Tue 5th Aug 2014 22:40
Glad you think so! What a compliment! :D
Comment is about Delamere Forest (blog)
Tue 5th Aug 2014 22:20
Good to see you back by the way. Eat breathe write sleep!
Comment is about Turning Over Stones (blog)
Original item by Isobel
I love the term, semi-precious promise.
I relate this to finding almost translucent shells at the waters edge that gleam, but when they are taken home, dull into mere colour.
The left-hanging parental aspiration at the end is also thought provoking.
Tue 5th Aug 2014 21:26
Really enjoyed this one. Not read anything for a while, but to just drop in tonight and find a gem, there's no more to say...
Tue 5th Aug 2014 20:46
.. this is very, very good .. your poetic style is exceptional, and deep ....
Comment is about Pink Tree (blog)
Original item by Marianne Daniels
Tue 5th Aug 2014 20:35
I love your poem 'Song of Creation'! :)
Comment is about Tanya Marshall (poet profile)
Original item by Tanya Marshall
Tue 5th Aug 2014 19:58
aww thanx Helen,you little ex-nomad you!x
Comment is about Roadie (blog)
Tue 5th Aug 2014 19:36
Thank you so much for the warm welcome! I'm looking forward to having a good nosey around the site and reading other poet's work. Thank you for your advice on the site and again for the warm welcome! It looks like an inviting place to be,
Enjoy your day!
Comment is about Graham Sherwood (poet profile)
Original item by Graham Sherwood
Tue 5th Aug 2014 18:48
your best yet jan.Love it!x
Comment is about My Twin Brother David (blog)
Original item by jan oskar hansen
Tue 5th Aug 2014 18:45
haha! I'm a pussycat if the truth were known.
Comment is about Babbling mirror (blog)
Tue 5th Aug 2014 18:42
this describes me-in my dreams!
well written Mrs Wilde!x
Comment is about prim'n'proper (blog)
Tue 5th Aug 2014 18:33
Dave - my eyes were at fault. Now amended to how it should be. Sometimes another's vision helps!
Thanks for the comment.
Comment is about THE HOLE - remembering WW1 (blog)
Original item by M.C. Newberry
Tue 5th Aug 2014 18:23
Dominique, I've definitely had "those days" too. Thanks for sharing :)
Comment is about Those Days (blog)
Original item by Dominique Smith-Bryant
Tue 5th Aug 2014 18:10
Love this, Isobel. Reminds me of my little niece, who is always handing me a new stone or shell and explaining why she chose each one.
Tue 5th Aug 2014 18:02
Nice Helen! It's so fitting that you have women living five years longer haha ;)
Comment is about If I Ruled The World... (blog)
Tue 5th Aug 2014 17:58
Haha, so true. It's taken me quite a while to learn this too.
Comment is about Saviour No More (blog)
Tue 5th Aug 2014 17:13
I hope you are enjoying the site. We're really looking forward to reading some of your work and I know that you will be warmly welcomed by other WOL-ers too.
Thanks for already uploading a picture of yourself.
Have a good browse around, there’s lots going on and if you have the time to make some comments about the work of other poets please feel free. It’s the best way to get some constructive feedback about your own work too.
There’s always someone who’ll help you out with a problem, so just ask and someone will get back to you. It’s a friendly place, so welcome once again.
Comment is about Latifa Walker (poet profile)
Original item by Latifa Walker
Tue 5th Aug 2014 16:49
Enjoyed this, Helen. If it catches on, so might celibacy.
Tue 5th Aug 2014 16:47
Good to see you writing again Izz. I enjoyed this - it speaks of the magic that's in the world and the magic that's in a young person's curiosity. I love the idea that each stone has a history.
Tue 5th Aug 2014 16:43
Powerful, timely poem. I don't like to pick up on something so striking and poignant but are there meant to be two 'was's' in the 3rd line?
Tue 5th Aug 2014 16:33
Here's the list. Perhaps I should get out more. But in my defence I started fiddling with this when I had a fractured ankle and you have to pass the time somehow.
Some Lake District hills -
And last but not least...
I think that's 45. It's different every time I count it
Comment is about Hills in Lakes... but how many? (blog)
Original item by Dave Bradley
Tue 5th Aug 2014 16:32
But what about late starters like me, Helen? There'd only be the mingers left!
Tue 5th Aug 2014 16:30
Very pictorial portrayal of timelessness and longing.
I keep a little pile of pretty stones in the garden. When I ask my kids if they want to see my best stones they look at me with a sad expression.
Tue 5th Aug 2014 16:26
A gruesome but nevertheless real picture of that particular hell, MC. We are indeed fortunate to live in these times and not those.
Tue 5th Aug 2014 16:23
No problems, Izzy. I thought it was top-bombing. At the end of the set there are a few trailers, one of which is about dogging.
And in respect of your new-found hobby, I can feel another parody coming on, "How much to go doggin' here at Wilmslow?"
Comment is about RYAN AIR (blog)
Original item by John Coopey
Tue 5th Aug 2014 15:25
I too had a dream that poetry would find a local magazine stand every month....
Comment is about Reaching for the moon: Lunar Poetry magazine is launched (article)
Original item by Greg Freeman
Tue 5th Aug 2014 15:18
I think infidelity is good for the soul
And keeps you on your toes
Take nothing for granted
Own but little of this mundane world
Yes, even people are disappointing
When we have high expectations
Let us embrace polygamy
And therby expel the jealousy
That binds us in Hell!
Tue 5th Aug 2014 14:42
Very moving Ian - and I like the way you've gone for a more formal structure to fit in with Owen's style.
Comment is about Death Of A Poet / Anthem For Doomed Youth (blog)
Original item by Ian Whiteley
Tue 5th Aug 2014 14:38
Yes - I like the wistfulness you capture with this. There is such irony in the fact that many young people just don't see their own beauty.
'and beauty lay meaningless
with our discarded clothes.'
That's a lovely finish.
Comment is about On Beauty (blog)
Tue 5th Aug 2014 14:30
Sorry John - I ummed and aaghed about posting it - but it's so funny and visual that I knew you and others would like it.
I'm sure if we dressed you up and got a grand piano behind you, you too could put on a very entertaining show - you've got enough material!
ps: If you like that clip try searching for 'We Went Dogging' on youtube by the same group - and you can blame John Aikman for introducing me to them - and by them I mean Fascinating Aida :))))
Tue 5th Aug 2014 14:24
You've lost me - somewhere in the Lake District...
Tue 5th Aug 2014 13:57
This looks interesting - and worth checking out via an order for a sample copy...with a view to more of the same.
Tue 5th Aug 2014 13:41
Thanks Cynthia. Glad it was entertaining. I think the answer is 43 by the way (Lake District hill names included). But even I've lost count and I wrote the thing.
Tue 5th Aug 2014 13:38
Hello J.C. Thanks for the comment on "Foot In Mouth". Enjoyed your response. It reminded me of another view -that soccer is a game for gentlemen played by hooligans and rugby is a game for hooligans played by gentlemen.
Comment is about John Coopey (poet profile)
Tue 5th Aug 2014 13:30
Daniel, thanks for the comment. The tune I poached it from is an old Tom Robinson number called "No Whisky" (it's probably a cover by him too!). I had it on an LP around 30 years ago called "Firepoint". I've never been able to find it on You Tube but I think it's on Spotify.
Cynthia Buell Thomas
It's hilarious. How did 'Arthur' get so far north; what have I missed? It does jump around - like stirring a witch's cauldron of weird ingredients. And 'pike'? Isn't that also the thick wooden staff used in early hand combat? Or am I muddled? I didn't connect 'fish' until the grey friar' was sick, even though the title is about 'Lakes'. The spoof is maintained well. Highly entertaining.
Tue 5th Aug 2014 13:27
Thanks Dave and Helen.
Isobel's link is a real class act. Dave _ we actually fly quite a lot with Ryan Air and, if you accept that it's "No Frills", is fine for us.
Tue 5th Aug 2014 13:21
Hello again Daniel - thanks for the comment on
"Foot In Mouth". I keep up with the "footie"
via my brother-in-law and sister who are avid
Arsenal fans (for their sins!).
Comment is about Daniel Dwyran (poet profile)
Original item by Daniel Dwyran
Tue 5th Aug 2014 13:13
Which is to say, of course, that there is no such animal as 'objectivity'. But we all know that; so just enjoy the writing and the plaudits when you get them. Someone has connected. What more can you ask?
Comment is about THE VANITY PROJECT. (blog)
Tue 5th Aug 2014 12:08
Looking forward very much for your recording project. Hopefully this and 'Boots' will be a apart of it.
'A week beyond that fatal canal dawn
a peace is brokered and the guns fall still.
In Monkmoor Road a joyful early morn
is destroyed and a mothers tears will spill.
Outside the bright clanging Armistice bell
chimes “Wilfred Owen has a tale to tell”.
Tue 5th Aug 2014 12:02
A wonderful and moving modern tribute. The detail as relevant today as it could have been 100 years ago.
Comment is about Somebodys son (blog)
Original item by Martin Elder
Tue 5th Aug 2014 11:58
'So let the sinners keep on sinning
And the saints will surely thrive
The men folk dead by fifty
The women fifty five'
Very witty. More mellow than The Visitor but equally as good. Nice one,
Tue 5th Aug 2014 11:56
Wow... just read this.
I agree with Phil. Very hot in every sense.
'Release is mine to savour
Discharge him now I've had my kicks
My fantasy, my saviour'.
Comment is about The Visitor (blog)
Tue 5th Aug 2014 11:51
Martin. Glad you didn't get it straight away and thank you for your very kind words. I have been telling people about your observation about brass rubbing in York. Still giggling!
Comment is about BEACH FIGHT (blog)
Tue 5th Aug 2014 11:47
Graham. Many thanks for your kind words regarding 'Beach Fight'. Thank heaven for sausages!
Tue 5th Aug 2014 11:41
If one engine broke you could be late... if the other one packed up you could be up there all day!
Loved it both in the written form and on your guitar with the blues-riff. Great stuff John
Tue 5th Aug 2014 11:34
Just when you thought you had enough 'diving' at the Commonwealth Games!
A great take on the impending football season.
Thanks for your kind words on 'Beach Fight'.
Maybe it was the wrong type of sand for the Health and Safety Executive.
Comment is about FOOT IN MOUTH (blog)
Tue 5th Aug 2014 11:31
A very honest bio and you certainly do get your messages across.
Thanks for your kind words on 'Beach Fight'.
Comment is about Phil Fletcher (poet profile)
Original item by Phil Fletcher
Patricia and Stefan Wilde
Tue 5th Aug 2014 10:25
Comment is about All too late (blog)
Michelle J L Cooper
Tue 5th Aug 2014 08:32
Hi Graham thank you for the kind words, I really do appreciate it :)
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