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by lotus
Wed May 29, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Usurped Excerpts
Replies: 3
Views: 446

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by lotus
Wed May 29, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Hole in the wall
Replies: 10
Views: 965

Re: Hole in the wall

dear Pauline

thankyuuu for sharing the reference photo

it reminds me of how i enjoy sketches from sculptors

and i find you have a wonderful blend in this multimedia image
which in its totality is in a fine way "other worldly"

a warm smile
silent lotus
by lotus
Wed May 29, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Wedding day
Replies: 5
Views: 979

Re: Wedding day

dear Mirror Ball

interesting imagery

i wonder how it would look as a transparency mounted on unframed glass

and set off from a wall by perhaps 40cm


silent lotus
by lotus
Wed May 29, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Causey Pike
Replies: 8
Views: 1493

Re: Causey Pike

dear JJ

i have never used a trowel or any palette knives

i feel you have accomplished very fine hues and contemplative textures

would you be kind enough to share the dimensions of the original

a warm smile
silent lotus
by lotus
Wed May 29, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Windblown (triple elevenie) revision 3
Replies: 26
Views: 1432

Re: Windblown (triple elevenie) revision 2

dear JJ

i wish i could offer you more
yet i am not one at one with rules and licenses

though i admire your choice for such challenges


so know i keep reading
but am not qualified to offer seasoned comment on this one

a warm smile
silent lotus
by lotus
Wed May 29, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Good Old Fashioned Courage v4.
Replies: 23
Views: 1495

Re: Good Old Fashioned Courage v4.

NotQuiteSure wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 6:29 pm
.

the syllables are 10/10/11/10 , 10/10.

.
dear Not

i like that
it sounds like Doctor talk

silent lotus
by lotus
Wed May 29, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Lady from Madrid (revision)
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Re: Lady from Madrid

dear RC

that zephyr breeze
has a mellow revolutionary zither feel to it

lots of juxtaposition
in this p0em
that intrigues me

silent lotus

by lotus
Wed May 29, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Paco de Lucia 21.30 (V2)
Replies: 8
Views: 799

Re: Paco & Friends

dear Bj

i wonder if Franco is an acquaintance// friend

or Francisco Franco Bahamonde


silent lotus
by lotus
Wed May 29, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Squid
Replies: 19
Views: 1367

Re: Squid

Squid Look at what you've come to now: plook-eyed and gutted, dumped sloppily on beds of crushed ice. Such a far cry from your feeding grounds- those heady days of teasing then leaving them for dead- And for what? No candled vigils, no eulogies save for this supermarket noon and endless jazz. My fl...
by lotus
Thu May 23, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Shame
Replies: 8
Views: 838

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: 8
Views: 750

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: 14
Views: 1048

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: 831

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: 665

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: 831

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: 9
Views: 351

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: 831

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: 755

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: 755

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: 661

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: 299

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: 661

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: 299

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: 2391

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: 573

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