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Gold cherry
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a dashing sky scatter of black stars swirl, mass spread, film fine specks lead, loop, pass swoop round; rain-sound wings mimic the world's mind (...
Gold cherry


on amber sheen of polished wood apricots spill, cheek soft and sweet and from a terracotta pot geranium flowers lift hearts when days sink down in...
Gold cherry


Small birds flicker thick, make bushes quiver shimmering silence with bright chirruping. Blackberries, swollen seconds full of sun. (Try one, to...


blackberries, swollen seconds full of sun I pick, to burst sweet on my tongue, now and now. In overgrown long disused school ground brambles slow arc...
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wings, late summer

Blue mussel shell halves sea and sky, within shining nacre clouds water colours burst bloom, rainbows prism- prison free. Eight swifts rejoicing in...


225 of my comments have received 228 Great Feedback votes

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 I love the hugeness of your

Posted on Sun, 22 Sep 2019

 I love the hugeness of your poem, the importance of what is happening for you. I hope your new world fulfills all your dreams

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Posted in New World

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what a great metaphor for

Posted on Wed, 19 Jun 2019

what a great metaphor for aging

We walked the plateau

Flat and scattered green

But now in this desert scape

Dragging our bags behind.

Pink is a halfway colour, isn't it? Unthreatening, which is why it's so scary...

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Posted in My Favourite Colour's Changed

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You've conveyed all your

Posted on Tue, 12 Mar 2019

You've conveyed all your feelings brilliantly, specially how jobs are seen as defining people, so not having one makes a person a blob. And yet not having a specific shape/a slot to fit into, makes you able to go anywhere, the possibility of...

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Posted in Last Week I Lost My Job (Rimus Dissolutas)

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Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019

BRILLIANT!!! This is absolute magic :0)

love "pale posy bunches" "coin wings" Wow! "seed-bulge" perfect . Also "far beyond their leafing"

well, all of it, really!


Insert, i wasn't sure what the trees across the road...

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Posted in The fruit of the elm

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Very interesting to read his

Posted on Fri, 02 Feb 2018

Very interesting to read his story. I only really knew of him from hearing an interview about how by the time they let working class people into Oxford it was so dummed down there was no point going there, and that the elites never accepted him...

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Posted in Les Rowse, Philippe and I

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You are quite right Tom, it's

Posted on Sun, 17 Sep 2017

You are quite right Tom, it's just a collection of nature scenes. It's just that I realised that someone from centuries ago could have seen them, too. And while I think of the wood as a beautiful place to go and see the sun and hear the birds....

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Posted in time travelling

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Well done capturing such a

Posted on Mon, 11 Nov 2019

Well done capturing such a tiny elusive creature :0) I liked your contrast of the carefree bird and all the effort and stress of taking its photo, but you did it! And now the reader gets a wonderful snapshot of photographer/poet and treecreeper :...

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"Stars seeded"

Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018

"Stars seeded"

"they passed taxis, night buses, lonely punters stumbling on the long walk home."

"the Firth of Forth moving in glittering sheets below them. The bridge lights were reflected in the dark water as if a row of...

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Posted in Aura (19)

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I like this very much, lots

Posted on Sat, 02 Nov 2019

I like this very much, lots of great descriptions like knot of lanes, but also the closed in feeling of being in a car in ther dark, trying to find your way back, but then breaking through into the present, like you have come out of a spell. It's...

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Posted in Communion

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this is lovely, I like the

Posted on Mon, 04 Nov 2019

this is lovely, I like the repeated sounds like the repeated pattern of the petals, seems so perfect and fresh

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Posted in November Bloom