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Consulting the Runes

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Waiting Room

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Train Song

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Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017

I think Jack's picked up on a couple of things, (I admit I didn't notice them).

It's interesting that you chose to write "risen mounds". If there is some idea of autonomy here, fair enough. I like the idea that they've risen like loaves....

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There are always

Posted on Sun, 17 Sep 2017

at least two poems on the page: the one the writer wrote and the one the reader understands (or not). Poetry truly is the infinite art, since its meaning is open to infinite interpretations. I know many people who do not enjoy this nebulous...

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Posted on Sun, 17 Sep 2017

person narration is notoriously difficult to pull off, but you've managed it well. What I like so much about what you do is the vast swathes of subtext, the gaps between the lines that are so tempting to fill and that we are unlikely to get wrong...

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Posted on Thu, 14 Sep 2017

missed the "Flight" from Flight Lieutenant: No Lieutenants since the RFC became the RAF in 1918,

Best, Ewan, (former Flight Sergeant, No. 51 Sqn)

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Posted in The Second World War: PART 4 - Andrew MacDonald - Sagan (1943)

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Posted on Tue, 14 May 2013

is poetry. This is life.
This is sharp and it cuts like a knife.

Lovely, lovely poetry. Hope we hear more from Shoe sometime soon.

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Posted on Sat, 26 Aug 2017

like to think I am capable of separating the art from the artist.

Years and years ago I did A101 Arts Foundation course with the OU (it would have been about '83). At summer school in Hounslow (!) we trashed a whole afternoon with the...

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Posted in Evening Walk in a Seaside Town

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Posted on Tue, 22 Aug 2017

not obvious, certainly layered  - and thought provoking. Good use of the opposites in conjunction and the occasional alliteration, all the while making it look effortless.

Very good indeed.


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Posted in Inheritance

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Posted on Mon, 01 May 2017

a pleasure it was to have known a little about your father's father in your father's own words. There is so little to connect us goyim with the terrible things done in those dark days. Every time a survivor goes, another thread is severed....

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I read quite a few

Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017

eye-witness accounts of the evacuation. One of them had this:
"the angry hornet noise of dive bombers." So I do not take all the credit for that turn of phrase.
Many of these eye-witness reports were full of such observations, very...

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Posted in No Armada

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Most enjoyable.

Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017

Very descriptive, some nice alliteration and imagery. I particularly liked your neologism, 'coolcurled'.

You have a typo, lizard has one 'Z'.

Do you really need to put 'ivy' at the end? A suitable accompanying...

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