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Posted on Sat, 09 Nov 2019

...the most memorable and resonating piece I've read this year. Your ability to bring sense of place, immediacy of actions and effect within a context of past events are skilfully controlled and enviable, you never let the narrative run away from...

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Posted on Thu, 28 Dec 2023

... is a fluid warmth brought by folk throughout the world whose meaning becomes clear in their actions. Gently bringing that warmth through personal history is one of the talents you have Turlough.

I remember the Seacroft area, in those...

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Sharp and poignant

Posted on Tue, 28 Feb 2023

Dementia, confusion and dignity seem to be measured by 2.5ml spoons for Social Care packages: that's what elder loved ones become. Folk and their sense of self and worth lost in the mix of "measured" care.

Best to you

Lena xx

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Posted on Wed, 20 Apr 2022

Good stuff Jack; I can see what Ewan means in his well measured comment, it is startling, but in UP's defence and character so far, so is he, and quite like a few folk I know who will, prompted or not, become very concise and articulate when...

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Stripped down

Posted on Wed, 09 Mar 2022

language, controlled, the poem becomes an embodiment of the poetic voice in pain.

Very, very good

L x


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Posted on Wed, 24 Nov 2021

... emanating from any political/ideological standpoint leaves said performance open to a prod in a free and democratic society, and Ewan delivers a goodly poke in a satirical music-hall/ballad style as would have been tradition for many a...

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Hello RhiannonW

Posted on Wed, 22 Sep 2021

Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment, there have been initiatives to clear up our de-oxygenated waterways from physical clutter and grot, but in truth, this is constantly undermined by raw sewage dumps from manufacturers and water...

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Posted in Out in the Fields

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Keep on

Posted on Sun, 20 Oct 2019

...keeping on. In Leeds, the facade changes, corporate aspirations rise, still the same heartsink beyond gentrification and tarmaced over cobbles. Stay bright and look for points of light



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Like this very much Tina,

Posted on Sun, 16 Mar 2014

Like this very much Tina, there's a considered and deliberate fracture in the rhythm to add weight to the cracks of her day and in temperment. Carefully crafted, as ever with you. :)

all the best

Lena x

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Posted on Sat, 27 Jan 2024

...piquant and robust, I so look forward to these episodes.

best (grinning a lot)

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