elsie katz

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I have 65 stories published in 7 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 52121 times and 38 of my stories have been cherry picked.
108 of my 1,744 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 108 votes

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Hogmanay Journey

Magic mystic bus trip, follows the old Edinburgh 2 route from town to portie
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Gold cherry

Twigs and Toads

Memories of a 6 year old Psychiatric Outpatient

Echo

remember Amanda that day Helen’s Bay when we ran from the House and the work and the stress and the slowrattle train all the stops oldseat carriage...
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In Memoriam Charles Causley 24.08.1917 - 04.01.2003

My tribute to the great poet.I attended the free festival in the grounds of Launceston Castle in honour of his birthday centenary.

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108 of my comments have received 108 Great Feedback votes

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Good fun. Your poem makes a

Posted on Sat, 12 Nov 2016

Good fun. Your poem makes a humorous point about image and identity. I am not sure why you rated it age 18 ( it does not contain any truly horrible images of war or of the uglier sides of sexual relationships and more people might read it if you...

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Posted in Star Struck

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Jupitermoon this is pretty

Posted on Thu, 13 Nov 2014

Jupitermoon this is pretty real. I often tell myself that it is a waste of time where I live searching for a man my age as all the singletons are wedded to their pint of beer. You illustrate how this relationship can sometimes be unhappy....

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Posted in not quite AA, but only 12 steps to the bar

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'It's an ongoing situation' 

Posted on Fri, 29 Dec 2017

'It's an ongoing situation'  to borrow a cliche. Back in the 70's Adrian Mitchell said 'most people ignore most poetry because most poetry ignores most people.' Book reviewers for the broadsheets put me off for a while. These 'big experts' seemed...

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Posted in Have We Written Too Much?

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Enigmatic, gives the mood of

Posted on Sat, 16 Dec 2017

Enigmatic, gives the mood of a hermit. 'the big black side' sits at the heart of the poem, when I hear the poem in my head this is where the central emphasis falls.

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Posted in What you see when you open the window

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Real mixed with surreal works

Posted on Sun, 30 Jul 2017

Real mixed with surreal works well. Good poem.

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Posted in Hello all, a poem!

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In some people luxury creates an induced feeling of necessity

Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017

In some  people luxury creates an induced sense of necessity.'Always wanting more' is astute'

But does being poor always lead to goodness? I think that sometimes it leads to anger and self-pity.However I have more tolerance for miserable...

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Posted in Poor Rich Man/ Poor Man, Rich

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The opening sets the scene

Posted on Sun, 17 Sep 2017

The opening sets the scene effectively. and you get us into what has happened.The final paragraph is flawless, I see the man in front of me and can guess at the unmet needs on both sides.

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Posted in The Oil Refinery

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I like your own angles on

Posted on Sat, 26 Aug 2017

I like your own angles on Eliot, Ewan. Did the man ever realise how funny he must have looked? Going to Margate on the bank holiday and walking into the pub where the cockney family were drinking and chatting. What did Eliot wear for his day down...

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Posted in Evening Walk in a Seaside Town

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Great poem. I like the

Posted on Sat, 12 Aug 2017

Great poem. I like the internal sounds you made with the right amount of the words. it all hangs and flutters together. You create echoes, reverberations...

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Posted in The Treetops

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Accents can be telling but

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2015

Accents can be telling but sometimes I don't know what they tell us. I have two Scottish daughters and moved to the Westcountry while the big one was 11 and the little 'un was four. Within a few months little 'un was saying 'moy name is Jess' as ...

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Posted in Hate Thy Neighbour – Racism In The 1970s

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