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Updated: Mon, 7 Dec 2020 04:07 am

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I love poetry. It is the best medium I have found to try to make sense of life and our place in it. I have written many poems over the last 30 years under different pen names in addition to my given name. Some published, some lost and forgotten forever. Sometimes I pretend I'm a famous poet publishing works for my adoring fans. Other days, I could care less about being famous or even known, I just have to write to give oxygen to my suffocating soul.


I will create a sample now, on the fly... Bubbles the Clown So, you want me to perform for you like a circus clown? Make you smile instead of frown. Look up instead of down. OK. Just let me paint my face, put on my costume, and stand on this stage. From this safe distance I can blow bubbles and give your heart a warm embrace.

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

Blog entries by Vautaw

Elixir (15/01/2021)

Shine On (05/01/2021)

A Cautionary Tale (05/01/2021)

Filtered Memories (04/01/2021)

Transcendent Love (30/12/2020)

Resilient Soul (27/12/2020)

Christmas Wishes 2020 (25/12/2020)

Souls Remember (18/12/2020)

Seventeen (16/12/2020)

Kiss Me (13/12/2020)

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Audio entries by Vautaw

Seventeen (16/12/2020)

The Poetry King (05/09/2020)

Soul Songs (18/07/2020)

Lucid Dreams (20/03/2020)

Brick Roads (02/03/2020)

Dancing with Poets (10/12/2019)

Can We Pretend (07/09/2019)

Father (19/05/2019)

Daughter (17/05/2019)

Wild Life (12/04/2019)

More audio from Vautaw…

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Sat 9th Jan 2021 23:09

Awe, thank you Paul. This poetic adventure is so much more fun with you here. I wish you a healthy, happy, magic carpet ride year!

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Paul Sayer

Wed 30th Dec 2020 10:49

V. Some journeys HAVE to be sheared.

You are welcome on them all!

Thank you for your support and so welcomed comradeship.

If I had a starship captain, my friend, it would have to be you!


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Mon 28th Dec 2020 18:49

Happy holidays Kimberly! Thanks for stopping by. I wish you a year of abundant energy and prolific writing! 💖

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Sat 26th Dec 2020 01:16

Happy holidays to you, V. Hope you are doing well and staying safe. 🎄

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Thu 22nd Oct 2020 03:12

Thanks for stopping by my homepage Paul. I’m so glad you are enjoying retirement and taking time to visit your WOL family. We love you! ❤️

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Paul Sayer

Wed 21st Oct 2020 23:11

Hiya V, thanks for your comment on "Blinded by this Covid hype"

Here is my reply...

V, I have been making a potagerie in readiness for the spring.

You are 100% on the money (pun intended).

I am loving retirement and lockdown.
I have accomplished 18 months of work in the last three months.

Nothing beats the taste of biodynamic, homegrown herbs, fruits and veggies.

Poet, mystic, head gardener and chef Paul.

Be well.

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Tue 6th Oct 2020 17:46

I couldn't agree more Dan. There are millions of websites where we can post our poetry, but we tend to gravitate towards a place of connection, community, family. WOL is home. 💗

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Tue 6th Oct 2020 14:50

I agree Tom. I hope we can have a big WOL family reunion some day!

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Tue 6th Oct 2020 14:49

D, the sign reads, “DANGER Do Not Climb on Kissing Rocks”. I have always been a bit of a rebel. 😉

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Tue 6th Oct 2020 13:10

Right back at you V. We're all lucky to have found each other (and the words we share) right here. 😃


Tue 6th Oct 2020 02:26

what does that sign say?
I cannot read the rest.

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Mon 5th Oct 2020 21:02

Ok, starting today, I’m checking my homepage every time I sign in, instead of just the blogs!

Thank you my beautiful poetry friends for taking your precious time to comment. I love the WOL community. It’s so cool to connect with poets from all over the world. Nigel, Tom, Fred, Paul, D, Philipos, Leon, John, Adam, Flavia, Robert, Dan, and Stephen... I cherish you all. Write on! ~V

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Stephen Atkinson

Sat 19th Sep 2020 18:06

Hi, just like to thank you for liking my poems & welcoming me to the wonderful world of WOL! Encouragement is only given by those with a selfless heart, so thanks x

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Dan Holtan

Tue 15th Sep 2020 00:03

Not really complaining but I've just scrolled down past several million other comments or reviews of your work. If you are able to answer, you are a genius. To write is a gift.
To engage takes work.

Robert Haigh

Fri 11th Sep 2020 08:45

Thank you, Vautaw, for your welcome to WOL message. I've read your sample poem, which I find inventive and engaging. I'll be back soon to read more of your work.

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Flavia Gordon

Sat 5th Sep 2020 17:30

Hello Vautaw, thanks for welcoming me to WOL. I am really enjoying the experience as well as reading your poems so far.

I appreciate your encouragement to write on and welcome any other comments/advice you may have to give in future.

So glad you can relate to my poems...I kind of get transfixed on a theme until I have exhausted its resources.
It is my fear that as a result my poems could get monotonous/mundane...but such is my style

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Flavia Gordon

Fri 4th Sep 2020 05:42

Thank you for liking my poem " A client's Woe" Vautaw and adding me to your favourites.

I am sincerely flattered and dare to assume that it's no easy feat.

I look forward to reading your poems.


Sun 30th Aug 2020 00:53

thank you Vautaw for your encouraging words.
I feel better already!

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Adam Whitworth

Sat 18th Jul 2020 20:53

Thanks for liking "Poem By The Stream", I value your comments.

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Paul Sayer

Tue 9th Jun 2020 07:06

Thank you for liking 'I wash my hands of it'

What a crazy world Vautaw

Be well

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Paul Sayer

Tue 19th May 2020 20:45

Hey V

Check out what I've written on 'The Mad Hatter's poem' comments...

It continues unabated
you'll be captivated.

Here is the link come and join in
the party's ramping up
Let's all have a sing


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Sat 16th May 2020 04:12

D, To learn more about the statues, google “Kissing Rocks Dogpatch USA “. Maybe I will write a poem about them someday!


Mon 27th Apr 2020 13:08

I continue to be facinated by those clay figures.
I wonder who they are? and who made them?
Were they found in an ancient tomb?

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John Marks

Fri 10th Apr 2020 02:25

Thank you so very much for all the time you've spent reading and liking my poems.

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.”
– C.S. Lewis

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Thu 9th Apr 2020 11:17

Thanks for the kind remarks on my profile page 'V'


Wed 1st Apr 2020 03:34

I can't read what that sign says under the man & woman statues.
I can read "Danger" but the rest is blurred.
What does it say?

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Paul Sayer

Sun 29th Mar 2020 22:13

Hi, Vautaw you say...

It sounds like the beginning of a horror story.
I wish I could write horror stories they hold much suspense
People do like being sacred... if evil gets its comeuppance

I can’t believe it’s true. Surreal.

Surreal it is V, not so much dreamlike more a living nightmare.
Your comment about the Spanish flu is a good observation, I can not begin to imagine what the Black Death was like, nor come to that the spread of aids due to invading occupying soldiers who rape indiscriminately with impunity...

Unlike this virus however hearing/seeing them advancing must grip one with utter fear and terror.

Poetry is a way to keep history alive. All Wars throughout history have had their great poets to document for future generations the true horrors experienced bringing to some degree the past to life.

I strongly believe you are right V
Your continued support and far more importantly for me, your well thought out comments...
Which inspired me to keep going down that road less travelled, knowing you have my back. ;)

This is a war we will win!
Thank you

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Paul Sayer

Fri 27th Mar 2020 06:30

Vautaw Thank you from the bottom of my heart for you comments.

You have been an inspiration for a few of my poems over the years and are very supportive not only to myself, to so many others here at WOL.

The undertone and under-current has been sweeping a few away this year and the bickering and back-stabbing are something you never stoop down to.

I am guessing you saw my comment on John's poem.

I have so much I wish to do over this coming year, I know some of which you are aware of.

Well now I can begin.

You see V words like you oft write...

"Quiet calm surrounds my soul like palace guards.
There’s no place to go, except within, to fight an invisible war only I can win..."

Where you so often echo words within my heart and that my soul sings... so eloquently you write.

May you and your family stay safe and be well.

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Sun 8th Mar 2020 17:54

Ahh, thank you so much for your comment on 'Strangeness and Experience'. I did feel a bit possessed when writing that one, I'm not sure it's completely finished yet, but it's near enough. 😃 I'm looking forward to The Great Fire, assuming it's not too tough a story to tell?

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Sun 8th Mar 2020 00:59

Those statues were at a theme park called Dogpatch USA in Marble Falls, Arkansas.

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