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Thu 17th Oct 2019 12:38
Grand-kids are our reward
for suffering through kids.
Comment is about Tom (poet profile)
Original item by Tom
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.
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.
Sat 5th Oct 2019 10:28
Why are you standing in the water?
in those new sneakers?
Thu 3rd Oct 2019 12:11
Thank You for your Kind Comments Tom I appreciate you reading some of my poems too. Happy National Poetry Day!
Cynthia Buell Thomas
Mon 30th Sep 2019 13:10
IMO, you are one of the 'shining stars' on this site, warm and wonderful, caring and curing. And still participating! Exactly why WOL exists.
Sat 21st Sep 2019 03:32
for reading "Put Some Clothes On"
a spoof about celebrity selfies
Sat 14th Sep 2019 00:53
Thank you, Tom, for leaving those kind words on my post about coffee. The autoreader function says 'hot beverage' on the emoji and it adds a bit of digital-millennial feel to the reading, Good for a laugh in the least. ?
Sun 14th Jul 2019 08:21
Thank you for posting a comment on my profile. I have had numerous conversations with various people on the subject of writing. I use a pen as I feel it is an extension of who I am in a physical sense. From my mind, through my arm and to my hand I write what is within me. There seems to be an innate connection which I find difficult to describe. I find computers and their keyboards quite impersonal as one is always concious of making typographical errors and therefore the natural flow of writing by hand is somehow interrupted. We spend a good deal of time peering at screens which flicker and after a while can irritate the eyes, whereas the printed word on paper is less invasive.
I enjoyed your poem "You are my Priest". An interesting poem.
<Deleted User> (22158)
Sun 14th Jul 2019 03:05
Tom. After further review (I listened to all of your audio tracks) I noticed that "Anatomy of Longing" did not load completely and thus did not play to finish. All of the other tracks played fine, for me. I liked the tracks with background noise and music a lot. Are you a musician also? Did you create those background tracks? Just curious. Hope this helps with your technical issues. ?
Sun 14th Jul 2019 01:21
Tom. Unsure about the audio player difficulty you have experienced as I have not messed with it (besides putting a buzzing sound on my front page). Maybe leaving a few seconds of dead space at the end of your original track may help? Good luck!
Sat 13th Jul 2019 20:25
Hi Tom. Thanks for the like on "My World Within Another World". I appreciate it. I've been checking out your work and am impressed. I dig the audio, too. Cool to hear a voice with your written work. Looking forward to more. Take care.
Wed 10th Jul 2019 21:04
Martin - thank you, yes it has its point ? but I guess you guessed that!
Tom - and thank you for your point and comment? It's most wellcome.
Mindy - and thank you too, I did'nt feel thepain till you nudged me. -so to speak.
Ta folks xxx
Mon 8th Jul 2019 09:42
I love your sample poems, particularly 'Eccentrics'
I shall look forward to reading more of your work
Tue 25th Jun 2019 16:07
I hear where you're coming from Tom. You wonder why something you think is good is 'ignored'. Then I say, hey? who cares, I enjoyed creating it. And yes, it is a 'creation'. Not just a collection of words.
Have just come across you. Gosh you've been around a while...... I liked 'Eccentricities'
Sorry Leonard was out.
Mon 11th Jun 2018 22:19
Your style of writing fascinates me as it touches upon the soul, the inner self of who we feel we are and in relation to others. There is something sporadic in the way you hold a subject and then attempt to explore it. Two lines which are repetitive work well with the way you write.
Alison Mary Dunn
Sat 14th Feb 2015 15:29
Hi Thom, I've not been on WOL for a long time and felt curious to see what you've written recently. Really like 'ECCENTRICITIES', it's the very reason we All find ourselves lured here, eventually. Feeding our addiction to that deeper other self ;) Never stop x
Sat 24th Jan 2015 13:11
This past week has been very busy. I really look forward to reading more of your work. Unless you have an inexhaustible back-up supply (which you well may do) take care not to post too many all at once; your interested 'audience' may not be able, or choose not to, keep up with your output. And some very good stuff will go unacknowledged.
But I'm definitely coming back for more. I should have been more alert in years past. Or was I?
Thu 8th Aug 2013 18:24
I don't really know what you deserve. May be more, may be less...but... I am sure that only chess will confess where you were less.
Mon 5th Nov 2012 16:08
Thanks for your feedback Thom. The beauty of Small Talk was that I didn't have to rack my brains for too long about what I wrote - it just plopped out onto the page - if only they were all like that - brevity can be a blessing :)
I really enjoyed the dentist - I've never thought of the dentist in that way before - or God. If I were a God I think I'd whittle mouth back to gum in some places.
Tue 30th Oct 2012 14:56
Tx Thom, it's a great feeling to see a comment from you. I've just this minute listened to the track by Kath Bloom and I hadn't heard it before. I don't know her at all and probably should but I do now so there's still time.
Tue 23rd Oct 2012 13:50
howdo .. enjoyed your videos and pics on website .. very good ..
Tue 26th Jun 2012 18:00
THE DENTIST---100% UNIQUE AND ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT-WELL DONE
Fri 4th Feb 2011 21:03
Thank you re 'my childhood rainbow'.
Glad to see it making an impression.x
Wed 27th Oct 2010 15:24
That wasn't a criticism of your poem at all - it just sparked me off to think about where I found freedom - everyone finds it in different places, I guess. The secret lies in marrying someone who finds it in the same place - or doesn't mind losing it in the chaos... x
Mon 27th Sep 2010 15:28
Hi Thom. Thanks for posting re 'Bullet'. You've still got till end of play Thursday, if you can knock one out that quick.
Fri 17th Sep 2010 12:49
Thanks Thom, much appreciated.
As to the meaning - I asked a (very bright, highly literary) friend to read it and asked her if she got the meaning, she said 'I'm not sure; it could be a steamy but illicit romance, or possibly your recent visit to the dentist'.
Take your pick :)
Thu 26th Aug 2010 20:15
Hi Tom, many thanks for your kind comments on my German Boy poem.
Tomás Ó Cárthaigh
Tue 24th Aug 2010 00:02
The rat race of humanity is an emotional Desert indeed as showed in your poem "Desert".
Throw an eye over some of my stuff when you get the chance...
Sun 25th Jul 2010 00:12
Plas post up "pull apart the perfect nest" in the blog section. it deserves a wider audience. great work . Winston
Fri 2nd Jul 2010 19:37
I always find your poems interesting and with a lot of thought behind them. I see from re-reading your profile that you look forward to criticism/comment etc. I don't know how often you make comments on other poets poems - if you do, you are more likely to get feedback from them. Good luck with it all anywaY! XX
Sat 19th Jun 2010 11:45
"Pull Apart the Perfect Nest" is an excellent poem.
<Deleted User> (6353)
Wed 17th Feb 2010 16:44
Hi Thomas - I very much enjoyed reading your poem "Pull Apart The Perfect Nest". Beautifully structured and very clever, love the imagery which this conjures.
<Deleted User> (4337)
Tue 16th Feb 2010 19:02
I know just what you mean about quality control. I think that every time I open my mouth, let alone what I've put in writing. Your 'One of Us Was Right to Leave' feels like it very much comes from the heart and is very powerful.
Sat 19th Dec 2009 11:49
Hey Thomas, a very warm welcome to WOL. I'm so glad to have read the poems you've posted so far. You have a gift and it's lucky for us that you're sharing it.
At the moment I like them all but 'Raining in Darlington' seems to have impacted on me most.
Wed 16th Dec 2009 15:33
Thomas, your Bio is considered and honest, sharing with us those things about you that really matter. Second paragraph - ace!
And with your posted poems I so appreciate your care with common spelling and grammar, just editting in general. Comments are more relaxed, of course, and prone to hasty mistakes - no biggee. By the way, Ann's advice about spaced blogs is absolutely right - great for you to have a friend on board already. And she came on to WOL like a tornado, too.
Tue 15th Dec 2009 08:53
Hi Thomas - your poems are very good. I know I encouraged you to post some bloggs, but they would get more attention if you maybe put one up a day rather than several all at a time. I have found that if people see a stream of them together, they might not read them all properly, and some people even seem to almost resent seeing several bloggs in a row. As I feel I encouraged you in the first place, I don't want your poetry (which really is a lovely addition to this sight) to sink without trace all in one go. I know I'm sounding like your old mum giving you advice but I would actually delete them except the first one or two, then pop them back up individually over the days to come. But do tell me to but out if you like! lol AF x
Mon 14th Dec 2009 21:33
Sorry Thomas, I tried to email your profile email and it bounced back. Have you written it correctly?
Mon 14th Dec 2009 21:22
Hello Thomas, welcome to WOL. If this is a taste of what is to come, we're in for a treat. Your words are very well chosen.
If you'd like some initial criticism, I would punctuate your lines to give them more emphasis, so that we can read them as you do.
It helps this too if a poet doesn't start each line with a capital letter, although many poets do not think this important. It's up to you.
Mon 14th Dec 2009 17:43
Hi Thomas - welcome to WOL. I think we all (unless we're super-bigheaded, not many poets like that surely!) have doubts re quality control! But I really think that if Pull Apart The Perfect Nest is the sound of your voice, then you are a poet! It's very good and very moving. And it's very original the way you've used images from nature, with moss and twigs and feathers, to describe this sad tearing apart of two people and their home and their hopes for the future.
I find that if you want some feedback, people usually read the blogg poems. Hopefully many also read the profiles, but there are so many poets on the site that you could get missed. So don't be shy, blogg away!
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