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Fri 8th Nov 2013 18:13

I'll be there

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Greg Freeman

Fri 8th Nov 2013 17:53

I hope you've received your invitation, Julian.

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Nigel Astell

Fri 8th Nov 2013 16:21

Kerb Crawler

Mechanical digger
unknown workmen
traffic ambush
stop signs
we are
all followers
of the
mighty cones.

The theme for the night is roads

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barrie singleton

Fri 8th Nov 2013 14:46

This is proving a very productive sally M.C.
On Friday I attended one of those poetry things that abound, where a guru leads a group nowhere in particular. One of the 'poems' we were handed was just so short of - well - everything, that I got rebellious when reading it at home.
A special gift, you say? Perhaps even more special, is to be able to detect the barely detectable? (:o) There can be no right or wrong, of course. We now have silence as music, and there must be a blank page of poetry somewhere. I yield.

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 8th Nov 2013 12:56

It takes a special gift to write prose that can
pass for poetry - and precious few have it.
A reminder of how good it can be is to be
found in "The Burning of the Leaves" - a piece
for the time of year if ever there was one.
It is also timely that its author wrote the
immortal lines "For The Fallen".

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 8th Nov 2013 12:42

Inventive, with a command of language that demands
respect. I enjoyed this display of style and
imagination.

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Frances Spurrier

Fri 8th Nov 2013 12:26

Another confident and wonderfully lucid review, Cato. Thanks so much. I have sympathy with your frustration over the fashion for themes.

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 8th Nov 2013 12:25

What memories this post evokes! I can recall
the back page of many a popular kid's comic carrying an advert. from a firm (was is Ellsdon
or something like?) with all sorts of gadgets
that would appeal - and the hand/pocket warmer
was one such item.
Youngsters loved such things - and their
busy imaginations could be relied upon to
find something to entertain each other - often
hazardous!! But that's how they grew into
wiser adults - unlike many adults today who do
the most stupid and often lethal things that
would not occur had they had the former self-
taught experiences of risk to fall back on.

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Julian (Admin)

Fri 8th Nov 2013 11:54

I have been remiss in commenting and thanking everyone without mentioning the essential contribution and support of Diane Green and Kirklees Libraries who fund the pre-jam workshops and this event.
Diane has been key to the development of the Marsden monthly poetry group and our successes at the Jazz Festival. Although some of this work is part of Diane's vital role as reader development officer for Kirklees, much of it is not and is done voluntarily and in her own time.
She was particularly keen for us to run the workshops, which aim to encourage prospective Poetry Jam performers to experiment, produce new work and get tips and hits for improving performance. And, as has been made plain above, it helps create a wonderful atmosphere.
A special thinks too, to Isobel for her continued support, not just of the jam but of the website through her work as a member of the Write Out Loud team.

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Ann Foxglove

Fri 8th Nov 2013 11:01

Maybe the rain has washed it away?

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barrie singleton

Thu 7th Nov 2013 23:40

Just checkin' (:o) Off to visit Fred Wedlock.
Cheers John

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John Coopey

Thu 7th Nov 2013 23:36

"I write my poems quite free of bourgeois restrictions like rhythm and rhyme...
...and interest". (paraphrase of Fred Wedlock)

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Rose Casserley

Thu 7th Nov 2013 21:32

mines a pint,and a packet of drunken porky scratchings! tee-hee.Hilarious Starfish.x

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Rose Casserley

Thu 7th Nov 2013 21:26

I agree with Darrens comments as long as one was on the right side of that green roof!x

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Rose Casserley

Thu 7th Nov 2013 21:03

thanks Wilde guys.Caught me in downturned mouth moment-aww poor moi!happy Route 66 travelling my friends,and hope your 'new starts' are not 'rendered futile'x

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Comatose

Thu 7th Nov 2013 18:55

Thank you.

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Comatose

Thu 7th Nov 2013 18:53

Ditto.Laughter the only way :)

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 7th Nov 2013 17:20

Good grief, are you wired for constant excellence! Having said that, I have never offered a 'corrective' comment, but tonight I have two possible suggestions:

'half given to heavy clouds' (no 'flown')

and

'a ripped slim book
a sight I could not digest'

I think 'of pages' is clear enough not to stumble in uninvited.

Just an unasked-for opinion. But, give it a wee look. You might just agree.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 7th Nov 2013 17:03

The topic of 'Good Neighbours' in this little ditty is very relevant to us all. Good choice.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 7th Nov 2013 16:56

Really capturing - this 'list' format, like notes for a scene in a play, or the scheme of impressions that skim by, one after another. The unresolved ending is very effective.

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 7th Nov 2013 16:51

Thanks, one and all. Delighted this blog gave
pleasure.
JC - my foray into C&W lyrics is part & parcel
of my interest in lyrics generally. I'm a huge
admirer of the skill and mastery of the lyricists from what can be called "the golden age" -
Porter, Hart, Mercer, Harburg, Cahn, Cash and
many more. They literally set "the standard".
It's also no accident that a grateful nod
towards W.S. Gilbert was often made by these
masters of their profession. Verse and lyric
are close and respectful relations.

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Nigel Astell

Thu 7th Nov 2013 16:24

I like the sequel D

On the road
the leader decides
to reduce speed
but the followers
also slow down
they all think
must be a
speed camera ahead!

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Nigel Astell

Thu 7th Nov 2013 16:10

Tie those leather straps tight
let the golden heels kick
then crunch those glass splinters.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 7th Nov 2013 16:08

Much of what you say is true - medically speaking - no argument. We are a fearsome species with a bottomless well of depravities. Most of what you say probably belongs in a personal journal. But the way you say it is generally erudite and elegant. If you considered a snowfall instead of an avalanche, you would attract a defined readership because your ideas are very astute and applicable.

I honestly do not think that this is a poem; and it's difficult to relate the theme of 'Touch and Go' to it, serious or humorous.

And, after reading your comment, the only word I found in the dictionary is 'dysthymic', but I must be on the right page. Some of those shorter 'drama' series in the evenings are absolutely joy-draining, and I've quit! Realism is a choice.

And, yes, the Northern Lights are mind-blowing. As is a buttercup.

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Hitanshu Sachania

Thu 7th Nov 2013 15:25

Ann,
Thank you so much for being so welcoming....hope ill have fun on WOL.

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Francine

Thu 7th Nov 2013 13:35

Coucou (Blows a kiss)

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Lady Ha Ha

Thu 7th Nov 2013 12:35

Im mighty glad you can find amusement in the outpourings of my tortured soul.

Ive no intention of adding sound so someone can illegally download my song.You'll have to wait till I get a recording deal.

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darren thomas

Thu 7th Nov 2013 10:53

The title sums it all up. A cemetery is often the ideal place to find some sort of creative inspiration. I enjoyed this. :)

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Graham Sherwood

Thu 7th Nov 2013 00:24

As requested Dave

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 6th Nov 2013 20:30

mid forties,and you are'nearing'the end of the road? Blimey Charlie,Solar!according to that we must have been walking along Route 66-and coincidently,for the last sixty six years and still cant see th'end.Mind you,we do have 'similar'luggage-haha!xx

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 6th Nov 2013 20:16

Unusual Mike,but we like it a lot.Very nice to see you blogging again.xx

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John Coopey

Wed 6th Nov 2013 19:51

This is your strongest suit, MC - C&W lyrics.
Top bombing. I agree with Starfish about "degree by bitter degree" (and the way it "rhymes" in sense with the earlier usage "Batchelor/ Loser in Loving Degree").

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jack purvis

Wed 6th Nov 2013 13:11

Thank you Ann. Will try to comply but with my old gas driven laptop I am experiencing some difficulties pasting my efforts into blog area.
Will persevere
Jack

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Isobel

Wed 6th Nov 2013 12:39

Lol - this made me laugh too Lady HaHa - great interpretation of the theme - you'll have to try attaching sound :)

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Isobel

Wed 6th Nov 2013 12:36

Tee hee - you've caused my brow to furrow with that though/sorrow rhyme :)

You've also got me pondering at the meaning of your last two lines - you know how much I need to understand a poem, Cynthia...

Have you turned the tables on the blokes here Cynth? And do you really mean kit-ee rather than skit-ee?

Whatever your answer this tickled my funny bone :)

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 6th Nov 2013 12:30

I am being supportive - IamIamIam.

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Beckie Jordan

Wed 6th Nov 2013 11:21

Thank you! Yes, it's a conversation starter! :)

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Comatose

Wed 6th Nov 2013 10:28

Speaking of names 'Lady Ha Ha' is a good one :)

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dorinda macdowell

Wed 6th Nov 2013 07:09

Hi Nigel: "The Road" - a sequel - - -

You did
Said the marchers
'Cause you're first

Said he
It's a curse
Being first
I will walk behind thee
Therefore my walk will be
Quite indescribably
More relaxed, leisurely...

(with apologies from me, D)!...

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Comatose

Wed 6th Nov 2013 05:17

Thank you :)

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Ann Foxglove

Tue 5th Nov 2013 18:52

Hi Dr Joe - hope you are enjoying being a part of WOL :)

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Ann Foxglove

Tue 5th Nov 2013 18:50

Hi Michelle - a very warm welcome to WOL. I'm afraid your poem "beyond the storm path" seems to have disappeared! Try again maybe :)

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Ann Foxglove

Tue 5th Nov 2013 18:46

Hi Ryan - a very warm welcome to WOL. Hope you'll enjoy the site!

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Ann Foxglove

Tue 5th Nov 2013 18:44

Hi Jack - a very warm welcome to WOL. An enjoyable poem on your profile page - if you'd like to put it on the blogs section you might get some comments - if that's what you'd like :)

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Ann Foxglove

Tue 5th Nov 2013 18:41

Hi Anarchist Rob. Welcome to WOL. Good to hear your work - look forward to more :)

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Ann Foxglove

Tue 5th Nov 2013 18:36

Hello Hitanshu! A very warm welcome to WOL. Hope you enjoy taking part :)

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Ann Foxglove

Tue 5th Nov 2013 18:33

Hi Beckie - a very warm welcome to WOL. Occasional table eh? :)

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Ann Foxglove

Tue 5th Nov 2013 18:31

Hi Surjit - a very warm welcome to WOL. Be great if you could add some of your poetry to your profile. Hope you will enjoy the site and take part too :)

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Comatose

Tue 5th Nov 2013 16:28

Thanks for your lovely comment on my 'neighbours' poem, I'd love to write childrens stories :)

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Isobel

Tue 5th Nov 2013 13:23

Forgot to mention. It starts at 8 or thereabouts. Some poets get there earlier so they can socialise and that might not be a bad idea as there will be plenty of people you'll want to speak to.

Most people do a couple of poems or around 5 mins - but it depends on the length of the poem and on how many poets turn up. We have the occasional quiet night, like everywhere else, but of late it's been just about right - not too many, not too few.I'm sure there'll be a bit of leeway for someone who's travelled and made an effort to visit us.

Our compere for the night is Dave Carr so it should be good.

xx

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