Gothicman

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Unemployed In Cheshire

good jobs are scarce now! weltergeist = middle-age cunning “Onyx green becomes you” fatal words directed to a oversize diva with lavender talc in her...
Cherry

Someone I Know Well

An only friend for many
Gold cherry

Boys From An Ancient Wood

Annual visit to a grave

Independence Day

Or how Scots were screwed by crossed blue bus news!

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38 of my comments have received 40 Great Feedback votes

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This feels very special,

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020

This feels very special, Rachel, and as usual a fine poem. I would venture though to suggest just one thing that might improve the feeling of continuity turning from empathy for this defenceless creature to the effects it had on the circumstances...

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Posted in To my imaginary child

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Earlier, better times, Jenny,

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020

Earlier, better times, Jenny, somewhat joyfully remembered, but mournfully too, in knowing they'll never come again, belonging to carefree youth as they do, or seem to do, in hindsight. Some fine lines here, and much enjoyed.
Trevor 

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Posted in Time Was

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Interesting poem, Rachel.

Posted on Sat, 01 Aug 2020

Interesting poem, Rachel. Vast differences in the way whole varieties of organisms communicate and who knows how sophisticated they are. Triboelectrical! Hahaha! I made up a word to suit something I wrote once 'weltergeist', which I used for '...

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Posted in Electric Bees

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Thanks Rachel, always worried

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020

Thanks Rachel, always worried that these mood-setting aids will not work; although theoretically, any associations awoken should normally be felt subconsciously as part of the whole experience on finishing the read. This an annual visit in Autumn...

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Posted in Boys From An Ancient Wood

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For me, this fine poem

Posted on Fri, 31 Jul 2020

For me, this fine poem composed with your usual observational skills feels much more complete with the observer's self-specific thoughts gradually brought more into it to convey the main messaging. This most voracious of scavengers used as a...

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Posted in The Diplomacy of Vultures

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A young Chinese professor,

Posted on Thu, 30 Jul 2020

I admire as always your skilled story-telling craft using the power and subtlely of finely-worded poetry. You use it in that special way of yours to highlights the sad change when life goes from reality to myth, you communicate well the feeling...

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Posted in South China Tiger

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Yeh, thanks,they've got a lot

Posted on Wed, 29 Jul 2020

Yeh, thanks, they've got a lot to answer for, the peace-disturbing swine! Included 'love' and 'humour' though, it helps to absorb the gnawing pain, and keep it all on a friendly lilt (a cheerful tune in Scottish)!
Goth

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Posted in Independence Day

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I often wonder, Parson, how

Posted on Tue, 28 Jul 2020

I often wonder, Parson, how different animals and birds, even small insects experience us; we, the weird humans, who constantly change appearances and sounds, who appear to watch them to see if edible, who water, and throw bread, on their habitat...

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Posted in Blackbird

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You've boldly ventured out on

Posted on Sat, 25 Jul 2020

You've boldly ventured out on trying to describe the phenomenon of memory here, even so, it does feel as though it's been written.... arrived at using some degree of personal, emotional experience rather than being universally semantic, which is...

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Posted in Memory

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I had it designated as 'no ©'

Posted on Mon, 27 Jul 2020

I had it designated as 'no ©' at the intro, Insert. One of many thousands of PR images from TV takes with no mention of restricted use or copyright.

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Posted in Rejuvenation

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