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Antony Owen

Email: myfatherseyeswereblue@yahoo.com
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Poem 'Airborne' (Sang by Antony Owen & Jacob Roberts) (08/02/2010)

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winston plowes

Sun 24th Mar 2013 20:00

Hi Anthony

Hope you are well.

I received Turbulence13 the other day.

lovely to see 2 of your poems in there

always good to see quality writing


Win

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 11th Jul 2012 13:12

I did indeed get it, and took it away with me. I had started reading prior to leaving but did not complete all the poems. I did not take out your book at all while away. Speed reading of your work was not an option. The poems are too closely knit, requiring more than one sincere attention span. What did engage me already was the 'essence' that hung almost subliminally over each piece, the complexity of words and images that suddenly made sense if you didn't 'fight' for understanding, but just let it fall into into your mind. This is entirely my personal reaction, but I thought the poetical effects, and the 'messages' were impressive. I'll talk to you again soon.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Tue 15th May 2012 17:00

Antony, I don't know how I could measure up to the review comments made on this extended profile, but if you have some small confidence in me, I shall try. Is there a time limit involved? Please send me a copy of your latest collection, and I'll have a run-through. If I find my reactions too shallow, and/or my ability to express my thoughts too narrow, I will discontinue.

My address is via email.

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winston plowes

Fri 24th Feb 2012 12:20

Hi Antony, thaks for your kind comments on 1971, much appreciated. Winston

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kath hewitt

Fri 17th Feb 2012 17:41

Hi
Thanks for your comment. Bit of a surprise - i haven't blogged for soooo long!

kath x

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winston plowes

Sat 21st Jan 2012 01:14

Hi Antony, good to see an actual pic of you. Good luck with your words. Enjoyed reading some of your samples again tonight. Win x

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Ann Foxglove

Sun 4th Sep 2011 20:03

I like the new photo - your last one always looked, at first glance, like a large pair of breasts! (Nothing wrong with that of course!)

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Andy N

Thu 1st Sep 2011 13:28

Hi Antony;

Thanks for the comment over My Hometown. Must admit it's probably my favourite poem out of my recent few, and it's one that has surprised me so many people have liked as I thought it would be too personal, but clearly not - lol.

Hope you are good

Speak Soon

Andy N

P.S. - The piece is about my love affair with my hometown (Stretford).

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kath hewitt

Mon 4th Jul 2011 10:40

Hi
Thank you for your comment re daddys girl. I did use 'wet bedsheets' in a poem called My childhood rainbow', though, i dont get the numb heroes? Sorry if i'm just being dense lol.

kath x

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Charlotte Henson

Sun 3rd Jul 2011 13:42

your poetry is
simply wonderful and i
can't quite get enough.

here i am leaving
haiku comments all because
i want to. problem?

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Andy N

Thu 9th Jun 2011 22:40

thanks for the support antony over my last few poems blogged here.. you are right - my work is certainly getting stronger and stronger and i am pleased with the way it is going.. need to email you too reminds me - try to do it over the week-end.. A

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winston plowes

Mon 23rd May 2011 12:04

Hi again, indeed. More thought required I think. Win X

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winston plowes

Mon 23rd May 2011 11:37

Hi Anthony, Re your comment on Portrait of a woman. Constructive comments are so welcome and I agree with this one. Struggled to fathom a better line and came up with "Through your century of frost" but still not sure about it. Thx, Win x

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Thu 5th Aug 2010 18:45

Good evening Anthony-thanks for time and very welcome,kind comment re'Different kind of war'-much obliged-Stef.

Rachel Bond

Thu 6th May 2010 20:53

hi antony. thanks for comments on 'ferryman'...wild and unabridged yeh a bit like me then x

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winston plowes

Thu 6th May 2010 09:58

It was missed bcause it was the last blog of April. Thanks for searching it out. winston

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winston plowes

Thu 6th May 2010 09:57

Hi Anthony. thanks for the detailed observations. This story telling style is not a one I have used much. This was created in a poetry workshop which was refreshing, glad you liked

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Alison Mary Dunn

Sun 25th Apr 2010 17:54

Hi Anthony, sorry for a very late reply. I need to log on more. Thanks for describing some of my work as being raw and poignant. I'm touched.

'live beneath the eyelids in your dreams' is a great statement. I appreciate your words very much.

Very Best

Ally

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Fri 23rd Apr 2010 19:38

Mr Owen, I have revised extensively. Since you were so kind to 'criticise' before, would you take a quick peek to see if I have improved it? Or not? A simple yes or no will suffice. I do not wish to be a nuisance.

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Andy N

Fri 23rd Apr 2010 08:19

Hi Anthony - Got that Billy Ramsell book through in the post from Amazon... My brother has nicked it off me until my birthday soon, so I'll let you know what I think then (but am looking forward to it)

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 19th Apr 2010 16:01

Thank you so much. I take all your points to heart and will seriously study them. You must have spent considerable time. Just a point, my name is actually Cynthia. Christine Dawson is a great lady with whom you frequently chat. Easy mistake.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sun 18th Apr 2010 14:11

Mr Owen, I appreciated your gracious comment on Old Woman Waiting for a Bus I. What I would like as well is your input of any kind on the poem itself, or its second version.

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Andy N

Mon 12th Apr 2010 08:07

Hi Antony; - Cheers for the respond comment... Silence is sometimes a important element in my poem, or the gaps between the silence where I can then look at things that people may miss otherwise.

Cheers for the suggestion over Billy Ramsell. I checked him over the week-end and went and ordered the book. Look forward to recieving this hopefully shortly.

Can you email me where to get your book from? (Didn't know you had a book out until you mentioned it).

Looking forward to my book coming out too, must admit. Oddly enough I have the second book well in hand now which is very different indeed too..

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kath hewitt

Sun 11th Apr 2010 02:36

Hi,
Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on 'looking back'. It's not parental break-up at the core it's sibling break-up and the death of one and whats left over.
Does that make sense?
Regards
kath

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Max Wallis

Fri 9th Apr 2010 18:07

Thank you for the kind words Antony - if you want to see more of my work then go to : http://somethingeveryday.tumblr.comwhere I'm creating every day.

Max

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winston plowes

Tue 23rd Mar 2010 21:17

Hi Again Anthony. Glad Charlie Pike hit the spot. its a cracking piece. Glad also that you liked the fairy lights! Thanks for reading and keep posting your stuff. winston

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Cate Greenlees

Tue 2nd Mar 2010 17:25

Hi Anthony, thanks for your lovely comment on If I could. Much appreciated.
Cate xx

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Ann Foxglove

Mon 1st Mar 2010 17:17

Hi Antony, yes I did get your book thanks. I thought I'd emailed you ages ago, maybe I imagined it! I've been too busy lately to give it the time it deserves, so I'm looking forward to reading it asap. xx

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hanah hewes

Sat 27th Feb 2010 16:29

Thank you for sharing the poem, I found that although it was written about your wife's experience there were some aspects of it I could relate to, especially these parts
'Affection was an exorcism
ending in a slammed door
and a gap in your life.'

'That lies were shouts
truths were whispers
and children forced to be adults,
dragged across a common
in shoes too small for them
and lives too big for them.'

Fascade was something I wrote about a relationship I was in. You were right with the mentioning of divorce though, because that has consequently always affected my relationships with other people.
And thank you, I would really appreciate that.

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Francine

Thu 25th Feb 2010 20:35

I love your poem 'Forgiveness' Antony...
Lines full of incredible imagery:

'I am married to mirrors of regret.'

'when you were different
by being too much the same to me
I was indifferent to you.'

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