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Marianne Daniels

Updated: Thu, 31 Dec 2015 02:27 am

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Hello! I have been writing for as long as I can remember, and probably before that too...sometimes things just spring from one word and how it trips over the tongue...other times urban archeology can catch my short sighted eyes (too much reading in the dark!!!) or a stroll around a cemetery...


A Chair in a Blue room He waits for the window to complete him in the room; mark his presence in a shadow set in blue, the outline, an example of his anatomy, the start of his stare - a vivid block of him. He holds himself patiently, arms straight on his lap, and looks forward to where he insists the day at his side will animate his spine threaded, a Celeste to Cobalt Blue. The corners of the blue disappear, up and down, a growing perfect iris, coolly washing the window, blotting and cooing. It makes no difference, the position – the blue room is the bluest of, and his dark lines are consumed in the silence of its perfect growing space.

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

Blog entries by Marianne Daniels

Now (15/05/2015)

Mitternacht (25/11/2014)

We Delight in the Beauty of the Butterfly (23/10/2014)

To a Dying Star (18/09/2014)

Print (04/09/2014)

Eyas (21/08/2014)

Pink Tree (05/08/2014)

Burns (29/07/2014)

Death (04/06/2014)

Raven (13/05/2014)

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<Deleted User> (11585)

Wed 13th Nov 2013 12:51

Like your profile picture and sample poem.

<Deleted User> (11585)

Tue 12th Nov 2013 17:11

Thank you for your comment on my poem.

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Rachel Bond

Sat 20th Apr 2013 14:10

thank you marianne, so glad you like it. your comments are always valued xx

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Fri 22nd Mar 2013 16:02

Marianne, I'm pretty sure I've shared this before, but - I used to haunt cemeteries everywhere, loitered in graveyards. Somehow, they are a visible bridge to the former lives of others, not gloomy at all. Like - they hold the greatest secrets we yearn to know, laughing rather kindly as we pound our breasts! I've had an extraordinary experience I might share sometime, when I'm brave enough.

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Katy Megan Hughes

Wed 28th Nov 2012 19:52

hi - thanks for the comment, glad you liked!

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Tue 27th Nov 2012 11:29

Marianne, to my knowledge there is no WOL in Sale on Dec. 18 . Where did you pick up the info? But the plan itself is fab. Perhaps in the new year?

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Tue 20th Nov 2012 13:20

Marianne, of course I would love to meet you! My home WOL site is Sale Waterside in Greater Manchester. I have no car, so tram and bus are my only transport. There are many venues I'd enjoy visiting, but I am limited to the immediate area. I went regularly to the Green Room in Manchester, and sometimes to the Sandbar. There was an experimental venue, but too isolated to be safe for a lone woman after dark. I do also balance courtesy to my husband.

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winston plowes

Mon 5th Nov 2012 15:51

Thx Mariannne. Win x

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chris stevenson

Wed 19th Sep 2012 10:58

Hi Marianne ... thanks again .. every now and then I find something to say ... been concentrating on the music .

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Noris Roberts

Tue 18th Sep 2012 00:47

Hi Marianne, thank you for sharing you inner thoughts and thank you for reading my poems and your kind comment. I'm really glad you liked my words.


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Sun 24th Jun 2012 15:12

Thanks for your comment on 30 Steps the other day - that's very kind of you. T.

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David Cooke

Thu 26th Apr 2012 17:45

Hi Marianne Thank you for your very generous comments on the red kites poem. I'm really pleased you liked it. I shall have to check out yours.

<Deleted User> (10013)

Thu 26th Apr 2012 09:47

Thank you for the lovely comments, it's exactly what I need right now. (:

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winston plowes

Fri 9th Mar 2012 14:06

:-) Hey, whats the painting Marianne? Win x

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Laura Taylor

Fri 24th Feb 2012 13:25

Howdy Marianne

Wow - thank you, that means more to me than you will know. I decided to kind of 'force open' the creative doors recently, rather than waiting and letting it come as it pleases, cos I've got some spare time on my hands and I can't think of a better way to use it!

Anyway, been trying all manner of things (as is apparent!) and bouncing between feeling it's good, and total self-doubt, or rather, Satan, as my bloke Bob would have it hehe ;)

It's really good to hear your thoughts on it all, and also to hear that it's inspiring you. Wow - that's a HUGE compliment, coming from you.

I am really looking forward to seeing where you go :) :)

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Tue 21st Feb 2012 21:14

Thanks so much..appreciated x

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Gus Jonsson

Mon 20th Feb 2012 16:41

Hi Marianne

Thank you so much for your jaw dropping reaction to my prose Re The Last Ferry.

it was very kind and I am delighted that you enjoyed it.

Once again many thanks for taking the trouble to comment and read my piece.

Love Gus


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Laura Taylor

Tue 7th Feb 2012 16:02

Hey cheers Marianne - appreciate it :)

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chris stevenson

Wed 11th Jan 2012 09:57

... perfect for your excellent writing ..Egon Schiele,died at 28,couple of days after his wife..very sad.

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Thu 5th Jan 2012 02:15

Thankyou! 'Ship Containers' is one of my favourites too, I think (as much as as you can like your own work...). It is a very honest poem, I think, and for me its all about spaces and movement - about navigation, and its probably the only poem I've ever written than managed to pull off a good sense of movement and perspective...

I'm pretty loaded up on essay/portfolio work at the moment, but will have a good look through your poems when I have some spare time!

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Gray Nicholls

Fri 30th Dec 2011 20:30

thanks for your comment over my poem, Marianne - glad you liked it..

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chris stevenson

Wed 21st Dec 2011 22:43

hello marianne, thanks...she posed for T.Lautrec..I was intrigued by this photo of her...of course we'll never know.

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winston plowes

Thu 10th Nov 2011 17:41

Hi Marianne

Still writing old fasioned sloppy stuff occasionally. Win x

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chris stevenson

Tue 8th Nov 2011 06:35

..hello Marianne..many thanks for reading, and your inspiring comment..chris.

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winston plowes

Fri 4th Nov 2011 10:10

Hi Mariane, I just couldn't help joining in. Win x

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Ann Foxglove

Thu 20th Oct 2011 14:36

Thanks so much for your lovely comment (Beautiful in Snow) xx

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John Darwin

Wed 19th Oct 2011 21:58

Mazza, such a lovely comment on my poem September (I think!) must catch up soon, been a bad year etc..

John x

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Mick Waring

Sun 9th Oct 2011 09:41

..hello Marianne..thanks for your comments..I wrote it quickly before going to work that morning after finding old photos of Victorian slums..cheers..mick.

<Deleted User> (6895)

Tue 20th Sep 2011 19:31

appreciate your reading 'Wild one' Marianne
thank you.

<Deleted User> (6895)

Thu 15th Sep 2011 20:33

well chuffed Marianne
for your approval of 'Wife'

really appreciated.


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