Wed 9th Jul 2008 21:37
NOT AGAIN!! you daft moo, thought you had a new jacket with a hood?
I ordered a dry day for tomorrow! Don't worry!
Comment is about Drowned rat (blog)
Wed 9th Jul 2008 21:12
No! Really? Well i can't believe it!
Comment is about Remote control killing (blog)
Wed 9th Jul 2008 20:59
Hi Richard, Thanks for your comments, they really are very much appreciated.
I hadn't heard about the reps in Spain. We were a party of 8 women ranging between the ages of 30 and 55. Each time we went down the strip as it's called, young lads called reps insisted on literally man-handling and scooping us up off the floor in a bid to get us into bars where they got tips for doing it. I blame the tour companies myself. They really should be more responsible when training them up. It wasn't even high season. Everyone complained.
I meant to tell you last time i visited your profile. When i read "The poet and his muse." Just 2 nights before i had a dream very similar to what is written. I was washed up on shore and a man breathed life back into me. I felt it was significant . Though i don't remember him being a poet or writing a poem for me.xx
Comment is about Richard Brooks (Poet profile)
Original item by Richard Brooks
Wed 9th Jul 2008 19:11
Thank you for reading more of my poetry and for taking the time to leave a message. It gives my confidence a real boost when I get a positive response. I do not mind criticism though.
My Dad used to play there too. It is a wonderful place. Who would believe there is so much nature so close to Manchester? This Boggart is supposed to pinch our picnics according to the legend. Great place eh? I hope it brought back fond memories.
Comment is about Jeffarama! (Poet profile)
Original item by Jeffarama!
Wed 9th Jul 2008 18:55
Thank you reading my poem. You are a great poet. I read your poem 'Remote Control Killings'. last week. I thought it was awesome. I wished that I had left you a comment now.
You hit the nail right on the head.I suffer from fevers a lot, nightmares inspired my poem.
Comment is about (Poet profile)
Wed 9th Jul 2008 18:22
says me with spelling mistakes ! HA! oops sorry!
Comment is about Sarah Clark (Poet profile)
Original item by Sarah Clark
Great stuff. A good way to get the pain, anger and frustration out and turn into something positive. I reckon also before you post its good to run it on a spell-checker, its easy to want to post it soon as you wrote it so you can share it with tte world and thats the buzz with poems! but spellcheck it first just in case and it makes it even more powerful!
Keep writing. If you get any ideas for a poem just write one line of it, and then keep it for a rainy day you never know the one line can become a poem.
Wed 9th Jul 2008 12:16
I live in manchester when I'm uni and all of this is very true! The thing I hate the most is what they've done with OK cafe! It had a nice working man feel to it and now it looks like a tendy wine bar like everywhere else
Comment is about Street scenes (blog)
Wed 9th Jul 2008 12:15
got your last blog, strong stuff! if its competely autobiographical good luck!
Wed 9th Jul 2008 10:09
Would anyone like to come on to Page One to talk about the comp...?
Comment is about Café Writers Open Poetry Competition 2008 (article)
Wed 9th Jul 2008 10:07
Well done Pete. Have a beer on me! Still got to get you on the show so maybe this is a good time....
Comment is about Pete Crompton Wins Hebden Slam! (article)
Wed 9th Jul 2008 00:58
Hi A, I'm in Nadchester quite a lot and this is a fair tribute (if thats the right word to it) to the place, can't walk down the street without bumping into dozens of people or falling over a coffee table!! cheers Jeff
Wed 9th Jul 2008 00:54
Who lives in a pinepapple under the sea? Spongebob Squarepants!
Hi Cayn, great stuff again mate, made me laugh! I don't think I'll show this my daughter, she loves spongebob and will want a word with you!
I quite like him myself, and I notice you know all the characters, bet you're a closet fan!!
Cheers see you saturday at the Shay, Jeffarama!
Comment is about Spongebob Squarepants Must Die (blog)
Original item by Cayn White
Wed 9th Jul 2008 00:46
Vivid thoughts here Richard, brilliant, like the Doors and Jim would have been proud of this and finishing with a song, cheers Jeff - The End - ps can I come with you next time!
Comment is about The Lizard King (blog)
Wed 9th Jul 2008 00:32
Just about sums it up Robbie, well done, cheers Jeff
Comment is about WE ARE THE END (blog)
Original item by Robbie Hurst
Wed 9th Jul 2008 00:31
Or do they go with the flow! Nice one, like that Antonio, just watching my fish now! cheers jeff
Comment is about Goldfishfinger (blog)
Wed 9th Jul 2008 00:22
Hi Richard, wow, gift of words, can say that again, nice one - love these lines -
You built an empire
immune from the fire
it is you that made the cement stick
Within it you built a home
to keep your family warm
and your grandchildren safe from the streets
A lot of it sounds like the last couple of years I've had, a lot of it down to me, but hopefully better now, cheers Jeff
PS Did you read my 'I Love the morning'? cheers
Comment is about Gift of Words (blog)
Tue 8th Jul 2008 23:40
This is a very emotional poem and obviously written from the heart.
I've read Lens poems and enjoyed them myself.
A line from a Celine Dion song springs to mind, "before you roll those dice, baby think twice." I feel a great sympathy for your loss and i can only say through personal experience, it really does get easier as time goes by.
Love and healing to you. Janet.xx
Comment is about HiYa! (blog)
Tue 8th Jul 2008 23:26
WHAT? You mean smoking is still acceptable in Manky land? Wow, i'll have to pay them a visit!
I love coffee n cake and i live in one of those sleepy suburbs. Except on a Saturday night when all and their brothers turn out too.
(With the odd tramp)
Good one as usual, love Janet.xx
Tue 8th Jul 2008 23:18
You are one of the reasons i've decided to make a concerted effort to get myself out to poetry gigs. I just love your very funny poetry and can't wait to hear it performed.
Tue 8th Jul 2008 23:12
Simply written and shows sincerity .This kind of poem should be in a gift card. But has as much right to be here as anyone elses.
Comment is about remember i did not die, i am not asleep, im on a journey (blog)
Tue 8th Jul 2008 23:10
love love love the audio sample.
Comment is about Richard Fammeree (Poet profile)
Original item by Richard Fammeree
Tue 8th Jul 2008 23:07
You have somehow captured a dreamlike quality in hallucinatory inner vision, if you know what i mean?
I know something of the kinds of things written in your poem and it is very powerful.
Well written and very well done.
Counting down is an excellent and sad poem that resonates with me. I like that 'growing into each other' idea, the loss of the individuals, a merge, a metamorphosis.
Tue 8th Jul 2008 22:53
that roadkill tip.....loved it!
the idea of this mobility car, you always expect some batty thing to be goin on!
I saw a docu on TV where a guy cooks dead badgers etc from roadkill he finds
anyways loved the 2 poems!
Comment is about Max Seymour (Poet profile)
Original item by Max Seymour
Tue 8th Jul 2008 22:50
Great swathes of aubergine secrets and tangerine dreams. Oh i love that line, full of texture!
Wonderful imagery in this poem, even though it feels like a part of life has been scattered to the four winds. So full of texture.
Comment is about Secrets and Dreams (blog)
Original item by Phil Golding
Tue 8th Jul 2008 22:43
nice writing, with ur poetry i feel like im there with u..if that makes sence
thanx for the comment
Comment is about David Franks: Walkabouts Verse (Poet profile)
Original item by David Franks: Walkabouts Verse
Tue 8th Jul 2008 22:36
loving you poem!
being a manc myself, u describe manchester perfectly
(hahaha - ''just say no'' )
Tue 8th Jul 2008 19:38
Thanks so much for the concern here and in the earlier discussion. I will be recovered soon enough and am looking forward to eating solid food.
I was going to perform my poem - The Hood - which is ironic considering what happened to me.
Congratulations to Pete - I've never heard a bad poem from him and I'm glad to hear that he won, congratulations also to Tony and to Tom Croft who I believe I saw for the first time at the recent WOLl event at Stubbins Warfe
Tue 8th Jul 2008 18:47
Congratulations Pete, although i wasn't there, i know you put a great deal of time and effort into your work so you deserve it. Very well done!
ps. I also am sorry to read about Seamus and wish him well in his recovery.
Tue 8th Jul 2008 16:09
Thanks for your lovely comment about my poetry. I like your poetry,it's punchy and modern. I like Rittrato - the line I ' Had I been a sculptor I would hug you in marble.' Keep writing.
Comment is about Melanie (Poet profile)
Original item by Melanie
Tue 8th Jul 2008 15:01
hello len remember me sweetie your poems our fantasic have a look at mine
love bbw anna x x
Comment is about Varna Night (blog)
Original item by Lenford White
Tue 8th Jul 2008 13:36
Mrs. Robinson is MY slag. So lay OFF her. [ Being of a poetic turn of mind she is well versed in the erotic arts and together we produce much sprung rhythm]
Comment is about A dogger and a swinger (blog)
Tue 8th Jul 2008 12:45
I enjoyed reading your poetry. Interesting content and you have the skill for making it flow very well, in how it sounds to the ear and how you expand on your subjects. Thanks for the welcome on my page. I've realised there's quite a lot going on poetry-wise close to home and intend to get to some events soon.
Tue 8th Jul 2008 12:34
There seems to be a few coincidences on here. I was undecided whether to put this poem on or my 'Stallion Of A Dream'. I went to check blogs after I uploaded and saw that Phil Golding has a great poem that he put on before me, with similarities to both of my poems, crisscross/dream/stallion etc. Antonionionis' '666' next to my 'Theatre Of Hell'. Now you tell me of your uncanny experience. Strange eh?
Thanks for reading my poem. I am so pleased.
Tue 8th Jul 2008 11:14
I lost my poetry reading cherry that night, and I really enjoyed it. I've been thinking about coming along to your other events. Thanks to Sean and Write Out Loud for the inspiration..
Comment is about Cayn White dunks his biscuit at Stubbing Wharf, Hebden Bridge July 2008 (photo)
Tue 8th Jul 2008 11:05
the image of a goldfish trying to end it all was very nostalgic. an image of my uncle pacing the room (a strange habit) he looks at the floor "is this someone's goldfish?" they must get very confused considering they will forget why they are committing goldfish suicide!
Tue 8th Jul 2008 10:58
cool poem, well written and very true
Tue 8th Jul 2008 09:16
very sorry to hear about Seamus -
congratulations Pete, well done
Tue 8th Jul 2008 08:45
This poem is very thought provoking and well put together. I enjoyed reading this.
Tue 8th Jul 2008 08:44
Tue 8th Jul 2008 08:40
let's misquote Churchill eh
we are the end
of the beginning
of the end
of the beginning
thanks for your comment Robbie
Tue 8th Jul 2008 07:47
Thank you for your comment. It is good to know that there are others who feel like I do about humanity.
A great picture by the way on your profile.
Comment is about Robbie Hurst (Poet profile)
Tue 8th Jul 2008 06:53
Thank you for your comments. You have some great poems on here. My favourite is 'I Love The Morning' because I do (love the morning, that is). Brilliant!
Tue 8th Jul 2008 00:16
I hope not, there's a few of these things i'd like to do all over again. But only a few, the nice bits.
Mon 7th Jul 2008 21:51
I think that clash with the roundabout warped your sense of justice.
It's not easy you know, swimming round and round all day with sod all else to do. Staring at the same walls of silence as they come back round. It's enough to make anyone want to commit hari-kari, jump out and take a chance.
So happy to hear you're ok after yesterdays skid. Love Janet.xxx
Mon 7th Jul 2008 21:17
Love it. So true.
Comment is about This is England (blog)
Original item by Daniel Hooks
Mon 7th Jul 2008 21:14
I don't know what to say really, apart from that I liked it.
Comment is about Standing Above Water (blog)
Mon 7th Jul 2008 21:06
Ha ha ha that's great
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