Fri 8th Nov 2013 18:13
I'll be there
Comment is about A poetry invite to the palace: are you on the list? (article)
Original item by Greg Freeman
Fri 8th Nov 2013 17:53
I hope you've received your invitation, Julian.
Fri 8th Nov 2013 16:21
The theme for the night is roads
Comment is about Write Out Loud at Stockport tonight (article)
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.
Comment is about TETHER'S END (blog)
Original item by Barrie Singleton
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".
Fri 8th Nov 2013 12:42
Inventive, with a command of language that demands
respect. I enjoyed this display of style and
Comment is about You + Me = Destiny (blog)
Original item by Tom Doolan
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.
Comment is about Air Histories: Christopher Meredith, Seren (article)
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.
Comment is about Health & Safety (blog)
Original item by John Coopey
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.
Comment is about Write Out Loud's poetry jam: an eye-opener for a reviewer (article)
Fri 8th Nov 2013 11:01
Maybe the rain has washed it away?
Comment is about beyond the storm path (blog)
Original item by michelle marek
Thu 7th Nov 2013 23:40
Just checkin' (:o) Off to visit Fred Wedlock.
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)
Thu 7th Nov 2013 21:32
mines a pint,and a packet of drunken porky scratchings! tee-hee.Hilarious Starfish.x
Comment is about Cheeky Swine (blog)
Original item by Starfish
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
Comment is about Essence of peace (blog)
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
Comment is about Darkly resigned (blog)
Thu 7th Nov 2013 18:55
Comment is about Cynthia Buell Thomas (poet profile)
Original item by Cynthia Buell Thomas
Thu 7th Nov 2013 18:53
Ditto.Laughter the only way :)
Comment is about Lady Ha Ha (poet profile)
Original item by Lady Ha Ha
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')
'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.
Comment is about Notes (blog)
Original item by Marianne Daniels
Thu 7th Nov 2013 17:03
The topic of 'Good Neighbours' in this little ditty is very relevant to us all. Good choice.
Comment is about Neighbours (blog)
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.
Comment is about Event (blog)
Original item by Graham Sherwood
Thu 7th Nov 2013 16:51
Thanks, one and all. Delighted this blog gave
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.
Comment is about LOVE TAUGHT ME (blog)
Original item by M.C. Newberry
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!
Comment is about Stockport WoL (poet profile)
Original item by Stockport WoL
Thu 7th Nov 2013 16:10
Tie those leather straps tight
let the golden heels kick
then crunch those glass splinters.
Comment is about Touch and Go (blog)
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.
Comment is about Survival Mode. (blog)
Original item by Philip Fletcher
Thu 7th Nov 2013 15:25
Thank you so much for being so welcoming....hope ill have fun on WOL.
Comment is about Ann Foxglove (poet profile)
Original item by Ann Foxglove
Thu 7th Nov 2013 13:35
Coucou (Blows a kiss)
Comment is about Alvin Guinessberg (poet profile)
Original item by Alvin Guinessberg
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.
Comment is about Isobel (poet profile)
Original item by Isobel
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. :)
Thu 7th Nov 2013 00:24
As requested Dave
Comment is about Competition Reminder. Touch and Go (blog)
Original item by Dave Bradley
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
Wed 6th Nov 2013 20:16
Unusual Mike,but we like it a lot.Very nice to see you blogging again.xx
Comment is about BROKEN DREAM (blog)
Original item by Mike Hilton
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").
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.
Comment is about Jack purvis (poet profile)
Original item by Jack purvis
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 :)
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 :)
Wed 6th Nov 2013 12:30
I am being supportive - IamIamIam.
Wed 6th Nov 2013 11:21
Thank you! Yes, it's a conversation starter! :)
Comment is about Beckie Jordan (poet profile)
Original item by Beckie Jordan
Wed 6th Nov 2013 10:28
Speaking of names 'Lady Ha Ha' is a good one :)
Wed 6th Nov 2013 07:09
Hi Nigel: "The Road" - a sequel - - -
Said the marchers
'Cause you're first
It's a curse
I will walk behind thee
Therefore my walk will be
More relaxed, leisurely...
(with apologies from me, D)!...
Wed 6th Nov 2013 05:17
Thank you :)
Tue 5th Nov 2013 18:52
Hi Dr Joe - hope you are enjoying being a part of WOL :)
Comment is about Dr. Joe Simplicio (poet profile)
Original item by Dr. Joe Simplicio
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 :)
Comment is about michelle marek (poet profile)
Tue 5th Nov 2013 18:46
Hi Ryan - a very warm welcome to WOL. Hope you'll enjoy the site!
Comment is about Ryan (poet profile)
Original item by Ryan
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 :)
Tue 5th Nov 2013 18:41
Hi Anarchist Rob. Welcome to WOL. Good to hear your work - look forward to more :)
Comment is about Anarchist Rob (poet profile)
Original item by Anarchist Rob
Tue 5th Nov 2013 18:36
Hello Hitanshu! A very warm welcome to WOL. Hope you enjoy taking part :)
Comment is about Hitanshu Sachania (poet profile)
Original item by Hitanshu Sachania
Tue 5th Nov 2013 18:33
Hi Beckie - a very warm welcome to WOL. Occasional table eh? :)
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 :)
Comment is about Surjit Dhami (poet profile)
Original item by Surjit Dhami
Tue 5th Nov 2013 16:28
Thanks for your lovely comment on my 'neighbours' poem, I'd love to write childrens stories :)
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.
© Copyright 2016 Write Out Loud 2015 CIC. All rights reserved.
Find out more
Hide this message