Fri 14th May 2010 22:10
RE Avon calling; It isn't myself i am denigrating, more the old image ( Edward Scissorhands ). I was mulling over it the other day while delivering brochures.
Ann was right with the toilet, an attempt at word play.
Re Downpour ; I really wanted to keep this short and simple but i really struggled with it for some reason. In the end i gave up and just wrote it as it came.
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment. Hope you are well x
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Fri 14th May 2010 16:05
thank you very much
Fri 14th May 2010 01:57
I fear what I may write about pregnancy and childbirth may not be too nice Cynthia, and that many may find it distasteful, haha.I almost envy you having two at the same time, both girls? May have cut some of mine down if I could have doubled up. This will be the sixth time, and, if she is good with any luck she should be with us within 5 minutes of arriving at hospital - I have timed it pretty well up to now, and if alls well will be in and out - if not it may pertain to a very interesting piece of writing if I can get the use of my vocabulary back soon enough, I cannot stand being in the hospital, I pray that she comes on saturday, my sister Dana just happens to be a senior midwife, I would love to have her at home.xx
Thu 13th May 2010 12:44
hi cynthia. thanks for all of your comments on my work.
regarding comment thread on kealan's omniscient poem:
we were discussing giants and mountains and the loneliness at the peaks of thought...i saw an image on film it was a comedy, could have been from that wonderful tv show monkey, or perhaps monty python cant remember. there's a guru man right at the top of a peak beyond the clouds. another spends his whole life trying to reach him. when he gets there hes overawed by the simplicity of the little man who seems rather annoyed that his isolation has been broken and scuttles off somewhere muttering. The other man sits where he had sat and surveys all. after a minute he shrugs and says, 'is that it?'
i liked this its kind of similar to reaching your own peak and wondering why you bothered to go there at all and spoil the quiet knowledge that some other mind can do that for us with a neccessity for solitude. im a very social person i love company i grew up with a large extended family and isolation is deathly to me. faith in the collective subconscious whilst very real to me is somewhat frustration when the minds i know i share dont even know what im talking about.
i am continually alone in my thoughts. i greatly appreciate the chance for poetry to connect and have made some great friends here through a shared appreciations for words and a quest for truth.
i think my despair is existential...so im fucked really :)
Tue 11th May 2010 01:53
Hi Cynthia, how are you? Wish I could say that I was in possession of a beautiful baby girl, but still waiting,. Feel Like I have been pregnant for 10years now and not the mere 10months that it is. I can't even write at the moment, everything is hormonal dribble, or hot air - ha, I am like a ballon that is ready to pop!- I am reasonably well though, if worn out and a mere shadow of my former self!! I am hoping that Kara Fe (fe with an accent over the 'e') Burrows should be here very shortly, and then at least I can get back to normal, even if general life will be upturned again. Once again, hope you and yours are well and will keep you informed. We have had some really bad viruses in thr computer and when it is working doesn't help me at the minute that it is in the attic bedroom,I need my laptop back. Take care, nicky xx
Sat 8th May 2010 17:49
Thanks for commenting on my latest Cynthia - you could never ever sound like a jerk and you are spot on. In some ways we are more honest to a screen than we are to a set of eyes and that can land us in trouble... The poem was also about how artificial connections can strangely give comfort.
Sorry to note your absence off the site but am hoping you may have some good poems to commend. Sling your April ones in, if you haven't had time to look through May. If you are having problems with blogs like me, you might like to check out the site feedback discussion thread that gives a few suggestions... x
Fri 7th May 2010 22:46
Thank-you Cynthia for your comments on 'Disconnected' - glad you like it.
Think I agree with you about apostrophe in wires, but not in connection's (abbreviation). Thanks for the advice.
Thu 6th May 2010 19:56
thank you for your comment! You are too kind. I am sure that even in these few lines i made a lot of mistakes. But thank you again! It inspires me to write more
Mon 3rd May 2010 17:12
I'm sorry for not giving you more notice about the new rules for WOLOP Cynthia - I just suddenly realised that there wouldn't be enough voters to run it properly this month. I would hate any effort you have gone to, to go to waste, though. Let me have the list of worthy poems you have already compiled and I will add them to the list for May - that way, they get to be highlighted and possibly chosen. Let me know about good May ones as you go along, then you don't have to trawl through at the end. I so wish we had another 50 site members like you - you have an enthusiasm and the commitment that I adore.
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
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
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 ;)
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
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.
Fri 30th Apr 2010 12:59
thanks Cynthia for your comments they are much appreciated.
Fri 30th Apr 2010 09:55
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sat 24th Apr 2010 14:54
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!
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.
Sat 24th Apr 2010 10:37
Thanks for your comments Cynthia
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
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
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
Thu 22nd Apr 2010 15:02
Thank you Cynthia - cooo coooo! xx
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
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
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.
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.
Tue 20th Apr 2010 20:00
"cherubim & seraphim"
many thanks for the comments - I wrote the words, but it is a true story. B
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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 : )
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
Fri 9th Apr 2010 19:48
thanks again for the comments and critisizm, its much appreciated, i'll get straight on them.
Wed 7th Apr 2010 23:27
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.
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. :)
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.
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.
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