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Fri 9th Nov 2018 23:29
Thank you for taking the time to read Times of Trouble, John. 😃
Comment is about J F Keane (poet profile)
Original item by J F Keane
Fri 28th Sep 2018 14:32
Some great samples you have collected.👍
Sun 24th Jun 2018 21:34
Last Friday I'm afraid John, it's all too late 😞
Sat 18th Nov 2017 09:35
Thankyou for liking three poems on my blog: Embers; The Last Train; The Hearse.
It was kind of you to take the trouble to to read them and I'm glad you let me know that you liked them.
Mon 8th May 2017 22:47
As per our earlier conversation the following are the contact details regarding 'Read regional 2017' it would appear be an initiative to encourage people to both write and read books and poetry within the context of the library system with some sponsorship from the Arts council. there is a website
www.newwritingnorth.com and there is also a local contact listed for Stockport Rachel Broster, senior Librarian
much of the other representation seems to be heavily in the North East and also Yorkshire with only Blackburn, Cumbria and Stockport representing the North West.
It maybe that central library may want to encourage a poetry session there! Hope this is of interest
Thu 16th Mar 2017 16:33
I enjoyed reading ¨Don´t Fix It¨, ¨Honestus¨, & ¨Game¨, all of which are beautifully crafted. Thank you. Keith
John F Keane
Sun 20th Dec 2015 00:24
If I can make it, we will be.
Sat 19th Dec 2015 21:03
Thanks John enjoyed last night
I think he was gathering information to use for his speech!
If you can make it Wednesday are we doing the play?
Sun 27th Jul 2014 12:38
glad you liked it, John.
I've updated it now to make it 15 pieces
Sat 26th Jul 2014 13:44
Hi John. Tweeted them all as i wrote them all but glad you like them.
All was wrote listening to Scott 3 and Scott 4 by Scott Walker.
Sat 26th Jul 2014 12:17
Here are my 9 little poems for Heatons Twaiku, John.
May do some more 2moro but here are some to get you going
Fri 20th Dec 2013 18:35
MY HEART beats for love,not only for the fulfilment of a dream but also for a person.That is my feeling and is mine to decide.
Cynthia Buell Thomas
Wed 24th Apr 2013 13:01
Good grief! A little knowledge and a glib pen can wreck civilizations; it isn't always chain balls and volcanoes!
Tue 23rd Apr 2013 15:39
Simply that poverty and social problems were not exclusive to the Thatcher era. As is now widely accepted, the so-called 'post-War consensus' was rife with racism, class-distinction and poverty. To attribute these maladies solely to Thatcher is ridiculous. They existed before her and they exist now she has gone (oddly ameliorated, to no small degree).
Tue 23rd Apr 2013 11:22
What's your point, caller?
Sat 16th Mar 2013 10:08
Thanks for your comment on my latest poem John. I think it's one of those themes many people can identify with.
Wed 19th Sep 2012 12:00
Hi John - the death of summer pieces i told you about in September are here.
(Part 1 and 2)
(Part 3 and 4)
Sat 28th Apr 2012 14:35
Perhaps more 'pagan' than not, in the generally accepted sense. But, for me, 'pagan' is a non-word, like 'heathen'. I no longer recognise 'sacred' and 'secular' except as deliberately divisive propaganda. Many years ago, I seriously thought of being a minister in the Protestant Christian genre, and did indeed work within the 'church' for a very long time. I found that most ministers with in-depth scriptural knowledge, and vital enthusiasm, were virtually strangled at the pulpit by their congregations' limited 'acceptance' of Biblical scholarship. My heart literally wept for their necessity to temper, or even deny, their spiritual insights. I now go my own way entirely. I think I have made more friends than enemies; but, who knows.
Sat 28th Apr 2012 14:03
Dad always insisted on a male dog. (Not kidding.) He actually fathered five girls, but one died. My parents had to give up on the 'boy' thing. We did grow up with no sexual division of labour - the idea of boys' work and girls' work is anathema to me even now: WORK WAS WORK and that was the end of it. Such upbringing still affects me wholly.
Sun 18th Mar 2012 14:48
Just read your last blog poem. Plenty good, yeah! Ta much, Nick.
Thu 6th Oct 2011 09:05
Part 4 is now also up, John.. Hope to see you next week @ Stockport.
Thu 29th Sep 2011 22:21
thanks for your comments on my the end of summer poems... mean a lot to me, so thanks for that.
the third one is now up, and the fourth should be following soon, then I'll be onto my next sequence after that which maybe about the end of Piers.
see you soon at Stockport.
Fri 8th Jul 2011 12:59
Thank you, Mr Keane. I will make a real effort to check your work out also. I read your bio'. You might also enjoy my poem called 'Beloved' - not too far back.
Sun 29th May 2011 16:44
Thank you for your lovely comments on my poems. You are very generous.
Paul F Blackburn
Sat 6th Mar 2010 15:21
Thanks for your comment on Wall of death. I've been writing a few of these, short and ambivalent (I was going to say cheerful, but there seems to be a lot of death in them) pieces about the fair grounds of the 50s as I remember them (vaguely).
The 'variety' element of the fair was very much on the way out and I caught the fag end of it.
Fri 5th Mar 2010 21:14
Thanks, it is also a true account of events, and many of its protagonists are/were real persons. I think the glossary is an essential inclusion.
I like your profile picture!
Wed 3rd Mar 2010 17:27
May I follow the others and welcome you to the site. Hope you find some things you like here.
Tue 2nd Mar 2010 15:40
The Chaviad music is by Clint Mansell. It is a remix of a track called 'Requiem for a Dream', which is used in the cult movie of the same name. He has composed a lot of Hollywood film scores, but this is his best.
A remarkable piece!
Tue 2nd Mar 2010 13:32
Just heard 'Chaviad' on the poetry jukebox - absolutely loved it. Very inventive.
Can you tell me what the music you used is, please? I recognise it but can't place it.
Tue 2nd Mar 2010 05:18
Hi JF, nice little poem, sounds like a good plan. welcome to the site.
Mon 1st Mar 2010 17:23
Welcome to WOL, hope you enjoy the site. Hope to see some of your poems here soon.
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