Jane Hyphen

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I have 199 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 146091 times and 202 of my stories have been cherry picked.
144 of my 1,232 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 152 votes

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I Saw You

I saw you And the years had washed you pale A stranger standing Staring at the layered air Nothing in your eyes But spirits still confide Stirring...

Jar of Lights

Holding my jar of lights Closeted rays of hope Thaw those enduring walls of grey And frigid bleak indifference One by one I gathered Over time, in...
Gold cherry

The Worst

The worst. You left your entrails in a glass box. Sealed forever with a deadlock. Thick blood trails every pane. Our darkest hours to temper and...

It feels like winter here

It feels like winter here The bone frames of you and me Clutching our own hands Blue flesh scars exposed as Frost forms on each word Light casts us...

Strange Light

Strange light in the sky And in your eyes Listen…. Don’t stay too long In this strange place Where only shadows Show themselves To draw you in...


144 of my comments have received 152 Great Feedback votes

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Superstition is addictive yes

Posted on Tue, 10 Dec 2019

Superstition is addictive yes. Friday 13th puts some people on edge and makes them look for the dark side in everything. 'Ears to hear, supporting power will make good in time.' words makes me instantly feel more relaxed.

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Posted in Awoke, then awaking

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I can really relate to this

Posted on Sun, 13 Oct 2019

I can really relate to this and the pleasure you derive from walking in the forest. I think the Japanese refer to it as a 'forest bath'.  I wonder if there could ever be a return of some of the creatures we've lost now that we have too many deer...

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Posted in Nature's Ambiance

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Hi Rhiannon. This reminds me

Posted on Fri, 27 Sep 2019

Hi Rhiannon. This reminds me of the cosy nights in, indoor heat and nice things to eat and all the glowing shades outside. We're so lucky aren't we, to have warm, clean houses and such a choice of food. Every season has its grey days, you're ...

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Posted in Autmn's faces

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I love 'soft full stops'. The

Posted on Tue, 24 Sep 2019

I love 'soft full stops'. The very thought of jam making is so comforting and those brambles provide so much cover for our wildlife, 'small birds flicker', beautiful!

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Posted in recipe

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This starts of like a

Posted on Sun, 15 Sep 2019

This starts off like a painting I'd like to own and then zooms in like a drone on the microcosms which exist all around us. A wall may appear dead but on warm days watch carefully and it really does give birth. I remember holidaying a North Wales...

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Posted in wings, late summer

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Cold and beautiful. The

Posted on Sat, 24 Aug 2019

Cold and beautiful. The Little Matchstick Girl must be one of saddest stories, I love this twist on it because you've kept it clean yet adorned with imagery.

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Posted in Buyers market

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Really interesting piece Di

Posted on Tue, 03 Sep 2019

Really interesting piece Di_Hard. These lines: 'use science to rock to and fro' and 'if we think we're at the top it's because others hold us up' particularly stand out. It all seems so precarious doesn't it, all it would take is a mad person...

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Posted in wall

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I enjoyed the way the grass

Posted on Sun, 28 Jul 2019

I enjoyed the way the grass stalks run like threads through this poem and the way it highlights the complexities in nature which we take for granted every moment. Those black beetles appear this time of year don't they, incongruously huge and...

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Posted in grass/july

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Hi, thank you for your

Posted on Wed, 03 Jul 2019

Hi, thank you for your comment onemore. There is so much inspiration you can take from travellers in all their forms, the transport and all the etiquette and frustration. 

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Posted in A Man Riding the Tube Train

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You are categorically granite

Posted on Mon, 17 Jun 2019

You are categorically granite celticman.

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Posted in We are Rocks