Philip Sidney

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I have 160 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 260945 times and 198 of my stories have been cherry picked.
378 of my 5,286 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 374 votes

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Black Friday

Look as Black Friday leaks across time an inky comfort blanket against the chilling nightmare that has frozen our minds into torpor our collective...
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Light in the Dark Age

Remember sitting in rain, drenched with the grey of place and time and existence back in the 70s when eyes rolled at ‘isms you had to stay quiet in...
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Working and Dreaming (Poetry Monthly)

https://soundcloud.com/philip-sidney/working-and-dreaming Working and Dreaming I am working and I’m dreaming while I’m marking and I’m planning and I...
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Through My Window (Poetry Monthly)

Woman Looking Through a Window George Segal, 1980 Philadelphia Public Art @philart.net Not sure if it is performance poetry - but I performed it...
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Ghosts in the Machine (Poetry Monthly)

Time floats above as I go down the old roads some look smarter, tarred against the dust and mud of those oddly long ago days, yet I can instantly...

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378 of my comments have received 374 Great Feedback votes

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Seeringly vivid, you

Posted on Sun, 26 Jun 2016

Seeringly vivid, you communicate this unbearable pain in such a way that we are all with you both, standing with you on each replay.  My thoughts go out to both of you.

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Posted in The Silent Witness

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The violence is sickening,

Posted on Sat, 25 Jun 2016

The violence is sickening, but I guess that's the point.  You take us to the eye of the storm, the ebbing away a relief.

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Posted in Where people only go to work and from which they come away again at night

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I like the strange and

Posted on Tue, 14 Jun 2016

I like the strange and atmospheric; the mystery of the story hinted at.

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Posted in Something Dead In The Road

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I love the imagery here, a

Posted on Sun, 05 Jun 2016

I love the imagery here, a brooding state of tranformation, victim to biology.  An interesting interpretation of the painting.

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Posted in Hope I (Gustav Klimt 1903)

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Stark and bleak in its

Posted on Sun, 05 Jun 2016

Stark and bleak in its realism.  Such a lot in this shifting piece.

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Posted in What happens with hope on a bank holiday

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Full of pathos, humour and

Posted on Thu, 26 May 2016

Full of pathos, humour and the ridiculousness of wealth.  Such a unique piece.  I love it!

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Posted in Today We Dressed Up And Pretended To Be Rich

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I like the visual quality

Posted on Fri, 20 May 2016

I like the visual quality here.  It feels like a painting with blocks of stong colour and some sort of sleeping narraive connecting them.  Really interesting voice, giving imperatives to self - or is it some sort of controlling external voice?  ...

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Posted in The imperative (Poetry Monthly)

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Lovely, light and so heavy

Posted on Thu, 12 May 2016

Lovely, light and so heavy with sadness.

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Posted in Delicate

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A nice reminder of the the

Posted on Sun, 01 May 2016

A nice reminder of the the Narnia subtext.

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Posted in The Allegory of Aslan’s Sacrifice

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This made me think of a few

Posted on Fri, 29 Apr 2016

This made me think of a few things, how this dreamy sort of teaching in the sun sounds rather more preferable to the classroom teaching, endless marking and planning in the grey.  And the Irish pub!  When my youngest decided to go and live in...

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Posted in Dreams and reality: "Dubliners"

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