Wed 1st Jan 2014 21:54
thanks guys-enoyed the chat-take care.x
Comment is about my top 20 resolutions (blog)
Original item by Rose Casserley
Wed 1st Jan 2014 20:49
I could have warned you, Ian, and saved you all the trouble!
Nice, light touch; a change from some of your more "thoughtful" stuff.
Comment is about OFF (blog)
Original item by Ian Gant
Wed 1st Jan 2014 20:42
Happy new year to you too, David. Not sure I'll get to the Ariadne launch, but will try to make the Screech Owl one, date depending. Very impressed with your Grimsby poems in Penniless Press today. Have you got any more of those up your sleeve?
Comment is about David Cooke (Poet profile)
Original item by David Cooke
Patricia &Stefan wilde
Wed 1st Jan 2014 17:28
hey you!! not one mention of sending food parcels to old people in need!! fortnum m mason only though if yer dont mind-
good laugh on the top twenny!!xx
Wed 1st Jan 2014 17:23
Philip-cheers matey-yes you can take the bitch off my hands-and her twin sister Polythene Pam.Now go and have a a shhhmashin new year.xx
Lynn-I'll let you know-
-after the court case-haha!xx
Solar!! trust you
to let the tw...cat out of the bag!!xx
All the best guys n gals and thanks again.xx
Comment is about Santa baby! (blog)
Original item by Patricia and Stefan Wilde
Wed 1st Jan 2014 16:05
I was ready for a laugh today -thanks Solar!
Wed 1st Jan 2014 15:40
Comment is about Mystery misery (Poet profile)
Original item by Mystery misery
Wed 1st Jan 2014 15:07
thanks andy. strange how memories can interact with others similar memories, but thanks for the comment. glad you like this.
Comment is about Surviving Christmas (blog)
Original item by Gray Nicholls
Tue 31st Dec 2013 22:57
and the same to you Larisa.x
Comment is about Merry Christmas! (blog)
Original item by Larisa Rzhepishevska
Tue 31st Dec 2013 22:27
Come off it Stef-thats Patricia in disguise!.x
Tue 31st Dec 2013 19:36
Thanks for looking in Hannah.I'm glad you liked the last verses as they were the ones I really worked at!Best wishes, Steve
Comment is about Time is in the Moment (blog)
Original item by Steve
Tue 31st Dec 2013 19:18
Hi Philip, thank you for your comment on"Unwanted." Young children have a hard time growing up in this society of ours, and not always wealth eases their way through adolescence. This is what the poem is about, but I suppose loneliness is not reserved for just the young.
I hope you have a happy New Years Eve and an even better New Year.
Comment is about Philip Fletcher (Poet profile)
Original item by Philip Fletcher
Tue 31st Dec 2013 19:13
Hi Cynthia, thank you for your very perceptive comment on "Unwanted." It was written in anger for someone I love.
Have a very happy New years Eve and all the best for next year.
Comment is about Cynthia Buell Thomas (Poet profile)
Original item by Cynthia Buell Thomas
Tue 31st Dec 2013 19:12
Hi Greg Happy New Year! Glad you liked the stamp poem. I'm thinking of maybe going to the Ariadne launch in January. Do you fancy it? Also will definitely be down to the Poetry CAfe Covent Garden for Grant Tarbard's Screech Owl launch, if you're up for it. I'll be reading with other contributors including Bethany.
Comment is about Greg Freeman (Poet profile)
Original item by Greg Freeman
Cynthia Buell Thomas
Tue 31st Dec 2013 17:43
Cate, it seems to me that this isn't, in any way, a literal piece about messy people. I find your poem very powerful, angry and deliberately strong - more like a last-ditch stand against a very difficult person - swirling one of those spiked clubs around your head, with intent to let fly if necessary.
I hope it gets sorted. 'Do not leave a footprint on my life' is a brilliant line, and a ghastly idea.
Happy New Year.
Comment is about Unwanted (blog)
Original item by Cate
Tue 31st Dec 2013 17:32
The recent poems are zeroing in with great intensity and intimacy, universally relate-able, and 'polished'. Keep posting.
Comment is about The possible dream (blog)
Tue 31st Dec 2013 13:13
I know what you mean about the poem
Happy new year mate and see you soon at Stockport
Now to finsh those cans left over from Christmas!
Comment is about Andy N (Poet profile)
Original item by Andy N
Tue 31st Dec 2013 12:28
Being a couple of octogenarians, next time we move the earth, will be via the Sextons shovel.
Happy New Year.
Comment is about Harry O`N eill (Poet profile)
Original item by Harry O`N eill
Tue 31st Dec 2013 11:03
Nice one Dave. Yes - I suffer from the same voices all the time and it can be a bugger switching them off.
Dave B says it all - you capture it neatly and that last line really sums it all up. x
Comment is about Voices Off (blog)
Original item by Dave Morgan
Tue 31st Dec 2013 08:03
Wow this poem is very well written, while reading it was like a movie playing in my mind (in a good way haha). I felt the intensity that you are portraying through this poem with every line. The passion that you and your then lover,mostly U, show,is magnificent.
Everybody has different perceptions of a poem.Many have judged mine by telling me how to write it,hell,that's my job not their's! But even then,there's no stopping people from doing that.
You are right,affection is blatant in your poem,Theres no doubt about that whatsoever. The way you have put your emotions down to writing is really gripping and arresting,When I reached the ending,I wanted to yell out "Tommy don't stop!!" Haha I mean the only thing I didn't like about your poem is the fact that it came to an end!
Comment is about Hold me - when does the giving ever stop? (blog)
Original item by Tommy Carroll
Mon 30th Dec 2013 23:12
Enjoyed this, Tommy, good one :-)
Comment is about waiting wanting (blog)
Mon 30th Dec 2013 23:10
Blimey, your dead cheerful, aint ya!
As usual, you`ve said it with admirable clarity (I could almost smell the rot)
This reminds me of the `primal slimers` of my old trade union days…they were so certain that I felt sure that some of them must have been there when those microbes started it all…Mind, I don`t think they would have looked forward to becoming compost very enthusiastically (those guys were out to change the world!)
But that last Line!
Have you no feelings man! Some poor guy just about make the earth move for his bird and you set him thinkin` about mulch? (what a de-flater!)… Shame on you!
Anti-enricher who also hates whales.
(all in friendly fun, Ken…I love your rhyming.)
Comment is about WHATS IT ALL ABOUT (blog)
Original item by Ken Eaton-Dykes
Mon 30th Dec 2013 22:43
Ooh, you are naughty, Stef, but I like you! Hahaha. P.S.What does Patricia make of this poem (song)? LOL Lxx
David R Mellor
Mon 30th Dec 2013 21:09
thank you Hannah and M.C for your kind words
Comment is about A Gift X (blog)
Original item by David R Mellor
Mon 30th Dec 2013 18:45
Mon 30th Dec 2013 18:44
I LOVE this. I'm new to this website and have been looking at numerous poems but this is the first one I've found that's really caught my attention. Do you have your own blog? I have just created one. Maybe you'd like to see it? http://lifeastoldbymypen.weebly.com/
Mon 30th Dec 2013 18:42
I really like this, although I'm not so keen on the title. Do you have your own blog? I have just created one. Maybe you'd like to have a look?
Comment is about Patterns (blog)
Original item by Dave Bradley
Mon 30th Dec 2013 18:38
I'm interested to read that you prefer the first two verses as I personally preferred the last two. I love the concept too.
Mon 30th Dec 2013 17:37
Great questions, nicely put - among the most important questions there are. If 'God is' then clearly something is going on which is beyond human understanding. We do (as a race) appear to expect that we ought to be able to understand everything. Could be aiming too high.
Comment is about Hung Out To Dry (blog)
Original item by Jonnie Falafel
Mon 30th Dec 2013 17:28
That's a familiar feeling and the poem captures it well. Nice one Dave.
Mon 30th Dec 2013 16:25
Pertinent and challenging.
What sort of "merciful" Father does that to his
Son? And to what purpose? It only adds mystery
to the witty observation by Ogden Nash -
How odd of God
To choose the Jews.
Why didn't He do the job on the Romans - or was
that a tacit admission that Might is Right - on
Earth or in Heaven? OK - I know the Romans had
their day eventually but that was more a matter
of human action or inaction as time went by.
After all, we all love a change! And we all
love a good story too.
Mon 30th Dec 2013 14:35
Hi Cynthia Glad you got the poems and sorry to hear that you've been unwell. Hope things pick up in the New ear and that you find some stuff in the book you like.
Mon 30th Dec 2013 13:20
Books arrived safely almost immediately. My computer wonked out just before sending you a message, and hasn't recouped until today (incorrect info from experts silenced my Christmas period - not a bad thing - and I was quite ill too, but better now. Better computer access - better me - what's not to like!) I will greatly enjoy your poems. Happy New Year!
Mon 30th Dec 2013 12:54
thanks for the comment m8 over that christmas poem. thankfully it was on a set rate on that day is all i am gonna say lol.
glad you liked it seriously however. bit of a jigsaw poem this one if you know what i mean.
Comment is about Nigel Astell (Poet profile)
Original item by Nigel Astell
Mon 30th Dec 2013 12:53
thankfully it was on a set rate, nigel. lol.
glad you liked it m8. bit of a jigsaw poem this one if you know what i mean.
Comment is about Christmas Poem for Cathy (2013) (blog)
Mon 30th Dec 2013 12:51
i can relate to this. seen a few christmas like this with memories of my own family.
lot said in a few words, lory. i can relate to this. lovely (if that is the right word).
Comment is about dream (blog)
Original item by Lory Gaur
Mon 30th Dec 2013 11:46
Start by declaring an interest, WOL's GigGuide Editor was one of the judges of the competition of which this anthology was the result. (Used to live in Leeds.)
First time I'd done this: and struck by quality of work. (Also dose of nostalgia; when a great deal younger did much cycling.)
Had early view of book: well-designed. So congratulations to all in it. And do buy the work: you'll enjoy it.
Can be bought at: www.otleywordfeast.org.uk/spokes
Comment is about MC Newberry's 'Lycra' poem in anthology to mark Le Grand Depart (article)
Mon 30th Dec 2013 11:01
Hear,hear...makes the poetry world sound quite exciting and unexpectedly topical. Echoing Isabel Wigan continues to be the liveliest and most irreverent of nights, obviously not everyone's cup of tea, but with a high premium on entertainment and audience involvement.
Well done Greg.
Comment is about Scandals, royalty, and a great loss: poetry's big news in 2013 (article)
Mon 30th Dec 2013 10:54
It's been good looking back. I've had great fun, along with other Write Out Loud correspondents, in covering all this in the past year. And yes, Julian, I have alerted the necessary media - twice! - in case they weren't paying sufficient attention first time around.
Mon 30th Dec 2013 10:31
Greg, a magnificently written, superbly conceived piece. You should have down this professionally you know! I hope you have FB and Twatted it?
Sun 29th Dec 2013 21:09
Thank you very much Patricia and Stefan and best wishes for 2014.
Comment is about THE BOMB THAT DIDN'T EXPLODE (blog)
Original item by David Subacchi
Sun 29th Dec 2013 17:42
My subtlety didn't fool you then, Steve. Thanks for reading and commenting.
Comment is about Christmas Wrap (blog)
Original item by John Coopey
Sun 29th Dec 2013 11:31
Wrap -rap -Hey, I've just got it! Great one dude . .
Sun 29th Dec 2013 07:59
thank u so much.. :)
i sure like the idea of more morphine :P
besties to you too... :)
Sun 29th Dec 2013 07:17
a nice piece of work - the last stanza pretty much sums up the motif
Comment is about Coastlines and laughter (blog)
Sun 29th Dec 2013 07:06
Thx for your comment Gray
Comment is about TRUTH PROWLS (blog)
Original item by Justin
Sun 29th Dec 2013 06:52
The first two verses came straight out of my pen and sat in my notebook for a considerable time while I worked out what was to come next. I did think of ending after verse four as I wasn't quite so happy with the last part but your suggestion is excellent. Many thanks MC.
Sun 29th Dec 2013 00:38
all da best Tommy-danke n all that-;0)
Sun 29th Dec 2013 00:33
Comment is about painted into a corner (blog)
Original item by Paul Sands
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