NET POETS IN AUGUST
POEM OF THE MONTH
Every month I see poems that never go through
Wordlovers or the Echo. Some of them are outstanding, some go straight
on to the Nexus Site, some sit there beckoning me to do something more
with them. Some never quite come to anything.
Two of our most lively wordlovers began shyly,
almost timidly, by writing to me privately in just this way. Marie was
already part of Wordlovers, but still shy of posting. This lady has style
and insight. Her poetry is sensuous and delicate, her sense of humour,
and her powers of observation are stunning. When the time came to chose
'the most memorable poem of the month my first instinct was to choose 'walking
on' - a powerful piece of writing in its own right, this poem tells a complete
emotional history. However, in the end, the longer Old friends, new
friends, best friends, lovers with it's subtleties overshadowed even
that beautiful work and reigned supreme in the memory. I'm happy to say
that her September poems continue this impressive standard.
Ray Pacello was also one who first wrote, privately
to Scribbler. His quality was immediately obvious, as was his sensitivity
and charm. Technique was severely hampered by his being new to the whole
field of poetry, and by his 'writing in a vacuum'. Now Ray has made
several significant technical break throughs, and Marie has produced poem
of the month for the second time in a row.
As if that were not enough we have new
poets posting who seem likely to give us all a run when it comes to quality
NEW POETS !
Recently a poet known only as COSFORD
a single gem for us to read an ponder, here it is in part: [blackness
is crisp and clean; a void sweetly curled for those who are dirtier than
black; who long for nothing but to gain the heart beat of life.] And that
would explain where i come from. Just one work, and one work alone to be
seduction of humbleness:
candles reflect the mood
casting pooling shadows;
a shifting fluid blurring
sharp edges of truth.
ALICIA PETERSON & MURRAY
submitted poetry just past the deadline, but
they are both worth keeping an eye on for the future.
resurfaced late in August to repost a poem
we had previously asked permission to publish. She has since posted several
more, good quality, tantalizing material, so it is a case of 'Welcome Back
Tina'. The poem in question is Warped Halos and Temptations
Walking in the shadow,
more poems have followed and are in the September
file waiting for next month's review.
Walking in the light,
My friend, tell me which one is safer:
The darkness, or the light?
Had the misfortune to enter Wordlovers
when we were battling the flu bugs, so probably doesn't even know yet that
the work shown us so far is valued and appreciated. I was particularly
here's reality ,
More poems have been posted and they are as evocative
and powerful as this one.
held in shaking hands ,
a barbed wire bouquet ,
and the blood of tomorrow ,
seeping deep in truths veins.
It looks as if the Net Scribble adventure is
off to a prolific and creative start.