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Thu 15th Dec 2011 21:50
He would have approved Tommy. Probably the most honest thinker comedy's ever seen.
Comment is about Anthony Emmerson (poet profile)
Original item by Anthony Emmerson
Mon 22nd Dec 2014 06:15
Hi Anthony! Thanks for kind comments on my gannet song.Hope you have a great Christmas!
Ged the Poet
Sat 11th Oct 2014 20:31
Anthony. Thank you very much for your very kind words on 'Another Grey Day'. There is indeed a lot to be said for the 'Rockfords' ;)
I like to think we all have a touch of the Peter Pan syndrome within us.
I would also like to say that 'Visiting Neil' is such a wonderful and moving piece of work.
Sat 11th Oct 2014 19:36
Having now read your paradise poem. (lovely piece) t
Together with mine,both give the impression ones final years are not much fun.
On the contrary performing the last act myself I find the general demeanor to be one of cheerful optimism, right up until the inevitable, despite varying levels of physical discomfort.
Not a long tear soaked episode in anticipation of an agonizing end.
Sat 11th Oct 2014 18:11
Thanks for that very kind comment, it's always nice to get endorsements from, someone of your standing
Sat 3rd Aug 2013 11:02
Hi Anthony, I see that Simon Armitage has announced his itinerary for his south-west walk, and will be calling in at the Plough arts centre in Great Torrington, which I believe is your neck of the woods, on Tuesday September 3. Will you be going along, by any chance? http://www.writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.php?blogentryid=38194
Wed 24th Apr 2013 14:20
I presume you already know of it...But MAGMA are having a `shaped` poetry competition.
They say they `welcome` unpublished stuff, but don`t seem to put a specific bar on blog stuff
The problem is that the words are so confoundedly difficult to squeeze in to the shape legibly.
Fri 29th Mar 2013 06:21
Hi Anthony - thanks for the good wishes re my hip op xx
Thu 7th Feb 2013 21:45
Glad you liked "Sonnet 18". I thought I ought to "shed" some light on the Plagiarism debate.
Katy Megan Hughes
Thu 7th Feb 2013 18:35
Hi Anthony - okay I will try harder next time! I had to look up who Alys Fowler was - spooky! Obviously I'm a trend setter... : )
Mon 28th Jan 2013 07:54
Hi Anthony - thanks for comment, I was, of course, enough rock and roll to make up for it!
Sun 27th Jan 2013 18:55
Thank you : )
You've been quiet too lately - hope all is well and you are just busy having fun!
Thu 27th Dec 2012 18:08
Thanks for your thoughts on "Fairytale of New Britain". Whilst I take a more "personal responsibility" view of the state of the nation, I do like the idea of a contest between parliament and poets. Of course, we have elected them to parliament but appointed ourselves as poets. Perhaps a more democratic method of determining poets/poetry might not be a bad idea?
Wed 26th Dec 2012 00:10
Hi Anthony, I just wanted to say thanks for your kind comment on my poem. And Merry Christmas, of course. T
Sat 22nd Dec 2012 16:16
It's probably the highly sophisticated search engines that know what your preferences are Anthony. It will be more to do with your viewing habits rather than Steves ;;)
For some reason I see handsome single middle aged men on dating site adverts every time I log on - can't think why!
Fri 21st Dec 2012 23:29
Hello Anthony. Many thanks for your kind comments on And Trio's.
I am embarrassed by the sentiments of some of the commentors who have all assumed that the piece is biographical.
I will of course explain to each, however I have not experienced a tragedy, but have merely been inspired by the potential of one.
Thank you once again for your feedback.
Very best regards,
Fri 21st Dec 2012 19:58
A.E. - thanks for your comment about my carol.
It is doubly pleasurable to get positive feedback from those whose work I also enjoy.
I was blessed with inspiration in getting the
words and "traditional" feel I sought and hope
to get it commercially recorded one of these
days. It's about "travelling in hope", I guess.
Enjoy your Christmas!
Fri 21st Dec 2012 19:26
Hi Anthony. Thanks for your comments on Christine. I am working on this poem. The song version will be on my profile page sometime after Christmas. Take care, Tony.
Thu 20th Dec 2012 13:21
Seasons Greetings, AE,
Thanks for your thoughts on my "Red Wheelbarrow".
Liked the joke too. I used to think that monologue about an Irish brickie getting hoist up on a rope which had the wheelbarrow attached to the other end was hilarious when I was a kid. He fell, landed, the barrow fell, he went up, the barrow landed, spilled the bricks, barrow went up, he came down etc. (I suppose you had to be there!)
Tue 18th Dec 2012 10:59
Thank you for your "like" on fb.
I am currently working and redrafting the poetry collection "Of Lilith and Anthony" and will be putting it forward to publishers in 2013. Fingers crossed, someone somewhere will dare to publish it! : )
Fri 14th Dec 2012 23:21
Yes, I too have been in the dark about women's parts for a lifetime. Our Gert enters the bedroom fully clothed, the light goes off and miraculously she seems to have changed into an impenetrable body stocking when she gets in bed.
My knowledge of ladies underclothes therefore comes from hours spent in Primark fondling bras and panties.
Tue 11th Dec 2012 11:48
oh blimey-no more madness! i've had enough to last me a life time lol x
Sun 9th Dec 2012 17:18
Glad you liked "If". Yes, the "skunk'll/uncle" rhyme needed a bit of knocking in!
Thu 6th Dec 2012 19:23
Thanks so much for comments (Dowser)- have just added an audio (but it's a bit "thrummy")
Thu 6th Dec 2012 14:07
Hello Anthony - yes, I signed-in, the 'dark-software' on here soaked into me and I wrote that - I avoid the 'Daily Mail' - don't know what I might write . m.s
Wed 5th Dec 2012 20:20
Thank you Anthony! Yes - I'm all for advocating hedonism and debauchery - isn't that what life is all about?! ; )
Mon 26th Nov 2012 23:33
Thankyou for your comments on "Compliment". I hope your arthritis improves soon.
Mon 12th Nov 2012 23:29
Wow, Anthony! That was brilliant. Your comment on my "The Last Rhyme" deserves a blog of its own. You should post it.
Mon 12th Nov 2012 23:07
Thanks for your thoughts on "Ape Shit". I'm not an animal liberationist myself but I couldn't help feeling there was something so fundamentally wrong with keeping apes (and other animals for that matter) captive.
Tue 6th Nov 2012 13:28
Thank you Anthony! : ) Katy
Mon 5th Nov 2012 14:54
Mon 5th Nov 2012 13:06
Hi Anthony,thx for looking at the Ted poem. lol. I am just getting over the man flu actually but this has no bearing on my use of rhyme. (It has happened before). Thx so much for your observations. Ramsons is indeed the correct spelling for the wild onion so common in Colden valley. Although there is no rhyme scheme as such there are lots of half-rhymes in this. I don't find 'spotlight' such a jar but will look agian. Many thx. Win
Sat 3rd Nov 2012 21:44
Glad you liked "Racist Is..." and "Experimental Poetry". Yes, it struck me that there's more than one way to enter the debate about poetry.
Thu 1st Nov 2012 20:18
thank you for your comments, I will have a think about standing V's stood!
Mon 29th Oct 2012 09:26
Dear Mr A.E
I am just writing on behalf of me and my black dog to thank you for your consistent and positive comments about our writing. There is a certain beauty in both sadness and despair that should never be ignored!
Sat 27th Oct 2012 17:45
What ho, AE!
Thanks for your thoughts on "Karma".
I might have to leave the philosophical observations to you and Harry (et al who commented). I'd just like to think that there's a bucket-load of skunk shit heading the way of that bus driver.
Thu 25th Oct 2012 20:18
Thanks for commenting on Mellow Autumn Anthony.
Fri 19th Oct 2012 16:01
Thanks for commenting on my haikupi, AE.
I tend to do my own whittling in the shed.
Thu 18th Oct 2012 19:01
Hello Anthony, have added to 'The Naked Truth' site. Many thanks for commenting. Have just listened to Genesis- loved the lyrics and sea backdrop. Visiting Neil has given me an idea for a poem title too.
Mon 15th Oct 2012 20:34
Hi Anthony thanks for the kind comment on desk. Much appreciated. I like to have a go at everything - though very excel at any of them!
Sat 13th Oct 2012 14:38
Just viewed your `Genesis` again and having third thoughts,
I think the second ones were just age (and a bug) Looking at it again it seems that the build of pressure to use the `media` style of `production` will probably become too great to resist....I just worry that it may become something of a welter and that the more thoughtful kinds of poem might suffer by being
under produced....I`ve had some experience of playwriting and I know how much the `show not tell` is to the fore, and that this pictorial `showing` (even with the reproduced words) is still - with the music and colour - the strongest element of the `produced` poem. I fear sometimes in the direction of emotion rather than thought.
I know all this makes me an old fogey and that I`m swimming against the tide here.
Incidently, regarding your `Genesis` poem:
Did you see the Horizon thing `What happened before the big bang`...It was hilarious! what with the `inflation` theory, or the big bangy sort of `evolutionary` theory those guys are getting themselves into a right pickle (the only thing that seems to be certain is that the actual Big Bang Theory has died the death. A good job you didn`t plant any flags
Fri 12th Oct 2012 16:53
Thank you for commenting on Grey Ford Transits, Anthony. Appreciated.
Fri 12th Oct 2012 09:47
Hi again Anthony, thank you for the explanation on "devon". Queen's English in Hertfordshire? (squirm!) Probably but no posh airs and graces here! ;-)
Thu 11th Oct 2012 20:32
I'll admit there was guilt - and a lot more besides!
Thu 11th Oct 2012 12:45
Hi Anthony 'Wisps' thanks for commenting & further comments have been added in response. CHEERS.
Wed 10th Oct 2012 20:55
Hi Anthony, thank you for your comments on "devon". I forgot to say that I was on holiday from Hertfordshire though, so unfortunately, I couldn't understand anything you said! :o))
Sat 6th Oct 2012 17:39
Thanks for your positive comments on "Happiest on her Back"-one of those poems that takes fifty years to write....
Fri 5th Oct 2012 10:31
Hi Anthony. Thank you for the welcome back, though I'm not sure whether I am 'back'. It's been very busy for a long time but this past week I've been stuck at my mum's being a carer after she's had an op. Read about Pessoa, got interested, found I could dredge up my WOL password, and here I am.
Thank you also for the link to John's poem. The discussion is fascinating though that's all there is time to check out right now. Mum is keeping me busy this morning. I hope you are keeping well. Do feel free to em with your news.
Thu 4th Oct 2012 21:50
Thank you for your very much for your comment.
I wrote it for my brother he is blind and suffers from cerebral palsy and i never really thought about it, but after reading your comment ive decided that im going to read it to him. :)
Wed 3rd Oct 2012 23:01
Hi Anthony, good to see you back here. Thanks for your comments on Malcolm's Memorial Walk. It certainly turned out to be one to remember. Greg
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