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by Gyppo
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Never grow bitter
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Never grow bitter

A pleasant poem with an enjoyable pay off and sentiment Dave   Cheers, Dave.  Often that's all I'm after.  No great message, no mental gymnastics or obscure intellectual references.  A compressed short story in some ways.  A shorthand character sketch. I've not seen her for a few years now, but I f...
by Gyppo
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Sticking with You
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Sticking with You

You always make me smile, and your poems have a very visual quality.  I had a brief but horrifying flash of the couple being surgically separated.

Gyppo
by Gyppo
Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Never grow bitter
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Re: Never grow bitter

Perspective definitely changes with age.  Your own basic principles and personality may stay relatively static, (or so my friends and family tell me), but your view on others tends to become broader.  Although there are cases where it hardens down to a fixed dislike/distrust, which is often well fou...
by Gyppo
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Never grow bitter
Replies: 5
Views: 132

Never grow bitter

Not a new one, but... Never grow bitter Bare feet, faded denims, long straight black hair turning prematurely grey. A waist-high Irish Wolfhound  stands placidly alongside. Leashed on a thick rope, with a leather bound loop around her skinny wrist, jostling for space with blue beads and a well worn ...
by Gyppo
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Legacy
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Legacy

The really worthwhile things rarely are ;-)
by Gyppo
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Brighton
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Brighton

It would be a sad world if writers/poets had no time for 'people watching' or worse still no 'others' to watch. I last visited Brighton  20 years ago, and, despite having been a seaside resort for many many years the place had something of a Brigadoon quality about it.  It's quite easy to believe it...
by Gyppo
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Poem for a friend
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Poem for a friend

Goodbye poems to friends aren't meant to be polished perfection.  Feelings aren't always tidy. I wrote one a few years back for my oldest friend who committed suicide and left a lot of questions.  But it helps to say goodbye in our own way. ...decades of you embedded in our DNA. Too tight to be unra...
by Gyppo
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Alone
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Alone

Dave,  The sense of isolation is palpable, and the window stands in well for the invisible barrier of loss between the narrator and the rest of the world.  A writer could waste a thousand words trying to convey that gulf, or alternatively capture it in a few. I think the 'long'  is a useful metaphor...
by Gyppo
Sat Oct 03, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Legacy
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Legacy

I like this. It made me think about the legacy I'll be leaving.  Financially, probably not much.  Hopefully enough to put me away decently without my girls having to pay for it.  Anything beyond that  they can share out as they see fit. I think my real legacy will be the bright and curious minds of ...
by Gyppo
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Welcome to The Colm, Dan, Dave, Dylan, Gyppo, Phil & Tracy Show
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Welcome to The Colm, Dave, Dylan and Phil Show

Hi, Chaps. I'm still around, but haven't been feeling very poetic lately.  Quite a bit of other stuff going on. ===== The neighbour's dog is so damned wet he doesn't even bark, and the rain-sodden finches in the tree are building a bloody ark. My Muse has gone canoeing slaloming through the weeds sh...