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by JJWilliamson
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome
Topic: Hi all!
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: Hi all!

Greetings and welcome, Riverrose.

So, SO many writers return to poetry as time passes, especially after commercial success, often citing poetry as their first love.

I hope you have a very fruitful and productive time here and look forward to reading your work.

Best

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Mac's Watercolour Attempts November (revised)
Replies: 8
Views: 1096

Re: Mac's Watercolour Attempt

Good for you, mac! Delighted to see a painting from you and a watercolour to boot. I echo Pauline's comments regarding this medium because it IS very unforgiving. One of the great things about oil, as a medium, is it's forgiving nature. If you cock things up you can simply scrape it off and start ag...
by JJWilliamson
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Rapture
Replies: 11
Views: 1639

Re: Rapture

Thank you very much, Tristan, Sid, mac and Not, for the kind replies. Appreciated.

Yes, I think the title could do with a nudge, Not. Agreed. :)

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Rapture
Replies: 11
Views: 1639

Rapture

My sonnet "Rapture", which was workshopped here, has managed a first place in November's IBPC competition.

http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/

Thanks to everyone for the great comments and suggestions along the way.

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: From Buda to Pest. (revision on top) (Over the Danube)
Replies: 8
Views: 1573

From Buda to Pest. (revision on top) (Over the Danube)

Oil on canvas board 51 x 31 cms. This was painted from a photo my son took when visiting Budapest on a city break. He asked me if I could paint this most iconic of Parliament buildings, so I agreed to give it a bash. No doubt I'll return at a later date to tidy it up, but for now, this is it. Incide...
by JJWilliamson
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Poet Smith
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: The Poet Smith

An acrostic poem! HA!! Great! I missed it completely but the poem is great fun and cleverly put together. Enjoyed Best JJ A damned poet Carefully Exercising his craft Reminiscent of a smith striking glowing steel with the hammer, crashing, Sparking Iridescent upon the Cooler anvil. What shall he for...
by JJWilliamson
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: The Changing Times (new ending?)
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: The Changing Times

I agree with the others, Perry. The last line weakens the impact, I think, because it brings an almighty conclusion that I believe would have carried more power had it remained unspoken. It's too presumptive for my taste. I've often wondered how many Inuit people still hang on to the old ways, whils...
by JJWilliamson
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Matins (revision3)
Replies: 16
Views: 1277

Re: Matins (revision)

I like how the morning's rituals are expressed as prayers, mac, and how you highlight the mundane. Enjoyed! revision Outside the stoop of clouds brood ..."broods" seemed right. Why the change? a hunchbacked cumulus, the weight of dreams will linger long into the breakfast hour. She switches on anoth...
by JJWilliamson
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: Bogie Man
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: Bogie Man

Philip Marlowe meets Rick Blaine, and who should walk in but Lisa Lund. "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine." Couldn't help but think of this, Jules, mainly because of the short, sharp delivery and matter-of-fact tone, which I enjoyed enormously. The writing...
by JJWilliamson
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Pageantry
Replies: 12
Views: 1379

Re: Pageantry

Hi Lotus! The ephemeral nature of the tides makes S1 for me, where the temporary influences are juxtaposed with her altruism. The giving, unrestricted and absolute assertions are comforting in a naive sort of way. The imagery of the second strophe is wonderful, even to the point of including smells ...
by JJWilliamson
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Unwrapping
Replies: 11
Views: 1349

Re: Unwrapping

Ha! The close is crushingly unimaginative. The speaker has very high expectations of his partner, yet does he contemplate a Superman costume for himself, a Tarzan outfit or a Rambo on heat kit? Nope! Socks and undies. I AM depressed. :) A very entertaining sonnet with some super rhymes and slant-rhy...
by JJWilliamson
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Congratulations to Seth and Tristan
Replies: 3
Views: 1074

Re: Congratulations to Seth and Tristan

Read and enjoyed them all, mac!

Well done Seth and Tristan for some super poems.

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: The bookshop antiquarian removes her glasses (revision5)
Replies: 23
Views: 1993

Re: Marlowe (revision3)

And so it all fits neatly into place. I did wonder if this was a snippet but couldn't be sure.

You begin to interest me...vaguely :)

Actually, that's a cracking line.

An ekphrastic piece methinks. Good to see.

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: The bookshop antiquarian removes her glasses (revision5)
Replies: 23
Views: 1993

Re: The bookshop antiquarian removes her glasses (revision2)

It reminds me of an opening tease, mac, something to arouse the curiosity. I was left wondering about the girl and what it all means,
but in a good way. Rev 2 is easier to follow and the split helps..

Enjoyed.

Best

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Postpartum (Version 2)
Replies: 9
Views: 1131

Re: Postpartum

So much to enjoy with this one, Luke, but like Tristan I found one or two lines to be distracting. S1...Takes some unravelling. I got the milk reference and the holding cell/room but the parchment, covenant and infinitesimal small hours were a stretch, at least they were for me. However, I DO have m...
by JJWilliamson
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Tyrone n Jessica
Replies: 12
Views: 1127

Re: Tyrone n Jessica

Enjoyed this, Ray, very much in fact. The rhythms and rhymes work for me. Top drawer, I'd say. The close is weak by comparison, but you've a rhyme to consider and that can sometimes force the hand. Could they arrange to meet somewhere else? A strong word would help to tie this one up nicely. I used ...
by JJWilliamson
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Sunrise over Salford Quays
Replies: 13
Views: 2418

Re: Sunrise over Salford Quays

Hi, Pauline, and good to see you on the board again. I hope all is well. I'm so pleased you liked this piece and will definitely bear your comments in mind for future paintings. The palette decision was deliberate but I did miss the peachy colours of the sky and, of course, the scene is darker in th...
by JJWilliamson
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Post Visual Art Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 1377

Re: Post Visual Art Forum

Thanks for the reply, Jules The arts, in general, are an ever evolving form, particularly the conceptual aspects of art and thought, and how they affect our perceptions. I personally believe that the internet and the astonishing developments in digital photography have had a freeing effect on both a...
by JJWilliamson
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Sunrise over Salford Quays
Replies: 13
Views: 2418

Re: Sunrise over Salford Quays

NotQuiteSure wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:02 am
JJWilliamson wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:56 am
'm now toying with the idea of a jet. :)
Toy all you like, but leave the sky as is. :)

Regards, Not


.

:lol:

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: To Be Hunted by Her (V3)
Replies: 11
Views: 1061

Re: To Be Hunted by Her (V2)

I love the precision of the close, Jules, in fact I really liked this poem in its entirety. The title works, methinks, even though it did make me pause for thought. It has power, a sense of awe that inspires admiration and fear. I get the raptor/bird connection and the associated reference to dinosa...
by JJWilliamson
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Post Visual Art Forum
Replies: 2
Views: 1377

Post Visual Art Forum

Dear members, Can I draw your attention to the arts forum to emphasise that it's not just for paintings. IE mine and a couple of other contributors. :) Drawings, sketches, paintings using all mediums, including mixed media, are very welcome. In addition, it also very much encourages photography, so ...
by JJWilliamson
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Sunrise over Salford Quays
Replies: 13
Views: 2418

Re: Sunrise over Salford Quays

Hi, Not . Hi JJ, looks even better in the bigger version (though still too light). ...No pleasing some people. :) What I mean about 'a greater expanse of water (colour)' was that the ratio of 'black' water (near the buildings) to 'blue' water (foreground) was increased (in favour of black). I'm cert...
by JJWilliamson
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Post Visual Art
Topic: Sunrise over Salford Quays
Replies: 13
Views: 2418

Re: Sunrise over Salford Quays

Hi, Perry Thanks for dropping in to share your thoughts. Very much appreciated. Overall, I think the painting is quite nice. ...Thank you. At first, the vapor trails struck me as strange. I assume they were made by airplanes (I can't think of anything else that makes vapor trails), but they seem to ...
by JJWilliamson
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Saffron Flavored Rock Candy Vol ll
Replies: 5
Views: 1198

Re: Saffron Flavored Rock Candy Vol ll

Well done, Lotus, well done indeed.

JJ
by JJWilliamson
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Ezines, Magazines and Publications
Topic: Runcible Spoon
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Re: Runcible Spoon

Great stuff, Ray.

Very well done.

JJ