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by poet-e
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Armitage Shanks
Replies: 5
Views: 271

Re: Armitage Shanks

Witty!  Had to look up Armitage Shanks.
by poet-e
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Two bedrooms and a bath
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Two bedrooms and a bath

Thank you everyone who read and commented on this poem.  Every afternoon,  Nicole Wallace, on her show "Deadline Whitehouse" commemorates the lives of one or two people who died from Covid . She told of a couple, married over 60 years, who led full and giving lives, were hospitalized together. They...
by poet-e
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Rain
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Rain

Take it further how?
by poet-e
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Two bedrooms and a bath
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Two bedrooms and a bath

I liked it very much, esp. " one another's hands entwining fingers between them"

An older couple in a small house that collected a lifetime of stuff...
by poet-e
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Rain
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: Rain

indar wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:37 pm
Hi Poet-e,

I can almost read this as the feminine version of The Myth of Sisyphus. There is the one moment the N becomes clean only to have to take on the sins of the world---the ORIGINAL sin even.  Good write.

Thanks!  I'll look that up!
by poet-e
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Rain
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Rain

Rain Rain washes my dirty sin soaked stained blood browned tattered torn dress—that’s a bit creamier now. Rain washes my sappy sour sorrows; beating me and my sin soaked stained blood browned dress, like rocks to laundry—a cold cleanse, cooling me. Pouring pellets pelt me, penetrating the coldness’...
by poet-e
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: He Died? (in Searching for Kadesh collection)
Replies: 0
Views: 223

He Died? (in Searching for Kadesh collection)

He Died?   He died.             Who died? The man from Nazareth.             I don’t understand.                         They crucified him.                                     Who?                         His people.                                     Why?                                         ...
by poet-e
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Nabal Means Fool (in Searching for Kadesh collection)
Replies: 9
Views: 585

Re: Nabal Means Fool (in Searching for Kadesh collection)

. Hmm... that's a rather difficult challenge...are we talking dialogue-only poeming or is there narrative as well...? direct or indirect speech = active vs passive voice...how many characters' voices...and what is the POV, e.g. third person omniscient or what... yada yada. So these questions, as yo...
by poet-e
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Our Donkey (in Searching for Kadesh collection)
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Our Donkey (in Searching for Kadesh collection)

Our Donkey My brother would carry me on his back to the stall, on nights we both couldn’t sleep.  Our donkey waiting for us there— the only one penned.  Whenever we could scavenge scraps, we’d bring it whatever we had.  I’d feed it, my brother still supporting me on his back.  My brother hugging my...