Isobel

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Sun 29th Aug 2010 10:45

Some people do have fascinating ways of expressing themselves - hands being a great one. I think I told you about the person I knew whose every sentence was prefaced by a tongue poking out - most disconcerting - a horrid habit - I'm amazed no-one told him about it. I digress.... nice poem x

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stefan wilde

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Sun 29th Aug 2010 10:39

See! what the flips wrong with that! good poem Lynn-thanks-Stefan-xx(B-xx)

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Sun 29th Aug 2010 10:34

One for the kids!

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Sun 29th Aug 2010 10:14

This is so lovely, Ann. I was tempted to try a mermaid poem after Bernadette gave us the image, but I feel my attempts are rubbish in comparison, lol. Love, Lynn xxx

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Sun 29th Aug 2010 10:10

I think the video is so funny, Ann, thanks for making me smile so early on a Sunday morning! Love, Lynn xxx

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Lynn Dye

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Sun 29th Aug 2010 10:05

Beautiful poem, Stef. (Didn't see it before changes!) xxx

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Chris Dawson

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Sun 29th Aug 2010 09:55

Nice beginning. Or possibly ending. Needs more, I feel.
Cx

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Ann Foxglove

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Sun 29th Aug 2010 09:06

No, I didn't spot the anyone in a blue cardy - sure it wasn't a blue rinse? There's a rather nice guy in a Fairisle pullover though - might be you? 'Cept he's not so pale! Actually, the chap singin' is rather lovely. Think I'm gonna be the lady singin'! ;-)

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Sun 29th Aug 2010 08:10

Just proves that it ain't never too late!

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Sun 29th Aug 2010 01:32

Mmmm... Lovely one.
Leaves a lot to the imagination... to make that move ; )

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 22:16

Gus is right - excellent, especially Cashy G.

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 22:08

thats cool

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John Marks

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 21:46

Cheers for the notice Cynthia. Foggy!

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Gus Jonsson

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 20:49

Well done Peter... a bit like me

Parts of me are slipping away.

Hope to c u soon
Gusx

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Gus Jonsson

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 20:47

Hey up Gypsy girl

you just keep on getting better and better!!

superb... especially Csahy G's

Hope to c u soon

Gus xx

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 20:45

Hi Alain - thanks for dropping by and commenting on 'Future Archaeology'. Best wishes, Dave

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Francine

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 20:15

How you perceive anything will determine your thoughts...

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David Cooke

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 17:53

AS ever thanks for positive comms. It was one of those things I wanted to write something about for a while and then out of the blue it came.

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Isobel

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 17:00

I love the imagery in this - very original - don't recall anyone else comparing love to a blanket of snow...Your love poetry is always shot through with sadness - probably true to life though.

No disrespect to Stefan but I would stick with frame.

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 16:41

A good piece, connecting the science of archaeology to the progress of man - nothing really changes, does it?

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 16:37

Very funny piece - and for a man, quite insightful as to courtship from a female's point of view.

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Alain English

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 16:30

Loved it - you really capture the beauty of mermaids - well rendered poem!

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Greg Freeman

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 16:01

Cynthia, your enthusiasm always comes across as genuine and lovely, and your praise is prized, as it often balanced by careful criticism, and morale-boosting. Don't stop, please! The nomination was for WOL poem of the month, for next Jan! It is made by the month's previous winner, in this case David. I must admit it has gone under my radar in the past, but I guess it pops up in the Features section?

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Francine

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 15:30

Tu me fais toujours fondre le coeur avec tes mots si sensibles et doux...

xxxxx

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 15:11

Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson, by Camille Paglia, Vintage Books, September, 1991.

My friend in Canada forwarded this information, bless his pea-pickin' heart.

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 15:04

Ayup Jim lad! I just added an audioo for yuoo! (With a bit on the end - of her tail!) Swish swish!! xx

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 15:04

This is very interesting, Josh; I like the way your mind works. Actually, IMO, the word 'why' is the one word least taken for granted; so I don't quite follow your logic here. I find the last verse rather limps to a conclusion rather than whamming home a goal. In today's world, pictures can 'lie' as well as words. You cannot believe everything presented as 'proof' in a photo. This is a sad state of affairs, to have such a rich idea reduced to doubt. But a young, modern writer does have to consider these things. Always with respect, as you know. See you soon, I hope.

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 14:45

Greg, do I sometimes come across as insincere? I would bend over backward to avoid that. But sometimes a poem makes me want to jump up and shout, the connection with someone else's mind feels so good!

What nomination?

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Ann Foxglove

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 14:01

Just a daft ancient piece (much like myself!) xxxx

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stefan wilde

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 13:24

as per usual Pete,brilliant! one teeny tiny suggestion..retain/suspend instead of frame? thank you-Stef

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Dave Bradley

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 12:31

Terrific. "search myself to smithereens" is just one of several very memorable lines. There's an awful lot in this one. I'm sure I won't be the last to comment.

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 12:14

Hi Greg, Nomination was well deserved. You're well overdue for recognition on the site. As for the pic, I hope it reveals the inner man. I was quite impressed with myself for 'uploading' it. Next hurdle is the MP3. Need one of the kids home to show me how to do that. Way too clever for me!

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 10:42

Hi David. Cheers for the nomination - a happy new year for me! The welcome news coincided with an email from a colleague congratulating me on a headline I'd written, which doesn't happen very often, I can tell you! He'd also spotted something in it that I hadn't, which almost makes it on a par with poetry. Almost. Thanks for your suggestions about my samples; it's true, I suppose, I must spruce up my act. Good to see your pic, too. Mine's a pint of cider ...

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stefan wilde

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 10:35

wow! fave song...(look of love)

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 10:32

Of course, I was hooked by the very first line of this, Ray. And I only noticed the title afterwards! It's well-structured and rich, but the funny thing is, to me there are two separate poems there. The second one begins, "the detritus of all the days." What do you think? The mood and language of the second half is quite different; more mysterious, and suddenly there are two people there instead of one. But Dusty ... don't get me started. What a voice, and what a girl! That Bacharach song is probably my all-time favourite

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 10:31

Good morning 'C'-have you tried catchin em-with a word netter? ta in the meantime-Stef.

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Ann Foxglove

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 10:27

I guess Greg I am attempting to write in a more reserved way, more minimal, less description, more "show", less "tell"! All due to the writing course really, but it will be interesting to see, if my poems "tone down", whether anyone will like them! Bugger!! ;-)

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 10:18

Interesting to read that you went on an Arvon course. I really enjoyed the one I just went on but it threw me a bit, I know I need to improve by masses and I have an idea of part of what is bad about my stuff, but it is so hard to try and refine your work without losing your poetry voice. Keeping at it is the best idea I guess! I haven't really tried sending off anything to poetry magazines, but there are so many! And of course, the rejection slips will make me question myself even more! Sometimes it just seems the easiest option to just write tons and bung it all on WOL (my strategy so far!)but that won't maybe get me anywhere in the long term. HELP!! xx PS Just saw your comment on my Field Boundaries poem. Thanks! You have spotted the change in tone. This is all due to the Arvon experience. Even the place is Totleigh Barton. xx

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 10:16

Thanks for your comments on 'Invictus' Cynthia. As for your question I can see what you mean but the rhyme scheme of the second and third stanzas was what I was trying to follow through with. The additional assonant line in the first stanza was simply coincidental.

- Josh

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 10:10

Thanks, I wrote it at night where I'm generally at a creative high but my spelling suffers. I'll take into account your advice about the first couple of lines. But it generally takes me a while to think of alternatives.

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Greg Freeman

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 10:07

This poem is a departure for you, Ann, I think; a more sombre tone than we're used to. But I like the process of observation and carving words out of the landscape ... "beneath the ashes and the oak" and the sense of, is this all there is?
"Betrothal, birth, baptism, gentle death." And I know you could easily conjure up a more uplifting, folk-ballad type of poem from the same sentiments, too.

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Isobel

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 09:52

Oy you cheeky monkey - where's me inverted commas?

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Isobel

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 09:44

Thanks for that Winston - I have a school boy sense of humour which always gets the better of me. Thinking harder about it, I get it - in fact I like it a lot.

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 09:33

I used to work at Kew Bridge Steam Museum. Well worth a visit, esp if the engines are in steam (some weekends, I should think they will be in steam this weekend as it's bank holiday). It used to be a water pumping station, and the engines are massive things, many built in Cornwall. They have lots of other old machines that they've rescued from other pumping stations as they closed down. The huge standpipe tower is unmissable! You can see it for miles! (So that's your weekend sorted then!) xx

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Sat 28th Aug 2010 08:54

Hi Ann glad you liked the old Gasometer. I've wanted to write something about it for Ages. Funny you should mention ones near Kew. My son has just moved to the Richmond, so I've started exploring that area.

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Fri 27th Aug 2010 23:23

Hallo Ann. Well done for plucking up the courage to talk to Helen Dunmore; does she live in St Ives? I tend to profess an anti-celebrity scorn which probably just masks shyness. I didn't talk to Carol Ann Duffy about poetry at all, just football, a bit. After the reading in the evening my walking compadres queued up to have their books signed, and mentioned that we had been in the pub that afternoon. I just took their pictures to put on my Facebook page - but at the same time talked to a very nice lady who runs the Much Wenlock poetry festival which had taken place just up the road a few weeks before.

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stefan wilde

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Fri 27th Aug 2010 23:16

hey Lynn...watch out for jumpin bones Jonesy-dinner with him,means fish n grips! and maybe a can of coke-if yer play yer cards right! made me chuckle in a disgusting sort of way-lol! keep em coming-as the bishop...no never mind..catch you on the morrow dearie-bazzin regards-Stefasadoorpost-xx(B-xx)

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Fri 27th Aug 2010 22:34

Thank you Larisa, I'm glad you like it. I am giving the last stanza some thought, actually. Love, Lynn xx

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Fri 27th Aug 2010 21:47

Thanks Lynn(guardian angel poem)xx

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Fri 27th Aug 2010 21:45

Thanks Cyn(guardian angel poem) xx
BTW - Midnight Gardens - I think I am just a bit thick sometimes. I'm not dyslexic or anything, but sometimes I read some of "The Greats" poems also & for the life of me, they may as well be written in Chinese. Oh well. xx

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