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Ewan Lawrie

The picture is me signing copies of my novel, Gibbous House at Unbound Books HQ in Islington by the canal.

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Ask Not

Written by FS Lawrie E A (ret'd) Image by FS Lawrie TY (ret'd) Dedicated to WO Lawrie A (RIP)
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Footnotes

Well, they don't, do they? Image made by author from free for non commercial use items.

The Rhymoceros

I very much approve of the Rhymoceros. Image source Flicker.com licence CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 photographer Ned Trifle
Cherry

Pataphor

It's derived from Pataphysics, it's more than a metaphor. Pataphysics is a fore-runner - not to say a strand - of surrealism. There, that's my title justified. Image is a screenshot, is it my copyright or wikipedia.org's? Good question. I take full responsibility.
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Inter Alia

Oddball, queer fish, guiri, other. I have been all of them. Inter alia is among(st) others in Latin. Image source is pixabay.com and is free for commercial use with no attribution.

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108 of my comments have received 114 Great Feedback votes

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Posted on Mon, 09 Nov 2020

striking imagery here.

Do you mean "algæ-d" at line 8?

Your poem finishes very strongly with these lines.

"the sun’s departure 

under the horizon’s guillotine,

 

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Posted in Retirement options for tube trains, #7, Foulness Island

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I did enjoy this.

Posted on Tue, 10 Nov 2020

However, I think the first line is misleading. I wonder if the sentiment would work better by 'fronting' the adverbial phrase like this "For the oak tree, there is no remedy for humanity."?  This makes the focus of the poem the oak tree from the...

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Weird

Posted on Mon, 19 Oct 2020

is good. And that's all I have to say.

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Posted in The Walrus and the Pearl

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Atmospheric

Posted on Tue, 13 Oct 2020

eerie, too. I love the idea of a mourning fog and what it might be mourning.

Ewan x

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Posted in House Ghost

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I reckon

Posted on Thu, 01 Oct 2020

the lightning bird will be out and about today.

This is terrific poetry.

E x

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Posted in Hamerkop

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This deceptively simple

Posted on Tue, 25 Aug 2020

poem is deep and moving. Not a word wasted. That's why it's today's Facebook and Twitter Pick of the Day: why not share or retweet if you like it too?

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Posted in The Places

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Ahh,

Posted on Tue, 25 Aug 2020

sublime. Dextrous and thrilling use of language.
Well done.
Best
Ewan

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Posted in Salamander

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Yes,

Posted on Sun, 05 Jul 2020

 Victorian in feel, more Tennyson, as has been said, than the romantics.

The repetition of wallet in two stanzas in a row brought me up short, but it's just a quibble. Wallet itself is a relatively new import from the US in 1913 (OED 2nd...

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Posted in The Impostor

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White noise

Posted on Mon, 17 Aug 2020

is played very loud as an "interrogation" technique by most intelligence agencies. That's the point , government people know about Rueda's phone. It's easy enough to keep track of a mobile, even if it's switched off. Teniente Elizondo doesn't...

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Posted in "Señor Bean" [Mr Martínez: Eleven]

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Good poem,

Posted on Mon, 17 Aug 2020

I wonder how many buildings I've lived or worked  in over the years have gone. A really good poem that starts very well.

I'm just wondering about the ending. It's a bit flippant, at least for me, I'd certainly lose the exclamation mark....

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Posted in Closure By Slideshow

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