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by Macavity
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: London Grip
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: London Grip

Well done Not!

all the best

mac
by Macavity
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7629
Views: 986358

Re: Haiku Train

an arctic frenzy
across the tundra a bear
pisses with vigour
by Macavity
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Native Tongue
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Native Tongue

hi Trevor The more I read your poems, the more I've gotten to like them: the domestic/parental context and theme threads on language/identity/legacy. Native Tongue Carrer d’Orosi, Tarragona I speak to Spaniards who sand the ends of their words....like the tangible/intangible mix; the insight on anot...
by Macavity
Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:47 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Watercolours Sept Oct
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Watercolours Sept Oct

Thanks JJ. I do have a lot of A5 paintings, great hobby, should have picked the 'best'...but they are all on the same plateau :lol:

cheers

mac
by Macavity
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: In the shadow of greatness
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: In the shadow of greatness

No probs at all Amadis. No offence taken.

all the best

mac
by Macavity
Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: In the shadow of greatness
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: In the shadow of greatness

:lol: Nice ambush to end on Amadis. genuflect confused me since it suggested an act of submission. Perhaps scratches?
by Macavity
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: A poem that I read today by Mac
Replies: 141
Views: 28552

Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

Metaphors are often challenging, but understood ones, are like waking up in a morning shower (to use a simile :D they clear the cobwebs - when not a cliche :roll: )

This is a poem by Ann Drysdale called Perfect Binding:

https://abegailmorley.wordpress.com/category/ann-drysdale/
by Macavity
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Snakeskin(1)
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Snakeskin(1)

Thanks Tristan. As Terry Pratchett wrote, cliches are the nuts and bolts of communication, especially in genre writing :D

cheers

mac
by Macavity
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: A poem that I read today by Mac
Replies: 141
Views: 28552

Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

Who hasn’t thought of throwing the first stone when no-one’s around? This is from a poem by Ed Meek called Sympathy for the Vandals : https://acrossthemargin.com/three-poems-by-ed-meek/ Of course, there are always consequences to behaviours, which seems the prompt to these poems...the moral of the ...
by Macavity
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: A poem that I read today by Mac
Replies: 141
Views: 28552

Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

A feature of watercolour painting is the 'happy accident'. It's the use of water. This poem by Sarah Cave called out on the water reminded me of that: http://stridemagazine.blogspot.com/2020/11/out-on-water.html?view=timeslide On another issue: There is some sort of correlation, it seems to me, betw...
by Macavity
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: A poem that I read today by Mac
Replies: 141
Views: 28552

Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

This is wrong, this is right. Assertion is endemic to a style of critique, often reflecting a mind blinkered and locked in a personal aesthetic or worse, an 'educated' one. Does this limit an understanding of a poem...I feel it does :) This poem is a reminder of what is lost... https://www.theguardi...
by Macavity
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Themed mag editions...
Replies: 117
Views: 54507

Re: Themed mag editions...

Yes, that time of year still exists, a Christmas invite... http://www.inksweatandtears.co.uk/pages/?page_id=23 We are now open, from 13th-22nd November, for Submissions for 2020’s 12 Days Of… Christmas feature! Please email us with your name and Christmas in the subject line. General Submissions rem...
by Macavity
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Publications Open For Submission
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Publications Open For Submission

Response time is one week via publication. If your poem doesn’t appear online within one week, consider it rejected.
A most efficient submission process.

https://autumnskypoetrydaily.com/submission-guidelines/
by Macavity
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Who's reading what?
Replies: 494
Views: 202799

Re: Who's reading what?

Enjoyed Joyce's The Dubliners , a bit chilly and distant, can't say I connected emotionally with the characters, but the narratives engaged. Started reading his novel Ulysses , love the diction surprises, may finish the read this time! Tolkien's Lord of the Rings felt unchallenging in comparison, pr...
by Macavity
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7629
Views: 986358

Re: Haiku Train

the last clutch of eggs
will bring fresh forest voices
wakes a sleepy mole
by Macavity
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: A poem that I read today by Mac
Replies: 141
Views: 28552

Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

It can be a bad habit using obscure words, making a poem even more opaque, but then it keeps those words 'alive'. No obscure diction in this poem, but I like the use of gift/instinct in this context. The poem is called Sunglasses by Anthony Costello: https://threedropspoetry.co.uk/2015/02/04/sunglas...
by Macavity
Sat Nov 14, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7629
Views: 986358

Re: Haiku Train

seeds for widow days
in trays that promise a spring
the robin enjoys
by Macavity
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Pushing At An Open Door
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Pushing At An Open Door

:lol: fair point Ray
by Macavity
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Publications Open For Submission
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Publications Open For Submission

https://thegalwayreview.com/2020/11/10/call-for-submissions-the-galway-review-9-printed-edition-april-2021/ CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – The Galway Review 9 (Printed Edition), April 2021 Submission guidelines: Submissions, poetry, short fiction, plays and non-fiction or extracts, reviews and criticism (up...
by Macavity
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Haiku Train
Replies: 7629
Views: 986358

Re: Haiku Train

make zombie of pest
so he marries her and she
bakes apple crumble
by Macavity
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: A poem that I read today by Mac
Replies: 141
Views: 28552

Re: A poem that I read today by Mac

Night will break like a thousand year egg,
its yoke weighing heavy on his creaking frame.
I've often been advised to edit a simile to a metaphor. More immediacy, less distance, being some of the reasoning.

This poem by Stella Wulf uses both...

http://www.inksweatandtears.co.uk/pages/?p=23085
by Macavity
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Pushing At An Open Door
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: The Drug Lunch

Entertaining Ray, not too long, ends on the right note. I became too aware of rhyme at times - avail/sale/tale - but away from the page, delivered to an audience, I don't think that matters. The voice in the poem is consistent. I remember the freeloaders...I was one of them :oops:

cheers

mac
by Macavity
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Masquerade
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Masquerade

Very nice Trevor, relatable. Would Jesters be a more fun title?

'Somehow'...so this is a thought-out education exercise? If that is an 'excuse', would 'Perhaps' be a lighter option or admission of 'self-deception'?

'deceptive' - 'knavish' for a court leitmotif?

best

mac
by Macavity
Mon Nov 09, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Short
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Short

Distraction