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by Mlou
Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: Leave Her Alone (Villanelle Form)
Replies: 7
Views: 10468

I do think I vaguely remember the 2 repeat lines but have no idea where we would find it now. You'd have to "find all posts by JT" and plow through them.
by Mlou
Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 7-20-10
Replies: 14
Views: 13917

Oh, well-expressed thought, lilac! I know he's one of your very favorites!
I confess I'd have to go and read Browning. Haven't done so in years. :) There aren't enough hours in the day to read, read, read and write, write, write...to say nothing of eat and sleep.
by Mlou
Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: another random poem
Replies: 1
Views: 6701

Elle, I think you could pare this down to (as you say in your other poem) the "essence" of the boy's story. It would give it more punch, if it didn't ramble along quite so far.
by Mlou
Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: No title
Replies: 1
Views: 6361

Hi Elle! Your poem has inspired me to pen a reply, so sometime soon, when it's done, I may post it here. Any poem that moves another to reply, has "essence". You don't need 2 "yet" in there. I don't think "But yet" is necessary to your thought. You might add a little more immediacy by changing "was"...
by Mlou
Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 7-20-10
Replies: 14
Views: 13917

JB, for a very first quotella, it's a really great start! I like it and do feel the cold and the rain. The "old castle's bones" is very visual. You can post the actual quote and attribute it to its originator, either above your title or after the poem. I didn't know whether this is one of Cosell's o...
by Mlou
Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: You
Replies: 15
Views: 15878

Hey, what do I know about glaciers?? Just ruminating on how the "picture" hits me. If you go with that, is "summer's breath" more poetic...I suggests wind as well as heat. I know the glaciers "calve" from time to time, losing huge chunks. And I did like the blowing waves. I immediately thought of th...
by Mlou
Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 7-20-10
Replies: 14
Views: 13917

Will take a stab at the word list but will probably have to come back and work on it further. EARTH PRAYER I invoke the lean and hungry powers, earth spirits, to devour this lethargy, woven of the doubts that bind me here, frail mortal clothed in base uncertainty, hardly alive to all that waits my t...
by Mlou
Thu Jul 22, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: You
Replies: 15
Views: 15878

JT...I like the line "our ghosts are carved in ancient ice". It would be a great opening for a poem on...our love has lived before... Rather than summer heat shaping them, (if they don't get much of that where glaciers are,) could they be shaped by winds of some kind, or shaped by whatever else is p...
by Mlou
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 7-20-10
Replies: 14
Views: 13917

Okay, guys, if we have no new ones let's dig up the bodies. :) Maybe it will get something moving in the summer doldrums...
by Mlou
Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:28 am
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - An assassin's worst nightmare
Replies: 6
Views: 6717

Aaack! Entertainingly horrible...lol. If you can't trust your own grandmother, what's left in this life? Evidently nothing! Not even life...
Congrats, Paul, for posting in the face of all the ennui, inertia, etc. :D
by Mlou
Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: POETRY CHALLENGE - July 13, 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 18980

Cool, ms...happy days revisited. And it's not ugh, although I'd change one of the "time"s in there. I must have missed wonder twins...or was it a purely personal game? I do remember Superman. Unfortunately, my playmates were more into Tom Mix and Hopalong Cassidy.
by Mlou
Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: The Plethora of Poetry Sites
Replies: 36
Views: 30584

I do think more "presence" of the head honchos would help, and ESPECIALLY some updating of the main page. Periodically I invite write-minded friends to come here but truly have been embarrassed by the out-of-dateness of what should be the showcase page. Ms is right, the traffic is so slow now that a...
by Mlou
Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: You
Replies: 15
Views: 15878

Hey, Ms..it's not sputum, y'know. :) Just sea foam, light and frothy, blowing from the edges of waves. I too like JT's phrasing. Now we get the whole poem. Tres remantic, JT. Watch for a love poem contest and post it. Those contests fill up really fast and close whenever the sponsor wants, so get so...
by Mlou
Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: You
Replies: 15
Views: 15878

Yup...I did say that didn't I?[quote]
" Granted the wind blows it, but for poetic license, restless waves blown away in spume is more dramatic/quote]
by Mlou
Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: The Plethora of Poetry Sites
Replies: 36
Views: 30584

I think if they were, we might get more response. But we lack prizes to offer, unless we got into the virtual kind. And I'm sure it's not set up for anything that elaborate, unfortunately. Yes, I AM enjoying the contest and the fact that there's so often response to a poem. I have run out of my gold...
by Mlou
Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: The Plethora of Poetry Sites
Replies: 36
Views: 30584

I'm getting there slowly. Posted things in the wrong place at first but seem to be getting the hang of it. I haven't bothered with putting my stuff in categories. What good is that? But I've entered a lot and got some trophies...although when I see what entries have won some of them, I'm dumbfounded...
by Mlou
Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: You
Replies: 15
Views: 15878

Spume blows. I can picture it in my mind, waves whipped up and spume blowing away in great sheets. Granted the wind blows it, but for poetic license, restless waves blown away in spume is more dramatic than gently rocking ones...to me anyway. :)
by Mlou
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: In Memoriam (Revised) (Help Please)
Replies: 14
Views: 13700

Now you're the one nit picking, JT. You don't have to be THAT literal. It's understood that somewhere between speaking of your intention, and the ashes coming to final rest, you did indeed bury them, and all ensued just as you had envisioned.
by Mlou
Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 7-20-10
Replies: 14
Views: 13917

So have at it, Pengie! Give us a willow tree that makes us weep...or be comforted. :)
by Mlou
Tue Jul 20, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Personal Blogs
Topic: Pengwenn's Pirate Life
Replies: 499
Views: 299620

Hey, pengie...I've had a set for years. Never thought of using them to cope! :-D Now, I wonder if I still have them since we moved. There are MANY things I'm discovering I no longer have. Moving was a crazy time...as you all know.
by Mlou
Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: You
Replies: 15
Views: 15878

Aha...the one liner? It has a lovely feel to it and I like the mental picture of the surging, never still oceans.
I posted Tues. challenges a day early But these were sort of by request, so you might like some of the past weeks better.
by Mlou
Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: The Plethora of Poetry Sites
Replies: 36
Views: 30584

Good! It's great to enter stuff here and there..gives one something to be interested and hopeful about. I've entered a whole bunch, one or 2 at a time as I look in there. Hey, my second day I won a gold trophy! lol Now I just have to get my ancient brain to figure out the points, stars, applause and...
by Mlou
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:28 am
Forum: Fast Fiction Friday
Topic: FF - An assassin's worst nightmare
Replies: 6
Views: 6717

No, it isn't, Jill. It's that time seems to be flying by and I can't grab any of it. Appreciate your continued posting, despite our inertia, lethargy, apathy, ennui, etc. See latest poetry challenge :D )
by Mlou
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:21 am
Forum: Poetry Prompts
Topic: TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 7-20-10
Replies: 14
Views: 13917

TUESDAY POETRY CHALLENGE - 7-20-10

Getting a head start this week because it's looming up to be a busy one. 1. By request, we're going to have another go at a Quotella. Choose any quotation that appeals to you...probably a short one, for starters...and build your poem from it. Your quote will read down the left side of your poem, wit...
by Mlou
Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: Pondering Poetry - Share poems, work on form, learn types of poetry
Topic: POEMS REVISITED
Replies: 6
Views: 9392

By all means, find a quote that inspires you. And if you're new at it, find a short one..it's easier. :)

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