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by Matty11
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: We Sold His Grandma's House
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: We Sold His Grandma's House

My condolences too at this time. Poetry does help.

Take care

Phil
by Matty11
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: On Loon Lake, 1983
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: On Loon Lake, 1983

Hi Sharron,

A seductive, refreshing write, both artless and artful.

very much enjoyed reading and re-reading

best

Phil
by Matty11
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Silence
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Silence

Enjoyed this AT. The L1 imperative grabs the reader and the subsequent phrasing and reflection keeps the reader hooked.

best

Phil
by Matty11
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Feck that!
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Feck that!

I enjoyed this too Colm. The testosterone male expletive narrows the poem, devalues the tone of reflective wisdom, but perhaps that was the intention. A viewpoint on idle gods.

cheers

phil
by Matty11
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Jammie Dodger
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Jammie Dodger

Cheers Colm. That is a spot on reading. Appreciated.

all the best

Phil
by Matty11
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: the book of love
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: the book of love

The ice in your whiskey melts,
becomes an off- colour skin.
great image Dave
by Matty11
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Just Patterns
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Just Patterns

Love this T. Your poem allows the reader to have the experience that prompted the write.

best

Phil
by Matty11
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Jammie Dodger
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Jammie Dodger

Thanks T. and Indar for your sensitive reading. Never sure how much vernacular communicates. The life of a poem depends so much on a reader!

best

Phil
by Matty11
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Jammie Dodger
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Jammie Dodger

He scribbled a note for Liz, left it under his mug: meeting boyo - the Lion, left the pug - for you. He didn't get far, what with his bladder ready to burst. Stopped off at the Halfway. A dearer pint, needs must. Liz hugged the dog that brought its chain to tug her heart: simple love - like the brok...
by Matty11
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: My Godmother's Shack
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: My Godmother's Shack

I found this write very readable, fluent, with details that made it feel authentic. At times I felt there was material here to focus on in several poems, but then I enjoyed the whole. The wartime slogan  'waste not - want not',  was a necessity, not a trendy mantra. With the growth of food banks, I'...