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airmail from the amazon (august 2018)

surrounded by green everywhere I walk through Life, breathe leaf breath only the wind comes guiltless messenger of our destruction
Gold cherry
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Afternoon sun slants ghosts of gold bars through long shadow fingers. Green lush labyrinth layer on layer reaches, welcomes light. Stream's dark...
Poem of the week

18th June Woods and back

When sun rules the year and all frost's armies turned to mist long burned up like cold caution warm calm, balmy days come seeming ceaseless. Wearing...

the train leaving now

In my rush to get to the right platform looking for signs to where I want to go it's easy to miss changing announcements so when a train pulls in,...
Gold cherry
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Pick of the Month


Lush warm blue. Radiant. Rain cool bells, fresh celestial pigment, space untempered slipped, low, through trees - solemn grey, hushed, host this deep...


187 of my comments have received 189 Great Feedback votes

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what a great metaphor for

Posted on Wed, 19 Jun 2019

what a great metaphor for aging

We walked the plateau

Flat and scattered green

But now in this desert scape

Dragging our bags behind.

Pink is a halfway colour, isn't it? Unthreatening, which is why it's so scary...

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Posted in My Favourite Colour's Changed

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You've conveyed all your

Posted on Tue, 12 Mar 2019

You've conveyed all your feelings brilliantly, specially how jobs are seen as defining people, so not having one makes a person a blob. And yet not having a specific shape/a slot to fit into, makes you able to go anywhere, the possibility of...

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Posted in Last Week I Lost My Job (Rimus Dissolutas)

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Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019

BRILLIANT!!! This is absolute magic :0)

love "pale posy bunches" "coin wings" Wow! "seed-bulge" perfect . Also "far beyond their leafing"

well, all of it, really!


Insert, i wasn't sure what the trees across the road...

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Posted in The fruit of the elm

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Very interesting to read his

Posted on Fri, 02 Feb 2018

Very interesting to read his story. I only really knew of him from hearing an interview about how by the time they let working class people into Oxford it was so dummed down there was no point going there, and that the elites never accepted him...

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Posted in Les Rowse, Philippe and I

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You are quite right Tom, it's

Posted on Sun, 17 Sep 2017

You are quite right Tom, it's just a collection of nature scenes. It's just that I realised that someone from centuries ago could have seen them, too. And while I think of the wood as a beautiful place to go and see the sun and hear the birds....

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Posted in time travelling

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Glad Sid got to shine, a

Posted on Thu, 22 Aug 2019

Glad Sid got to shine, a happy, gentle  version of a disaster movie!

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Posted in from the bus' mouth …

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"a version of me who is

Posted on Tue, 20 Aug 2019

"a version of me who is anonymous 

to myself" I really liked that, feeling of being clean, or maybe unscarred?

"persistent nag of death;"reminder to carve out some meaning"  Yet everything we think and write falls like leaves to the...

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Posted in Morning

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These are great Rhiannon :0)

Posted on Mon, 19 Aug 2019

These are great Rhiannon :0) Once when I was helping out on a school trip there was a little girl getting frightened, so we held hands and I asked her what we should talk about? She said her house, then told me all about her bedroom, and soon she...

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Posted in KidsSpeak

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"flickering beacons of

Posted on Fri, 16 Aug 2019

"flickering beacons of luminescence"

that brings out the loneliness

eek a wasp has just landed on the screen!

I would not have guessed it was about insomnia. Though I share completey the feeling of vulnerability, don't feel I...

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Posted in Jellyfish

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NO! If you think of your poem

Posted on Mon, 12 Aug 2019

NO! If you think of your poem like a lump of rock - I can pick it up and see some quartz sparkling but someone else picks it up from a slightly different angle  and sees some copper veins, and another person maybe sees a face in the bumps and...

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Posted in Cathedrals