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Cherry

So long

Everything to come and all there ever was

Apparition

You wandering bag of cancers Innumerable tragic parts How can you stand and look like that? As though nothing’s going on
Cherry

Wages of fortune

Wednesday morning. Sitting by an open door. Coffee long drunk.

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115 of my comments have received 121 Great Feedback votes

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Reading this gave me a lot of

Posted on Wed, 27 Dec 2017

Reading this gave me a lot of pleasure. I'm not sure whether that was the intention or formed part of the writing process, but who can tell what a reader will derive from our outpourings?

The upshot is that it put a smile on my face....

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Posted in Home, with family, with scars.

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Can't beat a friendly ghost

Posted on Tue, 26 Dec 2017

Can't beat a friendly ghost dropping by. Best wishes, Richard.

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Posted in Welcome to Ghosts

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Nice sentiment, Richard.

Posted on Sun, 24 Dec 2017

Nice sentiment, Richard.

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Posted in Mania

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Lovely poem, Richard. I love

Posted on Sun, 24 Dec 2017

Lovely poem, Richard. I love the natural rhythm of this. It fits the reflective mood. Well-chosen and economical words. "dance of field and sky" is wonderfully evocative.

Great timing, too. A bit like the holiday adverts. No, much better...

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Posted in More Than Poetry

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Aaaaah, Penny4athought. Those

Posted on Thu, 21 Dec 2017

Aaaaah, Penny4athought. Those dreams. So sweet and yet so cruel. Lovely piece. Nice format, running down the page. Great pick.

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Posted in Sounds from the Heart

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Hi Richard. Tried that myself

Posted on Sun, 03 Dec 2017

Hi Richard. Tried that myself. Came to naught. Reminds me of all the great musicians playing in shop doorways around the world.

There are some good precedents: "The Old Man And The Sea", "The Cruel Sea" and many more, I'm sure. "Sea" has...

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Posted in The Sea Coughs

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Hi Richard! Long time! How

Posted on Sun, 03 Dec 2017

Hi Richard! Long time! How are you?

Yes. Agreed, about the sea and the shuddering. It's enough when ploughing through big seas, but the thought of striking rocks in that wildness. Makes me shudder. A warning down the generations. Has a...

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Posted in The Sea Coughs

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Thoughts of sea journeys can

Posted on Sat, 02 Dec 2017

Thoughts of sea journeys can be very inspirational. Against the elements. The road has produced some very readable literature, though. Your poem resolves nicely.

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Posted in Half moon

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Describes a horrible feeling

Posted on Sun, 03 Dec 2017

Describes a horrible feeling very well, Paul.

There's a rogue apostrophe in comes.

Nicely written.

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Posted in Forgotten Stranger

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Great stuff, well-wisher.

Posted on Sat, 25 Nov 2017

Great stuff, well-wisher. Many kids suffer and are scarred for life by their school experience. I like the idea of automatic writing technique. Creating at the cusp of conscious thought. Like snatching it out of the sky. It worked well here.

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Posted in School  (Automatic poem)

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