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by David2
Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: A gambler's tale
Replies: 8
Views: 944

Re: A gambler's tale

This - from memory, because I can't check, as the original (2012) post seems to have disappeared - seems very much as I remember liking it then.

Cheers

David
by David2
Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: At Carrowdore
Replies: 12
Views: 1264

Re: At Carrowdore

Well thanks again, mesdames et messieurs.
by David2
Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Collaboration (V3)
Replies: 24
Views: 1750

Re: Collaboration

Ah. Since I read this yesterday - and thought it excellent - you've changed the layout of it. I don't agree with Mac about that; I preferred the original. I can't tell, as yet, whether the matter has changed very much (or at all). You couldn't post the original as well, could you, Jane, so that we c...
by David2
Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: At Carrowdore
Replies: 12
Views: 1264

Re: At Carrowdore

Thanks, all. We actually were at Carrowdore. It's beautiful. I'm very glad this seems to have gone down well. I thought I might have overdone the iambics. You must have considered Ye certainly can! and rejected it. Too good a rhyme? Not authentic enough? Just curious. It's a direct quote as it is, R...
by David2
Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Delusions - revised
Replies: 14
Views: 987

Re: Delusions - revised

I think it's excellent. (Only read the revision so far.) It was just at this bit - We were merely worn and no match for the shades and familiars, which shifted from outer limits to inner city, could yet be clearly seen in their hosts’ expressions. - that I thought I felt the sense slipping a bit. I ...
by David2
Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Bubbles are (V2)
Replies: 30
Views: 2405

Re: Bubbles are (V2)

Transformed by the pop! An inspired emendation. Wonderful, all round.
by David2
Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:06 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: More Ossian
Replies: 12
Views: 4563

Re: More Ossian

I am duly reeling.
by David2
Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: At Carrowdore
Replies: 12
Views: 1264

At Carrowdore

We can see the spire above the trees - Church of Ireland, proudly Anglican - but have to stop for local expertise. Can ye drive up there? Ye surely can! There are no signs, and no encouragement, as though our errand's wholly frivolous, and this a place of pilgrimage that's meant for other and less w...
by David2
Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Antiphon issue Eight now live!
Replies: 17
Views: 1741

Re: Antiphon issue Eight now live!

That's very kind of you, Travis. Thank you. I can't deny that that sort of thing is definitely the desired effect. Cheeks also tingling a bit, as you say. I have to point that a lot of the time I'm still not very good, or as good as I'd like to be, but perhaps I have my moments, and Helena seems to ...
by David2
Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Making a Statement
Replies: 13
Views: 1043

Re: Making a Statement

I quite like all the fucking and buffing. Agree with Brian about the hypnotic effect. Great! I could even see more repetition and dismantling of 'fuck the buff', until it starts to dissolve into weird shapes in the way that words sometimes do if you stare at them for too long. I agree. It's a bit li...
by David2
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:58 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: A fat lady exits the hotel swimming pool
Replies: 10
Views: 976

Re: A fat lady exits the hotel swimming pool

It still seems like two poems to me, Richard - which is unhelpful of me, I know - but of the two versions I prefer the first one.
by David2
Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Magritte's Art (v2)
Replies: 5
Views: 660

Re: Magritte's Art (v2)

I think I prefer it without "so neat".
by David2
Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Who's reading what?
Replies: 493
Views: 194663

Re: Who's reading what?

Good stuff, MacNeice is always good to come back to. He is, and he's mostly new to me. We went to a wedding in Norn Iron recently, and on the way to a National Trust garden, as a sort of quid pro quo, I dragged us (slightly) out of our way to visit his grave. Somewhat related perhaps: I've been dip...
by David2
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Prose/Fiction Discussion
Topic: Who's reading what?
Replies: 493
Views: 194663

Re: Who's reading what?

Good grief. You are voracious. Makes my reading look like very small potatoes. Let me limit myself to what I'm reading now (I always have too much on the go at once): A Very Short Introduction to Freud Selected Poems of Louis MacNeice Norman Davies - Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten ...
by David2
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Poems for kids
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: Poems for kids

I got bored of them before I got halfway down the page. Which might suggest I'm not the target audience. Or I am a philistine.
by David2
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Shenandoah
Replies: 20
Views: 1752

Re: Shenandoah

Arian wrote:
David2 wrote: "playground years", perhaps?
It has a bit of an over-obvious feel to me.
You might be right. Dagnabbit!
by David2
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Voyager 1
Replies: 19
Views: 1590

Re: Voyager 1

That ain't no Peter. That's a Tim. Unless, of course, "Tim Love" is just a pseudonym used by Peter. Who uses a pseudonym himself already anyway. Yes?
by David2
Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Shenandoah
Replies: 20
Views: 1752

Re: Shenandoah

Where is this 2006 poem of yours, Geoff? I'd like to read it.
Arian wrote:
twoleftfeet wrote: Anyway, there's nothing new under the sun, etc etc.
Yep. Intertextuality and all that jazz.
Yes, agreed, but still ... I'm tempted to change it - "playground years", perhaps?
by David2
Sun Sep 15, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Music and Song Lyric Discussion
Topic: A Choir Within
Replies: 6
Views: 3106

Re: A Choir Within

This is lovely! Although oddly reminiscent of Greg Lake's big Christmas hit.
by David2
Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Mousetrap
Replies: 10
Views: 790

Re: The Mousetrap

twoleftfeet wrote:Hilarious poem - with a sonnet-like feel and the twist at the end.
Like Seth, I enjoyed being misled by the title.
I'll go along with that.
by David2
Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Acts of Faith, anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: Acts of Faith, anyone?

Rumbled! You got me bang to rights.
by David2
Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Acts of Faith, anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: Acts of Faith, anyone?

Antcliff wrote:I think Nash has an interest in expressionism. And for Existentialism, I think Mac/David have thrown in Sartre references in a poem or two.
I haven't, have I? I thought I was a completely Sartre-free zone. (Although I did manage to plough through Nausea, once, years ago.)
by David2
Sun Sep 15, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: A Private Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 440

Re: A Private Discussion

Great fun. I don't remember you doing Rome before, but I think it works very well. Anathema a bit anachronistic, perhaps. I love Another ortolan?

Cheers

David
by David2
Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Bridport Prize - shortlisted
Replies: 6
Views: 1451

Re: Bridport Prize - shortlisted

I've said it elsewhere and I'll say it here:

I remember this. I remember liking it. I still do.

Well done, Michaela!