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by JJWilliamson
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Deep Autumn
Replies: 1
Views: 9

Deep Autumn

Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cms. Another painting of Alkrington Nature Reserve's angling ponds. This one is called the "Big Lodge" probably because it's big. More like a small lake, really. It's entitled "Deep Autumn". See what you think. (still a touch of glare on the surface due to wet paint) Alkringto...
by JJWilliamson
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Transgressions (revision3)
Replies: 31
Views: 349

Re: (revision3)

Hi again, mac hi JJ But would kids/ducks laugh at bad jokes? ...My dad was a maths teacher and his nickname at school was "Jokes" because of the bad jokes he told. They were so bad he had the class in an uproar as they groaned along. When my elder brother first went to the same school, as a pupil, ...
by JJWilliamson
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Transgressions (revision3)
Replies: 31
Views: 349

Re: (revision3)

Hi again, mac hi JJ But would kids/ducks laugh at bad jokes? ...My dad was a maths teacher and his nickname at school was "Jokes" because of the bad jokes he told. They were so bad he had the class in an uproar as they groaned along. When my elder brother first went to the same school, as a pupil, h...
by JJWilliamson
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Seaside Commotion
Replies: 6
Views: 51

Re: Seaside Commotion

Hi, Eira An instantly recognizable scene of gulls gathering to grab their prize from an unsuspecting hand. The black headed and herring gulls are little devils at times. Seaside Commotion Keow keow , gulls flurry to scrounge tid-bits from tide-rinsed sand. Swooping, one snaps cotton candy ...Is this...
by JJWilliamson
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Transgressions (revision3)
Replies: 31
Views: 349

Re: Classroom (revision3)

Very interesting poem and thread, mac, and one to enjoy. I must admit I was of the same mind as Tristan, wondering if there was some sort of inappropriate behaviour lurking in her past. The feather in the hat and the lewd jokes made a big impression on me. This impression led me away from the softer...
by JJWilliamson
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome
Topic: Hello from Birmingham
Replies: 12
Views: 116

Re: Hello from Birmingham

Yes, I was pretty sure it was you, Eira. IE Rhapsody of Rhyme. I'm SO pleased to see you here and delighted you recognized some of the resident poets, me included. :oops: :)

See you around, here and there.

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Glasgow Review Of Books/3
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Glasgow Review Of Books/3

Very enjoyable poems, Seth, all three of them. I loved the shell inspector poem, though.

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Poetry Pacific (2)
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Poetry Pacific (2)

Well done, mac. Two good short ones, there, but I particularly liked the second one. Great work.

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome
Topic: Hello from Birmingham
Replies: 12
Views: 116

Re: Hello from Birmingham

Hello, Eira !

Very nice to see you posting here and I hope you will grace us with a poem soon. Welcome aboard shipmate.

Best

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Roseberry topping
Replies: 3
Views: 190

Re: Roseberry topping

No prob's, Pauline, I'll see you when you get back from Iceland. I hear they're doing a great deal on Quorn substitute, more commonly known as Chickens, with a bag of three for £5.75. :) You MUST post some photos when you get back. You'll have SO much material to use for paintings and poems, so much...
by JJWilliamson
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome
Topic: Good Evening to you
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Good Evening to you

A hearty welcome to PG, Alex. It's very nice to see you here and I look forward to reading your work.

Every member, bar none, started at the very beginning, a very good place to start, so join in and enjoy the fun. :)

All the best

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Reflecting (revision)
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Reflecting (revision)

Thanks, Luke, for looking at this poem again. Appreciated. As with just about every haiku I write I seem to go round and round the houses trying all sorts of configurations. :) I tried this one: Celts on the move: Galician migration revealed in my mirror I wasn't keen on the double 'm' alliteration ...
by JJWilliamson
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Villanelle
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Villanelle

Lots to like here, Tony, and with such a difficult form. I always enjoy a villanelle but have only ever written two, and one of them was dubious to say the least. The other was passable, maybe, perhaps. :) I think the scheme becomes a bit strained by S4 and starts to suffer in S5, but not terribly s...
by JJWilliamson
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Angling for Clouds
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Angling for Clouds

Thanks for getting back to me, Ross. Sorry my comment was a bit abrupt. ...Not at all, at all; I enjoyed the pithiness. I like all your work. ...Thank you very much. You would love my 'domain' in Sydney, 4 types of parrots, parakeets, galahs, sulphure crested cockatoos and the yellow tipped black pa...
by JJWilliamson
Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Am I an Englishman? (further augmented)
Replies: 12
Views: 383

Re: Am I an Englishman? (revision)

I thoroughly enjoyed the revision, J, for its delightful rhythms and rhymes, and its wonderful posing of that crucial question. "Who am I, is this who I am"? The details were a constant hook as you progressed through the poem, even to the close, which I found evocative, being Anglo, Scots, Irish wit...
by JJWilliamson
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Arid As Rain Clouds
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Arid As Rain Clouds

I enjoyed the photos and the poem, Lotus, although I do wonder who "she" is. Can't help myself. :) The tea egg is explained by your second photo, at least I think that's its purpose, but it's a tricky one to pick up without the image. As an ekphrastic piece it works very well but you'd probably need...
by JJWilliamson
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Wintering
Replies: 20
Views: 437

Re: Wintering

If this is what I think it's about, Not, I could cry. The sheer beauty is wonderful, all the way through. My only stumble was with 'down'. Took me a few seconds to realise you were probably referring to downy feathers. I haven't looked for meter or rhyme (I will now) but wanted you to know the words...
by JJWilliamson
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Reflecting (revision)
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Reflecting (revision)

ray miller wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:30 am
Make-up - the composition or constitution of something. That's the sense I meant it in. ...Slaps head and smiles. Got you now, and it's a definite possibility. :)



JJ
by JJWilliamson
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Discards
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Discards

Thanks, Mirror, for the great comments. Appreciated. It's the first time I've seen haiku on here outside of the haiku chain thread. I enjoy a good haiku and this is very good JJ. I need to get some cyclamen by the sound of it. ...I keep testing the waters to see if I can find something, although I'm...
by JJWilliamson
Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Reflecting (revision)
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Reflecting

Thanks, Ray It's not about the influx of second-rate Spanish footballers into the Scottish Football League, then? ...Yes, It IS!!! And there was me thinking I'd missed the mark. :) Still, Galician make-up/ revealed in our mirror? ...I must check my make-up bag. Lost me a bit, there, Ray. Best JJ
by JJWilliamson
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Mauritius Para's
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Mauritius Para's

Thanks, Lotus, for getting back to me with your kind suggestion. I'm familiar with Henri Rousseau and his exotic foliage, and there might well be something there to study. He certainly adopted a different approach, as did all the post-impressionists, although I tend to wander between realism and rom...
by JJWilliamson
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Lift Your Hands
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Lift Your Hands

Hi, Ross To be honest I'm not sure what's happening here. It reads like an evangelical sermon or part of an epistle or gospel. However, the central premise is evading me for the present. I see Ray has no such problems so take with a pinch. Lift your hands and beg for dreams. In borrowed clothes be m...
by JJWilliamson
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Reflecting (revision)
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Reflecting

Greetings to you too, Seth Nice to see you floating around again. Greetings, JJ I also enjoyed it and read it in the same way as Charles. ...Ah, that's good to know. The general idea IS coming through. If I were quibbling...and hey, why not?..."Ancient" might seem redundant when applied to Celts. Ok...
by JJWilliamson
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Slacker - revised
Replies: 15
Views: 417

Re: Slacker

Great poem, Ray, with some excellent lines and witty turns of phrase. It has a mild sardonic tone that I find very engaging. The term "fucking" drags me away from the poem a bit, mainly because to me it implies sex without love. Your poem speaks differently, says more than just "fucking". I couldn't...
by JJWilliamson
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Angling for Clouds
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Angling for Clouds

Thanks, Ross I'll take that as a thumbs up. :) I'll post a few links here in a moment. I have a few drawings on the site already. JJ Ok, done. It never rains but it pours. :) J http://www.poetsgraves.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=22131 http://www.poetsgraves.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=22468...