Philip Sidney

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I have 160 stories published in 5 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 263592 times and 198 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Breath

I listen hard to hear the low drone carved from air drifting with the wind across space and time a sound from those distant hidden places where quiet...
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Cherry

Ice

I think of it out there, at night creaking, weighty, floating dreaming of the next transformation hydrogen hydrogen oxygen loosening bonds the slow...
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Cherry

Revision

Retake students gaze, nod, scribble they must do better must grasp how to go beyond the formula ‘What can I write instead of: this poem is to...
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Remembering Burnt Norton

We sat in the folly and light May rain tip, tip, tapped through new-green leaves on old trees a mingled scent of soil, bluebells, mildew, memory the...
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Measles

It was an afternoon service. Mother herded us back along the cow path pointing out rosehips in the hedgerow their bitter pithiness sucked moisture...

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379 of my comments have received 364 Great Feedback votes

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Kind of grotesque.

Posted on Sun, 22 Nov 2015

Kind of grotesque.  Interesting to use the language of birth in this moment of transformation.  Such striking images and heart-felt end.  Makes me queasy, but I'll have to read again.

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Posted in A Passing (IP)

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Home, full of the familiar

Posted on Sat, 21 Nov 2015

Home, full of the familiar but not always what we would want it to be.  Love the depth of feelings you evoke here.

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Posted in For Sale - Sold as Seen

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Beautifully read.  Sad but

Posted on Thu, 19 Nov 2015

Beautifully read.  Sad but appreciative.

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Posted in Rupture (Poetry Monthly)

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I like the setting.  Who is

Posted on Thu, 19 Nov 2015

I like the setting.  Who is she speaking to at the beginning or is she writing a letter?  Not sure if you would decribe your own eyes in that way, but this might be showing us an aspect of her perdonality, I suppose.  Keep going.

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Posted in The sitting woman

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This took me to the edge of

Posted on Sun, 25 Oct 2015

This took me to the edge of things, the border between life and death that is always there but we pretend isn't.  Death and beauty and that blast of light that is living; I found this moving in its lightness.

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Posted in White Light

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A lovely shimmer of summer,

Posted on Thu, 22 Oct 2015

A lovely shimmer of summer, on this dark autumnal morning, I'll borrow pictures from it to cheer up my day.

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Posted in 'The Borrowers' (Poetry Monthly)

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Some interesting ideas but

Posted on Fri, 16 Oct 2015

Some interesting ideas but quite difficult to read the white on black.

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Posted in The Bad Day that Never Should Have Been

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I liked this bird's eye view,

Posted on Thu, 15 Oct 2015

I liked this bird's eye view, felt like astral projection, some striking images and interesting ideas.

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Posted in Kataskopos

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I liked it.

Posted on Mon, 12 Oct 2015

I liked it.

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Posted in MIRROR, MIRROR

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It's funny how small things

Posted on Thu, 08 Oct 2015

It's funny how small things just strike us in a most particular way, you have an artist's eye.

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Posted in Poet to his Muse

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