Like it. Dylan Thomas, Blake... Whose next?
Knock-out, Rachel. Unexpected movement in the poem, I liked the tone very much and a great two final lines.
The poem is absolutely stunning, Rachel! Thank you. After Blake, indeed. I love the sense that the photo could be anywhere in the English-speaking world. Kind of "Wait, WHERE is this exactly?"Kudoes to your barkeeper, even though I need to stay out of the saloon.
Thank you, Dominic - I've "done" most of the Norton Anthology! Some more successfully than others, admittedly! I like the Romantics best, though - shared aims, perhaps. I can but aspire. Most will stay in the file!
Thank you, JoAnne - it's one of those poems where you wish the original had been much longer, but the restriction actually forces you to be more direct.
Thank you, Leslie - that's exactly what I was hoping - it isn't a specific dig (and dig is precicely what I am doing with poems in the collection this is part of) at Auckland, it is a flag at the pride of the English speaking world - so accomplished and yet - oops, why no [ramps]?[...] = choose own failing.I'm a strictly fruit juice girl myself, Les - have an OJ on me!
Sounds exotic. Now I have to pull out my dusty Blake poetry volume to be able to appreciate the connection. Don't you put me to work?
I remain in total awe of your talent with words, Rachel.
Lori - I always look forward to your comments - "exotic" - I love it!
Donna - *blush* that's a lovely compliment - thank you!
Nice. Your work just keeps getting better, more sparse and more crisp. Thank you, peace,Diane
Thank you, Diane, I really appreciate the feedback.
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