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andy n

Fri 26th Aug 2011 09:38

Hi Kath;

I got one too.. Looks like it was everybody... If they emailed everybody even by cut and paste - it must have took ages, but yeah, it looks like they have been removed now... x

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Isobel

Fri 26th Aug 2011 09:36

You're welcome :) I don't think you were around when we had the poet who posted shoe adverts in broken english. It was a hoot!

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kath hewitt

Fri 26th Aug 2011 09:29

thanks Isobel :-)

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Isobel

Fri 26th Aug 2011 09:27

I think we all got one. I think she must have slipped through the net, pretending she was a poet. As far as I can see, she has now been removed.

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kath hewitt

Fri 26th Aug 2011 09:27

ooh, thank you! Glad it's not just me, i seem to attract oddities and ball aches!! x

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Isobel

Fri 26th Aug 2011 00:06

Reminds me of Billy Collin's million reasons not to keep a gun in the house...

A fun read xx

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Thu 25th Aug 2011 23:47


oops(and BOO!)Lynn
nearly forgot tu say phanx
for these here comments'o'yours.

making you smile
makes me smile.

love-Stef.xx

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Thu 25th Aug 2011 23:37


re the read?
-creamy
re the cream?
-the kind I would love to
put on a nice pair of belgian buns!

oh drop me off at the nearest woman!

loved it-thanks.S.W.

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Thu 25th Aug 2011 23:13


you wont believe this Lynn
but on one occasion
I actually went red,green,and orange
in the space of seconds.

can you guess where I was-haha!

and not a bucket in sight-haha+1

if your writing gets much sexier
I might have to invest in another pacemaker

your saucy poems already broke the first one!

keep em coming-
the poems I mean!

Stef.xx

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andy n

Thu 25th Aug 2011 23:09

particularly like 'The gargantuan corporate wheels

Of industry grind on

The colour and life drained

Leaving an empty husk'

but i agree the full piece, Manda.. Was this another trio writers workship thingy???? x

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andy n

Thu 25th Aug 2011 23:08

excellent, kealan.. really impressive stuff... lot said about the mystery here which i agree with.. top stuff, man

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Lynn Dye

Thu 25th Aug 2011 22:02

I really enjoyed this, Kealan, love the imagery. And as has already been said, mysterious yet lovely. x

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Lynn Dye

Thu 25th Aug 2011 21:33

Hi Ann, this is really lovely. Enjoyed. x

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Lynn Dye

Thu 25th Aug 2011 21:09

Made me smile, Stef. :) Love, Lynn xx

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Thu 25th Aug 2011 20:26


Hi .C.B.
liked the rhythm.

took a few readings
to get the gist.

especially liked-

"not even a reliable witness
in my own accounts"

I can relate to that...sshhh!

best to you Mr.B.

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Donna Marie Beck

Thu 25th Aug 2011 20:26

Hey Petrova,
thanks for making a comment on Explorer, glad you enjoyed it, thankyou x

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Donna Marie Beck

Thu 25th Aug 2011 20:21

Hey Dave,
i like your opinion on Explorer, it helps to know how a poem comes across because sometimes we put parts of ourselves in them that we're not fully aware of, so thankyou.

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Manda Lee

Thu 25th Aug 2011 18:38

Wow. Wish I had a fraction of your talent. What great imagery. I agree with Rachel. It's simply lovely.

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Petrova Fairhurst

Thu 25th Aug 2011 16:00

Ooh, mysterious!

So many questions left unexplored leap at me with the last lines...

Some lovely images here Kealan and the aforementioned mystery has me re-reading - nice one.

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Banksy

Thu 25th Aug 2011 13:20

it took me about 15 yrs to write the 400, so if you're doing 50 a year then you are doing a lot better than me !
sometimes I couldn't write anything for months then half a dozen all at once :)

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stella jones

Thu 25th Aug 2011 12:22

I think this is splendid...you capture that 'office' feeling so well...lovely disctiptive lines too :)

Outside
the trees are burning
And the sun is pushing
Shadows from the Doric pillars

yup this worked for me :)

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Laura Taylor

Thu 25th Aug 2011 11:16

Jesus - how long did it take you to write 400 of the buggers?! I thought I was doing well with 50 over a year :D

Looking forward to reading your new stuff then chap :)

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Dave Bradley

Thu 25th Aug 2011 10:29

Well done, Graham. It's a very good poem and a worthy winner

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Ann Foxglove

Thu 25th Aug 2011 08:59

If only it were so! Life doesn't seem to get very heroic these days. I like this, interesting and sad too somehow. I don't know if it's good or bad when imagination takes you away from the real mundane world - good I guess. I remember having to do the washing up when I was 7 cos mum and dad had chicken pox (which they got from me.) I pretended all the knives and forks were people and they'd drown if I didn't rescue them from the washing up bowl! It made an adventure of it.

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Ann Foxglove

Thu 25th Aug 2011 08:54

Hey, well done Graham - I loved your ghost poem. Re the radio redruth thing, I haven't heard it myself as they seem to have stopped putting their previous progs on their version of iplayer. It was fun to do though!

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Shirley Smothers

Thu 25th Aug 2011 02:17

Hello Jules. Thanks for your comments on my haiku "The Air is Still".

Shirley

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John Embley

Thu 25th Aug 2011 01:57

Ah -- apologies, Larisa -- hope my reference to Russian caused no offence -- I had a friend , a long time ago, Sveta, who came from Kiev. and I recall she was very proud of being Ukrainian, as opposed to Russian, even before Glaznost and Perestroikha -- she taught me a (very) little Russian -- I believe she married a Russian prof. at Durham University ... sadly, we lost touch over 30 years ago. I also had a Polish girlfriend, in my very early youth, called Danka (Danuta) -- many happy memories! -- I loved her mum's cooking!

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Dave D Poet Rhumour

Wed 24th Aug 2011 23:38

Hello again Jules - my thanks for reading and commenting on 'Munee, Munee, Munee' - much appreciated. :)

Best wishes, Dave

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Wed 24th Aug 2011 23:10

It was not a surprise. You deserved your prize.

With love and warmest wishes,

Lora

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Wed 24th Aug 2011 22:44

Mr. Obolonsky! Pure me some wine, please! And .... I am not going to commit a suicide.

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Graham Sherwood

Wed 24th Aug 2011 22:26

Congratulations on the recent performances/radio stuff Ann. You're getting to be a right celeb! Graham

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Graham Sherwood

Wed 24th Aug 2011 22:19

Larisa, thank you very much for your lovely comments about Apparition. I have never won anything before so this is a surprise. Graham.

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Lynn Dye

Wed 24th Aug 2011 21:48

Ha ha ha, ooer Mr., what are you like?!! Lynn xx

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Wed 24th Aug 2011 21:36

CONGRATULATIONS! AND... CELEBRATIONS !
YOUR ARE REALLY FANTASTIC ! LOVE YOU FOR THAT!

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 24th Aug 2011 21:30


evenin' Lynn.

I got a bit carried away
with me little self
and I didnt want to offend you
despite knowing you can take a joke.

but I will give you a clue-
its to do with the 'bucket' we mentioned.

I thought of the song-
'theres a hole in my bucket...etc
and how useful that hole could be-lol!

nudge-nudge!

ooer missis.

best regards Lynn.

Stef.xx

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Wed 24th Aug 2011 21:24

She was from Poland.


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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Wed 24th Aug 2011 21:22

My blood is mixed. My mother's mother was Anna Adamska.


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Lynn Dye

Wed 24th Aug 2011 20:54

Thanks for kind words, Mayrenissa :)

Um, not sure the photos would be a pretty sight these days, John! ;)

Aw, Stef, I shall be forever wondering what you deleted now! Thanks a lot xx

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John Embley

Wed 24th Aug 2011 20:19

Hmmm ... nice. It kinda reminds me a little bit of the start of Anna Karenina, but from Mr.Oblonsky's viewpoint! Is that your Russian blood showing through, Larisa?

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Banksy

Wed 24th Aug 2011 18:00

oo-er Missus, nudge, nudge :) (mother earth)

Hi - Like I said to ann Foxglove - I'd just run out of poems - I'd posted the (very nearly) 400 I'd written over the last few years, so, until I wrote something else .....

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Banksy

Wed 24th Aug 2011 17:58

oo-er Missus, nudge, nudge :)

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Laura Taylor

Wed 24th Aug 2011 16:24

Eh up banksy - where the bloody ell have you been then?

Love this - reminds me of a young woman blossoming. Pink lily flower and all that ;)

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Greg Freeman

Wed 24th Aug 2011 10:37

Hi David, thanks for your comment on Nectarine. Certainly heat-weariness, if not world weariness! I suppose it's about age, too. I'm always a little suspicious of poems I write on holiday about where I'm staying ... postcard poems, I call them. But I enjoyed doing it. Also enjoyed giving your poems from In The Distance a proper read while I was out there, too.

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Chris Co

Wed 24th Aug 2011 07:06

IMO this is really good social commentary.
For my money it is poetic, yet stated and correctly tough and edgy.

If it was much more poetic it would feel less stated,less real and fail.

kick ass!

My Best

Chris

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Chris Co

Wed 24th Aug 2011 07:00

Subject aside- the language is good to my ear and seems oddly a little reminiscent of sprung rhythm and Hopkins- subject aside :)

Aside

The subject...erm, it seems honest as opposed to depressing or racy. It could have been either and less. But to my mind the context made it- honest.

My Best

Chris

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Chris Co

Wed 24th Aug 2011 06:52

Very moving in its emotion and art. Feeling conveyed with a delicate, skillful integrity.

My Best

Chris

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Neil Fawcett

Tue 23rd Aug 2011 22:21

I loved you tonight. I leaked tears of both varieties.
Brilliant.

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Ray Miller

Tue 23rd Aug 2011 17:19

Thanks all.
Ann- it's not autobiographical, thank goodness.Yes, I'm not wholly convinced by those lines. They maybe belong in another poem.

Philipos - I like Betjeman, though it's not at all fashionable to say that, is it?

John - I have, John, and I know what you mean.

Francine. What the last line tries to convey are those mostly futile efforts to recapture something long dead by returning to "where it all began". The more I think about it the less it works! Ha!

Dave - "closes with a snap" - is that a pun?

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John Coopey

Tue 23rd Aug 2011 10:16

Glad you liked New Yorkers, John. I get a lot of my knowledge of history from the works of Bernard Cornwell. I'd just finished reading The Fort, about the defence of Majabigwaduce, which prompted me to do the poem.

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John Coopey

Tue 23rd Aug 2011 10:16

Hello Philipos
Glad you liked New Yorkers. I get a lot of my knowledge of history from the works of Bernard Cornwell. I'd just finished reading The Fort, about the defence of Majabigwaduce, which prompted me to do the poem.

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