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by Sharon Leigh
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Big Orange Sun
Replies: 12
Views: 135

Re: Big Orange Sun

Hi Trish, what a treat to read your work here on TTB! I found this captivating, it does instill an urge to seize the day for certain. I enjoy the  tone here, not disdainful but instead pensive, with a yearning for life. The title and opening image warm the entire poem, for me, creating a strong sens...
by Sharon Leigh
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here
Topic: Hello, I'm Trish Saunders... from Seattle/Honolulu
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Hello, I'm Trish Saunders... from Seattle/Honolulu

Hi Trish, and welcome! So glad you're here  :D
by Sharon Leigh
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Double locking. (A lighter moment.)
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Double locking. (A lighter moment.)

Really enjoyed this, and it's likely just me and my single woman/introverted neurosis but the first stanza was actually pleasingly satisfying to me (the action and sound of the first four lines, of the locking...nice) I adore the sensation of safety. Love the entire! 
by Sharon Leigh
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: A poem that lost its voice
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: A poem that lost its voice

Wonderful, kept wanting there to be some allusion to the waters being "shallow" too ;) 
by Sharon Leigh
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: When the last ship sails
Replies: 14
Views: 256

Re: When the last ship sails

Hi Colm, another fine contemplation on mortality here - the death as journey trope threatens toward cliche but you nimbly avoid that here. I couldn't help hoping the n would rip up the ticket and throw it as confetti in the final stanza! 😆 Finely wrought
by Sharon Leigh
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Island Fiction
Replies: 18
Views: 377

Re: Island Fiction

Hi Phil, Love this. A "knitting voice"... Fantastic, I wish I'd written it. I'm struck by the lilting motion here throughout, echoing the rocking of the sea, and such lovely, pleasing sonics. A joy to read I could murder a cuppa  mutters a knitting voice, her claws purling patterns   the Fair Isle w...
by Sharon Leigh
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Glove Box
Replies: 12
Views: 221

Re: Glove Box

Captivating, honest, real. I love the orange peels tossed line, brings to mind the old wive's tale of tossing a complete peel over your shoulder and the way it landed would spell the initial of your true love (or was that an apple peel? No matter. The insinuation was there and appropriate in this lo...
by Sharon Leigh
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Holiday Woe
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Holiday Woe

Lots of fun, I could almost hear the music. An honest look at the post-holidays letdown. There's still some in my hometown with christmas decor on the housefront/lawn.  😖
by Sharon Leigh
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Neighbors
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: Neighbors

An excellent study, its all there in its gritty glory. Always enjoy your pen, never over-written, but focused in the best way. I didn't see it pre-edit but as it stands now it's powerfully ended on the tactile slap of paper in calloused palm. Bravo
by Sharon Leigh
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Better Than This
Replies: 11
Views: 186

Re: Better Than This

Love it, T. Clever with the bite of truth to it also. It's enough to drive someone like myself nutty (I second-guess everything!) Great poeming, enjoyed this