Sun 29th Apr 2012 19:52
Seem to have missed this, my loss. Full of strong imagery and nostalgic lines. Nice ending too. 'Lido' is an interesting word for me, origin - [C20: after the Lido, island bathing beach near Venice, from Latin litus shore] just sounds Yorkshire to me as does 'Gazebo' :-) Like the poem a lot Greg, keep up the good work.
Comment is about The cruet set (blog)
Original item by Greg Freeman
Sun 29th Apr 2012 19:50
Congratulations Laura...and the report (you`ll
have to take up Journalism)
Comment is about That poetry podium feeling: Greenheart prize-winner Laura on a grand night out (article)
Were you 'listening in' as part of your official MI5 duties. The imaginative interpretations of overheard conversations are indeed where the intrigue lies. Of course, you often encounter this on public transport, other people's lives always seem far more interesting than my own. Sometimes though I think there is no one on the other end, now, that is interesting. Enjoyed.
Comment is about Scanner Soap (blog)
Original item by Cynthia Buell Thomas
Sun 29th Apr 2012 19:47
Great observations Gregg. The wisteria made me think wistful, nice work. Win
Comment is about The show (blog)
Sun 29th Apr 2012 19:37
Cheers JC. You know me, if laziness was an art form then I'd be a master, shame about the alleged poetry though.
Comment is about John Coopey (Poet profile)
Original item by John Coopey
Sun 29th Apr 2012 18:08
Hi Ian, a lovely poem for a sunday evening, the rain has petered out and the sky lightened, reminds me of Blake.
Comment is about UNCTION (blog)
Original item by Ian Gant
Sun 29th Apr 2012 17:57
This is lovely, so true, clearly a man who has been backstage.
Sun 29th Apr 2012 17:54
Hi Laura, congratulations and a well written article but help: I cant find your poem/profile??!Thanks jane
Cynthia Buell Thomas
Sun 29th Apr 2012 17:16
Thank you, Greg. And special thanks to Ray for his recent post using different 'voices'. This poem was written many years ago, and was just sitting in a notebook. I couldn't bring myself to pitch it.
Sun 29th Apr 2012 17:06
Really like this Greg. It brought back to me the sentiments I felt whilst writing "Starlet" and wonder whether yours is autobiographical too, or just a clever idea. Either way a strong piece. Well done, Graham
Sun 29th Apr 2012 17:04
Hi MC, Echoes. Much appreciate the comments. Ta v much.
Comment is about M.C. Newberry (Poet profile)
Original item by M.C. Newberry
Sun 29th Apr 2012 16:57
Greg, I enjoyed the intimacy in this. I don't need to know the person in question. 'Snapped on your mobile phone' speaks volumes and is the unique image you chose to share with us. CHEERS.
Sun 29th Apr 2012 16:49
Hi Greg, Echoes. Many thanks for your kind comments which are always very much appreciated.
Comment is about Greg Freeman (Poet profile)
Sun 29th Apr 2012 16:47
Thank you Greg. All on our doorstep of course. An example, I think, of time marching on, if ever an example was needed. CHEERS.
MC. Much has been done on Military humour, always the more memorable during moments of tension. As the poem suggests: If only walls could talk. Many thanks.
Comment is about ECHOES. (blog)
Original item by Philipos
Sun 29th Apr 2012 16:20
Enjoyed your poem and found myself chuckling. Thank you for brightening my day! Also, thank you for your comments on my poetry. Much appreciated. xxx
Comment is about LIVE AND LET DYE - A cyclist's riposte to dear Lynn Dye (blog)
Sun 29th Apr 2012 16:19
Neat simple and sad . . . Shouldnt love be a celebration rather than an addiction though . . . Jus a thought for ya ?
Comment is about What is love? (blog)
Original item by Katypoetess
Sun 29th Apr 2012 16:11
Thanks , Yvonne. Reminds me of mt cats though my puppy susses they're arrival a mile off! Thank you too for your lovely comment on my poem. xx
Comment is about Whisker (blog)
Original item by Yvonne Brunton
Sun 29th Apr 2012 16:09
Restrained and delicate - yet powerful! The
heart is at work here.
Comment is about I learn this from him (blog)
Original item by Abegail Morley
Sun 29th Apr 2012 16:07
Come On Thomas .... If the lady wants a dead mouse ...kill it yourself!!!!
Nice verse. well done!
Comment is about On not being a cat (blog)
Original item by Thomas Thurman
Sun 29th Apr 2012 16:03
This is a good example of using the right style
to tell a tale. Verse would work but perhaps this works better. Evocative, even for those
who never served in the military as such, it rings true...of times, places and customs of the past.
"ATTEN-SHUN! You are an 'orrible little man!
What are you...?"
Sun 29th Apr 2012 15:39
Lovely, nostalgic merry go round a memories ride, your reference to never going back belongs to taking the who you are now, by virtue of your status and reputation, to the past... and starting again... it seldom ever works.
Memories should be liken, in my opinion to a shoe box of yellowing and faded family snaps...letters and the lingering scent of a pressed flower held safe between the pages of time until reopened again, which enables the minds eye to open wide and see the past clearly once more.
Great piece of writing Chris
Hope to see you soon.
Comment is about Our day out (blog)
Original item by Chris Co
Sun 29th Apr 2012 14:25
Comment is about SAILING DAYS (blog)
Sun 29th Apr 2012 13:52
Hi John, Re Easington, glad you liked. And an added insight of someone who has 1) been down mines and 2) someone who must have confronted the desperation of these mining towns in their decline.
I would love to go down a working mine. Or should I say love to make myself go down a working mine.
Sun 29th Apr 2012 13:38
thanks gus for that fine review ;D
Comment is about theme park (blog)
Original item by Rachel Bond
Sun 29th Apr 2012 11:36
There's a wealth of stories within this, Cynthia; overheard snippets that make you want to know more. And there is a rhythm and pizzazz about it all that I like very much. Wrong era, I suppose, but it makes me think of Damon Runyon, Guys and Dolls.
Sun 29th Apr 2012 11:26
Thanks for the comments.I borrowed no.36 from another thread on the same site. It was as if he felt he didn't exist unless remembered.
Comment is about A Local History Facebook Group (blog)
Sun 29th Apr 2012 11:02
thanks for your comment on 'Whisker', Lynn. I'm glad you enjoyed it. It was a whisker from my little black furball of mischief which inspired it. XX
Comment is about Lynn Dye (Poet profile)
Original item by Lynn Dye
Sun 29th Apr 2012 11:00
Forget any minor errors in the printed version, we're all adult-ish - This is an outstanding exposure of energetic sympathy and gentle inspiration at a time of great pain. If I had received anything like this when my parents split I would have been consoled and probably moved forward more positively. When reading your words I felt the genuine feeling involved. Ta muchly, Nick.
Comment is about Lost in the ost (blog)
Original item by Dominic Simpson
Sun 29th Apr 2012 10:51
this is fuller than previous. a grand piece of work. Your 'drugs as blades of a knife' is inspired. Their 'souls drain' is gently played drama that sends the reader's mind racing! And if that's not enough in a short poem, you've given us two questions to ponder. Yes a nice piece to chew on. Ta muchly, Nick.
Comment is about Kids With Drugs-2 (blog)
Original item by Shirley Smothers
Sun 29th Apr 2012 10:47
Nice one, Yvonne. Cunning little critters, aren't they? Enjoyed. x
Sun 29th Apr 2012 09:52
A really accomplished and great piece of writing its brash it bruises and at the same time it is as gentle as a lamb as smooth as silk.
Superb loved it!
Sun 29th Apr 2012 09:41
Thank you so much everyone for reading and commenting ... and all those who contacted me via facebook, mobile, and many other and varied modes of communication.
Does anyone know how to re post a pigeon ?
Comment is about REVIEW - WOL 'Ring of Bells' Middleton (blog)
Original item by Gus Jonsson
Sun 29th Apr 2012 08:24
What does it look like in the edit box? It was fine on the blog but clicking on it as you say now looks like prose! Heard you do this one at Sale, it works equally well on page or in performance. I remembered it from WOL and clicked because I welcomed the opportunity to revisit it and take it in properly. I'd missed the "get yourself to bed" finish which is now making me smile. Conveys really well a father son relationship. Thank you for sharing.
Sat 28th Apr 2012 23:32
Comment is about The Sea (blog)
Sat 28th Apr 2012 23:31
stunning poem Shirley and sadly so very true.
Sat 28th Apr 2012 23:28
lol thanx Yvonne, based on a guy in about 1997 or so who did this. in england somewhere, was on the news. no way to get him out, he had power, food, water. not even a nuclear bomb would get him out lol. bet hes still down there:)
Comment is about NOT PAYING (blog)
Original item by nick armbrister
Sat 28th Apr 2012 21:18
Ann thank you for commenting on Chaff. It's good to see you back. Have you been doing anything nice, or just having time out?
Comment is about Ann Foxglove (Poet profile)
Original item by Ann Foxglove
Sat 28th Apr 2012 21:11
Hi Dominic! :)
I'm glad you enjoyed the poetry! Not sure what you mean by "contrived verse" ?
Comment is about Dominic Simpson (Poet profile)
Sat 28th Apr 2012 20:51
Hi Joy, good to see you posting so often. Some very powerful words in your work. Will have another look through soon. Glad you liked my milk experiments. Win x
Comment is about Joy Claypool (Poet profile)
Original item by Joy Claypool
Sat 28th Apr 2012 20:12
Nice rhythm and music to this, Phil; a tight discipline respectful of the subject matter.
Sat 28th Apr 2012 19:55
Hi Charlotte, heard you at BSTG thursday jus gone . . . Enjoyed very much, all the more so as you dont compromise and follow the fashion for such contrived verse . . . Kind regards dominic . . .
Comment is about Charlotte Henson (Poet profile)
Original item by Charlotte Henson
Sat 28th Apr 2012 19:50
Erm . . . Anyone know how how to not make poems look like prose lol???
Sat 28th Apr 2012 19:29
Many thanks for the welcome, tip and comment too . . . Will post n see what happens . . . .
Sat 28th Apr 2012 18:21
Just logged back in to say I like this very much.
Comment is about Chaff (blog)
Original item by Graham Sherwood
Sat 28th Apr 2012 18:18
Lovely! "All across the town
People are setting aside books
And model sailing ships."
Very moving and subtle.
Comment is about Sunday Evening (blog)
Original item by Tom Harding
Sat 28th Apr 2012 18:16
I like "a weekday torn from routine" personally. Good poem - I do like what you write - and the drawings too.
Comment is about Funeral (blog)
Sat 28th Apr 2012 18:15
I think I've been down this one, Win. It had one of the shortest MATs(Machine Available Time)in the country because they mined so far out under the sea.
I also had cause to visit on a number of occasions after it had closed as I ran the Jobshops for redundant mineworkers nationally.
Powerful imagery, Win.
Comment is about Easington Colliery (blog)
Original item by Winston Plowes
Sat 28th Apr 2012 18:11
Great!! Just looking in on WOL as I've been away and I'm delighted with the news Laura - well deserved I'm sure. xx
Sat 28th Apr 2012 18:09
Hi Nick. It's me again. I have a better poem called "Kids With Drugs-2". I think it stills needs work, but it's more structured.
Comment is about Nick Clifton (Poet profile)
Original item by Nick Clifton
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