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Tommy Carroll

Fri 18th Oct 2019 21:31

Re" how to shop for shoesโ€œ... Absolutely Isobel. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘

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Tom

Wed 16th Oct 2019 14:39

Thanks for your comment Isobel, that's very kind of you. ๐Ÿ˜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... ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Tom.

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Tommy Carroll

Sat 12th Jan 2019 08:17

HOW TO SHOP FOR SHOES:

(A lesson for women)

Enter St. John's Market

15:30 hours.

Locate shop-

walk up to shoe rack-

choose shoes-

pay at till-

Exit St John's Market

15:37 hours...

NEXT WEEK: How to 'Tell a Joke'

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Tommy Carroll

Sat 29th Dec 2018 15:33

Isobel, re Advice to Men poets you have a clarity of vision ?

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Isobel

Mon 13th Jun 2016 12:49

You made a superb compere Alex - relaxed, jovial, natural - everything you could ask for - and you seemed to enjoy it as much as we did! Look forward to seeing you do it again! Xxx

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Miss Alexandra Fiona Swarbrick

Sat 11th Jun 2016 16:39

Hello Mrs.
Just to say thank you for your kind words on Thursday.
For all the time you have given me.
Good luck with everything.
I'm still too nervous to put a profile up on here, some sad memories for me.
See you whenever.
love me :) x
Ps forgot my password and had changed email so had to make a new one with the full name !

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Isobel

Fri 9th Oct 2015 16:44

Morning Judge ;) What a great night we had! No need to thank me - I think us poets are a community supporting each other - even if we don't individually realise it!

And it was good to see you looking so radiant! xxx

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Alex Swarbrick

Fri 9th Oct 2015 09:28

Morning Izzy.
Thankyou for your support over last 3 and a half years.
So glad you found happiness.
You so deserve it.
God bless you and yours
much love
Alex x

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Ian Whiteley

Wed 13th May 2015 18:53

thanks for the kind comments on 'Once Upon A Time' Isobel. I like to visit nostalgia central once in a while - it sort of lightens my mood up a bit :-)
Pleased that you liked it
Ian

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Ian Whiteley

Fri 28th Nov 2014 10:11

thanks for the kind comments on 'last orders' Isobel - yes, we're all going to be a little sadder for the Tudor's passing :-( good luck with the panto........he's behind you!!!!!

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Graham Sherwood

Sun 23rd Nov 2014 23:26

Hello Isobel.

Not surprised you can't make out the friend's friends friend poem.
I came over all Winston Plowes and decided to try something experimental but unlike Win used to do, I didn't explain it, but just waited to see if there was any comment or interest in it.

So first of all thanks.

I can't imagine that you will have enough time on your hands to try this but it is quite simple.

First pick a friend of your Facebook page and write down their last entry. Next pick one of their friends from their page and do the same thing. Keep doing this for seven friends or so (it's really interesting what comes up).

Then rearrange the lines into some sort of prose.

Sorry for the confusion.

Graham

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Graham Sherwood

Tue 4th Nov 2014 09:33

Thank you for your lovely message Isobel.

Beatrix (known forever as BB) was born in February, only 3.1lbs and eight weeks premature.

This was my first hold after a six week stay in the SCBU but all good now and she never stops smiling.

Grandchildren are the best thing for old chuffers like me!

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Candice Reineke

Mon 27th Oct 2014 15:57

Isobel, thanks so much for your comments on "Pre-SocialMedia Times". No doubt our virtual lives are here to stay, but it's nice to pretend that the technology hasn't even been invented yet, and to focus instead on the person/loved ones right in front of us...at least every once in a while :)

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charliebrogan

Tue 21st Oct 2014 19:52

Isobel, thankyou for your comment on Orange County. It's much appreciated :D x

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Gus Jonsson

Tue 7th Oct 2014 15:34

Hello Izo

Thank you for reading a commenting... yes a little on the dark side...but that's just the way I am these days.

However I hear every thing in your garden is rosy and long may it continue.

I hope you are well and look forward to seeing you soon.

Regards Gus xx

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Ian Whiteley

Wed 6th Aug 2014 22:55

thanks for the kind comments on 'death of a poet' Iz - glad you liked it. I've reposted with the music that I finished recording today - hope it does it and him justice. good to have you back in circulation - see you at the tudor(/)
Ian

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Graham Sherwood

Sun 3rd Aug 2014 23:33

Isobel, are you really that busy?? We need some new work please!!

regards,

Graham

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Nelly

Tue 15th Jul 2014 17:46

Thank you Isobel for appreciating my poem.

Nelly x

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Shirley Smothers

Wed 14th May 2014 17:32

Hi Isobel,

Thank you for your comments on my Brevette Poems(Second Edition). I don't necessarily believe the poems I wrote. The original was a writing challenge for a Christian newsletter. But I try to keep a positive outlook. Sometimes this does not work. LOL!

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Isobel

Thu 1st May 2014 14:07

Thanks Steve - I was hoping to get across the fact that poetry could be written in all shapes and forms and I'm glad that came across.

I really enjoyed myself, though it was an incredibly tiring day. It didn't help rushing from one thing to another and being half an hour late - the story of my life....

It would be great if other WOLers did do it and and if they also fed questions in to the show, as you did - I think it would make for much livelier, insightful discussion.

I'll google that anthology, thanks for the tip - and yes, I agree, Greg's news section is awesome!

Thanks again Steve - you're a star. x

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Laura Taylor

Sat 19th Apr 2014 11:08

Cheers Is for your note on Rebellious Senescence :)

Yeh, I wanted 'resurrect' as it kept with the biblical feel of it, although 'rise again' had been considered :)

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Kenneth Eaton-Dykes

Mon 10th Feb 2014 01:26

Thanks for the sympathetic remarks Isobel.

It might seem horrific to you, but snacking gravy off the chest is a survival instinct, and shows that one is still capable of independent living post 80.
Women, I might add, have the added advantage of possessing natural contours for the channeling of gravy reserves.

"I could go on"

Iv'e lost it haven't I! Ken.

















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Katy Megan Hughes

Fri 31st Jan 2014 21:16

Thank you Isobel! One day I might be brave enough to do some readings too (fully clothed of course...)

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Greg Freeman

Wed 8th Jan 2014 15:42

Glad you enjoyed Frank's Valentine poem, Isobel. I found myself talking about Write Out Loud after his funeral, and a number of people there urged me to put it up on our site.

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Fkx

Sat 21st Dec 2013 12:47

Thanks, Isobel, for your holistic response. It is a very potent yet varied dynamic and each person will have, I imagine, their unique experience and position in the wide range of possibilities. You are much appreciated: 'The possible dream.' Frederick

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 11th Dec 2013 13:18

Isobel, thank you so much. My Mother Says is barely 'just finished', a couple of days only. I don't often post so quickly. Your comments are excellent and are now incorporated. This has been a work of the heart, on my mind for a long time. I couldn't have asked for a better response. I did consider calling it 'The Tutoring Lesson', but opted for the circular closing to optimize the 'shock' which I felt when this 'story' actually occurred. I'm hoping more than one theme runs through this work.

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Ann Foxglove

Sat 7th Dec 2013 17:17

Thanks for the kind comment on my owl poem. But I hope you were able to access the film and soundtrack too? Just click on the link - cos the poem itself is an oldie :)

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Graham Sherwood

Sat 7th Dec 2013 10:45

Hello Isobel and a Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Thank you for your lovely words on Lux.
Whilst I can't deny that the death of Mandela was the inspiration for this, it isn't specifically about himself.
I began to think about anyone who had inspired either myself or the world in general and using the metaphor of light etc etc.
I don't like to explain my work too much and often notice that readers/critiquers sometimes take the wrong meaning.
Anyway, thanks for your encouraging comments. I am finding it more and more difficult to be inspired these days. I'm still waiting for the lightening strike!

very best regards,

Graham

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Sat 7th Dec 2013 09:47

hi isobel,my friends have been telling me that i am good at poem's and should do more,so i have joined this group to get opinions from others,maybe you could have a little read at some of my work and let me know if you think its worth me continuing,thanks regards paul..

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Starfish

Sun 1st Dec 2013 21:42

Hi Isobel, thank you for reading, your comments are much appreciated.
Starfish

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Ged Thompson

Wed 27th Nov 2013 22:47

Thanks for the comments of 'And then the heart does flutter'

Also

I love you lots like Jelly Tots XXXX

See you on the 5TH xxx

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Ian Whiteley

Sun 24th Nov 2013 20:04

Hi Isobel
thanks for the comments on 'Glam' I know what you mean about the tainted stars - it wasn't just glam though - you should read some of the stuff the big bands like Zeppelin and Motley Crue got up to!!!!!
I still love glam rock - it was the music I listened to when I got my first record player, kiss, long hair and attitude - so it will always be MY music - irrespective of the arseholes who have muddied its name
Ian

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Tue 12th Nov 2013 12:04

Isobel, I got my email back as DaemonMail.

It's been a hectic week. We are both coming, and we are really looking forward to the occasion, both as a visit with you and a chance to share poetry at the Tudor.

We are aiming for 3:30-4:00 p.m., schedules permitting. Let us know if this is convenient. We'll call from Victoria Station to clue you right in, so that there's no hanging about.

How do I access you via email privately?

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Thu 7th Nov 2013 12:35

Im mighty glad you can find amusement in the outpourings of my tortured soul.

Ive no intention of adding sound so someone can illegally download my song.You'll have to wait till I get a recording deal.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Tue 5th Nov 2013 12:48

Isobel, Stanley and I cased the joint last week, finding our way from Victoria Station to Wigan Wallgate. We finally found the Tudor after much munching around, only to discover we could have thrown a stone so far from the Station entrance.

I need some details, like starting time, and, especially, time allowed for performance.

What would be the chance of arriving late afternoon and having a pickup at the Wigan station? Either way, I am coming. And Stan will make sure I get there safely and timely. Depending on how easy it is for you to 'put me up', he will also stay for the evening and then escort me home again that night.

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 4th Nov 2013 19:07

thanks for your kind and intuitive comments on 'night scented stock' Isobel - much appreciated
Ian

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Thomas J Steele

Thu 24th Oct 2013 13:17

Hi Isobel, thank you for the welcome, very kind and very much appreciated. Yes, you did make me smile, and have a little chuckle, but I promise I wont use it as an excuse ;) Hope you like what you read, and thank you again :D

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Kenneth Eaton-Dykes

Sun 20th Oct 2013 23:44

Hi Izzy

I never went away. just been dormant. jealously reading uploads on W.O.L from some very clever contributors xx

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Tommy Carroll

Thu 17th Oct 2013 23:44

HI Is ta for the comment re 'Blackened berries'. :)

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John Coopey

Thu 17th Oct 2013 21:43

Izzy Old Fruity!
Nice to see you again last Sunday, and with Cate too - the stuff of which dreams are made! (Well, my dreams, anyway).
Thankyou for your thoughts on "Wtf?". I agree entirely about flogging to death words at the extreme of our vocabulary.
I suppose the F word has been replaced by the N word in terms of offensiveness. Perhaps that's because the elephant in the room for our grandparents was sex whereas for us it's race.
What's next for our grandkids?

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Steve Smith

Tue 15th Oct 2013 17:23

Thanks for your comment Isobel, I am not often content -always troubled by.."and no-one will remember/just what made you", to quote you.I am basically optimistic until I start to think...oops!Anyway,not as intrepid as yourself.

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Ian Whiteley

Wed 2nd Oct 2013 19:18

thanks for the kind comments on 'dust' Isobel - yes, I was pleased with that ending which just dropped upon me, unplanned, from the....dust :-)
Cheers
Ian

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John Coopey

Tue 24th Sep 2013 00:49

what ho, Izzy,
Thankyou for commenting on "The Masterly Strategy ..."
I agree that consequences are unpredictable and possibly dire. They were when we declared war on Germany for invading Poland. But what would the consequences have been if we had not?

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Greg Freeman

Mon 16th Sep 2013 23:37

Thanks for your comments on Loire and Phoenix, Isobel. Phoenix is named after a campaign group that is trying to establish a permanent live music and arts venue in Woking. In the meantime they meet in an empty shop next to the JobCentre. I read it there tonight, to a small but attentive audience. Your campaign seems a worthy cause, too.

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John Coopey

Sat 31st Aug 2013 11:50

I forgot to thank you for sending me my inflateable. Not quite what I hoped for! I'm having trouble with the nozzle.

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Harry O'Neill

Thu 22nd Aug 2013 22:10


Isobel,
Thanks for the comment on `Susan`

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John Coopey

Mon 19th Aug 2013 21:19

Hello Isobel,
Thankyou for you thoughts on "WriteOutLoud Women Blues".
Glad to see that the depths of my crudity do not disappoint you! Of course, I don't know what half of those poetry terms mean - I had to look them up.

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Ian Whiteley

Thu 1st Aug 2013 22:43

thanks for the comments on 'Daniel....' Isobel.
Yes - a very disturbing and emotive topic - I wasn't sure whether it was an appropriate subject - but the news report made me so angry and helpless that I felt I needed to get something down as a statement - not sure if it's too morbid or frivolous - but it was written with good intentions
Ian

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 29th Jul 2013 17:22

thanks for the kind and supportive comments on 'Alien Feelings' Isobel - much appreciated - and I couldn't resist adding a tongue in cheek response to your edited response :-)
Ian

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John Coopey

Sun 28th Jul 2013 23:00

Hello, Izzy,
Thankyou for commenting on "The Rhymes They Are A-Changin'". It's only when I came to write this I realised what a clever and unusual rhyming scheme (aaabab) Dylan used. And harmonically, the penultimate line is a cliffhanger of the dominant chord, its 7th, its 6th and then the dominant again, all complimenting the single note melody.
Not just a hat-rack, that Dylan.

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