Thank you, Timmy. I just read Otherwise and liked it. My own theme perhaps more centered on the importance of maintaining form and order to offset the inevitable invitation to destruction. Lost too many good friends to that particular party, though oddly I enjoy the poets of scathing negativity as long as they do it with wicked humor. See Philip Larkin's This Be The Verse.
You know, it was one of those shows that was on my ‘must see’ list that fell victim to my time management skills (or lack thereof). Very annoyed with myself that I missed it. The Wilma’s a fantastic theatre – always does amazing stuff.
John, I too, had the same error message you did when I attempted to offer my thoughts on your poem.
Since this thread seems to work, let me attempt to say what I tried to before, and that is that I agree wholeheartedly with IMR’s fine assessment. I found your poem to be an aching, plaintive, thing of harrowing beauty. Thank you for sharing it.
I'm obviously having trouble navigating this site. Just been admonished by IMR for not responding to his very generous praise for my Doing Dishes. In fact, at the end of his gracious comments I went to Quick Reply (pretty basic and obvious, no? NO!). I wrote a spontaneous and grateful thank you in the box, hit SEND and immediately got a page that said, Error. Topic closed. You cannot post to this topic.
Maybe the correct course would have been to go to this Post a New Topic. If so, why is there a box that says Quick Reply? Appreciate any help here. And, once again, thank you IMR for your kind words; they are the life blood of us all. John.