Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 58,812 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

B: Xxxxv: Measured Response - Poem by Douglas Scotney

'Charming, windless days and nights...'
Are what I said I'd like
When winter came and asked.

(I wouldn't give it the smug satisfaction
of knowing how it stirs my mind
and how I hate the cold.)

'...and happiness with cuddling.'

(Not freedom from crime
world peace, mental stability
and absence of grime.)


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Sonnet d'automne

Comments about B: Xxxxv: Measured Response by Douglas Scotney

  • Bri Edwards (9/16/2018 7:32:00 PM)

    Douglas,

    i just read this AGAIN, & i plan to put it into October's showcase within the next two weeks. Thanks.

    bri :)

    yeah, i STILL LIKE IT! ! ! I LIKE IT A LOT.
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  • Bri Edwards (8/3/2018 8:57:00 PM)

    AH! I SEE AN EARLIER COMMENT FROM ME NOW, BELOW. :) BRI (Report)Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (8/3/2018 8:56:00 PM)

    now, THIS ONE i like........quite a bit and would put into a future showcase. now to MyPoemList.

    i doubt Winter could help much with your other desires e.g. absence of grime.....except to cover grime
    temporarily with snow and ice.

    bri :)
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  • Bri Edwards (8/3/2018 8:47:00 PM)

    been here. :) :) :) (Report)Reply

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  • Michael Walker (3/16/2016 9:20:00 PM)

    I feel the same way about winter, hating the cold. Sometimes I even struggle to get through winter.
    M. Walker.
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  • Bri Edwards (3/4/2016 1:02:00 PM)

    a reader needs to be careful to NOT think that you want “freedom from”: world peace et al. or DO you! ? ha ha

    did you talk winter into giving you what you wanted?

    where is MY “happiness with cuddling”? ? ?
    maybe I’ll get that if I ever get senile and placed in a nursing home with sympathetic 40-year-old female aides?

    bri :) interesting write
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  • Michael Walker (8/28/2015 8:57:00 PM)

    Very good, imaginative. M.Walker. (Report)Reply

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  • Dawn Fuzan (5/15/2014 2:35:00 PM)

    Douglas Amazing poetry here keep on writing (Report)Reply

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  • (3/13/2013 12:12:00 AM)

    A very measured response of happiness and immediacy over more esoteric issues, who wouldn't. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, February 28, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, March 1, 2013


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