Patricia &Stefan wilde
Sun 1st Jul 2012 11:17
and a warm welsh(as they most definitely are) type welcome
love the haiku.
You aint one of the big family of Lewis's
from Ferndale,where my daughter has a cottage
by any chance?
look forward to more of your good quilling
Our best to you.
Patricia and Stefan (not welsh unfortunately!)
Comment is about Dave Lewis (Poet profile)
Original item by Dave Lewis
Sun 1st Jul 2012 10:34
Steve - don't know if this is the same as other slams I've been to, but...
Normally there are 2 to 3 rounds so you need to have that many poems in case you go all the way. You have 3 minutes to perform your poem in and they are very strict about time. You are judged out of ten by a panel of judges. It's as simple as that.
Get you - and you used to tell us you weren't that much into performance poetry :)) Good luck! xx
Comment is about Slam dunk at Hebden this Sunday. Sign up now (article)
Original item by Julian Jordon
Sun 1st Jul 2012 10:22
Is there anyone out there who can inform us what the Slam format is, or what the rules of engagement are?
If I'm driving for 45 minutes I'd like to know what's going on before I set off.
The HB Arts Festival web site tells us nothing other than how much it costs to get in
Sun 1st Jul 2012 09:59
That's a nice one Mark - and that's all us trees ask for :)
Comment is about Of your tree (blog)
Original item by Mark Mr T Thompson
Sat 30th Jun 2012 20:05
Glad you think so.
Comment is about Forget About the Trainers and Wear This Sandwich Board Instead (blog)
Original item by shadwell smith
Sat 30th Jun 2012 19:08
Such is the weird delirium of pride
That I knew an instants triumph.
I love this Harry..I enjoyed the flow and the whole feel of the write..I can hear you reading this too, dunno if you have read the revised version?..anyways good stuff sir. :)
Comment is about SIN AGAINST THE SPIRIT? (blog)
Sat 30th Jun 2012 17:45
Agree with the posted comment. A holiday for the mind!
Oldies are goldies!!
Comment is about Charente-Maritime (blog)
Original item by John Coopey
Sat 30th Jun 2012 14:51
Thanks for that - - - can't stop just going on a run
Comment is about Kealan Coady (Poet profile)
Original item by Kealan Coady
Sat 30th Jun 2012 11:38
What consistently amazes me about writers are their diverse sources of inspiration, a church in Iceland, who would have thought it. Enjoyed a lot.
'My skin for the scratch of a chandelier.'
Comment is about Hallgrímskirkja (blog)
Original item by Marianne Daniels
Sat 30th Jun 2012 11:36
just something that was put together for the last Marsden poetry gig, which had the theme of global warming, 20 years after the Rio Conference
Comment is about Shades of Green (blog)
Original item by steve mellor
Sat 30th Jun 2012 11:32
I think you make a valid point.
Sat 30th Jun 2012 11:22
I think this starts and ends particulary well. Still, you have an ear and eye for original imagery and turns of phrase. Having read the last few I wondered whether you wrote mainly at night when the dark angels visit. Anyway, I hope writing enables you to exorcise the very dark ones.
Comment is about Everything Is Not Going To Be Okay (blog)
Sat 30th Jun 2012 10:35
this is a nice easy read that flows freely. the words and they way they're positioned really works.
Comment is about The Naked Jogger (blog)
Original item by Nigel Astell
Sat 30th Jun 2012 10:28
really good poem here, especially church of the stubborn born earth, nice one, kind of a kerouacy feel off it, and some decent internal rhyming aswell (or half ryming i think it is) yknow wat i mean, like, bites, stalagmites and crystallize, among others made this a good one.
Fri 29th Jun 2012 16:39
Yes, plenty to see at the HBAF.
The following 'Pop up' found poetry experiments have been posted on my site
1) Found Letter Shapes
2) The Hebden Bridge Texperiments
3) Talking Heads
4) Slam Cento
5) The Red Wheelbarrow
7) Guest Reading
8) Poetry Parnassus
See Here -
Comment is about Found at Hebden Bridge arts festival - Winston Plowes (article)
Original item by Greg Freeman
John F Keane
Fri 29th Jun 2012 16:21
I wonder what Michael Gove would have to say about this?
Comment is about Shake the Dust's national slam final at Southbank Centre (article)
Fri 29th Jun 2012 00:28
When picking one out of 110 events to go to at Poetry Parnassus, you’ve got to trust to luck as well as judgment. David Andrew and I opted, almost at random, for an evening on Thursday night of poetry from seven of the 30,000 Pacific islands, and a group of poets who were there, as one put it, to “create the Pacific in old Blighty” – or to be more specific, in a hot, crowded room in the bowels of the Southbank Centre, with people walking over your head. This wasn’t anything like your average poetry reading. There were poems about anthropological stereotyping, flying fish racing speedboats, police raids in New Zealand, the damage caused by nuclear tests and climate change in the Marshall islands, and the astonishing appeal of Spam among those living in Guam, and how it may have helped to win the second world war. The work was at times finger-clicking, romantic, hilarious, moving, and participatory, and delivered with panache and conviction. Tusiata Avia, Audrey Brown-Pereira, Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Karlo Mila, Craig Santos Perez, and Teresia Teaiwa had travelled many thousands of miles to be here, a number of them in London for the first time in their lives. Poetry Parnassus is some enterprise. Get along to the Southbank Centre if you can – the whole extravaganza finishes on Sunday – and don’t despair if you live too far away and haven’t a hope of attending. Groups of Parnassus poets then head off on a nationwide tour http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/poetry-parnassus/tour. You may be able to catch up with them somewhere.
Comment is about Poetry Parnassus: how the poems rained down on London (article)
John Z Hepworth
Thu 28th Jun 2012 22:07
Thanks again Ann - so, I'm no longer the accidental pseudo-group John Hepworth, where you hinted the Julianic Effect can have surprising results. Even so warned, I little expected to sprout a Z mid-name for the achieving of this separate identity. Well, it's no mere panicky snatching at of one of the best letters, being in fact the Bardmark Of Zaardvaark, linking me to a character in one of my longer (i.e pushing 5 mins when performed) poems 'Zaardvaark the Wordsmiter'.
Comment is about John Z Hepworth (Poet profile)
Original item by John Z Hepworth
Thu 28th Jun 2012 16:34
Hi John Z - a very warm welcome to WOL!
Thu 28th Jun 2012 15:04
Hi Cynthia, I just wanted to check in that you got the book okay?
Comment is about Cynthia Buell Thomas (Poet profile)
Original item by Cynthia Buell Thomas
Thu 28th Jun 2012 11:46
We can bet Glynn
that if you read this to Cameron
he loved it as much as we do,
very Mr Dahl-ish!
And far from feeble,two hastens to add.
Comment is about Grody Hurlothrumbo (blog)
Original item by Glyn Pope
Thu 28th Jun 2012 11:14
Of course there is room for your
membership in that last line too Lynn
Hows that for creeping-lol.xx
Comment is about Getting over being against each other (blog)
Original item by Patricia and Stefan Wilde
Thu 28th Jun 2012 11:11
aw ta Lynn.the poem is actually based on our mansion,the one in our dreams.Patricia.xx
Comment is about Hoping for approvals (blog)
Thu 28th Jun 2012 11:07
Maybe I should have titled this-
Old misery guts rides again-haha!
I need to nick some of your optimism Lynn.xx
Comment is about Sixties to Sicksties......... (blog)
Thu 28th Jun 2012 10:57
Holy moley Lynn!
you really have excelled yourself
with so much kindness,time and patience
by reading and commenting on so many
of our poems.
I don't know about competitions
on this site,but there should be
an equivalent of the Oscars
for its most commenting member
If there were
your mantlepiece would be overcrowded!
Your inspiration is now
and always will be highly valued
and sincerely appreciated.
Stand by in the not too distant future
for another poem of dedication-
for services rendered-can you wait?
HAHA! all our love and many thanks.
Patricia and Stef.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Comment is about Lynn Dye (Poet profile)
Original item by Lynn Dye
Thu 28th Jun 2012 10:45
Wooden donkey is fine Lynn
as long as it is you
and not us who have to pay
for the woodshavings to feed it on-heehee.xx
Comment is about Ode to Arillas (blog)
Thu 28th Jun 2012 10:42
No doubt that you are aware Lynn-
the greedy you-know-whats
are on the grab again according to
this mornings news.
Mr Diamond is going to forego his bonus?
(and take it from another source no doubt)
as you have been pointing out for a long time
it really is sickening.
The name we mentioned-Eddie George-well
it should have been Mervyn King
which just proves how interested we are
(YAWN)in this seemingly unstoppable crime.
Keep up the crime fighting Batgirl!xx
Comment is about Fleeced (blog)
Thu 28th Jun 2012 10:38
Thanks MC-were those your words? very good and spot on.
Comment is about M.C. Newberry (Poet profile)
Original item by M.C. Newberry
Wed 27th Jun 2012 21:40
Thank you for your comments on my poems - look forward to reading more of yours..
Comment is about Glyn Pope (Poet profile)
Wed 27th Jun 2012 21:38
thanks for your comment - yes you are right its about the beginning of a love affair, just as its starting, with the anticipation and wariness of the path it is going to take...
Comment is about Phillip Kelly (Poet profile)
Original item by Phillip Kelly
Wed 27th Jun 2012 20:32
Thanks for taking the time, Hugh.
Comment is about Fish Out of Water (blog)
Wed 27th Jun 2012 19:56
Absolutely love this, I'm on holiday just reading the words!
Marianne Louise Daniels
Wed 27th Jun 2012 15:53
You have an exceptional talent - so well written and moving - beautiful stuff. I admire your work alot - right up my street.
"Destroy the hate destroying you and save yourself.." - hairs standing up on back of the neck stuff there. excellent.
Comment is about The Hate Destroying You (blog)
Original item by Tom
Wed 27th Jun 2012 15:38
"I want my thoughts to be a river" - Love it!
Good poem, Stef, perhaps we need to hope for rainbow coloured times ahead - well, we can try!
Lol. L xx
Wed 27th Jun 2012 15:03
Ooh, I'd like a house like that!!
Enjoyable poem, Patricia xx
Wed 27th Jun 2012 14:59
Oh wow, really lovely, especially the last line. xx
Wed 27th Jun 2012 13:52
Patricia and Stefan, good to hear from you both and thank YOU.
Comment is about my head an accident waiting to happen (blog)
Original item by Steven Dark
Wed 27th Jun 2012 13:48
I will read it out only - - -
if I can wear my long plastic mac with the old fashioned buttons so easy to undo and my bright pink and yellow wellington boots and nothing else!!!
P.s that should clear the room!
Second thoughts we might loose a few members what should I do?
Comment is about Andy N (Poet profile)
Original item by Andy N
Wed 27th Jun 2012 11:52
Aye, it's gotta be Woody, surely? Hell's teeth, Laura: this is balls-out - or, considering the author should that be 'tits-out'? - brilliant. Blank verse is so difficult to pull off [pardon - still got those frustrations to contend with.] Motorik, hypnotic rhythm [like a really good Krautrock workout] and righteous spleen on top. Have you ever heard Mungo Jerry's version of 'Dust Pneumonia Blues'? Whoo! By the way, ta ever so for liking 'Sertraline' and 'Cockpit Check' [which I've now reworked so - uh-ho, I smell an act of hubris on the horizon - it's even better! Um.]
Comment is about Who Can Own Mountains? (blog)
Original item by Laura Taylor
Wed 27th Jun 2012 09:39
Hi Hugh, thanks so much for the comments, very kind of you. Thom
Comment is about hugh (Poet profile)
Original item by hugh
Tue 26th Jun 2012 22:59
Wonderful poem-thank you.
Tue 26th Jun 2012 18:08
Great poem-it was music to my ears having lived in London for two years--you took me back in time.
Comment is about Can You Hear The People Sing? (blog)
Tue 26th Jun 2012 18:00
THE DENTIST---100% UNIQUE AND ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT-WELL DONE
Comment is about Tom (Poet profile)
Tue 26th Jun 2012 17:47
A compendium of thoughts cleverly crammed into a brilliantly written poem---Well done.
Tue 26th Jun 2012 12:51
you may need a vet for that *chortle* not sad, not west. just SSEN...same shit...
you still look like action man darren
and sadly my critique has to be read backwards these days. bettrer that than have to liten to my poetry.
i think this one is a bit brief...
Comment is about Pome for the demise of a poetry night (blog)
Original item by Ian Hayles
Tue 26th Jun 2012 10:51
Don't put yourself down Ian - you weren't THAT bad...
Tue 26th Jun 2012 09:53
if this poem aint flooded out with forthcoming
comments-we are not the monkeys aunt and uncle
we thought we were-it is fandabulous!
Comment is about Note to Self (blog)
Original item by Dave Viney
Tue 26th Jun 2012 09:41
and of those dreams Daz,
wet ones were always best methinx.
Tue 26th Jun 2012 05:53
Thanks Ann - faultless insight. Will de-group before spurious sundering becomes a way of life.
Comment is about John Hepworth (Poet profile)
Original item by John Hepworth
Tue 26th Jun 2012 00:07
Hi John - welcome to WOL. Are you in fact a group of gnarled 64year-old unpublished Leeds/Otley performance poets - or have you joined as a group by accident, in your enthusiastic rush to join up after your encounter with Julian? (He can have that effect :)
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