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Nigel Astell

Updated: Tue, 17 Dec 2019 04:23 pm

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Biography

Finding the first line to anything is the most difficult. Where is this place called inspiration? Then by chance stumbling across it while staring at a blank piece of paper. Being a member of Stockport Write Out Loud gives me the valuable support of personal friendship, that bonds strong positive energy, helping to produce a higher level of enjoyment to my writing. The more pleasure that a poem brings - - - the more I want to write.

Samples

The Virgin Poet North-West outpost town stoney grey monument artistic sunset sky Julian and Paul leading search party scouting barren land untested ordinary folk invited to join poetry writing group people showed interest finding themselves enjoying discussing producing poems personal thoughts revealed pen injected creativity my first time virgin no longer Stockport W.O.L born.

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

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Wednesday 11 October 2017

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Ruth O'Reilly

Thu 12th Nov 2020 13:34

Sounds like you & Andy are setting up the audio version of a full Monty act now you cheeky spice boys you!πŸ˜‚

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Ruth O'Reilly

Wed 11th Nov 2020 16:02

Hey Nigel! Nice to hear from you, so that's your Christmas podcast with Andy eh? With Added Spice! πŸ˜€

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Tue 20th Oct 2020 03:59

Thnx for reading n commenting the poem Nigel.πŸ’

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 16th Apr 2020 11:55

Re: April Collage poem. Nigel, you are so funny!

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Stephen Gospage

Tue 14th Apr 2020 18:27

Dear Nigel

Easter Boxed In was great to read. Many thanks for your nice words on Moon River.

Steve

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Teju

Tue 31st Mar 2020 01:02

I like the style of this.

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Ruth O'Reilly

Tue 25th Feb 2020 19:03

Hey Nigel you did a great performance on the ghost of me video, I enjoyed that πŸ˜€

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Nigel Astell

Mon 30th Dec 2019 16:08

Thanks Ruth same to you

Christmas time is always fun
lots of beer lots of wine
but then all is gone
with the bottle bank full of empties
and money all spent up
on the positive side
a clear head is good
to write some more poetry
with the new year coming up!

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Ruth O'Reilly

Tue 24th Dec 2019 10:27

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Nigel, Enjoy yourself!

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Nigel Astell

Fri 6th Dec 2019 17:00

Thanks Ruth
working on the darker side of Christmas once again
with my gangland boss Krampos, he has got me filling up sacks with bad kids then getting other members of the gang to take them away.

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Ruth O'Reilly

Thu 5th Dec 2019 22:47

Really enjoyed 'The Spirit of Christmas' in this month's Printed Words, very witty! What with that and your Halloween piece you're definately a bit of a 'Gangsta Poet' me thinks! πŸ˜‚

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Nigel Astell

Tue 22nd Oct 2019 15:29

That's what you call real spooky Ruth - - -

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Ruth O'Reilly

Tue 22nd Oct 2019 15:12

You had some good special effects going on there with the Halloween party. I went to read it and it said ' entry not found' and THEN wait for it......It actually Disappeared. Now. Isn't that the stuff that a proper ghostly Halloween party is made of! πŸ˜‚

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Nigel Astell

Fri 20th Sep 2019 15:13


Thanks for that Graham

Ruth

You seemed to have everything covered

now to press the like button

oh no no it's still on hold!



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Graham Sherwood

Thu 19th Sep 2019 21:52

Nigel, I have asked the technical boys to look at it for you. I can't see anything obvious.

Graham

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Ruth O'Reilly

Thu 19th Sep 2019 16:50

Hey Nigel just seen this today, the comment went astray from me! So How's this French Poem going? Try climbing the Effiel tower with some trifle, but don't wobble like the jelly or spill the cream..... You had steel ladders ....I ended up with Friday the 13th Ladders and Snakes & Ladders, What a climb!

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Don Matthews

Sat 7th Sep 2019 15:27

Golly gosh your French Connect
It does sound a bit saucy
With messy miss and splashy paint
And he up miss? sounds horsey

Now Nigel you're a fun writer
(Assume you're good on mic)
I don't know what I'm writing 'bout
(I'll quietly disappear.....)

See you on the blogslide.....?

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Nigel Astell

Fri 6th Sep 2019 17:43

Thanks Ruth

Just working on another poem called The French Connection

Oh la la
paint splashing
messy mess
head stuck
up his
oh la la
steel ladders

found two days later

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Ruth O'Reilly

Tue 3rd Sep 2019 19:12

Enjoyed Reading your 'When the devil smiles' poem in the Autumn Edition of Printed words. You have a talent for turning a random news story into a totally different creative piece.

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Martin Elder

Tue 11th Jun 2019 09:18

Thanks again for the poem Nigel.
Much appreciated my friend
see you next week
Martin

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Mon 13th Aug 2018 20:52

I'm glad you like my collages. I look forward to reading through your other poems. Thanks, Jane?

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AM Cash

Wed 11th Oct 2017 21:36

Hi Nigel
Thank you for the like on my blog
Andy C

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Katy Megan Hughes

Sun 20th Nov 2016 21:36

It sure is! Special thanks to you BTW for your ongoing support x

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Elizabeth Faitarone

Wed 12th Oct 2016 10:59

Loved your comment, ⭐, thank you so much. I'm very new to this website. Greg gave me his card so that I can upload my thing. You're very observant, amazing a man can notice a woman's red painted toe nails!

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Katy Megan Hughes

Wed 21st Sep 2016 13:47

Spot on again Nigel! : )

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Katy Megan Hughes

Thu 15th Sep 2016 20:25

One day Nigel, one day....?

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Katy Megan Hughes

Sun 21st Aug 2016 13:44

Not sure if I do calm very well... : )

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Katy Megan Hughes

Wed 3rd Aug 2016 20:01

I won't admit to it, but you may be right... : )

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Paul F Blackburn

Mon 6th Jun 2016 08:43

Hello Nigel, I'm watching you

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Katy Megan Hughes

Sun 8th May 2016 19:20

Busted again..! x

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