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by David
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Flamboyant
Replies: 14
Views: 1872

Re: Flamboyant

I like it. I think you're playing on two meanings of "perfect stranger".

Is it a sort of triolet? Or even a trlolet? I am vague on such things.

Nice poem, though.

Cheers

David
by David
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Livestock
Replies: 11
Views: 1242

Re: Livestock

Excellent, Ray.
by David
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Acumen
Replies: 8
Views: 1358

Acumen

I haven't submitted anything anywhere for a while, but here's one with - apparently - a long fuse. I have a poem in the September Acumen. I can't post a link because it is - quaintly, these days - a print magazine, but it's this one ... http://www.poetsgraves.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=18642&p=...
by David
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Obsessed With Pipework x2
Replies: 9
Views: 1329

Re: Obsessed With Pipework x2

Firebird wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:26 pm
David,

Pleased you remember Wharram Percy fondly. Much appreciated. Here’s a link to The Sea. http://www.poetsgraves.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=24083
Ah yes! I remember objecting to "caw".
by David
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Runcible Spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 1345

Re: Runcible Spoon

Very good - especially "cold promiscuities". I tried to place this historically, which may be a mistake. In the end the musketry, and God's praises, made me lean towards the English Civil War. If that's still what they call it. Very good anyway (and pretty much timeless, I suppose - apart from that ...
by David
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Culture Matters
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: Culture Matters

Very good, Ray. And great last line.
by David
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Obsessed With Pipework x2
Replies: 9
Views: 1329

Re: Obsessed With Pipework x2

Well done Tristan. OwP is a good place, I believe. I remember Wharram Percy fondly. I don't think I remember The Sea.

Cheers

David
by David
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Girardus Cambrensis
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: Girardus Cambrensis

David wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:30 pm
I'm not sure what Moonrise is in this context. I'll go and look it up.
Ah, Maenefa! Of course. We skirted it, behind St. Beuno's, Mrs C and I, on our recent furlough in North Wales. Quite evocative, walking in some of his footsteps.
by David
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Girardus Cambrensis
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: Girardus Cambrensis

JJ, you're right, of course. It is GMH. (Which, it occurs to me, could be an abbreviation of Grievous Mental Harm - a good description for the Jesuits.) Actually, now you mention it I remember your poem. Had forgotten that! And yes, youthinks correctly. I'm not sure what Moonrise is in this context....
by David
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Nine Muses Poetry
Replies: 7
Views: 1384

Re: Nine Muses Poetry

Well done again Mac!
by David
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Trying To Be A Good Ancestor
Replies: 11
Views: 1219

Re: The Good Ancestor

Oh okay. Makes good sense now, but I wonder about "mobile". It took me a while to see that it must be the phone, not one of those things that are often hung above children's beds. Would "phone" just be better there?

Cheers

David
by David
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Burglary of the Logarithmic Spiral (edit)
Replies: 10
Views: 1150

Re: Burglary of the Logarithmic Spiral

I like the title too, and much of the language, but I too await further enlightenment.

I enjoyed it, though - particularly the verse-linking rhymes (which fail for verse 3 ->4?)

Cheers

David
by David
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Stalking Carp
Replies: 7
Views: 866

Re: Stalking Carp

We've been enjoying Mortimer and Whitehouse Go Fishing, so this is timely for me. And I like it.

But what would it be like without the similes? Better, I think. See what you think.

Cheers

David
by David
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: I'll Keep It With Mine
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: I'll Keep It With Mine

Thanks all. I'm afraid this is an extension of my all too reprehensible habit of talking - retrospectively - to the dead. Who that is is not necessarily relevant here. So it's a very personal one. I appreciate the comments, as ever, but - in this case - they're not likely to change the thing very mu...
by David
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Ink Sweat & Tears NPD Feature
Replies: 9
Views: 1158

Re: Ink Sweat & Tears NPD Feature

Ah yes. I remember this one. Well done again.
by David
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Singing saw
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: Singing saw

Jules, Ray (again), Tristan, JJ - thank you. Jules, I do see the argument against the shotgun marriage of Celtic Twilight and the Twilight Zone. I like it, though. De gustibus, I suppose. Although there is something comic about the whole idea of the Celtic Twilight, is there not? And I speak as one ...
by David
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Singing saw
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: Singing saw

Ah, you old romantic, Mac. Thank you!

Cheers

David
by David
Mon Sep 30, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Puddings at The Palace (revison 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 1111

Re: Puddings at The Palace (revison 1)

Thank you very much David, Ray and Not, for the comments and suggestions. Much appreciated, as always. David wrote: ↑Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:00 am There's an almost Gilbertian (G&S, of course) verve to this, JJ. I'm not sure you've always got the stresses in the right places, as WSG would have done, but...
by David
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Singing saw
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Re: Singing saw

Thanks Ray. I have been trying hard not to fall into the traps of "saw" - it's not easy! a wagging tongue thirsty for blood - doesn't work for me, a wagging tongue wants to talk not eat. Yes, I know what you mean. But a saw does wag - like a talkative tongue - when you're walking along with it, and ...
by David
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Books to Film
Replies: 61
Views: 27969

Re: Books to Film

Interesting resurrection of a thread I had forgotten, Mac. I haven't read any Du Maurier but I believe she's very good.

And I haven't seen Welles' take on The Trial, but I''d like to. Come to that, I'm not even sure I've seen Chimes at Midnight.
by David
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Puddings at The Palace (revison 1)
Replies: 12
Views: 1111

Re: Puddings at The Palace

There's an almost Gilbertian (G&S, of course) verve to this, JJ. I'm not sure you've always got the stresses in the right places, as WSG would have done, but it's pretty close. Is there such a thing as lemon pie, though? Technically it's possible, I know, but I suspect you've had to drop the usual m...
by David
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: My Art
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Re: My Art

I like it, without thinking that I've fathomed it. Good paddling, though.

It's a bit of an inverted sonnet in form, isn't it?

Cheers

David
by David
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Girardus Cambrensis
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Girardus Cambrensis

He loved it here, leaving inside the strained theology, the stresses of seminary life, the strangely inadequate central heating system, finding on Maenefa's kestrel-haunted slopes an image of Whom he loved, a self-revealing summum bonum, a dauntless and dashing chevalier. He loved Treffynon's equabl...
by David
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Singing saw
Replies: 9
Views: 872

Singing saw

The last man I have seen playing the saw, once a common novelty at concerts and eisteddfods, was a man from the hills, from the ungenerous acres of huddled sheep. In he came with it under his arm, a wagging tongue thirsty for blood but parlayable, by the adept, into a voice that soars, a theremin-li...
by David
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Who's reading what?
Replies: 492
Views: 178298

Re: Who's reading what?

k-j wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:57 pm
A Confederacy of Dunces. One of the most overrated books I've ever read. Just utter shit.
Exactly what I thought about Infinite Jest. (Not one of your favourites, I hope.) Clever shit, admittedly. But dear me.