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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sat 17th Dec 2016 13:10

Look at all the fab former names listed here. Wow! I'll try to catch up with some more reading, but short on time now.

Regards, and Happy Christmas,

Cynthia

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alisonsmiles68@gmail.com

Wed 8th Jun 2011 10:31

heheh, boots have popularity! My uncle does commissioned murals on people's walls of footwear. Ballet shoes in little girls bedrooms, football boots for little boys, that kind of thing!

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kath hewitt

Wed 8th Jun 2011 10:10

'Pound's going in fear of abstractions'

What exactly does that mean?
Your last comment makes no sense to me at all.

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alisonsmiles68@gmail.com

Wed 8th Jun 2011 08:52

Hiya, many thanks for comments on my old boots poem. Gave me much useful thinking. Normally when I start a poem I seem to begin with a really strong first line, a good idea of the middle bit and flounder into a weak ending (well, that's how it always seems in my head). This one was a little bit of a departure, and the verse now at the start was originally the second verse.

It's really useful seeing your thoughts on this because although to me it tells a story in the sequence it happened, it doesn't always convey itself to the reader, and it's done me good having a good old think about this. The reason I shifted that verse is because the whole poem relates to getting rid of the old footwear of the deceased, and the first pair to go are the boots chosen to quite literally go to the grave.

Again, many thanks, you really have me pondering!

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John Coopey

Tue 7th Jun 2011 09:50

Thanks for your thoughts on Prestatyn, Rod.
Commenting gave me the chance to look at your stuff.
Your Muddy Waters poem reminded me of a gig I went to as a younger man to see 2 old blokes, one blind, one lame (bit like the bible parable) with a combined age of 146. Best concert I've ever been to - Sonny Terry and Brownie McGee.

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C Byrne

Mon 6th Jun 2011 15:30

Thanks for the feedback Rodney.

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Tommy Carroll

Fri 31st Dec 2010 19:15

Rodney, I'm a tad confused by your latest post on my site. You open with: 'I don't know' you don't know what Rod? And following: '...overshadowed...' would you explain please?
Thanx
Tommy
:o)

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Fri 27th Aug 2010 18:15

Thanks for your comment on "Untitled - you bastard".

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Fri 7th May 2010 17:25

Hello rodney thanks for your feedback , lol

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Nash

Fri 7th May 2010 16:23

Thanks Rodney...love 'horoscopes'!

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Tue 16th Mar 2010 18:02

Hi Rodney, thanks for the feedback on my comment. I'm never too sure about giving what others think of as constructive comment. I agree with Jane now, it's quite funny. :-)

Maybe the wife just wanted someone to stay home with her sometimes eh.
and there's just no pleasing some either.

Janet.x

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Dave D Poet Rhumour

Thu 25th Feb 2010 22:29

Thanks for the suggestion about the pulpit, though I will of course continue to write on diverse themes as I have these past 40 odd years - it's all in the mood of the moment :) Best wishes, Dave

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winston plowes

Tue 2nd Feb 2010 13:52

Hi Rodney... Thanks for reading and commenting on 'Pelt'. Glad you liked it. Ihave just got back from a weekend away on 'The Dinosaur coast' In a village called Staithes(Near Whitby) I have also changed the pic on the blog entry to one of mine which shows the view from the holiday cottage 2 nights ago. A stunning place. win

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Sun 31st Jan 2010 13:39

Hi Rodney,
thanks for reading and commenting on my poem Mr. Skoulikaris.
Incidentally, i feel you are probably right about soulmate not being quite right so duly editing.

Janet.x

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Rachel McGladdery

Sat 30th Jan 2010 16:48

Thanks for the comment on my purple cow!Much appreciated.
Rach
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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sat 23rd Jan 2010 21:12

Good evening Rodney.Thank you for comments on my poem-The cord severed.-all duly noted and most certainly considered-or as my old teacher would write in school reports(and I,m sure you know whats coming)must try harder! cheers-Stefan.

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Isobel

Wed 30th Dec 2009 23:26

So your wife spent up in the sales then...

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Tue 8th Dec 2009 17:36

Hi Rodney

Thanks for your kind comments for the poem 'The First Kiss'. Take your point about 'not being sure the songs having solos to die for'. I had to think of some (popular) songs that clearly had Harmonica solos in them.

Thanks for reading.

Joseph

ps. - Muddy Waters song? "Baby please don't go"?

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Bernadette Herbertson

Sun 22nd Nov 2009 11:38

Thanks Rodney for your comment on my blog entry ..Hopeful Recovery..I am a novice so welcome comments. Bernadette Herbertson

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Wed 18th Nov 2009 23:17

Hi Rodney, thanks for the rap ;-) ha ha took me a while to figure it out, pretty cool though when I did cheers ;-))

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Sat 24th Oct 2009 10:51

hi there rodney thanks for your comments i'm sure am still alive and well :) ref: memories poem :)
enjoy reading your poems :)

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Tommy Carroll

Sat 17th Oct 2009 16:16

Rodney your a bless.

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steve mellor

Sat 17th Oct 2009 13:42

Hi Rodney
That's a decent idea.
It may be a difficult thing to do without blowing your own trumpet.
(that's another thing I can't do)
I did have the thought that it could be something that could be extended when I get my mind working

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Wed 16th Sep 2009 19:21

Hey Rodney I took out the moral, you are right, it speaks for itself, I think that I tried to reinforce it when it was strong enough -- thank you for the comment, I believe it is now a stronger poem.

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Sun 13th Sep 2009 20:43

Thanks Rodney for your comments on "Them Downstairs"
Bernie

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Fri 11th Sep 2009 10:44

Thank You for your comment on my poem 'the list'. I am glad you liked it.I think I will give it the 'harder' edge by taking off the moral at the end- after all it's a strong piece and the original ending softens it too much.

I like your work ,it has strong images to it.
Thanks
Spencer

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Sat 5th Sep 2009 10:45

Hi Rodney, thanks for the comment on Kinsella.
I kind of agree with you about that line but placed it in brackets to make it less necessary to the poem. I just felt the ''distortion'' of the tune needed to be prominent.
I don't know if you read the first parts but you will find it in the August blogs if you'd like to catch up.

Janet.x

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garside

Wed 26th Aug 2009 22:27

Hi Rod,

I know the West End Centre - i once helped promote Courtney Pine and got free tickets for mi labour

there was also a bookshop within the shopping centre - i bought and read most of the work of the french masters there and some of Chekov's stuff

steve

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garside

Sat 22nd Aug 2009 18:31

Hi Rodney

thanks for taking the time to read and make comment

spent many an hour on hospital hill

i know the town well

steve

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Thu 20th Aug 2009 12:57

Thanks Rodney for your comments.
Bernie

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Tue 18th Aug 2009 19:41

hi rodney
thanks for your comments i'm alive and well ;)

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Jeff Dawson

Mon 10th Aug 2009 14:23

Hi Rodney

Thanks for your comments, good to know you like some of my work, fighting on was obviously quite a personal one but one that means a lot to me.

Tour going well, two down, nine to go, but so far so good. I've just been to Rebellion Punk fest in Blackpool so expect one about that!

Interesting to hear the work you do and what you've been writing about. I'm about a month behond at the mo with blogs due to organising this tour! Will catch up though and have a gander at your recent stuff, cheers Jeff

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carol falaki

Mon 10th Aug 2009 10:18

re goshawk, Thanks I'll do that and repost, sounds like good advice

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chris stevenson

Sun 9th Aug 2009 14:57

...nor is the side of a red London bus, but I can't afford that space and Mr.Dawkins needs some support...perhaps I'll turn it into a paragraph...less threatening than a poem....pleased to see you like Kate Goes, Rodney, very inventive band....I enjoyed your Sistine chapel, though I'm suspicious of paintings on ceilings and stained-glass windows...cheers for the comment.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Thu 6th Aug 2009 19:47

Mr. Wood, I'm sorry it has taken me so long to 'get into' your poems. I think they are excellent, so much so that I have no favourite/s. I may not comment much but I will read them all. I believe that you have a high standard for your work.

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Anthony Hett

Fri 22nd May 2009 15:26

Hi rodney,
I found one really good poetry nite near to where I live but there aren't all that many places for live poetry in north wales either unfortunately. Luckily i'm not to far from liverpool so I venture over there when i can & i'm moving to London in sept so I'll hopefully find a few nights down there cos ye performing in front of people is amazing. i get nervous as hell every time but I love every second of being up there and so to win a slam the other night was absolutely brilliant. was a huge pat on the back and has really encouraged me to carry on writing and performing.

I think that this site is a brilliant way of sharing your poetry and reading other peoples stuff though I have just gotten lost for several hours reading other peoples poems and comments and should really get on with something productive haha. I have read your sample poems. I thought they were really good and could imagine them lending themselves to a performance really well.

Thanks for leaving a comment is always good to hear from somebody who has a passion for poetry. good luck with it and keep in touch.

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Thu 9th Apr 2009 21:52

Sorry Rodney, I posted my reply in the wrong place, new to all this, but I am sure I'll catch on. Once again, thank you for your comments, I welcome them from all, good and bad. After reading your profile, and your 'myspace' link, you have given me inspiration to write my next piece of work. ??

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Thu 26th Feb 2009 16:39

Thanks Rodney. You think I should ? Hang on a minute, I've just got used to sending email !
I wouldn't have a clue how to go about it -but will investigate -another string to my bow. Bill Kelly.

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Deborah Jordan

Sat 21st Feb 2009 16:03

thank you Rodney for your comments on Belladonna. the repetition..witchy herb..spell... ; )
Deb

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Chris Dawson

Mon 9th Feb 2009 00:23

Thanks very much for taking the time to listen to & comment on SNAFU, it's very much appreciated. No, I haven't done any open-mic nights, only just finding my feet with things - poetry being one! Maybe some time in the future.
Thanks again,
Cx

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Chris Dawson

Wed 28th Jan 2009 14:05

Hi - just voiced up SNAFU - if you have 5 minutes to spare I'd particularly like your opinion.
Cx

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chris dommett

Wed 14th Jan 2009 12:15

im liking your poems very inventive, thanks for the comments the other day, it helped me with my second draft, you gave me a whole new angle to look at, its posted up now if your interested, keep the poetry coming, its great, chris.

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Chris Dawson

Sat 13th Dec 2008 01:11

Hi,
Thanks for your comments - pleased you like one. Completely take your point about enactment rather than exposition - was trying to draw together salt, sweet, bitter - obviously not quite to your taste ( yeah, ok - obvious pun). I shall try and enact ... look out for the headline .... Woman helping police with their enquiries regarding a .....!
Thanks again.
Cx

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Sat 15th Nov 2008 17:56

Good Day, Rodney

Sorry for leaving my comment blank!
I was distracted by a phone call and had to leave the computer. Thank you so much for taking the time to place a constructive comment on my write. As I have mentioned before, still learning the craft of creative writing so if you have enough patience to read my writes and see what can be changed then you are most welcome. I do not take any offenses if comes to improvement. THANK YOU!

Warm Regards,
Zuzanna

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Thu 18th Sep 2008 20:19

Hello Rodney,
Thanks for your comments on my recent blogs.
The two suffragette ones were written with performance in mind and went down quite well at Wigan.
Pardon my ignorance but i really have no idea who Makowski is. I googled it and it gave me far too many Makowski names to choose from.
I'm a hopeless case i know.
love Janet.xx

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Ieuan Cilgwri

Sun 7th Sep 2008 14:19

Rodney - I enjoyed the above, very vivid - liked trees / angels / you.

Thanks for your comments on my poem too - I appreiciate honesty.

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Dwornik

Sat 23rd Aug 2008 11:28

Hey Rodders...thanks for your comments but I removed them by accident, I was actually going to reply 'do you know me?' at your suggestion of the frizzy hair and cold breasts....uncanny!...anyway please replace these comments as I will gladly attempt those extra few lines for the fun of it-----good advice
Shelley

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Sat 23rd Aug 2008 11:13

Hello Rodney,
thanks for your observations on my poem "gota freya." I really hadn't given a thought of "natives" being condescending as it isn't in my vocabulary. But if it gives even one person that feeling, then it's got to go, or perhaps if i put "the" before it, might not be quite so abrupt?

Any suggestions are more than welcome, and about your other observations made also.
Particularly the structure as i haven't had any training whatsoever. ( maybe i should, when i can find a really inexpensive class or workshop local to me. Or even online.)

Thanks too for all your other comments.
All of them are well received and welcome. Especially where you point out where it can be improved, but more so when you say how.

Love Janet.xx

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darren thomas

Tue 12th Aug 2008 14:10

Hi Rodney - many thanks for your comment on my effort 'Slam'. At the moment, my time spent writing on the site is fettered with those cumbersome chains of revision and other commitments.
I have taken the liberty of casting an eye, or two for that matter, at your work. I detect a faint wiff of cordite left by those twin smoking gun barrels of irony and surrealism - and I like it!
Feel free to comment on anything good or BAD. I usually do. It can create a feeling of treading in those muddy waters of isolation - but if I wanted to make friends I'd be on 'Adult Friend Finder' or something as equally obnoxious.

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