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John Marks

Wed 16th Oct 2019 23:49

Welcome back Graham. Without even posting anything you have increased Wol's quality. jeez

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Tom

Wed 16th Oct 2019 14:39

Thanks for your comment Isobel, that's very kind of you. πŸ˜ƒ I'm loving reading the little insights people are adding to Graham's discussion topic. The way/how people create definitely does pique my curiosity (nosiness?).

As for your poem yesterday, I absolutely agree and had been thinking about a similar one expressing my wondering of all the poets on WoL whose work remains but they themselves have moved on. When I get time I love to jump back in time on this site and discover poems from those who aren't posting daily. I often discover fantastic pieces of writing. I might comment on them or like them never sure whether the author will ever see it or if they're even still alive. How to sum all this up in a poem, well, I'll have to wait for inspiration to strike... πŸ˜ƒ Tom.

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Don Matthews

Wed 16th Oct 2019 14:26

Golly gosh! Amelia Call
Poet/job in real estate?
Volatile? Yes I do like
Real estate? you say love/hate?

Golly gosh! Amelia Call
You indeed are a mixture gal...😎

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Philipos

Wed 16th Oct 2019 09:04

Thanks v much for your comments on my latest piece - a thought fairy from War of the Worlds of course. Blessings. P.

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Isobel

Wed 16th Oct 2019 07:19

It's funny but before I'd even read Graham's comment I thought how lovely and refreshing your profile writeup was. A poet who's actually interested in how other people think and create. Not everyone is and you meet many on the poetry scene who aren't there to listen at all.

Thanks for commenting on my poem Tom. I very much enjoyed your Cooling Towers poem - a relationship poem with some depth and originality.

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Fred Nicholson

Wed 16th Oct 2019 02:51

Listening to the profile tune and got a bit lost. Enjoyed the melody, tempo and your voice. Are you also the instrumentalist? If so, great delivery. If no, still good. Some things don't come immediately. Would you agree Michael?

Creasote is the word I hear you say. It's used to preserve wood utility poles. I believe it is deemed poisonous here in Western WA. I just now see there is a medicinal creasote bush that provides a resin for the wood preservative. Wow, I am still learning stuff. Never heard of a creasote bush before a few minutes ago.

Kinda feel it is a love song, but haven't figured out how. I got stuck on preserved poles and medicinal bushes. Maybe, just a little more time. πŸ˜”

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d.knape

Wed 16th Oct 2019 00:29


They say Greeting Cards are out of date
obsolete in this fast-paced world
but homemade cards are still special
when made by children
in some of their first Acts of Creation.

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d.knape

Wed 16th Oct 2019 00:24

There is poetry
in children's art
and those who receive
always support
No mystery
right from the start
their creating comes
straight from their heart.
πŸ˜ƒ

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d.knape

Wed 16th Oct 2019 00:18

Master of Ceremonies---
you got it right.
the poem is about the innocence of children
and how they express themselves.
thank you.

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Philipos

Tue 15th Oct 2019 23:44

Thank you Ray - Nut Hatch - appreciative of your kind comments. P. πŸ‘

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Fred Nicholson

Tue 15th Oct 2019 22:40

YES Don, It doesn't take much to impress me. I was imπŸ˜„pressed.

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Isobel

Tue 15th Oct 2019 16:59

Hello Don. Thank you for commenting on my poem.
I think we're all developing all the time as poets. I cringe at my early stuff but it was all part of a process or an ascent, to use your analogy - though I'm not sure I'll ever make it to where I'd like to be.
I used to live in Ausyralia. It's a beautiful country. You'll have to open an open mic night there! If you don't already go to one!

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Nigel Astell

Tue 15th Oct 2019 12:34

Sorry to hear you have been poorly loved your poem about those wiggly worms Monday night!

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Tom

Tue 15th Oct 2019 11:55

Hi Ghazala, I just listened to your reading of 'I Write'. Great poem that I'm sure many people here can relate to. Thanks for sharing and great to hear you. Tx

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Don Matthews

Tue 15th Oct 2019 09:26

Been thinking since last comment below. 'Listen up' is usually used to get someone's attention before saying something you want them to
concentrate on and 'hear'.

So

Listen up Fred. You all ears? I 'ear you loud and clear.... 😎

(Big revelation Don. I'm sure Fred's impressed...)

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Don Matthews

Tue 15th Oct 2019 04:13

Listen up Fred...I'm hearing you loud and clear πŸ˜‹

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Tom

Mon 14th Oct 2019 11:08

Thanks for your comment on The Way I Write, John. You've managed to sum it all up in a single sentence. πŸ˜ƒ

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Tom

Mon 14th Oct 2019 11:06

Thanks for the comment on The Way I Write, Keith.

The poem was inspired backwards, it was thinking about those potential friends you cross paths with occasionally and wish you'd got to find out the story you feel there is between you (but for whatever reason don't get chance). It struck me that I feel the same way about some of the poem titles I've been dragging along with me for months or years; so sure that there is a poem there somewhere.

I can relate to your description of how inspiration can strike and how there can be langurs between those moments. I also love those times when you put pen to paper without any prior inspiration and suddenly find that you have poem fully formed right there. Though, those times are fewer and farther between.

Regardless, thank you for sharing your process. I really hope other people might too. Tom.

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Fred Nicholson

Sun 13th Oct 2019 23:45

Thank you keith.

I also get a sense of fear when experiencing 'Crunches'. If you choose to, please share some of the other meanings that have come to you.

Your experience may expand mine.

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Fred Nicholson

Sun 13th Oct 2019 18:01

I thank you for your kindness Ruth.

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Fred Nicholson

Sun 13th Oct 2019 17:48

Thank you for your on going support Candice.
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Hasmukh Mehta

Sun 13th Oct 2019 17:06

glad u liked my book take care

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Ruth O'Reilly

Sun 13th Oct 2019 12:25

Nice to put a face to your poems Fred! I have really enjoyed reading done of your work & look forward to reading more of it.

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d.knape

Sun 13th Oct 2019 11:17

Christmas?
are you on the moon?

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d.knape

Sun 13th Oct 2019 10:27

Having your poems
I had to blush.
they seem to deal
with lots of lust
I take my leave
sign off i must
for fear from pant
my lance will bust.
😁

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Fred Nicholson

Sun 13th Oct 2019 04:37

Thank you for reflecting on my work Ruth. I agree that home is where the heart is.
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Fred Nicholson

Sun 13th Oct 2019 02:45

I thank you for hearing me Don.
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Fred Nicholson

Sat 12th Oct 2019 19:14

I thank you Kate G. for commenting on Some Times.

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Fred Nicholson

Sat 12th Oct 2019 17:09

Some may agree this subject, 'Color Matters'
is infuriating, frustrating and downright annoying.
These experiences are not ouchies, that first appear
in the body. These grouped emotions start up stairs
and may become headaches and body maladies.

I hear you loud and clear!
White Black Pink Ochre
Rough Dry Baggy Firm
skins don't matter to me,
and it's not about skin tone.
My tone is paper bag brown.
What do you name yours?

It's about generations of families
severed from their rich cultures,
deprived of their native languages,
and given Jesus Christ to worship.
400 years later we watch Wakanda
and munch on hot buttered popcorn.

It's about Native American Indians. STOP!
Think about that. They certainly are natives.
American because of Mr. Vespucius.
Indian because of a geographical error.
90% of them were killed purposefully,
some not, by folks wanting to own land.

Physical, emotional and spiritual abuse
starvation deprivation and outright murder
may have long lasting affects (or is it effects),
on someone's outcome. What do you think?

It's about feeling it in my bones,
not just reading or thinking about it.

'Color Matters' is not just about Indians and cowboys,
or Crayola hues. It's really about Black and White.
This is North America, where one(1) drop of African
blood makes you black. You ever hear such nonsense
where you live? This won't be found in current law books,
but it lives on, in the heads of many here in the U.S of A.

M.C. Newberry, I don't know your racial heritage
and do know the adage about birds of a feather.
It has been that way AND change is quickening.
Each successive generation is more tuned in.
Old farts like me still cling to the past,
and need to step aside.

So many young people connecting in/with/for life/communion/love awakening.

M.C. Newberry, I heartily thank you for the thought-full
response to my work and will respond to any and all other comments. I did not know what identifying name you'd prefer, so I used the name in front of me.

Blessings abound,
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Fred Nicholson

Sat 12th Oct 2019 17:04

Cynthia, I thank you for the welcome.
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Nigel Astell

Sat 12th Oct 2019 14:33

Thanks Philip for your likes on Halfway There and Craving

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 12th Oct 2019 14:08

Wlcome to WOL, Mr.Nicholson. An active mind has to seek outlet. You have found a fine platform.

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Ruth O'Reilly

Fri 11th Oct 2019 22:37

Well my middle initial is in fact 'A' so in school one of my nicknames was 'Roar!' You got it Ha,ha Our family crest has 2 lions as well so it all fits nicely. I'm not lion either, it's all true πŸ˜‰

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d.knape

Fri 11th Oct 2019 22:08

Ruth O'Reily.
what a cute name.
are you a character
from a book?

ROR! add an A and you ROAR!

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d.knape

Fri 11th Oct 2019 22:06

I try to have one good thought a day.
sometimes it's difficult!
😁

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d.knape

Fri 11th Oct 2019 22:05

not at all Trevor,
you always respond.
thank you.

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d.knape

Fri 11th Oct 2019 11:26

just between
you and me
thanks for your comment
dabble on!

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Ruth O'Reilly

Fri 11th Oct 2019 00:21

Many Thanks for stopping by to read & like some of my poems. I appreciate that. I enjoyed your poem Shouting! Look forward to reading more of your work.

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Philipos

Thu 10th Oct 2019 22:01

And sometimes frogs end up as bookmarks when they get squashed flat. And cats like playing leap frog with them as well. That's when Quasimodi rings the bells - and plaintively he yells for Esmerelda. Thanks for your comments Ruth, always good to share a laugh. P.

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Fred Nicholson

Thu 10th Oct 2019 21:32

Keith, I hear you loud and clear and thank you for commenting on my 'Color Matters'.

As long as there is belief in 'the other', it will always be an enigma of sorts. Sages, healers, guiding spirits all talk about the 'oneness of life, love, matter, the flow beneath appearance.
Continued belief in the 3-dimensional realm, prevents us from knowing oneness of being. Some of us dart in and out of knowing. Some of us may never know. Maybe the Dalai Lama has a foot in each world continuously.

Keith, that is my simple take on this matter.

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Fred Nicholson

Thu 10th Oct 2019 21:29

Don, I agree with you and thanks for commenting on my work, 'Color Matters'.

We rely on mind and the 5 senses to determine our actions. History repeats itself. It may be time to try another way.

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Philipos

Thu 10th Oct 2019 19:08

Ah but Don - did you not know that UK frogs put a front flipper to their mouth when they burp and say excuse me in the politest and froggiest of fashion - I bet Thalia didn't know about that either, and Matilda just wants to waltz the night away. πŸ˜•

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Tom

Thu 10th Oct 2019 16:49

Thanks for the comment on Cooling Towers, Ray. Very much appreciated, as always. T

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 10th Oct 2019 16:09

Not to mention 'O'Reilly' as your surname!

I was just dropping off to sleep two nights ago, when that thought hit me. All I could think was: 'Cynthia, you're an idiot!' and I gave myself no argument.

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Becky Who

Thu 10th Oct 2019 05:30

Thanks for commenting on my poem "climate change". πŸ˜€

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Tom

Wed 9th Oct 2019 17:31

Hi Graham, not at all - and thank you. Be great if it gets some traction, I do find it so interesting. Let's see what happens. Maybe you could kick us off πŸ˜‰

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Graham Sherwood

Wed 9th Oct 2019 17:23

Hello Tom, I hope you don't mind but I've set your request to learn how other poets write as a new thread in the discussion section.

Let's see if it catches anyone's attention.

Graham

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Tom

Wed 9th Oct 2019 16:42

Aww thanks for your comment on The Way I Write πŸ˜ƒ I wish everyone would write a poem explaining how they write, I find it fascinating. I really want to know more about how everyone works. Thank you! Tx

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Fred Nicholson

Wed 9th Oct 2019 00:30

Hello Candice,
Your samples are enchanting to absorb.
'RED CHAIR' is color-full, exhilarating, and nature-full.
T'HELL WITH HAIKUS had me laughing and counting.
'THINKING OF ME' had me inhaling and hearing the gulls.

*****
a Living Paradise
Your impact-full compliment induced a rush of tingling chills.
I enjoyed visualizing the image compilation you presented.
I heartily thank you.

Haven't figured out the chore of uploading a profile picture yet.

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Hasmukh Mehta

Tue 8th Oct 2019 16:27

Yes writers are
real fighters
for the cause
without making pause

human pain
remains
their main concern
and he tries to turn it into happiness

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