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ray pool

Email: raypool@live.co.uk
Email: poolray1@gmail.com
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Updated: Sat, 25 Nov 2017 12:07 pm

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Biography

After attempting to establish myself as a photographer, I worked in printing for a while, then into music publishing and the BBC where I was allocated fairly menial jobs having insufficient qualifications and a lower middle class background which was a death knell in the sixties. My career took off as a freelance musician in the seventies during which time I was fortunate enough to work with top artists, most of them household names - like Domestos. * Writing poetry has been a constant activity throughout and now having retired I am delighted to be able to spent lots of time pursuing that and also reading live. I have had a pamphlet published called "A History nailed down" published by Dempsey and Windle. I have an ability for mimicking voices and accents and try to use them in live readings. * just joking.

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Amateur Musicians They straddled the bar big men all. I looked up to them as from afar. They talked of mouthpieces brass technique, perfection sought with breath in their cheek and huff in their puff following through with their lip speak. Embouchure, bores everyone that was their way of having fun.

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Audio entries by ray pool

SALTY TALES (20/06/2018)

STEPFATHERS DAY (17/06/2018)

ALWAYS ON THE ROAD (07/06/2018)

DOO LANG A LANG (03/06/2018)

ROYAL VISIT (14/05/2018)

SCHOOL DESKS (08/05/2018)

CLINGING TO CONVENTION (04/05/2018)

FILM NOIR (01/05/2018)

SKELETON STAFF (29/04/2018)

IN THE GARDEN - AGAIN (21/04/2018)

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Darren J Beaney

Mon 11th Jun 2018 07:55

Hi Ray

a quick early morning hello - thanks for taking the trouble to read my stuff and commenting from time to time.

Cheers

D

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Frances Macaulay Forde

Thu 31st May 2018 04:26

Absolutely no need to apologise, Ray!

I did not take offence at all - I totally understood your response to 'Counting Sleep'. After all, Edna is an Aussie icon - some even say, a 'queen' - Ha-Ha!

Your comments and compliments are always welcome and gratefully received.

Best.
Frances.



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Ian Whiteley

Wed 16th May 2018 14:54

thanks for commenting on 'sunset over lupset' Ray - to quote an old and poor joke 'nostalgia ain't what it used to be' 😉 as always you offer an insightful analysis and add your own flourishes and thoughts - that capture what I was 'after' perfectly. Thanks again for taking the time to comment - it's appreciated
Ian

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Tommy Carroll

Sun 6th May 2018 20:23

Ray "Backwards glancing" nods in your direction. Tommy

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Hannah Collins

Mon 30th Apr 2018 20:10

Hi Ray thanks so much for your comment on my poem The New Love.
I look forward to reading more of yours.

Hannah

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Joe Williams

Thu 26th Apr 2018 10:00

Thanks for the comments on 'Killing the Piano' Ray, I'm glad you liked it. That one always strikes a chord (pun intended!) with people who play or who grew up with a piano around the house. It's one of those little tragedies of the modern world, I think.

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 24th Apr 2018 13:59

thanks for the comments on 'pub quiz theory' Ray - just one more piece of modern living that I've come to despie - in my day it used to be called cheating - now if it gets you gold you do it - rather than take your natural place in the world.
Ian 😃

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Laura Taylor

Sat 14th Apr 2018 15:54

Hi Ray - thanks for y'note on Charity. Aye, it was the faux jolliness combined with Big Brother - got to me a bit! 😀 I'm a socialist - that comes out in almost everything I write 😉 Thanks again!

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Hannah Collins

Sun 8th Apr 2018 16:09

Hi Ray
Thank you for your comments on my poem 'Moonlight Sonata.'
Always a pleasure to hear from you and your encouraging remarks.

Hannah

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Anya

Sun 25th Mar 2018 20:21

Hi Ray,

Thank you so much for your comment, and your suggestions. So so great full!!! I want to learn and it is good to do it from the best ! Anya x

P.s. Age is nothing but a number 😃

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Ian Whiteley

Thu 22nd Mar 2018 19:08

thanks for commenting on 'Elbow Yard' Ray - once again you have my sentiments and undercurrents nailed - you really are very perceptive. I'm, hopefully, moving way from this period of grieving - and this felt like a full stop - before moving on. I really appreciate you taking the time to analyse and comment - it is very much appreciated

Ian

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David Cooke

Thu 22nd Mar 2018 08:45

Hi Ray Glad you liked my Washing poem!

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 10th Mar 2018 14:11

Ray - your mention of Reggie Kray on Jonathan Humble's
latest poem took me back to the 1960s and a pal of those
days in the East End who, as a young DC, nicked Ronnie Kray when Nipper Read's team brought those brothers to
justice. I'm happy to say that although he retired early
and took another direction in life, that pal also made good
elsewhere.
Cheers,
MC

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Freya

Fri 9th Mar 2018 22:10

Hi Ray
Thanks so much for the compliments and suggestion on Art Museum, i thought the same thing too and probably will change it!

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 5th Mar 2018 20:55

Many thanks for your kind comments on 'Sacred Path' Ray - you are insightful as to the nature of the poem as I have just lost my best friend in the last month or so - and this was my way of honouring him without being too over sentimental (I hope). Thanks for taking the time to comment mate
Ian

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Hannah Collins

Mon 5th Mar 2018 19:24

Hello Ray, Thank you so much for your comment on my new poem.
Much appreciated.

Hannah

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Laura Taylor

Wed 21st Feb 2018 11:18

Howdy Ray

Soz for the delay - got caught up on stuff and stuff!

Thanks so much for your note on my Valentine poem 😀 Much appreciated!

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Tommy Carroll

Sat 10th Feb 2018 20:35

Belated Birthday greetings Ray and ditto thanks. 🤔😎

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karen izod

Sat 3rd Feb 2018 09:21

hello Ray

just listened to your latest audio piece - restless souls, beautifully read to go with the mood. Like the new photo too!

Karen

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pauline sewards

Sun 28th Jan 2018 09:12

Amateur musicians - well crafted, economic and absolutely nails the subject

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 9th Dec 2017 23:55

Hi Ray - thanks for the comment on my blog. I do believe
there's a place for cynicism - purely on the grounds that
I also believe that "cynicism is the last resort of idealism".

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Tommy Carroll

Tue 28th Nov 2017 23:17

Hi Keith, Ray, Colin and Jon
Thank you all for your posts and I can advise you of my intent to write a massive thriller about containment, strangers and with no point of reference- a bit like my local- Tommy. ;- )

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Mon 27th Nov 2017 12:02

Jeez Louise, that is one sexy photo in black and white. And also one fine picture in colour, still - commanding!

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Tommy Carroll

Sat 25th Nov 2017 21:13

Cheers Ray "click" re "Excuse my hand"
And
I remember the outtakes of the same film. Tommy
;- )

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Wolfgar Miere

Fri 24th Nov 2017 22:57

Hello you old dog, liking your suave new picture and your revised profile.

David.

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Jon

Wed 22nd Nov 2017 22:16

Ray
Cheers for kind comments on the dresser. They mean more than you'll ever know. I always have this nagging feeling that stuff I write isn't good enough to be posted so your comments have helped me loads.
Thanks again fella

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Tom Harding

Tue 14th Nov 2017 18:35

Ray thanks for the comments, I've always appreciated your feedback on my poems, will let you know about the book availability next month when hopefully I know more.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 28th Oct 2017 11:37

No voice is more real than your own, literally or poetically.

(Just did a recheck on your bio. There are so many fine works on WOL, I like to refresh my memory of the actual writers too.)

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Hannah Collins

Fri 27th Oct 2017 18:36

Thank you Ray so much for your comment on my poem The Bound Bird. Really appreciated.

Hannah

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 16th Oct 2017 10:56

thanks very much for commenting on 'Bait' Ray - glad you liked it - I'm hopeless at visiting WOL site at the moment - so only get to see comments when I come back to post something new - so sincere apologies for delay in responding - I really must make more of an effort to visit and contribute

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