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I have 537 stories published in 3 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 382899 times and 233 of my stories have been cherry picked.
57 of my 2,488 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 57 votes

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Luigi Pagano

I have published four poetry collections entitled 'Idle Thoughts', 'Reflections', 'Poetry On Tap' and 'Cherry on Top'.  See for my latest poetry collection “Cherry on Top” and other publications.
My verses can be described as eclectic, that is to say they go from the sublime to the ridiculous but, I hope, always entertaining. 

My stories

An Author in Search of Six Characters

An alternative scenario to Pirandello’s play "Six characters in search of an author”.

Right, Said Fred

Image is in the public domain It was published in the United States between 1924 and 1963 and although there may or may not have been a copyright notice, the copyright was not renewed .

A Sneaky Snake

Not Tom T. Hall's song. Similar title, different story.

Pillow Talk

The title (but not the plot) taken from the eponymous film with Rock Hudson and Doris Day.

Aunt Daisy's Son

A Christmas visitor.


57 of my comments have received 57 Great Feedback votes

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A dysfunctional family and

Posted on Thu, 23 Oct 2014

A dysfunctional family and calamitous consequences. A blunt and revealing message of an awful situation.

Luigi xxx 


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Posted in Blue with Raspberry Paisley

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I like this original analogy

Posted on Tue, 16 Apr 2019

I like this original analogy comparing houses to envelopes. Although at first it doesn't look as if they have anything in common, the similarity between the two becomes clearer when we consider what happens within both. The occupants of buildings...

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Posted in change of address

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Hello Di. Thanks for the kind

Posted on Tue, 16 Apr 2019

Hello Di. Thanks for the kind words,much appreciated, but basically what I have done is 'borrow' some great  lines by great poets to create a new poem with which, in all modesty, I was quite pleased. The Notre Dame fire was the catalyst that made...

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Posted in London's Burning

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A lovely descriptive poem, Di

Posted on Thu, 28 Mar 2019

A lovely descriptive poem, Di, with the first three lines as an introduction that grabs the readers' attention right away. The verses that follow reveal that something as mundane as a walk to the shops evoke feelings so deep that one can easily...

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Posted in herring gull gallantry

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Good use of the language,

Posted on Wed, 27 Mar 2019

Good use of the language, Jane. I like 'orbicular shapes' and the crafty suggestion that Barry Gorringe might rhyme with orange as no other rhymes come readily to mind. I seem to have read that 'door hinge' would be suitable. 
I too was...

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Posted in Orange

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Eight-lines stanzas. I am

Posted on Wed, 13 Mar 2019

Eight-lines stanzas. I am impressed, Jane. I thought the poem very amusing, what with the lippety lippety rabbits and the strange fellow with the brillo fuzz, not forgetting the main protagonists, the whippets. Brilliant.

Best, Luigi...

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Posted in He said I was Whippety (Rimus Dissolutas)

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You have stuck to the

Posted on Tue, 12 Mar 2019

You have stuck to the technical brief exceptionally well, Jane. The fact that you were able to cope with the unfortunate situation by composing a little poetic gem is admirable - although small consolation for losing your job.

Best wishes...

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Posted in Last Week I Lost My Job (Rimus Dissolutas)

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Your description of the

Posted on Sun, 17 Feb 2019

Your description of the various feelings that looks can generate is spot on, Graham. They can mean love, passion, jealousy and even hostility. The latter attribute reminds me of the sixties when confrontational Teddy Boys used the expression "wot...

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Posted in Wot You Lookin' At?(The Eyes Have It)

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Ed this is excellent. The

Posted on Thu, 14 Feb 2019

Ed this is excellent. The third stanza is my favourite but I enjoyed the whole poem.
In my opinion it should be Pick of the Day.

Best, Luigi

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Posted in Blowing Up the Street (IP)

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Oddily enough, Di, this poem

Posted on Mon, 11 Feb 2019

Oddly enough, Di, this poem brings to mind the principles of the economic law of diminishing returns: you can invest more and more resources but eventually a saturation point will be reached. It is a meataphor for life itself as your piece...

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Posted in driverless