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Cherry

What happened?

[Pedalling]
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Cherry

Riverine reflection

Mobile phone meanderings. Rough and almost ready.
Cherry

Senseless act

Here we go... Some things punch their way through.
Gold cherry

Bathroom meditation

Hey, comradely spider...
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165 of my comments have received 173 Great Feedback votes

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Hi insert. There's an

Posted on Sat, 10 Aug 2019

Hi insert. There's an interesting point there. I couldn't get the ending (cadence?) right, or as I heard it in my head. I'd need to rehearse it more, which is tricky at the moment. The crux of the recording issue, I suppose: performance. There's...

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Posted in In perpetuity

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A very honest piece. I've

Posted on Sat, 01 Dec 2018

A very honest piece. I've been numbed by the response of the BBC to all this, whose approach is to produce a statistical analysis proving that there is no problem. So are the almost daily reports fake news? Or was fake news the failure to report...

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Posted in When Death Comes Too Soon

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Lovely and sparse. Well

Posted on Tue, 03 Jul 2018

Lovely and sparse. Well thought-out, Elsie.

A real invitation to think about what's going on in the spaces between the lines.

I was wondering if RUN! needs to be there?

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Posted in Go Now

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What a lovely piece, Gayle. I

Posted on Mon, 25 Jun 2018

What a lovely piece, Gayle. I'm so glad you posted it. Our cat had two homes. We only found out in his latter years. He'd often wait a whole evening outside the pub at the end of the street for my brother, my dad and I to come out and make little...

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Posted in Cats and Cuddles

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Thanks Di_Hard. Writers.

Posted on Sat, 07 Apr 2018

Thanks Di_Hard. Writers. Critics. Readers. All you can do is get on with the job and see what comes. You should have seen how many times I had to rethread the needle. I turned up for my Eng Lit exam on the wrong day, about 40 years ago. I've been...

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Posted in On sewing buttons

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Thanks everyone. I'm always

Posted on Thu, 06 Jul 2017

Thanks everyone. I'm always amazed and very grateful when someone says something nice about something that I can't seem to help doing.

Maybe something to share: I've recently written three pieces / poetry (?) that readers and writers on...

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Posted in Tail-end

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It follows the Block School

Posted on Thu, 21 May 2015

It follows the Block School of repetitive poetry, Philip. Founded on Temple Meads station at around 23:30 last night. I'm hoping the Culture Secretary will request that a plaque be installed.

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Posted in Temple of despair

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Hi Di. Yes, you're right.

Posted on Wed, 11 Sep 2019

Hi Di. Yes, you're right.

Do you know what I remember? I remember when the council estates had a broad range of people living in them. Sure, some streets were worse than others (Peterhill Drive, Spalding Avenue), where the council...

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Posted in What happened?

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Thanks onemorething.

Posted on Tue, 13 Aug 2019

Thanks onemorething.

Thanks Heraclitus.

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Posted in Ouse

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Great stuff, this, Di. Very

Posted on Sun, 28 Jul 2019

Great stuff, this, Di. Very spare and sensory, then a tweak of the emotions at the end. Just how it ought to be. Yes. All blood is food. Bang on. Top of the food chain? I don't think so.

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Posted in grass/july

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