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Richard Hartley

Email: rjhartley@gmx.com
Web: paxpoeticus.co.uk
Updated: 10 days ago

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Biography

I'm an artisan poet living in East Anglia. A frequent visitor to poetry gigs in Suffolk and Essex, I'd welcome contact with other poets, particularly those in this area. I came late to writing poetry but now I write about what I see and also about what I feel, writing from the heart. Then, when my scribblings are finished, I throw them out to the world on my website [www.paxpoeticus.co.uk] hoping they will bring some pleasure to somebody. I also run the monthly meeting of Poetry Plus, the poetry group in Manningtree, Essex.

Samples

Eight Lines on a Piece of Rock ----------------------------- Eight lines carved on a piece of rock Not by nature but by man. Cut deep and straight with love and care Engraved in to this sacred slab. Meaning lost from ancient time Some deep thought or vague idea Turned this stone to a work of art That speaks to me from ages past. 20.9.16

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

Blog entries by Richard Hartley

Memorial Day in Moscow (02/09/2017)

When I Die (26/08/2017)

Fishing for Poets (17/08/2017)

The Hearse (27/07/2017)

The Rose (27/07/2017)

The Last Train (27/07/2017)

Deo Gratias (27/07/2017)

Embers (27/07/2017)

Blog link: https://www.writeoutloud.net/blogs/richardhartley

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Manningtree » 7:30pm

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Wivenhoe » 8:00pm

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Wolfgar Miere

Mon 30th Oct 2017 09:10

Hi Richard,

thanks for your comments on my profile page, much appreciated. Like you I feel like my scribblings are offspring, set free to roam wherever they shall once I've hit the post button, to please or displease as long as they stir some emotion they will have served a purpose. In the grand scheme of things they are of no matter but they can at least endure.

I'm pleased with my blog on wordpress but it is really more like a storage facility as without majorly promoting oneself it doesn't strike out much beyond the page. Thats OK too I suppose.

Sorry for the slow response I've been drifting around the SW for a few days but now am home. Always good to hear from you.

All the best,

David.

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Wolfgar Miere

Fri 22nd Sep 2017 13:25

Hi Richard,

many thanks for your comments regarding "A call to arms" on my profile page.

It is curious to me how some frown on rhyme and rhythm, it can be frustrating. I note though that not too many people attempt different styles (often those that look down noses), I myself love free verse and the more traditional form, I see merit in both.

I might more readily accept peoples disdain if they at least attempted to mixed their own pallete a little more often.

Thanks again Richard.

David.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 2nd Sep 2017 11:43

Just a comment, Richard. In no way a rebuke however gentle or delicious. The word 'orbit' came up in a comment of your own, on another poet's work, or Bio page. And it gave me pause for thought. Partly because I've been a bit sensitive to exactly your point, mulling it over a bit on my own.

I realize interchange between poets can be, or not be, totally private. Yours wasn't. So I didn't feel intrusive; I like to see what other writers have to say about certain poems, or about anything at all.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 31st Aug 2017 16:36

Richard, do we have an 'orbit' here on WOL. Maybe we do - but it certainly isn't geographic, deliberately. For awhile it wasn't just the UK. Poets came from the US and Canada and Australia and India and Africa and Europe. And were well received too. Sometimes, English was their second/third/fourth language.

Then, again, maybe 'like' does take to 'like'. And the stalwarts are just that - stalwart. Responsive and regular in their written input, with both poetry and comments. Without a doubt, poetry 'friendships' have developed. And there seems to be an inexorable lean to the North of England writers, with their famous 'one foot in romance and the other in necessity' which pervades the whole society. I have come to greatly appreciate this duality - the essence of 'Northern-ness', a very sharing and brutally honest outlook on life.

Just a thought.

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keith jeffries

Sat 19th Aug 2017 18:50

Hello Richard, Just to say that I enjoyed The Last Train and Deo Gratias. Unfortunately I do not live in Essex but Spain so I am unable to be present at any of your recitations. Thank you. Keith

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Fri 18th Aug 2017 16:20

Welcome to WOL. Great to see that you are 'running' a poetry night in your area. Good luck on the enterprise; I'm sure you're highly valued.

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