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by Tracy Mitchell
Mon Jan 15, 2024 8:31 am
Forum: The Commons
Topic: TTB Anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 999

Re: TTB Anniversary

Congratulations to us--we are a wonderful group! I'm actually getting sentimental about youse guys.
Yes-- congratulations to us.  And yes, I am started to develop a fondness for you assholes too.   :D
by Tracy Mitchell
Sun Jan 14, 2024 6:06 pm
Forum: The Commons
Topic: TTB Anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 999

Re: TTB Anniversary

Aye, Colm, Indar--

to another six years -- Sláinte!!
                         Sláinte
                 Kanpai – Cin cin
             Prost,
                  Here’s looking at you kid — and now Lechyd da.
Skål – we are the bridges we will not burn.

~

 
by Tracy Mitchell
Sat Jan 13, 2024 7:39 pm
Forum: The Commons
Topic: TTB Anniversary
Replies: 4
Views: 999

TTB Anniversary

It was six years ago this week we spent a focused, frantic four days conceiving and giving life to this poetry site.  While it has not been what we originally envisioned, six years of continued life is a major accomplishment in this current digital poetry environment. And it has been an incredible e...
by Tracy Mitchell
Mon Nov 06, 2023 5:04 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here
Topic: Hi My Name is Greg
Replies: 5
Views: 8548

Re: Hi My Name is Greg

Welcome Greg-- what a wonderful introduction.  Glad you found the site. There are large differences between poems and song lyrics.  But both require a curiosity for and deftness with words and how to build with them.  A good ear is also valuable to both.   Can't wait to see your work. Let me know if...
by Tracy Mitchell
Tue Oct 24, 2023 10:46 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Some Mornings
Replies: 8
Views: 13000

Re: Some Mornings

Love the construction of this-- a terse musing with bluntly effective opening and closing lines.  Solid, solid bookends 8-)

"Extinct" . . . or dormant?  Just asking.  

"Palpable" is such a subtly powerful word. But it takes a special context for its use---like here.

Bravo.

T

 
by Tracy Mitchell
Sun Oct 22, 2023 8:54 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Leaving the Nest
Replies: 7
Views: 11288

Re: Leaving the Nest

Quite the pecking order!
Thanks Dave.

T
by Tracy Mitchell
Fri Oct 20, 2023 5:13 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Leaving the Nest
Replies: 7
Views: 11288

Re: Leaving the Nest

Gyppo— glad your neighbor is establishing a beneficial detente with her local squirrels.  My son and his family in St. Paul are being met with a squirrel population which has apparently achieved critical mass.  They spent 4 days stripping foliage from the oaks in order to harvest the nuts.. they hav...
by Tracy Mitchell
Thu Oct 19, 2023 3:49 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Leaving the Nest
Replies: 7
Views: 11288

Leaving the Nest

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    Leaving the Nest

I want you to go into the woods
where life is lush with surplus

I want you to listen, be healthy 
and grow fat in smatterings
of pregnant sunshine

watch a red squirrel skinny
down a quavering branch 
toward inexperienced leaves.

~
by Tracy Mitchell
Thu Oct 19, 2023 1:38 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: City Planners
Replies: 7
Views: 15040

Re: City Planners

Delightful! With a great closing line.  My first question was whether "angles" in Line 1 is a typo.  The mention of "grid" and later text suggests that there is no typo.  So after rolling "angels" around for a while, I am still at a loss as to which word functions better.  Each sort of subliminally ...