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Peterpan
Posted on: Aug 2 18, 03:33


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Fantastic! Thank you for sharing!
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Peterpan
Posted on: May 7 18, 04:55


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Dear Daniel~

Sorry to hear but, glad you are on the mend.

I miss MM too. I am doing a lot of oil painting these days. At some stage I am hoping to combine painting and poetry...perhaps in time it will happen.

I do pop in from time to time to check on how things here are going. And yes, I miss you all too, Psyche. Hope you are ok??

Take care and get well.

Bev
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Peterpan
Posted on: Apr 25 18, 03:03


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Well done!

Bev
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Peterpan
Posted on: Apr 20 18, 09:04


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Incredible use of words and vivid imagery!

Thank you for sharing.

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Peterpan
Posted on: Mar 1 18, 05:19


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QUOTE (Larry @ Feb 28 18, 05:45 ) *
Happy Tuesday to you too Bev. Thought Daniel and I were the only two ghosts still inhabiting MM. Daylight Savings for us starts on March 11 where we get to spring forward about 9 days before Spring.

Larry




Haaahahah.
No, I visit from time to time...
Lately been painting but, aiming to paint and incorporate poetry...I'm sure it will happen at some stage.
Bev
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Posted on: Feb 27 18, 01:44


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QUOTE (Cleo_Serapis @ Mar 16 16, 23:26 ) *
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Happy Tuesday! xxx
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Peterpan
Posted on: Jan 6 17, 04:35


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Happy New Year to all. Thank you for the wishes!

Hope this year is a wordy one...I'm going to make a bigger effort.

Hugs to you all.

Bev
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Peterpan
Posted on: Sep 16 16, 05:52


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WOW, What a great painting!
Bev
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Peterpan
Posted on: Jun 22 16, 06:59


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Wow how amazing is this?

I need to read it a few times.

So rich in imagery!

WONDERFUL!

Hugs, Bev
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Peterpan
Posted on: May 16 16, 07:46


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WOW, certainly some words for thought here!

Thank you for sharing.

Bev
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Peterpan
Posted on: Feb 19 16, 01:08


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Morning Syl, I know Joost, a very sad situation, indeed. Very sad re your son. (I did not realise.)

I am trying to get my head in the poetry groove. I think I know, what and how I used to write. I must get back into that habit...I used to make short notes all the time. Hand written ones. Observations etc. It always translated into a poem or a story or a drawing or painting.

Hope you have a good weekend. We may do a short trip to Durban, one and a half hours away, we will stay with a friend, go to movies or a show, do some shopping, have dinner and come back on Sunday...we live in sleepy hollow here. But, very happy with it!

I'm reading a lovely book, LILLA'S FEAST, Francis Osborne. You may be interested in it. (Its a true story.)

Hugs, Bev x
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Posted on: Feb 17 16, 03:46


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Congratulations Syl! How wonderful!!! Loved the read! Keep writing...BIG hugs! Bev
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Posted on: Jul 20 15, 09:08


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Hello all,
You are so funny. Enjoyed the sonnets and words...Keep up the chicken coup!
Bev
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Posted on: Apr 21 15, 12:37


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Hello All~

I miss my MM times. Funny thing is, I made time for poetry, and MM, when I was most busy. Now, I have the time but, the emotion or muse is not there. Strange, but often one writes when in a particular frame of mind.

Syl, I am so sorry to hear your news. Why did you not share with all of us sooner? We may be poetry or pen pals but still can offer a lot of support and care.

I am hoping to get on poetry track again. Only tonight, my husband remarked that in 2014 & 2015, no poetry was/has been written. I have been taking pics though and commission pics, so I have been creative and having fun.

Take care all of you.

Hugs,

Bev
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Posted on: May 23 14, 04:02


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Congratulations! Hugs
Bev
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Posted on: May 12 14, 04:35


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Hello Jerry

Loved it. And love the fact that your bride still laughs!

Bev
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Posted on: Nov 20 13, 05:34


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Awesome Snow!
Hugs. Bev
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Posted on: Nov 19 13, 03:47


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QUOTE (Eisa @ Sep 21 13, 01:07 ) *
Thanks Bev

It's so good to see you here! Come again soon.

Snow Snowflake.gif



Hello Snow, trying. Life is not the same as it was. But, I am trying to get back into the inspirational mode. I do miss you all. Big hug to you. Bev
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Posted on: Nov 18 13, 07:21


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Oh, thank you so much. (We were away in the glorious bush). Had a great time. Now, back to hectic work for the final month before our Christmas shutdown...grrrr

Bev
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Posted on: Oct 14 13, 08:00


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QUOTE (JustDaniel @ Oct 5 13, 15:33 ) *
Greetings, Folks!

Had un unexpected operation on my right knee. Discovered it had a major infection, and it had to be 'unzipped' for the third time, and they're attempting to save the artificial joint with IV antibiotics every four hours for six weeks! The IV takes about an hour each time. I'd gone into Atrial fibrillation with extremely high heart rate -- all of which I was totally unaware! The second day after they cleaned out the knee, the a-fib disappeared.

Difficult to write just now as the machine making my knee go up and down kind of makes it difficult to be using a laptop. Will attempt to be visiting later today if possible.

Just wanted you to know I'd not abandoned ship!

Love, Daniel sun.gif








Oh no Daniel, get well soon. At least a knee does not really stop one writing...Get well and good luck. Keep us informed of your progress. Bev
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Posted on: Sep 16 13, 07:01


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Hello Wally!

Congratulations! How wonderful you deserve this! I posted ages ago acknowledging its worthiness! You must be very proud!

Hugs~

Bev
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Posted on: Sep 16 13, 02:47


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QUOTE (Cleo_Serapis @ Sep 15 13, 22:09 ) *
Much Congratulations to Wally!! This poem has just placed third for the August IBPC. cheer.gif cheer.gif cheer.gif

Here are judge Robert Sward's comments about it:
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Third prize goes to author of "Flash in the Pan" with its effective use of rhyming couplets (and four-line stanzas) to describe a night-time artillery battle with mortar shells, hand-launched parachute flares (also known as "thousand-foot flare") and Katyusha, AKA "Stalin's Organ."

"Flash in the Pan" is an "action poem" that opens with a frightening exchange of fire, "a bump in the night? / Is that the start of an Eighty-one's flight? / Payload of chaos to no one knows where..."

A scene experienced from a distance before the camera, so to speak, zooms in close on a soldier, a single individual, at least as I read it, "Tiny hot flash of a rifle well-aimed / could modestly signal 'Your life has been claimed.'"

Hats of to a poet who can write about war (possibly in Afghanistan?) and doing so in rhyming iambic pentameter lines, i.e., ten-syllables to the line, two rhyming couplets to each stanza. There's a slight sing-songy quality that actually works for the poem, momentarily lulling the reader into a relative quiet, a dangerous quiet which, moments later, will be shattered by "shrieks overhead like a flaming banshee..."

Ambitious, a poem suggestive of a war veteran author, a poet with battle scars, and I like, too, the appropriate references to "Job" and "Icarus" which, in this context, feel right, that is, they seem to me "earned" and function as something more than decorative elements.

--Robert Sward


http://ibpc.webdelsol.com/poems/flash-in-the-pan

I KNEW this one deserved a larger audience. It's potent and worth the moving read. Read.gif
YAY for Wally! dance.gif Balloons.gif hersheyskiss.gif



Congratulations and Well done Wally! you are amazing. You must be very proud! We are all very proud of you! Hugs. Bev
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Posted on: Sep 13 13, 07:32


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Hello Jeanne,
I thoroughly enjoyed the read. Thank you. Wonderful collection of meaningful words.
Bev rollerskater.gif


QUOTE (jeannefiedler @ Sep 5 13, 14:54 ) *
I've felt much loss
about my life
but now I'm going
through changes
the little things
that irked me so
have dissipated in
the atmosphere...

the blossom of hope
unravels
that yellow lotus flower
it brings the stranger
of my higher self
inside my anxious mind

I visualize and imagine
feel quiet peace within
my cat like paws
lead me softly to truth
the blue gloaming night
the pink/violet dawn
I feel completely whole
once more
lit up by the message
of life...

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Peterpan
Posted on: Sep 13 13, 07:29


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This is a beautiful poem. You are still writing such incredible words. A pleasure to read. Bev




QUOTE (Eisa @ Sep 4 13, 23:18 ) *
Lady of Stone

Who fashioned you, elegantly
poised where bumbles and admirals
flit? Beneath the willow arch,
entwined with honeysuckle scent.

Moonlight spills through the window;
a studio, replete with scattered
chisels and unhewn stone.
His murmurs blend with magnolia
rustling in summer's breath.
Does he sculpt your tousled waves,
caress cool lips into a smile,
drape the curve of your breasts?

Are you yesterday's love, ablaze
like beds of scarlet roses,
now dampened with the melancholy
of autumn's tears?
Or are you the nightly phantom
that lured him into Morpheus's realm
scorching your image into his memory?

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Peterpan
Posted on: Jun 6 13, 07:40


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Hello Thoth
Just checking in! See you are not letting up on the ink! Well done!
This is an amazing poem.
B
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