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by Marc
Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Halcyon
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: Halcyon

Hi Peter and thanks. I'm saying "...the pond, clouded with lilies and carp concealing..." but perhaps it's not coming across like that. Will think about it. The cows are poaching the field -poaching being the term used when a muddy field has livestock on it - it becomes poached. Hope these help and ...
by Marc
Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Halcyon
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Halcyon

A sleight of blue crossing a dark pool clouded with lilies, carp concealing, overhung by hawthorn and birch? Perhaps where a quiet river curls gently through a cow poached meadow seeking the slow death of an oxbow lake? Or maybe captured in a house of marbles hanging on a cord to dive forever over g...
by Marc
Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Jane's ducks
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: Jane's ducks

Thank you B (if I may call you that).

My original thought was that it was good to have the odd juxtaposition - the weirdness introduced a fairy tale quality...

Cheers
Marc
by Marc
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:59 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Jane's ducks
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: Jane's ducks

Thanks David and K-J

Yes, I'm not sure the whole poem doesn't just exist for the quackophany gag!

Ok, I'll send the Woodcutter Dwarf back to his cave in the mountains and concentrate on my upcoming periodical Jane's Ducks...

Thanks :)

Marc
by Marc
Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Jane's ducks
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: Jane's ducks

Thanks - yes I can see your points, it's not quite working as it is. It's actually a description of my near neighbours (sshh...) - the woodcutter goes off in his truck each day and comes back with a load of logs which he stores for fulfilling orders - as is a woodcutter's modus operandii... however ...
by Marc
Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Jane's ducks
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Jane's ducks

Who knows how many ducks Jane has now? You might say they're a moveable feast. She started attracting waterfowl when her husband flew off to the East. She enlarged the pond, widened the leat and wild Mallards were soon crashing in disconcerting the tremulous coots. Now she has Muscovies, Teal, Manda...
by Marc
Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Marc Woodward - 'A Fright of Jays'
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Re: Marc Woodward - 'A Fright of Jays'

Thanks very much - greatly appreciated!

(Sorry I've not been here for a while... busy busy etc)

BW

Marc
by Marc
Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7521
Views: 696853

Re: Haiku Train

Cragside was the first
to have waterfalls of clear
illumination.
by Marc
Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Wanton Agnes
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: Wanton Agnes

Thanks Cynwulf, appreciated.
by Marc
Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Wanton Agnes
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Wanton Agnes

My glowing pink skin belies me and I know that glint in your eye: you're thinking we might go to bed? Would you feel the same if I was pea-pod green instead? Before the bang and the ringing bells that chimed us from cave into sunlight: that's how I was - and my brother too. Ah, yes, you know me now?...
by Marc
Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7521
Views: 696853

Re: Haiku Train

dancing to the beat
-ing up of poets who use
enjambment too much
by Marc
Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:19 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Spring lizard
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: Spring lizard

Thanks Ian - valid point: have addressed,
Cheers,

Marc
by Marc
Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Spring lizard
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Re: Spring lizard

Thanks all - valid comments. Will think about the full stops and amend. Also the pronoun issue - good call. (Now edited thanks) Re rooks and crows - K.J, you're right: rooks are a member of the crow family - but differ from the carrion crow (usually just called a crow). Rooks have a bigger beak, whi...
by Marc
Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Spring lizard
Replies: 8
Views: 593

Spring lizard

Edited: I found a frozen lizard on my walk at the red mud edge of a Devon lane. Intact and unspotted by crows and rooks, lying hidden and dirty by the drain. Bending down I saw life might yet exist, stunned to stillness by unexpected chill. I curled my hand around it, stuffed my fist into my coat an...
by Marc
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Congrats Marc/Poetry24/1
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: Congrats Marc/Poetry24/1

Just catching up with PG posts! ( Been absent too long...)

Many thanks
:)

Marc
by Marc
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: InkSweatTears1/XmasDay
Replies: 7
Views: 1015

Re: InkSweatTears1/XmasDay

Well done Seth - and well deserved!

Marc
by Marc
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Congrats Marc - The Stare's Nest
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: Congrats Marc - The Stare's Nest

Just spotted this!
Thanks all v much,

:)

Marc
by Marc
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Ashmolean / revision
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: Ashmolean / revision

Enjoyed this - no real nits from me
:)

Marc
by Marc
Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: I like everything I like about you, like
Replies: 12
Views: 1742

Re: I like everything I like about you, like

And I like this poem Mic
:)

Marc
by Marc
Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: What the moon said (was 'Orbit')
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: What the moon said (was 'Orbit')

Thanks Steamboats - I've already amended that line as it was too clichéd really... hopefully now better

Thanks

Marc
by Marc
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: What the moon said (was 'Orbit')
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: Orbit

Thanks - and yes I think you're right. Various edits now follow including ending as you propose,

BW
Marc
by Marc
Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: What the moon said (was 'Orbit')
Replies: 4
Views: 226

What the moon said (was 'Orbit')

Slip my luminescence and you will find other light. You may thrill with the beating of day bird wings in flight. Still, please notice the flatness of the midday sun, how as afternoon progresses a sharper vision comes. See the Earth's relief, the movement of terrain and know that brighter lights may ...
by Marc
Fri Nov 28, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7521
Views: 696853

Re: Haiku Train

One more blade slides in.
The knife thrower's assistant
takes another breath
by Marc
Mon Nov 24, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Autumn Tanka
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Autumn Tanka

Thanks Suzanne :)

Marc
by Marc
Mon Nov 24, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Autumn Tanka
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Autumn Tanka

Thanks,
have amended slightly removing some commas, the full stop at the end of the Aspen line and the capital P from prayer making the last two lines one sentence as you suggest,
Thanks,

Marc