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Thu 20th Sep 2018 10:28
Hi Big Sal,
Thank you for the comments on 'The Denial of an Ageing Disgrace' I am delighted you enjoyed it.
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Mon 17th Sep 2018 21:44
Thank you Big Sal!!! Your words mean so much!!!😘
Fri 14th Sep 2018 12:27
Hi Big Sal,
As I said in my last post..once the children saw me reading your book they commandeered it. I will be messaging you to let you know my thoughts asap...Just to say the poems I have read so far were captivating... Unique in their style and rhythm. 💕
Mon 10th Sep 2018 14:41
Hi Big Sal We are enjoying Pressed Flowers immensely. It is exhausting trying to impress anybody for any length of time...so I am of the opinion to do what our mind is screaming out for us to do. Today this tomorrow who knows..
Thanks Big Sal....
Mon 10th Sep 2018 04:29
Sal, thanks for your support.
It's hard to tell when we've truly hit a note with readers. We each have our chosen language, that is to say, special words and linguistic medium that we use to communicate. Anyhow (I feel I'm losing ground) we're all playing a lottery, here.
..I'll not overthink it--blessings, for now, wherever you are.
just a nod to a prior comment about Del Toro..
Sun 9th Sep 2018 15:10
thank you Big Sal.
by the way
how did you get that name?
were you a hit man for the Mafia?
Sat 8th Sep 2018 19:18
Dear Big Sal,
Thank you so so so much for your support!
You have no idea how much it means to me!
From the bottom of my heart
Sat 8th Sep 2018 04:01
Thank you for your support and feedback. I am currently reading some of your works, and I am enjoying it. ♥
Sat 8th Sep 2018 03:37
Big Sal, thank you for commenting on "Triptych #1: Coffee, Paper, and Storm". I appreciate the feedback. ♥
Fri 7th Sep 2018 18:01
Hi Big Sal. Thank you for your comment on my short story HUMAN. This was actually a dream. A very graphic dream. I left out the gory details, but I hope this is a warning to us all not to forget our Humanity.
Thu 6th Sep 2018 14:38
Just about to start this beautiful book of poetry which arrived today.
Pressed Flowers...beautiful.. Up on my profile...
Wed 5th Sep 2018 20:09
Feel free to rant away Big Sal!! I feel the same way. I wrote that in response to all the ugliness I see on twitter and in general ... then this corrupt administration has the balls to ask for civility, from us, not their side. No, I will not be civil and no, I will not respect, tolerate, address or "love" trumpsters. I cannot. I will not. I choose not to.
Racism was much acceptable to a greater percentage of the population back then. Not an excuse but a culture. That is not the culture today. Racism, if it must exist, needs to be pushed back to hiding in deep hell. Used to be that men weren't quite so brazen with their misogyny either. With this administration in control, no holds barred. I'm done being civil.
Mon 3rd Sep 2018 19:44
Thank you again for the nice feedback on my temporary insanity. Sometimes I just have to put it out there, raw, just to get it out. I guess I'll need to give it a proper name since a couple of you actually seem to like it. LOL Oh, maybe the name should be "temporary insanity!"
Mon 3rd Sep 2018 18:47
Hi Big Sal, I am hoping my copy of Pressed Flowers will arrive later this week...thank you for commenting on My Feet..........a lighthearted poem is refreshing it clears the palette ready for the next layers to be applied..TC 😃
Sat 1st Sep 2018 15:55
Just wanted to let you know my friend that you wonderful book has arrived!
What a beauty!!!
Thank you !!! 😘😘😘
Sat 1st Sep 2018 15:32
Thanks for reading A Moment in my Mind Big Sal..I was writing or forcing another poem at the time of a similar vein big long piece but this popped into my head and worked. I cannot sit down and just write to order I just have to wait until they come knocking.😃
Thu 30th Aug 2018 15:09
Hi Big Sal, very close to my heart this one..I was delighted to read your comments. All of my poetry is from my life or people very close to me whose lives I have observed. Even the nature/animal poems would be based on experiences over the years. Perhaps it is one of the few positives about growing older. Lots of memories to draw from. Look forward to hearing more..😃
Thu 30th Aug 2018 00:04
Thank you for your encouragement! Loved hearing "Cultists"
Wed 29th Aug 2018 11:26
Thanks for the comments Sal, appreciate your involvement in the community
Tue 28th Aug 2018 20:22
Thanks Big Sal, my son is an illustrator, but is too busy with other work and his young family, and the same as you I cannot afford a collaboration. So I am going to have to think outside the box on this one..
Watch this space...😉
Tue 28th Aug 2018 19:31
Thank you for the encouragement. I became very demotivated over the years to write as most readers don't appreciate rhyme, so I recently started to move away from this, however its nice to hear that there are some people out there that still appreciate this style of writing. I've been writing poetry since I was 15, but I unfortunately did not retain my past work, as I didn't have the confidence and I felt my writing needed work. I will consider your suggestion and keep you updated! You are a true inspiration!
Tue 28th Aug 2018 08:54
Hi Big Sal thank you for your comments and appreciation of my work🌷 Poetry is just a past time for me, a form of expression. I entered a poetry competition a while back and one of my poems was published, but to answer your question, I don't have a poetry book published - never considered this as an option, as poetry is hardly recognized in South Africa (my homeland).
Mon 27th Aug 2018 23:41
Your reply on my page about copyright underlines the
belief that America is run by lawyers. Perhaps it should
term itself accordingly as "The Land of The Fee"! 😉
Mon 27th Aug 2018 18:59
Thank you Sal for your continued support! Piano....the queen of all instruments...glad you liked it.
I see Pressed Flowers is out. Congratulations, I look forward to reading it!
Mon 27th Aug 2018 14:38
Thanks for liking and commenting "When I get mad I write poetry", I really appreciate your feedback and the time you take to give it. Good luck again with the book launch... nearly there! I loved the first poem 'Firewood and Watermint', thanks for sharing.
Mon 27th Aug 2018 12:01
Hi there - I was intrigued by your comment elsewhere (on
Taylor Crowshaw's page) about the US Copyright Office and their insistence (?) on work being registered there.
Isn't the USA a signatory to the Berne Convention?
Any work is created is the copyright of the creator, but perhaps, with the convoluted US legal system in mind -
authorities there prefer to have it recorded in a central
registration format e.g. with the said "Copyright Office" -
to speed up "proof" proceedings in any contest between parties in any "who wrote what" dispute?
I have UK songs recorded in Nashville and their copyright
is protected under the said Berne Convention.
Fri 24th Aug 2018 11:24
Thanks for latest feedback! I am totally loving getting feedback ! Not sure what an acrostic poem is and so I will go look that up (thank you... its helpful) Id heard someone do a 'list poem' at an event and thought Id give it a go with the dark to light poem
Thu 23rd Aug 2018 13:21
Thank you for the feedback Big Sal 😃
Wed 22nd Aug 2018 17:12
Hello Big Sal, thank you for your comment on my Haiku, MOUNTAINS IN THE MIST. My Husband is from Colorado. We haven't visited but he tells me it's beautiful. I was inspired to write this from the painting I did in 1991.
Wed 22nd Aug 2018 16:57
Hi Big Sal, thank you for your comment on my short story, THE HOUR IS LATE. There is a hidden message in it. I loved your comment.💗
Tue 21st Aug 2018 21:05
Thank you for the support, I really enjoy reading your poetry too
Sun 19th Aug 2018 23:58
ok, so, you are big! but no way as big as these thanks for your ongoing support dude!
lorra love chuck!
Sun 19th Aug 2018 17:20
Thanks for reading the last two poems and commenting Big Sal. It is appreciated I know you are so busy so taking the time out means a lot to me. Good luck for book launch. Can't wait..😄
Sun 19th Aug 2018 16:46
Thank you for your continued encouragement! Your comment on "My Destiny" really gave me a boost in confidence. Your honesty is very much appreciated.
I must admit that since joining WOL, I have been editing previously written poems and I really feel that I am learning and improving! 😊😊😊Jane
Fri 17th Aug 2018 23:24
Hey Big Sal, still here... Sorry I've had one of those weeks. 😊 I'm glad you related to Afterlife. That notion of not existing always made me feel a little panicked so I had to capture it. Time to breathe out a bit for the weekend and catch up on some reading of the works of others.
Thu 16th Aug 2018 17:45
You truly have a gift Big Sal. You know exactly what to say and when to say it. You nurture, cajole, advise, praise. Amazing.
Don't ever stop..😘
Tue 14th Aug 2018 20:24
Thank you for your comments Big Sal. They are a poem in themselves.
Tue 14th Aug 2018 18:21
Thank you... Thank you for your encouragement and comments on my work including my latest posting 'The language of Trees'
As a newbie here it's very helpful x
Mon 13th Aug 2018 08:36
I could never tire of hearing how you enjoy my work. We all desire appreciation. It is the balm that soothes the wounds sometimes left by the expression of raw emotions.
Sun 12th Aug 2018 23:18
It is a big problem here in Ireland Big Sal..I found it a difficult subject. ❤
Sun 12th Aug 2018 15:12
I am humbled by your words of praise. Thank you it means so much. Mother's are amazing we should treasure them. I miss mine every day. X
Sat 11th Aug 2018 20:58
Thank you Sal for commenting on "A Fly". Your positive reaction tells me it was worth the effort! I always enjoy reading your comments as they are honest and helpful.
Thanks again, Jane😊
Sat 11th Aug 2018 16:34
Thank you Sal for commenting on "Alive". Whenever you have time, I would appreciate hearing your opinion about "A Fly". I tried to step out of my safety zone and write something different and I always appreciate your objectivity. Thanks, Jane
Sat 11th Aug 2018 16:12
Thanks Big Sal I prefer petite but it didn't rhyme..😄
Fri 10th Aug 2018 20:25
Hi Big Sal, thank you yet again for some solid advice and ideas. Much appreciated.
My husband suggested I get rid of my books and bought a kindle. I am all for technology, but I love books they are so tactile.
Thu 9th Aug 2018 17:29
Thanks Big Sal need to start thinking about doing something with some of the poems..😊
Thu 9th Aug 2018 16:29
Thank you Sal for the wonderful comment on 'Silently Sad'. Your remarks are always encouraging!
Wed 8th Aug 2018 17:24
Big Sal your poetry oozes emotion..I am in awe..thank you for your wonderful words.💕
Wed 8th Aug 2018 11:22
Thanks for your latest feedback on 'The Armchair of Oblivion' Big Sal - its very (very) encouraging to a new poet like me xxx
Wed 8th Aug 2018 00:04
Thanks for the link, Sal. I love the way the rhymes seem to be a means of roping in tangential ideas--like some central thought that just needs a little torque to bring to life its arms...almost galactic in concept.
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