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Alison Mary Dunn

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"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."

Oscar Wilde



www.paintingsilove.com/artist/alisonmarydunn

Samples

An Ode to a Poet

If I move from this place then the rhyme will be lost
like the dreams when you move from the bed. All the lessons
we’ve learned between slumber and light are the truths
never making the pages of knowing.

All we have are these caves living deep in our minds
Where potholes are many and where entities speak, on their own
in the dark. Here the hand has to steer very close to the soul
or it writes on regardless ever emptying out.

All these dreams, they’re for us to pass on when we die
so that others can read as they journey thereafter. Your words
lit up cities where I chose to roam. A much needed distraction,
one I’ve treasured so long.

Your mind softened the pain when I got stuck
When these caves heard my cries all alone in the dark
You lit paths for me there when the lights went out
and you reached for my hand when the rains came down

So while you are a poet who is still undead
and the clocks on the walls tick around my longing
Show me your pages that remain unread and bring light to these
caves where my soul is crawling.......

Alison M Dunn
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Into the Void

I’ve seen the void inside your eyes
That curious stare that took me in
The black abyss swallowed me whole
From when you laid your eyes upon me
I have no wish to stay away
Indeed have longed to see those eyes
To re-engage with them again
And see them open wide and thinking

You too like me can see beyond
Alert and noting all the senses
Shifting high above these planes
Far from the obvious in life
That’s why I crave to meet you here
So I can see into your eyes
Wherein I’ll find my inner peace
As I look deep into the void

Alison M Dunn
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Loss on Paper

I wrote my loss across the page
It stared back at me in silence
And as the words formed line by line
They cried the painful truth
How empty they did look
How sad I have become
A different me is here
In the absence of your love

Alison M Dunn

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winston plowes

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Fri 14th May 2010 21:49

Hi There... My word! Loss on paper is brilliant. Not read that before, Nothing is wasted, no weak lines, a concise grimness of loosing. Many have been there but to capture it in balance on the page... brilliant. win x

Dave Dunn aka Rhumour

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Sat 24th Apr 2010 10:17

Hi Alison, maybe we are distant cousins - my grandfather came from Perth. Best wishes, Dave

Antony Owen

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Sun 21st Mar 2010 17:39

I can see the influence of your loss in the raw and poignant way you express yourself. My book 'My Father's Eyes Were Blue' is mainly about loss and I feel I can relate.

Keep hold of the pen and paintbrush and it will help your loved ones live beneath the eyelids in your dreams.

sheridan

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Wed 6th Jan 2010 23:02

had to read just one of your poems before leaving your page, i chose 'loss on paper' which i thought was lovely, i can really relate to it xx

Shirley Alexander

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Wed 6th Jan 2010 13:47

Wonderful selections. Thank you for posting these. I read "Into the Void" twice. Will likely come back and read it again.

Deborah Jordan

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Wed 6th Jan 2010 12:03

Hello Alli, thank you for your lovely, kind words on Villtur Augu. There is double, treble meanings, you're right. It would be easier to just shout it in plain English sometimes,but i keep doing this. I wish you all the best for this coming decade, keep writing your lovely words too, sister muse, (I love that term, thank you) : ) Deb xx

Rachel McGladdery

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Sat 12th Dec 2009 18:48

Hi Alison, wow, thanks so much for the comment. it's so wonderful to get positive feedback and I'm glad you enjoyed it. I can't wait to have a look at your work,
Thanks again,
Rachel
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Thaumaturgically Charged

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Fri 13th Nov 2009 16:15

It has been said, ' A poet's conciousness sometimes occupies the space between worlds' your poetry is inspired as such, and moves me thus. Particularly Ode to a poet.

Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

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Mon 6th Jul 2009 23:48

"Loss on Paper" is a lovely poem...

Melissa R. Mendelson

Tue 12th May 2009 18:01

I'm sorry to hear about your loss, Alison, and you're right. Poetry takes centre stage, shedding light on all the pain and love that we hold inside.

Keep your poetry flowing.

Melissa

Deborah Jordan

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Wed 21st Jan 2009 23:02

Alison, I am genuinly lost for words, (and the right spelling) I am touched by your comments and I want you to know how much they, how much you, go towards encouraging me when my doubts and demons creep in.Thank you.

chris dommett

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Wed 14th Jan 2009 12:27

into the void is a really good short poem and quite deep, who were you talking about, thanks for the comment the other day, its strange what inspires us, it was very constructive and most appreciated. the new edited version is now posted if your interested? chris

Janet

Mon 12th Jan 2009 13:15

Hi Alison, i'm fine thankyou.
Thanks for your comment on " Nobody ever visits..." I tried to portray all the imagery and emotions mentioned in the comments received but placing personal experience of the subject matter to one side. Hopefully, i managed it.

Love, light and peace to you, hoping to see more from you soon. Janet.x

Deborah Jordan

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Sun 4th Jan 2009 23:12

Hello Alison, thank you for your lovely kind comments. I have wanted to get in touch with you before now but I have had Uni deadlines I onlyl just completed, my head felt like it was going to explode. It's so nice to be able to return here and read all the poems. I love your last blog poem but I want to give it the time it deserves and read it again. Should be able to now, for a while at least..I hope 2009 brings you all you desire..Best Wishes, Deb

Gus Jonsson

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Sat 22nd Nov 2008 23:43

Hi Alison
Many thanks for your kind remarks..... Just as a matter of interest ..where abouts in Glasgow did ye stay....I lived there for 17 years or so....Kelvinside and then Milngavie... I love the city....I'm not so fond of Edinburgh....The cold sister....

Once again many thanks
Gus

sally jenkinson

Tue 5th Aug 2008 23:45

Alison, when will you put new stuff up? I all love these, but speshly Loss on Paper. I want to read more of your words! :-)

sally

Janet Ramsden

Fri 1st Aug 2008 21:44

Hi Alison, don't know why but i keep on wondering why we haven't seen anything from you recently.
Hope you haven't give up writing.
And i sincerely hope you are keeping well.
Love Janet.xx

ps. please don't feel pressured, it's just genuine caring for a great poet.

Richard Brooks

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Sat 31st May 2008 14:30

thanks for your comment on lonely friend Alison. Your profile pic is intriguing, is it a painting? Keep writing

Melissa R. Mendelson

Mon 26th May 2008 19:19

Hi, Ally. Glad to be back. I've been busy writing a few things.

I love your poetry and look forward to reading more work from you. :)

-Melissa

Daniel Hall

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Wed 21st May 2008 21:18

I've enjoyed your work enough to read all your blog entries and make comments where ever I stopped. Keep on writing as I'm looking forward to your next post.

Zuzanna Musial

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Tue 20th May 2008 20:25

Dear Alison

Thank you again for taking the time to read and the comment on my Riders of the Storm'
Your comments are welcome and appreciated.

Warm Regards,
Zuzanna

carol falaki

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Sun 18th May 2008 17:10

Hi Alison,
Oops, I pressed 'add comment' before making one. Thanks for your comments on - The shoe.
I enjoyed reading your blog, so went on to read your poems and loved -
All the lessons we’ve learned between slumber and light are the truths never making the pages of knowing.
I

Frank Burton

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Sun 18th May 2008 14:55

Now, this is proper poetry! I like your "voice".

Thank you again for reintroducing me to this great site.

Zuzanna Musial

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Sun 20th Apr 2008 22:49

Dear Alison

Thank you for commenting on my latest write, and the name comment!

I found your writing excellent! All the samples you have are presenting depth of your thinking and show your creative abilities. You are great Poetess. Keep up the great work!

Warm Regards,
Zuzanna

Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

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Fri 4th Apr 2008 19:40

I too am on Poem Hunter as is Anthony Sullivan a friend and fellow writer of mine. I loved your Ode to the Poet.. the words flo. very well though you dont use rhyme. I look forward to reading more of you in the coming months/

Pete Crompton

Sun 30th Mar 2008 12:49

Hi Alison
Welcome aboard the WOL site.
I love the way you talk about the 'artless office enviornment' in your profile, the way you say that...I can feel the frustration. Maybe theres a poem there! ?

Loss on paper -
makes me feel of those moments of self analysis
or realisation of what has become

almost like a tide that came without notice
or perhaps a withdraw of the tide to leave nothing.

and you look at what you have, and it all seems empty.


Tai Mahmud

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Sun 30th Mar 2008 09:26

You paint a picture well. This is realy good!

Alison Mary Dunn

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Sat 29th Mar 2008 23:49

Thanks. Hope you're evening's a success, without the violence..!

Steve Lane

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Sat 29th Mar 2008 20:35

No sticks? I'm going then.

BTW, I love the opening image you create in Loss On Paper.

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