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February low tide

He comes in, rosy cheeks smooth-cool to mine as the inside of half cockles we used to collect on the beach as big as his hands, then. The shells we...
Gold cherry
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finding peace

As I fish fur from my coffee mug the rhythm of your purr's like the chug of the ferry bringing people home or strangers, who from far places come...
Cherry

left over

these are the left over years life reduced, the womb dry. If I were a vegetable I would be limp but I am stiffening, from the fingers in and my...
Cherry

Sum of the storm

wind worm winds through rough woos trees, shatters these breathing roofs; leaves scatter. In the aftermath trunks, reaching equal signs cross blank...
Gold cherry
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time travelling

at woods' edge shadow-silt nestles lumps of amber air floating ballrooms where midges dance brief lives away since before words on one side sun warm...
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199 of my comments have received 201 Great Feedback votes

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Always in awe of those who

Posted on Fri, 08 Feb 2019

Always in awe of those who can make rhyme look so easy, but this poem is about wildlife so it's great for two reasons! And it's as jolly as the flower is. I have read several beautiful dandelion poems on ABC but this is the first with such a...

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Posted in Dandelions

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Enjoyed this so much! I think

Posted on Thu, 07 Feb 2019

Enjoyed this so much! I think you must have keen eyes as well as such knowledge, there are layers and layers to what you see that I am unaware of. Waiting at a bus stop here, I saw a buzzard being mobbed by rooks, and often I hear them mewing...

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Posted in Four Raptors

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I hope Shirley finds

Posted on Wed, 06 Feb 2019

I hope Shirley finds happiness in your book. At the moment she feels like someone searching up and down a corridor looking  for a door that has been blocked off and papered over. I am very interested to see how you develop the characters who can...

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Posted in An Outing: Part Two

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"out of decay and wilting

Posted on Mon, 04 Feb 2019

"out of decay and wilting drabness, dearth" what a description of Winter!

"Surprising growth" is clever as they rise out of the ground

"bright white droplets gleam" is perfect, droplets as they are so small....

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Posted in Snowdrops

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Oh Jane! I wish I could have

Posted on Mon, 04 Feb 2019

Oh Jane! I wish I could have read this when I was 12-13. It reminded me so much of how I was. Know now it was OCD. Remember my Mum screaming at methat I should be locked up, the panic attacks when she'd storm in and kick and push things out of...

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Posted in Bedtime Rituals

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This is so funny, but also I

Posted on Mon, 04 Feb 2019

This is so funny, but also I love how you describe everyone, even a few lines makes me feel I'd know them. It's wonderful writing. Also reminded me of our attempts to get coloured telly, then years later, computer.

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Posted in Even the IRA couldn't get us a telephone.

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you show how to write making

Posted on Sat, 02 Feb 2019

you show how to write making a pure image, no unecessary stuff cluttering communication, just a feeling of peace and clarity, as though watching the bird with you as it walks along the shore

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Posted in Avocet

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I know! He gave my son a long

Posted on Tue, 29 Jan 2019

I know! He gave my son a long lecture but it went in one ear and out the other. Son is more sensible than me on roads, but still don't think I'd be ok with him having anything except a tank. An electric tank, though

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Posted in Brooksy

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Posted on Tue, 29 Jan 2019

I liked the description of Brooksy.

Motorbikes are scary. Before we lived together my partner rang me to say he was in the road after crashing his in the rain. His leg was never the same. The person who fixed our windows' hand wouldn't...

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Posted in Brooksy

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What a relief to read your

Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2019

What a relief to read your post! I am always leaving the gas on. I  can't smell very well either so often it's the cats jumping about lets me know something is wrong, and I find the kitchen is all smokey or I've melted something on the...

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Posted in O.C.D.

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