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by ajduclos
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Archive - National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
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Views: 139683

Re: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!

#14 Oxidize You are far too young. Skin unblemished. Bounce drives your step, eyes wide as a mound of porcupines. Years yet from honest depravity, you still have no history. I chart myself by scars, but where are yours--where are your scars? You haven’t stolen, cheated or lied enough. I can’t trust...
by ajduclos
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Archive - National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
Replies: 828
Views: 139683

Re: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!

Day 14

 
Winked Out
  
The last bit of snow-ice
went away today 

Tucked in dark sunless shadow
it quietly survived
neglected
alone 

I watched as it shrunk and sank
dimmed and dissolved
wasted out of sight
ceased to be 

It winked out
sorta like
dementia
by ajduclos
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Archive - National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: Day 14
Replies: 2
Views: 790

Re: Day 14

Wow - slam !!!  in few words, well displayed on the page. 
Aj
by ajduclos
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Archive - National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: Day 13 Today's List
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Re: Day 13 Today's List

ahhhhhhhh...  love the way you write - and how it looks on the page.............
Aj
by ajduclos
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Archive - National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: This Is Not An Elegy - Day 13
Replies: 7
Views: 8378

Re: This Is Not An Elegy - Day 13

I feel it more intimately than I'd like to let on - wonderful writing.
Aj
by ajduclos
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Archive - National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
Replies: 828
Views: 139683

Re: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!

Hey Gyppo - totally loved and touchingly affected by "Sewing Room".  A very sensitive and descriptive piece of writing. Especially touched by this stanza: First a handmade sewing chair designed to fit  just  her. While he shaped and glued the wood and made minor adjustments she sewed the cushions, a...
by ajduclos
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Archive - National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
Replies: 828
Views: 139683

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Tides When the muse, whimsical, stark, melancholy, and often brutal taps me on the shoulder or slaps me upside the head  and says, "Write!" it takes guts. Beyond trepidation of careless cliché and a forgotten Thesaurus, lies a subconscious  of carefully constructed walls in decay for they no longer...
by ajduclos
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Archive - National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
Replies: 828
Views: 139683

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Indar: A "triolet" belongs to family of medieval songs like the "rondeau".  The first line appears three times. When you publish your chap book of triolets I suggest a beautifully rendered drawing of a trillium for the cover art. :)   YES  !!!   Indar, yes !!!   Trillium as the cover art !!   Marce...
by ajduclos
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Archive - National Poetry Month Celebration 2019
Topic: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!
Replies: 828
Views: 139683

Re: National Poetry Month Celebration 2019 - Post Poems Here!

Day 13

This Frenchman quotes Monty Python:  "and now for something completely different"

 
Hubris
 
 
With certainty and
lack of empathy
 
much entitlement
little enlightenment
 
careless arrogance
self-importance
 
sober     besotted
 
C'est Moi