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by indar
Mon May 18, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Trees
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Trees

In winter I see them upside down. Bare twigs spread, like exposed roots, or lightening to the sky,  There are some patterns repeated in nature that have little to do with one another, tree branches and certain kinds of lightening for instance. And then there's the upside down tree in its root struc...
by indar
Mon May 18, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Garden Love
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Garden Love

I enjoyed this. I find no sadness in nature but wonder. Likewise in the human capacity for transferring human feeling to animals: and doesn't my cat know it.

My dog understands every word I say to her she just acts dumb so she doesn't have to respond. Thanks Dave. Say hi to your cat from Ursula
by indar
Mon May 18, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Garden Love
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Garden Love

'curtseys'? Did your spell check not tell you 'curtsies'? Maybe it's an Americanism?

No, it's an indarism. If it isn't underlined it looks fine to me. Thanks for the catch Colm and, uh, don't be sad.
by indar
Mon May 18, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Garden Love
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Garden Love

Whether its a lady or a gruff male, they will each get it in the end


Obviously--their children run all over the place. Thanks AJ.
:D :D
by indar
Sat May 16, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Distraught
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Distraught

I love what this thread has turned into. Maybe there should be a whole forum, a confessional, for people who need to talk about the "thing" they did with a group of non-judgmental members who start their response by saying "hey! I can top that!" Again, thank you Colm,  AJ, you did indeed top my stor...
by indar
Fri May 15, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Garden Love
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Garden Love

Garden Love One of those common California lizards on my flagstone walk pumps itself up and down on bent-twig front legs. Not certain if a lady lizard curtsies to a shy suitor hidden in the nasturtium or a less-than-gentlemanly fellow insinuates the humptyhump to a disinterested damsel.
by indar
Fri May 15, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: the clothes she wore
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: the clothes she wore

So much for blaming the victim if it isn't seductive clothing, right? But wait! Why was she walking all alone: in that neighborhood, at that time of night, through the campus after what happened last week? This brief write lays it out in stark terms. It addresses an age-old  condition that needs to ...
by indar
Thu May 14, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Distraught
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Distraught

I need all the reassurance I can get! It's pretty scary. Thank you Colm. Did you put your electric pot on the gas burner? :D :D

 
by indar
Thu May 14, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Distraught
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Distraught

Forgot the beans
boiling on the stove,
boiled over,
drenched the flame,
could've killed us:
inhalation or explosion.

Let the eggs
cook dry last week,
distracted pan-handling,
is this the end?
by indar
Wed May 13, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Sunday Morning Grace
Replies: 7
Views: 384

Re: Sunday Morning Grace

ImageThe Church of which I write