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Francine

Sun 21st Nov 2010 14:10

As always, beautifully expressed, sad, and true.
At least your heart still holds words of love...

'Goodbye and welcome the new'...
xxxxx

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Janet Ramsden

Sun 21st Nov 2010 13:01

Thanks for commenting on 'Madness.'
I'm particularly glad you think it raises questions. I'm attempting to allow readers their own thoughts and reach some kind of conclusions for themselves and with an open mind :-)
xx

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Janet Ramsden

Sun 21st Nov 2010 12:55

Thanks for comments everyone :-)

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Janet Ramsden

Sun 21st Nov 2010 12:51

Oh! It's altered its appearance somewhat :-)

I loved this the first time i read it. To be completely honest i preferred the first version of lay out though.
I enjoyed the flitting words like a robin flitting from tree to shrub and back to tree. Lovely.x

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Ann Foxglove

Sun 21st Nov 2010 11:27

I'm sorry I seem to be saying SSSSSHed - not got me teeth in straight - joke!

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Chris Dawson

Sun 21st Nov 2010 11:14

Ta <x>
and you too petal
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Chris Dawson

Sun 21st Nov 2010 11:06

Hi Ann,
Thanks for reading and commenting on 'Miles of Space Between Us' - I loved your interpretation of it. I hadn't thought of it as being about separation from my children, but when I re-read it myself in that light it made perfect sense, and could actually apply equally to many people in my life - both now and in the past. Particularly as I get older, I feel I want to hang on to the people I love a bit more - you lose people for all sorts of reasons and in all sorts of ways - and some of them leave huge holes in your life that are just not adequately filled by the cat.
Anyway - having said all that - I've actually removed the poem, but your input has been much appreciated.
Cx
Ps - the cat hates being hugged too
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darren thomas

Sun 21st Nov 2010 10:58

I appreciate your comments on my recent poetry Isobel. Thank you. Contrary to popular urban myths - I do enjoy them!

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Chris Dawson

Sun 21st Nov 2010 10:57

Hi Cynthia,
Thanks very much for reading and commenting on 'Miles of Space Between Us' - I know what you mean about the helplessness of bridging the gap ... very much the reason behind the poem. Your comments are always much appreciated, though I have now removed that poem.
Cx

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Chris Dawson

Sun 21st Nov 2010 10:53

Hi Francis,
Thanks for reading and commenting on 'Miles of Space Between Us' - I know what you mean about isolation!
Your comments were much appreciated though I have now removed the poem.
Welcome to WOL - I hope you enjoy it here.
Cx

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darren thomas

Sun 21st Nov 2010 10:50

Hi Laura - thanks for your recent comments. They may well be lesbians - there was a certain androgyny about the picture which I liked.

D

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Chris Dawson

Sun 21st Nov 2010 10:49

Thanks Andy, for reading and commenting on 'Miles of Space Between Us' - much appreciated, though I have now removed it.
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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sun 21st Nov 2010 10:23

All joking apart Lynn,this is a really good poem-are you still able to use your mobility scooter? hope you can cope with the inconvenience-remind me to tell you about my war wounds one day-don,t like to mention them really-only to people I pay to listen-lol! anyway,keep toeing the poetry line-after all you are the life and-sole-of the party! tee hee-Stef-xx ps-is,nt the ring supposed to be on your finger?(and/or)worn as eyebrow jewellery...!

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sun 21st Nov 2010 10:01

Good bunionless morning to you and yours including Benji of course-so sorry that I have,nt got back to you before now-but have been chasing about to and from Abergele(rockpooling)Rhondda(bricklaying)Northwhich(Gardening&painting)not all in one day I hasten to add! still keeps me out of mischief-your comments made me laugh on my poem'Orgasm're the cold flannel-lol!and I sincerely am very very grateful for all the time you have spared,reading and commenting on my recent poo-etry-wife says she will show you hers-if you show her yours-lol! did you bring the removed bunion home for Benji to have for his tea-liver and bunions-lol!thanks again Lynn so very very much-much love to you and family-now get resting!-Stef-xx-B-xx

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Chris Dawson

Sun 21st Nov 2010 09:34

Only just found this ... beautiful.
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Isobel

Sun 21st Nov 2010 09:14

Very evocative Janet. I liked the 'pushing at the scalp, thrashing at the walls' lines - it brings to mind the actions of madness.
I like the questions your poem raises - whether hidden within the madness, there aren't other forces at work. I've often wondered about the imaginary friends young children have and some of the things they appear to see.

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Ann Foxglove

Sun 21st Nov 2010 07:51

Hi Mike. I love the way you juxtapose personal stuff with the bigger picture, making use of your interesting life! x

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Ann Foxglove

Sun 21st Nov 2010 05:51

Thanks for comments. I wasn't actually reading this one! I decided to do a stream of conciousness poem, so having stared out of the window for a while (it was a lovely night) I just said what came into my head, imagining how it would feel to dwell in that beautiful wilderness. So no written words! It was an experiment. :)

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Ann Foxglove

Sun 21st Nov 2010 05:48

Thanks folks! She was never naughty! Just like her mother!

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Isobel

Sun 21st Nov 2010 00:14

A really beautiful photo and a tender poem.
I followed in my mother's footsteps - smacked my kids till they knew who was boss, in the early days - there was never any need thereafter - and they don't resent me for it. I once went to a parenting class run by a rather religious lady (can't remember whether she was baptist or methodist). She used to wack her kids with a wooden spoon - it came as a shock to some of the other mothers! The gist of what she was saying was that children NEED boundaries - are lost without them. I guess we all have different way of putting those in place. A good bit of discipline wouldn't do the current society any harm though. ( she says jumping down from he soap box)

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shoeless

Sat 20th Nov 2010 23:22

thanks for commenting on my poem 'space'

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Lynn Dye

Sat 20th Nov 2010 23:22

I enjoyed this, Rod, it reminds me a little of my "World Stood Still". I very much agree with Dave's comments on the media. Good one.

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shoeless

Sat 20th Nov 2010 23:22

yes i prefer it with blissful still in , but i like to try folks' ideas out

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Sat 20th Nov 2010 22:04

I wanted to add more.
But.... what for?

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Michael Scott

Sat 20th Nov 2010 21:25

Lovely, especially the last line, hope you're OK down there. Great picture, I'm a once only smacker too (so far).

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Francine

Sat 20th Nov 2010 20:26

Oh how I adore his space...

Tu vois... Je pense qu'on pense pareil. ; )

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Gus Jonsson

Sat 20th Nov 2010 18:36

Isobel,

Thank you so much for your comment and i'm so pleased I have helped bring a wee smile to your very pretty kisser.

I 'll tell you how I do it?? next time at an open mike...if you save me a 'Space'

Thanks again

Gusxx

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Lynn Dye

Sat 20th Nov 2010 18:12

I think this is really lovely, Carole. I have a slight preference for the second version except that I would include the word "blissful" from the first.

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Banksy

Sat 20th Nov 2010 18:09

you'd only laugh !
just wait til You start getting grey hairs down below - that's when ya start to feel ancient :)

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Isobel

Sat 20th Nov 2010 17:45

Cancerian actually. If you must know I have highlights - but definitely mousy underneath, not yet grey:)- the grey ones get pulled out - very painful!
You are not ever going to get the piccie you are after Banksy - but I'd be fascinated to see yours!

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Isobel

Sat 20th Nov 2010 17:31

This is lovely Carole - it's hard to choose between the two - I do like the blissful moment of the first though - that moment of drifting off to sleep IS blissful. I'm a bit of an insomniac too so can appreciate this. A lovely conclusion - it does make you wonder why we all fear death so - nothing harder than life sometimes.

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Banksy

Sat 20th Nov 2010 17:27

Hi - thanks for the comments on my sorry efforts (Happy eater).
all the best. B

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Isobel

Sat 20th Nov 2010 16:34

That's all it takes sometimes isn't it? A fleeting glance of something other, something beautiful co-existing in all this vastness. Moments like that inspire you with hope or at least make you appreciate the wonder of it all.
Lovely take on the theme Cynthia. x

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Isobel

Sat 20th Nov 2010 16:27

Haven't got a clue how to set up my own blog Carole. You aren't the first person to suggest I should write short stories though. I'm not sure if I could give much attention to a personal blog though - what I love about WOL is the community feel - the camaraderie, the banter, the feedback. Would that be diluted if I started posting elsewhere - I'm not sure. I'll have to do some research on where people blog and what they get out of it. Maybe that's something I'll think about in the New Year. Hope to see you around before then.
Isobel x

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Isobel

Sat 20th Nov 2010 16:22

Well Gus - what can I say?

Oh how I adore your way of looking at the space theme - only you could do it! This is fun - and life affirming! We are all here for a reason - it's just a question of tapping into the reason that works for us. I think I over-think things sometimes. My next poem will be on rockets that boldly go...
Thanks for putting a smile on my face. x

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Ann Foxglove

Sat 20th Nov 2010 16:11

Absolutely great! I wondered where you were! Get well soon - then you can outdo Isobel with the sexy shoes! xx xx (two for the left foot and two for the right!)

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Lynn Dye

Sat 20th Nov 2010 15:10

I only like the bean burgers! But really enjoyed your poem, Banksy, made me laugh. :)

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Lynn Dye

Sat 20th Nov 2010 15:00

Lovely poem.

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Lynn Dye

Sat 20th Nov 2010 14:41

Love the atmospheric feel to this, Ann. You read so well. xx

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Freda Davis

Sat 20th Nov 2010 13:44

Hi Dave, this is really excellent. Taking on the cyber world and expressing the romance of it. Well structured and good word choice. i like it.
Freda

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Sat 20th Nov 2010 13:31

Nice and funny poem. Enjoyed reading it. With warmest wishes, Larisa

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Freda Davis

Sat 20th Nov 2010 13:28

Thank you for the comment Lynn. Its got some weak spots but it reminds me of the dreams that make us keep on searching.
I do agree with your political comments. I like the one about the news standing still. It happened again with the Royal Engagement.
Freda

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Larisa Rzhepishevska

Sat 20th Nov 2010 13:22

Thank you.

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Lynn Dye

Sat 20th Nov 2010 13:16

Oh Larisa! Just seen this, love it, so sharp and brilliant. xxx

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Lynn Dye

Sat 20th Nov 2010 12:53

Only just read this one, Ann, and have to say how good I think it is. Really enjoyed the journey with you. xx

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Lynn Dye

Sat 20th Nov 2010 12:34

I really enjoyed this poem, Freda.

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Gus Jonsson

Sat 20th Nov 2010 11:22

So many thanks for your comment re my 'Space' submission. I hear what you are saying about the photo ... but let me tell you the research and trawl to find a suitable graphic was wonderful.... but then I'M A MAN......

Many Thanks once again

Gus xx

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Ann Foxglove

Sat 20th Nov 2010 05:42

Oh, you must have been singing "It's not that easy being green." I rather liked the new look! xx

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Graham Sherwood

Sat 20th Nov 2010 00:22

Tigers and dreams, whatever next?

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Ray Miller

Sat 20th Nov 2010 00:19

This reminded me of Robbie Burns, oddly enough.Ode to a Space?

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