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by Jabberwhacky
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:08 am
Forum: Forum information.
Topic: Life in the old board yet
Replies: 5
Views: 12702

Re: Life in the old board yet

olson29 wrote:Can we please keep this site going? It has helped many people and needs to stay alive, by all means


*like*....we need a 'like 'button here!
by Jabberwhacky
Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Forum information.
Topic: Prose in Zeugma
Replies: 1
Views: 1140

Re: Prose in Zeugma

Your Admin and Mods have been discussing ways of resurrecting this Forum. One member's suggestion that resonated was to open the Forum to prose critiquing. Some members may resist the idea, but we decided that since the Forum had seen almost no posts in the previous twelve months, we had little to ...
by Jabberwhacky
Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Freewrites
Replies: 490
Views: 192793

Re: Freewrites

lovely....you have steadily matured to a very good poet.

I am very glad to be reading you again. by the way, I am now in the States...finally :)
by Jabberwhacky
Fri Mar 25, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Forum information.
Topic: Life in the old board yet
Replies: 5
Views: 12702

Re: Life in the old board yet

life is always good.

looks all good till now.

thanks :)
by Jabberwhacky
Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Forum information.
Topic: The durability of Zeugma
Replies: 3
Views: 6660

Re: The durability of Zeugma

"With luck and enough booze I may be able to defy those stars"

By Bacchus! You will!
by Jabberwhacky
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Freewrites
Replies: 490
Views: 192793

Re: Freewrites

I liked this. I would introduce a para / stanza break in the last two lines, space the poem out a but....but then as a painter you know more about visual appeal, I am sure.

How are you Sir? Do keep in touch. So happy to read you again...and to know you are writing.
by Jabberwhacky
Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toil and succour
Replies: 345
Views: 118814

Re: Toil and succour

Q: What will you wear to the ball? [/quote]

i would wear nothing at all,
skinny-dip in the pool,
break every book, every rule;

and if the sky were to fall,
if the clouds were to drool,
i would still play the fool...

...but i would wear nothing but tall!

does nothing come from nothing?
by Jabberwhacky
Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toil and succour
Replies: 345
Views: 118814

Re: Toil and succour

Rring-a-ring a rosies,
my comfys got my cozies,
roses are red
and violets are blue,
since i am well-bred,
here's a poesy for you.



did that (really) take 5 minutes?
by Jabberwhacky
Wed Mar 16, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Members' Introductions
Replies: 12
Views: 12217

Re: Members' Introductions

Hullo all, This is Ravi. I am from India and have been in Dubai and on Zeugma for the last 5 years and a bit. Closer to 50 than 40 this year, married with two boys who have been the best things I've helped create. I used to sail - and read, and write. Now I repair ships or convert them into floating...
by Jabberwhacky
Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Freewrites
Replies: 490
Views: 192793

Re: Freewrites

this is actually quite nice.

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by Jabberwhacky
Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toil and succour
Replies: 345
Views: 118814

Re: Toil and succour

I saw a mermaid,
but haven't caught her.


Q: What would I do if I did?


Verily,
mermaids, l'il or tall,
are of no use to us;
when you need a crystal-ball,
catch an octopus!


Q:
In her status is a mystery best unravelled;
would you ever take the road less travelled?
by Jabberwhacky
Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toil and succour
Replies: 345
Views: 118814

Re: Toil and succour

What of the Ocean? Restless commotion what of the ocean? Surf and saline, a plenitude of brine; shameless self-promotion! Nothing else is the ocean Narcissistic devotion that is the ocean; shore, sea-shell and sand an endless tussle with Land. Quite the Devil’s potion! That is all is the ocean. Q: ...
by Jabberwhacky
Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toil and succour
Replies: 345
Views: 118814

Re: Toil and succour

Q: Why do birds sing at night? Faceless Philemon chants a strain, plaintive tantivy out of sight; shy expression of fear, of pain - a warble like some lost refrain singes the bosom of the night. Gulchein * lays a trap again, he knows that in this fading light she will not dare - she will abstain, l...
by Jabberwhacky
Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toil and succour
Replies: 345
Views: 118814

Re: Toil and succour

Dragon friend, or dragon foe? This the pyress must know; fire-soaked blood in breath, in vein, susurrations of death, as some with disdain forego crooked lanes of Nazareth. Like tortured eternity rejects a fable-scaled beast's aspects. Q- Stirred emotion in a pot-pourri, Is that all that love can be?
by Jabberwhacky
Sun Jul 04, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toil and succour
Replies: 345
Views: 118814

Re: Toil and succour

Skewer my kebab
you could grill and
flambé me.

Charcoal my sauce
spatula and oil
my ribs;
Drambuie the
tee-bone.

Pour me in thick
undulating
layers, the
brown-skins purr
in pot purée!


Q: So, what's cooking?

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