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by Antcliff
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Contrary Head revisited
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: Contrary Head revisited

Since Elph/Geoff have raised doubts about the last line, let me join in. Couldn't you just drop "homophonic" as something that explains what the reader should be left to spot?


Seth
by Antcliff
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Scan (revised)
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: Scan (revised)

Greetings, Luke. Did I see some poems by you in the recent edition of Southlight? I am glad Jules identified the subject matter as I had been somewhat at sea initially. But only initially. Despite your last comment about the abstract, I rather liked the new version. I liked the idea of a channel of ...
by Antcliff
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Elphs Echoes
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Elphs Echoes

Hi Elph, This is great... another poem inspired by Norman MacCaig :-) Due to my lack of knowledge concerning most things, I'm unable to make much headway here at the moment. However, I just thought I'd pop in and mention that I like the 'leopard-skin pill-box hat'... and now the knowledgeable membe...
by Antcliff
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Antcliff's Carrier Cart
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Antcliff's Carrier Cart

Well that made me smile, I love the voice, not dowdy just worldly wise And ... a NM poem i wasn’t so familiar wit Elph Thank you very much, Elph. Not sure where I first ran across the MacC "Wild Oats" poem. I think the animal poems tend to get anthologised....the frogs one, the basking shark one......
by Antcliff
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Antcliff's Carrier Cart
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Antcliff's Carrier Cart

found myself looking down my beak while tilting my head to the left a little. So that was a pleasant end to the working day :lol: Best wishes, Leaf Aha! Glad you did so. Thank you. My apologies for taking you to be male. A few years ago I occasionally visited Wild Poetry Forum....I wonder if it sti...
by Antcliff
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Antcliff's Carrier Cart
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Antcliff's Carrier Cart

I see MacCaig has been mentioned. And his farm poem. And Elph has posted his related poem...an old favourite. And now I see Leaf...welcome Leaf...has posted his own MacC related poem. So it may be time for my own MacC connected poem from an edition of the now defunct Keep Poems Alive. The poem that ...
by Antcliff
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Guest Editing September’s Snakeskin
Replies: 20
Views: 1495

Re: Guest Editing September’s Snakeskin

David wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:47 pm
Everyone now secretly planning and hoarding submissions, I expect ... although "environs" does seem splendidly vague. Which gives us a lot of scope.
Naturally. I think I have a month to get a sub together don't I? Better check....

Me
by Antcliff
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: A poem that I read today by Mac
Replies: 34
Views: 1217

Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

Thanks, Mac. On Edward Thomas, I also always liked... TALL NETTLES Tall nettles cover up, as they have done These many springs, the rusty harrow, the plough Long worn out, and the roller made of stone: Only the elm butt tops the nettles now. This corner of the farmyard I like most: As well as any bl...
by Antcliff
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Themed mag editions...
Replies: 106
Views: 32482

Re: Themed mag editions...

Macavity wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:59 am
For those concerned with climate change

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community/Climate-emergency-poems-Rebel-Talk-1054824368048880/
Thanks, Mac
by Antcliff
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Guest Editing September’s Snakeskin
Replies: 20
Views: 1495

Re: Guest Editing September’s Snakeskin

Huzzah! I look forward to it, Tristan.
by Antcliff
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Losing People (A didactic poem)
Replies: 10
Views: 1082

Re: Losing People (A didactic poem)

Although I don't dislike the (occasional) didactic poem, there is, imho, too little here that is specific. It could fit a load of bad events. Of course it might be said that we should not let any such happen. No doubt. But doesn't a warning lose force if it is against something so very general? "Bew...
by Antcliff
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Strand Street
Replies: 18
Views: 598

Re: Strand Street

"Ah, the Maypole. It was just a little supermarket, wasn't it?" I note, apropos next to nothing, that my grandad's brother managed one. Swansea branch. This bit was excellent..."creaking gamely overhead like some absurd Heath Robinson alpine cable car". Nostalgic, of course, but then nostalgic poems...
by Antcliff
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: The Jolly Blue Dragon
Replies: 4
Views: 640

Re: The Jolly Blue Dragon

I have just found out that this is likely to have been one of the last poems by Cheryl Leverette. Some of the older hands here are likely to know her from visits to Poetry Circle, where she had posted for many years. Sadly, I learn that she died very recently.


Seth
by Antcliff
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: DRAGONBOUGH
Replies: 13
Views: 340

Re: DRAGONBOUGH

Geoff! Good grief, I heard you got killed down in that shoot out in Ecuador along with Butch and Sundance. So it turns out you were in a different gang and in Nutwood.

I am such a Rupert fan that I cannot assess anything Rupert related without judging it = excellent.

Hail

Seth
by Antcliff
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Northwords Now3
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Northwords Now3

Ta, Mac. It is, I suppose, the main Highlands/Islands literary magazine, so well known in these parts...and publicly funded and free. In part, in large part, because it prints work in Gaelic. Many of the folk of Scottish literary life are there somewhere in previous editions.
by Antcliff
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Northwords Now3
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Northwords Now3

Very pleased, as always, to be appearing in the new edition...with 3 poems...and a poem by my dad. :D We've appeared a few times now, but I always take great delight in seeing a joint appearance. This makes us the biggest father/son literary pair in, o, perhaps the whole village. http://www.northwor...
by Antcliff
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Ink, Sweat & Tears x1
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Ink, Sweat & Tears x1

Well done, Tristan!
by Antcliff
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Ink, Sweat and Tears (1)
Replies: 6
Views: 687

Re: Ink, Sweat and Tears (1)

Congrats!
by Antcliff
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Allegro (1)
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Allegro (1)

Congrats, Mac. Yes, I remember that one.
by Antcliff
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Last of the Clipston Baptists
Replies: 13
Views: 763

Re: The last of the Clipston Methodists

Greetings, Luke Nice touches, but the fallen leaves/lost generations pairing feels a little well worn now. Do you know the classic of the genre, The Leaf Burners by Ernest Rhys? One of my favourites. I also wonder if there is enough specifically about the prims? I think something more specifically a...
by Antcliff
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Birds 2
Replies: 6
Views: 753

Re: Birds 2

Well done, JJ!
by Antcliff
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: The Poetry Shed
Replies: 12
Views: 779

Re: The Poetry Shed

Congrats, Tristan!

Liked it, the idea, the ending, the ash.

Seth
by Antcliff
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Sandy Denny - The Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 1418

Re: Sandy Denny - The Sea

Ah, Sandy Denny. I recall that the admirable Geoff, our one time fellow PGer, was a big fan.