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Words of truth in a baleful stare

Summer began at 1400 local time.
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The two men looked at each other. The sun was hot. Even the air burned. Moments before, they had startled each other. Neither man had been sure what to do next.

The human being

I suppose we’re a failed experiment
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Scraps of anxiety

There’s something pathetic about the way the masses fall in step

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115 of my comments have received 121 Great Feedback votes

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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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Hi fictiontoescape. I've been

Posted on Sun, 25 Jun 2017

Hi fictiontoescape. I've been having a read through some of your posts. It's an epic story and your prose has the feel of having been written by a natural storyteller.
I have a couple of thoughts if you'd like them.

Reading stories...

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Posted in Insignia Chapter 9: Amassing an Army Part 1

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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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The link between the tender

Posted on Tue, 03 Mar 2015

The link between the tender realism of your description of the baby and that of your reverie are the key for me. A beautifully captured moment alone with the moon.

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Posted in Eight Weeks

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Wow. This has a real

Posted on Sat, 07 Apr 2018

Wow. This has a real resonance just now.

It wears its scars. First person works well. As does its ambivalence. Lets the reader do the work.

Nice one london_calling79.

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Posted in Quixote by the Chip Shop Light

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Yes, you're right, of course,

Posted on Wed, 14 Mar 2018

Yes, you're right, of course, about form. I love the Stonehenge analogy and I've learnt a new word. A friend introduced me to "Poetry" by William Wantling. Wantling makes a good point, but it's not the only way of seeing it. What could be more...

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Posted in So long

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Aaaaah. I haven't read him,

Posted on Wed, 14 Feb 2018

Aaaaah. I haven't read him, but I've read about him. You've just reminded me to take a look. If you like descriptive poetry with a natural or landscape theme, have a look at William Carlos Williams. Plath has her moments, too, in "The Colossus...

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Posted in Chutes of Spring

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The rain cycle /

Posted on Wed, 14 Feb 2018

The rain cycle / precipitation cycle, or whatever it was they tried to teach us, in a poem full of images and chill watery alliteration. I love the minimalism of this. Really nicely done Di_Hard.

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Posted in Chutes of Spring

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More!!!

Posted on Mon, 12 Feb 2018

More!!!

You wouldn't be the first person to write a trilogy in five parts.

Bang-on about those late teenage years. Bang-on about a lot of things. Just been chatting outside a building in the north of the city with a quirky,...

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Posted in Les Rowse, Philippe and I , final chapter.

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