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Gold cherry

The Birds were Singing

Total meander, having woken once in the middle of the night and heard the birds singing.
Gold cherry
Poem of the week

Down Pigsty Hill

I love the bus that rolls down Pigsty Hill and sees the city fish-eyed, from the top. Past every crack on every windowsill, it chunters slowly to the...
Gold cherry
Poem of the week

Still Light

It was still light but a star pushed towards darkness, like a wild flower refusing to stay in the earth, above the city, above the river, cool in a...

This is More

'Noone is born hating...' (Nelson Mandela)


87 of my comments have received 95 Great Feedback votes

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Brilliant. All good but the

Posted on Wed, 25 Oct 2023

Brilliant. All good but the second half with the olive tree, the lead up and then the question, I absolutely loved. 

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Posted in Identity

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I loved 'over the humpy field

Posted on Thu, 04 Aug 2022

I loved 'over the humpy field' and 'sky so large' - really straightforward almost childlike descriptions that are so effective. It all seems to capture something about August as well. 

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Posted in Near Titley

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I see where people's

Posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2022

I see where people's inspiration is coming from now. Great poem - I loved the bit about serfing the known world. And bringing it back to Long Wall at the end, some kind of resignation? I remember that old phrase about fire being a wonderful...

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Posted in The Art of Noises : A Futurist's Manifesto

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I loved this, loved the idea

Posted on Mon, 14 Mar 2022

I loved this, loved the idea that we are the aliens, still looking for a a home. I thought I was the only one!! I really liked the breath in like giants, out like dragons bit. And also, it has the pace of someone walking, talking, with almost...

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Posted in This Cannot Be Our Home

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I'm so glad I found time to

Posted on Wed, 02 Mar 2022

I'm so glad I found time to come on ABC today. This is so good, Di. So succinct and honest. Democracy's safest seats struck home. And the last lines - nail on the head. I wish the Cabinet would read it although to be honest and fair, they are...

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Posted in Listening to the News 2/3/22

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I had to google Orcop and

Posted on Thu, 13 Jan 2022

I had to google Orcop and corvids! It looks lovely. Your poem has the pace of a walk and the feeling of a hilltop and looking to the distance. Hope you are better soon, take care.

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Posted in near Orcop

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Brilliant end. I didn't know

Posted on Thu, 09 Apr 2020

Brilliant end. I didn't know where it was going and then - the thing we are all trying to be and find in each other. Liked it a lot.

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Posted in Learning How To Be Human

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I've spent my whole life

Posted on Fri, 21 Jun 2019

I've spent my whole life trying to get home. Maybe it's a thing to do and not a place. I liked the constant flow of people at the beginning.Everyone on the move. Hope you are well.

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Posted in Home is where...

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I agree, this is clever. And

Posted on Fri, 19 Jan 2018

I agree, this is clever. And how many of us, from whichever country or background, once we got onto the millionaire's boat would care less about the little boats, that moment of panic and survival gone? I wonder who the Queen aspires to be....

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Posted in Theory: The heart of racism is aspiration

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Epic! Whoever's wearing the

Posted on Wed, 11 Feb 2015

Epic! Whoever's wearing the hat is prone let it go to his head! I guess we all have to take some responsibilty though, powerless or not. Really enjoyed reading this.

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Posted in an American thinks of Russia