Tomás Ó Cárthaigh
Tue 25th Aug 2009 15:12
Domestic voilence riuns so many homes...
Comment is about Another Sunday, Another Slap. (blog)
Original item by Sarah Clark
Tue 25th Aug 2009 15:09
Loss, though its not loss as hes just moved out, can be as acute as grief in its own way.... but time as always... heals...
Comment is about UNTITLED (blog)
Original item by Zuzanna Musial
Tue 25th Aug 2009 15:08
If we loved each other more, there might be less wrong with the world...
Comment is about LOVE (blog)
Original item by Isobel
Tue 25th Aug 2009 15:03
Cheers for the comment, glad you liked the poem, got a few more in that vein which I might put up at a later date.
Comment is about Sarah Clark (poet profile)
Tue 25th Aug 2009 14:51
Thankyou so much Dominic. I enjoyed your poems very much too and just red the one about purple. It's velvet for sure, even in different colours velvet is purple. I can't see in 3D you know, it's all like a big painting or film to me!
Yes, it was enjoyable. And I'll let you know what I'm doing, maybe will catch you more often this year? Cathy x
Comment is about Dominic Berry (poet profile)
Original item by Dominic Berry
Tue 25th Aug 2009 14:21
Thanks Sarah and you stay strong mate.
Comment is about Support Your Goverment Forces (blog)
Tue 25th Aug 2009 14:16
Don't like the woman there. Patronizing cow.
hahaha I know what you mean lol!
this was very easy to read and was very cheerful!
Comment is about In, out. (blog)
Original item by Helen Wakefield
Tue 25th Aug 2009 14:13
Wow I really liked this!
It started off about the pub, but then it started explaing why your in the pub!
Keep up the good work hun!
Comment is about Where Ale is Sold (new poem) (blog)
Original item by Cayn White
Tue 25th Aug 2009 14:11
Very strong and to the Point!
I really like this!
keep up the good work
Tue 25th Aug 2009 12:55
not anti in the least Cynthia, glad of the advice.
Comment is about Cynthia Buell Thomas (poet profile)
Original item by Cynthia Buell Thomas
Tue 25th Aug 2009 12:39
Cynthia, the words on the poster read "Support Your Goverment Forces" they were written in French but that is the translation I got from my Congolese Friends.
Tue 25th Aug 2009 12:36
Cynthia the poster read "Support Your Goverment Forces" was in French but that was the translation I got from my Congolese Friends.
Tue 25th Aug 2009 12:15
Thanks Cynthia for your advice, my grammer is not good to say the least, will do an edit now, again thanks
Cynthia Buell Thomas
Tue 25th Aug 2009 12:14
This is very gripping, Sarah. You present a strong woman in the first person who, somehow, still wants 'to talk' even after I have 'kicked you out' for all the right reasons. This would go over very well 'on mic'.
Comment is about Here we go again! (blog)
Tue 25th Aug 2009 11:32
Stephen! I wasn't at all offended! Quite the opposite I was amused and intrigued and just thought it would be fun to ask the same question about Irish writers...O dear, obviously I was to curt in my answer...I DO apologize..
Comment is about stephen smith (poet profile)
Original item by stephen smith
Tue 25th Aug 2009 11:18
if this is going on in your life Sarah you have to get out.
Marianne Louise Daniels
Tue 25th Aug 2009 10:27
vivid and sad but optimistic. there is a passion there calling out in exhaustion that won't be snuffed. Take care and i admire your bravery for showcasing such raw hurt. xx
Tue 25th Aug 2009 10:23
Does it matter if I'm male or female? haha, many female writers have wrote under male pseudonyms throughout the years. Interesting one - and I wasn't offended by the way. Just makes me wonder if what I write is A-sexual at the moment, or whether it's the fact that my mother called me Nichola because she thought that the female version of Nicola was Nicholas without the S. Then again I was going to be called joanne so I'd have been called Jo anyway. Think she may have wanted a boy!
Comment is about Glass Eyes (blog)
Original item by Nicky Burrows
Tue 25th Aug 2009 10:21
excellent work at Inside Out man. I was thoroughly entertained throughout. I can't believe you say you don't read often yet you had such a relaxed and easy vibe on stage- very charismatic and hugely enjoyable. Please let me know when your reading round Manchester way next, your stuff is brilliant and it was a joy to watch you perform. well done fella
Comment is about Paul Broadhurst (poet profile)
Original item by Paul Broadhurst
Tue 25th Aug 2009 10:19
wonderful poems here and a truly wonderful set at Inside Out- literally full of wonder. Your work is dead impressive as is your delivery- you need to get out there and share your work more! I thoroughly enjoyed sharing ths stage with you and your poems were ace- great length, greath humour, very deep and personal. Excellent stuff. Come to Freed Up!
Comment is about Lydia (poet profile)
Original item by Lydia
Tue 25th Aug 2009 10:17
you were AMAZING at Inside Out yesterday. I thought the whole evening was a wonderful mix of excellent performers and it was a joy to perform there. I love how your poems so easily mix very funny lines with sincere and deeply moving raw emotion. Your work is so, so enjoyable, celebratory and clever- absolutely excellent. please keep me up to date with where else your performing as i'm looking forward to seeing you on stage again
Comment is about Cathy Crabb (poet profile)
Original item by Cathy Crabb
Tue 25th Aug 2009 10:12
I have read your other poem Sarah that you racently posted and I agree with Isobel. If it is about you, MOVE, and quick. I went through something similar when I was nineteen.
Tue 25th Aug 2009 09:53
Do you ever write trad metre-and-rhyme poems, Catherine?
Comment is about Catherine Smith (poet profile)
Original item by Catherine Smith
Tue 25th Aug 2009 09:35
I like it well enough without changes Helen. You convey well the simmering frustrations that lie beneath our daily routine.
Tue 25th Aug 2009 09:29
Don't know if this poem is looking through the eyes of an abused woman or your own life. If the latter I would advise you to get the hell out. No woman should have to endure physical abuse within a relationship. You/she is young and that is a huge advantage. There will be somebody else out there who doesn't lash out.
Tue 25th Aug 2009 08:15
This poem actually took my breath away. It's quite brutal and to the point and captures a moment in time full of anger and sadness and pain.
Relationships are not the blast that everyone thinks they are when they are young, ha, can be like a greek plate smashing competition here at my house sometimes. ( and I throw the most crockery!!) but we always cuddle up the next day and say sorry and then nip out and buy some more plates, because now we understand that it's only stuff that gets in the way that causes communication to break down.
You've made me look at some of my old poetry from when I was nineteen. Thank you.x
Tue 25th Aug 2009 08:14
I like it too Nicky and have been interested by what you've said in the Discussion thread, which must be linked.
Does it work to sit down and say "OK I'm going to create a poem"? Or do we need something inside us which demands to be written down, at least as a starting point?
Comment is about Write Out Loud! (blog)
Paul F Blackburn
Tue 25th Aug 2009 01:11
Stop writing now
You are not my kinda poet
You are conceited
You are derivative
You have no style
Yet you keep on writing
Do you need me to explain it to you
I am not your demographic
but then again who is?
Some day I'll find a poet
I'll make do with you!
Comment is about Who I write poetry for (blog)
Original item by Alvin Guinessberg
Tue 25th Aug 2009 00:51
Strong Good, Hard Hitting, Honest.
PS .Stay Strong Love
Comment is about This ball and chain. (blog)
Tue 25th Aug 2009 00:36
First of all congrats on your courage to write this and let the likes of me read it ,your strengh shows through.
I am a hell of a lot older then you but in the early 90s went for about four years when my life was booze, I was lucky I came through that with the help of family and getting a job that gave me my self respect back.
OK enough of me, I wish you the best and again praise your strengh and courage for putting this up in the public domain.
I wish you well.
Comment is about Binge drinking (blog)
Tue 25th Aug 2009 00:25
Mrs Wakefield you do for me!!
Mon 24th Aug 2009 21:54
thanks for your lovely comment on my poem 'permiss my cry'
it's one of those that probably says too much about me!
Comment is about John Darwin (poet profile)
Original item by John Darwin
Mon 24th Aug 2009 20:51
Thanks for the comments Alvin. Even Heaney throws out poems but I doubt if many here do. Like yrs by the way. It's sharp, East European in tone.
Comment is about Alvin Guinessberg (poet profile)
Mon 24th Aug 2009 19:14
Because I very carelessly read "Nick" which could still have been female. I'm thinking about this.
Mon 24th Aug 2009 19:10
Comment is about Silver Foil (blog)
Mon 24th Aug 2009 19:03
Cate, I removed my very personal comment from "Sunflowers' only because I thought it interfered with your poem. I should have posted it here, under your PP.
Comment is about Cate (poet profile)
Original item by Cate
Mon 24th Aug 2009 18:45
This is very clever, Isobel. And sensitive. And insightful. I wonder how many readers know who Roger Rabbit is/was.
Mon 24th Aug 2009 18:41
or if you did explain them, it may be an anticlimax. Thousand plus years of poetry and writing that we all put our own interpretations on, would be gone. I suppose you could say that we all see things in different ways, and if we didn't? Don't you think that the world would be a boring place and, more to the point, sterile?
I think that the reader is actually at an advantage when reading a poem - not disagreeing with you because it's all down to how they read it, and they may read a poem at different points in their life and it's holds different meaning for them.
I think too much in my time out! lol - ha can use it now I know what it actually means!x
Mon 24th Aug 2009 18:40
And you're right. After you 'ideas dump', then comes the discipline of sharpening them to fine ideas worth sharing and remembering. But no one can teach the initial insights that have to 'hit the paper' or 'the screen' in their rough form.
This poem is clever, and punchy.
Mon 24th Aug 2009 18:25
some beautiful images and such a delicate touch Steve Smith
Comment is about Rod Break (blog)
Original item by Graham Sherwood
Mon 24th Aug 2009 17:08
The reader is always at a disadvantage when interpreting a poem - just how do you find yourself round someone else's thought processes without the background history. I think I'm starting to understand Nicky and I guess there are some poems that you just don't want to fully explain. Isobel x
Mon 24th Aug 2009 16:51
thanks for your your comments , i am sorry you see an underlying sadness francine , there is none intended at all , but maybe that is the mood you are in .
Comment is about Rowan tree (blog)
A sad one Nicky. I never know what to say about sad ones - just know that I don't like to ignore them. x
Comment is about Lilley (blog)
Mon 24th Aug 2009 16:04
I posed the question on Camus as a humorous allusion to existentialism....in which the importance of rhyme would maybe have been darkly appraised...I did not mean to offend..I speak fluent French and am a lover of French Literature and film ..I beg your pardon if my attempt at humour was maladroit. I appreciate your work and am amazed at your ear for tune in the English language.Pardonnez moi.
Comment is about Michèle Vassal (poet profile)
Original item by Michèle Vassal
Mon 24th Aug 2009 15:19
Tomas, first of all I apologise, for the wrong spelling of your name. I Had No Time For Old Clocks To See is extremely interesting for me, it catches a moment in time and then revisits that memory if I have read into it correctly, or maybe it's just, that is the the thing for me. Time that ticks on by, and yet many times we are stuck in that one moment of time. I am going to have to listen to your piece a few more times.
Comment is about Some Poems from Prague (blog)
Original item by Tomás Ó Cárthaigh
Mon 24th Aug 2009 14:50
Stuff can cause a lot of bother... true...
Comment is about Nicky Burrows (poet profile)
Mon 24th Aug 2009 14:49
The Ted Hughes oem is a little irreverant... I wonder someday will someone do a Tomás Ó Cárthiagh poem? lol
Comment is about Tommy Carroll (poet profile)
Original item by Tommy Carroll
Mon 24th Aug 2009 14:48
"Four Magnolia Walls" tells us that people should be just people, not trying to be sophisticated or whatever...
Comment is about Rachel Pantechnicon (poet profile)
Original item by Rachel Pantechnicon
Mon 24th Aug 2009 14:46
I liked "Journal Heart Attacks"
Comment is about Marianne Daniels (poet profile)
Original item by Marianne Daniels
Mon 24th Aug 2009 14:45
"Breif Encounters" is very enjoyable read, Andy. How have you been keeping?
Comment is about Andy N (poet profile)
Original item by Andy N
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