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Thu 11th Apr 2013 21:01
The all purpose stars, love it, always have
Comment is about Steven Waling (poet profile)
Original item by Steven Waling
Thu 6th Dec 2012 10:14
.. in 1975 I went to the Free Trade Hall to see Capt. Beefheart - first on was Henry Cow with Dagmar Krause - after 20 mins I gave up trying to understand their music and went to the bar - now I wish I'd stayed and listened ....
Sat 28th Jan 2012 17:22
Your time is much appreciated
Your thought that it could have fallen flat on its face, was something that was running through my mind for about 24 hours prior to pressing the final button to post it.
I really couldn't determine whether my attempt was lazy writing (perhaps because I enjoyed writing it so much). I have a tendency to think that if I enjoy writing something, there must be something badly wrong with it. I hoped that the honesty within the poem, and the light humour, might just make it acceptable.
Eventually I thought that putting it on the site was worth the risk of getting slated.
Tue 20th Dec 2011 15:54
Hi Steven Thanks for comments on 'Coelacanth'. Glad you liked most of it, although I'm not quite with you on the second stanza. I think I need it because it introduces the notions of beauty & ugliness and the way they symbolise innocence/and the Fall... if that makes any sense. Might just be me being a lapsed Catholic again!
Sim Le Wilt
Tue 25th Oct 2011 11:45
We've actually met many times in Manchester, and I've heard you recite on lots of occasions long ago at murky open mics - however...I had forgotten all about Euro '96, really made me chuckle (I would comment on your cynicism but for the fact you're so on the mark regarding our shopping being made safe...just see how wonderfully safe and shiny it now is in town!!).
See you anon sir
Thu 16th Jun 2011 15:22
Thx for the comment on my poem Patriots Steven- appreciated.
Wed 9th Mar 2011 14:19
fascinated by ur words hun x
Wed 2nd Mar 2011 13:28
Hi Steven, looking at your poems, this one came out. http://www.writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=19680
Sun 12th Dec 2010 21:01
Hi Steven ,
posted up a link to some of my poems with synbols we were talking about at the Big Weekend, thought you might be interested. Win
Sat 4th Dec 2010 19:28
Hi Steven, thanks for looking at In My Dreams You're alive. Mor experimental pieces to come I feel. Keep well. Win
Sun 14th Nov 2010 11:07
Hi Steven, Having an interesting discussion on whether 'origin information' should be given (maybe as a footnote) and if this adds to the poem or not . See my latest blog entry. (stalemate Hold) It would be interesting to have your input. Win x
Sat 13th Nov 2010 09:58
Hi Again, in fact my last 2 poems are found poems of sorts. It it seems I have been infected! Win x
Fri 12th Nov 2010 20:57
Hi Steven, Thankyou for leaving a comment on TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN. Much appreciated. I have replied in detail on the blog itself. Win x
Thu 11th Nov 2010 13:24
Wooo! I NEVER make comment on anything to do with war as I find my views are almost always unpalatable and offensive to others. Experience bears this out.
Thu 4th Nov 2010 15:46
hi Steven Thanks for the comment on ghazal. This is a very mimimised version of the ghazal having only 4 sylables per line. It still has all the other qualifying factors for the classical form however. Because of this is looks and sounds very different and much more is left to the readers interpretation.
Tue 19th Oct 2010 17:43
and another at http://www.writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=16881
Tue 19th Oct 2010 17:18
Great to meet you - finally! over the weekend. I was sorry not to have made it to one of your workshops - hopefully next year!
Tue 19th Oct 2010 15:20
Hi Steven, I blogged my experiment 'binary p01m' on WOL at http://www.writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=16873
Tue 19th Oct 2010 00:11
Thankyou Steven for running your experimental poetry workshop at the big weekend. Very informative, opened a door (or rather) opened a door wider than had already been opened... so thankyou very much. Great to chat over the weekend in Hebden. Winston
Thu 8th Oct 2009 11:45
I tend to use spaces - which don't translate here - I'm a fan of letting the reader do the punctuating
Thu 8th Oct 2009 11:26
I have been known to rise to the bait too. :-)
Just read your poems here and enjoyed ' Geocentric'. 'All purpose stars' i can easily connect to and read that when it won potm. Your best on this site i think.
I notice you don't do punctuation. Is there a reason for that? I ask because i like to include it in my work, especially when a sentence ends and another one begins.
Tue 6th Oct 2009 16:38
I shall add my two pennerth in a moment. I think it will be educational (in all senses of the word) to see what is suggested
Mon 5th Oct 2009 11:19
Hi Steve - cd tis good...
my only bother though is the recording levels used - impacts on the quality of the listen
<Deleted User> (4496)
Thu 2nd Oct 2008 05:55
This is about the current poem of the month.
I thought lines 3 & 4 of the first stanza were part of the same sentence.
Ok, line 4 does start with a capital letter but it is then followed by a stanza break and my poor brain parsed it wrong.
Andy Sewina aka Danny Wise
Sun 2nd Dec 2007 01:21
Hi Steve, not seen you for ages but I see you're still going strong!
Thu 30th Aug 2007 20:35
Hi Steven, Welcome to the wonderful world of WOL, hope you feel at home here.
much love and laughter to you and yours.
Fri 24th Aug 2007 19:56
Yves Klein blue skies over Accrington, the B of the Bandaged/Banged Heads -- both images repeated (or 'bothed") the blurt strange 'Careful' of your work: in between the do and the dids 'something hidden' pops out -- the marvellous!
Fri 24th Aug 2007 14:09
Hello, decent poems, I can almost forgive you been from Accrington!
All the best
Fri 24th Aug 2007 14:02
"The All-purpose Stars". Very clever. Love it. Tell me, do you read palms too.
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