David Kirtley

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StoryMeanwhile In America David Kirtley21 day 20 hours ago
StoryHere Comes The Sun David Kirtley41 day 21 hours ago
StoryColony Lives ready2create35 days 16 hours ago
StoryCalban Attends A Concert: A Night Out (Ch.17) Part 6 : Clarella's Search David Kirtley16 days 23 hours ago
Blog entryDarkest Hour, BBC 1, BBC iPlayer, Director Joe Wright, Writer Anthony McCarten. celticman32 weeks 3 days ago
Blog entryCreative Life In The Virus Age (Why don't we all just stay at home?) David Kirtley32 weeks 3 days ago
Blog entrySimon Sebag Montefiore (2003) Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar. celticman22 weeks 4 days ago
StoryLate April Dream (Part 2) David Kirtley32 weeks 5 days ago
StoryLate April Dream (Part 1) David Kirtley32 weeks 5 days ago
StoryRacing Madness skinner_jennifer162 weeks 5 days ago
StoryBirkdale Awakens ice rivers42 weeks 6 days ago
StoryIn A World Gone Mad: Saturday 9 May 2020 Sooz00633 weeks 4 hours ago
StorySummer has been switched off Parson Thru43 weeks 19 hours ago
StoryMeanwhile ... Terrence Oblong33 weeks 22 hours ago
StorySo Long Richard ice rivers73 weeks 23 hours ago
StoryIsolation luigi_pagano123 weeks 5 days ago
StoryIVAN'S POEM Miss Polly81 month 2 days ago
Blog entryRIP WELL-WISHER (JOHN NANDY) Insertponceyfre...181 month 2 days ago
StoryJourney of individuals through the virus crisis: Pontius the Businessman in the USA David Kirtley11 month 2 days ago
StoryMary. Grace77101 month 1 week ago
StoryThe Storm JamesF11 month 2 weeks ago
StorySinging in Lockdown JamesF21 month 2 weeks ago
StoryLooking At Us (Hope It All Goes Away) David Kirtley41 month 2 weeks ago
StoryInvisible Enemy prettyrose41 month 2 weeks ago


My stories

Meanwhile In America

Meanwhile In America A Cacophony of Hate A Policeman kills a Black Man in front of the world’s cameras, And they seem slow to bring him to justice...

Here Comes The Sun

Here Comes The Sun But where are the people? No one’s around! In the garden? Up the stairs? Even the cat’s gone out. Our Labrador is in the shade,...

Calban Attends A Concert: A Night Out (Ch.17) Part 6 : Clarella's Search

Clarella the lawyer, the object of Calban's desire, explains something of her situation. Her previous boyfriend Demus was not understanding of her Neo Creadd sympathies and ambitions so she had finally let him go, increasing her Neo Creadd contacts, partly in the hope of finding someone more suitable. This is my continuation of my Martainian Empire and the continent of Gallanol novel in the Modern Age, where the dullness of modern work life is breeding the roots of personal freedom and social change.

Late April Dream (Part 2)

Dreams are elusive, and you can never keep them. They are all about the virus times, Now we are living in the times of the virus. The news is all...

Late April Dream (Part 1)

The window is open. Boris is calling me, visiting. The birds are singing. I have been dreaming about writing a poem about the virus, Another streamed...


25 of my comments have received 26 Great Feedback votes

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These are good pieces, well

Posted on Tue, 19 Jun 2018

These are good pieces, well written and intelligent visions of the future!

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Posted in UV (Part 3) - Dillon

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I have enjoyed your poem. It

Posted on Mon, 13 Apr 2020

I have enjoyed your poem. It is a great poem, expressing our desires to explore all the books and films etc in our rich culture, which we are normally too busy to explore. The sense of our society having spoiled many of its opportunities and...

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Posted in Singing in Lockdown

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Interesting anecdote! You

Posted on Sun, 12 Apr 2020

Interesting anecdote! You were well rewarded for your caring assistance it seems. Well done!

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Posted in Mary.

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Great poem! You have found a

Posted on Wed, 08 Apr 2020

Great poem! You have found a different angle on the virus crisis. How will this distancing and isolation affect us? You have raised some interesting ideas!

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Posted in Igniting the Ignorant

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Interesting dilemma, well

Posted on Wed, 01 Apr 2020

Interesting dilemma, well explained. Policies will vary, but in today's circumstances it does seem safer to wear a mask, for the protection of ourselves, and others. I don't have a mask myself (yet) but it does seem sensible for many situations....

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Posted in Choices.

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In my opinion this is a

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020

In my opinion this is a really good poem about the issues, particularly the social isolation/distancing and discipline issues, brought up by the coronovirus crisis. You say so much which is really relevant, and have some interesting perspectives...

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Posted in Lockdown

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So they have phones in heaven

Posted on Sat, 15 Feb 2020

So they have phones in heaven nowadays as well? Entertaining thoughts. Perhaps its not so different!

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Posted in From Jester To King XLII

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Great piece! You have created

Posted on Fri, 13 Dec 2019

Great piece! You have created your atmosphere of defeat or disenchantment so well.

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Posted in Friday the thirteenth

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You have described the story

Posted on Thu, 05 Dec 2019

You have described the story in a very effective, easy to understand way, which I like. This story appeals to most of us modern minded people, who perhaps partly due to the teachings of Jesus, feel able to make our own choices and do not wish to...

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Posted in Let Him Who Is Without Sin Cast The First Stone.

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I enjoyed this! Very readable

Posted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019

I enjoyed this! Very readable, and I can empathise with its humility and sense of not making too much of a difference. I like the way you create the sense of decline in the disappearing city.

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Posted in When I was a poet (After David Meltzer)