Tim Linton

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Fri 18th Jun 2010 21:34

thanks for your comment about my poem. Sorry that you also suffer from M E. IF you feel up to reading your poetry out loud then go for it. Your poetry is great

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

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Fri 18th Jun 2010 21:27

Super subject!!! Fast-paced with clear images rollicking through one after the other, mimicking the real problem. The run-on lines are terrific. Super layout of three lines for easy reading, and strong, secure vocabulary.

My snails were slugs as big as a bag of coffee, and living the good life in my lower cupboards. Old house; old foundations; old holes everywhere. We learned to co-habitate too, but to touch one still gave me the shivers.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

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Fri 18th Jun 2010 21:14

Thomas,you know I am a fan who wouldn't skip over your name. This one is really good. And three years ago too. It works a universal situation without soppiness and, for me, tough irony as indicated by both your clear-eyed honesty and your choice of sophisticated vocabulary.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

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Fri 18th Jun 2010 20:58

I had a great holiday - studied up a storm 'just for fun' - and sweat buckets over two archaic but wonderful forms of poetry. This nearly rendered me bananas - but I persisted. Any comments very welcome.

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Rachel Eley

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Fri 18th Jun 2010 20:32

Hi Tim,
I was drawn in by your poem as I also suffer from M.E., so can identify with this. It's good to see that a negative can be turned into something fruitful, and i enjoyed the brutal honesty of this. Nice rhyme as well.
Rachel

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Ann Foxglove

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Fri 18th Jun 2010 18:44

If France win the world cup thingy will it be garlic shrugs?? ;-) x

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Ann Foxglove

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Fri 18th Jun 2010 13:50

My son has this exact same problem! Squishy slugs between the toes is not a good feeling I'm sure! You are very forgiving sharing your life with them. I never kill them either. Just let them eat my plants, but at least they don't try to come inside and live with me!

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Ann Foxglove

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Fri 18th Jun 2010 13:48

A lovely fluid feel with the rhythms and rhymes Thomas. And so true, life moves on faster for some than for others.

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Thom Blake

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Fri 18th Jun 2010 12:10

I like this Josh!

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stefan wilde

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Fri 18th Jun 2010 10:44

a very clever imaginative piece Andrea-well done! ta-Stefan.

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stefan wilde

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Fri 18th Jun 2010 10:38

did they catch you for it Josh? good one-cheers-Stef.

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andy n

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Fri 18th Jun 2010 07:58

the last line brings it all together for me, Callie.. Nice one.. Enjoyed this! x

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John Coopey

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Fri 18th Jun 2010 02:48

Ann
You'll catch your death like that! Didn't your mother ever tell you to wear a vest?
Oh, loved the poem.

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Greg Freeman

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Thu 17th Jun 2010 11:56

Anthony, thanks for your kinds words about Waveney; it was the product of a railway trip to Beccles on a very sunny day. Cheers, Greg

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Janet Ramsden

Thu 17th Jun 2010 11:48

Hi Isobel, thanks for your comment...
and give up poetry? I can't do that, it won't leave me alone :-)

I don't think the subject of the poem is in denial, hence the question mark in the title. I think the subject of the poem is fully aware.

Janet.x
ps I don't think i'll be on here again until the move has taken place. Just tried to blog a poem but there was no space to place my entry :-)
Such is life!x

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Janet Ramsden

Wed 16th Jun 2010 23:26

Good shot Izzi! ;-)

Janet.x

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hatta

Wed 16th Jun 2010 23:15

Je m'appelle Facteur de Protection Solaire Vingt!. xxx

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Wed 16th Jun 2010 23:12

Hi Andy, thanks for your lovely comment.
I thought it about time i started to write again. :-)

Janet.x

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Alison Mary Dunn

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Wed 16th Jun 2010 22:12

Thanks for your comments on 'Words' Michelle.

A very warm welcome to WOL. It's a great place to express yourself and get honest constructive feedback.

I thought 'Except Ourselves' was really strong and damning. I expect your work to remain powerful and look forward to you expressing more of your thoughts and feelings in future poems x

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spencer

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Wed 16th Jun 2010 14:52

it's easier to hop on an iron lung in a bus

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spencer

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Wed 16th Jun 2010 14:45

Thank you for your kind comments Winston. I have an interview and article i did with John Cooper Clarke last month - I am just trying to work out how to post it on the site , maybe I should send it in as a feature or something , how do you think I should post it ?.
Cheers

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Olga Gerke

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Wed 16th Jun 2010 14:24

LOL. yes, usually i use less mascara and lipstick :-)

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andy n

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Wed 16th Jun 2010 13:30

Still a little surprised that was you, Olga.. You look totally different on there! lol x

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Olga Gerke

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Wed 16th Jun 2010 11:25

and here's me reading it, with "charming imitation of Russian accent" as one of my friends said

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7O_RtgTXJM

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Steven Kenny

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Wed 16th Jun 2010 11:06

Really liking your stuff Sarah! I love the dark feel to your poems. Bit of a fan of the dark myself as my poems can attest! More please and well done! :-)

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Isobel

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Wed 16th Jun 2010 08:41

Odd though this may seem, you are the first person to ever ask me for beauty tips...

I find growing my hair down to my eyebrows helps to volumise the lashes - though this is not always easy for the male ostrich.

You could instead leave your eyebrows to grow bushy - another little tip of mine!

Or, if you bat repeatedly, this also has a volumising effect - be careful who you do it to though, it can be misinterpreted as an preliminary mating ritual...

You look very manly in your new pic Winston - though I keep wanting to turn the picture round cos you seem to be defying gravity!

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Stephen Pass

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Wed 16th Jun 2010 08:28

Hi Winston, thanks for your kind comments. I really enjoyed hearing your Best Before End on this website, I think I'm approaching that myself! I'll hopefully be over to Hebden in July or August depending on my work shifts. I really enjoy hearing your poetry there and I wrote this poem inspired after hearing you there the last time: She wants to hold my hand, she wants to hold MY hand, YES!!!!!!!!!I am loved. Cheers again, see you soon matexxxxxxx

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winston plowes

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 23:51

dear Emmu, How do you volumise your lashes? Win :-o

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winston plowes

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 23:47

Hi again steve. hope to catch up with you soon. always great to hear your words. Ther is certainly something engaging aboutyour work. Maybe I should come over to the Beehive again. x

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stefan wilde

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 23:01

Steve-life aint complete when there aint no meat! ta beefmeister-Stef.

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winston plowes

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 21:42

hi there

You have made my evening Ann X

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Steven Kenny

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 21:25

Meat is murder. Tasty, tasty murder! ;-)

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Isobel

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 21:00

That's a lovely pic Ann - your eyes look very blue!

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stefan wilde

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 20:41

ta Marianne re my milarkey cowell poo-em-Stef

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hatta

Tue 15th Jun 2010 18:04

Oh what a beautiful photo! You luminesce! xxxxx

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Sophie McKeand

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 16:10

Tuesday 27th July – 7.30pm @ Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Yr Wyddgrug.
Wednesday 28th July - 7.30pm @ The Royal Pavilion, Llangollen.
TheAbsurd presents… an evening of Spoken Word.

The Spoken Word has been creeping its way back into the collective consciousness as a contemporary poetic artform over recent years and is being given a helping hand in north Wales by regional artists, culture mag producers and event organisers, theAbsurd. Bringing their unique brand to the theatre this summer theAbsurd are showcasing some of the most dynamic poets and lyricists from across the UK.

Malaysian born, London based, Francesca Beard represents contemporary British literature across the world through her work with the British Arts Council. ‘Witty and narcotic’ – The Independent. ‘Queen of British performance poetry’ – London Metro.
BBC Radio 4 Poetry Slam Champion 2009, Manchester’s Ben Mellor uses a loop-station to create beats and soundscapes that accompany his explosive vocals. ‘…lyrical dexterity & content that demands attention, gets it, and most importantly… holds it.’ – Diké Omeje.
Local poet, Sophie McKeand, (Bangor Slam Champion 2008, Royal Pavilion Llangollen Poet 2010) will be starting proceedings, and the event will be skilfully held together by the genius compéreing of one of the founders of Spoken Word in Brighton, Hammer & Tongue’s Jonny Fluffypunk.
www.theabsurd.co.uk

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Isobel

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 16:06

Hello Cynthia - good to see you back from wherever you have been - I was starting to get worried about you! Glad you liked the denoument to Pandora's Box - they clearly all winners... xx

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Chris Dawson

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 15:15

Big fan of your work Max - always read your poems, even if I don't always comment. I agree with Dave on this one - it'd perform very well.
Cx

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 14:29

Diplomacy of the true Statespersons! You two should run the world! Great solution which required thought, wit and application. Actually, the 'child-eating' idea is rife with possibilities. But, yes, let's do something myth-oriented again for sure, not necessarily Greek or Roman.
BTW, the 'cherries on the cake' is a genious picture.

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Olga Gerke

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 14:02

re: Baby Jane. I just love this movie - very disturbing, it might be even on youtube. Talk soon! X

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 13:52

Steve, thanks for the honour of being even considered as competitive material for the LiverPoetry event. I have been abroad and not 'WOL connected' for some time. I'll be participating again soon, though it will take me days to catch up on activities. Respects always.

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andy n

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 13:29

Hi Olga - Regarding - Whatever happened to Baby Jane?.. I saw it many years ago at university so I do remember it, but not lots if you know what I mean... lol x

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Olga Gerke

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 13:02

Andy
Do u like the movie? It's rather lost if you haven't watched that great old film with Bette Davis

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Ann Foxglove

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 11:58

I repeat "I KNEW you reminded me of someone (or something!) ;-)"

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garside

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 11:56

Hi Andy

thanks for reading and making comment

steve x

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garside

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 11:55

Hi Marianne - thanks for reading and making comment

steve x

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Ann Foxglove

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 11:45

Dave - thanks for nice comments. I'm not sure that a life model would consider that she/he was performing a service would she/he though? Stef - thanks for comments - re the size of canvas required - I expect she says the same when she's painting your - head! ;-)

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Rachel Bond

Tue 15th Jun 2010 11:21

cows are braindead and bred to think not, express any quirk of personality and stare lots. i couldnt kill one but im glad someone does, i need meat, i like its taste i was bred to...there is no mr mcdonald, most like a meaty burger and (whilst staring the thought of steak into the eyes of the last cow to annoy me by mooing next to my tent all night)I saw not one glimmer of recognition of my inner psyche and its murderous intent...
their poo bummed woolly companions can bleat off aswell...nothing nicer than welsh hotpot and mint sauce x
please dont accuse me of ignorance, i bled my heart for seven years of vegetarianism and a spot of veganism for good measure. all I know at the end of that is I like meat and i am meant to eat it...i have never been 'laid back' and lacking in ferocious hormones and protein even whilst eating mung bean stew...in fact more likely to bite head off best friend in attempt to find something tastier and more satisfying to eat. we live in mostly cold climate..we ware given lush green grass and big fat cows to eat, not to befriend! stefan get a grip ill take you for a maccies theyre nicer than people like to let on and have only the waste bits of cow, like eye and toenail in them some cultures wouldnt even bother with the burger, just enjoy eyeball whole..we are lucky...Mooooooo x

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Deborah Jordan

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 11:09

thank you Ann : ))

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Deborah Jordan

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Tue 15th Jun 2010 11:08

thanks Andy. I think living with 2 musicians probably has had an influence..and before that my parents were also..there's almost always music playing somewhere near me..and I love Palya's voice.. the woman singing on the you tube track.. thanks again, deb x

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