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by Antcliff
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: A Heatwave on the Balearics (was The Test) Rev 2
Replies: 10
Views: 1841

Re: A Hot Spell on the Balearics (was The Test) revised

Greetings, JJ I think I preferred "secretly" to "forever". "Forever" is possibly a bit overused in romantic contexts? Loved the cool/concupiscent fool. Would there be any loss if this bit were cut?... "that sent a flooding tide into my widening veins." After all, the preceding paragraph has made the...
by Antcliff
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Slow Rise Of Light
Replies: 6
Views: 898

Re: The Slow Rise Of Light

Hello, Ross

I liked it.
I enjoyed the "anxious slights".
Nice sounds overall.

I did wonder whether "sudden" attached to "rush" was redundant. But then I changed my mind.

Change of title? Perhaps having your title also as the closer slightly weakens the close?


Best,
Seth
by Antcliff
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Day We Turned Into Abstract Paintings
Replies: 9
Views: 1609

The Day We Turned Into Abstract Paintings

In bed, lying in. I reached for her foot with my toe. But it felt oddly angled. As if a normal leg, starting in a normal place, extending normally, would not have a foot pointed in that way. "Is there something in the bed, my love?", I asked. Or intended to. But it came out as: "The Conspiracy of Fa...
by Antcliff
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Team Hedgehog
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Team Hedgehog

Not seen one for over three years. Declining rapidly, they say. But here it is, so unhurried, sniff-sniffing along the gravel path. It waves no rag. I like banners, the bright colours at the sports day, the big singsong of the old teams. But I love it more than any flag. ………… Greetings, all! Not bee...
by Antcliff
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Secluded
Replies: 7
Views: 2295

Re: Secluded

Greetings, Lake

Lovely. You SO make me want to visit that little house.


Me
by Antcliff
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Over the Sea to Skye OR Red Skye at Night
Replies: 12
Views: 2439

Re: Over the Sea to Skye OR Red Skye at Night

Super. The hill/mountain outlines are very nice. As is the cloud colouring. Lovely patch of sunlight on the water. You capture our world (up here) very well.

Applause.


Me
by Antcliff
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: My mother's apparition
Replies: 15
Views: 1952

Re: My mother's apparition

Very good. Very nice ending. Nothing to add to what others have said.

Except to wonder if there is an alternative to "strange"? I'm not sure what you add to a coif to make it strang(er)


Me
by Antcliff
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Considering Brexit at 3pm
Replies: 5
Views: 830

Re: Brexit at 1500

Greetings

I liked the "map of my unearthing". Not quite sure what it means in this context. Is the narrator in this intended to be a somewhat jaded news reporter?



Me
by Antcliff
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: From the Pomposity to the Dogends of Tradition
Replies: 8
Views: 1302

Re: From the Pomposity to the Dogends of Tradition

Greetings

It happens once in while: I rather prefer the title to the poem. :D You are in good company. I quite often like the titles of Wallace Stevens poems more than the poem.

Me
by Antcliff
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Antiphon open for submissions
Replies: 6
Views: 2650

Re: Antiphon open for submissions

Great to see the ever excellent Antiphon back in action, Ros

Me
by Antcliff
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Northwords Now2
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Northwords Now2

I have a couple of poems in the new edition of Northwords Now. Here...http://www.northwordsnow.co.uk/

Sorry I have not been around much of late folks. I intend to attend a little more, coming into the pub for Darts Night and such.
by Antcliff
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Clickbait
Replies: 16
Views: 3334

Re: Thickbait

Wilko!

I'm not around much these days. But I am just calling by to say, with the others, that this is good stuff.

Me
by Antcliff
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Congrats Tristan and Ray/Snakeskin
Replies: 6
Views: 1687

Re: Congrats Tristan/Snakeskin

Firebird wrote:Many thanks Seth. And congrats to Ray, too. Great poem Ray!

Cheers,

Tristan
Indeed!
by Antcliff
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Keep Poems Alive1
Replies: 7
Views: 1746

Re: Keep Poems Alive1

David wrote:Oh hang on - "Keep poems alive". I get it. Previously published poems are her thing. A good thing.
Thanks, Silent! Happy Easter!

Thanks, David. Indeed, that is the idea of KPA. Or as The Average White Band sang, "Let's Go Round Again".

Seth
by Antcliff
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Water and Ink
Replies: 11
Views: 2576

Re: Water and Ink

Lake! Splendido. How nice to see your art again.

Seth
by Antcliff
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Congrats Tristan and Ray/Snakeskin
Replies: 6
Views: 1687

Congrats Tristan and Ray/Snakeskin

Congrats to Tristan and Ray on appearing over at the Snakeskin 250th. Huzzah!

(250th? Good grief, I seem to recall I was in the 200th celebration. Can fifty months have passed?)


http://www.snakeskinpoetry.co.uk/
by Antcliff
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Keep Poems Alive1
Replies: 7
Views: 1746

Keep Poems Alive1

I have an old poem posted up today at Keep Poems Alive.

By the way, this site is worth considering folks. It is solely devoted to re-appearances (after three years) and is run by Sally Evans the editor over at Poetry Scotland.

https://keeppoemsalive.com/
by Antcliff
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: The Ezra Pound Land (Haiku)
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Re: The Ezra Pound Land (Haiku)

Ha! Great idea. Having a go...


Full of cheap cantos,
multi-pack lunatic wards,
bargain narcissists.
by Antcliff
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Silk & Soup
Replies: 15
Views: 2934

Re: Silk & Soup

'arms length away' is idiomatic and cliched but it works here, I think. I find the poem's language original I just don't have a clue what's being said, really. Perhaps more grounded imagery needed. Cheers, L Greetings, Silent. Nice to see you calling by. :D Has PC collapsed? I've not called by ther...
by Antcliff
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Eye eye
Replies: 10
Views: 4647

Re: Eye eye

Big congratulations, JJ. Terrific to hear it went so well. Gonna be a happy strolling Summer I hope...you deserve it.

Seth
by Antcliff
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Grand Boulevard
Replies: 9
Views: 2121

Re: The Grand Boulevard

Ta, Silent and Luke

Thoughts always very welcome, but the ferry has sailed on this one.....it was posted last August and has since been published in the current "Europe" edition of Magma.

Seth
by Antcliff
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: IPBC
Replies: 6
Views: 1543

Re: IPBC

Yeh, I liked the Jenny Wren part as well.

Congrats, JJ
by Antcliff
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Autumn Sky Daily (1)
Replies: 6
Views: 1494

Re: Autumn Sky Daily (1)

Good un, Mac!
by Antcliff
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: The ticks of time
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

Re: The ticks of time

Hi Ciaran :D For me the highlight was that being crushed-by-the-hands-of-a-clock-metaphor. Although it is a familiar message I quite liked that reversal in the last line. Do you need all of "goals, ambitions and dreams"? In the context they seem to amount to pretty much the same thing. If I put on m...
by Antcliff
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Congrats Seth
Replies: 5
Views: 1661

Re: Congrats Seth

Ta, JJ!