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by indar
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Small Worlds
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Small Worlds

Hi Phil, I keep coming back to this one trying to decipher its meaning. The first part, cozy rooms, spicy spaghetti etc is pleasant enough but the images progressively turn macabre as time itself progresses. Is it simply a matter of passing time, aging and turning to less innocent pastimes or is thi...
by indar
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Contracts
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Contracts

Colm is back! Welcome back Colm! You might have noticed things are a little dead around here---maybe you want to write a poem about that? I don't know what's happened to some of the others arounfd here but I just can't get on board with any aspect of poetry just now.  Enjoyed yours as usual  their l...
by indar
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: The Audition
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: The Audition

The change of title makes quite a difference. If I understand the psychological definition of narcissism it has more to do with no sense of self other than through the feedback from others--imaginary or otherwise. These two feed off one another as I see it. "Narcissism" along with "surreal" are two ...
by indar
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: The Audition
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: The Narcissists

Hi Phil, If I am reading this anywhere near the intended meaning there are two actors here the faded movie star and perhaps her paramour or at least a male counterpart. Neither an authentic personality but interested only in how they perceive themselves as being perceived. The applause is validation...
by indar
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Farewell
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Farewell

What a sense of leave-taking and loss to this one, heightened by the actual loss of life as we know it just now.  I have read it several times, tried to determine what I think of the empty box (even the outline is dotted and uncertain) and yes some restated concerns such as "the collective" which br...
by indar
Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: define space
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: define space

Hi Dave, I've been looking in nd thinking how strange it is that at a time when probably most of us are at home and self isolating (I'm taking it very seriously) there are very few posts. Not only am I not writing I can hardly think of anything to say about other's writing. I can say, however that I...
by indar
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Two bedrooms and a bath
Replies: 8
Views: 964

Re: Two bedrooms and a bath

Thank you everyone who read and commented on this poem.  Every afternoon,  Nicole Wallace, on her show "Deadline Whitehouse" commemorates the lives of one or two people who died from Covid . She told of a couple, married over 60 years, who led full and giving lives, were hospitalized together. They ...
by indar
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Henge
Replies: 7
Views: 834

Re: Henge

I am revisiting this to remark on a synchronistic moment I experienced last night: MSNBC ran a special titled Stone Ghosts. I was reminded of your poem. Although I'm pretty certain your poem doesn't refer directly to this issue, I think it's part and parcel of the same thread that runs through human...
by indar
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Save the Horses
Replies: 3
Views: 412

Re: Save the Horses

Yes indeed Mark, One of the many battles being waged in the US in these tumultuous times is over the veneration of all things confederate by a certain segment of the population. You'd think they were the ones that won the war. The defenders call them great American heroes and other inexplicable titl...
by indar
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Rain
Replies: 8
Views: 724

Re: Rain

Hi Poet-e,

I can almost read this as the feminine version of The Myth of Sisyphus. There is the one moment the N becomes clean only to have to take on the sins of the world---the ORIGINAL sin even.  Good write.