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by Macavity
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Themed mag editions...
Replies: 110
Views: 39219

Re: Themed mag editions...

My mind is a tad blank on this one, but others may be more 'inspired'...

https://arachnepress.com/2020/04/02/tymes-goe-by-turnes-call-out-for-solstice-shorts-2020/

all the best

mac
by Macavity
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Congrats to Not in the Poetry Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Congrats to Not in the Poetry Kit

Congrats to Not appearing in the Poetry Kit:

https://www.poetrykit.org/py/00107.htm

all the best

mac
by Macavity
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Promise
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: Promise

hi Luke,
Never had much success with wildflower seeds - well, zero success actually. Goodluck on that :) Sowing/planting does promise,
and that optimism is like a rain on despondency. We had a classic Welsh downpour last night!

cheers
mac
by Macavity
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: Khruangbin
Replies: 0
Views: 336

Khruangbin

by Macavity
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Honeydew (revised)
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Honeydew (revised)

Thanks for coming back Not. I've revisited the last line, title and edited flaccid - petals go limp because the juices are sucked from the plant, but I probably overworked the 'id' sonic there anyway.

cheers
mac
by Macavity
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Honeydew (revised)
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Casual (revised)

Thanks Trevor. I've revisited the ending and made some elaboration in S1. I intended to convey character with the stroll/smile/rural/laughter/tidying/tender elements rather than create how he looked. The use of furrowed was to reverse the more careworn, worried furrowed brow.

cheers

mac
by Macavity
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Death becomes Apparent to a Five-year-old
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Death becomes Apparent to a Five-year-old

Thanks for commenting. Re rolling the dice, I take it you mean the imagery is too random
No, I like poems that take chances :D
by Macavity
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Honeydew (revised)
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Casual (revised)

Thanks Not. I think you're right about the ending so I've edited a tad more. I prefer undercurrents than a pointed anger and N. is a teenager with 'fluid' loyalties and behaviours. Agree the 'yellow rose' is not botantically interesting, but is in there for flower symbolism.

best

mac
by Macavity
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Honeydew (revised)
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Re: Casual (revised)

and all those interesting undercurrents (infidelities, abandonments, betrayals and regrets). Pleased you keyed into that Not. I thought the opening suffered from a lack of detail, the 'furrows' and the 'farmer's field' all seem a bit too pat, I thought that was the most lyrical bit :D similarly 'gl...
by Macavity
Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Honeydew (revised)
Replies: 9
Views: 486

Honeydew (revised)

revision Strolling along our grassy lane his smile came easy, furrowed his face like the farmer's field. He was useful. Tidied our patch, seeded some veg. Mum said he was green-fingered, with tender ways for me to learn. His laughter drifted under our skin. I did my bit, before he left, to dig up d...
by Macavity
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Death becomes Apparent to a Five-year-old
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Death becomes Apparent to a Five-year-old

Hi Trevor, A peculiar poem, but then children accommodate fears in peculiar ways, though extending the notion into a reflection for later life and parentage felt less convincing. The title did lead me to expect the immediacy and skewed world of the child, which, for me, would lock me into the poem's...
by Macavity
Sun May 31, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Carolinas Arms
Replies: 15
Views: 658

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: 448

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: 135

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: 15
Views: 658

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: 5
Views: 385

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: 135

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: 448

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: 372

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: 556

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: 372

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: 372

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: 253

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: 372

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: 329

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...