Philip Sidney

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I have 161 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 317156 times and 203 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Trees on the Arapuni Road

When they felled the high trees mother was delighted she lived in fear of their imminent collapse onto our matchbox house despite their wounds they...
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Talking to My Mother

Talking to my mother is easier now she is dead - she’d put me into orbit but I was more of a spin-off - not an asteroid or meteorite on a trajectory...
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Affected by this Issue

They’ve been working on the house two doors down for 6 months now It looks spectacular Young men have been there all day music blaring machines...
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Misogyny in the 70s

The things they said: loose - went to the pub without her husband threw herself about a bit put herself on show as a woman of loose morals wanted to...
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Assange Dancing

I saw Assange dancing in the Ikon gallery in a windowless cubbyhole of a neo-gothic tower tucked away from wide white spaces where young people with...
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385 of my comments have received 382 Great Feedback votes

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Is there anything more

Posted on Mon, 09 Mar 2020

Is there anything more wonderful than the earth?  As rich and as complex as the finest compost - this is our facebook and twitter pick of the day - do share it!

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Posted in Ode to Compost

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I found this blissful piece

Posted on Sun, 12 Sep 2004

I found this blissful piece of loveliness as I was rummaging through the archives - I hope you like it too - so share if you do - because it's our facebook and twitter pick of the day!

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Posted in Winter Dreams

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I'm so sorry for your loss,

Posted on Mon, 01 May 2017

I'm so sorry for your loss, what an amazing life your father had.  Thank you so much for sharing some of his story with us. Xx

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Posted in Shlamek

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I like the way time seems to

Posted on Tue, 19 Jan 2016

I like the way time seems to slow down to hold the moment, like a segment of slow motion at the centre of fast motion film.  Beautiful language.

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Posted in All change

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Wish I could remember back

Posted on Thu, 02 Jul 2015

Wish I could remember back this far, I sometimes thik I can recall moments from being a baby, I guess  it's all lurking there somewhere.  Really interesting perspective.

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Posted in First Day First Memory

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So closely and precisely

Posted on Wed, 14 Jan 2015

So closely and precisely observed.  A childhood summer preserved in amber - beautiful and moving.

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Posted in The Mechanic

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The small details of the

Posted on Fri, 21 Nov 2014

The small details of the mundane show how momentus the last contact is, all is preserved, impossible to resolve.  I like the ideas of soaking up your mother as yourself.  When we lose our mothers we lose some of ourself.

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Posted in My Mother Myself

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This wonderful journey is

Posted on Sun, 14 Jun 2020

This wonderful journey is evocative and wakes all the senses - it's our poem of the week.  Well done!

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Posted in This year's walk...(08)

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There were two in a tree in

Posted on Fri, 19 Jun 2020

There were two in a tree in our garden last night, eyeing our puddle of a pond - poor frogs. 
This poem captures these quietly powerful birds so well.  It's our Facebook and Twitter pick of the day!  Do share it.

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Posted in Grey Heron

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Each time I read this poem  I

Posted on Mon, 04 May 2020

Each time I read this poem  I get a further glimpse of splendour from the margins.  This fabulous poem is our facebook and twitter pick of the day - do share it if you like it too.

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Posted in Canal Walk in Summer

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