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by Gyppo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: For those who are losing posts/comments.
Replies: 2
Views: 10

For those who are losing posts/comments.

For those who lose posts/comments Don't write your posts directly into the posting box on The Tangled Branch. Write them in your word processor, be it Microsft Word or whatever. Save them, and then copy and paste onto the forum.  Forums are always a bit fragile compared to saving stuff on your own ...
by Gyppo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: The Fences Are Down at Yasgur's Farm
Replies: 41
Views: 193

Re: The Fences Are Down at Yasgur's Farm

Only just seen the woodworking poem.  Absolutely gorgeous.
by Gyppo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: Gyppo's Napo 2020 offerings.
Replies: 24
Views: 93

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"? Probably yes to both questions.  As children we are more open to input.  We soak it up like a sponge.  We are hung...
by Gyppo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: Gyppo's Napo 2020 offerings.
Replies: 24
Views: 93

Re: Gyppo's Napo 2020 offerings.

Napo 3 - 2020 The Poacher's Grave In a small village churchyard, not far from my home. It's an odd grave with two headstones, both for the same person. Both faded and half hidden with moss and the stains of time. One stone marks him as a villain, a despoiler of other men's property. A worthless poac...
by Gyppo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: this ones called Cynthia
Replies: 9
Views: 1278

Re: this ones called Cynthia

An impressive intro. As a former postman/mailman I met all too many of these lost souls waiting for the letter/package which never came. As a counterbalance I also had one little old lady, in the early 2000s, burst out through her door to hug me, eyes sparkling.  "Darlink!  That letter you delivered...
by Gyppo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: Gyppo's Napo 2020 offerings.
Replies: 24
Views: 93

Re: Gyppo's Napo 2020 offerings.

DocCon wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:30 pm
A bit of Vipassana first thing in the morning! Really enjoyed this! 

I had to look up Vipassana, but yes.  A little bit of yoga and a decent helping of self-knowledge has helped a lot over the years.

Kundalini is resting for the time being ;-)

Gyppo
by Gyppo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: The Fences Are Down at Yasgur's Farm
Replies: 41
Views: 193

Re: The Fences Are Down at Yasgur's Farm

But never mistake them for those paper 'Chinese lanterns', floating by.  Who knows what they might be carrying?
by Gyppo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: e-NaPo 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 53

Re: e-NaPo 2020

'Fear is the key.'  But it can lock you in, safely, or lock things out, safely.  The bad move is when you lock both in together.

Gyppo
by Gyppo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: Gyppo's Napo 2020 offerings.
Replies: 24
Views: 93

Re: Gyppo's Napo 2020 offerings.

Napo 2 - 2020 The day I met God As a child I took things very literally, and still do to some extent. Which was how I met God on the road to Baddesley. He was a kindly old gent with tufts of white hair  and twinkling blue eyes. Wearing a battered tweed jacket and baggy trousers. His black bicycle l...
by Gyppo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: National Poetry Month Celebration 2020
Topic: Colm's NaPo stuff
Replies: 34
Views: 131

Re: Colm's NaPo stuff

Colm wrote: 'After midnight, I walked to the scariest place - the forest. Spent the night there, determined to kill that fear.' Some of us simply aren't designed to hide under the bed covers, are we?  We run towards the gunfire, not away.  But it costs, because we learn, even if we get better at def...