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Wed 6th Feb 2013 19:38
Thanks for your welcome to WOL and your kind words on 'The Dream at the Party'.
Comment is about garside (poet profile)
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Cynthia Buell Thomas
Sat 29th Jan 2011 17:37
Steve, sorry I missed Sale Waterside last Tuesday. I was in hospital.
Sun 23rd Jan 2011 15:15
Hi Steve - many thanks for commenting on 'Alarm' I do appreciate your views and acknowledge being remiss and unconventional - best regards
Mon 3rd Jan 2011 14:27
cropped the quiet room like you said it does work well i have made it into a song http://soundcloud.com/alienpoet/the-quiet-room-becomes-loneliness
Mon 20th Dec 2010 11:19
cheers Steve, I am hoping to witness the Garside step-away tonight
Mon 13th Dec 2010 09:27
Cheers for your comment on Blood. See your points, but as it's a haiku, the 'cold air' is there to represent a season. I could lose the 'the' on that line by using something like 'frozen' instead - something that would give me the two syllables lost with 'the cold'.
Course, I could just rewrite whole sections of it and change it from a haiku to a 'normal' poem. Am intending to rewrite a few of them anyway :)
Sun 12th Dec 2010 20:11
Hi Steve - thanks for commenting on the Abbey Road poem - line markers do make a difference don't they much obliged for that - just checked out your recent one 'Untitled' and saw how well it works there - read your biog too -awesome
Fri 10th Dec 2010 11:22
re kissed , yes you are right , and this month is the first month i am beginning to see how to link ideas together in a poem ... watch this space i guess , :)
Tue 7th Dec 2010 21:23
thankyou for taking the time to read and comment on all my work :)
Sun 3rd Oct 2010 19:38
Hi, Steve! Thank you so much for the comments on "Indian Summer" and for a good advice. Much appreciate it. With warmest wishes, Larisa
Mon 26th Jul 2010 10:42
Congratulations on your recognition in the Welsh Poetry Competition!
Mon 12th Jul 2010 22:34
hi Steve, for no real reason other than ambling through the lanes of the internet I hav had a relaxing time looking at your costal views paintings .Night view 1 being my favourite. I think I will retire within the sound of the sea... both tonight and in old age. toodle pip. Win
Fri 5th Mar 2010 18:38
Hi! Thanks for commenting on Mapping. I know what you mean about some of the phrases but I was trying to make what is a cliche when applied to the landscape something new when applied to a human body. That was the idea anyway. But I may think of an alternative.
Wed 20th Jan 2010 00:03
I love your sermons... in a patriarchally received way :)
Sat 2nd Jan 2010 22:35
Thanks for your comments on my HD poem. I agree with what you say. As so often, I rushed to put the poem on. Have turned breath into breathe, which is what it was meant to be. I think my problem is that my poems jump into my head then right onto the page without me thinking much about them! Nice to get such a lot of caring feedback! xx
Fri 2nd Oct 2009 08:47
Steve, thank you for the comments on my poem 'the daylight comes with me' - appreciate you taking the time to consider it closely. I see your point and I did think about the repitition of 'charm' at the time but, as is my tendency, I thought 'fuck it' and left it as it was!! Lazyitis.
Sun 27th Sep 2009 10:49
thanks very much for your considered response to my comment. It's really very informative. :-)
Thu 24th Sep 2009 22:57
Thanks for your suggestions on re-writing my recent blog - I read it through, briefly, and liked some of your ideas, but when I looked again for it - it had disappeared. If you have a copy, I'd appreciate it, if that's possible?
Sat 1st Aug 2009 14:28
Night rain over rochdale is really great - I love little poems like this. x
Mon 13th Jul 2009 05:07
Thank you so much for your input Steve...
Yeah, I chose 'In the darkness of night' for the dual meaning...
When I wrote this, my inspiration came from a past dream and a current situation...
Will look at it again... I appreciate your time.
Sun 12th Jul 2009 11:25
Hey up Steve,
Thank for all of your encouraging critique and edit advice, I think thatsa great improvement.
Great to hear from u.
Mon 29th Jun 2009 11:13
Hey Steve I read Circle last night, loved the rhythm of it, it really rattles along towards the end, Images coming thick and fast... liked it lots... shoeless said tho that I would have to quick to comment on it as you take stuff off pretty quick too... as I said last night tho... I am Sloooooooow lol
Sun 21st Jun 2009 22:19
...howdo steve..many thanks for the comments on 'my father'..it was written in couplets, all ending on different words to those seen here. I'd copied it from 'word' and every time I tried to paste it into the 'blog' area the lines came out 'double spaced', in the end I moved all the lines about until they were more compact, pressed all the buttons and it suddenly 'pasted' in as you see it..so I left it alone !!..nevertheless it was very astute of you to realise it doesn't look right....I will take in your ideas, not having aired my poems much until now...thanks...chris.
Sun 14th Jun 2009 20:30
Steve many many thanks for taking the time to read my poetry, your suggestions demonstrate a great deal of experience which I am lacking and I will be editing along the the lines of your suggestions very soon
Thank you so much.
Thu 11th Jun 2009 16:35
Hi steve, thanks for your comments on The Feminine Beauty. The way you have restructured the poem is something i have been trying to achieve. Thats exactly the way i like to structure the poems i often write, but, have had no training and forming the structure thus is something that i can now try to employ. Thank you for your help. Be well blue.
Thu 11th Jun 2009 08:59
Hi Steve. thanks for reading and commenting on Oil and Cheese / Chalk and Water. Win
Thu 9th Apr 2009 22:43
Hi steve...Yes i wish to perform! More than anything! Do you have some info for me please? And would you mind if i tagged along with you some time?....Yosh(shane)
Sun 15th Mar 2009 21:29
Thanks for looking in on "The Gift." Seamus Heaney eh? Now I know you're winding me up!
Enjoyed your "Soliloquy". It has a surreal, semi-comatose, opiate induced feel of drifting off - which I hope is what you intended. I liked the repeat at the end; adds both emphasis and rhythm.
Sat 14th Mar 2009 11:55
you know i like your work , sometimes i find it too hard to comment directly though .
Thu 15th Jan 2009 11:07
Just enjoyed "Matese", Steve.
Wed 14th Jan 2009 12:23
i think your right a poem is never finished thanks for the comment the other day it really helped me, the new version is now posted if your interested, im liking your poetry, its great work and i enjoyed them thoughroughly, chris.
Wed 7th Jan 2009 09:52
great stuff last night. Interesting as ever that when performed the poems mean more / different things. For example for the first time your poem, Hearthside and its repetitive ending made sense. Speak to me AS the oak tree hollows. I see now (lazy reader I guess) Winston
Fri 12th Dec 2008 09:55
Sheepish wry smile back to you too!
Thu 27th Nov 2008 21:10
heeeeeey, thanks so much for taking the time to feedback me. much much much appreciated, especially from someone who's words i like! i like lou reed, both the man and the poym! sally xx
Sun 23rd Nov 2008 10:22
Thank you... it's taken from a book I'm attempting to write.
A little different from Thursday evening at Freed Up
Sun 2nd Nov 2008 19:12
Thanks for your comment.
I like your poem 'The old lie,' very timely.
Interesting question. I like to think I would have spoken out for Rosa, but suspect I may have sat quietly. You have to be there to know.
I believe things have changed for the better and bigotry is not tolerated in the same way now. I suspect if it weren't for people like Rosa then Obama would not be where he is today. I have my fingers crossed for him for Tuesday.
Tue 14th Oct 2008 13:36
Thanks for the thought prevoking comments
Tue 6th May 2008 16:30
Thank you for the lovely comment!
Mon 3rd Mar 2008 14:46
Hi Steve, thanks for your comments - I do love your art work and if you don't mind I will keep in touch with you by email?
Thu 28th Feb 2008 14:23
Steve, your art work is stunning - thank you for sharing it with us.
Tue 26th Feb 2008 13:29
Welcome to the site. Fantastic poems. I love the way they suggest a deeper, more complex meaning to what is written...intriguing.
Thanks for the thoughtful comment you put on my blog.
Have fun in the land of poetry and prose.
Sat 26th Jan 2008 10:42
nothing to say is also a great poem
I love the imagey please put some more up!
Fri 25th Jan 2008 20:28
I really like the way you have used the words in this poem, they give the poem a beautiful ryhthm i feel.
One of my favourite lines is 'Once her glad eyes traced masses, now a tooth retraces dynastic clashes'.
I just imagine this great woman of her time, like Joan Arc, an iconic female figure.
I think it a wonderful, powerful poem, and well thought out.
Tue 8th Jan 2008 16:19
Hi Steve, nice poem. welcome
Tue 8th Jan 2008 07:40
Welcome to 'W.O.L.'World of passion in poetry.
From your Biography shows that you are creative and artistic Soul. It is good to have you here.
The poem of yours it is very well written,
mysterious and thought provoking.
Thank you for sharing your love for writing.
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