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Stockport WoL

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Updated: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 11:01 pm

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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

Thu 16th Nov 2017 12:10

Thanks so much, Nicola! The atmosphere at the last WOL sounds slightly heady, or rather appealing, or perhaps not so at all! God bless our male WOL friends!
You are such a love...thanks again..............Dorinda x

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Nicola Hulme

Wed 15th Nov 2017 08:39

Hi Dorinda,

I hope you feel better soon.

You and all other female WOLs were missed, it was a testosterone filled room!

Next month's theme is "waves". We discussed many types of waves, not limited to nautical but energy waves, spiritual waves, the characteristics of waves etc.

Hope to see you at the December meeting. Keep warm 😃

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dorinda macdowell

Mon 13th Nov 2017 15:21

Hello everyone! So sorry but I won't be at WOL this evening: think I'm coming down with a cold - I shall miss you all! Please could someone let me know the next theme? - thanks!

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Nigel Astell

Thu 24th Aug 2017 15:31

Done Us Proud

Ugly bug ball not at all!
opening vocal cords to uplifting poetry
turning up volume came the applause

Cheering Oldknow crowd while clapping nonstop
they shouted and lifted their glasses
Stockport you have done us proud!

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John F Keane

Thu 17th Aug 2017 19:08

I have posted the picture as a blog entry.

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dorinda macdowell

Thu 17th Aug 2017 13:16

What a great evening it was in Marple - enjoyed it enormously (and thank you, Nicola, for giving me your slot!) - See you all soon.... Dorinda x

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Nigel Astell

Thu 17th Aug 2017 12:07

Poetry Party

Oldknow drinkers
all agreed
once the
poetry party
had started
no-one wanted
to leave!

Big thank you to everyone who came last night to the poetry event at Samuel Oldknow in Marple.

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dorinda macdowell

Tue 15th Aug 2017 08:05

Hi Nicola! - My apologies! - your last e-mail to me did say Wed, not Thur, for Marple event....oops - sorry! I should learn to read more carefully!.....love, Dorinda x

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dorinda macdowell

Fri 4th Aug 2017 16:53

Nigel, thank you! I am keeping faith and trusting!!!
Looking forward to the next WOL - Dorinda x

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Nigel Astell

Fri 4th Aug 2017 15:43

Dorinda keep faith and don't panic

The list you have seen is the first list of poets that was printed and since then I was told you were being added on
along with another poet not in our group.

We have a meeting on the Monday night for W O L just before the event on the Wednesday and I am sure this new list will be confirmed on the night!

Nigel x

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dorinda macdowell

Fri 4th Aug 2017 10:28

Hi Nigel and Nicola! - me again! Linda (Cosgriff) has forwarded the list of people reading at the Marple event to me, and neither Nicola's name, nor mine, appear on it!!!
Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - THANKS SO MUCH XX

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dorinda macdowell

Wed 2nd Aug 2017 16:00

Nigel, thank you so much: you are a scholar and a gentleman! (don't know who coined that phrase, but I love it!) D x

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Nigel Astell

Wed 2nd Aug 2017 12:17

Hi Dorinda

I think a new list is coming out and your name has been added - - - there will be twelve poets on the open mic night
in Marple instead of ten but to confirm this is the e-mail address!

a.barlow@matthewjamespublishing.com

Nigel x

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dorinda macdowell

Mon 31st Jul 2017 17:23

Hi everyone! Nicola very kindly offered me her 'slot' at Marple (if my work was accepted). I sent 3 samples of my work on 27 July, and e-mailed again today to see if they were happy with what I'd sent. The e-mail came back "cannot connect etc etc" so I am wondering if either of my messages got through! Nicola, you very kindly gave me the address: a.barlow@matthewjamespublishing - should there have been a dot.uk or dot.com at the end??? Any help anyone can give would be very much appreciated! - thanks, Dorinda.not so hi-tech.help!!! X

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Nigel Astell

Wed 19th Jul 2017 13:11

Poetry Event Samuel Oldknow in Marple August 16th

The list of Ten

First on the mike
then a quick dash
first at the bar
drinking just a few
otherwise poet one will
be far too intoxicated - - -

to hear any poetry
flat on his back!

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dorinda macdowell

Mon 10th Jul 2017 15:07

I send more apologies! I cannot make WOL this evening; arrived back from France yesterday, still catching up after 3 weeks away - as a result, shattered (but happy!)
Just to let you know, also, that my friend Christine is still quite poorly: unsure when she may be back at WOL with us...
Have a great evening - I really do hope to make the next session!
Love, Dorinda x

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dorinda macdowell

Mon 12th Jun 2017 11:25

Hello everyone! My apologies as I cannot be at WOL this evening; I've come down with a sore throat/cold - but hope you have a great evening!
Also, to let you know that my friend Christine won't be there either - she has to have a major operation on Wednesday (if you're believers, please say a prayer for her!)
Thanks so much - love, Dorinda x

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Nigel Astell

Sat 10th Jun 2017 13:32

Carnage of Hell

Useless to explain
loss of life

Grief so intense
no reason acceptable

Evil lurks behind
each terrorist act.

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andy n

Wed 10th May 2017 13:20

great night. you guys picked me right up (:

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Nigel Astell

Tue 9th May 2017 13:20

I agree Nicola - - -

Mad crazy people so overcome with pleasure
all with love and enthusiasm for poetry
then decide they must all party together!

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Nicola Hulme

Tue 9th May 2017 08:59

May I just say what a wonderful night of poetry it was last night? There were some outstanding pieces read. It was an absolute pleasure and privilege to be part of it xxx

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Nicola Hulme

Mon 24th Apr 2017 13:05

No apologies needed Dorinda, I found Roger 😃
Your brain still runs rings around mine xxx

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dorinda macdowell

Tue 11th Apr 2017 10:41

Message for Nicola - and apologies! I gave you the wrong spelling for Roger McGough (that's the right one!) and I'm sure you knew that but were either too polite to say, or you were extremely tolerant of my ageing brain! Sorry!
Love, Dorinda x

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Nigel Astell

Thu 30th Mar 2017 15:38

Drifting

Young vocal cords
musical rhyme dances
ideas drift along
uplifting poetic voices
creative limitless energy
soaked with inspiration
words of meaning
fall on all
that listen intently.

Inspired by World Poetry Day at Stockport Art Gallery

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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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