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by Matty11
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: For My Friend
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: For My Friend

A heartfelt write, spiritual and personal, which conveyed loss and continuance. best Phil v For My Friend I walk toward the river On a path I hadn't noticed before.........like how this sets up the context A dusk breeze exhales From the snow bound mountains As my heavy steps crunch and snap Old leav...
by Matty11
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: Walking Jane Austen _ Day 2
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Walking Jane Austen _ Day 2

Title hooked me. Lovely ending.

enjoyed muchly

matty
by Matty11
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Pontypool Park: A Formative Year
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: Pontypool Park: A Formative Year

Thanks for returning and the thumbs up Tracy and Indar. Colm I have tweaked a little in light of your comment.

cheers

Phil
by Matty11
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Pontypool Park: A Formative Year
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: Pontypool Park: A Formative Year

Thanks Indar. I  have repeated and changed the name for clarity.

best

Phil
by Matty11
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: The freak
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: The freak

I'll think about a title change. I liked the poem once I read what it was about! Alternatively you could clue the reader in with a reveal to conclude.

best

phil
by Matty11
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Nostalgia
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Nostalgia

Will be interested where you journey with this Indar. I liked the dynamic of driving, but agree with Tracy on I think. The location/geography specifics added interest for me.

best

Phil
by Matty11
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Pontypool Park: A Formative Year
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: Pontypool Park: A Formative Year

Thanks Tracy, Dave and Colm. Dave's reading was my intention. I don't know why I picked 'Jay' for the woman's name. Perhaps because of the bird species.

cheers

Phil
by Matty11
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Pontypool Park: A Formative Year
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Pontypool Park: A Formative Year

revision Jane's carving on the bench dedicated to the loving memory of a husband. Not hers. But she liked his cheeky grin. His hands. A panting labrador ghosting that breath of eager life, tramples through the crocus, snaps at a crisp packet. It is the chase that butters lips. This morning was burn...
by Matty11
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Isle of Pines
Replies: 16
Views: 451

Re: Isle of Pines

As for the rest of it, I meant to allude to 2 well-known images: the Emerald City of Oz as seen from poppy fields with the emerald spires of pines and the hot air balloon clouds overhead. I didn't get that Indar, which is probably why I enjoyed S1 more. on lily pad tiled water I can see that. Liked...
by Matty11
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Jennifer, Not Here
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Jennifer, Not Here

Enjoyed this George. Inventive (especially L4). The line break in L5 rather snaps the line, though I presume the intention was to reflect the sense of 'half'. If the latter, the device feels contrived in such a heart-felt write. best Phil Daughter I never had, tugging my arm-sleeve  hanging heavy as...