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by Dave
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Experimental poetry?
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Experimental poetry?

To the first question, no. Usually people are daunted by the reaction they think they will get.
To the second question, yes.
by Dave
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Who are you reading??
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: Who are you reading??

Read poets of all kinds. Pulitzer Prize winners, you really think a prize has something to say? Find a poem you like and find more poems of that poet. Read and move on.
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by Dave
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Dear Jenny
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: Dear Jenny

I have been reading your poems recently although it may not have appeared so and while not all them have been gems they have been human and bravely political. This shows you are hard to beat for poetic storytelling.
Dave
by Dave
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Transhumanism
Replies: 6
Views: 103

Re: Transhumanism

I enjoyed the poem though I consider IT just another red herring. Pity the human that does not like humans but thinks he would like a humanoid machine made by humans - doesn't that just sound like a deflection from human nature like, what was it again, god?

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by Dave
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Preview:
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Preview:

A true Mark poem. Dark, complex and bordering on the incomprehensible yet never dull.
Dave
by Dave
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: TEN CHARACTER SKETCHES: (in Searching for Kadesh collection)
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: TEN CHARACTER SKETCHES: (in Searching for Kadesh collection)

Without any real context it is relatively impossible to comment on these. For example, "They say…" when compiled here appears a rather dull way to introduce the characters - after all who are they and what does it matter to them to talk about these characters. I realise they are out of context. Then...
by Dave
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: When the white paneled door opens (versions 1&2)
Replies: 9
Views: 569

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

Thanks Matty interesting thought.
Dave
by Dave
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Robert Dudley - The Knot Garden
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: Robert Dudley - The Knot Garden

Although this is a great subject and very densely and cleverly handled I have been puzzling since I first read it why I found it so hard to get into it. The poem starts to take off in the 3rd stanza when the verbs start to kick in. Before that the poem is a bit static and the character does not come...
by Dave
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Cabaret, 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1187

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: 3
Views: 397

Re: Dear Puerto Rico

Caustic.