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Tom

Tue 12th Nov 2019 10:20

Hi Dave, I just re-read your sample poems again and they're all absolutely excellent. I hope you're well. T

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Harry O'Neill

Wed 4th Nov 2015 20:56

Hi Dave,
Glad to see you back and hope you are well.

I`ve not been to any open mic nights for months now but I`m perking up a bit. I may get to Chester later on so If you are there (and me?) I`ll see you..

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Harry O'Neill

Thu 30th Apr 2015 12:33

Dave,
Good to see you at Glenys` funeral service...we pray that everything perks up for you on the medical front.


Keep writing.

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Laura Taylor

Thu 6th Nov 2014 16:17

Ta yourself :)

Will see if that's in the library then - cheers

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David Cooke

Fri 31st Oct 2014 07:15

Hi Dave Glad you liked my Navvies!

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 1st Jul 2014 16:45

thanks for your kind comments on 'war boys' David - I'm pleased that you liked it - hope the ankle is well on the mend - see you at an open mic somewhere soon no doubt
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Ged the Poet

Thu 5th Jun 2014 20:13

Hi Dave
Thank you very much for your kind comment on 'Glasto'. I have since practiced reading it in a West Country accent since reading your commment. If I get to an open-mic night one day I will try it. Much appreciated.

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John Togher

Sat 31st May 2014 23:46

Thanks for the comments Dave. I guess I was in a very pessimistic mood when writing the piece, but I do take on board the comment about hopefulness, in that the poem probably does need the glint of hope amidst the cynicism. Currently mulling.

Cheers.

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steve mellor

Sat 31st May 2014 13:34

Tripe Dave

I've never tried it either. It makes me gip just looking at it.
I was listening to an elderly lady who seemed to find the closing of the tripe stall a major drama. Meanwhile, the town is decaying. Strange what we find troubling

Hope to see you around some time

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Harry O'Neill

Sun 25th May 2014 17:22

Dave,
Yvonne and I were down in Lynton watching all the `walkers` going by (Cripes...the boots on them!) It made me think of you.

Just to make you laugh; we accidentally strayed on to a `river of no return` narrow cliff path alongside a very steep drop. The sheer fear of the drop spoiled the beauty of the view somewhat...but we made it (who said that poets are wimps?)

Hope you`re recovering well.

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Dominic James

Wed 14th May 2014 14:35

good choice Dave,
I love the moose, she sure is plain.

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Harry O'Neill

Tue 13th May 2014 12:27


Dave,
Those pot-holes are there to break crank-
shafts - not ankles!

Hope you have a speedy recovery back to your beloved walking..

Yvonne and I recovering (slowly - but steadily)

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Harry O'Neill

Sun 11th May 2014 22:08

Dave,
Sorry to hear about the ankle (was it the
hill walking?) Hope it gets better soon.

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Ian Whiteley

Sun 11th May 2014 11:11

thanks for the comment on 'digital clock blues' Dave - I like to try my new ones out at the Tudor - gives me an idea whether they're worth using in longer sets. Like your 'woman of Hoy' one - thought it was well put together. hope the ankle's healing nicely ;-)suffering for your art ;-)

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Ian Whiteley

Sat 19th Apr 2014 15:45

thanks for the comment on 'bruises of the norman yoake' Dave - yes, I thought the link between the diggers and the fracking protests was obvious - but no one seems to have picked up on it, so I thought I'd give it a go :-)

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Laura Taylor

Wed 16th Apr 2014 09:18

Wow. It's very similar isn't it? I was given the theme of 'flesh' by a friend, and I came up with mine, but looking at yours...very similar indeed!

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Laura Taylor

Tue 15th Apr 2014 11:15

Ahhh yes - I remember! Where is that one now?

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Greg Freeman

Mon 31st Mar 2014 09:10

I hope we meet one day, too, Dave - and it could be sooner than you think! Will you be at Write Out Loud Wigan in May by any chance? I'm planning a lightning tour of the north that week.

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John Coopey

Tue 25th Mar 2014 11:23

Dave, Barnsley is the cultural soul of Yorkshire. (Many would say, "Arsoul"). The dialect is almost unintelligible and I say so as someone who lived there for 11 years. I went to an Open Mic in Thurgoland some weeks ago. Kes meets Deliverance.

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 17th Mar 2014 14:24

thanks for the comment on 'silverback inn' Dave - yes it's dark - but written as observed - human nature is all to often dark :-(

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Neil West

Sat 15th Mar 2014 22:01

Hi Dave, I hope you are well. The workshop was fab, I had a group of 12 gifted and talented young writers who soaked up the stimulus and ran with the themes. They took some ideas away to develop over the next week but I hope to share some of their writing next week with you of you're interested!

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Neil West

Fri 7th Mar 2014 15:31

Hi Dave,

Thank you for your advice about the poetry workshop, I do want to do something observational that will have the children thinking more about the language they are using. We'll see...

I hope you don't mind, I have shared your 3d printer poem with our technician and a product designer we work with, touching and hilarious, it left me really in the mood for that good pint of beer!

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Katy Megan Hughes

Mon 27th Jan 2014 20:09

Thank you Dave! : ))) x

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SPACEGHOST

Fri 24th Jan 2014 14:31

thanks Dave for your comment the mountains are alive and well with madness , i don't know why i love doing them , when i am there i get confused and can think why am i here in this wind and rain? but always want to return , think i am addicted to the way things feel up there harsh and strange ,my parents are not fans of my hobby
but i like testing myself i think its human nature i could talk of mountains all day
stay well keep on it peace

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Shirley Smothers

Tue 21st Jan 2014 19:28

Hello Dave,
Thank you for your nice comments on my poem "The Sea Haiku" (stretched out). This is not my best work but I do like experimenting with the formats of my poetry.

Thanks,
Shirley

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kath hewitt

Thu 16th Jan 2014 20:39

Thanks Dave, appreciate your comment :-)

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Harry O'Neill

Wed 8th Jan 2014 19:55


Dave,
I got your reminder about the competition idea.

Unfortunately, I did a bit of a beautiful back flip at the bottom of the stairs the other night and back-butted a table and I`m still a bit woozy (was I ever not?) The table is fine though.

For what it`s worth The `idea` was just a photo, with a (specific?) type of commentary poem about it. I offer it for anyone with more
internet savvy if they want it.

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Andy N

Sun 5th Jan 2014 14:46

thanks Nigel. glad you liked this. It was just a bit of fun really although most of it is true in particular the bit about diving cats (one of them missed the windowsill the other night and nearly knocked herself out which would have been worrying if it wasn't so funny - lol).

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Shirley Smothers

Fri 20th Dec 2013 17:49

Hi Dave,

Thank you for your kind comments on my haiku
"Difficult Haiku".
My Father passed away on Dec.9 2009" Sixteen days before Christmas and Eighteen days before his birthday.
So this time of year is a little depressing.

Thank You,
Shirley

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Ann Foxglove

Sat 7th Dec 2013 17:18

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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Steve Higgins

Tue 26th Nov 2013 19:49

Dave,
thanks for looking in on 'A Bigger man Than me'. best wishes, Steve

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 4th Nov 2013 19:23

Dave
re: 'trial & tribulation'
you've nailed it in one mate - and you should be very worried to be so far inside my head
:-) it wasn't this eclipse, it was one a few years ago - and I wrote the original piece as a short story - which was far more disturbing (particularly the 'trial' aspect which isn't really covered in this shorter version.)
For someone, like myself, who isn't a 'believer' revelations is a bloody great source-work for ideas - I guess it all has to do with that enforced catholic upbringing - some of that indoctrination shit had to stick somewhere LOL
Ian

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Ian Whiteley

Mon 4th Nov 2013 19:06

thanks for commenting on 'night scented stock' Dave - yes - those pesky childhood imaginations can be a blessing or a curse can't they?
cheers
Ian

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Mr Dean Carroll

Thu 31st Oct 2013 07:40

Many thanks for your comments on Schizophrenic on a Mission, I appreciate it. The piece is in fact autobiographical, the facts of the poem actually occurred nearly twenty years ago, after a vendetta I had against a company I worked for.I thought it would be interesting to write about it as a poetry piece. I've also included a piece about a day in a psych ward, which is in fact an older piece.
Thanks for your compliments it's encouraging to get feedback.

Cheers Dean

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Thomas J Steele

Sun 27th Oct 2013 11:21

Hi Dave, thank you for the comments on One Million Broken Souls, its very much appreciated. I found myself in that situation when I was young, it didn't last long though. Three weeks on the street was long enough for me, it was a real eye opener though. Again, thank you for the comments, I hope this finds you well.

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John Coopey

Wed 23rd Oct 2013 21:25

Hello Dave,
I hope you are keeping well.
Thanks for your thoughts on "Today's Wedding". Yes, i suppose the custom of taking the man's name is in decline. That rather reassures me as I have 2 daughters, and unless they choose to stay "Coopeys" I am "The Last of The ...."

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Ian Whiteley

Wed 16th Oct 2013 18:36

thanks for the supportive comments re 'the cuckoo waltz' Dave - my favourite comedians of all time - just ahead of Morecambe & Wise :-)
Ian

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Ian Whiteley

Wed 16th Oct 2013 18:27

thanks for your kind comments regarding the JCC poem - sorry i'm a bit late in responding - I'm getting a bit behind due to other commitments at the moment - so in catch up mode with the thank you's - anyway, very kind of you - cheers
Ian

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Steve Smith

Tue 15th Oct 2013 09:13

Thanks for your thoughtful comment Dave.I think you are probing the tender area- I write
some of these poems,it seems, to avoid their meaning.

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C Byrne

Tue 8th Oct 2013 17:50

'Only Fond' is lovely.

Enjoying your work Dave.

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Sat 5th Oct 2013 14:51

" 3 D Printer" is wonderful.

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Ian Whiteley

Wed 2nd Oct 2013 19:15

thanks for your kind comments on 'dust' Dave - it's a real pity when you write something that you think is profound only to find that someone else had the idea a long while ago :-( still - great minds think alike I suppose - and they do say that no idea is ever really unique

also - a big thanks for your kind comments on the JCC poem Dave - much appreciated as always

Ian

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Fri 20th Sep 2013 17:16

Dave, I have never seen the Leonard Cohen poem before. Thank you for sharing it with me. The ideas do seem to conjoin, and then fly apart. The similarity of vocabulary is a bit shocking. But it's bound to be a fairly common metaphor among people who think about things along certain lines of interest. It gave me a bit of a shiver.

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Greg Freeman

Mon 16th Sep 2013 09:16

Dave, thanks for your kind comments on Loire. I was admit, I was surprised to find that Angers was twinned with Wigan. But why not? I've just put another one up, reflections on the first few months of retirement ...

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Shirley Smothers

Sat 31st Aug 2013 19:33

Hi Dave

Thank you for commenting on my poem "Eyes in the Darkness." I thought about putting humor into this piece but left it to the imagination of the reader.

Thanks again,
Shirley

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Katy Megan Hughes

Thu 8th Aug 2013 20:38

Hi Dave

No I haven't but will check it out!

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Katy Megan Hughes

Sun 28th Jul 2013 22:28

Hi Dave, my Lilith is a recurrent theme of the first wife of Adam in the bible and also the prostitute, and the vampire that runs through some of my work in this collection to try and make my work more accessible by using characterisation that a reader can identify with more easily. Who knows whether it actually works or not!! It is also very personal and I have collier's Lilith on the wall of my bedroom which inspires me as I write : ) thanks for your comments on my work, really appreciate them, Katy

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Ann Foxglove

Sun 28th Jul 2013 20:23

Hi Dave - thanks for the comments on the sound/audio stuff I've been doing with a pal of mine here in St Ives. I think it might be my way forward. I seem to have stopped writing poems these days - and I miss it! But been writing some songs and now this more experimental stuff has come along. I'm wondering about putting it here on WOL. Might be fun - and bring me back into the fold!

Hope all is well with you! :)

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Simon Marks

Sat 27th Jul 2013 20:08

Loving your stuff Dave - makes you think, which is the whole point of this, isn't it?

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Katy Megan Hughes

Thu 25th Jul 2013 09:39

Thank you Dave, your comment has really given me a boost, Katy x

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