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by lotus
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Origami Dawn
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Origami Dawn

dear Ross i'm grateful that you focus a question about the title might it be dawn unfolding or as the opening of an awakening ? i also truly enjoy your " Not enough meat on the bone." it brings me to ponder how much facade/architectural skin is necessary for the world body to see an individual's so...
by lotus
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Origami Dawn
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Origami Dawn

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by lotus
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Clock Struck One (new title)
Replies: 32
Views: 2210

Re: The Clock Struck One (new title)

title suggestion


The Tick Of Tock



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by lotus
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Staying Safe
Replies: 14
Views: 1930

Re: Staying Safe

dear Suzanne i find this extremely fine in that your address the boundarilessness of existence and how poignant is the poetry of deep pockets and the hand held secrets that they hold i like the crisscross of fences and the fencing that takes place as sport behind wire cage masks there is much that ...
by lotus
Sat Nov 10, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Visit
Replies: 15
Views: 959

Re: The Visit

dear Perry i see the title as speaking of transformation which is a detachment some might refer to as death i like the sideline conversation going on in the thread about the length of a poem and the length of a short story yet not about the length of life or purity of the poetics of being and being...
by lotus
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Mods
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: Mods

those who think that punctuation is slavery. dear Seth a very very fine thought that reminds me of a number of years that i was on the jury of a national contest in America for poetry written by those who were homeless those homeless poets varied in background from highly ordained university academ...
by lotus
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Autopilot
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Autopilot

dear Luke

i truly appreciate how the title
speaks so well to the last line

silent lotus
by lotus
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Spots
Replies: 14
Views: 810

Re: Spots

I stopped the dripping tap. An empty matchbox and cigarette pack lay wet upon the floor. We’d borrowed both, he must have searched the gaff for a final gasp, given up and swore that he’d not be smoking fags any more. Gallows humour at last. dear Ray I stopped the dripping tap. very very fine and i ...
by lotus
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Cares Of The Heart
Replies: 30
Views: 1361

Re: Cares Of The Heart

churinga wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:50 pm

At night squares of light dot the darkness.
dear Ross

very fine p0etic brush stroke

silent lotus
by lotus
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Beauty
Replies: 13
Views: 671

Re: Beauty

dear Perry

an interesting comparison

I’m hung up on beauty —

versus

Why should beauty move me at all ?

and alone versus what comes across as an implied loneliness


silent lotus
by lotus
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Forum News and Support
Topic: Notifications not working on iphone
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Re: Notifications not working on iphone

Hi I've had a look at the forum support and this was a known issue but should have been fixed. I've checked the file concerned and it looks correct to me. Will keep looking for a fix. Seems to have been a problem for various mobile devices. Thanks dear Nicola thankyuuu for your kindness to help thi...
by lotus
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Religious As Rain
Replies: 9
Views: 1010

Re: Religious As Rain

I haven't critiqued one of your poems before because I was offput by the way you post them (as an image), and by the lack of punctuation and other conventions. As you've probably guessed, I like the normal conventions of poetry. In this case, you don't even use line breaks. my heart like a songbird...
by lotus
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Arid As Rain Clouds
Replies: 9
Views: 672

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 nee...
by lotus
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Arid As Rain Clouds
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Arid As Rain Clouds

I enjoyed the photos and the poem, Lotus, although I do wonder who "she" is. Can't help myself. :) I still want to know who 'she' is. The poem could represent a moment shared by two people and the subsequent reaction to the seeping bag. Best JJ dear JJ one way to perhaps read/see the poem is that t...
by lotus
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Arid As Rain Clouds
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Arid As Rain Clouds

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. Best JJ Screen Shot 2018-11-02 at 12.07.41.png this is an actual tea egg you fill it with loose tea and let it steep in a pot or glass used throughout Europe `
by lotus
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Arid As Rain Clouds
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Arid As Rain Clouds

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a photo i took some years ago
of a ginger & green tea ,, tea bag on a napkin
that has perhaps a bit of affinity


though it was not
the inspiration for the poem
by lotus
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: On the Bike Path
Replies: 14
Views: 898

Re: On the Bike Path

dear Perry

you’ve raised thought of
Orient contrasted with Occident

and perhaps North versus South
concerning The America’s
and Americans

i enjoy the DNA of loiterers in life’s journey

your inkwell evokes a fine compass of inner worldliness

thankyuuu for your sharing

silent lotus
by lotus
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Lift Your Hands
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: Lift Your Hands

evangelical from the Greek word euangelion meaning “gospel” or “good news...., that is how my antenna interprets the imagery interesting that the poem was inspired by sculptures in London i enjoyed a few myself a month ago yet i also recall a fine afternoon i spent in the botanical garden in the cen...
by lotus
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Forum News and Support
Topic: Notifications not working on iphone
Replies: 2
Views: 763

Notifications not working on iphone

on my iphone 6
the icon for Notifications appears in red
yet when you click on it
the normal drop down window
showing the list
does not show up
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by lotus
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Arid As Rain Clouds
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Arid As Rain Clouds

Hi Lotus Rain clouds are the opposite of arid. I don't understand why you used this metaphor, if it's meant sarcastically it needs more context to make that plain to the reader. I did like the photo. cheers Ross dear Ross it was not intended as sarcasm more to the idea that you can identify a rain ...
by lotus
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Mauritius Para's
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Mauritius Para's

JJWilliamson wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:34 pm
It's tricky to escape the holiday brochure look,

Best

JJ

dear JJ

yes that is indeed an interesting vantage point challenge
one might consider a Henri Rousseau type approach
to avoid brochure type image

silent lotus
by lotus
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Arid As Rain Clouds
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Re: Grammar Gangster

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by lotus
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Arid As Rain Clouds
Replies: 9
Views: 672

Arid As Rain Clouds

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by lotus
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Last Sunday
Replies: 23
Views: 1933

Re: Last Sunday

Hi Perry. Brack a Broom (not Brick a Broom, which sounds very Dick Van Dyke) is not a thing, just a local lane. You must have those where you're from too? And that's all I've got time for now, but I'll post this, as far as it goes, to at least start meeting my statutory obligations. More to come. C...
by lotus
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Mauritius Para's
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: Mauritius Para's

reminds me of a morning in the early 1990's on the island of Taha’a

watching fisherman in small boats
bringing in a fresh catch
of parrot fish

silent lotus