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Was totally involved, you
Posted on Tue, 14 Sep 2021
Was totally involved, you have great details, like the bathwater washing over the edge, and the kitchen chair scraping, Bruce going round and round before curling up. It was very moving to read, particularly when he was in the bath. And the end/...Read full comment
Posted in With or Without You
Enjoyed this very much! Is
Posted on Sat, 08 May 2021
Enjoyed this very much! Is the birthday of the narrator significant? All the details are brilliant, particularly the bit about intern for Markle :0) I wonder whether in a populist system Elgar would be played over loud speaker? Maybe latest...Read full comment
Posted in Ingerland My Ingerland
Hi Isabel :0)
Posted on Thu, 14 Jan 2021
Hi Isabel :0)
Well Done! being brave and posting about how you feel, this is not an easy thing. It is what a strong, hopeful person does, someone who wants to make things better! There has been lots of advice from members of the site who...Read full comment
Posted in How do you forgive a parent?
This is so exciting to read!
Posted on Mon, 21 Sep 2020
This is so exciting to read! How many poems about wind there must be, but you have made it new. Particularly liked
"Watch it climb a house in a second like an upside down waterfall,
Watch it ballroom dance with a plastic bag And...Read full comment
Posted in I Want To Watch The Wind Dance
A terrible memory to be
Posted on Tue, 14 Jan 2020
A terrible memory to be carrying in you. I can only echo Insert and Rhiannon? I hope your shoulder stops hurting. I know what it's like to be near the bottom. The important thing is to find your choices, to know you are where you are because you...Read full comment
Posted in The policeman sat in the armchair
Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018
"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...Read full comment
Posted in Aura (19)
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...Read full comment
Posted in My Favourite Colour's Changed
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...Read full comment
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...Read full comment
Posted in The fruit of the elm