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M.C. Newberry

Updated: Thu, 12 Jul 2018 03:28 pm


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Author of poems printed in national and regional publications. Also factual articles and short stories. Writer of six on spec screenplays - some read (Paramount <US> and also BBC/ITV etc.) - none accepted to date. But it's great therapy! Poems published by Red Candle Press, Peace and Freedom Press and Poetry Now. This author's "concept" collection of verse & lyrics was compiled under the title "SINGING WORDS" and published by Janus Publishing.Co.Ltd. The Otley Press collection "SPOKES" (2014) - celebrating the Tour de France in Yorkshire - contains my poem "LYCRA CLAD LOONY". My CD - "POETRY TO PLEASE" contains 21 poems in verse form with music settings. One of the poems, "English Hills", was given a four page spread against superb colour landscape photos in the magazine "THIS ENGLAND". Very rewarding in content and context! The cover of the CD, using my photo, adorns this page. Also happily writing songs, song lyrics and tunes, some recorded by Women In Country (JIP Records of Nashville, TN. USA). Admires the craft and skill of yesteryear's poets and songwriters, but can still be pleasantly impressed by more modern material. My comic-crime novel NOVEMBER UNIFORM (Grosvenor House Publishing/ISBN 9781786232502 is available from Amazon (p/back & Kindle) and on order from bookshops.


THOUGHTS AT CHRISTMAS How fitting now in deep December, When days are short and spirits low, That in our hearts we will remember Those we knew who had to go. Christmas hours are briefly bright... Their spark is spent in winter's pay And soon surrenders to each night When light retreats and fades away. But O how wonderful this living! How magical this life we own, That we are given to go on giving When time takes those that we have known. .............................................

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

Audio entries by M.C. Newberry

DOWN BY THE MEWSTONE - folk song (21/02/2019)

AN IRISH REJOICING - song (13/02/2019)

CHRISTMAS SNOW - sung by Marcie Summers (bless her memory). (23/12/2018)

YOU ARE THE MUSIC - "Show" song (completed) (21/10/2018)

WHERE DO YOU GO? (17/06/2018)

POSITIVE THOUGHTS AT CHRISTMAS:year old..spirit young! (15/12/2017)


THE MENIN GATE - Remembrance Day Remembered (09/11/2017)

WHEN YOU WALKED INTO MY LIFE - audio reprise (01/09/2017)

DOWN BY THE MEWSTONE - audio version (30/08/2017)

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Jason Zane

Sat 13th Jul 2019 20:17

Thank you M.C. for your input on my recent poem "Nature's Nurture". I appreciate it!


Sat 29th Jun 2019 23:27

did not know you were French.
have some fries!

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Wed 26th Jun 2019 16:13

Thanks so much for your comment on You Are My Priest. It made me smile.

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 25th Jun 2019 10:32

re 'A freedom to express'

The ability is not the right; without neither the voice nor the ability to write, the righteous are diminished. I think we are broadly in agreement. Tommy


Sat 22nd Jun 2019 22:12

Droll are these poems
unabashedly so
they aren't too good
but so it goes,
I find humor in things
it just naturally flows
when it comes to a rhyme
I just can't say No.

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John Coopey

Fri 21st Jun 2019 09:52

I just saw your comments on my Profile page. Apologies for the delay in acknowledging them. I don’t check it very often. Glad you enjoyed your time in Devon. We will be there in September after a week in Christchurch.
As for the β€œWalk the Line”/ Just Giving thing - not to worry. I know you have a good heart. We made around Β£500 this year but the walk was hard! Give me abseiling from 300’ any day.


Mon 3rd Jun 2019 02:16

ha. good analogy between bees & wasps.
you sound like the voice of experience.



Wed 29th May 2019 23:45

Moderation in all things
except extremism!

(have no idea what this means,
it just came to me.)

on a side note:
glad to see Notre Dame will be restored to exactly
how it was, not some monument to "Diversity".


Wed 29th May 2019 00:05

The mighty Mississippi-
its presence profound
the lazy old river
ever seaward is bound
who'll question its flowing
who'll challenge its might?
whoever the fool is
is surely not right!



Tue 21st May 2019 18:46

I guess I'd better
learn to adapt
my worn out body
thoroughly sapped
still there is more
in me than that
my mind ain't gone
there's more to tap!


Thu 16th May 2019 10:42

won't give you sway
use muscle power
and whisk away!



Wed 15th May 2019 12:07

Roll up windows, ugh
i remember how nice it was to get push button windows
so you did not have to stretch all the way over to roll up the
passenger side or the rear windows in a rain
i remember all this because i am old
but I have not yet rolled up my mind.


Thu 25th Apr 2019 00:41

are you broke down
just Broke?

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Ian Whiteley

Sat 20th Apr 2019 00:09

sorry MC - conviction - fat fingers and alcohol πŸ˜‰

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 16th Apr 2019 19:54

'convistion of purpose' eh - sometimes I don't know what day of the week it is πŸ˜‰ thanks again mate

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 15th Apr 2019 14:59

thanks for the kind comments re: 'with banners held high' Mike - you make some pertinent and insightfull comments as always - glad you liked it. In the process of developing it as a song for the festival with the same name in May - hopefully will have it ready in time
thanks for taking the time to comment


Sat 6th Apr 2019 03:15

thanks M.C. for visiting.
the jury feels sorry for the criminal,
not so much for the victim.
If you get in trouble, holler racism.
that will get you a free pass
and an interview on TV.

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Tommy Carroll

Thu 4th Apr 2019 11:43

Cheers folks re (My Bookshelf): Ray, Don, Martin and M.C.
I think I may have failed in my attampt to be ironic lol. And now I have lost the point that I was attempting to make - oh the irony of it all. πŸ˜‰


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Ian Whiteley

Wed 3rd Apr 2019 13:40

thanks for the welcome back Mike - I needed a break πŸ˜‰


Mon 1st Apr 2019 04:24

got your good response to "Public Domain".
thank you M.C.
(you are the Wordsmith, not me!).


Thu 28th Mar 2019 23:05

especially at my age
it's nice to get home
where all your stuff
is right where you want it.

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Thu 28th Mar 2019 07:27

Thankyou for your comments MC I once wrote to an mp about drug problems 250 needles found in an area where children played a few years ago was told to put in the dusbin they didn’t care then and only care about self interest now . They are not worthy of our votes only Interested in there Gravy Trains . Love Wendy x


Sun 17th Mar 2019 02:54

thanks for reading
my poem
i write by touch
some say I am.


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John Marks

Fri 15th Mar 2019 21:25

Good Evening Mark (is it?), you did me the immense favour of re-acquainting me with the beautifully crafted poetry of Robert Laurence Binyon 1869–1943. I remembered 'For the fallen' very well but had either not read or forgotten (mea culpa..) 'The burning of the leaves' which I found an immensely brave and moving poem:

They will come again, the leaf and the flower, to arise
From squalor of rottenness into the old splendour,
And magical scents to a wondering memory bring;
The same glory, to shine upon different eyes.
Earth cares for her own ruins, naught for ours.
Nothing is certain, only the certain spring.



Thu 14th Mar 2019 18:17

your plot...

thanks for visiting M.C. πŸ˜€


Fri 1st Mar 2019 09:22

most poets ARE out of orderl
Repair to their rooms
to write

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trevor homer

Wed 27th Feb 2019 11:15

So very kind that you took time to enjoy my PoTW - I shall look with interest at your blog for comment Thanks again


Wed 20th Feb 2019 14:00

I don't know what happened but WOL stopped sending me
the notifications, so I did not know you responded.
Sorry about that.

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Tommy Carroll

Mon 11th Feb 2019 21:38

re 'Accidental Curator'

Two performance artists, Yuan Chai and Jian Jun Xi, jumped on the bed with bare torsos to improve the work, which they thought had not gone far enough. They called their performance Two Naked Men Jump into Tracey's Bed. Sold for Β£2.5 million

. Wikipedia
;- )


Mon 11th Feb 2019 00:20

thanks for your comments on
"We Never Asked"
the poem I think
speaks to us all
as we speed through life
we wish...

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