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by Macavity
Sun May 31, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Carolinas Arms
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: The Carolinas Arms

Neither of you encountered anyone who went to great (and surprising) lengths to proof their bird feeders against squirrels (or even a particular squirrel) only to be effortlessly outwitted by the rodent? No? No, but I got that thread in the poem and can imagine it. This one ended up a little darker...
by Macavity
Sun May 31, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Mac and Ray in London Grip
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Mac in London Grip

Cheers Tristan!
by Macavity
Sun May 31, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Fly on the Wall (x3)
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Fly on the Wall (x3)

Thanks Tristan, not often I venture into print land - the response time and the number of submissions makes it less fun - got lucky!

all the best

mac
by Macavity
Sun May 31, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Carolinas Arms
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: The Carolina Arms

Hi Not Like Tony, I was also baffled, beyond the slaughter of those bushy-tailed 'rats' (I consider them vermin - the 'grey' ones that is). The 'war' parallels, the male psychology that needs war...perhaps I'm not tuning into the 'dark' comedy. My only suggestion is to use that's instead of and in L...
by Macavity
Sat May 30, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Title needed
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Title needed

hi Tristan I enjoyed the combination of elements In this Tristan: consumption/discovery/knowledge. Learning later in life, unintentionally, getting to the sweet core. Nice to have the carrot as the root of knowledge :D cheers mac When I take small bites along its edge, a thinner, sweeter, less tough...
by Macavity
Sat May 30, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Fly on the Wall (x3)
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Fly on the Wall (x3)

I have a couple of foodie poems appearing here...

https://www.flyonthewallpoetry.co.uk/product-page/food-magazine-issue-six

best

mac
by Macavity
Sat May 30, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Mac and Ray in London Grip
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Mac in London Grip

Cheers Not. And congrats to Ray who also has a poem in there...

https://londongrip.co.uk/2020/05/london-grip-new-poetry-summer-2020/#rmiller

best

mac
by Macavity
Fri May 22, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (revised)
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (revised)

Thanks Not. Title duly restored.

I'm happy with sophist/sallow for an unhealthy life spent on spurious 'learning'.

will ponder your other thoughts some more

cheers

mac
by Macavity
Fri May 22, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: What's the Point of Puddles? (v3)
Replies: 15
Views: 260

Re: What's the Point of Puddles? (v2)

And do you recall each apogee
when a cumulus of doubt
would scud across your cloudless sky
a fleeting, faint-heart, thought
Thumbs up on the sonics Not.

best

mac
by Macavity
Fri May 22, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (revised)
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Birdies At The Gates Of Dawn (revised)

Thanks Tristan and Trevor. There seems a consensus on L9 so I've edited. sallow and sophist were there to convey unhealthy, indoor, abstract pursuits.

all the best

mac
by Macavity
Thu May 21, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (revised)
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Birdies At The Gates Of Dawn

Thanks Not. I've capitalised, changed the to those, and tweaked the title. Will ponder a tad more about the concluding lines.

best

mac
by Macavity
Thu May 21, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Boubacar Traoré - Hona
Replies: 0
Views: 39

Boubacar Traoré - Hona

by Macavity
Thu May 21, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (revised)
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (revised)

revision True, back then, he was a sallow fellow - mind lost in mazes, burrowing for exams. The day he heard those birdies singing in the willow wood ended his studious ways. He let the sophist rest, breathed the songs within the trees, came to the river bank. A child at heart, and living in Englan...
by Macavity
Thu May 21, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Biscuits
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Biscuits

Rich subject matter to play with Trevor, which biscuits you share, with whom, and those you keep for yourself or a special occasion may thread the piece together. best mac Have you ever studied the biscuit, pondered its ubiquity, its brisk forms and textures,..........I don't get that sense of 'quic...
by Macavity
Thu May 21, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: What's the Point of Puddles? (v3)
Replies: 15
Views: 260

Re: What's the Point of Puddles?

or just how good it felt

to feel your sole depart ?)
Yes, that feels better Not.
by Macavity
Thu May 21, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: the night sky V4
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: night sky

Like the way you've broken up the words and used the space Tristan. It's fun to read outloud and not just a visual experience. Can't say I know what it's about, though I like the combo of myth/minimalist, the mapping process and the immensity of a night sky (and in my head the constellation/myth ang...
by Macavity
Thu May 21, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: What's the Point of Puddles? (v3)
Replies: 15
Views: 260

Re: What's the Point of Puddles?

Title caught my attention Not. But given it both wellies, decided to commit, not wavered, with excuses, around the edge of it? Like the fun psychology. or just how good it felt as you felt your sole depart You may want to revisit the repetition of felt I googled simoon and got a hot, dry, dust-laden...
by Macavity
Fri May 15, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: before Life was Art
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: before Life was Art

Enjoyed Lotus. I don't recall seeing the word 'oligarchy' in a poem. Heard the isolation in reminisced, the present lived in the past, the communication with self not others.

best

mac
by Macavity
Wed May 13, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Poetry kit x1
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Poetry kit x1

Congrats Tristan. Pleased to see you there and your poem (in its finalised version!)

all the best

mac
by Macavity
Sat May 09, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Spring in the Hollow
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: Spring in the Hollow

Hi Suzanne,
Very much enjoyed this gentle poem, particularly the periwinkle moths and forget-me-nots.

best

mac
by Macavity
Mon May 04, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Themed mag editions...
Replies: 109
Views: 38480

Re: Themed mag editions...

A heads up on one of my fav. subjects - food

https://www.flyonthewallpoetry.co.uk/magazine-guidelines
by Macavity
Mon May 04, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Without Explanation
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: Without Explanation

Like it a lot Not. I feel the title undermines the poem, though I understand a more specific title closes meaning. Perhaps 'Open to Explanation', though again that invites a meaningless tag and really the poem works because the reader wants to interpret. I presume it was a big coat :D You need a ful...
by Macavity
Sat May 02, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Terakaft
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Terakaft

by Macavity
Sat May 02, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Mac in The Poetry Shed
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Mac in The Poetry Shed

Thank you JJ. Pleased you enjoyed my painterly poem :D

cheers

mac
by Macavity
Sat May 02, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Mac in The Poetry Shed
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Mac in The Poetry Shed

Thank you very much Tristan (and for the congrats on the poetrykit). As you know yourself, self-doubt is always a lingering shadow!

cheers

mac