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by mat james
Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: Dear Heather
Replies: 4
Views: 4626

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: 4626

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: 1364

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: 60196

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: 60196

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: 1207

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: 61247

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...
by mat james
Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Melbourne Story
Replies: 438
Views: 61247

Re: Melbourne Story

Well written, for this scribbler, me.

I see the Eureka Stockade in this bloke of yours, Boss.
Sometimes the new traditions surpass and refresh the old.

Mat.
by mat james
Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:37 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Melbourne Story
Replies: 438
Views: 61247

Re: Melbourne Story

Hi Adam, This is the guts of the article. It questions our ground rules. I like to question our axioms and "truths". It is often our axiomatic perspectives that drive us nuts. Anyway, this is one (Indian) man's view of our problematic perspectives with regard to the "god" issue. He is suggesting (to...
by mat james
Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: She...
Replies: 8
Views: 1207

Re: She...

Somehow, Karen, the rhythm and topic of your poem took me of this long forgotten classic. Ahh, Love is such a whim of fortune (Fortunata) The Green Eye of the Yellow God by J. Milton Hayes There's a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Khatmandu, There's a little marble cross below the town; There's...
by mat james
Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Melbourne Story
Replies: 438
Views: 61247

Re: Melbourne Story

With regard to your thinking; this is an interesting Indo-perspective/tangent, Boss.

http://devdutt.com/articles/world-mytho ... rsion.html

MatbbgJ
by mat james
Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"
Replies: 153
Views: 83932

Re: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"

The Land Of Plenty" Don’t really know who sent me To raise my voice and say: May the lights in The Land of Plenty Shine on the truth some day. I don’t know why I come here, Knowing as I do, What you really think of me, What I really think of you. For the millions in a prison, That wealth has set apa...
by mat james
Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"
Replies: 153
Views: 83932

Re: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"

Hi Diane, The ordinary is always the exceptional in disguise. ...well that is a great definition of the word "quotidian". ;) I have never heard of Michael Foley; but what he says is very mundane for a subversively quotidian type of guy! All jokes aside, he seems to be onto something. We all need to ...
by mat james
Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Still
Replies: 3
Views: 848

Re: Still

Can you tell us more about that event?
or would that ruin the poem/memory?

Mat.
by mat james
Fri Nov 28, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's poetry and novels
Topic: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"
Replies: 153
Views: 83932

Re: The poetry of "Ten New Songs"

Why is a raven like a writing desk?
I like this answer below I found on Wiki:

because, "Poe wrote on both,"

Ha! That is so clever!

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