Wed 11th Apr 2012 09:13
hello Nick .. thank-you. I was dwelling on all the nasty garbage in the news and papers, wishing I was back at sea and miles from here.
Comment is about Nick Clifton (Poet profile)
Original item by Nick Clifton
Wed 11th Apr 2012 09:12
hello Andy .. thank-you. I was dwelling on all the nasty garbage in the news and papers, wishing I was back at sea and miles from here.
Comment is about Andy N (Poet profile)
Original item by Andy N
Wed 11th Apr 2012 07:13
Thank you Tom, that's a lovely comment, though believe me, the effort is well hidden - I hope.
Comment is about Solitude Gets Lonely (blog)
Wed 11th Apr 2012 00:39
An enjoyable warning. It brings to mind:-
The early bird gets the worm.
The early worm who got up first,
unfortunately,comes off worst!
Comment is about Worms and Cheese (blog)
Original item by Christopher Dawson
Wed 11th Apr 2012 00:30
I Like this, Tom. It reminds me of Paris and a desultory lip service paid to life as it passed by - as you say 'the seriousness of our lives hadn't begun'.
Shades of TS Elliott??
Comment is about We Were Not Serious People (blog)
Original item by Tom Harding
Wed 11th Apr 2012 00:04
women like stars...i am not outshone by any son of man and usually the company of women makes me dull, but right enough the ones i like make a fiery constellation...15th december me too, coincidention! xxx
Comment is about Amy Houston (Poet profile)
Original item by Amy Houston
Tue 10th Apr 2012 23:59
im glad you loved it :) loving the devil...its a big theological ask, my head hurts with the thought of questions that big. I love that you know what you think about it...faith is like stone eh?
Comment is about Agape ( A-gap-ay) (blog)
Original item by Rachel Bond
Tue 10th Apr 2012 22:02
Tue 10th Apr 2012 21:59
this is lovely and sad. I think the last line captures it wonderfully.
Comment is about BROTHERS (blog)
Original item by M.C. Newberry
Tue 10th Apr 2012 21:57
Lovely images, evocative stuff.
Comment is about The Whisper of Miss El (blog)
Original item by Alanna Rice
Tue 10th Apr 2012 21:56
very beautiful, some lovely images here.
Comment is about Spring in the High Peak (blog)
Original item by Yvonne Brunton
Tue 10th Apr 2012 21:47
Thank you for the kind comment as always Ann.
Comment is about Ann Foxglove (Poet profile)
Original item by Ann Foxglove
Tue 10th Apr 2012 21:02
Hey! S'posed to be a good night this!
Review is about 'Eclectic Utterances' on 11 Apr 2012 (Event)
Patricia &Stefan wilde
Tue 10th Apr 2012 19:47
So much enjoyed
that we added......DITTO!
Is it possible to ditto
well WE did!
Tue 10th Apr 2012 19:43
One must always remember
to peep through the spy hole
before opening the door-
that is the key(no pun intended)
to the avoidance of blah-blahs.
Comment is about Bogeyman baiters (blog)
Original item by Patricia and Stefan Wilde
Tue 10th Apr 2012 18:44
oh dear. there you go all fixed
Comment is about 3 tin rings (blog)
Tue 10th Apr 2012 18:02
although, theologically, i dont agree with the love the devil thing.
Tue 10th Apr 2012 18:00
As a christian I have to say I love this. (No pun intended)
Tue 10th Apr 2012 17:56
As always Harry, thanks for your comments. I've not got time to address them now but trust me, I'll get back to you. I think you've raised some interesting points. You're certainly keeping me on my toes, and for that I'm grateful. Thanks again.
Hello Harry, I'm back. Can you explain your 'four line poem' idea for Admission please? I can't figure it out.
The 'it' does indeed refer to the room but I didn't intend to 'have anyone on'. It may seem or sound a little flippant but the occasion the poem is based on is real enough and, unlike The Spell, Toast is quite heartfelt.
Now, The Spell is, as you point out, somewhat detached and though I like the poem well enough I'm not wedded to it as I am to some of my other poems. In fact, as you've raised the question of the level of passion the poem contains I'm forced to admit the conceit, whilst real enough, is just that - I served myself rather than the poem which is really a failing. So, despite, or because of, your always constructive, and kind, comments I feel compelled to remove The Spell; you compel me to raise my game and pay even closer attention to my craft. Thank you for your attention too.
Tue 10th Apr 2012 17:26
'I hope your not dead'
Unless you have a not dead that's yours?
Cynthia Buell Thomas
I have not yet had the time to read the other poems listed. I certainly expect them to be excellent. But, I really can't see how they could be 'better' - just different - the victims of subjectivity. This is a superb poem. I am re-encouraged for a return to prosy paragraphs neatly 'versed', and the use of punctuation (and maybe, lots of it.)
Comment is about Allison McVety wins National Poetry Competition (article)
Original item by Greg Freeman
Tue 10th Apr 2012 17:03
I performed her poem 'Roof Walker' in a Programme of Poetry and Song, with a cast composed entirely of women doing women's works. I also did 'Poetry' by Marianne Moore, and a French love song en francais. The evening was a great success and a personal highlight.
Comment is about US poet Adrienne Rich dies aged 82 (article)
Tue 10th Apr 2012 16:44
There`s plenty can make us laugh - but to do it in rhyme?
(I`m goin` to ask the grand-kids for the tune)
Comment is about Gorgonzola (blog)
Original item by John Coopey
Tue 10th Apr 2012 16:29
I enjoyed these,
In ADMISSION I particularly liked the contrasting vowel sounds of `insufficient` and `isolated` separated by the alliterated and enjambed `harvest Hinder`...
(which made me wonder how it would look as a four line poem without the enjambments...it works well)
This minds me of the Yankee `wake up and smell the coffee`. (I assume that the `it` in line six refers to the room itself). The `ghostly` strange `particulate` and `breath` of line four leading to the `unbidden` and `soluble``memories` cleanses it of any romanticism. The homely `aroma` of the toast overpowers the word `perfume`. I feel that this one - like some of Larkins - is `having us on` a little (but with a bit more honesty)
This -to me - is too detached for either the `hope` or the `envy` to sound passionate (or real) enough.
the rhythmical arrangement and the rhyming of all three poems is excellent and (unusually in a poem) all three question themselves honestly.
Really enjoyed reading them.
Tue 10th Apr 2012 14:46
Thank you very much M.C.Newberry for the comment and for the correction. I was a fool to write 'in the knees', at least could write 'on the knees' lol
Comment is about The Day Of Liberation (blog)
Original item by Larisa Rzhepishevska
Tue 10th Apr 2012 14:00
Anyone who has had the experience of these
determined door-stepping religionists will enjoy this. I did!
Tue 10th Apr 2012 13:54
The pride in these words is clear! Freedom is
so precious. You must have really enjoyed
writing this for your lovely city.
One small point - the line about "The odessite
will never stand in the knees" - in England we
would say "never bend the knee (e.g. show
Tue 10th Apr 2012 13:43
Your little paper boat has just docked.
Expect its return a.s.a.p...
merci d'etre mon ami.xx
Comment is about Richie Muster (Poet profile)
Original item by Richie Muster
Tue 10th Apr 2012 13:15
It is in the echo of these places..brought back those feelings MC
Tue 10th Apr 2012 13:12
I relate to this so easily Ann, nothing wrong with hiding away for a time..just for a while mind you..xx
Comment is about tent (blog)
Tue 10th Apr 2012 13:06
That missed hug is really powerful and as Neil says it is a compelling read Steve..
Comment is about 13th Floor (blog)
Original item by steve pottinger
Tue 10th Apr 2012 12:17
Hello, John! Thank you so much for commenting on "Palm Sunday" and for G K Chesterton's "The Donkey" . To tell you the truth I haven't read anything by this author before. So, when I read his poems I loved them very much and understood that he was really the great.
With warmest wishes,
Comment is about John Coopey (Poet profile)
Tue 10th Apr 2012 09:50
A jolly good morning Mrs Brunton
and thank ya kindly ma'am.
'the faiths' should have been 'their faith'...doh!
Mon 9th Apr 2012 23:47
Cheers Yvonne, I'm sure they're far more professional than my pair!
Comment is about Things aren't always what they seem to be. (blog)
Mon 9th Apr 2012 22:26
Thanks folks for the comments,
I was just trying to have a bit of creational fun and get the rhymes right.
(I was a bit scared it might look a tad high-falootin`)Thanks again.
Comment is about ANY POET`S ANSWER TO THE ASTROPHISICISTS (blog)
Mon 9th Apr 2012 21:52
Bit spooky this one Nick..a mood created with the gasslight and such..thoughtful piece
Comment is about Dinner Date (blog)
Mon 9th Apr 2012 20:24
So much for the skills of the medical profession! Student error.What a giggle. Loved it! I'm going to send it to my brother and daughter - both medics. XX
Mon 9th Apr 2012 20:09
Messrs Clifton and Newberry are to blame.
Mon 9th Apr 2012 20:00
What a good idea. No phone or e-mail hacking either! Excellent jape.
Mon 9th Apr 2012 19:54
Oh dear, you're both very kind..but I'm afraid a little encouragable.
Comment is about Suspicions confirmed (blog)
Mon 9th Apr 2012 19:42
A beautiful Wordsworthian-like poem.
So much enjoyed.
Mon 9th Apr 2012 19:36
What does resectful mean Mr Bigness?
and will we find it in us feeasoruss?
tee-hee re the typo O pint lover.xx
Comment is about Sea widow (blog)
Mon 9th Apr 2012 19:31
and so badly needed for...making of the mead!
Comment is about Hoping for an endless count (blog)
Mon 9th Apr 2012 19:25
You have had that blonde head
int' thesaurus aintcha Lynn.
Neat little observation.P&S.xx
Comment is about Double Dealings (blog)
Original item by Lynn Dye
Mon 9th Apr 2012 19:23
Nice to see you back on board Lynn
we hope all is well with you and yours.
Our thanks love.xx
Comment is about Praising a release (blog)
Mon 9th Apr 2012 19:22
and did you enjoy it?-tee hee
Cheers cheerful chappie.
Mon 9th Apr 2012 19:19
Really appreciate the lengthy comment Nick-
all is very much agreed upon.
re-"I,ve been away-white coats-small van?"
Either you work
selling ice creams-
or went for an iffy ride in a ner!-ner!
Comment is about By horizons divided (blog)
Mon 9th Apr 2012 19:07
We should be praising you clever Clifton
the comment is better than the poem-
damn your brilliant
if not beautiful mind!
Comment is about Anal ascension (blog)
Mon 9th Apr 2012 19:04
Our gratitude is yours Jean.xx
As for you Big Nick-
Comment is about Through the windows of our days (blog)
Mon 9th Apr 2012 18:54
Nice comment Jean.My thanks-Patricia.
Nick-re thy suggestion that one hath yea and verily rippeth-ed off corny sentiments frometh O cards of jollification then pray answereth this sweet question I poseth-
wot size boots do yer bollox take!haha.
(one jests with thee O man of La Mancha.)xx
Comment is about Peace by peace (blog)
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