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by mat james
Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Melbourne Story
Replies: 438
Views: 59136

Re: Melbourne Story

Now you're talkin'


Think outside the Pork....good move Boss.

Mat.
by mat james
Mon May 25, 2015 3:57 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: ...like a free-range chook
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: ...like a free-range chook

To be truly "freerange" one must be willing to "be" ,
truly naked
truly cage-less
to pen the Pen
whether worker, featherless-presser or poet.

...well you know what it's like, sideways; being a free-range featherless,ironing chook yourself!

cockadoodle, Mat.
by mat james
Sat May 23, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: ...like a free-range chook
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: ...like a free-range chook

Yes, Cate. I like your idea of making "crowing" the last word. It works better.
I made a few other changes as well.
Thanks for your suggestions.

Am I that "he"?
I think many of us are that "he"...

CockadoodleMat. ;-)
by mat james
Tue May 19, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: On the edge of caring
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Re: On the edge of caring

Funny thing is I like both (titles)for the reasons you mention. Thanks for your input. Your comment, Cate, 'On the edge of caring,' makes me think of somebody who has either 'gone off' and is just coming back to rational thought or somebody who isn't terribly concerned about the whole thing ... 'I a...
by mat james
Tue May 19, 2015 2:04 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: ...like a free-range chook
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

...like a free-range chook

...like a free-range chook He felt like a slave in some gulag pressure cooker a chook in a pen pecked from above and judged from within constantly lost in midnight sweat of must do and how to so he quit, again he’s back to casual work paid by the day or not paid at all but nocturnal thoughts are fr...
by mat james
Mon May 11, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Melbourne Story
Replies: 438
Views: 59136

Re: Melbourne Story

In this void I have learned things. Not how to build a career or make money, I have learned patience and tolerance. I have learned respect, I have learned how to love. I believe in G-d, not intellectually or metaphorically; I listen to Him in my heart, in my gut. (or, as San Juan de la Cruz put it,...
by mat james
Mon May 11, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: How To Critique A Poem
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: How To Critique A Poem

Sideways S,
I thought my little juxtaposition of food types was an interesting one.
...and it was inspired by Johnny G.
So fair is fair.
by mat james
Sun May 10, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: How To Critique A Poem
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: How To Critique A Poem

...to Critique a Poem by Johnny Goldsmith
This is the list I use in my workshops COPY, PRINT & PASTE to your frig.
food
(for thought)
preserved
outside the "frig".
by mat james
Sun May 10, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: On the edge of caring
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Re: On the edge of caring

Close Range Unfortunately for some and sometimes for me I’m a six-gun with a hair trigger unfortunately for me and sometimes for them it’s the ones I love that I shoot fortunately for me and maybe for them love favors the stupid as well as the brave and kindred souls see beyond a bad shot. Mat James...
by mat james
Wed May 06, 2015 2:39 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: On the edge of caring
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

Re: On the edge of caring

Love often puts people into close range (pun not intended, though
it isn't a bad one).
Ha! great accidental line Steven. I should steal it!
(Feel free to add to my little poem if you like; that would be fun.)
Thanks for saying hello.

Mat.
by mat james
Tue May 05, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: On the edge of caring
Replies: 10
Views: 1287

On the edge of caring

On the edge of caring. Unfortunately for some and sometimes for me I’m a six-gun with a hair trigger unfortunately for me and sometimes for them it’s the ones I love that I shoot fortunately for me and maybe for them love favors the stupid as well as the brave and kindred souls see beyond a bad shot...
by mat james
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: silhouette cameo
Replies: 43
Views: 5038

Re: silhouette cameo (60x50cm canvas)

dar, That connection you make between poetry and street people; both seeking the crumbs of others' generosity of spirit is a very apt one. I missed the connection until you pointed it out. Who am I to say, but I think you could develop it further if you were so inspired; A poem, a song, a short stor...
by mat james
Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: silhouette cameo
Replies: 43
Views: 5038

Re: silhouette cameo (60x50cm canvas)

"so we have a stand-off"

that's the way it is, cowboy.
by mat james
Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: silhouette cameo
Replies: 43
Views: 5038

Re: silhouette cameo (60x50cm canvas)

There's a cowboy in there, somewhere... "...Just turn me loose, let me straddle my old saddle Underneath the western skies On my cayuse, let me wander over yonder Till I see the mountains rise I want to ride to the ridge where the West commences And gaze at the moon till I lose my senses And I can't...
by mat james
Sun Mar 22, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: The Building Begins
Replies: 4
Views: 901

Re: The Building Begins

Sadly, accurate comments on the forum, but;
Did you read the poem, Geoffrey?
...or are you merely chasing windmills?

"...an impulse to weave and hope."
That is a great (peotic) way to describe Spring, Jimmy!
I love it.

MatbbgJ

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