Patricia &Stefan wilde
Sun 18th Mar 2012 20:01
By the way Lynn
are you related to Stanley Unwin? lol!
Comment is about The Glopsnork (blog)
Original item by Lynn Dye
Sun 18th Mar 2012 19:51
Oh! the smell
from those 'soot throated funnels'
as homely to me as are
the great lines(no pun intended)
in this puff-puff poem.
Comment is about STEAM DAYS (blog)
Original item by M.C. Newberry
Sun 18th Mar 2012 19:47
Then,because of the last two lines
shall this Don Quixote look-a-like
attend the Rossendale armoury
first thing on the morrow!
Have at you!
you impersonation of a bulldog
chewin' a wasp!-
(shall be my battle cry.)
well,we do speak posh in Ross'
Best regards John.xx
Comment is about THE DRAGON LIVES ON (blog)
Original item by John A Silkstone
Sun 18th Mar 2012 19:39
You capture the scene so well here. Excellent in fact.
Sun 18th Mar 2012 19:37
Hi MC, Standing Stones. Yup, London Railway stations do have a presence about them. We can only guess at the flurry of activity in wartime situations. CHEERS.
Comment is about M.C. Newberry (Poet profile)
Sun 18th Mar 2012 19:29
watch out for the Glopsnork!
(Lynn Dyes very good poem on same theme)
Comment is about The Eftymoo (blog)
Original item by Nick Clifton
Sun 18th Mar 2012 19:26
I,m at the same frustrating stage
with my geetar as you are Yvonne.
well first off I know zilch
about keys(musical ones of course)
and I,bit by bit
played simple tunes on the sixth string only
so that I didnt become too frustrated too soon.
Then,as I say bit by bit where I could not continue to complete certain tunes
I then knew at that point I could find
the note on the fifth string so that
I could complete the tune despite how slowly-
slow,being the way required for beginners anyway.
Now I can play a stack of tunes(SLOWWWWWLY)
but manage to hit the right notes.
You should hear my 'Ride a white swan!'
or even(believe it or not-
Samuel Barbers adagio-WHOAH!
All you can do is try
and persist in trying!
Any requests? lol!xx
Comment is about My Guitar (blog)
Original item by Yvonne Brunton
Sun 18th Mar 2012 19:13
How nicely summed up M.C.
and how kindly I wish to thank you!
Comment is about No less than an angel (blog)
Original item by Patricia and Stefan Wilde
Sun 18th Mar 2012 17:35
Hi Kealan, Thanks for your comment on St. Pat's,
I will stay clear of that route next time I'm over the water.
Comment is about Kealan Coady (Poet profile)
Original item by Kealan Coady
Sun 18th Mar 2012 17:33
Glad you liked St. Pat's Day Nick thanks.
Comment is about Nick Clifton (Poet profile)
Sun 18th Mar 2012 17:25
hi Kealan, Thanks for your comment on My Guitar. I enjoy playing folk music / songs, but am not very good. Keep playing, Django must have started sometime!
Sun 18th Mar 2012 17:18
What a delicate evocation of beauty and harmony -- makes me wish I was there to be lulled by their singing. Great poem in the true tradition and spirit of the comp.!
Sun 18th Mar 2012 17:14
Hi, John, Thanks for your comment on My Guitar.
I see your profile photo shows a 12-string. I Have enough on with a 6 string but I do enjoy strumming and writing songs.
Comment is about John Embley (Poet profile)
Original item by John Embley
Sun 18th Mar 2012 17:07
for MC. With several freebies under my belt at Forward Poetry I am no stranger to having them published but not for financial gain. What else! There is a greater gain that only a few know. So don't let the bag out of the cat. Your comments are greatly appreciated, Truly, Nick.
Sun 18th Mar 2012 17:00
Hi Yvonne - Like Kealan, I empathise with this nice little piece. I plink a bit as well -- My advice is just enjoy what you can do, while trying to get better -- for myself,I put mine down when I listen to Joe Pass. I also don't have any aversion to rhyme in its correct place!
Sun 18th Mar 2012 16:12
hello i really enjoyed this, im normally not one for rhyming stuff but i play the guitar meself so i really associated with this. I know the feeling, ill sometimes sit down and try write a song and then ill listen to django or something and just put the guitar down
Dave D Poet Rhumour
Sun 18th Mar 2012 15:31
Hehe - my grandparents lived just up the hill from Nora when I was a lad, so I know the town, but sadly never saw the dragon...
Thanks for the beaming smile John, it's a good entertaining poem. Best wishes, Dave
Sun 18th Mar 2012 15:08
Hello John - Welcome to WOL :)
Many thanks for your appraisal of 'Excess Memories' - good to know that you like it. I live at the southern end of Lincolnshire, so we are not quite neighbours. ;)
Best wishes, Dave
Comment is about John A Silkstone (Poet profile)
Sun 18th Mar 2012 15:02
To NC from MC...Your picture reminds me strongly of a heavier version of my ex-amy elder brother! I don't look that much like him as it happens...more like my mother!! Such is the lottery of genetics. But he can't write poetry, so there! Writing for pleasure is a wondeful consolation in a world that rarely pays for it...especially the world of poetry...and the best thing is that we can all learn from each other as we go. Your entry in the nonsense comp is top stuff. Good luck with it.
Sun 18th Mar 2012 14:49
Absolutely right! Railway stations - especially the great London variety - have that almost tangible "feel" of the passing of so many people in life, and often to death (in various wars) - hence my enjoyment of your concept of them holding memories in stone. My elder brother was in the army and we seemed to spend a large portion of our younger lives saying goodbye on railway platforms.
Comment is about Philipos (Poet profile)
Original item by Philipos
Sun 18th Mar 2012 14:48
Just read your last blog poem. Plenty good, yeah! Ta much, Nick.
Comment is about J F Keane (Poet profile)
Original item by J F Keane
Sun 18th Mar 2012 14:45
Loved that last blast. Good stuff. Ta much, Nick.
Sun 18th Mar 2012 14:40
No need to be a sinner
To talk of things today,
Why not back a winner
And talk of "yes to Dye!"
Sun 18th Mar 2012 14:39
Are you sure? Complete positve destruction, and, a shake of hands. Rebuild from the chaos they left behind. Many lines are so strong. Riveting stuff. Ta much. Nick
Comment is about They The System (blog)
Sun 18th Mar 2012 14:25
Too good, just too good. Pleased it wasn't the bagpipes - Phew! Nice one Yvonne, Ta much Nick.
Sun 18th Mar 2012 14:19
A huge Grrraaak! from the Eftymoo especially for you. Ta muchly, Nick
Comment is about Patricia and Stefan Wilde (Poet profile)
Sun 18th Mar 2012 14:15
And a huge Grrraaak! for M.C. Ta muchly, Nick.
Sun 18th Mar 2012 14:14
The Eftymoos give a huge Grrraaak! just for you. Great praise indeed, indeed great praise. Ta Muchly maestro!
Sun 18th Mar 2012 14:12
Following-up...I have to agree with Nick that there are some memorable images c/o quality use of language by your good self. It is the misery of the subject matter that brought about my intial reaction.
Comment is about Post Mortem: You've Not Been Out For Days (blog)
Original item by Richie Muster
John A Silkstone
Sun 18th Mar 2012 14:04
thank you for your comments on my writing,
Sun 18th Mar 2012 14:00
This took me to a memorable night when I was heading back from the pub and found myself mere yards from a badger snuffling around beyond a dimly glowing lamp. It was unaware of my presence and I felt somehow honoured to be there at the same time...until it suddenly took fright at something and vanished into the undergrowth. These lines bring back the magic...even with the sharp
reality of the last words!
Comment is about Meles Meles (blog)
Original item by Peter Asher
John F Keane
Sun 18th Mar 2012 13:55
Does Germaine Greer still think all women should live in bigger houses? Her class-blindness is so bad you could drive a King Tiger tank through the holes in her arguments. An absurd relic from that santimonious, overrated decade, the 1960s...
Comment is about Discovering Japan: Mab Jones on a cultural trip to the far east (article)
Original item by Greg Freeman
Sun 18th Mar 2012 13:53
The old human desire of wanting a moment to last "forever" is neatly captured in these lines in which, adding to the surprise,
beauty is a "runner-up".
Sun 18th Mar 2012 13:47
Ah...memories of one who put the "whine" into "The Last of the Summer..."!
I like the dry humour and the rhythm is just
Sun 18th Mar 2012 13:41
The combination of imagination and a wondrous
choice of words make this special. A top effort in a great tradition! The picture is
an added bonus :-)
Let's "hear it" for the Eftymoos!!
Sun 18th Mar 2012 13:17
i got to the end of the rainbow once just outside dungarven, dont ever follow the trail it's just a load of travellers with knives
Comment is about St. Pat's Day (blog)
Sun 18th Mar 2012 12:24
Hi Steve, sorry I didn't see your question about feminine endings until today. I read your excellent Hiawatha style poem a week or two ago. I thought it was very close to the original in style and shape. A feminine ending is a term for a word at the end of the line that ends on an unstressed syllable. The Patriarchal reasoning is that ending on an unstressed syllable is 'weaker' and therefore corresponds to the 'weaker' sex. That's what I was taught at school with a straight face anyway. 'By the big sea shining water' has a softer effect than for example 'By the big sea shining lake' which sounds more completed.
I think the effect to me is to suggest there is more to come. Its a storytelling effect.
I don't think it is weaker really.
Comment is about steve mellor (Poet profile)
Original item by steve mellor
Sun 18th Mar 2012 11:56
Hi Larisa, where have you gone? We miss your wit and wisdom from the beautiful city of Odessa. Send us a sign!!
Comment is about Larisa Rzhepishevska (Poet profile)
Original item by Larisa Rzhepishevska
Sun 18th Mar 2012 11:54
Really enjoyed this one-quite bold and in your face regarding the subject matter. Unusual to see something posted that extols the virtues of faith. Especially liked the last stanza! x
Comment is about Telescopes and Things (blog)
Original item by Isobel
Sun 18th Mar 2012 11:40
His regal thingy shall have words with the man that does. About the wedding photo; I was assured it was in reference to Weeding, A clerical error for which the underling responsible shall be put to: doing something in the garden (junk yard) out back.Ta muchly my loyal readers, Nick. ps. I'm about to be awarded: K.O.S. and that means: Knight Order of Semantics - I wish - it really means: Knackered Old Shit. Oops!
Sun 18th Mar 2012 11:34
It is with great pleasure (yes, that's the right word) that his gracious and most regal personage doth accede to the humble request of his most loyal scribes on this auspitious occasion - this time - and doth permit said scribes of wit, humour, and enjoyment to continue in their merry-making.
Sun 18th Mar 2012 11:30
Great poem Nick-but!
who said you had our permission
to put our wedding photo on here-haha!
Sun 18th Mar 2012 11:27
Might one have the honour of using your
prestigious and highly revered name in ones forthcoming poems(later today)albeit in a nice dedicating way as a thank you
for your consistency in commenting
on 'me poo-ims?'
I await your majestical reply
and remain awaiting your royal decision
as I lay prostrated before thy high throne.
(well for a second at least)-
then I,m buggering off over't moors and probably return half tanned-or half canned-lol!
Sun 18th Mar 2012 11:25
Dear M.C. I believe I am soon to be awarded K.O.S.
I was wondering if you would like me to put in a good word?
Looking forward to hearing,
ps. Knight Order of Semantics?
No, Knackered Old Shit. Oops!
Sun 18th Mar 2012 11:14
In order to make up
for my earlier and intrusive waffle,
I would like to wish you and your flower and choclates bearing daughter Maria-
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!
Comment is about If you can't beat them, give birth to someone more talented who can :) (blog)
Sun 18th Mar 2012 11:11
Happy Mothers day chuck!!
From another Mummy and her long suffering husband-lol!xx
Comment is about Lynn Dye (Poet profile)
Sun 18th Mar 2012 11:09
Appreciate your kindness John.
We have just read and enjoyed
your very interesting biography.
We salute you Sir!
Sun 18th Mar 2012 11:06
Cheers big guy(Mr.C)
twould very much have been a better idea
to have used a photo of my daughter
instead of the one featured of my missus-lol!
Sun 18th Mar 2012 10:42
A well written poem, short and to the point, evoking lots of thought.
Sun 18th Mar 2012 10:37
Great poem and the repetition of the last line only added to the content.
Comment is about THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE (blog)
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