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by ken.brandli
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Little Messages For My Daughter (Pentaiku poem)
Replies: 7
Views: 3796

Re: Little Messages For My Daughter (Pentaiku poem)

Cute, and a great message to pass on!
by ken.brandli
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Winter Solitude.
Replies: 3
Views: 2568

Re: Winter Solitude.

A thoughtful work evoking the longing for Spring. Nice, Fay.
by ken.brandli
Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Passing by (Haiku)
Replies: 5
Views: 3392

Re: Passing by (Haiku)

Thanks Fay. A fun thing to write.
by ken.brandli
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Passing by (Haiku)
Replies: 5
Views: 3392

Re: Passing by (Haiku)

Ta. Stinking hot down here in Australia. I am visiting family in Townsville (in the tropics).....whew, thank heavens for air conditioning.
by ken.brandli
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Passing by (Haiku)
Replies: 5
Views: 3392

Passing by (Haiku)

Clouds (and boys) pass by
palm tree shadows waving, as
my daughter sunbathes
by ken.brandli
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Shadows.
Replies: 7
Views: 3608

Re: Shadows.

Like this, Fay. The opening stanza is probably the one I like the most. A real attention grabber, and oh so true.
by ken.brandli
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Nursery Friends
Replies: 5
Views: 3102

Re: Nursery Friends

Not even going to try to comment in toddlereeze.....couldn't do it justice the way you do. Love this poem!
by ken.brandli
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: LOADS OF CARDS
Replies: 3
Views: 2438

Re: LOADS OF CARDS

Yeah, sadly I no longer send or receive Christmas cards but have a few old ones in the drawer gathering dust. The stanza where your subject nicks the postman's sack made me laugh out loud. Great fun and well penned.
by ken.brandli
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Last Mince Pie Of Christmas !!
Replies: 2
Views: 2136

Re: The Last Mince Pie Of Christmas !!

Urk....I may never eat another Christmas mince pie. Nice one, mate.
by ken.brandli
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: AN EYE FOR AN EYE
Replies: 5
Views: 2798

Re: AN EYE FOR AN EYE

Another funny work from the master! Made me smile.
by ken.brandli
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Calm
Replies: 4
Views: 3161

Re: Calm

Thank you, Stella. Good to be back and contributing again.
by ken.brandli
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Calm
Replies: 4
Views: 3161

Calm

a winter morning
reading Hemingway's ‘Old Man’
as a still rain falls
by ken.brandli
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Safe Snuggled in my Cottage Nook
Replies: 7
Views: 3569

Re: Safe Snuggled in my Cottage Nook

Well penned and very atmospheric. Some constructive criticism if I may......I believe the use of the word 'stumbling' as a descriptor for the clouds is dissonant and ineffective (do clouds really stumble?). I suggest that the loss of internal rhyme in that line would be amply compensated by a more a...
by ken.brandli
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Naga Sage
Replies: 4
Views: 2679

Re: The Naga Sage

I don't pretend to understand the title (but would be interested to find out) and am somewhat bemused by some lines, probably because of my ignorance but.....wow....that last stanza is AWESOME. Some basic tenets of Zen perfectly expressed there. Truly, there can be no judgement of what is good and b...
by ken.brandli
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Summer Clings (Choka)
Replies: 13
Views: 6531

Re: Summer Clings (Choka)

Nice Choka. Perfectly constructed and with some great imagery. I particularly like 'Summer snared on random boughs'. Well done.
by ken.brandli
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: His Words Are Cheap
Replies: 7
Views: 3872

Re: His Words Are Cheap

Well structured and expressed. I agree with previous comments about the appropriate use of repetition to emphasise the key concept in this excellent poem. Very well done indeed and oh so true of some men!!
by ken.brandli
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Life
Replies: 2
Views: 2093

Re: Life

The present indeed. Well penned.
by ken.brandli
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Splashes of Colour (Haiku)
Replies: 4
Views: 3111

Splashes of Colour (Haiku)

splashes of colour
flash past in joyous chorus
crimson rosellas
by ken.brandli
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The beach (haiku)
Replies: 1
Views: 1643

The beach (haiku)

a winter beach walk
crashing waves in a chill wind
and a sense of peace
by ken.brandli
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Guilt
Replies: 3
Views: 2439

Re: Guilt

You can sleep the sleep of the just now Stella. As always, you pen beautifully and evocatively, while employing a simplicity and directness that respects the subject.
by ken.brandli
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Ballerina
Replies: 2
Views: 1884

Re: The Ballerina

Wonderful evocation of the wonder, innocence and potential of childhood. Just beautiful, Stella!
by ken.brandli
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Pocket full of Rainbows
Replies: 4
Views: 3224

Re: Pocket full of Rainbows

This would brighten anyone's day with its passionate tribute to the wonders of nature and imaginative and beautiful imagery. Very well done!
by ken.brandli
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Calling All Kens
Replies: 20
Views: 7173

Re: Calling All Kens

Thank you for your concern and love, my friends. I am in full retirement and cancer free. For a while there I lost my muse and, well, retirement has been bloody busy!! We have done a lot of travelling in the last year. I am back, and grateful for your concern and well wishes.
by ken.brandli
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Land Of Milk And Subsidy
Replies: 6
Views: 3118

Re: Land Of Milk And Subsidy

The Dr Doolittle of satire! Good to be back on this site and seeing your work, old friend. My new years resolution is to get back into my poetry after a very long hiatus, oh and catch up and read the poems of long time friends.
by ken.brandli
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Bedfellows
Replies: 2
Views: 1973

Re: Bedfellows

A lovely poem, Stella. I like the ambivalence. It leaves the reader looking back, surmising whether personification is in use of if it is a real bedfellow who has received this stunning tribute.
by ken.brandli
Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Posing In the sunshine
Replies: 4
Views: 2297

Re: Posing In the sunshine

Fantastice work, mate. Love it....especially the roasted goolies...was it a nudist beach?
by ken.brandli
Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: 2015 - Don't Wallow in Misery
Replies: 3
Views: 1704

Re: 2015 - Don't Wallow in Misery

Great sentiments!
by ken.brandli
Tue May 19, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Doing His Best.
Replies: 6
Views: 2579

Re: Doing His Best.

A lovely family moment well rendered, Fay.
by ken.brandli
Tue May 19, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: He Laughed So Loud
Replies: 7
Views: 2729

Re: He Laughed So Loud

These special moments are precious memories. Thanks for sharing this personal memory, Tom.
by ken.brandli
Tue May 19, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: He is the one !!
Replies: 2
Views: 1803

Re: He is the one !!

Nice to see some good clean poetry on the site. lol Good one.
by ken.brandli
Mon May 18, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Just One Try!! (A Filthy Poem)
Replies: 3
Views: 1876

Re: Just One Try!! (A Filthy Poem)

Wash your mouth out! hahaha. A great lighthearted look at a serious condition.
by ken.brandli
Mon May 18, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Farewell to Pater
Replies: 8
Views: 3223

Re: Farewell to Pater

For once I am not going to post a weak pun, mate. Enjoyed this ode to pater....
by ken.brandli
Mon May 18, 2015 10:49 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: A Beetle serving life
Replies: 2
Views: 1808

Re: A Beetle serving life

Hmmmm....a nasty case of arachnicide methinks. But at least it wasn't insecticide. lol Good one, mate.
by ken.brandli
Mon May 18, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Matreemony
Replies: 5
Views: 2300

Re: Matreemony

Treee....mendous mate!
by ken.brandli
Mon May 18, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Bigites and the Massiveites
Replies: 4
Views: 1900

Re: The Bigites and the Massiveites

Beware the 'ites' of May. A new morality tale in the inimitable style of the humour master. Good one, mate.
by ken.brandli
Mon May 18, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Tiny-ites
Replies: 8
Views: 3172

Re: The Tiny-ites

A Stirk special. Too many 'ites' in this world. Perhaps they should all get back in their box! LOL
by ken.brandli
Mon May 18, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: A Proper Charlie
Replies: 6
Views: 2841

Re: A Proper Charlie

Charles did attend Timbertop boarding school in Australia....a bit like your public schools I believe. Perhaps some of the bastardisation he underwent was deserving of a medal.....Distinguished Crying Cross or the culinary outing award; the trattoria cross. LOL
by ken.brandli
Mon May 18, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: The Stink-ite
Replies: 4
Views: 2140

Re: The Stink-ite

Always knew politicians were on the nose. This piece confirms it. Good one, mate. The twist in the last stanza is brilliant.
by ken.brandli
Mon May 18, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Wilderswill (Tanka)
Replies: 8
Views: 3296

Re: Wilderswill (Tanka)

A while back when I posted a Tanka I mentioned this one as being truer to form because of the jump in the fourth line from the impersonal to the personal/romantic perspective. Hope you like it.
by ken.brandli
Mon May 18, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Wilderswill (Tanka)
Replies: 8
Views: 3296

Wilderswill (Tanka)

[flickr] https://c3.staticflickr.com/3/2261/5782792793_160f1eb13f_b.jpg View of the Jungfrau from Wengen by Yukun , on Flickr[/flickr] reflecting moonlight Jungfrau in her white mantle evening splendour and in the cool crisp morning wake to the sound of cow bells © K R Brandli 09/20/2014
by ken.brandli
Mon May 18, 2015 8:37 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Poetic de-vices!
Replies: 11
Views: 4148

Re: Poetic de-vices!

Thanks for the fun comments, folks. This was fun to write.
by ken.brandli
Mon May 18, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Thuthan
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

Re: Thuthan

Thteven....you are in vintage form. I LOVE your work. Thankth for thith!!!
by ken.brandli
Mon May 18, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: A time away, made now, forever (Gitche Gumee)
Replies: 6
Views: 2463

Re: A time away, made now, forever (Gitche Gumee)

Also a long time fan of 'The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald' by Gordon Lightfoot. This piece has the same sense of pathos, and is a fine dedication to those who go to sea and face the dangers as so many mariners have before them,
by ken.brandli
Mon May 18, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: TWO TREES OF COMPROMISE
Replies: 12
Views: 4447

Re: TWO TREES OF COMPROMISE

A lovely and insightful personification. Two lovers sharing their destiny.
by ken.brandli
Mon May 18, 2015 4:04 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Cancer (haiku)
Replies: 5
Views: 2207

Cancer (haiku)

and in the stillness
of a chill autumn twilight
a descending darkness



© K R Brandli 05/17/2015
by ken.brandli
Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Poets ~ fibonacci
Replies: 4
Views: 2065

Re: Poets ~ fibonacci

Long live poetry! Well expressed and structured.
by ken.brandli
Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Poetic de-vices!
Replies: 11
Views: 4148

Poetic de-vices!

The simile is smilingly, just like a fickle friend who haunts your brain with soft refrain but leaves you in the end There's metaphor that cunning whore who sings her siren song she'll lie with you, swear fealty true 'til another comes along. For sound advice a great device is onomatopoeia tinkling,...
by ken.brandli
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: done with poet freak
Replies: 7
Views: 3268

Re: done with poet freak

I certainly agree with the above comments about the issues with PF. I have a sentimental attachment to the site and find it easy to use but I have watched, with some sadness, the site being taken over by contributors whose 'poems' are malicious, posturing, immature, profane and/or semi-literate. Ver...
by ken.brandli
Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Don't Smack The Children
Replies: 3
Views: 1998

Re: Don't Smack The Children

Shades of Pink Floyd's Brick in the Wall. 'We don't need no ejacashun!....' OK. I should get serious. There is a real theme about meanness here. Perhaps I detect the voice of a boy who suffered, as I did, at the hand of some teachers who liked corporal punishment a bit much?
by ken.brandli
Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Community Poems
Topic: Irritable Vowel Syndrome
Replies: 8
Views: 3081

Re: Irritable Vowel Syndrome

Steven...as I live and breathe! Great to see your work. Loved this piece. You have brought a smile to my face in what has been a very difficult couple of weeks, and I thank you for that.

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