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by Macavity
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: The Bangor Literary Journal (1)
Replies: 2
Views: 46

The Bangor Literary Journal (1)

I have one appearing here

https://thebangorliteraryjournal.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/tblj-issue-12-1.pdf#page=76&zoom=auto,-27,25

best

mac
by Macavity
Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Les Deux Magots
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Les Deux Magots

(Shouldn't 'beyond' be.............................beyond (somehow)?
I like saying the nothingness word Not :)
by Macavity
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: A poem that I read today by Mac
Replies: 108
Views: 12185

Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

I’ve been pre-occupied recently with the gap between my experience of poetry and what I perceive (partly through the unwillingness of readers to buy poetry) to be most people’s experience of it. I think of poetry as the most important art form we have. It contains sound (the voice, its rhythms, mus...
by Macavity
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: The Chain
Replies: 409
Views: 203250

Re: The Chain

by Macavity
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Les Deux Magots
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Les Deux Magots

Should the title have been 'maggots'? ('magot' is either an ape, or, in french, a pile of money/nest egg) And if maggots is the ambiguity that might allow for 'maggot' to lead to 'minable', loser, which I like, intended, or just a figment). My French is nowhere near sufficient to be sure. I've adde...
by Macavity
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Too Soon 2?
Replies: 1
Views: 32

Re: Too Soon 2?

Far too soon Not, winter is coming forebodes...Panto :D

Aren't mittens/scarves a combo?
by Macavity
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Too Soon? (v2b)
Replies: 17
Views: 276

Re: Too Soon?

Moriarty probably masterminded, the puppeteer, but who was the puppet?
by Macavity
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Les Deux Magots
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Les Deux Magots

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by Macavity
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: A poem that I read today by Mac
Replies: 108
Views: 12185

Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

It was a ritual, like cleaning windows: remembering the dead. Nice simile. I sort of like this poem. It has a progression to meaning, and that progression is processed through doing, connections to the past are made concrete in the actions. What nags me, a little, is the fiction, because that is wh...
by Macavity
Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Too Soon? (v2b)
Replies: 17
Views: 276

Re: Too Soon?

NotQuiteSure wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:39 pm
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Was that a yes?
Macavity wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:53 pm
I think pointing to red nosed suspects is bias :D
Are you stereotyping the Irish now, mac? :D

Regards, Not



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Nope. Us Celts are a united front. I'm awaiting the CSI report!
by Macavity
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Too Soon? (v2b)
Replies: 17
Views: 276

Re: Too Soon?

I think pointing to red nosed suspects is bias :D
That muffled grief
is Santa entering to find
?
by Macavity
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Too Soon? (v2b)
Replies: 17
Views: 276

Re: Too Soon?

I don't see why not. A little bit of seasonal cheer in these unseasonal times. Nicely restrained ending. Inside Job for a title? Is Santa more of a bellower than a shrieker, or am I stereotyping masculinity?

best

mac
by Macavity
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: DM du Jour (1)
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: DM du Jour (1)

Thanks Not. I usually send a submission once a year to this ezine - I like a genre mag - the editor, if the submission is accepted, will slot the poems in at different times in the year: this time I had one in Sept. and I got another one coming up in Dec.

cheers

mac
by Macavity
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: DM du Jour (1)
Replies: 2
Views: 49

DM du Jour (1)

I have one appearing here:

https://dmdujour.wordpress.com/2020/09/15/phil-wood-prospectors/

all the best

mac
by Macavity
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Themed mag editions...
Replies: 115
Views: 43599

Re: Themed mag editions...

Winter beckons...

https://thebangorliteraryjournal.com/submissions/
by Macavity
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: A poem that I read today by Mac
Replies: 108
Views: 12185

Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

with terrible roots which grip to the ground Sometimes I feel education seeks to rip out those roots, correct the syntax/grammar, measure expression to an educated standard. This is a poem by Lydia Harris called It was just part of our living http://theislandreview.com/content/poetry-orkney-lydia-h...
by Macavity
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: A poem that I read today by Mac
Replies: 108
Views: 12185

Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

Repetition is a feature of traditional poetry, but a feature of contemporary poetry is to compress and avoid repetitions. This poem by Japhy Mitchell threads the narrative by repeating the word fire . It is the key word that links the events in the narrative. https://dmdujour.wordpress.com/2020/09/1...
by Macavity
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7597
Views: 958898

Re: Haiku Train

but we split to they
winter habits store for spring
squirrels to have fun
by Macavity
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Blog World
Replies: 14
Views: 6004

Re: Blog World

For Magma 79, we have between 5000 to 6000 poems submitted... In my view, the brutal truth is not the need for competitions and grants. Instead, it's the huge disparity between the number of poets who submit and those who subscribe to print-based magazines. If just 10% of the poets who submitted to...
by Macavity
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: escaping the frame (revision2)
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Muse (revision)

Thanks for coming back Not. One to rest awhile, but as always, will store your suggestions...may try couplets at some point :D

cheers

mac
by Macavity
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: A poem that I read today by Mac
Replies: 108
Views: 12185

Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

I do enjoy a gardening poem, probably because I enjoy the labour of gardening, though I have long learnt not to impose on nature. That would be like forcing a poem because one has thought of a title :) This poem by Susan Tepper is called On a Calm Night https://thegalwayreview.com/2020/08/29/susan-t...
by Macavity
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:55 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7597
Views: 958898

Re: Haiku Train

find solitude peace
this night's breeze wanders blossoms
finds solitude peace
by Macavity
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: escaping the frame (revision2)
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: But if the artist is morally unacceptable? (revision)

Thanks Not. I've given up on my Cubist ambitions and gone for a more linear narrative :) 'glimpse' - feels like an instruction to the reader It is :) 'priced' - we already know she's a prostitute (though as a model presumably she'd be paid for her time) so 'priced' is a given. Maybe 'cheap'? Ok/ Edi...
by Macavity
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: escaping the frame (revision2)
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: But if the artist is morally unacceptable?

hi Not. I suspect a cubist slant, or even a William Faulkner approach, is an ambition too far and incomprehensibility will be the outcome, but I like to play :D Not keen on 'glimpse' or 'priced curves' (or indeed 'aura of light). Why? Shouldn't 'prostitute' be plural (after Demoiselle)? In this scen...
by Macavity
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: The Bodyguard
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: The Bodyguard

I read AI - artificial intelligence :D