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Freda Davis

Thu 22nd Oct 2009 19:27

Tommy, the struggle comes over, but you make sense. The layers of thought commenting on thought are clear because of the brackets. A 'conscious' senility is not the same as 'deliberate' .

You have it in one Freda

Tommyxx

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 30th Jun 2018 17:03

Freda, I was thinking of you only yesterday! Wonderful to see you on line again. TBH, I allowed myself a sad little thought, hoping all is well with you. I remember that poetry weekend together so clearly. And all your excellent WOL comments on line.

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Vicki Ayers

Tue 29th Dec 2015 00:02

Thank you Freda for your comments on my profile - I think we have a similar style - I've enjoyed reading your work here - I like that you write about 'real' & otherwise thought of 'mundane' things - I think poems can be found in anything - I have one about head lice!! X

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Greg Freeman

Sun 11th Aug 2013 08:36

Hi Freda, glad you saw the review! I think the Puzzle Hall Inn is a smashing venue. My drastic attack of hay fever even cleared up during the evening, so you can't ssy fairer than that. Hope to see you at Marsden in October. After all, it's only just over the next hill, or two!

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Shirley Smothers

Fri 9th Aug 2013 17:16

Hello Freda,

Thank you for your comments on my poem "I Have the Right to Write." I had fun writing this and I have gotten a few funny comments on this poem.

Thanks,
Shirley

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 17th Jul 2013 11:12

Freda, I don't recall 'My Dragon Husband' from before, but that would be my loss. It is splendid. Please post it on the blog again for new others to enjoy. I have great difficulty in writing about my husband, in fact, almost an impossibility. It is very strange. I've often thought about this inability - or reluctance - or fear.

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Wez Jefferies

Sun 31st Mar 2013 23:54

Hi Freda,

Thanks for your comment on my poem, I think your comments on my style were pretty much bang on :)

Wez.

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Hazel

Thu 14th Feb 2013 13:40

Thank you Freda for your comment on Rose Maloney.
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Neil Fawcett

Fri 9th Nov 2012 16:21

Thank you Freda for taking the time to give this poem a careful read. The comments you make will certainly help me as I wade into the next draft of this one. Many thanks, Neil.

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Mick Waring

Fri 2nd Nov 2012 08:18

Hello Freda .. pleased you enjoyed the 'conversation' .. true story about us playing on the 'Edale Folk Train' and a girl from the USA who came to video the day .. cheers.

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Tommy Carroll

Thu 5th Jul 2012 15:12

your wish is my command Freda- re-edit.

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Ann Foxglove

Thu 5th Apr 2012 18:57

Thanks for kind comments on my Nova Scotia song Freda - and the advice too. (Some of which I've taken) I might sort it out more when I'm thinking of performing it. xx

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winston plowes

Wed 21st Mar 2012 21:42

Hi Freda, Posser = Dolly :-)

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Wed 21st Mar 2012 16:00

A posher was a long wooden handled instalment that had a small three legged type stool attached to the bottom and a wooden cross bar at the top. You would plunge the posher into the tub of water and turn at the same time, akin to the turning action of the early twin tub washing machines. There were different type on the bottom of the pole visit this site.
http://www.oldandinteresting.com/washing-dollies.aspx

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Sun 18th Mar 2012 09:56

Hi Freda, I haven't been around here long but have just dropped a comment on your Railway Sidings - had to dodge - Other commenters are entitled to their opinion, interpetation. Tenses were mentioned, I'm pleased to say that issue was corrected by Yvonne. The use of 'iambic' metre is very much a British thing. Only the 'stressed' beats count, syllables can outnumber the grains of sand on the beach. You are a poet. Leave Railway Sidings, alone. Thank you, (with a space - tee-hee hee) Nick. ps. sorry it's so long - even longer now!

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Yvonne Brunton

Sat 17th Mar 2012 21:57

In Re Liverpool Sidings
Hi I've left a comment on the poetry review site for you. PS I liked the poem and wouldn't change a thing XX

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steve mellor

Sun 26th Feb 2012 19:37

Hello Freda
What's a feminine ending? a la Longfellow

A few weeks ago I did a parody of Hiawatha's Wooing, telling of my wooing of my wife Annie. I tried to maintain a regular reference to Hiawatha as I was writing, but whether I achieved feminine endings I don't know

I removed my comments from your Liverpool poem. I thought John's comments were peurile, and may well distract from what you were trying to achive.

All being well, I'll see you at Sowerby. I don't think I'll be able to do my Hiawatha parody (luckily for you) as the first part is well in excess of 5 mins long, and part 2 is somewhere between 15 and 20 minutes. If I put it in very small print, do you think Sean will let me read 1 A4 poem?

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Edwin Stockdale

Sun 26th Feb 2012 18:40

Thank you for your kind comments about my Bronte poem. I'm glad you liked it.

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steve mellor

Sat 25th Feb 2012 15:12

Freda
I've had a look at your Liverpool poem. Let me know if you think it of any interest

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Tom Harding

Tue 21st Feb 2012 22:48

Hi Freda,

Thanks for taking the time to provide me with the advice on my new york honeymoon poem, it was much appreciated. i find the editing of my poems the hardest bit and I often lose sight of 'frisking' my work for unncessary words and phrases. it's great to have someone take the time to work through as you did.

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Tue 5th Apr 2011 22:56

Hi Freda - This is me keeping in touch as you mentioned when I left on saturday. Unity and Wimple were pleased to see me and the cosmos, dahlia and nicotinia seedling had survived in my absence. Hope you're well. David

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kath hewitt

Tue 25th Jan 2011 21:32

Hi Freda,

Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my 'childhood' poem. Much appreciated :-)

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winston plowes

Mon 6th Dec 2010 13:40

There is a new discussion topic on ghazals which may interest you, I remember you asking for a template ages ago, well it's finally here! :-) Win

http://www.writeoutloud.net/public/newsgroupview.php?NewsGroupsID=3&NewsThreadsID=1127#msgcontent_11384

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Ann Foxglove

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 08:54

Good morning Freda. Just to let you know that the calenders came safe and sound and they are lovely! Have you got lots of snow where you are? I am getting a bit fed up with it! x

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Tue 30th Nov 2010 20:00

I think you are a free and wondering spirit with fire in your belly and hot coals in your brain just waiting to be fanned into flame again. All you need now is a sleek white mare, snorting and champing at your grip on the reins, to take on the whole world once more. Who says only men have to be knights on white horses! Yes, I'm an idiot, but something about you really inspires me.

BTW, tell me about your MOON calendars. 'Cynthia' is the 'Goddess of the Moon'; so I'm interested.

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sun 28th Nov 2010 19:00

Hi Freda-your time taken over reading'Honour or illusion'is much appreciated-as to the poem itself,I would think fair for it to be down to any interpretation as with many others? thank you very much-Stefan.

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Ann Foxglove

Sun 28th Nov 2010 07:37

Hi Freda - I have sold a few of my paintings in the past but now I stick to ceramics. These are usually based on the female form. I'm a member of the Cornwall Glass and Cerasmics Group and some of my stuff is on their website under my real name. But I am just an amateur. Looking forward to getting the calendars - two will make lovely presents for a couple of friends who very much admired last years. Thanks for recent nice comments too! xx

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sat 27th Nov 2010 20:53

Hi Freda-I,m very thankful for your reading and commenting on 'Spectrum' I,m a fan of Hardy too,my favourite short poem by him is'A thunderstorm in town' as for the comedians(Badiel and Skinner)very funny! thank you-Stefan.

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shoeless

Sat 27th Nov 2010 12:04

Thanks Freda, x

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Wed 24th Nov 2010 10:25

Thanks Freda for commenting on-'Shes back'best regards Stef.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sun 14th Nov 2010 12:00

It's the physical writing of Lawrence that I appreciate so much, his language and style. He could talk lengthily about phoniness because he was a prime example himself, analysis gone nuts; he must have known this even as he wrote, in a kind of supreme self-irony. But he had insights of the human condition and of cultural changes. I often wondered if he were really homosexual. Frieda sure kept him on his 'manly' toes. I suppose good writers must be complex; otherwise how do they relate to such a cross-section of life? Feminism is a many-faceted idea, in my opinion too often reduced for soapbox purposes to vacuous simplicity. It's good to talk to you. I loved meeting you at Hebden Bridge.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 13th Nov 2010 13:20

Speaking of 'P's' and 'Q's', I always assumed 'politeness', but could never be sure of 'Q'. I think I even did a dictionary search once. Any suggestions?

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 13th Nov 2010 13:11

I return to Lawrence like a homing pigeon, if not whole works then lengthy excerpts of novels, and his poetry. In the summer I reviewed Woman in Love and Sons and Lovers. Two nights ago I decided to reread Lady Chatterley's Lover in full. I first read that when I was seventeen. Every time I read anything of his, more brilliance filters through. Goodness knows what influence he has had on my own thinking and writing. I really enjoyed your explanation of river/sea tide.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 11th Nov 2010 17:37

I absolutely cannot believe no one else has commented on Antique Zealot! Ignore them. They know nothing!

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John Coopey

Tue 9th Nov 2010 16:23

Freda
Just found your page and thought I'd let you know I love Metro Lament. Great rhythm.- reminds me of one I used to recite to the kids when they wre little "The train keeps running along the line, jickety can, jickety can..."

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Greg Freeman

Tue 9th Nov 2010 14:06

Thanks for the invite to Sowerby Bridge, Freda, but until I can persuade my wife to relocate north I fear my visits to West Yorkshire will be few and far between! I admire the latest poem you have put up, Antique Zealot, too.

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Laura Taylor

Thu 14th Oct 2010 09:32

Morning Freda

Ah - Louise Bourgeois isn't actually a poet, but she IS an artist, and has used text within her work. She's best known for her sculptures - a lot of her work revolves around births, wombs, maternal subjects, trauma...which is (I think) why I saw similarities with you (plus I notice you wrote for Spare Rib - wow! Louise was a feminist, and worked for LGBT causes too). She only really gained widespread recognition in her 80s. If you can get hold of the documentary on her, do. She worked right up to her death, aged 98. She is hugely inspirational to me :)

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Wed 29th Sep 2010 13:17

I much enjoyed Metro lament. it did evoke feelings of nostalgia rather than nervousness but place names can be very potent. Americans seem to incorporate place names into poems and especially songs more than the english. I am fond of Flanders and Swann's Slow train
Regards
Alvin

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Lynn Dye

Sun 9th May 2010 22:17

Love your poems, Freda, especially PUPPY.

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Greg Freeman

Sun 11th Apr 2010 10:25

Sorry I didn't get a chance at Hebden Bridge the other night to say how much I enjoyed your Cleck and Heck poem, Freda. I love all those West Yorkshire place names from back in the days (many years ago now) when I was a sub-editor on the Yorkshire Evening Post, commuting from York, and wondering what all these wonderful-sounding places like Cleckheaton and Heckmondwike were actually like. There's great poetic mileage to be made out of public transport, I believe ... Best wishes, Greg

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Dave Morgan

Wed 2nd Dec 2009 10:42

Hello Freda, thank you for your generous comment. I have to confess to being a doppelganger for your regular Dave Morgan to paraphrase Henry Miller, since I never visited Lancaster until about 1980, but I am flattered at being mistaken for anyone who has stayed etched on your memory for so long. I've been so overwhelmed at the growth of the WoL site that I've not been on recently, so thank you for leading me back into the fold.

Dave

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winston plowes

Sun 29th Nov 2009 09:31

Hi Freda. I have already put your analysis in a discussions thread a while ago in a slightly abridged form. Win :-)

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winston plowes

Tue 24th Nov 2009 22:33

Freda, Hi... Re Pictures of home. I would love to see your thoughts on this one... very interesting. I am way beyond the stage now where I say " Oh no, you've got that all wrong... way wide of the mark" It's ok whether your interpretation is different to mine, it is just as valid. Just different. Critical or praiseworthy your comments will be gratefully received. Winston (See you on the 7th at the Puzzle) Win x

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winston plowes

Thu 12th Nov 2009 09:44

Hi Freda, Thankyou foryour comments onthe Silver Surfer piece. As the Herald of Galactus, the surfer can indeed be seen as the Mercury role. Ancient myth and legends are still great stories today and if their themes can be recycled in a different format then great. I am interested in the surfer more than other superheroes as he is a tormented soul. Possessing such massive powers which ienvitable end in the destruction of lives and worlds. His character is more detailed and emotionally deeper than others also. I had not thought about the parallel with current global environmental issues but I guess that's there also. Thanks for your detailed views. Win x

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Julia Deakin

Thu 22nd Oct 2009 13:52

Hello Frieda,

Likewise looking forward to meeting you at Puzzle on 2nd. Your biography is awe-inspiring!

Best
Julia

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Noetic-fret!

Thu 22nd Oct 2009 10:31

Hi freda, i have tried several times to comment on your poem 'Labour Ward'. But my computer haveing probs. Just want to say, its a really touching poem that brought tears to my eyes.

stay well freda,

Michael

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winston plowes

Mon 19th Oct 2009 18:20

Hi Freda. Thanks for your comments on loco-emotion and re spellings etc. What most folk do on this website (when they have figured it out) is... if someome leave a coment on one of your poems just click on their name and it will take you to their profile then you can leave a message there. You are right that some leave a comment on the poem itself but most of these will be missed. Win x

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 17th Oct 2009 16:27

I have several very long poems. I have posted one medium length, but have not ventured into a really long one on this site. Most of my poetry is not as short as Thinking. I do enjoy brief and pithy as a style, but not exclusively. I think that most readers on this site balk at anything beyond 500 words or there-aboutish. But then, just because comments are not made does not mean that our work is not read. We do appreciate some physical evidence though, don't we, vain creatures that we are?
I would greatly value any comments you would ever care to make.

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Wed 15th Jul 2009 19:47

Hi Freda,

Thanks for your comment on 'The BNP Manifesto'. It is definitely intended to be ironic, I have no sympathy with the comments. I was concerned this may not come across, but I was hoping that the third verse may be enough to signify that I was not supporting these views. I may have to review it!

Rachel

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Wed 8th Jul 2009 14:20

Hi Freda,
thankyou for your comment on my poem.
I often wonder where the inspiration comes from.
I know it comes from many different sources so i thank you also for the Anglo-Saxon reference.

Janet.x

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