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Gold cherry
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Lush warm blue. Radiant. Rain cool bells, fresh celestial pigment, space untempered slipped, low, through trees - solemn grey, hushed, host this deep...


I remember the barnacles that scratched when I clung to your steep side as waves crashed; they found you first on your journey through life -...
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change of address

houses are envelopes posted through time recipients changing letters put in, taken out. From the War son, brother, father, lost mother upstairs, her...


jelly ellipsis or small eyeballs with tiny pupils, or thought bubbles, each containing a full stop No! A full beginning a drip of ink After some...

First Walk Of April

Step on a moon stone to cross the stream - Van Gogh’s Starry Night - willow flowers pollen halo’d in swirling water.dark. Sun-coin's cloud-pursed. In...


157 of my comments have received 158 Great Feedback votes

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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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Another one of your wonderful

Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019

Another one of your wonderful walking ones :0)

love "woods of birdsong"

and :

notes of a cuckoo echoing
from time to time
from down below

you catch the space between so cleverly

and the feeling of...

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Posted in Up Carningli

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this would make a great film

Posted on Sun, 12 May 2019

this would make a great film :0) What does it say about Bill that he so wanted to be on the winnng side that he got someone who had earned their place to leave? I dread to think what Jennifer thought of him! It feels like a Machiavellian fable...

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Posted in The Cinderella Team

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I hope this is not inspired

Posted on Sat, 11 May 2019

I hope this is not inspired by you working in a horrible new job?

"The world gave away free stuff and it was the best stuff anybody could ever get their hands on but it wasn’t enough. There was a bit more that we all needed and for some of...

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Posted in I Woke Up (in inverted commas)

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This one is gorgeous too! In

Posted on Tue, 07 May 2019

This one is gorgeous too! In so few words so much richness, I felt I had been there too. Thankyou so much for posting. I will want to read this over and over

Are you on holiday?

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Posted in Arrival – Evening Wander

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that's beautiful! I love

Posted on Thu, 09 May 2019

that's beautiful! I love these walking poems! I have never read anything like them, how you make a feeling of walking, place and moment come alive with rhythm and aliteration, more vivid even than your lovely photo

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Posted in Transfixed!

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 I enjoyed this very much!

Posted on Mon, 06 May 2019

 I enjoyed this very much!  All I know about Romans is vague memories of I Claudius on telly. You must have done lots of research to make everything seem so real!

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Posted in A Roman Triptych - 1) Calpurnia's Story