A poem that I read today by Mac

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Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

Post by Macavity » Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:21 am

I like the ambush in a poem. I'm not keen on polemical poems. This poem takes an observation of a child/father interaction and delivers an extinction message. The title could have been more subtle, the label is the opposite of an ambush, and I may not have read the poem if I hadn't been checking-out the poet. It is called Greenhouse Denial by Mandy Haggith:

http://tclj.toasted-cheese.com/2018/18-4/five-poems-by-mandy-haggith/

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Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

Post by Macavity » Tue Oct 20, 2020 5:37 am

anyone can wear the mask..... but you can take it off
Tired of those ancient myths? Well, there's always pop culture :)

http://www.freezeraypoetry.com/kate-wilson.html

Of course, there is more than one mask theme playing out here.

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Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

Post by Macavity » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:05 am

the holes in the carpet where love
wiped the dirt off its feet, the closet
door I leave open so that
my clothes don't get scared
These lines are from a poem by Deborah Ketai called Sanitized for Your Protection:

http://www.millerspondpoetry.com/index.php/current-issue/vol23web3

I like a poem with ambition, that rolls the dice on imagery, and though the ending falls flat, the journey is enough.

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Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

Post by Macavity » Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:14 am

Rather like the rhymes in this:

https://poetryarchive.org/poem/eden-rock/

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Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

Post by Macavity » Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:47 am

https://poeticareview.com/janet-harper/

The very personal concluding line is electric. I had to check out the painting.

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Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

Post by Macavity » Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:21 am

https://www.dustpoetry.co.uk/post/vendee-eclogue-by-bert-molsom

A poet taking time to stand and stare, while others have their eyes on work.

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