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Graham Sherwood

Twitter: @grahamrsherwood
Updated: 3 days ago

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I help to manage the profile section of WOL and personally greet all new members when they join. I enjoy seeing exciting new poets arrive on the site, am happy to give advice and help when requested to do so. A definitve collection of my work can be found on my personal blog (as above) which has recently recorded its 11,000th visitor.


We are all of the sea there is salt in our blood, the salinity of our beginnings brought onto this land. We stand to look at the waves see the tides stroked by the moon and feel that same motion the roll, the rinse, the draw perpetually repeated. With eyes closed we list involuntarily, primordially toward the magnetism of the waves, fearful that we can never return. We, destined to scramble up the shore two steps forward, one step back must make this place our land a new place.

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

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Hannah Collins

Fri 27th Oct 2017 18:57

Hi Graham, Thank you so much for your comment on my poem The Bound Bird.
I am always happy to read what you say.


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Ian Whiteley

Mon 23rd Oct 2017 20:53

thanks for your kind comments on 'Safety Off' Graham - I appreciate you taking the time to comment and am pleased that you liked it. I'm recording a music version of it tomorrow - fingers crossed

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Hannah Collins

Wed 20th Sep 2017 12:59

Hello Graham, I enjoyed the video about dance and juggling very much.

Thank you for your comment on my poem Angel.
I don't know myself what happened but I tried to show the detail of an ordinary normal day against the horror of a missing child. Thanks for your encouragement.

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Hannah Collins

Mon 18th Sep 2017 21:09

Thank you for reading and commenting on my poem The Grass.

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Hannah Collins

Tue 5th Sep 2017 19:15

Thank you Graham for your comment on my poem The Man On The Corner.
I really enjoyed your sample poem, love the imagery of the sea.

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Marianne May

Tue 22nd Aug 2017 16:32

Hello, Graham! Thanks for your comment on my piece, "Poetry". :)

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Shirley Smothers

Mon 21st Aug 2017 19:18

Thank You for your comments on my HAIKU'S INSPIRED BY BRUCE LEE, here is a link so you may read them for yourself.....

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David Cooke

Thu 10th Aug 2017 17:39

Hi Grahame Glad you liked my Antoinette poem!

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 3rd Jul 2017 20:57

Have you read 'Salt to the Sea' by Ruta Sepeti? I heard it being reviewed last week or so, very favourably. I'm just wondering, considering your poem above. I'm going to try and find a library copy.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 28th Jun 2017 11:37

Great photo!

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 27th Jun 2017 16:47

Indeed G (re Chuka).

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Colin Hill

Mon 12th Jun 2017 17:15

thanks Graham. Your comment sat appropriately next to an ad for Thai brides! We do attract them don't we!

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Tom Harding

Mon 5th Jun 2017 21:32

Hi Graham, thanks for your kind comment on my potw, greatly appreciated!

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Mikhail Smith

Wed 31st May 2017 14:09

Hello Graham, thanks very much for your comments. Not the most pleasant subject to be inspired by, but I think we have to release our thoughts before we accept sadness and then just gradually forget. Think I'll go back to a more light-hearted approach ! ... thanks.

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Tommy Carroll

Fri 21st Apr 2017 21:16

Cheers re for your comment on 'Sin' Grahm. Tommy

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John Coopey

Mon 17th Apr 2017 09:01

Not getting ahead of ourselves, are we, Graham?
They have 4 home games left and 2 away. We have 4 away games left and 2 are home - against the Arse and the Scum. But it's certainly opened the door a bit.

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Fri 14th Apr 2017 17:50

Thanks Graham! I am happy you like my website! I created it on my own on Wix platform but all the pictures are mine. I like photography too!!!
I like your poetry sample in your profile.

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keith jeffries

Fri 7th Apr 2017 13:07

Hello Graham, I am afraid it is the computer illiterate one again. At the end of each blog there are the words edit and permission. What do they mean? Also how is one´s work listed on poetry blogs? Sorry to be a pest. Keith

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keith jeffries

Sat 1st Apr 2017 18:59

Hello Graham, I have mistakenly entered two blogs under the title Holkiday. I cannot seem to erase them. Could you please help. My final attempt was Holiday Makers which is ok. Thank you. Keith

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Matthew Nicholson

Wed 29th Mar 2017 11:29

Hi Graham

Thank you for the comment on 'A Million Questions Unanswered' in my blog.


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David Redfield

Sun 5th Mar 2017 16:46

Thanks Graham.

Much appreciate the comments on the two bird pieces.
The heron looks great once it's got going tho ...
I'm really enjoying the site - thanks for all the hard work in keeping it active


Dave R

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Paul Waring

Sat 14th Jan 2017 23:22

Graham, thanks for the lovely succinct summary of my poem 'if only.....' which, yes, is definately about regret but expressed in a slightly tongue in cheek fashion. Hope it worked! Paul

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 21st Nov 2016 12:32

thanks for your comments on USMF Graham - you say America can't die because we can't let it? Like we have any choice in the matter :-) the west in general is looking to solutions that are about populist revolution - worryingly to the right of politics - history works in cycles - luckily in the past we have stopped these particular cycle at great cost - let's hope we can nip it in the bud this time before any more innocent people get hurt


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Graham Sherwood

Wed 12th Oct 2016 16:10

To all WOLers
We are once again being targeted by spammers using the name Hellengirl.

Please ignore any communications from this source


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Dominic James

Wed 20th Jul 2016 08:31

Hi Graham

thanks again for comments on Man & Camel etc. Challenge is a word I pause at since a very PR savvy artist told me she no longer had problems, she had challenges: the debasements of general usage. I'm really delighted you found the poem warranted several readings. All the best, Dom.

Preeti Sinha

Sun 3rd Jul 2016 12:58

Yes Graham, the more insular, scared and idiotic people get, the more the fear mongers benefit.
I write to get responses out of you. When that happens, I feel unusually chuffed.
Thanks, mentor.

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Wolfgar Miere

Fri 13th May 2016 10:22

Haha, that does amuse me Graham.

I didn't really think for a moment that the piece related to anything masonic it was simply an image which formed in my mind. Having imagined it, I couldn't resist the quip.

I think you may be have done the right thing in editing as some might unfortunately find it unsettling.

Thanks for commenting on "Good News"


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Vicki Ayers

Sun 8th May 2016 10:54

Thanks Graham for reading & commenting on SeaDreams - I'm so glad you liked it xx

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Lisa C Miller

Mon 28th Mar 2016 00:24

Hi, Graham,

I am just setting up my profile and cannot figure out if it is active or not. How long does it take. I like this site. I recently found it.


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Tue 26th Jan 2016 22:25

Thanks Graham for your intervention; I just got a message come through with 21 individual alerts. It seems it is probably sorted now

Cheers. Ray

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