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winston plowes

Mon 16th Sep 2013 23:39

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Greg Freeman

Mon 16th Sep 2013 23:37

Thanks for your comments on Loire and Phoenix, Isobel. Phoenix is named after a campaign group that is trying to establish a permanent live music and arts venue in Woking. In the meantime they meet in an empty shop next to the JobCentre. I read it there tonight, to a small but attentive audience. Your campaign seems a worthy cause, too.

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Rose Casserley

Mon 16th Sep 2013 23:34

'oh and btw'(haha)is that your art work of Mr Zimmerman-if 'tis-'tis cool!cya soon.

Love Solar.x

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Mon 16th Sep 2013 23:22

ditto all previous comments.Well done Jane.xx

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Mon 16th Sep 2013 23:21

you are a glutton for punishment Solar-but if it helped,then what can we say-except thanks darling.

xx

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Rose Casserley

Mon 16th Sep 2013 23:10

had a bad office day Patricia and Stef so I came back for another read to lift my spirits-you two are MAD,but I love your sense of humour-aww please do something similar-soon!x

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Rose Casserley

Mon 16th Sep 2013 23:05

whhhhat!!! no comments-I love that 'oh and btw'touch-sooo funny.I think we have the same sense of humour!x

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Rose Casserley

Mon 16th Sep 2013 22:52

never boring Jean,you judge yourself unfairly.Leave it to others to judge I find is the best way-cheers chuck-take care.x

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Rose Casserley

Mon 16th Sep 2013 22:45

this scene of you writing while bare arsed?any pikkys forthcoming of that? its only because I am doing a course on the male anatomy-HONEST!..;0)x

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Rose Casserley

Mon 16th Sep 2013 22:40

the whole poem,title and all,go together perfectly -really enjoyed this one Jane,and always nice to have you back on board.My very best regards to you

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jean lucy thompson

Mon 16th Sep 2013 22:36

to everyone ty very much appreciated :)

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Rose Casserley

Mon 16th Sep 2013 22:35

Ian,no pun intended,but this is one cool poem.x

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Greg Freeman

Mon 16th Sep 2013 21:40

Very effective and well-crafted poem, Jane. Liked "screwdriver rain", "the past, present, and future knitted", "torrential dusk", and the parents' reactions. My sister-in-law experienced the same thing this weekend, journeying from Brighton to Manchester, both children now gone.

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Katypoetess

Mon 16th Sep 2013 20:39

Thank you for your comment - yes, I do dark poetry indeed...glad you liked, Katy x

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jane wilcock

Mon 16th Sep 2013 20:29

I feel sorry for shrine trees, stood years upon years with ribbons and photos of grief even when the spring has turned again.

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jane wilcock

Mon 16th Sep 2013 20:26

I enjoyed this: we walk our own roads, it is out own tread upon the earth.

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jane wilcock

Mon 16th Sep 2013 20:18

They should buy your poem and put it up next to it. It would be a much more significant and powerful statement - though the video should not exist I agree.

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Ian O'Brien

Mon 16th Sep 2013 20:11

Sounds excellent! Sorry I couldn't make it - couldn't get away from work with the new term starting. Looks like I missed some brilliant work!

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winston plowes

Mon 16th Sep 2013 19:27

Liked the vividness of this Ian, a sad occasion well recorded in your words. Win

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winston plowes

Mon 16th Sep 2013 18:28

Hi Julian, Yes, unfortunately it does. I was aware of this but it was more important not to clash with other much closer events in Sowerby, Todmorden and Halifax and the venue also only had limited days.

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David Subacchi

Mon 16th Sep 2013 18:26

Thank you so much Cynthia.

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Rose Casserley

Mon 16th Sep 2013 16:40

Mr Wilde on a motorbike!?....LOOK OUT EVERYONE! nice to see a biker poem Alan-cheers.x

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Rose Casserley

Mon 16th Sep 2013 16:36

is there a translated version please Jean? haha.
poor old Mr Finn.He isnt Huckleberrys Dad by any chance?...;0)thanks for the 'ard wuk.As previously stated I love the different approaches.'Kep um cummin!x

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Harry O'Neill

Mon 16th Sep 2013 16:36


It`s not what you do, Cynthia, it`s the way that you do it...even this kind of deadly stuff

I particularly like:

`upon slabs of self-interest.`

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Rose Casserley

Mon 16th Sep 2013 16:22

awwww! I was quite moved by this fabulous poem Jean.I love all your different approaches to poetry,I'm not keen when poets write in a 'one paced style way'.

Please do keep them coming-love-Solar.x

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Harry O'Neill

Mon 16th Sep 2013 16:02

Steve,

I wonder what it is about height and massivness that compels awe?

I think the `drama` stems from a feeling that -whatever the grinding has done afterwards - the original forming was somehow catastrophic.

The second line of the final section is the big, big question.(after all, if you `flatline` a drawing of arelatively small area of sea-level earth themountains can appear pimplelike).

I enjoyed:`oozing in the long groan of it`s melting;

`And that...`rumble away`

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Isobel

Mon 16th Sep 2013 15:24

This video features in the DLA Piper Series: Constellations. It is the work of Santiago Sierra. A group of drug addicted prostitutes were induced to have these tattoos for money. The piece is supposed to explore the concepts of power, economic exploitation and objectification of the human body. The Tate have paid for it and now have it on display. Shame on them!

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Harry O'Neill

Mon 16th Sep 2013 14:44


Simon,
I`d love to see you re-do this as a sonnet.

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Harry O'Neill

Mon 16th Sep 2013 14:23


Touchingly -and self-knowingly - grateful.

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Harry O'Neill

Mon 16th Sep 2013 14:16


Ian,
Nice, neat, apt and delightful rhymer in `ight`...particularly like that `snow-flesh` and the way the `coal` eyes pull it up at the end

(and it`s one of those where the poem actually
out-classes the picture)


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Isobel

Mon 16th Sep 2013 13:41

I enjoyed this Greg. Though inspired by your own life, it's outward looking. I hope you now get to do all the mad things that mad people do - just wish I could join you!

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Isobel

Mon 16th Sep 2013 13:35

Great poem Cynthia - I love the parallels you draw. Man has great capacity for cruelty - sometimes it overwhelms me how accepting of it we all are.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 16th Sep 2013 12:54

I like this, David. It opens with an interesting explanation, and closes with a particular experience extended for several lines, presumably to emphasise the grip of that memory which was beyond the casual, the underbelly of the 'tourist-y' attractions.

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Greg Freeman

Mon 16th Sep 2013 09:52

Great rhythm to this, John, and well-chosen words: "wither", "wilt", "estate agents' bluster". Maybe you could consider adding another stanza, to give it even more impact?

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Greg Freeman

Mon 16th Sep 2013 09:16

Dave, thanks for your kind comments on Loire. I was admit, I was surprised to find that Angers was twinned with Wigan. But why not? I've just put another one up, reflections on the first few months of retirement ...

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Julian (Admin)

Mon 16th Sep 2013 08:39

And sound your thoughts are too, Brian. There's no money in poetry...

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sun 15th Sep 2013 22:58

hey Jean-dont forget the '?'s...xx

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jean lucy thompson

Sun 15th Sep 2013 22:53

ta very much one and all :)

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sun 15th Sep 2013 22:53

you always deliver the goods,girly-fantaz!xx

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sun 15th Sep 2013 22:51

ps-will be doing poem with posing pikky of me on my machine in very near future-Mrs Scaredycat Wilde wont be riding pillion she says!ah well! her loss,my gain-on the cost of leathers and helmet!xx

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sun 15th Sep 2013 22:28

cool bike!cool poem! wont be long before my(Mr Wildes)custom chopper is gonna be delivered! cant wait!keep cruising guys!

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Dave Bradley

Sun 15th Sep 2013 21:50

I have a feeling this one will stick in the memory

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Dave Bradley

Sun 15th Sep 2013 21:47

Nice one John. But what is your vision fixed on?

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Isobel

Sun 15th Sep 2013 21:00

Very moving John - in a sad mournful way. I like the way you juxtapose the tragedy with the inconvenience of it all. I can remember suicides on the underground when I used to commute and how all that tragedy condensed itself into frustration at being trapped or late for work, or late getting home.

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Isobel

Sun 15th Sep 2013 20:56

Love it! Many of us have been on that wheel John - and when you look back, it seems inconceivable that you ran for so long xx

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Brian Wood

Sun 15th Sep 2013 16:20

I think that after years of giving us great inspiration JCC deserves the money and at 65 he probably does not have a pension pot to dig at. If living comfortably in old age means selling your soul then well done John. Also as regards to R Mc I think his vocal presentation is really catchy & has inspired me to do performance..
Just my thoughts
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Jon

Sun 15th Sep 2013 15:15

haha Isobel...nice and feisty and camp as Christmas! Loved it and your performance at the Tudor on Thursday xx

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Jon

Sun 15th Sep 2013 15:09

Nice narrative Jan

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steve mellor

Sun 15th Sep 2013 12:25

I look forward to listening to Char March at your new venue. See you at 8

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alan barlow

Sat 14th Sep 2013 21:44

I wish I had something slightly more intelligent to say but lo wow I love this, so encapsulating. Christ I thought I was dark

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