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by David
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Short of the Moon (V3)
Replies: 14
Views: 413

Re: Short of the Moon (revision)

The most surprising toy here is the line 'Of my illness' - apparently being described in the same terms as the boiler. I was hoping the reader would wonder what that was doing there and slowly begin to see the possibility that everything said in this offhand conversational way about the whole boile...
by David
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Mac's Watercolour Attempts January
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Mac's Watercolour Attempts January

Hi Mac. I like S3. What if you started with that and went on from there? I'd like to find out.

Cheers

David
by David
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Safe Sex
Replies: 9
Views: 195

Re: Courtship

I like it, but "bites" seems an inadequate way of putting her coups de grace. Of course there may be - and meant to be - an ironic reference to "love bites". But the furst line is so terrific that I want the rest of the poem to take its rhythmic cue from it - something like this ... ? Miss Mantis re...
by David
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Festiveness
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Festiveness

Hello Jane! You are an even rarer visitor than me, aren't you? And much more exotic. Hello Pauline! Hope you and the family are well. It would be very nice to meet up with you all again, some time. Ah well, like Rick and Ilsa in Casablanca , we'll always have ... where was it? That pub somewhere in ...
by David
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Snakeskin - December 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Snakeskin - December 2019

Mac, Tristan, thanks.

The usual suspects, I would say. I appreciate it, anyway.

The old collective spirit is sadly lacking here these days, isn't it?

Cheers

David
by David
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Snakeskin - December 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Snakeskin - December 2019

I may be lying relatively low at the moment – taking a rest from the reciprocal grind – but I’m not above a little seasonal self-advertisement ... (two in here).

http://www.snakeskinpoetry.co.uk/

(Damn hyperlinks still not working?)

David
by David
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Festiveness
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: Festiveness

Thanks Mac.

And thanks Sid. Nice to meet you.

I like these three-letter appellations (not Appalachians) - they're very efficient.

Cheers

Dvd
by David
Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Festiveness
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Festiveness

I know I've been conspicuous - and maybe not even conspicuous - only by my absence lately, but I still keep a (relatively) benign eye on things, and I may get back to more active participation some time. So Happy Christmas anyway.

Gold bless us, one and all.

David
by David
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Runcible Spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 858

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: 872

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: 872

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: 56
Views: 5779

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: 991

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: 872

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: 14
Views: 1237

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: 870

Re: Livestock

Excellent, Ray.
by David
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Acumen
Replies: 8
Views: 872

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: 836

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: 991

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: 858

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: 534

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: 836

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: 991

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: 991

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: 893

Re: Nine Muses Poetry

Well done again Mac!