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479 of my 2,673 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 488 votes

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angelica (after reading Onemorething's beautiful poem)

Reality is a trap. In this garden no sun warms. Underground, worms squirm in a rootless world as tongues before words. But then, there, at the back,...
Cherry

pool, october

light-leap ripples make laughter lines tickle snake swooping willow bough's moss green crossing bright, gold leaf lined pool below, where rain, held...
Cherry

bird feeder

Slog uphill, from Bargain Buys trolley-tugging a big bag, heart heavy with world's worries hard to change till become aware of pigeons, jackdaws,...
Gold cherry

gather

Pooled, this mild September day from waves of work (or guilt when not) once each year picking blackberries from prickly cataracts of free sweetness...
Cherry

something in the air

Flies weave a buzzing basket of still warm light. Hairline rainbow cracks in space above paths, like mistakes leave unseen tethers of regret, sticky...

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479 of my comments have received 488 Great Feedback votes

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This is magic! I do hope it

Posted on Sat, 27 Mar 2021

This is magic! I do hope it is where you live?

I love the first part, the crazy dance (rooks always seem a bit crazy) I imagined a scene which has played for centuries on those hills? A wonderful timeless quality.

I liked how you...

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Posted in Pastiche

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Your poem made me very glad

Posted on Fri, 26 Mar 2021

Your poem made me very glad not to need to be going anywhere :0) It has a bustly feel - I like how you slow it right down with the "op" sounds and then the easing with s sounds at the end. There is always so much craft in your writing! I'm amazed...

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Posted in Looking down on the city’s departures …

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I like the belligerence of

Posted on Tue, 23 Mar 2021

I like the belligerence of the first line :0)

I have been called this several times at work in the past :0) First time, I didn't realise it was not a compliment. Because fruit cake is wonderful (not mine though as it always sinks)

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Posted in I am a Fruit Cake

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I cannot tell you how very

Posted on Sun, 21 Mar 2021

I cannot tell you how very much I loved this!

I am so sorry for your loss, Penny. You sound like the best person a dog could live with, Frankie was surrounded by love and respect all his life.

My dog passed 21 years ago and I miss...

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Posted in "The Canine's of My Life"

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Oh! I loved this :0) You are

Posted on Sat, 20 Mar 2021

Oh! I loved this :0) You are a great story maker!!! Perfidia Mishapsham is a BRILLIANT  name :0)

Are these typos?

circumstances dire

Willow jumped thru her pet door.....  she waked further into the garden...

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Posted in "Willow's Tail" 2

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Do, please write some more!

Posted on Wed, 17 Mar 2021

Do, please write some more!

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Posted in "Willow's Tail"

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Agree with Jenny and Paul,

Posted on Sun, 14 Mar 2021

Agree with Jenny and Paul, this is one of my favourites of yours, too. Full of movement, informative, gorgeous language making rich and lovely images. One to read a lot of times, just because it is so beautiful, it makes me happy

ps I didn...

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Posted in Confessions Of An Alder Tree

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I like this very much, coming

Posted on Sun, 14 Mar 2021

I like this very much, coming after Lydeford Gorge made me think of a ghost?

"swirl of billowing white silk floating," I love this!!!

Please could you explain what is devoured by trees? Am too thick, have read several times and can'...

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Posted in Escape To Freedom

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I liked this very much, too.

Posted on Sun, 14 Mar 2021

I liked this very much, too. Particularly your description of birch trees. Hope you are well and Spring is coming where you live

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Posted in The Wind

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Enjoyed this very much, a

Posted on Wed, 10 Mar 2021

Enjoyed this very much, a great 50th piece :0) I can identify the moon and that's it, everything else is unknowable, vast. Your poem  made me think of a huge jewellery box, full of silver chains of orbits and crystal celestial orbs and medallion...

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Posted in Black Holes and Revelations

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