catherine poarch

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I have 99 stories published in 4 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 83920 times and 53 of my stories have been cherry picked.
36 of my 573 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 36 votes

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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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Fernundaling

Can't do audio or video, sorry. But I liked the nonsense challenge, thanks. Happy Christmas!
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Ladenbox

I might have left it too late for the kenning I.P. and not sure I've got it right anyway as I think they should be more literal. But I was so taken up with the kenning idea that I thought I'd give it a go. Thanks for the idea and hope the I.P. keeps going.
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36 of my comments have received 36 Great Feedback votes

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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 just loathe him. Could you

Posted on Mon, 27 Apr 2015

I just loathe him. Could you write a poem about him in which you find a rhyme for 'hypocrite'?!

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Posted in NIGEL FARAGE

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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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Posted in Epiphany

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Brilliant. It starts in one

Posted on Fri, 28 Nov 2014

Brilliant. It starts in one place and then goes somewhere I didn't expect and ends up with this terrible loneliness of the wild geese flying, but in that those last few words there's some feeling of stillness.

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Posted in Only Silence Speaks the Language of Birds

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I'm definitely with the last

Posted on Wed, 01 Oct 2014

I'm definitely with the last stanza too. Some beautiful sense of continuity in those lines.  Maybe what makes them so effective is the almost matter of fact opening? A bit like keeping a log. It's obviously struck a chored, must be one of those...

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Posted in October's Geese

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This is intriguing which I'm

Posted on Sat, 13 Sep 2014

This is intriguing which I'm not sure I've spelt right? And original. I like the structure, with the spaces in between. Loads of lovely descriptions, it wants to be read again. And the last two lines are great! 

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Posted in The most beautiful morning

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