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Thu 13th Jan 2011 18:59
Re; Below the Belt - Les Dawson yes indeed saw him live at the Double Diamond in Cardiff once an absolute hoot - thanks for getting in touch Laura - appreciated
Comment is about Laura Taylor (poet profile)
Original item by Laura Taylor
Wed 12th Jan 2011 22:42
laura...just watching mock the week...has anybody ever told you that you are like Jo Caulfield?
er i think she likes poetry.
Wed 12th Jan 2011 04:12
hi laura. are u going tudor poetry this month? havent made my mind up thought you might swing it (no puns intended ;0)...better mention poetry incase im told off for abusing the comments thread...er do you like poetry?
Tue 11th Jan 2011 10:58
Thanks Laura, good advice - just do it! ;)
And someone once told me its better to ask forgiveness than seek permission...
The majority of the time that which we fear is groundless, only serving to restrict us.
Thanks for reminding me xXx
Mon 10th Jan 2011 20:36
'Ey up Laura.
Glad you liked Senior.
Mon 10th Jan 2011 18:33
Thanks for you comments Laura on "Second Skin" I liked the silk and branding lines too he he ;) x
Mon 10th Jan 2011 18:11
Thanks Laura x (you & I poem)
Mon 10th Jan 2011 15:44
thanks very much for commenting on my childhood poem. I notice you wrote one too. Off to check it out now ;-)
Sat 8th Jan 2011 15:01
Hi Tom, thanks for your comments on my Ghazal. yes... where is yours? H x
Thu 6th Jan 2011 21:52
Thanks for your comments & support. Hoping to go to the Tudor for the next Open
Mic. Be great if you can make it. x
Wed 5th Jan 2011 19:27
Hi Tom, thanks for looking in on Sappho, there is a bit more explanation on the blog entry now, if it makes any sense, and yes this does seem of a similar style to the NMH one although it comes from a different source. err... my head. H X
Tue 4th Jan 2011 16:34
Hi Laura, Thx for the feedback on my latest- appreciated.
Words are great but I don't think they fix everything...sounds like you have felt the same way.
Thu 23rd Dec 2010 17:36
Thx for the comment on the ill room poem. I'm glad you felt the ending worked as I wasn't entirely sure.
Hopefully see you at an event in the new year.
Have a Happy Christmas
Thu 23rd Dec 2010 16:45
Sorry, Laura, thought Al Andalus was a typo!By appendages I meant that at the end of every verse but one the last line is a lot longer. If that's deliberate then fine but why miss one verse out?!
Thu 23rd Dec 2010 16:11
Hi Laura - many thanx for feedback on The Hospice Cat - I should keep a pet really but next door's Labs got into my garden yesterday ripped up established fruit bushes and generally turned the place into a devastation zone - so pleased I don't - owner at work all day of course
Fri 17th Dec 2010 16:05
I know exactly what you mean- reference your last comment on the OK society poem.
It was nice to meet you at the Tudor.
fantastic performance of your space poem....really enjoyed it!
Thu 16th Dec 2010 15:45
Ta Laura for the 'like' on Infinity Station... very much appreciated.
Wed 15th Dec 2010 19:02
The feedback on the protest poem- appreciated Laura.
The lines that you quoted were exactly the level of contempt and targets I was aiming at...bloody tragic.
Wed 15th Dec 2010 11:38
Hello Laura. Thanks for the comments on Santa. I've actually been Father Xmas 3 times at a kids' nursery. The red nose and beer belly help a lot.
Tue 14th Dec 2010 23:27
Hi There, Thankyou for looking at Ghazal (branches) you comments were and are always really appreciated. A detailed reply left on the blog entry itself, Win x
Tue 14th Dec 2010 22:01
Hi Laura - re Halo - yes the dreaded M word linked in my case I think to recent eye problems - you sound like a fellow sufferer
Fri 10th Dec 2010 14:11
Thanks for your comments on Pit.
How did you know my other fetish was armpit farting?
Thu 9th Dec 2010 16:30
Thx for the comment on my latest poem. You make really interesting points about youth holding as it does the pinnacle of beauty.
This begs the question; why it is that most of us as we get older alter our sights?
It would be easy to say we do this on the basis of what is an achievable target. Whilst there maybe some truth in that, I wouldn't generally buy into that cynical option.
I honestly think that there is more to being human, more to love and how the physical side of things ties everything together for most of us. Afterall, we could all be the lech..but so few are.
I think there is something very human and more decent than we would imagine about most of us...connecting with someone and it being right is a huge thing for most of us I think.
I think that is the reason we alter our sights when it comes to the opposite sex...wanting to connect and obtain meaning on a deeper level.
Feel free to have any debate on the poem page...Its great to see and really interesting...also liked the interesting angle in reference to differing sexual orientation and the angle from youth as well.
Thx for your insight and thoughts...
Thu 9th Dec 2010 14:55
This was a funny rant - I think there's a lot of truth in it though. x
Thu 9th Dec 2010 14:53
Discussion on the page never works. You say one thing and people read another. I was generalising - there are exceptions to every rule and a zillion grey areas inbetween. Men and women are fundamentally different though - perhaps that is part of the attraction - it often leads to sadness though. I once wrote a poem called 'I wish I was Gay' I might post you a link to it. I think lesbians probably have a greater chance of happiness than most - though you may rap my knuckles for saying that and I may have offended in some way I'm not yet aware of.
Thu 9th Dec 2010 14:28
Laura - I am sorry if I have caused you any offence. I am absolutely 100% not homophobic - bring my kids up to be totally accepting of everybody. I only mentioned the issue of sexual desire within homosexuals cos you brought the subject up initially. My original point was that men bond less than women emotionally - have less need for emotional satisfaction - especially over the long haul of marriage. I presumed this might be down to the fact that males may be biologically driven to scatter their seeds. You countered this by saying that this could not apply to homosexuals. I presumed you were looking for other explanations for why homosexuals didn't settle with one partner for life... I have not claimed anything I've said to be absolute truth. It is just me - feeling my way through what I see around me - the evidence of what I see around me....
I am not making any moral judgements on the life styles of anybody - male or female, heterosexual or homosexual.
Thu 9th Dec 2010 14:12
I don't understand why you find anything I say offensive. You would only do so if you think changing partners more frequently is derogatory. I wasn't saying that it was. I don't give a fig how often people change partners or how much fun they pack into one small life - in fact I often wish I had lived a bit more before having children...
I just think that having children for many people, not all, alters the way they are able to behave. Possibly we will not agree on this one and we will just have to live in disagreement :)
Thu 9th Dec 2010 11:02
Tom, Actually John Hollander once produced a Ghazal about ghazals. Its called Ghazal on Ghazal. I will email it to you as am not sure its out there on the web and there may be copyright issues, H
Wed 8th Dec 2010 21:23
I've been twice to Hull - which was about two times too many
Wed 8th Dec 2010 19:00
Thx for comments on my moderate man (rant).
Glad you liked the sentiments and spirit.
Wed 8th Dec 2010 17:51
Thanks for your comments on Gaspers.
I don't actually smoke, although in my younger days I have smoked anything combustible.
Nevertheless I admire the hardiness of those who brave the elements for a drag - they must be good those fags!
Wed 8th Dec 2010 14:56
Glad you liked the Triolet. I found this very helpful..
If you can find a good opening two lines of 8 syllables each that don't rhyme...then you've written half the poem to start with!
Mon 6th Dec 2010 11:14
There is a new discussion topic on ghazals which may interest you :-) Win
Fri 3rd Dec 2010 12:49
Hi Laura, thanks for the comments on In My Dreams You're Alive. I have left some more on the blog page. Glad you liked, Win X
Yes, I would like to think JM would approve,
Thu 2nd Dec 2010 12:28
Never heard of Alabama 3 - will have to look them up - I am totally ignorant when it comes to groups - there is so much I've never heard of! Thanks for your comment though - and yes I'll defo be at the Tudor Christmas do - I haven't missed one since I started going in Feb 09!
Mon 29th Nov 2010 22:43
2 headed boy poem simmering away nicely, wrote a bit more of it today. Win x
Sun 28th Nov 2010 12:16
Hi Laura, i haven't attempted a ghazal yet and doubt i will for some time to come. Got stacks of paperwork for college and what i'm writing at moment is just a brain clearing thing which is why they are mostly short poems.
Small brain equals little poems, ha ha.
Good to hear from you.x
Fri 26th Nov 2010 23:47
just left this comment to Andy N and thought it might help - a feature of the ghazal form is that the couplets seem unconnected but somehow related as a whole. I sometimes think of it as a painting with the couplets describing features within the picture, Win :-)
also yes, His singing voice does absolutely give that impression of freedom and suits the lyrics wonderfully. Laura, there has got to be a poet in you if you like lyrics/music like this.
Fri 26th Nov 2010 23:41
Hi again, re Ghazal (hour just before dawn) Ironically the 3 shers you liked the best were the ones I changed/added since the orig posting. so pleased with that thanks, it shows they are working :-) Win x
Fri 26th Nov 2010 15:14
Two Headed Boy pt2 is an amazing thing. took me a while to get used to the singing voice but actually now think he has a voice like Peter Gabriel (not natural but characterful!) It drew tears on the way to work the other day and has even inspired (The start of ) a poem. Win X
Thu 25th Nov 2010 16:14
Thanks for your recent comment and pointing out the typo... a case of too many 'too's and not enough 'to's!
Tue 23rd Nov 2010 11:40
Thanks for your comments Laura . I love raspberries :) and my mate Ian set me the challenge of a fibonacci form which i was pleased to undertake :)
Tue 23rd Nov 2010 00:22
Just tweaked my poem based on yours, and others, feedback. Thank you for your generous and well expressed opinions. I really do wish I had your more carefree attitude. Your poems are brill. Thanks.
Mon 22nd Nov 2010 20:03
Hi Laura - being listening to that Neutral Milk Hotel Album tonight on the way back from work. Its a complex multilayered thing isn't it. I will give it time to grow on me. Some of my top ten albums were never instant favourites so there's still a chance, Win xx
Mon 22nd Nov 2010 14:48
Regarding orgasms....I'd be interested in your views on my more meagre offering. : )
Sun 21st Nov 2010 10:50
Hi Laura - thanks for your recent comments. They may well be lesbians - there was a certain androgyny about the picture which I liked.
Sat 20th Nov 2010 05:42
Oh, you must have been singing "It's not that easy being green." I rather liked the new look! xx
Fri 19th Nov 2010 10:36
i did wonder ..
scrabble you are on , but see i would annoy the bejesus out of you because my idea of a good game is lots of wonderful words interlocked making the nicest possible pattern , oh is someone supposed to win ?!?!
Fri 19th Nov 2010 10:17
win this :)
although i am joking about winning , i dont have a competitive spirit , never have had
Thu 18th Nov 2010 22:22
I LOVE your profile pic, Laura Taylor!
You are too funny : )
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