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by lotus
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Identity Politics
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Identity Politics

that we’re all free on the periphery. Some find it easier to fit in because they don’t. clinging on to their round-about of routines. like a piece of loose elastic  around whatever shape  some wish to be.  dear Firebird some most wonderful words out of your delightful poem ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...
by lotus
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Audition (revision)
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: The Audition (revision)

dear Mac

i'am wondering about

I clap my ambitions.

at how with this poeming context
for a moment i think of the American slang for 'the clap'
medically known as gonorrhea.

silent lotu
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by lotus
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Sidewalks & Mermaids
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Sidewalks & Mermaids

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by lotus
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Our Midnight Mahatma
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Our Midnight Mahatma

. Hi Lotus. Well, that's a tricksy one isn't it? 'Mere' seems terribly judgemental (for some reason) and I feel obliged to very keep a close and beady eye on 'midnight.' Colour me suspicious. :) I don't think the second verse is that satisfying, as if it is missing another element (a conclusion of ...
by lotus
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Our Midnight Mahatma
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Our Midnight Mahatma

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by lotus
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Motorway Bridge
Replies: 4
Views: 375

Re: Motorway Bridge

an architectual sleight of hand
of grey concrete and seventies design;

where you might notice the doppler effect
on a rainy afternoon, and know what it means
in the broader scheme of things.

greetings Tony

an interesting poem
where
these lines stand out for me

a warm smile
silent lotus
by lotus
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Man About Town v2
Replies: 12
Views: 381

Re: Man About Town

dear Not

a very fine opening stanza
and delightful the very very last line

silent lotus
by lotus
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: The Durdle Door (revised)
Replies: 11
Views: 1782

Re: The Durdle Door (revised)

greetings JJ an interesting canvas i find without people more appealing yet what i miss in the 'without people' version is the exacting clarity of what looked in the other version as a possible landmass in the distance the vagueness of the landmass leaves the so called "background' i bit less integr...
by lotus
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: before Life was Art
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: before Life was Art

Firebird wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 9:30 pm
Hi Lotus,

Nice to see you around. I like the idea of art as something very self-conscious, and also the use of ‘occult quote’.

It’s an interesting read.

Cheers,

Tristan

dear Tristan

indeed a delight to have your create time to sit and be with my inkwell

a warm smile
silent lotus
by lotus
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Delusions of Grandparenthood
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Delusions of Grandparenthood

but they see her as an ember
with a speck of their glitter,
a glow unready to wane.



dear Trevor

i feel this a bit as the drift of the essence of the p0em

silent lotus
by lotus
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: From This to That
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: From This to That

Her plastic container now sits on my desk

dear Perry
i found the p0em intriguing
and this particular line
at first made me think somehow of an urn

i'll return for another read

a warm smile
silent lotus
by lotus
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Cutting the Cord
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Cutting the Cord

greetings Bauddha

nice to make your acquaintance
and hear the story telling voice of your quill
which here for me has a bit of an ancient days hue

a warm smile
silent lotus
by lotus
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: I don't believe in poets (Revised v2)
Replies: 18
Views: 1233

Re: I don't believe in poets (Revised)

tatterdemalion wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:22 pm
Hi Silent Lotus. It's Dave B. Thanks for pointing me toward Poets' Graves.

i always respect
how you tap dance and tiptoe


High Ku smiles
silent lotus
by lotus
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Thoughts near Oaken Bank Woods [rev 1 + nudges] (was Visitors)
Replies: 22
Views: 1172

Re: Thoughts near Oaken Bank Woods [rev 1 + nudges] (was Visitors)

i've enjoyed
visiting this one again

silent lotus
by lotus
Mon May 18, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: before Life was Art
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: before Life was Art

It's a pleasure to read one of your unique poems, Lotus which always gives much to think on. Oligarchy - a new word for me ( I like learning new words). Eira dear Eira such a delight to know you loitered with one of my p0ems many thankyuuus and i hope you and yours are well a warm smile silent lotus
by lotus
Mon May 18, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: before Life was Art
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: before Life was Art

. Hi Lotus. an alternative opportunity to read The Title and then the next line in Grey skipping the black italics Indeed, and it is there I inopportunely stumble. :) before Life was Art / often she reminisced I think it's because I'm suspicious that often should be Often. Regards, Not . Suspicious...
by lotus
Sun May 17, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: the epitaph
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: the epitaph

Hi Lotus, I found more to grapple onto in this poem than the other I commented on. I totally got what you were getting at in relation to the epitaph, and I really like your abstract/opaque still in general, though I wonder if just a slight twist in terms of making the language just a little less ob...
by lotus
Sun May 17, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: before Life was Art
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: before Life was Art

Hi again, Lotus, Like Not, I found the change in font at the end a bit confusing. Looking at the poem again, I find the title a bit pretentious, if I'm gonna be 100% honest, and I loved the phrases "sidewalk oligarchy" and "occult quote". More of the same would be great, and maybe "fashion statemen...
by lotus
Sun May 17, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: before Life was Art
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: before Life was Art

. Hi Lotus (and welcome back), a poetic joke? Virtually a one-liner. If so, I like it. If not, I still like it. :) But I don't understand why the last line is in the same font as the title (and your signature). You'll have your reasons, I'm sure, but they're eluding me. Should it be 'nor even' (L2)...
by lotus
Sun May 17, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: before Life was Art
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: before Life was Art

MikeMac wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 8:46 pm
Hi Lotus,

Loved the diction. A very pleasant and interesting read.
many thankyuuus
by lotus
Wed May 13, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: before Life was Art
Replies: 14
Views: 672

before Life was Art

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by lotus
Wed May 13, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Off Stage
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: Off Stage

~ Off Stage The more interlinked the world becomes the harder it is to forgive the rich. In a mirror ....... on the stage I glimpse my own ...... indifference: a stick hitting a frozen lake echoing like s o n a r . Firebird ~ Tristan i could not create the spacing properly with these websettings so...
by lotus
Wed May 13, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Analgesia
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: Analgesia

dear Ray

this for me has the feeling of a rant performance piece

do you perhaps do readings ?

a warm smile
silent lotus
by lotus
Wed May 13, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Bouquet Garni (Was April)
Replies: 10
Views: 597

Re: April

dear Luke all of March & April i was felled by Bronchitis though perhaps it was Corona 19 fortunately my wife only had a sore throat for 3 days when a trustworthy antibody test is available we will get one i like the 20 pound note ....possibly being a poem at one time someone had paid the 20 to pub...
by lotus
Wed May 13, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: After
Replies: 7
Views: 550

Re: After

Although I'm gay, I sometimes get tired of always representing the gay point of view in my love poems, so I wrote this from the perspective of a heterosexual male. Also, I thought it might help all you alpha males to appreciate it more. dear Perry i find using "she" in poems speaks of feminine ener...