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by Macavity
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7597
Views: 959617

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: 6005

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: 110
Views: 12501

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: 959617

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
by Macavity
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: escaping the frame (revision2)
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: But if the artist is morally unacceptable?

Thanks for taking a look Amadis (and googling). I've messed with this poem for ages in the past and a TV programme I watched, which included the comment that P. was a 'thug and rapist', made me revisit. Not sure if the title gives that direction or the poem delivers on that theme. I am a little surp...
by Macavity
Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: The Bodyguard
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: The Bodyguard

I'm not getting all this Not., my political knowledge is limited, but I like the use of strikethrough.

best

mac
by Macavity
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Owl and the Blackbird(revision)
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: The Owl and the Blackbird(revision)

Charming Eira, winsome, dreamy and domestic intimacies of joins and disconnects. Took me to check out the old Beatles' song.

best

mac
by Macavity
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: A poem that I read today by Mac
Replies: 110
Views: 12501

Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

The quality of poems in the High Window reminds me of Antiphon. This is a poem by Sven Kretzschmar called FIRE OVER DUN AENGUS : https://thehighwindowpress.com/category/poetry/#Sven%20Kretzschmar My initial reaction was a bit too Middle Earth , but the concluding lines took me beyond a superficial r...
by Macavity
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Themed mag editions...
Replies: 115
Views: 43993

Re: Themed mag editions...

Snakeskin magazine has a 'beastie' theme for November: The November issue of Snakeskin will be a very special issue, guest-edited by Jessie Randall, on the subject of mythical and legendary creatures. Here is Jessie's call for submissions: CALL FOR CRYPTOZOOLOGY POEMS The November, 2020 issue of Sna...
by Macavity
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: A poem that I read today by Mac
Replies: 110
Views: 12501

Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

This is a poem by Michael Bartholomew-Biggs, the editor of London Grip, amusingly called Everyone knows this is not really about dentistry and so what is it really about?

http://www.morphrog.com/2020/01/05/michael-bartholomew-biggs-3/
by Macavity
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: escaping the frame (revision2)
Replies: 9
Views: 162

escaping the frame (revision2)

revision2 as the light pours/ ice shatters/ glimpse into the maze/ of his mind/ where she wanders/ in his striped shirt/ casually loosening/ a button or two/ stretching venal curves/ to paint what hasn't been learnt/ tradition to unlearn/ Demoiselle d'Avignon/ prostitute staring vacant/ from the ca...
by Macavity
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: A poem that I read today by Mac
Replies: 110
Views: 12501

Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

What are their poems like? These poetry editors that is.

This poem is by Helen Ivory, editor of IST, and delivers that winning combination of meaningful fun:

http://poetry.sangamhouse.org/2019/03/the-art-gallery/
by Macavity
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Labour
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Labour

I like the title Trevor. It suggests action and I wonder what that action would be. I think you should open with your best poem, what ever you consider that to be, for a 'sales pitch'. As usual, you use words and images in unusual, interesting ways. slanted tiles clung to wood like reptile skin Like...
by Macavity
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Themed mag editions...
Replies: 115
Views: 43993

Re: Themed mag editions...

An alien theme...

https://www.flyonthewallpoetry.co.uk/magazine-guidelines
by Macavity
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: A poem that I read today by Mac
Replies: 110
Views: 12501

Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

This is a poem by Jane Greer from Autumn Sky Daily: https://autumnskypoetrydaily.com/2020/09/08/in-the-pool-at-the-bourbon-orleans-by-jane-greer/ The editor there comments This sonnet’s extended metaphor is perfectly supported by its clear imagery and excellent closing line. I don't like the conclud...
by Macavity
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Observance (revision)
Replies: 22
Views: 369

Re: Observance (revision)

Thanks Trevor. The expansion, as opposed to the compression, model is always an option. Readers and writers will have their preferences. The premise of this poem, a paradox since I'm using words, is time shared where words aren't neeeded. I used linger partly for sonics, but hadn't realised it was a...
by Macavity
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Real Macaw (v2b)
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: The Real Macaw (v2)

Muchly improved Not. More piracy, more entertaining some options... . v2 The Real Macaw They all think we're fashion statements, foppish gewgaws, feathered bling. Scurvy dogs! Never notice.................a bit of cursing goes well that we glean and sift everything. We've a perch at Captains' parley...
by Macavity
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Mac's Other Hobby
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: Mac's Other Hobby

Thanks for taking a look Pauline. I do have fun with painting. The first painting is in oils and the tree paintings are in watercolours: angry woman/couple/family in my head. Mrs Mac also thinks my trees are too big and my paintings have become more 'unreal' (Mrs Mac calls my latest arboreal fun leg...
by Macavity
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: America in 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: America in 2017

hi Perry Yes, it is depressing, and astonishing in many ways, but then Hitler was an elected leader too. Let us hope the horror movie plays out with good winning over evil in the end. A policeman becomes a thief and kills without remorse I know more than one policeman is corrupt, but I wonder if the...
by Macavity
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7597
Views: 959617

Re: Haiku Train

birth the milky way
above antarctic deserts
never be alone
by Macavity
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: A poem that I read today by Mac
Replies: 110
Views: 12501

Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

This has been written about hundreds of times before...is a familiar comment, usually with your poem is full of cliches.

Alzheimers is a topic that bores me.

This poem by Robert Hirschfield switched on the interest light:

http://www.inksweatandtears.co.uk/pages/?p=22531