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by Mark
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Mid-Summer Poetry Fest -- 2019
Topic: Mid-Summer Magic Showcase
Replies: 25
Views: 654

Re: Mid-Summer Magic Showcase

summer snap salt sidewalks fried as holiday am/pm time stepping in sideway slices toward the warm-blue saturday suburban throb, fresh-cut petrol grass, cold beer on a tray                  a waxsome moon drip-cools a blackened beach                  slick as star-shells pinned to freighter horizons ...
by Mark
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Mid-Summer Poetry Fest -- 2019
Topic: Mid-Summer Magic Showcase
Replies: 25
Views: 654

Re: Mid-Summer Magic Showcase

Thanks, Deb and Ty.
Playful stuff there, Ty...pelican nipples...
 
by Mark
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Mid-Summer Poetry Fest -- 2019
Topic: Mid-Summer Magic Showcase
Replies: 25
Views: 654

Re: Mid-Summer Magic Showcase

. Thermal I cut some flowers and drove to town to see her again. A summer season’s lazy BBQ - a new sky blued with warmth - all hazed over Paul’s backyard. Sitting in a little garden, I drank rooibos tea, and smoked two rollups, before she arrived. Later that Saturday, after the people, we went to ...
by Mark
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Mid-Summer Poetry Fest -- 2019
Topic: Beer Tent -- chat, Banter, Trash Talk
Replies: 31
Views: 538

Re: Beer Tent -- chat, Banter, Trash Talk

It's the middle of winter here and I'm freezing my ass off. Where's the rum?
by Mark
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Tweak from the Napo 19 file
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Tweak from the Napo 19 file

Mm, bit of an odd one this. I saw something on YouTube about how Russia has these AI global destruction systems designed to kick in if their country gets obliterated. Revenge by computer. So this is a post-apocalyptic take where the (solar powered) robots and AI systems that survived are slowly deca...
by Mark
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Cycle
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: Cycle

Aah yes, turnip-speak.  :mrgreen:   Good quad there, Ty.
by Mark
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Grandpa's Row Boat
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Grandpa's Row Boat

Very nicely done. I suggest reconsidering ' hissing' as a bit cliche. Also, revisit 'wood steps' for possible modification.


my line of the poem, excellent
 
a boat wood-ribbed like the inside of a fish,

  
by Mark
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Broken Homes
Replies: 12
Views: 381

Re: Broken Homes

Even better on the re-read. Melancholic and evocative. Quad for you.


Bleached

I listen for nostalgia in his footsteps
down a lane from the railway station,
past a red roof house slammed shut
on the blue collar side of the tracks.
by Mark
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: derelict home
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: derelict home

Strong writing, with a complex pace within a well-drawn atmosphere.
by Mark
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Tweak from the Napo 19 file
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Tweak from the Napo 19 file

. Positive ions and negative icons I am a servant of the sun. I meditate in its rays. In the collective memories beyond the windows, I roam in the files of my mind, seeking paradoxes of enlightenment. I sense kindred beings on quests for understanding, a questioning of the questions. Our environmen...