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The Anniversary

On our anniversary you bought pearls. Clasping your hands around my throat, I grasped, how a parasite seizes an oyster irritating its fleshy, mantled...
Gold cherry

The Accidental Gardener

‘What on earth are you’re doing!’ David asked, unable to keep the kinks of irritation out of his voice. ‘Weeding,’ I said, warily, freezing in the...
Gold cherry

An Ill Wind

It was an ill wind that blew us indoors, interrupted, as spring turned to summer. The season blooms through slow-motion downpours, panic-buying and...
Gold cherry
Pick of the Month

One of the 185,000 retirees in the multi-billion-dollar Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Let the cash flow into my spacious Toronto duplex, maybe, for not so many more generations. That’s not my issue. Give free financial reign to white...

Ruby Red

Ruby Reds don’t walk; they embark gingerly freighted, on tip-toe cloven hooves, lumbering beef larders of marbled meat Soft-mouthed, loaded heads...


9 of my comments have received 9 Great Feedback votes

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Hi Di, thank you so much

Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2020

for your feedback. Yes, it is true. All names changed, timeline compacted for characters.... I've never had a job that didn't focus on deadlines, going (effing) forward, damn stakeholders and not conversing much unless you are on a break and...

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Posted on Fri, 19 Jun 2020

loved learning something new in a beautiful way, great that connection between stilness, silence and violence, loved the Victorian image, the planetary eggs, how grief descends in the constriction of an eye. Very good poem ...

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great imagery

Posted on Sat, 09 Nov 2019

love the feeling of childhood, the wooden and woolen connection, the moths and cicadias and how the fallen trees link to bleached bones and pennies from soldiers. Beautifully depicted. 

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Posted on Sun, 19 Feb 2017

very much liked the feeling of being on the journey with you, 'intermittent percussion' of woodpecker - I could hear it so clearly.... I'd have finished it without the last two lines because the scene is already painted well...

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Beautiful, slow-moving, with

Posted on Wed, 16 Nov 2016

Beautiful, slow-moving, with great depth and warmth and humanity.

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Posted in Blue

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what a delight....

Posted on Fri, 14 Nov 2014

bounces along all sparkly like freckles, I heard that a face without freckles is a sky without stars and that they are the kisses of Gods and fairies....

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Wonderful poem

Posted on Fri, 13 Jun 2014

great verve, colour and having just come back from a walk and several stings climbing over a style, so true, really enjoyed this... thank you!

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written with love and serenity

Posted on Sun, 06 Apr 2014

Read it at her wedding eveyone will love it....might take out all the 'the's' in first verse, don't need them and without takes you closer to action (not I didn't say 'the' action) and as many of those other ones as you can...x

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Posted on Tue, 01 Apr 2014

Enjoyed the language you used and the build-up feels very authentic.....and hands are very special to hold and they way they mould to yours........ not joined long enough to read all the chapters but well done for getting this far....

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