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by Tracy Mitchell
Mon May 24, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Glasgow, Townhead 1955
Replies: 11
Views: 229

Re: Glasgow, Townhead 1955

Wonderful, Matty.  In this ekphrastic you not only luminate the painting, but the artist as well - what a delightful twist.  There is so much humanity in the painting which you bring to the reader.

Cheers.

T
by Tracy Mitchell
Sat May 22, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: A Wild Idea (children's poem)
Replies: 6
Views: 168

Re: A Wild Idea (children's poem)

Trevor - what a delightful poem.  The rhymes and cadences are very good, and the point of the poem is well done. I can see this illustrated and published.  Much better than a lot of the pre-school books now in print.   Don't know if you often write for the younger among us, but you exhibit a talent ...
by Tracy Mitchell
Sat Apr 24, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: The Commons
Topic: A useful (and free) file finding tool. I use this a lot.
Replies: 2
Views: 268

Re: A useful (and free) file finding tool. I use this a lot.

Thanks for that info -- I may give it a go after NaPo. By far the most useful file I ever heard of is one surreptitiously floating around during my daughter's student days.  The file doesn't open.  No matter what.  That's the beauty of it.  You got a term paper due today -- its Friday and everyone i...
by Tracy Mitchell
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

Re: Hello all

Welcome Sonja.  i hope you find your path here.  & looking forward to read what you choose to post.

Cheers.

T
by Tracy Mitchell
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here
Topic: Intro
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Intro

Hi Carin, Welcome. So glad you found your way here. I think you may, and I hope you do, find what you are looking for here at TTB.   I need to caution you, though, that most of the  rest of the site goes silent during April, with everyone occupied with the NaPo Challenge.  I am looking forward to yo...
by Tracy Mitchell
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Advice to My Widow Following My Fatal Kayak Accident
Replies: 17
Views: 1274

Re: Advice to My Widow Following My Fatal Kayak Accident

Geez Trevor -- what a tremendous idea.   I love it.  You are right on all points, I think, and this could be excellent fun.  

Your suggested edits are right-on as well.  

Glad I logged on.  :D

T
by Tracy Mitchell
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: On Becoming An Impressionist (revision3)
Replies: 13
Views: 892

Re: On Becoming An Impressionist

He is determined to quit writing -- she wants to help -- he paints. Stubbornness, misperception, misplaced helpfulness, Gee, what else might this apply to?

Love it, Phil.

T
by Tracy Mitchell
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: The Second Coming Again
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: The Second Coming Again

Very powerful writing. The message, I think, can cut either way. Of course there are the marching sounds of the forces of evil, but this could also be read, I think, as a call to arms for the forces of light. I choose to read it that way. I like the toss to Yeats' poem. The center held for a moment ...
by Tracy Mitchell
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:39 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Cottonwoods
Replies: 16
Views: 889

Re: Cottonwoods

I agree with the suggestion of deleting "for him" at the conclusion. Stronger without.

Still loving the poem.

T
by Tracy Mitchell
Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Advice to My Widow Following My Fatal Kayak Accident
Replies: 17
Views: 1274

Re: Advice to My Widow Following My Fatal Kayak Accident

Hello Deb!
This is my full bodied welcome back! I am glad you enjoyed the poem - it was fun to write.

Hope your schedule allows more frequent cameos here. :D

T