Ann Foxglove

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Wed 19th May 2010 18:40

Gus! Pasties aren't nasty! How very dare you! (Speaking as an inhabitant of Kurnow.) But I wondered that too. All Greek to me!

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Wed 19th May 2010 18:38

But then you have to take the dusty old jar out from under the bed and spread all that hope about! Good clear poem - well done ;-)

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Wed 19th May 2010 18:37

If Hope was left within the box... what was it doing locked up with all the 'nastie pastie stuff in the first place.

... Mmmmm

Good poem, liked your reading voice very much too.

Gus x

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Wed 19th May 2010 18:24

Thanks TC - genuinely lovely comment! Nash

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Thaumaturgically Charged

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Wed 19th May 2010 18:18

Yes we have all peeked into this particular version of Pandora's box ha ha I guess we all have it coming huh? Interesting take on the subject.
TC ;-)

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Wed 19th May 2010 18:13

Well I commented then withdrew it as you know, Issy is my sister so I am naturally prone to go off on one if I think anybody is dissing her, But I gave you the benefit of the doubt, and Issy is tough anyway, I have to say the evil twin in me had to chuckle at the Lane name heh heh, I guess I must be bad....
TC
PS I bet you get more comments that anybody else!!

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Wed 19th May 2010 18:08

I have never seen this before I am glad you re-posted it, really enjoyed it, reminds me of some Arcane Wizards retreat, maybe the Unseen University. I liked the imagery of the last verse particularly ;-)
TC

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Wed 19th May 2010 18:02

Letting go of hate is always a good thing, but not always so easy to do, Lets hope this ray of light from Pandora's box spreads throughout WOL.
TC

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Wed 19th May 2010 17:59

There is powerful imagery at work here, Apocalyptic in deed in it's message to us mere men ;-)
TC

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Wed 19th May 2010 17:55

Well it is really good I have joined in with the spirit too... yes all you Pandora's are to blame ha ha
TC XXXX

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Wed 19th May 2010 17:40

ah Dave! you had to practice? and heres me thinking it being highly likely you were a natural born lover-oh no can,t be-thats me! lol lovely picture-keep yer grubby mitts of it! cheers big fella-and the lovely Fran and all(including Uncle Tom Cobbley)-Stefan.

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Wed 19th May 2010 17:38

Hi Ann - liking your new photo :) Best wishes
Dave

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Wed 19th May 2010 17:35

I expect I'll be disqualified now - calling it a jar an' all. But it was originally a jar not a box I read somewhere. My attempt at rhyming gets a bit lost somewhere in the middle. May redo. But is feels like a race! Great fun it is too!

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Wed 19th May 2010 17:32

Well Stefan, the 'how' was simply years of dedicated practise - Fran was born some 17 years after her mum and I were wed :)

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Gus Jonsson

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Wed 19th May 2010 17:30

Hi Cynthia

Well it seemed a good idea... took it out , dusted it off, a little reworking...

Just some encouragement ... can't win me own cake now can I.

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Wed 19th May 2010 17:29

Hi Cynthia

Well it seemed a good idea... took it out , dusted it off, a little reworking...

Just some encouragement ... can't win me own cake now can I.


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Nash

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Wed 19th May 2010 16:52

Clearly, Ann! Damn work!

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Ann Foxglove

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Wed 19th May 2010 16:04

Got to get in quick round here mate! (re Pandora)

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Wed 19th May 2010 15:53

well, I'm clearly missing something and I for one think ignorance may be bliss. So, with pure unbiased opinion on the poem itself. I liked it, thought it worked as a love poem. I assume Pandora's box is a euphemism, which I find disappointing as that was the direction I wanted to go in. Nash

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Marianne Louise Daniels

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Wed 19th May 2010 15:45

Thankyou so much for the comments Ann!!
Take care x

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Wed 19th May 2010 15:44

Hi Cate, Thanks for your comments on ';-P'. Yes some people are conjoined with their phones arn't they... they are worshiped objects for us as are those blackberry things. Are we missing something here? are people more interesting / important?

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Ann Foxglove

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Wed 19th May 2010 14:31

Wow Marianne! A winner IMO! Wonderful. "training the lock like a tarot", "tipping apocalypse like petals" "Hope, lingering on a hinge". x

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Wed 19th May 2010 13:08

Thanks for your concern Chris - the age of chivalry certainly isn't dead! You have no need to worry about me on this one though -of late I have developed a teflon coating thicker than a rhino skin.

It is impossible to know the motivation in posting or entitling a poem - how much is mischief and how much is snide derision...and where any poet/poem lies along that scale.
I've decided to ignore poetry that I don't understand. Every so often, I have a relapse but I'm getting better at it!
Toodle Pip everyone! x

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Wed 19th May 2010 12:58

It's a clever play on words and interpretive intent, but,in my opinion,not a very poetic effort. It has tons of potential.

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Wed 19th May 2010 12:51

Sharp and witty concept, with real poetic skills used in its presentation. I like it a lot.

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Wed 19th May 2010 12:45

I am so glad you have re-posted this for new readers! I kinda wondered about doing the same, and actually trawled my own stuff yesterday with that idea 'a bit' in mind.

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Chris Dawson

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Wed 19th May 2010 12:03

Love it!
Cx

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Gus Jonsson

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Wed 19th May 2010 12:00

Hi Pete


Great to hear from you... sorry to have missed you at Wigan.


Yeah, NY when ever your up for it lets go...

Fondest
Gus xx

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Wed 19th May 2010 11:57

Oops I normaly call you Annipoo ha ha my wife's twin is called Anne so you see my fingers think they know how to spell better than me !! except the don't ha ha...TC XX

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Gus Jonsson

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Wed 19th May 2010 11:56

This is so you Chris... love the reworking ...great sound and a great poem... well done as usual

Gus

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Wed 19th May 2010 11:51

Always enjoy your work Chris, but this I REALLY like. Very sharp.
Well done
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Wed 19th May 2010 11:48

I like this Alison, clever stuff. Lines 5-6 ... have you been spying?
;-)
Well done,
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Wed 19th May 2010 11:47

Id still fancy you if your name was Mia

And you had a passion for cheese

Were bright blonde and beautiful....

God I've gotta go and have a lie down
Wonderful piece Mia
Superb!

Gus xx

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Wed 19th May 2010 11:44

Made me smile too, I like it. It has an air of loneliness and desparation to it, with just a slight hint of menace too.
Well done,
Cx

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Nash

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Wed 19th May 2010 11:38

Thanks Chris and to all, very helpful suggestions and I'm actually much happier with it now...good work, people!

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Wed 19th May 2010 11:30

I liked it, made me smile.

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Wed 19th May 2010 09:51

haha again Dave-have at you! you funny cad and bubbly(metaphorical)boundah! how did an old bulldog chewing a wasp like you help give birth to such a lovely young Lady! haha!only jesting monsewer!if I was,nt-you would see a red laser dot-right where your old ticker is! (2nd jest)ta matey for fun comments and having a fun personality-even if it is horned!are your little tootsies cloven by any chance? ooer missis! best regards to you and family of course-Stefan.

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Wed 19th May 2010 08:43

LOL - That pic with my middle daughter was as you might imagine originally intended for family hysterics only. But as the little horns in the hairpiece might reflect aspects of my personality....

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Wed 19th May 2010 08:41

I liked the sharp natural observation in this, Ann, such as:
"The valley is narrow and deep.
Here and there a new stream joins,
stained red with iron"
It's well crafted. "Heavy with green" is ambivalent about it all. The downbeat tone reminds me of the song, Spring Can Really Hang you Up the Most.

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Wed 19th May 2010 08:38

Good morning the Dunn household!
thank heaven you have not poured the good stuff away-keep it to celebrate my forthcoming Viking funeral-lol! take this as a hundred percent belief,your latest profile pic is NOT funny-its absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! do not remove-or you may join me in the last longboat to Valhalla! haha-lovely Dave! as are your comments-Stefan.

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Wed 19th May 2010 08:37

Hi A - thanks for the welcome. I've been attempting to revise while at the same time writing insignificant essays - and WOL is more than an distraction if you don't completely divorce yourself from it. However, you can't 'fight the fight' standing on the academic terraces - you need to be in there - up to your scrotum in the mud of goal mouth incident. Blowing so hard that the pea in your whistle shoots a player right between the eyes - as it were.

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Wed 19th May 2010 08:21

enjoyed this, Dave.. not sure if i was that keen on the tons off perfects in the third stanza as it may have overstated it but enjoyed the piece still...

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Wed 19th May 2010 08:18

if i am honest, i liked the jacket too... i wouldn't have the legs to wear it however - lol.

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Wed 19th May 2010 07:52

No Stefan, I never pour the good stuff away! lol

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Wed 19th May 2010 07:51

Hehe - I thought that pic might amuse you Stefan.

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Wed 19th May 2010 07:17

Greetings.
I would like to cordially invited you to an exciting Community lecture, entitled:
"The Power of the Elder". It will take place in south london on 22nd May 2010
at 7pm.
For details: http://www.eakan.co.uk/eAkan/Cimarron_Lectures.html
http://www.cimarronbeauty.com

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Ann Foxglove

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Wed 19th May 2010 06:23

Hi Anthony, thanks for nice comments on Heavy with Green. I wrote it about three weeks ago, and had a Larkiny feeling in my head, more April is the cruellest month I think. Didn't remember this poem that you gave me the link to until last Sunday when it was somewhere in the paper, as a neglected poem. I guess it's the time of year! Ann xx

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Ann Foxglove

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Wed 19th May 2010 05:30

Thanks Banksy - yep, I spelt it wrong - it's just one of those words! (Like definately/definitely - gets me very time!) And thanks for other comments too guys. xx

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Wed 19th May 2010 03:15

Je suis d'accord avec ce qu'elle a écrit aussi...
J'aime la fin Richard - c'est très positive : )

'Yet Blessed be the merry few
That see you for your true but true
And leave you to your few but few'

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Wed 19th May 2010 01:49

I liked this Anne, love poems about nature, this one is tinged with a little sadness though.
TC X
PS love the new picture

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