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Wed 9th Oct 2013 00:08
Comment is about louise (repost) (blog)
Original item by Rachel Bond
Charles Bane, Jr
Tue 8th Oct 2013 22:16
Thank you again, Cara.
Comment is about Forever Now and All I Might Have (blog)
Tue 8th Oct 2013 22:09
This is dazzlingly powerful. A dreamscape. I am there, amidst the deer and trees and mist.
Tue 8th Oct 2013 20:27
Our Gert gets her moods out of a bottle these days.
Comment is about Bag of Cats (blog)
Original item by Starfish
Tue 8th Oct 2013 20:25
BAZ WOZ ERE
Comment is about Graffiti (blog)
Original item by Ian Whiteley
Tue 8th Oct 2013 20:20
Difficult subject; great poem. Best wishes, Steve
Comment is about 1 in 4 (blog)
Original item by Tom Doolan
Tue 8th Oct 2013 20:17
Like it x
Tue 8th Oct 2013 20:13
Top stuff X 3!
Comment is about Arousal (blog)
Tue 8th Oct 2013 20:11
Got mine wrote;
Rugby Fatboy Blues - Johnny Cash stole it off me.
Comment is about Wanted: 100 poets to kick off rugby league World Cup match (article)
Original item by Greg Freeman
Tue 8th Oct 2013 19:38
Brilliant stuff, Steve, moving and well written.
Comment is about Lampedusa (blog)
Original item by steve pottinger
Tue 8th Oct 2013 17:50
'Only Fond' is lovely.
Enjoying your work Dave.
Comment is about Dave Bradley (poet profile)
Original item by Dave Bradley
Tue 8th Oct 2013 17:35
Tue 8th Oct 2013 15:23
Many thanks for your lovely comment Andy on 'Its Autumn Again.' :)
Comment is about Andy N (poet profile)
Original item by Andy N
Tue 8th Oct 2013 15:05
Congratulations, Linda! To find yourself within the same pages as the poet laureate and Ruth Padel is smart work.
Comment is about Linda Cosgriff's South Africa poem in human rights anthology (article)
Tue 8th Oct 2013 14:39
That's really very kind of you Charles, thank you.
Comment is about Simon Austin (poet profile)
Original item by Simon Austin
Tue 8th Oct 2013 14:22
Thanks for the comments, folks.
Tue 8th Oct 2013 13:49
Ian Whitely to be compering this week - it should be another guddun!
Comment is about Write Out Loud at Wigan tonight (article)
Tue 8th Oct 2013 13:48
This is a lovely day out and a nice warm venue. Well worth going to, in my opinion.
Review is about Write Out Loud Poetry Jam at Marsden Jazz Festival on 13 Oct 2013 (event)
Tue 8th Oct 2013 12:50
particularly like 'chromatic colors' here but as Charles says quite correctly, it's a very beauitful piece.
Comment is about It's Autumn Again (blog)
Original item by Ankita
Tue 8th Oct 2013 12:48
Have been following this discussion guys. I don't know your story, Tommy little before my time but it's very interesting reading which in my humble opinion should be a poem itself and kinda sums up a lot of stuff you see nowadays even it is 30 years later!
Comment is about Regarding the BBC's lack of coverage... (blog)
Original item by Gray Nicholls
Tue 8th Oct 2013 12:37
"September Sisters" is an extraordinary, piercing work and deserves to be widely read. " But fire angels cannot reach their goals" is a line touched by genius.
Tue 8th Oct 2013 12:21
Absolutely amazing piece of writing my dear Ged. It is hard to pick a favorite line from this beautiful write of yours. They all are penned so nicely...Needless to say I love fairies and I do believe in them. Thank you so much for sharing Ged.
Comment is about I believe in fairies (blog)
Original item by Ged Thompson/ A Liverpool Poet
Tue 8th Oct 2013 12:19
hard hitting and sooooo very very true.I wish you well Tom.x
Tue 8th Oct 2013 12:02
Tue 8th Oct 2013 12:00
Mike.What can I say? this fantastic poem should be SWAMPED with comments.This is REAL poetry and I think your best one yet.Well done Sir!
This,as all of your work
is always complimented with an Audio(please?)
My very very best regards Micheal.x
Comment is about Tones Of Love (blog)
Original item by Noetic-fret!
Tue 8th Oct 2013 11:40
Thank you kindly, Starfish and Ray :-)
Thanks for advice, Ray. You are right on both counts (I was already unhappy with "all") and I have edited.
Comment is about The biggest crime (blog)
Original item by Lynn Dye
Tue 8th Oct 2013 09:23
Echoing my sentiments too. Well said.
Tue 8th Oct 2013 09:11
Thanks for the comment Starfish.
I like this one. Clear and succinct.
Made me think of http://www.wussu.com/poems/rglwh.htm
Comment is about Forbidden Love (blog)
Mon 7th Oct 2013 23:22
Thank you very much for your kind comments, Andy and Laura. It's a bit of a work in progress, to be honest, but pretty much says what I think of Workfare.
Mon 7th Oct 2013 23:08
Vivid imagery. Ian.
I hate autumn.
Comment is about Winterfylleth (October) (blog)
Mon 7th Oct 2013 22:52
Very interesting. Both my Gran and my Dad were left-handed, both were Catholic and both were made to write with their right hand. It worked with my dad but my Gran wrote with her left till the day she died. I thought I was being spun a line - obviously not.
Comment is about Left Hand Pathos* (blog)
Original item by c byrne
Mon 7th Oct 2013 21:22
Yes - we all have our own perception of reality. I found it funny because you'd been jolted into seeing someone else's by your own uncontrollable instincts.
There's always something unfathomable about your poetry though Ray - I find the title baffling. Is the boy appealing for you to see things his way?
Comment is about Appeal (blog)
Mon 7th Oct 2013 20:20
Hi GN- I was at the 1983 election of Terry Fields as the Broadgreen MP (Liverpool)I watched as the BBC's live coverage was turned off when it became evident that Terry (ex fireman)a well known Militant was about to be elected. They were prepared to cover the expected defeat of Terry but NOT his victory. Such bias happens a hundred times a day in radio tv and press.
Mon 7th Oct 2013 16:23
Abuse and deletion. These bear an uncomfortable
resemblance to Stalin's behaviour towards those
who stepped out of line:
abuse - followed by elimination.
Comment is about M.C. Newberry (poet profile)
Original item by M.C. Newberry
Mon 7th Oct 2013 16:13
I have had past experience complaining about
the BBC's coverage of something else (before
Patten joined) and was informed that the Trust
did not interfere with operational (on the
ground) decisions. That was the province of
channel controllers and programmers and other
hands-on decision makers.
Mon 7th Oct 2013 16:00
Mental health takes many forms - as does
mental illness. Being content with little and
appreciative when more is obtained - especially
unexpectedly, this helps keep unsettling and
ultimately disappointing hopes within sensible
bounds. Illness, when not always pathological,
can often result from not being content and seeing "injustice" and "unfairness" everywhere.
This mental state is easily magnified and needs
a change of attitude if it isn't to increase to
harmful levels - to the sufferer and others.
The word "content" is rarely met nowadays...
everyone seems to think they are entitled to
"happiness" - an often delusional and ephemeral human condition. I'll settle for contentment any day!
Mon 7th Oct 2013 15:48
Ooer - I'm beginning to wonder. A recent
ancestral family name was Venner. I'm going to
start looking a little closer at my relations!
I'm tall, reddish (ginger?) hair and left-handed
when throwing a ball but right handed in other things, would you believe. That will surely
mess up the "all three" possibilities - ho-ho.
Comment is about Venn Diagram (blog)
Original item by John Coopey
Mon 7th Oct 2013 14:17
Great poem Lynn - a good eye opener for those who choose to be ignorant.
Mon 7th Oct 2013 14:13
Aye, poignant piece this Steve. Nicely on getting it in P24 too
Mon 7th Oct 2013 14:12
Thank you very much Lynn and Ged :)
Woo Ged, blimey la' - you're comparing me to Shakespeare?! Haha - you'll have some people choking on their brews if you're not careful haha ;D
Comment is about Assembly (blog)
Original item by Laura Taylor
Mon 7th Oct 2013 13:37
ok freeman sir...i will remember your advice...thanks a lot for your valuable advice
Comment is about SATYAJIT BEHERA (poet profile)
Original item by SATYAJIT BEHERA
Mon 7th Oct 2013 13:17
That's a funny one - unless you're going to tell me it isn't.
I like the way you can take a story like that and make so much out of it.
Mon 7th Oct 2013 13:14
" Early January Snow Blues" is very beautiful. I love "gritting".
Mon 7th Oct 2013 13:10
made me shiver this, Ian.
defo made me think too.
Mon 7th Oct 2013 13:09
ooh. i agree with this one, lynn. good twist at the end but truthful and hard hitting..
brought a lump to my throat this, sash. beauitful..
Comment is about For my love i live. (blog)
Original item by sash
Mon 7th Oct 2013 13:07
Very moving Steve. I love the simplicity of each first line, contrasting so sharply with what follows.
Mon 7th Oct 2013 13:06
thanks to Steve, Charles and Lynn for their comments here.
it remains to be seen whether the 50,000 will be heard. It didn't happen at Peterloo until a long, long time later but we live in hope.
Comment is about 50,000 (blog)
Mon 7th Oct 2013 13:04
thanks to Andy, Bill and Lynn for their kind comments over their poem.
To answer M.C. - this poem is about the BBC's shameful lack of coverage in this demo at least partly I feel to Lord Patten's clear political leanings with links etc as Bill has said but more to do with the fact and the way the news is reported nowadays when if it had kicked off into a riot, it would have been on the news for days like the Manchester Riots was a few years back.
Mon 7th Oct 2013 12:28
Comment is about picture (photo)
Original item by Irina Sunrise
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