Olga Gerke

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Mon 3rd May 2010 14:04

thank you for your comment I suppose "seed of death" means all these things rolled in one. The poem is started as an answer to my friend , who is younger than me. But it can be interpreted differently

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Olga Gerke

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Mon 3rd May 2010 11:42

thanx, Cynthia! yes, the picture is mine. I like to dance and meet lots of people who are ( whatever you call it - spiritual, new age, or gaia...Thank you for your comment! X

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Mon 3rd May 2010 11:23

"asparagus" Hi Cyn - and many thanks. No - I missed J-Lo on TV; she's lovely, but about as bright as a cheese sandwich though, but I'd forgive her that ;)

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Mon 3rd May 2010 09:38

thanks Cyn - "the glossies" = it's one of those with which I am quite pleased but most dont seem to "get it". B

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kealan coady

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Sun 2nd May 2010 15:26

howya cynth, thanks for the comments again, i enjoy the fact you always question them, it gives me a chance to describe the content clearly, as reguards to decidious embracement, the general theme is the alienation of new begginings, decidious implys that every welcome eventually decays, i know that sounds horribly emo but i refuse to censor myself on the grounds of stereotype. I feel anguish belonged to the poet long before the emo and therefore we have the right to convey it without generalisation.

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Daniel Hooks

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Fri 30th Apr 2010 12:59

thanks Cynthia for your comments they are much appreciated.

Dan

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Augusta Darling

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Fri 30th Apr 2010 09:55

Oh Cynthia

Tongue swirling, how lovely.

Your comments and reply to my poetry are equally as tongue swirling.

Thank you so much for your very much appreciated support.


Augusta xx

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Ann Foxglove

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Thu 29th Apr 2010 17:31

Thanks for commenting on Phosphorous Cynthia. No, no sex with the dog!! I think the hound (dog indeed!) symbolises the man. And phosphorous a passion that can burn.

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David Cooke

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Thu 29th Apr 2010 17:27

Hi Cynthia It's starts off just being about a stroll along the sea front at Cleethorpes and walking past the corny illuminations, but it ends up being about my loss of religious faith. I was brought up as an Irish Catholic. I hope that makes some sense.

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David Cooke

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Thu 29th Apr 2010 09:12

Hi Cynthia Thanks again for your comments. I've enjoyed your last couple of poems too. I appreciate the 'objective' style.

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kealan coady

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Tue 27th Apr 2010 18:15

dedicated catholic? im certainly not, i was comparing modern israeli imerialism to the foreign policy of the roman empire during jesus' time.

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Chris Dawson

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Sat 24th Apr 2010 14:54

Hi Cynthia,
I hope the poem, hope all my poems can stand without knowing any background. Of the people who commented only one knows much about me, and I think she was the only one who knew beforehand that I'm about to go in to hospital again, and am a bit uptight about that.
It wasn't intended as a 'chat' thing, and nor is all my work so autobiographically personal. I welcome comments of any kind - particularly nice ones, and I always appreciate yours very much - good or bad!
Cx

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kealan coady

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Sat 24th Apr 2010 14:19


thank you, i take it your speaking about jesus being in hamas? I was hoping somebody would say something so i could have the oppurtunity to explain. Jesus was a freedom fighter in his own right, he knew his preaching episodes were causing civil unrest in a region then dominated by the roman empire and yet continued. Today that is what western propaganda media would call a "terrorist" if he were to come back and witness the israeli tyranny of imperialism imposed on the innocent people of palestine there is no doubt in my mind he would join hamas. Afterall it is his home country.

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Chris Dawson

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Sat 24th Apr 2010 10:37

Thanks for your comments Cynthia
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jane wilcock

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Fri 23rd Apr 2010 21:50

" carcassess ground to mince" as a comment is a great line! Many thanks for your encouragement and comments.
Flashback is wonderful, I think you know I love the vivid pictures. If you stood for election on a the green card with poetical speeches like these you would have my vote. best jane

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Ann Foxglove

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Fri 23rd Apr 2010 21:17

Hi Cynthia - intrigued by your question. On the whole my poems are quite simple. I don't think I have a problem with what you mention. More a frustration that subject can get more attention thatn poem. xx

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Gus Jonsson

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Fri 23rd Apr 2010 07:03

Good Morning Cynthia

Thank you so much for comment regarding To FarTed It was undertaken as an excercise to enable me to write sensible structure about a subject that was faintly light and frothy... to ward off writers block mmmm.

Take up the pen and write about the first thing you see, taste smell ...or hear...A good excerciae.

Once again many thanks

Gusxx

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Ann Foxglove

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Thu 22nd Apr 2010 15:02

Thank you Cynthia - cooo coooo! xx

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hatta

Wed 21st Apr 2010 18:13

Cynthia, huge thanks for your -- as always -- magnanimous, perceptive, generous and very kind comments. You're a fantastic poet yourself and I always feel very privileged when I hear from you. xxx

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Wed 21st Apr 2010 13:23

Hello again, i actually like bats, its more to do with what would happen if you were stood in the way of bats that were disturbed.Hoenestly don't want to give them a bad rep..There might be some influence from the vampire films i,ve been watching lately aswell!! haha,
thanks, Donna X

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Lisa Milligan

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Wed 21st Apr 2010 13:22

Cynthia, thanks for taking the time again to read another one of my works. "Absolution" is very symbolic and that's why it's hard "to get". Each reference has to do with someone in my family. It was very cathartic to write...just like so much poetry is! I very much appreciate your comments.

Thanks again,
Lisa

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Steve Lane

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Tue 20th Apr 2010 20:52

Thank you for your comment about 'Cling Film', Cynthia. Muchly appreciated.

I've had a quick scan through your stuff. And I likey very much. The one above captures a moment brilliantly.

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Tue 20th Apr 2010 20:00

"cherubim & seraphim"
many thanks for the comments - I wrote the words, but it is a true story. B

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hatta

Tue 20th Apr 2010 19:04

Hello Cynthia, huge thanks again for the comment. Big Bang was written as part of a performance piece 7 years ago. I hadn't read John's blog when I posted it so it looks like serendipity!

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Tue 20th Apr 2010 14:47

Hi Cynthia... let me try and elucidate - You know the feeling you get as a small child (Holding the hand of a parent) in a busy street maybe when everything is happening all around you in bigger / busier world you dont understand. You are just been guided along. Then for some reason you loose this contact. Everything suddenly gets turned up a notch and the child feels apart from not just the parent but from the whole world. the feeling in the poem is the same. You are in another world with all its rules and laws but can't connect, deafened and overwhelmed by its beauty and how it all works. Hope this rather waffling explanation helps. win x

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Ann Foxglove

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Mon 19th Apr 2010 20:14

Thank you for your kind comments on Mother Nature. It is an unpretentious little thing and I'm glad you liked it! xx

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Mon 19th Apr 2010 13:52

Hey, your comment is right in that 'gallery of thoughts' is something i wanted to use,your advice is appreciated. Donna

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Mon 19th Apr 2010 08:40

Cynthia, thanks very much for your comments on St Leonard's, although I think you really have been too kind. Thomas Hardy? On the other hand, you have made my day. Greg

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hatta

Sun 18th Apr 2010 20:24

Hello Cynthia! Thank you for your very kind comment on 'How I...'. t's like a bouncy castle -- one of those inflatable fun things you can leap around on. The bacteria love it and are willing to pay £2 for an hour on it. Any more and they rupture their cell membranes, which is sometimes useful for me but not desirable for them! The mardi gras is a bit like 'dress down Fridays and, again, they are willing to pay for the fun of dressing up. xx

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Francine

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Sun 18th Apr 2010 19:45

Not weird at all Cynthia...
I lOVE your comment on my poem 'Is it not enough...'
I can see it...

Merci : )
Francine x

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Lisa Milligan

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Sun 18th Apr 2010 15:24

Thank you for your generous review of "Cassie". She is very dear to me. I'm glad you enjoyed reading it.

Lisa

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Rachel McGladdery

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Sat 17th Apr 2010 11:59

Hi Cynthia,thanks for the comment on the Lucy poem,sorry it's taken me so long to reply by the way. I just really wanted to put 'oer'...don't know why.
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Bill Kelly

Thu 15th Apr 2010 23:53

Thanks for the comment Cynthia; I was wondering what to do with that couplet -I think you are right- will amend.

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Thu 15th Apr 2010 10:28

Cynthia, thank you for your kind comments on "Otis cries". The poem almost wrote itself and was a singularly defining moment for me as the deceased was a beloved next door neighbour. Thank you once again. Graham

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Sun 11th Apr 2010 23:45

Hi again Cynthia & Thanks for the comment. I wasn't entirely sure about it as it's a bit different from what I normally do, but glad to see that a few people sem to like it.

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Sun 11th Apr 2010 22:51

Thankyou for your comments on my "Trip to the Dentist". I decided against a verse simulating the slobbery spit of pink water into the sink for the sake of taste!

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kealan coady

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Fri 9th Apr 2010 19:48

thanks again for the comments and critisizm, its much appreciated, i'll get straight on them.

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Gus Jonsson

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Wed 7th Apr 2010 23:27

Cynthia
Thank you so much for your wonderful and discriptive comments and yes myth always builds up mood and as a consequence ...flashes the spark and a poem is penned.


Once again so many thanks for your very kind words.


Gus x

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Chris Dawson

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Wed 7th Apr 2010 15:25

Thank-you Cynthia for your, forever generous, comments - I really value them. I read and enjoy all your work too, I'm just not very good at leaving comments, still campaigning for an 'I like this one' button. :)
Cx

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kealan coady

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Tue 6th Apr 2010 17:04

thanks for all your comments cynth, means a lot, especially coming from sumone who is published, yea i'll put, As The Moon Prevails back up maybe next week or sumthing.

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Augusta Darling

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Mon 5th Apr 2010 18:17

The pen can be wielded liken to a sword Cynthia but I say again this poem carries no real message or malice, instead of which it carries only that of the mischievous creativity that lurks somewhere within my inner most depths..

The fantasy is a dream like sequel, surreal sexual escapism all built around the image of the beautiful young lady sat upon the red leather Chesterfield.

I agree with you entirely that the forum of WOL is not for anything other than poetry prose and the all things similar.. My poems are usually nothing more than spiralling dreamscapes and pure fantasy bonded to a strong instinctive sexual backdrop. I am happy to paint all of my words in strong bright colours and am constantly experimenting with both the visual aspects of verse as well as the poetic construction of the written..

Hey Ho, Cynthia thank you for most encouraging comments once again, the dinner bells fast approach, that’s me back to my ‘Saddle of Lamb’…and a glug or three.

Augusta xx.

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Sat 3rd Apr 2010 18:11

Thank you for your wonderful comments on Lemon Pips. As a newish poet, with no background in poetry, I am often flummoxed when one particular poem seems to reach people, then another does not. To me, I can never tell which it will be. This, of course, is a problem if I ever intend to send poems off (hopefully) to either a competition or a publisher. Will I one day know which of my poems works? Is this just me or does it apply to everyone? Or should I just hold to what I think are the better ones. I am often gobsmacked by the reaction to certain poems which, for me, took little work. Or should I say concious work. It is a puzzle! But thank you again for your input which I always value!

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Sat 3rd Apr 2010 16:58

Hi Cyn - "Dreams" - thanks for the comments. it's based on a true story & the crux is that if you want something badly enough, you can sometimes make your dreams come true & the narrator is just telling that tale. B

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Sat 3rd Apr 2010 15:29

Thanks for your comment on my latest Cynthia. Yes, I had a lot of fun with allusion - the discussion thread also! You are probably right about it being too stretched out. Perhaps I tried to cover too many areas - the youth of today could make an entirely separate poem - and I am beginning to sound old!

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Banksy

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Fri 2nd Apr 2010 18:42

Hi Cynthia - thanks for the comments - it's much appreciated. all the best. B

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Thu 1st Apr 2010 09:45

Thanks ever for your comment on Old Flame Cynthia, you got it spot on about the voices and the choice of 'improper'. Cheers, Thom

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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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Lisa Milligan

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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!

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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 : )
Francine x

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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

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