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.
Comment is about sonnet 2 - education (blog)
Original item by mr stephen
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.
Comment is about Anthony Emmerson (poet profile)
Original item by Anthony Emmerson
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!
Comment is about Salford Shopping City (blog)
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)
Original item by George Stanworth
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?:
Comment is about haiku 'Fauteiulle' (blog)
Original item by Freda Davis
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)
Original item by sian howell
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)
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)
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)
Fri 27th Mar 2009 00:12
Love your work. Fresh, different, quirky, imaginative, technically adept and very absorbing. a poetic breath of fresh air - mixed with a welcome and liberal dose of nitrous oxide.
Fri 27th Mar 2009 00:07
I'm really impressed with the quality and high standard of your work - not only the content, but the presentation too. it's imaginative, erudite, technically correct and very topical. (An yu cn speell' n do grammur 'n punkuashun 2!) All too rare these days. Your work is a credit to you and the site Sir! Excellent.
Thu 26th Mar 2009 22:41
Hi rod, talkin all dat jazz no reference to what you were saying. Talking of Ole, i first heard it on Gilles Petersons One World on Radio One. I tried hi and lo to obtain it in this country, and had the record shops looking for it in their directories, but no joy. I dropped in New York, and the first thing i did was to walk into a record shop in Times Square, where, they duly gave me a copy of the CD. It is one of my prized CD's, sounds good today as its always been. Dunno why us brits have such a horrible attitude, to works of pure genius that court the dark and sublime. Nice one for your comments rod. Be Well.
Comment is about Rod Whitworth (poet profile)
Original item by Rod Whitworth
Thu 26th Mar 2009 19:54
And welcome to WOL. Took a look at your work via the links you provided, and you're right - absloutely right - it's DAAAAARK - very dark! Darker than a blind black cat wearing dark glasses in a sack of soot sitting in a coal cellar at midnight when there's no moon or stars! Had to look up "crotaline" as I'd not come across the adjective for the pit viper family before - nice to learn a new word, thanks. Couldn't get the link to poeticmonthly.com, despite googling it and searching it - is it defunct? What do you wish to achieve with your writing - more darkness - or a new direction? I'm sure you'll find plenty of inspiration and encouragement here if you are prepared to participate. I would suggest a good way to get feedback on your work is to offer comment on the work of others, a good start might be to give three crits for every poem you post. I have found contributors to be both friendly and helpful here, and hope you find the same. Hope you enjoy your stay.
Comment is about alan barlow (poet profile)
Original item by alan barlow
Thu 26th Mar 2009 18:41
that should read 'baits' the devil kill. Just a few lazy melling spistakes! : )
Comment is about Missing You (blog)
Stuart A Paterson
Thu 26th Mar 2009 18:09
Thanks Frank & Anthony. I've been out of the residential childcare game for nearly a couple of years now, thankfully. However, I've been left with enough images, sounds & stories to fill a Life Story book five times over - which isn't exactly the welcome resource one might imagine it to be.
Comment is about Home (blog)
Original item by Stuart A. Paterson
Julie Rose Clark
Thu 26th Mar 2009 17:13
I really enjoyed reading your poem. Its funny. I get some very clear images and visuals from it. It'd be nice to paint it.
Shane alexander stanisauskis
Thu 26th Mar 2009 17:09
Mike i love this poem, every word of it....You've captured something there mate...''shot guns and busy knives'' indeed...Its a brilliant poem i can relate to what ur seeing and feeling when you see it. nice one!
Comment is about These Souls Bleed Real Love (blog)
Thu 26th Mar 2009 16:48
Hi sophie! Erm jus responding to ur message, i produce electro/hiphop/anything that comes to my fingertips lol....Poetrys my side thing and im not sure if i succeed at that haha...But thanx for the compliment..! Ive been reading sum of ur stuff and im loving it! Its refreshing...X
Comment is about Sophie Hall (poet profile)
Original item by Sophie Hall
Thu 26th Mar 2009 13:46
Hi Winston, just read your DECREE NI'SI poem - powerful stuff. Ta for your comments on my terraced houses poem, by the way. Hope to catch you performing before too long.
Comment is about Winston Plowes (poet profile)
Original item by Winston Plowes
Thu 26th Mar 2009 13:34
Hi Anthony, nice poem that both sums up both the apathy of people and also their vacuous consumerism.
I am normally sympathetic to those who call others to coinscience and act as a sign of contradiction to comtemporary values, but I can't muster much empathy for the placard-carriers.
I thought these lines worked really well, by the way...
before waddling home
to yet another last supper
of your bread and Buckfast life
dreaming down the heavens
for the doubting Thomases.
Comment is about the doomsday man (blog)
Thu 26th Mar 2009 13:21
There were several things I enjoyed about this piece - its superficial simplicity - hiding a deeper message, the use of "vampired" as a verb, and a nicely rounded ending. Good stuff.
Comment is about Trust (blog)
Original item by Deborah Jordan
Thu 26th Mar 2009 13:09
That's all life seems to be about these days - governments making sure that corporations bleed as much work and money out of us as is inhumanly possible. Well said sir!
Comment is about CONSPIRACY (blog)
Original item by alan holdsworth
Thu 26th Mar 2009 13:02
Liked this very much - especially "yellow storm" - not sure why, but I could visualise it! I hate the thought that the state will have access to every email and phone call we make in the name of "security" - but guards its own privacy very jealously from the electorate. We need to make them accountable to us, and remind them that their role is to be our servants. Nice one.
Comment is about Not the Spanish Inquisition (blog)
Thu 26th Mar 2009 11:53
Me too! And isn't it wonderful!
Well done Vixi!
Comment is about My favorite game (blog)
Original item by vixichick
Thu 26th Mar 2009 11:37
Mike, have you read "Here, bullet' by Brian Turner?
Comment is about A Simple Case of Child Hate (blog)
Thu 26th Mar 2009 11:34
Written with your usual passion for important things. Terrific ending.
Thu 26th Mar 2009 11:14
Thanks for your comments on my poems. Coltrane was a jazz saxophonist of endless invention.
Comment is about Jeffarama! (poet profile)
Original item by Jeffarama!
Thu 26th Mar 2009 10:41
"Work is Shit" is a great poem. Says it all.
Comment is about John Darwin (poet profile)
Original item by John Darwin
Thu 26th Mar 2009 10:37
Hey, all poets are novices, really. Keep up the good work.
Comment is about Anthony J. B. (poet profile)
Original item by Anthony J. B.
Thu 26th Mar 2009 10:33
Comment is about Rev. Peter Edwin Findlay (poet profile)
Original item by Rev. Peter Edwin Findlay
Thu 26th Mar 2009 10:10
I agree, this is a powerful piece. Well done for not dealing with this subject in a sentimental or sensational manner.
Thu 26th Mar 2009 10:05
Great poem, strangely powerful
Comment is about Charles Johnson (poet profile)
Original item by Charles Johnson
Thu 26th Mar 2009 10:02
Like your style, Graham.
Are you from Bacup, by any chance?
Comment is about Gray Hamm (poet profile)
Original item by Gray Hamm
Thu 26th Mar 2009 09:51
Comment is about Melanie (poet profile)
Original item by Melanie
Thu 26th Mar 2009 09:46
I really like the one about the slug eating shit, despite the shameless punning in the title.
Thu 26th Mar 2009 09:40
beautifully written Deborah: i'm an amateur
naturalist and i've often as a child, rescued
butterflies and bees from spiders webs!!
Thu 26th Mar 2009 09:32
Great. I like the way your words flow.
Comment is about Morag Reid (poet profile)
Original item by Morag Reid
Thu 26th Mar 2009 00:42
Hi Deborah.. This is completely different. I also put (already) dead butterflies in little packets. If they are dead then I agree completely, extract what beauty you still can from them. Thanks for the explanation. Winston
Deborah R Jordan
Thu 26th Mar 2009 00:10
Hello Tim, thank you for your comments on my words,Trust. I am happy you liked it,Deb x
Comment is about Tim Ellis (poet profile)
Original item by Tim Ellis
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