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by indar
Mon Jul 13, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Two bedrooms and a bath
Replies: 7
Views: 156

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: 166

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: 2
Views: 88

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: 4
Views: 97

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.
by indar
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Henge
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Henge

I am reminded of the last line of a play in which the entire cast gathers at the front of the stage, looks into the audience and warns them. I am not going to quote the original line exactly but words to the effect: Arturo Ui will rise again. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Resistible_Rise_of_Artu...
by indar
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:01 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: When Eve flipped the tarot
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: When Eve flipped the tarot

I had my tarot cards read once and was allowed to ask one yes or no question. I asked if I should start a master's program and the answer was yes. I would have started it anyway but the extra validation was nice.  Funny how those things work out. The death card added an element of suspense in this p...
by indar
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Save the Horses
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Save the Horses

You could cut the general off,
melt him down,
use him to patch the hole
he left along with
the saddle he rode in on.
After all it wasn't
the horse's fault.
by indar
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: starting handle
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: starting handle

Hi Dave, I've read this several times--not because i have trouble understanding it but because i don't know where to start in telling you how much I relate to it.  This moment is my childhood. We were caught between the elements, the solid earth and the ores that bind and the heat and cold, the curr...
by indar
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Two bedrooms and a bath
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Two bedrooms and a bath

Two Bedrooms and a Bath Most of the spare room houses book shelves and a desk but they keep a small bed against the wall in case someone might decide to visit: stay the night-- perhaps a family member. They take turns in the bathroom. She goes first while he checks the locks, switches off the lights...
by indar
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Gone
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Gone

Did you revise this again after the first time I commented or did I suffer a small blackout the first time I read it? This is definitely a poem written by a man for and about men and their relationships within the family and to the earth and communities. I would not want to se a single thing edited ...