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by Colm Roe
Sun Jan 14, 2024 4:36 am
Forum: The Commons
Topic: TTB Anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 1000

Re: TTB Anniversary

There appears to be a strange time duality here because while it only seems like yesterday that TTB began it also feels like it's been going forever.
It's longevity is in no small way courtesy of your efforts, Tracy
How are Cornelius and Marc BTW?
Here's to another six years :)
by Colm Roe
Sat Dec 16, 2023 9:01 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: An experiment: Two 'spoken offerings' at this link
Replies: 10
Views: 18577

Re: An experiment: Two 'spoken offerings' at this link

Comes across loud and clear, Gyppo.
You have a very pleasant and engaging voice.
by Colm Roe
Thu Dec 07, 2023 7:35 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: The Sunbirds
Replies: 3
Views: 4728

Re: The Sunbirds

The message is crystal clear, and you have the voice of a poet.  There's so much to enjoy here, but IMO the message and poem would be intensified/improved with (pardon the pun) some clipping; sometimes less is more. Here's an example of what I mean.  In the violet dome of the trees the vibrant pluma...
by Colm Roe
Thu Nov 23, 2023 6:32 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: The Walls of Alhambra
Replies: 7
Views: 6483

Re: The Walls of Alhambra

So much to enjoy here. Especially the way the N is so absorbed by 'her', and by the magnificence of it all that he's transported back to Jordan.
'Her' obliviousness to it all is so charming  :)
by Colm Roe
Thu Nov 23, 2023 6:02 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Weather
Replies: 6
Views: 7073

Re: Weather

The modified poem is definitely better. When I read the original now it's trying too hard, and it lacks the visual/sensual precision you're renowned for.  Minor crit, L3 could be split... it looks strange. I've an idea that it's due to whatever device you used to upload it. 'Perched on the verge of ...
by Colm Roe
Thu Nov 23, 2023 5:43 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Remembrance Day
Replies: 4
Views: 10023

Re: Remembrance Day

A solemn nod of respect, so much implied in the observed details. 
A good write, Gyppo.
by Colm Roe
Thu Nov 23, 2023 5:36 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Silence
Replies: 9
Views: 11004

Re: Silence

Many thanks, Phil and Gyppo  :)  I'm glad this one seems to work  :)
by Colm Roe
Tue Nov 21, 2023 6:54 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Silence
Replies: 9
Views: 11004

Re: Silence

Thanks, Dave. 
Much appreciated  :)
by Colm Roe
Sun Nov 19, 2023 7:07 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Silence
Replies: 9
Views: 11004

Re: Silence

Thanks, Greg  :)
by Colm Roe
Sun Nov 19, 2023 7:06 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Fiddling with Romance
Replies: 3
Views: 3649

Re: Fiddling with Romance

That's a bloody good poem, Greg. Poetry is supposed to 'show not tell', and this is a feast of showing, a feast for the senses. And it's one of those poems where it's pointless picking a few stand out lines because the entire thing stands out. An everyday trope cleverly examined and retold in the mo...