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by Colm Roe
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Broken Homes
Replies: 12
Views: 172

Re: Broken Homes

Lovely poem Linda. Yes, more often than not it's simply neglect that'll do the job. My only crit would be the last three lines in S4...they got a bit prosey?  A quick rewrite. More often though  it creeps and folds, milk and bed linen curdle and the dog, equally silent feeds on their crusts. Nice wr...
by Colm Roe
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: More
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: More

Thanks for your comments Mark. By the looks of it you spent more time on the critique than I did writing it! And it would take me even more time responding to all your points...time I do not currently possess. You mention punctuation, and I now see how a missing comma (especially after 'mechanics') ...
by Colm Roe
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: More
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: More

Thanks Dave. Don't agree about 'retreat'...but hey!
by Colm Roe
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Cycle
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Cycle

. When Death frowns from a heavy sky, the importance of molecules is inverted. You inhale the stealth of magnetic aether and quantum intimations. Alas, alas, the coils.   I like this Mark. When faced with the 'spectre', minutes and seconds become kings. Catching the smell of an impending 'storm'......
by Colm Roe
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: More
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: More

Thanks guys  :)  I'm glad you both approve. It's been difficult getting back writing again after NaPo; giving up alcohol for two months didn't help either. Just something I do a few times a year, and this time it coincided with the end of NaPo...a perfect storm  :) I'm glad you're both keeping the s...
by Colm Roe
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: More
Replies: 9
Views: 184

More

Some alarms are sensed,
an internal twitch
we should hear
but don't, or
refuse to.

Like being deep
under water,
reliant on mechanics
contemplating malfunctions.

Do it long enough
and it will.

In the meantime,
I close my eyes
retreat 
hum my mantras, and
will myself to believe
there's more.
 

 
by Colm Roe
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic:  Town of Stawford 
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re:  Town of Stawford 

No crits Tracy.
It's a bleak picture, sensitively written. 
Love it all...but...wonder about the title. Does the town require a name if it's not pertinent? 
by Colm Roe
Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Dear Jenny
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Dear Jenny

This is so sweet and touching Linda; the lightness/sadness of it is reflected in the music I'm actually listening to as I write this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sCZ68i ... SA&index=4 
 
by Colm Roe
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here
Topic: Hola all from Chicagoland
Replies: 3
Views: 288

Re: Hola all from Chicagoland

Hi and Welcome Poet-e  :D
by Colm Roe
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: WTF
Replies: 3
Views: 210

WTF

They're selling ice cream cones in my local pub now! Innocence introduced  to a world that has none. Another funeral last week, I swear I could almost smell  fried chicken mixed with the money changers. No eulogy...it seems he didn't want one! Modest people deserve them... Tom did, in a church befor...