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My stories

Van Gogh and the Spaceman

I wanted to write something about the poisonous blue of Thatcherism. But went off completely somewhere else and consoled myself that she didn't own the colour.
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Only one Song

There was only one song in the woods
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Out of the Land of Nowhere

Meant to be a picture story really.


I saw on the internet that Backalong was a Somerset or West Country word for a long time ago, although my dad (Somerset born) says he knew it also as meaning 'back over there.'
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Can't do audio or video, sorry. But I liked the nonsense challenge, thanks. Happy Christmas!


39 of my comments have received 40 Great Feedback votes

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I loved this. Is he real? I

Posted on Mon, 23 Jan 2017

I loved this. Is he real? I loved the 'drank lager grew bitter'. I always like wondering what the child was llike with old people or what the old person will be like for the child and you've done the whole sweep of his life in a short, nail on...

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I love the stillness of this

Posted on Fri, 09 Dec 2016

I love the stillness of this and the faith of knowing something's there when you can't see it.

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Posted in Fog!

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Really liked the quickness of

Posted on Tue, 08 Mar 2016

Really liked the quickness of this, right down to the lash of that buzzing thought. It feels like a kid taking a deep breath and saying it all in one go. The Queen passed me once too when I was a child and apparantly she smiled at us but I was...

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I think you've been saying

Posted on Sat, 12 Dec 2015

I think you've been saying goodbye ever since in all these beautiful poems. Each one is a gift to her. Without meaning to sound trite I'm sure she reads them. The grains of sand on the beach and the picture of the little girl on the beach with...

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Posted in About My Daughter...

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I have no expertise here. I

Posted on Sat, 05 Dec 2015

I have no expertise here. I think I'd be tempted by symmetery, not to mention safety. All I can say is - you don't need to decide yet? Let the answer come to you. Revel in getting better.

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Posted in Result! part 2.

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a lovely poem of remembrance,

Posted on Sun, 08 Nov 2015

a lovely poem of remembrance, about the simplest of symbols. I love how the poppies have a life of their own.

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Posted in Blithe Spirit

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I liked the shape too. It's

Posted on Fri, 24 Apr 2015

I liked the shape too. It's almost symmetrical but the slightly thicker end reflects the build up. And the thinest bit, the middle, hinges on the but! It's great when you don't plan a shape but it has a life of its own. It makes me think of my...

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Posted in My Other Life is

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Real nightmare words, well

Posted on Wed, 01 Apr 2015

Real nightmare words, well written. I didn't guess the end and then of course had to go back and reread. I felt the thing about keep talking was very strong, that thing that keeps your mind above the water, to use words, communicate, reason with...

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Posted in Walk About a Bit

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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

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There seem so many

Posted on Sat, 03 Jan 2015

There seem so many similarities between birth and death. I always find that comforting, to be honest. This is a beautiful poem. 

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