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by indar
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Moon Landing
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Re: Moon Landing

Thank you both Dave and Tracy. Trouble is this one does not stand alone without the photo. So what I propose is a poetry forum strictly for poems that require visual aids. Will you be making plans to start one anytime soon Tracy?
by indar
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Moon Landing
Replies: 4
Views: 60

Moon Landing

https://www.bing.com/th?id=OIP.XqiB5dDTsJBF2a0v7M0R8gHaHJ&w=184&h=172&c=7&o=5&pid=1.7 When the advanced race  of Ribbed Ameba landed on the moon, they globbed aghast at irrefutable evidence: there in ancient moondust the bodily imprint of a Ribbed Ameba child that predated by millenia the scientifi...
by indar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Epistle to Ms Austen
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Epistle to Ms Austen

Thank you for that link. I emailed it to myself for further study. Poems such as this (sestina, pantoum etc) get the bit in their teeth and write themselves---so much fun to hold the pen and watch it happen.
by indar
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Striving for Perfection
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Striving for Perfection

Oh gosh, I got that one wrong. Will reread the article. Thanks Phil.
by indar
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Tangerine Sky (with apologies to Kottonmouth Kings)
Replies: 0
Views: 45

Tangerine Sky (with apologies to Kottonmouth Kings)

Tangerine Sky C.S. Lewis foresaw this, The Head, disembodied, afloat in a snarl of tubes and gadgets that keep it alive-- brainless mainly, but useful to its minions who groom and ego-feed, tend the machinery, lay awake  nights, bathed in sweat lest it grow unpredictable  appendages, rear up and ini...
by indar
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Epistle to Ms Austen
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Epistle to Ms Austen

Hi Phil, I am an unapologetic lover of things like pantoums and sestinas and now add this to the list. Tracy seems to have identified it as an established form. I also feel repetition has its place and the feel of this one is of the N sorting many personal issues out in said solitude in a kind of mi...
by indar
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Grandpa's Row Boat
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Grandpa's Row Boat

Indeed this is one I posted down and dirty because sometimes I can't wait until I've edited--low impulse control. I will rewrite taking in all the comments offered. Mark, do you object to wood steps because it is 1 of 2 uses of the word or some other reason?  Phil I got a good laugh at this: I don't...
by indar
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic:  Late Tomatoes
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re:  Late Tomatoes

You know what I always say: poetry is truth but not always fact. If you don't like what you do to your tomatoes, make something up.
by indar
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Striving for Perfection
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Striving for Perfection

Occasionally I get a poem published in one of those journals that no one buys except the contributors and no one reads except the contributors' family members, recipients of a gift  copy and they only read that single poem by their loved one and say it's really nice but what does it mean and I wonde...
by indar
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Tweak from the Napo 19 file
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Tweak from the Napo 19 file

See? I still didn't get anywhere close and now that you explain it it's perfectly obvious. I used to love speculative sci-fi. I thought A1 is a steak sauce