Tom Harding

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 20:22

interesting & intense... something in it reminded me of edgar allan poe's poetry.

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Patricia &Stefan wilde

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 20:17

Haha Mrs.D.
ta chuck.

Another idea
this time re annoying
telephone calls etc.

What we do
when offered 'amazing deals'(yeah right!)
is say..'oh that sounds just what we want!
can you hang on while I see who is at the door?

Of course you have
the longest hallway in history-haha!xx

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Patricia &Stefan wilde

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 20:08

Oh! you poor
little sausage roll Lynn.

Betcha miss the banter though?

Merci.

P&S.xx

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Patricia &Stefan wilde

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 20:06

My thanks Lynn.Aww bless kindly Mr.C.always good for a laugh-which is so badly needed these days without doubt eh.My best to you. Patricia.xx


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Thu 12th Apr 2012 19:58

Hi there Lynn
oh no apologies matey!
and defo no obligations at anytime.

Come and go as thar pleases lass-
you are not in the bakery now-haha!

Big big thanks for the concern
and letting us know all okeydokey with
you and yours.

Yes re the poem.
It is based on our time
living on a 'running down' council estate
from which we were lucky enough to get out of.

The kind of place where
burglars,drug dealers,joyriders
and home security firms did extremely well.

Where we are now is......HEAVEN!
in comparison.

Our love and ta,s..xxx

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Tom Harding

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 19:44

agreed... nothing beats hemingway- or paris for that matter.

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Tom Harding

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 19:43

Thanks all for the kind comments.

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Tom Harding

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 19:41

Agreed, great poem.

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David Cooke

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 19:37

THanks Yvonne for the kind comment on my poem for my grandson!

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Tom Harding

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 19:35

This made me smile too.. a lot of unexpected moments.

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Andy

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 19:09

Don't worry Harry, i've no intention of ceasing posting but input from others unavoidably causes one to reflect. I didn't mean to come across as overly sensitive.

I understand your 'four line' idea now. I'll take a look at it.

Thanks again Harry. There'll be a fresh post soon

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Lynn Dye

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 19:02

There is so much truth in this. Appreciated.

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Harry O'Neill

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 18:14

Andy,For pete`s sake all three poems are excellent!

You are right about TOAST not `having anyone on`.(I think I just got a bit sentimental remembering Anne`s `SON GOES` instead of reading your poem as it is written).

In THE SPELL the first line and the wry way you change your mind absolves it of any accusation of trying to be a `passionate `poem. But on its own terms it`s as good as any...On no account
remove it.

The four line thing was just me messing about.
for instance the first two lines would read (straight across)

As vaunted independence boasts of self- sustaining charms

and so on, reducing it to a four liner.

I just like rolling lines.

Keep blogging, they`re fine.

Harry.

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Barbi Touron

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 17:56

We need it in the US, right quick. Well done

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David Cooke

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 17:51

HI Cynthia Glad you liked Ziyad's poem!

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Barbi Touron

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 17:51

Holy shit girl, powerful / painful things are happening in this. Amazing work.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 17:46

Wow, I love it. Very impressive. A sonnet! The thoughts and diction are gorgeous.

Why are you 'Smiles' again?

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Barbi Touron

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 17:43

Thanks Rachel, me too, I'm working on it, it's hard because my other spirit animal is a polar bear, so the fire and ice thingy is a bit tricky. thanks for reading. x

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 17:40

I will be with you in spirit but not in flesh. I'm aged 55 now, so I'm not sure I'm robust enough for a slam.

Any road, may the maddest, baddest most dangerous-to-know contender take the £75 quid and spend it all on the night buying ale for everyone and getting hog-whimpering pissed!

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steve pottinger

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 17:29

I enjoyed this. It invites the reader to re-assess a historical event they may have thought they knew, and humanises a character who's generally invisible. If she's mentioned, the first line is all she usually merits. Nice work.

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Lynn Dye

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 16:33

I enjoyed this too, Tom, good reflective poem with, as Ann says, shades of regret.

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Lynn Dye

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 16:13

Interesting little poem, Stef.
Could be quite appropriate for government departments - or quite a lot of firms, come to that - when does the left hand ever know what the right hand is doing? lol
Seriously though, perhaps insincere generosity is better than none at all? Good one. xx

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David Cooke

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 15:56

Thanks Fiona for the kind comment on my Ziyad poem!

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M.C. Newberry

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 15:56

Adroitly taking on the "virtual world", this
poem neatly sums up the "for" and "against" of
its appeal and its risks. I like the line "But
virtual love brings real tears" - a neat
warning: saying "watch out...it's not just about playing with an electric gadget".

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Rachel Bond

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 15:48

this is really well written without any gloss or hyped sentiment. its very real in a flat emotionless way which is how it is, its a gift to ba able to tell the facts that way. and as stella indicated the missed hug is all the stronger for that.

id like to read more,

ps. my 3 rings was about the days of trying to escape the junkie however i was so incredibly barking mad myself with my own peculiar conconctions and lack of sleep etc...junkies were about the only section of society to entertain me. those friends were the most forgiving people ive known. because they knew they were considered the lowest no doubt but i have been forgiven outrages by junkie friends. the society i live in now wont let me fart without knowing about it. we are none of us perfect x

great write xx

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Rachel Bond

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 15:38

oo really like this.

i liked to think that in the ending the subject becomes a shapeshifting serpent

passing through the overgrowth of lifes phases to the underbelly of a form that seeks to destroy with stealth. a snakey hiss in a kiss, wave caress revenges on still living lovers x

some great earthy descriptions which i love, naturally x

still appreciating your talent x

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Rachel Bond

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 15:28

glad you guys found it a blast. it was meant to be just mad times... BFGW meets Trainspotting Ha it was :)

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Lynn Dye

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 14:08

I really like this, Ann, and can identify with that feeling too, at times. Well done xx

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Greg Freeman

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 12:26

Anything that mentions Hemingway and Paris in the same poem is all right with me.

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steve black

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 11:37

I enjoyed the mood and tone of the piece, particularly the last 3 lines.

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steve black

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 11:32

Blimey O'Reilly! My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding meets Trainspotting, at times I found this almost incomprehensible but I don't mind that. It's full of life and loss and all that stuff, as Steve says, it's a blast.

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Ann Foxglove

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 08:55

What a lovely poem Lynn, really beautiful. I think it's the best one you've ever done. IMO xx

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Ann Foxglove

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 08:46

Hi Iambic - welcome to WOL. I see you have discovered the blog section. (You might find your work there will get noticed more if you leave a bit of time between postings as each new poem you put on the blogs "hides" the one before. See how you find it anyway! :)

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steve pottinger

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 08:18

Thanks for the kind comments, folks.

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steve pottinger

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 08:15

I really liked this. A proper blast, and one I had to read and re-read.

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steve pottinger

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 08:02

Hi Mike,

good poem! Haven't seen you since that Hull gig. Hope all is well!

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steve pottinger

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Thu 12th Apr 2012 08:00

I liked this. Took me in unexpected directions, and made me smile!

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Lynn Dye

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Wed 11th Apr 2012 22:19

Haha, must remember to use something like that when they next call on me!
Enjoyed very much xxx

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Lynn Dye

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Wed 11th Apr 2012 22:15

Good one, Stef... now why does it remind me of retiring from my last slave-drivers? haha xxx

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Lynn Dye

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Wed 11th Apr 2012 22:12

Lovely little poem, and not at all like a greeting card. Lol, what is he like!! xx

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Lynn Dye

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Wed 11th Apr 2012 22:07

Yeah, but apart from all that, it's a really nice place, right?
Hee hee, good observations, Stef. I'm somewhat behind with comments, been busy gardening and all sorts, hope you are both well, as we are. xx

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Lesley Whittaker

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Wed 11th Apr 2012 22:01

yes Roy, they are deep feelings .... the last line makes a lot of sence, 'The power's beyond bears no bond on my tears 'little pond' .... meaning my tears are powerful, bigger than the 'little pond' it fills :-)

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winston plowes

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Wed 11th Apr 2012 21:50

Hi Alison. Nice poem. "the precise deft unfolding of every pale green leaf." was a stand out line for me but enjoyed the positivity of the whole, You have not converted me as I believe anyway. lol.

Hey, Chris Hoy did an incredible swoop in the Keirin don't you think and as for the rising star that is Ms Trott, she gave everything and was rewarded.

Win x

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Roy Chetham

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Wed 11th Apr 2012 20:35

Deep feelings are once more pouring out producing a moving little piece.
Not sure I understand the last line though, is there a typing error?

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Nick Jarvis

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Wed 11th Apr 2012 18:14

Thanks for the warm welcomes!

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M.C. Newberry

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Wed 11th Apr 2012 15:58

Hello Tom - your kind comments about "Brothers" are very welcome. The poem follows the old wisdom "write about what you know" so I will not claim any visitation from some other-worldly spark of imagination.

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Nigel Astell

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Wed 11th Apr 2012 13:55

The theme for this meeting is - - - Space

When I get there I can never find one for my car !!!

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Alison Smiles

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Wed 11th Apr 2012 13:36

I loved this, the pure simplicity, the feeling of stumbling upon something abhorrent that just somehow doesn't fit the stereotypical spring picture but is a lot more real than the singing birds, flitting clouds etc.

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Laura Taylor

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Wed 11th Apr 2012 10:45

Thanks for your note on Propaganda Panda Nick, glad you enjoyed

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Laura Taylor

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Wed 11th Apr 2012 10:44

Ta for y'note on Propaganda Panda mate - see you soon I hope x

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