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Emma McCourty

Updated: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 05:42 pm

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Emma has been writing for years and only recently begun to post and perform her work. She tends to pop it under the noses of folks on the CommonWord Blog Site and the good people here at Write OutLoud. She is appreciating the kind support of fellow writers and readers over the NorthWest and welcomes your feed back warmly. She finds writing therapeutic and relishes the creative out-let for her experiences and thoughts. She hopes her work strikes a chord with readers and listeners respectively. If her work is warmly recieved, makes people think and transforms their views-Emma is happy. As a Drama graduade Emma also gets to excercise her performance skills at open mic nights and intends to widen her experience in the Performance Poetry arena. She is excited to have had her first collection of poetry published in 2010. Entitled 'EveryNothing' If you would like a copy, let her know.


Everynothing I am every smile I've been offered And succumbed to Impulsive, contagious Between me and you I am every speck of sun That's bathed my skin in bronze Every ray of hope that's whispered "It won't be long" Till you have your time Till for you they'll be sun shine I am every book I've read Every word it said Every song who's lyrics, within me reside Everything that makes me explore And all that makes me hide I'm all the love I've been given All the heart felt,nightmare melted care I've been bestowed I am all the gentle words, soft sentences of hope, I've heard Generous globes of phonetic fondness to soften my world I'm every dramatic pause A stop to tie the laces I'm all that happens In and around the spaces I'm all the invisibility You see in random places The slowness in the haste The blur in rushing faces I'm every mistake, and bed, Ive made I'm every moment stolen, wasted or paid For, wholesomely, wholeheartedly, reluctantly I'm every word spoken carelessly Or delicately, mistakenly A loyal miss-hap to take a miss- step for I'm all you bargained for, haggled for All you wished for, and wished not for I am all of this And more. (© May 2009)

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

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Cate Greenlees

Sun 19th Jun 2011 19:06

Hi Emma thanks for your comment on Naughty Digits... glad you enjoyed it!
Cate xx

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Sun 12th Jun 2011 22:01

Thanks for your comment on my poem Emma and for tagging your poem. It's much appreciated. x

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Fri 28th Jan 2011 22:25

Thank you Emma, for your lovely comments on 'Languid running wild'...
Yes, it is specific to me, but my mind is always thinking of more than one thing when I write.

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Elaine Booth

Thu 27th Jan 2011 18:31

Emma, thanks for your comments. Wonderful to hear that you have a collection published. Best wishes to you. x

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alan barlow

Wed 19th Jan 2011 16:56

hi Emma many thanks for your comments on in task glad you enjoyed it

p.s the last line is "bedding false mysteries" not bending but either one provokes thought :-)

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Belinda Johnston

Mon 12th Apr 2010 18:48

Hi Emma, it was lovely to meet you today at the workshop. I really like your poem, it's a wonderful climpse of life on a bus and strange things that happen. On reading several times, I feel that the first 5 stanzas are very strong, with lots of really lovely images which took me as the reader on a little journey. I particularly liked ' misgivings are loose change' and 'stars drop from zips left open'. really nice lines.

I feel that the last two stanzas are a little different from the rest of the poem and you use more abstract words like 'spiritual' and 'diversity' which i feel takes the intimacy and personal away from a poem, which up to that point was drawing me in. Of course these are only my comments and you may feel very differently.

Anyway, I'd love to read more of your work in the future.

Belinda x

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Rachel McGladdery

Wed 24th Feb 2010 06:06

Hi Emma, thank you for the lovely comment on the poem. Much 'preciated. :)

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Wed 6th Jan 2010 13:50

Hi Emma - thanks for the lovely poem you left on the WOLOP blog - you should blog that one too! You just have to go back into mystic fairy and update it but putting WOLOP.dec in the tag at the bottom. It's not the end of the world if you can't do it. I'm sure people will be able to find it through the profile. Your comments are much appreciated. x

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Sun 13th Dec 2009 21:51

Hi Emma - thanks for printing your poem - it will do there. For future reference, all you have to do is go back to your original blogged poem, edit it and put WOLOP.nov or whatever month we are on, in the tag section, then press update. Your poem was nominated by another poet - I just collect the emails from people and publish the results - it was a good poem though. Hopefully you may like to get involved on the voting side next month - I am trying to drum up support. All you have to do is let me know your favourite December poem by 6th Jan. My email is I will send a reminder out on blogs beforehand though. Merry Christmas. x

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Wed 4th Nov 2009 08:01

Hi Emma (Mulberry Rose)

thanks as ever for taking the time to read and make comment on my work

steve x

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