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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.
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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
Cynthia Buell Thomas
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.
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.
Iain Uilleam MacEanruig
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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