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Olga Gerke

Updated: Mon, 23 Aug 2010 09:46 pm

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was born in Russia was writing short stories in Russian for 15 years, couple of them is published started writing poetry (is it poetry? well, starting writing something) in English quite recently All paintings that illustrate poems are mine, mostly acrylic. Please don't hesitate to tell me about any mistakes that you've noticed: more likely than not there's no bright idea behind them, they are just mistakes, English is not my native language after all.


She said “I’m already 40” And held silence Like a tray for donations Luckily I was quick I showered her with sounds of surprise And disbelief She was pleased , but suspicious I thought she was used To similar response – but quicker and louder *** Being slightly ridiculous / Being slightly misplaced / I am standing in one of that places/ where I have no business to be/ Misshapen/ Broken/ Silly/ As everybody else / Being “me” against “life” and “others”/ And a shamanic youth/ with unbelievably beautiful back/ is dancing around me and shouting/ “If you don’t like music – just leave, if you like it – dance like me/ that’s what I call dancing!”/ The problem is – I can dance like him/ I can switch it on at will And I am about to start…/ But then I decide against it/

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Louise Fazackerley

Sat 21st Aug 2010 23:30

really enjoyed your reading in salford at the book launch- thought your poems were beautiful and funny xx

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jean lucy thompson

Sat 21st Aug 2010 11:36

yvw Olga Yes I did go to art class once but gave that up too; it served me well though as before thatI was self taught

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jean lucy thompson

Sat 21st Aug 2010 10:38

Hi Olga Nice to see you Your poems are great I paint too but not for a while - artists block I think they call it :)

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Andy N

Tue 20th Jul 2010 08:16

Hi Olga - Before I forget, the Ireland pieces are taking a bit to get sorted out.. That Political poem took a while and I am currently working on two children poems (Nearly done) then I'll get back on these Irish poems.. x

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Andy N

Tue 15th Jun 2010 13:29

Hi Olga - Regarding - Whatever happened to Baby Jane?.. I saw it many years ago at university so I do remember it, but not lots if you know what I mean... lol x

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Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

Sun 6th Jun 2010 04:05

Approaching the big 40 myself in seven short years time, I enjoyed your poem!

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Thu 3rd Jun 2010 20:53

Wow! I am really happy to meet you here. And it is surprising. May be not. How did you happen to be there in GB? If it is a secret, don't tell. But... it could be interesting to communicate with you. I have some good friends from St. Petersburg. My email is:

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Thu 3rd Jun 2010 20:11

Hi, Olga! Where are you from? I am also glad to meet you. With warmest wishes, Larisa

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kath hewitt

Fri 14th May 2010 21:52

Hi Olga, thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Much appreciated x

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Fri 14th May 2010 09:05

lol. Would be lovely to meet one day and paint. Eva Green and peach yogurt- sorted! X

Rachel Bond

Fri 14th May 2010 01:00

hi olga x i would be thrilled and honoured for you to paint my portrait...i would also like to paint you, your face is so familiar to me because of its likeness to my friend frances im fascinated.
can you make me look like eva green (my profile pic)? :)

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winston plowes

Tue 4th May 2010 19:08

Hi Olga. Like your poi spinning painting. Lots of energy in that, Kep posting. winston

Rachel Bond

Tue 4th May 2010 16:47

hey olga...thanks for comment. Yes, the cells are packed with all sorts of wonderful info. i am currently working on an art project that explores cell structure and dna replication...inspired by work of peter randall paige an artist currently featured at yorkshire sculpture park...a must see place.

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Sun 2nd May 2010 19:55

cool. I will do it. would be lovely to see your art as well! X

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Ann Foxglove

Sun 2nd May 2010 19:43

Hello (again!) Olga. I have really enjoyed your poetry! Welcome to WOL. Just a tip - if you want someone to see your reply to their comment then put your comment on their poets profile not on your bit. They might miss it otherwise. xx

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