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by Antcliff
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Themed mag editions...
Replies: 102
Views: 25274

Re: Themed mag editions...

If you can still bear to read/write/think on the subject anymore, Oxford Poetry has a "Europe" deadline closing on the 30th...http://www.oxfordpoetry.co.uk/
by Antcliff
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Heaven Waits (new ending)
Replies: 27
Views: 891

Re: Heaven Waits (new ending)

Greetings, Perry Though there is no formal rule against first presenting your poem with extended commentary, we PGers strongly discourage it. Since the poems are being posted in a workshop, they are being posted with a view to obtaining constructive criticism. If the poem is surrounded with blurb fr...
by Antcliff
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Explorers
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Re: Explorers

Thanks, Wilko Glad about the humour! Thanks, Luke I am not quite so cosy, having become something of a sea swimmer over the summer. Thanks, Tristan Yes, I will look again at the transition and later sections. Thanks, Mac Usurpers may do. And thank you for the overall description of the poem...which ...
by Antcliff
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Nitrogen House/Photo
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Nitrogen House/Photo

I have a photo in the first edition of Nitrogen House...whose site has also just gone on-line. It is a mag from the Highlands, my part of the world..so I am all for it, naturally. Here...http://nitrogenhouse.com/
by Antcliff
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: The Lampeter Review (1)
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: The Lampeter Review (1)

Very good, Mac

Seth
by Antcliff
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: The Lake - Congrats to Seth
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: The Lake - Congrats to Seth

Ta, Mac

Ta, JJ

:D
by Antcliff
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Themed mag editions...
Replies: 102
Views: 25274

Re: Themed mag editions...

Thanks, Mac

And also Halloween connected. Over at the Nitrogen House....new mag from my general area.

http://nitrogenhouse.com/
by Antcliff
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: What no man may store in heaven - Revision
Replies: 10
Views: 719

Re: What no man may store in heaven

Greetings, Charles "Yes, reading it back the tone is quite moralistic so fair enough if that's it..." Stranger may perhaps have had a few at 11.25 on a Friday and was perhaps merely quoting the barman. Still, I have some sympathy with Stranger's crit if it was the suggestion....if I can paraphrase.....
by Antcliff
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Shared History (Was: Long Threads)
Replies: 9
Views: 1617

Re: Shared History (Was: Long Threads)

Good one. At first I wondered about the use of the "cotton on" cliché, but then saw the link with the later thread theme. But then I did wonder about the "lost on me" last line. Can longer threads be "lost on" a person? Perhaps, but I wonder if there is a more material based + less familiar expressi...
by Antcliff
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Explorers
Replies: 9
Views: 612

Explorers

Low tide, water far out. Small, moored boats of the bay are drowning in the dry. Where are all the shore crabs? Are they buried, waiting, drumming a sand-scaped song? Are there pointy prophets, hidden, odd-eyed, tapping "Soon, soon, we will be saved!"? Ours, in comparison, is a feeble plot line: mer...
by Antcliff
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Kelper's Cottage
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Kelper's Cottage

Usually this ruin, no roof, no doors,
[tab][/tab]is a wistful comment:

what shouldn't be. But not today,
[tab][/tab]when the summer strides,

when doors and roofs are exactly
[tab][/tab]what shouldn't be.
by Antcliff
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Day We Turned Into Abstract Paintings
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: The Day We Turned Into Abstract Paintings

Thanks, all Thanks, JJ You are, of course, qualified to judge....zany delirium, I will certainly take that. "Natural" in my case. Glad you enjoyed the humour, the rolling out of the movements, the ending. Huzzah. Good to know it works. Thanks, Ross Greetings. Yes that passe stanza is slightly garble...
by Antcliff
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Team Hedgehog
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Team Hedgehog

Thanks, Tristan Aha, I had forgotten all about that hedgehog, the monohog! Gosh, not read any Berlin in years. I have read more by his sometime pupil Charles Taylor. Thanks, Mac "...but why hurry to ones demise?". Indeed. But there is time for the hedgehog to make a comeback. A few are out at the mo...
by Antcliff
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: From the Pomposity to the Dogends of Tradition
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: From the Pomposity to the Dogends of Tradition

"A much shorter poem but more effective I think. And I slightly prefer the new title as it's more provocative." I'm not sure who it is that would be provoked. It feels a bit like a swipe at a strawman these days. It feels a bit like this poem? That is not Earth it is round Bring back the Dogends of ...
by Antcliff
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: A Heatwave on the Balearics (was The Test) Rev 2
Replies: 10
Views: 729

Re: A Hot Spell on the Balearics (was The Test) revised

Greetings, JJ I think I preferred "secretly" to "forever". "Forever" is possibly a bit overused in romantic contexts? Loved the cool/concupiscent fool. Would there be any loss if this bit were cut?... "that sent a flooding tide into my widening veins." After all, the preceding paragraph has made the...
by Antcliff
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Slow Rise Of Light
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: The Slow Rise Of Light

Hello, Ross

I liked it.
I enjoyed the "anxious slights".
Nice sounds overall.

I did wonder whether "sudden" attached to "rush" was redundant. But then I changed my mind.

Change of title? Perhaps having your title also as the closer slightly weakens the close?


Best,
Seth
by Antcliff
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Day We Turned Into Abstract Paintings
Replies: 9
Views: 388

The Day We Turned Into Abstract Paintings

In bed, lying in. I reached for her foot with my toe. But it felt oddly angled. As if a normal leg, starting in a normal place, extending normally, would not have a foot pointed in that way. "Is there something in the bed, my love?", I asked. Or intended to. But it came out as: "The Conspiracy of Fa...
by Antcliff
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: I like the word oval (revision maybe)
Replies: 33
Views: 780

Re: Oval (revision)

Greetings, Mac I liked ln. 7 very much. I was slightly puzzled by this bit... "She walks in settled snow her sister's Labrador, and locks our door because I'm getting slow." Does she walk the snow inside....on her shoes or possibly the paws of a labrador? Or does she walk on/through snow? Or is your...
by Antcliff
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Team Hedgehog
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Team Hedgehog

Not seen one for over three years. Declining rapidly, they say. But here it is, so unhurried, sniff-sniffing along the gravel path. It waves no rag. I like banners, the bright colours at the sports day, the big singsong of the old teams. But I love it more than any flag. ………… Greetings, all! Not bee...
by Antcliff
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Secluded
Replies: 7
Views: 763

Re: Secluded

Greetings, Lake

Lovely. You SO make me want to visit that little house.


Me
by Antcliff
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Over the Sea to Skye OR Red Skye at Night
Replies: 12
Views: 389

Re: Over the Sea to Skye OR Red Skye at Night

Super. The hill/mountain outlines are very nice. As is the cloud colouring. Lovely patch of sunlight on the water. You capture our world (up here) very well.

Applause.


Me
by Antcliff
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: My mother's apparition
Replies: 15
Views: 531

Re: My mother's apparition

Very good. Very nice ending. Nothing to add to what others have said.

Except to wonder if there is an alternative to "strange"? I'm not sure what you add to a coif to make it strang(er)


Me
by Antcliff
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Considering Brexit at 3pm
Replies: 5
Views: 211

Re: Brexit at 1500

Greetings

I liked the "map of my unearthing". Not quite sure what it means in this context. Is the narrator in this intended to be a somewhat jaded news reporter?



Me
by Antcliff
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: From the Pomposity to the Dogends of Tradition
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: From the Pomposity to the Dogends of Tradition

Greetings

It happens once in while: I rather prefer the title to the poem. :D You are in good company. I quite often like the titles of Wallace Stevens poems more than the poem.

Me
by Antcliff
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Antiphon open for submissions
Replies: 6
Views: 1072

Re: Antiphon open for submissions

Great to see the ever excellent Antiphon back in action, Ros

Me