Ed Crane

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THE FIRST ANGEL 2

Keeping this bit short. There is some background here and I don't want to get bogged down with too much "tell"
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The Pollarded Willows

I look out every day onto a row of four very old willows, which probably grew next to a drainage ditch before it was piped and built over to make the road I live on. ++++ Rachel's trees series inspired me to write about them, but I felt it a bit cheeky to post a poem until they became a subject for the IP ++++ Photo of two of them taken with my iPhone
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ECOCIDE

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116 of my comments have received 121 Great Feedback votes

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A very lovely and informative poem

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020

I really admire the way you subtley demonise the arrogance of imperialism and colonialism. It reminded me of the twinge of shame I felt the first time I saw The Gateway to India monument in Mumbai.

However, I think the outstanding gem of...

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Posted in To my imaginary child

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Thanks Penny

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020

Yes they were good times (mostly) in Las Palmas. Not the prettiest city but a great place all the same (cockroaches and all). the island of Grand Canaria is very interesting, However, after the move to Lanzarote and visiting some of the other...

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Posted in Cherry Dreamin'

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You do Vultures proud with this brilliant poem, Rachel

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020

They are magnificent birds and they provide a real service for all animals on Earth including us. We revile them for seaching out and eating dead and rotting flesh, but forget the amount of diseases they prevent by cleaning discarded carcasses....

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Posted in The Diplomacy of Vultures

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Don't tell me they are asking questions about thermodynamics

Posted on Thu, 11 Jun 2020

(Lays down in a darkened room)

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Posted in Petra Ichor's oil slick

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I can't tolerate intolerance!

Posted on Sun, 14 Jun 2020

When a group of perfectly normal people are sytematically treated as different outsiders you have to expect a reaction because perfectly normal people will always feel the need to protect themselves and each other.Those reactions -- even extreme...

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Posted in Outsiders, and the clubhouse door

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Morning Nicky

Posted on Sat, 13 Jun 2020

I always have to smile when I see our resident magpies belittling the neighbour's mog.

She doesn't stand a chance, those yobbish birds are too clever for her. 

Glad you liked my strepped dolphin. Thanks for reading about my mobsters...

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Posted in The Pied Sniper

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I like the sound of cicadas as long as I'm not too near one.

Posted on Sat, 13 Jun 2020

Clever the way you have paralled our lives with that of cicadas, luckily we don't have to spend 17 years underground like some of them do, but as you say, in a way we do bury ourselves in our lives and work for years and sometimes things happen...

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Posted in The Loneliness of a Cicada

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Very clever poem Ewan

Posted on Mon, 08 Jun 2020

It is surprising and comforting in the way nature so quickly re-takes it's space. Reading this reminded me of the time not so long ago when Eyjafjallajökull erupted and we had aircraft free skies for a few days. I recall sitting in the garden and...

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Posted in Now the Cars Are Moving.

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Like Claudine I found this very interesting.

Posted on Sun, 07 Jun 2020

I didn't read much science fiction although I know I should read more.

One writer that sticks out for me is Ursula Le Guin. Sure she is so-call white, but I believe she frequently used dark-skinned 'heros' in her books and very definitely...

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Posted in Afrofuturism - Speculative Fiction. A re-imagining of self.

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Enjoy 13th?

Posted on Sat, 30 May 2020

That's a stretch :)

Excellent doc and very informative, I learnt things I didn't realise. Maybe it should be on school curriculums?

Thank you for letting us know about it

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