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Stockport WoL

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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Nigel Astell

Sat 7th Sep 2019 14:44

You Again!

Sergeant bawled
Cleaning duties
any volunteers?

We all
stepped back
but one

He was
always out
of line.

The theme for Monday night is Out of Line

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Nigel Astell

Wed 14th Aug 2019 16:52

nebulous and other poems
by Andy Millican

Once turning
first page
each poem
holds you
before moving
onto next.

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Nigel Astell

Tue 11th Jun 2019 15:05

Same Again Please

Stockport poets followed right behind

the marching large black umbrella

The Nelson offered a wellcome hello

thin bearded man ran for his life

as the W O L takeover took place

a Monday night of cheer and laughter

well nothing much different happened then!

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Nigel Astell

Thu 11th Apr 2019 15:42

Dorinda

John has just put it in the write up - - -

I think you should look it up!

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dorinda macdowell

Tue 9th Apr 2019 14:18

Hi John! What do you want for a theme for next time? - could just be "theme"?????? - over to you! - thanks, Dorinda

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dorinda macdowell

Sat 19th Jan 2019 16:21

Thanks, Nigel: sounds fantastic! - love, D x

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Nigel Astell

Fri 18th Jan 2019 16:15

Hi D

Hope you are feeling better, the theme is based on a new exhibition that Katherine from the Art Gallery wants us to get involved with.

All the details can be found on the January Write up

Hope that helps

Nigel x

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dorinda macdowell

Wed 16th Jan 2019 16:15

Hi everyone! Could you let me know what the theme is for next time, please? Hope you had a great time on Monday - love D x

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dorinda macdowell

Mon 14th Jan 2019 16:44

Hello everyone! Sorry I won't be at WOL this evening: things have been a bit hectic and I'm shattered! The spirit is willing, flesh is weak etc etc!!! Have a great evening! Love D x

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Nigel Astell

Thu 15th Nov 2018 15:49

Thanks again to Linda and Pam for making us all wellcome to perform our poetry on this special day.

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Martin Elder

Sun 11th Nov 2018 18:15

Well done everybody who attended and read, particularly to Linda for organising the event. I am proud to be associated with a such a fine body of fellow poets. sad I could not be there to support you in person. See you tomorrow.

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Nigel Astell

Fri 19th Oct 2018 15:56

On a day of rain rain rain and howling winds!
Everyone having to keep dry in the Railway pub - - - next year the sun will be out to shine on you when joining the Write Out Loud Jam!

P.S hope you are better

Nigel x

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dorinda macdowell

Fri 12th Oct 2018 19:00

Hello everyone! I am gutted as cannot be at Marsden on Sunday - have suspected kidney stones!!! BUT - have a great day - Dorinda x

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dorinda macdowell

Fri 5th Oct 2018 14:24

Hi everyone! - Someone wrote a while ago about Work Town who were asking for submissions. I cannot recall who it was, so am asking whoever it was if it's a "reputable" organisation? (I must be getting more suspicious in my old age hey!) Thanks! - Dorinda x

ps: Nigel - Next time we're filming I'll bring the eyeliner!!! x

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Nigel Astell

Thu 4th Oct 2018 23:46

Count me in Dorinda!

Needs more make up Nigel

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dorinda macdowell

Wed 3rd Oct 2018 18:53

Hi All! Just heard that our filming didn't quite work out as planned, but there is a offer to go again and read our own work. I have replied to Ant to say I would love to! Anyone else interested? - Dorinda x

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dorinda macdowell

Sat 29th Sep 2018 12:59

What fun it was being filmed this morning! - I thoroughly enjoyed it............Dorinda x

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Nicola Hulme

Mon 24th Sep 2018 10:45

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to say I had a ball on Saturday, it was an excellent event. I tried to load photos onto this page, but they went on my profile page instead - plus half of them are sideways (they were the right way up on my phone)!

I should have asked your permissions before posting them, so if anyone doesn't like their pic, please let me know and I'll take it down. I personally think you are a handsome / gorgeous lot and gave a completely professional performance at the Gallery.

Mark and Deborah have posted on social media over the weekend and were more than happy with the day. Katherine Rossetti was also very pleased with how popular the event was and thanked us for our time and support.

Good times!

I look forward to Randy's Poetry Trail Open Mic on Wednesday and hope to see you there.

Nic

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dorinda macdowell

Tue 11th Sep 2018 15:48

A message for Andy Millican: I learned from Nicola last night that you're looking for poems about autumn, maximum 20 lines: I'd love to write something for this. Where should I send it, please? (please don't say the bin!!!)
Thanks, Dorinda x

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John F Keane

Tue 11th Sep 2018 02:11

Here are the Marsden Jazz Festival Details:

https://www.marsdenjazzfestival.com/gig-detail/4125#venue

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Nicola Hulme

Mon 10th Sep 2018 22:37

Thank everyone for another fabulous evening, I love our conversations ... you never know what subject will crop up next ? Great night xxx

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dorinda macdowell

Mon 10th Sep 2018 21:47

John, could you just confirm that the Marsden poetry event is on Sunday 14 October, please?
And you did say you had my Mark Sheeky poem, didn't you, as I cannot make his event?
Thanks!
Dorinda x

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dorinda macdowell

Wed 15th Aug 2018 10:06

Thank you for that encouragement, Nicola! - D x

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Nicola Hulme

Thu 9th Aug 2018 13:50

Dorinda, that's wonderful! xxx

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dorinda macdowell

Thu 9th Aug 2018 08:41

Hi John
Mark Sheeky Poem: think I'm supposed to send it to you:

Mark Sheeky Painting
G473a


She’s cold.
She’s almost drowned out the sun with
her tears; they did not stop for days:
see that sun almost falling from the sky!

The black menace in the corner is
a frightening reminder of her
desperate journey.
The sea was cold.

Yet…

It is still the same sun
and it hasn’t fallen from the sky.

And she sees the flowers
and she loves their vibrancy.

They are from the earth and she
is on that same earth, and
not on the leaky boat now.


She takes the mug of tea
from the kind lady.

She is safe.

Part of her aches for happier
yesterdays.

Her youthful, aged heart sighs and
begins its crippled recovery
towards a slowly blossoming
new hope….


Dorinda x



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Martin Elder

Wed 8th Aug 2018 22:14

Dorinda
I have just seen your post regarding Christine. So sorry to hear the news. Will be praying for her family

Love
Martin

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dorinda macdowell

Fri 3rd Aug 2018 11:29

Thank you, Nigel; I will be glad to! Christine's daughter has asked me to say a few words & read out one of Christine's poems at the funeral - so I'd appreciate prayer for that please, at 11 am on Tuesday!
ps: I just love our Write Out Loud group!!! Love, Dorinda x

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Nigel Astell

Thu 2nd Aug 2018 10:06

When you go Dorinda please pass on all our respects from our poetry group - - thanks

Mark Sheeky

One of the pictures on display at the Art Gallery
is g922a.jpg

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dorinda macdowell

Sun 29th Jul 2018 13:11

Hello! I have the details for Christine Turner's funeral. I know many of you will not know her, or not know her well, but it would be remiss of me not to give you the info if needed! So....let me know, please, if you'd like to attend! Thanks so much - love, Dorinda x

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Nigel Astell

Tue 24th Jul 2018 14:11

Sorry to hear the sad news about Christine Dorinda she will be missed.

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