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by JJWilliamson
Thu May 23, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Forum News and Support
Topic: Sorry
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Sorry

Thanks again, Nicola. The art forum is accepting posts again, with no prob's so far.

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Thu May 23, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Hole in the wall
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Hole in the wall

It must look great in the flesh, Pauline. The size alone will be a real eye-catcher. Your stonework is excellent, top drawer, in fact, and the flower border provides a lovely splash of colour, whilst still looking a bit wild. I missed the bridge at first, then realised where we are when I recognised...
by JJWilliamson
Thu May 23, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Trow Rock from the Dunes
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: Trow Rock from the Dunes

I must dander over to this place. :) You make it look and sound amazing. I look forward to seeing your series of 4 paintings :D Thank you very much, Pauline for the kind comments. Always appreciated. The biggest problem for me with this sort of scene is the static nature of the waves and my familia...
by JJWilliamson
Wed May 22, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Trow Rock from the Dunes
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Trow Rock from the Dunes

Oil on canvas, 50 x 40 cms. On May 4th, this year, I was confronted by the most exciting sea I'd seen for many a year off the coast at South Shields. An onshore wind and high tide conspired to give a show of unprecedented proportions. I tried to catch something of the action but it was a tough ask. ...
by JJWilliamson
Sun May 19, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Breaker (revised)
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Re: Breaker (revised)

Hi Pauline

I've sent a message to Admin and am waiting for a reply. I've also tried posting again and find I'm still registering as invalid. What a cheek. :)

I've sent you a PM with further details.

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Tue May 14, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: A royal birth
Replies: 12
Views: 176

Re: A royal birth

I think this is a lovely Shakespearean sonnet, Leaf, with a delightfully modern feel The meter is perfect iambic pentameter with a few substitutions thrown in for good measure. Unless you follow Pittville Swans & Friends on Facebook, or you live near Pittville Park and like to take the tarmac path t...
by JJWilliamson
Sat May 11, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome
Topic: Hi
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Re: Hi

Hi Leaf

A hearty welcome to Poet's Graves. I hope you enjoy a fruitful time here.

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Sat May 11, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Ray and I appearing in Snakeskin.
Replies: 4
Views: 266

Re: Ray and I appearing in Snakeskin.

Many congratulations, guys. Great result!

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Fri May 10, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: The Witch’s Secret
Replies: 11
Views: 156

Re: The Witch’s Secret

Thoroughly enjoyed this one, Harbal. With a nip and tuck this one could soar.

Great close.

Best

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Fri May 10, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Losing People (A didactic poem)
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Losing People (A didactic poem)

Hi, Tristan I'm not altogether sure what the title is adding to the poem. There's also an abstract thread running through the entire piece, as if it was just about to begin, but didn't. I thought of the holocaust but realised it could just as easily apply to any global genocide. Are you referencing ...
by JJWilliamson
Fri May 10, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: In a Cemetery of Oak and Ash
Replies: 13
Views: 222

Re: In a Cemetery of Oak and Ash

My initial response was exactly the same as David's, Not, even though I'd read it a thousand times. (slight exaggeration) However, after reading your response everything fell into place beautifully, wonderfully in fact. So, I wonder if it's a little obscure in places. Now, this is just a thought, a ...
by JJWilliamson
Fri May 10, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Breaker (revised)
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Re: Breaker (revised)

I've tried to post a few times over the last 24 hours, Pauline, but things remain the same, I'm afraid. I've left a message and request in the Mod Forum to see if we can resolve this problem. I'll keep you posted. (pardon the pun) :) JJ Phew. Thought it was just me. It's been going on for several da...
by JJWilliamson
Thu May 09, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Breaker (revised)
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Re: Breaker (revised)

I've just attempted to add another painting and I'm having similar problems, Pauline. It will only allow me to "delete" my added file for some reason. The option to place the image inline isn't available. I'll try again later to see if things settle down, if not I'll take the problem into the mod fo...
by JJWilliamson
Tue May 07, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Breaker (revised)
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Re: Breaker (revised)

Thank you very much for the very interesting response to this painting, River. Appreciated. These green and damp islands can be both blessing and blight but we do enjoy the occasional brief hiatus from depressing weather. I visited the North East of England this weekend, on the coast overlooking thi...
by JJWilliamson
Tue May 07, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Breaker (revised)
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Re: Breaker (revised)

Long time no see, Pauline! Good to see you again! Sorry about the tardy response but I've had back to back viral infections and I've been up to the North East (Sooth Shiels) for a jolly this weekend. :) Thank you very much for the honest and very useful critique. You're right about structured and ho...
by JJWilliamson
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Ferret
Replies: 14
Views: 300

Re: Ferret

Yes, I enjoyed this one, too, Tony.

I think Not has a point about all those "its". A bit of judicial shuffling should tame them a bit.

Interestingly, once I decided to ignore them the poem soared.

Good read with an interesting metaphor.

Best

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Am I an Englishman? (V4)
Replies: 27
Views: 2026

Re: Am I an Englishman? (V4)

A great revision, Jules, and one that I thoroughly enjoyed. You could go on forever with this one but you're pretty much there, I'd say. Am I an Englishman? Vienna, Vilnius, Kazan: I think I am I come from generations, three! My father, father's father and father once again - Asylum seekers all, eac...
by JJWilliamson
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Girl with Boa
Replies: 10
Views: 236

Re: Girl with Boa

Quite the delicious piece, Not, but that last line also has me scratching my head. There is sensuality, danger and temptation flowing through each line but I'm not sure I'm connecting as I should. Is the title, for example, to be taken literally? It would make all the difference. . Girl with Boa I c...
by JJWilliamson
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome
Topic: I'm new here
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: I'm new here

Welcome aboard, Peter

It's good to see another fellow enthusiast taking the plunge. :)

Constructive critique is very welcome here so please do join in with the discussions.

Best

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Interplanetary Love (revision 2)
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: Interplanetary Love (revision 2)

Thank you very much, Honour, for your delightfully sensitive critique to this effort. Part of me quite likes all three versions and I might just try to tie them together in some way. Three tercets might work. I think you're right because it does feel like I'm knocking on the door of something worthw...
by JJWilliamson
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Tribbles (revised)
Replies: 16
Views: 332

Re: Tribbles (revised)

Thank you very much, Honour, for the warming comments. Appreciated. I'm pleased the revision was/is a step in the right direction and I'll keep at it till something emerges. :) I've removed 'twats' already, you'll be pleased to read, and I'm looking closely at the final strophe. I lose an irony if I...
by JJWilliamson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Interplanetary Love (revision 2)
Replies: 14
Views: 369

Re: Interplanetary Love (revision 2)

Thanks for the suggestion, mac. Appreciated. Yes, that's a fair point. The three liner is a bit limiting and for no good reason, other than compression of thought. Best JJ If distance was an emotion then the universe would be universal and you would always be there. I could reach out and kiss those ...
by JJWilliamson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Eva's Birds [revision 7] (minor nudges)
Replies: 49
Views: 1837

Re: Eva's Birds [revision 7] (the ever-morphing poem)

Thank you very much, Lotus, Not, Perry, Luke and Ross for the generous comments and suggestions. Always appreciated. . Hi JJ, wonder if it's morphing away from you. Some of the darkness in the original seems to have fallen by the wayside and I think the piece is starting to suffer because of that. ....
by JJWilliamson
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Breaker (revised)
Replies: 16
Views: 648

Re: Breaker (revised)

Thank you very much, Not. Delighted you like the revision and really pleased you let me know. A couple of friends (artists) of mine mentioned that the white water wasn't fluid enough, prompting the revision. So, an honest opinion really does yield dividends. The sky hasn't been touched so perhaps th...
by JJWilliamson
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Tribbles (revised)
Replies: 16
Views: 332

Re: Cushions [wasTribbles] (revised)

Thank you very much, Peter, for the very thoughtful critique. Much appreciated. Hello JJ and all -- Maybe I'm way off base, but I read it as being dark and sardonic, not light. I envisioned the narrator as being in the midst of an actual divorce, looking for freedom from a sea of vapid cushions and ...