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by Matty11
Sun Dec 05, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Wealth
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Wealth

Thanks Deb for the points. Yes, humour on the outside looking-in 😆🤣

cheers

Phil
by Matty11
Sat Dec 04, 2021 3:31 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Wealth
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Instinctive

Thanks Colm. The weather I fear here are the winds. We needed a roofer this week. Mr Tiley!

cheers

Phil
by Matty11
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Wealth
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Wealth

A beetle black night
of worry and I work
in the clean poverty
of snow. Songbirds

muted and no cats.
I clear the drive
and car, my face
flushed and puzzled.
by Matty11
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Flour and Butter
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Flour and Butter

Enjoyed Linda. Keys into the comforts of cooking, routines, familiarity; the rewards of taking time to learn rather than idle. There was warmth in the poem. Details like the loyalty to the little pan and the co-op shop; the shift from campsite to home; the craft of adding, stirring, mincing and bein...
by Matty11
Sat Nov 27, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: It Could be Worse
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: It Could be Worse

When you feel that life is hard and the ingrowing toenail is getting large, or that eggy odour begins to follow you around the playground, and you don't kick the ball because your toenail is getting large, or feeling your girlfriend will dump you like a bad smell... always remember this: it could b...
by Matty11
Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:54 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: My wife has twisted her ankle (revision)
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: My wife has twisted her ankle

Thanks Gyppo and Trev I agree Gyppo. There can be layers in a poem, but if the 'surface' doesn't deliver, then most readers will shrug and move on. Trev, the title appealed to my sense of N.'s idleness and humour. I'll have a think about the chemical overload, though that was a driver for the poem. ...
by Matty11
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: My wife has twisted her ankle (revision)
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: My wife has twisted her ankle

Thanks Dan, Jackie and Colm. All appreciated. Yes, running is a dangerous business. Yep! I’m confused, though: you’re referring to the person in the title in the 3rd person and the person who has exited your bed and gone off to get in shape for you in the 2nd person. Oh, two different people--gettin...
by Matty11
Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: My wife has twisted her ankle (revision)
Replies: 7
Views: 179

My wife has twisted her ankle (revision)

revision Once we slept spooning for oxytocin, now I stay under my duvet, the windows frosted, songbirds silenced. I've missed the shipping forecast, I need my fix of dopamine, so I listen to Skylark Ascending and adverts on Classic FM. You have exited, a dawn run to get in shape for me and for a lo...
by Matty11
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Any turn of a stone
Replies: 8
Views: 171

Re: Any turn of a stone

nails scratch harder, it's what they do
and
I'm in gallery mode
Well, those gems were worth the price of the admission!

I have a pebble poem buried in the reject pile. Something about pebbles...anyway enjoyed your pebble poem.

best

Phil
by Matty11
Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Q&A
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Q&A

And, as T. reminded me, hopefully all are well!