Sun 29th Mar 2009 05:18
This reminds me so much of me...
I am such a free spirit...
I've read so much of your poetry
and I find it very real, honest and touching...
Comment is about LIFE IN FREESTYLE (Blog entry)
Sun 29th Mar 2009 04:13
love it really brought a smile to my face and rekindled some old memories there, thanks for that i always wanted to be a whizz on the piano (or keyboards in my school) and was continuously disheartened by my friend who could here something once and play it back nigh on perfectly haha i hate him ;-)
Comment is about For anyone who got a crappy instrument to play in music lessons at high school (Blog entry)
Original item by Gemma Lees
Sun 29th Mar 2009 03:06
Hi Vix, what have I told you about your spelling? Ha! suppose it was the last thing you had your mind on! Can't imagine where you got your inspiration for this, not a bad game though! J!XX
Comment is about My favorite game (Blog entry)
Original item by vixichick
Sat 28th Mar 2009 20:44
Hi Winston, you have a lot of comments on your blog dont you. Hope to see you a week on Monday for 'Waxing Lyrical' at the Puzzle. I am going to send the call out soon.
Comment is about Winston Plowes (Poet profile)
Original item by Winston Plowes
Sat 28th Mar 2009 20:32
Thanks fr your comments on my poems Antony,
I like yours too. Very evocative the misty early morning stuff. As for the fluff, keep searching.
Comment is about Anthony Emmerson (Poet profile)
Original item by Anthony Emmerson
Sat 28th Mar 2009 16:11
Nice observations in this one. I have worked in this place a couple of times and it feels rather cut off from anywhere despite been in the middle of a massive built up area if that makes sense. Great stuff, Winston
Comment is about Salford Shopping City (Blog entry)
Sat 28th Mar 2009 15:49
nice one anthony! its surprising what we tolerate in this country! Social Darwinism is alive and well! and worse to come when the Tories get
voted in! thankfully, i'm out of it all now! chow Alan.
Comment is about CONSPIRACY (Blog entry)
Original item by alan holdsworth
Sat 28th Mar 2009 15:35
Liked this concept and poem and layout... Could it be even better with a bit more bite at the conclusion?
Comment is about IT Support (Blog entry)
Original item by George Stanworth
Sat 28th Mar 2009 10:37
You got a great rhythm flowing through this and some really good lines.
I can imagine this doing well performed.
Comment is about sonnet 2 - education (Blog entry)
Original item by mr stephen
Sat 28th Mar 2009 10:27
Ah but did he do it?
Short and to the point and i like the layout too.
Sat 28th Mar 2009 10:24
"merge your boards, catch the next wave.
then together we will surf, atop the white horses we ride, pool our efforts side by side."
Truly lovely words and sentiment. Good imagery too in many places.
Community spirit is lacking in so many places these days but there are like minded groups popping up here and there too so maybe there is hope for the future.
Comment is about Bring on the Fusion (Blog entry)
Original item by Phil Golding
Sat 28th Mar 2009 10:10
I liked the lines Steve mentions but also love the lines from "through the Saturday morning drizzle will come tremors," right to the ending.
I'm sure you've realized i'm a fan of your poetry and it took me aback a little at first read because it's so different from your recent postings. I like the style of this one too.
Yet another arrow from your bow :-)
Comment is about the doomsday man (Blog entry)
Sat 28th Mar 2009 09:53
this produced a long ' aww' from me when i read it then it went on to, 'there's more to this than meets the eye.'
I agree with the others. :-)
Comment is about colourblind (Blog entry)
Original item by Andy N
Sat 28th Mar 2009 09:47
I really like this little poem.
Butterflies might actually live longer than one day too. :-)
Comment is about bee shaped (Blog entry)
Sat 28th Mar 2009 09:44
very good. ha ha.
I reckon it must have been a woman who invented slanted pockets in mens trousers.
She deserves a medal.
Comment is about haiku 'Fauteiulle' (Blog entry)
Original item by Freda Davis
Sat 28th Mar 2009 09:39
I enjoyed this one too. I found myself saying Salford city shopping centre though before i reached the end of that line.
Very colourful and it brought back fond memories for me too. :-)
Sat 28th Mar 2009 01:49
Hi Winston, I have been working on the show I am writing called 'Emotional Rainbows'.
Thanks for the compliment, Its on poems I am putting together for a project I have going in Old Trafford.
Sat 28th Mar 2009 00:47
Hi Phil... No posts for a while?
Liked the "Working foelds of Trafford" great line.
Sat 28th Mar 2009 00:42
lets see some more posts. Your last one - Loose ends was fabulous... back to my brawn on toast.
Comment is about sian howell (Poet profile)
Original item by sian howell
Sat 28th Mar 2009 00:33
Hi Andy, I agree with Gus a wry poem this, to be read accordingly... You did a good job with it I seem to remember. Winston
Sat 28th Mar 2009 00:30
Freda - I remember well your performance of this at the Hebden WOL night. It was absolutely the highlight of the night. A gift to us all this little gem of a poem. Brilliant stuff. Winston x
Sat 28th Mar 2009 00:13
The Banks have a lot to answer for....
Brilliant as ever!
Well done Freda
Sat 28th Mar 2009 00:03
Wry an' dry Andy with just a hint of sadness
Fri 27th Mar 2009 23:54
you know i already like the poem, tone.. the image is quite shocking thou! i.e. - scary
Fri 27th Mar 2009 16:13
Hi Anthony, thanks for the compliment. Allow me to return it by saying I enjoyed the richness of language in your poems. "The Doomsday Man" made me chuckle.
Fri 27th Mar 2009 16:08
Thanks for the compliment, Barrie! Keep up the good work.
Comment is about Barrie Singleton (Poet profile)
Original item by Barrie Singleton
Fri 27th Mar 2009 15:40
Thanks for your comments guys.
Fri 27th Mar 2009 15:18
Thanks for your kind feedback. I have always found self-deprecation to be a pretty useful way to get an audience on side before I start to mock figures of authority.
I enjoyed reading your poetry. The Watercress Girl has some wonderful imagery and The Doomsday Man is perceptive, mocking, and has a very powerful ending.
Fri 27th Mar 2009 14:56
Heyy cheers I had a cool time last night. Fabulous singing btw! : D x
Comment is about Simon Rennie (Poet profile)
Original item by Simon Rennie
Fri 27th Mar 2009 14:29
Many years ago I was at Uni in Salford. I came to love the place in all its urban splendour. Your verse brought back happy memories of the precinct!
Fri 27th Mar 2009 13:59
Hi there George,
And welcome to WOL. Love the gentle, self-deprecating humour in your poems - and don't we just need humour in these bleak times? I have found this to be friendly, helpful place to hang out. Hope you enjoy your time here. Maybe the best way to get something out of this community is to offer a few crits on the work of others and check out the discussion forums. Have fun!
Comment is about George Stanworth (Poet profile)
Fri 27th Mar 2009 13:51
I'm not sure what it says about my armchairs, but I usually end up with no more than a handful of fluff! Irreverent and bawdy - that's the stuff! May I suggest you drop in here?:
Fri 27th Mar 2009 13:44
Hi Mr S,
I have to agree with Francine here, we ignore the creative needs of kids at our peril. This "one size fits all" education system may raise academic statistical standards - but what does it teach about life and the pursuit of happiness? Kids these days need inspiration just as much as (if not more than) education. Get more poets into schools! A timely sonnet.
Fri 27th Mar 2009 07:37
lovely to meet you last night . :)
Comment is about Nat Clare (Poet profile)
Original item by Nat Clare
Fri 27th Mar 2009 07:35
lovely to meet you and your friend yesterday :)
sorry i had to dash , look forward to seeing you again
Comment is about Steve Regan (Poet profile)
Original item by Steve Regan
Fri 27th Mar 2009 01:57
oh by the way the link i think is fubar but heres is a link to the featured piece and a link in th lat post to the ezine too
Fri 27th Mar 2009 01:52
ello mate thanks for the welcome and for the chuckle i had on your comments about my "dark" work haha
i dont solely write dark for any particular reason apart from that i write what i feel as do most but as and when i wish to evangelise about a summers day etc i will, as im not totally into nihilism.
im keen to ultimately get my work published in answer to your question and am keen to make inroads into doing that (ability permitting)
Fri 27th Mar 2009 01:43
i reaaly like the way i can relate to the car each day and the car almost takes on a human trait the way you have "penned" the piece and i enjoyed the ditty like ending of the last line too
Comment is about The Car (Blog entry)
Fri 27th Mar 2009 01:39
interesting wordplay made me think and really enjoy what you had written i especially like "a feast a force of fortitude" a good little collection of writtings that seemed to flow well from one to the other and the first time ive seen dioralyte in verse so well done on that one haha
Comment is about Persia (Blog entry)
Fri 27th Mar 2009 01:34
i quite like this as it took me back to when i lived in manchester2 couple of years ago and especially like the throbbing bus stop as it creates a great picture and its a feeling i get at least once a week to unfortunately.
Fri 27th Mar 2009 01:04
simple yet so profound...
Photo is gorgeous too...
Comment is about incoming (Blog entry)
Original item by garside
Fri 27th Mar 2009 00:42
Thanks for approval posted on my page Frank. I see from 'Shadows' you are aptly named. You 'wear your Freud on your sleeve' when writing. Does poor Keith have any idea just how hopeless his situation is? (:o)
Comment is about Frank Burton (Poet profile)
Original item by Frank Burton
Fri 27th Mar 2009 00:36
Indeed... too many restraints on creativity are put on youth in the education system...
The Arts are so important to the development
of mind and spirit...
Fri 27th Mar 2009 00:26
Ha ha... un flirt... moi?
Comment is about Gus Jonsson (Poet profile)
Original item by Gus Jonsson
Fri 27th Mar 2009 00:23
There's such a lot of stuff on here now that it's taken me a while to discover yours. I'm really glad I did, and I just want to tell you how much I admire your work. I can't add much to what's already been said, except to say that you are a very talented poet. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to read.
Comment is about Freda Davis (Poet profile)