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Jason Bayliss

Updated: Sun, 14 Jul 2019 12:44 pm

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Biography

My name is Jason Bayliss and I have written poetry since I was a young boy, a habit I have continued all the way up to the current day which is my 50th year on the planet. I do a tough and demanding job and in my down time I like to write and also love a bit of archery out in the woods. I've seen a fair bit of life. I tend to always write in rhyme and make no apologies for that, I put it down on paper how I hear it in my head. Although I love reading prose. I just love the insights that people share no matter how they share them. One of the greatest joys of the English language is it's complexity and how many of the words have several different meanings depending on context of their use, and I love the fact that you can write so many meanings into a poem with the use of just one word in the right place. The explicit often hides the implicit and I choose my words very carefully. In life, I laugh, I love, I'm a bit sarcastic (but only in a loving way) and I care. The creeping dragon that I use as my avatar is actually a painting of the Jabberwock, a nickname I picked up as a kid. In many cultures the dragon represents chaos, the opposite and antidote to order and the birthplace of creativity. The fact that it's creeping reminds me that the dragon is always at your shoulder. The fact that it's framed reminds me that it's my dragon and that I control it (most of the time). But you can't control a dragon forever.

Samples

Written in memoriam of my wife's mother who loved Wrens: Little Wren The summer was sweet and warm and long, The wheat and the barley grew high, And each day was graced by the joy of your song, But little wren, it's time to fly. Your chicks have grown swift and nimble and strong, They've taken their place in the sky, You've taught them well, taught them how to belong, So little wren, it's time to fly. We know you can't stay, can't stand winters grey, Must find a new place warm and dry, So open your wings and trust when we say, With our love little wren, time to fly.

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Audio entries by Jason Bayliss

I Stand (17/01/2019)

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<Deleted User> (22158)

Sat 13th Jul 2019 20:22

Hey Jason. I appreciate your comment on "My World Within Another World". Also, I have been browsing through your work and really enjoy your skill and style. Looking forward to reading more. Take care.

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Tom

Sun 7th Jul 2019 19:39

Ah thanks for your comment on Love and Everything Else Jason, really appreciate it and glad to hear the emotion translated. Thanks for the advice too - I plan to follow it as best I can πŸ˜ƒ

jennifer Malden

Fri 28th Jun 2019 17:39

Hi Jason! Tx for the comment on Litholife -to be honest, (occasionally) the stone with two dates on it hadn't come into my mind at all. Being Scottish I admit to being superstitious, so perhaps that explains it!

Jennifer

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Mae Foreman

Thu 27th Jun 2019 10:24

Thank you my dear friend Hason!πŸ˜‚ Please do! I love learning nice new words and phrases!

Quack Quack 🎈
Mae

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Mae Foreman

Thu 27th Jun 2019 00:24

Jey Hason! πŸ˜… Now that was a colloquialism I had to google! Yeap! This one is going to last! Jajaja!
Thanks for the constant support and frankly, for all the fun, mate! 🎈

x.x (or h.h.!)

Mae

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Julia

Mon 17th Jun 2019 23:57

Thank you so much Jason for being so kind to me.

Julia x

jennifer Malden

Sun 16th Jun 2019 16:29

Hi Jason! Thanks for the comment on When night comes. Really liked the Haikus.

Jennifer

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Jason Bayliss

Sun 2nd Jun 2019 22:46

Thanks Kevin, it's really appreciated. As you said, I like prose and verse, but also like writing in rhyme, it just seems to work better in my head, I need a rhythm you know? The jaberwock was one of the very first nicknames I ever had, partly because I could recite it at a very young age, and though no-one uses that name for me now, it's just always resonated for some reason. To be fair mate I always look for your posts too.

J.πŸ˜€

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kJ Walker

Sun 2nd Jun 2019 09:24

Hi Jason
I always look out for your postings because I like your rhymes and structures. Like yourself I enjoy reading prose, but prefer to write rhymes.
This is the first time that I have actually looked at your profile. I like your avatar with the Jabberwock/Dragon. and though I liked the picture I wondered why you chose it as your avatar. Glad that you explained that, it all makes sense now.

Cheers Kevin

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Martin Peacock

Sun 19th May 2019 08:45

I'm a fan of rhyme and tight structure myself, Jason. It's always a pleasure to read someone who takes as much time over, and has the same passion for, language as I do. This poem works for me.

<Deleted User> (21818)

Wed 15th May 2019 02:57

Thanks for the generous comment on "A Second Heart" Always appreciated😊

d.knape

Mon 13th May 2019 18:23

thanks Jason.

I look forward to more flattery from you soon.

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Jason Bayliss

Mon 13th May 2019 00:04

If you mean the one where I quoted Michael Palin, he said it was one of his favourites, "the Limerick that doesn't work." It was always one of my favourites too.πŸ˜€

J.

d.knape

Sun 12th May 2019 16:46

was that a Limerick?
it failed to rhyme.
what happened?

<Deleted User> (21818)

Sat 11th May 2019 23:51

Thank you Jason for commenting on my poem. Many wishes for another 75 yrs😊

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Laura Taylor

Thu 25th Apr 2019 14:18

Hi Jason

Thanks for your lovely note on 'Helicoid' - appreciate that πŸ˜ƒ

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 22nd Apr 2019 23:50

thanks for the kind comments on 'Monday Morning -9AM' Jason - glad you liked it Mate
Ian

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Jason Bayliss

Thu 18th Apr 2019 18:53

Hi Cynthia, I think you're thinking of Babyliss for the beauty products and Trevor Baylis for clockwork radios.

I honestly didn't know about the menorah until you asked, funny isn't it, I've loved this picture for years and yet never researched it. Not even sure who the artist is now.

J. x

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 18th Apr 2019 09:33

I also thought the 'fork symbol' had a connection to the Jewish menorah. Ancient symbolism is an amazing 'study', and still so apt in our modern world. Like whether a) the circle embraces the square or b) the square embraces the circle. Huge concepts for human life, emphasising the 'why', not the 'what, when, where or who'.

I think I recognise 'Bayliss' as a famous 'brand' name, but I can't remember what product, or line of products. Body care maybe? I do have a vague idea that the products were both fine, and expensive. Am I way off course? I'm just curious, not nosey. Tell my beloved mother that! Who preached: 'Curiosity killed the cat!' And my flippant return: 'And satisfaction brought it back!' I'm surprised I didn't get smacks. But she just chuckled. Time and time again.

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Ankita Srivastava

Wed 17th Apr 2019 20:19

Thanks Jason for stopping by, reading and liking my poetry "gift of sky". It makes me so happy. Yes rainy season is really beautiful season infact more beautiful than the poetry 😊

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Ian Whiteley

Wed 17th Apr 2019 14:56

cheers Jason - glad you liked 'from the attaic' laughing and sinister just about describes me - so glad that came through πŸ˜‰
Ian

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 15th Apr 2019 14:55

thanks for your kind comments re 'with banners held high' Jason - it is in the development stage as a song which I'm hoping to perform at a festival of the same name on 18th May - glad you liked it mate
Ian

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Laura Taylor

Thu 11th Apr 2019 13:48

Thank you for your lovely comment on Once Upon A iTime. Appreciate that πŸ˜ƒ

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Jason Bayliss

Mon 1st Apr 2019 22:23

To be perfectly honest Cynthia I didn't know, so I found out and it seems to be some sort of stylised Menorah or seven branched lamp stand πŸ•Ž.

I don't know the significance of it in this picture, if any. All I could find out was:
stands for light, wisdom, and Divine inspiration. In this period of darkness, we welcome the approaching Festival of Lights and the timeless lessons of the Holy Menorah.

J. x

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 1st Apr 2019 11:43

Interesting bio, Jason. Why would anyone look askance at someone else writing in rhyme! It boggles the mind.

I also choose my words very carefully, and I highly value my dictionary and thesaurus, often searching for the exact 'word', the nuance I want to 'cultivate'. IMO, poetry is deliberate.

I look forward to reading more of your work.

I do wonder how sarcasm is ever 'loving'.

What does the symbol imply? The jagged teeth one, like a fork?

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 12th Mar 2019 13:47

Thank you Jason for your comment on 'mum'. It's been 60 since her death, and I often forget the loss. Bieng 4 at the time the loss is strange in itself. Thanks again Tommy.

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elPintor

Tue 5th Mar 2019 09:02

I wish I could take credit for saying that, but I've brought that bit of wisdom along with me through the last couple of decades after hearing it from a college English instructor. She may not have been a favorite of most of the students, but she was no-nonsense with quite a lot to offer if you were willing to take some criticism.

Thanks for looking in,

Rachel

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Erin Quinn Buckley

Sun 3rd Mar 2019 12:37

I haven't read much yet either of your stuff. Leave me a comment when you check out more of my work and tell your followers about me. I will read more after I finish some of my other poetry things I am in the middle of. Thank you for the support and kind words.

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Ged Thompson

Sat 2nd Mar 2019 00:30

Thanks for the comment

steven arthur

Thu 28th Feb 2019 20:36

you're one for an age, Jason.

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