catherine poarch

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I have 50 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 94867 times and 44 of my stories have been cherry picked.
87 of my 606 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 95 votes

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My stories

The Terrible Day of Lump

Children's story for the competition. 2398 words including headings

PIG FACE

My name is Pig Face, said the pig.
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Old Words

The bus crawled past the church on the corner, and the words outside it cut through the stonework grey,
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Drawn

Somebody painted the moon in the big, black sky a magical moon, as perfect as it could be...
Cherry

Still Falling

The leaf breaks and falls, drifts on a lilt of air and falls again, down decades of green light and bounteous rain, still falling…. sweet as a kite,...

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87 of my comments have received 95 Great Feedback votes

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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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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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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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