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by Macavity
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Observance (revision)
Replies: 22
Views: 344

Re: Observance (revision)

Pleased to hear you say so Amadis. Poetry of place is one of the reasons I read poetry.

Trevor wrote a poem about Galway, which may be of interest:

http://www.poetsgraves.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=24563

all the best

mac
by Macavity
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Colours of life
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: Colours of life

Vivid picture Amadis. S3 was my fav. bit for tone (you could end on that stanza), especially liked the use of wannabe.

Colours for a title?

best

mac
by Macavity
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: The Ink Pantry (3)
Replies: 4
Views: 66

The Ink Pantry (3)

I have a couple of poems here:

http://www.inkpantry.com/poetry-drawer-piper-at-the-gates-of-dawn-the-fencers-matins-by-phil-wood/

Thanks to everyone for their help

best

mac
by Macavity
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:07 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Kleksograph (3)
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Kleksograph (3)

Thanks Tristan. Nice to be in there with Gerard Manley Hopkins :D
by Macavity
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Kleksograph (3)
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Kleksograph (3)

I have a couple of poems appearing here:

https://www.kleksograph.be/

I appear to be making an appearance with some rather historical names :D
by Macavity
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:58 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

the wild haire d sage is dancing The line makes more sense to me with that edit. The line is in this poem by Daniel Richardson in IST: http://www.inksweatandtears.co.uk/pages/?p=22523 This poem engages with its contrast of grounded details and speculative observations: the world of work, celestial ...
by Macavity
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: How many seconds are there in a day? (revision2)
Replies: 23
Views: 360

Re: How many seconds are there in a day? (revision2)

they (or their) for his/her? A little less visually irritating
I've always been irritated by the assumed gender so he/she is part of the 'satire'.
by Macavity
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:50 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

People write poems for a multitude of reasons. For me, it is hobby. Another of my hobbies is birdwatching. This is a poem about, to an extent, why some people birdwatch, why folk can get very 'serious' about a 'hobby': https://londongrip.co.uk/2020/08/london-grip-new-poetry-autumn-2020/#pacey The wh...
by Macavity
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Themed mag editions...
Replies: 115
Views: 43599

Re: Themed mag editions...

A cat theme...

http://eyetothetelescope.com/submit.html
by Macavity
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: How many seconds are there in a day? (revision2)
Replies: 23
Views: 360

Re: How many seconds are there in a day? (revision2)

And the line lengths (shouldn't they be more uniform?
It was my attempt at a prose poem, but then I don't really know what a prose poem is :roll: :) Will tweak the ending.

I think I'll let this one rest.

thanks again

mac
by Macavity
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7597
Views: 958897

Re: Haiku Train

spears within the mouth
rush over the waterfall
cool in the blue pool
by Macavity
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Congrats to David and Tristan in Snakeskin
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Congrats to David and Tristan in Snakeskin

Congratulations to Tristan and David on being published in September's edition of Snakeskin magazine

http://www.snakeskinpoetry.co.uk/

As always much to engage interest and thought

enjoyed

mac
by Macavity
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:35 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 do like themed editions of mags because they have the potential to surprise. There are so many ways of 'seeing' and poetry is a great medium for that. This edition of Allegro had a history theme: https://www.allegropoetry.org/p/issue-25-september-2020.html A good poem will prompt a reader to resea...
by Macavity
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: How many seconds are there in a day? (revision2)
Replies: 23
Views: 360

Re: How many seconds are there in a day? (revised)

‘Virus mutation infinite‘ confused me, because COVID is a virus that doesn’t mutate much - maybe I’m being too literal. Fair point Tristan. I was interested in the mutation aspect of the virus and the vulnerability of humans. Will edit. I’m struggling to understand the full journey of the poem and ...
by Macavity
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: How many seconds are there in a day? (revision2)
Replies: 23
Views: 360

Re: How many seconds are there in a day? (revised)

A comma opportunity! Duly inserted :D
by Macavity
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Title Changed (v4)
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: Title Changed (v4)

Keep the end rhyme.
by Macavity
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:39 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

I stopped purchasing Envoi and Poetry Wales because there were too many translations (not from Welsh either!) I thought this was stifling writing in Wales where there are so few publication opportunities. However, I am interested in other cultures, despite the issues of how well poetry translates. I...
by Macavity
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Observance (revision)
Replies: 22
Views: 344

Re: Observance (revision)

Firebird wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:12 pm
Hi Mac,

Sorry to say this, but I miss ‘It wasn't words that mattered for magic‘. I not keen on ‘unploughed’ either.

Cheers

Tristan
No probs Tristan. Thanks for revisiting. Sounds like 'I prefer the original...' as David would say :)

cheers

mac
by Macavity
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: How many seconds are there in a day? (revision2)
Replies: 23
Views: 360

Re: How many seconds are there in a day? (revised)

muzak' undercuts the 'ancient scratched vinyl', I think. Take your point Not. I was going for a mood numbing background comfort rather than an upbeat vibe. Will tweak. I'm okay with the repetitions/uses of 'moon'. ps Why the American 'fueled'? :oops: it's like a virus, Americanisation :) Shouldn't ...
by Macavity
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Title Changed (v4)
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: Title Changed (v4)

Do you think I could get away with this as an alternative s12 ?
Kingsman's up to something, it wasn't "serendipity",
I've seen the scene, wall and all, there's a fishy rhyme.
I don't understand Not., what's the concern?
by Macavity
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:01 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

Following on the perspective theme, a poem from Russell Jones, a contributor on another forum I once frequented, which has now ceased.

https://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poem/ant-swap/
by Macavity
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:48 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Title Changed (v4)
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: Title Changed (v4)

Thumbs up on Plod. What happened to Horner? Rather liked Jack. listen Jack Horner, pay close attention thumbs out, pull up your socks. Stop spinning your wheels, get into gear, start acting like a woodentop. So be about your business, report to me tomorrow and don't forget the Copper's Rule – and sh...
by Macavity
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:43 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Knee deep at the edge of the abyss
Replies: 9
Views: 348

Re: Knee deep at the edge of the abyss

hi Amadis

Swansea is in Wales :) Best to target England for colonialism! Southsea? Like the fetching flowery bonnet and replete with moustache. Preferred S1 and S2, reminded me of Katherine Mansfield.

best

mac