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by RCJames
Wed May 29, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Arousing Variations
Replies: 16
Views: 1780

Re: Arousing Variations

You're coming up with sweeping statements that ignore basic human nature. I can't argue with you, you have some kind of negative approach to male-female relationships that makes it useless to defend the obvious. Chill out - drop the dead serious shtick and try to enjoy yourself - we only got a short...
by RCJames
Tue May 28, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Arousing Variations
Replies: 16
Views: 1780

Re: Arousing Variations

Idealization and Reality - this would go into the natural attraction between men and women. Thought comes into it, but it's mainly an emotional process and it doesn't adhere to anything written as a code of behavior - and it includes emotional/sexual attraction between one man and another man or bet...
by RCJames
Tue May 28, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Arousing Variations
Replies: 16
Views: 1780

Arousing Variations

The woman I knew moved languorously, all limb lovely; feelings within her moved as well, outpacing wind-gone leaves, spinning away from grasping bough, her thought whirled in its bright container. Swift and gliding, so she was; I halt by the memory, captive to her dizzying motion, shadowed by her ci...
by RCJames
Tue May 28, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Losing People (A didactic poem)
Replies: 10
Views: 1864

Re: Losing People (A didactic poem)

I agree with some others here that the message is an important one and needs to be heard. What's missing for me is a concrete reference point, where, who, when, why - rather than a generalized polemic. One only need hear "Warsaw Ghetto" and the specific scene, situation, outcome is recalled. Aside f...
by RCJames
Tue May 28, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Good Old Fashioned Courage v4.
Replies: 23
Views: 2811

Re: Good Old Fashioned Courage v4.

Not - The erratic syllable/metric count doesn't bother me much - it reads pretty smoothly and is a piece of fun - but this one spot seems awkward in its break: For though I lie prone, pallid, weak, yet see my family have all gathered round about Maintaining a ten syllable count, which most of the ot...
by RCJames
Fri May 24, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: A Couple Things
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Re: A Couple Things

Thanks for the comments - but I didn't post "Squid." not my poem - James M. not RC James.
by RCJames
Fri May 24, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: A Couple Things
Replies: 3
Views: 888

A Couple Things

I want to live in the deepest corner of your midnight prayer where chanting provides the only light. Wish a whisper upon a wish, home again home again, under a friendly star. I recall tripping through teenage leaps of faith, when we shook out all delay, and took to the road on all night drives that ...
by RCJames
Thu May 23, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Minor Constellations
Replies: 8
Views: 1534

Re: Minor Constellations

silent - I had revised the ending at OAF but hadn't changed it here - RC
by RCJames
Wed May 22, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Atrapadita (revision)
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Atrapadita (revision)

Thank you Eira - after many revisions - RC
by RCJames
Tue May 21, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Between Seasons (rev 2)
Replies: 16
Views: 2036

Re: Between Seasons (rev 2)

Eira - Yes, likewise, good to see you here. Don't get over to MM much now - not much activity - Best - RC
by RCJames
Sun May 19, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: On Li Po Drowning While Embracing the Moon's Reflection in a River
Replies: 31
Views: 4299

Re: On Li Po Drowning While Embracing the Moon's Reflection in a River (rev.)

Not - Took your advice on all counts - thank you for the well-chosen points - RC
by RCJames
Fri May 17, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Duende (oh oh)
Replies: 24
Views: 2417

Re: Duende (oh oh)

David - I found an old post of mine with a quote from Lorca: Garcia Lorca: Ladies and Gentlemen, I have raised three arches and with clumsy hands placed within them the Muse, the angel and the duende. The Muse remains motionless: she can have a finely pleated tunic or cow eyes like those which gaze ...
by RCJames
Mon May 06, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Atrapadita (revision)
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Atrapadita (revision)

Thanks Perry - good of you to say so - I think dropping the final stanza and revising and combining some of the others was helpful - RC
by RCJames
Sun May 05, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Atrapadita (revision)
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Atrapadita (revision)

I re-shuffled it - unintentionally a sonnet - without a rhyme scheme - Thanks for your help - all of you - arguably done - RC
by RCJames
Sun May 05, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: On Li Po Drowning While Embracing the Moon's Reflection in a River
Replies: 31
Views: 4299

Re: On Li Po Drowning While Embracing the Moon's Reflection in a River

Not - thank you for the observations and suggestions - St. 6 may still be a problem - RC
by RCJames
Sun May 05, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: On Li Po Drowning While Embracing the Moon's Reflection in a River
Replies: 31
Views: 4299

Re: On Li Po Drowning While Embracing the Moon's Reflection in a River

Not - Thank you for your observations - I added "shimmer" to l. 2 for length - RC
by RCJames
Sun May 05, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Second Cup Of Coffee
Replies: 8
Views: 1547

Re: Second Cup Of Coffee

is your reading
that my name is appearing as the name of the Piazza ?

No - sorry - I was unclear - the image of (a) silent lotus at the center of the piazza is pleasing to the mind - si? - RC
by RCJames
Sat May 04, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: On Li Po Drowning While Embracing the Moon's Reflection in a River
Replies: 31
Views: 4299

Re: On Li Po Drowning While Embracing the Moon's Reflection in a River

I've come up with solutions to most of the problems pointed out - The short and the long of it - at this point I prefer the longer vwersion - RC
by RCJames
Wed May 01, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Duende (oh oh)
Replies: 24
Views: 2417

Re: Duende (oh oh)

David -I fully appreciate what your intention in the piece was - a distance between you and the terrm "duende" - and something of the near futility of coming to a pure understanding of it. I don't have that understanding, coming at it from an American point of view - not to say it's strictly a Latin...
by RCJames
Wed May 01, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Atrapadita (revision)
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Atrapadita (revision)

https://soundcloud.com/rc-james-user841120068/z0001221 “El infinito tango me lleva hacia todo.” Borges* Inside us, as deep as spirit allows, is a horizon, the full report of what we know about the other, but the soul remains concealed. Tango opens another’s spirit, to sustain dance, joy, confidence,...
by RCJames
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Duende (oh oh)
Replies: 24
Views: 2417

Re: Duende (oh oh)

David - First - I enjoyed the atmosphere of the poem - You captured the formality and tastefulness of the culture, and the color. I've been searching for the meaning of duende for some time. Living in Buenos Aires for a few years I ran across the term often, in conversation and reading. The tango an...
by RCJames
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: On Li Po Drowning While Embracing the Moon's Reflection in a River
Replies: 31
Views: 4299

Re: Li Po Walks Star River (rev.2) Li Po on Autumn River

Thank you not - all of your points are well taken - workin' on it - RC
by RCJames
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Minor Constellations
Replies: 8
Views: 1534

Minor Constellations

Under the Southern Cross we're awash in stars brighter than all others around it. We touch, exploring small constellations, feeling for connections to the larger pulse, the dynamic of celestial zones, then pause and give our eyes back to the night sky, filled with further reaches, our reaches, anyth...
by RCJames
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Experienced)
Topic: Tipping Point
Replies: 15
Views: 1813

Re: Tipping Point

This perishable spring, this gifted flow; - intriguing opening line - its contradiction and forward movement. slow at the mouth and emerging into the sea's solid window - because of the use of "solid" the image doesn't make it for me - I think of turbulent movement when it's the sea and the shaken s...