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by Matty11
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Cling
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Cling

Felt you were playing with evolution in there Colm, as well as family, but in this narrative there is regression.

not to be found hiding - like that, difficult to cling to dignity when exposed and fear kicks in

enjoyed

Phil

 
by Matty11
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: painting of a bullet hole
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: painting of a bullet hole

An arresting title Dave, bone history sort of scary in that it's beneath the skin, not sure what splintered pane is referencing - the eye? The concluding realisation seems to point to both the empathy of feeling hurt and the consequence of hurting someone. Eirher way there's a loss of 'innocence'  o...
by Matty11
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Observance
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Observance

The one detail I felt might be superfluous is that the oak was her sitting place.
I assumed the reader would want to know? Pleased you enjoyed Dave.

best

Phil
by Matty11
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: journey
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: journey

hi Dave,
            I read a life journey from child to age and the flowers representing life encounters.
Not sure if I have grasped your intentions, but hope that helps some.

best

Phil

 
by Matty11
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: It's hard
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: It's hard

I can relate to his Colm, at least on a gardening level, though the poem prompts thoughts on people interaction too.
by Matty11
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Observance
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Observance

Thank you very much Colm!
by Matty11
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Observance
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Observance

After a stroll along Levellers' Lane
past her grandmother's rowan, the witches' pond,
the still-for-sale cottage, she'd linger a while
at their sitting place - a fallen oak.
Gazing across the fallow field she saw
nothing in flight, but felt a shared quiet.
It wasn't words that mattered for magic.
by Matty11
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: It's just a word (Adult language)
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: It's just a word (Adult language)

Enjoyed this too Colm, nicely defused, though expletives are needed at times as a release valve (my excuse for blaspheming). The conclusion did indeed put the more objectionable realities out there.
by Matty11
Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Wisdom
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Wisdom

Nice one Dave. Conceit is best preserved by keeping it internal :)

 
by Matty11
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: escaping the frame
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: escaping the frame

Cheers Dave. One of those dice rolls that need checking out!

best

Phil