Terry White

Fri 20th Apr 2012 06:30

Laura, thanks for reading and commenting on Day 6. I posted something earlier from this same series of poems, I just wanted to see what the reaction is to some of the other ones. In case your curious I did a group of poems called 30 days to forget her. One poem a day for 30 days about how I was feeling about her at that time.

I honestly don't think it worked, nor do I think it was as therapeutic as it could have been. In fact I think it drew out the transition phase from being involved to being single a little longer than it should have been.

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Tommy Carroll

Wed 18th Apr 2012 08:05

You make me blush with your praise Laura.
And sorted those pesky hyphens- gratis-Tommy (hehe)
...ah-ray Laura-I need to have my foir-gras!
PS who is this 'BoB' person anyway?

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andy n

Fri 6th Apr 2012 12:57

thanks for the comment on in dreams Laura, yeah, I was in the lovey poem mode for the first one of these and Cathy loved it when she saw it.

The first part of the title is in reference to this - http://www.napowrimo.net where if you follow - you have to try to write 30 poems in 30 days... i've managed the first five even though if they are a little rough in places...

My blog over this is http://30poemsin30days.blogspot.co.uk.

No plans to publish all of the poems on here as it's too many but a selected few maybe a good idea...

speak soon x

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Julian (Admin)

Wed 4th Apr 2012 14:22

A very wise response, Laura. Thank you.

Flux, becoming, eh? Perhaps I should write about some of my most memorable flux and becomings. Onward and downward. Nurse, nurse!

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steve mellor

Tue 3rd Apr 2012 17:00

look here bugger-lugs (but I love you)
i'm sure you'll get it

'allowed'
people that live in a controlled environment (a cocoon - favourite word?) have to be allowed to learn.

are all russians/chinese/north koreans allowed to learn? is someone in the foothills of the himalayas allowed to learn that not everyone outside their little part of the world is a complete shit
etc
i may have to come over the hills and then you'll 'learn' something
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steve mellor

Tue 3rd Apr 2012 14:55

Hi Kid
Superfacial
I did this about 3 years ago, and only popped it on WOL as a sort of rebuttal to the sentiment in 'Out' i.e. that I hope to learn, rather than having the closed mind of a bigot.
I think the 'allowed' in the last verse was to cover those who live in an environment where they have only limited information of the world that I live in, whether that be in other countries or other religions.
When I lived in S.A., there was virtually no free press; the radio was controlled by the Government, and there was no television service whatsoever, and we thought that we were relatively well informed. At least we had inter-country travel, which gave us a modicum of information
Explanation any good?

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 31st Mar 2012 18:06

Laura, I am hopeless at codes, or nearly so, or mostly so because I just don't want to be bothered. If I had to, I would, like the runes of lost civilizations and stuff, but - for fun! - I'd rather drink soya sauce. (which I did once on a dare from a nasty, but very handsome, boy cousin, and oh -I was sick - sick - sick! I could not resist a dare back then, and I'm not sure I'm that much more mature even now.) BTW, I get real pleasure from knowing you personally, and enjoying your input on WOL.

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Philipos

Fri 30th Mar 2012 16:23

Hi Laura, 'Encroachment'. Yes, very sad to see the erosion of our lovely English fields even if badly needed for housing.

Has a sort of 'How Green was my Valley' feel to it.

Appreciate your comment.

CHEERS.

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Terry White

Thu 29th Mar 2012 09:44

Thanks for the comments Laura, I'm glad you liked that line, it's a true story.

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kealan coady

Tue 27th Mar 2012 10:04

nice one laura and yeah i'll give them a shout, cant hurt

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Neil Fawcett

Thu 22nd Mar 2012 16:02

Yes just a revamped old one. A cafe in Criccieth be the place.

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Nick Coleman

Tue 20th Mar 2012 16:25

Thanks for reading One Night Stand. I always value your comments. Pleased you liked the 'unusual structure' as most would say it was no structure at all! Tried to tie it in to something more traditional but it lost all fluidity, I do like to go with the flow as it were.

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kealan coady

Tue 20th Mar 2012 13:00

i have a tendency to capitalise each line and i dont know why. It must of been the poets early on that i was reading and just assumed everyone did it. Ive kinda got used to it now, feels natural.

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andy n

Sat 17th Mar 2012 14:30

thanks for your comments Laura over pinned back against the wall, Laura .. was not a easy piece to write this but i was raging over it xx

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Nick Coleman

Tue 13th Mar 2012 17:01

Hi Laura, thanks for reading Red Steer. Yes you are right, this one was scribbled down as a 'mind-stream' piece and posted before revised. Must have a go at constricting it into a pretence of shape

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Shirley Smothers

Mon 12th Mar 2012 16:07

Hello Laura. Thank you so much for the kind comments on my poem "Altars to the Gods".
Thank you for catching the typo. I am a terrible speller and would never make it as a full time writer.

Thanks again
Shirley

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Barbi Touron

Thu 8th Mar 2012 04:20

Hello, I found your wall, it was all the way over here. You have so many new postings, can't wait to read them all. cheers

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Graham Clifford

Wed 7th Mar 2012 20:04

thanks for your comment, Laura
I like the shape of the I-museum, and I would say it's poetry.
you might like the poem I've got up at www.grahamclifford.co.uk
best wishes
Graham

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Philipos

Fri 2nd Mar 2012 17:37

Hi Laura, thanks for the input on IZIMPONDO ZANKOMO. Have reworked that verse you mentioned. Much obliged for the useful feedback. CHEERS.

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kealan coady

Fri 2nd Mar 2012 12:58

thanks agen for the interest, theres about ten more at least but it keeps going so cud go on forever

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Mike Hilton

Fri 2nd Mar 2012 10:27

Hi Laura,

What if there was four of you wanting that skin.
That'd be painfull if it ripped??

Ho! Ho!

Mike

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kealan coady

Thu 1st Mar 2012 12:17

hello hello, yes number 8 the buddha gun, is her withdrawals, however, in her despeation she falls in love with the monk who is only 'happy to accomodate/take advantage of'

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kealan coady

Tue 28th Feb 2012 16:38

howya laura thanks for your comments on me 'series' appreciate the fact u took time to read them and im glad you take what im trying to do seriously.

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Mike Hilton

Tue 28th Feb 2012 14:41

Well spoootted teacher! Do I deserve sixx of the best?

leahcim



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Terry White

Fri 24th Feb 2012 18:15

Thank you for introducing me to Famous Blue Raincoat. I had never heard of it before. It is amazing!

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Marianne Louise Daniels

Fri 24th Feb 2012 12:47

Hey Laura,

Just a little comment of appreciation sent your way because its always nice to hear - been reading alot of your stuff recently and found it a real inspiration. Prose Upon The River is simply brilliant!

Apologies for my gushing but evry much enjoying your words at the moment and have had me thinking of where mine will go...

Marianne

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Rachel Bond

Fri 24th Feb 2012 09:49

gibbering what an awful verb. gibberish as a noun is kind of cool suggesting something has come of it, all that gibbering. it reminds me of monkeys chattering. probably from gibbon or something.i often wonder what theyre on about with each other chirping away with no opposing thumbs and shrieking every now and then.

i was just throwing ideas at you like the primates throw stuff in zoos.

uninteligible is a good word. i dont know how to spell it :)

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Mike Hilton

Fri 24th Feb 2012 09:41

FUCKSTICKS Laura!

Another interesting word. Do you smoke it, eat it,snort it, insert it or throw it away?

Are you in a bad mood today?

Fiddlesticks!

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Philipos

Thu 23rd Feb 2012 17:07

Hi Laura, you can't beat a nice marble to teleport back to childhood, and as you rightly imply - tactile too.x

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Mike Hilton

Thu 23rd Feb 2012 13:49

Laura----I've never heard one called a chicklet B4?


Ha!Ha!


michaelthearchangelsonofapriest

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Mike Hilton

Wed 22nd Feb 2012 14:35

Halo Laura,

ie Over By Christmas- I've changed a few things etc cos I think you were right it did need a 'make over'. But I've kept the same idea/picture.

Cheers

Michaelthearchangel Ha! Ha!

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Harry O'Neill

Tue 21st Feb 2012 22:53


Laura,
thanks for the comment on Patient Betty.

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stella jones

Tue 21st Feb 2012 21:20



Hi :) I just wanted to convey a difference with Eating Mango cos it is all out of my head..but what a lovely thought the stone and marriage! Ta for reading Laura x

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Philipos

Fri 17th Feb 2012 21:18

Hi Laura, thanks for your much appreciated comments on 'Flashbacks' which is the topic set for our next poetry group meeting in Guildford. Glad it resonated with you. CHEERS. x

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Mike Hilton

Fri 17th Feb 2012 19:49

Hi mate, I know what you mean about tarting it up but I think I wrote it in my mind with the idea of performing it better?

But the idea of being a tart is something to contemplate!

ha! ha!
Mike

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stella jones

Fri 17th Feb 2012 12:03

Interesting huh?...lol ahhh me Yorkshire puddin face.. :D

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Ray Miller

Thu 16th Feb 2012 15:59

It reminded me of the song Nowhere Man, maybe that's not Peter, Paul and Mary!It just seems people like that are easy targets, shooting fish in a barrel. I'd have liked more of the sort of stuff you have in the first verse.
I don't mind no punctuation, some poems are better for it. I just notice it when a poem is neither one or t'other, commas but no full stops.I think Isobel does the same thing. No big matter.

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Ray Miller

Thu 16th Feb 2012 15:49

Sorry, Laura, just discovered that I posted this on my own profile!

Hello Laura. I've been using Poet's Graves for about 3 years - only place I can get a decent night's sleep what with all these kids.
Plus points - UK based, easy to use and a small site so individual poems get a lot of attention.
Bad points - There is a Beginners and an Experienced section - I'm not keen on the separation. The criticism can be tough.

Occasionally I go on Poetry Circle but that's an American poetry site and largely beyond my ken.

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Ray Miller

Thu 16th Feb 2012 15:45

An open-air urinal? What would that be like then and why would you need a dick to use it? See how my anal side is coming out?

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Laura Taylor

Thu 16th Feb 2012 10:41

Aha Steve - I'll tell him that tonight :D He's much sweeter-natured than Lennon though ;)

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Tom Harding

Wed 15th Feb 2012 22:45

Hi Larua, thanks for the kind comment on folk song, no tune for that- but something to consider!

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Nick Coleman

Wed 15th Feb 2012 21:01

Hi Laura, thanks for comments. Yes, well remember Grapes of Wrath blowing me away when I was a teenager, one of the first books I purchased with my own money. And I had all but forgotten about the delights of nettle soup and elderflower champagne!

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Laura Taylor

Wed 15th Feb 2012 12:19

Ha Steve - Bessie is linked to my facecrack profile :) And am sick of looking at 'Laura Taylor' :D (you on facefuck?)

A big fat fuck off kit kat eh? Good on yer. I think I've started to reach that point re writing, most definitely in fact. I want to write about different stuff in different ways. I was told not long ago that a poem of mine (not up on here btw) was not 'authentic Taylor'! Therefore, not as good as the heart-wrenching, guts-kicking, strip-myself-bare would-you-like-to-see-me-bleed-for-you type of stuff that I've mined a lot over the last year or so. Well, I want to look outward, I want to look kaleidoscopically, for a change, examine other stuff, write for the pure beauty of the sonics sometimes ya know? Not be fucking epic. I don't want to feel inhibited by some so-called notion of authenticity. I want to write to enjoy, maybe communicate, tell stories, enjoy more than anything. I LOVE words, I've loved the fuckers since before I could read. In fact, I'm working on a poem about exactly that at the moment :)

And yeh - know exactly what you mean. I piss MYSELF off sometimes with the comments that I make.

Bob's not the one with the John Lennon tshirt on btw - that's Mike Hilton :D

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Mike Hilton

Tue 14th Feb 2012 10:26

This came out of younger people looking at you and thinking 'you're not with it' because you look older. They don't think that you've lived a life as well.

Hence the 'silver and gold' lines.

Enjoyed our converstaions with you and Bob the other night at the Tudor.

Mike

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Lynn Dye

Mon 13th Feb 2012 20:26

Hi Laura, thank you for your comments on Woman in the Mirror. Ah, you are so right - the day you realise the eye bags are permanent - very funny ;)

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steve mellor

Mon 13th Feb 2012 12:44

Meant to say how much I LOVE your Profile 'non-poem'
Action Man and Cindy - picture!!!!

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steve mellor

Mon 13th Feb 2012 12:41

'simple in my structure'?
you say the sweetest things
;0)))))))

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John Coopey

Fri 10th Feb 2012 17:19

Thanks for your thoughts on Platform, Laura.
As I commented later, I couldn’t resist this little joke. It isn’t a poem at all but a piece of flash fiction prose (100 words exactly) I knocked up in a couple of minutes.
Then I chopped it up into little lines
Et voila….
Free Verse.
I didn’t realise it was that easy.
I shall no doubt revert to the stuff I find more challenging next.

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Mike Hilton

Wed 8th Feb 2012 13:57

Yep, I've every intention of coming out to play on Thursday. I'll meet you under the bike shed in the playground!

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Tue 7th Feb 2012 20:44

Re: 'Ten Minutes' - thanks heaps - I missed the extra 'can' totally. There were only 'happy mother' moments. For me, the real challenge was not to allow those moments to be overpowered by the negative situations - and there were many, many, many of those. I cannot believe any person, or any life experience, is all bad unless we choose it to be so.

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