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by ajduclos
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: When the last ship sails
Replies: 14
Views: 253

Re: When the last ship sails

Yes, Colm, an adventure, a journey, a ride filled with curiosity.  I know some folk who do feel this way about approaching deaths door, but sadly I know many folk who are petrified by the prospect and totally deny it.  And also those who just want out. Many avoid visiting the dying because the death...
by ajduclos
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Who are you reading??
Replies: 5
Views: 1660

Re: Who are you reading??

Yes - thanks Tracy... Poem-a-Day is amazing !!!!!!!!!!

And I do love Mary Oliver !!!

Have fun poet-e

Aj  
by ajduclos
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 31
Views: 5570

Re: Favorite Quotes

Gotcha ya, Tracy.  If one looks at the quote from the perspective of the poetic process, the craft, then yes, not much here to get excited about. I looked at it from the perspective of the idea, the material, the food that the craft and process of poetry molds, massages and expresses.  And that whil...
by ajduclos
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 31
Views: 5570

Re: Favorite Quotes

Do you agree with that quote, AJ? I am not sure I do.  No sure why.  I've looked at that Richard Wilbur quote several times and given it some thought... and I find that I do indeed agree with it, qualified by the change of "self" in L3 to "ego." Tracy, I would truly like to understand what is troub...
by ajduclos
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 31
Views: 5570

Re: Favorite Quotes

Tracy Mitchell wrote:
Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:28 pm
It is hard to imagine how or in what manner John Bolton is thought to be connected with either civilization, or hope.  But that's just me.  :)

John Bolton's infamous mustache embarrasses me into wanting to shave mine off out of respect to civilization and hope.

Aj
by ajduclos
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 31
Views: 5570

Re: Favorite Quotes

I agree strongly with "Start writing, no matter what..." - Gyppo's comment is "write" on.  Lots of other really great quotes here in this thread. Tracy, the quote I posted above by Richard Wilbur is one that struck me.  Seems that there is much in this quote that I'm not sure I get.  If I were writi...
by ajduclos
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: The Commons
Topic: Favorite Quotes
Replies: 31
Views: 5570

Re: Favorite Quotes

Writing poetry is talking to oneself;
yet it is a mode of talking to oneself
in which the self disappears; and the
product is something that, though it
may not be for everybody, is about
                 everybody 

Richard Wilbur
by ajduclos
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Spectacle of Death
Replies: 18
Views: 312

Re: Spectacle of Death

Good lord, Deb... you have much pain and loss and memories to chew on.  I hurt for you........... Ya, I've lost many potentially good (perhaps I fantasize) writes from the lack-a-save demon... and I doubt I'll ever learn....... Been thinking about S5-L4 in "Spectacle of Death".  Perhaps "before regr...
by ajduclos
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Dark Matter
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: Dark Matter

Yes - Ronnie Wood !!!!!!  The Rolling Stones among others.  Really nice sketched likeness.  Many talents, Colm.........

Aj
by ajduclos
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Better Than This
Replies: 11
Views: 182

Re: Better Than This

Ha !!!!  Clever one, Tracy.  I love the loop-d-loops.  

If you spend too much time breathing cold mountain air this is what happens Image

Aj