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First of six

Finally made it to witness the spectacle
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Under the pines and the power lines

Under the pines and power lines, I finally find a spot. The landscape comes straight out of romanticised images of García Lorca or Hemingway: rolling...
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Histrionics

He does go on, sometimes
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Poem of the week

Never far from where we start

Rambling in the warm darkness, kind of knowing

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164 of my comments have received 172 Great Feedback votes

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That's a good point from Ewan

Posted on Thu, 26 Apr 2018

That's a good point from Ewan. The story has a kind of Raymond Carver-ish sense to it.

No diagnosis, then. Googling things like that can turn a person to drink.

Great characters and scenes by the way.

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Posted in Something Hard Inside Him (Part 2)

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Always a shame about the kids

Posted on Thu, 26 Apr 2018

Always a shame about the kids, resilient as they seem. More so than Robert's abdomen.

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Posted in Something Hard Inside Him (Part 1)

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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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I know. It's a bugger. Pity

Posted on Sun, 11 Feb 2018

I know. It's a bugger. Pity the adverbs. Adjectives frantically running for any available cover. Or calmly making their way. So heroic. You, too, midear.

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Posted in The old folks

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Very sad but well-conveyed.

Posted on Fri, 09 Feb 2018

Very sad but well-conveyed. It says a lot about you that you don't turn your back. Great writing.

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Posted in Dear Mum

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I couldn’t agree more about

Posted on Fri, 09 Feb 2018

I couldn’t agree more about the "out there" there thing. It's whatever it conjures, within the bounds of suggestion, I suppose. I like the break, but I don't know why. Thinking time for the speaker, maybe. Reflecting on what they've just said, on...

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Posted in Some Seam Shared

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Time to read at last! Lessons

Posted on Tue, 06 Feb 2018

Time to read at last! Lessons cx'd.

Thank you for spanking niggling little prejudices about class and money. Maybe I'm just very grumpy today. I enjoyed this a lot, Elsie. The style is very readable and conversational. Brilliant. Also,...

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Posted in Les Rowse, Philippe and I Part 2

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