Cynthia Buell Thomas
Wed 12th Aug 2009 11:40
Here's an interesting bit of trivia: GOOGOL - 1 followed by a 100 zeros, as coined by Edward Kasner, co-author of Mathematics and the Imagination. Probably where GOOGLE was borrowed.
I enjoyed the rhetorical style of building up from least to greatest. Good poem.
Comment is about If i had a pound for... (Blog entry)
Wed 12th Aug 2009 11:32
Mr. Mellor, is this 'I' in any way disabled, that he/she seems to be a sitting duck for the possibly well-intentioned verbal bombardment? And - 'silence' is hardly ever 'nothing' unless someone is courting the ultimate 'nothing'. Quite thought-provoking.
Comment is about Silence (Blog entry)
Wed 12th Aug 2009 11:22
Interesting observation - the camera never lies, it just can't capture imagination.
Comment is about we take bad photographs (Blog entry)
Wed 12th Aug 2009 11:16
Really like your first line.
Trying to understand someone's inner world through their eyes is never-ending.
Comment is about "John" (Blog entry)
Original item by Anthony Emmerson
Wed 12th Aug 2009 11:15
What an eye! - for killing details of any kind that tell the true stories in a nutshell.
Comment is about i spy my centrefold (Blog entry)
Wed 12th Aug 2009 11:13
I really liked the image you painted here, especially these lines:
"the floss of a teen
trying not to be so much of one"
They say a lot - with a little.
Comment is about ste catherine de fierbois (Blog entry)
Wed 12th Aug 2009 11:12
Steve's comment is brilliant; I thought 'wisdom' as I read, and poetic skill with the right words to express it. One teeny point: could you omit the 'fires' after 'bonfire' and just use 'bonfires'? More correct, I think, and more dramatic, in keeping with your mood.
Comment is about shortcomings (Blog entry)
Wed 12th Aug 2009 11:09
i love birds, and the line 'the beauty of hunger,propelled' is spot on.
Comment is about Goshawk (Blog entry)
Original item by Carol Falaki
Wed 12th Aug 2009 11:07
If I had a pound for every time I've said "If I had a pound for . . . " Well, I guess I'd have . . . some pounds! Sometimes we save for those rainy days, and never realise that it's been throwing it down for years. Nice one.
Wed 12th Aug 2009 11:04
Good to have you back Stephen!
Ah, the perennial problem of how to turn off the "white noise" of today's 24 hour, digital, interactive, all-singing-all-dancing society. Hope this comment isn't too intrusive!
Wed 12th Aug 2009 10:52
A, i like ' a clean sweep with an angry broom', it reminds me off doing domestics when in a crap mood, and accidently breaking something. Donna X
Comment is about Andrea (Poet profile)
Original item by Andrea
Wed 12th Aug 2009 10:46
Great. The little moments that write a book! Loved 'askance' and 'asked' - very sharp.
Comment is about Accent (Blog entry)
Original item by Tommy Carroll
Wed 12th Aug 2009 01:38
Stick to Lincolnshire...don't be fooled by Yorkshire charm hehe x
Comment is about Dave Dunn (Poet profile)
Original item by Dave Dunn
Wed 12th Aug 2009 01:37
Often the state... is the title of a Bukowski poem that I can't find anywhere &...maybe I'm a bit too obsessed with wanting a nice kitchen...it comes from working in catering you see :p xx
Comment is about Jeffarama! (Poet profile)
Original item by Jeffarama!
Well hello there :)
Yes I've been floating about round here awhile, if not active then...stalking heh x
Comment is about Sophie Hall (Poet profile)
Original item by Sophie Hall
Wed 12th Aug 2009 01:34
Allo bethan didnt know you were on here : )
Comment is about (Poet profile)
Wed 12th Aug 2009 01:32
I love your poem : )
Hope to see you in hebden sometime xx
Tue 11th Aug 2009 23:10
Could I forgive your careless neglect,
as you petition and plead with petals and perfume
and your kisses freckle my skin.
marvellous words Sian hope you're well, Jeff X
Comment is about Searching for Chains (Blog entry)
Original item by sian howell
Tue 11th Aug 2009 23:07
Hi Melissa, beautiful words but the sadness is there throughout, Jeff x
Comment is about Along the Lines of Life (Blog entry)
Tue 11th Aug 2009 23:05
Hi Dave, good stuff mate. We're up th coast in Southport Buskin 4 beer if you fancy it! Jeff
Comment is about The rains have not come (Blog entry)
Original item by Dave Bradley
Tue 11th Aug 2009 22:51
Hi Melissa, love the darkness (no surprise there!) and analogy of the blackbirds for death, nice one, a good diversion I feel here. Thanx for your comment on 'Noise of the night', hope youre well, jeff X
Comment is about Black Birds (Blog entry)
Tue 11th Aug 2009 22:39
Hi Win, lol I was already writing the risque bits then the FreedUp theme was beauty so couldn't resist the opportunity to blend it in and it worked great, good performance number too! Cheers Jeff
Comment is about Winston Plowes (Poet profile)
Original item by Winston Plowes
Tue 11th Aug 2009 22:20
Mmmm will it really, yes no problem Vicky, was a pleasure to write about you as you know! XX
Comment is about vixichick (Poet profile)
Original item by vixichick
Tue 11th Aug 2009 20:40
Maybe they just get a blocked prose.
Comment is about If........... (Blog entry)
Original item by Dave Morgan
Tue 11th Aug 2009 20:26
I think you get across well the feeling of stumbling through depression - reminds me a bit of Sylvia Plath.
Comment is about sadness in a toothache (Blog entry)
Tue 11th Aug 2009 20:15
I think it is time to sack him Janet - you or she - is richer without him and there is someone much nicer just around the corner - for all of us.
Tue 11th Aug 2009 20:11
Is this your abstract way of saying you want him to sod off? If so, I think your poem is very funny.
Comment is about no partner for a barn dance (Blog entry)
Tue 11th Aug 2009 19:10
thanks for taking the time to read and make comment on my poem under the sun
Comment is about Andy N (Poet profile)
Original item by Andy N
Tue 11th Aug 2009 19:09
thanks again for reading and making comment on under the sun
Tue 11th Aug 2009 17:42
not seen your stuff until now. Enjoyed it very much, particularly 'Magnolia Wallpaper in Whitworth Park' - gorgeous wordage.
Comment is about Anna Percy (Poet profile)
Original item by Anna Percy
Tue 11th Aug 2009 17:39
I like this too Emily. Nice!