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Tue 6th Nov 2018 08:40
Just read your sample poems and they are sublime. Don't know how you do it. It's not often I think " I wish I'd written that" but really I'm thinking that now. I wouldn't mind buying your first collection.
Comment is about Stuart Buck (poet profile)
Original item by Stuart Buck
Tue 6th Nov 2018 08:31
Mon 5th Nov 2018 17:52
Hi Stu! Thanks for the favourable comment on The Legacy
Tue 2nd Oct 2018 18:54
thanks for the kind comments on 'Bevin Boy' Stu - apologies it's taken so long for me to respond - been off the site for a couple of weeks pursuing music projects - back now :-) I appreciate you taking the time to comment
Tue 18th Sep 2018 23:34
"My" I think repetition
is a literal thrill.
I was at school
and Mr Monaghan
"tut tutted' my
use of it.
Thank you Stu for your pointed lean against a shoulder
Fri 7th Sep 2018 12:04
Thank you for the comments on 'Role Reversal'
Yeah, I'm doing pretty good thanks, pal.
Sun 29th Jul 2018 15:26
Mon 9th Jul 2018 12:42
thanks for commenting on 'the weeping angel' Stu - she was from my home city - there's quite a lot in the news about her at the moment - but, until very recently, her story wasn't even known in Wakefield - I'm really pleased that's changed because it is a truly remarkable story
Mon 7th May 2018 17:04
thanks for the kind comments on 'Daily Howl' mate - but where've ya been? I haven't written a political poem this year (yet) *wink*
Tue 20th Mar 2018 12:16
Thank you Stu. I was aiming at that, and you summed it up. Tommy xx
Mon 19th Feb 2018 16:04
Stu many thanks for comment on Ted Crow & I'll keep an eye out for this Max Porter. Dom
Mon 11th Dec 2017 09:44
Ta for y'note on me final haiku Stu. Reckon it just about sums up everything for me at the moment, surrounded as we are by madmen.
Cynthia Buell Thomas
Sat 23rd Sep 2017 18:15
Stu, thanks for your most recent comment. I've changed the'poem' a bit, and I'm only hoping I've not spoiled what you liked.
It refuses to be 'categorised' as any 'type' of form. It just fights back. And so I let it be what it is. I'm not sure it's 'poetry' at all.
Sun 20th Aug 2017 13:41
Stu, thank you for your recent comment on my latest poem. I understand what you say. Poets seem attracted by human existence and the world about us which provides a good deal to think about. I first approached religion in a rationalistic way. How did this all come to be? Why am I here? Then there is the faith approach of belief with little or no evidence. This path invariably steers people into some kind of institutionalised religious grouping be it Church , Temple or Mosque. I developed a faith but soon could not cope with institutionalised religion as I found it corrupt and controlling. As I apporach the age of seventy I would describe myself as a free thinker with a profound faith but not one determined by others. Thanks again for your comment. Keith
Thu 17th Aug 2017 01:11
Thanks for the comment on my profile picture, Stu. I sketched that years ago when I was spending much too much time in solitude and it is one of the few things that survived my return to the world.
I hope things are going well with your writing, fella..it's very good to hear from you.
Wed 2nd Aug 2017 15:57
Stuart, there is no Sale poetry evening in August; it is a 'holiday' month for the MC's. For us all. At least, that's what I understand. Just in case you were planning to join us again, please double check.
And thanks for your supportive comments, always.
Fri 14th Jul 2017 17:28
Just wondering whether you are considering under the fable in Manchester this year
Wed 5th Jul 2017 02:21
Hey, Stu! These are for you, proceeding your adventure with the owls..
..just wanted to say I'm thinkin' about ya', dear fella...
Wed 28th Jun 2017 16:30
Thanks for your line on Thelma and Louise, that's a real compliment coming from you.
Mon 26th Jun 2017 23:37
Hey Stu, thanks for your comment on 'The Roast'. It means a lot. Keep up the good work yourself! DB.
Thu 25th May 2017 14:28
Thanks for your kind comments on 'The Mayfly Dance' mate - I'm pleased you liked it - not mu usual stuff, I tend not to go in for that 'love poetry' thang
Wed 17th May 2017 22:28
I've just started reading Vuong's work and--you're right--he's fantastic. I don't buy much poetry but I'm definitely considering his book. You couldn't have made a more welcome suggestion.
Wed 10th May 2017 20:39
Hi stu, thanks so much....your comments are very much appreciated.
I have to say I have been revisiting your work recently and I feel I should have done more acid when I was younger, your imagination infuriates and amazes me, with the greatest respect.
Sun 23rd Apr 2017 14:35
Stu, I had been anticipating your 'visit' to Sale for months. I'm sure glad I didn't miss it.
Re 'Four Trees and A Girl'. If it is possible to have a 'favourite' of one's own work, this might be mine. Or not. I often read it just for myself because it makes me feel so good deep inside.
I find this element of detachment making it possible to read my own poems objectively very intriguing. And it certainly isn't self-love. Or arrogance. If a poem of mine doesn't reach that level of separation, I lose it. Or set it aside for more consideration. Usually the latter, because I value the power of a 'first idea'.
Wed 19th Apr 2017 11:50
It was great to catch up with you last night. your poetry was fantastic as usual. As I mentioned last night it is worth attending Marsden Jazz festival in October. Julian will be publishing it no doubt closer to the time. Also around the same time is the Chorlton literary festival which is around the same time and will also be on the WOL web site nearer the time. Both of these events get packed so they are good places to get known. All the best with the book. I look forward to more posts. Hope to see you again soon
Wed 12th Apr 2017 23:55
Looking forward to reading your recently published work, Stu..
All the best to you,
Thu 30th Mar 2017 20:00
♡♡ I love your work
Fri 17th Mar 2017 01:04
thanks for commenting on 'devil on my right shoulder' Stu - as always you are very perceptive - and the black dog comment was there to signpost that, sometimes, writers can be sidetracked into dark areas when doubts and insecurities creep in
I appreciate your insightful comments, as always, mate
Sun 5th Mar 2017 16:23
Thanks Stu for the kind comments re the two bird pieces.
Mon 13th Feb 2017 00:04
I just wanted to thank you for commenting on "..to make something beautiful". And, I hope things are going well with your writing in and outside of poetry. You show quite a unique perspective through it and that, in itself, makes your work invaluable, truly.
Sun 5th Feb 2017 18:44
thanks or the kind and supportive comments on 'Janus' Stu - really pleased you liked it
Tue 24th Jan 2017 00:17
Thanks Stu for your kind comments about 'Tragedy', so pleased you enjoyed it. Until I joined here last month I hadn't written much, so I'm still very much developing. Receiving this kind of positive feedback really encourages me to keep writing. Many thanks again. Paul
Sun 4th Dec 2016 13:52
Hi Stu. I just wondered if you firmed up a visit to Send poetry in December as yet. You mentioned you might get a doss at Davids' ; if not is there still a chance. I'm a one bedroom man in a bungalow so very tricky but If no luck i'll have a word with Greg Freeman who might have a few ideas.
All the best - good news coming shortly!
Mon 31st Oct 2016 14:54
thanks for your insightful and supportive comments on 'Fairy Cakes' Stu - I've responded on the blog as I needed to answer both yours and MC's point in a 'contrast and compare' way.
Thanks for commenting as always
Tue 18th Oct 2016 12:24
Thanks for the comments on 'Eater Of Worlds' Stu - appreciate it. The Wigan thing went well - we'll catch up some other time I'm sure - always family first :-) I have a morbid fascination with clowns due to the reading of Stephen King and Peter Straub - the all time classic spook out is 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' film and book - cheers
Sun 16th Oct 2016 16:21
Thanks for commenting on I Killed the Monster. Is it me or the world that's insane? I picked up a book of Cohen's poetry yesterday funnily enough. Top man.
Tue 11th Oct 2016 10:41
Apropos of my comment on Mechanism, Stu, my computer has been for a clean up from malware ( a sort of haemorrhoids of the jacksie(pain in the ass). Thanks for asking. Hope you are ok . I'm revving up for getting my poetry out in the wider world at the moment !
Thu 6th Oct 2016 15:51
thanks for the continued supportive comment Stu - I also checked on WOL before posting 'Rosetta...' and couldn't believe no one had posted already - pays to be quick eh? From one Yorkshireman to another - I was also moved by those final pictures - not that I'd share that with non-Yorkshire folk you understand - oh, wait a minute....*wink*
Sun 25th Sep 2016 13:37
thanks for the comments on F34r Th3 Numb3r5 Stu - something a bit different and way too difficult to write easily - cheers
Mon 19th Sep 2016 16:21
Thanks for commenting on 'Black Bear' Stu - glad you liked it. Really enjoying some of your poetry as and when I catch up on here - hopefully will see you somewhere on the circuit soon
Sat 17th Sep 2016 22:59
About The Storm - really gratifying that you liked this so much Stu. It was an intense experience and I had to rise to do it justice. Scared is good for the juices I think.
Maybe POTW will one day will be put to a vote like they do on telly! But we know there is a red leather door and machinations...... thanks anyway.
Sat 17th Sep 2016 16:29
Just to let you know Stu, myself and good lady went off to the New Forest in a log cabin type break for four days, quite nice, and no poetry thoughts at all but since I got back there are two on the back burner! We got caught overnight in a helluva storm like millions of others.
Fri 9th Sep 2016 19:23
Just coming back on your comments on Shut Down Stu.
I very much appreciate the spirit of your thoughts. I had an idea and fleshed it out quite quickly - the idea of a factory closing and taking its time and its toll, then thought how similar this was to a body doing the same. I suppose this all comes with experience of life as you say. Very pleased that you should appreciate what I am doing and I wouldn't say it was rash - honest yes. I was pleased with the last line, it seems to me that desperate people invest imagined hope in close ones, perhaps.
Thanks again, Ray
Fri 9th Sep 2016 11:34
I found Nerium very touching. Good job!
Tue 6th Sep 2016 05:54
Thank you for your comment on my insomnia poetry. Glad you liked it and a massive thank you for the sleep podcast advice.
Hope sweet sleep and dreams find you.
Sat 3rd Sep 2016 17:43
THanks Stu for commenting on The man in the White Coat. I thought I'd left a thanks but now I can't trace it. It's a bit freaky like the trip itself. I always refer to the pharmacy as the science fiction end!
Sun 28th Aug 2016 18:53
I'm pleased you liked the Matt Baker poem Stu. Thanks.
The trouble is with this kind of thing is the amount of time taken to get the simple flow of the words right. I was pleased with Ilk la Moor baht at.
Fri 12th Aug 2016 23:24
thanks once again for the supportive comment on '...old lamp' Stu - I feel guilty when I use an e-reader - it feels like cheating on a proper book - always leaves me feeling cheap and dirty... *wink*
Tue 2nd Aug 2016 19:46
Thanks for your helpful advice re publishing. I am a bit miffed now as I put so much of my content on WOL and would like to start submitting to small presses and the like. Given the expectation of rejections in the normal way it seems a bit depressing to add to the problem.
I suppose one could re title and change some of the earlier stuff. This rule obviously applies to competitions as well I guess.
Anyway you've given me flesh to hang my bones on!!
Mon 1st Aug 2016 13:56
Ta, Stu. Brevity is all. Actually a point I wanted to ask you in your capacity as a printed poet. I entered a competition, as was told that blogs on WOL constitute publication therefore invalidating them from any further chance of print. Other than deleting them individually, have you any advice from an old virgin such as I, please? Thanks a lot.
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