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John Aikman

Updated: Sun, 19 Dec 2010 09:11 am

jaikman@supanet.com

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Biography

Just love poetry and want to be able to write more and better stuff.

Samples

There's a heart somewhere that's twinned with mine And on the road there is a sign 'This heart welcomes careful drivers'. Under the Wire Descending panting from the top (where god is always in the lower case) The wind bleached lichen gives way to greener stuff. We re-assert a modicum of breathless grace and skirt the bog (why is such a vastness called a 'mere'?) much as we skirt the subject never managing to reach the nub of it. At the bridge we part before all our alibis expire. In your face the rumour of a tear and I am just a hank of wool left fluttering on your barbed wire

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Ann Foxglove

Fri 29th Mar 2013 06:20

Hi John - thanks for the good wishes re my hip op. Still sore and I can't sleep - can't get comfortable :( xx

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 19th Feb 2013 16:36

Hi John :o) You raise an interesting point re the 'it' in the first two stanzas. The placement and inclusion of 'it' is to impress the reader of the stress of the lines and by its use causes the line to flow more rhythmically. I appreciate you raising the point.
Tommy

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winston plowes

Wed 24th Oct 2012 17:59

Hi John, Glad you liked the website, It's only been around for about 10 months ;-) Win X

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Jade

Wed 24th Oct 2012 12:13

Thankyou John, I'm enjoying reading your poems. x

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Dave Bradley

Mon 23rd Jan 2012 10:02

Thanks for commenting John - nice to see you back.

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Isobel

Sun 22nd Jan 2012 23:51

Woof woof!

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Anthony Emmerson

Sun 22nd Jan 2012 23:50

Saw your name crop up and just wanted to say - welcome back.

Regards,
A.E.

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John Coopey

Sat 26th Feb 2011 22:13

Thanks for your comments on Interview

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winston plowes

Sat 26th Feb 2011 00:52

'Love starts with a smile
and becomes a wildflower
tucked behind your ear.'

Yes John. I am always watching! (If through a sometimes sleepy eye)

nice.

Win x

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Aliese Kellner-Joyce

Tue 15th Feb 2011 16:51

That's hilarious....so hilarious I'm currently snorting uncontrollably...I hadn't slept in 2 days, so, exhausted, I decided to write about it, as I was musing and contemplating the difficulty of trying to use my brain must have roused that long awaited state. :-@

Kenneth Eaton-Dykes

Mon 14th Feb 2011 23:07

Thanks for agreeing with me John.
My what big ears you've got.

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winston plowes

Mon 7th Feb 2011 17:58

I john. Thanks for the link, a great rendition from Gary on this one. I remember buying the vinyl when it came out! Hats off to you too for spreading his music. You can see a live performance of the track which features in the title of my poem here. v. emotional. Win

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4O_YMLDvvnw

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John Coopey

Sun 6th Feb 2011 19:44

John the Hat is currently on remand (again) in Armley. No-one's sure why.
I just drafted today The Continuing Story of John the Hat.

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Laura Taylor

Fri 4th Feb 2011 20:28

I think 'PHWOARR' sums up my feelings on home-grown, roasted tomatoes. Roasted with garlic..in its skin...mmmMMMM :D

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Banksy

Fri 4th Feb 2011 20:13

BTW - I think you are right about not being too precious. I have had some of the best feedback for poems which I thought barely worthwhile posting... and yet, when I re-read them I could see what it was that others had liked. B

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Banksy

Fri 4th Feb 2011 20:09

just at the moment there seems to be quite a few good poems on WOL but I really loved yours - first rate. B

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Laura Taylor

Fri 4th Feb 2011 20:06

No, I've not kept up with the discussions tbh...they're usually so slow moving I only check in once a week, if that.

Anyway, loved bums and peas :D

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winston plowes

Thu 3rd Feb 2011 22:38

Dear King of Cliches... please blog you love poem. LOL Win x

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kealan coady

Tue 25th Jan 2011 23:04

thanks man i missed that

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Petrova Fairhurst

Sun 23rd Jan 2011 22:39

Thanks for your feedback John on "Writer's Block"
The poem isn't really about that unwanted phenomenon but rather a wounded and sore heart and therefore the fear of further pain becomes a block to future pleasure ;)

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John Coopey

Fri 21st Jan 2011 22:36

Many thanks, J, for your comments on Wrong Road Roun'. Much appreciated.

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Paul F Blackburn

Wed 19th Jan 2011 20:06

Thanks for your kind comments on my prostitute poem and indeed for the inspiration you provided for it, mucho appreciated.

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John Aikman

Tue 18th Jan 2011 18:34

Scallywag! Cliches have their part to play...just not strung together and presented as a 'poem'.

I often use cliches...the moon is a good example, how tired is that?

But...if you can 'make it new' then, fabuloso.

I'll never eat pit pony again without thinking of you!

:-)

jx

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Paul F Blackburn

Tue 18th Jan 2011 18:07

I know it's a cliche but thanks for your comment on my poem 'Pit Pony'.

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Banksy

Sun 16th Jan 2011 08:33

(aspirations) I think that bras are made to make all men look like utter pricks at that most vital moment - not that we need any help.
Ah - the delightful Catherine D!
I remember reading of some famous actor who said his idea of heaven would be Miss Deneuve dipped in chocolate -(looked on google - can't find it) - but I did find a reference to Melanie Sykes dipped in chocolate - I'm getting all trembly just thinking about it :D

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Banksy

Sun 16th Jan 2011 08:30

Hi - "Donkey Jacket" by Ray.
Yes, I see what you mean... it does also work without the "out".But you know me & cliches - Oi loves me a good cliche - also maudlin stuff, corny stuff, schmaltzy stuff, connectives, split infinitives etc. Seriously - and it's only my view - I'd rather not avoid even a well-worn cliche if it IS the way folks speak... in other words (for me) the avoidance of any phrase, even a cliche, if that is what Would be said (by most), is of itself, a conceit - but ONLY in the type of poem I'm talking of (demotic stuff). If I'm trying to do something a bit more heartfelt or sincere ("real" poetry, I guess), then I agree fully and avoid them cliches like the plague :D But this was only a throwing-down-the-gaunlet by Ray, took me all of a minute, and isn't a very good or well-thought-out poem anyway - just a bit of a laugh.

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Naomi Hefter

Sat 15th Jan 2011 22:07

ive reported you to the admin team. Who the hell do you think you are to tell strangers their work is bad!!??? who the F*** do you think you are??you are clearly a very insecure person who justs wants to feel better about yourself. You vile nasty person. do your self a favour and get your self something constructive to do

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Naomi Hefter

Sat 15th Jan 2011 21:56

if you leave another nasty message i will report you. get a life!!!

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Naomi Hefter

Sat 15th Jan 2011 19:27

who are you to leave such a vile comment on my blogs??? poetry has no right or wrong. i just write from my heart!!! if you happen to rea my comedy poetry you will find a flip side to my style.. but clearly you think you are too good so i advise you just stick to your own work instead of insulting other talents

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Antonionioni

Fri 14th Jan 2011 16:53

John - I didn't know you'd said anything untoward tbh... I never saw any such comment - thanx anyway mate

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