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by lotus
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Struggling with Conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 72

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: 4
Views: 201

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: 7
Views: 440

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: 7
Views: 440

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: 288

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: 136

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: 288

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: 136

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: 1656

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: 353

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: 136

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: 224

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: 311

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: 1656

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: 4
Views: 201

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: 4
Views: 201

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: 145

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: 311

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: 353

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...
by lotus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Death in the Time of Brexit - renegotiated
Replies: 11
Views: 751

Re: Death in the Time of Brexit - renegotiated

dear Ray

my apologies for not having been here at the Graves for a while

so this was my first read
and i find it quite fine

a warm smile
silent lotus



and something that recently fell through my mailbox that you might enjoy
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by lotus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Streetlight Sermons
Replies: 25
Views: 1074

Re: Streetlight Sermons

CELTIC wrote:
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:37 pm
A great poem that shines the light in your thinking from an active
mind that has many directions open to its inevitable direction ... or no.

MerlinsWhispers
dear MW

indeed an omnidirectional universe
certainly opens the mind
to find what the heart
truly feels

silent lotus
by lotus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Streetlight Sermons
Replies: 25
Views: 1074

Re: Streetlight Sermons

Dear Lotus, I, like JamesM here above, feel a sneaking conflict with this poem as to whether it is sufficiently meaningful to warrant the effort needed to decipher it. I think I will need to read some more of your work to try and encapsulate a general sense of what you are all about. :) dear Honour...
by lotus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Mourning Coffee
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Mourning Coffee

Hi lotus Your pieces are like paintings by Seurat where you have to hold the piece back to get the bigger picture. I like the ambiguity of having two different texts play against each other. You could run the risk, though of being different for its own sake, or just plain repeating yourself in this...
by lotus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Mourning Coffee
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Mourning Coffee

I enjoyed this too Lotus. As JJ said the juxtapositions provoke thought. The closing moment representative of the takeaway nature of the poem, what and how the reader fills the bag. I like the pause/thought play and that contrast of cemetery/beach...a mind lives in more than one time frame. Your po...
by lotus
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Gypsies Nomads & Loiterers
Replies: 18
Views: 1036

Re: Gypsies Nomads & Loiterers

Is ‘dexterity’ being used as adverb or adjective? A lot seems to pivot on that. Enticing stuff as ever, Lotus. L dear Luke fascinating question ! is it perhaps possible for me to leave that open to personal interpretation of each reader or does an author have to be able to nail down a specific qual...