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My stories have been read 791152 times and 207 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Beth Tree and the Elgars 8

I must admit that I have not written this next bit without help from my musical friends who often get together to discuss Dr. Elgar's music. So if it...

Beth Tree and the Elgars 7

It wasn't long before The Variations on a Theme that Mr. Elgar wrote with the codes to say who the dedications were for became generally known as the...

Beth Tree and the Elgars 6

Mrs. Elgar confided to me that one of the people who she really expected to be represented in the Variations featuring Mr. Edgar's best friends, was...

Beth Tree and the Elgars 5

Mrs. Elgar remained a support to me as I continued with my lessons wish Mr. Elgar. And she also impressed me with her literary knowledge and...

Beth Tree and the Elgars 4

I don't intend in this story to tell about each and every lesson I had with Mr. Elgar. It is meant to be about Mrs. Elgar, and yet she was so...

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194 of my comments have received 198 Great Feedback votes

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Hi Philip

Posted on Thu, 11 Sep 2014

Hi Philip

The alternating single words and short phrases seems to set up a pattern almost like breathing.

It certainly paints a vivid picture of the negative side of industry.

Jean

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Posted in Saltley Gas Works (Necropolis)

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Hi Bee

Posted on Mon, 01 Sep 2014

Hi Bee

I'm not sure I can see many changes from the first one I read before. But I must admit that the dog theme came through again to me - dander up, cuffed, grabbed you by the hair. But to him, she probably meant less than his dog....

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Posted in SMACK - (edited)

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Hi Lindy

Posted on Mon, 18 Aug 2014

Hi Lindy

You put us in the picture of a little slice of your life, and it was very moving. Thanks for that.

Jean

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Posted in A Flake of Your Life

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Hi Rhiannon

Posted on Wed, 13 Aug 2014

Hi Rhiannon

Lovely poem, with a great description on how the canyon was formed. Truly and inspiration.

I have stood on or near that spot, and it really is remarkable, how no matter how well done the photos of the place are, they can...

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Posted in Inspiration Point, Bryce Canyon, Utah (IP)

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Hi Philip,

Posted on Mon, 04 Aug 2014

Hi Philip,

Great poem.

I hadn't read this before, but as I was reading the comments, I wondered if some of the others had missed the subtext. I thought it was a really  difficult trip - maybe a daughter who had married someone from...

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Posted in Departures

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Hi Philip,

Posted on Wed, 06 Aug 2014

Hi Philip,

I've just found this, as I've not been on the site much in the last few days, with grandchildren staying with me.

It is a very touching story, and very well told. How lucky she was to have a quiet place of her own to die...

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Posted in Dust

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HI Philip

Posted on Tue, 05 Aug 2014

HI Philip

Sorry I didn't get to this sooner, as I prefer reading prose to poetry. And I know how disheartening it is to write something and have nobody acknowledge that they have read it.

First of all, this is an interesting start...

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Posted in Under The Ice (1)

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Hi Tina

Posted on Wed, 30 Jul 2014

Hi Tina

This poem from start to finish is so beatifully done. The reader can feel the grass and see the sky and appreciate the feelings of the poet. I always wonder whether animials who mate for life have any side issues in the meantime -...

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Posted in Crazy for You

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Hi Bee,

Posted on Fri, 25 Jul 2014

Hi Bee,

So descriptive. I could smell it as well as see it and seem to need to scratch.

Jean

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Posted in By The Lake Of Banky Water I Sat Down Where The Grass No Longer Grows

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Hi Tina

Posted on Mon, 07 Jul 2014

Hi Tina

I enjoyed reading this, despite not remembering anything about Pink Floyd or Battersea Power Station.

To me it was giving a tiny glimpse of everyday life, through the eyes of a tired housewife - not all that different from...

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Posted in If Pigs Could Fly

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