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by ajduclos
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Rain
Replies: 8
Views: 964

Re: Rain

I find this powerful, poet-e, very Sisyphus like, as Linda points out.  The alliteration hammers, really drives home and drives in the raw emotion.  Well done !!!
Aj
by ajduclos
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Contracts
Replies: 5
Views: 468

Re: Contracts

Nice one, Colm.  Tender as death dealings can be... life must go on, til...........

"I sell, then make memorials" - wonderful.

Great to have you back - missed your death charm.
Aj
by ajduclos
Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Small Worlds
Replies: 9
Views: 710

Re: Small Worlds

Love this, Phil... Sweet !!!!   Great rhyme scheme.     Screw Covid-19 !!!!!!!!!!!
Aj
by ajduclos
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Reflection on Father's day
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

Re: Reflection on Father's day

Ok - I'm definitely losing it............. Indar, my comments just above were meant for you, for your sweet and painful poem.
I got confused, I think, because of Gyppo's touching comments.
Hope you are well.
Aj
by ajduclos
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Reflection on Father's day
Replies: 8
Views: 1250

Re: Reflection on Father's day

Ah Gyppo - this is so sweet and melancholy, yet joyful, tender and warmly telling it as it is.  Allows the reader to easily immerse into the moment and the scene, and reflect.  Yes, the wonder of family, few words needed.
Aj 
by ajduclos
Sun May 31, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Leaving
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: Leaving

HI Dave - a caring and touching poem.  Seems to hit close to home. On first and subsequent reads, "them" in S1 L2 seems to refer to "the palest blues."  And nicely done at that. And "they" in S3 L1 refers to "the curtains" in S2, if I am not mistaken.  At least this is what I see.  And the "they" in...
by ajduclos
Fri May 29, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Red or dead.
Replies: 11
Views: 1308

Re: Red or dead.

It looks like the Great Bear and the Yellow Peril have decided  over the last several years that they've had enough of the West dictating the rules and setting the table, pushing "defensive" missiles to their borders and invasions and regime changes everywhere.................... It will not be pret...
by ajduclos
Fri May 29, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Music
Replies: 13
Views: 1608

Re: Music

This is awesome, Colm.  Everything Linda says, and more.  If you have a soul and occasionally acknowledge it, then you know music, you hear music.  There is music in everything if we chose to hear it, to listen.  Sitting under my apple trees I hear a flute.  Love the phrase "violin extraordinary and...
by ajduclos
Fri May 29, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Hero Wanted:
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Hero Wanted:

Powerful, Linda... painfully powerful............... nice use of "Silent Spring"...... and like my Portland Street, once "canopied" with majestic elms...........  but, int the end, who are we ?!?
Beautiful and sad.
Aj
by ajduclos
Tue May 19, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Driving out Daisies
Replies: 2
Views: 490

Re: Driving out Daisies

Hey Dylan - I like this a lot.  You tell a great truth, easily and smoothly, with rhymes that flow effortlessly... wonderful title..........  Superb!!!
Aj