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  1. Counting The Cracks

    Thanks for taking another look Tink. Of course, Africa is a continent with many cultures, peoples and continents. Perceptions, preconceptions, are framed by media - TV and photogenic images. Although, I always attempt an empathy, the original write felt falsified - employing triggers from the media. Having said all that, I have perhaps overcondensed best badge
  2. Without a Compass

    Thanks Tony for taking another look and approval. Of course, me being me, still tinkering. cheers Phil
  3. Without a Compass

    Thank you David. Always pleasing to see you about. best Phil
  4. Vintages

    Very much enjoyed this Tony, particularly the acquiescence in the concluding line. best Phil
  5. Self-Portrait 101

    Depends whether you believe in ghosts Actually I was thinking of the 'switch off' of a screen rather than a diminishing state (like alzheimers), Just a tangent - the forgetting/lifelessness, transition, interested me. It did. Terrific pic best Phil
  6. Someone, Please Fix Me

    Lovely magic Tink - the ordinary comes alive with a convincing voice.
  7. Self-Portrait 101

    Winter kept us warm, covering Earth in forgetful snow, feeding A little life with dried tubers. The closing triggered a thought of those lines from the Wasteland - of course, the Michelangelo rhyme brought Prufrock to mind. Eliot brings his context, but then Eliot wrote in the context of the 'Tradition'. I think he would approve. He'd enjoy the sound play of emulators, haters. I like your closing lines: the image captures the isolation of this individual. The fact that the emptying is not complete, that lifelessness is correlated to forgetting. best Phil
  8. Counting The Cracks

    Thank you Tony and Tink. I thought I'd mention an animal for the flies! all the best Phil
  9. Milk Toast

    Hi Tink Ironic that so many sweet memories are made of such 'treats'. How often such a shared memory gathers warmth over the years. enjoyed badge
  10. revision2 And then the rain. The lake shimmers promises, our sunset's a flight of pink flamingos. I keep this photograph. The guide and you. That sky washes away maths and mud. ========================================================================= Revision I'm dry. Not been drinking. My mind blistered after week one. It is week three. And counting cracks does not help. The wildebeest migrate, an iridescence of flies gathers in dreams. And then the rain. The lake shimmered with fish, a flock of pink flamingoes flight a sunset. I took a photograph. The guide and you. A happiness of straw hats and mud huts. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Original I'm dry. Not been drinking. My mind blistered after week one. It is week three. And counting cracks does not help. Arachnids web a buzz, the iridescence of flies. And then the rain. The lake shimmered with fish, a flight of pink flamingoes lit a sunset. I took a photograph. The guide and you. Those smiles washing away the mud of huts.
  11. An Act of Kindness

    Thanks Tony. The use of prompts can free the writer from the usual room. May work on this further - certainly will follow the thread Tink's created. best Phil
  12. Passing Through

    Thanks Tony. I've returned to the original, though I have tried to steer away from worst-case scenario. best Phil
  13. Rocky Point

    ... A Farewell to Kings was my first album (well cassette. I didn't have a record player). There was a narrative in the prose - the guitar playing, the plateau reached - that connected. Those were my fav lines in the poem. best Phil
  14. No Sapphic Ode Sonnet

    I did wonder! I agree with the poetry police
  15. An Act of Kindness

    Indeed, it was Tink. Enjoyed playing. best badge
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