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by indar
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: The Fences Are Down at Yasgur's Farm
Replies: 40
Views: 180

Re: The Fences Are Down at Yasgur's Farm

I remember one of your poems that described her as becoming red and feverish, this would make a good part 2. Its not too early to start calling attention to recovery from a planetary sickness that runs counter to what is happening to her population.
by indar
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: Gyppo's Napo 2020 offerings.
Replies: 24
Views: 88

Re: Gyppo's Napo 2020 offerings.

Hi Gyppo, of course your #3 brought the tale of Robin Hood to mind. Are children more willing to accept seemingly disparate values? Do we harden into either/or thinking as we "mature"?
by indar
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: from A to J...
Replies: 29
Views: 123

Re: from A to J...

Darn it I wrote a long response to this one and must have forgotten to hit "submit". I seem to be doing that more often lately :| I remarked on the strange juxtaposition of those snowdrops against our current situation. No smoking ruins, no blasted forest or other signs of devastation. Life just rol...
by indar
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: Love in the Time of Covid-19
Replies: 25
Views: 81

Re: Love in the Time of Covid-19

Excellent Heidi, the way the poem starts with a word so overused I almost fell over asleep reading it (not really) and then builds to the stark and jolting reminder of a past and almost forgotten tragedy: also a reminder of how far we seem not to have come.
by indar
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: Lighthouses
Replies: 23
Views: 82

Re: Lighthouses

Dave, I wish I would have thought of writing this poem. What better time than now to fearlessly explore the wilds of our interiors? I love it.

This could stand alone as a fine poem:
a mirror without a life of its own
bustles with gently applauding trees.

 
by indar
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: Fun After The News
Replies: 22
Views: 103

Re: Fun After The News

OMG I don't know where to start--I guess by saying I love this!!! So much lip service paid to the great seers and thinkers and so little attention to their great truths.
by indar
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: Indarpendence
Replies: 46
Views: 154

Re: Indarpendence

Thank you Colm for the positive feedback. Thank you Mur, I always wonder if anyone follows the links I include. Thanks Heidi, obviuosly I am revisiting the Bros. Grimm for my prompts. They definately need updating :)  Thank you Janet, we also need to remember to join in the singing--but not here on ...
by indar
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: MurMash 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 83

Re: MurMash 2020

Hey Mur,

Since some of your writing is very free associative and apparently prompted by music you will probably understand that your "sleepy" poem summoned up a one-time favorite but long-forgotten favorite of mine:

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by indar
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: Debbie-Do's 2020 NaPo-Doodles
Replies: 22
Views: 75

Re: Debbie-Do's 2020 NaPo-Doodles

PS so you call your writing "doodles" what happens when you get serious?
by indar
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: Debbie-Do's 2020 NaPo-Doodles
Replies: 22
Views: 75

Re: Debbie-Do's 2020 NaPo-Doodles

What I like about this Deb, is, to my reading, that its unclear who is suffering' Prometheus or his creation to whom he (gift or curse?) gave the fire of scientific progress. I mean it seems to apply to both interchangeably in your poem. Wonderful perspective.