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Thu 23rd Aug 2018 16:07
Thank you for the comments on 'Total Tosser' - very much appreciated.
Sorry for the slow reply.
Comment is about Laura Taylor (poet profile)
Original item by Laura Taylor
Fri 29th Jun 2018 15:13
thanks for the comment on 'a wound that never heals' mate - yes - I feel I'm labouring the grief a bit in my writing - but it helps to get it down and share it
Tue 1st May 2018 00:17
Hi Laura. I too love a turf fire. I worked on a farm in north west Ireland for a couple of summers in my teens, and in the farmhouse we cooked on a turf fire. I also worked in the bog, gathering the turf - hard work! I recently contributed to a "Scent Memories" project, and wrote a piece about the smell of the turf fire based on those summers.
Tue 24th Apr 2018 13:58
thanks for the comments on 'ub quiz theory' Laura - yes, I'm bitter - because life seems to want to make things as easy as possible for folk these days - rather than test their true mettle - I know who and what I am - and I don't need google to answer for me
Wed 18th Apr 2018 10:01
As any right thinking person should be! Thanks for commenting :)
Fri 9th Mar 2018 17:31
Ta Laura- High praise indeed. ((blush)) Tommy
Mon 29th Jan 2018 03:28
I quite enjoy your recorded performances and poetry, you truly stand out.
Fri 27th Oct 2017 18:44
Hi Laura, thanks so much for your comment on my poem The Bound Bird.
It was great to hear from you.
Thu 19th Oct 2017 20:13
Just read walk to the shops on David r mellor
Blog street scene... you got that recorded.. you would drliver it with real verve
Sat 7th Oct 2017 23:08
You grab the subject matter by the throat Laura and shake the words out into the sphere. ..poetry with edge
Sat 7th Oct 2017 09:41
Hello you! Thanks for commenting on Glaswegian. Can't seem to write anything much these days so it was nice when that one came to me.
How are you? X
Sat 7th Oct 2017 08:02
Re; marsden competition results; i didnt win...but its writing the poem and entering thst counts.... not winning ... smiley face emoji
Thu 5th Oct 2017 12:37
Hello Laura, thank you so much for your comment on my poem Strong Vulnerability. It's a double thank you because it led me to your poem Dear Margaret.
A stunning performance. Very strong.
So sorry to hear of the passing of your father.
Indeed a very special relationship.
I look forward to discovering more of your work.
Sun 25th Jun 2017 11:13
ayup cock! cast yer mincer's on me recent 'deddy' to you
and see if its chuckleworthy enough for thee ?
Wed 31st May 2017 14:02
Hello Laura .. thanks for your kind comment. Not a happy subject but I wrote it quickly to get my thoughts out of the way, it's easy to go on dwelling on sad news for ever .. Cheers!
Miss Alexandra Fiona Swarbrick
Tue 9th May 2017 18:28
I am so sorry, I couldn't afford to travel to Liverpool last Tuesday.
Hope to see you around 😃
Cynthia Buell Thomas
Sun 16th Apr 2017 11:32
And females not so young either. The saddest sight I ever saw on a tram was a young girl/teen putting on make-up until her whole face looked like an audition for clown-school, a full paste job with a clear outline that completed the mask effect.
I'm sure she thought she was much prettier. And she looked ghastly. Actually ugly. Sometimes I HATE the 'beauty business'; the deliberate exploitation of youthful vulnerability and the degradation of charming, natural beauty.
And those perfume commercials! I almost growl at the TV, wanting to throw a heavy pot through the screen. They are obnoxious!
Sat 31st Dec 2016 14:52
sorry mate - missed your comment on 'Cold Hearted' - glad you liked it - hoping to revisit the place soon
Wed 21st Dec 2016 20:07
Hi Laura. Thanks so much for your congrats on POTW. A wee bit of the old kudos goes a long way! I hope you enjoyed your trip down south. The home fires are definitely burning. Trouble is I found some queen wasps on a lot I ordered, and they ended up flying round the lounge!
Happy Xmas m'lady. x
Thu 6th Oct 2016 15:48
thanks for commenting on 'Rosetta...' Laura - I remember you also liked the companion piece to this that I wrote when Philae 'touched down' on the comet a year or two ago ('Philae shakes the hand of God'). Feels like there should be a third in m me to make up the trilogy at some stage - hopefully that battery will come back to life... :-)
Mon 5th Sep 2016 14:25
I'm losing the plot Laura. Just made a comment re Things to Do and it's vaporised. Milking a cat is a very hazardous thing to do I imagine and I have no idea where that came from. My diseased sense of what sounded good perhaps !
Thanks for reading and questioning.
PS I'll have to get more logs in soon !!
Tue 7th Jun 2016 21:57
Hey Laura, thanks for the like on Library :)
Fri 3rd Jun 2016 13:37
Hahaa - aww, cheers Ste! Nice to see you around, even if you don't have a bloody profile for me to reply to on!! Thanks mate - don't be a stranger eh?
Fri 3rd Jun 2016 10:48
You jammy ____er! Seriously, I wish you every continued success Tigerella.
Wed 18th May 2016 19:25
Thanks for you comment on "Marriage of Convenience". I'm glad you spotted the strength at the end. I hope to gain more of that as I share my words.
Mon 16th May 2016 12:32
thanks for commenting on 'A Pointy Reckoning' Laura - glad you 'got it'. The title is not mine - it's a quote from 'The Crucible' I just nicked it cos it sorta fitted
Sun 15th May 2016 13:18
Just following up on OCD and your comments. Interesting and struck a chord that you touched to equal up - uncannily the same with me. My mum used to encourage to "touch wood" an old superstition. I carried this into various contingencies, and even in my fifties I still kept touching the gear stick in my car (sometimes unconsciously) ! All I can say is that it gave a sense of comfort in some way. Now we have a microphone of course to touch. We all need these touch sensors anyway. What a mess !!
Fri 13th May 2016 07:28
Hi Laura .. thank you for your encouraging comment on 'Tourdion' .. last time I heard you was at the 'Cadence Cafe' which now seems to have disappeared .. have to save these open mics ! .... chris.
Thu 12th May 2016 21:42
I loved your write up of Linton. I wish I could have been there. I was at Southall fighting with fascists when Blair Peach was murdered. And I have always loved Reggea Fi Peach. I have a poem on here I posted on the Anniversary. sadly not many remember now. Did LKJ do Fi Peach?
Thu 12th May 2016 18:36
Thank you for reading "my Granddad". I've added a verse that rounds it off. As for performing... I try but sadly my knees knock so hard the words vibrate.
I'm glad you commented because I've discovered your collection. I'm an old punk and Thatcher hater unrepentant. Also with a love for Linton kwezi.
Thu 5th May 2016 12:37
cheers for the great comments laura. i thought being a chef would dull me to my love of food but now im out of the kitchens i find my love has grown again. i cook fresh food every day for us, its a labour of love. on tuesday im booking the hotel for our stay in liverpool. dead excited!
Tue 3rd May 2016 20:33
Hey hun, just read your update. Congrats on the book. I will buy it! Wish I could be at your launch but us southerners don't venture to anywhere north of Brum lol x
Sat 30th Apr 2016 00:05
I think we got our wires crossed there sweetness :~) Tommy
Fri 15th Apr 2016 13:27
You should definitely come and visit then! I would love to meet up. Come in the summer when it is far nicer :)
Tue 12th Apr 2016 21:48
Thanks for your comments on These Streets. Yeah, you get it alright. I was exactly the same, always fighting, foul mouthed little cow. You had to be that way! I don't regret it. It fucked me up and made me stronger all at the same time.
It definitely makes me appreciate what I've got now. I feel bloody lucky. Like you, so many people I grew up with are either dead, on drugs, alcoholics or mentally fucked. I've gone down all of those routes (well except death lol) but I made it to the other side. I know it's a bit cheesy, but I feel proud about that :)
Thu 7th Apr 2016 22:26
Sorry to hear you've had a tough time of it. I read your Mothering Sunday poem and assume it is connected. If so, then I am so sorry :( x
Sat 2nd Apr 2016 21:30
Hello *waves back* :)
How's tricks? Is the poetry scene treating you well??
I haven't been doing much open mic these last few months, I've just been too bloody busy! Going to try and go along this month. I miss it.
Hope you are well x
Fri 25th Mar 2016 10:12
Hi Laura. Had a good sleep and thought more on Born Again. Hope I didn't come on too strong with my comment! I've made a nip and tuck, and I hope you might like it now. I feel it is more visually satisfying even though could upset the trads. x
Wed 23rd Mar 2016 11:43
'Holly and red berries' are symbols of the 'crown of thorns and the droplets of blood upon the face of Jesus' in the Passion Story of Eastertide. Considering the week, maybe your dream is not so unusual. Perhaps some memory twigged in your mind, even from childhood, especially a ghastly image. Or you're still fighting emotional ideas about the Story you can't yet confront rationally. Maybe never.
That'll be £1000, please. HAHA. I have more crust than bread. I'm part joking and part serious about the comments though. I read Freud's 'Dreams' many years ago; I thought I'd found a treasure in an old second-hand bookshop. But - after several attempts to 'understand the great thinker' I just pitched it. Some of it made some sense, and some of it seemed just like hogwash. I was totally disillusioned in its reputation. So, I'll never know whether I wasn't smart enough to understand, or smart enough to toss it out. Conundrum!
I love having you as a friend. The freedom!
Thu 10th Mar 2016 21:55
Ah Heathcliff. Actually he does look naturally a bit scary now so perhaps a reprise.....
He must rank with the thick skinned surely!
Wed 2nd Mar 2016 11:48
Hi Laura, thanks for your comment on Ad Libbing. Funny, unlike the title, this one did take a bit of work and rewriting etc, so glad you like it. The 're-right' was on purpose, kind of cheesy, but somehow had to be that way. Thanks again :)
Tue 9th Feb 2016 18:42
Thanks for your comment on "Eternity's sunrise" Laura,
it is always satisfying when words have meaning to others.
Thanks again for reading and commenting, much appreciated.
I Hope your father is as comfortable as possible.
Thu 4th Feb 2016 20:23
Thanks Laura for going to so much trouble - a total inspiration all the way. I entirely get your drift, which was why I used the indented format on the three lines only.
This is surely one of the chief purposes of such a site, and you do it credit!
Thu 4th Feb 2016 11:53
I've just now checked about Concrete Poetry, and it has opened my eyes to the potential, and I think I will definitely give more consideration to construction as and when it inspires me - maybe a few experiments on the way.
Thanks so much Laura.
Thu 4th Feb 2016 11:43
Hi Laura. Just to say that I've re - entered The Restorer's Lot on the basis of your comments, leaving three lines indented as I feel they need a special emphasis. I think this is a better presentation.
So thanks again for an intelligent take.!!
Wed 3rd Feb 2016 17:43
Thanks for your comments on "In The Old Fence-Post Was A Perfectly Round Hole".
D'ya know, I think it's true that an improvement in my efforts is due to inspiration from reading "The Melting of the Ice"! If this is a temporary effect, you'll have to keep on writing so I can!
Thanks again :)
Wed 3rd Feb 2016 17:06
Thanks for your comments, Laura.
They mean a lot to me
Wed 3rd Feb 2016 13:09
Thank you Laura for your generous comment on 'Shapeless days and nameless nights'. I'm pretty chuffed that you liked it.
Wed 3rd Feb 2016 13:06
Thank you for the very kind comments on Puthering Laura!
Puthering, that's a real word eh? In my childhood household it was a term for any seemingly chaotic action, quote my mother:
"that flour is just puthering all over the shop"
Wed 27th Jan 2016 13:12
Thanks for your review of "The Rebel"
ps I don't wear a watch. Does that give it away, I wonder?
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