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THE ASTRONAUT -- by Member: Adam Archer, Australia -- added: 12/12/2019 12:20:06 AM

Frank Davis said:



Ye, in a sense, we are all astronauts--and time travelers, as well. Classical poetry that exquisitely portrays space age notions. Very nicely done, Adam!

on 1/24/2020 5:30:19 PM

His Invitation -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 1/24/2020 5:35:08 AM

Adam Archer said:



An evocative scriptural verse, Frank. The line, “take my nail-scarred hand and walk with me” is vivid and denotes Divine battles in humanities favour inimical to those ‘dark forces.’ Reaching complete monotheistic fulfilment mitigates humanities loss of innocence, assuredly. To wit, intensified belief in the ‘ravenous dark light’ distorts and misdirects normative order. Another gem from your poetical treasure trove! Good day, Sir.

on 1/24/2020 9:10:51 AM

PAIN! CONFUSION! SORROW! -- by Member: Majorie Jubiril, Ghana -- added: 1/23/2020 1:07:42 PM

Denis Barter said:



Hi Marjorie, I do believe you have, with your words, given readers an idea as to what a Tsunami is and how it can affect those in its path. A survivor? Ciao Denis.

on 1/23/2020 8:21:56 PM

Happy Birthday Dear Drsudarsan -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 1/23/2020 11:34:43 AM

Denis Barter said:



Birthday Greetings well expressed and well deserved by the recipient. We've never met, and doubt we ever will - on earth at least - but I do read much of what he writes - time permitting. Admittedly, sometimes I find his poetry a trifle deep - different cultures have a bearing on how we think, although I pride myself on knowing something of many, thanks to me spending several years in the Far East when a young Naval rating. Nopthing but a brief period in my life compared with the large number of years spent in England and North America. I too wish our stalwart poet Drsudarsan many Happy Returns of the Day. Have a great one! Rhymer. Thanks for the heads up Nishu. What woud we do without you? Fondest regards, Pauline and Denis.

on 1/23/2020 8:16:16 PM

HAIKU – Car -- by Member: Adam Archer, Australia -- added: 10/2/2016 5:05:23 AM

Frank Davis said:



A familiar image, literally, cast in new light. Excellent capture, Adam!

on 1/23/2020 2:34:20 PM

Happy Birthday Dear Drsudarsan -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 1/23/2020 11:34:43 AM

Frank Davis said:



A glittering birthday ode; eloquently portrayed. Typically, Nishu's craftsmanship is masterful. Happy Birthday, Drsudarsan!

on 1/23/2020 2:26:33 PM

When I have got time on hands -- by Member: Srividhya Krishnamurthy, India -- added: 1/22/2020 10:05:54 PM

Denis Barter said:



Welcome back to VN. Ten years is a long time to be away, and yet it can pass by in a flash, when we're busy, and find time for our small but important pleasures, whatsoever they might be?, is no longer ours to enjoy. I know myself that I have to make a conscious effort to spare time, from a busy schedule, and allow my mind to wander into realms, often denied. Poetry being of mine that I place at the top of my list. Now thanks to your responding to this month's Challenge, you have taken the first step towards finding more time on your hands perhaps? here's hoping and thanks for taking part. Denis aka Rhymer.

on 1/23/2020 11:11:46 AM

What Inspires? -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 1/20/2020 5:24:03 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



As always, excellent dear Rhymer. Your poetry is so smooth and effortless. Absolutely laudable. Please continue to write poetry and inspire us. fondest to ye both x

on 1/23/2020 11:03:22 AM

Prayer for Enlightenment -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 1/22/2020 8:30:46 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



It’s always good to see you on VN Frank. Compelling and thought provoking poetry. Very powerful concluding lines. My warmest wishes, Nishu

on 1/23/2020 11:00:58 AM

When I have got time on hands -- by Member: Srividhya Krishnamurthy, India -- added: 1/22/2020 10:05:54 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Enjoyed this very much. I think many of us will understand and relate to this. Hope you can find some time for poetry now. Fondest

on 1/23/2020 10:58:31 AM

A BIRTHDAY MUSE -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/21/2020 4:34:14 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Dear Drsudarsan, happy happy birthday. I hope your day was beautiful and I wish you a happy healthy year ahead. You have done splendidly as a human being. You have inspired us, motivated us and certainly made us smile. Your noble thoughts represent all that is golden in eastern philosophy and spirituality. Thank you. I have not been around too much but anyway, here’s wishing you a very happy birthday. Fondest x

on 1/23/2020 10:56:52 AM

Prayer for Enlightenment -- by Member: Frank Davis, USA -- added: 1/22/2020 8:30:46 PM

Adam Archer said:



A thought-provoking take on the classic Christian prayer, “Now I lay me down to sleep.” There is an ingenious paradigm shift of, ‘Parable of the talents’ within. Sadly, this is one for the numerous minions who could relate. A most absorbing and inspired composition, Frank. Good day, Sir.

on 1/23/2020 8:48:04 AM

The Roy Kneale Inspirational Challenge 101 "A Limerick For RG" -- by Member: William Willis, Scotland -- added: 8/26/2019 10:27:17 PM

Srividhya Krishnamurthy said:



I really hope you can recollect me William. I hope Richard is well. I am back here on VN after almost a decade. Hope everything is well at your end

on 1/23/2020 7:50:36 AM

A BIRTHDAY MUSE -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/21/2020 4:34:14 PM

Adam Archer said:



“A milestone or landmark, a moment for reflection…,” I am detecting a birthday with a zero featured as the second number perhaps; entering into a new decade. Nonetheless, congratulations and belated wishes; hoping your day was a wish come true. A contemplative verse with a hint of humility while moderately denoting hexis condition. Many Happy Returns of the day, Drsudarsan! Good day, Sir.

on 1/23/2020 7:50:24 AM

What Was Untouchable? -- by Member: Satish Verma, India -- added: 1/23/2020 1:05:22 AM

Dale Costello said:



such beauty in these words and the reason i both write and read poetry to begin with,..thank you for your work wit all my respect Dale

on 1/23/2020 6:19:07 AM

A Cut-Throat Island -- by Member: Naveed Khalid, Pakistan -- added: 1/20/2020 5:18:50 PM

Naveed Khalid said:



You're good at vowels, and with pretty much learning of some art, you speak the word so well. All too good to be true for what you think of the word,"Dale". Anyways, I've made a few changes, and reshuffled the lines from 37 onwards upto 49 a couple of times. htanks for the comment.

on 1/22/2020 3:40:06 PM

A BIRTHDAY MUSE -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/21/2020 4:34:14 PM

Drsudarsan Prasad said:



Thanks Sis Marcia. Very happy to add a few drops to your cup of cheer and good will. We all are humans first, irrespective of our ethnic origins, and think alike .Th poems we find at VN give ample proof of that. Lovely to receive your comments and good wishes first thing in the morning. Hugs and lots of love. God bless and good morning!

on 1/22/2020 2:40:53 AM

Attitude -- by Member: Dhal Jirel 'Ravi', Nepal -- added: 1/22/2020 1:26:08 AM

Adam Archer said:



Much said in brevity, Dhal. Agreed, time is the ultimate shape shifter. It alters our complexion as well as life events; no attitude - just being. Good day to you, Sir.

on 1/22/2020 1:44:26 AM

Pray For Peace . -- by Member: Edwin Jepson, UK -- added: 1/4/2020 4:37:36 PM

Frank Davis said:



Thou hast said it all, Edwin--and said it, well. Gratitude to those who made our present peace and security possible, is wise; is just. A profoundly perceptive poem, old friend.

on 1/22/2020 1:05:57 AM

SATELLITES AT DAWN - When I have Time on My Hands - per Denis’s January 2020 Writer’s Challenge -- by Member: Adam Archer, Australia -- added: 1/14/2020 8:53:01 AM

Frank Davis said:



Fascinating combination. An elegant account of manmade "stars." Must say, Adam, you write exquisitely. Thoroughly enjoyed the read!

on 1/21/2020 9:55:32 PM

WHEN I HAVE TIME ON MY HANDS -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 1/19/2020 5:55:55 AM

Adam Archer said:



“Happy to finally pick my quill to write a verse - some poetry,” and so glad that makes me when you do, Nishu! Here you offer an indelible interlude yielding with uplifting verses of organic, familial and philosophical locution, then further conclude with that wonderful stanza. Superlative writing! Good day, Ma’am.

on 1/21/2020 8:52:03 PM

The Right Thing to Do -- by Member: william andrews, Greece -- added: 1/21/2020 7:04:03 AM

Adam Archer said:



Concrete poem or perhaps not, it is befitting how your poem resembles a totem pole – a hierarchical system, where parenthetically the word ‘you’ is placed at the bottom. The marketing strategy ethos sadly persuades a target demographic who least may afford the lifestyle which is being sold them. A superlative concept postulated, William. Good day.

on 1/21/2020 8:45:54 PM

A BIRTHDAY MUSE -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/21/2020 4:34:14 PM

Marcia Schechinger said:



A very Happy Birthday Sudarsan! You have inspired me a lot through the years and closed the distance between cultures and that is a miracle in itself. Hugs, Marcia.

on 1/21/2020 4:45:08 PM

Autumn tree -- by Member: Dale Costello, Australia -- added: 1/14/2020 10:08:02 AM

Dale Costello said:



thank you Nishu it is places such as this.. the journey of the soul.. the places we carry.. the people that carry us.. know that I think of you and Maggie always. we these souls in earths breeze.. my friends

on 1/21/2020 10:35:18 AM

A Cut-Throat Island -- by Member: Naveed Khalid, Pakistan -- added: 1/20/2020 5:18:50 PM

Dale Costello said:



I really like the rocking chair..and the wrecked boat sailing.. thank you for sharing such intriguing verses.. much respect dale

on 1/21/2020 10:19:36 AM

What Inspires? -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 1/20/2020 5:24:03 PM

Dale Costello said:



Such an excellent piece of poetic meter I literally felt through every word first take and yet read again.. always a pleasure to read you Denis regards Dale

on 1/21/2020 10:13:17 AM

WHEN I HAVE TIME ON MY HANDS -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 1/19/2020 5:55:55 AM

Denis Barter said:



Hi Nishu and like you, when I have time on my hands - sparse these days of late - I enjoy looking at Nature and what goes on around me? If only through a window, as I do today. A time when the snow lies thick and heavy: my arms ache: the wind is brisk and the temperature brrrring cold, despite clear blue skies! Now is the respite when I can allow my mind to drift away to balmier days, when soft southern zephyrs blow gently, and I have no need for multi-layers of clothing, gloves, furred hat, and a strong will to venture out and face Mother Nature's tantrums again! Spring! Where art thou? Oh to sleep in cool comfort and awaken to find the leaves are bursting: flowers are blooming and....? Drat it! Mosquitos too I fear! Lol! Here's hoping we see them return soon, despite their biting approach to mankind - woman-kind too ! Thanks for the memories Nishu. I need something uplifting, having just finished shoveling away, our latest snowfall of 8 Inches heavy packed snow, accompanied by winds of 75 Kph, that put snow where it is not supposed to go! Even the smallest crack, allowed snow to come through and pile up, making my snow clearance task a two day affair! Time to rest up and do some browsing or perhaps some snoozing? LoL! Fondest regards. Denis. Apart from a few aches, all is, and bodes well for the next few days. Hope the forecasters are correct in their prognosis!

on 1/20/2020 5:10:59 PM

I am a bird -- by Member: Hanh Chau, USA -- added: 1/1/2020 11:59:23 PM

Krzeslawa Skrzypczynska said:



I enjoyed seeing this poem.

on 1/19/2020 4:10:58 PM

Unclassified -- by Member: Paul Butters, UK -- added: 1/18/2020 6:03:30 PM

Adam Archer said:



An inspired composition, Paul! I am sorry that you are made to feel this way. I find that no matter how much one avoids unnecessary labelling, some individuals insist on compartmentalizing others. Perhaps it is a subconscious response to judge and reproach another for something that they do not themselves understand, or it’s a defence mechanism at being bested. “Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth,” a Keanu Reeves quote. A most brilliant verse worthy of Five stars. *****. Good day, Sir.

on 1/19/2020 6:21:52 AM