Sat 11th May 2013 19:59
one forgot to mention the fact that the said three inch,eight legged monster was,as they(daughter and son-in-law)were,living in Arizona at the time.
Who knows? they might have been sent divine intervention from Shy Ann! tee hee.x
Comment is about Ian Whiteley (Poet profile)
Original item by Ian Whiteley
Sat 11th May 2013 18:00
P&S enjoyed the poem,would you both mind if I suggested..'by their white tainted fingernails'?x
Comment is about about a small passenger (blog)
Original item by Patricia and Stefan Wilde
Sat 11th May 2013 17:52
you are'nt as good looking as G.Clooney Harry,but how much is in that sock under your pillow?
really good poem!x
Comment is about A poet at prayer (blog)
Original item by Harry O`N eill
Sat 11th May 2013 17:47
have you room in that 'turning mind'jonnie
for a huge-thank you!!? I shall pour a cuppa out this very minute P&S...sip..sip...AHHHHHH!!!x
Comment is about shades of Adolf (blog)
Original item by Solar
Sat 11th May 2013 17:29
for those who don't know Monkey Town is a nickname for Heywood the town i'm from and still live, the ends of the earth and the center of the universe
Comment is about Monkey Town Madness (blog)
Original item by Daniel Carr
Sat 11th May 2013 13:17
sounds like a great idea.
Comment is about Mad experiment on Write Out Loud – translating poems online! (article)
Original item by Julian Jordon
Sat 11th May 2013 12:50
I really like this poem, Anchor. I like the way it is not afraid to use rhyme where it works, but not feeling it has to be dominant. I also like to way it shows a thinking process going on. Its thoughtful, I mean. Welcome to WOL.
Comment is about Thomas Roche (Poet profile)
Original item by Thomas Roche
Sat 11th May 2013 11:45
Sounds like you are at breaking point,conveys the inner struggle were peace no longer exists x
Comment is about Two a.m. (blog)
Original item by John Darby (aka John boy)
Sat 11th May 2013 11:23
Comment is about The Last Star (blog)
Original item by Kealan Coady
Sat 11th May 2013 11:19
no problem alex. yeh it was a good night ;)
Comment is about Rachel Bond (Poet profile)
Original item by Rachel Bond
Sat 11th May 2013 11:18
Patricia &Stefan wilde
Sat 11th May 2013 10:29
re spiders and the like.Twas only recently that my Daughter and Son-in-law nearly became names on headstones had they not been alerted by the dog to the presence of a highly poisonous Sun spider wanting to tuck into bed with them!! phew!xx
Sat 11th May 2013 09:12
Thank you Dorinda. My maternal great grandmother was French, too. I am hoping to get some French poetry on the wiki soon.
However, the idea of 'playing around' with the initial draft translations, or the word-for-word translations is definitely a part of this exercise. In the workshops I found a great deal of interest in using a translation to create a new version of something, as well as the original idea of trying to translate the poet's intentions.
I hope to see you on Monday at Stockport Write Out Loud.
Sat 11th May 2013 09:05
this is really harder than I imagined because I have no sense of the original. Perhaps, Saleema, you could read it as an audio and upload it? You need to create an audio file then upload it using update media
Comment is about link
Sat 11th May 2013 02:10
hi alex great to see you at wigan :) will make time to read some more of your poetry. thanks x
Comment is about (Poet profile)
Sat 11th May 2013 02:09
im gonna have a go...mmmmmmm
Comment is about 52 Hertz (blog)
Original item by Isobel
Sat 11th May 2013 02:07
hi danny...i read back my comments on your vegetarian poetry. im very sorry i gave you such an onslaught of criticism over the subject. the poem was very good indeed as i remember. please write more xx
Comment is about Danny Metcalfe (Poet profile)
Original item by Danny Metcalfe
Sat 11th May 2013 01:05
my latest poem:
GIVE ME MY GUITAR BACK
it took me ages to write that.
Comment is about Kealan Coady (Poet profile)
Sat 11th May 2013 00:02
Dear Nick! You know what? My dear friend Isobel was really the best. I think so. And..I would like to tell you the truth.My truth.I was voting for her and only her. But! You didn't mention the others. Why didn't you? I don't mean myself and my poem, but... there were some other beautiful poems. So? Where are they? Where is that inspirational feeling and mood for the next comp?
Comment is about a day in the of comp results (blog)
Original item by Nick Clifton
Fri 10th May 2013 22:07
What Mr.Wilde looks for in a woman(wombman ha!)
starts in the kitchen!
Comment is about What I look for in a woman (blog)
Original item by Matthew Derbyshire
Fri 10th May 2013 22:03
you are at it again Jonnie!
And how thankful we are,
that you are!xx
Comment is about For A Second I Forgot (blog)
Original item by Jonnie Falafel
Fri 10th May 2013 21:55
good one Guv'nor!xx
Comment is about Meal ticket (blog)
Original item by Frederick Kesner
Fri 10th May 2013 21:52
its Running Bear
that always leads to the Big Horn
is'nt it Mr.Wigwham-bam-thank you Ma'am Whiteley?
Comment is about Shy Ann (blog)
Fri 10th May 2013 21:47
And I look at my tiger and wish it could find its teeth :)
Fri 10th May 2013 21:44
do as we do when head busied Solar,
stay calm-drink tea!!
Fri 10th May 2013 21:36
I hadn't heard a thing since my acceptance and didn't know it was out! What wonderful company to join in publication.
Comment is about Write Out Loud poets line up with famous names in Heart Shoots charity anthology (article)
Original item by Greg Freeman
Fri 10th May 2013 21:19
well commented J.W.
thanks to both you and Solar.xx
Comment is about dead whore walking (blog)
Cynthia Buell Thomas
Fri 10th May 2013 17:23
And I was just thinking this week - I wonder where Ann is - and there you are - poetical guns blazing - like some ancient Celtic sorceress.
Comment is about breathing (blog)
Original item by Ann Foxglove
Fri 10th May 2013 16:54
What language was this in originally? And where is the 'word for word'? I don't want to make changes that simply rework a fellow English translator's efforts. Or is this the 'purist' original, adhering closely to the arrangement of the first language, keeping the idea as intact as possible?
What am I missing? I cannot access Version 2 to make any changes. I had no problem with the prior poem.
Fri 10th May 2013 15:52
Thanks for that comment on my write..pleased you found something within that struck a chord.
I have been enjoying your writes, I saw on tv those elephants in Blackpool, holding tails. :(
Comment is about Richard Alfred (Poet profile)
Original item by Richard Alfred
Fri 10th May 2013 15:50
A cracking couple of finishing lines there..enjoyed the whole :)
Comment is about Re-Gather (blog)
Fri 10th May 2013 15:29
Hi really enjoyed the poem on your audio clip Blue is it?
Well whatever the title I enjoyed )
Comment is about Fay Roberts (Poet profile)
Original item by Fay Roberts
Fri 10th May 2013 14:55
Thank you for your kind words, ditto on your work lots of nice imagery throughout
Comment is about Solar (Poet profile)
Fri 10th May 2013 14:30
Sorry to disappoint you Jonny, but it was Paul Blackburn. A very handsome man indeed, but probably 30-40 years your senior :))
Comment is about Jonny Rodgers (Poet profile)
Original item by Jonny Rodgers
Fri 10th May 2013 14:21
I absolutely love the last line of this.
Comment is about regret (blog)
Original item by Emma Roy- Williams
Fri 10th May 2013 13:54
Julian, I recall you talking about this some weeks ago at WOL Stockport, and I remember thinking what a brilliant idea it was! In fact (since we are 'going global'), as a lovely Jewish friend of mine would say: "When I tell you let me tell you, I wish you well to wear it" - that is, the new mantle of crowd translation, poetry shared with many a nation....
I do not have a second language, so perhaps I could help a little with turning 'drafts' into better English (I have a great love of the French language - my maternal grandmother was born there - but my skill at speaking it is sadly lacking, I am sorry to say).
Well done for this; I would be glad to help.
Fri 10th May 2013 13:30
On Being in Neither One Place or The Other
much in this I really like, nice
Tim 'Preech' Humphreys-Jones
Fri 10th May 2013 13:16
Thanks. This is a piece that I have tried writing several times and not really captured the vibe properly, I felt like this piece was finally in the right attitude like. Glad you like it.
Comment is about I Stay Low (blog)
Original item by Tim 'Preech' Humphreys-Jones
Fri 10th May 2013 12:56
Sadly not Alexandra, though I really enjoy the open mike I've not been able to get back to the Tudor for a while, so that must have been a similarly handsome gentleman. Good luck on your search!
Fri 10th May 2013 12:40
Salutations from a space invader )
Comment is about Allan Gray (the artist formerly known as Gordon Zola) (Poet profile)
Original item by Allan Gray (the artist formerly known as Gordon Zola)
Fri 10th May 2013 12:26
Well done for all your hard work on this, Julian, and congratulations on the technical work to aid it carried out by Paul and Michael behind the scenes. I see that Cynthia has already dipped her toe into the poetry translation water ...
Peter R White
Fri 10th May 2013 12:21
Don't worry if you can't make Matthew's launch on 10th May. There's another chance to hear him read at Poetry by Heart, at the Heart Centre, Headingley on Wednesday 29th May 7:30pm Free admission.
(Plus five other top class poets)
Comment is about Book launch and anthology in 'literary backwater' Leeds (article)
Fri 10th May 2013 11:34
I agree with Freda, the observation - and compassion - is spot-on. You see everything, as in a film.
Comment is about The Night Bus Driver (blog)
Original item by Dave Bradley
Fri 10th May 2013 11:01
Hi Tim, I love your encounters with an absurd mind. Complex but very readable. Welcome to WOL
Comment is about Tim 'Preech' Humphreys-Jones (Poet profile)
Fri 10th May 2013 10:58
well observed Dave, and well expressed. Todays news. excellent.
Fri 10th May 2013 09:15
I'm still tyrannised by my to do lists! Oh the turning mind! Now I'm going to read 'Fists Clenched'
Fri 10th May 2013 09:09
Thank you once again for your kindness! I'm going to change 'For A Second' slightly. Just the order of two words and correct an error! There's a word missing! And I'm now going to read your new offering. X
Fri 10th May 2013 09:05
Thanks Danny for your comment on "For A Second" Welcome aboard. I've only just joined too. Look forward to reading more of your contributions.
Comment is about Daniel Carr (Poet profile)
Fri 10th May 2013 02:17
bi polar is not usually a condition that 'kills itself' drugs and alcohol have a high percentage hold of that one. people with bi polar usually ride out all of the above creatively and with tremendous resource. id leave suicide to rock stars with too much money for heroin o.ds and make room for a manic depressive with a shotgun pointed firmly from the hip at those who would misunderstand them ;) ive never heard of higher rates of suicide than within the rooms of NA and AA recovery...but yeh interesting article. 50% of 'successful' suicides are drawn out, painful and a result of substance misuse rather than mental illness..but of course the question remains, what is mental illness anyway? an what is suicide?... GUILT usually plays is part either real or percieved.guilt can destroy a person..is guilt a mental illness? you seem to be saying with that post that life is so difficult for the mentally ill that suicide is an easier option. which is kind of funny. life is complicated. suicide is not an easy option. good topic.
Fri 10th May 2013 00:08
exelent poem it realy says a lot :)
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