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by hawkseye
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-23 The Tales This Tree Could Tell
Replies: 1
Views: 3

LXXXVI-23 The Tales This Tree Could Tell

The Tales This Tree Could Tell The branches of that majestic tree tower over a parking lot on one side, business park’s main roadway on the other. Misplaced, this tree, with its thick, long, nearly horizontal branches more suited to a large field open on all sides to energetic climbers, a tree for p...
by hawkseye
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLV--12 Scatterbrained Innocence
Replies: 1
Views: 4

Re: XLV--12 Scatterbrained Innocence

Not sure how I want to respond to this one -- I'd not considered those "out of the mouths of babes" events as scatterbrained innocence, but that sure fits what's described here. Their logic, at that age, still has the ability to fully defy all manner of logic and reality -- adult logic and...
by hawkseye
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXLV.25. detour
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: CXLV.25. detour

A new -- renewal -- vision -- distraction from whatever direction the mind might have been heading -- waking some of those quiescent cells, goosing a few others, while reality keeps you seated and focused, on one level, upon this "poetry in motion" -- the dog making it all okay Enjoyed the...
by hawkseye
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXV-1 An Old Friend's Visit
Replies: 3
Views: 6

Re: LXV-1 An Old Friend's Visit

Her name is “the Sixties” Returning despite snow still Piled more than waist high Along streets and lots A good old friend who does seem to have lost her way or decided to change her home -- but nowhere else can match the old northern climes in spring, I guess and eventually she just has to push wi...
by hawkseye
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-22 The Fuss and Stir of Moving
Replies: 3
Views: 10

LXXXVI-22 The Fuss and Stir of Moving

The Fuss and Stir of Moving My live-in family might vacate soon, all depends upon too many unsettled decisions for certainty, but raises preparation questions about what they take with, which items get left behind and I feel the weight of analogy within my life, though not merely death’s definitive ...
by hawkseye
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLV--11 It Ain't Easy Being Simple
Replies: 3
Views: 26

Re: XLV--11 It Ain't Easy Being Simple

Oh, Wayne, you are so good at these! I love how you took a somewhat obscure idea and turned it inside-out, upside-down and tried fitting it into modern duds. and landed a ten-point ending It must of taken a lot of planning for Henry to simpify his life, a lot of list making, and attention to detail....
by hawkseye
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXLV.24. I could write...
Replies: 3
Views: 25

Re: CXLV.24. I could write...

Ah, the ramble of possibilities, Allen --- And in the end, you wrote about them all and had my mood going from "GRRrrr" to chuckles to "Oh, my!" to nods of resonance, to thoughtful musing to remembering that this writing business is a bit like catching an elusive butterfly (or in...
by hawkseye
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIV-30 Rhyme
Replies: 3
Views: 12

Re: LXIV-30 Rhyme

Light is good, Bill, in these days of stomach churning news from Washington == rhymes invites smiles and more and that's good Though winter snow continues to blow spring waits in the hall shouting to winter: "LAST CALL!" but your poems kept ringing without fail kept singing... ((Your rhyme...
by hawkseye
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-21 Another Poem About the Weather
Replies: 3
Views: 12

LXXXVI-21 Another Poem About the Weather

Another Poem About the Weather Another poem about the weather as desired as another round of snow, but when I walk outside and feel compelled to remove my jacket, shoes and socks, don sandals and shirt sleeves, feel wrapped in a comfortable field of pleasant warmth, how can I withhold my joy, my res...
by hawkseye
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLV--10 A No Poem Day
Replies: 3
Views: 13

Re: XLV--10 A No Poem Day

No rhyme, and for that matter, no reason, no aha moment, not even a shrug, eye roll or sigh. But you made it through the day and Vickie's still talking to you and... a poetic success, Wayne, because not all poems need to be about the problems and weight of life... I enjoyed the read -- that's poem ...
by hawkseye
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXLV.23. the big table
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: CXLV.23. the big table

As our lives grow further and further away, scenes like the one sparking this poem trigger reminders of our growing irrelevance... it’s not the power of the table I miss, but the relevance, the idea of moving, even a little, my part of the world to a better place, the chance to help guide the long j...
by hawkseye
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIV-29 Dancing Snowflakes
Replies: 4
Views: 11

Re: LXIV-29 Dancing Snowflakes

Nice catch, Bill

Exciting and beautiful
In November and December


Ah yes, sweet beginnings

Expected in January

The "of course" month

Accepted in February

Still tolerable

BUT APRIL??

enough already!!

-judy
by hawkseye
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-20 Can He Reset His Map?
Replies: 3
Views: 11

LXXXVI-20 Can He Reset His Map?

Can He Reset His Map? Their lives entwined for over seventy years, frayed by illness then severed by death, his steps stutter now absent relationship balance. I wonder what dreams fill his nights, and if darkness blossoms ghostly shadows like the empty outlines left behind when dough is cut. His day...
by hawkseye
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXLV.22. lizard-fed, or not
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: CXLV.22. lizard-fed, or not

the cat sitting outside on the window sill, leaping off to stalk a green lizard on the patio, a beautiful day and a beautiful afternoon, the backyard a haven of green solitude and the roses, the brilliant red roses blooming… Ah, yes, Allen, you live in the land of lizards -- haven't seen one in a l...
by hawkseye
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLV--9 The Fixer
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Re: XLV--9 The Fixer

Delightful humor, Wayne and a great twist on the mess in the news and in Washington And, as I did with Bill's poem, I nod to Allen's insightful response/comment Father-fixer -- loving it!! If any of his kids wonder what happened to the cookies, he should deny any knowledge of said nosh. The kids wil...
by hawkseye
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIV-28 Clients
Replies: 3
Views: 15

Re: LXIV-28 Clients

Good coverage, Bill

and what Allen wrote is something I wonder about, too --

But the Trump way is followed by all -- lie and deny and lie some more

-judy
by hawkseye
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-19 Sacking Winter Habits
Replies: 4
Views: 18

LXXXVI-19 Sacking Winter Habits

Sacking Winter Habits Readjustments unravel knotty habits settled comfortably about me over the long weeks of winter, like my delight with early darkness accompanied by cozy evenings curled up with a good book or movie, mind and body secure in our cocoon, but now days spread like spilled honey holdi...
by hawkseye
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXIV-27 Records
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Re: LXIV-27 Records

Bill, My sympathies to you and many others I know who live in the midst of this never-ending winter the rest of us will suffer as crops fail and costs of food escalate I also recall last year Oregon was doing this -- setting cold weather records -- Climate change adjustments, the transition is nasty...
by hawkseye
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLV--8 A Snail's Life
Replies: 4
Views: 34

Re: XLV--8 A Snail's Life

What an interesting possibility, Wayne -- on one hand, the metaphor works for the "ideal" retired life -- take life as it comes at whatever pace suits the day, etc. From another view, I think about the wisdom of this snail life for all of living -- be securely present right here and NOW in...
by hawkseye
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XXX-30 The Reason for the Opposition
Replies: 6
Views: 24

Re: XXX-30 The Reason for the Opposition

Dan, I read the opening: MY hard-earned dollars to support the lazy whining think they are so entitled and from here jumped to the entitled members of congress, with their very own special privileges, health care. coverage, security coverage, etc -- privileges that I have no option but to pay for an...
by hawkseye
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXLV.21. reflecting
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: CXLV.21. reflecting

mural on glass, sun bright on the side of the building, blue sky above, spring morning that feels like spring, This is worth musing upon -- wakes images in my mind of glass murals, the wonder and magic of them -- delightful even more so when clouds dot the sky and move along that glass surface -- t...
by hawkseye
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-18 Greening to Spring's Song
Replies: 4
Views: 18

LXXXVI-18 Greening to Spring's Song

This is NOT reflective of Oregon TODAY but rather from back a couple weeks -- though it could apply to the midwest and east coast as a current event ** Greening to Spring’s Song Stripped down, the tree appears lost in time, no clear indication projects whether her time is at an end or if new baby bu...
by hawkseye
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XXX-29 Inventing the Broken Wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: XXX-29 Inventing the Broken Wheel

Awesome, Dan, you rolled (pun useful) away with this wheel tale (oh, dear)--an imaginative journey that any old wheel could be proud to claim as their own You claim no moral, but there are a few tales that hold like: every wheel if used eventually falls off which I would love to apply to all the par...
by hawkseye
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLV--7 Whoosh
Replies: 4
Views: 20

Re: XLV--7 Whoosh

Wayne -- I enjoyed how you played with pollen -- and with the rain's assist, likely kept it from invading your nose! I, too, quote this portion -- my favorite for its sound, rhythm and message Although a shroud of gray clouds cover the sun, the dryer not yet turned on, the air looks cleaner, colors ...
by hawkseye
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CLVX.20. well, there we go dropping bombs again
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: CLVX.20. well, there we go dropping bombs again

Well writ, Allen

and an added nod to Dan's response -- yes, yes

The Message being that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results

Nuff said

-judy
by hawkseye
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XXX-28 The Worry
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: XXX-28 The Worry

you worry about the 15 year old half-child, half-? not man quite yet spring has just begun the green just beginning who knows what will survive This compare resonates for me, Dan -- spring is the time to blossom and the 15 year old ought to be on the cusp of that -- but what if winter refuses to le...
by hawkseye
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-17 Gray Day
Replies: 4
Views: 19

LXXXVI-17 Gray Day

Gray Day Sun wore gray today, her mood reflected in the weather annoyed she is, with us and our ongoing ego-guided stupidity spraying the air with toxins, bullets, anger our inability to exchange even an attempt at peaceful communication between countries, instead dropping bombs, shooting missiles,...
by hawkseye
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: XLV--6 Mother Nature Exposed
Replies: 4
Views: 21

Re: XLV--6 Mother Nature Exposed

Mother Nature dug deep into her purse and pulled out a treat-- two beautiful days of sun. YAY! And I quote the next three stanzas (pretend I did) because I love their details, creativity and humor I imagined the next lines would speak of how the pollen kept you from enjoying your time, but instead,...
by hawkseye
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: CXLV.19. in it for the life
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: CXLV.19. in it for the life

The whole poem, Allen -- speaks to the transition time, humans reaching a moment when they choose for themselves (for better or worse) and connect -- no looking beyond right now -- in it for the life; in it for the rock and roll finding a passion and staying with it In this case I catch the characte...
by hawkseye
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: The House of 30 : A perfect Day 4 Poetry AJFolkart, Allen Itz, Moderators
Topic: LXXXVI-16 High Resolution Black Hole
Replies: 4
Views: 19

LXXXVI-16 High Resolution Black Hole

High Resolution Black Hole People walk by, eyes unseeing, focused upon little digital screens with high resolution magnetism like a black hole in their hand, it lures away real human communication, distracts awareness of immediate surroundings, and people walk by as if asleep, they miss noticing the...

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