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by poet-e
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: DayDreams (in Searching for Kadesh collection)
Replies: 3
Views: 5268

Re: DayDreams (in Searching for Kadesh collection)

Some of the expressions wander toward the more routine, not to say cliche, but could be fresher -- surely these folks have some sharp and/or startling dreams. For example:  ". . . the sea’s crashing waves. . . a feast, a banquet fit for royalty. . . she’d talk our ears off. . .  travel to far far f...
by poet-e
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: New Family (in Searching for Kadesh collection)
Replies: 16
Views: 12441

Re: New Family (in Searching for Kadesh collection)

WOW AJ, you just introduced me to a resource I didn't know about, thank you. A researcher in our midst hooray. poet-e please excuse the hijack. NP!  Love a good hijack. I never heard of the ‘Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings’ AJ.  I can't find it online.  Is it just in a book ...
by poet-e
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: stillness after massacre
Replies: 11
Views: 12752

Re: stillness after massacre

Love the imagery it ends with.

Curious which Massacre...
by poet-e
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: 2/25/20
Replies: 16
Views: 16104

Re: 2/25/20

Clever.  Italics helped A LOT.  I was confused without them.
by poet-e
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Tools
Replies: 5
Views: 6836

Re: Tools

Very nice read.  Love old vs new tension.

Had to look up bara brith.  Maybe "bara brith bread"?  Us, daft Americans!

Confused who "me" is.  Father is he/his, so IDK who N is... an outsider/friend?
4 characters?:  Father, son, "me," and my wife.
by poet-e
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Advanced
Replies: 6
Views: 7019

Re: Advanced

Hi Poet-e, you have gotten to the heart of the poem--mixed emotions. I remember youthful moments, as when I heard the song America the Beautiful being sung, I was struck by how fortunate I was to be among those born here. But growing awareness of such policies and actions as manifest destiny, Jim C...
by poet-e
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Advanced
Replies: 6
Views: 7019

Re: Advanced

Unsure if poem's saying America is the center or criticizing it?
by poet-e
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: New Family (in Searching for Kadesh collection)
Replies: 16
Views: 12441

Re: New Family (in Searching for Kadesh collection)

indar wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:31 pm
My favorite old saying of late:

There are none so blind as those who WILL NOT see.
Never heard this!
 
by poet-e
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: DayDreams (in Searching for Kadesh collection)
Replies: 3
Views: 5268

DayDreams (in Searching for Kadesh collection)

DayDreams What would you do if you’re healed?     I want to feel the dirt as I run barefoot home.         I want to see the sea’s crashing waves.             I want to cleanse myself of the stench of this blood browned dress, and go dance and sing inside the temple.                 I want to eat a ...
by poet-e
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: New Family (in Searching for Kadesh collection)
Replies: 16
Views: 12441

Re: New Family (in Searching for Kadesh collection)

He thinks they all have places to live, but panhandle or chose to live on the street...