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Sun 8th Aug 2010 20:54
Love it Stef, beautiful poem indeed. xx
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Sun 8th Aug 2010 18:50
Hi Glad you like Soap and thanks for leaving a comment.
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Original item by Banksy
Sun 8th Aug 2010 18:49
HI Isobel Thanks for the comment. I started this one off at a workshop recently and all the young 'uns didn't have a clue about why the sheets were chilly. Spoiled rotten they are with their CH and double glazing.
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Original item by Isobel
Sun 8th Aug 2010 13:13
Does she grunt then?
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Original item by Alvin Guinessberg
Dave D Poet Rhumour
Sun 8th Aug 2010 13:04
This is a tale to suck us in Heather - frankly I wanted more...... Please? :) Best wishes, Dave
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Original item by Heather
Sun 8th Aug 2010 12:42
I thought it might be, the metaphysical is such a wonderful area to explore. And I'm so with you on the paper copies. I started my paper anthology before I ever put a poem to type and I've lost enough computer files along the way to continue with it.
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Original item by Cynthia Buell Thomas
Sun 8th Aug 2010 12:07
I love it. I have your previous one (Billy Collins ...) saved on my computer. If I'm seeking inspiration to write I read your poem and I'm right there. Just wanted you to know it's still remembered and appreciated.
Patricia and Stefan Wilde
Sun 8th Aug 2010 11:54
It never'panes' me big Dave,to thank you for your 'sharp' and 'smashing'comments.Let me make it 'clear' that you will always be highly positioned in my 'frame'of fave bloggers.You always 'crack'me up! I raise a 'glass' to you!..is Ted Moult 'Everesting' in peace,do you know? (explanation supplied upon request)I cant,t type much more Dave,feeling 'shattered' and my eyes are 'glazing'over..hee hee-ta matey-enjoy your day Mr. D-CHEERS-Mr. WackyWilde.
Sun 8th Aug 2010 11:17
Thanks for your comments on a few of my poems Andy. Glad that you liked them and I'll take your advice on board.
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Original item by Andy N
Sun 8th Aug 2010 10:32
Quite a window Stefan - I do have a jemmy to lend if you like.... Best wishes, Dave
Sun 8th Aug 2010 10:26
Thanks for your comments on Nornesaynce Lynn :) I would have loved the chance to put on a play of Jabberwocky at school - the closet we came was the Mikado, hehe. Best wishes, Dave
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Original item by Lynn Dye
Sun 8th Aug 2010 10:17
I think it is great that you inspired Graham to write a poem Ann. I read this second and expected it to be of a very sexual nature. It was interesting to see just how different it was to Grahams. I like the different take on it. Incubus here is loneliness - invading your body and consciousness with all the force that a lover might. I found it very sad - I guess ashes might refer to the kind of loneliness that comes only with bereavement. There is much to admire in the poem. I like the 'gritty dry-eyed morning' line - a great opener.
I think it might have been a good idea not to mention the word loneliness and to express it otherwise - the invasion of emptiness if you like...
I enjoyed this cos it made me think and was a very different take on a subject matter. xx
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Original item by Ann Foxglove
Sun 8th Aug 2010 10:10
No one line jumps out at me in this poem but I like the images you evoke with the whole poem - one can definitely see what you are painting. I like the idea of you as a well being drawn up and your hands being bound in prayer. I think you could have worked on it some more. I would get rid of the 'for hardly one second' line for instance. It seems a bit conversational in a poem that needs to ooze with sexuality.
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Original item by Graham Sherwood
Sat 7th Aug 2010 23:34
Oops nearly missed this poem, Dave. It reminds me of the only play I was ever in on the school stage - The Jabberwocky - I played a momewrath and had to outgrabe! Very clever, Dave. xx
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Original item by Dave Dunn
Sat 7th Aug 2010 23:19
Good evening Mrs(common sense)Dye! yes I,ll never understand the need for excluding-considering the 'motto' of W.O.L is 'encouraging poetry performance'-but to be fair,it does,nt mean everybody does it-there are lots of very kind helpful people on here-not that I want to-but we can,t tar everybody with the same brush eh.-thanks Lynn-enjoy the rest of your evening-Stef-xx(Benjichops!-xx)
Sat 7th Aug 2010 23:11
Thanks Lynn-I can imagine you in a 'Josephine' get up though...no mention of 'not tonight' methinks! woo-oo! (only joking Madam!)lol!-Stef'oleon(sounds like a clergyman!-ha!)-xx(B-xx)
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Sat 7th Aug 2010 23:09
I like this too, Cayn. I think we must all know someone we would not want to be like!
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Original item by Cayn White
Sat 7th Aug 2010 23:04
I agree - this is very touching, Ann. It says so much with only a few words. Love, Lynn xx
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Sat 7th Aug 2010 23:03
Thanks for the link Banksy - it took me to a big beige tartan shopping trolley eventually - couldn't get the exact link you gave me cos it was no longer there. Please note that I only wear bright red tartan so you will have to do better than that - I would need a trolley that matched my mini skirt and high heels...
ps Only joking about the high heels - I wear flats with a mini skirt - boots normally - high heels would look a bit common - even for me...
Sat 7th Aug 2010 22:54
Isobel - look what I've found - the Chav's version !
Suits you madam !
Sat 7th Aug 2010 22:53
Hi Y'awl - well, I'm glad it's not just me - I was reading in the papers lately just what a national treasure our public parks are & I thought "bollocks" - as you do. Hyde Park & Regents Park (say) are indeed very pleasant - but they bear no relation to the industrial wastelands that pass for parks oop north eh ?
Isobel - look what I've found - the Chav's version !
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Sat 7th Aug 2010 22:47
In fact it's got me already thinking of Succubus, perhaps I shouldn't though.
Sat 7th Aug 2010 22:46
I really like this piece Ann. The last three lines are really snap the whole piece shut, like waking up. It's interesting that you have balanced the sexual nature of the incubus with the loneliness analogy.
Enjoyed your poem, Stef, but hey, age is just a number, wear whatever you want, just like I do! (Can't imagine me in a Napoleon suit though!!!) xxx
Sat 7th Aug 2010 22:27
Yes... The forgotten ones - a very thoughtful reflection Dave.
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Original item by Dave Bradley
Sat 7th Aug 2010 22:20
No, not that Paul, Stef! Thanks for the lovely comments, have to say my novels are nothing like Mills and Boon, but have to concede this poem probably is! Thanks again, Stef xxxx
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Sat 7th Aug 2010 22:18
this is an interesting project. I might write something from it...thanks
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I loved this! I can totally relate : )
Very funny and creative imagery in this!
'the urban guerrillas of the horticultural world
guarded over by grey squirrels & magpies
– the Asbo'd hoodies of the animal kingdom.'
Sat 7th Aug 2010 22:14
i love this...its perfect.
reminds me of the folk loric tale, the red shoes.
are you able to make it to the 'misery begins at home' book launch, salford crescent Aug 19th?
id like to see if you could read if you wanted to? I think your work compliments mine and I am fascinated by myth. would be good to chat with you x
Sat 7th Aug 2010 21:45
Lot to like about the poem, the sentiments, obviously, and the sonics. I do think the last couplet is a bit over the top, though, and it would be a better poem without it.
Sat 7th Aug 2010 19:20
Dave. Thanks for your comments. You're right, looking at things with new eyes is precisely what poetry should do.
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Sat 7th Aug 2010 19:18
Heather. Thanks for your very kind words. You've enough writing ability already to be aspiring to higher things than my talent! Try Simon Armitage.
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Sat 7th Aug 2010 17:43
Good evening Larisa-I would be more than happy to help you,if I can-but,don,t forget to help me if you think anything in-MY-poetry needs correcting(don,t say all of it does-lol!)look forward to reading your forthcoming poems-Stefan-xx(M-xx)
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Original item by Larisa Rzhepishevska
Sat 7th Aug 2010 17:40
I really enjoyed this Tomas. A good, serious point, made with the help of a beautiful cat cannot go wrong in my book!
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Original item by Tomás Ó Cárthaigh
Sat 7th Aug 2010 17:27
I like this Cayn.
Sat 7th Aug 2010 16:57
Randall and Hopkirk Deceased, ring a bell? its only been on telly for about a hundred years....and Marty is the ghost....ghosts are invisible...helllllooooo!!! wooooo!! Bogeyman woo-woo Wilde-xx(G-xx)
Sat 7th Aug 2010 16:53
Er . . I've heard of Mary Hopkin. And I've heard of Marty Pellow. But I ain't never heard of Marty Hopkirk. Didn't know he was your ex either - and I thought you said you weren't a girlyboy! ;-) Now I'm going out again before you get cross with me! You'll never guess where I'm goin! xxxxxxxx
Sat 7th Aug 2010 16:43
I raise my mad hatters flat cap to you for your Krinkly Komments(only a jest in me Napoleonic string vest-dearie!lol!)Ta chickamungus-Stef-xx(G-xx)ps-as for my not being drab and invisible-you have,nt seen my wardrobe-designed by the ex-Marty Hopkirk!
Sat 7th Aug 2010 16:33
You and that Napoleon fella! You're always on about im! But drab and invisible you'll never be! xx
Cynthia Buell Thomas
Sat 7th Aug 2010 15:26
Heather, I've been away for several days and am only just getting back into the loop. I enjoyed your comments on my last two pieces, especially 'the little leaf'. Perhaps this poem is too close to the metaphysical, like fairy tales, fables and myths whose real value lie in their undercurrent of life teachings. That 'little leaf' was an instant idea and a great effort to capture. Your bio sure shows a lot in common with my background. Save ALL your stuff in hard copy too; paper might yet outlive electricity. Runes in stone are a bit over the top. :)
Sat 7th Aug 2010 11:54
Thank you dear Stefan for your correction. You are very warm hearted man. You know that English is not my native language and I sometimes don't feel the exact meaning of this or that word. With love, Larisa
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Sat 7th Aug 2010 11:43
Good morning Larisa-beautiful poem indeed! but do me a favour please-consider changing the line
'The fight with ignorance and harm'
'The fight-AGAINST-ignorance and
well done! well written nevertheless-Stef-xx(M-xx)
Sat 7th Aug 2010 11:42
I wouldn't change your view of Malton entirely - I should have explained that the players in the poem were cousins.
Comment is about The Bidding (blog)
Original item by John Coopey
Sat 7th Aug 2010 11:26
Hey!! brilliant Lynn-Mills and Boon-Dye.....at last I can get rid of my plastic 'friend' the final climax is over!! or is it...watch this sexy space-cheers L.D.-Stef-xx-(B-xx)ps-the 'Paul' is,nt he of W.O.L admin fame is it Lynn? lol!
Hi, Bernadette! Thank you so much for the comment on my poem "It seems I wanted too much". With warmest wishes, Larisa
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Original item by bernadette herbertson
Sat 7th Aug 2010 11:18
Thank you, dear Lynn.
Sat 7th Aug 2010 11:16
Hi, dear Lynn! Thank you very much for the comment on my poem "It seems I wanted to much" With warmest wishes, Larisa
Also, forgot to say, just love the picture that seems to be looking through a wave.
Sat 7th Aug 2010 11:15
Wonderful, Larisa, has to be one of your best yet, I think. xxx
Sat 7th Aug 2010 11:08
Lots of fun in this one, Banksy, also quite a lot of truth! Enjoyed it very much x
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