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Please note, though care has been taken to check each link, it can be

guaranteed everything will work like clockwork … it is the Internet, after all.

Update 14th September, 2016

Susan O’Reilly’s emotions are raw in “Please Stay” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6181465729217359876
while Neetu Malik may be calmer, but is equally powerful with “Let it Wait” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6181468491879587844

I prefer poets post their poems straight into the group, but no need to throw out the baby with the bath water - a good link is provided by Realistic Poetry to San Lin Tun’s “A Shirt” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6181228512385515527

Rhyme is often a bugbear of many poets – some feel it immature, some feel it a challenge – here’s a couple of examples – Sobia Younis with an untitled piece for her cousin https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6180551073753862148 and regular contributor to the group Pappee with the “The Unknown…” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6181099501005172738

Meanwhile back to the (arguably) brooding land of despair, where poetry loves to shine “Farewell, my Darkness” from Weinissa Mek https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6180283572465819652 and Ghose Bishwajit “Prisoner of Time” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6178788659601477633

Finally, a mature, heartfelt and truly human piece of writing from Earnest Clemons “forgetting lesser things” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6179421745229893634 and some naked self-promotion, poetry is made for love, surely https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6178154714107043840 

Update 3rd September, 2016

Veronica Coyne gives us the beautiful “Present” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6176444388500086786

Playful time with “My Kitten” Stjepan Vareševac-Cobet https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6171751476478644228

Susan O’Reilly does not “Hesitate” in very few words https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6176325363682013187

Rowland Hughes “Mountain Rain” is well received https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6176464912965992452 ,as is
“Broken Meditation” from Mustofar Munir https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6175891230421962754 and “Sea Flower” from Tatjana Loncaerec https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6171751476478644228

Feel the Force with “All Hail The Mos Eisley Soundboard” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6175597646531612676

De Navarro suggests an interesting looking competition https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6176544369005379587

There were no updates in August or July, 2016

Update 30th June, 2016

A little rain must fall for Suzy Davies https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6152548946842513408
But oh, the drama! “Thunder” from Tadic Tadija https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6153316231421190144
Though the issue for Rajesh Nair is “Just Wind” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6151978253155397633

In four lines, Ingrid Gjelsvik conjures up “geyser” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6152829056791375874, while Susan O’Reilly links weather, life, passion, and creates metaphor – a fine poem “Sailing” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6151864084976463873 . Passion is also well expressed in Rick Davis “Summer Love” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6151460458852270082

The answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything is “42”, so says the prophet Douglas Adams – the real problem it turns out, was what is the question? I take this on (ish) in “Transient” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6152410861995642884 and Pat Blake gives her take in “Sentimental Journey” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6151954192736014340 - and while this is all true, George Michael Karas, decides to go “UnTiTLed” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6152305913115004928

“My First day in A Hostel” (Sri Vidya) has a beauty in melancholy that is evocative and meaningful https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6151711235055304706 - as does, the always socially conscious, Rowland Hughes “A Real Human Being” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6153608412534972416

Finally, two of the group’s most regular and talented poets Neetu Malik and Nana Tokatli give us “Tides” and “Sing” respectively …
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6151101017137119236 ; there’s also a “Bundle of Ballads” from Tatjana Loncarec https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6152892677999337474

Update 20th June, 2016

Small poetry is a skilful art, here practised by Rowland Hughes “Rose in a Diary” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6147867372880437249
and “Heartfelt” from Susan Reilly https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6148390891796127746

Two sides of the same coin? “Memory” from Susan O;Reilly https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6147756993273749505
“Possession” from Zeenat Hussain https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6147652201889148928

“Blood on the Leaves” weaves nature and passion; Zaigham Jaffery

The circle of life in “Life” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6148300568046686210

“The Torn Soul” is strong, and humorous from Suri Ben Noah https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6148776116451667969

Update 12th June, 2016

First up; “Reluctant Traveller” from Neetu Malik, reviewed aptly by Cathy DeWolf as “Inescapably memorable. It is a poem the chills and cuts into one's memory with an ice-pick, carving its image and message into one's imagination forever.” Nicely said Cathy, great poem Neetu. https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6146789639333117954

Evoking every sense, Rowland Hughes “Lemon Soap”, beautifully written https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6145172176929583106

Another kind of emotional capture, Harris Tobias with “Viva“ https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6144850745662410756

To the limit, hints at the Third Man, and off the edge, T Caeser gives us “L’appel du Vide” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6145699941705609216

“Theft to the bluest ink of love” from “Love” by Yasmin Aden is my favourite line this week https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6144827095060176896

“Cards” from Michael Melichov struck a chord with several members https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6145332026397511680 ; talking off chords (a weak Segway, sorry” check out “Chopin” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6145215749259620356

Under the influence (of John Lennon) Bonny Posey’s re-imagined “Imagine” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6145403136547782657

Some melodrama channelling Poe for Tadic Tadija “Sleep” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6146279074550599683

Finally, let’s hear it for the girls - Dee T “Who is she, who she is” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6146660217057738756
“Louche Girl Story”, Divya Rathod” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6146619580551913476
“Broken” Dashi Meckaj https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6147005474190479361

Plenty more poems to look into, just scroll through, or search, or follow a poet that floats your boat, have fun, good luck to all.

Update 31st May, 2016

Like Ivan Saltaric, I have often found poems in the margin of my study books “Financial 13-3” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6142822194784272388

Like Neetu Malik, I often found poems in the desert “Scorched Love” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6142855087699034112

Like Ranjna Gopal, I often find I cannot help but express my love “Short note…” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6142804501976883201

Powerful words. “Neglect”, “These Walls” and “Louisiana Bayou” from Aleisa Leach – look out for more of her work. https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6141731493040394241 ; https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6141360603689689088 & https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6140982111454138371

Nature poetry can be very healing with “Face of A Mountain” and “Peace can Flow like a River” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6142627504512331776 & https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6142370786524024834
Thank you Rowland Hughes and Bonnie Flach for sharing

Love gained from Denny Moonde “Love Letters in a Kiss” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6142268899296636928
and love lost “Shadow Valley” from raj patwardhan

“Movie Script/Camera Clause” from Gregory McCabe is a gem hidden in the discussion stream, recommended https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6141912522980102148 . If you have a moment, it is always worth having a scroll through, or to use the search function, or check out previous updates – if you find a poet you like, follow their posts work, and above all, have a good time exploring PRD.


Trevor Maynard is the group manager of POETRY, REVIEW, AND DISCUSS, a major

poetry group on LinkedIN, which has 12,500 members (as at Nov 26, 2016)

as well as the series editor of THE POETIC BOND, now in its sixth year. 

You can see short biographies of over 100 poets and details of all the

anthologies at www.thepoeticbond.com   He is also the author of three poetry collections,


He recently edited a new collection from Netherlands based Indian poet PUSHPITA AWASTHI – ECHOES IN THE EARTH.

All books are available on Amazon, and further details can be found at www.trevormaynard.com

(C) Trevor Maynard, November 2016