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by Tracy Mitchell
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here
Topic: Hello, I'm Trish Saunders... from Seattle/Honolulu
Replies: 4
Views: 38

Re: Hello, I'm Trish Saunders... from Seattle/Honolulu

I can imagine, yet those seem like wonderful places to be.  I've been to Maui [loved it], but not the Pacific Northwest.  It's on my list, though, for the next year or two.  I have a friend living on the shore near Neskowin, Oregon, whom I desperately need to visit.  

Anywhoo, welcome.

T
by Tracy Mitchell
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Better Than This
Replies: 11
Views: 129

Re: Better Than This

Thanks Trish for the kind words. 

I chuckle because invariably Tom Riordon's comment to me was 'cut the last line'.   :)

Of course he was usually right, and I think you are right with this as well.

T
by Tracy Mitchell
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here
Topic: Hello, I'm Trish Saunders... from Seattle/Honolulu
Replies: 4
Views: 38

Re: Hello, I'm Trish Saunders... from Seattle/Honolulu

Hey Trish!

Welcome.  Can't say how happy I am you have arrived.  The site is instantly better for your presence, and of course, for your poetry.  :)

You are still bouncing between Wash and Hawaii I see.  So that forms a wider base of experience for your poetry, right?

Cheers.

T
 
by Tracy Mitchell
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Aspen Sisters
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Aspen Sisters

~     Aspen Sisters After the natural arrival-day frolic and chaos of family reunion week died down,  and grandmother-sisters, their flocks abated, grand-babes bathed and tucked and sung to, the pajama-clad sisters billeted themselves in a back bedroom, cross-legged on a queen bed, buzzed and banter...
by Tracy Mitchell
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Chaser Cairn
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: Chaser Cairn

And might I say that you have impeccable taste in literature, Dave :D :D :D
 
by Tracy Mitchell
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: A poem that lost its voice
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: A poem that lost its voice

Love this Phil.  
Awesome opening line -- so graphic.
S.2 L.1 -- delete "the"?  - just asking.

Cheers.

T
by Tracy Mitchell
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Chaser Cairn
Replies: 11
Views: 210

Re: Chaser Cairn

Thanks so much, Sharon and Matty Phil.  :)

I appreciate your reading and commenting.

T
by Tracy Mitchell
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 31
Views: 5415

Re: Favorite Quotes

Hi AJ, Not troubled, but just not moved -- I don't see an inevitable relevance or connection.  Like driving home from the grocery store without beets.  While your brother in Oshkosh has his pants shortened and a radio in Anchorage plays White Cliffs of Dover .  Is the wind blowing southerly?  I don'...
by Tracy Mitchell
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Accelerating darkness and broken protons
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Accelerating darkness and broken protons

Wonderful, Colm!  You are becoming so prolific. Here are my nibbles: S.1 L.5-6 -- tense changes from future to present, doesn't feel right       L.8 -- consider deleting S.2 --  So why do we pray in desperation, / believing in interventions . . . . How about >> So why do we pray for interventions . ...
by Tracy Mitchell
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Better Than This
Replies: 11
Views: 129

Re: Better Than This

Thanks for the good comments, Wren.
I think the poem needs to get bigger before it can get better.

Cheers.

T