Updated: Mon, 9 Sep 2019 09:27 am
I enjoy writing and I really love some of the poems that I get to read on this site. I enjoy creativity and spontaneity and am ashamed to say that I do not spend much time honing my poems.
A flock of words Fly across the page And land precisely
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Blog entries by Hazel ettridge
How to be Old (25/06/2022)
True North (17/06/2022)
How to be Happy (25/04/2022)
What is life? What is death? (07/02/2022)
Death Haiku (05/09/2021)
Everything is Here (21/06/2021)
The Storm Before the Calm (17/03/2021)
Perfect Haiku (16/10/2020)
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- 2018 (2)
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Fri 22nd Mar 2019 01:31
come back soon.
Mon 3rd Dec 2018 12:15
liked your cat poem.
do you always talk on the banana?
try using a cell phone.
if cats have hats
what's their excuse?
cats do have hats
blame Dr. Seuss
Mon 3rd Dec 2018 06:54
Thank you for commenting on First one Last Hazel. Always valued and appreciated. Taylor ?
Sun 21st Oct 2018 18:10
SO MUCH YOU
You look so happy in this photo
that smile is so much YOU,
We wonder what just happened
that you could be so moved,
Could it be you inherited money
or did the divorce go through?
Whatever the reason, keep smiling
that smile is so much YOU.
Fri 21st Sep 2018 03:36
Watch out for that flock of words
flying across the page-
they may leave something behind
you will have to clean up later.
Fri 17th Aug 2018 16:50
is that a museum you are in?
or your house?
Thu 16th Aug 2018 21:46
Thank you for reading The Feather Hazel. Isn't it wonderful how thought provoking poetry can be. ?
Thu 16th Aug 2018 12:32
Thank you for reading 'language of the trees' yes I agree and Trees are taken for granted, we walk among them and don't notice!
Wed 15th Aug 2018 19:14
Thank you for reading Her Heart Hazel. ?
Sat 11th Aug 2018 09:05
Thank you Hazel..I think I might just wear a skirt..?
Thu 9th Aug 2018 18:04
why why do you capitalize Hazel
but not ettridge
is it a secret code
are you ashamed of your last name
IS it your REAL last name
and who is that clown?
is that the real
holding a banana?
Thu 9th Aug 2018 17:20
Thank you for reading Nan's Lippy Hazel..?
Tue 7th Aug 2018 15:56
In your profile photo
Betwixt a phallic column
And a filing cabinet
You sit salted away
Like the icicle on the edge
Of a wave.
<Deleted User> (16099)
Sat 4th Aug 2018 14:27
thank you for the comments n the courtship poems once again you are the best of all the things in my day..
<Deleted User> (19836)
Fri 3rd Aug 2018 11:18
Nice to meet you Hazel!
Thank you for reading my poems - Birds and Silently Sad.
I look forward to reading my way through your writings.
Darren J Beaney
Fri 29th Jun 2018 12:55
Thank you for your recent LIKES and comments on my poems - really appreciated!!!
Tue 26th Jun 2018 00:13
Thanks for your comments on 'there are no angels here' Hazel - I think you are right - Angels are a retiring breed
Mon 11th Jun 2018 16:22
Like Cynthia I loved your 3-line verse under your bio. Simple. Imagery perfect. Thankyou Don
Mon 11th Jun 2018 02:15
thank you for coming by that was nice.
Mon 28th May 2018 16:27
ah YES you totally got it Hazel ? this was an exercise in trying to create an archaic looking language to fit the archaic looking poem of a crows perspective on life. It was easily achieved using a phonetic translater - which uses emphasis on the words stresses - so reading it aloud is exactly the exercise needed to make it work - the 'translation' was more for those who simply tried to read it - rather than use the phonetics.
Glad you liked it
<Deleted User> (16099)
Fri 18th May 2018 16:52
thank you for the comments on my poems all of them were right on the mark .. you get me and that is always a good thing between poets thank you again..
<Deleted User> (18118)
Tue 8th May 2018 20:18
Hi Hazel, thank you for your comment on my poem.
Sat 7th Apr 2018 11:29
Hazel - thanks for the comment. You may be interested to know that I received a note from a WOL "moderator" to tell
me my poem had been removed because it did not comply
with WOL Codes of Conduct and furthermore that WOL was
not a platform m= for my political views. I think back on what I've seen on the site and the foul, often vituperative
language used in political attacks and criticisms - and I can
only wonder at the reasoning behind this decision/action.
Thu 5th Apr 2018 15:29
thanks for your kind and thoughtful comments on 'back to the park Hazel - I'l chuffed that you liked it
Tue 3rd Apr 2018 15:01
thanks for your kind comments on Eostre Hazel - I'm really pleased you liked it
Sun 1st Apr 2018 11:53
Hi Hazel, thanks for your comments re "Plans on hold".
l use "thoughts" to act as a pivotal and personal expression of what would otherwise be a too factual, impersonal account of events.
I appreciate and welcome any and all such advice.
Cynthia Buell Thomas
Sun 1st Apr 2018 10:16
Just rechecked your 'bio'. I've been enjoying your recent participation in 'Comments' on many poems. I'm not sure what you 'might call home'. Your own inimitable self?
(Have I spelled that right - too rushed to check my dic. Definitely slipping!)
<Deleted User> (13762)
Tue 30th May 2017 12:10
Hello again Hazel - I'm more than happy with a bit of insplagiarationism! - one of the wonderful things about WoL is the way we trigger dialogue and response through poetry and commentary. So bring it on is what I say. I'm also flattered that you found favour with my Fun in a Fiat 500 - phew! It did strike me that your Earsplitting was on a similar theme when I read it. All good stuff and nothing to forgive whatsoever. All the bestest, Col.
<Deleted User> (13762)
Mon 15th May 2017 08:54
Hello Hazel, thank you so much for your recent comments on my poems and to my profile page. Honestly, words like that floor me in the nicest way possible and I am so very grateful. Big hug. Col.
Sat 13th May 2017 17:13
All feedback gratefully received. I type straight onto the blog so don't usually do stanzas. But agree this one (Child) needed them.
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