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Poetry, Review, and Discuss, the home of The Poetic BondTM.

It contains details of poems and discussions posted in

PRD between 31st December, 2016, and 2nd February 2017.

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POETRY, REVIEW, AND DISCUSS.  You will only be able to access the content by beinga member of LinkedIN, and also a member of PRD.

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

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Update 2nd February, 2017

Definitely recommended - “I’m a Nasty Woman” – many thanks to Caroline Ziane for this link to Nina Donovan’s poem, and Ashley Judd’s performance of it at the Women’s March, 21st Jan, 2017 https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6229646814006640641 - a key moment of 2017 so far

Another of my recent favourites “patience” Rudiger Heitman https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6230426682189324290

“A poem” by Anna Lein https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6231916928148004864

“Your Poem” Neetu Malik https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6231849464257081344

“Trod Wisely” Areka Banister https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6230357318878449665

“Voter Volition Volley” Sudharsi Kuruvada https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6229869074558574592

No else uses emojis in their work, so Lakshmi Jadhav deserves a mention https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6230434548157640708

“Seesaw in the Sky” Priya Patel https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6229409604489539586

“Cloud Weavers” Angeline Li https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6230635275543027712

“Too Much Silence” – Bon Flach https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6230575100870082564

Stjepan Varesevac-Cobet “Asymetry” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6230503930762264577

Brandit Jolie Rouchette “Reposed” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6231164657709776899

Dee T “Sometimes” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6231536915804364804



Update, 22nd January, 2017

In a changing, some would say narrowing world, it is important to embrace our diversity; Esau Kearney “We are People of Many Colors” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6228022743103795202 ; “Love to Hate Africa” Fay Munetsi https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6227218634377428995 ; Bon Flach “Corners Four” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6227512661366702080 ; From Farnoosh Solhjou “Hafez 431” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6227497527139233795

“my poem” by Liliya Kim https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6227472281409548288 ; Like Ribhu acknowledging Gwendolyn Brooks “We Walk Slow” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6226085423421186050
The writer and his writing “Every day a new murder” Ersin Uyanik https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6228343901439160324

Rowland (Hughes) captures time and place very well in “Hill House” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6227411119389052928 ; and this from Trevor (Me) “The Green” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6227285432665800707 ; Finally “Weaving” Meghna Srivastava https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6226085423421186050

Update 11th January, 2017

Poetry that empowers “I Walk Strong” Meghna Srivastava https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6222151913274728451 - and maybe ;) “A Man’s Wants” Sandra Wyllie https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6222035771298193410

“Thoughts of Two Dimensions” from Vesna Adriana Arsenich “smitten by wavering stars” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6222588504807927808 - meanwhile, Alex Goldstein has “the warp and woof scheme” of “The Fallen in Oblivion” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6222973686299926532 - and chaos gets a look in Cristina Brinza “Little Light” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6224701204732088323

Great first stanza, who is Pete, the strange gothic boy? Warren Jones – “The Moon” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6222547618048798723

Enthusing - “The Path of Life” Donovan Baldwin https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6223162336828489728

Beautiful and focused Neetu Malik “Winter Blues” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6223538045438689280

Heartfelt remembrance from Bon Flach “Love Ends Not” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6221772660641271810
and memories of a different kind “on remembering our first kiss” Rick D https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6221800525956997123 - how will we be remembered? Joseph Sinclair “In Memoriam” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6222747256257290241

Plenty from new member Van Prince, who has taken to the group with gusto! “love Fades” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6222532466545033218 - and “I turned a new leaf” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6224271559624790020

Kelli Gunn’s emotional flair for language is evident in “Fruit at High Tide”
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6222489977494732804 - and “Blind Mother” https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6223510161403703300

Finally, this does link out of the group, but worth a look “Someday all your broken pieces will heal…” Glorie Kris Quilicot https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6222481743933468674

Update 31st December, 2016

“what are you still/waiting for?” Great wrap up line from Neetu Malik in APATHY, recommend you read the words before… https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6219514686400925698

IF ONLY THE WORLD WERE LISTENING (Matt Adler) tackles the subject of Aleppo https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6220080141075247107

Hyulia Ayvez may be coy about being a poet, but a poet she is SOMETIMES https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6219120208045576193

Excellent piece from Ersin Uyanick WRITER https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6218902729750913028 ; and also garnering comments PUBLIC ENEMY https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6216404379759710212

“The moon stripped of distance” is a signature phrase from Rowland Hughes WINTER GARDEN https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6218364166302892034 ; also recommend HUSH https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6217769037674348549

Accomplished writing from Bill Chase FATHER https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6217369188126781441 - meanwhile FATHER-IN-LAW comes from Lynne Zotalis https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6216765812137607172

Beautiful from Kelli Gunn SHE LINGERS https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6217932807235215364

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a poem called DEATH (Dee T) https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6215977030987579394

I’ll let others decide just HOW MAD AM I (Patrick Ford) https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6217659928358723586

A lighter note CAKE!!!! https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6220620197372395521 Thank you Sandra Wylie

Harris Tobias LAZY, just appeals https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6217094262320824324

Claude Fraix-Bavuz plays with the same piece in two languages AUTOPORTRAIT TELEFONIQUE https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6217450466570178561

Finally, my own poem HOW CAN WORDS EVEN COME CLOSE has received some attention, many thanks. https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2396330/2396330-6219889690615508996


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

poetry group on LinkedIN, which has 14,700 members (as at Feb 08, 2017)

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, February 2017