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Sat 17th Mar 2012 10:15

brill, Laura.. change in style for you i think but i can see you enjoyed writing it.. x

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Sat 17th Mar 2012 10:15

lot i like in this, Dave but do love the first four lines in particular.. top stuff, man

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Sat 17th Mar 2012 10:14

enjoyed this Yvonne.. one to think bout certainly.. x

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Sat 17th Mar 2012 10:11

barely understood this, Cynthia on first readings but i love a good challenge so more readings to come - lol x

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Sat 17th Mar 2012 10:10

interesting stuff, John which is a change in style for you defo... Have a write up of Stockport to email to you when I get chance... Andy N

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Sat 17th Mar 2012 10:09

excellent stuff, Kealan. just my train of thought this morning - lol

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Sat 17th Mar 2012 10:05

nice pieces Abegail - enjoyed both - good to see you are blogging x

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Sat 17th Mar 2012 09:41

Thank you both for your kind comments. I'm glad it moved you (but not to tears I hope!)

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Sat 17th Mar 2012 09:14

It would be so easy to say something that is rude, but I'll leave that to those who don't mind being crude, not that any of the wonders that grace these hallowed pages are less than ... (can't think of anything to put)
Dear T.T., have you got a smiley photo? Enjoyment all round. Ta much, Nick

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Pete Crompton

Sat 17th Mar 2012 09:09

woops. h e l l o. I just saw an ad for Durex, I just could not believe it. It crosses new boundaries in making us bland. Nothing has ever inspired me to write an angry rant before since they wrecked all our local shops with the hyper mart.

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Sat 17th Mar 2012 09:04

Ja Ect Primma!
Yes plenty good. Just one point Mike, the 'F me' - could have been 'Blow me'. I know it's not as strong and may loose something but it does loose the 'F' Other than that I enjoyed the beetroot. Ta much, Nick.

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Sat 17th Mar 2012 08:52

Lovely news Isobel! It's great when our children do well. I can feel the warm glow from here! :)

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Sat 17th Mar 2012 08:43

Hi Peter - welcome back :)

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Lynn Dye

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 23:16

Hi Stef and Tricia, re your question of whether I remembered the sugar puffs poems, I answered on my blog at the time, but now I'm not sure if you saw it. Thanks for the laughs. xx

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Lynn Dye

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 23:14

Beautiful, Stef, enjoyed this. xx

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Lynn Dye

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 23:10

Beautiful and sad, very well worded. If this is biographical as I suspect, many commiserations.

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Isobel

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 22:40

Well I can't match you on breaking breeze blocks or on breeze blocks breaking me. I am deceptively strong at arm wrestling though...

Good night Stefan - and Patricia. x

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 22:37

You've given me a headache - maybe I should have tried reading it with a mirror - it would make an unusual performance piece ;)

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 22:34

Surely my slight exposures
are a fair exchange for some of yours?

I,m not fussy..er...bank details will do-
for starters!

I,m off afore thee gets me goin.x+x

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 22:29

Howzabout non-elations?

As in when I also used to do
Shotokan Karate.

the non-elation I refer to in that sport
was when I tried to show off-as I do-
(on rare occasions)
and attempted to perform power breaking
on a breeze block.

Unfortunately the breeze block came out best.

There,you can laugh now-with my permission.x

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 22:19

What!!and relive Plodder Lane in Bolton
or the hurtling down of Dickenson road
in Manchester to the roar and cheers
of the crowd or.....no best not
you might become over elated
as you somtimes do-on rare occasions-lol!

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 22:15

Loved 99.9% of this poem

I shall no doubt higher the rating
after the pleasure of reading it again-
many many times!

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Isobel

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 22:13

Oh dear - you'll be telling me intimate details about your 100th marathon next...

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 22:10

LOL - yes - you might well be MC ;) I think that every Thomas should be swinging free on hot days... not cold days of course :)

I like the originality of this - it made me smile. You've cured me of the desire to rough it somewhere in Katmandu...

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 22:07

mmmmmm....the leg you were pulling?
could'nt have been my miggle one perchance?

WOO-OO!
I,m oozing elations!

Watch out! this could get sticky-tee hee(&trar)

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 19:54

Many thanks for your kind comments on 'Standing Stones' MC. Although my working career was all spent in The Smoke, I hail from the North. Waterloo and The Strand areas do have a kind of energy to them. Places near train stations carry a compelling nostalgia I think.

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 19:48

Hi Ray, 'Standing Stones'. Many thanks for your kind and helpful suggestions now implemented. Appreciated.

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 18:38

Nice timely piece though I suppose the message and sentiments could equally apply to any age. I always prefer the order of rhythmic flowing stanzas and this is great in that respect.

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 18:19

Hi Guys...It's Graham Robinson here from Poets Corner..I would like to submit a couple of Poems for consideration...but can one of you kindly e-mail me at grahamrobinson76@yahoo.co.uk....as I have a couple of questions, please?

Many Thanks - Graham

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 18:09

excellent stuff cynth, a bit different/ experimental which definitely struck a cord with me at the minute. really hope to see more of this on wol, not enough originallity around. but this is deadly.

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 16:29

Hello Nick. Thank you for your comments on my poem "Altars to the Gods". No your comments weren't cruel, they are helpful.
Speaking of the spelling. Yes I am from America.
My great-great grandmother was from England. I used to read her old letters and learned to spell the word "Honour", and "wreaked". But my teachers always marked it wrong so I now spell them the "American" way. LOL
Thank you again.
Shirley

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 15:15

Cynthia, Did you know that this is a form of the ancient Boustrophedon style writing? A very interesting subject. Win

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 15:14


The bare effrontery of it!!
..............................
Am I alone in feeling icky
At the idea of a sticky dicky?

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 14:55

Nice poem, I like the last 3 or 4 lines in particular.
Is it not shrapnel?

of lover’s tearful tiffs or

I'd omit "of" before lover's

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 13:17

!dnineR - should that be !dniwer ?

I liked this - unusual take on the theme, and have always quite enjoyed mirror writing anyway - was one of the many ways I used to write in a diary. Why do you cringe?

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 13:08

Thanks all.
I'd hope the polemic doesn't outweigh the poetic. Take your point about the line breaks, Steve. All my stuff is written for the page, performance is an afterthought. Title comes from Erewhon, by Samuel Butler, one of my favourite books. The Straighteners are soul-menders.
Thump Therapy was a common expression when I started nursing. It was bullying, in truth, things are more subtle now but it's mainly about managing behaviour.

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 13:04

An unusual subject for today and no less welcome for that. The rhythmic effect is well suited to the material. The native American Indians were the victims of their own in-fighting and the appearance of what might be termed industrial warfare. The slaughter (some 60 million!) of bison, the creature upon which their existence depended, was intended to hasten their demise. Whenever the Yanks lecture us about imperialism, I think about that.

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 12:42

Perhaps I should start watching football - it might help me to sleep! Thanks for logging in to congratulate us Harry - it's much appreciated. xx

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 12:41

I'd prefer the Corleone comparison - though we are very kind to animals...

I'm the youngest of 6 - five of us have profiles on here but I'm the only one that's very active.

Being the baby, they are all very protective of me, so watch out Mr. Black :)) x

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 12:40

This is both imaginative and well executed on a subject about which Edward Thomas also wrote so well in the past. This deserves to be read alongside the older poem.

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 12:33

Yes - I'd agree with you there MC. If only we could take the people we are now and be able to start from scratch - but then I suppose we had to go through all that to become what we now are... interesting to muse upon.

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 12:30

I like the concept of bricks and mortar holding memories of what they witnessed - especially in a great and ancient city like London. This is stuff for the imagination to enjoy - even more so in Londoners like me.

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 12:23

What lovely words and lines to paint a wonderful picture.

Regards

Mike

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 12:20

A well-crafted reminder for many of us about that long-ago land called youth. I like the sentiment of remembering without excess of regret for what was and can never be again. At various stages of our lives, we become other people...something hard to define or explain but occasionally a source of relief from what may have gone before. Youth isn't always the best place to be in our travels through life.

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 12:04

Hey - be fair! Whispering Grass had its moment
of fame with a huge hit by Windsor Davies and
Don Estelle. Why shouldn't one unpretentious
flower have its moment too albeit in more modest surroundings?
As for "cowslip" - over to you JC for appropriate words!

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 11:46

I cringe.

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steve black

Fri 16th Mar 2012 11:21

Only the crumbliest, flakiest chocolate.....

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steve black

Fri 16th Mar 2012 11:18

Just how many of your family members are involved directly or indirectly in this site? Are you Wigan's answer to the Dingles or Corleone family.:)

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 09:41

Hi Martin - welcome to WOL! Great photo btw :)

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Fri 16th Mar 2012 09:34

Hi Deezul - welcome to WOL! Good to see your poem on the blogs - I liked it a lot. Hope you enjoy being part of WOL.

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