Thu 8th Nov 2012 12:52
Thanks for comment on Compy Dompy (ages ago I know)
Just found time to view your Diggers video.
Comment is about Laura Taylor (Poet profile)
Original item by Laura Taylor
Thu 8th Nov 2012 12:51
Another new one! On a roooolllll!
Clever, succinct, very different from previous form. Good poem - enjoyed.
Took me years of self-tuition to learn small talk, as it goes. Couldn't understand how people opened their mouths and said...nothing.
Comment is about Small Talk (blog)
Original item by Isobel
Thu 8th Nov 2012 12:49
Sorry it's taken me so long to comment on this - I saw it, meant to, then got busy with other stuff.
Anyhoooo - what a wonderful poem. Nice to see a new piece from you Is. Totally agree re performance making all the difference, but I can't fault the rhythm in here.
Comment is about Preparing Lamb (blog)
Thu 8th Nov 2012 12:47
Haha - oooo so cutting :D Love it. That intro's funny as owt too :D
Comment is about Posh Tramps (blog)
Original item by Cathy Crabb
Thu 8th Nov 2012 12:44
Actually I think you should take all the previous ones down right now, and then post them back up, one per week.
Anthony's right - barely anyone will look at them now cos they're backed up into hyperlinks.
Your writing is interesting, and politically right up my street. Do us, and yourself, a huge favour, and put them up slowly and that way you'll get more exposure and the people reading them can ingest one at a time :)
Good performance piece this - enjoyed it, some killer lines
Comment is about I might look like a mortal man to you (blog)
Original item by Wez Jefferies
Thu 8th Nov 2012 12:32
Unusual structure to this...can't help but think it may be improved visually by playing with the structure on the page, but as for the actual poem itself, nope - leave that. A beautiful poem sonically - I can hear it being read out. Very musical, lilting. Lots in there to tickle my curiosity, however the neat/shambolic jars a teeny bit.
Surplus apostrophe after 'breezes'?
Comment is about Bubble (blog)
Thanks for comment on Compy Dompy.
Sorry for not getting back sooner.
I enjoyed Dedicated Follower of fashion.
Comment is about Katherine Shirley (Poet profile)
Original item by Katherine Shirley
Thu 8th Nov 2012 12:26
Thanks for comment on Compy Dompy. Ages ago I know. Am recovering from surgery so can't make Tudor tonight. Gives me time to look at WOL though. Dave
Comment is about Isobel (Poet profile)
Thu 8th Nov 2012 12:24
Another wonderful piece of writing Marianne - crafted and yet seemingly so easy
Comment is about Discipline (blog)
Original item by Marianne Daniels
Thu 8th Nov 2012 12:22
Jampacked full of hugely evocative imagery - your writing is changing and flowing so fast these days, and this one seems to have more...what's the word...form?structure? It is less fluid/stream of cons whilst still holding onto the process that kicks it off. I know what I mean!!
Love it, fantastic piece. I read those first 3 verses in awe.
Comment is about Blue (blog)
Had to look twice there - like the name -incognito in your Holt. Thanks for comment in another life. Dompy is to Compy as Dumpty is to Humpty. Whimsical I suppose.
Comment is about Ray Miller (Poet profile)
Original item by Ray Miller
Thu 8th Nov 2012 12:13
Thanks to all for comments on this. Seems ages ago. Been busy with family stuff.
Comment is about Compy Dompy (blog)
Original item by Dave Carr
Thu 8th Nov 2012 10:35
Enjoyed the journey this took, Sid, and a very credible one it was, too. Your poetic style is confident and assured. Which reminds me, apropos of almost nothing ... whatever happened to Augusta Darling?
Comment is about Sky Garden (blog)
Dave D Poet Rhumour
Thu 8th Nov 2012 09:44
Thank you :)
Comment is about Halloween Is Here (blog)
Original item by Dave Dunn
Thu 8th Nov 2012 09:28
Comment is about At the vets (blog)
Original item by fiona sinclair
Thu 8th Nov 2012 00:53
Hey Laura,This is a great piece;esp love the third stanza with the references to 'coalition buzzword bingo,sign on and shout house'.Haha!Clever and funny!By the way,loved your performance at the John The Baptist gig.
Comment is about Brand New Lexicon (blog)
Wed 7th Nov 2012 23:33
Girl power to the rescue again!x
Comment is about Obama wins with a little bit of help from his female following (blog)
Original item by hugh
Patricia &Stefan wilde
Wed 7th Nov 2012 22:52
a flamin' handy analogy!
Comment is about Up in smoke (blog)
Wed 7th Nov 2012 22:05
for the clouds now moving in - I'd have preferred summat clearer, simpler
now the clouds are moving in
I liked the poem, nice title.
Wed 7th Nov 2012 20:31
Good one! In my youth, we called her "Nitty Nora...the bug explorer!" Take care, Tony.
Comment is about The nits are back ! (blog)
Wed 7th Nov 2012 20:23
Pure poetry. Take care, Tony.
Comment is about Avant-Garde Verse - The Last Rhyme (blog)
Original item by John Coopey
Wed 7th Nov 2012 19:28
It's about...well...mmm...it....!....aaah...if you...oh shi...I think separation from something...yes that's it.
Comment is about Noetic-fret! (Poet profile)
Original item by Noetic-fret!
Ledger de la Bald
Wed 7th Nov 2012 15:01
John....You just crack me up!
Good one mate.
Wed 7th Nov 2012 13:16
thanks for the comments guys.
glad you like it.
i have now slightly re-edited the poem as can
be seen, but glad you liked it
Comment is about Migration (blog)
Original item by Andy N
Wed 7th Nov 2012 13:02
I always find it tricky to comment on work that's obviously very personal and offers the audience only rudimentary clues as to the subject.
The "shambolic" streets and Minster suggest York, but I wouldn't dare to venture further.
Interesting . . .
Wed 7th Nov 2012 12:50
I’m sure rhyme will “Not Fade Away” John. Don’t say “It’s All Over Now”, because “Time Is On My Side”, so don’t “Paint It Black.” Some free verse is surely acceptable, although often “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” from it – still, you’ve got to have some “Sympathy For The Devil” and “”You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” It’s like being between “A Rock And A Hard Place.” “What A Shame”, maybe we’re just “Out Of Time.” But I know you’re a “Street Fighting Man” John, and, in the end “It’s Only Rock And Roll” and WOL is just a “Beggars Banquet.” So let the free versers sit in their “Voodoo Longue” poking their keyboards with “Sticky Fingers” and constructing “Bridges To Babylon.” I’m quite happy to remain as an occasional rhymer, in “Exile On Main Street” – and just “Let It Bleed.”
(In respect of your poem/song - brilliant mate – and not a red wheelbarrow or UFO in sight!) :)
Wed 7th Nov 2012 12:40
I don't think it will be somehow. Yet another cracking rip-off John.
Wed 7th Nov 2012 11:19
You put your finger on it there. Like waiting for a bus that will never turn up.
You have hit the nail on the head- and that is a good thing to do with an awful feeling- because your heart just had a word with my heart. X
Comment is about Waiting at the Door (blog)
Original item by Alison Mary Dunn
Chik J Duncan
Wed 7th Nov 2012 00:02
Just joined up. Couldn't resist the lure of bogies. Here's a wee offering which I think I subtitled "Green is the colour of my true love's hair":
"It is so a bogie."
"No it's snot."
Comment is about Your poems wanted for school’s poet tree (article)
Original item by Julian Jordon
Tue 6th Nov 2012 21:57
Hi Steve-Thanks.Twas a non-collaborative effort.
Comment is about Temporary opening (blog)
Tue 6th Nov 2012 21:55
I really am sorry for you and your Dad Solar.
Please accept my profoundest sympathy.
And thank you.
Tue 6th Nov 2012 21:21
Well, as you singled out Isobel and I as your favourites (so far) I guess I'm obliged to pass comment...
I find this poem a puzzle. I'm notoriously averse (hah!) to puzzling poetry...I prefer poems to be immediately accessible, at least in some way, and then reveal more with each reading. This certainly achieves that...and yet remains a puzzle to me.
I wonder where the neat, narrow, yet oxymoronically shambolic streets are? There's a Minster...?
Some lovely language...and I'm going to have to keep returning to it like a crossword puzzle...darn....I hope I figure it out someday...
Tue 6th Nov 2012 17:48
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Comment is about Pomedy Show UK (blog)
Original item by Marcia Calame
Tue 6th Nov 2012 17:32
There is some very delicate bubble wafting going on here. I like the image of that first line immensely. I think the concluding line also holds that mesmeric gentle quality.
My advise to you would be - don't blow it :) x
Tue 6th Nov 2012 16:06
Maybe romance isn't quite dead yet; just in the end stage of a terminal illness - D.N.R.
Comment is about To The Girl At The Bar (blog)
Original item by Daniel Smith
Tue 6th Nov 2012 15:14
i like this edit better and feel the poem emerge from the inspirational earlier draft and agree with Darren Thomas' views
that's the 2nd line in Mikhail - that mean you didn't read the rest? when i see this kind of comment i sigh and want to understand what it means in relation to the poem - if it is that you didn't read because of the word god then why bother commenting at all?
Tue 6th Nov 2012 15:04
Comment is about Hidden Agendas (blog)
Original item by Katypoetess
Tue 6th Nov 2012 13:45
It took me right to the end to fathom out what this was about! At first I thought it was experimental poetry and decided that I was nay going to comment on it ;) Then I thought they must be annagrams....
Ha - a lot more fun than putting an Ikea wardrobe together - have done a lot of that recently :( I much enjoyed this :)
Comment is about Q-AY? (blog)
Original item by Graham Sherwood
Tue 6th Nov 2012 13:36
Thanks Graham - I think I'll follow your suggestion. I'll probably know what feels right when I'm performing it - or reading it out loud - not sure it's a performance poem, as such :)
Comment is about Graham Sherwood (Poet profile)
Tue 6th Nov 2012 13:28
Thank you Anthony! : ) Katy
Comment is about Anthony Emmerson (Poet profile)
Original item by Anthony Emmerson
Tue 6th Nov 2012 13:04
Methinks you are not such a novice at this poetry business.
You manage to make this sad but chilling at the same time - that's some achievement...
Comment is about Only 1 user online (blog)
Tue 6th Nov 2012 11:22
Isobel, you know what I would say. Don't change it.
As for paring it there is some fat but in the hesitant atmosphere of the situation here, one can often overuse words in a nervous sort of way, ergo leave the fat in.
I like this style for you.
best wishes, Graham.
Tue 6th Nov 2012 10:41
I was with you till you mentioned god. mikhail x.
Tue 6th Nov 2012 09:25
Thanks for your recent positive comments Greg. Always appreciated. I need to get some serious commenting done of my own, ther's some strong stuff about on WOL. Regards, G
Comment is about Greg Freeman (Poet profile)
Original item by Greg Freeman
Tue 6th Nov 2012 07:38
Like John, I've just come across this. Classy, condensed poem, Graham.
Comment is about St Mawes (blog)
Tue 6th Nov 2012 01:17
Had so many nights out like this one . .
Tue 6th Nov 2012 01:14
Like this one guys.
By the way, which one of you wrote this, or is it a joint effort, like lennon and mcartney used to do?
Mon 5th Nov 2012 23:32
If people didn't go, zoos wouldn't be there etc etc!
Comment is about Ape Shit (blog)
Mon 5th Nov 2012 23:14
How did I miss this? Very evocative.
Reminds me a bit of DT's "slow, black, sloe-black, fishing-boat bobbing sea". (or thereabouts).
Mon 5th Nov 2012 22:57
Strange, bewildered, caught in a mind-maze piece of reflectivity. Full of unconclusivity.
Comment is about The Shortest Time Alive (blog)
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