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Jason Bayliss

Updated: Mon, 23 Sep 2019 11:06 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.

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

Audio entries by Jason Bayliss

A Stone For The Miller (Collaboration Feat Mae Foreman) (01/09/2019)

I Stand (17/01/2019)

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Jon Stainsby

Tue 1st Oct 2019 07:57

I love your work, Jason. Such beautiful words and thoughts.

d.knape

Thu 26th Sep 2019 03:37

thank you Jabberwok
for reading my poem
a poet named Jabberwok
must be very creative.

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Chrystel Roberts

Mon 2nd Sep 2019 11:24

Hi Jason,

Saying that you shall endeavour to live up to the line ‘Poets see the beauty of the glass' is one of the highest compliments anyone has paid my work.

Thank you. It means a lot to me.

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 1st Sep 2019 23:31

Hi Keith, no I'm not flaming, it was then and not now now. ?

Hi Jason, I think 'moving on' and scorch-marks says it .

Hi Ruth, I think the 'positive spin' echos Kieth's point, not wrong just behind my shoulder as I turn away.

Thank you all xxx

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Chrystel Roberts

Tue 27th Aug 2019 08:41

It's a deal!

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Chrystel Roberts

Mon 26th Aug 2019 07:57

Hi Jason,

The word ‘set'! Who would've thought...

Have an awesome week

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Jason Bayliss

Sun 25th Aug 2019 08:45

Pleasure ?

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Chrystel Roberts

Sun 25th Aug 2019 06:38

Hi Jason,

Right now, it's 07:30 in the morning in Zambia, and I've had my first hearty laugh of the day already!

Thanks for brightening my day!

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Tom

Wed 21st Aug 2019 15:05

Hi Jason, thanks for the comment on We Were Beautiful. I absolutely agree; we may age but the beauty doesn't evaporate it just mutates. For me it was the beauty of the moment in time I was really looking back on - and that beauty can be frustratingly fleeting ?, Cheers Tom.

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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 ?

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!? 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! ? 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.?

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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.

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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.?

J.

d.knape

Sun 12th May 2019 16:46

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

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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 ?

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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 ?
Ian

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