Wed 24th Jun 2009 07:19
Thanks very much for taking the time to read my poem – moment and making comment it makes me smile to know that I can mess about with words and achieve : )
A little of Robert Lowell John – high praise indeed : )
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Wed 24th Jun 2009 07:18
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Wed 24th Jun 2009 07:03
A very powerful one Cynthia. Anthony is right - your poem does make the reader feel the anguish of loss.
Comment is about The Parting (Blog entry)
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Wed 24th Jun 2009 04:40
Your just naughty so Naughty! Your poems make me laugh all the time. Your latest is great!I think we all need a "shaved brazilian". Would be cleaner, cooler, less mess, all around a better deal for all.Tell me, do men sport a "shaved Cuban"? My own sick joke, Im sure, as I giggle and wonder if anyone else would get it.? xx
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Wed 24th Jun 2009 04:34
I like your poems, they have a raw sence of truth and life to them. nice work, keep it up, with love from Texas!
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Cynthia Buell Thomas
Wed 24th Jun 2009 01:52
Winston, thanks for your comment on The Parting. You solved one problem for me absolutely: I have dithered endlessly over 'my heartbeats measure the night' or 'my heartbeat measures the night'; I have spoken the line, sung the line, nearly dreamed the line ... and you're right ... you read what it should be. Thanks
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Wed 24th Jun 2009 00:22
This is a great read... love it
Comment is about Prophet Protest Phony (Blog entry)
Original item by Marianne Daniels
Wed 24th Jun 2009 00:20
Well who's a big girl now then
Good luck! just enjoy the pant's off it...
see ya soon
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Wed 24th Jun 2009 00:09
Welcome to WOL Ian..Winston
Comment is about Lice (Blog entry)
Original item by Ian Hayles
Wed 24th Jun 2009 00:06
Hi Rosalind, Go for it... we are a friendly group I hope you will find. Winston
Tue 23rd Jun 2009 23:14
You're not still on holiday are you? Time for work.
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Tue 23rd Jun 2009 23:11
WOW!.....for me ...a pressie...
Come down... North??? where from... I'm often up North nr Middlesbrough... Guisborough...dye know it??/
Anyway you are lovely...many thanks...
Tue 23rd Jun 2009 23:04
What about our modern chick
She’ll brook no interfering tick
Chances of crabs is one in a million
Now she sports a shaved Brazilian
Deborah R Jordan
Tue 23rd Jun 2009 22:49
hi Jeff, thank you for your comments on Oyster.. when you getting to Heb? its not on next month tho, so I'm told. other x'iting stuff on instead. thanks again, deb x
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Tue 23rd Jun 2009 22:26
Hello Cate. Many thanks for your kind comments about the two recent pieces. I'm very glad you liked them and felt moved to comment. Graham.
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Tue 23rd Jun 2009 21:10
Beautiful imagery in this...
with the last verse changing the tone...
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Tue 23rd Jun 2009 21:09
thank you Gus, for your kind comments on Blackwater. I was going to come down for the next WOL but Winston told me it isn't on in july. The poetry in the woods thing looks good on Saturday but is it going to rain i wonder? I was hoping to see you at the last WOL night i went to, April i think it was. I was carrying with me a small thing i made for you but it returned back up north again and now it sits on my desk. it will travel with me by train in August for the next meeting unless you are off travelling the world that month. thanks again, deb x
Tue 23rd Jun 2009 21:04
A great read Dave, like the way it`s set out. Happy too that the deer got away,it must follow the river.
Comment is about as if by magic... (Blog entry)
Original item by Dave Morgan
Tue 23rd Jun 2009 21:02
I find this interesting and whimsical... I think ; )
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Tue 23rd Jun 2009 20:26
Adorable : )
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Tue 23rd Jun 2009 20:11
Lovely imagery depicting such a lighthearted scene : )
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Tue 23rd Jun 2009 15:27
Sad day to see the demise of the poetry bus and you missed a treat for the barbie.
Dave, why don't you call this 'Radcliffe Road, Bolton' and submit it to http://www.rainycitystories.com
Tue 23rd Jun 2009 15:12
Oh Great! Yes your feedback has really helped!! Thankyou!
Tue 23rd Jun 2009 15:04
wooooops...... must have been another of your ranty ones Im thinking about Isobel! Next time for it then!!
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Tue 23rd Jun 2009 14:33
Yes - glad you posted this Cate. It is easy to lose sight of the beauty of rhyming poetry - there is nothing quite like Shakespeare and this is a very clever poem.
Comment is about A Pretty Shitty Little Ditty... OR.. It Was Good Enough For Shakespeare.... (Blog entry)
Tue 23rd Jun 2009 14:01
love it ! I like Ogden Nash
Tue 23rd Jun 2009 14:00
Mmmm - someone threw you a challenge of writing a 12 syllabic nightmare - wouldn't mind taking a guess on who that was! lol x I tried doing that and ended up tying myself up in horrible knots. I think that if you perform a piece well enough you can lose the odd syllable here and there - just distract them with a sexy growl or a purrr here and there. Well done for taking up the challenge Janet - I like some of the imagery in here - it is very different - particlarly 'throat as dry as polystyrene solidified' - reminds me of how I feel after the Tudor sometimes!
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Tue 23rd Jun 2009 13:27
Thanks for your comments girls - I think you all know where I'm coming from! Just to correct you Cate - I have never performed this live yet - but it might just do it next time - it would definitely come over better on a stage.
Tue 23rd Jun 2009 12:22
Thankyou for your encouragement and kind comments and accepting my opinions which you very graciously accepted as my honesty.
I often refrain from negative comment but it is good to receive feedback and i'm sure you know by now that i never do it to offend.
Thanks for your comment to my first real attempt at reviews too, to be honest i thought it was a bit too long but i didn't want to leave anyone out. :-)
Tue 23rd Jun 2009 12:16
thanks Cate but it was only a virtual nightmare.
I asked someone to set me a challenge to get me writing something again. Didn't manage the criteria for it but it did get me writing again.
Tue 23rd Jun 2009 12:04
In agreement with Francine and Cate.
Fantastic performance piece and having seen you perform before, i have the advantage of being able to picture you on the Tudor stage.
My name isn't as complicated as yours, i'm just too lazy to fill in the forms to officially change back to my maiden name which incidentally is the one i use for poetry. Apart from the fact that i have to pay for it. My dues to my name are already paid and so i guess are yours. :-)
Tue 23rd Jun 2009 11:05
lol yes was waiting for this ...remember you reading this in Stockport :-)
Tue 23rd Jun 2009 10:38
Ahhhh... Im living the nightmare with you Janet!.....usually a dream like this when something is pressing down on you ,and you feel like you`re drowning, means something is very amiss in your life. Lucky you to wake up and find it was only a cat!!
Tue 23rd Jun 2009 10:17
nice to see you back.
I bloody hate spiders but you're such a nice guy.
I've had a go at being a subject of a poem, i enjoy experimenting in this sense.
Nice one, it has some humour with leafy images and i even saw a drainpipe and there isn't one mentioned in the poem. That has to be good.
Comment is about Hanging Loose (Blog entry)
Original item by Horace Thespider
Tue 23rd Jun 2009 10:10
yes i enjoyed this read too.
Dave's spot on i think with his comment.
I don't think it would be too long in a performance. cutting it could lose the necessary repetition of the subject matter/ characters ways for impact.
I can relate to this in many ways and there is a lot of truth to the content. Good poem.
Comment is about Under the... (Blog entry)
Original item by Rachel Eley
Tue 23rd Jun 2009 10:03
Oh the poor deer.
Oh you poor dear.
This comment could get a little confusing so i'll stop, right this second. :-)