done quite well here.


Senior Thoughts

2017-11-21
You, me, Sameen: we all have winter on our minds! I enjoyed both poems.


Haiku for Jana

2017-11-21
A fine tribute.


I am up on YouTube!

2017-11-21
Oh, I think your pacing was fine! And well-delivered! Thank you for sharing this video!


DAYS OF MEMORY'S!(WITH ACKNOWLEGEMENT & THANKS TO A WORK OF THOMAS DeFREEITAS)

2017-11-20
Yes, how true! And we poets do our best to capture these memories in words for the benefit and the delight of readers and listeners! And the great river of time flows on!


RAW POETS ROAR! (addishans)

2017-11-20
Always a pleasure to read your work, Ken! I love the energy of this poem.


Some Days- Wow!

2017-11-20
I cherish and enjoy the wonderful wit of this poem.


The Meeting

2017-11-20
This poem is powerful in its brevity, with the reader hearing the unheard music between, above, beneath, and beside the lines. Admirable!


Winter Snow

2017-11-20
I am enjoying this poem immensely, its humor and of course its form, one of my favorites!


Half of the Morning Sun

2017-11-19
I like especially the freshness of the adjectives!


My Mother and Me

2017-11-18
Occasionally, a poem is so heartfelt and so well-executed that any comment, even praise, seems an impertinence. But I would praise, and praise generously.


Hue and Form

2017-11-15
A marvel and an excellence. Bookmarked!


Flying

2017-11-14
Excellent. The rhythm is firm, the images clear, the story compelling.


Cold Touch

2017-11-14
Yes, very nicely done!


Log cabin autumn reveries

2017-11-12
Excellent!


our nature

2017-11-11
Wonderfully articulated. I like the form, as I've mentioned before in another poem where you've used it. Of course, the constellations, and the authentic irreplaceable details, "i wished upon your eyelash" and "all evening i listened to crickets." Bravissimo!


Conversations With The Mad Queen

2017-11-11
There's something very strong and fresh about the image of "obedient demons"!


a morning poem

2017-11-10
I am a fan of frosty November, and I am a fan of this poem! Well done.


Bernadette

2017-11-10
The bullying is powerfully and potently described. This is a vivid poem, an excellence.


The Ballade of the Drunk and the Troubadour

2017-11-10
An adept accomplishment in a challenging poetic form. Bravo!


The Wordsmith

2017-11-09
Silver spiel! I like the line (and the whole poem) immensely. Thank you.


Rimes couées (Challenge)

2017-11-03
Thanks, Larry!

peace and light
T


Why am i scared?

2017-11-02
I like the poem's rhythm, and the poem's insistence, its urgency toward the end. Very good.