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Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Frank Goes to Heaven (0 replies - 119 views)

I can see Frank stepping through swinging doors onto an empty platform, turning smartly and striding through a gauntlet of tiled columns and mirrored gum machines ...   Sat Dec 1st, 2018 03:00 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > October 7 / 10:37 pm (0 replies - 233 views)

Forty-six degrees, rain drops as big as marbles— days will literally fall down the rest of the month. Toward the end of my walk when light finally comes, I see a ...   Mon Oct 8th, 2018 09:56 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Truth isn't always True (1 reply - 428 views)

You think it must be only you, alone here in the hotel bar during the sweet, slow hour of eleven pm, watching her in the mirror behind the ...   Mon Aug 27th, 2018 01:19 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Not the Best of Friends (2 replies - 563 views)

Can't format properly :( S3 & S9 should be indented and italicized... ...   Sat Jul 14th, 2018 04:12 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Not the Best of Friends (2 replies - 563 views)

Craig is talking about his impending divorce—I do feel for him a little— as his wife walked into their lake home three weeks shy of their ...   Sat Jul 14th, 2018 04:10 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > 1968 (a found poem of real words) (0 replies - 293 views)

Well, now you know about death. The church is a marvelous thing at a time like this. It’s at its best. the rest of the time it’s often ...   Thu Jun 7th, 2018 04:53 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Poetry? Why Bother? (3 replies - 752 views)

ditto ...   Thu Jun 7th, 2018 04:51 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Night and Day (0 replies - 403 views)

Two nights before he told me he was climbing a willow, and I am sure he was somewhere in the curves of his mind where nothing yelled anymore, ...   Mon Apr 30th, 2018 04:27 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Upon Learning the Next Clear Night is Tuesday (3 replies - 889 views)

Kind words from the two of you. Much appreciated. timmy ...   Mon Apr 30th, 2018 04:23 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > The Radio (5 replies - 938 views)

This could do with some names, methinks, Potabasil. The pronouns are a bit overwhelming. "He was dead on the radio" is a great ...   Mon Apr 30th, 2018 04:22 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > HELP! (8 replies - 1383 views)

"Doing Dishes" reminds me of "Otherwise" by Jane Kenyon. Especially the last line as it applies to this poem. Well done. And I'm glad I ...   Mon Jan 29th, 2018 09:08 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Upon Learning the Next Clear Night is Tuesday (3 replies - 889 views)

You come to me out of January snow and when I ask for a touch, you tell me all the homes in Minnesota have dandruff. You laugh until my ...   Mon Jan 29th, 2018 09:05 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > An Irish Heritage (4 replies - 1355 views)

"And, just like our Fathers. We will share a drink! Or drinks. And never talk about Any of it. Again." My dad was Irish, IMR. Way more Irish than ...   Thu Jan 18th, 2018 07:02 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Fragments of Father (2 replies - 978 views)

John Holland: Thanks for your thoughts here. My only response might be, "Oh, it's true, all right. At least in my world." ...   Thu Jan 18th, 2018 06:58 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Fragments of Father (2 replies - 978 views)

Nothing occurs without a reason— the smell of wind chill in January or the journey of a clock into blue times; the look you gave me holding your hand to ...   Tue Jan 2nd, 2018 04:53 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > SOME ARE (1 reply - 638 views)

Writing about writers? Happy New Year, Edd. Hope your book is coming along. ...   Tue Jan 2nd, 2018 04:52 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Three Days from Now (3 replies - 959 views)

Disappointed here, Potabasil. Never got a chance to read this. Happy New Year...hug the children. ...   Tue Jan 2nd, 2018 04:50 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > As A Blind Man Travels (3 replies - 1101 views)

Someone's been traveling. I wouldn't agree w/the title at all. S5 is especially "sound" worthy. Nice rhythm throughout but especially enjoyed the Prague ...   Tue Jan 2nd, 2018 04:49 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Haiku (0 replies - 664 views)

Thanksgiving evening in middle America warm, sweet potatoes ...   Fri Nov 24th, 2017 07:58 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Butterfly Girl (0 replies - 805 views)

Want you, caught you pinned you now trace the wind back for me. ...   Thu Oct 12th, 2017 07:39 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > In North Minneapolis (0 replies - 698 views)

Most summer mornings, a hoodie tramps through the alley beneath her open kitchen window as she fries bacon in a skillet for her stirring lover, nude beneath a blue sheet. In ...   Fri Sep 1st, 2017 07:01 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > BARCELONA (3 replies - 1725 views)

"You can't hide anything from a dog. I quietly say to him, “Barcelona.” He is French. He seems to understand." I like the whole poem, IMR, but this ...   Fri Sep 1st, 2017 06:58 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > MEMORIZE THAT POEM (1 reply - 845 views)

Great article, IMR. As usual. Thank you. ...   Fri Sep 1st, 2017 06:55 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Aspect Ratio (2 replies - 1441 views)

Thank you, Potabasil :) Hope your summer has been good. timmy ...   Fri Sep 1st, 2017 06:53 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Aspect Ratio (2 replies - 1441 views)

Father, adjusted face. Mother, plucked eyebrows, dark hair pulled back, black dress, no jewelry. Father has the Brycreem look in his hair he’s always had. His eyes shine. Behind them. The ...   Fri Jun 16th, 2017 06:59 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > To Me (0 replies - 881 views)

When you hear your name called, stretch your fingers like a pianist— clap sixty times in a steady beat. Drink a little wine, play Elvis tunes, re-tell the ...   Wed May 24th, 2017 08:23 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Daffodils (6 replies - 2547 views)

What a wonderful poem. "pony and trap travelers" Love this image. Bravo. And so nice to see your name. ...   Wed May 24th, 2017 08:21 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Maybe 1965 (0 replies - 963 views)

A photograph of the two of them. Father, adjusted face. Mother, plucked eyebrows, dark hair pulled back, black dress, no jewelry. Father has the same Brylcreem look in his hair he died ...   Fri Apr 7th, 2017 07:51 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > A Small Request (1 reply - 1493 views)

In the near future, you will want another love poem, a request that might unnerve me. Even this morning, after another evening of revolt we both seem ...   Thu Jan 19th, 2017 01:23 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > The Ladder for Lunatics (0 replies - 1901 views)

Somewhere in the middle of a Minnesota farm field is this ladder and after the lunatics have finished folding grandmother’s tin foil over lutefisk, they palm ...   Tue Dec 13th, 2016 07:14 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Drizzle (or Dying) (0 replies - 999 views)

No form, no talent a gift given and taken like there were no tomorrow or like how distance opens and voices get farther and farther away ...   Fri Dec 9th, 2016 06:35 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > It's Time to be a Real Writer (2 replies - 2829 views)

You are young, Edd. Just look at you. Thanks for the comments. timmy ...   Wed Nov 30th, 2016 08:35 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > It's Time to be a Real Writer (2 replies - 2829 views)

Your words look like tiny branches, stripped and strewn about by straight line winds, taken from a cigar box of ideas: a plastic Kmart shoehorn, stub pencils, one cuff link, ...   Sat Nov 26th, 2016 09:00 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > The Moon and Coincidence (0 replies - 1073 views)

The recent super moon has receded into late November, leaving the stars exhausted, our sky bruised and trembling. Each of us knows we have been here before, checking for signs ...   Sat Nov 19th, 2016 11:49 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Arnie and Me (0 replies - 1327 views)

When I heard you died, I paused and thought of my dad and the two of us in the fairway on the par 5 at Lake Hallie in ...   Thu Sep 29th, 2016 08:50 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Existence * (2 replies - 1771 views)

Thank you, Edd. The poem has been picked up by a publication out of the Twin Cities. I'll post a link when it ...   Mon Sep 12th, 2016 07:46 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Existence * (2 replies - 1771 views)

Wind has returned to him, a sun, granules of salt There can again be new rain on his field and a flock of starlings will re-circle ...   Wed Sep 7th, 2016 08:46 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > When a Person Dies (2 replies - 1794 views)

Rings true, Edd. Edited. Thanks for the comments. My youngest son did a summer internship in Golden. He hiked seven of the 50+ 14,000 ...   Fri Aug 12th, 2016 06:38 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > When a Person Dies (2 replies - 1794 views)

a funeral is held and odd people come together to remember odd events: a drunken rambling in 1978, the trauma of a dog hit by ...   Wed Aug 10th, 2016 06:27 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Across the Street (2 replies - 1956 views)

IMR: A senseless death like this is terrible. I'm building a new deck in my backyard, adding a hot tub...can't wait for the festivities to ...   Tue Jun 28th, 2016 06:10 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Across the Street (2 replies - 1956 views)

My neighbor died last Friday, an ATV roll-over broke his neck; he was 32. Recently a father, now only a daughter and a wife are left. A police woman was standing in ...   Tue Jun 28th, 2016 08:09 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > Tit for Tat (1 reply - 1531 views)

Only the curious or the damaged wait for the brief interludes of love ...   Wed Jun 15th, 2016 07:01 pm

Announcements > Milwaukee & Alabama (6 replies - 3859 views)

Already have me tickets booked, D.Wolfman. Would be pleased to buy you a beer or two or three :) Timmy ...   Wed Jun 15th, 2016 06:59 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > dear mister trump (5 replies - 2787 views)

Trump is scary. What's worse are the people backing him. It would be tragic if he were somehow "elected".... timmy ...   Thu May 26th, 2016 01:15 am

Announcements > Milwaukee & Alabama (6 replies - 3859 views)

My one act "Reciting Emily Dickinson" part of first two weekends in June (Thursday to Sunday @ 7:30 pm). Also, was informed my ten ...   Thu May 26th, 2016 01:09 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > ONCE UPON A TIME (2 replies - 1833 views)

Edd, Like the undulations and repetitions (e.g. I was, I truly was...& again here: did you hear / did you know & other places. ...   Sun Apr 24th, 2016 07:43 pm

Announcements > Play in Colorado Springs (2 replies - 1732 views)

Thanks, IMR. Went out to AZ to visit my sister. Golfed my brains out for a week. ...   Sun Mar 6th, 2016 09:37 pm

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > The Lost Thing (2 replies - 2101 views)

**"I’ve drank that water all my life" past participle calls for "drunk" here. While some of your images are quite unique, I find ...   Sun Mar 6th, 2016 09:36 pm

Announcements > Play in Colorado Springs (2 replies - 1732 views)

My one act play Contrition is playing at FunkyLittleTheater for the next three weekends (Thurs/Fri/Sat) starting this weekend. If you're in the area, stop ...   Sun Mar 6th, 2016 04:25 am

Poet's Corner : Critique my Poem > WINTER BREAK (1 reply - 1889 views)

Enjoyed, IMR. Winter is a bit like Jekyll & Hyde, methinks. Am digging out from a blizzard amid sunshine and reasonable temps. ...   Thu Feb 4th, 2016 08:41 pm


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