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by lotus
Thu May 23, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Shame
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Shame

. Shame My uncle tells this story 'bout a girl, when he was stationed in the Far East: said she was young and beautiful, and clean. Until the day she wasn't, when his pal starts pissing scarlet, scratching: got a dose, no question but she'd been with the Yanks. And there's something in his face mak...
by lotus
Thu May 23, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Minor Constellations
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Minor Constellations

dear RC

the remanence of something i whispered elsewhere before
a warm smile
silent lotus



i wonder if the ending might be
suggestive enough ,, with fewer words




us
the moment
the dance

joined lips

universes
behind closed eyes
by lotus
Thu May 23, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: But is He?
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: But is He?

dear David

i salute and promote loitering

i like how here in the poem it brings me to think of the permanence of being
versus re-risen

silent lotus
by lotus
Thu May 23, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Second Cup Of Coffee
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Second Cup Of Coffee

thankyuuu so kindly
YES

RC
by lotus
Thu May 23, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Forum News and Support
Topic: Sorry
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Sorry

dear Nicola

thankyuuu for all your efforts to keep The Graves a float

on my iMac things are fine

but for the last few weeks i can not log in on my iPhone

i've cleared cache and cookies a few times
but no luck
by lotus
Sun May 05, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Second Cup Of Coffee
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Second Cup Of Coffee

RCJames wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:06 pm
silent - Your name at the end is, easily, an essential part of the whole - RC

dear RC

is your reading
that my name is appearing as the name of the Piazza ?
by lotus
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Struggling with Conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Struggling with Conversion

dear Perry

interesting now how the title
speaks to the 30 years
needed to find
a finish

for
the final stanza

silent lotus
by lotus
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Second Cup Of Coffee
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Second Cup Of Coffee

churinga wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:16 pm
Hi Lotus

My only crit is 'Silk Route' is a crude sexual pun which i assume is not intended.

cheers

Ross

dear Ross

thankyuuu

would you feel that Silk Road would be too cliche?
by lotus
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Format & Design versus Content
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Format & Design versus Content

dear Perry you inspired this thought considering 200 years ago what percentage of the world population could read and how does that compare to the present day of course back then you didn’t have to read to appreciate theater,,, yet who could afford a ticket to go to a performance and similarly who d...
by lotus
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Format & Design versus Content
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Format & Design versus Content

thankyuuu Perry & Charles over the years as i have joined in on public open mic readings and programed readings some including special poetry radio broadcasts for the blind i notice how i am one of the few who still read from paper and many have their scribbles formatted to read more easily from the...
by lotus
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Up Next: (new version)
Replies: 23
Views: 406

Re: Up Next:

Thank you, Lotus. That's an interesting reason for liking a poem, but I'll take it! One wonders what your mother's reasons were. my mother was mesmerized by ballet and went often to performances and she started to watch basketball on tv with the sound off after i explained to her how similar it was...
by lotus
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Fata Morgana
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Fata Morgana

I like this poem. It is the first poem of yours that I have seen which is pretty much written in complete sentences, and that makes me happy. It is very clever; a pithy scene, a well-written vignette. The only thing I wonder is why a dry cleaner needs an armed security guard. That could be fixed by...
by lotus
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Up Next: (new version)
Replies: 23
Views: 406

Re: Up Next:

i applaud this p0em for reasons
no one would ever imagine

yet simply because my mother
( who’s profession was a Learning Disability Specialist ) emphatically repeated over her lifetime...that after she died she wanted to return in her next life as a male ballet dancer

silent lotus
by lotus
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Fata Morgana
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Fata Morgana

I like the way you’ve presented the poem as an object in a photo. I also like the way the weight’s shadow falls on the poem’s page. I’m sure this is all meant and carries meaning. It’s very interesting. I think, as with many of your poems, it’s what is not said that is just as important as what is ...
by lotus
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Eva's Birds [revision 7] (minor nudges)
Replies: 49
Views: 1837

Re: Eva's Birds [revision 6] (was The Old Miner)

JJWilliamson wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:20 am
I might even venture down the road to present tense.

what a lovely cinematic canvas
in that one line !


silent lotus
by lotus
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Shriek
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: Shriek

The bus is full of tired workers going home;

dear Perry

i like how this line brings me to think of the passage to the after life beyond the heavens

how it speaks to the formalities of preparing for earthly retirement

of how artists are vessels
of omniscience


silent lotus
by lotus
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Fata Morgana
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Fata Morgana

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by lotus
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Nature of Art
Replies: 9
Views: 270

Re: The Nature of Art

such sublime chiaroscuro brush stokes

the esoteric here and now

lovely p0eming

silent lotus
by lotus
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Board V3 (was 'The Signal Getting Clearer')
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: The Board V3 (was 'The Signal Getting Clearer')

Jules

i have this identical drawing table at home
in The Netherlands
with a fine hardwood board

https://www.ztijl.com/mid-century-desig ... una-1950s/

unfortunately i am going to have to put it up for sale soon

silent lotus
by lotus
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Eva's Birds [revision 7] (minor nudges)
Replies: 49
Views: 1837

Re: Eva's Birds [revision 6] (was The Old Miner)

dear JJ

after seeing some of this thread
and mention of Eva's Birds
and Old Miner

i thought of ....how is this voice ?
the dialect ?
how do we hear it ?

and then i thought perhaps Old Miner
might be pronounced as Old Myna
as in Myna Bird

silent lotus



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by lotus
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Second Cup Of Coffee
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Second Cup Of Coffee

Enjoyed getting lost in this one lotus, - the spacing (in : of : the) - the commodities (coffee : pistachios : silk) - the three S's (second cup : silk route : silent lotus) - the elements (rain : rainbows : moss). Regards, Jules dear Jules thankyuuu very much,, i enjoy what and how you have captur...
by lotus
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Second Cup Of Coffee
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Second Cup Of Coffee

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by lotus
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Tyranny of Love
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: The Tyranny of Love

dear Perry a strong canvas i will return to read again it made me also think about this article i read earlier this morning silent lotus ~~~ Eltahawy’s fury at the response to widespread reports of sexual assault at protests in her native Egypt led her to write Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle...
by lotus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Board V3 (was 'The Signal Getting Clearer')
Replies: 11
Views: 361

Re: The Signal Getting Clearer

dear Jules your poem brought back the stories of a friend his father was a master cabinet maker/restorer for the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in NYC decades ago his father had him and his brother sharpen his tools every day when they came home from school when they were somewhere in their teens they ...
by lotus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Shriek
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: Shriek

dear Perry i have been away from the Graves for a while so this is the first i see this poem of yours for me it is not important when it was written or if it is autobiographical or not i don't feel art should have those kinds of defining parameters my wife is an exhibiting artist and also an art hi...