Wed 31st Mar 2010 21:06
Hi Cynthia - thanks for the kind & constructive comments - "laying on of hands" & I agree that it would work as well without the added words & I only told it as I saw it. I do generally agree with the maxim to cut it to the bare essentials, but here the guy is stepping out into the post-coital sunshine & breeze & these were his sentiments in that scenario, but you do have a valid point. BTW Cyn - I wouldn't feel too sorry for the woman - Scarlett Johansson - I just thought that the image fitted the words. B
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Wed 31st Mar 2010 19:55
Thank you for your kind comments on "I Thought White Was Beautiful" - and I got a kick out of your story!
Wed 31st Mar 2010 16:30
Thank you so much for your very astute observation Cynthia... I left it as 'Saw the reflection' and not 'Saw his reflection' so that you could interpret both ways, even though my thoughts were very much on his reflection...
a meeting of souls - the connection of their souls.
What did you mean by you didn't think the poem really needed it? Knowing whose reflection, or the entire stanza?
Your comments are always greatly appreciated : )
Wed 31st Mar 2010 10:21
I'm glad you're enjoying experimenting with different poetic styles, Cynthia. I mostly write in free verse myself, but try to place it within some sort of informal rhythmic/aural structure if I can. I enjoy trying more formal poems occasionally. Last summer and autumn I wrote a few sonnets in fairly quick succession, as though it was something I had to get out of my system! I find the formality of it, the ten beats and the rhyme, pushes you in directions you had not expected to go, although I don't pretend to get the stresses right. That's a step too far for me. And it's always good to have a rhyming dictionary to hand! Greg
Tue 30th Mar 2010 10:04
Hello Cynthia. Thanks for your kind words on First to Depart. It's empathic in as much as, though there's much of me in the poem, it's mostly about how my father may have mourned the death of my mother.
Sun 28th Mar 2010 16:01
Thank you so much Cynthia for taking the time to comment on my Granfather's scrotum.
Sun 28th Mar 2010 10:39
Stan's gloves definitely not in my car. I had to empty it recently cos it was going in for repairs. I found an awful lot of rubbish and things I'd forgotten I had - but no leather gloves. If they weren't at the Green Room, he may have dropped them en route to the car. I'm always doing things like that - often purses! Will defo make it to Waterside again - it was a good night. Hope you are better. xx
Sun 28th Mar 2010 10:36
Hi Cynthia, thanks for your comment on The Soldier. I think if you write about something you are passionate about, your message will inevitably be clear as day.
Sat 27th Mar 2010 20:02
Thank you Cynthia x
Sat 27th Mar 2010 00:53
Thank-you Cynthia for your comments on my 'War' poem, I'm glad you liked it. You always give such good feedback and your comments really mean a lot to me.
Fri 26th Mar 2010 23:39
Thank you for the kind comment on Sculpture Cynthia. The spelling has been corrected!
Fri 26th Mar 2010 13:44
Thank you very much cynth that means a lot.
Wed 24th Mar 2010 09:11
Thank you for your comment on Baby Irma. Rest assured, no trafficking of babies (oh, Cynthia, that would be a horrendously gothic idea, the trafficking of dead babies to the Living and living babies to the Dead) it's simply the Dead wishing to take advantage of their position and set up a trading cartel. What goods would the Dead trade with the Living and vice versa? I leave that to your imagination.
Tue 23rd Mar 2010 22:53
Hi - "sugar & spice" - many thanks for your kind comments. B
Tue 23rd Mar 2010 21:21
Hi Cynthia . thanks for looking at Run way. The title (with the underscore space) was intended to suggest runaway but to keep the airport elememt refered to in the poem. The poem came out of a workshop with Michael BlackburnI attended recently. Win
Tue 23rd Mar 2010 08:18
Hi Cynthia, thanks for commenting on Kingfisher. Their rarity and spectacular colour does make them legendary, almost mythical.
Your villanelle has attracted much comment. It sounds to me like the tolling of a bell. Sometimes to bolt yourself into a particular form can give you a surprising amount of freedom. Greg
Mon 22nd Mar 2010 17:33
Thanks fo rthe comment ,Cynthia - the poem is one I had to do as I am on the verge...read and apprciate all your work.
Sun 21st Mar 2010 20:05
Hi Cynthia, glad you liked 'Just Passin’ Thro’ (Still Got The Blues for You)'Win :-)
Sun 21st Mar 2010 18:52
Thanks for the comments on "20 Years from Now". I'm pleased you enjoyed it.
Sun 21st Mar 2010 09:49
hope you are well - thanks as ever for reading
spayed is the word i wanted for this poem
Sat 20th Mar 2010 13:48
The path you were walking down was exactly the path I was walking down! All the lines I wrote were exactly what I wish for including the last line. And you didn't upset me in any way, I was truly just confused. Thanks so much for commenting on my work. And also, your description of "The Cape" was a great response to what the piece is about. I'm glad it had that effect on the reader. Thanks again.
Fri 19th Mar 2010 12:38
Thank you, Cynthia, for your comments on "Heartfire", however I don't understand your question or what you mean by propaganda. Drop me a note when you have a moment. Thanks.
Fri 19th Mar 2010 11:59
Thank you for your commens re Culver Cliff Cynthia... most encouraging.
Once again many thanks
Thu 18th Mar 2010 17:54
Sorry about that mistake Cynthia - was Vanilla Ice a pop group? I would agree that ice puts a completely diffent take on it and it was anything but cold. I will try to get along to one of those venues.
Thu 18th Mar 2010 08:26
Thanks for your comments on Eating in Private, Cynthia. You're right, the subject matter is pretty hard to take. These I guess were my father's experiences for more than three years. I had to research it though, he never spoke about it in detail. Apart from the "air-raid stew", that is! Greg
Wed 17th Mar 2010 22:41
Thank you so much for commenting so kindly on Foal. I thought he had cantered off without anyone noticing him! xx
Wed 17th Mar 2010 22:37
hi cynthia - thanks for the recent comments. B
Tue 16th Mar 2010 22:10
Thank you once again for your kind comments and for reading my latest wafflings :)
Tue 16th Mar 2010 18:05
Aw, thankyou so much. I think it's the first time i have ever been complimented for a comment on a poem other than from the author and not always then ha ha
Tue 16th Mar 2010 13:24
I appreciate your thoughts on "The Ultimate Sacrifice". You're so right and I never looked at it that way. Thanks so much.
Tue 16th Mar 2010 12:44
Hello Cynthia and thank-you for your comments on my poems! Vampires are something I've always been into, both as an aspect of folklore and of what they tell is about the very human conditions of lust, greed, obsession etc. I think they force us to contemplate the darker side of humanity and focus on the one thing that fascinates and scares us all; death.
I wrote the three poems as a way of indulging myself in a favourite topic of mine as well as getting in touch with my darker side which is a focus of much of my poetry.
Also, did I mention vampires are cool? ;-)
Mon 15th Mar 2010 00:27
Thanks very much for your comments on 'Scar' - I always appreciate your input. I have left a brief explanation on the poem itself, if you're interested.
Fri 12th Mar 2010 17:52
Thanks for your encouragement for the Funfair pieces, I really appreciate it. I don't agree this is my best work, it's light stuff, not meant for performance in the most part. I prefer the dark stuff or, at least, the different and pieces for performance.
And you think I'm shy - I can't think why you should think that.
Fri 12th Mar 2010 10:46
Hi Cynthia - "the end of the road" thanks for the comments. B
Thu 11th Mar 2010 12:25
Thanks again Cynthia x
Thu 11th Mar 2010 10:37
Hi Cynthia, thanks for your recent comments, really appreciate the feedback. I like your challenge for me to cut down my lengthy rant about not having anything to say (kind of self-defeating anyway I realise). I'll see what I can do... Thom
Wed 10th Mar 2010 13:33
Thanks for your comments on the funfair series Cynthia. I'm glad you enjoyed the flea circus. As you know, this is supposed to be a light series but I'm trying to mix it up a bit to keep it fresh.
Your support has been invaluable, thanks again.
Tue 9th Mar 2010 22:26
'Homeric epithet' - I wish I could say "yes", but alas, it was undoubtedly sloppiness :(
Tue 9th Mar 2010 18:04
Thanks for your lovely comment on 'Cash Converters.'
Tue 9th Mar 2010 00:41
Hi Cynthia. Thanks for your thought-provoking comment - I'm still chewing that one over. And thank you for posting this poem
Mon 8th Mar 2010 23:42
Thanks for commenting on my Fairground series - I'll take your suggestions on board for daredevil diver - I was wee bit tired writing that one and it shows a little I feel
Wed 3rd Mar 2010 13:39
Hi Cynthia, many thanks again for your comment. I do seem to be preoccupied by death these days, although i can't say i'm scared of it or anything. It's just what lands on the paper i suppose! x
Sun 28th Feb 2010 17:41
Thank you so much for commenting on my windy poem! I have added a couple more verses. xx
Thu 25th Feb 2010 13:39
Cynthia - it was lovely to meet you properly too last night! I think our paths may have crossed before at WOL in Sale around autumn last year, where we both read?
Tue 23rd Feb 2010 10:58
just wanted to say thanks for taking the trouble to explain a little of your thinking when you wrote your last blog.
After reading some of the other comments and 'hearing' your own, it does make sense now, although i wasn't the only one to think it an unusual juxtaposition.
I do enjoy the opportunity to discuss on this site. Often are the times when the written word is misinterpreted or misunderstood in its context. :-)
Hope you are well,
Mon 22nd Feb 2010 18:20
Cynthia - the warrior - thanks for the comments - the word "liberal" was used in a generic context only & not meant to be political.
Sat 20th Feb 2010 22:48
hello Cynthia, thanks for the comment on Death Comes To Fleetwood. I do see what you mean about it being confusing, I think when I wrote it I imagined it like an aerial view then swooping in to details if that makes any sense at all.
Sat 20th Feb 2010 08:48
glad you like 79-81
did quite a bit of research for that one : )
Fri 19th Feb 2010 19:27
Hi, once again, thank you x
Fri 19th Feb 2010 17:30
Hi Cynthia - let me know next time you plan on visiting a Manchester venue - I would love to meet you, as would Cate.
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