Mon 11th Nov 2013 21:22
Thanks Isobel and David, I will have another try thank you for your advice :)
Comment is about Nicola Beckett (Poet profile)
Original item by Nicola Beckett
Sun 3rd Nov 2013 22:36
Hi Nicola - I think I may have responded to you at some point about this query but just in case I'm confusing you with someone else.... I'm just adding a comment that our gig guide administrator left for you. The only piece of advice I'd add, is that you need to allow clip board access - or at least that's what I have to do on my computer - but cutting and pasting works every time for me - never had a problem blogging anything.
It's an odd thing to say but I'm so busy with the GigGuide that I do not use the blogs.
Thought it was time I had a go, so I clicked on 'make blog entry' at top of screen and got up the Your Entry box: one with blue border.
I was able to do cut-and-paste i.e Ctl-V into it.
Perhaps I'm trying to do something different.
Let me know what you were trying to do in more detail and I'll pass on your query to another member of the team.
Or, maybe, you've found the answer in the interim.
PS: and I know what HASSRA is: I worked in Quarry House before I retired
Thu 9th May 2013 15:19
Hi Nicola. Thanks for your comments on my poems. Take care, Tony.
Tue 18th Dec 2012 23:51
Hi Carole Houlston as was Carole Ogden now she faciliated 24 arty people that I mentioned, worked at the Octagon in the initial stages of WOL and works now for the Libraries in Wigan also a writer and poet and a very special lady!! John Jelly was a local Busker, poet, musician, song writer and story teller, very, very talented. Like I say it's great to see the work go on and the ideas come to fruition, I must update my photo so that you recognise me now!! It's been 10 years. Merry xmas everyone :)
Tue 18th Dec 2012 06:59
Hi Nicola, yes great to meet you again, i remember us being introduced at Butterflies, and great to see you at the BLT project, glad you enjoyed it, I thought it wasa great success.
Interesting to hear your brief history about WOL, bet you're proud, sounds like you did your bit! I knew a couple of things you've mentioned but interesting to hear the rest, It certainly is an amazing world you've helped to create and the rest of us have helped keep going since then!
I dont know Carol and never knew the late John J, or Hovis, although I did a spot at the annual tribute gig that Dave and co held at the Brass Cat, my poem 'It just ain't gonna happen' is a Hovis style poem, or nearest to it!
Anyway, all the best Nicola and hope to see you in the new year! Jeff X
Fri 4th May 2012 12:35
It is lovely to see your poems on here, Nicola. Your work is superb, and deserves a wider audience/readership.
Long time no see, or hear your work read out. It would be good to catch up some time.
Sat 6th Nov 2010 16:59
Hello again...long time passes...some more of my proceedings for you...trust life is treating you kindly..
jean lucy thompson
Sat 2nd Oct 2010 21:29
Tyvm for your comment Nicola :) Just read The Moon Watches - excellent
Mon 2nd Aug 2010 19:28
Sat 15th May 2010 21:22
Just been reading your poems, Nicola, and they are so beautiful.
Fri 14th May 2010 18:22
Hoping to see some more of your work herein....?
Thu 8th Apr 2010 15:53
Hi Nicola, I am new to this site,and equally impressed by your work,Your themes and style of portrayals is extrememly inspirational.Many thanks.
Robin J White
Thu 8th Apr 2010 13:54
Just wanted to stop by to say that 'The Moon Watches' is beautiful. Cheers ^_^
Tue 16th Mar 2010 22:01
I love the imagery in these poems...very tight and controlled, concrete while staying the right side of over-description.
Sun 7th Mar 2010 23:22
Great stuff ... Thanks for sharing.
Tue 26th Jan 2010 20:11
Thank you for thanking me! If you "did" a blogg, more people could see your lovely poems! Nothing to do with me, but I wish you would. I really love the one "She's in the Sea Again" and "Angel" in just perfect. xx
Tue 26th Jan 2010 19:30
Just discovered your poems and I think they are really beautiful.
Sun 10th Jan 2010 19:49
x : )
Sun 9th Aug 2009 23:06
hi there nicola liked reading your poems i remember you at the 24hour poetry group in some of the sessions :)
Tomás Ó Cárthaigh
Tue 7th Jul 2009 00:05
"The Moon Watches" is a great poem...
Thu 26th Mar 2009 10:18
Good stuff, I especially like "She's in the Sea Again".
Mon 26th Jan 2009 21:39
Hello Nicola I have just found your poem on Edith Piaf. I love her singing, and her spirit. So much beauty despite (or because of ?) so much suffering. Nice idea -dreams tied up in knots and shoelaces trailing on the ground.
Wed 6th Aug 2008 00:03
hello lady. i think your poems are so lovely. the moon watches is my favourite by far though, hope you dont mind me saying? i love 'the colour of our memory everywhere', yummy yummy.
Sun 3rd Aug 2008 09:08
I enjoyed reading your poems. Great Stuff!
Sat 2nd Aug 2008 18:11
Nicola Beckett, where you been hiding! Lovely to hear from you. Fab poems, very sensuous, painfully sensitive, love to hear you read them aloud. Come out of yr cupboard and let's catch up. Four years now since John J.died and I frequently think of what we owe him.Wrote a tribute and had it framed. Gave it to the M&S to put up in the front parlour. Never seen it there.I'll put it on my profile.You've heard it before anyway.A lot's happened in five years. We're all five years older for a start!
Fri 4th Jul 2008 13:41
Beautiful, Beautiful poetry Nicola.
Fri 27th Jun 2008 23:20
Hello Nicola. Thanks for comments on my efforts and an apology for wondering about that first line of yours. Coincidentally, Newbury Poetry Workshop asked for poems with a 'borrowed' beginning only weeks back! I must admit that poems without meter and rhyme seldom appeal to me though I can be caught experimenting (as with 'Of Beds') or worse, kow- towing to the current idiom! But at least I can understand what you are saying and I like the way your line breaks fit the sense (not random as so often). One thing is sure: You are better placed to win a competition than I! I'll post my poem referred to above if I can find it. Regards.
Thu 5th Jun 2008 21:06
I want you and you are not here.
were these words borrowed from Carol Ann Duffy? I am always borrowing, bending and mutilating so just curious.
Tue 27th May 2008 23:47
Nicola so spiritual, but you always were. Love your writing. Keep it up.
Sun 13th Apr 2008 01:46
I love the imagery in your writing.
Mon 25th Feb 2008 17:42
Hello Nicola. I picked your profile completely at random and fell upon "She's in the Sea Again" which says so much. Lovely and troublingly close to the truth too. (Not sure if "troublingly is a word - it is now!). Good luck with your writing. Robert
Tue 29th Jan 2008 22:46
Good to see your stuff on here, Nicola. She's in the Sea Again as you know is one of my fav poems of yours... The rest are good also! (as you know what I should say)
Fri 25th Jan 2008 02:10
HI Nicola,Nice to read your wonderful poems!