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My stories have been read 55831 times and 79 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Rick Gammon


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the hunter gatherer

[pre-lockdown] the hunter gatherer I got up early, cup of tea took a bus to market day haunted stalls for curios, clockwork trains tin plate toys...


hiraeth from time to time I wonder about my woman-to-be I'd only have to be in the right place at the right time for our paths to cross I would look...

from P. in Tangier to Sally B.

from P. in Tangier to Sally B. god, how I miss you, your fragrance lingers everywhere haunting darkest cobweb corners there’s no escape I open a...

bird has flown

bird has flown we walked the windswept wildness stepping onto marram tussocks to keep our hiking boots from stagnant water her eyes sparkling she...

light and shade

light and shade the curtains open and my dreary room rainbow dappled by a crystal hanging in the window comes alive the ceiling, the walls, the...


9 of my comments have received 9 Great Feedback votes

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Lovely work

Posted on Wed, 25 Nov 2020

especially the closing 5 lines - so evocative.


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Posted in Hoopoe

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I like how

Posted on Thu, 26 Nov 2020

Crocs' and hippos' faces seem to smile. Surely they must be friendly... surely ...

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Posted in A Crocodile Can’t Be Loved

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Thanks, Rhiannon,

Posted on Sun, 18 Oct 2020

in the half century since I was engulfed by the Eternal I have seen and experienced more inexplicable (in natural terms) 'coincidences' and healings than I can count and adequately describe - however none of these took place in any church...

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Posted in old time religion

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Cheers, London

Posted on Wed, 23 Sep 2020

It's loosely based on a sad delightful gentle guy who lived near me for a while - now and again he might explode - and who could blame him?


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Posted in Trevor

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Aye, David

Posted on Thu, 10 Sep 2020

'eat out to help out' - cafes and pubs crammed - roll on one month and a new surge in cases...


I stay indoors and keep my distance - who (apart from family) is worth dying for?



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Posted in The Eleventh Hour

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Lovely work

Posted on Fri, 11 Sep 2020

enjoyed this poem - our sunflowers seemed to have bowed and toppled - then noticed a small one still hanging on in the game  :)



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Posted in drinking tea in the rain

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Thanks, Drew

Posted on Tue, 14 Jul 2020

I am a fan of the Imagistes and their way of distilling an image succenctly - no frills or fuss. I look better when viewed through thick blindfoldage 

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Hallo, Hilary

Posted on Sun, 05 Jul 2020

It's now some 48 years since I gave away all my possessions and stepped out to find 'god'  - and am still searching albeit I've had a life of quiet miracles, and sometimes hurt, since.

Curiously I am sketching a poem at the moment...

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Posted in Death