52 Hertz

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Hi Folks.  Does anyone fancy having a go at a new WOL competition? 

I'm posting a link to a newspaper article that explains the theme.  Basically, think loneliness, isolation,  alienation.   I'm sure some of us may already have drawers bursting at the seams with poems written on the subject, but if not, you can always put pen to paper or finger to key...

In case you find the whole subject a bit depressing, I'm enclosing a related song that always makes my kids laugh :)

The closing date for the comp is 30th June and entries need to be tagged with '52 Hertz'.  I'll post a list thereafter for people to vote from.  There won't be a prize - just the fun of knowing your poem was liked.






52 Hertz

◄ A day in the life of... an old coat

The Lonely Whale ►


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Wed 26th Jun 2013 22:23

Hi Katy - it would be brilliant if you could go into the 52 Hertz comp - I'm getting all excited about it now cos it seems to be finally heating up!

All you have to do is blog a poem and tag it with 52 Hertz. You are best choosing the poem that best fits the theme - alienation, loneliness, last of one's kind, singleness... anything that ties into that, even if it's tenuous.

I'm looking forward to reading it - closing date is 30th June. x

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Katy Megan Hughes

Wed 26th Jun 2013 22:09

Hi Isobel

would like to submit one maybe from my profile blog entries but haven't a clue which one!! What do I need to do to enter one?? : )

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Sat 1st Jun 2013 09:04

Hiya Stephan/Paticia. I haven't posted a list of competition entries yet - I was going to leave it till end of June cos it seemed quite slow to kick off and I know that a few people said they were writing something.

I have definitely logged Pursuit on the radar though. I'm hoping that everyone tags them, otherwise I'm likely to forget what we've had.


Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sat 1st Jun 2013 08:52

A! 'I!'-y'aint listed us poem..'Pursuit' int'comp?

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Thu 23rd May 2013 08:48

NO worries Alex - you can't force poetry, it has to be inside you wanting to come out. I'm glad to hear that this particular theme isn't :) x

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Wed 15th May 2013 19:07

Oh dear - you sound that bad do you? Well, at least I can vouch for your voice being pleasantly low Ian, even if it is tuneless!

David, Ian - everyone - I'm really looking forward to hearing your poems.

In fact I've changed my mind about offering a prize. I just received something from Nick (who organised the last one) in the post and it was a lovely surprise - made a change from bills and charity bags at any rate. So, there will be something little for first prize - so long as you trust me with your address :)

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Ian Whiteley

Wed 15th May 2013 18:59

I will enter something official for this shortly Isobel - but here's a haiku for a bit of fun:

Fifty Two Hurts

I sang you that song
every week for a year
and still I’m alone…..

those who have heard my sound samples will understand :-)

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David Blake

Wed 15th May 2013 15:03

I may well enter this one :)

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Mon 13th May 2013 21:21

Thanks Alex/Francine - the proof of the pudding is in the eating. Let's see whether it takes off as a theme. I hope it does as I'd like to see what people make of it. There's sometimes no accounting for what people want to write about though. x

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Sat 11th May 2013 23:38

Fascinating article, AND theme, Isobel.

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Sat 11th May 2013 21:45


(Clarence Frog Man Henry - Aint Got No Home)

This the youtube link. We found it on a 50's compilation CD. It's great isn't it? I can imagine it as backing track to a a Quentin Tarantino film where everyone gets butchered :)

I can also imagine you writing to this theme John - you're probably one of the few who'd be able to write something funny :)

I'm glad to hear you like the theme Rachel/ Alex. I've already written something little. It's a piece of thought rather than a poem and I won't post it for a while or enter it into the comp - I just couldn't resist doing something.

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John Coopey

Sat 11th May 2013 21:16

Wow, Izzy!
What's the song?

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Rachel Bond

Sat 11th May 2013 02:09

im gonna have a go...mmmmmmm

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