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by Matty11
Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2021
Topic: Celebrating the daze
Replies: 97
Views: 615

Re: Celebrating the daze

#16 particularly like this one Dave, a palpable tension of outcome
by Matty11
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:42 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2021
Topic: 30 reasons to live
Replies: 137
Views: 885

Re: 30 reasons to live

That's one to wake to and begin the day on. Thanks for sharing Colm!
by Matty11
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2021
Topic: EYES OPEN - a string of modified haiku
Replies: 139
Views: 731

Re: EYES OPEN - a string of modified haiku

Yes, agree with all on weeps its joy into the stream. Lovely sense of movement in the piece - unfrozen. Perhaps there's rest in that shade.
by Matty11
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:24 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2021
Topic: Ampersand Again _ April 2021
Replies: 157
Views: 949

Re: Ampersand Again _ April 2021

:lol: Great. I wanted the poem to be longer because the muse's attitude was so 'trashy'...I suspect the allure of the tacos was greater ;)
by Matty11
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:11 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2021
Topic: Journey
Replies: 103
Views: 614

Re: Journey

Agree with Colm on the ending and definitely like to key into the 'older' pace of life, which your poem allowed me to do. Thanks for that.
by Matty11
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2021
Topic: Working Title
Replies: 185
Views: 1154

Re: Working Title

Lovely sense of those times, the anything is possible buzz, the anticipation vibe, excitement. The downer realities of practicalities, a need for plans, postponed - at least for the dazzle moment.
by Matty11
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2021
Topic: Cwtch
Replies: 120
Views: 817

Re: Cwtch

#18 Toys I knew he spent the early hours building that Lego castle right. A matter of Dad pride. Thumbs up and Christmas was a happy one. Of course, the little knights all fought their battles outside castle walls. Over the years they lost their swords and shields, some body parts, a head, but never...
by Matty11
Sun Apr 18, 2021 4:34 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2021
Topic: Cwtch
Replies: 120
Views: 817

Re: Cwtch

Thanks Dave, Marcel, Janet, Von, Linda and Gyppo. Much appreciated.
But I have to ask about the 'crowman'.  An atheist's or pagan's nickname for the black clad priest or minister, or perhaps the village 'Cunning Man'?
It was the priest Gyppo, but again, I like your suggestion better.
by Matty11
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2021
Topic: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This
Replies: 203
Views: 1139

Re: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This

Tracy Mitchell wrote:
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:29 pm
Thanks Matty, Dave.  Don't know how you guys can make the rounds like you do.  I can't keep up.  You guys have some staff help?  Just asking.

T

I'm on a course of antibiotics and painkillers at the moment - no walking - thank God for NaPo!
by Matty11
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:01 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2021
Topic: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This
Replies: 203
Views: 1139

Re: Virtual Vaccinations -- Zoom This

Tracy Mitchell wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:59 pm
~

little gorse bush  
you want to glow

break into flame

you want to be 
the pepper spray 
at dust-up

it is not God 
Almighty who 
electrifies you

draw deep earth’s 
own humility

Suck deep the dew.

~

 

Like the life force, the nature of nature, rooted not abstracted or spiritualized.