catherine poarch

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I have 91 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 47889 times and 41 of my stories have been cherry picked.
21 of my 490 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 21 votes

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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.
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Backalong

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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21 of my comments have received 21 Great Feedback votes

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Great reply. And I think our

Posted on Wed, 19 Apr 2017

Great reply. And I think our confusion/reluctance/apathy is all down to PR lies, over the centuries, you can see it from the Norman oppression of the Anglo Saxons to the British Empire. So yes, keep telling the truth.

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Posted in You always knew: a poem for the death of progressive politics and the passing of the Welfare State

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I loved this. At the moment I

Posted on Fri, 29 May 2015

I loved this. At the moment I have a heap load of characters stuck in a tardis sized plot which is floating aimlessly through space. I am now concerned that they are all talking to each other and there is going to be some sort of rebellion and...

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Posted in About the advert

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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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Posted in Dave Swakeley is Dying

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Hello LavendarLooms. Nice to

Posted on Thu, 08 Dec 2016

Hello LavendarLooms. Nice to read your poem and I liked the coal eyes and hair like spun gold. Also, I think your own voice comes through. I'd echo what Bear says - just write. I think it's a long apprenticeship, the opposite life of an athlete...

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Posted in Button Moon

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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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I've come back to this three

Posted on Mon, 04 Jul 2016

I've come back to this three times now too. A freight train in the desert - I don't know if freight is an American word but there's something old about it, the whole poem seems to make me think of old films, maybe the 40's or 50's, but a...

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Posted in Freight

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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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Posted in Bombinations

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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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