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  2. Tinker

    Rustic

    Once an addict always an addict, even when sober with a 5 year chip, triumph tenuous. ~~jvg Prompt: Write a poem in exactly 24 syllables using the word "triumph".
  3. Yesterday
  4. dr_con

    This is About

    Running with the Dead (This is about) This poem is about Being awkward bookish Frustrated fanciful and Fuming this is about Standing before Audience Trying to speak truth Before you know yourself and the wanting The Wanting for something real authentic but you haven’t separated Intensity from Love Pain from Ecstasy Experience from Responsibility its About finding my friends And favorite authors before dream had edged into waking Wishing For nuclear absolution To be wiped clean To remain comfortable as violence transforms From chronic to terminal about holding onto stories Tight tight their horizons obscured the death Of their species a moment of celebration rather than loss Dumbfounded jogging through An old cemetary I saw our Names repeated An endless Liturgy Echoing the antecedents Of those I thought I knew And started laughing as the two hawks who Landed told me You Know nothing and possibly, nothing too well And so this is about The Hare who was frightened Running and hiding Saying Silly Silly Boy Your world is so fragile Enjoy this hunt chase magnificent Now.
  5. Tinker

    Rustic

    I'm old, move slower these days, but like a rustic old water pump, words pour crystal clear from my well. ~~Jvg Prompt: write a poem in exactly 24 syllables using the word "rustic"
  6. Last week
  7. badger11

    Sunday morning thoughts

    Agreed Tink. Same goes for reading. Sometimes I read a poem in the same way I listen to music - just enjoying the sounds. Especially enjoyed No.5.
  8. badger11

    Oval

    Thanks Tink. I quite like the ease of not writing, but then tinkering with an old poem inked the pen! I played. best badge
  9. Tinker

    Oval

    A rare sonnet from you Badge. This is a lovely piece on aging and relationships. It felt familiar. ~~Tink
  10. Tinker

    Pavane dreamscape

    Hi Berry, What a beautiful concept, "music pre-exists". I suppose it does, somewhere, but I had never thought about it before. "wings camouflaged as waterfalls" I love the creative imagery. "music ushers the closer to the divine" Lovely. I liked this poem a lot, ~~Tink
  11. Not every poem has to be great poetry. ~~jvg #1 Coffee, hot and sweet, begins my day. The strong liquid wakens my mind. #2 How fast the kitten is growing up. She has doubled in size, too soon. #3 Sunday, day of rest and I need it. I'll pray from home today, Thanks Lord. #4 Ocean fog creeps in, cools summer heat. The damp chill is welcome. Calming. #5 Silence surrounds me. Even the birds keep their songs within them, at peace. ~~jvg Cinqku
  12. tonyv

    Fact in Poetry vs. Poetic License

    I had to adjust a few settings which I new would cause some comments in this topic to disappear, so I took some screenshots to save the conversation. I'll paste them below.
  13. tonyv

    The Self-Portrait

    Test reply 2
  14. tonyv

    The Self-Portrait

    Test reply
  15. badger11

    Oval

    I like the word oval. So for breakfast an egg, just like this hand, brown and freckled. My spoon taps gently on the shell. A child at heart I cut soldier boys from my toast. My wife believes in exercise and buys organic veg. Friday's always fresh fish. She steams their eyes to pearls and never sighs. I like the swaying fennel, but not the fish. It's winter now. She walks on settled snow down the Kissing Lane, and locks our door because I lost her gloves. I'm getting slow. She takes her sister's eager Labrador. I see her hands are cold, her sable hair flecked with frost. Childless we've grown old.
  16. Earlier
  17. Tinker

    Rainbow Promise

    Thanks Berry. ~~Tink
  18. eclipse

    Rainbow Promise

    beautiful flowing sonnet
  19. eclipse

    Pavane dreamscape

    Music pre-exists somewhere, angelsdeclare wings be camouflaged as waterfallsas they incarnate as poets and composers, outsideFaure's window a web sways simply in the wind,the spiders intricacy pre-empts the inspiration forthe Pavane, disparate notes in the composers mind arelike chaotic fires in the sun, incantations exit froma source undefined, humans are notes personifiedmusic ushers them closer to the divine. The moon dances through fire with dancers departingthe earth, Music the invisible bee makes visible flowersof the mind,. Can we amplify the melody of humanityto attract the ear of a deity to the earth like a shell, willhe hear his own inner rhythms within the tides of history?.Mermaid with a pearl eye hums the Pavane to earn thecry of the languid moon who places the pearl inside theeye at the center of a web as he masters the ebb of themusical matrix. The mermaid's pearl eye in the firmamentfollows the moon, music accords with listeners transfiguration.
  20. eclipse

    It's Complicated

    loved the brevity of this powerful piece
  21. Thanks Tony, Nice article. I'm a fan of his work. ~~Judi
  22. Found this cool article about Seamus Heaney: Seamus Heaney's Family on Life with the Great Poet: 'He was always just Dad at home'
  23. Tinker

    Windbreakers_altai_steppe

    Thanks Tony, My haiku was a knee jerk reaction to the photo. Your poem Siber is the real gem. ~~Judi
  24. tonyv

    Windbreakers_altai_steppe

    I'm excited to see that the image inspired yet another poem, a haiku. ☺️
  25. tonyv

    Siber --for badger11

    Thank you very much, Judi. I'm thrilled you like it. It's one of my favorites. Tony
  26. Tinker

    Siber --for badger11

    I don't know how I missed this when it was originally posted. I'm so glad you posted the picture in the gallery. It is so beautiful as is your poem. ~~Judi
  27. Tinker

    Haiku Journal / Share Your Haiku Here

    #36 garbage lid knocked free racoon forages for scraps early wake up call ~~jvg
  28. Tinker

    Windbreakers_altai_steppe

    #37 sage serenity barren trees line horizon clear expanse beckons ~~jvg
  29. Tinker

    Haiku Journal / Share Your Haiku Here

    #35 softly dawn opens on an old silent milk barn cows no longer graze ~~jvg
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