Cynthia Buell Thomas
Fri 22nd Mar 2013 16:28
Very appropriate lines, Dave, to be well-considered by us all.
I please myself, writing for no one else; but, the thrill of being read, and appreciated, is unparalleled. It's the reader's connection with my personal thoughts that leaves me breathless: I have expressed something 'worthy' of sharing. I'm too proud to push myself on anyone. So - why can't words and people coexist?
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Original item by Dave Bradley
Fri 22nd Mar 2013 16:08
Well it might deter me this weekend as we are currently lying a foot deep under the white stuff here, and more heavy snow forecast tomorrow. It's being in Yorkshire that does it. In the Pennines. In the snow. Brr!
Comment is about Ploughing through the snow? Write Out Loud at Middleton on Sunday (Blog entry)
Original item by Greg Freeman
Fri 22nd Mar 2013 16:02
Marianne, I'm pretty sure I've shared this before, but - I used to haunt cemeteries everywhere, loitered in graveyards. Somehow, they are a visible bridge to the former lives of others, not gloomy at all. Like - they hold the greatest secrets we yearn to know, laughing rather kindly as we pound our breasts! I've had an extraordinary experience I might share sometime, when I'm brave enough.
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Original item by Marianne Daniels
Fri 22nd Mar 2013 15:58
Love the imagery especially the stanza,"gravy brown brits" prowling in,really well written piece.
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Original item by John Darby (aka John boy)
Fri 22nd Mar 2013 15:51
Glorious - just plain glorious. Made my pulse race. I'm with Rachel. What do men see in horses, I wonder. Maybe - wishful thinking?
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Fri 22nd Mar 2013 15:15
Great article and interview!
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Fri 22nd Mar 2013 14:48
Ahoy there, MC.
Luckily my pond (and house) is protected by a floodbank to keep the river and us separate.
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Marianne Louise Daniels
Fri 22nd Mar 2013 11:08
hee hee cats too Rachel! x
Thank you for reading x
Fri 22nd Mar 2013 11:04
yeah I have! Am a big fan of Philip Glass and they are excellent films!! Yes yes!
Thank you for the comments, I have been writing alot recently and have found myself seeking now, as you so well observed Cynthia, an intense desire to be more clearly understood even though the motive behind what I am writing is still dream-like. I want to always push so your appreciating comments are very encouraging. Thank you.
(hee hee youboob)
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Fri 22nd Mar 2013 11:02
Amen to that sistah!
Rousing, unbeatable, survivor over victim - just up my street this.
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Original item by Jacqueline Pemberton
Fri 22nd Mar 2013 10:59
Heehee - what an enthusiastic write up! :D You're bubbling over Francine! Glad you enjoyed it anyway. I've never heard of him.
Comment is about What Billy Collins taught me about my first ever poetry reading… (Blog entry)
Fri 22nd Mar 2013 10:56
Like this! You have such an unusual and original style Jan - I don't know why you don't get more people commenting on your work.
I love the light theme running through this...the collector of light, fascinating thought.
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Original item by jan oskar hansen
Fri 22nd Mar 2013 10:50
Hehe Cynthia :D Aye, I get a wee bit carried away with it meself ;)And I'd agree with you, for sure.
Of course, we also have to add in the 'I' to the 'eye' to the 'real eye/s', just to put yet another spin on it! This is the kind of thing that I think about whilst lying down and doing 'nothing' (one of my most treasured 'activities'). And it's why I'm never, ever, bored :D
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Original item by Laura
Fri 22nd Mar 2013 10:47
Really atmospheric and dark piece this. You know what it reminded me of? Have you ever seen the trilogy of films by Godfrey Reggio, Koyaanisqatsi,
Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi?
This reminds of me the second one, Powaqqatsi. Would recommend you watch them actually, reckon they're right up your street :) Can get them all on youboob.
Fri 22nd Mar 2013 07:22
Wow. The most powerful new poem I've read in a long time. Almost any words feel too glib. If only a few million young people in warlike nations could read this.
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Original item by Simon Austin
Fri 22nd Mar 2013 07:11
Recycled Prophesies is my favourite one, too! -
I am really looking forward to seeing the anthology next month!
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Original item by Stockport WoL
Thu 21st Mar 2013 23:56
'chocolate fold my hair through your mane' what about us girls and horses eh? :)
Thu 21st Mar 2013 23:53
good poe mariane, lovely imagery as you always invoke. i like the 'thread' throughout, the 'muscle of silver' specifically and the contrast of worlds from the 'fields of industry' to the veined palm.
Thu 21st Mar 2013 23:39
thank you x
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Patricia &Stefan wilde
Thu 21st Mar 2013 21:33
and the same to you Larisa!!
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Original item by Larisa Rzhepishevska
Thu 21st Mar 2013 21:30
blown away-with the greatest of PLEASURE!!xx
Thu 21st Mar 2013 20:58
I would like to congratulate with this day all my dear friends on this site and to express my love to everyone here, to thank everyone for the comments. You've become my dearest and nearest. Happy World Poetry Day! And ....thank you so much for giving me a chance to be with you in one team. Love, hugs and kisses.
With warmest wishes,
Thu 21st Mar 2013 18:12
Cheers Dave re 'Is' :o)
Comment is about Dave Bradley (Poet profile)
Thu 21st Mar 2013 17:41
An uplifting read - an always topical theme - and also very well-crafted. I did enjoy it, and look forward to more of your work - AGAIN. Where have you been these many months? It's great to have you back with your special insights.
Thu 21st Mar 2013 17:33
I find a different 'sophistication' in your work, perhaps an intense desire to be more clearly understood as you personally cipher your own world. Your diction is, as always, just superb.
I'm probably way off base. My brain seems to be exploding with meanings probably never meant. I feel like a helpless robot wired to 'receive'- it's very weird.
Thu 21st Mar 2013 17:14
The mystery of 'eye' is as old as humanity. All mythology and ancient wisdoms focus on its 'meaning': what is 'real' as perceived by the physical 'eye', and 'realized' by the 'inner eye' of understanding/realization. It's a marvel to consider, as deeply as you can go in your own thinking, to feel the searching power of other kinship minds. An unparalleled journey. IMO, almost every major idea boils right back to this main conceptual conundrum.
Yeah, yeah - I'm done. I get carried away.
Thu 21st Mar 2013 15:34
The Twilight Cave
Trust is broken
by jealous eyes
as the bat
wings flap to
fly back home
from your cave
into her arms.
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Original item by Katypoetess
Thu 21st Mar 2013 14:52
I think it more likely that they came to their senses. Have a good time
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Thu 21st Mar 2013 13:49
Many thanks Cynthia and Dave
I've been fascinated with the 'art imitating life' idea behind life modelling/all art tbh, and have been putting together lines for this for a while now. I love how it's all just representation, but that the representation itself is a real thing. We use real things/tools to recreate the tool we use for art. How one perspective is completely different from another, but that everything feeds into everything else.
I've also been looking for a place to juxtapose 'realise' with 'real eyes' for bloody ages too now, since I had a little epiphany about them one late night, soaked in smoke and merlot ;D So am made up about that ha :D
When you 'realise' - you see with 'real eyes'.
Very simple, but quite wow, to me, anyway!
Thu 21st Mar 2013 13:07
i agree with nigel.. a review would be nice. i'll do on my blog too
Comment is about Stockport WoL (Poet profile)
Thu 21st Mar 2013 13:06
a good un also here guys. recycled memories is my favourite bit (did i write that? lol)
Thu 21st Mar 2013 13:04
my favourite one of these so far, must admit. i agree with meshach it's worth having this as a collage book of poems.
look forward to volume 2 in the future too
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Thu 21st Mar 2013 13:02
am away for a few days but i know my copy has arrived in the post. well looking forward to seeing this
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Thu 21st Mar 2013 10:12
Incidentally, does the rogue comma on the Stones album sleeve make it racist?
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Original item by John Coopey
Thu 21st Mar 2013 10:03
Thank you Chris for your comment on THE NEED. I am an accidental poet and have only been writing for 2 years. Having no idea of the structure of poetry as such, I simply write. It is encouraging to have other opinions, especially if you enjoyed what you read.It's also good to leave a reader wondering, it exercises the mind.
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Original item by Chris Co
Thu 21st Mar 2013 10:02
Love your bio and sample page.
Thu 21st Mar 2013 09:27
Glad you enjoyed 50 Shades of Earl Grey.
Thu 21st Mar 2013 09:26
Sorry for steaming up your spex, Mama!
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Original item by Yvonne Brunton
Thu 21st Mar 2013 08:49
A sad time that didn't really need many words.
If it touched you I am pleased.
Cheers. Pete The bus driving poet.
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Original item by Pete Slater
Thu 21st Mar 2013 08:40
Thank you Chris for your comments. I am an accidental poet and have only been writing for 2 years. Having no idea of the structure of poetry as such I simply write. It is encouraging to have other opinions.
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Thu 21st Mar 2013 08:25
Enjoyed this Ralph. Succinct AND remarkably poetic.
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Original item by Ralph Dartford
Thu 21st Mar 2013 08:20
I'm not really a huge fan of 'ranting' but the sentiment behind this is impossible to ignore. I enjoyed reading it.
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Original item by Noetic-fret!
Thu 21st Mar 2013 07:12
touching in its understatement.