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Emma-Jane Stradling

Updated: Sat, 4 Jul 2020 11:46 am

emma.stradling@gmail.com

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Biography

I have enjoyed writing poetry since I was 7 years old. I have never sent anything for publication, mainly because I write but don't edit enough. I have been a part of stanza groups in the past and have read my work out once! I don't have a particular style as I write from the heart. I hope you like something!

Samples

Berberis That mourning I went to the woods, misrepresented by madness. Life chastened, clouds crept on whilst I cried up on my cross. I picked obscure rose petals and placed them in abandoned jam jars. I trampled on my spirit, a quiet cost. I found an inner peace, like a pardon. A new diadem excavated encircled my loss. I danced on wet grass with God, crown festooned. I grasped but my hand met with a shrub called Berberis. It taunted me with it's pretty yellow flowers. Unkempt wasteland dominated, the boss. The devil kept up his damage, thorns tore at my mind. I found a wood anemone, growing in the moss. A delicate flower in a hostile wilderness. It showed me the beauty of the Holy Ghost. I sat down amongst the trees, at the natural altar of peace.

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Tuesday 13 March 2012

Guildford »

7:30pm at Millbrook, Guildford, GU1 3YA, GB

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Comments

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 22nd Apr 2020 16:28

Hi, Emma Jane,

I have much to catch up with. You have much to share.

Big Sal

Sun 23rd Sep 2018 18:07

How have I not seen your profile yet? Great sample!?

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Fri 5th Dec 2014 17:25

Emma-Jane, now that you are back, please stay with us,

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Ged Thompson

Fri 29th Nov 2013 01:24

Just read my first piece of yours

Very Good

Well done X

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Glyn Pope

Thu 3rd May 2012 17:53

I've got to read out loud for the first time in September. I'm rehearing what I've going to say already. I'm terrified.

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Sun 16th Oct 2011 12:11

Hi Emma, welcome to WOL. Winston

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Greg Freeman

Tue 11th Oct 2011 13:02

Welcome to Write Out Loud, Emma!

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Peter Asher

Tue 11th Oct 2011 12:15

Hi Emma

I like the image your poem draws. Particulaly the culmination in the final verse. It put me in mind of one of my favourite books, 'Siddartha' by Hermann Hesse.

Like you I have never read any of my poems in public. I look forward to reading more of your work.

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