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by ajduclos
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: The Commons
Topic: A Poem by Robert Bly
Replies: 3
Views: 282

Re: A Poem by Robert Bly

Hi Tracy -

I am struck, smacked hard by this poem from Robert Bly.  I've read it several times over the past few days and it just continues to give... and take.

"incredible on many levels" is an understatement.

Thanks for posting... and good to have you back.

Aj
by ajduclos
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: The Scrinch
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: The Scrinch

Wonderfully rhythm'd and rhymed and metered... I agree with Phil.

And I've known one or two Scrinches - softies in armor, not that they'd let on.

Aj   
by ajduclos
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Dancing With My Demons
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Dancing With My Demons

Wonderful bit of writing, Gyppo.  And do stay in charge of those demons, those parts, while still acknowledging them, while still giving them their due.

Aj


 
by ajduclos
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Wind in my eyes.
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Wind in my eyes.

and now the damned wind is dampening my eyes.........

Not much worse than losing your child.......... I bear witness............

Sweetly and simply written, deftly left open to the reader, but the weight of it is clearly felt, if one has feelings.

Beautiful, Gyppo.  Thanks for sharing.

Aj
by ajduclos
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Dissension Rebellion
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Dissension Rebellion

Dylan -   I've come back and reread this one several times over the last few days... and it would seem that "N" has staked out a position as firm and as black & white as can possibly be.  "I've got mine" N would seem to say, "get your own... get a job, and you can have whatever is left of this plane...
by ajduclos
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Holiday Woe
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Holiday Woe

Holiday Woe        -       the lyrics  Put away the bird Black Friday's come and gone time for the absurd décor on the front lawn  Throw out the pumpkins cranberries and gourdes put up lights and holly to shimmy for the hordes    What happened to Christmas    Where did that warmth go    Those times...
by ajduclos
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: We Sold His Grandma's House
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: We Sold His Grandma's House

I hear...  there are no words... I send you warmth.............

Aj
by ajduclos
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: On Loon Lake, 1983
Replies: 11
Views: 564

Re: On Loon Lake, 1983

Ahhhh, Sharon... youthful happenings, and the memories of such..........  it's a sweet walk back through time - a very clear and sensitive write,  about a hot day, the heat and the moment........

Aj
by ajduclos
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Thanks

Hi Colm - trust you are well.......... It did start out as a nonsense poem, a silly Thanksgiving Day parody of MacBeth's three witches... but, alas, my scratchings almost always go wherever my Muse takes my pen.  She led me to gluttony and bloodshed in the midst of giving thanks............. :?   I'...
by ajduclos
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Post Your Poems
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Thanks

Thanks   Gobble, gobble, frippery and wattle giblets and cockles simmer in pottle soon crammed down missing muzzle stuffed in gizzardless void.  Bake and broil, potatoes a boil green bean casserole savory oyster stew peas and mashed butternut pots carpet the cook top warm rolls drip with butter pan...