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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: 1344

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: 1344

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: 5269

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: 5269

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: 5269

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: 923

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
by mat james
Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: rusty old and beautiful
Replies: 245
Views: 59811

Re: rusty old and beautiful

Forgive my diversions, but we are that which we are exposed to...
so after the gypsies ....

I must go to Cuba!

and thankfully youtube is a cheap and fast way to travel...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LkXUODnI34
by mat james
Tue Feb 24, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: rusty old and beautiful
Replies: 245
Views: 59811

Re: rusty old and beautiful

How good I feel when I listen and watch this clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWJ0QUvPAsw

MatbbgJ
by mat james
Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Dear Heather
Replies: 4
Views: 4365

Re: Dear Heather

...just sauntering at the moment...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMJPZ-mu-Ts
by mat james
Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Dear Heather
Replies: 4
Views: 4365

Dear Heather

Jean Fournell (and Daka) wrote a great little poem in the "Villanelle" format, which I assume, may have been inspired by Leonard Cohen's song, "Villanelle For Our Time". They got me thinking about that under appreciated album, "Dear Heather". I have, sauntering around in my mind, potentially, a whol...
by mat james
Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Carelessly written into flowing water
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Re: Carelessly written into flowing water

"...I wouldn't know, (Jean) I'm just holding the fort..." . . .MatbbgJ . . . . By the way, That is a "cool" poem Jean; I love the title, the villanelle form and the topic. Your poem's title, "Carelessly written into flowing water" sweeps me into those eastern perspectives, effortlessly; beautifully....
by mat james
Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:46 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: rusty old and beautiful
Replies: 245
Views: 59811

Re: rusty old and beautiful

thanks, Cate. I am finding the thought, poem, of ocean and Whale refreshing and cleansing and slowly expansive. I did write other lines/verses, but they polluted the original thought; so I returned to that image of ocean and Whale. In the realms of G~d(s), there are too many Whales and not enough oc...
by mat james
Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:40 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: rusty old and beautiful
Replies: 245
Views: 59811

Re: rusty old and beautiful

g~d?

… is more ocean
…than Whale



matbbgj
by mat james
Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:35 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: She...
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

Re: She...

Hi Karen, Who am I to say???... but I avoid the use of "you", (writing in second person) in my poems, if I can. I prefer to own the moment when writing so I go for (first person) "I", "me", "my" ... ...so I adjusted your poem to my liking. I hope you are not offended; (but I am now in your moment an...
by mat james
Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Melbourne Story
Replies: 438
Views: 60539

Re: Melbourne Story

You are not alone Boss. How I love the last 3 lines of this poem, by Les Murray. I think your mum would love that line too. The Last Hellos by Les Murray Don't die, Dad — but they die. This last year he was wandery: took off a new chainsaw blade and cobbled a spare from bits. Perhaps if I lay down m...

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