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We read and discuss our own poetry from both the technical and creative perspectives. Our unusual speciality is the group's collage poem, created at every meeting. All our collage poems can be seen on the right. We usually have a theme for each month. Reviews of our meetings can be viewed here: http://iambics.wordpress.com/

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Some of our collage poems can be seen on the right.

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

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dorinda macdowell

Fri 17th Mar 2017 15:34

Hello everyone! I've had a few messages re World Poetry Day/schools comps, etc. I'm away 20-24 March, and this is possibly a little late in the day, but if there is anything I can contribute towards either, do let me know - thanks!
Dorinda x

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Nigel Astell

Fri 10th Mar 2017 15:58

News Flash - News Flash - News Flash

There will be no meeting next Monday due to the train strike!

Next meet up for March will be the 20th that gives us another week for the theme of Internationalism/globalism
as we might be doing something for International Poetry Day!

If there is another train strike we might not!

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Nigel Astell

Mon 27th Feb 2017 15:29

Cheers for that Andy sent one off for love poetry

Turn Up The Heat

Heartache trys to remove insecurity
to give romance another chance
feelings build pure raw emotion
two internal flames find love.

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andy n

Mon 13th Feb 2017 23:42

great stuff tonight guys and girls.

my friend who is doing the love poetry collection is jean sheridan (i'll be helping edit the book and sitting in to select what goes in there)

No minimum line length

Doesn't mind if printed before (but please advise)

Closing date is 28th February 2017

Send poems over to me at aen1mpo@yahoo.co.uk and I'll forward them over.

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dorinda macdowell

Mon 13th Feb 2017 10:53

Apologies that I won't be at WOL this evening, and my friend Christine isn't able to come either.....have a great evening, and see you all next time!
Dorinda x

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Nigel Astell

Thu 19th Jan 2017 15:11

News Flash!

Where is The Heart of Stockport has a small display in Stockport Library this week.

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Nicola Hulme

Mon 9th Jan 2017 21:32

A wonderful night again, thankyou Stockport WOL. For David and John, the poem we were trying to remember was "Adlestrop" by Edward Thomas (1878-1917). I had to find it or I would have been awake all night!

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Nicola Hulme

Mon 9th Jan 2017 10:19

Happy New Year to everyone.

Nigel, I love "Peace".

I struggled with this month's theme "Hangover", but I'm looking forward to hear everyone else's interpretations tonight.

Jenny is braving it and coming back for another session, so we must have done something right last time!
x

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Nigel Astell

Fri 16th Dec 2016 16:37

Peace

Tormented child of war
travels in constant fear
even when told that
they will be spared
he watches his Mother
cry relentlessly for peace.

Merry Christmas to everyone at Stockport W O L X

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Nigel Astell

Fri 11th Nov 2016 16:13

Castle to Knight

Conflict and bloodshed
after many battles
the war ends.

Both armies then
bury all the
gallant knights slain.

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Nicola Hulme

Fri 11th Nov 2016 08:46

Good luck to all reading war poetry today, at the Remembrance Service. x

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dorinda macdowell

Thu 10th Nov 2016 13:55

Hi John - Thank you - I shall be delighted to read on Wed 16 Nov: see you then! - Dorinda x

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dorinda macdowell

Thu 27th Oct 2016 16:53

Thanks, John! - D

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John F Keane

Fri 21st Oct 2016 21:40

D

The Fri 11th Nov meeting will be from 12 noon until 1pm.

The 16th Nov Creative Meeting will be from 1.30pm - 3.30pm.

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dorinda macdowell

Mon 17th Oct 2016 10:10

Hi John
Please would you let me know the times for the meeting on Wed 16 November at the Art Gallery ?
Thanks - Dorinda

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Nigel Astell

Tue 27th Sep 2016 13:25

Well done to Martin in getting Poem of the Week!

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dorinda macdowell

Mon 12th Sep 2016 17:53

Hi everyone! Just to send apologies as I won't be at WOL this evening - so much going on, I really do need a rest tonight! Also Maggie asked me to send her apologies, too, as she isn't too well at the moment...
Have a great evening!
Love and blessings from Dorinda x

Martin Elder

Mon 8th Aug 2016 18:52

Hi guys
I am worry I won't be able to make it tonight as I am unwell. See you next time M

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Nigel Astell

Mon 25th Jul 2016 14:41

Thanks Martin

A Stiff One

Under the table
the view is
just slightly darker
but I'm safe
from Big Blondie
blew a kiss
fondled my bum
wanted some fun
not my type
instead of watching
having to listen
will get out
when the coast
is absolutely clear
in this position
hot and sweaty
sore and red
got stiff neck.

Martin Elder

Sat 23rd Jul 2016 22:13

Hi Everybody
I am probably being a bit dim here but never really realised that this facility existed and therefore have never accessed it before. Anyway following on suggestions from last month I am just putting up details of 'under the fable'
This is an open mike night at the castle pub ,66 Oldham street Manchester on the 18th August and 21st September . I attended and read last year and are going to do so again on the 21st September. The second date has been added because they ran out of slots for the first night. Therefore I will attend both nights but reading on the 21st because I was too late for the 18th. Should prove to be interesting nights and worth attending.
Cheers
Martin

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Nicola Hulme

Mon 13th Jun 2016 15:30

Will the glove ever find it's rightful hand? Fantastic poetry Nigel x

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dorinda macdowell

Wed 25th May 2016 13:01

Love it Nigel!!!

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Nigel Astell

Thu 19th May 2016 15:21

Abandoned

Left alone
without my
snug friend.

Woven mates
finger fitted
nail gripper.

Now apart
missing twin
please reunite.

If not
another pair
on display.

Will replace
lost gloves
separated forever.

Dedicated to dorinda and the lost glove

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Nicola Hulme

Tue 26th Apr 2016 10:05

Nigel, I think I'll throw my pen away!

I love the perversity of having someone else's eyes! I hadn't taken the homework theme that literally. Excellent work.

I think I'd better sit silently in the corner again, at our next WOL meeting though!

I cant wait to hear what the others have come up with.

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Nigel Astell

Mon 25th Apr 2016 13:21

Dare I Ask?

Horrific car crash
glass splinters fly
blinded no sight
surgeons replace eyes.

Now I see
the world from
someone who died
don't sleep much.

I suffer nightmares
of being pushed
falling into water
drawing for breath.


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andy n

Sun 17th Apr 2016 19:58

great stuff last week.

already done my piece for next month.

see you then.

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Nigel Astell

Tue 12th Apr 2016 13:17

Who Am I was read by Maggie

We all enjoyed it and sometimes another poet gives your own poem a slightly different feel to it when reading with another vocal pace to each line.

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dorinda macdowell

Mon 11th Apr 2016 16:27

Hi, me again! Linda suggested I forward the "Who Am I?" poem I read on Saturday - if Maggie, perhaps, would like to read it?

Who Am I ?

We couldn’t be Drifters;
we wanted to:
too late – they already existed
in the USA

Those days in the Two I’s coffee bar,
strumming and singing
and longing for stardom

That came, sure enough,
and I practised my Presley
curling lip
and swivelling hip
and wore pink socks
and loved a living doll

But that was
when we were
The Young Ones –

Now
Shadows of strains
of a summer holiday –
all these are mine:
Mistletoe and wine –
Retired? – No - I’m just wired
For sound

Dorinda x

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dorinda macdowell

Mon 11th Apr 2016 15:03

Hello everyone! Yes, Saturday was great! Sorry I cannot be at WOL this evening; hope to catch up with you next time! Dorinda x
ps: Martin: Julia, our eldest daughter, gave Cynthia and her husband a lift to the station on Sat; he left one of his gloves in her car. Can I pass it to you at the next stockport WOL so you can give it to Cynthia next time you visit Sale WOL, please? Thanks SO much!

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Nigel Astell

Sun 10th Apr 2016 11:55

A huge thank you from Andy and myself for all your support on Saturday - - - Saturday Happenings finished with a flourish!

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