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Ann Foxglove

Thu 2nd Jun 2011 07:33

Well that's one place where you won't be made croeso if you ever visit again! :)

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John Embley

Thu 2nd Jun 2011 00:21

Beautiful insightful poem, Larisa! I think everyone makes (and regrets) these same mistakes in life some way or another, unless they live in a cocoon - this just shows how alike we all are under the skin!

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John Embley

Thu 2nd Jun 2011 00:13

Very nice! - Like Greg, I was never a big Moodies fan, but this had me singing along! Great fun (sounds like it's all true, as well ...)!

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Greg Freeman

Wed 1st Jun 2011 23:25

John, I'd love to put your Nights in Prestatyn on my Facebook page, bathe in your reflected glory, but obviously only with your permission. You never know, you could go viral ...

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John Coopey

Wed 1st Jun 2011 23:24

I hoped you enjoyed it more than I enjoyed the holidays!

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Greg Freeman

Wed 1st Jun 2011 23:20

I never liked the Moody Blues - well, apart from Go Now - but I sure did enjoy this, John.

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Banksy

Wed 1st Jun 2011 22:41

in that case, why do my feet still hurt & why dont I look like George Clooney?
Come to that, your piccie doesn't look anything like J-Lo either :)

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Ann Foxglove

Wed 1st Jun 2011 22:23

Hey Graham - you'd better record a rap straight away! It made me feel much better. (Greg and his veteran comments)

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Ann Foxglove

Wed 1st Jun 2011 22:19

Ah but the world DID end last Tuesday! We are now all in heaven! (Bit disappointing ain't it? ;)

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 1st Jun 2011 20:37

Hi Larisa-hope you dont mind but I never disclose my email adress-but you certainly have my vote on your poem 'Escape'-hope it counts!

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Wed 1st Jun 2011 19:54

Thank you J Sirrah for the comment. I wanted to write something sweet in your profile, but....couldn't find it.
Are you an incognito writer? Anyway, I am happy to know that you enjoyed my poem. Thank you very much. With love and warmest wishes, Larisa

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Greg Freeman

Wed 1st Jun 2011 19:38

Error and omission rectified. Thanks, James

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JAMES DAVIES

Wed 1st Jun 2011 19:32

Look forward to seeing people both nights. The Manchester night is 8th June at 7pm. not 7th June as it states here. 7th June is in Leeds at 6pm.

All good, James

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J Sirrah

Wed 1st Jun 2011 19:21

Enjoyed this very much.Thanks:)

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 1st Jun 2011 17:31

Larisa,I like this poem the best out of the four that you have done for the 'Escape'competition-since I prefer not to engage in any competitions-tell me how I vote for you-love-Stefanxx

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Graham Sherwood

Wed 1st Jun 2011 15:20

Just joking Greg. I get my bus pass next year. I didn't realize it was going to make the front page!

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kealan coady

Wed 1st Jun 2011 15:13

i like the way ya point out thats its not some medical reason for your happiness. As if the only way a person cud be happy is with some sickness. well put. liked it.

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Greg Freeman

Wed 1st Jun 2011 15:13

Graham, when I use the word "veteran" in such a context, it is a complimentary term meaning one with great experience and sagacity! Thanks for drawing attention to a good news story. Best wishes, Greg

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Steve Smith

Wed 1st Jun 2011 14:54

Profile up-date:
I put 'Comfort' on at the Unity and it was a great success - due to great actors and support from other poets.Since put on a one-hour play called' Trip to the Cottage'(4 venues) and wrote a version of the Tempest set in a Garden Estate -'The Garden of Doctor Prosperous' in blank verse.Hope to stage it in August. Doing readings still and like to keep up with 'Writeoutloud'

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 1st Jun 2011 13:03

A belated happy birthday lovely Odessa girl! Stef.xx

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Joy

Wed 1st Jun 2011 12:59

Just lovely - sweet and "proper poetic" if you know what I mean!

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 1st Jun 2011 12:58

line 7...thats the chat after midnight line isnt it?-well it was last night.....DOH!!! cheers Squire Jules.

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Joy

Wed 1st Jun 2011 12:56

Love this - Hope to hear this performed sometime.

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 1st Jun 2011 12:50

lovely poem Larisa-as nice as the golden domed city of Kiev-wow!!! love-Stefan.xx

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Wed 1st Jun 2011 12:44

Hi, dear Dave! May be you have noticed that I've written 4 poems for the competition "Escape". I certainly need your support. I think you know what I mean. Voting started! I wouldn't like you to say that my poems were the best but your comments and voting is very important for me. With warmest wishes, Larisa

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Wed 1st Jun 2011 12:31

Thanks for liking it. Hot Nigeria and hot fiancee! You are lucky!

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Wed 1st Jun 2011 12:26

Oh, nooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't mean any sexual undertones here. I wanted to show how beautiful and romantic a real love could be.

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Jules Clare

Wed 1st Jun 2011 12:12

I like the first line and the repitition.....

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Jules Clare

Wed 1st Jun 2011 12:10

I like it...... a lot.

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Jules Clare

Wed 1st Jun 2011 12:09

I like the structure and the sexual undertones.

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Wed 1st Jun 2011 12:08

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Jules Clare

Wed 1st Jun 2011 12:06

Another church poem I have Egyptian friends in London who are religious. They always say to me, Keep it real"

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Jules Clare

Wed 1st Jun 2011 12:00

I like line 7

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Jules Clare

Wed 1st Jun 2011 11:59

Memories of two toddlers

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Jules Clare

Wed 1st Jun 2011 11:55

I like it. My fiancce lives in Nigeria.

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Isobel

Wed 1st Jun 2011 10:31

I see you've definitely got a bee in your bonnet about consumerism at the moment Pete!

There's no doubt about it - the younger generation are bigger, much bigger. I think we gorge them on vitamins as well as convnience food - they are even added to breakfast cereal - if you are already having a balanced diet, you are overdosing on them.
Once knew a vegetarian mother who took comfort from this fact because she didn't cook meat and her children wouldn't eat cheese or any of the food stuffs that gave them what they needed...

I like the pathos tht you have also managed to inject.
'Even when I’m down
I buy a happy meal
After all who doesn’t want to be happy'

Plenty of good lines in here - should rant well:-) x

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Alan Morrison

Tue 31st May 2011 23:45

Sometimes the greatest things come in the smallest sizes. Kudos to you, Kath Hewitt...

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Tue 31st May 2011 23:17

So very pleased that you liked my poem'Adagio' Alan.Love your profile page-even the shirt! lol.And absolutely love your poetry.thank you-S.W.

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Greg Freeman

Tue 31st May 2011 22:58

Thanks for the empathy on The Clackety-Clack, Dave

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John Coopey

Tue 31st May 2011 16:56

Thanks for your comments on Trainspotting, Lynn.
I enjoyed constructing the rhythm and the abab wasn't as difficult as I thought it might be. I think the longer lines (alternate 12 and 11 syllables) helped, although maintaining the discipline of feminine "a"s and masculine "b"s was a challenge!

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Philipos

Tue 31st May 2011 15:59

Hi Cynthia

Thank you for your comments on Colours - a true account of a poor old chap whose legs just gave way under him and I happened to be first on scene and helped him through it

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Christopher Dawson

Tue 31st May 2011 14:51

Hi Alan, many thanks for that, and particularly the link.In honesty I must say that I don't read much of the work of the Acclaimed, I'm far more likely to research their background and character. Having read that one I can see why my effort made you think of Cummings' piece, though in mine there is no thought or concern of another man at any time, or of the leaver's future contentment. What I sought to conjour was the thought that in setting free this was a continuation of the relationship, the giver having fulfilled their part and understanding that.

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Alan Morrison

Tue 31st May 2011 13:13

Nice one. Selflessness in love often comes at a cost - especially when it means giving freedom for the other to walk away. It's a perfect subject for poetry because of the irony, contradiction, paradox and delicious melancholia. Thanks for sharing.

PS: e.e. cummings (my favourite poet) wrote a great one on this subject which always has my eyes raining tears. http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/it-may-not-always-be-so/

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John Darwin

Tue 31st May 2011 13:09

I like the imagery and the rhythm of this.

'to never mottle, mark or mar

the skin that would not hew this ground'

my favourite couplet.

Thanks
John

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Antony Owen

Tue 31st May 2011 12:11

Shadows were lost
across trenches
treasuring the sun

I love this part it conjures a beautiful image.

:)

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Tue 31st May 2011 11:10

For me, this reads like an extended metaphor, applicable to absolutely anything which is considered to be 'buried beauty', that once exposed becomes 'destroyed', especially human feelings. Ho-Ho, it might even qualify as 'philosophical'.

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Isobel

Tue 31st May 2011 10:13

Thanks for your comment Laura. Yes - the Escape theme has been rather heavy - for me it was also too similar to the Freedom theme. Nonetheless it seems to have produced plenty of good pieces - which proves that there is no end to the fountain of misery we all drink from LOL. Hope to see you around soon. Isobel x

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Isobel

Tue 31st May 2011 10:09

Thank you Julian. It is always scary posting something personal - the worry that you are profiting from something hideous - the knowledge that you are presenting something very one sided - it is a relief when it is well received. x

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Laura Taylor

Tue 31st May 2011 09:43

Ha - very funny Dave, enjoyed this :)

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