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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

When I've Got Time On My Hands (2020 Challenge) -- by Member: Roche Rosos, Philippines -- added: 1/18/2020 11:59:59 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



Lovely to read, Roche and very inspiring. A beautiful take on Rhymer’s title. Very noble thoughts. Fondest

on 1/19/2020 5:40:29 AM

IF ONLY YOU LIVED IN MY TEMPLE -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/17/2020 2:31:22 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



A joy to read Drsudarsan. Another beautiful tribute to the innocence of childhood and how it inspires. Truly, if we let our hearts become pure and loving, letting God dwell within, our life And this world will be different. Fondest

on 1/19/2020 5:38:10 AM

The Dawning Year - 2020 Vision. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 1/17/2020 11:45:05 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



I think very relatable, Rhymer. Some wonderful thoughts/ advice which many of us may well heed. As always, an enjoyable composition. Fondest to ye both. Take care x

on 1/19/2020 5:34:22 AM

YUM YUM -- by Member: Phillip Hussey, UK -- added: 1/19/2020 3:24:46 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



I enjoyed this light hearted fun poem Phillip. Very entertaining. A wonderful Sunday read. Fondest

on 1/19/2020 5:31:47 AM

The Dawning Year - 2020 Vision. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 1/17/2020 11:45:05 PM

Adam Archer said:



If you were to read this poem on the invert, as in read it in a bottom-to-top arrangement, it would still make practicable sense; the meaning remains true to its original message. Thank you for sharing such insightful poesy; one which is universally relatable. Good day, Sir.

on 1/19/2020 4:08:41 AM

When I Have Time on My Hands. III. Musketeer January 2020 Challenge. -- by Member: Denis Barter, Canada -- added: 1/11/2020 9:25:29 PM

Adam Archer said:



Ever the observer, Denis! What is time - and space for that matter - but an ontological unit of measure of sequential events. Just as this exposition, you confer at inception with the conceptualization of time then conclude with its perpetuity even after we have ceased to exist. Further, a fitting use of onomatopoeia when referencing the clock and its sound; it gives this composition discerning fluidity and further meaning. I truly enjoyed this piece; an interesting idea begets the grey matter flowing, thank you! Good day.

on 1/19/2020 2:37:36 AM

When I've Got Time On My Hands (2020 Challenge) -- by Member: Roche Rosos, Philippines -- added: 1/18/2020 11:59:59 AM

Roche Rosos said:



Thank you sir Denis it's all worth to share thoughts here while learning as well to fellow writers. I do appreciate your advices thank you sir. God bless

on 1/18/2020 2:59:22 PM

HYMN TO THE GLORIOUS SUN ! -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/15/2020 3:45:35 AM

Drsudarsan Prasad said:



Thanks Nishu beti for your warm Sankranti greetings and your appreciation. May the Sun guard us all against the dark forces threatening to disrupt life on earth. Good night and warm regards !

on 1/16/2020 2:37:07 PM

A CHILD OF GOD ! -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/14/2020 8:52:14 AM

Drsudarsan Prasad said:



Thanks Nishu. Happy to hear from you! I was staying away from VN due to a few personal/ family problems . Sorry that I could not spend time in reading you and other creative poets .Things have brightened, thank God. Hope to be creative once again. Thanks for the wonderful appreciation ( as always) and lots of of love. Good day

on 1/16/2020 8:49:43 AM

HYMN TO THE GLORIOUS SUN ! -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/15/2020 3:45:35 AM

Drsudarsan Prasad said:



Thanks Adam, for your appreciation,and I must say that your knowledge of the Indian traditions is admirable.Have a great day. Good day!

on 1/15/2020 4:48:23 PM

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

Adam Archer said:



I very much appreciate your feedback, Nishu. The fortune is duly mine to associate with your poetic ilk. Thank you, Denis, your back stories are most absorbing and continue to entertain. Let's hope that your Sydneysider friends are well, and away from the fire and smoke hazards.

on 1/15/2020 9:00:54 AM

HYMN TO THE GLORIOUS SUN ! -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/15/2020 3:45:35 AM

Adam Archer said:



Happy Makar Sankranti Festivities, Drsudarsan. Illuminating as it is an anthem. Thank you for sharing. Good day.

on 1/15/2020 8:50:03 AM

Eulogy for Aunt Jane -- by Member: Philip Hodgman, USA -- added: 6/3/2014 11:26:18 PM

Adam Archer said:



An emotive encomium - you are blessed to be related to such a unique persona; particularly when inferring the North Star. A respectfully referenced tribute.

on 1/15/2020 8:44:02 AM

January 2020 Challenge – With Time on My Hands -- by Member: Betty Janko, USA -- added: 1/11/2020 8:05:31 PM

Adam Archer said:



I enjoyed the inference that the world is a neighbourhood. Quotes of, "A peaceful voice" and "kind words", are rather heartwarming. An inspired composition! I hope that you are well, Dear Betty. Happy New Year.

on 1/15/2020 3:08:10 AM

Behold The Duck -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 1/10/2020 9:28:59 PM

Adam Archer said:



Hi Westly! This composition rather playfully tittups line after line, sprinkled with small doses of onomatopoeia. A delightful children's poem - for a child of any age! Good day.

on 1/15/2020 2:53:19 AM

When I have time on my hands -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 1/12/2020 6:07:55 AM

Adam Archer said:



Deftly you have taken the narrator on a magic carpet ride of reverie, sentiently conveyed, Nishu. Albeit I was stunned throughout your unfurling verses the medial stanza resonated with me the most. A wonderful repost most worthy of the re-read. Thank you, Ma'am for this gem. Good day.

on 1/15/2020 2:39:38 AM

Do tombstones get tired? -- by Member: Charles Fisher, UK -- added: 1/11/2020 1:44:25 PM

Philip Hodgman said:



Charles, you brilliantly anthropomorphize the tombstones. The effect is stunningly effective.

on 1/14/2020 5:31:15 PM

When I have time on my hands -- by Member: Nishu Mathur, India -- added: 1/12/2020 6:07:55 AM

Philip Hodgman said:



Simple, lyrical, and inspirational. I liked it a lot. Best regards, Phil H

on 1/14/2020 5:27:17 PM

A CHILD OF GOD ! -- by Member: Drsudarsan Prasad, India -- added: 1/14/2020 8:52:14 AM

Nishu Mathur said:



A beautiful and heartfelt tribute to the innocence of children, Divine indeed. Lovely soothing and uplifting as always, Drsudarsan. Fondest

on 1/14/2020 4:23:16 PM

Snowflakes -- by Member: Westly Shaw, USA -- added: 1/12/2020 8:59:35 PM

Nishu Mathur said:



Sounds beautiful Westly. You describe the snowflakes so well. Lovely to read this and as always, appreciate the message communicated. Fondest

on 1/14/2020 4:21:05 PM

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

Nishu Mathur said:



Very engrossing, Adam. What you write of sounds spectacular. It is sad what happened because of the bushfires - feel terrible for all the life lost, both trees and animals. Good to see you around on VN. Fondest

on 1/14/2020 4:19:11 PM