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by Ros
Sun May 07, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Not Grateful For....V3
Replies: 9
Views: 1079

Re: Not Grateful For

I like it with just the obvious meaning - it doesn't need anything more profound. It conveys love.

Ros
by Ros
Sun May 07, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: How to be a writer
Replies: 16
Views: 4551

Re: How to be a writer

Do you think so, Seth? I was hoping to hone it down to those books people really rate. There are so many where I like a poem or two but feel that overall they don't add up to much.
by Ros
Sun May 07, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: On not knowing where to look for you (revised)
Replies: 22
Views: 3132

Re: On not knowing where to look for you

Thanks Ray. Trying to stretch an idea too far, probably. But 100% is, as you say, at least something. Yes, I think you have the idea, Seth. It's not meant to be religious. I was thinking of someone so lost from the narrator that they would have to search everywhere for a sign. I'm not sure it's a po...
by Ros
Sun May 07, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Not Grateful For....V3
Replies: 9
Views: 1079

Re: Not Grateful For

I like. I wonder if the mention of a bishop leads to an expectation that the poem is about something other than toes? If there's a secondary meaning, i'm not getting it.

Ros
by Ros
Sat May 06, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: How to be a writer
Replies: 16
Views: 4551

Re: How to be a writer

Thank you for that, David! I agree, I'm often underwhelmed by modern poetry collections. I have quite a lot - many have a few poems I really like but not often more than that. We can I think get more modern than Hardy, though. I'm intending to read all I have in detail and will report back. Anyone e...
by Ros
Sat May 06, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: How to be a writer
Replies: 16
Views: 4551

Re: How to be a writer

Yes, I thought these were more interesting than most such lists.
by Ros
Thu May 04, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: On not knowing where to look for you (revised)
Replies: 22
Views: 3132

Re: On not knowing where to look for you

Thanks, chaps. I know it's barely half a poem but I got stuck, and thought some feedback might be useful (which it is). I'll see if it can be formed into a poem - quite possibly it's a daft idea...

Ros
by Ros
Thu May 04, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Face down
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Face down

This is powerful and moving. I think some of the metaphors are still stretching the experience a little too far and don't quite feel real. I'm finding that in particular with v3 Outrage is hot as a smacked cheek, queasy with the sea swell but the shell of his eye is soft as an oyster, his mind loose...
by Ros
Wed May 03, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: On not knowing where to look for you (revised)
Replies: 22
Views: 3132

On not knowing where to look for you (revised)

Of this I am certain. That the universe is full of matter and gravity pulls all matter together. That the expansion of the universe has not been slowing, as predicted, but accelerating. You needed space and it listened, the universe, to you. Its sixty eight percent dark energy pressed matter’s walls...
by Ros
Tue May 02, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Review of Drawing a Diagram
Replies: 10
Views: 3447

Re: Review of Drawing a Diagram

Thanks, Tristan! Yes, it was a lovely surprise to read it.

Rumour has it there will be reviews of it in the next Orbis and The Interpreters' House too, so I'm not doing badly!

Ros
by Ros
Tue May 02, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Congrats Ray n Tristan/Snakeskin
Replies: 4
Views: 1766

Re: Congrats Ray n Tristan/Snakeskin

Yes, congrats both!

Ros
by Ros
Tue May 02, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Old Poetry Magazines
Replies: 4
Views: 2108

Re: Old Poetry Magazines

First point: "Print journals often seem more prestigious, but online has a wider reach and a greater chance of longevity. That’s a valuable lesson." Yes!! I'd agree that the all-out rush for publication sometimes damages a poet's progress - many are more concerned about getting into mags than actual...
by Ros
Mon May 01, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Review of Drawing a Diagram
Replies: 10
Views: 3447

Re: Review of Drawing a Diagram

Thank you, JJ!

Books available from http://antiphon.org.uk/rb/ or pm me if interested.
by Ros
Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: April 30th - Last day of Challenge - HURRAH!
Replies: 15
Views: 2504

Re: April 30th - Last day of Challenge - HURRAH!

Yep, well played Luce!
by Ros
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: love & loss (alternative)
Replies: 40
Views: 4032

Re: love & loss (final)

I don't doubt that you've been distracted. I'm glad things are looking hopeful, JJ - my best wishes too.

I think the poems have a nice sense of progression now.
by Ros
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Review of Drawing a Diagram
Replies: 10
Views: 3447

Re: Review of Drawing a Diagram

I think the pun was 'a taste', given the subject of the poem.

Ros.
by Ros
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Review of Drawing a Diagram
Replies: 10
Views: 3447

Review of Drawing a Diagram

I think I can be justly proud of this review. I've exchanged a few emails with JR, but I don't really know him - so it's wonderful to know that someone who hasn't read my work before can write such a lovely review.

http://greenmountainsreview.com/review- ... ry-badcoe/

Ros
by Ros
Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Not quite Penelope
Replies: 13
Views: 1499

Re: Not quite Penelope

I liked upper. It had a Homeric feel.
by Ros
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Autumn Sky - congrats to Ros
Replies: 7
Views: 2636

Re: Autumn Sky - congrats to Ros

Thanks, Seth. Very pleased you've enjoyed the book.

Ros
by Ros
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Autumn Sky - congrats to Ros
Replies: 7
Views: 2636

Re: Autumn Sky - congrats to Ros

Thanks, Tristan, and David, and yes, Angle. And now in The Book, of course.

Ros
by Ros
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Bitterness
Replies: 14
Views: 1846

Re: Bitterness

I thought perhaps you'd been reading recent Antiphon submissions. I got a bit lost in this bit A hundred thousand wretched letters in imitation of their betters, the unpatched knee, the happening, the purveyors of white space fashion plunging bravely into a chasm, but otherwise very enjoyable. Ros
by Ros
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: True Love Wars [v2]
Replies: 14
Views: 1754

Re: True Love Wars [v2]

v2A.

I thought this was effective - a couple of bumps in the rhythm the way I was reading it, but very compelling.

Ros
by Ros
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Autumn Sky - congrats to Ros
Replies: 7
Views: 2636

Re: Autumn Sky - congrats to Ros

Well spotted Mac, and thank you!

I like ASP - nearly always find it of interest. And the really fast response time is refreshing.

Ros
by Ros
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Not quite Penelope
Replies: 13
Views: 1499

Re: Not quite Penelope

Beautiful, and sad.

Do you need 'up'? The rhythm seems better without it.

I like the metaphor, but I wonder if it's more that she is being unpicked, rather than doing the unpicking. But then her brain is also her, so perhaps I'm nit-picking.

Ros
by Ros
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Two love poems
Replies: 8
Views: 1480

Re: Two love poems

I like the first, works well. Not quite sure I'm getting the metaphor in the second. Do you need the 'but'?

Ros