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Thu 25th Oct 2018 12:23

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 23rd Oct 2018 16:42

Thanks for your kind and insightful comments on 'Blood Brothers In Arms' Rachel - I'm really pleased you liked it and found it moving. I appreciate you taking the time to comment
Ian

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Mae Foreman

Sat 13th Oct 2018 21:26

Hi elPintor! Loved your bio. Sincere, profound, humble. Thank you!

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Fri 28th Sep 2018 02:00

There's a distinct American bent to it, but this multi-part documentary is full of extraordinary photography, footage, and right-down poetic written/spoken contributions. It covers the history of New York way back to its first settlers in the 1600s through to its change in name from New Amsterdam--even you British historians might be as fascinated as I am.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yumVGUA1FcI

Thank goodness for PBS...

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Mac

Sun 9th Sep 2018 22:06

Thank you for your comments on "Not a Perfect Man" - Yes, there are more than a few of us that are more than concerned! Enraged, shocked on a daily basis. I wish I could articulate ... scared shitless sums it up best!

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Martin Elder

Wed 5th Sep 2018 22:34

Thanks for your kind remarks Rachel. I always look forward to your postings. Your poems are always well thought out and frankly beautiful
Martin

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John Marks

Fri 31st Aug 2018 21:34

nightfall

Night comes to an Indian ghost town..
footsteps follow well-trodden paths through an inkwell of darkness
upward toward a hidden citadel
where apparitions of inhabitants welcome the returning...

You know how sometimes (very occasionally) a poem strikes a chord with you - not necessarily on the conscious/rational level of 'meaning' - but more to do with the echoes of the words, almost like a tone or timbre of voice which draws you in. Your poem 'nightfall' did that. Thank you Rachel and all good wishes to you. John

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Kate G

Sun 19th Aug 2018 09:05

Thanks for your thoughtful commentary on Home is where the heart is Rachel. I find the idea of belonging interesting and I'm glad you do too. It is funny what brings us together and separates us... The refugee crisis and increasing migration will have real impacts on the next generations perhaps? Not that I think it's a bad thing and I don't want to make a political statement but as a first generation Australian, and being part of a military family now, I have often felt a lack of sense of place and was keen to explore the idea. I'm not happy with the ending and will set about rewriting it, but will have some fun playing with it. I hope you have had a lovely Sunday. I always look forward to your insightful comments. Kate. 😘

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Anya

Sat 11th Aug 2018 16:36

Hi Rachel,

Thank you so much for your comment and a link to the song on my poem! I love it ! It’s really good!

Thank you!

😘😘😘

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Taylor Crowshaw

Sat 11th Aug 2018 14:54

Thank you for reading and taking the time to relate your childhood experiences of the woodland. Taylor 💕

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Big Sal

Tue 7th Aug 2018 03:22

https://genius.com/albums/Sadistik/The-balancing-act

It's on this album of his that Sadistik uses most of his angel imagery and lines. In the track "Ashes to Ashley feat. Mac Lethal", the entire song is juxtaposed with the imagery of angels burning. The track "Searching for Something Beautiful" he says 'I watch the spectrums of angels choking to death on the septums and halos'. The whole album is replete with it really. It's mostly one-liners and not whole songs dedicated to it, but it is there. A good listen I think. Thanks for the reply.

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Mon 25th Jun 2018 11:58

The Psychology of Trolling--

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5gqHTlBp6iY

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Mon 18th Jun 2018 16:40

A little something else that's been swimming 'round my head this morning...

Everything has an appointed season, and there is a time for every matter under the heaven.

Ecclesiastes 3:1, and made a great song.

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Mon 18th Jun 2018 12:20


“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”

― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Just some food for thought...

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Thu 14th Jun 2018 00:35

We are all wearing the masks of our making, here--

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xMJ0ijV5-E

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Ces

Mon 21st May 2018 02:10

Your comment is consoling... Reassuring to read a bio with a similar tone to my own thoughts, too. Loved to read your poems in response; they are so beautiful.

Thank you, and your writing.

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Sun 20th May 2018 19:57

As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.

--Proverbs 25:20

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Anya

Tue 1st May 2018 21:03

A glorious day!!! elPintor liked my poem!!!!!!!! Thank you, Thank you so much!!! Huge encouragement!!!

( If..., one)

Anya xxx 😄

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elPintor

Wed 11th Oct 2017 13:12

everyone's a social scientist these days--Noam knows how to tell it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKn3PnXeF-A

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Tue 3rd Oct 2017 11:46

I will make a real effort to back-read some of your works. Anyone who quotes Bertrand Russell must have much of value to share.

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Wed 28th Jun 2017 04:11

I so hate golf that my fondest wish is to move to a country where I would never be asked to join "the boss" in a game, no matter how high I climb the ranks of the corporate ladder...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4w7H48tBS8

(as if I would ever be caught dead on the "corporate ladder"...)

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Stu Buck

Tue 16th May 2017 14:33

hello
have a look at a poet called 'ocean vuong' if you dont already know him
i am just reading his book now and his use of language and space remind me a bit of you.
also he is an excellent poet.

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keith jeffries

Sun 14th May 2017 09:06

Good Morning Señora, Thank you for your comments on my poem She sailed in...
I too have often wondered why the feminine is attributed to ships. When at University I also recall the Books of Wisdom in the Old Testament as the Hebrew word for wisdom is also feminine. Looking at today´s world we can possibly understand why there is such an absence of wisdom. Thank you again. Keith

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keith jeffries

Mon 1st May 2017 09:31

Estimado Señor Pintor, Thank you for your comment on my poem The Essence of Forgiveness. You are the first person to comment on a chnage of style in my writing. You are right and I attribute it to being on WOL., reading the poetry of others including yourself and developing new and different ways of writing good verse. Thank you again. Keith

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keith jeffries

Sat 15th Apr 2017 10:27

Señor El Pintor, thank you for your comment on His Cherished Domain. You are right, as I believe it was all part of the front parlour syndrome. A place set apart, seldom used and beautifully kept for no one to use. Crazy, but true. Thank you again. Keith

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Tue 4th Apr 2017 03:15

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Sun 2nd Apr 2017 01:49

It's a semi-short and somewhat arduous article but well worth the read. Just an aside, I came upon it while searching "what happens when robots administer the Turing test?"...

http://www.lolajournal.com/5/slaves.html

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keith jeffries

Fri 31st Mar 2017 09:20

Thank you so much for your comment. Well said. I shall remember it. Thanks again. Keith

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Matthew Nicholson

Wed 29th Mar 2017 11:26

Thank you for the comment on 'A Million Questions Unanswered' in my blog. I think it is the happiest i have been with something I have written for quite some time. It took numerous edits but I am delighted with the result. You summed up what I intended brilliantly when you said

"The juxtaposition of outer strength and the inner struggles with human need"

The nail has been hit firmly on the head with that.

Matthew

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keith jeffries

Sat 25th Mar 2017 17:09

Thank you again for a very thought provoking comment. It is a subject which has forever troubled me as I was once a soldier for many years but over time became a pacifist. Thank you for reminding me of the supreme sacrifice made for our liberty in the face of unbridled tyranny. Yes, I would fight against that............I think. For me it is an ongoing dilema and I thank you for your comment which helps to me deal with what must be an eternal problem. Thank you so much. Keith

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keith jeffries

Thu 23rd Mar 2017 22:05

Sorry I forgot to mention how much I enjoyed The Traveller & Sleepless. The Traveller is beautiful indeed. Keith

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keith jeffries

Thu 23rd Mar 2017 22:00

I find your biography remarkably open and inviting in its honesty. Whenever one reads something there is often a sentence or phrase which leaps from the page to provoke thought. Your biography is eloquent with expression of which these caught my attention,¨ feel the sadness of living in a world, so populated where people routinely look through one another to avoid eye contact completely ¨.
¨I have a strong sense of Social Justice ¨. ¨I am also attuned to history (mostly posr WWI ¨.
You clearly speak from your inner self which will always make for good poetry and prose. On this site I have submitted two poems entitled The Quagmire of Hell and Nimrod. If you have time or inclination I would welcome your comments. Thank you. Keith

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Wed 8th Mar 2017 23:44

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECF9d5fC8S0

..a story about a courageous woman who made a huge contribution to history for Int'l Women's Day.

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David Redfield

Sun 5th Mar 2017 16:04

Thanks elP for the comments on the bird poems. They actually are two separate pieces, written years apart, but they are a natural pairing I guess. I like the tension that arises from making a detailed observation using an unexpected register; the mismatch of vocab/diction with subject is a fascinating exercise.

Haven't caught 'Sully' yet tho' ...

Very best

Dave R

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Ian Whiteley

Thu 9th Feb 2017 19:35

thanks for your insightful comments regarding 'Blizzard' mate - glad you liked it. I appreciate you tasking the time to comment
Ian

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Mon 26th Dec 2016 04:32

"I was born on the prairies where the wind blew free and there was nothing to break the light of the sun. I was born where there were no enclosures."

--Geronimo

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Fri 23rd Dec 2016 01:58

You know, the mind is an odd thing. I recently heard (through a post here on WoL) of someone who referred to Hitler as a house painter. Read some time on the "Red House Report" or maybe about the gas chambers--"the little red house" or the "little white house" at Auschwitz-Birkenau.

elP

ps
Sellers' comedy was brilliant. It seems to me that comedy isn't only meant to make people laugh--it should also make them examine the world around them a little more closely. Though, it's likely that those who would've benefited most from understanding it simply couldn't understand it.

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raypool

Wed 21st Dec 2016 12:01

elP, I just read your comment on Freelance, and it triggered a comical sketch of Peter Sellers as a German soldier on the Parkinson show decrying the admiring of famous painters, and adding: "Hitler, now there was a painter. Four rooms two coats in von day!" Sorry , not at all relevant but just had relate it.

Ray

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Endure Uno

Fri 16th Dec 2016 07:03

EL Pintor, thank you for visiting and commenting on my poems. I really appreciate it! I look forward to reading your work as well!

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elPintor

Tue 6th Dec 2016 23:03

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw0crLooBHg

..22 years later, it's as real as the first time I heard it.

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Thu 1st Dec 2016 07:34

thanks elP for tumbling the image of a Slinky down the stairs of my childhood memories - it's been a while.

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Thu 1st Dec 2016 00:30

"Some people are like Slinkies... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs."

--Unattributed

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