Graham Sherwood

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Mon 25th Jan 2010 12:40

Hello Cynthia, thank you very much for your comments on January. I suppose it's all to do with the looking back and forward at the same time, the Janus thing, January often being the most miserable of months for many. thank you again. Graham

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Ann Foxglove

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Sun 24th Jan 2010 13:09

Thanks Cynthia for another kind comment (Valkyrie). Maybe it's because I am a gemini that lots of odd thoughts pop into my head!I will post a poem called Butterfly Mind sometime, kind of sums it up. Much love Ann x

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Sat 23rd Jan 2010 18:24

Hi Cynthia

thanks again for reading and considered comment

steve x

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Thu 21st Jan 2010 12:50

Hi Cynthia I could not be happier with your succinct appraisal of my latest offering.Thank you ;-) TC X

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Thu 21st Jan 2010 11:40

Cynthia, it absolutely made my day to read your comment on my poem 'Tear drop' - thank you so much for taking that time and for being so kind - I was just so in need of such a lovely boost as well!

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Wed 20th Jan 2010 12:30

Good morning Cynthia.All comments are as always,kindly welcomed.Yours I hold especially dear.Your evaluations are extremely important to me and all on here.Keep well lovely Lady.Stefan.

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Ann Foxglove

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Wed 20th Jan 2010 11:53

Thanks so much for your recent comments Cynthia. The title Fable came to mind because the poem made me think of an ancient copy of Aesop's Fables that someone gave me when I was a child. All the stories seemed to be about animals, the illustrations were lovely, and when I saw the dove and the fox in my mind, I thought of that book.

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kealan coady

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Wed 20th Jan 2010 11:26

thanks cynth.

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garside

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Tue 19th Jan 2010 08:51

Hi Cynthia -
thanks for taking the time to read and make comment on GTi

steve x

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kealan coady

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Sat 16th Jan 2010 15:36

thank you very much for your kind words.

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Steve Regan

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Fri 15th Jan 2010 18:04

Hi Cynthia, thanks for sending "Perspective" to me.

I enjoyed it very much, in its themes and in its writing, and of course the use of the phrase "through a glass darkly". How right to bring to the fore the fact that we can have but imperfect vision and understanding.

Paul is so quotable. I loved what he said about fighting the good fight and running the race to the finish.

If you haven't already read it, I recommend the novel "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbary. It's about some of the very things your poem touches upon ... being considered an outsider, scholarship, humility. It's a lovely, philosphical and humane story.

Very best wishes,

Steve R

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Graham Sherwood

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Fri 15th Jan 2010 17:27

Hello Cynthia and many thanks for your kind comments about "Mole".
I used funereal gauze as trees in mist/fog always remind me of being under burial shrouds.
I used nauseous because the oppressive silence when one stands in a snowscape can be really debilitating. Funiily enough I didn't reckon on their rhyme value, Regards, Graham

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Steve Regan

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Wed 13th Jan 2010 22:00

Hi Cynth.Yes email your poem inspired by "through the glass darkly"
stvregan@yahoo.com
I'l love to read it.

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Steve Mellor

Wed 13th Jan 2010 21:51

Hi Cynthia
Comment appreciated.
As a voluntary worker in my local school, I often feel that parents are looking and wondering what an old gimmer like me is doing working with 6 and 7 year old children.

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Steve Mellor

Mon 11th Jan 2010 13:25

Hello again Cynthia
I suppose most of my poems are 'worked on' to some extent.
I write almost everything sat at my computer, generally arriving at a draft fairly quickly. I then let it sit, and generally keep returning to the computer over the next 24 hours and perhaps change the odd word or two, but the bulk of it remains. Fine tuning may be the best phrase, if that doesn't sound too up-myself.
Thanks for the message
x Steve x

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Steve Mellor

Sun 10th Jan 2010 13:46

Hi Cynthia
Thanks for the comment.
I know it sounds naive, but I'm not sure what 'worked on' means. Put before a workshop? I wouldn't go near one. I'm not blase, it's just that a poem wouldn't be mine afterwards.
The poem came to mind after the Copenhagen conference on climate change, and a comment by a scientist that we are only 2 degrees away from an irreversible change in our climate.
xx Steve xx

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Pete Crompton

Sun 10th Jan 2010 13:03

"Rude logic measures the steel, the wind, the wand" love that.

thanks for your encouragement and continued comment, I read your profil and would love to chat apres poetry event! Never enough time to talk at these gigs!

Pete x

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Sun 10th Jan 2010 07:35

Hi Cynthia. thanks for reading 'Browns Convention'. the poem has been edited and I have added some commentary on the blog. Win :-)

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Thu 7th Jan 2010 22:29

Thank you for reading "Timeline". Your kind comments are most appreciated.

I like "Force Seven".very much. I'm from Georgia, U.S.A., and I know a lot of people recognize us for our accents. I am just as intrigued by accents and expressions different from what I normally encounter in my part of the world. I especially like "Higgledy-piggledy"; Brilliant!

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Thu 7th Jan 2010 21:27

Thank ye kindly for your comments and advice - don't worry, we pirates make more withdrawals than investments!

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Thu 7th Jan 2010 19:29

Hi Cynthia , I am not Welsh. I will have to look at the Celtic reference's regarding coffin and plural. As always an interesting point.

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Wed 6th Jan 2010 19:18

Cynthia , glad you like my New Year contribution, thank you for your comments, they are always welcomed as they are intelligent and constructive.
I see your additions are well worth reading as always.

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Deborah Jordan

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Wed 6th Jan 2010 11:59

Hello Cynthia and Happy New Year. .Thank you for your kind comments on Villtur Augu.I hope I didn't cause you to waffle for too long : ) I didn't mean the stone Angels, ( that sounds like a band) more about individuals who I could take to be one thing, but who could be another.Judging them by clouded thoughts when they could be Angels in covens. hmm, sometimes I lose part of myself..sometimes I also lose another person..but you're right,neither are dead in the literal sense, it just feels like it at times. thanks again for reading and giving my words so much thought, deb xx

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Darren Thomas

Tue 5th Jan 2010 22:04

Thanks for your attention Cynthia - your comments are always near the mark.

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Ann Foxglove

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Tue 5th Jan 2010 21:37

Thanks for your kind comments on the weather girl. If you'd heard the audio the poem wouldn't have surprised you with it's ending! It features my son trying to sound like a dirty old man, and making a worryingly good job of it!

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Mon 4th Jan 2010 17:07

Hi Cynthia - I'm going to be writing up my WOLOP summary tomorrow. Just wondered if you had a favourite this month. Don't worry if you haven't - just thought I'd check... x

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Tommy Carroll

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Sat 2nd Jan 2010 20:12

Hi CBT ty!

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Rachel McGladdery

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Mon 28th Dec 2009 21:37

Thanks again Cynthia for taking time to read my stuff.It's lovely to get such affirming feedback. I laughed at the anal sex comment too!
Thank you
Rachel
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Sat 26th Dec 2009 18:14

Hi Cynthia

thanks for taking the time to read and make comment

steve x

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Dave Bradley

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Wed 23rd Dec 2009 08:35

Hi Cynthia

Thank you for commenting. Much appreciated as ever. It has been sobering to learn about that particular condition - the challenges that some people have in life! Every day of health is a gift

Happy Christmas to you and yours

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Steve Regan

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Tue 22nd Dec 2009 19:49

Happy Christmas, Cynthia, to you and yours. XXX

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Tue 22nd Dec 2009 07:53

Hey Cynthia

thanks as ever

steve x

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kealan coady

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Sun 20th Dec 2009 15:38

Thanks for the comment, thats a good idea I think i will change it, thanks for the advice, much appreciated.

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Tommy Carroll

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Sun 20th Dec 2009 14:57

Thank you CBT.

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Dave Morgan

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Sat 19th Dec 2009 19:22

Cynthia I'm dead chuffed when people see anything of value in my work, thank you. I never wrote it as purposely ironic, more as an entertainment (typical pub poem, lots of swearing etc) with a kick. Symbolism has always been wasted on me, I was brought up in a concrete world with concrete language and I invariably fail to spot the hidden or abstract moral, message or reference, in any poem or story. Probably why I can't take to the "greats". The Buddha under snow just happened to be my only photo with a seasonal reference ie snow, I would have preferred one of a drunken orgy. Now you point it out it suddenly makes me seem like a moraliser. Didn't expect to have to think about my own work! Have a lovely yob-free Christmas.

Dave

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Wed 16th Dec 2009 18:26

Dear Cynthia,

Thank you for your kind comments on my latest offering. Your critique is always welcome.

Many thanks.

Jx

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Rachel McGladdery

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Tue 15th Dec 2009 20:36

Hi Cynthia, thanks so much for commenting on the poems.It's greatly appreciated..
Rachel
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Thom Blake

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Tue 15th Dec 2009 18:09

Hi Cynthia, Thanks for the comment! You're right as well, it's a problem I come across time and time again not knowing when I've said enough! You'll probably see this again in other poems too, but I'll take it on board for future compositions. Thom

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Starlight

Thu 10th Dec 2009 18:16

Hi Cynthia,
thanks for your comment on my poem 'Qercus Robur.' and noticing the typo. (bows = boughs)
Mucho appreciated.

Starlight.x

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Thu 10th Dec 2009 10:01

Hi Cynthia. Thanks for your kind comments on The English Teacher. I see you're a teacher yourself and I agree, I don't think Ofsted would have thought much of him! But he was the one teacher at my school that inspired me. Not exactly The HIstory Boys, but that kind of thing. As a result I switched to English in the sixth form and started writing poems while I should have been revising for my O-levels. Greg

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Wed 9th Dec 2009 14:45

Thanks for your comment Cynthia.

I understand your concern about privacy. Every private person has an entitlement to it, but if you have built a career worth a billion dollars on the basis of your public profile, and your personal characteristics are used as part of that income generation, then your life has been exposed to comment by your own decision. Tiger Woods' personal problems are also the problems of Tiger Woods the multi million dollar corporation. The two things are inseparable and that was his choice.

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Mon 7th Dec 2009 20:58

Thank you for kind comment on my cat poem - she is sleek and slim, and she always wears the purrfect little black dress!

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Graham Sherwood

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Mon 7th Dec 2009 15:43

Hello Cynthia, many thank you's for reading and commenting on Copse. I think your comments are very flattering as I am not the most technically astute poet that you are likely to meet. Once again many thanks and regards.

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Sun 6th Dec 2009 21:27

Hi Cynthia. Many thanks for your comments about "Patience". Regarding the last line - you are indeed fortunate to feel in a position that your life is complete. I realise that it is a state of being, rather than a set of circumstances, but the sad truth is that there are many people who do not feel there, to greater or lesser degrees. And is often felt to be the ultimate goal.

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Sun 6th Dec 2009 11:38

Thanx for commenting on West Window, Cynthia. I enjoyed writing it and it took at trip to York at Christmas to get a feel for it.

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Ann Foxglove

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Sat 5th Dec 2009 06:40

Hello Cynthia, how are you? Meant to thank you earlier about your comment on my foxy poem! I loved your tale of the huskies! (I wonder if she remembers you too!) xx

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Tue 1st Dec 2009 22:26

Thanks for your continued support of WOLOP Cynthia - if only everyone could be so enthusiastic...I noticed that blogs dipped for the second month running, having peaked in September. If that trend continues, hopefully we will get back to a stage where looking through blogs will be less arduous....which should help on the commenting/judging front also.
Although I maybe being overly optimistic - have just checked and we were only 6 less in November than October...

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Tue 1st Dec 2009 16:03

Hi Cynthia. Thanks for looking at Social Algebra Alphabet. Glad you enjoyed it. Not really that cleaver, this one. just a bit of fun and anexperiment. Win x

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Tue 1st Dec 2009 11:33

HI Cynthia

thanks for taking the time to read and make comment on my work

as for your question - lovely question and thought

thanks

steve x

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Sun 29th Nov 2009 21:18

Thanks for your lovely comment on Coming Home - I was very touched. Quite an emotional one to write and read so I am glad that I didn't cross the fine line and make it too sentimental.

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