Tue 17th Feb 2009 10:06
'Uses' is absolutely one of my favourites too so thanks for enjoying it.
Comment is about David Andrew (Poet profile)
Original item by David Andrew
Tue 17th Feb 2009 09:55
This works on more than one level. (Hoo-rah). From the legal perspective and a more intimate, personal level. Like a failed relationship with a particular person. A married person, perhaps?
Comment is about Appeal to the 'Bar' (blog)
Original item by sian howell
Tue 17th Feb 2009 09:40
I would love to hear this performed. a passionate read, captain x
Comment is about Best Days Of Your life (blog)
Tue 17th Feb 2009 08:54
She was mighty serious JT. You can relax for a while because she's been eaten, but there are many Ali's about.
Thanks a lot. Keep giggling.
Comment is about Ali (blog)
Original item by Malpoet
Tue 17th Feb 2009 04:26
This truly produced giggles, Mal...your Ali. Should I take 'er serious-ly? LOL, nicely done. JT
Tue 17th Feb 2009 04:12
Oh, Anton... I thoroughly enjoyed your poem. The language just makes the pieve, along with all the "colorful" details. Please pardon my American spelling, eh? Cheers, JT
Comment is about Our first colour TV (blog)
Mon 16th Feb 2009 22:25
really enjoyed your 'uses of summer'. i thought it clever and i liked how it propelled me on through different scenes, different times. and it's good to read something with a perspective that does span a few ages- it makes me feel like i've got things to learn from life x
Mon 16th Feb 2009 16:51
thanks very much for your encourageble
comments,Cjd, Elsie, Sian, hope i can keep
it up until i drop!! Alanx
Comment is about Rebel (blog)
Original item by alan holdsworth
Mon 16th Feb 2009 16:05
Thank you for the comments. It is a great shame that places ravaged by nature can then lose their soul.
Comment is about Agadir (blog)
Mon 16th Feb 2009 16:04
Thanks. The irony is that the t-shirt was free in the first place. It was an advertising handout by a pub.
Comment is about A Good Age (blog)
Mon 16th Feb 2009 14:36
very good...I enjoyed hearing your poem read, it adds some depth to an already great piece of writing.
Mon 16th Feb 2009 14:33
thanks again Elise...for your most recent comment.
Comment is about Elise Lennon (Poet profile)
Original item by Elise Lennon
Mon 16th Feb 2009 14:08
Loved this! I actually have things still in my wardrobe that are older than my children. Sadly - these days, they have to stay in there. :-))
Mon 16th Feb 2009 13:36
wonderful piece of work. all the better for hearing you read it- your tone and your measure..I had read it too fast. great subject. the 15,000 ghosts in the bar glad they are dead says it all about how gross blind tourism and commercialism is. x
Mon 16th Feb 2009 13:12
I wanted to ask if it was. there is a great pride in giving so much of ourselves so they can stride on and walk tall into the future- without that soundind twee- this feeling of enormity is as overwhelming to me at the moment as when they were born. but enjoying these ever-changing moments. thank- you for your comments too x
Comment is about sian howell (Poet profile)
Mon 16th Feb 2009 13:03
very good! it's so well thought out. the picture postcard ideal of xmas that we're bombarded with is a far cry from the reality- especially when you're the mum who has to organize it all! you have a lovely tenderness and warmth in your writing- in all the pieces. x
Comment is about In Memory of Pine (blog)
Mon 16th Feb 2009 12:58
Wearing purple right this minute! - though fraternising with younger women doesn't appeal all that much - :-)
Good work, as ever.
Mon 16th Feb 2009 12:56
Thank you for your comment on BillBored, i initially was writing it inspired by an ex partner and how i kept focussing on his positives, but the more i read it the more i apply it to myself- a bit of an awakening. I like your work- you have an air of all-seeing and all-feeling and i love how that shines out from your words. oh and the bursts of laughter too x
Comment is about Andy N (Poet profile)
Original item by Andy N
Mon 16th Feb 2009 12:55
Mon 16th Feb 2009 12:44
Just read your comment...thank you very much Elise....it is actually inspired by my daughter who is, to me, very precious... she is growing up and blossoming (as they all do). The poem reflects my position as well as hers.
Love your work.
Mon 16th Feb 2009 12:37
great- refreshing and entertaining, Andy with an 'just my luck' quality. love it x
Comment is about 3 x new short short new poems (blog)
Mon 16th Feb 2009 12:19
just had a tory leaflet come through the door- was close to chasing him down the street to hand it back! well executed topic
Comment is about DIVIDED WE FALL (blog)
Mon 16th Feb 2009 12:14
excellent.. we've got to enjoy every minute and grow old as disgracefully as we can. great poem x
Mon 16th Feb 2009 12:05
I agree with Winston "one step behind" , i really enjoyed how i could re-read it and apply it differently to my own different relationships, I was especially taken aback when applied to my children- it felt empowering with a strong sense of pride- and worship. x
Mon 16th Feb 2009 12:02
ha ha ha ...very good. Kicking against what is expected of the eldery. Reminds me of "When I am old I will wear purple" - yours is just as funny.
Mon 16th Feb 2009 11:57
I am based in the South West, I don't perform anymore, I used to work as one half of a juggling duo and sang too. I have thought recently that it would good to try 'something' again in the performance field...however, whether I will feel confident enough to do this is quite another matter. I did discover recently that there is a regular poetry evening at our local. I have been toying with the idea of just going to 'see' what it's like.
Comment is about Gus Jonsson (Poet profile)
Original item by Gus Jonsson
Mon 16th Feb 2009 11:47
i really enjoyed this poem, you've highlighted so well the anxieties and self-conscious years in high school (best days of your life?) wishing you were still five hiding in a den- loved it.. i still do that!
Comment is about Monday morning blues (blog)
Original item by Belinda
Mon 16th Feb 2009 00:22
Thank you JT for your comments. I've been working on this poem for a couple of weeks, and I've been swapping and changing words and the order, but glad to hear that the reader was captured by the images and descriptions, many thanks again, Love Belinda
Comment is about The walk home (blog)
Sun 15th Feb 2009 22:03
Right on Clarissa. Ban every fucking thing. We're well on the way there anyway.
Comment is about Amnesty (blog)
Sun 15th Feb 2009 22:01
Thanks Guys. Out of season now I know, I was just going through stuff and voicing it up.
Yeah give solstice back to the pagans and those people throwing cash in the nativity knew what they were doing. None of the rubbish on sale was any good, better to throw the money away :-)
Comment is about Bah Humbug (blog)
Sun 15th Feb 2009 21:39
Visited a shopping centre over christmas and the Nativity scene was full of money that people had thrown in ! What is that all about?
Sun 15th Feb 2009 21:33
Great one Malcolm! Put in a word to ban walkers too. If a person throws it at another it can really hurt.
Sun 15th Feb 2009 19:02
Thanks for your your comments re 'Where Do We Go From Here'...Where do you live ?...Do you still perform your poetry and songs?
Sun 15th Feb 2009 18:30
Thanks Gus for spending the time, for your generous comments and for the valuable cash saving tip. As you can tell I have been idling my life away voicing some of my poetry. Completing the job will consume many hours and leave me too limp to pursue the the pleasures in life that a retired person's mind should really be on.
Comment is about Malpoet (Poet profile)
Sun 15th Feb 2009 17:23
thanks jt cheers!
Sun 15th Feb 2009 17:02
Many thanks for your kind comments re my recent posting " Inheritance".
Glad you liked it.. having read your powerful offerings above, I confess to feeling slightly overwhelmed by your use of language...in a good way - I might add. ( My own short comings on this front become obvious to me in other words)
Very real sensation of blood and fear comes across to me and your journalistic, intuitive style is impressive.
Comment is about Journey Two (Poet profile)
Original item by Journey Two
Sun 15th Feb 2009 16:52
You surely brought me into this lovely snapshot, so well described, Belinda. Wonderful descriptive phrasing and flow. Cheers, JT
Sun 15th Feb 2009 16:46
Oh Alan, I could feel your passion... and I quite agree with you. Very well done, JT
Sun 15th Feb 2009 16:42
Wonderful, Sian, those handwritten recipes a living reminder. Like my mom's, I surely can relate. JT
Comment is about Inheritance (blog)
Sun 15th Feb 2009 16:01
Such a openess in your writing - all at once exposed and raw but with an understanding of vulnerability and loss that plays with all the emotions, so I feel carried along with the theme and never disappointed at the end.
sian X - Almost Illegal
Comment is about almost illegal (blog)
Sun 15th Feb 2009 15:57
I just finished reading and listening to your collection of postings.....As I just happened to have a spare half day....and well worth it springs to mind....love it, you are very talented...as I suspect you know...by the way you can get discount at our local brothel....Wednesday afternoons....and during Lent....not a great saving
but ever little helps..
Well done once again on a great posting.
See you at BabesRus sometime
Sun 15th Feb 2009 13:23
Hi Ant, thanks for your comments..most kind.
I like your 'lofty' offering above, works really well, plus your (presumably) deliberate use of physical spacing between lines gave the piece a link to the 'airy' setting.
Comment is about High over Liverpool (blog)
Sun 15th Feb 2009 13:18
Hi Anthony ..thanks for your comments re "Inheritance" you're very kind and it is heartening to see that you saw some of what was 'behind' or should I say 'between'.
Have just read some of your work..."Last stop before paradise" is just great and I really felt the inevitability of 'the end' and the utter frustration felt, together with lack of power to avoid this. Very good. Sian X
Comment is about Last stop before paradise. (blog)
Original item by Anthony Emmerson
Sun 15th Feb 2009 13:07
I recall you telling me of the march to Aldermaston
Polaris is a shining star, not a spike of death.
- well thats superb.
Cuba bristled nukes - another classic
this is a subject close to my heart
enjoyed your take on it
I think you could have a version 2, a longer version for us real Nuke freaks!
Super, opens up the MAD debate too
I was / am very interested in the particualr technical details of our deterrent (me being a technician), the PROJECT CHEVALINE was very interesting, as was the VULCAN bomber tactics/phiosophies of pilots, all interesting stuff
I like you JFK poster boy too.
I think that the poem raises the issues and could easily be extended in to a full blown political piece
maybe a project for later Malcolm?
thanks for posting
Comment is about Bikini To Peace (Two Piece!) (blog)
Sun 15th Feb 2009 12:40
I have to do a lot of reading for the course this term and it has helped a lot with my writing - Carol Ann Duffy and Sujata Bhatt are good in terms of style and technique.
Sun 15th Feb 2009 12:36
I enjoyed the "show-not-tell" qualities within this that hint at the relationship between father and daughter. A light but very deft touch.
Sun 15th Feb 2009 12:34
Comment is about Affluence (blog)
Sun 15th Feb 2009 12:33
"Where do we go from here?" just read this- you have such a great mastery over 'turn of phrase', a very natural flowing way with words, you just don't seem at all frightened of 'letting go' so to speak and your piece was an enjoyable read.
Sun 15th Feb 2009 12:30
amazing isn't it how our daughters have created the need to write about them - it's a good first draft can email you more detail if you would like it
Sun 15th Feb 2009 12:13
A great piece, very powerful images of those who struggle to live through each day....it's frightening to even consider how anyone could survive under such circumstances - cold, alone and vulnerable. Very good
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