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Nicola Hulme

Email: nichulme1234@gmail.com
Web: http://nicolahulmeblog.wordpress.com
Twitter: @nichulmeauthor
Updated: Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:53 pm

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Biography

A relatively new recruit to Stockport WOL, introduced via a workshop in April 2016. In brief: I wrote as a teenager, my first play written in rhyme was performed on stage at High School. I went on to win two children's poetry competitions. I was then distracted with the pursuit of career and family. I attended a Creative Writing Course some years ago, but it is only now that I have put pen to paper again. I have successfully secured a book contract with a local Publisher and my first Children's Picture Book is due to be launched in 2017.

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Art; the arrangement of things Give order to life, Carefully select and slot each piece Into neatly labelled files. Contentment comes, bringing order to chaos. Is this art? Arrangement of the obscure? That which conformist conservative life Cannot categorise? Intangible feelings and emotions, Ill-fitting experiences and traumas Which don’t sit nicely In a predetermined space. Are painters and musicians assembling unclear into acceptant forms? Abstract thoughts made softer, accessible Organised or contained into musical phrase or canvas? Do poets mop up spilt thoughts? Apply rhyme and rhythm Creating a controlled space Placement for consideration and review? “Published” adds approval, acceptance, Is it needed? Therapeutic creative process, Aligning words leaves us at peace Yet, we are compelled to seek empathy A nod of assurance The “Yes, I understand”

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

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Nigel Astell

Fri 21st Jul 2017 16:16

Lets Get Physical

Pear drops are falling
Portia was feeling sad
the very fit Butterfly
shy but stocky Robin
both spoke happy thoughts
very soon Mr Sun
will turn your skin
and shape you up - -

just like we do
down at the gym!

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Nicola Hulme

Mon 24th Apr 2017 13:07

Thanks Nigel, I'm glad you approve 😃

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Nigel Astell

Fri 21st Apr 2017 15:54

Loved your poem Nicola
and this is what I think - - -

Hammy for a Mammy in Law
that's o.k - - -

because the fish was off
- - - but don't tell a soul

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john netting

Mon 13th Feb 2017 09:03

What an interesting read, Nicola! You are exploring the heart of the matter, of what poetry and the writing of it are all about.

Your Stockport cluster of WOL poets sounds a wonderful development, one I have not come across before on the site. But I'm very new!

Martin Elder

Wed 11th Jan 2017 23:32

Hi Nicola

Glad you liked the poems
Thanks

More importantly glad you like Kate Tempest. she is in another realm. I can also recommend Harry Baker performing his poem about numbers.
See you soon

Martin

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Nigel Astell

Tue 15th Nov 2016 13:38

Happy Meal with extras

Finger chips
greasy burger
happy meal
watered coke
when asking
for extras
told to
ask for
the Manager - - -

Snorting choking
heroin wrapper
happy head
much better
than eating
and drinking
getting higher
than a
kite instead!


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Nicola Hulme

Sat 12th Nov 2016 11:12

I'm glad it went well. I was planning to be there, but caught the dreaded lurgy - it wasn't a pretty sight. I'm hoping to have my voice back for Wednesday. I'll try and keep my germs to myself Monday night 😷

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Nigel Astell

Fri 11th Nov 2016 16:01

Thanks Nicola

There was the three of us Linda, Dave and myself and it went well!

You should have come yourself and joined in!

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Nicola Hulme

Tue 16th Aug 2016 09:14

I'll be there. It sounds like a great theme, I can't wait to hear everyone's interpretation. There are always surprises.

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Nigel Astell

Mon 15th Aug 2016 17:55

You were missed Nicola on the last meet hope you make it on the next one!

I think the theme is a good one as we are always looking for a better place - - - but when we find it we still miss the place we have left behind so is the new place better after all?

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Nigel Astell

Wed 27th Jul 2016 11:11

A Trip to the Dark Side

Robotic voice
commands direction
hospital appointment
all set
then crash
Sat Nav
fell down
back on
but worried
had to
turn round
post code
had changed
when dropped
found out
when seeing
sign marked
Funeral Directors
please enter.

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Nicola Hulme

Tue 26th Jul 2016 10:02

Hi Nigel, I will, but I think John is putting it on somewhere, maybe when the write up of the group meeting is added. If not, I'll add it onto my blog...there must be a poem in here of being lost in a virtual world... I never know if I'm in the right place, I lose myself in the IT navigation!

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Nigel Astell

Sat 16th Jul 2016 13:33

Nicola please put your poem on that you read out - - - all about the mad crazy poets of Stockport Write Out Loud!

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Nigel Astell

Fri 8th Jul 2016 16:14

Don't worry Nicola

In this circle of crazy poets - - - you have just become one of us!

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Nicola Hulme

Thu 7th Jul 2016 09:40

I have moon madness!

4 days I have stewed over every facet I can think of to create a simple poem for the theme "Full Moon"

... but Eureka! 'Tis done

I hope the group understand it.

I hope I don't sound like a crazed lunatic on the night!

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Nigel Astell

Tue 21st Jun 2016 10:40

To Die For

Shaken and stirred
ice cool poetry
stumble you never
instead flowing words
come from your
sweet killer lips.

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Nicola Hulme

Mon 20th Jun 2016 12:33

Nigel, you are too kind as ever.

It's completely the other way around; joining the group has forced me to up my game. I sit amazed at what I hear. Such talent!

I must also say that everyone has been incredibly welcoming and more than patient as I stumble my way through. I'm very grateful to be allowed to join in.

One day I will write something worthy of you (I hope!) - although I'm sure Martin will always blow me out of the water!!!

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Nigel Astell

Fri 17th Jun 2016 15:40

thank you for giving me the rent collector!

I think your poetry has inspired me to write more of my own. I love the way you have joined the group and with it brought your own creativity, imagination and charm which I think is brilliant.

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Nicola Hulme

Fri 17th Jun 2016 09:12

Nigel, I adore the last two lines in particular

"while bite marks are still bleeding
a note is signed rent paid"

What fantastic imagery. I kowtow to your genius :)

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Nigel Astell

Thu 16th Jun 2016 13:39

The Rent Collector

No money yet again to pay
a She wolf in red stilettos
opens door with her own key
naked body waits for collectors demands
under full moon only when satisfied
while bite marks are still bleeding
a note is signed rent paid.

Nicola if you like this poem I will read it out next time!

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Nicola Hulme

Sun 1st May 2016 15:47

Nigel, you are too kind, but thank-you for the vote of confidence.

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Nigel Astell

Fri 29th Apr 2016 20:02

Thanks but please - - -

Only when the ink goes dry
dare you ever consider that sin
there is no corner to hide
for someone with your poetic talent!

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Nigel Astell

Thu 14th Apr 2016 15:33

Just like you to know Nicola it took a Tesco trolley full of scribbling note paper before I found my Banana! but I'm glad you liked it.

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Nicola Hulme

Wed 13th Apr 2016 10:04

Thanks Nigel, I'm incredibly rusty and not up to your "banana" standard yet.
I'm already envisaging a wire basket overflowing with crumpled sheets before our next meeting!

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Nigel Astell

Tue 12th Apr 2016 13:44

I like the line - - -
The breeze through the leaves, blends a whispering sigh
and good luck with the children's book - - - you never know!

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