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44 of my 695 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 41 votes

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Another. Day.

I remember using the same plastic bottle with a thumb dent in its side. I remember planting seeds on cold slabs as my Greek neighbour took his...

Charcoals in the Basement

Parallel lines cut running tracks through the hay. He pony vaulted into mine, infront of me. I wanted to sprint, to do it myself, so I sliced across...
Gold cherry
Poem of the week


She will shiver as she steps out of the sea. You will wait as she carefully tip-toes across the smooth stone shore, then arms wide open, you will...

Dalziel Van

He shows his wares in tidy neat rows loafs behind bars, pane or plain he’d say and I’d never know the answer just point at the Pride. His white coat...
Gold cherry


Thanks everyone for lovely encouraging comments- this is getting edited now for submission x


44 of my comments have received 41 Great Feedback votes

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Beautiful from start to

Posted on Sat, 19 Aug 2017

Beautiful from start to finish- that first line is a beautiful analogy.

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Posted in Un Dia en Las Palmas

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So touching, poignant - has

Posted on Sun, 19 Mar 2017

So touching, poignant - has me welling up. It can be hard to put our emotions into words and you have done so here with such grace.

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Posted in Mum's the word

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This is a lovely piece both

Posted on Sun, 27 Nov 2016

This is a lovely piece both poignant and heart warming. You have s lovely way of writing and I love the phrase - grief is an embodied experience- yes I believe that to be true :) x

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Posted in Mirror, Mirror

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Stunning lc...can hear all

Posted on Sun, 10 Jul 2016

Stunning lc...can hear all those gulls ( that caw caw- they always sound like they are laughing in s mocking fashion!) crashing waves, fantastic placing of words..such an emotive piece x

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Posted in Attrition

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 I like this reversal of

Posted on Wed, 11 Nov 2015

 I like this reversal of 'blame', really makes you think. Paragraph four in particular struck a cord. (not sure if you meant witch to be be which?) 

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Posted in If You Get Cancer

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Very believable voice, can

Posted on Sun, 11 Oct 2015

Very believable voice, can imagine that sort of character. I like the unanswered questions - the contrast between the 'nosy' character and the 'silent' Mrs Jenkins. Most poignant. 

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Posted in It's Only Me, Mrs. Jenkins

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You can feel the sadness from

Posted on Sat, 03 Oct 2015

You can feel the sadness from both sides of this EB...The last stanza in particular is heartbreaking, the distance forced by work creating distance in the relationship; hanging onto hopes. Thought provoking!

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Posted in Clocking In

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Those overheard conversations

Posted on Sun, 20 Sep 2015

Those overheard conversations, snippets of small talk wonderfully recrafted. Some made me smile right from the start- at least you brought a brolly. Lovely structure too- a narrative formed through a commentary. Most inventive :)

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Posted in Why Does it Always Rain at Funerals? (Poetry Monthly)

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You took me there 'drifting

Posted on Mon, 21 Sep 2015

You took me there 'drifting peacefully on a lone cloud' circling back round again to the 'what will happen if I leave this world.'  You captured a feeling of pensive sadness, highlighted by the colours and serenity of space. I'm...

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Posted in If I Was To Leave This World

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Nicely done - I like the

Posted on Tue, 25 Aug 2015

Nicely done - I like the structure, rhyming and the use of the U turn in the ending :)

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Posted in The Ultimate Outcome (IP)