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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Mon 13th Jan 2014 19:05

haha! cheers S.W.xx

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 13th Jan 2014 18:23

good stuff Laura - powerful, concise and hard hitting

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 13th Jan 2014 18:20

thanks for the kind comments on 'old school tie' starfish - much appreciated as always
Ian

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kath hewitt

Mon 13th Jan 2014 18:10

Particularly liked the first two lines and the change in pace for the next two. Nice, tidy piece

Hope you're well :-p

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Tommy Carroll

Mon 13th Jan 2014 17:54

But Jeff surely you must know that we're all in it together- the Prime minister said so. Tommy

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 13th Jan 2014 16:59

JC - you may recall commenting on my post "Fallen Angel" to the effect that you were waiting on the tune.
I have to tell you that I woke up early (too b....y early) yesterday morning with a tune
running through my mind which I somehow knew
would fit. The downside was getting out of my
warm bed to sing a version of the two into my
tape recorder...knowing that if I stayed abed,
I would fall asleep and forget it next time I
woke up. The price we creatives pay for our
efforts!!! Anyway, I am arranging for it to
be recorded by my usual excellent source and
hope to post the completed product on WOL in
due course.

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Mon 13th Jan 2014 14:22

It was an enjoyable evening as usual, but why was there no tribute to former TSE Prize recipient, Seamus Heaney? The evening should have begun with one of the PBS's recordings of SH reading.

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David Andrew

Mon 13th Jan 2014 13:07

Greg,

Yes; it was an extraordinary evening. Quite something when nothing but poetry fills the Festival Hall.

As I'm pretty sure McMillan said: who knows, next year, we might even be on TV!

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John Coopey

Mon 13th Jan 2014 10:38

Hello Shirley,
Glad you enjoyed. Not entirely autobiographical as you will have guessed!

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Laura Taylor

Mon 13th Jan 2014 09:38

Hello Moira

Many thanks for your comment on 'Before You'. I see you are no stranger to love poems yourself :)

I also note that I last commented on one of your pieces back in 2011! The Library one. Was excellent.

Cheers

Laura

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Mon 13th Jan 2014 06:00

Thank you John!

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kath hewitt

Mon 13th Jan 2014 00:03

I can relate to this.....if only someone could tell us eh?

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Shirley Smothers

Sun 12th Jan 2014 23:18

Hilarious!

My husband has a "Bucket List" poem. But his is very serious. He was told that he had a serious blood disorder. Turned out to be nothing but scared the He-- out of us for a while.

Nice writing

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John Coopey

Sun 12th Jan 2014 22:18

Very true, Larisa

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Dave Bradley

Sun 12th Jan 2014 21:43

Nice one Jeff. With some honourable exceptions, the wealthy have increasingly been characterised by a predatory attitude towards the rest of society. The way that sections of the media blaze the odd benefit cheat across their pages, and hypocritically keep very quiet about the much larger problem of tax avoidance is sickening.

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Dave Bradley

Sun 12th Jan 2014 21:38

The way that Western leaders regularly line up with an oppressive regime which continues with multiple illegalities is extraordinary. Sharon was one of the worst, with much blood on his hands.

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Rose Casserley

Sun 12th Jan 2014 21:26

while resisting the temptation to hold your Dick,let alone give it a kiss Mr Wilde,can I ask how many balls does it have?-tee hee!and was this sorry tail(ha)based on a real event and are you actually living/rolling around heaven or enjoying a stay in some kind of rubbery lock-up?x

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Rose Casserley

Sun 12th Jan 2014 21:20

any poem taking the piss out of royalty,will do for me PPP.X

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Rose Casserley

Sun 12th Jan 2014 21:16

ah!thanks for the explanation Paul.x

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David Cooke

Sun 12th Jan 2014 19:45

Hi Andy Glad you liked my deer poem and thanks for the kind comments. MY apologies too for being so slow in getting back as I was away for a few days.

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andy n

Sun 12th Jan 2014 18:52

both me and cathy love this m8. It says what both of us think towards certain people in power.

we will be sharing this on facebook shortly for defo on both our facebook pages and associated sites.

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Linda Cosgriff

Sun 12th Jan 2014 16:22

I like the new look, especially the upcoming events section, which is much easier to read; but I keep forgetting to read the recent activity section now I have to scroll down for it.

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 11th Jan 2014 17:35

Charming in its simplicity - love the pay-off
in the last line.

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Lynn Dye

Sat 11th Jan 2014 16:15

So well put, Jeff, and I agree with every word! (And then some...)

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Lynn Dye

Sat 11th Jan 2014 16:12

Thank you, Solar x

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Paul Sands

Sat 11th Jan 2014 00:10

A little explosive device...it's how it came out

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fitzroy herbert

Fri 10th Jan 2014 20:53

It's the same the whole world over
Ain't it all a bloody shame
It's the rich that gets the pleasure
And the poor that gets the blame.

Never a truer word spoken, Jeff. Angry enough for sure, but forceful? A rhyming quatrain keeps us close to song, from which poetry should never stray too far. Brecht had Kurt Weill to set his work to music...yet few barriers were broken down. It least not the ones Brecht had in mind. But in deep every system lie the seeds of its own destruction. We may have to wait some time for the young to heed your call...

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M.C. Newberry

Fri 10th Jan 2014 17:22

Tightly wrought and heartfelt.
I assume this is aimed at governments in total
as the basic problems still seem to evade their
ability to put them right.
A global world and the ability of big business
to up stakes and move when meeting taxation
beyond their comfort zone hardly helps.
Emerging nations lie in wait with eager eyes on their own chances...and this must affect
political decisions accordingly.

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Greg Freeman

Fri 10th Jan 2014 16:33

Happy new year, Laura, chuck, and glad you liked Surbiton Lagoon. To tell the truth, I didn't go there much, because at that time I couldn't really swim. But I could always hear them all enjoying themselves, in the distance.

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Greg Freeman

Fri 10th Jan 2014 16:31

No steam trains going past Surbiton Lagoon, John, more's the pity, thought they weren't far away, of course. A whistle in the distance.

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Greg Freeman

Fri 10th Jan 2014 16:30

Thanks for your comments on Surbiton Lagoon, Starfish. Glad you liked it.

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Fri 10th Jan 2014 14:07

How timely. Nice one Jeff.

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garside

Fri 10th Jan 2014 13:30

watching accidents of men
who disappear and leave them mad

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John Coopey

Fri 10th Jan 2014 12:55

Ssshhh... Harry. She hasn't gone yet.

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Fri 10th Jan 2014 10:42

and so say two of us!xx

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Fri 10th Jan 2014 10:40

I'll print this off as very good instructions for Patricia,because I am likely to be first 'upstairs' having been her long SUFFERING 'usband

but dont tell her I told you!x(x)

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Fri 10th Jan 2014 10:36

made us almost laugh and cry at the same time.xx

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Laura Taylor

Fri 10th Jan 2014 10:34

I think you know my feelings on the content mate ;) Good one.

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Laura Taylor

Fri 10th Jan 2014 10:32

Aww, what a lovely poem. I can almost see her :) Glad you got that date :D

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Jonnie Falafel

Fri 10th Jan 2014 08:35

Lovely poem Harry. Captures that moment of being overthrown by a constellation of things -music, the light, her beauty.... and she was a doctor? Good catch!

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Francine

Thu 9th Jan 2014 22:00

Amen. :-)

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Harry O'Neill

Thu 9th Jan 2014 21:32


I know John, I have to need somethin` goin` for me.

I took her to see Macbeth, and she insisted on
pointing out that McDuff`s blood was the wrong colour...She was, though, lovely...and very, very Irish. I couldn`t believe my luck.

(That one on my profile was a goodbye one for her)

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Starfish

Thu 9th Jan 2014 21:31

And a Con-vincing argument for sure.

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Starfish

Thu 9th Jan 2014 21:28

Wonderful, heartfelt and enjoyable read.

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John Coopey

Thu 9th Jan 2014 21:25

Thankyou, Starfish. As you can see I am quite the modern man.

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John Coopey

Thu 9th Jan 2014 21:22

...it was, though, beautiful. I'd have opened up myself for you.

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Starfish

Thu 9th Jan 2014 21:21

Absolutely hilarious!

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John Coopey

Thu 9th Jan 2014 21:21

You're a randy old goat, Harry!
With looks like yours, though, good luck with the poetry!

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Starfish

Thu 9th Jan 2014 21:10

And rightly so - it is beautiful.

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Starfish

Thu 9th Jan 2014 21:03

I really like this, love the sarcasm and agree with every word.

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