Mon 6th Jul 2009 01:00
Hi Janet and thankyou for your comments. I am glad you like it.
Comment is about One Night (blog)
Original item by Catherine Kowalczyk
Mon 6th Jul 2009 00:44
nice poem with a positive feel to the ending.
I like the colour changes in the imagery and the lonely wolf howls at the moon reminds me of a picture i have somewhere. The image of that very clear.
Mon 6th Jul 2009 00:34
Pain in the eye-balls ain't they. :-)
Comment is about Him (blog)
Original item by Helen Wakefield
Mon 6th Jul 2009 00:30
firstly congratulations on your first slam win.
secondly, yes this is another poem i enjoyed reading. It's fun and yet honest too from someone elses perspective.
Because i've heard you perform before, i now find it easy to imagine the performance.
Heck you know i love your stuff. :-)
Comment is about Why I stole David Cameron’s bicycle (blog)
Original item by Sophie Hall
Sun 5th Jul 2009 23:48
Well done and congratulations to Sophie.
I said she could do it and she did. Great stuff Sophie.
Well done also to the other winners. It was a great slam and well organized and i can't wait for the next one.
Comment is about Sophie Hall is a Super Heroine of Slam (article)
Sun 5th Jul 2009 23:33
Many congratulations to both winners. Very well deserved.
It was a treat to see all the performers and people are still talking about it tonight. I hope the people at the BBC enjoyed it as much as everyone else seemed to.
Comment is about BBC poetry slam success (article)
Original item by Julian Jordon
Sun 5th Jul 2009 23:24
really nice to see you at Hebden. Twice in one week. Poor you. :-)
Just want to say how much i enjoyed your performance tonight and i didn't realize you knew me so well. (note the irony)
Comment is about Simon Rennie (poet profile)
Original item by Simon Rennie
Sun 5th Jul 2009 23:21
thankyou very much for the pictures. Can you find one with no shadows?
Thankyou for the offer to send a cd. It really is very kind of you.
I've been reading your poems here and enjoyed them. They feel light hearted and 'uses of summer' heartfelt. You should treat us to more soon. :-)
Comment is about David Andrew (poet profile)
Original item by David Andrew
Sun 5th Jul 2009 22:58
Hi Dave and thanks for the email. I do understand the difficulty and wish you luck.
I have been to the Bards once and went to the slam at Tallulahs recently. Also Wirral words.
Not sure when i'll go again though. Wigan is home for me. :-)
Thanks for your comment on my poem too and you're right, there is so much around us in every day life to write about. I like to make inanimate objects come to life, though i don't always fully succeed.
Comment is about only fond (blog)
Original item by Dave Bradley
Sun 5th Jul 2009 21:04
I wrote it for the Dalai Lama (not about him). Most Buddhists I 've met have a sense of humour, and some schools of Buddhism have a history of absurdism, irreverance, and jokiness.
Comment is about Guru (blog)
Original item by Dave Morgan
Sun 5th Jul 2009 15:21
Hi Freda, no there is only one (William Yeats). Most of his stuff is modernist for several reasons:
1. Whilst he did all that celtic twilight stuff, he also did an awful lot of stuff that had themes that could only come from urban living and his work shows that he is exposed to both the convenience of modern living and also its stressfulness. The lake isle of innisfree is a good example of this last, but also there are such colections as meditations in a time of civil war. Examples of the latter include so much of his material that shows increased solcialisaion and access to culture that comes with city living with so much stuff about public gardens and theatres etc. He was brought up a rational atheist which was in keeping with the modern era and logical posistivism as a doninating strand to modernist philosophy. His refrains especially, but also to a large extent his stanzas are not often verses and they resist classical breakdown methods. This last arises form the fact that Yeats harked back to the ancient Irish accentual rhythms and he is the earliset modernist I know of to break with the strict long/short syllable metering of the classical period and to start writing according to stresses in that particular way. He also used semiotics and referencing to a great extent, again characteristically modern.
Comment is about Patterns in darkness (blog)
Original item by Dermot Glennon
Sun 5th Jul 2009 14:34
Another good one Sophie - you always manage to look at things so differently.
Sun 5th Jul 2009 12:55
i love the poem , and from my point of view it shows the futility of even trying to
'only do fond' :)
Sun 5th Jul 2009 12:44
Thanks for commenting on Only Fond. I particularly liked 'Fighting On' of yours. Sounds like you are!
Comment is about Jeffarama! (poet profile)
Original item by Jeffarama!
Sun 5th Jul 2009 12:43
thanks for commenting on Only Fond. I particularly liked 'Paradise' of yours
Comment is about Valerie Cook (poet profile)
Original item by Valerie Cook
Sun 5th Jul 2009 12:42
I like this one on a second read, it creates a picture in the mind of a well-loved old chair and the warmth and memories around it. Thanks for your own comment on mine
Comment is about Comfort Zone. (blog)
Sun 5th Jul 2009 11:27
If only you could....
I get a kind of wistful feeling with this one Dave.
As if you'd like to but daren't. Stay safe. :-)
Sun 5th Jul 2009 11:22
sorry Dave i hate stuffing, but i do have a taste for liver and onions..
and i do like your poem. Very succu-linct.
Sun 5th Jul 2009 11:09
A good poem Rachel, the longing is so strong.
I especially enjoy this verse.Well done
I stalk you
And talk of you over and over
Until your name is a mantra
Like tantra, taking me higher and higher
And fuelling my desire
Comment is about You (blog)
Original item by Rachel Eley
Sun 5th Jul 2009 10:58
I like this poem Dave,fondness is good it never breaks a heart.
Sun 5th Jul 2009 10:50
A skilful witty ditty Dave. I like it.
Sun 5th Jul 2009 09:42
Hi Dave, great stuff, I've been very fond of a few! cheers Jeff
Sun 5th Jul 2009 09:41
Hi Kt, a beautiful piece of work, says more each time you read it, Jeff X
Comment is about Once (blog)
Original item by KtD
Sun 5th Jul 2009 09:37
A thoughtful and though provoking poem Janet. Sorry but we really can't be talking armchairs here chaps. No one can be complacent about love and I'm sure even in the hardiest of relationships lovers must wonder how the ravages of time will take their toll. I like this poem Janet.
Sun 5th Jul 2009 09:27
Hi Deb again, like this, it works well with the musical crescendo too, see ya soon Jeff X
Comment is about The Journey by Mary Oliver (blog)
Original item by Deborah Jordan
Sun 5th Jul 2009 09:24
Hola Deb, es maravelloso, y muy interesante los videos son muy guapa y simpatico....
excuse my pigeon spanish, must read/watch some more of his work now! - gracias Deb hasta pronto! bessos Jeff
Comment is about Pablo Neruda (blog)
Sun 5th Jul 2009 08:52
Hi Janet, very clever, I thought you was having a saucy moment again, not that theres anything wrong with that!!
No I didn't see the twist coming, like Steve I never do or try to! Lovely lines, (may have changed the word leisure for 'my' but only a thought) great stuff see you soon Jeff XX
Sun 5th Jul 2009 08:37
Hi Dan, interesting stuff, todays society being as dangerous as it is contributes to all this and of course bulling alwasys has been and probably always will be a problem unless you stand up to it.
Just one thing about the poem, I would use the line 'enough is enough' further up the poem somehwere and make the last line 'stand for what you believe', just a thought, cheers Jeff
Comment is about pieces of heroism (blog)
Original item by Daniel Hooks
Sun 5th Jul 2009 01:06
Partisan - a kind of cheese! Priceless; bet you thought very Caerphilly about that one. (I once worked on a deli counter and cracked up when someone came in and asked for a pound of "capillary.") You should've nicked his shoes and chauffeur too! Nice one.
Sun 5th Jul 2009 01:00
Enjoyed this - clever and so very true. Even - or maybe especially - the male of the species has precious little self-control when it comes to affectations of the heart. (Well maybe it's just me being a softie!)
Sun 5th Jul 2009 00:34
Thanks for your comment Jeff. Yes - it is a bit of a performance piece - don't think it comes across at all well on paper - in fact I think I might stop posting performance poems - I will always love performing them though! See you on Thursday.
Sun 5th Jul 2009 00:28
Awww thanks for your interest Dave - have hit a bit of a dry spell - think I am very tired and in need of a holiday. Also much of my poetry seems to be performance oriented - sounds great on a stage cos I like to ham it up - but not so good on paper. Where do you live? If you live commuting distance of Wigan you should try to make the Tudor - there are some great poets - and ones who don' t take themselves too seriously - such a fun night. Bye for now.
Comment is about Dave Bradley (poet profile)
Sun 5th Jul 2009 00:18
Thanks Katy, for your comments on 'Close' - so glad you enjoyed it.
Comment is about KtD (poet profile)
Sat 4th Jul 2009 22:44
Hi Dermot, I found this interesting considering the discussion about modernist forms that we were having. I am still puzzled by your reference to Yeats, Is there more than one Yeats? I cant find anything modernist in my collected Yeats.
Sat 4th Jul 2009 22:26
I was reading some Anglo Saxon riddles the other day, Janet, and this reminded me strongly of them. Great poem.
Sat 4th Jul 2009 21:50
I loved this Cynthia. It is simple, arresting and makes one smile and think at the same time.
The hint was your comment about flooding the site. But no one seems to mind the odd 'surplus' poem, do they
Comment is about Women (a cinquain) (blog)
Original item by Cynthia Buell Thomas
Sat 4th Jul 2009 21:26
Thanks for your kind words about Only Fond. I like your poems very much. They are full of vitality and keep doing surprising, interesting/fun things with words. Probably go down very well at an open mic evening?
Deborah R Jordan
Sat 4th Jul 2009 21:25
oops, mixing Italian with Spanish..
Comment is about Gus Jonsson (poet profile)
Original item by Gus Jonsson
Sat 4th Jul 2009 21:23
gracias Gus.. ..si.. Neruda.... suspiro ...
Sat 4th Jul 2009 19:15
I thought this was ace! Love the line 'fall in fond'
This was sweet and made me smile : )
Cynthia Buell Thomas
Sat 4th Jul 2009 18:13
Not so mysterious, Steve. The idea comes originally from an East Indian fable if I recall correctly ... an analogy to teach the power of 'brain washing'. It totally fascinated me. Please post your cinquains. I'd love to post some diamante too. Why not! Such poetry dies a sad death as performance renditions unless the audience is specifically prepared to receive them. Even then, the words fly by so quickly it's hard to absorb the thought.
Sat 4th Jul 2009 18:10
Hi Dave, cheers, not sure Harvey Goldsmith has much to worry about yet! Thats convenient about the Crescent, have put you on the list, spread the word lets get a few in, cheers Jeff
Comment is about Dave Morgan (poet profile)
Sat 4th Jul 2009 17:44
Nice and mysterious. I'm emboldened to post my cinquains later.
Sat 4th Jul 2009 17:07
As good as some of the 'war poets' but just for the record I am Spartacus!
Comment is about Oh, To Live In Chechnya (thoughts on an afternoon) (blog)
Original item by John Togher
Sat 4th Jul 2009 16:34
Stunningly beautiful poem,so nostalgic at one level (for us owd gits) and so cosmic on another.
Sat 4th Jul 2009 16:29
What's he doing in the queue for the ladies? It's not Peter Crompton is it?
Sat 4th Jul 2009 15:06
Spinach and ricotta.
Sat 4th Jul 2009 14:39
Oh aye, definitely see you coming with this Cate, excellent stuff with a bit of devliment, luv it! Jeff XX
Comment is about What Do You See... (blog)
Original item by Cate
Sat 4th Jul 2009 14:37
Hi Cate, yeah babe just mail me your address!!
Good stuff, its got attitude and good to read something very diffrerent, nice one Jeff XX
ps thanx for re-adding my comment on Joe Strummer sang, much appreciated, would have kept the original one on, nothing wrong with being modest, not that you'll find me doing that, lol, right see you soon! X
Comment is about The Body Builders Lament (blog)
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