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Tommy Carroll

Tue 19th Aug 2014 22:24

Obviously Rachel ;) thank you for your comment re ''Beelzebub'' I hope you are keeping well. :)

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Elaine Booth

Fri 8th Apr 2011 20:19

Rachel, thanks for commenting on "Black-Edged". I hadn't come across your name before so I now look forward to reading your poems. X

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Philipos

Fri 8th Apr 2011 15:29

Hi Rachel - thanks for commenting on Peepholes - much appreciated x

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Rachel Bond

Thu 7th Apr 2011 19:22

arr ey rach...im sure john would have rolled his eyes at the thought of another looney claiming knowledge of his heart. i havent read your lennon poem, but would like to now...all news is publicity! im sure its considered, real and warm like the other work of yours that i love xx

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Dave Bradley

Thu 7th Apr 2011 17:55

Dignified response that, Rachel, to a rather odd comment

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Isobel

Thu 7th Apr 2011 13:39

I'm gobsmacked by that interchange. Could I just vouch for the fact that Rachel was the most worthy of winners. The poem was performed beautifully and connected John, the MAN, with the rest of humanity - a great character but imperfect, like the rest of us. It was a gentle piece though and I don't think you could possibly judge it off paper.
If you want something that made people feel more for him, perhaps you should have read mine Andrew. Here's the link. You'll be disappointed to hear that I didn't getplaced.

http://www.writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=17617

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Rachel McGladdery

Thu 7th Apr 2011 06:31

Hi Andrew, Thanks for the candour. I'm sorry you feel John would be disappointed, though I don't quite understand how you'd ascertain that, with all due respect. I responded to the competition with my own honest interpretation, which was memory-based and limited as I was young when he died. Everyone who entered presumably came at it from their own perspective, I'd be interested to read yours, why not make a profile on here and post it up as a blog? As for the lack of impact of my poem on you personally, I feel poetry is a very subjective thing and also, seeing the words flat on paper is very different to seeing it performed (it was a performance competition). Thanks again for your comment.
Rachel

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Thu 7th Apr 2011 00:14

With all do respect: Congrates on your win on the Lennon contest! It's ironic how they invited the world, but only rewarded the U.K.! I read your poem, and related it to anyone! Didn't feel John's heart, only your memory of a harbor of! I entered, but being from the U.S., probably saw a trash can and not consideration! I think John would have been very disappointed! Not that I should have won, but at least considered! Thank You for making others, feel nothing for him!

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John Coopey

Wed 30th Mar 2011 00:42

Rachel
Glad you liked Ken Dodd....
I think this site needs more culture like this.

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Dave Bradley

Tue 8th Feb 2011 00:07

Good to hear from you, Rachel, and looking forward to your return to action.

Best wishes

Dave

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Isobel

Sat 5th Feb 2011 19:16

FB is Facebook - as if you didn't know....
You should try to make it to the Tudor again. Failing that I may venture up to Preston again - though I'd have to make sure I got there early! Hope you are ok. Izz xx

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John Aikman

Sat 5th Feb 2011 16:18

What's FB? and yes, get back soon. Hope your psyche spring clean produces more fab poetry.

:-)

Jx

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Isobel

Mon 31st Jan 2011 13:37

Yes - get yourself off FB and back on here!

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Dave Bradley

Mon 31st Jan 2011 11:59

Hi Rachel

Hope all is well - are you taking some time off the site? We could do with some quality.

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David Cooke

Fri 10th Dec 2010 09:39

Right, I'll get on the site and check it out. Thanks for liking the Wolf Man on my FB wall.

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David Cooke

Thu 9th Dec 2010 21:01

Hi Rachel Just remembered that thanks to your good offices I'm 'poem of the month'. Thanks for that and for your kind introduction. By the way still haven't seen your prize winning poem yet.

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philip burton

Sun 28th Nov 2010 22:19

A brilliant win, Rachel.
Hey, you were very kind to old fellah me at The Atrium.
Where can I access the two poems you performed?

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Dave Carr

Tue 9th Nov 2010 17:11

Congratulations on the Lennon slam win. I enjoyed your set at Pumpkin Soup in Preston. Very good.
Dave

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David Cooke

Tue 9th Nov 2010 12:56

Hi Rachel Well done on winning the Lennon competition.

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Greg Freeman

Mon 8th Nov 2010 16:55

Imagine you winning! Were all the guys jealous? They all came nowhere, man. Ok, I'll stop now ...

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Dave Bradley

Sun 7th Nov 2010 21:12

Well done Rachel. Very much looking forward to reading or hearing the winning poems

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winston plowes

Sun 7th Nov 2010 10:49

Congratulations! Win x

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Ann Foxglove

Sun 7th Nov 2010 09:55

So the drinks are on you Rachel! Well done - couldn't happen to a nicer poet! What poem did you do? And, more importantly, have you got a hangover this morning! Much love Anniepooxxxxxxxx

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Francine

Sun 7th Nov 2010 00:42

Félicitations, Rachel !!!!!
Quel honneur...

You are on a roll : )
xxx

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Sat 6th Nov 2010 09:13

Wishing you an absolutely marvellous SLAM tonight! Have fun -- you'll wow Ms Duffy for sure! Sorry not to be there to support you in person but I'll be sending my thoughts/vibes/fluences your way! Moxy xxx

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Thu 4th Nov 2010 10:38

wow Rach! you knew Joan Rutherford-thought I spotted you in Ms Marples-were you cast as the loose woman? lol-keep scrubbing! Grandad Wildey-xx ps(later on)ah it was Magaret Rutherford I was 'tinkin of-DOH!

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 3rd Nov 2010 16:01

oi! Gladderbags! wot yew doin lookin all flippin glam n gorjuss! wit-woo-Mr jealous-xx

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Steve Regan

Wed 3rd Nov 2010 10:25

Hi Rachel. I used to have a Lennon-flavoured poem on here but I took it off. I'm increasingly disinclined to put my poems on this site. I got two poems for the comp. I'm guessing you have too. I was at the Liver Bards last night in Liverpool with Liam Brayd, anotehr of the finalists. It's an unusual comp, I think. Good luck. We should have a few drinks together on Saturday. Isobel is in it too. Pip pip!

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Isobel

Wed 3rd Nov 2010 06:51

My signature colour of course - not sure if you'd call it pillar box or cherry - not sure if they will last till Saturday either - she couldn't fit me in any later. Am finding life intolerable with long nails - can't even unzip my flies... think I'll be filing them down before they ever drop off.

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winston plowes

Wed 3rd Nov 2010 01:18

Hey, good to hear you read your POM in features. Great. Good luck in L'pool. Win x

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Francine

Tue 2nd Nov 2010 20:02

Félicitations, Rachel, et quel honneur !
J'aime beaucoup ton poème 'Dad'... surtout la dernière ligne.

xxx

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Ann Foxglove

Tue 2nd Nov 2010 16:10

Hey Rache - lovely photo, but it's a shame the microphone is obscuring you a bit! Good luck for Saturday, sorry I can't make it! I went to the WOL weekend at Hebden Bridge, if there's another one maybe I might see you there? I had a really good time. I wish there was somewhere round here that I could perform at. Everyone there said "start your own" but I don't think I'd have the confidence for that. xx

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Ann Foxglove

Tue 2nd Nov 2010 10:13

Hey Rache! So pleased that your wonderful poem Dad is poem of the month! And I love the photo of you. Maybe you should change your poets profile photo? I find changing mine is very liberating! Lots of love to you Anniepooxxxxxxx

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Isobel

Tue 2nd Nov 2010 08:44

Lucky you - my older ones just don't get poetry. Number 3 looks promising though. I do have 2 sisters, a brother in law and a mum though - so I won't be without a fan club!
Great idea to let folks know - I don't have time now cos I'm off to work and then getting my nails done. You go for it - I'll do mine later.
Congrats on poet of the month by the way - well deserved! xx

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Isobel

Fri 22nd Oct 2010 10:27

Will mail you privately for a little chin wag. I'd have invited you to chat but for the fact that I have one off today and am supposed to be going out soon - recording summat. Have you done your bio yet? As soon as we are both up there, I'm going to update my profile and let folks know what we are up to - we might even get a group goint...
Isobel x

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Laura Taylor

Fri 22nd Oct 2010 10:06

No worries Rachel - like I say, I don't know you, but I've been in that situation, with a small child, and it's incredibly difficult. You will pull through though - both of you. Would be good to meet you sometime. My advice now - get plenty of chocolate, crisps and pop in, and watch some crappy kids films tucked on the couch with your lass :)

xx

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David Cooke

Mon 18th Oct 2010 20:22

Hi Rachel just caught yours too! Really well delivered. Enjoyed them a lot.

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David Cooke

Mon 18th Oct 2010 19:31

Dear Rachel as you've been kind enough to leave positive comments about my poems I thought you might like to check out this link to some poems of mine on You Tube, at least it will increase my count from single figures!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa5DFRyKC60&feature=related

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Sat 9th Oct 2010 16:31

I really enjoy reading your poems.

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David Cooke

Mon 6th Sep 2010 08:37

Hi Rachel they sometimes make me cry to. especially when the buggers won't come out right oe I don't know where to go next! Teanka again for the recommendation. Really appreciate it.

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Cate Greenlees

Sun 5th Sep 2010 19:10

Hi Rachel thanks for your comment on Biting The Bullet.... Im enjoying seeing the different styles and interpretations on the theme.
Cate xx

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Isobel

Fri 3rd Sep 2010 21:55

Thanks for your comment on my bullet poem - you picked some of my favourite bits - if only I had the time to polish it better. Are you going to write one? I love reading themed poetry - am not always able to do it - have to be fired up at the right time - it's nice when it comes though. x

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Greg Freeman

Fri 3rd Sep 2010 12:26

Thanks very much for your warm comments on Climbing the Malverns, Rach. Have to admit I found your latest a tough read, but it must have been important to you to write. Take care! xx

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David Cooke

Fri 27th Aug 2010 13:13

Hi Rachel I'm Really flattered that you chose 'My Chair' as poem of the month. Thanks!

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Greg Freeman

Wed 25th Aug 2010 17:48

Glad you liked Walking the Shore. It was about a former colleaque who I was drinking with last night, as it happens. Glad to report he's in the best of health! Commiserations about the rejection, by the way. I had a sheaf of returned poems waiting on the mat for me when I got back from my hols the other day. Ain't it always the way?!

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Isobel

Sat 21st Aug 2010 21:39

Been thinking about Jelly Babies and the comment you left on my profile. I don't think we should beat ourselves up too much about the things we don't do. Our gift to them is their siblings. That's how they learn to share, stand up for themselves, understand and accept they are not the centre of the universe - great lessons for later life - I don't think they need jam on it... xx

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Greg Freeman

Thu 19th Aug 2010 13:04

Well done for winning the Wigan Slam, Rachel! Seems to me it's a bit like winning the FA Cup. Onwards and upwards!

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Ann Foxglove

Wed 11th Aug 2010 06:15

Hi Rache - I hear that you've won summat - couldn't happen to a nicer poet!! Lots of love Anniepooxxxx

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Rachel Bond

Wed 11th Aug 2010 02:03

ah rach, was only the drink making you feel bad. you were great and i was so pleased to meet you. your funny and lovely drunk, its ok xx

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Dave Bradley

Tue 10th Aug 2010 22:12

Delighted to hear about your victory Rachel. Well done.

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