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by RCJames
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Lady Katherine Ponders the Possibilities
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Re: Lady Katherine Ponders the Possibilities

Thanks David - I was waiting for my assignment on this one and it turned out
to be about what I had anticipated - might not have it for tomorrow's class.

I do agree that it needs some specific definition. - RC
by RCJames
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Lady Katherine Ponders the Possibilities
Replies: 4
Views: 597

Lady Katherine Ponders the Possibilities

You wait on the planets to re-align themselves… for what, your perfect match, release, circumvention of disaster? What awaits you beyond leaps up, covers you with irreversible conditions, lifelong captivity no heavenly body can rearrange. Players upon a stage alone are truly adept at logic defying d...
by RCJames
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Audio Feature
Topic: Arousing Variations
Replies: 6
Views: 1971

Re: Arousing Variations

TLF - What Evans is using is a different C tuning from the one I use.

I use CGCGCE - Joni Mitchell used it on some of her tunes. It's easy
to get a sort of oriental sound out of it. - RC
by RCJames
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Audio Feature
Topic: Arousing Variations
Replies: 6
Views: 1971

Re: Arousing Variations

mac and TLF - I guess the audio does work - I can't access it myself - don' unnerstan'.

It's in Open C tuning - the bass and D strings are really low - hard to control the fuzz or wooliness - RC
by RCJames
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Las' Chance Aberdeen
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Las' Chance Aberdeen

Nobody's fault - unless possibly mine - I did post it as a poem to feature the lyrics rather than performance.
I appreciate your comment that the narrative was clear to you.

The only forum I've seen here that accepts audio is a "featured audio" forum that I guess you have to be
chosen for - RC
by RCJames
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Las' Chance Aberdeen
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Re: Las' Chance Aberdeen

Perry - This really is more of a song than a poem, using the standard 12 bar blues structure. I broke it at the end into two parts - in the song you'd have a solo before that single line that repeats the main theme - a solo after that single line and then the ending couplet. I'd like to play the aud...
by RCJames
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Las' Chance Aberdeen
Replies: 5
Views: 464

Las' Chance Aberdeen

This should be played and sung - but I don't see a way of posting audio here. This is a variation on standard blues form with country dialect a part of it. Gonna hot-foot it up to Aberdeen this morning My good gal she left me without no warning, All 'a way to Aberdeen, the sky was stormin'. Way grow...
by RCJames
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Strand Street
Replies: 18
Views: 1726

Re: Strand Street

Being, seemingly, the only American amidst a group who claim the British Isles as home, I can only chime in with what exposure I've gained from movies and literary sources, and not any in-person experience. The first influence that jumped to mind was Joyce's Ulysses, that I've held up to the light, ...
by RCJames
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Arousing Variations
Replies: 16
Views: 1780

Re: Arousing Variations

"Not with a bang but a whimper."

I've got a lot of responses to your crits dangling in the breeze,
not even a shadow of adherence to rules of debate?

I always knew my poems would not have universal appeal,
but hopefully for more plausible reasons than you've thrown up - RC
by RCJames
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Arousing Variations
Replies: 16
Views: 1780

Re: Arousing Variations

Perry - This woman was someone I knew and had an eight year relationship with. The description is not objectification because I'm not isolating parts of the body of someone unknown to me. Beauty is skin deep - such a cliche doesn't have enough relevance to even enter into the argument Pleasure in be...
by RCJames
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Wreckage (was Full Wallop)
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Wreckage (was Full Wallop)

I changed "site" to "ruins" to get away from the "construction site" inference - RC
by RCJames
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Wreckage (was Full Wallop)
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Re: Wreckage (was Full Wallop)

barrett - agree w/ you on the title - changed it but am still thinking - RC
by RCJames
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Arousing Variations
Replies: 16
Views: 1780

Re: Arousing Variations

tlf - I used your suggestions on this - thank you - RC
by RCJames
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Wreckage (was Full Wallop)
Replies: 9
Views: 856

Wreckage (was Full Wallop)

So stupid, how do you lose a job? You're just a liar, stupid, so stupid; as I'm outspread on the wood floor, her barefoot kicks find my ribs, repeatedly, like all the papers say, rage fortified her movements fully. I straggled up, sore-wounded body, flayed, betrayed-again soul, full gasp, grabbed h...
by RCJames
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Retirement
Replies: 15
Views: 1141

Re: Retirement

I think it all sits quite well in the original, the nicely rendered particulars in a portrait
of a character committed to an ordered, particular routine. A nice touch with "devouring"
the newspaper after placing it between the fork and knife. Enjoyed this - RC
by RCJames
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Minor Constellations
Replies: 8
Views: 1534

Re: Minor Constellations

barrett - I tried your suggestions - think they work - thanks - not sure if the repeat of "eyes" is an issue - RC
by RCJames
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Audio Feature
Topic: Arousing Variations
Replies: 6
Views: 1971

Arousing Variations

Can't get the link to work - am I trespassing - do you need an invite to post here? - RC https://soundcloud.com/rc-james-user841120068/z0001253 The woman I knew moved in different ways, all limb lovely, and feelings within her moved as well, outpacing wind-gone leaves, spinning away from grasping bo...
by RCJames
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Arousing Variations
Replies: 16
Views: 1780

Re: Arousing Variations

I did a musical version of this, but doesn't seem that the site allows audio - shame - poetry is half in the sound of the words. - RC
by RCJames
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Minor Constellations
Replies: 8
Views: 1534

Re: Minor Constellations

Thank you poet - RC
by RCJames
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Lady from Madrid (revision)
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: Lady from Madrid (revision)

Poet - Yah, in this world you're allowed to be in more than one place at a time - RC
by RCJames
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Minor Constellations
Replies: 8
Views: 1534

Re: Minor Constellations

jj - enjoyed the comment - thanks - RC
by RCJames
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Lady from Madrid (revision)
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: Lady from Madrid

James - Got'cha - I"ll work on it - Thanks - RC
by RCJames
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Lady from Madrid (revision)
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: Lady from Madrid

jj - She was an actress I saw in a movie that took place in Madrid, but, for the life of me, I can't remember her name or the name of the movie.
State of my memory at this age, I'll keep trying to google her. - RC
by RCJames
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Lady from Madrid (revision)
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: Lady from Madrid

Thank you silent - I love how you unearth unlikey morsels from the pieces you're commenting on - Gracias - RC
by RCJames
Wed May 29, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Lady from Madrid (revision)
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Lady from Madrid (revision)

Her eyes flash revolution at the first shot fired, the struggle re-defined. Her strategies sprawl outside the standard lines, in variations of the absurd. She speaks in tones, a desert sound, chimes, Japanese gongs. Her thought vibrates comfortably, full risk, at far reaches, with unheard of solutio...