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Philipos

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 21:01

Hi Lynn - I know this wasn't PC but I had to go to print with it - so kind of you to get in touch

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Ann Foxglove

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 20:55

wow Isobel, this is great, you have a brain as big as your heart! xx

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Philipos

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 20:53

Hi Ann - so kind of you comment on the Profile poem - the Old Boy mentioned quaffs at Wetherspoons in Woking and is a local personality

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Lynn Dye

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 20:48

Brilliant, Isobel! Really enjoyed this. x

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Ann Foxglove

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 20:48

But surely this would not be fair! You are much bigger than a butterfly - have your revenge - try flapping your arms about a bit! ;-)

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Ann Foxglove

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 20:17

Core what? Core Blimey??

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Ann Foxglove

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 20:16

I like this poem - it is neat, concise and to the pint. A well summed up individual.

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Lynn Dye

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 20:16

I found this intriguing too, Dave. Enjoyable.

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Banksy

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 20:15

Core !

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Banksy

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 20:08

Hi - I self-published a non-fiction book on M.E. (chronic fatigue) cos I'd had it & learned stuff which I had not read anywhere else. Iguess I sold maybe 150 copies - not exactly going to make me rich !!
good luck with it. B

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Alvin Guinessberg

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 19:55

I think the problem is that more people write poetry than read it. Wendy Cope tells stories of people bringing their poems for her to read at her book signings and not wanting to buy one of her books. I dont think numbers of comments indicate how good a poem is. My main worry is that my true genius will not be recognised until after my death. I hope you keep posting because even despite my lack of comments I enjoy reading your work.

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Alvin Guinessberg

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 19:42

It made me think of this song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvIJ8ehVQJU

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Lynn Dye

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 19:31

I like this, Philipos, made me smile :)

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Lynn Dye

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 19:29

Is this your first haiku, Ann? I think it's really good, but so sad - hope you find one soon!!! Well done xx

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winston plowes

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 19:16

Dave, Can you tag this poem with Ghazal please. Cheers Win x

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Ann Foxglove

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 19:06

I just posted it - I am really pleased with it. Thanks for your help! xx

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winston plowes

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 18:56

Hey Ann. no, thank you, there were 11 syllables in the 2nd line of the penultimate sher(couplet). 'Hour' does realy have 1 but I hear 2 ! Win

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winston plowes

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 18:41

Ann, Re Ghazal (just before dawn) there are supposed to be 10 syllables in each line. But I have counted 'hour' as having two. Struggled to decide how many there were in hour, maybe normally one but in yorkshire two! Win

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Lynn Dye

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 18:26

I enjoyed this too, Steven, good poem.

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Lynn Dye

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 18:18

I have only just read this, Ray, and must say that I enjoy practically all of your work, so I agree with Ann and hope you will come back and post again soon.

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Ledger de la Bald

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 17:17

:-)

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winston plowes

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 17:05

thanks ann, getting there now. A ghazal can have as many sylablles per line as you like. But needs the same number of sylables in EVERY line. win

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Chris Co

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 17:01

Hey Isobel,

I said what I said about that poem because of the poem..nowt else. It IS a fantastic poem...simple as!

I would have said exactly the same to a stranger....I guess that affords a certain integrity.

Please only comment on the odd poem of mine that you are really into...no need for us to do mutual pats on backs Hehe.

Good writing...

Chris

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Ann Foxglove

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 16:56

Oh poor Winston! I do hope all your woes are soom melted away! I'm a happy bunny now (or a happy mole) cos my coal has arrived. And the snow is melting! I might put a ghazalish poem on tomorrow. But I don't think it has the right number of syllables. But it has the right feel I hope. xx

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Chris Co

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 16:08

Hi Ann,

Thx for the kind comment/feedback on Starstuff.

I missed it somehow with it being the end of the month HeHe

Anyway appreciated.

Chris

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 16:02

inspiring laughter wins hands down every time in my beano! ta big guy-S/W

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Ray Miller

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 15:57

Ann, thanks for your kind words. I'm taking a break from WOL for at least a month, then I'll see. I overreacted re my poem but I think I was looking for the excuse. I use another poetry site and I'm gonna concentraye on that for a while. In contrast to WOL that site suffers from too few punters, though the standard of writing and criticism is higher, in general. There is just so much on WOL!There is more pressure on my time at the moment so summat has to give.Perhaps see you next year. Again, thanks.

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Francine

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 15:56

What can I say?
Takes my breath away...

xxx

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Chris Co

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 15:55

I really liked this when you performed it at the Tudor Isobel.

I listened to the audio and thought it haunting, disturbing and powerful...however..

I tend to reserve judgement to the reading of a poem as, with music a one off audio can deceive and make the piffle sound profound (REM lyrics anyone).

Anyway I read the poem and not only did it not in any way lesson on the page...it grew.

Fantastic poem- great peice of work.

For me this is one of your best poems, I think it outstanding in its language, imagery, concept, depth and delivery.

Seriously great....a poem that could easily justify an in-depth full page review.

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Ledger de la Bald

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 15:47

You are right. I stand corrected.

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Isobel

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 15:44

What a sad ending Janet - I was getting carried with all the joy of Christmas, waiting for the turkey and roasted chestnuts and then bang - you hit us!
Curds and whey would be a fine dish - I imagine it's a lot worse than that - food for thought indeed. x

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winston plowes

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 15:42

Hi Cynthia. Sure this has become coloured and colourful since I last looked. Its fantastic. You have managed to do something with the text poster that noone else has managed. You have not just done it though (that would be quite easy), you have done it brilliantly. My fav bit is the barely legible essence in space. Win x :-)

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winston plowes

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 15:09

well I am struggling on the frozen canal. Water run out. burst pipe, blocked chimney. ice on the inside of my windows, You have got it easy in your burrow! Mr grumpy :-(

P.S. Nice poem... i suppose,
well actually, very nice. harumph

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Ann Foxglove

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 15:04

No offence mate but why do men still have this ancient idea that women want to marry them? Soooo old hat!

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winston plowes

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 14:59

What is it with you and moths? Actually I think we are both interested in them (just from a different angle) A bit different this one, liked a silver tongue through my jaw, a pendulum,. I have had 2 words in my head lately which fit with these, weirdness to be continued lol. Win

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Laura Taylor

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 14:36

Eh up Houston - awww, a credit! ;D Cheers me dear - am still thrilled that two poems have now sprung into life, influenced by Jeff's genius. I'd love to know if there's more out there - I bet there are. I might have a gander on t'net and see if there's any kind of forum or whatnot.

Anyhoo - you've created a little piece of brilliance to add to this world - I think you should celebrate tonight with a nice jug o'porter ;)

x

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Ledger de la Bald

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 14:10

Thank you for the feedback Stefan, it is most thought provoking and I will certainly bear it in mind.

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 14:04

if I invest(string)in your literary adventure-how does 75/40 sound in my favour? if I don,t see you before I die,remember this old saying of mine handed down by my four fathers-look after loose women! must go(not permanently I hasten to add)gotta boil on me kettle-xx(just in case you are a trick cyclist..)

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winston plowes

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 13:47

Hi Val... A real issue for many. nicely expressed. Win x

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winston plowes

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 13:30

Hmm . yes, this has a philosophical quality. Liked. Win x

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winston plowes

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 13:24

Hi Dave, Interesting Ghazal style poem this. The differences between this and a classical Urdu ghazal are only important if they are important to you (For me it satisfies 4 of the 8 criteria)I like it. It has an interesting refrain and comments.

I think generally modern ghazal writters have largely moved away from the traditional subjucts of lost love etc so no prob there. In fact if it is to survive I think that this diversification is essential. Win

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Janet Ramsden

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 13:09

Yeah i know what that feels like Isobel. Trouble is with me i go running off to the loos or elsewhere before i'll let anyone see me cry with empathy or any other circumstances for that matter. It's good to have the emotions though. Shows our humanity :-)
xx

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Isobel

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 12:54

Thanks for your comments all. Glad you like it Janet - I've no intention of binning it - though like most performance stuff, it will have its shelf life - I don't like to repeat my stuff too often. I get incredibly emotional when I read this one though - it ranks up with Alfie for that - no matter how many times I do it, I find myself going in that last verse. I guess I'm a hopeless romantic with an overly developed empathy gene :)

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winston plowes

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 12:50

Hi Cynthia, thanks for the comments on In My Dreams You're Alive. I have left some more on the blog page. Glad you liked, Win X

maybe required reading for British poets, Who live in Yorkshire, on a boat, etc. lol

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winston plowes

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 12:49

Hi Laura, thanks for the comments on In My Dreams You're Alive. I have left some more on the blog page. Glad you liked, Win X

Yes, I would like to think JM would approve,

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Janet Ramsden

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 12:48

Isobel - this is just brilliant. Looks as good on the page as it does heard in my opinion.
Please don't count this as a throw away purely for performance poem.
It's just too good for the bin :-)
Well done! xx

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winston plowes

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 12:47

Hi Ann, thanks for the comments on In My Dreams You're Alive. I have left some more on the blog page. Glad you liked, Win X

Actually thats my fav bit too for the way it flows nicely. Not sure how I managed that though :-)

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winston plowes

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 12:46

Hi Dave, thanks for the comments on In My Dreams You're Alive. I have left some more on the blog page. Glad you liked, Win X

Perhaps your comments are right. All these things good and bad are part of life and like it or not make us who we are, its just what we do with them that counts.

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winston plowes

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 12:34

Hi Cynthia, thanks for comments on moules, Well I wish I could say there was some deep and complex double meaning, but this one just appeared in my head and went straight down on the page whilst on a train trip recently. Win x

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winston plowes

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 12:32

Hi Val, thanks for commenting on Moules. Actually I love them too and hope I havn't put you off them lol, Win x

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