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by Dave
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Cabaret, 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Cabaret, 2019

Great film and sadly the kind of racism found in the story is on its way back in Germany.

Dave
by Dave
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Dear Puerto Rico
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: Dear Puerto Rico

Caustic.
by Dave
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Mid-Summer Poetry Fest -- 2019
Topic:  Four & Twenty
Replies: 47
Views: 922

Re:  Four & Twenty

no doubt sin works
anais nin ravishing garage attendants
two husbands, June before July
and her lost father found wanting.
by Dave
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Mid-Summer Poetry Fest -- 2019
Topic: Summers Future – Poems of Presentiment / Expectancy 
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Summers Future – Poems of Presentiment / Expectancy 

The skies rise way out beyond blue into an infinity of heat
or close in behind an iron veil of rain descending
like god's wrath ( I can see his wicked smile)
The boat we push out to sea, naive sailors we,
is engulfed with the sin of frivolity (coloured straws)
and wonder where it all went wrong.
by Dave
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Mid-Summer Poetry Fest -- 2019
Topic: Beer Tent -- chat, Banter, Trash Talk
Replies: 31
Views: 538

Re: Beer Tent -- chat, Banter, Trash Talk

I second Colm's toast and lift a glass to the neverending and immense talents of Mr T. Thanks
 
by Dave
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Tangerine Sky (with apologies to Kottonmouth Kings)
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: Tangerine Sky (with apologies to Kottonmouth Kings)

ANother one whose references escaped me but which I enjoyed just for what it is. The message is so loud and clear.
Dave
by Dave
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: A Big Boogah Fell Out My Knows
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: A Big Boogah Fell Out My Knows

I like this but have no idea why. It references things that have never featured in my life but does so with a lightness of foot and an ease that makes it strangely compelling.
Dave
by Dave
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: When the white paneled door opens (versions 1&2)
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: When the white paneled door opens

Thanks Indar and Colm. This is one of those that started out quite differently and then took a life of its own. I won't comment on interpretations for that reason as that seems to be to be unjustified. I don't want to claim any specific message for this one.
Dave
by Dave
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: When the white paneled door opens (versions 1&2)
Replies: 3
Views: 163

When the white paneled door opens (versions 1&2)

Alternative version (for the fun of it) darkness slips through a smoke ring yellow glow of home. Mother unties   her care worn apron and joins the birds of dusk, the martins and swifts of her childhood summers, swallowed by time. Original outside ceases its outsideness, darkness enters like a smoke...
by Dave
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: End of Days
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: End of Days

Hey Tracy That first stabza is pretty audacious stuff if I may so - dramatic and a full force start. The second paragraph loses the momentum a bit but fills in the details and brings events up to date. I am a bit concerned by the following line: our days written as pages in pulp mills - surely nothi...