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Jennifer Malden

Updated: Fri, 8 May 2020 08:13 am

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Biography

Live in Tuscany and love it, the winter is so much shorter than in Scotland! Have always enjoyed reading and writing since I was a child. My mother taught me to read at four, and I can remember the joy one evening when I discovered I could read entire sentences! Love dogs, good food and cooking for friends. Also going to museums and art exhibitions, used to work in a London art gallery many years ago. Really love travelling when possible. Not very often, alas, but have managed to get to India and Myanmar, after reading William Dalryple's books. Used to work as designer for our small family firm making women's clothes, but gave this up when everyone started outsourcing. Then recycled as English teacher working freelance, which funnily enough I enjoy. Many of the adults become long-term friends, and the teenage boys in particular are really amusing. Used to teach primary school kids and that was great fun too, although required a lot of energy.

Samples

Creek at San Teodoro - Sardinia Where else can you watch the red people wading knee deep in copper green against a lapis sky? Where else can you find white sea lilies trembling wind teased next to azure sea holly? Nowhere else. (The red people are what the Sardinians call the flamingos)

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Nigel Astell

Wed 22nd Apr 2020 02:13

Thanks for your like on Pushing Boundaries Jennifer.

d.knape

Mon 20th Apr 2020 23:03

Tuscany, huh?
Is it overwhelmed by Chinese Virus?
so many people died in Italy.
Are you safe & sound?

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Philipos

Sun 29th Mar 2020 19:09

At The Graveside - appreciate the like - hope all goes well with you in Tuscany. Blessings. P. 👍

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Philipos

Tue 24th Mar 2020 14:01

Thank you Jennifer - Drifting - alas not in any meaningful way. On the other hand it might have scared the life out of me had it been a ghost. 👍

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Abdul Ahmad

Fri 20th Mar 2020 19:25

Hello Jennifer

I put my foot right in it........
I hail from North Africa. Nurtured by the Nile and ripened by the desert.

Abdul

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Abdul Ahmad

Wed 18th Mar 2020 11:43

Hello Jennifer

Thank you for endorsing, "The final destination".

Tuscany must be the reward for enduring Scotland during your working life.

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Philipos

Sat 14th Mar 2020 09:00

Jennifer - thanks for commenting on some of my recent work - it must be of great concern to you being under a health curfew - healing thoughts and prayers. P

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Philipos

Fri 13th Mar 2020 19:12

Jennifer - your recent comment (Gorgonzola) appreciated thanks. Sorry to hear you are in lock down out there - worrying time for the entire universe I guess. May you be safe and well protected. P. 👍

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Tom

Sun 8th Mar 2020 17:59

Hi Jennifer, thank you for reading and commenting on 'Strangeness and Experience'. The lines you picked out were exactly the inspiration and drive behind writing it. So glad you enjoyed. Poetry is the perfect place for us to all indulge our eccentricities together 😃 Tom

d.knape

Sun 1st Mar 2020 10:35

Thanks for your comment on my poem, "Evil".
Luckily the poem turned out fairly good,
not evil!

(watch out for those Red People!)
😃

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Philipos

Sat 22nd Feb 2020 20:07

Wrong Locations - thanks Jennifer - must get a new compass. P. 👍

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Philipos

Sat 15th Feb 2020 23:58

Hi Jennifer and many thanks for commenting on Squeaky Shoes. 👍

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Philipos

Thu 13th Feb 2020 18:05

Thank you Jennifer - Horse and Carter - P.

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Philipos

Sat 1st Feb 2020 20:07

Jennifer - Wartime Merseyside - am so grateful that you Liked. P. 👍

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Becky Who

Mon 4th Nov 2019 15:07

Thanks for commenting"Sorry for apologising", I really appreciate it. About the cosmetics - I get that too! They keep bunging me anti-aging samples for tired eyes!

Devon Brock

Thu 20th Jun 2019 22:20

Jennifer, thank you for commenting on my profile. Happily married 25 years now. "Creek at San Teodoro" is exquisite in its use of color.

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Tom

Fri 14th Jun 2019 09:47

Hi Jennifer, thanks for your comment on Don't Look Into Their Eyes. Much appreciated ? Tx

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Joe Williams

Mon 27th May 2019 11:45

Thanks for the comment on 'The Dinosaur...', Jennifer, I'm glad you liked it. I must admit that I've always had a little doubt about that list line myself. I don't think it's the rhythm though, maybe more that the order of the words is a bit awkward. Perhaps I'll revise it at some point.

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Mae Foreman

Sat 4th May 2019 17:22

Hey Jennifer! Thanks for stopping by at my profile!I do like your poetry! ?
Mae

d.knape

Thu 2nd May 2019 13:49


well all right then
i will definitely keep
my pecker up
from now on.

?

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Ian Whiteley

Fri 26th Apr 2019 00:10

thanks for commenting on 'a rose by any other name' Jennifer. Until I researched for thsis poem I thought they were called dandelions because their heads resembled a lions mane - but of course it is a corrupted english translation of 'lion's tooth' as you say.
Glad you liked it
Ian ?

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Ian Whiteley

Fri 19th Apr 2019 11:55

thanks for commenting on 'down at the end of lonely street' Jennifer - yes Elvis had a unique voice and talent - not so sure about Buble though ?
Ian

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Don Matthews

Tue 16th Apr 2019 16:47

jennifer, dk
dk he is right
He does have a profile
It's black and not white

You just gotta watch him
He likes playing round
Pulling ones leg
And winking one down

I see he'll be happy
With capital J
No code to decipher
(I must be away) ?

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Sun 14th Apr 2019 18:49

Thank you Jennifer for the lovely comment. I too have missed everyone on WOL. Happy Spring??

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Ian Whiteley

Fri 5th Apr 2019 11:55

thanks for your kind comments on 'In Memoriam' Jennifer - I really appreciate you takingt he time to comment - and I'm pleased you liked it
Ian

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raypool

Sun 24th Feb 2019 13:24

Hi Jennifer. Thanks for dropping in on my Pods poem. I got your name but no comment ! Hope you liked it.

All the best. Ray

d.knape

Thu 21st Feb 2019 20:58

enchiladas are a Mexican food.
tortillas covered with meat, cheese, and chile.
The best are Tex-Mex.
Order some today on Amazon!
do not die before you've had some.
?
wink.

d.knape

Wed 20th Feb 2019 13:59

For some reason WOL stopped sending me notifications
and therefore I did not get yours.
Don't know why. Has it happened to YOU?

d.knape

Thu 14th Feb 2019 13:02


A spider patiently waits and waits
to see what comes to take the bait,
when caught in trap, it's victim hates
that curiosity drew it to its fate.

wink.

d.knape

Thu 7th Feb 2019 11:51


Your words ring true
no more enchiladas,
after my braless remarks
I'm now a pinata!

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