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by TrevorConway
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: No Small Thing
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: No Small Thing

Thanks a lot for the feedback, Not. Appreciate it. I messed up the intitial post - My sign-off came halfway through the last verse. There's 3 verses, not 4 (amended now). It might (or might not) explain the lack of resolution in the original S3 you read.

Feliz Año Nuevo a ti también, amigo.

T
by TrevorConway
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: No Small Thing
Replies: 3
Views: 64

No Small Thing

I saw men who were fitter fathers than I could ever be. For years, they prowled the breadth of my vision, gladly pouring their will and their energy down the throats of slender faces smiling up at them. Though children were small, I saw how they gorged on your time and your will, till you sacrificed...
by TrevorConway
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Ongoing
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Ongoing

if I may, as the grandchild of one Veronica to the grandchild of another, hello Veruna.
Ha, she might have said hello back to you this evening (at least she can say "not").

Thanks for the follow-up. Appreciate it.

T
by TrevorConway
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Ongoing
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Ongoing

Hi Not, Thanks a million for the detailed analysis. I guess the lack of emotion reflects the numbness/lack of knowledge about how to feel or what to say in such situations. I must try to convey that better. Yes, Veruna is close to verruca, but it's on the birth cert now :? It made the two grannies (...
by TrevorConway
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Ongoing
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Ongoing

I know this forum is closing soon, but it seems to be still active, and I don't see how to enter/participate in the replacement Prole Art Threat site, so I'm posting a new poem here, if anybody's interested. Ongoing A Galway winter sings outside. In this bar of students and hospital workers, familie...
by TrevorConway
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: THE CLOSING & REOPENING OF THIS FORUM
Replies: 28
Views: 1488

Re: THE CLOSING & REOPENING OF THIS FORUM

Thanks for posting this, Tristan. Appreciate it. I'll certainly make the move to the other website to keep the connection going. I'm getting a lot out of PG.

Thanks very much, Cam and Nicki. I hope ye enjoyed yere work here and realise how much it did for everyone.

Take care of yereselves.

Trev
by TrevorConway
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Native Tongue
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Native Tongue

Hey Mac

Thanks for the compliment. Good to know the theme is working for you in general. Appreciate your feedback on this. Ha, that does sound a bit too John Wayne, now that you say it! :D
by TrevorConway
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Native Tongue
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Native Tongue

Thanks Not, I'll really have to look at this collection as a whole and see where it gets too samey, as opposed to having variety within the bounds of a theme. Nope, the daughter wasn't born in Spain, but is growing up there. For the purposes of the poem, it was handiest to refer to her as a native. ...
by TrevorConway
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Native Tongue
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Native Tongue

Native Tongue Carrer d’Orosi, Tarragona I speak to Spaniards who sand the ends of their words as if to fit them together. “Perdona,” I say, “no rápido para mi”, and as I speak, they wait, amused, my slow tongue like a morning wave looting their language at random. “Goggin, goggin, dahs, goh! Degud,...
by TrevorConway
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Masquerade
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Re: Masquerade

Thanks very much for the feedback, Mac and Ray. Very helpful. I think this probably needs to be developed, as well as touching up what's here.

T
by TrevorConway
Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Masquerade
Replies: 3
Views: 322

Masquerade

Few things fascinate a child more than brazen pretence, and when we disregard the truth, slurping absent tea or declaring a reddened thumb a nose, the laws they’ve learned have failed. Somehow, we’re preparing them to hone the art of mistrust, teaching them deceptive truths; or maybe jaded parents n...
by TrevorConway
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Life, Interrupted
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Life, Interrupted

Thanks, all, for the feedback. Great to get it.

Baited as in taunted, Not, yes. I suppose the antagonist is really myself, my ambitions and expectations for the day ahead. Who could stay mad at a wickle itty bitty child, eh? :D

Much appreciated, folks.

T
by TrevorConway
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Giant of Crabber Nase (v6)
Replies: 17
Views: 1722

Re: The Giant of Crabber Nase (v5)

Hey Not, This was great. The rhythm and rhyme worked very well throughout. It felt very complete, so I haven't really got many specific word-related suggestions. Just a few verses felt weaker than the rest, and could be ditched to strengthen the poem overall, I thought. In bold below, anyway. See wh...
by TrevorConway
Mon Oct 26, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Submit
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Submit

Hi Ray, I prefer "Submit" as a title, although I don't think the theme would have been clear to me (literary creativity?) without the previous title and your comment that it was meta. Lots of great stuff here, though it felt a bit samey at some point. Looking back through it, I'd suggest deleting th...
by TrevorConway
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Life, Interrupted
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Life, Interrupted

By noon, the day has baited me with lines half-written, a floor de-crumbed, clothes unbuttoned, nappy fastened, pulled in several directions. A child has orphaned parts of me, killing to grow, till my will is spent. I’m losing my-self, be-coming some-one else, half-satisfied and half-asleep, leaving...
by TrevorConway
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: January 4th
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: January 4th

Hi Jackie, I wish I could offer a helpful critique, but I struggled to engage. I see others had a similar experience. Would it be worth giving some background on what you were aiming at for this poem, and maybe we could compare that with the poem as written? Might help to link things up unless you r...
by TrevorConway
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Cycles
Replies: 6
Views: 880

Re: Cycles

A Jackie,

Thanks very much for giving your input and picking out specifics for me to consider.

All the best,

T
by TrevorConway
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Forwarding
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Re: Forwarding

Yes, Not! That solves the press issue. Thanks for that. Regarding the deposit. I just wanted to get across the idea that the moving is now official, having paid the deposit on the new place, and hence action has to be taken, such as using up all the food left. Probably best leaving out the deposit a...
by TrevorConway
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Pandora's Jar
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Pandora's Jar

Hi Not,

No prob. I think the title is fine, and I do like what you have in the poem. Just a bit more detail to nudge the reader towards the theme you're getting at (or at least this reader - others might understand it more). I don't think you necessarily have to sacrifice the ambiguity.

T
by TrevorConway
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Forwarding
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Re: Forwarding

Thanks very much, Not, Mac, Ray and Eira. Interesting that "press" threw so many people off. Maybe "cupboard" is a more universal term for where we keep food in the kitchen? Or any alternatives? I'll see if I can get across the difference between ser and estar without being too explainy. Could be to...
by TrevorConway
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Pandora's Jar
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Pandora's Jar

Hey Not, Intriguing. I like the set-up of the "who blames..." motif, and the repetition works for me. I found the last few verses interesting but just a touch too far towards the obscure end of the spectrum. A little more to go on in order to figure it out would make it more enjoyable, I think. I of...
by TrevorConway
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Seasonal Adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 648

Re: Seasonal Adjustment

Hi Eira, Some nice moments, but some parts felt overdone (a fault of my own at times). I found it was too focused on scene-setting, in a way that felt too monotonous. A much more interesting opening would be Listening to swallows trill in fresh grown reeds -- I rise. And I'd suggest more of the emot...
by TrevorConway
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Chrysalis - revised
Replies: 10
Views: 847

Re: Chrysalis

Hi Ray, Some nice stuff here, especially the first stanza and a half or so. I felt like the shift was so big in the last half of the second verse that it was like a separate poem. I thought a fairly straightforward poem about caterpillars (since you describe them so well, with good ideas) was enough...
by TrevorConway
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Forwarding
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Forwarding

Having found a home that fits his frilly criteria, even having paid a deposit, he consults his press, noting the level of his oregano jar to script his meals accordingly. With less space for books, he must decide whether he’ll ever actually read the conjugations of five hundred Spanish verbs. His di...
by TrevorConway
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Four Sunday Gods -v3
Replies: 19
Views: 1368

Re: Paragliders

Hi Ray, I preferred the original title. It was a fantastic title, and the repetition of are gliders between the title and first line here doesn't sit well, I think. The grammar of the bracketed line feels a bit off, hence it was quite unclear to me, two. I'm guessing you mean that the shape of the t...