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En la sombra del almendro

In the almond tree's shade

The boy

(stood on the burning deck). The story continues.

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164 of my comments have received 172 Great Feedback votes

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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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Thank you Fatboy74! Chuffed

Posted on Sun, 19 Nov 2017

Thank you Fatboy74! Chuffed to little meatballs or whatever we're chuffed to. Lots and lots about autonomous machines, driverless cars and artificial intelligence around about now. The big project is leaking out. Those in the know are conceding...

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Posted in The appointment

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Very gentle and thoughtful

Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017

Very gentle and thoughtful piece, PoppyS. Question poems like this always remind me of a kind of Irish talking blues by singer Ronnie Drew. Wonderful. The final lines leave lingering thoughts. I like it.

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Posted in Paper Gymnasts

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Very sad piece, John. Nicely

Posted on Tue, 14 Nov 2017

Very sad piece, John. Nicely conceived and written.

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Posted in Dot

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Just found time to sit down

Posted on Sun, 12 Nov 2017

Just found time to sit down and read this, maisie.

I like the idea of it being spoken by a veteran. And I like the fact that it avoids the cliché and talks about broken promises and waste. It makes the point nicely.

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Posted in Civic Duty

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A touching and nicely written

Posted on Sun, 22 Oct 2017

A touching and nicely written piece, Biggus. Not merely sentimental. It conveys real human warmth.

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Posted in Angels, Lovers and Songbirds – Chapter 41 – Birthday Songbird

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