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M.C. Newberry

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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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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...

jennifer Malden

Wed 6th Feb 2019 17:28

Hello Mc - thanks for the info about the poetry competition. I might send in the Pine poem. Thanks also for your nice comment - I can't bear seeing a tree felled for unimportant reasons . those pines are lovely but they do create some problems - the roots are on the surface, at least some of them, so they deform the tarmac which is dangerous for mopeds or bikes, especially in the dark - also if there is abundant snow, (not v often here) branches tend to fall off as they are top heavy. On Elba there are so many they are like green seas, and you don't realise how many villas are hidden in them - lucky b...........s!
Hope you are keeping well - Jennifer


Wed 6th Feb 2019 16:47

I end up talking to myself.
I am the only one
who will listen.


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Stephen Mellor

Tue 5th Feb 2019 19:05

Hi M.C.
Thanks for taking the time ...
I think I could write a book about some of the ways that the literati commented on the fact that my first poems only were written in rhyme.
As my latest tomb suggests I only started writing (anything) after my first wife died, 12 years ago. Poetry (if that's what I write) certainly helped.
Poetry also helped in me finding wife no.2, but that's another poem.
If it works, it works

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Sun 3rd Feb 2019 16:55

Your wonderful comment is appreciated, thank you.😌Jane


Sun 3rd Feb 2019 11:44

more fun to be bad
but one gets hungry
after a time.

where would we be
without women to
civilize us?


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Stephen Mellor

Sun 3rd Feb 2019 07:57

Hi M.C.
You did absolutely nothing wrong with regard to your viewing my Jigsaw 'poem'.
I don't think I'd done a jigsaw for 60+ years, but ...
My Father in Law gave me a jigsaw for Xmas and it became such a compulsive task in finishing it, that I could have wanged it out of the door.
I began to write a poem about the frustrations, but then thought that I could express my feelings better by just writing nothing.
Me trying to be a smart-arse.
At my age I should know better.

Hope I may be forgiven πŸ˜ƒ


Sun 27th Jan 2019 12:36

Tom's silly itis !!
I like it!


Tue 22nd Jan 2019 23:37

"keep your hair on"???
what the heck does that mean?



Mon 21st Jan 2019 11:32

At least you passed



Tue 15th Jan 2019 04:29

Being married
is like living in a cell-
only the warden/wife
has the key.



Sun 13th Jan 2019 02:59

my dog is potty trained.

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Stephen Mellor

Wed 9th Jan 2019 10:40

House of Fun
Comments and thoughts much much appreciated.
Sad isn't it how much in life continues to disappoint, but I suppose it gives us something to write about.

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David Cooke

Sun 6th Jan 2019 15:50

Dear MC Thanks again for your encouraging comment.

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David Cooke

Sun 23rd Dec 2018 11:23

Hi Thanks for the toughtful commentsonmy poem 'A Waldorf Salad'. Much appreciated.

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