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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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Cheers onemorething. You've

Posted on Sat, 22 Feb 2020

Cheers onemorething. You've set something going here. Can't beat a bit of inspiration.

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Posted in Freedom in absentia

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Oh, and I totally missed the

Posted on Thu, 20 Feb 2020

Oh, and I totally missed the ekphrastic thing. Had to go and look up the meaning again. I've read in a couple of places (I can never remember these things), was it Plato talked about the artist and the carpenter and the distance from God? Might...

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Posted in Looking at Klimt’s Frieze for Beethoven

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Oh, THAT'S what they are. I

Posted on Thu, 20 Feb 2020

Oh, THAT'S what they are. I need to develop phone envy. What a mature (as in intellectually, classically aware etc) poem this is. I'm certainly not familiar with the mythical basis, but it works very well without that knowledge - it's just...

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Posted in Looking at Klimt’s Frieze for Beethoven

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Fantastic! I started reading

Posted on Mon, 13 Jan 2020

Fantastic! I started reading this once before and was distracted by something. I love that middle section, too. It carries so much wisdom. I've read and re-read Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and some good commentary on it. This whole "fate" thing. But...

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Posted in Lime Tree

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How much joy can a person

Posted on Wed, 29 Jan 2020

How much joy can a person take?!

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Posted in Not dark yet

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Almost felt like I'd been out

Posted on Thu, 30 Jan 2020

Almost felt like I'd been out there myself, Rhiannon. It captures all the essentials - especially the just being there.

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Posted in Grey-Day rambling

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Sounds like you're passing up

Posted on Tue, 28 Jan 2020

Sounds like you're passing up a great opportunity to get stuck into the Night Nurse (the pharmaceutical version, obviously).

I really enjoyed your coniferous exposition. Moon and sap. Yes. Makes me sorrowful about them being chopped down....

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Posted in Pine Trees

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Hi Richard. I'm terribly

Posted on Tue, 28 Jan 2020

Hi Richard. I'm terribly sorry to hear this news. Love to you both/all.

Your poem is beautiful and well executed. It really evokes the relationship, sense of place and that truly North American poetic voice that I so enjoy reading.

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Posted in For Scotty 1967-2020

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Sorry Di. I missed your

Posted on Sat, 25 Jan 2020

Sorry Di. I missed your question.

The Phoenician is something/one that/who appears in Eliot's "The Waste Land".

It refers to a drowned sailor.

Eliot pinches it from earlier work and probably from works he read about fertility...

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