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I write because I enjoy the process of discovery with writing and how it helps me to understand myself and others. I feel that poetry is like food that nourishes the mind.


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Emma McCourty

Wed 14th Apr 2010 18:56

HI Belinda! was lovely to meet you too, shame we didn't get to chat more in the cafe or pub afterwards due to dashing back to Chester. We will catch up next week! Thank you for commenting and Im glad you like it. I too agree with you. I would have liked to make the poem consistently abstract and will work on that. I will be sure to read your work and leave a comment. Take care. em xxx

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Sun 29th Nov 2009 09:57

Hi Belinda

thanks for the comment on the haiku thing

steve x

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Tue 4th Aug 2009 15:57

Belinda, you paid the highest compliment i could ever have wished for and i thank you.
I can't tell you just how much it means to me for many reasons.


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David Franks

Mon 2nd Feb 2009 13:03

Thanks for your visit/Comment:

By "trad" I mean traditional; by "metre" I mean the rhythm of a poem.


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Gus Jonsson

Mon 2nd Feb 2009 10:11

Hi Belinda
Thanks for your comment... the sound of the love heart beating...beating ..was an intended structure.
Thank you once again.

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David Franks

Thu 29th Jan 2009 10:11

Hi Linda:

I like your trad. metre and rhyme verses.


P.S: have you managed to visit Kyoto and a tea ceremony/garden?

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Sun 2nd Nov 2008 19:09

Hi Belinda,

thanks for taking the time to read and comment on the poem


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Jeff Dawson

Tue 9th Sep 2008 22:16

Hi Belinda, did you know your just under me now on the poets showcase list!

I've just read your reply to me on your comments! Great stuff, don't worry made me laugh, easy to do, I commented on someone's profile once about a poem they hadn't even written, easy done!

Thanks for your comments about my sanctuary. I see what you mean about the 1st stanza, never even crossed my mind! Fair point really, but I think I'll have to leave it in as it has the title in it! It's probably in my way setting the scene, thanks though very useful.

Teaching English and learning Japanese, wow, sounds great, a friend of mine is in Thailand doing the same thing, but not learning japanese obviously!

Right brew time catching up with more poetry, feel free to look at my other months work on the blog entries (theres all sorts of stuff - even one about using the correct Queens english - you will teach 'em better than they do here!) if you get time and let me know what you think, really appreciate it!

Bye for now, Jeff X

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Belinda Johnston

Tue 9th Sep 2008 14:31

Dear Jeff,

I live and work in Japan as an English Teacher, that's all they would allow me to do here :)).

I teach children and some adults, but mostly children :).

I will read your poem shortly after my brew :).

Following your commemts I revised my poem and I'll post Zombies Take II on the blog.

Look forward to your comments, and to reading your poem.

Belinda x

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Jeff Dawson

Mon 8th Sep 2008 20:22

Hi Belinda, or whatever it is in Japanese!

Good to know you appreciated feedback, and thanks for your comments about my work, means a lot.

I can imagine its quite manic in many parts of Japan although I''ve never been and the frustration came through in your poem

How did you end up in Japan and what are you doing there? Apart from the capital and a few cities.

Good luck with the language - I don't know much about Japanese, apart from that all words end in a vowel or the letter 'n' - mine of useless information!

Good to hear from you, take care Jeff X

ps i've put a new poem on tonight!

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Belinda Johnston

Sun 7th Sep 2008 17:14

Hello Gabriella,

Domo Arigato for your comment on my poem :)) It's much appreciated. I only speak a little Japanese and have just started lessons, and I'm learning Hirgana.

Yes, I wrote this poem whilst sitting in a cafe in the city of Okayama last week. I'm mesmorized by people and how they go about their daily lives.

Thank you again x

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Sat 29th Dec 2007 13:54

Hi Belinda

Welcome back!!! Gorgeous photograph. I have to say that I went weak at the knees reading 'scene from my window'...profound and beautiful.

Mel x

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Gordon Zola

Mon 6th Aug 2007 15:18

Hi Belinda, my names Allan and I perform as Gordon Zola I don't know if you remember me from the greenroom, but I remember you,and enjoyed your performance. Like you, meditation was a big inspiration and got me started. If I can help in any way don't hesitate to get in touch. You'll find my email on my profile. Luv and laughter. Allan

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Mon 6th Aug 2007 13:23

Hi Belinda. We met at the Green room. I just wanted to say hi and that I think your poetry and performance is fab. Mel. x

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