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Jennifer Malden

Updated: Tue, 4 Feb 2020 02:49 pm

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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.


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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Sat 22nd Feb 2020 20:07

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

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Sat 15th Feb 2020 23:58

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

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Thu 13th Feb 2020 18:05

Thank you Jennifer - Horse and Carter - P.

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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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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! ?


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 ?

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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

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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


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.


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?


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.



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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kJ Walker

Mon 4th Feb 2019 21:15

Hi Jennifer. Just a quick thank you for taking the time to comment on my last three poems. I'm glad that they amused you.

Cheers Kevin


Mon 4th Feb 2019 11:28

the question is
why a small j for Jennifer
and a capital M
for Malden?
something is afoot here, some secret code?

yes, the enchiladas were delicious.
It will probably be another year
before i see any more.



Sun 3rd Feb 2019 11:46

Where would men be
without the influence of women?
Without women
men would be uncivilized


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Sat 2nd Feb 2019 20:17

Thank you Jennifer for commenting on 'Almost There'. Your thoughts are always appreciated! Jane?

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Thu 24th Jan 2019 20:05

Thanks for liking my Drinker poem Jennifer. I hope you're enjoying the site at the moment, I'm afraid I'm not. It feels to me like a graffiti site; I've said it now. Inspiration is hard to find.

All the best, Ray


Tue 22nd Jan 2019 23:38

how long has it been since
you've seen your sons?

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 20th Jan 2019 11:28

'... for all that and all that '.



Mon 14th Jan 2019 11:51

The poem was a mistake
I admit to it.
it was all my fault.

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Sun 13th Jan 2019 17:36

Hi Jennifer Thank you for liking 'In a flap'

I am going to have several hours reading your back postings.

Glad to have found you.


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Thu 3rd Jan 2019 23:50

Happy New Year!

Sorry for the belated thank you! Your comment on 'Alone' is greatly appreciated.


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