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Ann Foxglove

Fri 4th Dec 2009 13:59

Thank you so much for your kind words about my poems. I have just been reading yours and they are wonderful. I have only just started writing and in a way it is easy to just let the poems come, but they are totally "as is", if I try and improve on them I just make them worse! When I read "real" poems like yours I can't imagine how you could produce something so perfect. I am not trying to lick parts of your anatomy here, I enjoy my poems but I think they are like a child's drawing that may delight enough to be stuck on the fridge, but not a polished complex work of art. But maybe that's just how they are meant to be. I loved myspace and the one about the Downs child made me cry. OH, I live in the west country too! xxx

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Emma McCourty

Fri 4th Dec 2009 13:49

Thank you Dave for your kind comments on 'Human' Glad you liked it. I have done some editing on it and will repost it.
Hope you don't leave the site. Im new to it and there are some nice people here.
I will read and coment on your work too.
Take care, em.

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Cayn

Fri 4th Dec 2009 11:55

Hi Deborah,
This is great, darker than your usual stuff but gives the reader something to think about in any case.
Would love to see you perform this in Hebden at some point.
Cayn

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Frank Burton

Fri 4th Dec 2009 11:39

I agree,,,,,,,,,L.y.n Trus's...iz wrrrrrrong

www.frankburton.co.uk

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Anthony Emmerson

Fri 4th Dec 2009 11:02

Hi Ann,

Just to let you know that I'm enjoying reading your work. I especially like your eclectic mix of styles, themes and subjects. You obviously have a lively and thoughtful mind.

Regards,
A.E.

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Fri 4th Dec 2009 08:24

Goodfella!-true De-niro essence in this poem.you made me an offer I did not-want-to refuse. heres looking at you.( I won,t say,you dirty rat! lol!)

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Francine

Fri 4th Dec 2009 02:45

Powerful words...
This is why you must express yourself!

'I carry the weight of unspoken words heavier than any bags I take from town to town'

Always remember that tomorrow is another day : )

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Anthony Emmerson

Fri 4th Dec 2009 00:28

Hi John,

Hope all is well with you and thanks for the heads up. If you ever want to get in touch, my email is: jtt@downeshouse.freeserve.co.uk (but don't tell everyone, I fear I may currently be the subject of a fatwa, especially having such misguided opinions - or even ANY opinion!) Although I have never been published, won any competitions or prestigious awards (unsurprisingly, since I've never submitted anything for publication or entered a competition) at least I am happy in the knowledge that I may have at least something in common with a Nobel Laureate!

Yours (certified 100% anger free and happy in my pompous, passive-aggressive, elitist nonsense)
With regards,

A.E.

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Fassbinder

Fri 4th Dec 2009 00:23

Hope A.D. reads this at an open mic and reviews can be posted up here of the night.


Fassbinder

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 23:53

and heres me thinking you did,nt give a shit!-good poetical posting Squire.

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Tommy Carroll

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 22:32

''a fusion in a rainy door-way'' like it Ralph

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Memoir

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 22:25

I did remove 'Boy A', I was sorting out my profile.
If I still have it on my computer - I will re-post it.

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Graham Sherwood

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 22:15

John, time to put us out of our misery and give us a poem.

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Helen Shay

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 21:12

Thank you so much for these encouraging comments. I love this website and met Julian last night at a poetry event. Long may it continue!

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Anna Percy

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 20:50

I am a staunch atheist I never infer otherwise in my poetry.

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steve mellor

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 20:48

Be warned. If I stick my head above the parapet, you'll know all about it (wishful thinking)

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KtD

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 20:29

Hiya, I was reading a book called 'Boy A' today, and recalled your poem titled the same, I wanted to have a read again, but it seems to have disappeared, did you remove it? Or am I just not looking >? :D

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 20:15

concrete sepulchre to love-love it just for that one line-nothing else...........ha! had you going,beautifully poignant poem.thanks Stef

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 20:09

loved the poem Ann,angry sentiments! now I,ll just go and eff off!-regards young-ish? Lady-Stef

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Thaumaturgically Charged

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 20:07

Yes I would say this is a dark poem, too, probably because you are going through so much upheavel right now, but from purely from a written perspective, it has powerfully imagery, most of us get those nagging self doubt voices too at times. Roll on Summer ;-)
TC

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Thaumaturgically Charged

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 19:45

Now that's what I call a shock ending !! ;-)) and you are so sweet too ;-))
TC

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steve mellor

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 19:30

I am teetering on the edge of several double-entendres.
I have erased most of this thanks, but I'm sure that you aren't amongst the clitorati.
I have to go now before I am tempted ...........
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Ann Foxglove

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 19:00

This was where I was at a year ago - feeling a bit better now thank you

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Deborah Jordan

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 18:33

Steve,
hmm, i think i am perpetually in a strange place, metaphorically and physically,so that i don't think I am communicating in a 'dark' or 'spooky' way but I can see how it might be thought of in that way. I think I dip in and out of my subconscious mind so often that I am used to it but it can be dark I guess.I see my life as comprising of many small lives inside one,like a Russian doll. I am currently moving out of another place,again in both senses,and it feels as if I haven't made the best of this part of my life within a life lately for many reasons.I feel like I have been drifting and another season comes along and I'm not ready for it. There wasn't enough sunshine this year and I wasn't ready for winter.i don't know if you're missing something,i don't know how more to explain it,sorry, i didn't mean to disturb you. Deb xx

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steve mellor

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 17:33

deb
I accept that I am no literary giant (or midget for that matter), but the way I read it, is that it is one of the darkest pieces of poetry I've seen.
I find it a bit too spooky. Anyway, spooky enough for me to 'comment' on.
Am I missing something?
xx Steve xx

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winston plowes

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 17:29

Hi Ann, thanks for your kind comments on my little Haiku 'On Mondays I Fall in Love' This formof poetry is a particular favourite of mine. Win x

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Daffni Percival

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 16:47

Thank you both. Dolgellau pronounced dolge[llxth]ai - stress on middle syllable. And yes the scenery here is marvellous. I'm very lucky.
Daffni

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Dave Bradley

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 16:29

Hi Kate

No I didn't catch Churchill on the slide with belly and trunks. But so typical of the man. He cared very little what people thought about him, and was determined to have fun, take risks and accept challenges. It's a wonder he lived as long as he did. He put it down to his destiny, so far as I know, without ever defining the term.

Dave

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 14:22

Good afternoon,Anthony,I put a reply to you under the poem-'in full realisation'-thanking you for much needed encouragement!! but then,a very sensible man,who goes by the name of one Mr. Plowes advised me that replying to comments on the 'profile' column makes sure the person who has commented gets their,in your case,well deserved reply-thank you and Mr. W.-(Oh,a little rhyme there)-lol!-regards to you-Stef-ps. enjoyed the journey scrolling down-you popular person,you! LOL!-pps.blimey! how ignorant,I nearly was-re your above poems-truly,truly inspirational-I,ll be back!

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Francine

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 11:23

No I don't think that I would...
Have witnessed these same scenes in New York and Paris.
Full of some powerful imagery in this one - keep writing Shane!

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Francine

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 11:14

Beautifully expressed Shane... Thank you!
I know that we can all relate to this at some point in our lives.

Have missed reading your heartfelt words...
So glad to see you back and looking well : )

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Quirky Verse

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 11:11

Thanks for your comments. Currently trying to write a verse about Dolgellau, if I could pronounce it. Sounds as though you have some wonderful scenery to write about.

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winston plowes

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 09:40

Hi John, Glad you appreciated my haiku in the blogs 'On Mondays I fall in Love' You are right of course that they are neither either easy nor are they vacuous if good. for me it is not enough for the poem to be called a haiku, rather it should bea good (Hopefully, lol) poem first and foremost. I have resisted the nonesence in the discussions area (Although tempted) and instead let my work speak for itself as you have seen. Thank you Winston

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Kate Tym

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 09:08

HI Dave - thanks for your comments... Did you see Andrew Marr's history programme last night? It was WWII and there was footage of Churchill going backwards down a water slide into a pool in a pair of black swimming trunks - fat belly sticking up proudly - I shall never see him in quite the same way again! I delete all my text messages apart from the ones from my husband ... he never texts me unless he's away and drunk - so they're all very drunkenly sweet! Kate

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Francine

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 04:00

Heartfelt and raw...

Where are you Shane?
Hope all is well.

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winston plowes

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 00:24

Hi Andy... What a great list of things. If we all have one or two good outcomes to some of these then life is good. Reading along, I found myself saying yes... yes... yes.... ohh ooo bad memory that one... yes.... come on.... oh yes. (In no particular order) engaging. Winston

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Andy Williamson

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 00:12

Hi Ann. Thanks for your comment on my poem 'Patience'. I've only just come across your profile. Really like the Dancing Men poem. Portrays stereotypical men. We're not all like that though - but I do like Wickes (and B&Q, and Focus). Bugger.........maybe we are.
Andy
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Fassbinder

Thu 3rd Dec 2009 00:05

Good evening Winston

Thanks for the fine welcome. I enjoyed Decree Nisi. It's a powerful poem and very lyrical. Thought of The Pogues OrSomething. I like the refrain and the religious allusions. Thanks a lot.


Joseph

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 2nd Dec 2009 23:51

flows very nicely-or not as the case may be-'a day with no tears' gotta go-am filling up! -Stef...sniff sniff.....Wilde

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 2nd Dec 2009 23:48

shoeless nay clueless-loved the poem-BUT-and only a small one,would not 'she fades to repeat be better? that said,one funny quip,so to speak-top of the page indicates 'x number of users online'-makes it sound like an heroin addicts site! lol!-only a mad observation of mine(boo quietly!) Stef

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Thaumaturgically Charged

Wed 2nd Dec 2009 23:33

I took a look at your work, as we couldn't chat.
This is a beautifully delicate poem, the Rowen being rejuvinating in youthfullness and feminine in it's spiritual aspect. Lovely.
TC ;-)

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Fassbinder

Wed 2nd Dec 2009 23:26

Good evening Dave

I really enjoyed 'Old Texts'. The layout the defiant 'I care'. Such a tender piece. Such an important poem too. I have never thrown a letter away but I fear the widespread cull of communications by txt and email carries little discrimination or caution by people generally. Glad to hear you are an e-hoarder of sorts too!

thanks

Joseph

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winston plowes

Wed 2nd Dec 2009 23:20

Hi Cayn

Can we have a full write up of the 2nd gig please!

Win

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Thaumaturgically Charged

Wed 2nd Dec 2009 23:15

I did not know that, it put's York at the center of Western Civilisation when you think about it, it should have been the capital of England.
I enjoyed the clever time lapse in your poem too.
TC

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Thaumaturgically Charged

Wed 2nd Dec 2009 22:59

Just a really great piece of poetry, I enjoyed reading this, refreshing take, it could have been called 'Gaia'.
TC ;-)

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Thaumaturgically Charged

Wed 2nd Dec 2009 22:48

Ha Ha and you told me to eat cheese !! and I told you NOT to eat mushrooms !! especially the magic ones before bed or Optician appointments ha ha.....Nice and CATchy poem here hee heeTC X

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Thaumaturgically Charged

Wed 2nd Dec 2009 22:38

Big smile ;-)) Were are in there with you ha ha
TC

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Fassbinder

Wed 2nd Dec 2009 22:03


Good evening Anna

I'm not really au fait with poetry critiquing so ...

Norwich Gravyard - great read. I found it quite moving. I wondered if the 'his hands' were the person who died fifteen years ago? If they are, how clever. If they aren't erm, were they God's? If neither, can you please explain yourself?!

I've a bus to catch and can't leave without knowing. I'll give you until a quarter-to.



Joseph

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Ann Foxglove

Wed 2nd Dec 2009 20:06

Life affirming - HOORAY!

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Ann Foxglove

Wed 2nd Dec 2009 19:07

Thank you! I know it's daft but everyone seems to get so HEAVY sometimes. Life's tough - eat more cheeese!

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