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Wed 26th Oct 2011 15:50
This read beautifully at the Tudor and it reads equally well on the page.
The attraction and simplicity of colours combined with clear and stark representative images of the wider landscape and history California.
The passion and compassion are palpable in equal measure and what is said feels grounded and real.
A great roadtrip of a poem.
Comment is about Colours of California (blog)
Original item by Dave Bradley
Wed 26th Oct 2011 15:32
Thanks, Isobel and Dave.
Funnily enough, I sound like a polystyrene cup with green paint in it too. Uncanny, isn't it?
Comment is about Summat and Nuffin (blog)
Wed 26th Oct 2011 15:20
Should be a really good night :)
As for staying on and drinking...not sure as yet. It depends on a few things- hopefully lol.
Comment is about 'ThePoetry Spoke' Open mic! Guest Poet- Wols own Dave Bradley! - £20 prize up for grabs! (blog)
Wed 26th Oct 2011 15:09
I've emailed you about the change to "Two Giggling Girls" - a result of your comment on an "awkward" line.
Comment is about John Coopey (poet profile)
Original item by John Coopey
Wed 26th Oct 2011 15:00
'Waiting for the words to come' is great. nail hit on the head.
Comment is about Graham Sherwood (poet profile)
Original item by Graham Sherwood
What is "up and down" but "bobbing" - so I have
gone with the constructive criticism after all.
Comment is about TWO GIGGLING GIRLS (blog)
Original item by M.C. Newberry
Wed 26th Oct 2011 14:58
Comment is about Roadman (blog)
Wed 26th Oct 2011 14:53
I appreciate the kindness. I think the form used stems from my love of music and the rhythm
of lyrics. My late eldest sister (she married a US officer wounded around D-Day plus 7) and
spent the rest of her life in the USA) served at the gun emplacements and that spot has a personal resonance for me, besides being in a
beautiful setting on the SW Peninsula Path now. See your messages for a response to one of
your previous comments. Thanks.
Comment is about DOWN BY THE MEWSTONE (blog)
Wed 26th Oct 2011 13:42
Hmmm.This poem is like a strong voice singing in a place of worship.I like it. Reminds me of "Braided Lives" , a novel by Margey Piercy. (an american)
Comment is about kiss me with your mouth (blog)
Wed 26th Oct 2011 13:11
Thank you, John :)
Comment is about Daughter (II) (blog)
Original item by Lynn Dye
Wed 26th Oct 2011 13:08
Thanks for your kind comments, Stef. So pleased that Tricia was able to get you back on the straight and narrow. I'm just relieved I never took that route in the 60's, not sure I would have been so strong as our daughter in getting clean.
Wed 26th Oct 2011 13:05
Give me chance, Augusta!
I just need the Philosan to kick in and a long enough gap between trips to the toilet.
Comment is about Prickle, Thorn and Deepest Thicket (blog)
Original item by Augusta Darling
Wed 26th Oct 2011 13:00
Top bombin', MC. Particularly like the uplift of the final verse. (Too much to comment on in that verse alone, but "soars and draws my spirit higher" - exceptional). You can tell a good 'un.
I notice you use the form quite a lot - is it a favourite?
Wed 26th Oct 2011 12:58
Thank you for your kind words, Stella. There was nothing else I could do, she was still my daughter, but I agree she had a great strength of character to get clean. Thanks again. xxx
Comment is about Daughter (blog)
Wed 26th Oct 2011 12:55
Very enjoyable, Foxy.
On the serious side, is there anything our kids could do which would stop us loving them? stealing, killing? Probably not. The one thing that occurs to me is Breaking Trust.
Comment is about pride and joy (blog)
Original item by Ann Foxglove
Wed 26th Oct 2011 12:52
wow dude honestly i respect and love your work...big ups to you .... you are an inspiration kumina
Comment is about Emmanuel Sairosi (poet profile)
Original item by Emmanuel Sairosi
Wed 26th Oct 2011 12:50
doing it twice is very funny....lmfao (000)
Wed 26th Oct 2011 11:46
Yesindeed. Schadenfreude is a whopper for me! I think my previous biggest word in a poem was "corrugated iron".
Comment is about Philipos (poet profile)
Original item by Philipos
Wed 26th Oct 2011 11:05
You are a prodigious young talent!! I look forward to hearing/seeing you perform again
This poem is deep and profound; some wonderful imagery too.
Comment is about Something is Coming (blog)
Original item by Charlotte Henson
Wed 26th Oct 2011 11:02
thanks ste...art. what is the point?
i am a fan of Hirst's work. it often leaves me furious.
Comment is about you and us (blog)
Wed 26th Oct 2011 10:29
Thanks for your comments about poetry/prose.
I'll look up yer man Binyon.
Don't get me wrong - I'm not against free verse (although my facetious little piece on your Profile page might have indicated differently). I can enjoy some of it. There are good writers on here who I always look up.
And rhyme for me is, in any event, not the essence of poetry. "Hiawatha" is personal favourite.
But for me rhythm is.
Comment is about M.C. Newberry (poet profile)
Wed 26th Oct 2011 09:06
I lynn, Of course it is only your most recent blog entry of any given month that will appear in the blog listings. Had you forgotten this as well as me? lol Or is there still a prob? Win
Comment is about Lynn Dye (poet profile)
Wed 26th Oct 2011 02:09
I think Tom Lehrer would approve! Are you by any chance related? :-)
Wed 26th Oct 2011 01:49
Thanks for the recent contribution to my profile which conjures up this reply -Those in verse may well think worseOf those who pose in fractured prose.But a poem like "The Burning of the Leaves" byLaurence Binyon is without rhyme as such, yet wonderful. A great example of how it should be done in myview. But this cobbler will stick to his last,for better or worse.Cheers - :-)
Wed 26th Oct 2011 00:40
jeff do not worry my friend i have my own stash although most of them are littlewoods catalogues of a bygone age and something called construction weekly :)
Comment is about pictures from magazines (blog)
Wed 26th Oct 2011 00:10
I wish it were gawjus x
Comment is about Two lives (blog)
Wed 26th Oct 2011 00:06
"Masturbation in bedrooms
The privacy of thought."
Tue 25th Oct 2011 23:52
Excellent. Does just enough to fire the reader's imagination.
Comment is about Haikku for October (blog)
Original item by stephen smith
Tue 25th Oct 2011 23:33
ahh cant it be about ME? i love shameless....:)
Tue 25th Oct 2011 23:32
If only 1% of us could find the love that you have.
Comment is about upon discovering paradise (blog)
Tue 25th Oct 2011 23:21
i love this, 'viens of memory' is a great image
Patricia and Stefan Wilde
Tue 25th Oct 2011 23:04
thank heaven the situation
is getting better Lynn.
I did the drug scene in the 60,s
but mainly pill popping
and wakky bakky smoking
but never the heavier drugs.
that was mainly due to the intervention
who helped set me on the straight
a few of my 60,s friends died
most of them because of using
the closest I came to having
half a day out with the undertaker
was when I popped a large handful
of what was known in those days
as 'black bombers/purple hearts.
again and thankfully for the last time
Tricia(and my mum-in-law came to the rescue.
Phew!!! and never again!!
so pleased all seems ok for you and yours now
Stef and Tricia.xx
Tue 25th Oct 2011 22:58
i dont dispute the chromosome evidence. i cannot say i have studied it but i am aware of the basics of the theory (all science is still theoretical and continually tested). as i say i am not in dispute. personally i know that i am female, i am certain of my gender. biologically i have enough of pmt and hormonal stuff to attest to that. my questions about gender are social. i believe my concerns are created socially, a feeling of 'differentness', of unease with my gender and its associated characteristics as prescribed by society.I believe a lot of women feel this way and always have.my physical attraction to both genders i have always found confusing despite my openess and willingness to accept a queer identity. in all honesty i would prefer a heterosexual disposition. thats is just not reality for me. i have no idea whether this is a genetic or social reality but i am not concerned with that. I have not been able to form a lasting loving relationship with a man but that could be because of personality issues beyond sexuality. I think of men as my friends but intrinsically find them sexual. I think about women in a more objectified way. i m aware that this is not very p.c. anyway this is a big topic...i am fine with discussing this issue with you. if you want to chat in private please use the message facility x
ps in line with the subject of the poem...i have yet to find Gods guidance on sexuality within the bible. athiest/agnostic/christian i believe we are equally given the task of living in a sexual world.
Tue 25th Oct 2011 22:55
Hi Lynn, yes this is very odd as Daughter I is accessible via you list of blogs on your profile page but does seem to have disappeared from the listings. I shall enquire as you are the second person today to mention this phenomenon. Win
Tue 25th Oct 2011 22:46
Hi Clayton , welcome to Write Out Loud. Winston
Comment is about Clayton Mooreorless (poet profile)
Original item by Clayton Mooreorless
Tue 25th Oct 2011 22:35
To squash to slushy mush through which I’ll dash and splash
Thought the above was just precious..great read..once I got my tongue into gear.. :)
Comment is about Russet Rustlings (blog)
Original item by C Richard Miles
Tue 25th Oct 2011 22:33
Love to shop for older poetry books Philipos..I hope you found some secrets within?..I do enjoy your stuff.. :)
Comment is about THE TARTAN BARD. (blog)
Tue 25th Oct 2011 22:29
Thoroughly enjoyed this, love the maybe I'm over-reacting.. :)
Comment is about and on that bombshell (blog)
Original item by mike watts
Tue 25th Oct 2011 22:24
Hmm, seems that posting Daughter (II) has caused Daughter to disappear from the listing. :(
This is to be read after the first one, as it follows on.
Tue 25th Oct 2011 22:16
Yes shall be there Chris...are you having a drink afterwards or are you driving?..
Dave D Poet Rhumour
Tue 25th Oct 2011 22:14
Thank you all for commenting - perhaps it will remain a dream Larisa, I don't expect my first 2 lines to come true for sure!
The one thing I am sure about - the power lies within our collective grasp, if not yet within our collective will...
Best wishes, Dave
Comment is about All The Love In The World (blog)
Original item by Dave Dunn
Tue 25th Oct 2011 22:11
Unfortunately yes, Alana, but all in the past now. xx
Tue 25th Oct 2011 22:10
Aww, lovely poem, Stef. Fair warmed the cockles of my heart. (P.S. Don't think we can really outdo you!) xx
Tue 25th Oct 2011 22:09
True! I think things are changing, many thing are, I suppose it all takes time? But I think that's the reason for our existence is to get it right, So we can live on in harmony. xx
Tue 25th Oct 2011 22:04
I enjoyed those!i hope there not true? xxx
Tue 25th Oct 2011 22:02
Yes Stella, thank you for caring. The little one is seven now, and has kept her mum on the ball, as it were. xx
Tue 25th Oct 2011 22:01
I agree with Lynne's comment xx
Tue 25th Oct 2011 22:00
And I hope the good vibes continued on! xx
Tue 25th Oct 2011 21:58
HaHa made me laugh! It's like Pam Ayres with a swear word! Bugger. The Audio is it your own voice? I don't know how they work! but I really enjoyed it xx
Comment is about silly housework poem (warning - contains the word bugger;) (blog)
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