Sun 31st Oct 2010 10:01
Tee hee - there is tons of stuff I don't know. My mind doesn't retain trivia and I'm more of a daydreamer than a fact finder - it is always the emotions of a situation that stick with me. I stopped being embarrased by my knowledge gaps a long time ago though. 'I am what I am' - the intro to a great Shirley Bassey song...
Yes - in fact I was born a good 10-15 years after Kennedy died so I don't have to beat myself up over what I was doing on that particular day... ;-)
Comment is about JFK (blog)
Original item by Banksy
Sun 31st Oct 2010 09:50
BTW - I do know what you mean about quiz shows - I'm very often the only one who knows the answer to a science question but the only one who does not know sport/history
Sun 31st Oct 2010 07:30
Nice work Lynn and agree with sentiment, I work in benefits so have a good understanding of whats goin on.
Yes, people with no intention of working should be persuaded back into work, but to do it all at the same time as slashing 500000 jobs and get lone parents to now get work when their youngest is 7, when there are 2 million out of work already, the maths dont work!
Yes we know there is massive debt and something needs to be done, but theres nothing like getting carried away! Jeff X
Comment is about Mr. Cameron (blog)
Original item by Lynn Dye
Sun 31st Oct 2010 04:44
Thank you so much :)
Comment is about Thanks Mum (blog)
Original item by MissLucy
Sun 31st Oct 2010 01:42
Cynthia: yes but this is a reworking and reads much better. :o)
ps: but I am uneasy as to the ambiguity of the recipient.
Comment is about Cynthia Buell Thomas (poet profile)
Original item by Cynthia Buell Thomas
Sun 31st Oct 2010 00:48
Just doing some catching up and have to say I really enjoyed reading this too, John. Nostalgic, atmospheric and with a really good flow.
Comment is about Tom Pudding (blog)
Original item by John Coopey
Sat 30th Oct 2010 23:38
thank god for that - I thought I was either being unfeasably dim or had made a mistake & couldn't see it! ..... not even conceived... a gentleman never questions a lady about her age, but then, I'm no gent & I'll let you fight your own corner on this one :)
Sat 30th Oct 2010 23:14
ps - you probably remember watching it all first hand. I wasn't even conceived of course...
Sat 30th Oct 2010 23:10
Have you ever watched 'Who wants to be a millionaire?' and thought every question you knew the answer to was really easy - then been amazed that other people don't know it...I had quite simply never heard of the grassy knoll conspiracy theory - despite having researched it all for my own poem.Henceforth grassy knolls of one type or another will be permanently imprinted on my brain and yes your poem works!
Thanks for the explanation. x
Sat 30th Oct 2010 22:49
Cheers 'big A'(for Ann-lol!...joke!)oh I would have loved to see those whales-you lucky girl! thank you for reading and valuation on me pooem'High wotsit' see thee soon-love as per-Mr Welsh-based Wilde-xx
Comment is about Ann Foxglove (poet profile)
Original item by Ann Foxglove
Sat 30th Oct 2010 22:45
well Isobel - (are you taking the piss here??)........ whether the poem itself has any merit or not, the "two words" are indeed Grassy Knoll - because, as it says, they could never elicit those nice memories again. ie before JFK, "grassy knoll" was innocent & after JFK "grassy knoll" has only the one connotation. xx
Sat 30th Oct 2010 22:44
Good evening Lynn-all nice and soggy in Rhondda tonight-just turned the heating up a few degrees too! 'ot baff'now-seeya on the morrow lovely girl-best wishes-Stef-xx
Comment is about Lynn Dye (poet profile)
Sat 30th Oct 2010 22:42
'Evening Dave-re 'joint'poem removal-can,t believe your poem being removed-whichever forum should have been grateful-or the 'admin' on it had to be very small minded-ah well! never mind-onwards and...better not go any further with that-lol! best regards my friend-Stefan.
Comment is about Dave Dunn (poet profile)
Original item by Dave Dunn
Sat 30th Oct 2010 22:41
I can't see what you should have against grassy knolls John - a knoll's a knoll after all - but I guess it takes all sorts - and if you prefer your grass well clipped...
Am still waiting for my explanation...
Sat 30th Oct 2010 22:01
It must have been quite disconcerting to wander a teenage hand up her thigh to discover a grassy knoll. Probably not as bad as being shot in the back of the head and having your brains spread across your young wife's lap...but unnerving none the less.
Grassy knolls....don't you just hate them.
Sat 30th Oct 2010 21:22
Please do - I'm waiting...
Sat 30th Oct 2010 20:51
again, very good visuals, drawing picture for us to be drawn into.
Anne, thanks for your comments
Comment is about dusk (blog)
Sat 30th Oct 2010 20:03
Isobel - you win a fun-size lobotomy. Ann - you win the biscuit of your choice !! xxx
(reckon I'll have to go back to explanations)
Sat 30th Oct 2010 19:53
Don't forget to put the clocks back! (Or is it forward?) ;-)
Sat 30th Oct 2010 19:44
Hi Bernie - hope your problems with the site software are over and welcome back. Your poems are so good because they tackle subjects that make most of what the rest of us write about seem quite insignificant really. (What I write about anyway! Shouldn't speak for others.) x
Comment is about bernie shelton (poet profile)
Original item by bernie shelton
Sat 30th Oct 2010 19:33
Could the two words be "grassy knoll" one asks oneself?
Sat 30th Oct 2010 19:29
This isn't working for me cos I can't think of JFK as 2 words. I think of them as initials - very symbolic of an era, a person and a tragic event. Am I supposed to be thinking of John Kennedy or of some other 2 words?
If it is his name, perhaps that is what the poem should say 'his name' or 'those letters' or 'those initials'. Ignore me if you like - this is just me with my critique hat on - which is a little rusty...
The rest of it works - the normality of pleasant pass times contrasted with the horror of what that name now evokes.
Funnily enough, I have just written a poem with one verse devoted to JFK - what sticks in my memory most with him, is that dreadful scramble Jackie Onassis had to get away from the scene. Self preservation at all costs - something we would all probably do - but very haunting.
Sat 30th Oct 2010 18:24
Lovely observation, giving the little leaf a character. But does he know what's coming next?
Comment is about the little leaf (blog)
Sat 30th Oct 2010 18:19
always enjoyed your work Tommy, this is exception
Comment is about The Gallery #2 (blog)
Original item by Tommy Carroll
Sat 30th Oct 2010 18:18
David - Crash - for me, the first verse is complete on it's own - Superb! I can see where you're going with the second, but not sure that it adds anything much. Only my 2 cents. B
Comment is about David Mac (poet profile)
Original item by David Mac
Sat 30th Oct 2010 18:17
Cynthia, how good to see you again, it as been to long (used to be maipenrai).
to the poem, very good observations and vidul content, enjoyed.
Sat 30th Oct 2010 18:03
@steve: :o)@Winston: :o)@Cynthia: yes but this is a reworking and reads much better. :o)
ps: but I am uneasy as to the ambiguity of the recipient.
Sat 30th Oct 2010 17:45
I prefer itching cos it sounds more poetic - more classy.This is a good one Laura - it leaves it to the reader to interpret. I would see it as the anniversary of a break up - but I suppose it could be a death, a murder or anything.
If you messed around with it a bit you could turn it into a comic poem.
of their anniversary
his scars are itching...
I prefer your version though - I just like clowning around! x
Comment is about Anniversary Haiku (blog)
Original item by Laura Taylor
Cynthia Buell Thomas
Sat 30th Oct 2010 17:21
There you go, we can never agree. Ain't it a great life! I liked ITCHY because it was so 'immediate', so likely to be 'said', and therefore, for me, so 'real' because it sounded 'honest'. Maybe it's a 'man thing' to want 'harshness' modified.
Sat 30th Oct 2010 17:01
I remember this one! I'm sure I do. Great to have it reposted - I loved it.
Sat 30th Oct 2010 16:57
Yes, 'the little leaf' has come again, from August, when many persons then made comments which were much appreciated. I have revised the explicitness of the idea, which may resonate in greater harmony during this autumn season.
Sat 30th Oct 2010 16:30
Thanks Francine. I've not written anything for so long then I scribbled this down the other day, so just getting back into things! xx
Comment is about Me? (blog)
Original item by Helen Wakefield
Sat 30th Oct 2010 12:09
Hi Lynn. I'm a bit slow on the uptake, but I've just noticed that all your verses are haiku, and your second and fourth work just as well as self-contained ones ... especially the last one!
Sat 30th Oct 2010 10:24
just popping on to say Good morning Mrs Dye and family-packing in a 'mo for the off to Rhondda(building work!)for a week,then down to Porthcawl for a weeks break-then back home to my green valley of Rossendale-Don,t I just wish they still did greeshield stamps with petrol-I would have enough to buy a..bag of crisps..ha! catch you later dear Lady-Still no sign of Bernadette? lots of love-Stef-xx
Sat 30th Oct 2010 09:55
Isobel, Dave thank you both for your comments.
Comment is about Sold (blog)
Sat 30th Oct 2010 09:53
hi stefan, your comments brought a smile to my face, glad you liked it.
Comment is about Mothers Dumplings (blog)
Sat 30th Oct 2010 08:52
Number 3 stands out for me. x
Comment is about A few short short poems (1) (blog)
Original item by Andy N
Sat 30th Oct 2010 08:43
Thanks for comment, Stef. Don't get me wrong, scroungers annoy me as well, but what is the solution? I still think no one will want to employ them! Naturally, I totally agree with you about the bankers, and criminally low wages. And getting the bike out may be an idea if there is anywhere to go!! Thanks again Stef, Luv Lynn xx
Sat 30th Oct 2010 01:01
ha ha tommy well done
Sat 30th Oct 2010 00:08
It would be great to believe that that could happen Seamus. I think we'll all be nudging towards extinction before we sort all these problems out though. Shortages of natural resources and food seem to bring out man's worst possible instincts. Sorry to be so pessimistic - I do think the aspirations are very admirable. x
Comment is about Imprisoned Thoughts - (Freedom) (blog)
Original item by Seamus Kelly
Fri 29th Oct 2010 23:58
So hard-hitting in its simplicity
Dave Dunn aka Rhumour
Hehe - brilliant my friend :)
Best wishes, Dave
Comment is about Rzhepick (Freedom) (blog)
Original item by Larisa Rzhepishevska
Fri 29th Oct 2010 23:55
I think there is a lot more going on in this poem than first meets the eye Janet.
In tranquility is a great place to be - something we should all aspire to. I like the timeless feel that runs through the poem. x
Comment is about World (blog)
Fri 29th Oct 2010 23:51
Hard to read Bernie. Very sad when you know that this stuff really goes on. Not an easy one to comment on.
Fri 29th Oct 2010 21:49
..hello Cynthia...much appreciate your comment on my poem..thanks..chris.
Fri 29th Oct 2010 21:46
..hello Ann...apologies for delay..thanks for commenting on my poems..should be doing more but life gets in the way !!..cheers.
Fri 29th Oct 2010 21:26
Hi gorgeous Larisa-oh I love limericks! heres one of my favourites
a flea and a fly in a flue
what could they do?
said the flea let us fly
said the fly let us flee,
so the flew through a flaw
in the flue.
hope you understand this one
you might not be familiar
with some of the words maybe
let me know-lots of love-Stef
Comment is about Larisa Rzhepishevska (poet profile)
Fri 29th Oct 2010 20:28
ah! but what would we do without the beautiful birds or beautiful Ladies who write beautiful poems-well done dear girl! lots of my love to you-Stefan-xx
Fri 29th Oct 2010 20:24
Good poem-but I was nearly put off reading it-while I was looking at those yummy dumplings-if your mum opens a cafe-send me the adress! thanks-Stefan-xx
Fri 29th Oct 2010 20:18
Love the build up to the last line-excellent! best regards-Stefan.
Comment is about Crash (blog)
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