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Thu 21st Jun 2018 20:57
Clever. Love the mixed metaphor of building roots and planting walls.
Comment is about Hurricane Girls (blog)
Original item by Nathalie Sieh
Thu 21st Jun 2018 20:29
Thanks for the positive feedback Anya! I appreciate it!
Comment is about Anya (poet profile)
Original item by Anya
Thu 21st Jun 2018 19:32
cheers Darren - I don't really think of myself as a political writer but every now and then I seem to find myself in that groove. Thanks for stopping by. Col.
Comment is about bloody spring (blog)
Original item by Colin Hill
Thu 21st Jun 2018 19:29
Hi Ian, thanks for the explanation about 'Strange Fruit'. Glad to hear you had a relaxing internet free holiday. It's good to switch off every now and then but I have to admit I find it hard. All the best, Col.
Comment is about Ian Whiteley (poet profile)
Original item by Ian Whiteley
Darren J Beaney
Thu 21st Jun 2018 18:57
Comment is about 39 (blog)
Original item by Chris Armstrong
John F Keane
Thu 21st Jun 2018 18:13
Grim Norse poem about the disappointments of life. However, some of us didn't even get as far as disappointment. Great stuff.
Comment is about ‘Summertime’ by Jan Oskar Hansen is Write Out Loud’s Poem of the Week (article)
Original item by steve pottinger
Thu 21st Jun 2018 16:36
Great format and piece of art.👍
Comment is about LOVE (blog)
Original item by Anjali Seema Shukla
Thu 21st Jun 2018 16:05
Damnit. I'm sure I saw a dog popping it's head up in the back seat...
Comment is about What's he doing there? (blog)
Original item by Brian Maryon
Thanks for the comments on 'strange fruit' Colin - as always I welcome your feedback.
I wrote it as a 2 perspective poem - so the 'fault' you are identifying is deliberate - i.e a narrative twist in the middle of the poem to move from personal perception to third party perspective. So needs to retain that format to work.
Glad you found it interesting though - and apologies for slow reply - been away on holiday with minimal/no internet access - sheer BLISS 😃
Comment is about Colin Hill (poet profile)
Thu 21st Jun 2018 16:03
Could it be Keith annoying you ? Does he drive a white car ?😎
Thu 21st Jun 2018 16:02
Thanks for your comments on 'strange fruit' Keith - sorry the reply has been slow - been away on holiday with no internet access 😃 BLISS
Comment is about keith jeffries (poet profile)
Original item by keith jeffries
Thu 21st Jun 2018 16:01
Take a flask Dazza...take a flask.
Comment is about Scuttlebutt (blog)
Original item by Darren J Beaney
J R Harris
Thu 21st Jun 2018 15:23
Wonderful words Frances...
Comment is about ReUnion (blog)
Original item by Frances Macaulay Forde
Thu 21st Jun 2018 15:02
This is a masterpiece of vitriol delivered in full blast. I would love to hear you recite it. I enjoyed this primarily because I know of someone who I would like to deliver this to in person.
Well done and well said
Thu 21st Jun 2018 12:11
Thank you Binte, for the like.
All the best des
Comment is about Death of a doll (blog)
Original item by DESMOND CHILDS
Thu 21st Jun 2018 11:56
Not sure pressing "like" fits this - but you know what I mean....
Comment is about Alive (blog)
Original item by Hallielle Rose Dawson
Frances Macaulay Forde
Thu 21st Jun 2018 11:34
What a joy to find the 'likes' of Colin and Darren, Keith saying 'thanks' and you Hazel; off to work zinging.
You've all made my day!
Thu 21st Jun 2018 11:33
A poem of nostagia, re living the past with thoughts to match. I enjoyed reading this
Comment is about the village of dreams (blog)
Original item by jan oskar hansen
Thu 21st Jun 2018 11:28
I have a Bus Pass, but we do have a bloke here with a BMW. Do you think he travels the continent? Inland Revenue? Benefit Fraud Investigation Agency?
Thu 21st Jun 2018 10:57
great piece Col and a great reminder of such an important time in world history!
Thu 21st Jun 2018 10:53
Comment is about Grenfell Falls Green (blog)
Original item by Jeffarama!
There are still remnants of its railway past on the Trail, Ray. Former platforms, a Station house and, almost ghost-like, darkened striations in the track-bed where the sleepers would have lain.
Comment is about THE BROCKENHURST TRAIL (blog)
Original item by John Coopey
Thu 21st Jun 2018 10:52
Great - I love the thought of
being a hoarder of unused love
i get that....
Comment is about Parenthesis (blog)
Original item by Graham Sherwood
Thu 21st Jun 2018 10:50
and wow again....
Comment is about Birds (blog)
Original item by Hannah Collins
Thu 21st Jun 2018 10:49
Thu 21st Jun 2018 10:47
Do we live on the same street? It happens a lot round here!
Thu 21st Jun 2018 10:20
It's me with my old steam head on again John! I recall us exchanging details re this line a while back. My esteemed other half and I visited the station where a road now runs at the back. Luckily I dug out a 60s photo of pre- beseeching days. Great place for cycling! In the day you'd have had to get a ticket for pooch I suppose so that's one beneficiary.
We saw a herd of cattle going through Brockenhurst incidentally.
A real goodie this one.
all the best, Ray
Thu 21st Jun 2018 09:58
The bravest always see enlightment despite the darkness. Couldn’t agree more x
Comment is about True Meaning of Courage (Poem) (blog)
Original item by Danny G.
Thu 21st Jun 2018 09:55
Heartbreaking!!! So much pain.
So many children go through despair when parents split up...
Thank you xxx
Lots of love 😘
Thu 21st Jun 2018 09:34
Keith - do you drive a white BMW?
Thu 21st Jun 2018 09:10
I never thought you were the type who twitches the net curtains to spy on your neighbourhood. I shouldn´t worry as he was probably one of the Thought Police. Maybe you have been reported for inappropriate political behaviour.
The poem did generate a sense of tension
Thu 21st Jun 2018 09:06
We only do rides that are downhill both ways, Colin.
Thu 21st Jun 2018 09:04
I once asked my kids if they’d like it if I didn’t work away from home. “Yes, daddy” they said. “But wouldn’t you miss the chocolate I brought you on a Friday night?”. “You keep on working away” they said.
Thu 21st Jun 2018 08:58
The bastard does the same thing at my house, Brian. Watch him!
Thu 21st Jun 2018 08:39
Much love x
Comment is about The Man Who Loved (blog)
Original item by Knight In Black Armor
Thu 21st Jun 2018 08:38
my pleasure Brian 😉
Comment is about The Auditors (blog)
Thu 21st Jun 2018 08:37
I met Timothy West once - at my cousin's wedding. He was something to do with the Oxbridge college my cousin studied at. When I say I met him I didn't actually meet him. I just kinda stared at him every now and then. We all did. Didn't see Pru or any Irn Bru either. I seem to remember it was quite a dull affair and the marriage didn't last. TW's presence obviously hadn't provided enough special magic to make it last. Is Irn Bru a remedy for dementia . . ?
Comment is about SALTY TALES (blog)
Original item by ray pool
Thu 21st Jun 2018 08:35
Thanks all for the interest shown.
Thu 21st Jun 2018 08:34
Good Morning Frances,
A glorious fusion of love and reconciliation. Beautifully expressed.
Thank you for this.
Thu 21st Jun 2018 08:33
Knight - I can see from your profile you are 23, yet your poem suggests that life has passed you by. It hasn't...you've got your whole life ahead of you. Put things behind you and move forward with hope and optimism.
Thu 21st Jun 2018 08:28
Your words are very touching but rest assured that you are not alone with such feelings. You might not realise it or ever even know but to someone else your life may be of great value. Something you have said or will say may be what a distreesed soul needs to hear. We all have value. Often we never recognise it.
Thu 21st Jun 2018 08:27
the places we vacate are quickly filled
Comment is about When... (blog)
Thu 21st Jun 2018 08:26
note to self - must get out on bike more often.
Thu 21st Jun 2018 08:19
thanks for your comments Graham, Keith and Rachel - I was reading up on some 'facts' about Tiananmen and according to Wikipedia 'the number of civilian deaths has been estimated variously from 180 to 10,454'. I wonder if we will ever get to hear the true facts of what happened during those few weeks of protest.
thanks Anya and Brian for your Likes. All the best, Col.
Thu 21st Jun 2018 07:40
What a joy to read this before heading off to work this morning. Thrumming, zinging and rhyming with roses.
Thu 21st Jun 2018 07:37
Beautifully written, as ever.
Thu 21st Jun 2018 07:35
The veil is thin- nice line.
Comment is about Butterfly. POEM 7/midsummers (blog)
Original item by Nicola Byrnes
Thu 21st Jun 2018 07:34
Thanks for posting and reminding.
Comment is about Mid-summer Eve (blog)
Original item by John E Marks
Thu 21st Jun 2018 03:55
I've also been to Lisdoonvarna but haven't written anything yet, you've reminded me about the match-making too.
A stroll down memory lane...
Comment is about There’s Always Lisdoonvarna (blog)
Original item by AlbertTatlock
Wed 20th Jun 2018 23:50
This heartfelt poem speaks of a deep unhappiness which many children go through, but you have given words to these powerful emotions. One of your very best works.
Thank you for this
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