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by David
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Runcible Spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Runcible Spoon

ray miller wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:24 am
Thanks all. 1660's, based on a book by Daniel Defoe.
I'll take that. I'm not far out. In the right century - a couple of decades off - anyway.
by David
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Acumen
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: Acumen

Macavity wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:26 am
There was some discussion about the poem's title on the thread, but clearly you never changed it.
I had forgotten that! No, you're right, I didn't. Stubborn, see?
by David
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Acumen
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: Acumen

Firebird wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:39 pm
Anyway, Country Roads is an excellent poem. I’ve gone back to it a few times now and I’m still enjoying it.
Glad to hear it! Thanks Tristan.
by David
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: A poem that I read today by Mac
Replies: 53
Views: 4903

Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

Ah yes. This is supposedly the George Herbert poem, in the sense that it's (possibly) his best. There are many other good ones.

And this is a good read about him: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/aug/15/music-midnight-herbert-drury-review
by David
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Girardus Cambrensis
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: Girardus Cambrensis

I know little about Hopkins apart from sprung rhythm and I can't even remember what that is exactly. I wouldn't be surprised if you've employed it in this poem, though. Ha! I wish. Thanks Ray. To be honest, I don't think (in my ignorance, no doubt) that sprung rhythm is really the great innovation ...
by David
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Acumen
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: Acumen

Thank you Tristan! Gosh, I did not realise the submission rate was so high. That's bucked me up somewhat! This is my second one there. It's strange: I've made no impression at all on Magma, for instance - except that I was shortlisted once - and have had a measly one poem in The Rialto, but that fai...
by David
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Flamboyant
Replies: 11
Views: 992

Re: Flamboyant

I like it. I think you're playing on two meanings of "perfect stranger".

Is it a sort of triolet? Or even a trlolet? I am vague on such things.

Nice poem, though.

Cheers

David
by David
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Livestock
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: Livestock

Excellent, Ray.
by David
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Acumen
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Acumen

I haven't submitted anything anywhere for a while, but here's one with - apparently - a long fuse. I have a poem in the September Acumen. I can't post a link because it is - quaintly, these days - a print magazine, but it's this one ... http://www.poetsgraves.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=18642&p=...
by David
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Obsessed With Pipework x2
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: Obsessed With Pipework x2

Firebird wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:26 pm
David,

Pleased you remember Wharram Percy fondly. Much appreciated. Here’s a link to The Sea. http://www.poetsgraves.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=24083
Ah yes! I remember objecting to "caw".
by David
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Farmhouse(revision)
Replies: 13
Views: 798

Re: Farmhouse(revision)

Yes, I like cwtch. (Where's the cwtch?)

And what does it mean?
by David
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Runcible Spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 683

Re: Runcible Spoon

Very good - especially "cold promiscuities". I tried to place this historically, which may be a mistake. In the end the musketry, and God's praises, made me lean towards the English Civil War. If that's still what they call it. Very good anyway (and pretty much timeless, I suppose - apart from that ...
by David
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Culture Matters
Replies: 4
Views: 415

Re: Culture Matters

Very good, Ray. And great last line.
by David
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Obsessed With Pipework x2
Replies: 9
Views: 680

Re: Obsessed With Pipework x2

Well done Tristan. OwP is a good place, I believe. I remember Wharram Percy fondly. I don't think I remember The Sea.

Cheers

David
by David
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Girardus Cambrensis
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: Girardus Cambrensis

David wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:30 pm
I'm not sure what Moonrise is in this context. I'll go and look it up.
Ah, Maenefa! Of course. We skirted it, behind St. Beuno's, Mrs C and I, on our recent furlough in North Wales. Quite evocative, walking in some of his footsteps.
by David
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Girardus Cambrensis
Replies: 10
Views: 841

Re: Girardus Cambrensis

JJ, you're right, of course. It is GMH. (Which, it occurs to me, could be an abbreviation of Grievous Mental Harm - a good description for the Jesuits.) Actually, now you mention it I remember your poem. Had forgotten that! And yes, youthinks correctly. I'm not sure what Moonrise is in this context....
by David
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Nine Muses Poetry
Replies: 7
Views: 738

Re: Nine Muses Poetry

Well done again Mac!
by David
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Trying To Be A Good Ancestor
Replies: 11
Views: 671

Re: The Good Ancestor

Oh okay. Makes good sense now, but I wonder about "mobile". It took me a while to see that it must be the phone, not one of those things that are often hung above children's beds. Would "phone" just be better there?

Cheers

David
by David
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Farmhouse(revision)
Replies: 13
Views: 798

Re: Staying (revision)

Sorry to revert to my stereotype, Mac, but IPTO. The second verse is a beauty, though. I think you're doing something with the Welsh word "glas" in lines 7-8. I've done something like that myself ... http://www.poetsgraves.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=12901&p=100418 I was surprised to discover, ...
by David
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Burglary of the Logarithmic Spiral (edit)
Replies: 10
Views: 690

Re: Burglary of the Logarithmic Spiral

I like the title too, and much of the language, but I too await further enlightenment.

I enjoyed it, though - particularly the verse-linking rhymes (which fail for verse 3 ->4?)

Cheers

David
by David
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Stalking Carp
Replies: 7
Views: 457

Re: Stalking Carp

We've been enjoying Mortimer and Whitehouse Go Fishing, so this is timely for me. And I like it.

But what would it be like without the similes? Better, I think. See what you think.

Cheers

David
by David
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: I'll Keep It With Mine
Replies: 6
Views: 403

Re: I'll Keep It With Mine

Thanks all. I'm afraid this is an extension of my all too reprehensible habit of talking - retrospectively - to the dead. Who that is is not necessarily relevant here. So it's a very personal one. I appreciate the comments, as ever, but - in this case - they're not likely to change the thing very mu...
by David
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Ink Sweat & Tears NPD Feature
Replies: 9
Views: 590

Re: Ink Sweat & Tears NPD Feature

Ah yes. I remember this one. Well done again.
by David
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Singing saw
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Singing saw

Jules, Ray (again), Tristan, JJ - thank you. Jules, I do see the argument against the shotgun marriage of Celtic Twilight and the Twilight Zone. I like it, though. De gustibus, I suppose. Although there is something comic about the whole idea of the Celtic Twilight, is there not? And I speak as one ...
by David
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Singing saw
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Singing saw

Ah, you old romantic, Mac. Thank you!

Cheers

David