Jane Hyphen

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I have 209 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 231162 times and 220 of my stories have been cherry picked.
176 of my 1,320 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 186 votes

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I am a Fruit Cake

I am a fruit cake. I have good ideas but I never act on them. They dry out and are preserved in a sweet syrup of optimism. There are always more,...
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No one comes here.

No one comes here. A sun rises each day between the faded drapes. And dust sparkles in the air, There’s no gravity, in this choked cell, it is silent...
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After the Blizzard

Frozen in the ground, I found the bones of a forgotten road. Where it was so hard to dig, under scentless layers of pristine snow. An unspoilt drift...
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The Edge of Colour

White clouds in a white sky An indeterminable pause A stifling room, alone With all the layers I’ve ever worn Flames thrown across the world Enough...
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I Name that Shoe....

I’m not particularly fussed about footwear these days but as a child it’s difficult to describe how shoes made me feel. It was as if the shoes on my...

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176 of my comments have received 186 Great Feedback votes

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Thank you Di, I was worried

Posted on Sun, 28 Nov 2021

Thank you Di, I was worried it might be a bit trippy but I think we all need a trip as November comes to a close. Birds definitely form friendships and there are so many cross species friendships in the animal world. I say this looking at my...

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Posted in Parrot Rescue

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It's so clever. A pendulous

Posted on Mon, 29 Nov 2021

It's so clever. A pendulous poem, I love itsmiley

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Posted in Welig for Paul (marandina)

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One of those pieces which had

Posted on Sat, 27 Nov 2021

One of those pieces which had the rare effect of making me feel as if I was being squeezed while reading but in a good way. It's divine.

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Posted in Yew

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This reminds me of a rich,

Posted on Wed, 24 Nov 2021

This reminds me of a rich, still life oil painting, each time you look at it, you see something different. A beautifully verdant, quiet journey into a dream.

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Posted in A Secret Garden

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Brilliant ending. I hadn't

Posted on Tue, 16 Nov 2021

Brilliant ending. I hadn't heard the word ecocide before. It feels hopeless but as Di-Hard said, that is the worst, most defeatist way to address it. My kids are adults now, I worry for their kids. People come into the garden centre where I work...

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Posted in ECOCIDE

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I felt this lowering my blood

Posted on Thu, 18 Nov 2021

I felt this lowering my blood pressure. Your poem has class, grace and an element of nocturnal escapism. I wish I had the stamina to stay awake all night and be a part of this magic world.

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Posted in The Solitude of Sleep

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Beautiful tribute to our

Posted on Tue, 16 Nov 2021

Beautiful tribute to our native trees which are themselves like planets when they become mature. This has such a sense of the magic of winter to it. You can most definitely feel the earth's pulse through an oak limb, I have felt it many times...

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Posted in Thoughts Of An Oak Tree's Spirit

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It's so clever have you've

Posted on Mon, 09 Aug 2021

It's so clever how you've communicated the pre-deluge drama. I love it when the dark clouds gather, everything goes quiet and the land is so thirsty. There is an otherwordly feel to this atmosphere and then, as you have desribed here, a patina of...

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Posted in suddenly

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This made me laugh a lot!

Posted on Mon, 17 May 2021

This made me laugh a lot! 'Mad as a wet hen' and all the things people you have lived with for too long which over time become 'disgusting'. 

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Posted in Caught Guzzling

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Wonderful poem. So depressing

Posted on Tue, 20 Apr 2021

Wonderful poem. So depressing  that this has happened in such a short space of time. Many companies, governments simply making noises about tackling climate change and yet the amount of plastic in the industry I work in is frankly mind boggling...

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Posted in just deserts

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